Got Elektra from Netflix yesterday. It was beautiful. Fantastic cinematography, amazing fight choreography, gorgeous imagery. Now if we’d only turned the volume off. This Eastern-influence thing on Hollywood is great and all, but why the hell are they also incorporating the fragmented, bizarre storytelling? Would it kill them to find a good writer? They can obviously afford top-notch fight directors and trainers! Sheesh. And where the hell was that movie set in? The architecture looked Japanese, except for the population, which was white . . . except for the yakuza assassins, of course. Glargh.
Fun, yes, but really crappy writing. Again.
So this isn’t a total gripe-fest post, fat skunk belly! Yes, Hobkin needs to go on a diet.
I’m really enjoying my experience as Tangent‘s Managing Editor, but right now my feelings about it can be summed up by:
It would be incredibly unprofessional to say anything more, so I won’t. But yeah.
Words: Two more passes on the folktale, did a lot of cutting, so much that I decided I needed another group of readers to eyeball it. I popped it up the Critters queue. Should go up next week.
Indeed. Look no further than Pixar to see that you can have an exciting, action-packed, special-effects-laden movie that also tells a freaking story. I wish the rest of Hollywood were teachable.
By the way, I’ve joined Club 100, and I’ve been sticking to the program pretty well.
“Look no further than Pixar to see that you can have an exciting, action-packed, special-effects-laden movie that also tells a freaking story. “
Exactly! I simply can’t believe that as soon as you insert real live actors into the mix you have to end up with story pap.
And yay for Club 100! I keep having lapses, but the stick/carrot effect makes it very worthwhile.
aw, fatty skunk belly!
spainy sleeps like that too.
Hee! But Spainy looks beautiful and elegant. Hobkin looks like a fuzzy cannonball with feet . . . and a tail.
ah … but now that i have a better camera, you shall see for REAL what she looks like! and it is, roughly, like a furry fire hydrant with a tail.
Mmmf! Spainy hydrant!! Squee.
At least she’s got proper legs. Hobkin’s are so short and stumpy, when he sleeps on them, he looks like an amorphous blob o’ brown fuzz.
He’s not fat– there’s just more to love! 😉
Hee! You’re Hobkin’s new bestest friend, I’m sure! He hates being on a diet!
Skunky cuteness! Oh dear oh dear!
Yay for skunk bellies!
And what’s wrong with a chunky Skunkie? 🙂
(other than the medical reasons of course!)
Awww, gee he’s cute. One of these days I’ll get to meet him and maybe get a cuddle. My kids think it’s funny you have a skunk. I’m just waiting for them to ask for one. By the way, I’ll keep an eye out on Critters for your story in the que. I really need to do some crits for them. It’s been a while. 🙂