Another glance at the never-ending novel

I have had a huge block to my fantasy novel for months now, the reason was I couldn’t move forward because I was leaving something out. (Believe me the plot line is way long ago finished, with its supersize “bible” but I was frozen over a chapter where two characters travel from one place to another, it is pivotal to connecting two story arcs that were separated in the earlier chapters.) The transition requires a strong visual message that reveal the change brought on by the war that is taking place around the characters. It will only be a few pages, but the message is so important that instinctually, I had to wait for the image to show up and be written about.

I’m glad it’s here, but seriously, I have like two poetry books ready to publish, while I was stuck “on the road” of the novel.

Dark side acting is “No Bueno”.

Dark side acting is “No Bueno”.

nprfreshair:

Director David O. Russell (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) spoke to Terry Gross about how he doesn’t want to “break the spell” during filming: 

"I knew that [the role] would be exciting and enticing to [Christian Bale] — to lose himself in this person, that’s what actors who love characters kind of live for. They can take some part of their own soul, some part of my soul and the screenplay’s soul, and who they think the real character is … [and] it becomes this amalgam of a human that they get to live in, like in a trance or like a dream during the movie. Jennifer Lawrence has described it as "a high"; Christian describes it as like "a waking dream." …
[When we’re shooting] I’m in the room with the actors and we don’t call “cut” because I don’t want them to break the spell that they’re in. I just want it to get deeper and deeper. I’ll just keep directing take after take while the camera resets or keeps moving through the room and they kind of stay in character whether they’re talking to me or not.”


Photo by Francois Duhamel


This refers to method acting, which can be effective but historically practitioners can struggle with the break from reality. Acting is a very old profession, (not the oldest) and you can find some interesting stuff as you study its origins. There are often consequences with breaking from reality if you are not careful.

So if you try this method, you better practice the poop out of it, else egg and frying pad to the head.

nprfreshair:

Director David O. Russell (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) spoke to Terry Gross about how he doesn’t want to “break the spell” during filming: 

"I knew that [the role] would be exciting and enticing to [Christian Bale] — to lose himself in this person, that’s what actors who love characters kind of live for. They can take some part of their own soul, some part of my soul and the screenplay’s soul, and who they think the real character is … [and] it becomes this amalgam of a human that they get to live in, like in a trance or like a dream during the movie. Jennifer Lawrence has described it as "a high"; Christian describes it as like "a waking dream." …

[When we’re shooting] I’m in the room with the actors and we don’t call “cut” because I don’t want them to break the spell that they’re in. I just want it to get deeper and deeper. I’ll just keep directing take after take while the camera resets or keeps moving through the room and they kind of stay in character whether they’re talking to me or not.”

Photo by Francois Duhamel

This refers to method acting, which can be effective but historically practitioners can struggle with the break from reality. Acting is a very old profession, (not the oldest) and you can find some interesting stuff as you study its origins. There are often consequences with breaking from reality if you are not careful. So if you try this method, you better practice the poop out of it, else egg and frying pad to the head.

The Sith are dumb

I think it is clearer what is faced is a spiritual sickness and not just a cultural degradation. How interesting that the source of the corruption rest in plain site and no one is the wiser. I also understand that with a clarity of purpose one does find where we are meant to be.

I misunderstood the direction because I was listening to those who had been corrupted. In hind sight, I see how impossible all my good fortune must of seem to a “stiff neck people”.

Power without pride,
Purpose without fear,
Understanding without pain.

Seems more like paradox, and from a world of sin, yes it very well is. No wonder there has been such a struggle this week. But I will still need direction, more like council. It isn’t confirmed, but I do have concern over the fear I have been reading. Such fear grips those who claim mastery of the spirit, trust has come into question. This is a troubling thought. I must be mindful. Dwelling on other’s fears will not solve my own.

But I was right about one thing: a sinful people can hide a greater evil, and can temporarily obscure the light.

In Cheeky Cads, there are two old slightly randy men that go into training for a marathon to improve their lives and prove they still got it. Takes place in Boston. One is a married the other is recently widowed. Subjects will generally revolve around being newly single, high tech vs. old school, bromances and dealing with death.