"Whatever of guilt, crime, imposture, folly, unheard-of misfortunes, and unlooked-for change of fortune, can be found to chequer life, my Last Speech of the Tolbooth should illustrate with examples sufficient to gorge even the public's all-devouring appetite for the wonderful and horrible. The inventor of fictitious narratives has to rack his brains for means to diversify his tale, and after all can hardly hit upon characters or incidents which have not been used again and again, until they are familiar to the eye of the reader, so that the development, enlévement, the desperate wound of which the hero never dies, the burning fever from which the heroine is sure to recover, become a mere matter of course. I join with my honest friend Crabbe, and have an unlucky propensity to hope, when hope is lost, and to rely upon the cork-jacket, which carries the heroes of romance safe through all the billows of affliction.''
hee! *loves* i suspect i have found my aeroplane book for wednesday...
meanwhile i am imagining a fic challenge in which people write really inappropriate fandoms in the style of SWS.
2. *peruses meresy's flashpoint 1x01 caps* *again*
this sequence may never stop making me make small, undignified noises that probably translate as !!alpha!!male!!tactical!!nrghh!!
ed is WALKING with a VERY SERIOUS AND MANLY FACE. in his UNIFORM OF HOTNESS. and then he LIES DOWN SO WE CAN SEE HIS ASS. er, just in case anyone had trouble following.
tardington take note: NOT PORTLY!
3. still very behind, and only just read this bruce mcd interview scriggle posted.
You mentioned the love story between Joe Dick and Billy Tallent as one of the things that really makes the movie work, and we were actually joking earlier about how you single-handedly managed to foreshadow the sort of Judd Apatow bromantic comedy boom. What was it like bringing that to the forefront? It’s a punk rock movie, but it’s the relationship that keeps you.
Pulling that out was really the result of those two guys hitting it off personally. It sort of intensified and coloured everything in the script. If they hadn’t had that chemistry it would have been alright but I think that’s what people get about it. Romances are very powerful things. Traditionally, Canadian independent films have been more about alienation, broken down farms and just fucking bummer trips. You know, “fucked, this is just fucked, I’m all by myself and I woke up by myself…” so just this idea of connecting with another person in an intense way is really kind of inspiring and life affirming. The end result for poor Joe is just a very romantic way out too. Let’s just go big.
my tin hat is getting pretty shiny. is all i'm saying.
4. i swear i will finish one of the multiple crappy WIPs i have on the go right now soon. someone tell me to put my back into it or something? threaten beatings? thank you! most helpful!
5. eta: must read & print con comm stuff tomorrow. note to self: do not forget, you will have no time monday and tuesday!