A Quick thought of one of the strangest movies ever.

So I don’t know if you’ve heard of the movie Synedoche New York but I think it is about a guy that wants to create a massive play that encapsulates life. He spends his whole life working on it but it never seems to go anywhere and then he dies. “Devin!” I hear you say, “that sounds incredibly morbid and and sad!”

To which I say yes it does. The movie is weird,

But….

Even sad things can serve to motivate us properly.

  1. Don’t make things overly massive to the4 point of impossibly in your writing focus on a few characters and don’t dwell too much one every little detail; or things will never get done. I do not that some people do focus on a bunch of characters. As much as every little detail would be tempting don’t! Keep pace and finish it.
  2. Don’t dwell too much on the past. Learn from it definitely but don’t let it tether you, There are no strings on me or you!
  3. Look at things in a good light that will help there are always good thing Otherwise you might a sabotage good thing.

There we go three cool lessons!

Now listen to “Here comes the sun” by The Beatles

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Running from your talent. Failed love letters

Writing by itself is weird. It is not something you can easily brag about doing. There have been countless time I’ll talk to someone and they’ll say, “Oh reading is for losers.” The interesting thing is that by someone attacking reading they are also attacking the writing half of the equation, in order for a writer to get out there into the world someone has to do the reading, In movies, at some point, everyone is looking at words to describe what is to be there. The script is written before it is spoken. Therefore ink kisses the pages, making things come to fruition. Making it real. Still though the problem sits, you can’t casually show off writing, as far as anyone’s concerned they are simple runes struck on page, you can write the most heart felt thing on this earth but if someone isn’t completely open to it. Or if you know how to properly trigger someones emotion. It’s that emotional response, it doesn’t matter what it is about if you can make someone feel something you have succeeded

The catch is, you have to do it every day, test things, try things… you can’t care too much if someone hates what you do, everyday you learn more and more so judging someone on their past works , it is only a stepping stone, everyday is a step to perfect the craft even if no one is looking.

Music on this post

Take an umbrella (Neil Davidge )

Lost People (Neil Davidge)

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The Weekend!

I don’t know about you, but the weekend is a favorite time of mine because for some time you can do want and really focus on it or perhaps you can kick back and watch movies.  If you think about it, it’s a lot like when some big plot wraps up in a television show, and the following episode is just them taking a breather.

In the anime Soul Eater, the characters finish off an intense battle with a villain…. And spend the next episode playing basketball.  When I was younger, I did have a hard time. Understanding this as all I could really think was “Dang it guys, there is an unspeakable evil out there, and all you’re doing is playing a game!”

As I have grown older, I have come to better understand this, life is not all work, and it is not all play.  When we can strike a balance between the two, it can help us develop an appreciation of both.  So when you feel like you want to take a break for some time that is all ok just don’t forget to get moving once more soon!

 

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Dress like a millionaire​!

Maybe it’s funny that I’m writing this while the power is out.  Things aren’t going to be easy.  It sucks.  Okay, but I don’t want to leave it at that.  Could you imagine if everything was super easy?  It would take the excitement out of things.  You might not have that driving force to put yourself above the rest. If it were so simple, everyone would be a millionaire right now or at the very least to be doing something that they love.

Alright, maybe I’ve gotten a little sidetracked, I see you looking at the title and thinking, “Hey Devin, what does this have to do with dressing like a millionaire?  You know what scratch that, I’m not a millionaire I can’t dress will million-dollar clothing!”  To which I will look you right in the face and say…

“True”

Okay so granted we aren’t millionaires in our endeavors yet, (don’t rule it out because when you work hard, anything is possible) back at the subject at hand though, what I mean is if you wear something that makes you feel terrific that confidence will shine through.   I plan to find my own clothing style that’ll boost my confidence- well.., okay more accurately it will just mean that I will feel more like myself, think about it as customizing your avatar in a video game except for the avatar is you and you’re controlling yourself!

This is just the start of the great things in the future!

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Nostalgic for something I never played

Super Mario 3D all stars. It came out recently! Maybe you’ve heard of the mad dash to get the while scalpers go on in buying a bunch of copies of the games to resell to you in a couple years for a huge profit. Time will tell on that. But I never played these games included in the collection when I was younger than I am now so it is strange that the games still invoke that feeling of nostalgia. It is as if these games are specifically designed to make you feel younger. After all the design philosophy at Nintendo is, “If it’s not fun, why bother.” To which I say. That’s an excellent point. In fact if you don’t enjoy putting hours into something, what exactly would the benefit be in partaking in it. Now that’s not to say that you shouldn’t have serious times but make room for fun as well.

For yourself

I don’t. know how many times I’ve heard something along the lines of do it for the niche how are you going to market it. Well technically I’m not.. Technically we are always making someone money every time we open our phones up. So let’s just say you should do what you want.. doing it for you and not the monetary gain will keep the burnout away. Here’s to hoping.

Keep hope burning

Though it is true that things are dark right now wether or not people want to believe it or not. It is nut certainly things could be looking better in the months that follow. It is really hard to say what the truth may be in current moments, it brings me to the quote by Spock to… Younger Spock Put aside logic do what feels right. I guess I say this because…. Well I feel like despite alll the darkness that is swarming in the world my heart tells me that there still must be good at some point too so we need only to hold out a bit longer hopefully. May you remain safe in then coming days!

Covid. A time of self reflection

Hey friend. We all need someone today don’t we? In this day of Uncertainty. The worlds pillars seem so keen in falling. Breaking down and crushing us under the weight of the apocalypse yet we must remind ourselves that we too are pillars and we can build each other up. It makes me think of the song Goodbye Blue Sky by Pink Floyd where the world seems to be getting darker and darker yet we can still be hopeful in the darkness.

Back at it

School may swarm you but you must keep going against the odds. I must. It’s destiny. Keep on with the push no matter the struggle.

Back at it

School may swarm you but you must keep going against the odds. I must. It’s destiny. Keep on with the push no matter the struggle.

Back at it

School may swarm you but you must keep going against the odds. I must. It’s destiny. Keep on with the push no matter the struggle.

Sleep on bus

When you’re trying your hardest to remain awake when on bus and your eyes keep closing and then you are in the first layer of sleep. Your mind pulls to the weirdest parts, as the outside world still contributes to the craziness within, do you still sleep?

Translations (The Witcher)

I’m reading the Witcher, written by Andrzej Sapkowski. It’s good, the one thing that bugs me is, is am I actually reading the words of the author, or that of the translator’s Danusia Stok, after a curiosity forming, of wether or not she was polish born, I found myself on a page that says she was born and raised in England.

Are there words in Poland that don’t exist in the English lexicon, (short answer is yes there are phrases that lack sense to the American). And with that is this the same story that was written. My best guess would be a yes, stories were transferred through history verbally with minor tweaks to the understanding so this is probably no different, my only hope is that authorial Intent is still soundly intact.

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