As SarahMC said yesterday, we are all of us Harpies, a bit pressed for time and energy lately. Some of us are juggling other writing gigs; some of us are juggling other, uh, life gigs. Some of us are applying to liberating graduate school programs! (Like, um, me! More on that some other time.) Some of us are doing all of the above. At any rate I think I speak for the others and say we will try to be back in better form next week and not leave all the work to SarahMC and Becks, who have been shouldering a lot of the burden here. And the Natalie Merchant song’s been playing in my head every time I guiltily consult the Harpy daily email threads about what we’re posting.
In the meantime, how about, since we sort of know you only in text and by screenname, tell us who would play you in a movie of your life – and justify your choice? Don’t be overly dependent on physical characteristics – Hollywood is so good with the prosthetics and makeup these days – but try to capture your general demeanour, if you can, in stable of sadly-uniform film and television actors. Also, to keep the game from being a total wash: Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Janeane Garofalo are totally unavailable, you guys.
I always get told I bear a passing resemblance to Rose McGowan (blech) but, having done what I am told is an excellent portrayal of Lady Bracknell in high school (the teacher-director said, “You put so much of yourself in the role!” uh, thanks), and being sort of a master of the over-the-eyeglass-rim sneer, I’m gonna go more with Judi Dench. We both appear sort of harmless initially, but could kick your ass six ways from Sunday.
Have at it!