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Archive for November, 2007

Waiting and… waiting…

Honestly, I hate waiting. My next appointment date is the 10th January 2008. I should get upper braces, start getting my gap closed and… if things go well, get my RPE removed. Honestly, my last molars with the bands hurt a lot most of the time, so I am really looking forward to have it off.

As for the rest, I am spending most of my time with a tall handsome stranger called Jun. He is a hot sexy troubled soul. And unfortunately, he is just a character in my screenplay, lol. Anyway, poor Jun is getting dragged through a lot of drama and heading towards a dark bittersweet ending – currently, just finding himself having an unvanted flatmate and everyone around thinking he is gay. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Except for that, not much is happening.

Actually, my life consists of writing, playing RF online (Lv. 31 Cora summoner with trained pets, yay) and sleeping.

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Here are some photos of my haircut. I have been playing with my arabian scarf.

Haircut

Also as you can see, my skin cleared out pretty well. Looks like I got rid of the worst acne forever. Yay. Bless you hospital horse doses of anthibiotics and a secret tip from one nurse ^___^

Haircut and clearer skin

Oh… and by the way, I did not get hair dyed. Even if everyone says I must have had it done.

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Ok, I met my friend from Japan and it seems that he is not against the idea of helping me with two of my crazy projects. The first one is still secret, but it is almost purely business oriented. I might start my own tiny company soon if things work out – as for now, it would be me full time and two part timers, one of them in Japan as our agent. The chance for success is small, but who knows… sometimes even a blind cat catches a mouse, right? Especially when it is armed with laser rifle and heat detection device… or has a vibro blade equipped mecha or… well, you get the point ๐Ÿ˜‰

The other crazy project is my movie script of course. My friend said he would help me translate it to Japanese, as their screenwriting formatting is different from European and American and could market it to few productions there. He also suggested me to write the main two characters as a double-role, but I do not like the idea. The main chars are so different it would be quite difficult to perform it believably, especially for a less experienced actor.

As for now, I am done with the outline more or less, so I started writing sort of synopsis. I have the main characters sketched, I have the world and it’s basic laws (yes, it is a normal modern world, just with something more behind what we, or the main char at the start, usually see). The story flows quite well. I can see, because I am getting flashes of scenes and dialogues, which I do not unless I am happy with the basics. I am also starting to sketch minor characters and some filler scenes.

This story is somehow difficult, because I want it to start as a comedy and then slowly shift to drama with an bittersweet end. I do not have any problem writing pure comedy or drama, but the crucial and most difficult part comes with merging them. It’s all about the timing and very accurate planning. The comedy can not just switch to drama quickly… and in the dramatic part, every piece of the comedial part must have a meaning and explanation. The “Oh, I see.. that is why they were doing it that way…” moment. I do not like useless gags. Also the comedial introduction of the characters must be long enough to make the viewer like the characters for what they are, but not bore them or keep them awake only on cliche’s. And once again, the transition must be slow building of the drama and smooth blurring from funny movie into something much much deeper.

Anyway, this story will be marketed directly to one special person in Japan (ok, ok, 2, but written with one in my mind as the main character) and I am writing the story and chars to fit them. At the start, I envisioned the person as one character, but it looks like he will fit the second one more, but I found out that if I change the start and POV a little, it works again as it should. (Oh, the drama… don’t I sound all secretive and dramatic and all just now? Give me a sec, I will don my dramatic satin cape and white half-mask. Oooohhh, the muuuuusic of the niiiiiight. Ehm… *cough cough *… forget it.)

I thought I would share at least something with you so here is one quote, which may, or may not be said during the ending. I hope you like it.

โ€œAnd as I was lying in blood, life escaping out of my body together with my blood pouring on the cold surface of the street, I got the most expensive gift I could ever receive. A pair of ruby wings torn from the fragile body of a crying angel. My miracle.โ€

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Ok, I got my hair chopped short yesterday. And with short, I mean VERY short. I did not have such short hair for at least 10 years, probably even more.

I ran to the hairdresser with a black and white picture of a haircut that I liked, but unfortunately, my hair is quite fine and that person had nice strong hair, so it was impossible to create on me without ton of layes of laque, styling foam and whatever, so we decided to improvise. I had two demands: I want it layered and fluffy and I do not want a blunt fringe.

When she started cutting it, it felt strange to have my hair chopped off short just in the middle of my neck, but it was about to get even shorter. So I sat there, watching her dance around me with all sorts of combs, scissors, razors and hairpins. Anyway, the result is not bad. Short, light, fluffy and messy. It can be combed back withย  the help of some styling products for formal events, but it needs almost no maintenance for everyday wear. I would say it is a good haircut for somebody who spends most of her time at home (with aching teeth, gah!) or with doctors.

As for the shattered dream… well, I went to my orthodontist for separators into my lower teeth, so I can get my lower braces on next thursday. The separators hurt a little as she forced them in, but that is mainly because my mouth is incredibly sensitive lately. Anyway, she checked up my teeth and palate and commented that half of my palate did not expand as well as the other, but they can correct it later with some sort of “braces” (I forgot how the thing was called). The bad part was the band around my last left molar is really somehow loose and looks like it might slide off one day. She told me we need to keep it on till the second half of January and told me that I should not bite at all. So back to mashed stuff. But… I have been told that we need to keep the RPE on only for 2 months after we stop turning it… which suddenly changed to 3+ months. I really hoped that I will get it off soon, because my teeth are really very sore and I am getting iritated gums and TMJ from the bad bite and the loose band. Well, nothing can be done I suppose. I will be a good girl. Gah.

And as for the thing I write: I got stuck. I have two great characters and strong storyline, but I am stuck with the settings and the events that happen in the first third, the introduction. I had one quite good idea, but as I say, it was quite good, not brilliant. I am working on another one now, playing the story over and over in my head, writing down notes and pieces of scenes. It seems to work somehow, so wish me luck.

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I did not write much lately, but hey, nothing major was happening in my life and I would not like to keep ranting about hot chocolate and blended food, lol.

I have been obsessed by a screenplay that I am working on last few days. I had idea for few scenes written down months ago, sometime last year, but just few funny scenes. I have been looking for material for a movie written for one exact person and the main char who I drafted that time just fit him. I could imagine him in the scene. The char fit. I had to change a lot from my old concept and gave the story different twist and changed the plot a lot (the draft was for a play or just short story for some anthology), but overally I am really happy with the whole thing. I am just writing down notes for the plot and story, which I want to show to my friend who is coming from Japan this wednesday. He is a movie director, producer and scriptwriter who is in the field for a loooooong time, so I would like to have his opinion before he vanishes back to Japan. (He does not know yet, lol. Poor poor guy ;))

I also had an interesting saturday morning. I have been waken up by some weird noise. First, I thought there was a big butterfly on the window, but in this weather? Then I found out it was a Great tit who got in through a tiny ventilation hole and got trapped in the room. It was throwing itself against the window, trying to get out. So I had to catch it carefully and release it. It was really strange.

Anyway, I am still having some tootache and migraines, but overally I feel quite well. Also all my stitches are out by now and I am not swolen at all anymore. Have a scary photo of me and the gap of hope and wonders (Charlie the unicorn anyone? ๐Ÿ˜‰):

Scary photo of me and the gap of hopes and wonders

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