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December 8th, 2008

We Know Major Tom's A Junkie

So, I just finished the sixth episode of the American version of Life On Mars.

I think I see where this is going - and please note that this is not a spoiler, because I don't really know and part of me hopes I'm wrong.

About 15 years ago I was hired by USA Today to write my first book review and the book was Doug Copleland's "Girlfriend In A Coma"

The book is a one trick pony in that is has one great idea - that if you were in a coma from the mid 1970s until the mid 1990s that you'd find that despite all our gadgets and stuff in modern times that the 1970s were better and more natural and real than today.

In Girlfriend In A Coma the girl decides to actually die rather than live in the post-modern world.

I'm not saying that's what is going to happen in Life On Mars, but I am saying that the plots are way similar.

What I do hope is that if they do this they really do it and don't drag it out for 10 seasons. Seriously dude if your show is as nihlist as I think it is just let it fucking happen.

Don't let your show simply be NYPD Blue with a dude who understands DNA.

Writer's Block: Untimely Passing

RIP John Lennon. The list of sudden and unexpected celebrity deaths is long—Princess Di, Heath Ledger, Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe, and many more. Which one affected you the most on an emotional level?


Augusto Pinochet

What Would They Want For 2?

Project Description:

Need 30 Gossip questions with accompanying pictures (google images is fine).

Gossip questions are things like:

1. Do you think your friend John has ever smoked weed?
2. Do you think your friend John is a homosexual?
etc.

Target age group is 15-25.

Accompanying pictures are important. For example, a picture of a marijuana plant would be appropriate for 1.

Stories

My shrink pointed out last week that when I'm talking about my feelings about Rome Girl or something related to emotions and Rome Girl I always use her given real name.

Yet, when I'm talking about something Rome Girl and I did or an event that involved Rome Girl I often, without realizing it, refer to her as "Rome Girl."

"That's when you are writing stories," she said. "Even when you aren't physically writing."

For example in our last session I commented "I really miss (given name)" but later on when I was talking about the disaster of trying to get Metallica tickets I said "And when I called up Rome Girl to talk about it it made her laugh."

Odd, huh?

Toys

You know what's more fun than stacking up 10 empty coke cans in the middle of your living room and waiting for the cat to knock them over?

Putting nine empty cigarette packs on top of Coke Tower and watching her attack the empty packets when they come flying down.

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