Saturday, April 28, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
read the news article about the release
As a Mac using distance library student, I have developed a deep hatred for powerpoint which has kept me up late and left me being the asshole who turns in 110 Meg homework files. And, I also bitter towards Adobe for charging so much damn dough for Captivate, Breeze/Presenter, etc. I hope it's good. And, I can't wait to learn Flash.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Some writing advice by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. on the subject of short stories, from Bagombo Snuff Box:
1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
4. Every sentence must do one of two things -- reveal character or advance the action.
5. Start as close to the end as possible.
6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them -- in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.
Does anyone want to go see Dirty Dancing on the big screen with me on May 1st? It's in honor of the 20th anniversary of that spectacularly badly good flick that inspired countless young teens and tweens like myself to want to touch it, smoke, dance, and wear pedal pushers. Dirty Dancing made getting laid for the first time look so good. Even at 13, I was embarrassed that liked it as much as I did. It contrasted sharply with my new love of The Smiths, The Cure, other such bands and punk rock boys. I coveted that font for Tammytown- it's perfect.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
So, that's right- we're thinking on trying to self-distro the movie through filmbaby, lulu, and other online places. We could print the covers with the gocco- providing we can find some DVD cases in paper/cardboard or something nice like that. Where did those An Inconvenient Truth porducers find those cases? We're thinking of charging $14.99 for each copy of the movie, but providing it for free download to cast and crew. Does that sound good? Please, let me know your opinion on this- it would help.