Sunday, June 28, 2009


Graphic designer SADIE ISAACS is on the wrong side of 30 and has lately adopted every hobby and niche interest (Salsa dancing! Anime! Rock climbing!) known to man in order to... know some MEN. Exhausted by the process and tired of being the aggressor on the dating circuit, Sadie returns to the hobby that made her happy as a young girl- designing and building doll houses. MARVIN POYNTER is the king of the LOCAL NERDS, owner of a local hobby shop and obsessive builder of model planes and miniature military scenes. His long term relationship with CARLA- essentially a female clone of himself- is thrown into turmoil when Sadie walks into his shop and asks for his help in building an epic dollhouse in her downtown loft.

"Love is finding someone you want to kill time with."

(Today's post is dedicated to Billy Mernit's Living the Romantic Comedy. Happy 4th Blogoversary!)


Anonymous said...

Hello --
I really enjoy your site. Keep up the great work!

"Hobbies Include" actually sounds...promising. :-)

Addendum: Patrick Bateman is a character from the '80's, portrayed on film in the '90's.

Mr. Word Player said...

Thanks for the kind words Anonymous. I realize that Patrick Bateman first appeared briefly... very briefly... in Bret Easton Ellis novels of the 80s, but I consider his true debut to be AMERICAN PSYCHO, which was first published in 1991. Cheers.