Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
No news is good news?????
Evidently, that's the reasoning that my fellow Screenplay of the Month nominees and I have been forced to adopt since we have yet to receive coverage of our scripts from the infamous Shark. According to a thread that was started on TS's message board (no, not by moi) the Shark was swamped last month and we should expect to lose our pounds of flesh either at the end of this week or sometime in the first part of next week.
I'll keep y'all posted.
There's still no news to report. It's the END of the "next week" and we've heard nada, zip, bupkus from those cold blooded fish with teeth. Of course we won't hear anything over the weekend, the EXPO is going on and SS is a participant... so I guess you could say, they've got bigger fish to fry.
Monday, September 18, 2006
If it ain't one thing it's another...
As we all know, I got the "thanks for playing" letter from the Nicholl. And, as we all also know, I've been pretty absent from the internet due to working on this house... included in that neglect was not only my little blog here, but also my participation on Triggerstreet. So, imagine my surprise when my cell rang and it was Ian, from Triggerstreet, calling to tell me that my script is one of the 3 nominees for this month's (September's) Screenplay of the Month. He explained that I had some paper work to do and that I had to keep my mum about it until they had made the announcement about the SOM nominees. The paperwork was a release authorizing Scriptshark to do coverage of my script. (If you get nominated, then your script is submitted [free of charge to the writer] to Scriptshark for their standard coverage.) Evidently SS gives a numerical value to the scripts they read... I wouldn't know, I've never submitted to them... the script with the highest score is the Screenplay of the Month. Triggerstreet has nothing to do with judging the scripts, Scriptshark does it all. In the three years that Triggerstreet has been around Scriptshark has only deemed three scripts worthy of any marketing attempts. I've no idea if my work is ready for that (being that the version on TS is the second draft, see the story about the first draft here). It will be very interesting to see what they've got to say about it...
If you'd care to read the script, Regular Army is available on Triggerstreet. It's easy to find, look for the Screenplay section, click on the link for Screenplay of the Month and presto viola, it'll be there. After the shark bites me in the ass, their coverage will be available there too. Wish me luck, I'm off to find a steel cage...
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Happy Birthday, Dad!
Today is my Dad's 75th birthday. I would have called him but the crazy (and I mean insane) woman that he's married to hasn't let me talk to him in a couple of years. Whenever I call, he's ALWAYS "napping", "out for a walk" or "gone with your brother". EVERY TIME. Yeah, likely story, crazy lady. So, I guess that I'll just say Happy birthday to him here.
I love you, Dad. Happy Birthday!
Your little one.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Got a nice note today from Mr Beal, but that's it.
I'm a member of Triggerstreet and we're all dropping like flies. Top Ten scripts, Scripts of the Month, nominiees for Script of the month... shot down in flames.
Ah well, so it goes. It's all a crap shoot anyways.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Mad Max is truly mad...
When Mel Gibson first burst on the screen in Mad Max, he was a hot young guy who's beliefs were hidden from sight.
Seems that the man who made the movie that could do no wrong in the eyes of evangelical "Christian's" has shown himself to be a vulgar anti-Semitic bigot as well as an ignorant sexist (sugar tits????). For years, his father has railed against the Jewish people, sometimes claiming that the Holocaust was wildly exaggerated and that the Germans didn't exterminate Jews in the camps.
Don't believe me about his Dad? Here.
(I don't blame you, I wouldn't believe me either if I wasn't, well, you know, me...)
NOW, we have good old Mel making the same kinds of outrageous and bigoted statements... I'm sooo glad I never saw Mel's version of Christ's crucifixion. He co-wrote it, he directed it and he produced it... seems the Jewish communities' concerns about anti-Semitism weren't wrong.
Guess the apple really doesn't fall far from the tree... and that worms do go from one bad apple to another.
I jumped off the "Mel is great" bandwagon a while ago. See, not only is he a anti-Semite, he's a homphobe too. Don't believe me about that? Here's a quote from Wiki:
Some gay rights groups have accused Gibson of homophobia for a 1992 interview in the Spanish magazine El Pais. In the interview, when asked what he thought of gay people, he said, "They take it up the ass." Gibson then bent over and pointed to his buttocks, saying "This is only for taking a shit." When the interviewer recalled that Gibson previously had expressed fear that people would think he is gay because he's an actor, Gibson responded in saying "Do I sound like a homosexual? Do I talk like them? Do I move like them?" Gibson later defended his comments on Good Morning America, saying "I don't think there's an apology necessary, and I'm certainly not giving one. [Those remarks were a response] to a direct question. If someone wants my opinion, I'll give it. What, am I supposed to lie to them?"
Another thing I've noticed over the years is that he's had numerous drunk driving arrests. I don't care if you ARE an alcoholic, get a fucking cab! He's one of the wealthiest men in all of Hollywood, it ain't like he can't afford one. Hell, if you KNOW you're a lush, (He's made several statements to the press stating that he has a problem with alcohol) then why not have a limo on standby if a cab is too pedestrian for you? Again, it ain't like he can't afford it.
I have no sympathy for his current state. None. He's a religiously dogmatic, anti-Semitic homophobe who isn't smart enough to call a cab and I'm supposed to feel sorry for him?
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Feels like 103....
degrees that is...
It's CRAZY hot here in the Southeast and I'm about to roast to death working on this house...
Things that have already been done...
All of the demolition has been taken care of, the nasty carpet (that no one EVER vaccumed) has gone bye-bye, just like the kitchen cabinets and that horrid flooring have, along with the 1970's style (tacky ass) wrought iron columns the were "supporting" the carport.
The ugly black gloss paint on the trim of the house has been covered in a nice crisp white (a coat of Kilz and 3.. yes 3 coats of paint later), I have created columns for the carport, leveled the kitchen floor, installed slate (yes, SLATE) and put together all the kitchen cabinets for installation (tomorrow). We've bought stainless steel appliances (Craigslist... gotta love getting a whale of a deal on the stove and sink, faucet,refrig and dishwasher!), and I'm going to make a granite tiled counter top. So, by Monday, the entire kitchen will be done... Oh, and I got the coolest lighting... halogens on wires!
They look like this:
The cabinets look like this:
The slate looks like this: