I've had this idea for sometime to write a series of books about a pair of sleuths, an investigative journalist and his adopted teenage daughter. The idea came about many years ago, and has gone through many iterations without much words being written. I don't do this often with stories, I normally get an idea … Continue reading The Haunting of Weasley Manor, Chapter 1
I suppose it's been said a thousand times, but some folks feel like self-torture or self-mutilation (such as cutting) is an act of attention. But as someone who is bipolar and knows several folks who are also bipolar, let me take a few minutes to talk about self-torture. If you're wondering how a post like … Continue reading Self-torture is not an act of attention
Note to self, I need to watch this film. Started to years ago, and never got to finish. To those who know nothing about it, it’s the first adaptation of I Am Legend with Vincent Price. Later, we’d get Omega Man with Charlton Heston. And even later still, we’d get I Am Legend with Will Smith. True story. Well, that those are adaptations of the same story, not that the story is real.
“Another day to live through. Better get started.”
Get up, go to work, sleep, repeat. As Kendrick Lamar put it in Dreams, “They say we’re only living to die. Imagine if we’re already dead, waiting to live, living in hell.” Vincent Price’s Morgan, wandering the living hell of The Last Man on Earth, is certainly more dead than alive.
Although we’ve seen similar apocalyptic visions in the years since this film was made, The Last Man on Earth opens in striking fashion: a dead city, lifeless; roads empty and still, scattered with corpses and abandoned cars. Soon, we find that the world is not yet completely void of life – there is Morgan, former scientist, husband, and father; and then, there are the vampires. Morgan, last of his kind, spends his days following a meticulous search pattern that takes him through every corner of LA, hammering stakes into the hearts of the…
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MJ Bush won the Internet today. Go here and read her post about writers who are rude to other writers It unfortunately does seem commonplace for some writers to be absolutely arrogant when it comes to their and others' works. Their work represents all that is beautiful and perfect with storytelling, and others' represents all … Continue reading All writers are learning, mind your manners