Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What Are... The Animals?

So, a friend came to me a little while ago and asked me to help him write a rip-off/parody of The Expendables.  Being a fan of crap like The Losers and The A-Team, I immediately agreed.

Fast forward to last weekend and, with a budget hovering right around $0.00... we made a short film.

It premieres tonight (October 24th) at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.

True story.  Crazy shit.

Left to right: Le Fox, Wolf, Armadillo, Porcupine, Silverback, Bear, Giraffe
Click on the image for full-size. And check out the Short Pajamas Facebook page for more information.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Rubbing It In: Edition... Argo

So, I saw Argo last night.

Fucking brilliant.  I cried.  Several times.  No one in the theater saw me, but anyone who really knows me will know why I cried.  Several times.  My closest friends can probably tell you when I cried.

It was that fucking good.

RUB-IN #1

After I saw The Town, I wrote a little blog piece called Affleck: The New Eastwood.  I'd been saying Affleck would be a good director for a while, even before I saw his Freshman masterpiece, Gone Baby Gone.  Few believed me.  Then again, no one ever believes me... not even after I'm proven right.

Go on... read my Affleck piece.

And if you one of those who doubted... suck it.

RUB-IN #2

This one isn't really a rub-in, but I made the mistake (?) of seeing Argo with someone who was involved with the film.  I love the guy to death, but I didn't care for his "DVD commentary."  I'm there to watch the fucking movie, after all...

But... it was kinda cool at the same time.  On top of that, two other friends of mine had not-insignificant roles in the film... one even being one of the film's plot-points.  Her performance was solid... and it was cool that I got to text her how good I thought she was as I left the movie.

I know I'm being an arrogant prick right now, but a lot of people have been against me since I set off on my new career... and I can't help the pride.

RUB-IN #3

Actually... I'm going to save this one for later.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Return of 10thDoM...

Hello, everyone...

So, more than a handful of people have expressed distress at the absence of The Tenth Daughter of Memory from their writing lives and, as callous as I may be, I've decided to attempt a relaunch of sorts.

However... things have changed.

The new system in mind provides longer periods of both submitting and voting, as well as limits the types of entries a specific Muse will accept.  The system, so far, looks wonderful on paper, but it is obvious to those me that said system will undoubtedly run into problems.

Which means what, exactly?

Which means that, starting in November, I will launch a 3-cycle "beta test" at The Tenth Daughter of Memory to try out the next system, with the hopes of having a full relaunch in time for the "4th Annual River of Mnemosyne."

The beta test will be all-volunteer and done in private, and, well, we need volunteers.

Anyone interested in either participating or administrating, please email me at 10thDoM@gmail.com.

Irreview, Book Review: The Nutshell Technique

I have, to date, read well over two dozen books on screenwriting and its related mediums (theatre, specifically).  While most - if not all -...