One thing that takes up too much real estate in my mind is the time Anne Rice had beef with the founder of Popeyes Chicken, so she took out a full page in the newspaper to give one of his restaurants a scathing review from the point of view of the vampire Lestat.
@erinbee Bram Stoker: How do my heroes defeat this ancient, elemental evil of the night?
also Bram Stoker: Wait, didn't I establish that one of my heroes is from Texas?
Bram Stoker: (nods sagely) Sir, you make an excellent point.
@erinbee perfectly normal day in nola.
wasn't it because copeland wanted to build a restaurant on the site where rice said lestat had been born?
@SapphicGiraffic Yeah, he put up a restaurant with flashy neon lights on the lot where Lestat died/disappeared at the end of a novel and Rice hated that it didn't fit the heritage vibe of the neighbourhood.
@aphyr He put up a restaurant on a lot she had written into one of her novels and she hated how gaudy it was so she made a big deal about how the area had literary significance. So he took out an ad in the paper inviting her to come in and look for Lestat, and had the waiters dress as vampires. And she rebutted with a review from Lestat about how the hideous decor jolted him from his state of unbeing. I wish I could find the whole thing online.
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