Tuesday, November 28, 2006

New Crush... Heroes & Hiro

So, can I just tell you my new crush is Hiro on the amazing show Heroes?

If you haven't yet seen this Monday night show... you have to check it out. Basically the show follows the individual threads of different people who are the next step in evolution -- they all have cool powers. Of course, there is an X-Files type shadowy government group following them and a guy out to steal all their powers. Very, very cool and smart show.

Hiro is this adorable Japanese guy who can stop and manipulate time. In fact, in a recent episode, he tried to save a girl he loved by going back in time to prevent her from a tragedy. Super romantic, that Hiro.

I guess what I love so much about the show is that they have created such interesting characters. It's not that hard to understand the show if you just watch a random episode -- my mom did this and then phoned me with endless questions -- but you can also download a show from the NBC website.

Anyway, I have a new criterion for dates -- they have to like Heroes. I'm not saying they have to be a hero -- but they should understand if I say I've got to get home to watch the show. Does that sound as uber-geeky as I think it does? Wait, don't answer that, people.

So, is anyone else hooked on Heroes?

Heather Davis is the author of ...
Never Cry Werewolf
HarperCollins 2008

Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Wedding Day

Today I'd like to derail off of writing and talk about weddings. In exactly three days, I am off to India for 3 weeks to attend our friends' wedding ceremony and my brother-in-law's engagement.

Some girls grow up dreaming of their wedding day their whole life. They plan out every single little detail from the dress, the flowers, to the music, to even the groom.

I was not such a little girl. I never wanted to get married. I always thought the concept of being a "wife" was so archaic and wrong. "Mrs. Something" UGH!

Of course I changed my mind when I fell in love with my best friend. After signing a fair amount of pacts and making a ton of promises, we bit the bullet and just went for it.

If you've ever seen Monsoon Wedding, Bend It Like Beckham or Bride and Prejudice, you know how crazy our weddings can be, but also how important they are to our culture. They are occaisons that bring entire families together to celebrate a happy moment.

I've posted a few pics of my wedding 4 years ago. The top left set is of the before. The one in the middle is the during. The one at the bottom is of M and I together after the ceremony. Since I'll be out of country for a while (the ENTIRE month of December), I'll see you all in January.

For more details on my crazy trip out of Seattle, hop on over to: Dona Avoiding Real Work.

Have an excellent New Year everyone!

Better Than The Book?

Holiday weekends are often big movie release weekends, and I’ll bet a bunch of you went to the theater. (Especially Buzz Girl Movie Buff Heather?)

What I’m wondering is if any of you walked out and turned to a companion and said, “Wow, that film was even better than the book!”

I’m guessing that answer is no. Not all films start out as books, of course. And it’s the general consensus that with ones that do, most lose something in the translation. Rather like the low-fat version of a fried food or dessert.

However, given my penchant for Jell-O Fat Free Chocolate Pudding, I have seen some films I actually thought improved on the book. And while I can’t join the buzz on any of this season’s hottest releases, I can share these examples...

The First Wives Club. A witty screenplay, ’60s music, and what I heard was numerous ad-libs from Bette Midler brought added sparkle to an already terrific concept.

The Perfect Storm. While I enjoyed elements of the book, the film wins raves from me for its suspenseful pacing, and poignant focus on the characters’ struggles and dreams. (And okay, going back to last week’s post, it also gets a high-five for featuring George Clooney).

Bridget Jones’ Diary
. I loved the book, and worried how I’d react to the film. But I found the storyline in the screen version tighter, the dialogue sharper, plus Colin Firth and Hugh Grant breathed sexy life into her leading men, earning a Bravo from me.

The Bridges of Madison County
. In Clint Eastwood’s hands, the central characters had a dimension and humanness that allowed me to understand the depth of their struggle in a way I didn’t grasp from the book. I’ve cried every time I’ve watched it.

So, how about you? Are there any movies--old or new--you thought took a book’s premise to a higher dimension?


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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Home for the Holidays...

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Day with your friends and families. So much to be thankful for that we take for granted each day...food on the table, clothes on our back, roof over our head. Things that not everyone in the world enjoys. Things we should appreciate every day...not just one day a year.

I love turkey. I mean, love it. I eat it almost every day. Turkey sandwiches don't stand a chance around me. So, when it comes to Thanksgiving, I've always been a bit of a contrarian, breaking away from the standard turkey and fixin's. We've had stuffed sole, saddle of monkfish, stuffed pork loin, you name it. But this year, I wanted to do the traditional stuff. I wanted a full day nosh that started with bagels and mimosas in the morning, corn chowder in the afternoon and a feast around 9:00 p.m. (and yes...we ate that late!) of roasted turkey breast, homemade southern dressing, Brussel sprouts with bacon and cranberry chutney.

Here's the feast...and yes, the food's on the floor. We eat on the coffee table, so I spread it out so we could admire it.

The dressing is my mother's recipe. The secret is getting the edges nice and crispy while leaving the inside a wee bit gooey. No stuffing inside the cavity for me (we only had a turkey breast), so I make it on the side. I added my own touch -- a can of mushrooms -- this year, but otherwise, the recipe is Lizanne's if you're interested in trying it:

1 bag Pepperidge Farms Herb Stuffing
1 bag Pepperidge Farms Cornbread Stuffing
3 cans of chicken stock
1 can Cream of Chicken soup
3 eggs
1 cup celery
1 cup onion
1 can of mushrooms (optional)
4 tablespoons butter/margarine
A very large mixing bowl
A large casserole dish

Chop the celery and onions and then saute in the butter/margarine until they're wilted. Then, addd everything together and stir well. It should resemble a very firm pancake batter. Spread in a greased casserole dish and then bake at 325 for an hour and a half. You may want to cover with tin foil towards the end to avoid burning the top.

The other thing I'm most proud of is my cranberry chutney. No canned cranberry here, but instead, a very flavorful, aromatic blend of fruits that fills the house and just smells like the holidays. You should try it for your next holiday meal:

1 cup chopped Granny Smith apple
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup sugar
1 cup white vinegar
3/4 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 (12-ounce) bag fresh or frozen cranberries

Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally. Serve with turkey, chicken, roast pork, or ham.

Here it is while it's cooking...

And here's what it looks like when it's done:

You can serve the chutney hot or cold. Watch the wine pairing, however, because the high acidity in the chutney will make wine taste funny. The best wine to pair it with is a Gerwurztraminer(pronounced gah-wurtz-trah-miner.)

Well, there's your culinary lessons for the day! LOL!! I'm so grateful to have friends like you to share my love of cooking with. I'm thankful for the Buzz Girls and how special this blog is. I'm thankful for a great day job, nice co-workers, a wonderful husband who supports me in all I do, the world's best literary agent whom I can't say enough about and my editor and publisher who made my dreams come true!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Marley = )
Sorority Rush Begins - Spring 2008!
Puffin Books

Friday, November 24, 2006

What do you covet?

Crush of the week: Designer Purses

Since today is the biggest shopping day of the year I felt it was appropriate to blog about something completely materialistic.

As I have gotten older, I have developed a love of designer purses. This is not a good thing. I long for the days when I was satisfied with my $40 Espirit purses. sigh. Here's my current crush.

This is the Coach Holiday Patchwork Shoulder Tote. It retails for $398.

My head realizes that this is an insane amount of money to spend on a purse that one of my kids will puke on within a week, but my heart reaches out to stroke the suede and leather patches each time I enter a certain department store.

Designer purses, why do I covet thee so? Don't you realize that I could use the money much more wisely? Why do you have to tempt me with your dogleash closure, multi-function pockets, and inside zip pockets. Why do you sparkle under your glass case and call to me even though you know I purposely didn't bring my credit card to the store with me? Do you have no shame? Don't you even care if I have a nest egg when I get old, or would you rather me be wearing you on my shoulder while I eat cat food?

Okay, I feel better. Please tell me what guilty pleasure you covet, and I swear if anybody says world peace I'm going to scream. It must be purely materialistic! :)



All that matters is what's inside...as long as your outside is wearing the tiara.REVENGE OF THE HOMECOMING QUEEN, coming from Berkley Jam in July 2007


Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Hump Day Hottie #11

Maybe it's the jetlag speaking--six hours on a plane can change a person. Maybe it's the holiday excitement--all that basting and baking and braising and tryptophan. Maybe it's the cool desert air--we're talking major climate change between freezing Boston and moderate Vegas. Maybe it's all of the above... but whatever the cause, I present to you HDH #11: Tom. The true star of Turkey Day.

(If you feel the need to banish me from Hottie-ville, I'll understand.)

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Who do you want to meet today?

Today my writing pal Christina and I met at our local cine to check out STRANGER THAN FICTION. It was a cute story of a writer whose main character is alive in the real world. A moment that really spoke to me was then the main character (HAROLD CRICK) and the writer (KAREN EIFFEL) met face to face for the first time.

Karen dropped to her knees and stared at Harold. "Your face! Your hands! Your shoes!" Her expression was of a proud mother. A flabbergasted and scared one, but of a mother who had birthed a character and was seeing it for the first time.

That got me thinking...what would I do if I ever met one of my characters. In my current WIP, Zara Taylor is totally kick-ass, bad-ass and has no shame. If I ever met met, I would make her buy me a drink and figure out some of her secrets. She would try to get me to down a Singapore Sling (brandy, gin and powdered sugar, her drink of choice) but I would protest and settle for my usual Mai Tai.

I would ask her about how she managed to live on her own from the age of 16, be competent in the fields of car mechanic, bartender, and cigar connoseur, and most importnatly, how she managed to extort a 2007 electric blue Dodge Viper from a married man ;)

So....if you guys could meet any of your characters...or characters in other books you love, who would you meet?

Dona Sarkar-Mishra
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Still Crazy (Uh, Make That Hot) After All These Years

People Magazine came out with its Sexiest Man Alive for 2006 this week, and for the second time, chose George Clooney.

They'll only get raves from me. I've watched OCEAN'S 11 so many times I've got the lines memorized. And I admit I saw SOLARIS on the big screen simply because of all the hoopla about his backside!

In any case, those movies were a few years ago, and our boy George is well into his forties now, and gracing People's cover with unabashedly gray hair. It made me think about him and some of his forty-something colleagues who have been in the public eye for years, and what they looked like "then" as opposed to "now"...

"Brad to the Bone" Pitt

"Gorgeous George" Clooney

Patrick "Dr. McDreamy" Dempsey

Antonio "He'll Always Be Zorro to Me" Bandaras

Are they as good-looking as ever? Maybe better? Can you think of some other mah-ve-lous looking forty-something men who we have watched mature?


Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress, March, 2007
How to Hook a Hottie, Spring, 2008

Saturday, November 18, 2006

My "book tour" of Europe...

Well, I'm back in action after ten glorious days on the Mediterranean visiting Spain, the South of France and Italy. Strange to be back on the Eastern Time Zone and even stranger to be back at work. I get sleepy and hungry at the oddest times.

While looking at 3,000 years of history, I couldn't help but venture my eyes around to see what people were reading and where they were getting their books. I think the most fascinating book display was in Barcelona. In the train station, no less. Check it out...

A vending machine. Cool, eh? The translation is something like all your books are in this point. The machine had several classics in there, nothing modern.

Then, in Cannes, I found this interesting little book store...

Mainly "how to" books and classics, no YA or romance books. But it was Cannes. LOL!

In Nice, however, on a market street, I found the following boxes of books for one euro each:

In Florence, I ran upon this used book store. Looked like they had some older British chick lit books in the stacks.

And finally, in Rome, where I was headed down into the Metro, I saw this vendor who had a stack of Harlequins and Silhouettes displayed like post cards. Pretty cool...

And last, but not least, the famed book stands in Paris (where we had a layover due to a missed connection -- boo hoo, a free night in Paris) over by Notre Dame on the Seine. It's lined with book stands and vendors selling art and books and music.

That concludes my book tour of Europe. Now, next time I go on tour in Europe, I hope it's with my sorority series! = )

When you've traveled to other places, have you noticed books, how they're displayed, what they cost and what people are reading? Share your book tour, too.

Marley = )
Sorority Rush Begins - Spring 2008!
Puffin Books

Friday, November 17, 2006

Have you been naughty or nice this year?

Crush of the week: The Retail Holiday Season

I used to think it was completely ridiculous that retails stores would break out their holiday goodies the day after Halloween. I don't feel that way anymore.

As I've gotten older and more mature (hopefully), I've ditched the smoky clubs and swinging singles bars for more dignified establishments. I now hang at Target. It boggles my mind that when I was in my twenties I would just rush in and get shampoo and rush back out. These days I could linger in the aisles for hours, it doesn't happen because the kids are hanging precariously off the sides of the cart after twenty minutes, but I could if I was alone. So I was doing my thing at Target the other day walking down the center aisle when my cart was magnetically drawn towards the magical red and green aisles.

My first stop was the holiday music display on an endcap. It was one of the ones where you can sample the CD's, so of course, I did, like every single one of them. Let me tell you, nothing boosts your spirits like listening to Dean Martin sing Let it Snow.

Then I was on to the gift wrap aisle where I purchased several glossy rolls, that I didn't need, but they were just so pretty, I couldn't resist. And you can't just wrap the gift, that's like wearing an incredible dress with no accessories, so I loaded up on ribbons, bows, and gift tags. They even had this feather boa stuff to wrap around gifts, it was so girly I thought I'd freak!

More strolling brought the aisles of pre-lit trees and shiny ornaments, fluffy stockings, and boxed holiday greeting cards. I was lost in daydreams of watching my loved ones rip open the perfect gifts and showering me with their adoration of my incredible gift selecting skills.

I was so happy and content strolling down those aisles. So I say, who gives a crap if we haven't even broke our wishbones yet, bring on the mistletoe! How about all of you? Am I crazy or does seeing Santa at the mall still make your inner child giddy?

Enjoy your turkey next week, buzzlings! :)


All that matters is what's inside...as long as your outside is wearing the tiara.REVENGE OF THE HOMECOMING QUEEN, coming from Berkley Jam in July 2007

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Hump Day Hottie #10

It's the 10-week anniversary of HDH and time for another ode. This time to the buzz cut. Over the past couple of years I've noticed the return of the buzz cut (or crew cut or, surprisingly enough, wiffle cut).

For me it all began with Prison Break. Wentworth Miller is my current dream hottie--the kind that makes me want to sign up for a one-way flight to L.A. (even though I'm sure Prison Break films somewhere else) What's not to love about those mesmerizing eyes and chiseled cheekbones. Sigh. And the fact the Michael Scofield (his character) is a certified genius who sacrificed his own freedom to break his death-sentenced brother out of jail? Well, that's just icing on the buzz cut cake.

Also on Prison Break is Dominic Purcell (aka the death-sentenced brother, Lincoln Burrows). Some of you may remeber Dominic from his role as the original vampire Drake in Blade: Trinity. Awful movie, totally hot Dracula. I'd break him out of prison any day.

If Prison Break is my current favorite show, The Unit is a close second. Thanks in no small part to Scott Foley (of Felicity fame--which makes it hard to find pictures that aren't more than five years old). I'm not the kind of girl that goes for the military type, but for Scott I could definitely make an exception.

And then to the recently debated Matthew Fox (Jack on LOST). He gave up his Charlie Salinger locks for the Doctor Jack buzz cut... I think we can all agree that it was a wise career move. Somehow the tight cut makes him seem even more reliable and in charge.

Here are a few more parting shots. The perennial hottie, Chad Michael Murray (model for the best friend in my upcoming book). The Guy Ritchie bad boy, Jason Statham (um... The Transporter, hello!). Even funny man Seann Michael Scott has gone the way of the buzz. Can these guys showing up on Buzz Blog be far behind?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Road Less Traveled

Probably every writer has at some point read that beautiful Robert Frost poem "The Road Less Traveled". Most schools assign it -- it's a classic lesson in forging your own path -- though to be fair, there are only two paths in the poem -- most of us have many, many more... Still, you can take the well-worn route, or the one that is harder going and more rewarding.

I think most writers choose that harder path.

There's a certain amount of sacrifice involved. You put yourself out there when you're a storyteller. You spend a night writing instead of watching TV with your honey. You attend a workshop instead of going to the movies. You face rejection on a regular basis. That is the daily work you must do. And that's what separates writers from people who'd like to be writers.

I think I've given up a lot to be at this point in my career -- but you know what? I wouldn't have it any other way. In fact, just the other night a friend asked me if money were no object and I could do anything I wanted what would I do? Write, I said. Of course, I'd write from a tropical beach, but I'd write nonetheless. And it wouldn't hurt if hot surfer boys dropped off drinks with little umbrellas in them every so often...

Writing is a craft, a discipline, and a business. It isn't a way of life in itself, but it comes close. So I applaud all of you out there hiking down the road less traveled. It's such an interesting life journey to be a writer. Something very few outside the industry know about. There's something noble and wonderful about creating in this way, walking this path.

And the ground beneath your feet is always fresh, always new...

Friday, November 10, 2006

True Love


As some of you may have noticed Girl Friday has been noticiably absent the last few weeks. If you didn't notice, shame on you! I've been a little under the weather, but I'm slowly getting my mojo back. It's driving me crazy not to be buzzing around the blog commenting on everybody's posts, but it's just been too exhausting. Not to worry, I'll be back with witty comments soon!

My blog post today is about true love. People have so many different definitions of what true love is. I just wanted to write about what I think true love means. If it's a little too sappy for a Friday let's just blame it on the drugs I'm taking and leave it at that.

True love doesn't care if you haven't showered in two days. True love will still kiss you and not mention the bo or the bad breath.

True love doesn't care if you are grouchy because you haven't been sleeping good and you are in pain. True love will just fluff your pillow again and make you hot chocolate with a smile.

True love wipes your tears when you burst out crying for no apparent reason.

True love reassures you that eventually you will feel better even though you're positive you're going to feel like crap forever.

True love looks longingly into your eyes and tells you that you are beautiful even though you are positive you resemble something from a horror movie.

True love promises that everything is going to be back to normal and better very soon and you believe him...because true love never lies.

I hope that every one of you has true love in your life whether it comes from your spouse, significant other, child, or pet.

Since I can't post a pic of my true love you'll have to settle for my favorite
"true love" couple in history.

Ronald & Nancy Reagan

Who is your favorite couple?

Happy Friday!



All that matters is what's inside...as long as your outside is wearing the tiara.REVENGE OF THE HOMECOMING QUEEN, coming from Berkley Jam in July 2007



Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Hump Day Hottie #9

And now for something different ... Guess the Hump Day Hottie

Here's the sitch:
1. You get one photo.
2. You get one clue.
3. You get one quote.
4. You have to guess who the HDH is.
5. Later, I'll tell you if you're right.

Here's the catch:
He's not necessarily someone super-famous, although he will at least be/have been on/in a super-famous show or movie. So, while you might never have heard his name, you might know his character and will definitely know his show/movie.

So, here goes ...

Plane crash. (Bonus clue: Tina's 10/21/06 post.)

"Hate to break it to you...the ocean's not gonna take your gold card."


Now ... make your best guess. (And no cheating by looking at other people's answers!)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Movie Love

I used to want a pivotal love scene, like in those great 1980's movies. I wanted that one scene where the characters are finally realizing they are in love and deeply.

You know, like that amazing scene in Say Anything when John Cusack shows up playing "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel? Or when Jake is waiting behind the car for Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles? Or when Molly gives Judd Nelson her earring in The Breakfast Club?

Ah, melting even thinking about those scenes now!

So, maybe my love for these "love revealed" scenes led me to YA romance. I mean, how cool is it to write a makeout scene for a werewolf hero, just moments before the rising moon will separate him and his celebutante love? Pivotal.

I'm not sure that those moments really exist in everyday life, but they sure are fun to read and write. You're rooting for the characters to get together. You're nearly bubbling over with excitement as their relationship is finally out in the open. It's yummy.

So prove me wrong... do those scenes happen? Or is it only something we wish would happen in real life?

Heather Davis is the author of Never Cry Werewolf, HarperCollins 2008

Monday, November 06, 2006

The Art of the Book Reading

Since a lot of people who read this blog are already published, or are about to be soon, I'd like to talk about book readings today. Over the course of my years, I've gotten to hear some really cool people do readings:
-Nicholas Sparks for A WALK TO REMEMBER (he made the whole audience cry when he told us the story was true to his own life)
-Amitav Ghosh for THE GLASS PALACE
-Arundhati Roy (LOVE HER!)
-Amy Tan (Listening to Amy was like listening to some deep voice that had lived inside me allmy life)
-Indu Sundaresan for THE FEAST OF ROSES (one of my local writing gurus)
-Janet Lee Carey (A FANTASTIC YA writer, if you like Newberry Award books, you'll adore her. She was my first and only writing teacher)
-Jane Porter (she is so gorgeous!)
...and many more

A book reading, to me, is a great way for authors to connect with readers. A lot of authors tend ot be shy, quiet things who'd rather hide under the covers than read a chapter of their deeply personal work out loud. I love seeing an author face to face, hearing them speak about how they get their ideas, watching them as they share secrets about their writing life and future works with an intimate audience.

A good reading will devote me to an author for life, that's for sure.

What do you guys think? What are some of the memorable readings you've been to and when your books start hitting the shelves, what are some things you guys are going to do at your own readings?

Till next week!
Dona Sarkar-Mishra
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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Occupational Hazards

There are occupational hazards to every job, and the other day I fell upon one of being a YA author...

I should start by telling you I am the publicity co-chair for my son’s high school. For their recent Homecoming Game, my assignment was to do a write-up on the crowning of the Homecoming Queen for submission to the local papers. Which is right up my Top Ten Uses For an Unworn Prom Dress alley, huh?

The afternoon of the game, my younger son asked if he had a practice later. “Yes,” I told him. “But Dad’s going to take you. I have to go cover Homecoming for the papers.”

My son got real silent, and when I looked over at him, his face was contorted with worry. "Mom?” he said tentatively. “Don't you think they should find someone, you know, who actually understands football, to do that?"

It took me a moment to realize he thought I had meant the game coverage. And I could just imagine what had been charging through his head, that I’d write something like:

“Omigod, so the hottie in the white helmet did a body slam against some bruiser on the other team, and can you buh-LEEVE he grabbed the ball from the guy's hands? I mean, people, someone could get hurt here...”

After I assured him that the actual game would be covered by a sports professional--and that I was perfectly capable of writing news copy on the crowning--we got a good laugh out of it.

Have you come across any misconceptions or hazards relating to your job(s)?


Top Ten Uses for An Unworn Prom Dress, February 13, 2007
How to Hook a Hottie, Spring 2008

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Hump Day Hottie #8

Because this is the day after Halloween (and I am jealous of Heather for getting to post on a holiday) for this week I am choosing a hottie whose most recent character is a very popular costume this year. Johnny Depp, aka Cap'n Jack Sparrow.

It took me a long time to warm up to JD. I was never into 21 Jump Street. I saw Edward Scissorhands, but didn't think it was that great. Never even saw Benny & Joon or What's Eating Gilbert Grape. Not until The Ninth Gate did I begin to see his appeal--that geeky, unscrupulous book nut with the flames of H-E-double-hockeysticks on his heels. Then there was Sleepy Hollow--JD as Ichabod Crane, science geek turned police investigator. All that fog and suspense. Sigh.

This may be unpopular, but I even liked him in Blow. Even if he was an awful drug dealer. And as the opium-addicted, Jack-the-Ripper fighthing police inspector in From Hell.

Then came Cap'n Jack Sparrow. How is it that a completely unscrupulous, greedy, filthy, cursed pirate can be so freakin' hot? I mean, there's so much not to love... but I can't help myself. Partly it's the dark hair thing--clearly, I have a weakness. Partly it's the smile thing--Jack always pulls his tricks with a smile... and JD's teeth are just cute. Mainly, though, I think it's the eyes thing.

Confession time again. I also have a thing for guys in eyeliner. Not that I want a guy who actually wears makeup... but for some reason I just find it really attractive. Apparently I'm not the only one because there are entire websites devoted to this. I'm not sure why. Maybe it makes them look darker, more mysterious, more bad a$$.

Hottie question of the week... Guys in eyeliner: Hot or not?