September 7th, 2007

dracular

what drugs will not cure, the knife will.

what has been going on this week? theoretically it should have been slower than last week, & that is kind of true insofar as i havn't been working as much, but i don't think there has been any free time? i guess one time fordmadoxfraud & ranai came over to drink too much & hoot & holler at television? just rewatching the star-crossed romance of nate & jenny lee, punctuated with the pick-up artist which everyone is enjoying more than me. then, right, drag self into work, or selves, since jenny is still interning here. then i guess wednesday we filmed another monsterfestblog, which should be available today. i'll try to say something more than "it happened" at that time. shit, last night was again with the up-all-night drinking; fmf again, this time with maggie & dante, & us all "baz luhrman's romeo & juliet is the greatest movie ever oh em gee, &c." i guess my disconnect comes with the fucking-up of my schedule; i've been tricked into coming in later, which means that, well, my entire evening is wasted.
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goblin king

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practical guide to monsters by nina hess.

i've been really looking forward to this, & after all the wait, it is finally here, & worth the wait. i was a big fan of the practical guide to dragons when it came out, & it sold better than decently, so i hope to count similar coup with this book. moreover, i like it better than ...to dragons; there is a lot more variety, & they didn't skimp on weirdness like oygtughs & shit. the one criticism i do have is that the inherent racism of the dnd mythos is pretty close to the surface here. i've said for years that under any critical lens goblins, orcs & their ilk are all pretty clearly "not white" people. aboriginal americans, colonized africans, that sort of thing. i mean, the game is predicated on breaking into their houses & taking their stuff; it is as plain as the nose on your face! or as the guide... puts it, the "broad noses" on the goblin's "flat faces." woah, not to put too fine a point on it, eh guys? yeah, but it still remains a repository for dungeons & dragons mythology, so it is hard to get up on arms. just something to keep your eyes open for, & for the record? making a "noble savage" half-orc isn't making things any better!
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i am getting much more comfortable doing these, which makes me think i'm getting better, which in enheartening. even if that isn't a proper word. it is kind of annoying how i'm shackled with a primate's autonomic system, getting all flustered & nervous when a camera is present. not to an embarrassing degree or anything, just the usual stage syndrome, which is what makes the whole thing fun, but still. where is my flat affect! i need it always. like a blanky. this guest is one of the jason's, from friday the 13th: part 2. at first i wasn't on his team, but he transformed under the gaze of the camera, & i like the ooze of charisma when it works like that. this was probably the most fun shoot, & then afterwords simon, monica, ashley & myself retired for a slew of korean dumplings.
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