Monday, November 21, 2005

The important things in life

You know when you watch some biographical movie or read a story of someone's life, do you ever wonder how much of the detail is made up? Like if they made a movie of your life, would they get your favourite mug right?

I wonder about stuff like that. When they get to make a movie of my life I think it's essential that when they deal with the period of writing my first great novel (look, this is a daydream, ok?) they should know that the timer on my computer that I use to set up 30 minute writing sessions has an alarm that I replaced the easy to miss and rather dull beep with the theme song to Pinky & the Brain. It's important that I have a little clock that sits on top of my monitor that is set to EST so that when I play online games I don't have to work out whether to add or subtract five hours whenever a time is mentioned. It's maybe less important that sitting on the corner of my monitor is a goth doll with one black plait and one red one, but she means a lot to me.


Walaka said...

Ah, but perhaps most importantly (for the biopic) - who would play you?

(Five hours? Are you in HI?)

Marionette said...

I don't know what HI is, so no. My scrabble letters are U and K.

Snard said...

HI would be Hawaii, US.

Anonymous said...

So something that means a lot to you is perhaps less important in a bio pic than the tools you use when you work and play? Man! Your biography is gonna be a dull movie in a dirt-free way. :)

And who's gonna fake our entries for those fractions of a second when the camera shows your blog on a computer screen?

Anonymous said...

And about your great novel...if you write one, and it wins big awards and perhaps become a best-seller, then DC Comics might let you write Wonder Woman, and you can do the character justice!

Yes! Become a famous literary writer so you can write comics! Like film director Ang Lee, who made all those crticially acclaimed, character-centred dramas so he would have the opportunity of turning old martial arts pulp fiction into celluloid (i.e., Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).