Over the weekend, I finally indulged some lingering urges by watching Blade, Cube, and Lost Highway (with Blue Velvet being on queue for tomorrow night). Of the trio, I was surprised that I had a kind of seething hatred for Blade as I watched it. I had seen the second movie in theaters back in my junior or senior year of High School, so maybe that ruined the suspense in the movie for me, but I just overall did not enjoy it. And here I thought that a completely pointless violent film was just was I after, but the lack of suspense and surprise just ruined it for me. Anyway, both Cube and Lost Highway were immensely entertaining, and my brain now feels all sorts of squishy and raw from the severe beating it received from these two movies.
Now, first let me mention that if you've ever read and enjoyed 1984, then you should most likely read We. I have yet to finish it, but I can already tell these were two books written for each other and separated at birth -- so there's that. And now let me say that as I was going to Amazon to get some links for the previous books, I ended up buying The Crying of Lot 49 and White Noise. Son of a bitch.
I'm sorry. Daddy didn't mean to yell at you; it's not even your fault. Daddy is just angry. Here, honey, enjoy my special Valentine's Day Card just for you. I love you.
Over the course of this weekend, namely Saturday and Sunday afternoon, I wrote the first six pages of what will most likely result in the first chapter of Paradise. These pages turned out far better than I think I could've ever even hoped for, and that's just about all I can say. Anyway, here are my linkies for the first six pages of the first chapter (it's not completed yet): DOC and PDF. Word on the street is that it isn't all that terrible. As per the norm, if you'd like to make any comments about it, I'd prefer that you e-mail me, but leaving a comment to this entry is also perfectly acceptable.
I think that pretty much covers it.