Thursday, January 24, 2008

adding to the noise

So, everybody's heard about Heath Ledger by now, and I don't feel the need to comment too deeply here, but I do feel like some things merit a nice big WTF?

Like srsly kids. This is getting ridiculous.

Monday, January 21, 2008

checking in

I made an apple pie today, from scratch, crust and all. It was delicious.

Completely unrelated to this, my computer still is not here.

And on a further unrelated note, I am wallowing in angst this evening. So here, watch the Wallflowers, while I go ponder the nuances of fascination.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

reality

The problem with writing fiction that's based on fact is that sometimes, the fact just doesn't fit, or it would work better if it were a little different, switched around here and there, that kind of thing. Then you have to be very careful to keep straight in your head what is real and what you have made up, so that when you think about the people involved, you are not unjustly ascribing to them actions or words that were never theirs and thereby turning them into your characters instead of the real human beings they are. This can lead to problematic and undeserved character judgments.

I hope no one I know reads some of the things I write.