Wednesday, September 8, 2010

If a zombie takes a class on zombies through out history, would that be ethnic studies?


Hi and welcome to your Wednesday fix of Shapeshifter Seductions. Rebecca here with an interesting question about college course loads. Every year, people flood the halls of learned institutions the world over. The reasons are as myriad as the classes available. Long have we joked about “underwater basket weaving” and other odd titles. Some of those odd class titles are real, though.

For instance, you can take a class at the University of Alabama titled “Zombies: The Living Dead in Literature, Film, and Culture.” They are billing that class as an interim in humanities. The idea seems to be based on sound scholarship, too. My question? If African studies are ethnic studies to an African American, is that zombie class ethnic studies to the living dead?

That question led me to wonder about what might fill out a shifter’s class schedule. I bet anatomy would be a requisite for all the predators. And that group of vegan yuppies in your conservation sciences class? I bet they are antelope shifters. Or better yet, what kind of classes would a shifter end up teaching? Is that tree climbing class at Cornell actually being taught by were-monkeys?

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The other night, I had a dream about making a video for Shapeshifter Seductions. It wasn’t totally random, though, I promise! I spent the weekend making a video out of my mom’s cruise photos from this past spring, a promo video for my current release, “The Hawk’s Bride,” and began two other video projects, as well. All in all, it was a very fun and productive Labor Day weekend for me. So keep your eyes open- I will be making one for Shapeshifter seductions just as soon as the new blog art is done. I’ve even found the perfect sexy/hot jazz music for it!

This week’s blog is going to be a bit short as Sherrilyn Kenyon’s newest Dark Hunter book was just released. It features Dev, a bear were-hunter, so you know I’m not going to get much done until I’ve read it at least once. Probably twice. I tend to reread Kenyon’s books twice right after I buy a new one…

Anyway. Here’s my promo vid. Enjoy and have a great rest of the week! Don’t forget, we have Stacey Kennedy, paranormal romance author, in the Guest Author spot tomorrow. Drop by and give her a big, fuzzy welcome!

Rebecca
RebeccaLGillan.com

8 comments:

Always Abigail said...

Love the video.....

Savanna Kougar said...

Rebecca, you just know there are Zombies checking out that class. If nothing else they have to protect themselves from the living.

So, those BEAR WERES are making themselves known, eh?

I have internet radio on right now. But, I'LL BE BACK to watch your vid!

Serena Shay said...

Fabulous video, Rebecca! Where do you find your music and pics??

Oh, I would so take a zombie class if it was available. :)

Rebecca Murray said...

The one pic of the lovers i've had on file forever. the rest of the picks are from my book cover. I got the music over tat Pond% for $2. I still can't beleive they only wanted 42 for it! Wait till you hear the jazz clip I've ear-marked for our promo vid. It smokes!

Pat C. said...

Wouldn't the Zombie class be a course in the inhumanities?

Shifters as teachers. Okay. Wilderness Survival 101; How to Process a Deer Carcass; Home Ec/Cooking (special emphasis on how to make the leftovers from that annoying geek next to you stretch for a week); Hairdressing and Hair Care (a must for the furries); Change Your Identity and Disappear (because you have to be ready to bolt from the mob at a moment's notice); and The ABC's of Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud (who let the coyotes in?)

We forgot one rock star who'd make a great shifter: Ted Nugent. Steady Teddy's a definite predator, probably a wolf or one of the big cats. As for Kid Rock, DC/Vertigo has a new comic series out called American Vampire, and the lead looks so much like Kid I'm amazed he hasn't sued.

Rebecca Murray said...

I was wondering if the Crime scene investigation courses would be useful in how to hide the bodies from dominance challenges.

LOL! I can so see Kid Rock in a a valentine smoking jacket, top hat and those artsy-fartsy little round frame glasses.

Savanna Kougar said...

Pat, maybe Kid Rock is getting a great little 'secret partners' check.

Savanna Kougar said...

WOW, Rebecca, you are a born movie-trailer maker!