Archive for July 22, 2008
…keeps the AC in, dontcha know.
In honor of the release of The X-Files movie, self-bondage accidental deaths. Paging Fox Mulder…
The indecency fine against CBS for the Janet Jackson nip slip has been thrown out.
And finally, a blog beg: Anybody know why I can’t send outgoing verizon.net mail on my Optimum cable line? It’s really ticking me off.
Usually I say, "It’s so refreshing to meet a woman who’s a nice normal height."
Over at the day job on ComicMix, Dennis O’Neil dispenses the best writing advice you might get today:
Stan’s first sentence – “Write about things you know” – may be familiar to those of you who’ve taken formal creative writing courses. I heard it, years ago, and I always thought it didn’t apply to what I did for a living. I mean, I have to confess that I’ve never, ever waited on a foggy rooftop for a grotesquely deformed madman to approach me with murderous intent. Not even once. But if I’ve never written that particular scene, I’ve written plenty like it.
Yet, the write-what-you-know shibboleth is applicable, in a limited way and maybe at one remove, to the production of the fantasy melodrama us superheroists traffick in. The trick might be to write your own fantasies. If you dream of godlike powers, maybe Superman is your fellah. If you dream of mastering technology, check out Iron Man. If the Atom is your favorite…well, you might have self-esteem issues.
Go forth and find what you know and what you want to write about. Or put another way: tell the story you want to know.
Sheesh. Back from Italy, off to Chicago for Wizard World last week. Back from that, over to friends for the 4th. This weekend, off to Shore Leave as a guest and to leave a pint of blood behind. Then two weeks after that, off to San Diego Comic Con. Then two weeks after that, off to Connecticut for a wedding. And doing lots of stuff now so I can get myself up to Westchester tomorrow.
When I get a few minutes, I’ll post all these open window links, in the meantime, talk among yourselves.