This is something of a notes to friends from my generation. We can’t seem to accept how slow things can be. How slow it is to finally be good at something enough for you to enjoy it immensely. How slow it is to get to the point where you have a sliver of feeling that you are in control of your life.
I bring all of this up to say that if you’re someone who wants to make radio stories (or do any kind of creative work), you’re probably going to have a period when things might not come too easily. For some people, that’s just a year. For others, like me, it’s eight years. You might feel completely alone and lost during this period — God knows I did — and I hope it’s reassuring in some small way to hear that what you’re going through is completely normal. Most people go through it. And there are things you can do during this period of mediocrity that will get you to the next step, that will drive you toward skill and competence.
via Transom » Ira Glass.
I’m starting a new segment for this blog. I’m calling it What Would I Have Done? (Different). It shows my shallowness as a person because held back by so many things instead of creating some kick ass shit of my own I’d rather criticize artist who dared to step forward and allowed themselves to be vulnerable.
I saw this in the movie house and if memory serves me right I may have written a short review about this on multiply.com or a notebook.
I still really enjoy the scene where maui and wendell discuss the merits of Snake 1 vs that of Snake 2. For the younger crowd this is the game found in old nokia gsm phones notably the 3210 and 5110 while snake 2 is found in newer (compared to these two models) nokia phones.
One of the major things I would have done would be to change the ending a little bit. I’d probably try to make a character probably the sister patricia javier realize that her sister was in on the killing. I’m thinking a handkerchief or some memento with some blood, a necklace with nick on it or something similar.
I find this film under rated. I think the ending was too abrupt and a more drawn out ending would have done more for this piece.