Bad Weather, Bad Blood, Bad Brilliance

17th May 2015

Hi there, Evs and Nevs!

Today’s a bit of a gloomy day in NYC, which I like a lot, actually.  I’d like it even more if we had a proper storm with torrential rain.  Do you enjoy bad weather?  I don’t want it to be that way all the time, of course, but I definitely love staying in when it’s storming out.

The main downside is that I can’t go outside to read and work, but there’s always a trade-off with these things, isn’t there?  Speaking of, I’m impressed by how much you guys read!  You mentioned some hefty books in the comments for my last entry.  I try to strike a balance, since I’m usually working through several books at the same time.  Do you guys do that?  Or do you prefer to focus on one book at a time, like sensible people?

Also, I’ve discovered that a surprisingly large number of you read this blog during school!  I’m not saying I support not paying attention during class (if that’s what’s happening), but… I totally understand.  For me, visits to the library for research also often involved a sweep of my favorite Harry Potter sites.  This was before schools started blocking stuff on the Internet, so we had free reign to do a LOT of off-task web-surfing.

Anyway, a few brief things for you guys:

– The Meme Contest is closing tomorrow (Monday) at noon.  You still have a bit of time to submit something if you haven’t already!  I’ve been looking over what’s been submitted so far and your entries are so good.  You never fail to make me laugh when it comes to contests like this!

– Tedros Thought Bubble Contest participants, we haven’t forgotten about you.  If you live in the U.S., in June we’ll be sending you your awesome prizes: posters for Book 3!!

– Keep a weather eye out for Soman’s BEA and BookCon schedule.  If you’re in NYC, he’s going to be speaking on panels and signing books and it’s going to be loads of fun.  (I’ll be there too.)

– We sent out the Taylor Swift scrapbook a while ago and I just heard that it finally made it directly into her hands. So exciting! I know you guys worked hard on your amazing art for her, and I’m thrilled she has it now! 😀

And on the subject of Taylor, have you guys seen teasers for the “Bad Blood” video??  They’ve been dark and kind of gritty and very intriguing.  This is the poster featuring the femme fatale herself:

taylor bad blood

It looks like everyone she’s friends with is going to be in it, plus some.  I’m excited — “Bad Blood” is the perfect song for a cinematic music video, and I hope they’ve come up with a huge, dramatic story to go with the song.  Taylor as the tough-as-nails criminal at the head of an all-female mafia, please.

Today I’ve got another SGE website teaser for you.  As you already know, everything we do — from editing the book to restructuring the website — involves a massive team of people.  For EverNever TV, we’re bringing 0n one person in particular that we’d like to introduce to you now.  Meet Ramon:

ramon

(I asked him to send a selfie, of which he said: “This was way too hard.”)

He’s a mischievously brilliant Never (quiz-verified), which makes him the perfect person to balance out our strong Ever tendencies.  Working with him has been a blast so far!   He’s going to appear on the show regularly with Soman and me, in addition to helping me with a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff.  We want you to get to know him, so feel free to ask him questions!!  On the show we’ll be doing rounds of Q&A, in which he’ll participate.

That’s all for now — have the loveliest week, and here’s your song of the day:

~JoAnn

88 Comments

  1. Out of curiosity, Ramon, when and how did you come upon the wondrous world of SGE?

    • Ellie!

      Was abducted by a skeleton bird and dropped into a world of awesomeness!

      Actually, I came across the book early on and immediately gobbled it up with my eyes - I really can't wait for the third book to come out.

      -ev's nev's

      ramon

  2. im was reading the second book for SGE and now all I see is lines of black blurs.(ALREADY ON PAGE 190 SOMETHING!YAY!) And its also gloomy and stormy here in Florida! :) I absolutely love storms. and im reading my book by my favorite "School Master" (besides Rick Riodian) so its perfect were i am. Just sayin, Soman you know how to make a book sad and how to make readers cry

  3. Evers are no fun. Everyone says that being good is no fun.

    And, about the whole school thing... IT'S NO FAIR!!! I would check SGE in school, but IT'S BLOCKED BECAUSE OF PROHIBITED GAMES CONTENT!!! REALLY!!!???

    I was so mad...

    • my schools not the only one !?!

      hello , school IT HAS NO GAMES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Whø cares about Taylor Swift, when twenty øne piløts is coming øut with Blurryface. This is that era for 21p fans. Last weekend had the entire album being leaked by them through the Blurryface persøna, and then the Blurryface Twitter's histøry being wiped and then Blurryface being able to talk nørmally. The Skeletøn Clique is getting hyped. And in øther news, I agree with Z and Ølive.

    • Hey! Taylor Swift is totally amazing. Taylor is like, my FAVORITE singer EVER! Period.

  5. Nope, I'm not sensible like that. I read books 3 at a time, usually. And I read serieses billion at a time too.

    TAYLOR SWIFT GOT THE SCRAPBOOK! That makes me happy!!!!!

    Ramon sounds cool already. I am definitely going to watch Ever Never TV.

  6. OMG, I am so happy that you posted! I just finished dancing in a parade and I am soooooooo tired and hungry! This made me so happy when I xcame home.

    Welcome to the Ever Never Army Ramon! I can't wait to learn more about you.

    I hope everyone is having a good weekend!!!! See you on Tuesday!

    Love always,

    WeasleyLover007

  7. Truthfully, I enjoy stormy days when I can cuddle up with a good book by a window more than a sunny day at the beach. Most of my friends think I'm insane.

    And I really try to keep my schoolwork before SGE...but sometimes, it just doesn't work out. Also, this is my first year going to Bookcon and I'm super excited! I've already drilled it into my parents heads that we have to go to the We Need Diverse Books panel that Soman is going to be speaking at. I absolutely can't wait, it sounds like so much fun. You'll be there too? Will you be there Sunday as well? That would be so cool!

    And I can't believe Taylor Swift has finally gotten the scrapbook, I think we all know how much work you put into it! I can't wait to hear what she thinks of the book!

    Oh, and hello Ramon! *waves*

    I'm getting the feeling that the sacred ritual of being inducted into the SGE Army Commanders consists of taking the quiz and taking a selfie. I mean, you have to make sure that they are SGE Army Commander worthy, and what better way? Selfies take patience, determination, and a whole lotta' work.

    • Ellie!

      *wave back! There should be a book on the magic of selfies!

      -never ever

      ramon

  8. Omagosh, two famous people are selfie challenged, and both of them work on my favorite book series. My life is now complete.

    True be told, I can take selfies, I just look terrible in selfies. Sometimes, I'm photogenic, but with selfies, that's not the case. I agree with Olive, Ramon should check out the RPs... Oh, and, for your great work on the books, you, Soman, and Ramon get computer hugs! It's not weird or dorky... :)

    • Hey Z!

      I'm sure you don't look terrible in a selfie! Bio on the way!

      -never ever

      ramon

    • Z!

      I'm sure your selfie is awesome! Bio on the way!

      -never ever

      ramon

  9. So... what happens to the winners outside the US?

    • i know right!!! :(

      we get the joy of winning

      but this ever wants her prize how ever un - everly that sounds

      WE NEED OUR BOOKS SOMAN :(

  10. New member to the team!

    He gets a high five. Tell him he should check out the open chat forum and make a bio in his free time.

    :)

    My heart sank when you said that we go on here during school. Our county blocked this web site completely. Maybe like send them a message and be like:

    Bruh! Unblock my web site!

    That would be nice.

    ;)

    Love,

    Olive

    • Looking forward to joining the team Olive!

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