Books are Gold
I'll never understand how some people don't like to read. There is nothing in this world like sitting down to a good book. The inspiration that can steam forth is as useful as any movie or TV and helps you as a film maker, in my opinion, more than other forms of entertainment because you are forced to create what the world looks like in your own mind.
What I find far more embarrassing to admit being inspired by is my own scripts. I can't help but feel it is a tad arrogant to be a huge fan of your own work, but it is safe to say I am. I can't wait to finish writing this season of Crusaders so that we can start to record them. Good times await us in the new year!
So this year is coming to a close, real fast. Not to sound like a downer but the past two years have been really hard. It seems like one thing after another has been going wrong. So going into this New Year I have one goal above the rest. Make it a good year. Get work done and bring Blueroof Productions on the map, but also have fun with friends. Live my life the way I want to live it and not get pulled down so much by other people and what goes on around me.
Life is hard and it is short. So why waste time feeling bad about yourself? Feeling bad about what is happening around you? There is no point to it. You have to look at the bad stuff around you, nod your head and move forward.
Outline or No?
When I first started out writing I would just write until I felt a story was finished. No outline, no worry about structure. As I got older and started reading more how to guides and taking classes I was told over and over that outlines were a must. Somehow writing became less fun, more of a chore. I'm debating if I should go back to free form and toss outlines out. I mean even when I free form I have a loose idea of where I am headed with the story, just not how to get there beat by beat.
Stephen King of all people says he doesn't work with an outline. Quentin Tarantino says he only figures his stories out to the middle before starting on his journey. It will be interesting to see what the results are for me as I jump back to this model. Wish me luck Blueroof Nation.
Time is a Blur
It's Christmas time already. How did it come so fast? By the way how did 2015 get here so fast? Is it just me or does time seem to go faster and faster as we get older? It's a crazy thought that seems so real. I wish there was some way to slow down time, at least for a bit.
Time seems to be less and less on our side as we move through more rotations on this giant space rock. The trick is to manage your time so that you can get the most use out of every moment. Because after all they only come once.
Now know I have a review page but I don't like to review movies I didn't like so there won't be anything on Star Wars The Force Awakens, although I'll talk about it a bit on the next episode of The Uncanny Fans, so if you want a review check that out.
This post is about something related. I've been a life long EU fan. Give us Legends and all that good stuff. One book I've never read, I've avoided altogether is Crucible. At first I was just waiting for the paperback but by time that came out Disney had already made it clear they were no longer making any more books in this timeline. So this book became a goal. I would only read it when I've read all the other EU books.
Then my mom got it for me. So I thought what the hell? I started reading it. Before I knew it I was a 130 pages in, lost in the utter joy that is Star Wars and that is when the despair set in. This book is everything I love about the EU. All the characters, the adventure. I've been finding out about what happened to all the people I love over the past year.I guess it is the feeling people have been talking about with the new movie.
The weird thing is, as much as I want to finish it, I'm scared to. This is it. When I finish this book I'm done with Luke, Leia and Han. No more adventures, no more stories about Jania or Ben. This is the final chapter in the Star Wars Saga that I love so much and while I'm enjoying this book it is breaking my heart as well. I don't want it to end. I want more.
I want Sword of the Jedi!
Christmas Pod=Fun Times
So last night we recorded the new Clean Jeans Christmas pod and it was very different than anything we have done before. It went better than I could ever have hoped for and honestly I can't remember the last time I had so much fun. So much fun in fact that it is going to spin off into another podcast altogether. I can't wait till the Christmas pod drops so I can talk more about it. Stay tuned!
Down in the Funk
Sometimes it is so hard to do something, anything productive. It always seems like there are a million reasons not to do something and none to actually do them. Why is it so bloody easy to be lazy but so hard to be productive? This is the problem I've been facing this week and I have yet to find a way to overcome it. Hopefully the X-Mas Pod we record tonight will help pull me out of this funk. Because that's what it is. A funk, and a bad one at that.
Get to Work
This semester has been hell. The fact that it is over brings me unbounded amounts of joy. You would think after everything I've gone through this semester I would be ready to relax and take a break, which is what I've been trying to do the last two days but instead of relaxing all I've been doing i stressing out about everything that I'm not doing. I can't tell if that is a good thing or a bad thing. Life is short and we only have a short amount of time to make everything we want to create in life so why waste time relaxing? Get to work!
Give Us Legends!!!!
So tonight a legacy that has been around longer than I've been alive comes to an end. Star Wars the Farce Awakens directed by Jar Jar Abrams comes to theaters and people will pretend that the EU never lived at all. I say to thee NO! Long Live the Real Star Wars! Long Live the EU! Give us Legends!!!!!
So today was a good day. Diego jumped back on Uncanny Fans for the first time in a long time. We should be recording a new episode of Astonishing Flashbacks later on tonight and Esau agreed to guess star on DeVaughn's new podcast about Anime. Blueroof Productions is growing by the day.
Diego also had the idea of us turning Uncanny Fans into a talk show as well as pod. Make a video of us recording and post online. It's fun idea that is ironic because before Uncanny Fans I had a youtube talk show called Jon's Corner that only had two episodes made. Sometimes life goes full circle.
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