Watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp remake.
Pros: Tim Burton always makes beautiful movies. He has a definite style that is otherworldly and lush, no matter what the subject matter. Johnny Depp plays a very funny psychotic candy maker and has some really excellent lines. The parts of the movie where they stayed relatively faithful to the first movie were well done and amusing
Cons: The end. They added moralizing and a truly unnecessary theme to the second half–both tedious and out of character for the movie. As a result, the whole thing fails.
Some distressing Tangent events have come up. Nothing earth shattering, but several things all at the same time which altogether leave me feeling bummed and disheartened. I find myself doing the procrastination dance, which is my usual reaction to events that make me unhappy. But I suppose letting my editorial duties slide for a day or two won’t hurt anything. Besides, I’m writing!
Actually, I’ve let all of my correspondences slide these last couple days. So if you’re expecting an email from me and haven’t heard back, that’s why. I shall be playing catch-up after I finish this story.
New Words: 3000 on the as-of-yet-untitled Beauty and the Beast tale.
Doubtless there will need to be some intensive cutting as I haven’t gone back and done much in the way of editing. The story plays in my head, the words come, and I release them onto the screen. Happy writer. Not necessarily good writer, but happy.