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Stupid NaNo

I'm a bit over my story, and have been for a while. True, I'm at about 42,500 words, but it's just gotten a bit meh. I just don't seem to have the same drive to complete it that I thought I would. Burn out? Maybe. Laziness? More likely.

Not even the watching of "Secretary" cheered me out of my writer's block gloom. Bah, I say. Bah.

It's late, I'm tired, but I'm waiting up for Jye because he said he'd be home before 12 and like a fool I believe him. Sigh.

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matcha_pocky
Nov. 17th, 2003 04:17 am (UTC)
Did you sprint to your journal? I swear, I've only been home about a minute.

Okay, so I'm checking my journal when I've only been home about a minute.

We're both as sad as eachother.
miss_rynn
Nov. 17th, 2003 04:49 am (UTC)
Actually, I loaded up mIRC to jump into a chatroom first. I'm geekier.
reinzero
Nov. 17th, 2003 08:37 am (UTC)
nani?

jynezz was outta here at 11:00 at the very latest. not even my vcr clock being an hour slow stopped him leaving very much ahead of time (he was onto that trick *from the start*). so what's the drama, love? cripes..

at any rate, i hope you lot enjoyed the flicks.

flcl rocks my face. stay fun-kay. << wooosh! >>

elindal
Nov. 17th, 2003 02:52 pm (UTC)
Now you are one person I would really like to talk to about what you thought about that movie. I got Secretary sight unseen, and thought it was great fun.
miss_rynn
Nov. 17th, 2003 03:37 pm (UTC)
The movie: the review
I loved it. True, matcha_pocky did talk it up, but quite frankly no where near enough. To me, it was a charming, innovative story which didn't try to dumb things down or paint them in any way other than what they were. A few of the scenes did seem to be trying too hard to have undertones (mostly where they where so intent on showing the contrast between the mother and eldest daughter with their bleached blonde hair compared with the more 'natural' looking heroine of the story), but never too much as to be over the top.

To be honest, I was a little afraid that the film would try to either glamourise or justify the needs and desires of the main characters, to try to get a message across or to make a point. I was truly delighted that they didn't; it was, in essence, a love story, and it remained true to that, regardless of how the main characters chose to show their love.

I've found that recently, a whole lot of films have left me feeling a little bland because of poor cinematography. But this is the second film this year which has truly impressed me from that perspective. The scenes were vibrant without being garish; rich, sensual.

The characters were believable, which is a big thing for me. They had quirks, they had strengths and they had weaknesses. It was lovely to watch Lee progressing through her life, evolving if you will, to eventually find herself, accept herself and be happy with herself.

I actually found it a light-hearted but none-the-less moving film.

So, yeah - that's my two cents on "Secretary", a film which I will do my best to get a copy of.
elindal
Nov. 17th, 2003 04:08 pm (UTC)
Re: The movie: the review
I thought the characters were beautiful. I have never seen such a well balanced and well meaning depiction of the true submissive spirit before. I think the dropping the bug onto the bed at the end was just so moving.

Hmmmm. At work, must concentrate.
elindal
Nov. 17th, 2003 04:13 pm (UTC)
Re: The movie: the review
Oh, and that was a wonderful honeymoon scene.
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