screenwriter, Kightlinger, hate

wrimo rebels on Discord are telling it like it is

So, I signed myself up to a Discord server about NanoWrimo. I wanted the exposure of contributing to a group tmtwngm something I'll probably never achieve here on lj. Although I'm anti-howto questions on subject matter for group interaction about screenwriting because I insist that formally typed scenes be shared, I'm playing along with my own screenwriting questions in the Discord server group. The question I posed for the group had something to do with how to write high school teen angst about sexuality and I received a mouthful.

Topic forums, writing prompts, communities with bells and whistles
Topic forums, writing prompts, communities with bells and whistles

I nearly peed myself at the way my question was received, embedding in my brain visions of the multiple raunchy teen movies I've screened about premarital sex, virgin sex, first time sexual situations, etc. Gross.

It got me to thinking about how anyone could respond the way they did (on Discord). Talk about being taken out of context. I maintain the style of writing that is against nudity and intercourse scene just to spark interest. So, mea culpa. I went back into the server to reply to Orbie#2895 and Marten#0774 by acknowledging this misinterpretation of my question. We agree that underage sex in movies is taboo and disgusting, and if my story needs that sort of thing to hold the reader's attention, I'll use one of the adult characters in my screenplay to strip and prance around in the nude.

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Remembering Save the Cat series. Wondering why I tossed my copies as I struggle to recall beat sheet

I've decided. It's time to move forward in my learning venture to write a readable screenplay. Up 'til this point I've only written scenes no longer than the length of a sequence and, although I still had the main plot in back of my mind, all the work on the manual typewriter hacking out scene after scene… none of it works to comprise a single story.

This time around I'll be utilizing outlines, index cards, and Save the Cat series' beat sheet, old recycled scenes, Logline, Celtx, etc. Main object for this November is to composite 90 pages that flow-as-a-whole (Flojo.) I've got a few blogs to refer to when I get stuck. To keep things simple, I'll only use the 3-act structure as described in STC.

I'm using Logline to put things together with notes, beat sheet headings, etc. This site is helping with markup.

Plus, apps like Logline and Celtx Script assist in my ongoing writing career
Plus, apps like Logline and Celtx Script assist in my ongoing writing career

The pound (#) sign, if I should decide it's necessary to print laser-style, is used in .fountain to write a scene; very likely I'll be taking more notes on the notes using the iPad. I've been scanning with the new iOS camera feature (copy and paste) to scan the calligraphy captions. I prefer the desk scanner for Manual Typewriter hard copies. I'm already dreading clearing off the heaps of paper, bills, junk mail, etc. which I've accumulated to access the scanner which is buried underneath it all — times like these I wish I had somebody around to fuck with on top of my desk. Nothing like passion clear off my desk, I always says.

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I'm cringing at the warm welcome of community forums

I don't know what I am getting myself into. I've signed up to a Discord writing group for nanowrimo. Is that what that's called? Maybe the spelling looks different when it's capitalized:NanoWriMo. 

The people behind the r/screenwriting group put it together. I simply followed the link. I've already used marginalia to contribute my suggestions on a 5–8 page scene. Actually, this script for was a subreddit called Read my script and the actual script was titled My Darling Henry. I haven't made a QR code and/or added any of what I've just described here to tmtwngm the way I did with Five Page Thursday r/screenwriting scripts. I'm thinking it's too much trouble making QR codes for linking the Reddit entry, still I don't want to upload their script in the community w/o their authorization. Maybe I'll just cross post this to the community. 

The plan is to use the outline/index cards and ramble on paper, feebly trying to connect the plot of Pfiser ridding the world of flies, Nazi Youth Hunters (#hotpinkuniformreform), Evil Otto, and time travel. Harvey Weinstein and Jack Weston are inferred as doppelgängers, and the business of young medical students applying their learnt skills in the black market for minor cosmetic surgery for rich underaged teens trying to perk up their boobs and fill out their butts.

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My comment to an entry 'Micro-Hyperfixations' by grittypeasant

If it were only true that everyone is like that, but I know how unsatisfying that is. Can't count the times I've opened up to peeps about my legendary heartache only to reap feeble attempts of concerned listeners consoling me with the obvious: why haven't I moved on? I always come back to stuff I've abandoned from disinterest and I've interpreted that behavior as one which writers do after they've completed a chapter/manuscript. (Step away from it. Do something else. Free your mind, for when you come back to it, you're thought process should be free and clear like the readers a writer strives to touch)

This, I find, beats the realization that I hate myself and that's why I can't find love. Or, I hate myself and that's why I can't stand seeing myself succeed.

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Stuff of interest for Saturday 2 Oct.

Anybody remember my screenwriting prompt focusing on capitalization? Prolly no seeing as nobody participated. Here's Reddit's version

The Edge browser at work defaults to colorful news stories and this weekends interesting link I followed is a scientific one. The Gibralter caves a discovery that may reveal more than we currently know about Neanderthals.

Iron gall ink is one recipe I could never achieve because scavenging for oak gall was beyond my ability and I never thought to order them online. There's YouTube videos showing the process of making medieval ink, but I insist on starting this project with gall I've picked myself from local trees.