Archive for June, 2014

From the Jezebel articleShe’s supposed to be a writer too, but your belief in that won’t outlast Wilde scampering naked through hotel corridors once Neeson playfully locks her out of his room. With that tush, who’d need to be literate? Who’d want to?

Wait, people still use the word “tush” these days?? Not only does GQ make themselves out to be an ignorant company when it comes to sexism, they’ve also proven their ability to revert back to dated phrases that morons use daily who sit in their comfy chair in a tank top, with a remote control in one hand, and a beer in the other.

These are Tom Carson’s words, over at GQ, when reviewing the film “Third Person” which pits Wilde as an aspiring writer that gets stuck in a series of troublesome events involving three couples in Rome. I haven’t seen, nor had I heard of it until now.

Thankfully, Olivia Wilde responds in the best way possible…

olivia wilde kiss my smart ass

 

Arbitrary standards of beauty and intelligence can’t be one and the same, huh? It’s unbelievable how many times I’ve seen, and heard, women accused of being defined by their looks simply because they like to dress nice. What are your thoughts, dear readers? How should one be measured when it comes to looks and intelligence? Or should they be? Why do you think this arbitrary notion that beautiful people wouldn’t want, or even need, to pursue a life of excellence in literacy and/or academia?

Yeah, as I said many years ago and still profess to this day, I’m writing a story! It’s as nerdy as you’d think (knowing me) and I’ve been having a blast at brainstorming. But at some point you have to stop brain storming and actually execute.

And I did! I wrote four chapters (all drafts) and felt “meh” about them. I started over and wrote one chapter over the course of three months. (ugh) After many rewrites, revisions, re-do’s, revamps, and a WHOLE HEEP of “re’s,” I decided to revert (another “re”) back to my original plan of making my story a graphic novel. Which means I’ll be writing a script instead of a book.

I was able to write the draft of the first chapter in a day. A DAY!!! It was fantastic and I felt like I accomplished something. There’s still a lot of work to do, but instead of having to worry about exposition I only have to write dialogue. The heavy work will come when I actually have to draw out the individual panels.

I still plan on finding a co-writer to physically take the script and rework it into something people would want to come back and read more than once, but so far I’m feeling great about everything!

Sorry it’s taken two weeks to post anything. This summer has been filled with a lot of projects and reading and it consumes most of my day. Thank you, faithful readers, for continuing to stick with me during my fickleness.

In other exciting news, I picked up the latest Neil Gaiman masterpiece! To be read after I finish “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.”

reading the truth is a cave in the mountains

More to come as it develops…

Yup, nothing really needs to be said here. The statue speaks for itself…

ARTFX Wonder Woman Statue

EPIC RIGHT?!?!? Of course everyone who follows me knows I’m a sucker for the Amazon Princess. Which means every Wonder Woman statue and action figure are my coveting treasures, but without a doubt, THIS Wondy statue installment is my favorite of them all.

I’m not usually one for promoting the superhero toys, statues, and busts, but I couldn’t resist with this one. Head on over to the Kotobukiya website to read more about the wondrous and incredibly detailed work of art! They did the entire trinity as well, just FYI.