Thursday, October 30, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
So, Fury, first off I'll address the elephant in the room. Shia LaBeouf is in this movie. He's not as much of a sissy as normal but it wouldn't be him without some kind of misplaced emotion. There, got my Beouf bashing done. The action scenes in this movie were well done, even though some get kinda flicky between the action and whats going on in the tank. There is a spot toward the middle that stretches on way longer than it should, kinda saws the reins on the momentum of the movie. Though, not a complete waste of time, i can only personally give this movie a 5/10 due to the fact that they totally missed their target emotion. You can see where they are going but the odd, almost misplaced familiarity between the characters dropped this movie a mile short of what they were trying to do. Best comparison is watching a magic pro skater fall on their face. It was worth going to the movies for the experience but i suggest not going out of your way for it.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Assuming you have read previous posts, you'll know i have finished Anasazi's Nightmare, and have sent out many query letters. Any starting author should know that you will probably have to wade through a sea of rejection before getting a single approval. Today, i hit a benchmark! My first rejection. So raise your glass and lets tip our hats to the agent who was the first to tell me that my story was something you weren't interested in!
Monday, October 13, 2014
AS SOLID AS THE MOUNTAIN
AS LIGHT AS THE WIND
CREATING MASS DELTAS AT RIVER'S END
YOU CUT CRACKS IN THE EARTH
TO LIFE YOU GIVE BIRTH
FROM THE CLOUDS TO THE SEA
YOU ARE SALVATION FOR ME
FROM RAIN DROPS TO SINK
YOU ARE WHAT WE DRINK
WOE TO THOSE WHO THINK
THAT WATER'S NOT FOR THEE
FOR THE COST OF LIFE IS ALWAYS FREE
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
The query letter is an unusual type of "job application". Truly that's what it is. The first thing i have ever written that tries to sell both me and my product. The thought of adding a 4 to 6 week wait on top of that is also excruciating. And in my stupidity, and shortcomings in the workings of a computer i managed to send a personalized query to the wrong agent. Probably arrived at that bridge with God standing in the middle screaming "You shall not pass". But, i digress. If you are thinking about sending out some query letters, make sure you have your ducks in a row before you push send. In 3 days of scouring the internet, i haven't found many options. ♎
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
In a word, epic. Denzel comes through in his usual extraordinary form on par with the style and quality of Man on Fire. In this modern Robbin Hood style movie the whole cast brings the torrent of events into a spectacular whirlwind of creative action, friendship, and caring. Coupled with masterful cinematography and a powerful sound track, this movie ranks at the top of this year. 9/10 for the sicklibra ♎
Thursday, October 2, 2014
As promised an excerpt from Anasazi's Nightmare. (Contains graphic content. it is a horror after all.)
He opened his eyes gasping for a new breath. A black rat like face is what stared back. Across the bridge of its nose were two thin, horizontal, yellow, slits that stared back into his eyes. The yellow glow lit up the rest of its virtually hairless face. The toothless mouth of the creature opened letting a laugh echo through the woods. The inside of its mouth looked like chewing gum stretched between the roof of its mouth and its jaw with a hole in the middle. The stink of necrotic flesh emanated from the creature’s mouth forcing him to turn his head away. Looking to his right, he realized that he had three large claws dug deep into his shoulder. He looked toward the other side letting the realization of what was happening wash over him.
He tried to move with no success. The pain began to bleed through the shock. He then realized that he had claws dug all the way through his shoulders that protruded into the ground. ‘I’m pinned’ was the only thing he had time to think before the beast twisted the claws in his shoulders. Pain fired through his whole body like a lightning bolt as the urge to scream flooded his mind. he opened his mouth to yell in pain. before a sound could escape, the hole in the creature’s gummed mouth spat out a long pink protrusion. The pink “tongue” shot into his open mouth and down his throat. The urge to vomit was destroyed by the searing pain of sharp spikes that appeared in his throat. With a quick, sharp, jerk the “tongue” flew from his throat, followed by a blood filled cough. He tried to scream but the only sound that escaped his mouth was a faint gurgle of blood in the back of his throat.
The rat-faced beast pulled the claws from his shoulders. There was a sucking sound as it pulled its tongue back into its mouth and swallowed hard. It grabbed his hand and began to drag him. Between the coughs of blood and cringes of pain he could only whisper, as he was drug slowly through the woods.
*FYI I have replaced the name of the victim with him and his to avoid spoiling anything. Feel free to leave feedback and let me know what you think.