It’s been a productive couple of days. I worked a ton of hours on the air, made two well-received pies for Thanksgiving, and even got some writing in.
I’ve reached the part of the outline that says “The End,” but it’s not time to celebrate just yet. Far from it. There’s still a lot that has to be done before those words can really be applied.
While the main storyline has wrapped up, it became glaringly obvious that I’d completely ignored my supporting characters. I was so focused on the main character, I forgot to give the others something to do during the climax/showdown portion of the story. And that’s just wrong.
This has the potential to become a somewhat sticky problem. It’s important that the individual arcs and storylines/subplots each come to a satisfying conclusion, but just as important not to overdo it and drag things out too long (e.g. LOTR: THE RETURN OF THE KING). There’s always a way to wrap things up. The challenge is finding the right one AND making sure it works.
As always, this is going to take some carefully-orchestrated and organized planning.
Still, any progress is good progress.
-Movie of the Moment. This weekend was also good for making a dent in our Netflix queue.
-BLACK DYNAMITE (2009) A hilarious satire on blaxploitation films that really feels like it came out of the 70s. Star Michael Jai White was also one of the writers.
-DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME (2010) A great combo of martial arts and supernatural mystery set in 7th century China. V was really excited to watch this at first, but in the end was too freaked out. End result – more kids movies for now, leading into…
-PUSS IN BOOTS (2011) or IF ZORRO WAS A CAT. Since there’s a western element, I enjoyed it, and probably would have loved it if I was a cat person. A sequel to this would be more preferable than yet another SHREK film.