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8.03.2011

Yes, I have seen this movie too many times.

MY FIRST THOUGHTS UPON WAKING:

I wish I had a cool name, like Ransom Riggs or Kaleb Nation. Kaleb's name rocks, because it means his readers and YouTube fans can be called Nationeers.

Yeah. Nation is a cool last name.

Welcome to the Stephanie Nation!

Like Novalee Nation in Where the Heart Is. Except then she named her daughter Americus, which is the WORST name. Americus Nation. What the heck was she thinking? Just because her daughter was born inside of a Wal-Mart didn't mean she had to get all patriotic on us. Maybe if she had given birth at the Washington Monument that would be okay.


But she didn't.


That story had all kinds of weird names. Like Forney. I feel sorry for the actor. He's really talented, but because of that role, I can never remember his real name. I'm always like, "Hey, Forney is playing Cromwell in The Tudors! Hey, Forney is playing a vampire in True Blood!"


Poor Forney.


It sounds like a nickname, but the only possible thing it could stand for is "Fornication." Snort. He seems like the kinda guy who'd take Novalee's last name when they got married. So that would mean his name is now . . . FORNICATION NATION.

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!


FORNICATION NATION!


*rolls over*

*grins*

*falls back asleep*

33 comments:

  1. That is, embarrassingly, my favorite movie ever.

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  2. Chelsey — I hear you. I can-NOT resist it whenever I see it on TV. I've probably seen it a dozen times!

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  3. Forney!! That's what I always call him, too!

    (I am the same way with Count Adamar in a Knight's Tale..hey! There's Adamar in another movie!)

    Shelley

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  4. I am thinking Wendi but with an i.
    Still have my VHS copy.
    Forney makes me think thorny horrible name!!!

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  5. HAHA! I love this movie. It's been so long since I've seen it. I'll have to dig out the DVD.

    I always think of that guy as Audrey's husband in '24'. Jack was pretty damn brutal towards him! Dammit!!

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  6. Shelley — Oh, how funny! Because of A Knight's Tale, it took me the longest time to remember Paul Bettany's name. He was always Chaucer.

    Connie — Wendi for you? Or me? Or Forney? ;)

    Leanna — YES! 24! Forney is EVERYWHERE.

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  7. Heh. Forney is played by James Frey. But for a long time, I didn't know that and kept calling him, "the dude from Shadowlands".

    He seems to be everywhere now.

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  8. Alison — Frain. James Frey is someone else. ;) I love that you had a similar nickname for him! The dude definitely gets around.

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  9. I just referenced Novalee a couple days ago when I was bemoaning the crazy names people give their kids. So funny!

    Also, hi! I'm new here, and I loved your book, and I can't wait for Lola! And I live in NC, too!

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  10. No Fruit — Thank you! And I love your Blogger name! I'm drinking green tea right now. No fruit. ;)

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  11. ACK! I love Where the Heart Is!

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  12. Lisa — It's movie crack. The whole time I'm watching it, I know it's bad. BUT IT MAKES ME FEEL SO GOOD.

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  13. This post gave me a much needed giggle. My Sister had a True Blood Season 3 party last month and we kept making jokes about poor Novalee and Americus and what had happened to them. Unfortunately, no one else had ever watched "Where the Heart Is", so they had no idea what we were talking about.

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  14. Madeline — I'd like to think that Novalee continued with her photography and is now selling her wares in a local consignment shop under the name: "Nations' America." Her daughter (who goes by Amy) has taken up the guitar like her dad, whom she has misguidedly placed on a pedestal.

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  15. Haha and was this before or after Forney was turned into a vampire and started going by Franklin? *gasp* do you think he ever duct taped Novalee to a toilet??

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  16. Omigosh yes, I'm the same way with poor Forney dude. Ah this post had me laughing. Thanks for that!

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  17. Ahaha! I forgot his name was Forney and every time he was on The Tudors, I'd be like aawwww, Americus' would-be-step-dad is sneaking around England.

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  18. Madeline — If he did, Ashley Judd's character would have set Novalee straight. "Trust me. I've BEEN through this before..."

    Kristan — You're welcome! :D

    Frankie — I kept saying things like, "Forney, you're so EVIL!"

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  19. I love that movie. Natalie Portman is one of my favourite actresses.

    Maybe you don't think your name is cool (I don't think anybody ever thinks their own name is), but your hair definitely is :-D

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  20. OMG, Forney is the vampire from True Blood. Brain click!

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  21. I just snorted with laughter. At work.

    FORNICATION NATION!

    And I haven't even seen Where the Heart Is. Must Watch Now.

    Thanks, Stephanie Perkins! =)

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  22. We need to start a band called FORNICATION NATION. I'll be the lead guitarist with mystique. Because let's face it, I was born for that role.

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  23. Fornication Nation! LOVE IT. hahaha. I made it through that movie one time but have avoided it ever since. hahaha. Not my thing! My mom does get sucked into it every time it's on TV though... :)

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  24. This post just completely brightened my day. I actually think Fornication might be the perfect name for Forney because he needs to remind his lady about how Americus came into being... but he can't be a JA about it like those Christian folk who put the baby in the manger... I think Forney did it on purpose. It's his subtle nudge reminder to his lady to be faithful... and to ask God to forgive the fornication on the kitchen table and the floor and wherever. :)

    I hope people don't read that and think I'm crazy. (Watch the movie)

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  25. I almost shot water out of my nose. Fornication Nation! Awesome.
    Also, didn't Sister Husband and her man-friend pray for forgiveness for the fornication on the kitchen table?? Which makes me crack up even more.

    And I always do the same thing: "hey, it's Forney!"
    Haha. Love it.

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  26. I love Fornication Nation!

    This movie owns me so much! Sister Husband's line about the used appointment book and Novalee knowing those appointments aren't for her since she's not in AA kills me dead every single time!

    PS- Let's not forget about Ashley Judd's kids Brownie, Praline, Cherry, and Baby Ruth did not escape the weird name curse!

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  27. If it's a cool name like that, that you want for your fans I, as a fan, would be completely willing to be known as a Perkineer.

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  28. It is a quote from the movie, if I remember right. It is what she wants to name her baby but then the photographer man tells her to name her baby something that has meaning, which is how we got Americus.

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  29. Christina B2:02 PM GMT-5

    I just laughed so hard at this post that I snorted! I also felt really bad for Forney, but I can't express that because I'm laughing too hard. Ha ha you're the best, Stephanie.

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  30. Oh my... I loved that movie! And I literally just laughed out loud at "Fornication Nation".

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  31. This post made me snort with laughter! I love this book and this movie. Have you read the book? I recommend it :). ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

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  32. This movie..... oh my... every time its on TV, I watch it. I don't know why, I just do. And never, not once, have I realized the Forney--> Fornication thing. I must say, that this discovery had me literally rolling on the floor laughing. Especially the Fornication Nation thing! So thank you, I needed that laughter :)

    And, if anyone is interested, I might just love you if you checked this out, but no pressure:
    http://geekeryreviewed.blogspot.com/2011/08/anna-and-french-kiss-reviewed.html

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  33. You are hysterical! Love it!

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