The relationship between sounds

I put some text into a cut up generator and this spat out:

This explanatory mood relationship has more cells not beginnings. It was people not Sound to evolve and appreciate music definitely and basically knew to being technology vibrations. It shows relations to cells in a more surprise way but forums can’t do vibrations, word people thought. Art and maturity also became sound and affect the state the society universe is feeling looking reflecting, but at your technological time, The music sounds music and what techno music is is vibrations looking to cultivate creation to form mental art that affects.

Themes in films

When deciding on a theme for your screenplay, make sure it indicates the type of character journey your protagonist will have as they move towards story conclusion. For instance, the theme for a film about a shy teenager chasing their dream to become a glam-rock god could be “You must be willing to be loud to overcome your shyness.”

Theme is expressed through the protagonist’s character arc as they move from being a flawed individual to realising their shortcomings to becoming a better person. How this plays out across five acts:

Act 1: The protagonist is unaware of the theme and unknowingly resists it. 
Act 2: They have experiences that helps them to understand the theme, and their resistance lessens. 
Act 3: Through conflict, vital knowledge is revealed to them that enters them into the theme. 
Act 4: They must finally come to grips with what’s inside to accept their new self.
Act 5: They finally realise the truth behind the theme’s message and fully embrace it. 

So, on this theme, “You must be willing to be loud to overcome your shyness,” the protagonist might start with the point of view that being loud is just another way to make a fool of yourself. Such a view indicates a past trauma and what the protagonist must overcome mentally and physically as the story progresses forward.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep in 2049?

After reading the Blade Runner book and watching the Blade Runner 2049 movie, I realised how much better the movie would have been if they took all the parts that weren’t used in the original movie and used them for the sequel movie. Things like the faux-police headquarters where all the cops are androids who think they’re human. The human blade runner working for the android police who starts to think he’s an android. The meaning of owning a synthetic pet in a dying world. And more, but those three points are a good start to improve the plot of the BR sequel. What may have been.

Fresh Air

Sometimes you just need to take a break from writing to reset the creative juices – especially in isolation. If you’re stuck inside most of the time and forgo any time to get some sun or fresh air, not walks to the local supermarket but actual time with yourself and nature, then the doors to the inner mind begin to close up.

You can spend your time on another creative endeavour, like making music, working on puzzles or drawing let’s say, but all it does is shift your focus for a while not reset yourself, which you need to do at least once a day. Most of us know this but hardly bother with it because what’s out there is what we’re isolating from. It’s a small fear mixed with the knowledge and feeling that everyone else is locked up indoors so why should we be any different that keeps us inside. But we don’t have to stay inside, the outside world is where the fresh air is.

The State of Affairs in the Cult of Pop

The world is recovering from COVID-19 but there are still parts of it going to hell in a hand basket. The bat virus has been utterly pervasive, spreading faster than butter on hot toast, but it has also overshadowed the ongoing psychological virus that’s been permeating the noosphere (for lack of a better term) for the past four or five years.

This psycho-virus, which is too big to be named, devours rationality with the command to make you acknowledge a worldview delineated by safety politics as the only view permitted in existence. Thus it ultimately leads victims to see their worldview as the only one that matters and is permitted – alienating the views of anyone else and ones found in stories.

The latest rampant flare up of this strain of secular totalitarianism is found in the backlash to the story leaks of the video game The Last of Us II from game developer Naughty Dog. Regardless of what these leaks are to fans, what has happened here shows symptoms of this psycho-virus on both sides of the matter, the side of the fans and the side of the developer.

From what has been reported, the developer seems likely to have been persuaded by a worldview outside its norm and which it then injected into the story of its upcoming video game. In some respects, these plot directions that were revealed reflect the natural current of the story from the last game. But in other respects seem to be plot directions that feel shoe horned into a world that never started with such a worldview. This is from the fans’ point of view, based on their reaction to the story’s leaks online.

On the other hand, the fans affected by the leaked plot points have turned to shunning and roasting the game and its developers before having the chance to experience the game and its story, thus placing their own worldview before the worldview presented in the fictional story of the game.

And that’s the ultimate symptom of this unending psychological virus, people afflicted by it will put their own worldview before the view presented in a story, fictional or otherwise. They will want a story to submit to their worldview regardless of any other, not actually giving the story the chance to be heard, viewed, played, experienced in its entirety before judging it on its own merits.

I feel sorry for both sides here. This virus stems from idiocy. Idiocy is an extreme form of narrow mindedness that exists in the shadows of the mind – if the mind’s shadow covers a large part of the cranium, then you are in the dark on most things, but if the cranium is filled with light, wisdom, insight, whatever you want to call it, then you’re in a good place. These people are not, and I as a casual gamer have been intrigued by the opera of it all unfolding on Youtube.

In this lockdown, your decisions should revolve around wanting to up skill – take to writing more or learning to play piano and a drum machine, like I have. Hell, spend more time catching up on good shows, like Cannon Busters on Netflix, rather than the terrible ones, like, well, take your pick.

Don’t waste yourself and devalue your spirit with the nonsense that follows in the wake of the only real viral danger to us all, the psycho-virus that is too big to be named. Stay safe, stay frosty.