And sleep forever. Or teleport home and sleep forever with my giant lion cat curled up next to me. Either way there's tons of sleeping involved and NO FUCKING WORK.
I'm extra tweaked right now because
a) a combination of poor nutrition from the cafeteria, sleep deprivation and stress has caused my skin to become CONSTANTLY ITCHY & DRY. Like, can't sleep without heavy duty drowsiness meds itchy.
b) my folks and Grandma came up for Mother's Day weekend. and while I love my parents and my grandma, I wasted too much time seeing them as I was obligated too (Grandma is not well and this was her definitely her last trip up to SF).
c) Grandma is a constant source of added stress, because as much as I love her, she's critical, high maintenence and really doesn't regard anyone's feelings. ie; you know that cliche scene in a rom com where the matriarch of the family basically flat out asks the female lead over dinner when she's getting married and having kids? I had the moment this weekend. I had that moment and many other frustrating moments that were about my looks, my weight, my profession, my lack of relationship, lack of procreation, and a few other things I think I've managed to repress.
d) I just left class early. I've got a lot of funky health issues and the Academy attendance policy screws me over constantly. A lot of times I don't HAVE to go to a doctor, but I NEED to stay home (and if I went to a doctor for the goddamn note, it would wind up being a very expensive bill. There's also a good chance a doctor would look at me like I'm crazy, because one of the conditions I have is only treated by 4 people in the world and no one else seems to know about it as it's that rare). I always make sure I stay up to date in class and give my all, but when I feel bad in class and I can't work through it, it's time for me to go before I get worse. And the thing is with this class is that my instructor seems to not care, or not believe me or something.
Ugh.... well.... Castle's on tonight... that usually makes me happy....
Also, I want to change my username here. I was thinking PopTartDragon, because I'm strange like that.
THAT WAS THE BEST EPISODE OF COMMUNITY EVER.
So many awesome references. Mad Max, Predator, First Blood, Terminator, The Warriors, Highlander, Scarface, Die Hard, plus pot shots at Glee and Chang looking like he stepped out of a fucking John Woo film.
For someone who watches an unhealthy amount of media. That. Was. Magical.
So I'm watching my copy of Avatar right now because I'm wide awake, scripting, figuring out classes, thinking about creature design, all that jazz. However I'm also breaking this movie down, because while I thought it was a beautiful, entertaining 3 hr romp; I didn't drool over Pandora, want a Ekran or go see the damn thing a billion times like a few people I know. I had a lot of problems with the script, mainly because while Cameron can frame a scene like a BAMF, he writes so fucking hamfisted. So fucking hamfisted you roll your goddamn eyes through so much of his obvious, cookie cutter dialog and character choices. I'm not saying that I could do any better, but for a man that commands a budget that is said to be near a billion dollars, let's at least know less is more and you're not a genius for naming the catalyst of the movie unobtainium (oh my god that's so metaphoric!).
Digressing (I really like to pick on this movie don't I?) I found after my second watching of Avatar the one thing that could be edited out that would make it so much more layered. Getting rid of Sully's Voice Overs. That's it! Once you completely ignore his V.O. constantly stating of the obvious, there's actual meat to the story. From what I've learned in my rudimentary, mostly self taught foray into creative writing, you just don't do it, don't state the obvious. Frame it in a way (whether be novel, comic, board, whatever), show it in a way that allows the viewer to see it themselves instead of being all 'So this giant dragon is the biggest cat in the sky, I figure he doesn't look up, so he won't see me flying above him' right as the camera fucking pans to your character flying above the creature who you've already mentioned in a previous seen is called 'the last shadow'. You've already set this scene up! You've already dropped hints this is an apex predator that is known to swoop down on unsuspecting victims. Just the visual of Navi soaring over and preparing to drop allows the audience to make the connection. Don't have your character wink, wink, nudge, nudge. I know the V.O.s are to get us to relate to Sully and let us see how he ticks, but they're unneeded, bloated and actually bring the quality of the storytelling down. Like way down, like, annoy the fuck out of me down because it's already half Dances with Wolves and half Pocahontas with a shaved cast of CATS.
I'm really not shitting about the Pocahontas thing either.
I get way too easily annoyed with this type of crap nowadays. I think I need to watch a Disney movie right now.... like Beauty and the Beast... yeah... that was a solid script... I like the sound of that...
Group of Browncoats started up their own webseries. New crew, new boat, not bad at all.