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So I'm doing a bit of research for my script, in which one of my characters draws comic-book type superheroes.

Now, I'm a bit geeky, but I really know nothing about comics.

However, the internet is wonderful and I discovered that DC comics scouts for new talent at the San Diego Comic-Con (who knew?). Anyway, my character is quite poor, so I was at the Comic-Con website and noticed that they take volunteers (a good way for my character to get his foot in the door for free).

So I'm checking the volunteer application and I kid you not, it says: "Are you fluent in a Language other than English or Klingon?"



(Sorry for the long set up to that brief punchline. If I had said "I was looking at a volunteer form for the San Diego Comic-Con and found..." y'all might have jumped to some conclusions that I'd like to avoid. Mainly, that I'd volunteer/attend a comic book convention.)



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Apr. 23rd, 2007 05:21 am (UTC)
Let me know if you are going to be at Comic-Con, because I will totally be there.
Apr. 23rd, 2007 05:36 am (UTC)
The term "fish out of water" comes to mind. I'm afraid I'd be in way over my head at a comic book convention. Though I would love to visit San Diego. I hear it's quite lovely.

And (of course), I meant no offense to people who attend those such conventions. Unless you speak Klingon fluently, in which case all offense was entirely intentional.
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Apr. 23rd, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
Thankfully, I don't really need to know anything about comics to write about them. I create some comic-like situations, but I've seen enough comic books-turned-into-films to know what makes for good cinema. But thanks for the offer.

You should go to the Convention thing in Chicago in August (Wicked or Wild something...). DC scouts there as well (San Diego was more convenient for my character, though).
Apr. 23rd, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC)
I think we totally need to attend a Comic-Con. It would be the ultimate people watching experience!

On the other hand, how sad that my first thought was that that question would have been better used on an application for a SciFi convention. Which I would also like to attend someday. Yes, I am horribly sad.

Pathetic and sad, but social...
Apr. 23rd, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)
It's "demented and sad, but social" but I'll let that go.

I don't know. I think Harry Potter is as close to "scifi fan" that I'll ever be. I don't mind scifi...I've been watching Xena and I catch an episode of ST:TNG every once in a while, but beyond that...not so much. I'm definitely not a fan enough to go to a convention. I think you'd be on your own for that one. :-p
Apr. 23rd, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
Jesus Christ, why don't you shut up? You're always yap-yap-yappin' all the time...
All I can think about when I'm reading this--and laughing really hard at all y'all--is the part in Chasing Amy when Holden and Banky are listening to the very gay guy giving his fuck the white man speech.

Par exemple,
Banky: "What's a Nubian?"
Hooper: "Shut the fuck up!"

Hooper: Cause I'm here to tell you, the chickens is coming home to roost, y'all. The black man's no longer gonna play the minstrel in the realm of comics and sci-fi fantasy. We keepin it real, and we gonna get respect by any means necessary.
Holden: Ah, come on, that's a bunch of horse shit! Lando Calrissian was a black guy. You know, and he got to fly the Millennium Falcon, what's the matter with you?
Hooper: Who said that?
Holden: I did! Lando Calrissian is a strong role-model in the realm of science fiction/fantasy.
Hooper: Fuck Lando Calrissian! Uncle-Tom nigger!

Apr. 23rd, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
That's what I call being hung on a cross!
I seriously need to mention comics and comic-book related subjects more often, because this is seriously the most commenting action my journal has seen in WEEKS.

I still have about 10 pages of my script to write, but I really just want to jump to the end and do the good part. I might actually do that, as extra, once I get my required pages done. 'Cause I'm kinda psyched about where's it's going, I just don't want to get there.

Anywho...if you want a bit of reading later, I can send you a draft of my ever-in-progress script (and maybe you can tell me where things are fuzzy or confusing?). If not, that's fine. I'm pretty sure I'm getting an A in this class anyhow.

Oh, and my icon is the pretty girl from Distrubia...her name is Sarah Roemer. Me likey. But then again...I'm easy to please.
Apr. 24th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
Re: That's what I call being hung on a cross!
I thought your icon girl was Jessica Biel because I only just glanced at it, I was so eager to get to your reply! lol Anyhow, send me as much of your script as you want. I get off work at 10:45 per usual and then it'll take me until maybe 11:30 to get home, pee,turn the laptop on and find the internet, etc., so I don't know, if it's due tomorrow, I might not be too much help...? But I'll read it in any case, to help you get to the ending! Ooohooo beta-ing!

PS I just read this adorable novel where this girl was engaged to a guy who explained Rob was going to become Rosemary because he'd always felt like a she. So your master/mistress subject line on your latest post made me snicker. (And then wish I was the girl in the novel, who ended up with mr brooding hunk of the millenium... just my [fictional] type.)

PPS You used "you're" instead of "your." I know you hate grammatical messups, so I thought I'd point it out. So you can edit it. lol.
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