I tried posting something earlier about warnings on fiction like “The author does not condone the described behavior in real life in anyway shape or form. Anyone tempted to act out any of the scenarios in this story; should seriously consider seeking professional help.” My post disappeared. It must not have been long ago, because that quote was still in my clipboard. Huh.
Anyway, I also wanted to make a brief post about waking up late today. I know I went to bed pretty late. Something like 8:30AM or later. So when a passing train woke me up and I looked down to see what time it was and my phone said 17:02, I was a little upset but not too suprized. I rushed to get dressed and to get to Drawing class; I was only about 35 minutes late when I got there at 5:15. I then spent the next couple of hours rendering a man’s crotch in a charcoal value study. Another two or three hours of that and it’ll be pretty good looking. (Okay, okay, it was pretty good looking when it was part of a full-page B&W image of some young, muscular guy with no shirt holding a Bud Light, which was why I pulled it out of The Advocate. That, and I didn’t have a lot of other B&W 8×10 images to choose from.)
What else? Oh. I’m a little frustrated with my novel. I didn’t get to work on it Monday night because of my Mandala project, and I didn’t get to work on it Tuesday night because of those stupid Value Scales. Except that now that I do have the time to work on it, I feel stuck. I’ve written about 10% of the minimum length of the novel, and I’m still stuck in the pre-verbal stone age. It isn’t supposed to be a novel about the stone age. This is just supposed to set some historical precidents. There’s just so much that could be different about the stone age if Unrevealed premise of the novel, and it would have a huge impact on the course of history. So I don’t want to skip over it, but if I’m spending this much on a single family at the dawn of time, how much will I have to write about the bronze age, the roman empire, and everything else that leas to modern times? With Unrevealed premise of the novel, technology advances faster, but governments change slower. The roman empire probably would never have declined if it existed in the first place. The development of even primitive religions would be different, and might not have died. Later religions might not have a chance at all. Jesus almost becomes irrelevant in light of Unrevealed premise of the novel. Building and re-building is faster, but what effect does Unrevealed premise of the novel have on architecture and city planning? Wars and weapons would be fought in totally different ways; how much of that do I need to detail to have a properly developed history for modern characters? I suppose this novel could just stay entirely in the Stone Age, and sequels could move forward through time, but then the ten pages I’ve written should be expanded to 50. It’s a little frustrating. Plus, I have another good idea for a novel that has a much smaller Unrevealed premise which doesn’t require rebuilding history from scratch, but I’m worried about starting from scratch a week in. What to do, what to do.
Oh, and … did movies open today? I looked, and Comedian, Auto Focus, Femme Fatale, and … I think one other that wasn’t there before are all playing at Arizona Mills now. I want to see the first two, and I still haven’t seen The Truth About Charlie. I’m thinking I need to watch fewer movies though, so I may watch only Auto Focus. Then 8 Mile on Friday. Eminem sure is dreamy. 😉 😉
Plus, I have to come up with an idea for the next 2D Design project, and I keep coming up with 3D designs or ridiculously difficult and/or time consuming projects. So… I don’t know what I’m going to do about that. Hopefully wake up on time tomorrow.