YOU GUYS! YOU GUYS!
I’m tossing away my ill-fitting mantle of Professional Editor Lady for a moment to let my inner fangirl come slithering out, and to say:
YOU GUYS! YOU GUYS! IT’S DELILAH DIRK DAY!
Yes, today is the publication day of my number one favorite fictional British-Greek adventure-lady with a flying boat and a low frustration tolerance!
“Just how much do you love Delilah Dirk, Calista?” I hear you ask.
COME BY NEW YORK COMIC CON THIS OCTOBER AND SEE ME IN MY PAINSTAKINGLY-ASSEMBLED
DELILAH DIRK COSPLAY
and that ought to answer that question.*
“Just why do you love her so, Calista?” I hear you ask.
Because she is SMART, and FUNNY, and KIND, and a CRAZY-GOOD FIGHTER but also PIG HEADED and A LITTLE BIT SCARY and has moments of really truly TERRIBLE JUDGMENT. And because she makes a friend, and making a friend isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Because Selim is the best, and Delilah sees that about him. Because they are two adult human beings who (mostly) act like it. Because they bring out the best in each other. Because they fight, and then make up. Because they don’t need each other, but they want each other’s company. BECAUSE I LOVE A GOOD FRIENDSHIP STORY OKAY.
Because bromance isn’t just for bros.
*Seriously, please come. It’s going to be amazing. Also, if you have any tips for how on earth I can get my hair to look like Delilah’s hair, I would super like to hear them.