I was at a holiday party with some folks at Tor a long while back, and the editors were telling me that (at that time) the big thing was the Supernatural Romance sub-genre, with Supernatural Tourism, Supernatural Buddy Comedy, and Superntural C++ Programming Manuals as close runners-up. I guess this must have been around the time that Twilight hit the shelves and every book with a vampire on its cover was flying off the shelves.
With my recent interest in the 2004 game Vampire: the Requiem (haven’t hit half-life yet, unfortunately) I think I have invented THE BEST COOKING CHANNEL SHOW EVER. Do you remember how in Dracula there was crazy old Renfield, who somehow concluded:
- Count Dracula eats humans
- Count Dracula lives forever
- If I eat humans, I will live forever
- Therefore I shall eat bugs
I propose a cooking show where “Renfield” travels to various picturesque cultures and eats their Scary Magic Food like a maniac – like a strict diet of nothing but this thing, whatever it may be – and at the end of the week reports whether he has gained magic powers. ANTHONY BOURDAIN meets GHOST HUNTERS.
This is fucking bank.