Shit hits the fan when your neighbour nearly caused your house to burn down. It happened to a family member and there’s been fury in the air. The dog is too scared to go outside. Tempers are flared. There will be an assessment and later repair work. What a mess.
During this hiatus period, I was dealing with a fit of creativity when I deep dived into the world of the story I’m writing. It led me to give further respect to this world by buying myself a new mini Mac, the T-800 of the Mac catalogue. No longer am I shackled to the 2009 MacBook that took longer to process tasks than an old codger still working and yet to retire. Now I have the processing power of a Terminator, able to utilise simple things like the Internet and core programs like FinalDraft without fret, cleanly and efficiently. Cradled between my new speakers, this beast of a machine is now the brain of my creativity centre, my man-machine interface, my fun. God speed.
Sometimes, the best thing to do, and something I often neglect, is just talk out your problems with the person at the centre of it.
After finding $20 in an ATM at a video game bar, we decided to spend our free fun on Golden Axe. God that game is impossible. So we spent the rest on Metal Slug 2, great name, good fun.
Doom Patrol feels like it’s made on the cheap compared to other DC shows, but because it’s so weird, the story is pretty good. Interesting characters and mystery.
After reading the screenplay for It Follows again, I realised that the second half of that script is unpolished and a little painful. But the theme is good, the underlying metaphor about STDs, which is why it works so well even in its unpolished state. A rewrite would’ve helped though. Or making some sequels to explore the idea’s lore further.
The Flash ran into a black hole tonight and saved some guy’s mind from oblivion before running back out, all to the tune of Flash by Queen. Right on.
Open the cerebral gate, unlock all receptors, launch the von Neu probe, attack all systems, lock wild automatons, delete memory cache, locate and destroy the past, erase the present, herald the future.