Didn't realize episode 1 of (Australia) aired already. I kind of preferred when it was called to be honest. is EVERYTHING. I can't wait to dive into this political drama.

@shirasade I love the lead woman and her gaggle of daughters. It's really nice and Christine Lahti (plays her mom) is always nice to see as well. She looks great for being 70 years old ...

@shirasade It will be cancelled almost definitely due to ratings along with Emergence so if you don't like it I'd say let it go. Like I said the first episode is kind of dark ... the second isn't at all ... and I haven't watched the third.

@phyrry @shirasade Cool stuff first :) I'm never too interested in that. It feels strange to write things I just don't know. Writing in order is best for how my brain wraps itself around the story. I'm just having trouble figuring out how the story actually goes ... eventually this is a hurdle I'll have to get over even if I was capable of writing the "cool stuff" first :) I have no middle :)

@shirasade I thought about that originally ... just writing the parts I definitively knew ... but then I realized that I can't skip to the end without really having a full understanding of my characters. I can only write a skeleton frame of what I think is happening ... and in that case I might as well just do an extensive outline versus trying to actually write whole pages with zero information on what my characters are thinking and feeling.

@shirasade Writing in order allows me to develop the characters and get to know them in a linear way ... so I can better understand what they are going through and how they are developing through the story as it evolves. I have no idea who they will become by the end ... or if the story will even turn out how I anticipate.

What's the reality then? That ultimately it took me 48 years to write the first 200 pages of the novel I developed as a child .... and now ... am I even gonna be able to finish it since I don't even know what the rest of the story is? Well, I know the ENDING ... almost as well as I know the beginning ... but the middle ... the entire middle is like ... a blank space. I don't have another 48 years ... I probably don't even have another 20 ...

Maybe I'm also not as creative or imaginative as I was in my teens and twenties ... Now I'm old and depressed and fighting chronic issues and just trying to get through the day ... Maybe that's the real problem ... maybe I just don't have it anymore ...

New outline is not coming along as smoothly as I would like ... I'm starting to think I really had it easy years ago ... when the first few chapters of my book were just ... so clear in my mind. Obsessive thoughts ... mindmovies I called them. So clear. It was just a dream really that I'd ever get it down on paper. Now that I have ... I feel like the next few chapters are just vague ideas ... buried in a fog I can't seem to navigate through. Or maybe I'm just no good without my friend .... :(

"ALIENATED answers both questions. It’s my take on the classic coming-of-age high school tale, by which I mean it’s got as much vicious toxicity about it as it has awkwardness and heart. Some kids find pirate treasure, some kids find a dead body on the train tracks; these kids find an nth-dimensional psychic entity which hungers for brainwaves. Mischief and murder ensues." - Spurrier

is a new series from and

"I always wondered what would’ve happened if E.T. had been befriended by someone a little less... nice. Someone with issues. Someone with rage and uncertainty and insecurity and big ideas, waiting to be tested. A teenager, basically. Or better yet, three of them. Then again, I always wondered what would’ve happened if E.T. himself had been a bit more, y’know. Alien. As in: ineffably strange. And terrifying." - Spurrier

That's not to say that this kind of thing doesn't happen ... I just ... don't want to read something so utterly typical so I don't want to write it either. I'm trying to think of another way of doing this ... but I'm unsure of how to make it work. This is a believable situation ... but maybe because it's so believable, that's what makes it feel so cliche ...

Took the first week of October off just to have fun and relax ... now it's back to focusing on my novel. Working on my outline for the next 200 pages or so.

I came up with a scene that I kind of turn my nose up at. It seems like a very cliche situation ... that is ... a kind of universal theme that probably everyone can relate to and understand. It turns me off for that reason. In short, a character lies to someone she cares about to protect them from a dangerous truth ... It just seems cliche.

Anti-Trump Genius (and epic taste in film) 

Well ... Marco B Bucci's REALLY caught me off guard. Marco's earnest words in "The Secret" afterward really moved me so very much. It swept me up unexpectedly and left me lingering in a deeply emotional space ...

@shirasade Oh it was an old show from the 90s? Each episode was about a different cursed object. It actually was really fun. I guess Evil is like the InBetween ... it's mild in that way. Not gross or gore porn or anything. Prodigal Son is also MILD ... it's a Hannibal/Silence Of The Lambs ripoff with the guy from Good Omens :) It's kinda silly honestly :) But you might find it worth watching. It's a good show for me to watch on the elliptical :)

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