Reblog: Digital vs Traditional

Art, Recommended Reading

From my very talented artist pal DimeSpin, whose tablet recently broke, bringing her back to the world of traditional media for a while.

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The Lost Room: Buy this miniseries NOW.

Recommended Reading

Me and my friends just finished watching a copy of The Lost Room.

Here are 10 reasons you should buy a copy right now:

1) If you ever wondered what it’d be like if David Lynch and The Twilight Zone had a baby that could be shown in public, it would be this show.
2) It’s only $8.00 on Amazon
3) It is 3 nights’ worth of solid gold TV-14 rated entertainment
4) If it were a book it’d be unputdownable.
5) Great storytelling in here, for nerds like me who love that sorta thing.
6) Low budget effects done right. Oh so right.
7) Amazing casting, including Taub from HOUSE
8) One of the Fanning girls is in it.
9) There’s a guy named “Weasel” in it.
10) The Glass Eye

 

 

Vidal Sassoon: The Movie

Recommended Reading

One of my favorite things to do is watch documentaries about creative persons–not like, the ones where they dig up all the person’s dirty laundry, but documentaries that focus on the creative contributions and background of a given creative.

The first one I ever caught–by accident–was the “Iconoclasts” episode with Tony Hawk and John Favreau.

Today at the library I walked by Vidal Sassoon the Movie and couldn’t resist grabbing it. 

It was supergood–upbeat without being fawning, informative, and non-tabloidsy.  Recommended.

 

 

Seth Godin on ‘Good Enough’

Recommended Reading, Writing

I’m wrapping up edits to my latest short-story.  It’s been a while since I’ve edited anything outside of a classroom environment and I’m coming to realize that I’m harder to please than any teacher.  I’m working on the fifth and final draft.

Before that I had:

  • the handwritten draft, the typed version of the written draft (known as the “first draft”)
  • the “aha, typoes-are-gone-let’s-send-it-off-to-my-Friendly-Readers” draft
  • the post-Friendly Reader draft

and the dreaded

  • “I read it all.  OUT LOUD.  To myself.” draft.

I’ve long heard that a project is never done, it is only abandoned (because hey, as long as you’re noodling on it, you don’t have to deliver anything)…so I was getting nervous.  Was I, in fear of releasing this weirdo story into the world, noodling on this?  Would I know the right time to call it finished?

Then Seth Godin posted How do you know when it’s done?, a useful post about this very topic!

It’s very useful if you’re a perfectionist (like me!).