Friday, March 18, 2011

Inappropriate Sequel Titles & Disney Alter Egos

The second in a weekly “7 Useless Facts about Karsten” column. The rotating final question will always be answered by a guest author.

First thought upon waking up this morning:
[Sniffs pillow case] I need to start using a laundry detergent with a manlier scent.

Best gchat conversation this month:
[Discussing rejected WILDEFIRE sequel titles]
Me: That sounds like a porno
Me: That sounds like a drug comedy
Me: The game show

The five songs on repeat in my playlist right now:
“When and If” by Ari Hest
“See the World” by Gomez
“The Letter” by Harry-Gregson Williams
“Pretty Girl Rock”* by Keri Hilson
“Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark

I would sell my hypothetical firstborn right now for a:
Wintergreen Chip Frappe from my hometown ice cream parlor.

The most embarrassing thing I’ve done in the last 24 hours:
Watching the entirety of last night’s Bachelor finale with my roommates.

The most embarrassing thing I’ve ever done in my life:
My voice cracked for the first in eighth grade…in front of a crowd of 400 people. I was in mock government, reading my bill on hybrid cars to a “legislature” of other high school students in a packed auditorium. My voice cracked during the word “automobile.” I laughed with the audience, then tried again. Voice cracked again. Same word. More laughter. Nightmares forever.

If Karsten were a Disney character, he would be
My answer:

Aladdin. Because I look good in parachute pants and I’m obsessed with my carpet.

Guest Author answer:

Hipster Alice
~Leah Clifford, Author of A TOUCH MORTAL

*Don’t judge.
**Hipster Alice courtesy of


  1. You are SO Aladdin.

    Seeing as how your "Single Ladies" video was such a hit, I propose that when WILDEFIRE becomes a bestseller, we're treated to a little "Good Vibrations". In a parachute pants.

    Just saying.

  2. LOL Wildshower totally sounds like a porno!!!! *dies laughing*

    Also, I second the Good Vibrations in parachute pants :)

  3. I am thirding the Good Vibrations parachute pants dance :)

    And wow, that does sound extremely embarrassing.

  4. And then Marky Mark became the guy in The Fighter.

    I wonder, Karsten from the Boston area - are you a Sports Guy reader ( If so, perhaps you can channel your "Bachelor" interests into a running diary or the like. You know, in your spare time.

    Title suggestion: WILDECARD

    You can have that one for free.

  5. Karsten's vlogs are truly "A Whole New World."

  6. lol, this whole post was great. and oh the scars we all bear from jr. high!

  7. This is such a great post :) I love your honesty and humor. Good luck with the titling :)

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  8. Good Vibrations parachute pants dance= OH YESYESYES!

    Hahaha you're Aladdin? don't you need a stealing monkey to be him? besides the pants and carpet obsession?
    all you have is a pet plant ):

  9. Thanks for your share! very impressive!


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