Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Oooh... Shiny! and Other Silliness

As the title may have implied, I'm having a little difficulty focusing. Yesterday I got so distracted by a completely dorky idea (which, if it comes to pass, you will see for yourself), that I only managed to write 1 500 odd words for Puppet Master. I'm a little mad at myself. I shouldn't have gotten so distracted.

But all that leather armour and stuff was just so cool.

Yup, I'm a dork.

I wish I could afford it...

Last night I went with friends to see Thor. I was thoroughly entertained. It was supposed to be my reward for the first 3 000 words of Puppet Master. Instead, it turned out to be a night out just 'cause. For those of you who haven't yet seen Thor, go see it.

Don't expect much of it when you do, or your likely to get disappointed.

There are some cartoon-ish moments that simply made me laugh because they were so silly. Some of the scenes at the end with Thor flying Superman-style (but with a hammer) were silly. Some of the scenes at the beginning were pretty silly - one character's continual laughter for example.

On character was definitely a cross between Gimli (of the Lord of the Rings universe) and Obelix (of the Asterix and Obleix universe), and struck me as rather silly.

What I loved about this film, however, was that it took all the silliness in stride and sometimes referenced to it directly for extremely humorous comic effect. One of my favourite scenes in that film would have to be (SPOILER ALERT) the arrival of Thor's friends and their very epic walk up the streets of a small New Mexican town - in epic costume - much to the confusion of everyone around them.

A lookout for S.H.I.E.L.D asked his partner, "Is there a renaissance fair or something?" When they called it in, they said (something to the effect of), "Uh, we've got Jackie Chan, Xena Warrior Princess and Robin Hood..."

It gave me an idea for more epic silly. One day, I'm just going to get friends together and walk down a random city street with a purposeful stride - dressed in epic costume. It'll be like a flash mob, only with less dancing and or singing...

And now I'm done being silly. I have to get writing. If I'm to make today's target count, I have to write 4 500 words. I'm not sure I can. I'm still a bit distracted by all that shiny, expensive armour...

Oh, I am such a dork.


The term... had its origin from a considerable number of the principal families in the county of Fife having at least a bee in the bonnet.
- John Jamieson's Supplement to the Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language, 1825

Right, back to work for me. Have a lovely Tuesday all!


Pam Asberry said...

I was prepared to go see Thor simply for the eye candy. Now I have even more reasons to go see it. Thanks for the review! Now I've got writing to do...

KuietKelticGirl said...

If I had a proper outfit (and perhaps a swallow or two of something strong, just to settle the nerves) I would like to join you on said epic purposeful stride down a city street. I purposely strode down Bank St in goth costume about a decade ago, and later through the market in a corset top, so I suppose it's time to costume walk again.

S.M. Carrière said...

Not to objectify people or anything, Pam, but it's worth it for the eye-candy alone!

Oh good, KuietKelticGirl! This will be one very epic walk!