A: Head on over to The Recommenders to tell us what you’re hyped about in upcoming books, movies or shows in the month of May – and get a quick run-down of what we’re looking forward to, as well!
D: What is this we, stuff A? Your plebeian list certainly isn’t what I’m hyped about.
A: I’m going to regret this, but what, pray tell, are you hyped about? And why are you italicizing “hyped?”
D: Hype: Noun – propaganda, excitement, flimflam. Flimflam, A. Flimflam.
A: I think you just like the word flimflam. And I don’t blame you.
D: No, it’s a sham, that’s what it is.
A: A flimflam sham?
D: A . . .
A: Or how about a yam-sham?
D: You are not going to Buffy your way out of this one, A.
A: Oh, yes I am – because I already won. Yam-sham it is. So, what are you yam-shamed about?
D: I hate you.
A: No you don’t. Come on. What are you excited about?
D: Fine. I’m quite pleased that I shall be visiting with – and congratulating – Abd-al-Rahman. He was proclaimed emir of Cordoba, Spain today. I’m so excited for him. He’s been challenging the local rulers for some time now, and I want to give him some encouragement – unifying the fiefdoms is going to take some time, but it’ll be worth it, in the end.
(Long pause. Stares at the Druid. Druid casually checks nails for dirt. A swears she can see a smile winking at the edges of that ridiculously smug face. A huffs and grabs her phone to research.)
A: Um, D – we’re hyped for things happening in this year – not in 756!!
D: Time is relative, my dear A.
A: . . . Fine. Give Abd-al-Rahman my regards.
D: I shall do that.
A: And everyone else who lives in the 21st century, check out the post at The Recommenders, and add your two cents!