Posts Tagged ‘Sweet Valley High’


MARGO RISING is Relocating!

August 18, 2015

It’s been awhile, friends!

Just letting you know that the contents of MARGO RISING will slowly be scooching over to its new address at my new website, HappiMess Media, which has all sorts of good colorful stuff going on — please check it out!

Thank you all for reading this blog during the last couple of years, and know that you can always find and reread the snarky magic of MARGO RISING at its new address. :)



Il finito of MARGO RISING

November 3, 2009

On this bittersweet day, I announce I’ve finished the last of the Sweet Valley High books. It was a project I’d devoted more than a year to (perhaps I shouldn’t admit that out loud) and I have reached my goal of reading and recapping them all well ahead of Jan. 1, 2010.

I’d like to thank the library’s inter-library loan system, Bookmooch, eBay for getting my collection started, book fairs, the Salvation Army and Francine Pascal for coming up with such a ridonculous premise in the first place.

Thanks especially to everyone who read/s this blog–though the posts will be much fewer, hopefully you’ll keep coming back for a dose of bratty, slang-heavy Sweet Valley snark!

“That is the stupidest story I’ve ever heard, and I’ve read the entire Sweet Valley High series.”

Now I can say that with authority!


Diablo Cody’s “Sweet Valley High” Movie

September 29, 2009

“This could be terrible or amazing,” so declares the title of the 1bruce1 post that announces that Juno scriptwriter Diablo Cody wants adapt SVH for the big screen. I must concur.

First of all, I have a like/hate relationship with Juno, but I’m not really weighing that here, although it does lend Cody street cred. Overall, however, I can’t see how the SVH movie could be done and be good, or even so bad it’s good. (I hope for the latter, truthfully.)

I think it’s too soon to take a stance because I don’t know what direction this project will take. Will it be full of campy, John Hughes-worthy ’80s goodness, or will it have a “Gossip Girl” spin? Will the sheer dumbness of the series be present? I would hope, as I don’t think I have the capability to take anything SVH-related seriously. (Please see “Easy Access” for examples.)

Then there’s the matter of who the cast will be. If Blake fucking Lively is cast as a twin, I’ll barf. I can’t stand most young actors today–no one seems worthy! Zac Efron as Todd. Gag me, y’all.

Sweet Valley High has been re-released and failed. There’s been a TV show that was meh. What will an SVH movie do for us? I can’t even fathom what the plot would be. Will Liz and Todd break up five thousand times? Will Regina die after a Bruce Patman-inspired coke binge? Will Jess make out with a vampire? Will Liz get kidnapped and conked on the head by a murderous psycho on multiple occasions, or will she almost die on Todd’s motorcycle? Will Sam Woodruff die after one sweet sip of Magic Punch at the prom? Will there be a pool push? Will Margo finally win the day? There’s just way too much ground to cover. But I bet you anything there’ll be a dance.

Story here.


SVH LJ Icons

May 22, 2009

For any SVH fans floating around out there with an LJ — or any other account that requires a 70×70 pixel user pic, really — there were recently some lovely SVH icons posted in the 1bruce1 community. I have a total crush on them. The ones with the book titles on are my favs.


LilaFowler’s Twitter

May 17, 2009

Dying to know just what Lila Fowler is up to? Wonder no longer, as I have stumbled across her Twitter!


Best Search Engine Results (“MARGO RISING”)

March 19, 2009

One thing I love about WordPress is the ability to see how/why people stumble across my Sweet Valley High blog. To date, here are the best ways that have caused my amusement:

* “hot kiss Arabian”
* “inmate todd wilkins” (I wish)
* “recap “blindfolding” 2009″
* “shut up and lick it” (I greatly enjoy this one)
* “calvin duplicator”
* “sweet valley high retarded” (This is unsurprising)
* “teen pregnancy test” (Let’s hope this one had a happy ending)
* “manuel lopez porn” (It’s probably hidden under Sandra Bacon’s mom‘s bed)
* “i hate bitches” (LOLZ)
* “things that are romantic” (Cute!)
* “she lets the air out” (???)
* “robert redford best hair”
* “i hate liz she created all the photos”
* “so sexy album olivia”
* “i hate olivia bracelet” (I want one!)
* “i hate liz she cheated on me” (This is unsurprising)
* “bitchin” (I want to know the story behind this one)

It really makes a person go “Whaa?”


The Lost SVH Novels: “Hard Choices” – The First, Dirty Draft

March 18, 2009

Just as a warning, this ain’t work safe. This, in fact, isn’t anyone-anywhere safe.

I took the liberty of whipping up this cover–I mean, unearthing this real SVH story from the depths of hell. Hard choices — Enid has to make them sometime…

Read the rest of this entry ?


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.