Generally speaking, I don't think anyone cares what I'm having for lunch.
So when I'm updating my status on Facebook (clicky-clicky over on the right if you want to be Internet pals), I crib film quotes on a regular basis. Usually they're taken from pop culture icons, obscure B-movies or geek movie touchstones. And normally at least one or two people know what the hell I'm talking about and play along.
Now that I've set the scene, I should tell you the movie I was talking about this time was The Neverending Story.
There was some brief back-and-forth online, and then it was picked up again yesterday at the comic book shop.
"Hey," my friend asked when I walked in, "was the princess' name really 'Moonchild'? Where'd you get that from?"
Yup, I said, that was actually her name; I couldn't remember when I'd figured that out, but it was one of those things rattling around in my melon, like AT-ATs and the Penny Plunderer.
But the seed was planted. Was that her name? Did Wikipedia and IMDb lie to me? They've been know to do it before, the dirty bastards. I've always thought it was Moonchild, but maybe I'd just told myself that for so long that I believed it. And really, "Moonchild?" Even coming from a kid it seems a little silly-pants.
So what do you think? Take a look at this clip and tell me — what the heck is Bastian screaming into the night?
And while we're at it — what kind of name is Bastian?!