"I know what that's like. I have one screen-play that because stuff kept happening I think I had to re-write the outline four times just for the first draft. It really takes the passion out of it and makes it feel like office work."
"I lost basically a years worth of writing when I had a computer die a couple years ago. The hard drive was fried, there was nothing I could do. I think I might have actually cried.
That's not even going into the countless notebooks…"
"I have feelings like this all the time about my own writing ability. I think it's common. But I would say don't worry about things like talent. If you concentrate on that and declare yourself untalented than there's nothing you can do…"
Music/movie nut, Doctor Who, Musical theater type...Maybe.
I write, poems, short stories but my focus or passion is screenplays and plays. Right now I'm outlining a musical actually.
When I'm not writing I watch old tv shows, lectures, youtube junk and listen to music ranging from old blues like Skip James or Tommy Johnson to the Beatles to Pink to Saul Williams. Even some Jazz or classical every once in a while. But the past year I've really been getting into show tunes or musical soundtracks and movie scores.
As a person if I were to assess myself (which is always strange since it requires applying labels which at least I know I've been told never to apply to ones self) but still I guess I would say I'm generally a nice person but I tend to be the depressive type and whether it's just pointing out the obvious or something deeper, I'm kind of the wrong person to try to cheer anyone up. I'm horrible at even trying for myself.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Books (Well authors/poets): George Orwell, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, Malcolm Gladwell, Naomi Klein, Christopher Hitchens, Charles Bukowski, Hunter S Thompson, Pablo Neruda, Langston Hughes.
Movies (Writers or directors); Kevin Smith, John Waters, Spike Lee, John Cameron Mitchell, Quentin Tarantino, Alan Ball, Jean-Luc Goddard, George A Romero, Righard Linklater.
Music: I went into this a bit in the about me so I think I'll skip it.
*Musicals (this is ever expanding and these are just my favorites today): Rent, Hair, Next to Normal, Spring Awakening, Company, Wicked, Sound Of Music, We Will Rock You, Last Five Years, Tick Tick Boom, Into the Woods.
TV Shows (This is ever and not just of what's still on now): Doctor Who (Classic and New Who), Six feet under, Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies, Veronica Mars, True Blood, Torchwood, Coupling, Dexter, Community, Smash, Queer as Folk, Misfits, Supernatural, Sherlock.
That's all the junk I can think of right now. But not that it matters but my favorite colors are green, purple and blue and green and purple switch as top favorite often. And I really must be bored because no one is going to read this anyway.
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
Water, but more for cooling purposes than recreational waterboarding.
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
George Carlin if it could be with a dead person because then it would be out of sarcasm and I'd totally be up for that. But if they had to be living John Barrowman because I think his campness might bring that out in me and I might want to actually dance one with him.
Yeah that is pretty much how I am feeling. Like I enjoy re-writing my outline when it helps me make the story more clear and concise but doing it because pages are lost or ruined is just tedious and annoying.
Aww thank you. This means a lot to me. I am fine I guess. I am actually in the process of replacing all of my summaries, outlines, character details, setttings and everything else I kept in that binder now. Tedious work but it hase to be done.