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So I obviously have a tendency not to update often, which saddens me. I'll have to work on that.

So, thanks to my TV, my computer and an HDMI cable to connect them, I've started to catch up on TV shows and I've added two to my lineup - FlashForward and Lie to Me.

Regarding FlashForward - the premise is amazing and interesting. However, I'm not sure that they're totally doing the premise justice, which saddens me as I want this show to be my new Lost, as Lost is ending in 2010 and I'm gonna need a replacement show. I feel like there's not enough tension and the writers are revealing their mysteries too quickly. I think back to the first season of Lost, which I think was one of the finest seasons of scripted TV ever, and think about the fact that it was sort of a slow burn, even though they hit the ground running. Viewers were allowed not only to get  involved with the mystery of the island, but also to really get to know and love/hate the characters. We got to understand their motivation for their actions and decisions and it made their responses to the island that much more interesting. Character histories rolled out slowly and evenly and the mysteries did as well. FlashForward isn't doing this. It's not taking it's time. It's not giving us a clear view of the characters or their motivations. When Janis reveals that her flashfoward was of her being pregnant, she also says that she didn't even want a kid. Now, it would have been better for them to show us this later and to actually SHOW us her reluctance to be a mother. They should have taken more time with Demetri's issue of not seeing anything - they didn't have to tell us that someone else didn't see anything and then have that person die in the second episode. TOO SOON. Let that marinate.They could have let Demetri's concern over what he didn't see build up and confirm his theory later in the damn season. And then, to have someone tell him he's gonna be murdered - also in the second episode. WHAT. Let this burn, people. Let it burn. I'm starting to wonder what they're gonna be left with come end of the season as they're throwing it all out at the viewers now. And the main couple - they're not that interesting, to be honest. 

This doesn't mean I don't like the show. I have no idea right now if I do. I want to like it and so I think I lean towards liking it. It's a pleasant enough way to pass sometime. I'll know keep watching, at least til the end of the season (I don't believe in bailing on a show before a season is completed).

I've also started to watch Lie to Me. Now, I don't do particularly well with shows like this - you know, those that have the self contained episode format. To keep me interested in a show, I need to have a show that if you didn't see last week's episode, you're gonna be confused - like, I missed one episode of the first season of Lost and saw two out of order, as I didn't start watching the show until the reruns in December. The whole damn season didn't make sense until I bought the DVD. That's the kind of show I like. Only one of my current favorite shows is of the self contained format - 30 Rock and that's also a comedy, so I'm primarily cracking up the whole time. So. I started watching Lie to Me in the second season, which again, the fact that I'm so not confused even though I missed the whole damn first season so makes this the kind of show I wouldn't normally watch. I basically started watching because I love Tim Roth and a weekly dose of Tim Roth is a great thing to have. So, yeah, that is my entire reason for tuning in. I'm not entirely sure what I think of it. It's interesting, I suppose, but if not for Tim Roth, I'm fairly certain I wouldn't be back to see the next season. There's no suspense for me, no "ohmygodigottaseethenextepisodenow!" since it's self contained. I'm also not digging the A/B story format either. I get bored of TV easily and shows that are easy to watch tend to bore me. This is why I don't watch a lot of TV shows - I don't to the NCISs or the CSIs or House, etc and why most of the shows I do watch aren't the most popular -  because they don't make it necessary to follow the show and see every episode to make it all make sense. But, I love Tim Roth and he is pleasing to my eyes, so I'll watch, at least til the end of this season.  

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enid_keaner
I totally loved Inglorious Basterds.

What I've Learned from Grad School so Far...
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...That I actually don't suck as a screenwriter and I can, in fact, actually write screenplays.

So that's what I'm doing right now. Plugging away at a pair of screenplays.

Also, I'm going to Berlin in January!

What's Your Personality Type?
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You Are An ISFP
The Artist

You are a gifted artist or musician (though your talents may be dormant right now).
You enjoy spending your free time in nature. You are good with animals and children.
Simply put, you enjoy beauty in all its forms. You live for the simple pleasures in life.
Gentle, sensitive, and compassionate - you are good at recognizing people's unspoken needs.

In love, you are quiet and sweet yet very passionate. You love easily.
You have an underlying love for all living things, and it's easy for you to accept someone into your heart.

At work, you do best in an unconventional position. You express yourself well and can work with almost anyone.
You would make a good veterinarian, pediatrician, or composer.

How you see yourself: Sympathetic, kind, and communicative

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Incompetent, insecure, and overly sensitive

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So, I just had my first class - Narrative Theory and Practice in Screenwriting. I like it and the professor a lot.

I do have to pitch an idea for a screenplay Thursday. Thursday!

Back to School
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So I’ve moved on to campus and I’m beginning my Master’s degree. It’s exciting, scary and exhilarating all that the same time.

I’m at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. It’s really pretty around here. The campus is gorgeous and Roanoke’s nice. Not a whole lot going on here, but it’s still nice I’ve gotten lost twice already, but nothing too serious.

I’ll be here for about 6 weeks, each summer until I finish. A summer program is perfect for me, since I can work during the year. Or, like another girl is going, work on another Master’s at the same time.

I’m studying Screenwriting and Film Studies, and I’m taking the more academic tract towards a MA instead of a MFA. While I love being in the thick of the industry and I adore the more creative part, I think I’m more suited to academia and I hope to be a professor, eventually. Obviously, I will have to finish my Master’s and then get a PhD.

I’ve met a lot of people in my house/dorm and they all seem really lovely. Today is a lazy day before work and all begins. Orientation is tomorrow and classes begin on Tuesday.

I’m making this place home for a bit and I think I’ll be happy to come back. It’s so quiet here. I actually have time to write. Orientation’s early tomorrow, so I better get a good night of sleep!

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enid_keaner
When it rains, it absolutely pours.

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enid_keaner
So, I bought a new computer and was accepted into graduate school. Life is looking up.

Writer's Block: Opposites Attract
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What celebrity would you consider changing your sexual identity for?
Cate Blanchett, Michelle Williams, Angelina  Jolie, Naomi Watts, Scarlett Johansson, Kate Winslet....

Honestly, the list probably goes on and on.

Thinking about this has made me realize that what I find physically attractive in women is very different from what I find physically attractive in men.


Slumdog Millionaire
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Yeah,  I've seen it.  Twice.  And it's cute.  And I totally do not believe it  should have gotten all the praise it has.  I saw  it the second time to figure out what the hell I didn't see the first  time.  And it was like "Oh yeah, still predictable and it still doesn't stay with me."

I  agree with few of the Oscar nominees this year.  And I really can't be arsed to watch it - which is the first time since I was 9 I  won't be watching.