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    She ... holds both hands out to me, palms up, so that I can see the criss-crossing pattern on each wrist. The scar tissue is white, a dead white, almost a match for the hue of her skin.


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The Fanboy Playlist Contest!

Update: It’s 2008, so the contests are over! The final winners for December 2007 will be announced soon. Feel free to keep leaving suggestions if you want!

Hey, gang! We’re celebrating the fact that The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl has been optioned for a movie!

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What music do you think works as a soundtrack for the movie? Well, we want to know! We want your Fanboy Playlist!

How do you enter? It couldn’t be easier — just use the comment box below list the songs you think are perfect for Fanboy! You can do this however you like — maybe give us songs that Fanboy would listen to, or songs that Kyra would like, or songs you listen to while you read the book… OR songs that you think should be in the movie!

And hey — if your comment doesn’t show up right away, be patient and give it a little bit of time. Sometimes comments get delayed, so don’t fear. If after a day, you don’t see your comment, go ahead and try again.

The prizes will be selected AT RANDOM at the end of each month from the comments posted between the first and last days of a month. Your e-mail address is the only way we have to get in touch with you, so PLEASE MAKE SURE IT’S CORRECT!

As a prize, the winner will receive ONE of the following…

backsack.jpg<---a rare Fanboy and Goth Girl backsack! the Australian edition of the book! --->Fanboy_aussie_lg.jpg
12433664.jpg<---the audiobook!

And hey, a quick note — this contest is just for FUN and in no way will affect the music in the final movie. By entering, you agree that your entry becomes the property of FanboyandGothGirl.com.

Good luck!

69 Responses to “The Fanboy Playlist Contest!”

  1. Anna says:

    Kyra: Evanessence, Slipknot, BillyTalent, Demon Hunter, KillswitchEngage, Lamb of god, Nirvana, and maybe underoath because she needs her happy times also, since all of this is mainly dark and depressing i guess she needs some good vibes at times.
    and Donnie… now that is harder to do because he doesn’t seem like the kind to listen to music, but since he likes older comics, then maybe he should have older music, like: led Zepplin, Iron maiden, Rob Zombie, older metallica songs (and not the newer ones)
    well atleast that’s my opinion,and maybe some happier things for kyra as well… like trapt, and three days grace when she wants to do something nice and all that.

  2. Kaye says:

    At the moment, all I can think is that The Killers would be fantastic for Donnie. Kyra strikes me as the kind of girl that would listen to 30 Seconds To Mars on occasion.

  3. Kaye says:

    At the moment, all I can think is that The Killers would be fantastic for Donnie. Kyra strikes me as the kind of girl that would listen to 30 Seconds To Mars on occasion.

  4. Amy says:

    Outkast, of course, would be one for Kyra, as it is mentioned in the book. I also agree with all those who have said The Killers would be PERFECT for Fanboy. That said, others would be…

    ~For Kyra~(1st off, I have to say definitely NOT Fall Out Boy or My Chemical Romance or any of that emo crap. She would not be caught dead listening to anything like that. But onto the list.) She seems to me like a girl who would enjoy some Mudvayne or Nirvana…maybe System of a Down. Cradle of Filth, too. I also see her enjoying some Amy Winehouse, some Lily Allen…and Enya, when she feels like mellowing out.

    ~Fanboy~ This is a bit harder…but somehow, he also hits me as a Maroon 5 fan along with The Killers. Hmm, what else…I kind of see him liking to chill with some classical like Beethoven on occasion. Eek, my mind is on a blank for him besides that…

  5. Zyklonia Dark says:

    I think Kyra would listen to My Dying Bride, The Smiths, The Cure,Bauhaus, Children of Bodom, Jack Off Jill, Switchblade Symphony, and Type O Negative

    FanBoy seems to be the type maybe into 80’s music, like “Send me an Angel” by Real Life, Echo and the Bunnymen, New Order, Soft Cell and maybe some classical when he is drawing.

  6. Zyklonia Dark says:

    I forgot, for both of them maybe some Depeche Mode, and for the kiss scene, definately the Real Life song “Send me an Angel”!!!!

  7. hotaru says:

    the opening credit’s should play Good Charlotte’s “The Clique”. it’s ideal because it’s lyrics (www.http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/The-Clique-lyrics-Good-Charlotte/C8B930DBA71600D248256D8A002F1B9A) scream Fb&GG.

  8. hotaru says:

    for Kyra? something along the lines of the Pink Spiders’ “Little Razorblade”
    (http://artists.letssingit.com/pink-spiders-lyrics-little-razorblade-1xj89rv) and “Teenage Graffiti” (http://artists.letssingit.com/pink-spiders-lyrics-teenage-graffiti-2bmz4p8)

  9. DJ Watts says:

    for kyra u need that emo/upsetting/screamo…i dont really knw that type so i cant help u on that one. (maybe beautiful people-marilyn manson)
    but for dina jurgens and the jocks i think u should put some tracks in there such as…
    long cool women in a black dress-the hollies,
    walk idiot walk-the hives,

    and for fanboy…
    these words-natasha bedingfield,
    the taste of ink-the used

    actually the best song for kyra is “temper temper”-envy on the coast

  10. DJ Watts says:

    for kyra u need that emo/upsetting/screamo…i dont really knw that type so i cant help u on that one. (maybe beautiful people-marilyn manson)
    but for dina jurgens and the jocks i think u should put some tracks in there such as…
    long cool women in a black dress-the hollies,
    walk idiot walk-the hives,

    and for fanboy…
    these words-natasha bedingfield,
    the taste of ink-the used

    actually the best song for kyra is “temper temper”-envy on the coast

  11. My name is Keifer says:

    o man! there are a LOT of waay cool people on this site!!! okay …music…definately Panic! at the DIsco.
    Fall Out Boy.
    My Chemical Romance.
    Blink 182.
    THE USED
    the almost
    30 sec. to Mars.
    the killers maybe?
    some good charlotte but… that’s really reaching.

  12. Myrah says:

    Movie Soundtrack? Well… the book was just such a classic high school story to me, so I’m going to be leaning towards some really school-focused songs.

    “Adam’s Song” by Blink-182
    “High School Never Ends” by Bowling for Soup
    “Timberwolves at New Jersey” by Taking Back Sunday
    “I am a Rock” by Simon & Garfunkel
    “Falling for the First Time” by Barenaked Ladies
    “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me” by Fall Out Boy
    “Boys and Girls” by Good Charlotte
    “She’s a Rebel” by Green Day
    “Chop Suey” by System of a Down
    “The Beer” by Kimya Dawson

  13. Lenard says:

    To all who think Kyra would listen to My Chemical Romance, bugger off. Do you think she would enjoy anything most people would like? And anyway, she’s not emo, she’s goth. Hence the name Gothgirl. As a note to the author- I seriously hope you don’t choose anything poppy. I loved this book far above I’ve read in a while, I just hope this movie isn’t going to be as screwed up as the Golden Compass…

    I think these songs are both songs that Gothgirl and Fanboy would love, but also one’s that represent them. Excellent novel, and good luck with the movie.

    Well, here it is-
    1. 25 or 6 to 4- Chicago
    2. El Manana- Gorillaz
    3. The She- The Breeders (This song is DEFINITELY Kyra)
    4. Western Biographic- Bound Stems
    5. Positive Tension- Bloc Party
    6. Closer- Nine Inch Nails (This could be a great song to play during the party scene)
    7. When the Levee Breaks- Led Zeppelin
    8. Bleed It Out- Linkin Park
    9. Empty- Metric

  14. Lenard says:

    And to the person up there who said Love My Way, that would be awesome.

  15. Lenard says:

    Eh… I keep looking at more good things…

    10. Ocean Breathes Salty- Modest Mouse
    11. Paint it Black- Rolling Stones

  16. Jessica says:

    1. crank dat soulja boy-soulja boy(for the party they go to)
    2. id do anything-simple plan(just random)
    hmm…

  17. Jessica says:

    1. crank dat soulja boy-soulja boy(for the party they go to)
    2. id do anything-simple plan(just random)
    hmm…

  18. hotaru says:

    -Puddle of Mudd–She Hates Me
    -Trapt–Stories
    -Paramore–Conspiracy
    -Avril Lavigne–Anything But Ordinary, One of Those Girls
    -Simple Plan–When I’m Gone
    -Good Charlotte–The Anthem

    i didn’t mean to pick such pop-ish songs, but the lyrics fit the story perfectly. don’t judge the songs because the artists are overplayed on pop stations; they aren’t all that bad.

  19. Could not agee with you more..

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