I would have sucked as a heroine in Regency England. I read all these books about these women who manage to keep such a cool facade in public, no matter what they were truly feeling, and think “yeah, no.” Because my emotions are always broadcast loud and clear. Like when I’m happy? I do a pretty good Tigger imitation. Probably why I write contemporary romantic comedies and not historical romance. Being the emotional, girlfriend venting, chocolate loving chick that I am.
That said, I’ve decided that it’s time I stop being so emotionally transparent and inject a little cool into my life. After much debate, I’ve decided to take Severus Snape as my model.
Let us examine how good Professor Snape conducts himself through a variety of emotions, shall we?
Snape – approving:
Snape: pissed off
See what I mean? The dude is the master of cool. With a single chin lift he can imbue more disdain than a snobby hipster in a trucker bar.
So I decided to go to a mirror and practice his brand of detached conveyace. The result?
Except, I’d never be caught dead in that necklace.
So I put it to you. Stay blatantly emotional or emulate bad botox botch? What’s a girl to do?
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