It's been so hard #writing during the pandemic. I've been really struggling with feeling creative or inspired. The words are there but it feels like I can't reach them most days. I have kept trying ... putting down even just a few sentences a day. Every sentence adds up though, even if it doesn't feel like progress. I just hit page 250 today and I finally feel like I've actually accomplished something even though it's not as much as I would have liked by May. It's something ...
I wrote 200 pages of my novel last year after my surgery (between March & November) and it was truly amazing. I was finally free of chronic pain that had been crippling me for so many years and my creative juices were flowing and words were exploding all over the page. I never imagined I'd ever make so much progress writing and I was excited to continue onward this year ... but then ...
With a negative net worth of $65 billion and an additional $140 billion in unfunded liabilities, the USPS originally expected to run out of liquidity by 2021 without intervention. That has accelerated rapidly because of COVID-19.
A captivating dramatic short film to watch - #Love is the latest short written and directed by #JamesGallagher. It's a film about "fathers, sons, and tennis", but it's also about masculinity. The filmmaker is trying to grapple with the frustration of #toxicmasculinity – and how it's passed down between generations how you're forced into it at a young age, how hard it is to fight against it if you resist, how much it becomes a normal part of a man's life.
I just need to repeat that I regret taking a few months off to work on my outline ... getting back into the absolutely epic flow of #writing I was in last year is just not happening. It's already near end of February and I haven't restarted my novel yet. I'm angry at myself ...
Starring #MariaDizzia, #GregKeller, and #JulianaCanfield, #TheNeighborsWindow originally premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, and went on to play at dozens of festivals, winning over 20 awards in the process. Now it's an Oscar winner, too.
Dizzia gives a superb performance in this, and that's only part of what makes it stand out. This has the depth and compassion of a film like #MarriageStory, packed into only 20 minutes.
Finally just watched #TerminatorDarkFate. There was absolutely NOTHING wrong with that movie. It was amazing and a wonderful cast. There's zero reason aside from racism and misogyny that that movie should have flopped. It was fine. More than fine in fact.
Black and white version of #Parasite set for theatrical release!
"I watched the black & white version twice now, and at times the film felt more like a fable and gave me the strange sense that I was watching a story from old times." - Bong Joon-ho
Absolutely want to see this!
#JosephineDecker’s new film #Shirley isn’t a biography. It’s a drama set during one of #ShirleyJackson’s worst periods of #depression and #agoraphobia, written mostly from the perspective of a fictional young housewife. But it’s driven by women reconciling their deep inner lives with a world that expects them to live for other people, sometimes losing track of reality in the process.
Well Go USA has released a trailer for an upcoming Chinese #animated fantasy action film that you’ve got to watch titled #JiangZiya. The trailer is filled with visually stunning footage and the film looks like it’s going to tell an epic story of gods and demons. Jiang Ziya in US theaters on February 7th, 2020.
Australian birds of prey are spreading fires ...
#Australian #Aboriginal lore is replete with references to birds carrying fire, and some traditional ceremonies even depict the behaviour. Now ornithologists have collected accounts from witnesses across the savannas of Australia’s far north, known as the Top End, suggesting three Australian birds of prey species use smouldering branches to spread fires and scare prey into their waiting talons.
"The tiny smooch in TROS echoes the unnamed gay support group attendee in Avengers: Endgame, the two men making eye contact in Beauty and the Beast, the two dudes standing next to each other in Star Trek Beyond, the girlfriends who never even touch hands in Deadpool 2, the husbands with blink-and-you'll-miss-it wedding rings in Alien: Covenant, and the superheroine who didn't go out of her way to deny her "girlfriend troubles" in Power Rangers." - ANGIE HAN
#JKRowling is done for me.
Plants Emit High-Pitched Sounds When They Get Cut, or Stressed by Drought, a New Study Shows
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