Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Random Thoughts

What I'm reading:

What I'm thinking about ditching the book I'm reading for:

I'm enjoying Faking It, just can't focus. Always looking ahead, always looking for better. This is becoming a problem. Oh well, two weeks to The Devil in Winter, three to Lover Eternal. Not that I'm counting or anything. Dork.

So I've been thinking a lot about those couple nicknames that everyone keeps saddling
real life and fictional couples with: Brangelina, Vaughniston, LoVe (Veronica Mars). Is there a name for these totally lame things? But more importantly, who comes up with them? And how does the media, the blogosphere, the world, decide which is the best name, the one that will stick? Seriously, how many people came up with "Vaughniston" while sitting in front of their computer? Was the Vincifer faction pissed? I first saw this practice with soap couples, reading Soap Opera Digest. (It was at my parent's house, I almost never watch soaps, I swear :)) But I suppose it is symbolic of the fact that the media no longer thinks of them as individuals with accomplishments, lives or anything to contribute apart from being part of that soul-sucking entity known as...Brangelina. Or whatever.