For new-Whovians, you’re bound to be familiar with John Barrowman’s “pansexual” hunk from the 51st Century, Captain Jack Harkness.
Despite mixed feelings for the immortal Doctor Who/Torchwood character, I’ve found that the multi-talented actor (who happens to be gay and married) and his sister, Carole, have quite a gift for writing!
During this year’s Comic-Con, John co-hosted Attack of the Show‘s 4-hour long coverage at the annual event where he interviewed many a star, artist, etc., including the current cast of Doctor Who and Castle star, Nathan Fillion (seen below).
My point and how the two tie together? Simple.
It started on Twitter when @aots announced that John would be co-hosting the 4-hour coverage later that day. I made a mess in my pants (I dork out for Barrowman, don’t you bitches judge me), quickly quoted them and included a “WHAAAAAT?!?!?!” in my tweet. I honestly didn’t expect them to reply to me (insert oohs, ahhs and gasps here because I know y’all are totally impressed;
who wants to touch me?! below, left image).
I was feeling neat and enjoying the hell out of my day, despite having changed my manties twice. A couple of hours later, though, I get the best surprise of all and ruined (permanently, this time) a third pair of manties. @aots mentions me yet again, only this time they’ve announced they’d selected me and two others as freaking winners of an autographed copy of John and Carole’s book, Hollow Earth.
I lost my damn mind, I was texting Harvey like crazy and bouncing off my walls. I didn’t even know the Barrowmans (Barrowmen? Barrowmany? -mani?) were working on a book series. I gave AOTS my information and about a week later, my package arrived.
Let me tell you, I inhaled Hollow Earth! And, as I’m always one who enjoys a good spoiler, I’m afraid I don’t know how to be vague enough without giving the whole book’s plot away. Needless to say, I loved it!
Sure, the target audience is kids aged 8-12 but, really, isn’t the Harry Potter series the same in the beginning?
I took a day to read the whole thing and… wow! I can honestly say I can’t wait to see this being turned into a movie and can’t wait for more work from John and Carole! It certainly has its dark elements and it’s quite clear at the end of the book that it isn’t the end of the story. There’s more to explore and I can’t wait!
Pre-order your copy of Hollow Earth today! Seriously.
As for my love of John, it remains strong. And I realize this is probably the closest I’ll ever be to him (unless someone out there wants to give me an acting job where I can then force my way
into his pants onto a project he’s in) so he’s now up there with my love for Tom Hardy, which, if we all recall, burns with the white-hot intensity of a thousand burning suns.
Consider yourself stalked, John. I’m already all over those alleged photos of your huge wiener in a burger and the other where you MAY be posing nude.
(You didn’t think I wouldn’t perv this up just a little, did you?)