Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Great Looper Controversy!

I think I mentioned Looper as one of my favorite movies of 2012 on more than one occasion. It was a smart, dramatic, and managed to not back away from having likable, understandable leads do horrible things, and still make us understand them. No easy task in a time-travel movie.

Well, in his recent post, Andrew Leon dared to give my beloved movie a mixed review! Actually, that wasn't my problem with his post. He had a take on some of the events of the movie that I disagreed with. Very subjective stuff. I thought it might be fun to continue to discuss here, where I can do also let my comment to his blog also serve as a post on it's own.

Be warned, spoilers follow... and this may get a bit long, and bogged down with minutia, I won't be mad if you just go about your business and ignore. This really is just me trying to come to grips with Andrew's interpretation of the movie more than anything.

Okay, for those of us who haven't seen the movie, and don't care about spoilers, here is the gist of the controversy:

Loopers are hit men who have one job - kill people that are sent from 30 years in the future, bound and with their heads covered, at a predetermined spot and moment in time.

Now, at some point, part of the deal when you are hired is that, if you are still alive in the future, you will be sent the old version of yourself to kill. Once that deed is done, you get a huge payoff and you are 'retired,' until 30 years later when you are kidnapped, bound and have your head covered, and sent back in time to be killed by your younger self.

During his review, Andrew said this:

"The whole story of Looper hinges on  the belief by the audience that young Joe dies when he falls from the ladder."

In the comments, I (and others) disputed this interpretation of that scene of the film. I responded:

"I don't think the intent was for the audience to believe Joe died when he fell from the ladder. Or if it was, I didn't get it."

To which, Andrew said:

"I'm pretty certain we were supposed to believe he died, because that's the only thing that makes the movie work. He falls and "dies" and everything starts over. Then we get back to the point the second time and the reaction is "oh, he didn't die," and we're meant to incorporate that knowledge into our new movie of the movie and forget the whole dying part so that we can follow the "new" narrative."

I think my gut reaction to that was, "If what he's saying is true, I enjoyed this movie more than I should have because I made up a scenario in my head that is better than what the director actually intended for me to think." My response? Well, you're in luck - I've pasted that below as well:

"If the director killed Young Joe at the ladder it would be beyond stupid (logically), and would lessen the movie immensely... there is no way that is what happened. If you interpreted the fall from the ladder that way I can see why it frustrated you. 
And with that, I'll drop it. I think I've said my piece.
Unless you respond with something that opens up a can or worms."

Now, at this point, Andrew responded and I really misunderstood what he was actually saying - I'll blame the internet for ruining my attention span -  and went a long ways towards preparing today's post before I realized I'd gone way off on a tangent. But regardless of where I was at mentally, Andrew responded with:

But that's not what happened. There is no flashback. The FIRST time he's on the ladder and he falls, the screen goes black, and, then, we're back at the field and he's looking at his watch. old Joe shows up, and he kills him. The clear implication is that Young Joe dies in the fall. You only find out he didn't when we get back to the point from Old Joe's perspective. And, see, what you said makes my point. If Young Joe dies, the movie is over, and it was. Because, when he falls, we go back to field and he kills Old Joe. It was a lie that allows us to buy into the rest of the movie, because, then, we want to know what happened. Why he had the hood on the second time, which we never actually find out.

At this point, the conversation ended, so really, up until this point, I'm only covering ground that was covered yesterday. It's from here forward that new information is being given.

Now, I'm going to break down Andrew's comment into it's component parts, and discuss each one on it's own. That way I can, hopefully not forget anything important.

"But that's not what happened. There is no flashback. The FIRST time he's on the ladder and he falls, the screen goes black, and, then, we're back at the field and he's looking at his watch. old Joe shows up, and he kills him. The clear implication is that Young Joe dies in the fall."
 Ok, this happens a lot in disagreements, two people see exactly the same thing and both come away seeing something different.

That said, I think the actual indicator that Andrew mentioned that points to Young Joe dying is the the screen going black. I'm not convinced that is significant, especially if the lead actor falls from his third story window thirty minutes into the movie. My expectation, as a viewer, is that he will get up, be hurt, and continue on his way. It's from years of conditioning by Die Hard movies, Lethal Weapon movies, Rambo, whatever action movie comes out in any given week. Heck, even that Schwarzenegger movie I saw in January had him fall through the roof of a building while fist-fighting a gun toting madman. The joke was Arnold is old now, so it took him a moment before he could get up and go beat up the rest of the gang. That's a full generation of conditioning I have. So, seeing a man fall from a third story fire escape onto the hood of a car in a movie like this is the equivalent of me missing a step when stepping off my front porch. Yeah, I may twinge my knee a bit, but I'm probably going to be fine.

I'm being snarky there, but my point is that I didn't believe he died. Andrew didn't believe he died, my two teenage kids didn't think he'd died. No one else I spoke with about the movie in any detail believed he died.

So, I contend that the director did NOT intend to have the audience believe Young Joe was dead at that point. Having a scene where a lead actor has an accident and the scene goes black really makes me think he's been knocked out. That is very subjective ground though. I don't like playing there. I did find this youtube video with the director/writer where he discussed many things about the movie, but the significant portion -which I should have noted the time stamp so I could have linked directly to that part - is when he mentions that the movie is not being shown linearly.

Based firstly, on my thoughts, and secondly, on what the director mentions in the video above (and I'm serious about that, as I actually think the more the director talks about the events of the movie, the more opportunity he has to undermine what I think is a pretty well conceived time-travel story), I think the events of the movie go like this:

  • POV is Young Joe. He's a looper. The events unfold until he falls from ladder.
  • POV shifts to Old Joe. We see what are, essentially, his memories of when he was a young man and he killed his own loop (who was hooded), we follow his path up until he arrives to meet Young Joe (without his hood, because he decided to change things, which is why he was so late when he arrived).
Now, part of Andrew's original post (which I recommend you read, because I think I've demonstrated I can quite easily spend some time misinterpreting what he says) mentions that the entire movie is invalidated by the death of Old Joe during the scene immediately following the fall from the ladder. Here is that passage:

"The other thing that really bothers me is that the movie didn't happen, and I hate stories that didn't happen. I hate getting to the end and finding out that it was all a dream or a vision or a whatever. I mean, this was as bad as Next with Nicolas Cage. You get to the end and find out that, really, the movie ended right there when Young Joe kills Old Joe at the beginning of the movie. That's it. End of story. Everything else is just "closing the loop" and doesn't actually exist. I really felt cheated."

So, I know I was supposed to get to the second part of the paragraph I quoted earlier, but I've already spent waaayyy too long on this, and I do have a job to go to in the morning, so I can't stay up all night writing this post. 

Based on my interpretation of the movie, the loop was broken. Old Joe that was killed in the field after the scene where Young Joe fell from his apartment wasn't Old Joe, it was a third version of Joe, REALLY Old Joe. His only appearance in the movie was when he was shot and killed. Because Old Joe wasn't the character that died there, he was the man pulling the trigger, the person that looks just like Young Joe, but isn't, because he's from the previous loop, it's actually Old Joe.

I know what I just wrote was convoluted - but I'm pretty sure I'm right about this. I believe that was the writer/director's intent, and that's the way I believe it happened when I saw it. If I understand Andrew correctly here - never a given - and his interpretation is correct, then this is not a very good movie. It falls apart for all the reasons he says it does. 

But why would anyone make that movie? I don't believe it.

Friday, February 22, 2013

CassaStorm Cover Reveal, Visionary of Peace... And One Great Movie Recommendation!

ALEX J CAVANAUGH'S BEST SELLING epic series' third (and last?) installment will be out before we know it. And with much joy and fanfare, the cover is being revealed here!

(Wait, this is exclusive, right Alex?  Surely, this is the only place on the internet anyone can find this?)

I can't wait to read the final installment! the blurb is below.

CassaStorm by Alex J. Cavanaugh

A storm gathers across the galaxy…

Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, his only struggles are occasional rogue pirate raids and endless government bureaucracies. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.

After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, shaking Bassan to the core and threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.

Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could be on its way back. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…

Release date: September 17, 2013
Science Fiction - Space Opera/Adventure
Print ISBN 9781939844002
E-book ISBN 9781939844019

AND RELEASED LAST WEEK, was the long awaited second entry in Cindy Borgne's Vallar series of novels, Visionary of Peace. I picked up my copy as soon as I found out it was available. I'd recommend you pick this one up, and go ahead and get a copy of book one, since it's on sale right now for practically nothing. Links are below for your ease of purchase.

Seer of Mars (on SALE!)

AND FINALLY, IN SOME STUNNING PERSONAL NEWS, I shaved this week. It was the first time in several years I was clean shaven. The face underneath all that hair is not as young and pretty as I expected. I'm growing some hair back as soon as I can. Ick.

Anyone who stopped by on Tuesday should see that my blog layout experiment is now over. I actually liked 80% of the new look, but ended up finding it unusable because it hid the sidebar and it was nearly impossible to leave comments. Also, the family and I watched The Frighteners and Commando this week. So, good times were had by all.

But something also popped up on Netflix this week that I hope everyone will at least try to see: Safety Not Guaranteed. I highly recommend this flick. I thought I was going to see an art-house movie about... well, whatever those types of movies were supposed to be about, and instead got to see a very entertaining movie with stuff sci-fi fans can enjoy. Seriously, it's really good.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Greatest Movies of ALL TIME! EVER!

Editors Note... I started messing with my blog and I don't know what the hell is happening now. So, enjoy the chaos if you can. And I hope you can figure out how to leave comments like this better than I can. Because I'll be damned if I can figure it out.

My favorite movies of all time!

I hate this sort of thing, the idea of having a favorite movie is ridiculous to me. It’s a nebulous thing, sometimes I love this thing and other times I only like it. It’s always fluid, and I’ll forget how much I love a thing until a decade or two later when I see it again and I think, my god, I can’t believe I’ve lived without you for so long.

Or, whatever.

So I was writing over the weekend, I had intended on writing a third chapter in my WIP (for the third time, btw) and I decided to just have some background noise on while I worked. I wanted a movie I’ve seen a thousand times that I can just leave running and ignore. I usually write in silence, but again, I just wanted… something.

In doing so, I selected a much loved movie that I haven’t seen in about a year. I have probably seen it close to a dozen times, so even though it’s been a while, it’s not something that I’m likely to forget major portions of.

And from 60 seconds in I knew I was screwed. I put my laptop down and watched, riveted, just like I was the first time I’d seen that movie. When I breathed again and it was two hours later I thought I might as well just go ahead and make a list. My Favorite Movies of all Time.*

5: Dazed and Confused: I waffled between this one and School of Rock, but I went with this one because it reminded me so much of high school that I can’t help but get a little twinge in my belly every time I watch this. And yes, this one really is kind of like high school for me – even if it’s off by about a decade. I’ll let you decide which character I see as most like myself. Probably seen this one about 7 or 8 times.

4: The Abyss: I originally had some other Cameron movie here, but I decided that this is the one I like the best. It would be higher if the third act was as great as the first two, but as it stands I still can’t turn away any time it’s on. It’s aged very well in my opinion… and the deep sea is the creepiest place on earth. I’m tempted to go read Starfish again by Peter Watts after writing this. I’ve seen it about five times.

3: Zoolander: I don’t know why. It just is**. Seen it about 9 times.

2: Good Will Hunting: Look, this is pretty much the story of my life… except for the abuse, the super high IQ, the relationships, and the personalities. But aside from those things… oh, and the setting, and circumstances… it could have been a biography of my life.

Seriously, one my most loved movies of all time, and this is the one I put in the other day while I tried to write. Amazing flick. I never tire of it. I think I’ve seen this about a dozen times.

1. Contact: Based on the novel by Carl Sagan (which I’ve read a few times as well). One of those rare instances where the book, which was already pretty good, was improved on with the movie. There were aspects of the book I liked better, but Robert Zemeckis was genius in how he made some pretty heady material from the book compelling and emotionally gripping.  I also tip my hat to the effort that went into making this as scientifically accurate as was possible, especially considering the made up technology that emerges later in the tale.

I must have seen this more times than I can easily count. There was a time when I’d come home from work and just hit play on the DVD player and let it be on while I did whatever I was doing. It was awesome. I’d guess I’ve seen it close to 50 times, more than any other movie I’ve ever seen by a long shot***.

*Okay, look, I saw Starship Troopers and thought it was the greatest movie ever made. I saw it a second time and thought it sucked. I eventually came to the opinion that it just isn’t very good. A similar thing can be said for Independence Day, I loved it at first, and liked it less upon each viewing. I simply can’t watch it anymore. My point is that I can be overwhelmed by spectacle and it can cloud my judgment early on, so I really don’t know how I feel about a movie until about a year later and after at least two viewings. And the reverse is true too. When I first saw Contact I thought it was okay. That was a movie that I liked a bit MORE each time I saw it. Same can be said for Zoolander – which I initially thought was the stupidest movie ever made.

**Another point, comedies in general are weird, I might laugh like crazy the first time I see one, then hate it after (Borat, Ms. Doubtfire) or I might love it every time I see it (Dumb & Dumber, Groundhog Day). But like I mentioned in my above point, some movies grow on me after not liking them at first, comedies seem to be that way for me more than any other genre though. I hated Austin Powers, but grew to like those films, same for Hot Rod, Joe Dirt, whatever other widely panned movie that finds its way into my heart.

*** I really wish I knew how to make that little cross thing instead of three asterisks. Regardless, the clear number 2 on the ‘most watched’ list for me would Rocky III, which played at the $.99 theater near my house back in the summer of ’82 (I think). I had a huge change collection and I robbed it daily to go see Rocky beat up on Clubber Lang… I even read the Rocky III NOVEL. When it came on VHS later I must have rented it with enough regularity to put my total views into the upper 20’s at least. For anyone interested in a list of my most viewed movies, here it is (and man, how awesome would it be to have a footnote to my footnotes, that would be meta-awesome):

Contact  - 50 ish
Rocky III – 30 ish
Star Wars – 15 to 20 ish
The Empire Strikes Back - 15 to 20 ish
Star Trek IV – 15 ish
Raiders of the Lost Ark – 15 ish
Zoolander, Star Trek: First Contact, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Goonies, The Terminator, T2 – all somewhere between 10 and 15 times a piece.
Blade – 10 ish – it was the first DVD I ever purchased and was the only thing I had for a few weeks before I got my second DVD, which was Star Trek: First Contact.

I’m 40 years old. Don’t judge me for wasting my life. And also, I love the idea that I’d have more words in my footnotes than in my actual post. I love footnotes, love them. I’m thinking one day that my post will just be a single asterisk, then everything else will just be the footnote for the asterisk. Now THAT would be awesome.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Again with the Rejections! Sheesh!

I'm in no way the type of person that should be allowed to... well, do stuff.

Last weekend, for reasons that are far beyond me, I just up and decided it was time to submit my novel to a smaller publisher that I felt might be willing to consider my would-be epic first contact novel (ahem... a little something called, The Blutonian Death Egg) that I've been working on in fits and starts for the better part of a decade.

So, I decided to do it. Right then.

But I have no query. No problem. I just whipped one up there in the body of my email and fired it off with the first few chapters. It took something like, I dunno, 10 minutes to do... as I watched an episode of the Walking Dead... and had nachos, and hung out with the family.

Wait, I did what?

I went back and reread my synopsis a few minutes after I sent it and I realized what I'd just done. I spotted a typo, and another, yep, there was another one too. In all, it ran about one typo every other sentence. Missed letters, missed words, additional words. Crazy, nonsensical things that don't make any sense at all. Yeah, all that kind of stuff.

I looked long and hard for an 'unsend' button, I thought google installed a drunk detector a few years ago. It was supposed to warn me when I was about to do something stupid. It didn't work.

Then I got a polite rejection a day later. Nothing fancy, nothing big, just a nice little note encouraging me to keep trying.

So I wrote back.

I know, a bigger sin than sending off a drunken, typo-riddled query that makes no sense.

I only said, basically, that I'm sorry I sent him such a crappy query.

And then he wrote me back. Nothing earth shattering, but this one had a few nice things to say about the sample chapters I sent and included one additional line that I choose to believe means... revise it and send it back.

So, I will.

And I'm clearly a moron.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wherein I Rant and Think Conspiratorially...

Est word count 1000
Est time to read 4 min

Late last week I read a little blurb somewhere online that Amazon has come up with a way to resell ebooks… 

Let me repeat that: Amazon has come up with a way to RE-sell ebooks.

Translation: Amazon has figured out how to NOT compensate you for selling the book you wrote.

We all have been to second hand bookstores: You go in, find a nice looking book for a couple of bucks and whoosh – you’re at home reading that Stephen King novel and only paid $2 for it.* Not as awesome as rummage sale finds, but pretty good.

So Amazon want to be an e-rummage seller.

As a consumer it might be great. I don’t read ebooks from the big six, er, five, because the pricing is ridiculously high, in my opinion. I understand that I don’t actually own the e-version of the book I’m reading, I just pay for a license to read it, and I expect to receive a discount for that very reason.

But I don’t. I end up paying the same, or more sometimes, for an ebook that I don’t really own, that looks like crap on my bookshelf, and that I may not have access to if someone decides that this book is inappropriate, or that my account is suspended, or whatever.

It’s really crappy.

But as a consumer, I think, hey, if I pay $8 for an ebook, and can resell it for $4 –then I really just paid half the asking price, really, for it. It’s like a movie rental from blockbuster - before they were ran out of business, a business they could have probably salvaged if people weren’t secretly fuming over their tendency to treat consumers like money trees that needed to be plucked before eating. So when they fell, the masses celebrated with glee (A warning, I would think, to greedy people that are so openly greedy).

So yeah, I’d be thrilled to do that. Because that makes the pricing for an ebook feel more right to me. Because $3 - $5 feels like something I’d be comfortable with paying.

Except of course, that I tend to buy actual books whenever possible, reserving the e-versions for only those that I have a harder time getting elsewise. But still, it might make me pause and reconsider.**

Then I think of the author/publisher and realize that they just got cut out of the loop. I think of the possibility that I’d be selling 30 copies a month of a story but it’s actually been purchased 60 times… I only got credit for 30 because the other ones were “second hand.”

Then if that resold copy gets sold again, and again, over the course of a few years, 100% of my sales might be coming through ‘resold’ ebooks.

A book that’s been through a thousand transactions only got me two buck in royalties.

I got a bad feeling about this.

What is the book industry’s response? Apparently, they are floating around the idea of making browsing in a bookshop an experience that you have to pay for. That’s right, you PAY to browse! My god, I can see people just flocking to bookstores for that privilege right now.

I’d drop a dollar into a slot on the wall at B&N before the doors will open to let me in.

It’s like they want to force me to go to Amazon.  Of course, the reason that happens is because every business worth its own salt has the end goal of prying every penny you have ever had and putting it into their grubby little paws. I’m sure a single stick of gum would be $1000 dollars if Wrigley’s could get away with it. They would really like to just get your banking info and draft your account directly every time you chew.

You know what, they’d really like your employer to pay your wages to them directly, and they’d just give you the difference, minus transaction fees for all the hard work they’ve been doing on your behalf.

And then they’d decide that $1000 per stick of gum is actually $10,000… and it’s retroactive from the beginning of your life. So you owe them a lot of money.

Then people would complain of course, so they’d bribe a congressman to craft a bill that makes this a law. Then they’d name that bill the ‘Kittens are cute and Democracy is awesome’ bill and pass it through at 3 a.m. on a Sunday when only 2 people are there to vote on it.

Then people would complain again, and they would be on the TV news as people who hate kittens and want to destroy democracy.

… what was I talking about again, I forgot.

·         Oh yes, so Amazon, as the 800 pound gorilla, wants to start selling the ebook you spent all that time and effort on, and might only have a small audience for, and not compensate you for it.

·         Your publisher, if you’ve been fortunate enough to get one, thinks it’s a really smart idea to charge people for the privilege of even looking in the general direction of a book.

·         Wrigley’s, the gum makers, want to draft our bank accounts each time we chew gum… wait, I forget now, I might have made that one up.

I know change can always be scary, and the Amazon change certainly is. But when I sit back and think of who benefits from this, depending on the pricing they offer for resell, it might only be them. 

*Not at my second hand bookstore. A $7.99 mass market paper back, used, typically sells for about cover price. I’m not real sure how that works out, but they seem to be making a ton of money off of it, that place has more books than any chain bookstore I’ve ever been to. But I think my larger point still stands.

**And I don’t have too much and issue paying $ 8 - $20 for a physical copy of a book. It actually becomes my thing after that. I can throw it in the fire, sell it to that used bookstore down the street, use it as toilet paper, whatever. It’s a sliding scale on how much more I’ll go than that. One author, of whom I am a huge fan, has been selling hardcover copies of his self pubbed books from his personal website at $50 a pop. I just can’t go there. But I have paid $30+ for a self-pubbed book from an author that I love on more than one occasion.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Look What I Did!

Last night, only minutes before midnight, local time. I submitted my entry to Andrew Leon's short story contest. I feel like Rocky Balboa after the end of Rocky, or Rocky II, also Rocky IV, V & VI... wait, I'm starting to sense a pattern there. Maybe not Rocky III though, he really kicked Clubber's ass in that one.

Anyway, if anyone is interested in reading, fair warning, its just a tad over 5000 words. If you read at a normal-ish pace (approx 250 words per minute) then you're looking at solid 20 minutes to get through the whole thing. That is a commitment. If you read much faster than that, well, then you're probably just  skipping words. In my case, I'm cool with that.

So, if you can handle it, you can either click on the tab above that says, "The Nightmare Named Ricky" or you can just click ---> HERE

Thank you world.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

IWSG - Feb 2013

Alex J Cavanaugh's brilliant dream of giving the writing world a guilt-free opportunity to vent about their fears and frustrations is back again. And this time, it's personal.

Actually, I've been busily writing my short story for Andrew Leon's Imagination Room contest (which has a deadline of today) and I'd hope to post along with this, but as it turns out, the short story isn't ready. So I'll have it ready before midnight's deadline I hope and post it then... please, wish me luck.

Because I've had something like a month to work on it and it's still not ready. It's a combination of procrastination, which is a real thing, not something I just made up, and this paralyzing need to keep changing things.

For example, I wrote a two person story. I had a flash last night that I need a third major character. I immediately thought of how to weave his person in, what their role would be, how it would help things... and I would do it if I had more time.

Of course, my other stories don't have such deadlines, so I do the same with them, I just keep on tinkering with them, never really finishing them. To this point, I've found two ways of dealing with the problem I have:

1) Arbitrarily calling them finished whether they need more work or not, or...

2) Embracing my problem, and just never finishing a story.

That's about it. I have found it easier to call it done with shorter stories, but once something hits 2500 words or so it starts getting really tough for me to leave it alone.

So, that's me. I appreciate your time.

Friday, February 1, 2013

I Love The Future! It Made Me a Zombie!

SO, I LIVE IN THE FUTURE NOW. It's 2013. It's true, I have access to better technology on my phone than existed in all the world just a few decades ago. That really astonishes me. Case in point. A couple of years ago I got the Bad Robot fx app for my phone. Which made me able to layer lots of canned fx shots over whatever I shot on my phone. Check out the video below as an example. When I uploaded the video YouTube even asked me if it wanted me to have it stabilize my shaky camera... what the hell? 

I told it no. I like the shaky camera look.

It might not look super real, but it's pretty darn good considering my total investment is a free app on my phone. It has falling rocks from the sky, car crashes, monsters, all of it looks pretty great and you can just point your phone, film something, and ta da!

ON A RELATED NOTE, The Walking Dead returns to televisions sometime in the next week or so. To celebrate, they released another free app for my phone... It turns photos of people into photos of ZOMBIE people. Not too long ago it would have taken me awhile in photoshop to produce a zombie version of myself. Now, I click a button and there it is... I can't say that either app is perfect, they both have severe limitations, but it's still pretty awesome.

I decided to too a series of self-portraits the other day with the app. Anyone who follows me on twitter might have seen a few of these then. I had a blast with it. Awesome stuff.

Also, I'm thinking of making one of these my new twitter avatar, at least for a few days. Any thoughts?

I remind myself of something... Oh yes, a zombie!

Oh, funny story, being a zombie makes all lenses get scratchy looking.

I ordered take out... I asked for extra brains

Getting ready for work. My first pic as a zombie

Ugh. Sometimes being a zombie is hard.