Doors Are Real!

One of the premises of our story is that there are many universes that interact with each other, and occasionally exchange objects. For an uninitiated observer it would look like someone inexplicably is leaving objects behind, or taking your stuff away.

And guess what? It was only a matter of time to discover that this is actually happening in the real world! Check out what hotel staff are finding in the rooms all the time.

Beats – Board – Go!

This time we are doing it “buy the book”. I mean, “by the book.” Anyway… Save the Cat is close to our hearts in title (we have a cute cat of our own!), so we figure it would be good for us. And maybe for the cat.

After “beating it out” we discovered what we’ve been missing all along. Several things, actually. But most importantly, a good sequence and a good villain. And introducing ’em all in the setup, and tying all the loose ends in the finale, and having a strong and compelling opening image. Blake was right – act three is indeed eternally light. Just look at all those empty spaces below! Oh, and I personally had a revelation that a good opening image must contain the entire movie in itself. Symbolically, of course. Or at least set up a crisp overall context where the rest of the movie is taking place. All this in one or two minutes. Gotta think up those pieces now. Come on kitty, help me save’ya.

The model of the world is now beginning to shape up. The entropy decreases. The Doors are about to open…

The Board image

A snapshot of the current Board for Doors

Christmas Peeve

Guess what have we been doing when most people are busy getting drunk and unpacking their gifts, so they know what to return to the store next day? Yes, exactly. Working on the script.

Actually, not really. Not so fast. We’ve been reading up on how exactly should we be working on the script. That means, reading books by smart people who have previously written scripts and know how it should be done. Or, possibly, those who tried to write the scripts, figured it’s not really their forte, and decided to teach others how to do it instead. Whatever makes more money, makes more sense, I guess. But we are sufficiently clueless at this point not to tell the difference, so here we are.

Oh, and by now we know exactly what is wrong with our story, but don’t quite yet know how to fix it. Yeah, we’re working on it. Don’t you worry.

Keep unpacking. Merry Christmas. See you in the credits.

First Draft Burned

It is a middle of the dark night for our souls, as the first draft has been typed, backed up on a remote server somewhere in an obscure Midwest town (in case of a killer earthquake in California), and a realization dawned on us that this is not going to fly, that the story sucks and is lacking a punch, and another major rewrite is inevitably looming around the corner.

But today – we celebrate! For this marks a step towards uncovering the deepest mystery of the Universe – the Creation of Gibberish out of Nothing. Well, it took us longer that 7 days, so we’ll take longer than a week-end to recover. So long.

Doors Detected

After many years of intensive research on various unexplained phenomena, UFOs, ghost sightings, and mysterious disappearances of small objects (TV remotes, car keys, etc.), we have come to a definite conclusion.

The Doors exist. They are real. Open your mind. The journey has begun…