character / documentary / effort / fanfic / fantasy & sci-fi / film / passion / publication / true fan / video / writing

Bad Stories and Good Fans

The other night I watch a documentary about a movie I haven’t seen. Well, the title Best Worst Movie caught my attention. And I had, at least, heard of Troll 2. Have you seen Troll 2? Even if you haven’t, watch the documentary. At one point, people in the film talk about how something badly … Continue reading

film / funny / hugs / life / memory / neurotic thinking / novel / publication / writing

Hug me! I’m a blog post!

Have you started laughing and been unable to stop? Most likely this has happened when you weren’t supposed to laugh at all. Years ago, I went with friends to Steve Martin’s film LA Story. In one scene, Martin’s character, Harris, stops to talk to one of those highway signs that light up and give drivers … Continue reading

character / death / film / life / murder / short story / video / writing

Kill Them All!

I’ve just killed someone. Well, a fictional someone. A fictional character that I quite liked. She was young. And sympathetic. I wanted her to live, but that seemed…so unlikely. I’ve killed characters before…this one just bothered me more than usual. Maybe I’ve watched too much of Stranger than Fiction. Am I killing a character because … Continue reading