26 7 / 2014
The panel was basically an overview of Viz covering all the seasons of sailor moon, introduced the new dub voice actors. And then they topped it off with the sailor moon Crystal trailer that’s been on the internet for the past three months. And I was the only one who screamed “Noooooooooo!” When they were about to show it. But whatever.
Nothing new to report about SM that we don’t already know.
26 7 / 2014
Thanks to Gabe reminding me about Motorcity, I had a Motorcity dream last night. Mike was a lady but with the same voice (cute!!!) and Chuck was sitting in a car trying to hide something from him. Texas wore a tank with his jumpsuit tied around the waist and it was very adorbs. Julie’s outfit was more spunky. There was sunlight and happy adventures.
Sounds like a very good dream =v=b
24 7 / 2014
I better get up and get my ass to the comic con now, shouldn’t I? There’s excitement in the air!
17 7 / 2014
how do people even fuck up movie adaptations there’s literally a written plot all set out for you with character descriptions and dialogue
I’ve asked the same question, myself. Why is it so hard to screw up a book adaptation into a movie? When I had a first-hand experience writing a script, it was frustrating, as well as enlightening.
While short stories, novellas, or novels can be constricting if they choose to be. You have the freedom to speak in the third person, first person, or second person (i.e. Welcome to Night Vale- “A Story About You”). You have insight to your characters emotions, intentions, etc. In short, you are god. (And that’s hard enough as it is.)
Meanwhile, the rules to screenwriting is as follows:
- must be written in the present tense.
- can only describe what you see and hear.
Scripts describe the movie as if it were already made; you’re “re-telling” the events that occurred. Descriptions are less than a paragraph with just enough detail to paint a scene.
Back in Deluxe, Julie managed to recruit Claire to help her research and prepare for the event. Claire sat on the bed while Julie tried on one outfit after another. Julie couldn’t help but notice Claire’s unusual lack of enthusiasm in dressing her up for a party. The redhead looked over to her gloomy faced friend, Julie forced a smile to her lips in attempts to brighten the mood a little.
“So?” Julie nudged. Claire glanced at her outfit and nodded, “Cute.” Claire answered plainly. Julie set down the dress on the bed and put her hands on her hips.
“Claire, what’s with you today?”
“Nothing’s with me, I’m just…thinking.” An uneasiness was starting to building in the room and without uttering a word, Julie understood.
INT. DELUXE- JULIE’S ROOM- LATE AFTERNOON
Claire sits on edge of the bed, leisurely flipping through a magazine as Julie models several stylish outfits in the mirror. Julie turns to Claire.
Claire shifts her gaze up briefly then resumes flipping through the magazine.
Julie tosses the dress back on the bed in annoyance. Then she places her hands on her hips.
What’s with you today?
Claire rolls her head to the side, equivalently annoyed by Julie’s tone.
Nothing’s with me. I’m just (beat)
True, that screenwriters have the reference at their disposal but they have to hack their way through tons of extra internal description to capture the same mood.
Ultimately, scripts are at the mercy of the Director and the Cast of Actors.
And if the movie adaptation turns out badly, then everyone can cringe together!
(and don’t get me started with comics, lol please don’t.)