February 12, 2011

"So what's your major?" "Creative Writing." "Ohhhh."

You know those people.


"So you’re a student, huh?"
"Yeah, over at Western."
"What’s your major?"
"Creative Writing."
"Ohhhh. How interesting." Read: "Ohhh. You have no chance of ever making it in this world."
"Yeah, it's a lot of fun." Read: "You and I have very different definitions of 'making it'."
"So what kind of things do you write?" Read: "If you were a writer."
"Oh, sci-fi, fantasy, mostly speculative fiction. That sorta thing." Read: "I am a writer, and you are some random stranger who has no idea what I'm capable of."
"Are you ever going to write a book someday?" Read: "You probably haven't even attempted to write an actual book."
"Actually, I've written three." Read: "I've written three. Wench."


Paraphrased from an actual conversation.

Moral of the story? Don't let the cynics get you down. Never stop writing. Never stop doing what you love.

February 10, 2011

I call this picture Good and Evil.

Guess who's good and who's evil.

(Sorry about the quality; it's a cell phone picture.)

February 7, 2011

Editing scripts while sleep-deprived: A brief look.


I used to be a Mountie, I'll have you know. That is...
(Looks haunted)
Before the Summer of the Squirrel Moose.
(He slowly puts his hands over his face, breathing heavily. The others just stare at him.)

Sorry. Sometimes he has Squirrel Moose flashbacks.

I'm sorry, but... what in the name of sanity is a squirrel moose?

Half squirrel, half moose.

(In a dark voice)
All deadly.

Meanwhile, this whole time I've been giggling like mad. And, like I usually do when I'm overtired, I decide to bother my mother.

Me: Mom! Mooom! In the play, there's a Squirrel Moose!
Mom: *At a loss for words*
Me: It's half squirrel, half moose. All. Deadly.
Mom: *Sighs*