Okay, long answer here. A writer friend, Doug Coupland, recently told me about medical studies that suggest the final developmental changes in the human brain occur around the age of 31. When asked, most people — for the rest of their lives, regardless of their actual age — will say they feel 31 years old. I’d written for several years, but at 31 I wrote ‘Fight Club’ and that age seemed to allow me the peace to sit and concentrate. A peace I didn’t have in my 20’s. My advice is to live a rich, interesting life, practice writing if you want, but don’t beat yourself to produce your best work until after the age of 31. Okay? Okay.
Attention fellow aging gen-X geeks: the archives of Cinemagic magazine are now online. Between 1972 and 1987, Cinemagic was the only publication dedicated to showing filmmakers how to make science fiction, fantasy, and horror movies on backyard project budgets.
The documentary tracks the evolution of the magazine from an indie fan mag to a national pulpit backed by Starlog, the granddaddy of all science fiction publications.
We’ll catch up with the people behind some of the most beloved projects featured in its pages, and see how some of them went from making homemade Super8 epics to creating the biggest blockbusting movies coming out of Hollywood today. We’ll also show how this humble publication laid the groundwork for today’s indie do-it-yourself filmmaking revolution. When completed, the documentary will feature interviews with Kerry O’Quinn, Gregory Dohler, John Dods, Al Magliochetti, Ernest Farino, Tim Sullivan, and many, many others. Currently in production by Swords & Circuitry Studios.
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This is the scene by my office at the moment. I had to drive 15 minutes around it and argue with two police officers so I could pick my wife up.
Photo is from this article: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Train-derails—267428201.html?device=mobile
As I drove past those officers again they were closing down the entire street. I hope it gets cleared up before I have to got back to work tomorrow.
I finally finished Neverwhere by neil-gaiman last night. It’s not a very long audiobook, so it really shouldn’t have taken me four months to get through it. I enjoyed the second half of the story quite a bit, and am hoping that Gaiman revisits London Below again in the future.
This version was actually narrated by Gaiman, which was I thought was great. It’s nice to hear the author read the book the way they intended it be read/heard.
I heard that he published a short story/sequel/spin-off about it in an anthology. Anyone want to save me a google search and tell me the name of the anthology?