Just a quick note before I head for a massage: I've been busy rewriting my forth-coming book "White Heat: Introduction to the History of Cinema" and haven't had time to write anything here. Working on drafts is boring and it doesn't feel like real work. You don't get to produce anything new, which is what I think work is. Everything else seems redundant and could be left to other people to be finished.
There was a discussion on tie-ins at the Pulpetti group I moderate (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pulpetti). Check it out. It started out of two Dr. Who tie-ins that were published in the seventies in Finland even though the TV show has never ever been in Finnish television!
Check out also http://tosikko.blogspot.com It's in Finnish and it's a nice blog, very well written by a friend of mine.
"Check it out"? Hmm.. where have I heard that before? On Conan O'Brien?