June 21st, 2011

bookstack

Whistling in the dark

I am slogging on my summer_of_giles story. I hope to have a complete first draft by July 1, in which case disaster could happen and I'd still have something to post. Even if I'll curse myself for all eternity for posting first draft quality prose, sigh. Ask me what kind of faces I make when I re-read last summer's story. So the plan is complete a draft by then, spend two weeks revising, then post this giant thing on the date.

This will be my longest single story ever. I fall in and out of love with it daily. Sometimes I think it's hopelessly silly. Mostly I just really hope people enjoy it. I'm feeling discouraged about my writing for completely irrational reasons. I am stalled on a more important project, my origfic thingie. I just need to push forward without thinking.

I uploaded the Gileswatching newsletter source to a shiny new github repository. I will do the same with my fic archive tool soon-ish, though that's considerably less generalized than the newsletter tool. I'm attempting to wean myself from the comfortable subversion onto git, which is what everybody and their dogs are using these days even if it's kinda insane.

Mr Pedia & I just watched "The Tourist", which is a sort of caper movie starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, except it's Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Jolie plays against type to good effect. Paul Bettany got to sneer a lot, which was fun. I thought the screenplay was decent: no eyeroll moments, no maddening plot holes, a few moments of good dialog. Not sure it would stand up to a rewatch, which makes it not great. The movie should, however, have been set 40 years ago so that spectacular wardrobe and the ball set piece could have proper homes.