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( Mar. 3rd, 2012 01:59 pm)
I can officially say I finished the first draft of my Monroe/Roddy epic. It's 37,786 words long, but I'm going to need to add a couple of things, so the final word count is probably going to be somewhere in the low 40,000s range. Not bad for a fic that wasn't supposed to be more than 10,000 words long. *face palm* Oh, long fics. I love you too much.

Now I'm all angsted out. It happens every once in a while. I'll write and read too much angst, then I'll need emergency doses of silly/fluff/lighthearted stuff before I can relax and start torturing my characters again. So my other angsty fics are going to have to be put on hold until I can write something silly. Or porny. Porny and silly?

On a weather note: Why am I complaining that it's "only" 31° with light snow on March 3rd? Last year, we were all celebrating the balmy weather when the temperature got this high. Now it feels chilly. This winter was only two weeks long. It's too much madness. Not that I'm complaining! *hails weather gods*
It's 40°F and sunny. In January. It is actually sunny in January without snow being on the ground. All we've seen of snow is a couple of sprinklings and that's it. Tomorrow the high is 46°. I know it's all going to go the way of Dante's Hell eventually, but just having this amount of beautiful warmth up to this point makes this the best IL winter ever. I even turned the heater down. *runs off to bask in the sunlight*

Also, I'm officially doomed to write longer stories than I want to handle. The first chapter of my newest fic is 9,000 words long. Honestly, Surrender with its 24,000 words didn't feel overly long to me compared to the original novel work I've been doing, but now it feels a bit smaller. Why must I keep writing monsters?
I expected to like Clash of the Titans. Ha! After they killed off Mads Mikkelsen's character, there was no point paying attention anymore. Then I expected to love Robin Hood. I enjoyed it. I don't feel it doesn't work. But leading your audience to believe that you're giving them one thing and then giving them something else is not going to make people happy. And while I also liked Iron Man 2, except for the Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell scenes, it doesn't have much rewatch potential for me.

On the other hand, I expected to be bored by Prince of Persia. Instead, I enjoyed it immensely. (Note: I have no knowledge of the videogame, so I realize things might be and probably are completely backwards). Sure, it's pure popcorn Hollywood through and through, but something in it works for me. And no, it's not just because the two leads are incredibly hot (not entirely; I blame the hair. I have never found Jake Gyllenhaal attractive, ever). I think it's because the silly is just so darn silly and I wasn't taking it seriously to begin with.

On the third hand, I expected to like Kick-Ass and I did. Love it. Adore it. I need to watch it again now.

In other news, I finished the first draft of my feature screenplay. It stands at a whooping 70 pages. Yes, that is too short for a feature. I am missing s0ome crucial flashbacks, though, but considering that I also need to delete a couple of scenes, I don't know how I'm going to push this up to regulation length.


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