I love the Winter because of one special little moment that tends to only happen once a year where I live - sometimes not even once a year.
It’s the quiet.
There is no quiet more peaceful and fulfilling than that of a heavy snowfall late at night. If you stand outside at around midnight during the heaviest snowfall of the season, (granted, this works best in suburban or rural areas) everything is as quiet as it will ever get. On top of that, you have the fresh blankets of snow covering all the roads and lawns, the “smell” of snow, and the light tingle of crystals landing on your face.
It’s my favorite thing in the whole wide world, and much more of a reward after shoveling snow in the evening than hot chocolate and a warm fire.
Thanks for the kind words! I’m making a lot of bad scholarly moves in pushing most of my work to the side so I can feel better… But it’s definitely worth it. Just getting 8 hours of sleep last night was worth it! Thank you!
kissmeface said: Mono is the worst. I’ve had it.. And it inflamed my organs.. -_-
Ah jeeze, that was one of the first things I read that could happen… I’m possibly going to the ER tomorrow to get checked out and find out for sure what’s happening so I can at least enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The thought just dawned on me that I might be able to make this entire paper about why Game Grumps is a really great thing for society.
No no, just hear me out.
Okay. Jon and Arin started Game Grumps because they love to dissect and rip apart video games, which is already an active conversation about gaming. From Game Grumps, fans have made countless impressive animations of the moments on the show, as well as remixes, online comic strips, and much, much more. What the Grumps did was give their fans a source of entertainment that was not only fun, little daily 10 minute pieces of content, but a goldmine of inspiration and new levels of thought.
So I wrote a 30 (*ahem* actually 23) page screenplay.
It’s for my Screenwriting II class.
If anyone recalls, I had a hell of a time with Screenwriting I. If anyone doesn’t, Screenwriting I to me was a big blur of Game Grumps, whiskey, falling asleep on the floor of my bedroom, and drinking coffee alone in a diner at 2 A.M.
I’ve taken a different approach with Screenwriting II, which is basically me walking into the class every day saying, “Fuck it!”
I began to care less about screenwriting in general, and through that detachment I’ve actually found more value in it.
That being said, this screenplay might actually turn out pretty good!
So stay tuned for a 30 page screenplay that probably nobody will actually take the time out of their day to read (I wouldn’t either, it’s totally cool).