The whole post it over here... http://lucymarch.com/?p=39 ... and the comments at the end are brilliant!
Sorry, I loved it, and I totally thought it should be shared. If the mods don't think it's appropriate, just remove it and let me know.Right now, over on the Wiffer forums, we’re doing a writing challenge that’s an extension of Nanowrimo, for those of us who had more to give. For a while, we tried to figure out what to name it, and eventually came around to Holiday Haste (HoHa) and then of course that morphed into the Glittery HoHa, which references the Glittery HooHa, which Jenny Crusie made into an internet sensation for about as long as the average internet sensation lasts – approximately 24 hours – with this brilliant post on Argh, Ink. It was based on an email I’d sent to an online group that tickled her fancy, and a bit of it actually made its way into a scene in Dogs and Goddesses. Well, the industrious Wiffer Michelle actually found the original e-mail, so I thought I’d put it here. Enjoy!Sit down, little ones, while I tell you the Tale of the Glittery HooHa.
Once upon a time, in a land called Television Without Pity, the peasants gathered to discuss a particular type of character on soap operas. She was always blond, always beautiful, and always good-natured and kind, and always stupid beyond the telling of it. Did someone get approached by a masked man wearing dark gloves who needed help getting a puppy out of a wolf trap, only to happily agree to assist and disappear? It was her. Did someone get drunk on her honeymoon, pass out in a strange bed, and wake up only to assume on very little evidence that she’d slept with another man? Then lie about it? Then get caught lying? Then find out it was all a set-up by her evil twin, who had always been evil and had, in fact, done this before? It was her. Did someone get trapped in their own microwave oven?
And yet… there is a man. We’ll call him… Hero. Hero is handsome, he is strong, and… well, yes, okay, he’s kinda dumb, too, but still he manages to rescue her every single time she’s in trouble… which is approximately twice a show. He stays by her side and loves her through thick and thin. He disentangles her hair from the curling iron. He drops his Very Important Job to rush off and rescue her from the cardboard box on the pier where the Villain left her, warning her NOT TO SAY A WORD lest he do BAD BAD THINGS to her favorite hamster, so she kept quiet, even though the Villain was long gone, and many a passerby had passed her by. The Hero is loyal and loving and doesn’t seem to mind the fact that she is so FREAKIN’ stupid. How can this be??
Well, my friends, it comes down to the power of the Glittery HooHa, or the GHH for short. A woman with an HH as G as this girl merely needs to walk around as glitter falls from her netherparts, leaving a trail for Hero to follow. And once he finds her, it only takes one dip in the GHH to snare him forever, for yea, no matter how many HooHas he might see, never will there be one as Glittery as hers…
And that’s pretty much it.
Off-Hand, my vote for current characters with this trait are Bella from Twilight and Kahlan from the Sword of Truth series. Who is your vote for?