MG says it was the enormous drink she had at the Emerald City conference that made her eyes glaze over, but it was probably the way I grabbed Doc's napkin and started sketching character intersections and algebraic equations.
Imho--it needs a whiteboard and Youtube video to make sense. Not totally out of the question, since I figured out how to do it.
...not that I "will" do it until I write out a script and get a haircut. I don't mind a bunch of random strangers telling me I suck, but I'd rather not have eight hundred people tell me I have "mushroom head".
I also wonder if I can carry off a parody or it'd have to be one of those deadly dull things. Hey! Ask a Ninja has spiffy theme music, AND cool clothes.
--maybe a nice tweed dress
...with leather patches and a pipe? A comfortable but obviously expensive armchair. A wine glass! Water Music playing softly in the background and me, in a voice like plum jam, "Wel-come, to Ask an Author."
A couple of months ago, Elizabeth Gilbert spoke to a group of writers about nurturing creativity. Good lecture. I remember nodding, but it passed right over my head. I thought it was the setting. Big lecture hall, lots of studious looking people. Spotlight.
But then I listened to some guy in a jumpy close-up and felt the same way. I'm not sure what that means for "Jodi and her Presentation sized Post-its do obscure theories in three minute sound bites" but I think I might have to wave my arms and jump around.
ideas fighting to get out:
More on structure, I think I was too short
Expand algebraic theory. Random variables? There's got to be a way to figure them out ahead of time
If a lot of little stuff equals one big stuff, "event horizon" is the key. It won't go away. Is a black hole's event horizon a good way to look at the end? Am I even making sense?? Will I make sense in the morning? What happens if I erase the scribble on my forearm, will the thoughts vanish?
And why is the pumpkin farm on the wrong side of the road? My kid wants a pumpkin.