Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Absurdity!

Do to the most ridiculous computer secruity porgram on the internet, I can no longer look at my own blog on the home computer. Looks like it's the laptop or where ever I can update until the new computer is purchased.

On a side note, here's a few side things.

Trippiest song of the last 20 years: Hurt by Nine Inch Nails (Johnny Cash COVERED this, everyone).

Greatest idea I have yet to do: Adapting Only Revolutions by Mark Z Danielwski into a stage play.

Worst idea I have thought of: Pope rap. (I can't write rap lyrics).

More later

Friday, April 30, 2010

NOOOOO

oh my god.

Please don't let me have writer's block for this blog.


Please.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lars von Trier

Today, everyone. I am going to talk about Lars Von Trier, the Danish filmmaker of such classics as Dogville and Dancer in the Dark. Now don't leave, this isn't some praise for him or really artistic movies, it's to inform you of how batshit insane this guy is.

Lars von Trier was born to parents that were commited communists and nudists, and spent most of his childhood in such palces. When he was an adult, his mother confessed to him that her husband was not Lars' father, and that she had slept with another man to make sure Lars was artistic. She died a few minutes later. Afterwards, LArs found out his biological father was a violinist in a long line of Roman Cathloic musicians. HE also learned that his 'father' hated his guts.

The following experiences turned Lars Von Trier into a man as ly as a fox, a master director, and possibly the scariest man currently living.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Survey questions.

my Friend JP (http://jpbeaty.blogspot.com/)passed me a survey which I have to do and then pass on. Here's mine:

1. What was the last thing you saw on Tv and was it good?

It was an episode of South Park. It was a good one.

2. What book are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Fight Club by Chuck Palhanuik. It is SO awesome.

3. Worst movie you've ever seen and why?

Anything starring Vin Diesel. He doesn't make good choices. If his biopic of Hannibal the Great works out, then maybe I'll change my mind.

4. What do you consider the best piece you've ever written?

The novel I'm currently working on. Everything seems to be working out with it.

5. Weirdest Thing you've ever seen.

A group of people dancing in costume in perfect synchronization. It was techno music.

6. Least favorite common phrase.

'That sucks'. HATE this phrase.

7. Have you read any comics recently if so which ones?

Unknown Solider, Sandman, and Air.

MY questions are for MAtthew (Criterioncollection.blogspot.com), and Jamie (criterionconfessions.blogspot.com)

1. What is the best book you've ever read?
2. What song covers do you like the best?
3. Your favorite band?
4. Who do you think is the most overrated writer of all time?
5. Do you think Joaquin Phoenix will return to acting?
6. Is there a glass at your computer?
7. What are you listening to?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Headphones

Here's a piece of a new project I'm working on, under the working title of Hurt

Theo Winslet, The Assassin

wake up in a shack.
I'm wide awake, and confused.
Where am I? I was in a city before I got knocked out.
This is not a city, in any way.
I get up, stretching,
Seeing my sword in a corner,
I snatch it up, strapping it to my right side.
Never know who I might meet out here.
I decide to search the shack. The place is empty. except for a long gun box.
I open it. What do you know, a rifle and pistol.
I take them, slinging the rifle on my back and holstering the pistol.
Departure time! Since there's no windows, except for a skylight, I have no idea what to expect.
Taking the plunge, I open the door and step outside.
Woah.
I'm in a canyon, big one too.
A desert is about 50 yards in the direction I'm facing.
I can't see anything else on the horizon.
Here I am, all alone, with only weapons and my clothes. I look down at the ground.
There's little hope.
Hey, what's this thing on my ankle?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Antichrist in the Criterion Collection?

So, rumors are abounding on the internet that Antichrist will be released on the Criterion Collection. All I can say is, woah. Did anyone see that movie? I didn't. I tried watching the trailer and it made me want to kill myself. Lars von Trier is a talented guy, but what on earth was he thinking making that movie? I wish I could UNSEE things from that movie. Let's hop it's true, as I can't wait to see what people think of it.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Writing: Novel

If I had to fill out a form that said 'occupation' I would put 'writer' down. I'm still a student (how is being a a student a job anyway?). I love to write and currently have some things that I've been working on. One of these is a novel, and I'm going to tell you right now that writing it is GODDAMN FRUSTRATING.

Know how many words are in the average novel: 55,000. I'm on 23,000. True, that's almost halfway (and I'm not even close to being done). It's fun, and I love what I'm doing, but how do people do it? How does Stephen King crank out a thousand pages a year? Does he type really fast?

As for what my novel is about, here's a summary:

Isaac Walls is a poker player at a casino called the Neon Tome. He spends his nights hustling hapless tourists and his days working on a sceenplay. He can't leave, being forced to work by the Nostrad family, a crime family that runs the Neon Tome. He leaves, and he'll wish he was never born.

Then, he meets a girl.

This mysterious girl (seemingly) knows about the Nostrad's hold on Isaac. and makes him a deal: IF she beats him at a game of poker, he has to leave the Neon Tome for the rest of the night.

HE agrees, and he loses.

The rest of the novel concerns what happens after-wards, over the night (and a part of the next day) that happens as a result of losing the bet. I like where I'm going, and I'll post some content later when it's more complete. As for the basic idea, tell me what you think.