Storytelling, Story-stealing

'Avatar' and the Death of Storytelling - Cinematical:how the frak can James Cameron have cooked this story up for a decade, waiting for technology to catch up with his vision, and not want the story to be killer? How can he not at least work that script into a form that can at least begin … Continue reading Storytelling, Story-stealing

Recent Cinema (that you’ve heard of)

With Eric on break and no other constraints on our time, we've been catching up on movies. Comparing my Flixster ratings with my journal entries, I'm way behind on journaling about movies too. I'll hit the highs and notable lows of recent-ish mainstream-ish releases. The stuff you probably haven't heard of I'll write about over … Continue reading Recent Cinema (that you’ve heard of)

Outage ’09

We suffered an internet service provider outage yesterday. An entire 24 hours without home service and too lazy to go anywhere for wireless. We watched a movie, shopped, and I sort of caught up on my reading. We watched The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Saturday night concluding an inadvertent Alan Moore double feature. The Tor … Continue reading Outage ’09

Fame, Movie Reviews, Exercise

Woman admits embezzling from Danielle Steel - Yahoo! News See, this is what happens when you become uber-successful. I don't intend on becoming a rich enough author to have employees. That should avoid the problem. ---###--- Recent movie watching: So, there's this movie called Deadgirl. It made the film festival rounds, has been released on … Continue reading Fame, Movie Reviews, Exercise

Reading Rainbow, Eternity, and Benjamin Button

'Reading Rainbow' Reaches Its Final Chapter : NPR:Grant says that PBS, CPB and the Department of Education put significant funding toward programming that would teach kids how to read — but that's not what Reading Rainbow was trying to do. "Reading Rainbow taught kids why to read," Grant says. "You know, the love of reading … Continue reading Reading Rainbow, Eternity, and Benjamin Button

The Glamour

Been finishing Divine Fire. Which means that all else sort of takes a back seat. The apartment becomes a mess and emails go unanswered. Even if the word counts aren't high, I experience a level of distraction. There are a few things niggling at me that I should take care of, but they would take … Continue reading The Glamour

Recent Cinema

Films watched lately that aren't The Hurt Locker: Ghost Town - Eric sat down to dinner and stated that I should pick a movie, he didn't care which, even if it was a chick flick. I replied that he shouldn't worry; I didn't think I had any chick flicks. And proceeded to put Ghost Town … Continue reading Recent Cinema