this is all of the things
Look who dropped by the office yesterday.
We’ll have an interview with Mr. Affleck coming up next week.
I cannot even deal with the way Ben Affleck looks in the photo juxtaposed with Terry Gross. So much going on. Want to frame, hang up in living room, and then go to grad school about this.
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It’s been fun. Til tomorrow, bears.
My situation, I know, is not unique. Who doesn’t have big plans they never get around to acting on? Everybody swaps ideas with his friends about the excellent TV show they’d make or the groundbreaking movie they’d write. And a couple of my grand schemes got an inch or two off the ground — an agent lunch, a pitch meeting, a trip to L.A., a flurry of e-mail filled with exclamation points — though never much higher than that. And along the way, I also became editor of the magazine you are now reading, so it’s not as if I became mired exclusively in a world of delusional ambition. It’s just that for way too long, I held on to the fantasy of a completely different professional life, and I can’t help wondering why certain creative endeavors just seemed impossible to make happen.
good article about unintentional-career-induced anxieties among other things
Great movie starring Daniels’ own Puddle the Pit Bull.
From the seminal film makers Mike Dempsey and Zak Stoltz. (it was an honor to be a part of this instant classic).
This is Lucifer The Lion and the zookeepers at the ZSL London Zoo gave him a Christmas present.
Chuck Palahniuk (via chuckpalahniuk)
What is the issue that is eating you up? What is the personal fear that you can’t resolve and you can’t tolerate? Are you getting old with fucking NOTHING to show for it? Then, write Invisible Monsters. Are you worried that your brain or talent isn’t capable of creating anything interesting or unique, and you’ll die and rot and be forgotten – failing everyone you love? Well, then write Diary. My point is, use the story to explore and exhaust an issue of your own. Otherwise, you’re just dicking around, playing “let’s pretend.” If you can be ruthless and honest about your own fear, you express something that other people can’t express. You can resolve your own anxiety – through research, discussion, experiment – and that freedom is what brings you back to writing.
What could you never talk about in a million years? Then, write about that.