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Took a break from screenwriting…

…only to have screenwriting decide it didn’t want wanna wait for me. New job is a lot of projects at a lot more sustained pace than the old gig. Good, but I still haven’t completely gotten into my comfort zone so there’s still the sense of highwire sans net. Not having a paycheck until the end of the month is adding to that, especially when friends keep waving new iPhones and televisions and computers in my face.
So of course now is when but some sadistic ripple of the universe gives me a chance to maybe, (infinitesimal odds on that maybe, btw), possibly show someone a few pages. Perhaps even something I’ve actually written! Not that any of it’s fit for human consumption right now.

Writing, laundry, iron & reading before bed. Meetings Mon-Thur@ work this week. Talk Like a Pirate Day Friday 9/19. ECU vs. NCSU Saturday 9/20. Arrrrrgh.

With much activity, don't forget your towel.

Tomorrow, May 25 is Towel Day and I encourage anyone who stumbles over these words to pull out your favorite towel and carry it around with you where ever you go. Towels, you may or may not be aware of are the Universe’s most dynamic and useful tool! All good froods know exactly where their towel is all at times. I’m planning on buying a new, exceptional towel just for the event!

As it happens I’ll be going to Greenville for my long awaited Pirates of the Carribbean: At Worlds End viewing. Thus far I’ve managed to avoid any major plot spoilers, previews and promos. Which was a feat since I had the script on my computer for the better part of six months, and have had to be on my toes during primetime television. The last couple of days have been trying simply because spoilers leak out everywhere and the word is really getting out. I read a few little non specific blurbs from the reviews, and it seems that aside from the 8.6 the film is sporting over at imdb.com, reactions are pretty mixed. Not much different from Dead Man’s Chest, which I really liked for the extensive setups, something audiences seemed mixed about. If @WE is the same I expect I’ll love it passionately. I was actually planning on geeking out major for the opening, but time and work got the better of me and all I ended up to show was a scraggly head of hair which hasn’t been trimmed in 8 months and a real pirate sword that I won’t be allowed to take into the theater anyway. But in the interest of not rolling out of a Ren-faire style (and therefor completely abandoning my thin facade of sanity) it may be for the best.

TV- LOST’s finale culminated in a moment of John Locke badassery so I was happy, if not a little whiplashed. I’m still not scraping the numbers off my car window and throwing out my Dharma tees though.  NCIS is getting a little thin. HOUSE remains to be seen.

Other stuff: Script Frenzy will be starting soon and I think I’m building up a good amount of steam for it. Just need a title and over arching theme. The characters are bouncing around in my head, and the plots is niggling here and there- but I’m up for suggestions.  For anything really, food, music, reading. If you’ve got something cool turn me on to it already.

avast, yobs!

It be a national holiday and ye best be takin’ pride in all maritime marauders from Trinidad t’ Zanzibar!

Because I don't want to

I could write a review, but I don’t want to.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest opened with a three-day total of 132 Million dollars. Not a holiday weekend. Not something with 50 years of fandom behind it. The biggest opening of all time, for a sequel to what might be dismissed as an adaptation to some silly park ride.
And yet none of you really deserve it. Countless reviews and comments, derision for uninspired performances, outright hatred for complicated and supposedly confusing plot elements. Because no one has ever ended a movie in a cliffhanger before. No, no I say! If all you’re going to do is whine about dynamic and pensive characters in the midst of believable existential crisis and well executed thematic history lessons, if you’re going to berate the comedy, the fun and meaningful action sequences couple with gorgeous and mindbendingly difficult cinematography then you most certainly don’t deserve it. And I’m not going to try and convince you otherwise.
POTC: Dead Man’s Chest doesn’t need any buzz from me, and I highly doubt it will at any point. It’s on track to take it all, and I would be happy for Ted and Terry, Gore, Jerry and Johnny and everyone if it does. The quality and craft put into this series of films warrants it. And if you don’t get it, well then I’m sure there’s a Uwe Boll fillm you can watch somewhere.