Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Quickly running in

to tell you that all is well with me. I have not succumbed to a dreadful, deep, dark depression about my writing. Well...there might have been a sprinkling of ashes on my head, and maybe even some sackcloth wearing, but the burden of screenwriting is immense I tell you, immense. I suppose it may well be my fate to suffer for my art.

And now, another topic.

The entire Commentbox family watched "How to Train Your Dragon" the other day, and all four of us are in complete agreement that the character of Toothless the dragon is based ABSOLUTELY AND COMPLETELY on our cattledog Blue. We adopted Blue from a doggierescue centre two years ago, and he had been quite badly treated before we met him, so the period of time in which he became used to us did sometimes feel like the training of a dragon. I have now taken to calling him Toothless, although I have yet to attempt to fix his tail so that he can fly. My one criticism of this wonderful film is that it was made too late for me to take my 4 and 7 year old kids to see it. It's not easy talking a 15 year old boy into going to see a PG-rated cartoon, with his parents, and sister, but I did it!!!

6 comments:

Stomper Girl said...

I took my 9 and 6 year-olds to see it on Monday and we loved it and Toothless reminded me of various pet cats we've owned, they must have hit a few universal pet truths in the character make-up!sce

Mary said...

and of course our family was completely certain it was based on our black pug puppy!

Mrs Woog said...

Glad to have found you via allconsuming. Love it.

Duyvken said...

Well, if he was me growing up in my house he would still only be allowed to see PG rated movies because he hasn't yet turned 15. My parents took those ratings VERY seriously with their first 2 children and let the 3rd see whatever she wanted whenever she wanted. Oh, the dramas of the being the 1st.

Jeanette said...

Well if you can I can...So I`ll take my 15 and a 18 year old to the movies in a near feature.....

/ Jeanette

Julia said...

Ooh, great to know about. We'll have to take C and tell her the movie was brought to her by the Commentboxes - she'll be totally excited!

Big hug re the writing. My best trick is to apply blinkers and ignore criticism that has no helpfulness in its core (first I look at it, turn it around a bit, write down the good bits, and then I throw away the rest so it doesn't distract me, with perhaps a bit of stomping around to work it out of my system. If it works for business, surely this would also work for screen plays, yes? ;-).