Friday, February 20, 2004

Yeah, some mail. Got some stale cookies from home, courtesy of UPS, given to me as I came out of the shower. I was wearing a towel and the UPS guy was doing some kind of "funny" conversation with me, about how it was from my mom and dad, and how it was only to be delivered if I had an A+ average.

We don't have grades at my hippie college, but that's not the point. The point is, I was in a towel. And he chose to make it more awkward by talking.

I really want to skew this like he was hitting on me. Which wasn't the reality at all, but seriously, is a funny scenario. Black UPS guy, me a college kid in a towel, all wet from the shower, and him making fun conversation to stick around as opposed to just being all "sign here."

I also got Unlikely, which I talked about a few days ago, before I'd read it. It's OK, not a comedy so much but enjoyable for what it is. I think other people would dig it more than I did. Here's the pitch again- autobiographical comic telling the story of this dude's relationship, that resulted in him losing his virginity at the age of 24, and the same relationship's dissolution.

So this movie Secret Things is receiving positive reviews but it seems very porn. Like, very porn. Granted, a lot of movies get reviewed in such a way as to make them seem porn, but I don't think that's the case with this film. I kind of want to see it, but you know how it is with movies that seem super-porn but are actually arty. Watching them seems like a dodgy proposition.

This story I'm writing which now has a deadline and I got some writing done on it the other day? Stalled again, after I did another one of my either brilliant or a cop-out writing things. I also wrote about my idea that old men should smoke pipes. I've already covered my anti-bumper sticker stance. What do I have after that? I've got nothing.

Well, I have a plot, with a climax in mind. Which is actually a lot- I don't have that for that story Shoppe. But getting to that ending. I need a lot more middle, and a lot less bullshit to avoid having a middle.

Just realized that some major plot elements contradict each other in terms of themes. The main thrust of the story- alienation. The world at large is overpopulated. But the character is in a place where most people have left for the time being.


In terms of plot, it doesn't really matter. (Although there might be a logic hole.) In terms of having a strong theme, I don't know what I'm talking about.

Oh wait... yes I do. Because when the character is in places with lots of people, the loneliness remains, and it's coupled with fear, hence creating more alienation.

I totally do know what I'm talking about, and I'm not full of shit at all.

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