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Here's the last part (I promise!)

New Herald pt 4 )
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Here's is Part 3. 1 and 2 below.

New Herald pt 3 )
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Here is Part 2 of my script. Because I knew LJ would make me split this up! for Part 1 below :D

New Herald pt 2 )
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As is my typical luck, I've gotten myself screwed over on two of my finals this semester. I have no more energy to really detail what happened, but I can safely say I won't be getting good grades in those classes.

Moving on!

My Writing for Film and TV class is sadly over *crai* but! I has awesome story now :D

I promised to post my progress on the project and did my best with what I had. Now I can post the "packet" we have to turn in as the final project. Let me explain how it's structured. There are at least 22-23 scripted pages. In between the sections of script are the Steps of the Step Outline (heavily edited since posted here last). So it's not the ENTIRE script, as that would be almost 90 pages written out, but it is the complete story. I expect LJ is going to make me split this up...

New Herald )
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HAH! I wish it had!

The irony hasn't missed me that I post about the multiple attempts on my life in one day, then .... nothing for almost a whole month.

I'm alive!! They still haven't gotten me!

The Great Noming of Turkey event distracted me from my normal routine even more. In fact, I think the only reason I'm posting this at all is because I'm trying to procrastinate working on my Finals' projects. I don't want to write 2500 words on Godard movies! I can't STAND his movies!! *crai* I'm sure I'll accomplish the goal however. Especially since [ profile] cakely_yours (who really can't understand how amazing she really is!) gifted me a 16gb 1st Gen iTouch for Christmas!!!!

Freak out doesn't even begin to describe my reaction to it.

Also, I'm hopelessly addicted to the bugger. I have no clear memory of how I effectively scheduled my life Pre-Awesome compared to my ridiculously organized life Post-Awesome. I certainly wouldn't be making it through these projects without the thing. I still need to give the iTouch a proper name though...It deserves it.

Anyway, I have Step Outlines to revise and finalize, script pages to write, French movie makers to drag across glass. Well, maybe not so much on the last bit if I want a decent passing grade!
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You tried. You really did. You almost succeeded in killing me today, but I stand the victor!


I'm going to go kill things in my game I risked life and limb for now.
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My wonderful routine I had established for this semester has been shot to hell in a matter of a week. It is SO freaking hard to get back into it. It also doesn't help that I got scheduled to work 'till Midnight tonight instead of opening. There, again, is something ELSE to ruin my morning routine. /sigh At least my icon is overwhelmingly appropriate ;) lol

I have 10pages of script due Thursday. I have 2 written (in theory). It will get done, but oi again.

I'm also going to blame NCIS for wrecking my schedule. How can a show be so awesome and silly at the same time?! No wonder it's dominated this TV season's ratings for the last FIVE weeks. Grats NCIS! I went back and, accidentally, watched all of season 1. Then watched half of season 2 skipping around 10 episodes to get to the finale. I think it was a good formula considering the epic amounts of episodes there are. I got to know Kate and love her over the course of all of season 1. Then when the inevitable happens at the end of season 2 I was still hit in the gut. I even knew since starting the show she died! Why was I in tears!? 

That is the magic of NCIS's writers. I felt like I was watching a TV movie, a good TV movie, for all 3 eps it took to tell the story. BTW, watching Gibbs pace a bit scatter brained in a dark office while McGee and Tony watch nervously, then have Gibbs ask in a slightly broken voice: "I'm going for coffee. Can I get you boys anything?" about damn near killed me. I think it about near killed Tony too as his reaction was a bit priceless to McGee. Also, nice touch Epic!writers by showing Ghost!Kate to all the cast in varying outfits. It really made the story more than just sad coworkers on a vendetta. Although, watching Gibbs on a vendetta is damn entertaining, even if it's briefly thrown out there he was suicidal in his attempts to take down Ari. Subtle. Nice depth.

This, is the way to handle a beloved character death. Maybe because I'm American and it was our system's way of hand holding to accept a new character replacement in Ziva, but Christ. There was closure at least! Gibbs as the Team Dad(tm) was allowed to do something instead of being so emotionally broken he ran away. Yes, unless you're totally ignorant of the way I think, I just swung around to rant more about CoE. Which I'll stop now because it's pointless at the moment.

Moving on back to topic. Schedule=wrecked. I think this was also aided in the fact all last week was repeats of the shows I follow or just weren't on. NCIS, Bones, Fringe ... I think Heroes was the only one not a repeat but I still missed thinking it was. Now it's catch up with my entertainment, but I don't have time because the semester is still moving on. Argh!! I'd like to return my Grown-Up Passport for my older and well loved Childhood one, please.
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So I lied. )
I figured out how to painlessly post my script pages and preserve the proper formatting. The only down side is they're formatted a little er.. narrow. But! Feel assured that this is accurate to how it would be printed on a 8x11 piece of paper :D Don't you feel special now?

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This class is totally kicking my ass in the good way. Every Thursday roughly between 3p and 6p I revert into a five year old handing a beloved adult a shiny. I shit you not. My teacher is made of both Win and Epic, and I would do anything for her. She handed back our first five pages of script (which I would post here if it weren't for the insanity it is to code it properly for LJ. I will when it's done. I promise.) today, and mine had notes on it!! She said I had a "Terrific opening" and "Script work is terriffic! Compress some description" which turned out to be only one section.


I am ridiculously pleased.

So, as promised before, here is another assignment we had to do. It's the ENTIRE plot. It's format is called a "Step Outline" and you're meant to squeeze you entire description of your plot into three pages maximum. Oi. I managed, but as you will see things were sacrificed I didn't want to cut out. The ending, for example, does not read as epic as it really is. Rawr. I am happy that I now have some kind of road map to follow. It will be fun to see where the plot really goes in the revision process.


There you go. The girl who got to read this breakdown couldn't stop reading it! Another ego boost to me :D I've worked really hard on it.

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I've always remember something Russel T Davies once said in an interview about his characters: They're all his favorites. The moment that he's writing dialogue for a specific person, in that moment, they are his favorite character. I think this is key to his success of memorable side characters. It's something I've always noticed about his writing. The person might say just one thing, but you see that person stand out for that one moment.

Which brings me to my Writing for Film and TV class. We're starting to get into the meat of things now. We've chosen our respective stories to write so now begins the construction of them. I originally was going to use a plot I came up with for a Torchwood story. It was malleable enough to work for the requirements of the class. Man, am I glad I didn't go that route. There are SO many people writing superhero stories! Instead, I'm ironically going with the third plot idea I forced onto paper. It wasn't supposed to go anywhere, just fulfill the assignment of having three ideas.

I figured posting what I'm working on here would add a little flesh to this journal so here goes: ) 


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