Today in my usual Facebook stalking, I ran across a couple of shirtless ab pics (as well as the female equivalent) on the profiles of friends of friends--and call me YA obsessed, but it got me to thinking about which YA characters might post similarly regrettable things if they had a Facebook. And of course, after that I got to thinking: what would YA characters post if they had Facebook at all?
And voilá. Now Katsa (of Kristin Cashore's Graceling) has a Facebook:
If you're missing the joke, try Graceling page 109 in the hardcover edition. (And if you're wondering, Katsa's profile picture comes from Graceling's cover, and the photo credit random Renaissance costume guy I used for Giddon here.)
Yes, I spent way too much time on this. And no, Facebook humor is not really my strong suit--I'm more of a Twitter gal. (Of course, fake Twitter profiles is a post for another day.) Which is why I'm giving you, my more Facebook inclined fellow sick YA addicts, an excuse to procrastinate: I want to see your best YA Facebook pages! Make it as obscure or obvious as you'd like, make it funny, make it sad (think The Knife of Never Letting Go: Manchee, nooooo!), and create it however you'd like. I used The Wall Machine site, which you can find here.
Shoot the pics my way at email@example.com, or send them to me on Twitter @mdesmondobrien under the hashtag #YAFacebook, and I'll post my favorites here on the blog. I know you guys won't let me down, especially when there's more important things to get done.
Have fun, kids. You know you want to.