Had a second crack at my Crow makeup! I think I made a real stride forward. This time I remembered to prime my skin first, the way I did for my Death makeup, and it made a big difference. I used Nivea Men's Post-Shave Balm, which is a great cheap primer for full-face makeup. I … Continue reading Girlcrow, mark 2
For a while now I've had a bee in my bonnet about putting together a costume, maybe even something that would could as a cosplay, for a gender-swapped version of the Crow. Being a good little goth deep in my soul, I've always been a fan of the Brandon Lee movie; I know it's not … Continue reading Girlcrow, mark 1
Bernie and I have begun work on Mrs. Hawking part four, tentatively titled Gilded Cages, and we're running into some challenges. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, as we've had this happen with each subsequent installment, but this one has presented some difficulties that are thus far unique. The biggest thing to deal with is … Continue reading The challenges of plotting Mrs. Hawking part 4
Ugh. So here's the problem with this scene. It's another for the Fraiser spinoff pilot, but it uses an idea I'm not sure I want to include. I really want to have Freddy believe that David came to him in need, which create a sense of responsibility to his cousin that he latches onto for … Continue reading 31 Plays in 31 Days, #27 – “Grow Up”
As with the Adonis script, I submitted my Tailor at Loring's End screenplay to the BlueCat Screenwriting Contest at well. I was nervous at first that the feedback on this one was taking so much longer to arrive, but I finally got it the other day. I am pleased to say that it was quite … Continue reading BlueCat feedback on Tailor at Loring’s End screenplay!
This past month I submitted Adonis to BlueCat, one of the more significant screenwriting competitions, which before they judge gives you feedback on your script. I nervously opened what they sent me about Adonis, and I was pleased to find it encouraging! "What did you like about this script? The opening of the script is … Continue reading Encouraging feedback on Adonis from BlueCat Screenwriting Contest!
This year’s 31 Plays in 31 Days is, in my opinion, my most productive and useful yet. I decided to use it to focus on the particular projects I wanted to develop. When Bernie and I were working on Adonis, we mostly worked well, except we experienced the occasional clash over how how we generated … Continue reading Reflections on 31 Plays in 31 Days 2014
In Adonis, there's a name scheme going on that's even more complicated than what I usually do. Adonis is not the name of any character in the story; rather, it's kind of a title, perhaps most analagous to a stage name, for one of my two leads. I chose it for two reasons, as I … Continue reading The naming gymnastics I went through for Adonis
I am working away furiously on my new film script Adonis, set in a matriarchal alternate history Ancient Rome. It's a hard road, but it's coming, and I'm really starting to believe in this project. I need to get it finished so it can be read on the last Sunday of the month. I have … Continue reading The myth of Adonis