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27 April 2006 @ 07:29 pm
still staggering  
Still staggering with relief, here. I have tripped the light fantastic all day, I am so happy about finding those beatsheets. Ted's really astonished I'm not pissed off about it. I might've been if I'd struggled through redoing them all, but I found them before I wrote more than fifty words, so *whew*. Whew, whew, WHEW.

Utterly bouyed by finding them, I wrote 7 pages of script today. That's only about 2300 words, so it's not massive amounts of writing, but 7 pages of having to sit there and figure out page layouts and what images should go with the words and that sort of thing is hard work. Though I think I've figured out a trick to it. If I write down all the things I want to do on that page without trying to frame it first, but sort of breaking it up into "this would work in one frame, this would work in another", it's much easier to then go back and think about how the layout of that might work.

Of course, I also get to say, "And if you have a better idea, go for it!" to my artist, which helps too. :)

My God. Thanks to finding the beatsheets, I'm going to accomplish everything I wanted to in April. I am actually seeing myself consider, for a bright shining moment, going ahead and doing the CAULDRON BORNE proposal. (I almost certainly won't, but that it's actually a viable consideration is Amazing.)

*laugh* Speaking of Amazing, when the family went to Seattle for Grandma's memorial service, when they got on the plane in Atlanta to go to Seattle, Mom said to Breic, "We're in Atlanta now, and when we get off the plane we'll be in Seattle! Won't that be *amazing*?"

And Breic, very seriously and with much thought, said, "No. It will be vewy exciting, but it will not be *amazing*."

That kid has way too much vocabulary. :)

*stares at the schedule, and the CAULDRON proposal* I won't get it done before the end of April, but if I don't start HOUSE OF CARDS until May 8th...

Damn. I wish I knew when the HoS revisions would be here. *fuss*

ytd wordcount: 147,700
miles to Isengard: 18
 
 
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
 
 
 
Ellen Millionellenmillion on April 27th, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC)
Oh! That reminds me - do you have a link to a good example of what a comic script format ought to be? Or better yet, can you email me one? I'm sitting down to do this on a project (oh, how I love projects) and finding myself a bit uncertain on how to proceed.

kit: murkowskimizkit on April 27th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
I learned what comic formatting should be like by scouring the web and eventually getting in contact with Nat Gertler (who drew for ElfQuest for a while), who pointed me at a book he wrote about that very thing, called PANEL ONE. I got it from Amazon, I think, and it was very interesting. The short version is, you can do it however you like.

I'll send you a copy of the first Chance script to show you how I did it, though. :)

(What, you don't have ENOUGH projects?)
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on April 27th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
So what *does* qualify as amazing for Breic?
kit: breicmizkit on April 27th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
We haven't gotten into that debate. Air travel, however, evidently is not amazing. :)
Tamijadzia325 on April 28th, 2006 12:32 pm (UTC)
Totally off topic
But I recently talked to my friend in the UK and thought this might interest you as well. There is Vonage over there (and it's cheaper than it is in the US! That's not fair!).

I've had it for a few months now and it is fabulous. For £7.99 you get a local number and all the calls you want to UK and Ireland. Add £2.99 and you can get a virtual US number so everyone you know back here can call you like normal. You even get to pick the area code.

That was the tough bit. I had to ask myself, "Self, where is the highest concentration of friends and family? And honestly, who do you talk to the most?"

Anyhoo, it's a good deal, and it's clear as a bell. (I kept my regular phone for a few weeks to make sure it worked out.)

Anyhoo...here is the UK link: Vonage UK

PS: If you decide to go for it, I can send you a reference that will waive...I can't remember if it is the first month or the activation fee...anyway it will waive something. Just thought this might interest you :)
Lauraskeagsidhe on April 28th, 2006 12:43 pm (UTC)
How old IS Breic now? He's had insane vocabularly for a while and yet he can't be more than 3. He's going to be fun to deal with once he hits school...
kitmizkit on April 28th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
He's almost 3 and a half. 3 and 4.5 months, right now.
Lauraskeagsidhe on April 28th, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
Wow. He's going to keep his teachers (and parents, and aunties, and grandparents, and, well, everyone) hopping.