Saturday, April 30, 2011

Music, inkpop, and Acting

Right now, I'm about to run over my Pandora hours, which is fine, considering tomorrow is May first and I get another forty free hours. I'm listening to Spring Awakening, another musical by Michael Mayer (a man I owe much thanks to cuz he brought AI to Broadway and now it's gonna be a movie). "All That's Known" which is about how everyone is so naive, but he knows what is really going on. Oh! It just changed. "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World. Amazing how diverse a Pandora station can be, huh?

Anywho, I got an inkpop account today to share my (somewhat still crappy) work with the world some more. Right now, I only have Incandescence up, but that's cuz inkpop takes forever to load. Oh well.

Also, over on my dA page, I uploaded some new poetry and two new (uber) short stories. (It changed again- "Name" by Goo Goo Dolls) The short stories are based on Green Day songs ("Christian's Inferno" and "Song of the Century") to go with the theme that I am going with; writing short stories based on my favorite songs. So far I have those two, and Viva la Gloria (based on - you guessed it! - "¡Viva la Gloria!") which may be in our school's anthology... but I think that I said that already... The poem (Under the Oak Tree) was a birthday present to my friend Shelby. It's a testament to a friendship that has stood the test of time and the stress of distance.

And I gave my debut theatre performance last night as Audrey Young/Courtney Peterson in A Nice Little Island: A Thriller put on by BMS's Drama Club. I was told I did a good job with my scream and laugh and hitting Louis in the head. (Changed again - "Basket Case" by Green Day) My parents gave me flowers after the show before the cast party (which our director crashed! XD).

AND my half-birthday was yesterday! I'll admit, I did NOT get up at three in the morning to watch the wedding, but I wanted to. (Changed again - "Uprising" by Muse) Yesterday also marked the anniversary of Hitler's suicide.

AND I only missed two points on my independent study on dreams (which Mr. Cole - Science - used as a teaching tool on... Thursday, I believe?).

Needless to say, my life has been looking up lately. :) Hope yours has been, too.

Monday, April 25, 2011

New Artform

Yesterday, while me and the sisters were lounging around watching movies and eating the ears off our chocolate rabbits, I decided to put to work a kit that has been sitting on my dresser for the last... oh, eleven months or so. I was experimenting with henna tattoos. I have a lot of work on my right hand and the words "Green Day" on my left hand in Arabic. I did one on each foot this morning because we had some left over. The one on my left smudged a little bit, but it's still cool. I am hoping I don't get in trouble at school for it. If I do, it's temporary and the expression of self. That's my argument.

Anyway, now that I've done that, about two months ago I set up a deviantART page to share my work with the world. Here's my link:


Sunday, April 17, 2011

New Projects

Well, now that I've done both NaNo and Screnzy, I think I need to tackle a few more stories/creative goals before the next school year. Here's what I want to finish by August 15, 2011.

1. Musically-centered short stories [The Story of Reverend Strychnine Twitch; Gloria! (which may be in the 2011 Writing Anthology for my school)]
2. Street Light Eyes (trailer to be posted in a jiffy)
3. Since I'm going to get a Flip camera soon, I feel like maybe we should try shooting a bit of Natural Disaster Ashley. "Try" is the keyword there.
4. Convert some already finished stuff into script format
5. Work extremely hard on the guitar and maybe merge back into the piano scene
6. Try to convince my mother not to have me and the sistas go to a camp (I know it's not creative, but it's motivated by the fact that I won't be able to do anything creative if I have to go to camp).
7. Have a flippin' awesome summer!

Luhv to all, peace on Mars.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


That's all she wrote, folks. I finished Screnzy 2011 in nine days, which totals to about eleven pages a day. To celebrate, one more time, I'm posting the song that carried me the whole way through.

10 To Go!

Day 9 of Screnzy, and I am determined to finish today, though I have a crapload of chores to do. I have 10 pages to go, and am OUT of filler. I hit the end two pages ago and have no idea what to do. I think I may call it done and go back and add a scene or five. I am so tired that if I yawn one more time, I think my nose may come out my mouth.

Oh, and, way the by, I lost the Game. Ha!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


It is day 7 and I have hit a milestone!


Ashley has just be diagnosed with RSI after Sophie books the band's greatest gig ever at The Niche as the featured band of the night on Friday. Ashley wants to know why Declan doesn't play anymore, and he's avoiding everyone at all costs.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


So, I've gotten to the tense moment in my script, and I was sort of plunking around YouTube today and stumbled upon this fella who is absolutely amazing! This name is Sungha Jung, and you have to see these videos. It explains everything.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Screnzy Update

All right. It's day 5 and I'm halfway through. So, I thought we'd celebrate with a little song. Sound good?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Another Screnzy Update!

Okay, so I know I just posted yesterday, but SO MUCH has happened since then! We are supposed to be at 10 pages today and I am at 33 and counting!

AND - we got a new computer upstairs, so I don't have to keep using this piece of crap in the basement. I can download Celtx upstairs and use it till my fingers bleed, which I will!

Things are getting slower - we are about to go into Declan's head and see some snippets of flashbacks. Coltrane's dog, Mickey, just died and as soon as everyone else gets out of the house (I have no idea as to how I'm going to do that, though...) we'll see what happens when you use ecstasy.

Ooh, fun! Drugs! Heheh.

Anyway, this is Frankie, signing off for the next few days until I get a break to post again!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Screnzy Update

So, it is day numero dos at Screnzy and we are supposed to be at 6.66 pages.

I'm at 25.5 and counting!

It feels so good to be ahead. Maybe I'll be halfway tomorrow? Who knows!

Everything is going well. Ashley just walked in on a HUUGE party and doesn't know what to do with herself. It's kinda funny, kinda scary (if you put yourself in her shoes).

Anywho, I'm off to finish by the fifth!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Let the Scripting BEGIN!

Here it is! Screnzy '11!

Ashley is already 3 pages in (at 9:47 in the morning, might I add!) and I'm on a roll. I may write for the whole day (working around homework and chores and other stuff that I have to do). I used "Waiting" by Green Day in the beginning. Excellent song for my concept. It's great. Check it out! I think it's the theme song, in a way, for Natural Disaster Ashley. I can't find a better one.

Anyway, I want to make some good headway into this because I don't know how much time I'll have to work on it during the month. :)

I'll keep writing, you keep doing what you're doing and make sure you love every minute of it!