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If Only Writers Got Red Carpet Launches…

Posted in Miscellany, Writing by Bharat Iyer on June 1, 2010

…and got to sign autographs on women’s breasts.

Is it just me or does the name ‘Nikki Heat’ have stripper/porn-star written all over it?

Perhaps a reference to the Bond girls? When I was younger, the suggestiveness in their names drove me mad.

I saw a bit of Castle the other day. These things struck me.


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  1. Sharanya said, on June 2, 2010 at 1:59 pm


    I know, right? I have the hugest crush on Stana Katic. The woman speaks like, 8 languages. And that thing she did with her hair in season 1, with all the red at the bits? Excuse me, but um, HOT! Nathan Fillion is cute too, in this lumbering jackass way but he’s really smart. I’m not I’ll ever be into pulp-crime though.

    And oh, haha, how many eps have you watched? Because Nikki Heat is intended to be suggestive. The character is a stripper by day, detective by night. Or something.

    And correction: his (super cool, unbelievably awesome) mum lives with him. His kid is sometimes annoying though, with the goody two shoes act. She reminds me of Saoirse Ronan from Atonement.

    I know people say that Castle is like Bones and all that, but since I haven’t seen the latter, I can’t comment. All I know is that the cases on this show are pretty amazing. Katic and Fillion’s chemistry drives me nuts (MIGHT HAVE BEEN!) but if there was no real crime gluing the whole thing together, I probably wouldn’t watch the show.

    And honestly, call me crazy but I don’t think good writers usually look good. Good as in…non-pulp writers, because they’re too lost in their worlds to care about their appearance. Generalization, but wtf. No, I think they look crazed. Have you seen Samuel Beckett? The guy looks like a man-whore-turned-vampire.

    Ps: It’s Rick Castle :D

  2. Bharat Iyer said, on June 2, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    She’s quite hot, yes. Never noticed her hair though. :P Nathan Fillion annoys me to no end.

    I’ve just watched 2 or 3 episodes on Star World. Oh, makes sense then. But if she’s actually a stripper they could have come up with a better name. :P

    It’s more fun to state it the other way round. His kid is extremely annoying; like she jumped straight out of an audition for Full House using some sort of time warp.

    Almost all these cop dramas which pair a guy and a girl together have the same dynamic – Castle, Bones, Warehouse 13. I’d like to see a cop drama with two fat, bald middle aged detectives who have bad teeth and hate their job and don’t get paid enough. I’d watch that.

    They don’t, atleast not in a conventional sense; I was just being sarcastic. There are exceptions of course – Hemingway, Hunter S. Thompson, Jack Kerouac, Zadie Smith, Amy Hempel to name a few. Samuel Beckett looks he’s on crystal meth.

    P.S. Really? Damn. Interestingly, this is Nick Castle –

    • Sharanya said, on June 2, 2010 at 8:06 pm

      Haha, yeah, I know, that would be interesting! I have a feeling I’ve read similar views expressed by you elsewhere on the net — perhaps on somebody’s blog? — about appearances, perfection and reality? DAMN, now I need to look for this.

      And, uh. The day will come when I will understand subtle sarcasm on the internet without prompting and red-light indicators. Never heard of Hempel and Thompson.

      Oh and, the character is the stripper — not Beckett.

      • Bharat Iyer said, on June 2, 2010 at 9:48 pm

        Stuff on BBC comes close. Wow, you remember all the comments you read?

        Well that day better come fast if you’re going to continue visiting this blog. :P Amy Hempel only writes short stories – all following the minimalistic tradition of the Raymond Carver kind, though her stories are lot more openly emotional and psychological. Hunter S. Thompson was a bad ass freelance journalist in the 60s and 70s who had all these whackass adventures and invented gonzo journalism where the line between fact and fiction blurs – like Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas. Crazy acid dropping hippie, in cahoots with Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey and everyone.

        If there was a joke I didn’t get it. :|

      • Sharanya said, on June 2, 2010 at 10:49 pm

        Haha, no, I was referring to Kate Beckett, not our presumed meth addict :D She’s not a stripper, although the character Castle bases off her is. Nevermind what that sentence was supposed to look like, I’ve pretty much ripped it apart now :-/

        Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the person really means what he’s saying, or if he’s being sarcastic. Like when people claim to write gothic love poems on walls with their own blood? You don’t know if they’re poking fun. Or if they’re lunatic lovers attempting a PostSecret kind of thing with you. Either way, you stay interested. So.


  3. Sharanya said, on June 2, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Dear WordPress, please recognize html tags that are NOT Bold, Italic or Underlined, for you are ruining (in my opinion, some surprisingly good) jokes. That last sentence was not supposed to look like that, you know. Thankyouverymuch.

    Also, I found the post!

    • Bharat Iyer said, on June 2, 2010 at 9:55 pm

      I’m sure WordPress feels suitably chastised. :P What was it supposed to look like?

      Oh wow, that is quite old. I was being snide and stuff there too (just incase there’s no prompting or red light indicators :P).

      I guess that was a prompt in itself. Oh well.

      • Sharanya said, on June 2, 2010 at 11:00 pm

        I remember the interesting comments. Ones that go beyond the proverbial “lol, this is so funny!!!!!!!!” or “OMG, this is so awesome!!!!!” or “this is so beautiful………………” I have a distinct hatred for the “lol” phenomenon — I know it’s internet lingo and all that but seriously, it takes the punch out of a laugh! Everytime someone “lols”
        (or worse, lolzzzz) me, I cannot help but imagine that person panting stupidly with their tongue lolling about. I think dogs laugh like that. I think I said lol a lot when I was in class 8, and then once in the last 4 years.

        But hey, if you’re a loller, be my guest; I might criticize but I don’t judge :D

  4. Bharat Iyer said, on June 2, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Ok I think I just got what you meant. What are the odds of Samuel Beckett being mentioned on the same thread to create confusion, huh?

    Sometimes they’re neither poking fun or being lunatic lovers; sometimes they’re just trying to be funny the only way they know how. Still interested? :D

    Oh I don’t use internet lingo much myself but I’m not averse to stuff like ‘lol’ and ‘btw’ and ‘all your base are belong to us bitch!’. :D Ok that last one was not required, I just like saying it. People who say lolzzzz should be pumped full of lead.

    • Sharanya said, on June 3, 2010 at 8:07 am

      Still interested? Oh, absolutely :D I’m sure you’ve written more stuff, why don’t you post some of it here? Prose, poetry, etc?

      • Bharat Iyer said, on June 3, 2010 at 9:06 am

        Great. :D I have, but they’re all quite terrible. I’ve kinda stopped writing now anyway.

  5. wild iris said, on June 14, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Castle is awesome! I have a crush on Stana too =) And Fillion is funny, okay, especially his facial expressions, gawd. In some episodes, his comic timing makes me laugh for ages afterwards!
    Okay, long time I haven’t visited – will comment on other posts tomo, promish =)

    • Bharat Iyer said, on June 14, 2010 at 5:30 pm

      Castle is okay. Fillion is funny in this typical cop-drama-male-lead kind of way. Nothing original.

      No problem, take your time.

  6. Pranay said, on June 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    “I’d like to see a cop drama with two fat, bald middle aged detectives who have bad teeth and hate their job and don’t get paid enough. I’d watch that.”

    Watch ‘The Wire’. Almost exactly matches your request, and one of the best serials _ever_. BTW, waddup. I hear you’re switching to English, good on you, your blog is tolerable and you’d be lame at eco anyway.

    p.s. Sorry for intruding what seems to be a very public private conversation.
    p.p.s. Navin says he lusts for you.

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