March 1st, 2009

etc // fail

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It's been almost 2 months since I opened my scifi/fantasy-hybrid story. I was feeling optimistic today, so I opened the file, reread what I had written, and completely hated it. And wanted to start over, but I don't know how. I've started over soooo many times with this story and I've never been happy with any of them.

I've tried first and third person. I've tried starting at different points in the narrative. I've tweaked various elements until they snap and it still doesn't feel right.

I can tell you all about the plot of this story, the 'technical' aspects, so to speak, but the 'artistic' elements continue to elude me, and it's frustrating as hell.

This is why I didn't look at this story for 2 months.
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etc // poe // i c what u did

icons100 table

Since I'm feeling so blah about writing but still need some kind of creative outlet, I decided to make a icons100 table for my favorite Jane Austen-inspired movies. Currently they are the P&P miniseries (we do not speak of the KK version, for it is icky), S&S with Emma Thompson, and Persuasion with Amanda Root. The version of S&S I have on my computer right now is pretty poor -- I'll have to burn a decent copy from my DVD. I'm downloading the first hour of P&P right now. In the meantime I'm playing with Persuasion. It's hard because Per. isn't as visually appealing as the other two, but it's good practice.

Update: Okay, I now have at least a couple icons from each movie. This'll take a while to fill in, but I'm enjoying myself.

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