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Requiem to a three scene sequence

This is a YAML file.

The way that it works is, your blog entry text goes [here] where you're reading this. (i.e. erase all this text and paste your entry here.

Please remember to duplicate this file so that it does NOT get overridden each time you create a blog entry!

Once you're entry is ready to publish, you can set the headers in YAML.

The AMPERSAND (&) symbol can be used to select your header options by typing it next to the selection like so: &moods, &tag, &pix respectively; remove the back-slash AND the quotation marks for lj-mood, lj-tags, and lj-userpic as shown below IN THE YAML EDITOR.

ADJUST the retainer of your headers. The YAML version selected for the comments, security, imgsize, etc. headers are all the opposite selections of the default settings. ALSO, remember that parenthesis and quotation marks are required for the comments setting.

Easy peasy

Note, the anchoring process using AMPERSAND (&) was not indicated below for the header option imgsize. That is because in the YAML version of these settings I opted to use the opposite of what the default selections are when updating your blog using an eMail server. Because there are 3 options for imgsize I figured the 100x100 option, which is rarely used because it's so tiny, would be easy to remember. However, if you wanted to anchor that too (the same way that moods, tag, and pix are anchored) simply create an anchor NAME like img. Note that the anchor name is preceded with an AMPERSAND (&), accessing that anchor can be done by using ASTERISK (*) symbol next to the anchor name below where your header options are printed.

Same for security use anchor name SEC


lj-mood: \"*moods"

lj-tags: \"*tag"

lj-userpic: \"*pix"

lj-comments: (\"noemail")

lj-security: private

lj-imgsecurity: private

lj-imgsize: 640x480

lj-imglayout: horizontal

lj-imgcut: count

lj-music: txt

GRIDLOCK HWY commute from Coffee nook to…

The outdoor BREAKFAST NOOK became the coffee nook as coffee breaks were not allowed inside the office anymore. Coffee became banned from the office after several accidents spilled over near completed jobs destroying months of work. At first, the coffee machine was swapped for an espresso machine, but most people continued to use the espresso maker to make Americanos and that was how all breaks were limited to the OUTDOOR COFFEE NOOK. Fortunately, being an independent publishing firm, breaks at RS Development weren’t carved out in stone. Even though the espresso drinkers only needed 5 minutes to finish their single shot espresso, the coffee nook became a regular gathering place for creative inspiration.

Slumber Party at the nug e-shack

It's Ouija board night. We're waiting for Rack.
What's your question gonna be, Jenn?--
The Ouija board is siting right here!
She knows how to make it work

storyboard comic strip of a slumber party as imagined by MC flashback fantasy

Does this entry merit clips of Jennifer Stahl from DIRTY DANCING?

This would be the time to immortalize her, plus, what-the-dick with google returning pictures of Abigail Breslin? Considering that the same sort of thing happens when googling Jo Wilder, Jennifer Grey’s mom, how can ANYBODY dismiss the coincidence of the other Carnegie Deli massacre VICTIMS, Stephen King & Charles Helliwell

Courthouse jury duty pool room

Movies that reveal tips and tricks for doing stuff always leave an impression. Since getting out of jury duty might be high on the list of curious minds entertaining full-proof techniques…

Jury duty and the way the old definition (etymological term) of the word COURT was used to mean hitting on women
Who is your gentleman caller that came by yesterday attempting to court his love interest?

Whatever happened to my typewriter for brainstorming screenplay scenes? The short answer is, I’m giving word processing apps a second chance. I shouldn’t say word processors though, when what I’m truly saying is I’m giving computers a second chance. And by computers, I mean my smart phone, my iPad, my laptop, and the ol' desktop “clunker” computer. And the cloud. Thank god for the cloud, however more complex it makes things.

At this stage of the comparison between screenwriting apps, I’ll be focusing on one particular app that also has functions as a markup text editor. Of course, the main feature this app provides is the fountain markup language. So, because I regularly use my blog as a cloud storage server (every time I re-read my entries and go back in to edit them for typos,) my approach to my tmtwngm writing prompt, 3-scene sequence, is about as much a headache as learning to use anchors for YAML markup. I’m writing a narrative of the events before I try to crunch it all together as a fountain file. This will be my first entry doing things this way.

There’s just so many things happening in the sequence I’m working on. There’s jury duty at the courthouse, there’s constant flashback every time Main Character (MC) sees the back of a woman’s head that reminds him of ELLE. There’s the murder mystery behind the Carnegie Deli, the mysterious photo of a walking and talking Otto accident victim who witnessed the deaths of two passengers in the other car. The nose job, the thyroid surgery… and it’s my job to make all these things flow naturally (while keeping the audience’s interest.) I know of a few scenes which I’ve had percolating in my head that couldn’t possibly work. One involves the songs AND WE RUN and UNINVITED because my mind hears words in the lyrics that are open to interpretation and if my name and the MC’s name is different, the conspiracy theory I had in mind dies there. Another would be the parody of the movie Dirty Dancing which I’ve admittedly used as a muse.

I’ve wanted to use the app to create colorful html entries that use h1 tags, h2 tags, h3 tags, etc. One thing this app does is convert your heading text as outline titles. Basically, all I’m doing is blogging my screenplay entries with html headers in place of the SLUG LINES. It’s complicated, yes, but it seems like writing this way may have more rewards than when I hack something out on the typewriter and take a second look at it after I’ve scanned and uploaded it to my blog only to be disappointed with it later.

This is what this project 3-screen sequence prompt means to me. I’m just tired of using a word processor to type my scenarios and every so often losing my stuff to file corruption. Focusing a bit on YAML gave me idea to focus more attention on files structure. I’m doing this similarly to the way XML structure works, creating a bunch of meaningless file folders where content is stored. Because each step to a blog entry is complex and not just chicken pecking at the QWERTY board, I end up with a bunch of BACKUP copies of content that would theoretically be impossible to lose to file corruption or whatnot.

I’m creating the main file folder first which would contain file names equivalent to the topic I’m writing about. Inside that file, I’m storing copies of the HTML table code I like to use for my blog. I use tables for column structure. Then, what I managed to figure out with YAML is a half-witted way to create header settings for an eMail post that would affix my mood, my music, my location, the size of the photos I intend to use in the entry, etc. What it all means is that I’ll be manipulating the content I type like a true editor and pasting it into the file containing the HTML code for tables. Once that’s done, I’ll be copying and pasting all of that into the file where my YAML code is located. I’ll then execute my preferences for mood, security, tags, etc. and export a backup copy in text format. Then I’ll export the HTML format. Then I’ll combine all that exported text into my eMail app and send it to livejournal.𓅱
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