I had no idea what colours I should change for my braces so I picked the one fandom that reigned dominant in my head for a few months now: The Social Network fandom.
So now you know I chose blue and white because I am addicted to the movie about Facebook, and not Facebook itself.
Although, trust me, if I could choose the two shades of brown that make up Andrew Garfield’s hair, I would.
This trip was on a Monday, yesterday, because I couldn’t attend my Friday appointment due to a morning upset stomach. It was a fairly short trip, but a great one nonetheless. The doctor said I didn’t have to hook my bands all the way back to my upper molars anymore, only on both the upper and lower canine teeth.
Although, who am I kidding. The real joy of the day was my visit to Borders, because I found not only one, but two of the books I’ve been pining for for months.
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
- The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
I bought Never Let Me Go because the adapted film stars Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan, and I bought The Accidental Billionaires because…well, you know.
I am currently on page 70 of The Accidental Billionaires and so far it has done nothing but made me cry and laugh at the same time.
“The great irony is that Facebook succeeded by bringing people together- but its very success tore two best friends apart.”
“Eduardo grinned to himself; in a matter of a few short weeks, he and Mark had become close friends. Even though they lived in different houses and had different majors, Eduardo felt that they had a similar spirit- and he’d begun to notice an almost strange feeling that they were supposed to be friends, even before they were. In that short time, he’d grown to really like Mark, and had begun to think of him like a real brother, not just someone who shared a Jewish frat, and he was pretty sure Mark felt the same way about him.”
“Maybe feeding the chicken chicken was a mistake; how was he supposed to know what chickens ate? The thing hadn’t come with a manual. Eduardo had gone to a Jewish prep school in Miami.What the hell did Jews know about chickens,other than the fact that they made good soup?”
UGH, BEN MEZRICH, YOU ARE A GOD.
I have come to a conclusion that everyone involved in the making of The Social Network is a god, bamf, some kind of unearthly and ethereal creature that leaves glitter and sunshine in their footsteps. (Eg. David Fincher, Aaron Sorkin, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Rooney Mara, Joe Mazzello, The Chicken…you get my point.) And now I welcome Ben Mezrich to the club with open arms.
This is slowly and dangerously transforming into a TSN-rant post, so now I bid you all farewell for now as I return to my current sanctuary which lies behind the pages of The Accidental Billionaires.