No, I’m not done with Sense8, that show has made me think more about story than anything I’ve watched since Life On Mars. But while I’m thinking about romance writing and ensemble writing, there’s this sizzle reel for a new show: Maggie Lawson: She was great on Psych. Jane Lynch: She’s great in everything. Premise: Way too cute. Still, Jane Lynch . . . “It’s an observation, not a judgment.” I’m using that one. And the bit with the brother flirting against his will was funny. But it feels very one note, even Lynch. I dunno. What do we think? ETA: In OMG news for fans of Elementary, Sherlock’s father is finally going to show up on screen. Played by John Noble. Jonny Lee Miller and John Noble with father/son issues. Must go stock up on popcorn.
“Someone Odd” is pretty much my entire Christmas list, so I recommend the Things Could Be Worse Mugs; that is, your life could include giant frogs, invasive tentacles, pterodactyls. But grab a set before Friday night because that’s when the Kickstarter campaign ends.
I tried watching Amy Schumer’s show once and it was just too . . . I don’t know, it felt like she was trying too hard. But one of her skits just went viral, and it’s so, so good, and a new one just dropped that’s an extremely catchy music video, and now I am officially an Amy Schumer fangirl. Continue reading
Meg sent me a link to this post, Women Having A Terrible Time at Parties in Western Art, to cheer me up and I’m passing on the favor:
The stunningly beautiful Secret of Kells (on Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime):
And coming soon from the same people . . .
So I haven’t put any more words on paper, but I’ve figured out the major problem with the first story/chapter which was two-fold:
1. Zo wasn’t doing anything except trying to escape with the kids. I need a protagonist with a goal. And now I know how to do that in this story/chapter/whatever.
2. The mood was so grim, and I didn’t know how to lighten it because, hello, somebody’s trying to kill her. So I collaged with the elements I knew were in there, searching for period illustrations for the people, and by George, I think I’ve got it. All the people illustrations are Leyendecker except for one Mucha and one Coleman:
Because you must be getting sick of all this discovery stuff.
And because I’m a fool for Minions: