Friday, January 18, 2013

No Post For Me Today

I HAVE BEEN INTENDING to post twice a week for the most part. But I was still enjoying the afterglow of my post from Wednesday when I realized that I have nothing else planned for the week.

So, anyone see that io9 post the other day about those short films being turned into Hollywood flicks?

Check it out by clicking this.

ALSO, ANDREW LEON is running a short story contest with a real prize... read all about it ---> HERE.

I WON a gift card at PT Dilloway's weekly trivia challenge... wait, maybe it's a monthly challenge. Regardless, I won! I'm pretty excited about spending my money. It's burning a hole in my (virtual) pocket.

GEEZ, what else? Oh, I did start writing again, it was my first time back writing in a few months. Honestly, it was awkward and not very compelling prose, and it took me a long time to write a few hundred words, but I think of it like going to the gym after a long layoff - it takes a few sessions to get back into the swing of things.

How a dialog between two people discussing a criminal can turn into a conversation about how much rotting fish stink so quickly is beyond me. That I wrote that scene is even more bizarre... that one is going into the trash bin.

AND FINALLY, for the love of all that is good in the world, if you haven't been hearing about the plight of Notre Dame linebacker, all-american, and Heisman runner-up and his totally made up dead girlfriend that was used to inspire his team all the way to the national championship game, then please take a moment and read all about it. Because, damn.

AND THERE IT IS, a post that's just like an episode of Seinfeld, except not funny, it's about nothing.


Brinda said...

Sometimes the posts the lack direction and topic are the best! This football guy made up a story like that? Real life is stranger than fiction some days. Truly.

I also had a movie short clip today. *insert Twilight zone music*

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you are writing again! Even if it's about stinking fish. It will get better.
That Notre Dame story is the WEIRDEST thing I have ever heard. When I read about it yesterday, I had to read the article twice. Did he make it up? Did someone pull a prank on him? Either way, it doesn't look good.

Trisha said...

How awkward for me - I work at Notre Dame! The Australian one (we have no affiliation with any other), but still... lol. I gotta share this one with colleagues.

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

Well Seinfeld was the most popular show in its day so you might be on to something here.

And it's a monthly trivia challenge. Second Wednesday of every month--except this month where I started late because of the holiday.

Tonja said...

That's great you're writing again. It's definitely just like going to the gym except without all the sweat.

Andrew Leon said...

I saw a different post yesterday about some movies that have already been made that started out as short films.

That whole stinking fish thing makes me want to go watch anything by Kevin Smith.

Tony Laplume said...

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow started as a demo short. I enjoyed that.

The Golden Eagle said...

Glad to hear you're writing again!

Congratulations on winning the challenge.

I was just reading about the whole fake girlfriend thing earlier today. Good grief . . .

M Pax said...

I'm glad you're writing. Yay on winning stuff. Have a great weekend.

Donna Hole said...

A good post - for not being a post :)


Jo said...

Sounds like the old saying "Fish and relations stink in 2 days". Keep up the writing, it will get better.