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!!!