This whole piece sort of has a funny story behind it... My friend Kayla (~fatesocruel
) and I had been talking at lunch about directors and screenwriters, and I'd mentioned that I'd read on io9 (a great website for sci-fi fans, fantasy, or pretty much anything else) how at that time they were filming the episode of Doctor Who that Neil Gaiman wrote. However, instead of saying "Neil Gaiman," I accidentally said "M. Night. Shymlan" because we'd been talking earlier about M. Night Shymlan and how he'd completely butchered
The Last Airbender. Well, my friend FREAKED! She then launched into a very impressive tirade about how that "Shymalamadingdong" must never be allowed to write for or direct something well - loved ever again.
The next week we were assigned a negative portrait with the requirement that it had to have extreme expression or else a fantasy element...and I knew just what extreme expression I wanted to use...