|This port contains my musings on writing and life in general. And yes, it is one hundred percent real. I pull no punches, and I co-sign no one. Enjoy.|
|I know I haven't posted a new item since Christmas, but that's all about to change. I've actually been working pretty steadily on the neverending drama of Morgan and Katrina. The newest installment will be called "Ex-Factor" and should be up by Saturday(HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOIS!). It's my longest one yet, at over thirty pages long, so it's been well worth the wait.
A prequel to "Admission v.1" , will be called "Friendship" which will explain how Morgan and Katrina first met, but it's only halfway through.
Other works, such as a continuation of "Acting Principles - presently editing" , and other assorted pieces of fiction, are as usual, in the works.
Thanks for your patience, and let me know what you think in the form of a review or rating!
|I've got yet another short story in my port! "New Place" is about Morgan and Katrina, set three months after the events of "Saturday" .
I've never finished a so many short stories in such a small period of time, but I'm really getting into the habit of writing on a regular basis. Hopefully, I'll finally be able to get a lot more accomplished in the future.
Anyway, I really appreciate everyone's comments, and suggestions. I really wouldn't be posting anything on this site if no one was reading my stories.
|I wrote another one. And finished it.
Unfreaking believable isn't it? And you don't have to wait three months to read it! It's a direct sequel to "Admission v.1" . "Saturday" deals with the morning after. Did sleeping together ruin the friendship? Does Morgan have any other secrets? Read and find out!
|OMG! I can't believe it's been that long! Well, I have been a little busy. I've gone to Jamaica to see reletives, fallen in love, had my heart broken, broke a heart, and started half a dozen stories.
Notice I said started.
I know all you guys are mad. Am I ever going to finish my Coal series? What about Kindred? And will I ever finish The Doctor Is In?
Anyway, I have something radically different in my port. I think it'll surprise a lot of people, but it's written for someone very special in mind. I have to warn you: If you are homophobic, please do not read this! "Admission v.1"
Thank you to everyone who continues to pop into my port for a look see!
|I know I haven't updated this blog in months and months, but since I have a new computer, everything will be A-OK. I've been working on several side projects, which I have hidden in my portfolio, since people like to rate my incompletes for some reason.
I know everyone expects an end to the Coal serial I started(so many years ago), and I assure you, I have one in mind. My trouble is getting to the end. Kindred Part 8 already exists, but it is incomplete at this time, and I have a lot of work to do to finish it.
I thank everyone who still pops into my port for a look-see to see what I'm up to. I haven't stopped writing. I just haven't finished anything I've written so far. I can't promise I'll have anything up in a few days, but I'll see what I can do.
|It's hard to believe I've maintained an account on this site for so long! I just had my fifth account anniversary a month ago. Wow. My account is almost as old as Writing.Com itself. Hell, when I joined, it was Reading.Com. That's old school for ya. ;)
Anyway, Happy Birthday Writing.Com, and I hope you guys have several more years of...staying around? :P
|Hmmm...what does it mean when your own mother forgets how old you are?
A. She doesn't love you anymore(never has)
B. She gets no Christmas presents
C. All of the above
Yesterday, I actually had a heated debate with my mom about how old I was, with her emphatically saying I was a year older than I actually am. Of course, I won when I told her to do her goddamn math! XD
Anyway, I feel like shit and a total loser right now, so if anyone could send me a virtual hug, it would be much appreciated!
|OMG!!!! Christmas came early this year!
I'm glad someone is taking a stand and sending rich white people to jail. I mean seriously! If a poor person violated probation, would they have given them a whole month to get their shit together before locking them up? Anyone else would have started their sentence the day of sentencing.
But I can't complain too much. Paris is going to be locked up, and some time is better than nothing.
|If you know anything about Quentin Tarantino and Alex Rodriguez movies is that the director's try their best to make good movies. The casting is excellent, the locations are breathtaking whether it's inside a nightclub or in the desert, and the acting is exactly how they want it to be: over the top and subtle in all the right places.
Grindhouse is no exception. Tarantino and Rodriguez have put together a near perfect homage to the exploitation genre by creating Grindhouse double feature. They even included fake trailers for cheesy B-movies that don't exist just to give you the feeling that you are in some third rate cineplex watching a third rate double-feature. An extra special surprise is in each of the movies, but I'm not going to spoil it for you. Ah, the authenticity.
Grindhouse is two movies shown one after the other, starting with Planet Terror, Rodriquez's movie. To put it bluntly, this is a gore fest, a tribute to 70's movies like Dawn of the Dead. There is a crazy scientist who collects the balls of those who cross him, in sickening detail. There are strippers and lesbians. And guns. Lots and lots of guns. But to sum it all up like that is not giving Rodriquez his due. There are several subplots going on. The man who tries to kill his cheating wife with comedic results, the on again/off again relationship of a stripper and and her mysterious boyfriend, and two brothers fighting over the family BBQ recipe.
Rodriguez managed to take the usual zombie movie and give it a little bit more flavor. The overacting is hilarious, just what you'd expect from a B-movie(and Rose McGowen). Planet Terror is not a movie that's going to win an Oscar for it's acting. But that's exactly the point.
Death Proof is everything Planet Terror is not. which is a slow-paced thriller. This could be a good or bad thing depending on whether you like your action gory or suspenceful. I like both, but someone could easily dismiss either based on their own horror preference.
All the women(Rosario Dawson, Zoe Bell, Vanessa Ferlito,etc.) in Death Proof have a girl next door quality. You get the feeling that you've met them somewhere, or seen them in a bar, or at the checkout counter. They could even be your friends, the one you have explain everything to because she's clueless. The opinionated one. The tomboyish one. The star. These actresses play their parts to a T.
Don't get me started about the car chase scene. It's one of the best I've seen in years. Imagine having your best friend on the hood of your car while some psycho is trying to kill you! Take a minute. Yup, that's exactly the feeling Tarentino brings you in the car chase, and he doesnt let you go.
Well, that's what I thought of Grindhouse. Sure it's long, but it's two movies by two great directors for the price of one! When do they ever have double features as good as that?
Like that was a big surprise! I just hope now the media will stop covering this whole Anna Nicole thing. Even Dr. Phil has jumped on the Anna Nicole bandwagon, devoting at least two shows to ANS material. BTW, Anyone who thought Dr. Phil was a reputable psychologist who didn't have to sink to covering tabloid speculation has been proven wrong. He's media whore like everyone else out there. His ANS specials have nothing to do with psychology, and everything to do with taking the moral high ground and pointing the finger at everyone else.
Whew. Sorry I snuck ina rant on you guys. That's just something that I've been particularly pissed about.
Anyway, I hope good ol' Larry will take care of his little girl, and keep her as far away from cameras as he can.