LT: 22, a lesbian immigrant from Texas who is living in the United Kingdom. Stuck around in North Wales for a while and studied English Literature with Creative Writing. Currently taking a MA in Scriptwriting at UEA and lucky enough to have an incredible girlfriend.
I reblog random shit and I occasionally post some of my writing, when time allows.
Personal posts happen, as this is a personal blog.
I'm currently attempting to recover from an ED. It's a work in progress. I post about it sometimes, but with TWs if applicable.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I NEED TO CHECK MY PRIVILEGE.
I'd rather know, learn and apologise than be a jackass.
have to meet my supervisor at 11 tomorrow to discuss the disgustingly bad outline that I cobbled together last week for my screenplay
she’s going to chew the marrow out of my bones, I can tell
and then I have to write the entire thing in a month, starting tomorrow
yep. I’ve got to throw together the first draft of a feature length film in 30 days
that’s anywhere between 90 and 120 pages to write in a month
‘bricking it’ doesn’t even BEGIN to cover how I feel right now
dissertation marks & new haircut (warning: this post is half ranting / half self-indulgent photos)
So, I got my dissertation mark back, and it was marked by my second-least-favourite creative writing professor. I recognised her handwriting.
Let me get this straight - I’m not unhappy with a B+. B+s are cool. I’m unhappy with her stupid goddamn comments.
“The commentary and synopsis present a story which is an intriguing development of a familiar formula, exploring feminist issues in a historical context through the relationship between a time-shifted young woman and a feminist campaigner. […] Unfortunately, neither the relationship nor the feminist issues make an appearance in this. What we are left with is a well crafted but conventional genre exercise.”
THIS IS NOT A PLAY
I CANNOT SKIP AROUND
THEY TOLD ME TO WRITE THE FIRST 30 PAGES OF A FEATURE LENGTH FILM, SO I DID
I CAN’T BE LIKE “HERE’S SCENES 1 THROUGH 5, NOW ACT TWO WITH SCENES 2 THROUGH 4, NOW ACT THREE WITH SKDLJFSDKJFL” - A SCREENPLAY IS A FLUID DOCUMENT. YOU DON’T NUMBER YOUR SCENES OR ACTS. EVER.
IF I SUDDENLY THREW MY SCREENPLAY TO THE VERY END AND TOSSED IN A COUPLE OF LESBIAN SCENES (AND TRUST ME, I WANTED TO), SHE WOULD BE ALL “OH NO WHY IS THIS DISJOINTED WHAT IS HAPPENING I DON’T UNDERSTAND???”
“Such a shame you did not choose scenes which expressed the essence of your project. I’m sure they would have been as well written as those which you provide, but one can only mark what one is given.”
Goddamn creative writing professors. :/ If that was genuinely the only thing they could find wrong with my project (they didn’t comment on anything else), I would like to punch them in the face.
I shake my fist at you, madam.
ANYWAY, in lighter news - I got a haircut yesterday. :D!
I look less like a disheveled, sleep-deprived student and more like an actual person.
Oh, and what’s that? Is that my special creative writing necklace that I wear whenever I write creatively?
I’m throwing myself back at Volunteer Hours today. :D Let’s see what happens. <3
holy SHIT - the total amount of work I’ve done since MARCH (i.e.: why I have been DISGUSTINGLY busy)
I was trying to procrastinate this morning, because I’m a dumbass, so I added up all of the wordcounts for all of my assignments since March.
Yeah. Since March. Not including my JANUARY ASSIGNMENTS
3,490 - British Writing in the 1930s
2,729 - British Writing in the 1930s
3,452 - Reader Revealed
3,604 - Reader Revealed
1,723 - Dissertation Treatment (Disconnect Screenplay)
1,647 - Dissertation Commentary (Disconnect Screenplay)
1,192 - Adaptation - Critical and Reflective Essay (The Fountain of Fair Fortune)
1,653 - Adaptation - Critical and Reflective Essay (The Secret of Platform 13)
789 - The Fountain of Fair Fortune Outline (Adaptation)
2,031 - The Secret of Platform 13 Treatment (Adaptation)
SCRIPT PAGE COUNT:
15 - The Fountain of Fair Fortune (Adaptation)
32 - The Secret of Platform 13 (Adaptation)
30 - Disconnect (Dissertation)
TOTAL PAGE COUNT: 77
4,113 - The Fountain of Fair Fortune
6,864 - Disconnect
7,386 - The Secret of Platform 13
TOTAL TOTAL WORDCOUNT: 40,673
SO, IF YOU’RE WONDERING WHY VOLUNTEER HOURS HASN’T UPDATED FOR A WHILE… HAHAHA, OH GOD.
HOW AM I NOT DEAD
IN OTHER NEWS, I AM DONE WITH THIRD YEAR
I GOT MY FINAL ASSIGNMENT IN ON TIME
MAYBE I SHOULD KEEP GOING I DON’T KNOW WHAT DO I DO IN MY LIFE WITHOUT WORK SERIOUSLY WHAT DO I DO
I HAVE NO IDEA OH MY GOD AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HOLY SHIT
( I am a fucking UNDERGRADUATE, why did I have THIS MUCH WORK D: )
oh, what’s that?
IT’S MY MOTHERFUCKING COMPLETED AND BOUND AND HANDED IN WITH A WHOLE 40 MINUTES TO SPARE DISSERTATION
It was kind of a clusterfuck at the very very end, and I was up for about 34 hours straight, working on it (I got last minute feedback from my dissertation supervisor and had to cut down a lot and rebuild it), but HERE IT IS AND IT IS DONE.
and yes, now you guys know my university but I SO DON’T CARE
IT’S DONE IT’S DONE IT’S DONE
I am fucking worthless
it’s 5 am
everything I’ve written is shit
I feel sick
NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN
5 pages to write
5 pages to write
5 pages to write
it’s 2:44 am
my beautiful girlfriend is upstairs sleeping in my bed with the electric blanket on
can’t sleep until I finish
deadline is too close
this is TORTURE
I WANT SOME FUCKING CUDDLES
FUCK YOU, RUM-RUNNING CHARACTER, WHY ARE YOU SO DIFFICULT TO WRITE
i am beginning to resent you, Patrick McQuarrie
watch your fucking back
Torrio could kill your ass and nobody would notice
one of 700+ gang fatalities, motherfucker
nobody would notice
1920’s slang terms and phrases
For personal reference, though some are pretty interesting, so it can be used by anyone really!
I am re-reblogging this for reference - it is entirely likely that I’m going to credit a tumblr blog in my dissertation’s bibliography, haha.
Also, you know, this is just an awesome list.
FINISHED THAT FUCKING MONTAGE
FUCK YOU, MONTAGES
YOU WERE ONLY HALF A PAGE LONG
BUT I BEAT YOU TO THE FUCKING GROUND
hnnnnnggggg - feel free to ignore me, just ranting about the (simplified) plot of my screenplay
My dissertation is being such a bitch right now
And hell, this is never going to be made, so I might as well explain it to some degree (leaving out the explosions and the gang warfare and the murder mystery aspect, of course)
Man, I just wanted to write about lesbians in the 1920s and address the fact that time travel narratives only ever have straight men going back in time and having essentially the same social status and privilege in society and man, wouldn’t it suck if you were a PoC or a woman or gay?
Plus, time travel films always seem to give the traveler the chance to go home or, if they stay, it’s their decision to stay - wouldn’t it suck if you were trapped in another time forever and you had to completely readjust your life and the privileges you might have been taking for granted and then you have to live through shitty events that you know are coming but you have no chance of changing or stopping them?
After my film is over, Jules doesn’t get to go home - she has to live through the fucking Great Depression and WWII and the McCarthy Era and hell, that’s provided that she isn’t one of the 700+ gang war casualties that happen in the Chicago area before Prohibition is over in 1933
Oh, and the woman she loves dies
Man, I feel like such an asshole
and now I have to go write a montage. :/ As much as I love my concept, fuuuck thiiiiis.
nothing like sudden, uncontrollable panic
fuck fuck fuck
fuck fuck fuck fuck
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