Gail (gailmarie) wrote,

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Would you forgive me, love, if I cry in your shower...?

I try to get real work done, but I keep getting distracted. I guess that isn't entirely true...I just did 3 straight hours of work. But they were fun work and it didn't feel like I've accomplished anything. First, for my Foundations of Story class (don't be deceived, it's actually a film class), we are supposed to write a short (1 page) story that follows the "Hero's Journey" 12-step process. I got a little into it and I'm 2 and a half pages in, and I've only accomplished The Ordinary World and The Call to Adventure. So I either need to stop making it into a solid story, or I'm going to have 15 pages to hand in next week.

To stop myself from getting too in-depth with the story, I started my next assignment...I watched The Usual Suspects, on which I'll be writing a paper about the subculture of criminals. Thankfully, the director explicitly states his argument when Verbal says, "What the cops never figured out and what I know now was that these men would never break, never lie down, never bend over for anybody. Anybody."

And now I write a 3 to 4 page paper on that for next week. Eh...I'm not feeling very inspired. Except that the movie rocks and has the best film quotes EVER. Fuck, "Here's looking at you kid" and "There's no place like home" and all those other classic one-liners. The real inspiration comes in, "How do you shoot the devil in the back? What if you miss?" "And then he showed these men of will what will really is," and "Keaton always said, 'I don't believe in god, but I'm afraid of him.' Well, I believe in god and the only thing that scares me is Keyser Soze."

What a fan-fucking-tastic movie.

But anyway. So now I have a ton of work to do, and no will to do any of it. Write my Usual Suspects paper? Nah. Start my film journal for the group project? No thanks. Finish writing my story for the film class? Probably not. It's all relatively "fun" stuff, but I'm in no mood. I want to watch more "Grey's Anatomy" or possibly one of the 3 Netflix DVDs I have right now (Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (documentary), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and About Schmidt).

Unfortunately, there are things I must get done: 2-paragraph exercise on Riding the Bus With My Sister for English tonight, and a Fatal Attraction write-up for my film class tomorrow. Bugger.

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