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08 April 2009 @ 06:13 pm
it was a lie when they smiled and said "you won't feel a thing"  
Let's see what I did today, shall we?

Because I heart LJ cuts.

Went to class. Effed up my self-written monologue (though I was going first, after all, and only wrote the damn thing last night, after all, and a few of the people who went after me forgot their lines almost as much). Read another book of Paradise Lost; am now only five-ish books behind (shit). Read "The Colored Museum" by George C. Wolfe and enjoyed it (as it is for the lulz).

Drives me kind of crazy, though, that there's so much quasi-separatist rhetoric from some of the black playwrights (August Wilson being notable) that it starts to feel like white people can't laugh at black satire simply because it's written by blacks, for blacks, to tell them something in particular.

Which, come to think of it, probably explains the emo race-rant I wrote for Theo to deliver at some unspecified point in the future of my Script Frenzy. The emo race-rant in question results in an extrmely un-PC pun from Nick.

ilu Nick. XD

Script Frenzy in question is just about forty pages now. Holy hell. The problem at this point is the fact that... I'm guessing it'll be longer than a hundred pages, which means I'm not actually ahead, which means... potential problemas, chicas. O_o

I don't know if I actually mentioned anywhere (other than to chamyl ♥) that the basic plot is that they're expeditioning to Florida so that Nick can stalk surprise his online True Love.

Chaos ensues.

In any case, as we learned the other day, their first stop is Tahoe.

Hands up if you saw that coming.

Is it weird to sit around with the Google Map of California laid out as you write? And is it weird to go through the process of placing an online reservation for a KOA campsite to figure out how much it would cost?

NO, IT IS ART. *srs face* O_O

It amuses me that there is virtually nothing in Nevada. XD

Except, as I was telling jenwryn, crickets that grow to be an inch long.

Those things were nasty, friends. And they liked to hide in shoes.

And there's Vegas. If you haven't been to Vegas, I don't know what to say to you. Except that there are shiny lights, and it really is like the movies make it look. *____*

I should consult with my mother this weekend on how long it would take these boyses to drive from one place to another; she knows the California to New Mexico (via Bakersfield, Vegas, Flagstaff, etc.) route like the back of her driving hand.

It's weird that Yosemite and Death Valley are so close together.

And that you could totally go to Vegas for Spring Break if you lived in L.A.

Oh, snap, is that a Matt/Mello plot bunny I detect? D:

Also, I'm thinking Nick would want to see Roswell. Even though I'm pretty sure there ain't much there. XD

Maps are fun, wtf?

Back to work.

But not homework.

Never that.

My fingers smell like chocolate.

Also, early brigits_flame piece is early. I'm not sure why. Probably because the thought struck me, and then I was doing the Emo Thing all afternoon, and I decided to get one useful thing done while I was at it. XD



And for once, all that analyze-able stuff in it is intentional. O_o

And as the lights all went out
We watched our lives on the screen
I hate the ending, myself
But it started with an all right scene

- "Disenchanted" - My Chemical Romance -

Feeling: okayokay
On the Radio: you get three guesses
Miz J: House balloonmissusjackson on April 9th, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)
LOL, one does not simply ROCK into Lake Tahoe! But apparently they do, if their names are Nick and Theo.

I laughed myself halfway to death today--someone was driving a gold Chevy Tahoe with huge silver decals on the side and back that said "TAHOE," but on the back of the SUV, some ne'er-do-well had peeled off the "TA," thus leaving the ass of their vehicle reading "HOE."

Is it odd that your script made me remember this?

Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on April 10th, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
I think Nick and Theo should share a presidential ticket the second they're old enough to qualify. 8D

Hahaha, I love the creative things people do to other people's cars! XD I mean... vandalism is bad. >_>

Makes perfect sense to me. 8D
CHAMYL!: Kirachamyl on April 9th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, what is that pretty program you're writing your pretty pretty script with? *__*

My god, those two... I already love them XD

Vegas... I found it a bit lonely in the morning... There was like, no one around, it looked like I was in the middle of the desert... Which is actually where I was, but hadn't notice before XD

Your fingers what? ...Don't be asking for it >D
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on April 10th, 2009 07:11 am (UTC)
It is called Celtx, and it is awesomesauce, and you can download it from the link here if you want it for your very own. 8D Also, it's free. >3

They're insane; it's awesome. XD

Mornings in Vegas... not so fun, no! XD And God, yes, it's in the middle of NOWHERE! :P Nevada is basically just... dust. Dust and slot machines. :P

Eltea: Merlineltea on April 9th, 2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
Okay, the only appropriate response to that is with a little bit of help from Google Image Search. XD

Vitamin C: Charles - srsly ebiltierfal on April 10th, 2009 07:18 am (UTC)

I would say you can't imagine how much I laughed, but you probably can. XD

The only appropriate response to THAT is...


Also, also, also, in my Theater 25 section, the guy Alex who directed Comedia dell Arte asked all his questions about the next paper in a really thick Russian accent for no reason whatsoever, and we all almost died. And then I was like, "But in Soviet Russia, doesn't paper write you?", and like ten minutes later he turned to me and was like, "Oh, my God, I can't hear anything without thinking like, 'In Soviet Russia, play analyzes you,'" and I almost died again. :P
Eltea: Duckseltea on April 10th, 2009 07:34 am (UTC)

plz to be marrying me. XD

Ohai, baronanriel; yes, I do have nefarious plans to marry your girlfriend, what are you going to do about it? >D

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Vitamin C: Matsudatierfal on April 10th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)

He can go fuck himself as far as I'm concerned. I will be otherwise occupied...

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Marmmarmaladefever on April 9th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Hmm, my advice is to find an interstate and stick to it for awhile. lol They'd probably be on I-80 for awhile, I'm guessing, unless they go south to Vegas. Pity, if they were going the other direction, they'd have to stop so those people can check their car for out-of-state fruit.
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on April 10th, 2009 07:20 am (UTC)
They're going to Vegas, I think. Which is stupid of them, since neither is twenty-one, so they won't get much done. XD But yeah, interstates seem to be the way to go. 8D I'll probably be very vague and let the imaginary production crew figure that one out. :P
marissaabitofadork7 on April 9th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
I basically am in love with your script. All that I've read of it so far is like...amazing.

I'll have to read the rest of it. I definitely will. XD
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on April 10th, 2009 07:21 am (UTC)
Hee, glad to hear it! XD

I will definitely have to make it available. :D
marissaabitofadork7 on April 10th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
Yay! *claps excitedly* Please, please make it available! XD
Vitamin C: Misatierfal on April 11th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
It shall be done! :D
marissaabitofadork7 on April 11th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)

*chants, "SCRIPT, SCRIPT, SCRIPT!..."
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Vitamin C: Mello - Reasonabletierfal on April 10th, 2009 07:25 am (UTC)
You know me too weeeeelll. 8D

One of us should. Just because. Them. Fake IDs. Vegas. Honestly. :P

It is!! 8D And lol, all the confused websites left in our wakes! 8D
Rex: DN - matt + stfuicequeenrex on April 10th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
*hands up and grins and waves and trips and falls of a cliff into some lake*




I love those boys and I want to take them home. Or at least get them to take me on their Trip to Find Nick's True Love 8D Now that should be a whole lot of hilarious XD

And trust Theo to totally dig LotR 8D He should cosplay Boromir if that crazy crack-plot ever danced your way XD Or maybe Nick if he was bribed by Theo...

Okay, anyways.

My mum went to Lake Tahoe years ago if I'm not mistaken. She also went aaaaall the way to the other side of the country to see the five Great Lakes too. And...I saw Niagara Falls but no lakes XD I wants to see lakes. *pouts*

And it IS ART. I fully salute your hard work in digging up maps and making reservations and eating chocolate. I had a dream about chocolate and now I'm hungry...
Vitamin C: Improving Lifetierfal on April 10th, 2009 07:30 am (UTC)
*hauls you out and dries you off* XD

I think we should all get married in Utah, personally. o_o

Hahaha. They would probably get devoured by fangirls at a convention. :P Maybe Halloween! 8D

I'm impressed with the lake-jumping, good heavens. Those are HELLA far apart! :P

You can haz Lake Shasta! Which is further north. Because I don't have any pictures of Tahoe for some reason. XD

8D And... I'm always hungry. For chocolate, anyway. :P
Rex: DN - L + gimmeicequeenrex on April 10th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
Utah? As in Salt Lake City Utah? 8D I've always had a thing for the name of that city. XD It's so cool.

I like Halloween. I've never been able to celebrate it properly but yeah, they should dress up for Halloween. they can come by my place XD

When she studied in Toledo, she sort of had reason to visit at least Erie and the others just came along after that I guess. XD Why she went to Tahoe? Eh, I don't know...she's an interesting person...XD

And oooh that lake looks purdy and a little cold too :3 Eh...maybe no swimming in that one, eh? ^^;

Chocolate is a bear necessity. So says Baloo anyways XD
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on April 11th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
I can't remember if I've actually been to Salt Lake City... I've been to lots of places in Utah, but I think I actually missed that one. XD


Well, Tahoe's pretty cool. But I don't know if it's cool enough to cross the country for! XD

I think it's rather cooler up there, yeah. I think it was windy when we were stopping by. I think? XD Shasta-the-mountain usually has snow on it. XD

YES. And he is right. XD
Rex: DN - light + you just lost the gameicequeenrex on April 11th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)

I've always wanted to go :3

I like snow. I like cold places much more than hot, sticky, wet places. Or...I prefer the temperate summers in comparison to these humid tropical ones XD My family wonders if I'm actually an Eskimo in disguise!
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on April 11th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)

There is no question of this. >3

I like it, too, though I never get it at home! XD We're too temperate. XD And lol, I get cold really easily, but I hate being hot, so I mostly just lose at temperature. 8D
Rex: DN - matt + stfuicequeenrex on April 11th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)

Err...yeah the weather and I have a very frosty relationship. XD It's never how I want it to be. Except when I don't want it to be. XP
crazyboutremmycrazyboutremmy on April 10th, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
Oh my god, I would pay good money just to watch/read this, in ANY form. *bounces up and down* OMG this is going to be brilliant!

NURGH! Crickets! Insects! *shudders violently* Props to you for staying there and not killing yourself from the horror of it. xD
Vitamin Ctierfal on April 10th, 2009 07:35 am (UTC)
You will be able to read the whole thing for *FREE* when I finish it! XD I'm having a good time. :P

It was touch and go for a little while. XD But then we threw some in the fire we'd made, which was fun.

/sociopath XD
crazyboutremmycrazyboutremmy on April 10th, 2009 07:54 am (UTC)
:DDDDD I wait in anticipation!!

Vitamin Ctierfal on April 10th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
They shriveled; it was awesome. XD

*runs away from mental health professionals* XD
Emma Daiou: anime nearemmadaiou28 on April 10th, 2009 05:44 am (UTC)
The problem at this point is the fact that... I'm guessing it'll be longer than a hundred pages, which means I'm not actually ahead, which means... potential problemas, chicas.

Oh god, I know ALL ABOUT that kind of problema. *glares at way-more-massive-than-planned novel of doom*

I wouldn't worry too much about limiting to 100 pages, just, uh, try not to go over 120. One page = one minute of screentime, after all. And if it helps, they're typically organized where the major turning points / ends of arcs fall at the 30, 60, and 90 page marks.

[/random third-hand advice from Emma's boyfriend's screenwriting professor. XD]
Vitamin C: L - Bewilderedtierfal on April 10th, 2009 07:38 am (UTC)
lol, your novels wins thus far!XD

And yeah, the general consensus of what I've heard is about a minute per page. Hopefully I won't have to bank on the fact that super-snappy dialogue will probably go a little faster than that, though if it comes down to it, there's a lot that I could cut out. XD

The arc thing, though, is... doomed. :P Good advice, but DOOMED. The idea of me writing an outline is laughable by itself, and sticking to a structure... well. XD