Will Brian Griffin Discover E-Publishing?
There’s not very much that I, and Brian Griffin agree on. In fact, Glenn Quagmire once summoned up very nicely why Brian is a pretty annoying creature all around. Not that doing so ever knocked Brian off his elitist pedestal.
However recently Brian Griffin, after his book: Faster Than the Speed of Love, was de-shelved for not selling, destined to become pulp, and his life long dreams of being a successful, bestselling author were crushed, he realized that the publishing houses print a lot of junk – so he went out and proved it, by writing a self-help book in six hours, titled Wish It, Want It, Do It, in the episode called “Brian Writes a Bestseller” .
When I saw this I went WOW! Finally people are getting it.
Now of course the Family Guy episode followed its usual pattern of setting Brian up for a fall. He treated baby Stewie pretty bad during the episode, and I could have done without the vile Bill Maher, or the airy Arianna Huffington being provided (more of) a soap box. They are of course Seth MAcFarlane political ilk, so it’s not that huge of a surprise, it’s just annoying.
What I don’t get, why has Brian Griffin not discovered e-publishing? The episode even alluded to Amazon, but not Kindle, or ebooks of any sort. Brian being the forward thinker he’s supposed to be, should jump all over Kindle. I actually have a theory as to why this is. Were I to hazard a guess, in Seth MAcFarlane’s over educated/Hollywood bubble, ebooks, and e-publishing, are just not ‘the real thing’.
It would be interesting if Brian finally took that next step in his rocky writing career, and it was depicted in a way that was not a farce, or shown to have a huge down side to it. Come on Seth MAcFarlane, you claim to be a champion of the little guy, give Brian, the author a break, let him discover e-publishing, and be good at it!
- Q & A with Seth MacFarlane (cbsnews.com)
- Seth Macfarlane and Ted (momentswetreasure.wordpress.com)
- After Ted, Seth MacFarlane Reboots Science Series Cosmos (wired.com)
- Seth MacFarlane brings the funny at Comic-Con (utsandiego.com)
- Ted is basically a 106-minute Family Guy episode [Video] (io9.com)
- SDCC 2012: Hands-Off Preview – ‘Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse’ (multiplayerblog.mtv.com)