These are some posts that have gone up on the Heavy Metal novel (ARCADIA) Facebook page and the Tumblr site. But a lot of people have liked them or laughed and I thought I'd put them up here. There is also a new one coming that features some fashion/makeup! Stay tuned or go to the FB and Tumblr pages and sign up. (It's a party.)

I'll explain a little bit about them for those of you who aren't from the States. Or a little too young to understand the references or have not read the novel yet. 

If you are from the U.S. and over 25, then you will no doubt know what Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill is. Maybe naughty teens these days still try to score this cheap wine. Or maybe the kids today are more sophisticated. I don't know. But the teens in the novel, which takes places in LA/Hollywood in the late 1980's and early 1990's, used to "score" beer and buy and drink this cheap wine, which actually tastes not too bad (if you don't mind sugary sweet strawberry-flavored drinks!) It's less than $3 a bottle. IF you are of age, it would be super funny to receive that. If you read the book or if you you know what Strawberry Hill is.

Fingerless leather fringe gloves. Sigh. How cool would it be to see little teen girls in little dresses going to see bands wearing these? Well, they did. They were even pretty hard to find if you were in the Los Angeles area because everyone wanted them. Do drummers even wear these anymore? There is a scene in the book where these are featured. They're totally Metal. 

This is a joke and a reference to the new law that passed where it's now legal for people to smoke weed in Washington (state) and Colorado, just like Amsterdam (finally). I mean, not everyone wants to drink booze. But it's also something that comes up a lot in the novel (booze does, too, of course...can't have Heavy Metal without booze...or weed). If you are allowed, if you are of age to be able to do that in a place that allows it, it would be really funny to give someone a Heavy Metal novel and a joint. It's just for fun. 

Here are the links for the book and the gloves...
amazon: http://tinyurl.com/chyly49
maybeparade shop: http://tinyurl.com/c88yn9x
or skylight books in LA: skylightbooks.com
fingerless gloves: http://tinyurl.com/cnfngco

Stay tuned for some more fun fun posts...featuring some amazing artists and fashion people...about gifts, holiday greetings and new blog announcements. \m/ ♡

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