Towering Moments

Nearing the door, Gandalf pulls Frodo aside, warning him that he will face peril from both outside and within the Fellowship. A tall figure passes close to Frodo and Gandalf as they speak, startling them, but the camera does not reveal the passer-by’s identity. Cor anglais, then strings, sing “The History of the Ring”, but the harmonic pattern is notably different. No longer does the line begin over a minor chord. Here, “History” begins on the raised fourth of an Ab major chord, then descends to a G minor harmonization. This allows the theme to begin in Lydian, but end in a minor mode. What seems fair might be foul.

Doug Adams

BEST. SCORE. EVER.

I never got to say goodbye. I don’t even know what I would have said… I have all this anger inside me, and I’m scared that once it’s gone there won’t be anything underneath.

Just had a complete fucking meltdown and almost literally put my fist through a wall because I thought I’d lost two days and almost a dozen pages of work, stuff I don’t think I could ever replicate. Pieced it all back together from various back ups.

Moral of the story: back up your fucking work. In triplicate.

i came to get hurt;
might as well do your worst to me.

Well, it only took two weeks, but I’m officially back in “insane writer who gets up in the middle of the night because I absolutely need to fix it right this second” mode.

Trying to do this on a schedule was stupid.

On the plus side, I think I salvaged some of the crumminess from today. We’ll see how it plays in the morning.

SO THERE’S THIS PART IN TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION WHERE THE AUTOBOTS SUDDENLY ENCOUNTER A SUPER-LITERAL VAGINA DENTATA ALIEN THAT’S JUST HANGING OUT IN A CAGE. THERE’S NO REASON FOR THIS TO BE HAPPENING ON ANY LEVEL, IT’S JUST CLEARLY STUCK IN FOR SOME MOTIVATIONAL REASON. BUT PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THE REVEAL OF THE ALIEN’S VAGINA DENTATA-NESS IS NOT SOME PLACID CINEMATIC MOMENT BUT INSTEAD HIGHLY EMPHASIZED. THIS IS CLEAR. THIS IS OVERT. SO THEN THE FAT AUTOBOT (ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS, BY THE WAY) IS SO REVOLTED BY THIS IMAGE THAT IT TELLS THIS WAY-TOO-CLEAR-VAGINA-SYMBOL THAT IT IS “TOO UGLY TO LIVE.” THEN THE VAGINA GETS SOME SLIME ON HIM AND THE FAT AUTOBOT COLLAPSES TO THE GROUND AND THINKS HE’S “BURNING.” BUT THEN THE FAT AUTOBOT JUST REALIZES IT’S JUST “SHIZZ.” SO HE CALLS THE VAGINA-SYMBOL “BITCH” AND SHOOTS HER DEAD.

THIS LITERALLY HAPPENED.

FILM CRIT HULK

Fuck. Now I kinda wanna see it.

  • Jimmy: Why does Marlow keep going up the river? Why doesn't he turn back?
  • Hayes: There's a part of him that wants to. A part deep inside himself that sounds a warning. But there's another part that needs to know. To defeat the thing which makes him afraid: "We could not understand because we were too far and could not remember; because we were traveling in the night of first ages - of those ages that are gone leaving hardly a sign, and no memories. We are accustomed to look upon the shackled form of a conquered monster; but there, there you could look at a thing monstrous and free."
  • Jimmy: It's not an adventure story, is it, Mr. Hayes?
  • Hayes: No, Jimmy. It's not.

A man alone can do no wrong.

—Say Hello to Sunshine