Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:42:01 -0800(image)
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:01:16 -0800“
March right up to it. Always write as if you’re about to fall on your face. Add fire. Bring the char. Toss in a weird ingredient. I wrote several meh books before I finally hit with Blackbirds — and when I hit with Blackbirds, it was because I had lost the capacity to care about fucking up. I felt I had already tried everything safe, everything expected. I’d already walked all the paths and followed every map and I still wasn’t writing anything of substance, so I chugged some whiskey, bit a belt, and went hard into that story because I felt like I had nothing to lose. I no longer cared if I failed. That allowed me to no longer be hesitant, to dismiss the fear of failure because I certainly wasn’t succeeding — hard-charging into that unseen fog was liberating, and it produced not only a successful book, but one whose series continues today.”
This is where I am right now. The thing I’m currently working on is way out past the ground where I feel comfortable and safe. And it’s fucking exhilarating.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:55:31 -0800“
None of us are normal. Black, white, brown, Jew, Gentile, Muslim, atheist, Satanist, gay, straight, bi, transgendered, whatever…the more you honestly assess all the varied allegiances, motivations and impulses that cause human beings to get up in the morning and face the world and each other, the more you know that none of us is close to normal.
Conjure even the known secrets of yourself, your family, your friends, your neighbors and realize how ridiculous the very idea of normal is. Hell, if you find anyone with political and social opinions that soothe, someone without racial or religious idiosyncrasy, without sexuality that veers froma strict heterogeneous application of the lights-off missionary position, someone with 2.1 kids and two-car garage and unrusted lawn furniture on the manicured patio of theisr split-level rancher, I will argue that nothing is more fucking abnormal than that. We are — all of us — at least two standard deviations from the mean. And if you think you are not, you are either lying to yourself or worse, it may be time to reflect on the grievous possibility of an unlived life.
Other writers and filmmakers and social voices have argued this very thing in their work. But pound for pound, I think you will be hard pressed to find a greater and more influential enemy of normal — and the lie that normal forces upon human lives — than John Waters.”
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:24:33 -0800(image)
it came around again.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:16:28 -0800(image)
“In patriarchal culture, all males learn a role that restricts and confines. When race and class enter the picture, along with patriarchy, then black males endure the worst impositions of gendered masculine patriarchal identity.” — bell hooks
“The film lays bare the corrupting and contaminating terrain of masculinity — its toxicities, its brutalities, its unrelenting banality… The depth and texture of [Chiron’s] life was stolen by the insistence of homophobia and the mask of an almost suffocating masculinity.” — LaLi Mohamed
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:36:12 -0800David Bowie ’90s Era: Guitarist Reeves Gabrels Looks Back « Radio.com:
Bowie and Nine Inch Nails, 1995 in Raleigh NC was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:40:55 -0800(image)
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:21:07 -0800A Traditional Rom-Com Takes The Most Untraditional Route To Release
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:50:18 -0800The rise of the shitgibbon – Strong Language
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:00:53 -0800“But perhaps the most topical thing about this promising drama is that Diane and Maia, two privileged white women who are forced to wake up by events they can hardly believe, are beginning to learn what Lucca and Barbara already know. No one is especially inclined to fight for them, and if they want to survive, they will have to save themselves.”
You’re not gonna want to miss this one.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:58:25 -0800What We Mean By "Interactive Story" - Sean Stewart:
Sean is the best thinker I’ve known about what it means to make a story interactive. Here, he unpacks why Choose-Your-Own-Adventures are unsatisfying stories.
And check out his new Sherlock Holmes story app, Ink Spotters.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:58:37 -0800A Hollywood Film Is Funding Fake News As Part Of Its Publicity Campaign:
If I had a nickel for every meeting I was in where some over-excited exec pitched a hoax as part of an ARG or marketing campaign, I’d have $78.45.
I really wish we had more transparency as to who creates these campaigns. Perhaps then we could create some form of institutional knowledge, so the same damn mistakes don’t get made again and again and again.
I still work on projects where “This Is Not A Game” is treated as an ironclad law, instead of an outdated, self-defeating design choice.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:07:29 -0800“Honestly, so many of the times that I meet a director once they come onboard or they show interest in a script it feels a lot like a hostage tradeoff on a bridge at midnight, where I show up and the director’s like, ‘That’s a nice kid. I’m gonna take him away now. You’re not gonna see him again, and maybe I’ll remember your name at the premiere.’ That’s typically how the relationship goes for me (laughs). The meeting’s they’d be half an hour and I’d end up getting the bill. But here I sat down for coffee with Denis and we talked for maybe 90 minutes about science and philosophy and politics and about the story, about Louise as a character, and then at the end of that he said, ‘This was lovely. Let’s do this again next week.’ And I was blown away. I didn’t know what to say because this is been a very new experience for me, how Denis has his relationship with his writers. We did this for about two months and then finally I heard officially that he’d signed on, and he called me directly a short time after and he said, ‘Okay Eric now we are married.’ (laughs). And that kind of tells you everything about how he works with his writer.”
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:50:47 -0800
This country hates artists. pic.twitter.com/5swZb91cLp— Mike Daisey (@mdaisey) February 12, 2017
Over the past few years, as I’ve worked on various projects, I’ve pitched @marykatewiles for more of them than I can recall. Today, I finally got to work with her again.
And you know what was the best part? The number of people who came up to me at the end of the day and said things like “She’s really great” and “Wow, she’s fantastic” and “What a pro!” And I was like SEE I TOLD YOU! I TOLD YOU ALL!
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:46:01 -0800(image)
@bryanfullers posted this on twitter and I legit burst out in tears