Things to do with my favorite people ever.
Fight next to Jeanne dArc.
Paint with William Blake.
Hallucinate with Lewis Carroll (by merely being near him).
Take a walk on some railroad tracks and have a few beers with Johnny Cash.
Smoke cigars with Winston Churchill.
Steal Salvador Dalis mustache while he is asleep and paint one back on his face.
Sing a duet with Ella Fitzgerald.
Tell Jokes with Mitch Hedberg.
Safari with Ernest Hemingway.
Give Audrey Hepburn as many roses as I can carry.
Discuss the Universe with Frank Herbert.
Gamble with Doc Holiday.
Box Harry Houdini.
Hike with Rudyard Kipling.
Kiss Hedy Lamarr.
Fight bears with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.
Smoke pipes with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.
Give H.P. Lovecraft a hug.
Destroy my crappy old drawings with Michelangelo.
Prevaricate with Baron Münchhausen.
Give Edgar Allen Poe a hug.
Dance with Madame de Pompadour.
Make believe with Mr. Rogers.
My brother killed a cat today. It was a little cat, a black one named Houdini with long fluffy hair and a sweet face. I'd heard of Houdini before when his owner pinned a note to our door when we were out asking if we would like to take him in. She had mistaken us for our neighbor, who has eleven cats. Her name was Holly and she sounded like she was between jobs.
My brother killed a cat today. It was a little cat, a black one named Houdini with long fluffy hair and a sweet face. He hit it with his car. It's a white 1997 Toyota, an Avalon. Our grandparents gave it to us in mint condition (practically), despite over 100,000 miles on the odometer. He put a NASA sticker on it and a sticker that says, "+5 Car of Driving." Before my brother got it, my dad had it fo
Have you ever watched something where you felt like it was a couple of dead fish in person suits? Watching reviews by The Nostalgia Critic, one becomes sensitive to certain faux pas that occur in the movie industry, and you can see them in other media as well.
Action and Reaction are what keeps the plot moving. Getting that stupid plot moving can be both very important and very difficult for the aspiring writer. The need to move the plot forward has even given rise to such tools as the MacGuffin, any item whose sole purpose is to move the plot forward, like the Arc of the Covenant or the Holy Grail in Indiana Jones movies. You could switch those items for other items of historical/religious significancethe spear that pierced Christ's side, or the Lost City of Atlantis. In these stories it is an object or a situation that is moving the plot forward.
I'm not particularly fond of that as a writer. As an audience, a good MacGuffin is worth
A step or two
Walls to run through
Leave no trace
A phantom of sorts
That quickly distorts
It's not only the person
But memories lost
Valued without cost
Everyone's sane in a world of crazies
A world where you stop, and point, and stare
But now I'm convinced of insanity
Because I can see you but you're not there