it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken
matociquala

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Ben, you're my only friend.

Progress notes for 4 July 2006:

Undertow

New Words:  1021
Total Words: 76, 169 / 89,000 (includes 339 words / 3 pages of outline notes)
Pages: 356
Deadline: August 1
Words per day to meet deadline: 393
Scenes left / scenes myrtilized (notecards, if I were using notecards this book): 18/0
Reason for stopping: End of previous scene. As for the next scene--I know what it does structurally, but what the actual narrative is? No clue. Maybe I should skip it and come back if I need it. (MEMO: figure out what happens in this scene please bear? Ktnxbye)

Stimulants:  iced pomegranate tea
Exercise: sweating
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: unmoored

Mean Things: Made André climb a ladder with a broken leg.
Darling du jour:  It was a magic moment, if he'd been in the mood to appreciate it; the instant when an office building became a ship of the open seas once more, when an it became a her.
Jerry-rigging: I think I figured out, more or less, how to get to the end of the book from here.

Books in progress:
Martin Cruz Smith, Stallion Gate; Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice; Holly Black, Tithe (which I am allowed to read now, because B&I is in print)
The glamour!: I watched Willard today, god help me, because I wanted to see what Crispin Glover and R. Lee Ermey would do for money.

The answer apparently is, almost anything.

The scary psychosexual relationship between Crispin and the white rat Socrates is really, really disturbing. Also, if Willard had just treated poor Ben with the love and respect he craved, none of this ever would have happened. Ben just wanted love. And Willard was a very bad abusive rat daddy.

I can't help but think there's some distressing racial allegory thing going on with the privileged white rats and the abused and exploited brown rats.

On the other hand, the giant looming CGI rat was... well. That.

BOW BEFORE YOUR SINISTER RATTY OVERLORDS!
Tags: progress notes, undertow
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