I'm still sick, and still tired, but better than yesterday. Maybe I'll be able to eat solid food later on aside from chicken soup. I also hope to finish--or at least finish a major part of--chapter 4 of my fan fic and get caught up on other things that I've missed out on last night. However, I still wish that the manga/anime character that I linked a page about her to was real and that she had her healing powers, too. As I said, it's kinda like Renesmee's thought transmission, but it heals people. But like with Renesmee, Shizu/Griselda is a fantasy character from a fantasy work (though she's the character who is narrating chapter 4 of my story).
I should be able to start work on finishing up chapter 4 fairly soon. Then I have to think about where I want to go with chapter 5...Songbird, Susie
: Thanks for the well wishes. I'm better today, but not 100% obviously. I'm glad that I don't have to work today and that I have a day to recover.Lynne
: Indie movies never seem to take off here in America. I know that OTR and Cosmopolis pulled in great numbers for indies in France and much of the rest of Europe, but in America, they basically bombed, though people tend to make that sound worse than it is because of Kristen's and Rob's name notoriety. But it's not Kristen's or Rob's fault that their films don't do any better than a majority of indie flicks in the US. Part of it is that such companies don't have the financial clout that, for instance, the Weinstein Bros. bring to the Weinstein Company, who's indie films are marketed wide and far by Harvey and Bob, who are also filthy rich because of their involvement with Miramax and Starz/Encore.
Also, the indie film industry may as well be ranked as a cottage industry in America as far as the theaters that show them. Only art house film theaters get them, and those are mostly based in the big cities. And no matter how dedicated Kristen fans and Rob fans are, most are middle class workers like almost everyone here at this forum are. And as such, they often don't have the time or money, and often times both, to really go to a big city to watch a film. That, and there's just this cultural indifference to indie films here in the states. Even when dedicated fans of an actor go see their films, the lack of distribution and marketing leaves the uninitiated or the uninformed to miss out, and indie films also have a stigma about them as being cheap, poorly produced pieces, which I can tell you isn't necessarily true. Speak was a great movie, and it was made on a fraction of the budget that OTR and probably Cosmopolis were made for. Indie films tend, IMO, to separated the great actors from the good, but a lack of distribution, marketing and a cultural indifference leave them to be shut out of the mainstream. It sucks IMO, but that's how it is.Marielle
: I'd rather it be 30 degrees than what I'll be getting soon. One day, we'll have a high temp of only 10 degrees if the forecast is right. That's gonna suck...
I'll be back later