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Is this thing on?

I hardly slept last night. And this morning, I feel like it.

Yesterday, I wrote 1,184 words on Chapter Three of Daughter of Hounds. Also, the first of the vignettes for Frogs Toes and Tentacles was finished, a siren, so it was, at least, a very prolific day. But the writing filled me with doubt. Even as I begin, finally, to see the whole of DoH, I wonder if I can pull it off this time. Trying to balance the two central characters — Emmie Silvey and Soldier — and two secondary characters — Deacon and Sadie. Not to mention the tertiary and more minor characters, and the difficulties of once again having to write a sequel than is not a sequel. I'm very, very tired.

The cold weather isn't helping. I just looked at a 10-day forcast, and my skin's still crawling. Like most cities, Atlanta is an ugly place in February.

Set me aflame and cast me free,
Away, you wretched world of tethers...


We must have our prayers, even those of us who pray to no one and nothing. Ena sn'ial, Hallelujah, Hosanna, Ahmet.

Here's a wicked little thing. "We have observed an object only 20 kilometres across, on the other side of our galaxy, releasing more energy in a 10th of a second than the Sun emits in 100,000 years." I think something was having bad dreams.

Last night, we rented Saw, which was both astoundingly dull and moronic beyond all my expectations. This is what happens when filmmakers borrow the best elements of good films, but, being hacks, have no idea how to assemble their patchwork creation. Really. This film was so dull, I was actually grateful when it's namesake tool was finally employed in the amputation we were supposed to have spent the entire film dreading. At least then I knew it was almost over. I think this one gets three seconds in the microwave before it goes back to the rental place. Afterwards, we tried playing Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders. Strike two. Someone should suffer for birthing a game this frelling bad. Finally, we gave up, went to bed, and read The Lorax (which has considerably more in the way of tension than Saw).

Okay. Blah, blah, blah. Time to make the doughnuts.

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forgottenbelief
Feb. 19th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC)
After reading the article, I'm surprised that both the scientists and the journalists resisted the urge to go.. "ooooh, pretty!" Because that was my first reaction and all. Which makes me think that if I'm anywhere near a nuclear bomb, I'll be all "ooooh, that's.... *ash*"

Don't mind me. I should be in bed.
t_whitfield
Feb. 19th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
I had Saw on my Netflix queue but removed it after reading your comments. That bad, huh?
humglum
Feb. 19th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)


It was terrible. You could probably find lots of nice stills online. Those would at least be interesting if taken out of the context of that badly written and poorly acted piece of poo. I know I was attracted by some of the stills I found early on.
But this is why we rent most scary movies, instead of seeing them in the theater.
ugh.
t_whitfield
Feb. 19th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Spooky! They have a way of making the commercials and ads look really good, but I trust your judgment more.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 19th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
That bad, huh?

Worse, maybe.
resonantserpent
Feb. 19th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)
Last night, we rented Saw, which was both astoundingly dull and moronic beyond all my expectations.

I agree that Saw is absolutely horrible. I can't believe how much it's been promoted.

Saw is bad, but Cradle of Fear is far, far worse. Don't even attempt to watch it. It's probably the worst excuse for a 'film' I've ever seen.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 19th, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC)
Saw is bad, but Cradle of Fear is far, far worse.

I haven't even heard of that one.
resonantserpent
Feb. 19th, 2005 11:22 pm (UTC)
Cradle of Fear was supposed to be an extremely gore-filled and disturbing horror film that was financed in part by Cradle of Filth and has Dani (the vocalist) as the main character. I read about ten good reviews before I sought it out, and it's the worst thing I've ever seen.

Be very glad you never paid for it.
activistgirl
Feb. 19th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
This is what happens when filmmakers borrow the best elements of good films, but, being hacks, have no idea how to assemble their patchwork creation.

Thanks for the warning, we were just abt. to rent it...
Makes me think of Constantine, which I only saw b/c it was a free sneak preview thing at ISU. It's a good movie, but not a good film. It had all the action and crap and I got to drool over Keanu for a couple hours but so much of it has been done. I know the whole Gabriel thingy is a classic story from the bible but I kept flashing back to Dogma (an excellent movie and film) that it seemed to borrow from heavily at that point.
loupgarouone
Feb. 20th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)
"Last night, we rented Saw, which was both astoundingly dull and moronic beyond all my expectations."

I fell asleep during the projection.
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