Another chapter of my NNWM-2K15. I’m still writing chapter 33, but figured I could release Chapter 29.
The next post will contain Chapter 29 of the 2015 NaNoWriMo work-in-progress, and it will go up immediately after this post goes live. It’s password protected. Since it’s been a while, click HERE for the previous stuff.
Please, don’t ask for a password thinking it will make me feel good. Especially, don’t ask unless you’ve read the first few chapters and know that you are interested in reading more. Unless you intend to read it, don’t ask. I will not feel hurt, I will not cry myself to sleep, I will not hate anyone who chooses not to read my effort. I will, however, get a little miffed if I get asked for passwords by a bunch of people, and then only my regular four or five readers read the stuff.
Some people might remember THIS post, and specifically, this photo.
Well, the plant is still doing OK, and as I was shooting stuff for eBay, I decided to snap a picture or two. Specifically, one using the on-camera flash . . .
. . . one without using the flash . . .
. . . and then merging the two into an HDR file . . .
I also want to mention a movie I watched: The Dark Valley. It’s an Austrian-German Western (with English subtitles) streaming on Netflix.
Despite it being a tad dark, a tad deliberate, and a tad different from what I normally watch, I liked it. I especially liked the choice of music – modern songs, one of which I liked a lot for its expression of frustration and anger (it’s my theme song as I follow the presidential race spectacle – mind you, the lyrics don’t make sense, but the emotion in the “how dare you” vocal portion and the music combination are perfect).
I’m putting this video here so people can listen to it:
Now, that’s just the song. I am going to also link THIS VIDEO VERSION that has scenes from the movie, but know that there are spoilers in this video, and it’s also violent. But it’s very good, especially since the shootout in the movie had this song playing – just like here. For them who want the full effect of the song in the movie, watch this version.
As a writer, as a lover of action movies, as someone who likes guns, as a person who likes music, it all came together really well.
If you do watch the violent video version, I will tell you that as a writer I would like to capture in words the expression of the actor (Tobias Moretti) at the 3:20-minute mark. He’s a bad guy in a fight for his life and he’s just watched his brothers get shot. Just before the 3:20 mark he yells and fires his gun, and then his face shows the mental, emotional, and physical weariness of the moment. It’s fleeting, but in that one-second shot, you almost feel bad for the man (remember, he’s the bad guy).
It probably won’t affect others like it did me, and it took me a long while to figure out what the actor did, and I can’t yet say ‘why’ it works other than it fit the moment perfectly. I watched that particular segment many times trying to explain to myself the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ it carries so much impact (again, at least for me).
I worked it out the ‘how’ . . . maybe . . . it’s the slow blink and the deep breath he takes. How do I write that in a scene?
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