I don't seem to do anything useful by myself. Of course, I've only been up for an hour or so. Maybe I'm being too hard on myself. I don't get it, though. I got sleepy REALLY SUDDENLY at 11 p.m. or so and then only slept for like, six and a half hours.

Yesterday was okay. I made a Rorschach mask and bought a hat, plus a sunhat for Israel. Now that I have this stuff I feel like I'm mostly ready, even if I haven't started packing and am afraid I'm going to forget something really important, like my passport. I also did ironing for my clothes that I used to wear to work. We'll see what happens.

I'm reading a lot. Short stories from The Best American Short Stories 1998 (So far, Garrison Keillor has much better taste than Sue Miller -- well, the latter picked Alice Munro, so there you go.). More of Dickens, which has kind of turned around now that he had his affair. And Infodump: The Graphic Novel ... er, Earth X. (BTW, if the latter alternate reality takes place during a food shortage, why are so many of the ex-superheroes fat?)

By the way, since I'm so behind, here are some bare-bones thoughts on what I've read and watched this year.

Reviews )
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( Mar. 2nd, 2009 08:38 pm)
Chris made me look like I can draw with his INKS OF AWESOME.

This article is relevant to my interests.

In the wake of Watchmen: 24 more graphic novels we’d like to see made into movies

I'm not turning this into a meme. (Although I turned it into a shopping list a bit.) I do want to say a few things about it, though.

8. Craig Thompson, Blankets
I can't believe the people in the comments are saying Thompson's art isn't expressive enough to be translated to animation. That's just bullshit. I think this would be best as an animated movie, really. It COULD work as live action (with some special effects for the dream sequences) but I think animation would better achieve the dreamlike, expressive quality of the work.

9. Brian K. Vaughan, Runaways

12. Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: Season Of Mists
I agree wholeheartedly with their assertion, in fact I ALWAYS thought that if Sandman was ever going to come to the big screen, they should start with this story and not with the first two volumes. I mean, it opens with The Endless, who are really the big draw of the series. I think it's the perfect starting point, honestly. And I like their Guillermo del Toro suggestion. Hey, we're in a fantasy world, right?

16. Dave Sim, Cerebus: High Society
... Really?

22. Charles Burns, Black Hole
Parts of the graphic novel annoyed me, but I got to admit I'm kind of depressed they junked Gaiman's script for it. Unless it totally sucks. Then you can ignore me.

24. Alan Moore, The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
LOL! Actually, if they just ... y'know, adapted the second volume as is and ignored the first movie I'd be happy about that.
After this I'll leave you guys alone.

Post a single sentence from each WIP you have (or as many as you want to pick). No context, no explanations. No more than one sentence!

1.) The hotel soap was disgusting – it smelled like licorice and made her skin dry and rubbery – but she wanted to be certain he wouldn’t know.

2.) "No, she doesn’t have magical intoxication, and she doesn’t have that because magical intoxication is a load of horseshit."

3.) As I look at the gun, I try to think of it as an empty metal tube with a handle and not the hideous agent of death I’ve always believed it to be.


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