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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

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

Work Good Work Actually

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

- Ryan North

Good Hobbies

It's good to have hobbies.

- Ryan North

Squirrel Made Actually

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

- 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

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

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

Someone Lot Stories

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

- Ryan North

Still Idea Everyone Else

You can have an idea that everyone else thinks is dumb, and it's still a good idea.

- 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

Here Brothers Out

The first mp3 I downloaded, which I guess was illegal, was a symphonic rendering of the Super Mario Brothers 1-1 theme song. It was great. I was like, 'This is blowing MIDI files out of the water. This is the future, right here.'

- 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

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