Friday, July 20, 2012


Just heard something on a DVD commentary track (yeah, I listen to those) that struck a chord with me. The comment was made by Jay Baruchel, one of the stars and writers of the movie, Goon. He was talking about a scene starring the two romantic leads in the movie and stated that when people read the script they didn't understand what the two characters saw in one another. Like they were looking for some tangible reason they could pinpoint explaining why they got together. Jay's response to this was that the reason was "each other, you idiots! What else is there?"

That the way it works in real life. You see someone, some thing attracts you to them, and you're in. Doesn't have to be something they did that you admire, could just be the way they smile, or their laugh, just something about their being draws you in and makes you want to get to know them better.

Really - I didn't fall for my wife because of some demonstration of a personality trait I admire, I fell for her because of who she is. Just something about the way she moved, the way she talked, her attitude and demenor that I connected with, and was attracted to.

How do you write that into a script?

The reason this hit me is because I have receieved this comment before about my characters. And like Jay stated - just get them together, and you'll see. Put two actors in a scene and let them show you what they see in one another -- how the other person makes them feel.

It's not that a person saves a dog, or gives blood every month, or visits the sick that makes me fall for them -- it's the intangible essence of their being that makes me feel like I want to be with them; have to be with them because that's just how it is.

It's also largely physical, let's be honest. She's nice, she's attractive, there's something about her that I like. The end.

(A better comment regarding this movie would have been why is she attracted to his innocence? We see that's what wins her over, but don't really see what is driving that on her side. Maybe that's what they were really asking, and a fairer question. As always, digging down to the real question is always a pain, but necessary.)

Friday, May 06, 2011

Geek Brunch 134

New episode of Geek Brunch up. This week Micah and I discuss:

Ian Churchill’s “Marineman” series, James Stokoe’s “Orc Stain”, Walt Simonson’s Thor Omnibus, Jasper Fforde’s “The Last Dragonslayer” and his “Thursday Next” series as well as Robin Hobb’s Farseer trilogy of books.

In Movies and TV, we dicuss “Fast Five”, the “Social Network” and John Woo’s “Paycheck”. In the TV we cover get serious with “Game of Thrones” and “Dr Who”, and laugh a bit at “Parks and Rec.”

We also discuss out Script Frenzy experiences this year.

Hope you like!

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Geek Brunch 132

Geek Brunch 132. Featuring:

Comic Reviews:

Abattoir #1 review
Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths and Legends #1 and 2 review
Mystery Society #1 review
Silver Surfer #1 review
Crooked Little Vein review
Night Business #1, #2, #3 review

And in movies/tv reviews:

Last Night, Waterworld, Road Warrior, DaVinci’s Inquest, Trailer Park Boys, Threads, The Big Show a Giant’s World, Superman/Shazam, Spectre and Monsters.


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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Geek Brunch Episode 119

Geek Brunch 119 - That's What Makes it so Damn Sexy!

Haven't posted in a while. The latest Geek Brunch is out. We start by an indepth discussion of Lars Von Trier's Antichrist... pretenious BS or worth watching? Find out! Warning - we spoil everything. So see it first. It drags at the midpoint, but blows you away in the last act. If you get too bored jump to the hr mark. Then after you watch it, go back and watch the rest. Cuz you'll want to. And if you understand the ending, let us know.

We also cover Bitch Slap, an over the top tittlation flick. Was entertaining. I liked it more that I thought I would. And Survival of the Dead, which we were mixed on.

We also cover a bunch of new shows, and Micah reviews Catfish and the Social Network.

In comics we cover a bunch of stuff, like Crossed Family Values, Superf*ckers, Blacksad (oh, no wait, that was last episode), and uh, I don't remember, look at the show notes.

It was a fun episode to record, so check it out!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Geek Brunch

If you like comics, or TV, or movies, or food, don't forget to check out Geek Brunch Podcast. This weeks episode:

Why Batman porn is weird!
Why we have high hopes for the new Lapham Crossed series.
What's good in the new line of Disney Comics.
More Iron Man 2 talk - this time, we analyze all the plot holes!
All that and dirty rice!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Feb Previews

Just a quick note:

Co-feature written by Dennis O’Neil Co-feature art by Bill Sienkiewicz

That's just made of win, win, win, and win.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Weird Twits

It's weird when a chain of unrelated tweets on Twitter seems to be related, for example:

Person 1: How to make sure your Thai food is as spicy as it's supposed to be.
Person 2: and...boom goes the dynamite.
Person 1: My head is pounding for some reason.
Person 3: Looks like we're goin' to Qboba tonight!
Person 2: Feast of fools
Person 4: I frown on restaurants that don't take reservations. It's an insult to the dining public.

And none of these were replies, or even related to one another. Hah! Funny (to me at least)


Heh, been a while...

I'll try to update more often, but meanwhile, you can catch me on