Unfortunately, there really is no good way to introduce oneself in the twisting nether of cyberspace. So, I guess I will just launch into it and describe the intangibles...like my 'tastes' and things that motivate.
I enjoy science fiction and fantasy epics. Currently I am reading through Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series (just got done reading his book 'Elantris'...stayed up until 5:50 in the morning, just long enough to hear the traffic start outside my home). Perhaps the main force of inspiration for my works is Robert Jordan (RIP), and OSC. I remember reading Ender's game about once every couple weeks when I was in high school, it was just too good!
My current projects are a script for a family christmas movie my siblings and I are making, and a fantasy epic novel. I've got about 6k words done, almost the prologue and first chapter. I'll post the first 13 sometime soon so you can peruse at your leisure.
Philocinemas (sp?): I read some of the other threads here and noticed you are in the market to know what films inspired me. I suggest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...always a classic, has quotable lines, and a measure of comedy.
P.S. The community here is great! I have spent the last week or so lurking and just admire how the discourse here is run.
What an, umh... interesting name. Anyway, in reference to your TMNT movie, do you mean the first one in 1990?
I was in college when the cartoon and eventual first movie came out, so I didn't get into them much. However, I remember going over to a friend's house back in 1986 to watch Brazil on HBO and he had a B/W graphic novel of TMNT - that was my first intro to them before I became aware of the cartoon. I have seen some of the graphic novels since and like them more - but they have a more serious tone.
Ya, the 1990 one, with Steve Barron as the director. The new one ('TMNT') is animated, but still good. It still is based off earlier movies, but transitions those who aren't familiar with the story really well.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is always a good laugh. "Resistance is useless!"
Edit: Yes there is indeed a Chunky Monkey Jr. He enjoyed his 1 month birthday on Thursday.
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*yawn!* Oh, excuse me. I'm not usually around to welcome new members this time at night. Sorry that you caught me in my bath robe. I was thinking of going to bed before long. I can find you a seat if you wish, but considering the hour, maybe I should take you to your room upstairs instead? Sleep as late as you want, and I'm sure someone will have breastfast ready for you whenever you decide to get up.
I submit that the movie STARDUST was just a teeny bit better than the book STARDUST (which was also very good), but maybe that's because of Robert DeNiro.
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I didn't particularly like The Godfather - quit after the second chapter. I haven't liked the Michael Chrichton books I have read as much as the movies. I can't think of any others I have read. I liked the Stanley Kubrick version of The Shining better than the Stephen King version of his own book.
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