Sunday, March 21, 2010


I just finished picking up a few groceries at Shoppers Drug Mart. I haven't had time to get to a grocery store, and I literally have nothing in my cupboards. I was in dire need.

I can't believe how chaotic this CreComm life is; my apartment is in shambles, my laundry is piling up faster than I can do it, I've gained about a trillion pounds, and I forget what it's like to have a life away from homework, and projects, and nervous breakdowns and tears.

I am once again overwhelmed.

My mom told me that school is a weeding out process, and I agree with her whole heartedly. It's tough, I knew it would be. But, I never believed people when they told me it was going to be this tough.

I feel as though I am always complaining on my blog (Hence, one reason I don't blog much anymore...) I also don't really have a lot of time to do anything other than my assignments, and work.

I've got one more month to go, and then I am headed to a student position at MLC for the summer! (Before that though, a trip to Vancity to visit lil' sis!)

I am so tired.

Friday, March 19, 2010

I'm still alive.

I haven't been able to blog these days, school (namely the magazine project) has taken over my life. I don't mind in one way, because I have a pretty awesome group, but I feel like I haven't had a second to myself this entire month.

Holy hell, it's almost over.

Monday, March 15, 2010

S: Screenplay. (Dedicated to my Creative Writing instructor, Karen Press.)

for Creative Writing class each person in my class is assigned a topic and a date, and told to write about it on their blog. Today is my day, and my topic is "screenplays."

Before CreComm I had absolutely no idea how to write a screenplay. -- To be honest, I don't think I was overly interested in the technical aspect of screenplay writing because I assumed that I would one day write a book, and some poor screenwriter would do all the work to make it into a movie.

Ah so naive and foolish.

Now that I have had a little bit of experience, I must say that writing a screenplay is a lot more complex than it sounds; it's not only writing lines, or picking out songs for the soundtrack (that was seriously one the first things I always did when I wanted to write a movie...)


Writing a screenplay is so much more detail oriented; you have to set up the scene, write and capture the 'emotion' of the characters. You have to explain so much, both verbally and visually, and you really don't have a lot of time to do it in.

Take any given show that you watch; there is always a main plot, and two sub-plots taking place during any one episode. Characters have to be established, and if they already are, then you have to write in a way that allows them to progress...

It's really rather technical.

I don't watch a lot of movies, but to end this post, I think I will leave you with a link to the screenplay from one of my all time favourite films; 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.' (It's a little different than the movie, but still so incredibly good!)

If you haven't seen the movie, go here to read the plot summary and synopsis.