Thu, Nov. 27th, 2014 | 11:26 am  … Analog screenwriting


What's in a name? Numbers.
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When I started my job at the library, they had already gone digital. The Atwater branch library issued me my new plastic library card. Although I rarely spell my name with an "i", I was just happy that I got my card with the name I always use. At the time, I had already begun to experience the difficulty of bureaucratic red tape, a catch 22 similar to union membership requirements to get your foot in the door of the job one seeks, but not being able to become a member until you hold a job for which they support. As a result, I was exposed to laws regarding frequent usage of nicknames which are recognized as being one's real name instead of what the birth certificate may read. A real smorgasbord of malarkey, if you ask me, because I would constantly see accusatory expressions on people's faces as if i was trying to pull a fast one on them and attempting to get a phoney ID. In a nutshell, the law recites that a person does not need to go thru the legal process of paying to change their name legally; as long as they use the name they prefer all of the time. Eventually it will stick, however, there is no indication of time that this "frequent usage" takes before one stops experiencing odd looks from confused clerks simply trying to do their jobs.

Just to note, library cards aren't forms of ID  that one would call standard means of identification. Nobody recognizes them as proof of anything other than checking out books, videos, accessing the Internet, etc.

And so the term Geheime Staatspolizei, Gestapo for short, comes to mind, as that is how my coworker described the conduct of the chain of command in the library system. Like Hannah Arrendt, who spoke of modern "banality of evil," Camus observed that modern societies in the mid-twentieth century did not produce barbaric monsters, rather, they produced thoughtless bureaucrats and laborers who participated in mass murder through specific administerial and technical tasks.

Also, true that "... slave camps under the flag of freedom, massacres justified by [the love of man] or by a taste for the superhuman, in one sense cripples judgement."* I've come to accept the exceptions for which a convenience can only be applicable toward nicknames of John, short for Jonathan, Steve, short for Steven, Hank, short for Henry, etc. none of which apply to me. Enrique may be more recognized in the southwest, but anywhere else it would be scarcely used and unrecognized as the Spanish translation for Henry. Also, the Italian version being Enrico, Rico for short, might be a common name in the East. I dunno. But one thing is certain, the English is a stickler for accuracy. My cartoon brain visualizes a stereotype checking with the Italians to see if there's any merit to the individual calling himself Henry when all his documents read Enrique. Then, when the stereotype Italians balk at the question, the stereotype English default to following the ways of the stereotype Spaniards. Since the name is of Spanish origin, and the stereotype Spaniards also balk at the inquiry, I'm back to square one. Thank goodness for cartoons. What would i do without you.

*from preface Revaluating Modernity in Messiahs and Machiavellians by Paul Corey.

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Mon, Nov. 24th, 2014 | 09:42 am  … Analog screenwriting


Beyond Baroque
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Oct XX, 2014 © blanket sin – "Venice242"

On one of my days off from work, I decided to visit Beyond Baroque to see what it's all about. I may not have approached the building from the perfect angle because the doors were locked and nobody answered to my knocking. Beyond Baroque was a sponsor for an type out, an event, usually held annually, wherein people who own and use manual typewriters gather together to type stuff out in public. Weird, yes, but I would've preferred this picture be of the many typists with their typewriters. I have not seen any other events as much as I've search the Internet directly related to the one several years ago which got me curious about Beyond Baroque. Maybe it didn't get as many positive results as they might have been striving for; so they quit? I dunno.

I'm still using my typewriter. I haven't updated my blog with it for awhile, but I've been a nervous wreck because of work. The carpal tunnel is inflamed, and my god is there ever a dramatic conspiracy going on in the workplace. I'm just getting over a chest cold too. I figure I would update my blog with the Brownie camera pictures I recently got developed. That's easy.

All I really do is rant to accompany the picture with enough dummy text that it might look like a news clipping. I guess newspaper clippings are a pet peeve. I'm even editor to an institutional newsletter for Harley motorcycle owners. With all this stuff that's happening in my life, it makes taking light of things difficult. That's all my blog seems to be these days. If I watch a movie, I'll comment on it lightly. I don't expect to be taken seriously most times. Writing things down seems to help me remember things too, and when conversation on a movie takes place at work, I have something intelligible to say. I'm not just, "ooh, yeah. I saw that. Awesome."

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Wed, Nov. 12th, 2014 | 10:01 am  … Analog screenwriting


Dawn of the planet of the apes
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so... in a nutshell?
12th Nov, 2014 © blanket sin – "brainstorming after watching Planet of the Apes"

I liked this movie better than the first one, Planet of the Apes.  I don't know which one was first (or part 1) in the series.  In 2001 there was Planet of the Apes, in 2011 there was Rise of the Planet of the Apes and this one is, I guess, #3. I dunno.  Who cares?

I tried not to read the subtitles whenever the apes were speaking to each other.  I was really into the grunts and sign language being used.  In the back of my mind, I was thinking about the book Clan of the Cavebear and I think that's why I liked this movie in particular.    Half the time I was thinking that time travel is possible and the Apes are the equivalent of cavemen who encounter visitation from the humans.  And so, the humans are actually descended from the apes (at least some of the humans anyway), and they travel back in time where cavemen were living in societies and communicating with one another.

Of course, this is not the plot of the movie, but I didn't care.  I'm usually not satisfied with anything that is PG-13.  I like a good R rating in movies and prefer it when it leaves me doubting my own opinion of what just happened.  Which, BTW, is the main reason I'm having so much difficulty completing my own screenplay.

After the movie, I made myself some notes.  Although these brainstorming notes may not have been inspired by the movie exclusively, it did have some major influence.  The other muse was the lady I spoke to last night.  She had that look.  That emoticon look.  The one that stops me in my tracks for a second gander.  It was then that I pondered the brief moment of conversation with her and fantasized that she was AB.  How or why that could even be possible is redundant.  I find that I can be creative best when I just let my brain go with the flow.  So there I am, sitting on my couch after the Planet of the Apes movie (part 2 or 3) thinking, yes, it's been years since we've spoken.  There's nothing odd about treating it as if we're strangers.  Neither of us has had any linkage to one another all our lives and stuff.  When I gave her my name, I thought for sure she would make the connection, but no.  Not a chance.  So again I'm fantasizing, welp, that just goes to show you how much time passed.  Not even a hint will conjure a memory of the love we had together back when we were adolescents.


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Wed, Nov. 12th, 2014 | 09:36 am  … Analog screenwriting


You've heard of universal remotes. When developers goin to make an app for shows?
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Tue, Nov. 11th, 2014 | 11:51 pm  … Analog screenwriting


Killing fields - SLAYER
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Sun, Nov. 9th, 2014 | 07:50 pm  … Analog screenwriting


Machiavellianism
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Picture 1
9th Nov. 2014

It's been awhile since I did one of these entries.   Usually I have an illustration up as the eye candy, but this time I just did a quick screen capture.   I've become so used to browsing the information highway on my phone, I've either create a del.icio.us bookmarks, scrapbook screen captures, or tweet my finds.   It's crazy how these electronic gadgets have manipulated our lives into habitual nerdiness.   I still remember when I would go to work with a memo pad in my breast pocket together with my favorite pen.   Explains a lot about all those missed years I keep telling myself I need re-compensation for before I croak.

I hope this muse holds for the entire midpoint of the Highschool series.   It is the closest word I've come across that explains that one scene I saw in a TV/movie about a criminal with a knack for approaching people who have information he needs and coaxing them to reveal bits and pieces of what he needs to know so that he could put them together for his own personal needs.   When I bought the SLAYER album Divine Intervention, I didn't know it's history, what it's about, etc.   I purely went by the title of the songs and these days, the titles that may have swayed my decision were Sex.   Murder.   Art.   and Dittohead (because I just spoke to a friend about a crazy situation I'm in and she later sent a personal text message meme that reads:   I don't care about losing people that don't wanna be in my life anymore.   I've lost people that meant the world to me and I'm still doing just fine.   to which I replied "Ditto".)   and Mind Control.   I haven't listened to side two yet.   The lyrics are so tiny that I am determined to type them up on the typewriter so that I won't have so much difficulty with low lighting when I play my vinyl holding a magnifying glass and trying to follow the lyrics.

I also liked the back cover of all the news clippings art.   It related so well with the zone I'm in trying to complete a screenplay.   Then I saw the calendar with red hash marks and wondered what the odds would be that the circled date in March might be my birthday.   This was after I already had purchased the album, which BTW happened to include the black vinyl.   I quickly searched what year the calendar might be referring to and looked up events for that date on google calendars.   What'dya know, my b-day was that day El Salvador had it's first presidential elections after twelve years of war.   I haven't yet fit that into my screenplay, but it has absolutely EVERYTHING to do with the plot.   Although I think it would be cool to have a couple SLAYER songs in my screenplay, I know that that kind of wishful thinking is not realistic.   But damn if I'm not going to be there on the 14th hoping to recognize one or two songs from this album (if I manage to find some tix).



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Sun, Nov. 9th, 2014 | 06:29 pm  ♬ Killing fields - SLAYER … Analog screenwriting


There's this whole conspiracy of deaths in 81-82 as a result of Berzerk that I'm trying to zone in o
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Thu, Nov. 6th, 2014 | 08:07 pm  … Analog screenwriting


When was there last a c☧
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I twisted my wrist. Heh heh.

Realizing that I probably shouldn't have tore up those stacks and stacks of reams of paper at work the other day. The following day, those muscles stiffened up and now they're inflamed. I wanna say inflamated, but I don't know that that's a word.

inflimmation. Fuck… I know I've heard that word said in a sentence.

Typing on the typewriter is apparently a thing of the past for a good reason. Too much typing can make you insane, kids. Boy… I miss those days. I would type up stupid resumes. Had an early PC and couldn't get the dot matrix printer to print properly on a sheet of paper.

Just got home from having watched a movie. Nightcrawler. Turns out, there's bits and peaces of scenes in the Echo Park area. Couldn't pick a better spot to include in on-location filming.

Good flick.
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Sat, Nov. 1st, 2014 | 04:00 am  … Analog screenwriting


Twit2LJ Monthly Digest for October 2014
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Wed, Oct. 29th, 2014 | 08:33 pm  ‏‏␦ anxious … Analog screenwriting


Stress
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Three things going on in my life.    Good thing I can juggle.   I'm an editor for a newsletter which publishes quarterly.   The fall issue is in the works.    Problems at work;  sif that's not something to be expected.    And finally, this blog.    I'm reading about Andrei Kachitilo, and something called Alicia's Masque by Lindsay Clarke for ideas on how to continue the midpoint of the "Highschool" screenplay.    Ugh.


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Thu, Oct. 23rd, 2014 | 09:31 pm  ‏‏␦ gloomy ♬ Psychopathy Red - SLAYER … Analog screenwriting


There is a cat by my bedroom window singing the blues
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midpoint dual perspective
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Thu, Oct. 16th, 2014 | 11:40 pm  … Analog screenwriting


in the time it took to booted up my laptop to update my blog...
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...I typed this page on my Royal manual typewriter. 


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Wed, Oct. 15th, 2014 | 10:02 pm  … Analog screenwriting


it's crazy writing directly on the phone as if it's a notepad
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somehow, sitting here in this very loud room full of people and groups of people, I'm missing my typewriter.

Now i can't get that image or of my head. I'm in a bar late at night. 


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Wed, Oct. 15th, 2014 | 09:58 pm  … Analog screenwriting


berliner weisse. that's what I'm drinking.
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when i want to upload a picture to lj (using my phone), i have to open the lj app and create a new entry,then select INSERT picture and i select it from my device. defeats purpose of uploading it to lj scrapbook ahead of time. now i think I'm going to have the same picture in scrapbook several times. duplicates.


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Wed, Oct. 15th, 2014 | 09:53 pm  … Analog screenwriting


i tell myself one day i will cancel my sprint cell phone acct
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damnit!i can't stand work.

but since i know nobody wants to hear my problems, especially myself, changing subject.

There are so many peeps here. at the bar, that is. where am i? Golden Road. i j just ordered the turkey burger plate. so I'll keep ranting, about other stuff, until my meal gets here.

so, I've been going insane trying to figure out a way to get more people into reading screenplays (as an alternative to watching the movie).  you know the old saying "the book is always better"? well, i wonder if reading a movie script is better than watching the movie.


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Wed, Oct. 15th, 2014 | 09:41 pm  … Analog screenwriting

webſite http://slavezombie.livejournal.com/636645.html

i notice lj doesnt have a feature to upload shit to, unless I use a 3rd party app.


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Tue, Oct. 14th, 2014 | 08:50 pm  … Analog screenwriting


An update. Hmm. But then where's my typewriter?
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Can't find my phone. Otherwise this would be a tweet.

The lyrics to some song has me thinking the words being sung were these: Whenever I headr the Prez saying (audibly) ISIL, I think he's saying asshole. At least his lips are moving in that general motion. And now with CGI… well, you know.



Too long? Yeah, I know. Eventually, I would spend an hour editing it and cutting it down to its bare bones.


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Tue, Oct. 14th, 2014 | 08:11 pm  … Analog screenwriting


What was that jOke I said I had heard this morning? About a Phis with no eyes…
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And so he sits and thinks to himself.

He's typing at his laptop. No notes. No double spacing. Just his thoughts.

He don't care… he's alright.

He don't care, it's alright.

I cut you dead
don't you tell.
He don't care. He don't care. It's all right
He don't care. He don't care. It's all right
He don't care. He don't care. It's all right

He don't care. He don't care. It's all right
He don't care. He don't care. It's all right
He don't care. He don't care. It's all right
He don't care. He don't care. It's all right
Yeah yeah yeah


The lyrics of the song playing from one of PETRA'S cassettes, reverberate in his head.


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Fri, Oct. 10th, 2014 | 09:13 pm  ♬ Career of evil - BLUE OYSTER CULT … Analog screenwriting


Poor delusional BIER thinks his virtual friends know him
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state of the art


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Fri, Oct. 10th, 2014 | 09:03 pm  ♬ 91x … Analog screenwriting


How'd we go from that classic song to the other classic song, to this?
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Wondering what kind of suprises Livejournal will sprout as it attempts for a comeback. I foresee kool client side applications for updating and reading f-lists. Hmmn.


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