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Morning y'all


INT. CAVE - MORNING

New prez, new adm. Feels like a new day. The slogan UNIFY AMERICA posters clutter the city streets as the newly inaugurated prez legalizes cannabis on a federal level so all 51 states unite in recognizing individual marijuana recommendations (from state to state).

Big screen tV

It is the end of all hope
To lose the child, the faith
To end all the innocence


The ceremonial inauguration of prez-elect Biden is broadcast on most every news channel in the country, the lyrics of the 2-song playlist instills pessimism.
Henry

And this is the outline that Logline app (OSX) exports. I'm nowhere near fulfilling the conflicts

In the film Dirty Dancing, Jack Weston seems to be separated–at–birth, blood relative of Harvey Weinstein. This link to Simon Wiesenthal wikipedia page, Autobiographical inconsistencies, may help to feed the taglines of a b-story plot within the public school system to crack down on HEAVY METAL music and its Nazi influences.

INT. BEDROOM - PRE-DAWN FLASHBACK END FLASHBACK DREAM SEQUENCE

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INT. OFFICES - DAY
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RECEPTIONIST DESK
RECEPTIONIST DESK
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Wiesenthal would describe two people fighting over one of the lists he had prepared of survivors of the Holocaust; the two look up and recognize each other and have a tearful reunion. In one account it is a man and wife, and in another telling it is two brothers.*

You can visit the tmtwngm community to see the actual upload of the LOGLINE app 'screenplay' export this outline came from.
Henry

Outlines aren't the same for screenwriters. Just found out, thanks to "Logline" app

dialect as part of culture ticks

Time travel

The 7/11 conspiracy
multi scene sequence flashback/dream combination
2020 and flight 2120

There's a hamburger patty thawing on the kitchen counter.  Doesn't look like my suggestion to lj has made the cut (so far.)   Sigh.

The Apple TV device came in yesterday.  I spent some time downloading News apps because it's the one thing people don't think about, but they don't get for free when relying on streaming TV instead of cable TV.

Previous to the device I ordered, I had already downloaded the Apple TV app to my smart TV, but the app wasn't having anything to do with HBO MAX.  In the meantime, while I was just pushing buttons like a dweeb, I had already signed up for HBO MAX on my phone; downloading the iOS app and everything.  I figured, if I wasn't gonna be able to watch Flight attendant on the TV, I would simply watch it on my phone/laptop.  Then something happened.

When I screen films, I like to think that some of my ideas for my own screenplay are making their way into movies I don't know about because I just can't focus long enough to complete a 90 page screenplay without sharing my scenes as I write them, publicly, here on livejournal.  And the HBO MAX original series has a link or two that I could use in the plot of my story.  I forgot what it was about FA that I wanted to use, and rewatching episode 3 didn't help.

For what it's worth, as you may see crazy little brainstorming ideas in the "outline" I'm sharing below, but the date July 11, 1991 is a date of significance that I will be using in the story.  I got that date from UFO conspiracy sights that reported strange sightings in Mexico during an eclipse which occurred at 1:23PM.  1:23, another significant number, which has archaic meanings in itself as well as an airplane from Japan that crashed.  But did you know an DC-8 from Nigeria crashed on July 11, 1991?  Flight 2120, I thought might be significant since everybody is pretty much ecstatic that 2020 is done and over with and a new prez will take the helm, etc.

I tried to get more info on flight 2120.  Curiosity had me trying to figure out what time of day it was when the plane crashed.  It's pretty grim research, I know, but I could not find anything on it.  Most newspaper clippings just mention 'minutes before take-off, the plane crashed.'  Here's where time travel comes in to scrutiny.  I know it isn't a big deal in comparison with the lives that were lost that day, but I kept reading the same narrative website after website that contained information on flight 2120 and they all seemed to regurgitate the same info.

What seems to be certain is that flight 2120 crashed in the morning and there is a 9 hour difference between the location where flight 2120 crashed and where the eclipse in Mexico was taking place.  1:23PM in Mexico would be 10:23pm in Saudi Arabia, and 10:23AM in Saudi Arabia would be 1:23AM in Mexico.  If one considers that the eclipse in Mexico blocked out the sun (as if it was the middle of the night), is it possible that the DC-8 indeed crashed at 10:23 carrying the explosion as tiny specks in the sky during the noon-time eclipse somehow someway?

That's all I got right now.  Until I finish this sequence I'm working on, safe travels.

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index card: chymical reaction, stoicism and telepathy

The other day I borrowed the digital copy of The wind–up bird chronicle from my local library.  Unfortunately, time hasn't allowed for a second read as much as I know I would enjoy it.  I've also convinced myself that I should re-read The chymical wedding but…

There's a stanza from Uninvited that uses the word stoic and squirm in the same line.

Must be strangely exciting
To watch the stoic squirm
Must be somewhat heartening
To watch shepherd meet shepherd

Lines 3 and 4 connect with me as a lesson learnt from adolescence.  Tension and emotional heightening build for this delicate scene involving menstruation cycles/cramps, jock itch/crabs, and the taboo of young love for which I am channeling blanks.  I have a suspicion that the answer may lay in My dark Vanessa.  The first occurrence of the modal verb 'must be' seems intuitive of orgasms and dry humping, yet, shepherd meet shepherd is something I cannot place, unless that BILLBOARD from the 90s depicting an 8 month pregnant woman caused an unsettling feeling (in MC) as though he was placing the pregnancy as that from an old flame.  She-bird archaically replacing the word shepherd for clarity in meaning "attractive woman" who meets the woman on the BILLBOARD, but this is far from heartening for MC.

I guess, depending on whom we hear the words coming from, a necessity of heartening for MC might be the alternative to a very dangerous and risky fork in the road for our protagonist.  This sequence should definitely be a high point upon introducing the b-story.

Keeler

I posted a suggestion to lj

Double spacing after a sentence


How the New Post Editor transposes into code double spacing after a sentence


I love using the character entity   which the New Post Editor converts as code whenever I double space after a sentence.  I notice the order in which the "non-breaking space" character entity is used is AFTER the first blank space.  If this order was transposed, wouldn't it solve unneeded blank space at the beginning of the next line?


I always review my entries to check for flaws and typos.  One of the things I've been doing when editing an entry which I created in the New Post Editor is to unitilize the old 'classic' editor to transpose the first blank space, at the end of a sentence, with the non-breaking space character entity  .  It seems when I do this, the orphan of a double space, at the end of a sentence near the right margin, disappears (from breaking the consistency of a paragraph's left margin with an unwanted space before the new/next sentence.)


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I was asked to resubmit my suggestion with screenshots. Here it is in all its glory.

TITLE
Double spacing after a sentence
SUMMARY
How the New Post Editor transposes the code for double spacing after a sentence
FULL DESCRIPTION
I love using the character entity   which the New Post Editor converts as code whenever a double space is used after a sentence. However, I am noticing a bug as a result of the order in which the "non-breaking space" character entity is used AFTER the first blank space. If this order were to be transposed, it would solve unneeded blank space at the beginning of the next line? I'm including sample screenshots of a blog entry at https://slavezombie.livejournal.com/883141.html

This is an image of the result of the flawed code: https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/slavezombie/2661370/293173/293173_800.png

This is an image of the flawed code: https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/slavezombie/2661370/293100/293100_800.png
LIST OF BENEFITS
I wouldn't have to use a text editor to find/replace the code for double spacing if this somebody addressed this bug. One of the things I've been doing when editing an entry which I create using the New Post Editor is to utilize the 'old' editor to change the order of the code and the blank space (representing double spaces). In other words, I swap the non-breaking space character entity   in place of the blank space which follows a period, and I add a genuine blank space after the code (before the first letter of the next sentence.) The orphaned blank space then no longer results in the unwanted space at the start of the next line of text. I will show screenshots of the results.

This is an image of the same blog entry shown as the example of the flaw when an orphaned blank space affects the beginning of a new line in the middle of a paragraph, fixed: https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/slavezombie/2661370/292452/292452_800.png

This is an image of what the fixed code looks like after I've edited it: https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/slavezombie/2661370/292678/292678_800.png
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index card – Why Raquel changes her name to Elle

In the film Dirty Dancing, Jack Weston seems to be separated at birth blood relative of Harvey Weinstein.  This link to Simon Wiesenthal wikipedia page, Autobiographical inconsistencies, may help to feed the taglines of a b-story plot within the public school system to crack down on HEAVY METAL music and its Nazi influences.

Wiesenthal would describe two people fighting over one of the lists he had prepared of survivors of the Holocaust; the two look up and recognize each other and have a tearful reunion. In one account it is a man and wife, and in another telling it is two brothers.*

In the imdb narrative for 1987 musical, DD is described as Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle AND in the 1980s, HEAVY METAL might've reached its peak just before the FCC got itself involved in prohibiting radio stations from playing it.  In 1980, Church groups in Iowa organize record burnings of albums by The Beatles, Ravi Shankar, The Carpenters, Peter Frampton and John Denver, among others.  In 1984, The National Parent Teachers Organization (National PTA) adopts a resolution to encourage record companies to rate music according to the amount of violence, sex, profanity, or vulgarity it contains, and to include this rating on the covers of albums.  In 1985, Tipper Gore, wife of then Senator Al Gore of Tennessee, is offended by lyrics in a Prince album she has purchased for her daughter.  She helps form the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) to oppose explicit content in music.  The PMRC asks the Radio Industry Association of America (RIAA) to adopt a rating system.  The RIAA and the PMRC agree that a voluntary warning sticker, stating “Parental Advisory- Explicit Lyrics,” will be affixed to certain albums. Each record label is given the discretion to devise its own rating standards.  AND The parents of a nineteen-year-old bring suit against Ozzy Osbourne and CBS Records, claiming that the singer’s lyrics in his song “Suicide Solution” persuaded their son to commit suicide. The courts hold that the lyrics are Constitutionally protected speech.

*Nazi Hunter: The Wiesenthal File  and Simon Wiesenthal: the Life and Legends

dodo

Applying your lettering skills in blogs

Calligraphy 101

Finding that one good lift
hot pink uniform reform
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What would happen when the captions of an original comic strip were inked in Times New Roman? Upon reviewing some old tags in the blog, I stumbled onto an old entry with a picture I drew. It wasn’t very good, but it’s nice to go back in time to see how I’ve changed my drawing style. Back then, for captions, instead of using that ol’ comic strip printing style that architects use all the time, I was inking my captions with a calligraphy pen and using Roman type.
Pat Oliphant and Roman lettering went hand–in–hand
How would the panels play out if I was to develop the concept of using serif-font style as captions from inception to completion? When I brainstorm a new idea for a comic strip, I doodle with my left hand. At this stage of my process, I am completely at a loss for ideas. I feel, because of the ol’ psychological adage that the thinking brain is allocated in the left side of the brain, and the imaginative brain is on the right, that using my left hand — considering that scientists have declared that the left extremities are controlled by the right side of the brain and vice–a–versa — stimulates the ideas directly from the brain that is controlling my hand. No middle man.