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Lost Intimacy in Movie Adaptations

I was thinking about the differences between novel and movie adaptation. (And I know this isn't always the case, before I start.)

Let me say before I lay out the details that I am talking in a for-the-most-part manner, and there can be a separate category for a story that starts out as a movie and not as a novel.

Lets talk adaptations, though. I'm not thinking about how accurate the adaptation is. 

Rather, I'm thinking about how a novel can get more into the mind of the character/s and paint a realistic picture that rings true to those reading/watching.

While a movie paints a somewhere-in-the-ballpark picture based off of the novel. It's never truly realistic.

Now, there are those movies created initially for the big screen. Those usually ring more true than adaptations. But it seems like movies aren't as equipped to really get into the mind of the characters for the viewer.

This could be because cinema relies on visual over internal dialogue. This is why if I was ever wr…

Solitude

You come into this world alone, and you will leave the same way. No matter how you want to think differently, the truth is we are alone inside our heads. 

If you think otherwise, you're only fooling yourself. 
And there are things no one else will ever know that lurk inside the folds of your grey matter. 

Things that horror reminds us of. 
Now, for writers, we get to tap into that stuff. The stuff that would otherwise label you as perhaps crazy, or an outcast, to those who don't want to admit to those bizarre things we think about at night as we stare a the ceiling and everything is set free to run wild inside. 

Everyone has these thoughts, whether they want to believe it or not. 
Stephen King touched on it in Lizzy's Story, where her husband went into a place in his head to write stories. She, of course, goes to that place in the book. But that's for you to read about. 
We all have these places inside our minds. Sometimes special, sometimes downright freaky. 
Some can properl…

Bad Endings are Great Beginnings

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So I had a blog post ready to go.


I had a blog post ready to go, added to it. I was excited because this was the first Friday Musings I had done in quite a while.

I got to the café early with an extra half hour and an idea of what I wanted to say.

It was something along the line of why Twitter is a distraction to creativity.

So I went to save it, and it seemed as though it saved. But then I must not have published the post. I sent the link and a couple people responded, then my browser failed.

I reset it and when it came back up I noticed something strange, my blog post was half of what I had written.

I had a suspicion and checked the link I’d posted on Twitter and yup it didn’t publish, the link came up dead.

I was furious.

Later I also come to find a Word document I’d been worked on didn’t save the way I thought it would, either. Strange.

Now I’m at work trying to grab a moment here and there and literally none are to be had.

Well, there are a few, I am writing this in fits and spurts. 

But on …

It's Been Awhile

I I know it's been a while. It's been pretty rough at work. 
Trying to fit in writing here and there has been the task at hand.
Speech to text seems to be an ally at the moment.
I'm trying it because there is a practice of reading your work out loud as a method of editing and catching things that don't sound right. With the speech-to-text, done correctly, may cut down on that step.
It makes sense on paper, let's see if it works in the real world. Think about it though. You are speaking, sure like a robot, but still speaking and to some degree will sound like you are speaking out loud.
I am working on a Friday Musing.
I did enjoy the picture and question I used to do.
I have been looking at other blogs and see what's what and a thing I see often is comparing a life experience to something you want to make a point with. Or something in that manner. 
Let's see.
I have been staying away from Twitter, looking at my feed maybe three times a day. It has been great on my mi…

Interpret As You Will

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Interpret these words as you will. Some will say to each his own, and there are many ways to tell a story. I agree. But there are many unspoken rules. 

Unspoken: 

Because they cannot be successfully put into words that will resonate with all. 
I'm rushed for time and want to work on some writing whilst at this cafe before work, but I will say this... 

Writing is like space. There are things out there you can't begin to believe. And sometimes you get it, but it can knock you down other times. 

Some call that being in the zone, but there are basic things that can help put you in place. 

Writers have been regurgitating "rules" for as long as I can remember. Like every word must work and write what you know. 

And while these are sound, if not widely spanning, bits of advise, they leave some scratching their head as to the exact meaning. 

Well, as you go on you do figure some of them out, if not all. 

But all in all there are some basic tactics to keep you in line. 

Everything must…

What? You Want News? Well...

Well, the only news you'll get here is about horror and thoughts, writing, maybe a little tech. 

While current events may slip in here and there, it will never seem as though the thoughts are coming from one side. 

If you are reading this, I feel sorry for you. lol. 

Just kidding. 

If you are here you either have seen me on Twitter, or have seen one of my billboard posts I put out with certain posts, or maybe you've caught a short story or two of mind out there in the internet. 

Maybe you just want to have a different point of view, or want to know there are people out there who think the same things as you. 

Some want to just connect. 

But I hope that when you come here it is to escape. 

As with my writing. I want to create an escape from the world. 

While I don't have a lot of writing out there yet--it's coming, I promise--I can say that when you come here you will have an escape from thoughts and hopefully will be entertained. 

Remember, these are my thoughts and sometimes th…

Damn the System!

Ugh. The wonderful day job. 

It's like an update to a game system that knocks out homebrew games from being played on it. Or Apple not letting you side load apps. 

People find a way. Sure. But still. 

But back to the day job. 

You see, they always find a way of screwing me over with my writing. Alow me to explain. 

I work hard. Probably more than a lot at my place of employment. But I work fast and when you work fast your employers will usually try to milk more work from you--of course with the same pay. 

On top of this, I've seen others perusing websites and surfing retail outlets very often. 

You see where I'm going with this? 

Good for them, but I'm only jotting down some notes, or reading here and there, and feel guilty? Well, that's so.... You know what I mean.

I get my work done and done well. 

But there is lways a new way to stop or block me from doing my thing, or so it seems. 

On of the many is Word documents were blocked without putting external. OK. Fine. Then they…