Maybe a week ago, the kid came to me with something she had read on Tumblr, on a site (do they call them sites on Tumblr? Blogs? I am Tumblr ignorant) called With Rowan Wands and Flower Crowns: the sexy lamp test.
Maya, who writes the Tumblr, says this:
(She apparently got it from Kelly Sue DeConnick)
And ever since the kid read it, we've been making ourselves ill with glee, as we replace one character after the next in movies and plays and books with sexy lamps:
Cosette (Les Mis): Definitely a sexy lamp! (In fairness, Marius is also a sexy lamp.)
Ophelia: A sexy lamp!
Ripley: Definitely not a sexy lamp
Desdemona: Totally a sexy lamp
Buffy? Well, she acts...but OTOH she doesn't often make her own decisions. Quasi-sexy lamp?
Bella Swan: SEXY LAMP (no shock here)
Daisy Buchanan (Gatsby): Totally sexy lamp. I think Tom even turns her off and puts her away between scenes.
Nellie Forbush: (South Pacific) sexy lamp!
Jill Boardman (Stranger in a Strange Land): Sexy lamp, 110%
All of Tolkein's female characters (from what I hear, anyway -- I've never been able to make it more than 10 pages into any of his work): sexy lamps
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