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Ryan North

Canadian,  Writer
Total Quotes : 26
Dumb Still About

A shot-down advance doesn't have to mean the end of a relationship, right? You can still be friends, as long as you're not dumb about it.

- Ryan North

Love Love Story Romeo

I've always found it funny when people call 'Romeo and Juliet' 'the greatest love story ever told' because - man - it does not work out well for those kids, you know? I'd like to think the greatest love story ever told would at least let them be together for more than a few hours.

- Ryan North

Work Good Work Actually

I do actually do good work! And it's hard! And I'm worth it!

- Ryan North

Squirrel Made Actually

I actually put Jubilee in 'Squirrel Girl.' I made it a priority.

- Ryan North

Possibilities I Think Idea

As a kid, I loved the idea of alternate possibilities, roads not taken, that sort of thing - and I think seeing the 'Adventure Time' universe rendered by the artists in those stories will scratch that same itch really well.

- Ryan North

Happen Stories Fights

'Adventure Time' tells stories where anything can happen, but what happens is. It stars Finn, a boy who fights evil, and Jake, a dog with stretchy powers. Both of them can talk.

- Ryan North

Doing New Things New

You can do so much crazy stuff with books that isn't necessarily being done. That's how culture stays alive - by doing new things with it.

- Ryan North

Point Of View Him Read

The nice thing with Shakespeare from a modern point of view is that a lot of stuff that was tragic for him can read as comic for us.

- Ryan North

Working Lot Online

Your worst enemy as a writer - especially one working online a lot of the time - is obscurity.

- Ryan North

Thought Student Lot

What I thought would be fun would be Squirrel Girl being this computer science student, working in STEM, because you don't see a lot of characters there, never mind female characters. Also, I studied computer science, so it's not too hard to write.

- Ryan North

Good Hobbies

It's good to have hobbies.

- Ryan North

Boss Game Very

My first book, 'To Be or Not To Be,' took 'Hamlet' and converted it to the choose-your-own-path format. It was a great fit for a book where you control what happens - a book as game - because the plot of 'Hamlet' is very game-like: get a mission from a ghost to kill the final boss, kill the final boss, and game over. You win.

- Ryan North

Hamlet Read Funny Thing

The funny thing with Ophelia is that I remembered her being this really cool, awesome female character when I read 'Hamlet' in high school, and when I went back and read it, no, she's not.

- Ryan North

Superhero Around Brooding

Squirrel Girl is basically a Silver Age character in the modern age, and that makes her a fish out of water in a lot of ways. She likes being a superhero. She likes fighting crime. She doesn't sit around brooding in the darkness of her Squirrel Hole trying to figure out new ways to make crime pay.

- Ryan North

About Punching Involve

The nice thing about Squirrel Girl is that she's smart, and she looks for situations that don't necessarily involve punching people all the time.

- Ryan North

Someone Lot Stories

You care a lot about these stories you're writing, and you hope that someone else will care, too.

- Ryan North

Reason I Think Some

I think the best villains are ones that you can look at and say, 'Yeah, he's obviously going about this the wrong way or going too far or whatever, but I can see where he's coming from.' Magneto's a great example of that, and the reason he and Charles Xavier can have such great conversations is that they can both make some good points.

- Ryan North

Explore Figure Fun Thing

The fun thing about writing a book with multiple paths and multiple endings is you really get to explore the characters and figure out their different fates.

- Ryan North

Doing Think Doubts

The idea of taking command of your life and doing something that you're not sure if you can do and you're not really sure if you should do it, I think is pretty timeless. We all face those doubts often, if not constantly.

- Ryan North

Want Going Adapting

If you're going to be adapting something across media, you should at least have the moves that people want you to hit and that you want to hit.

- Ryan North