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As a follow-up on yesterday, since I don't think things are going to get any better--what I'm sad about is that my grandmother's mental and physical health took a steep downturn this past weekend. There are some other problems as well, emotional and/or financial; I've started having mild panic attacks again. And foresthouse--she's a longtimer around here, you may recognize her. She's one of my closest friends and my agent now as well. And she's going to have to have a really expensive trial surgery on both eyes--it was that or a double corneal transplant--at the end of the month, and I keep thinking, if I'd finished something to sell by now, we'd have money to pay for it. But I haven't. So we don't. So.

That said, I got 14 pages of a 25-page chapter cleaned up and revised today.

So... now that I've totally brought the room down...

...big casting news for three or four major movies in the linkspam:

@cleolinda: Lee Pace confirmed. RT @comingsoonnet: Twilight: Breaking Dawn Cast Announced.

@cleolinda: And lo, there was weeping and the rending of garments.

@queenanthai: @cleolinda I am NOT seeing Breaking Dawn without you; I will WALK TO ALABAMA IF I HAVE TO.

@cleolinda: @queenanthai If you start now, you might be able to get here in time for a weekend matinee.

As solace to queenanthai, Pepsi and Mountain Dew Throwback (sugar instead of corn syrup) are here to stay.

Tom Hardy Reunited With 'Inception' Helmer Chris Nolan On 'Batman'; Will Tom Hardy Play The Riddler in Batman 3? I really, really wanted Joseph Gordon-Levitt (so close!), but it was being reported last week that his brother very suddenly passed away, so... that's why that may not be happening.

Rhys Ifans Is Some Sort of Spider-Man Villain. ETA: As The Lizard, then?

Did Damon Lindelof just save the Alien Prequel?; 'Alien' Prequel May Star Natalie Portman and Be PG-13.

'Harry Potter 7' Basically X-Files Photoshopped in a Subway (actually, I thought the first one looked very James Bond); Warner Bros. Converting 'Harry Potter' Movies for 3-D Blu-ray Release. GIVE IT UP ALREADY.

Noomi Rapace, the girl with the dragon tattoo, will have a vampire bite in Last Voyage of the Demeter. Consensus on the pronunciation of her name from the other day seems to be NOO-mee ra-PAHS. Given that I could think of at least four different pronunciations of her last name, it's good to know I've been using the right one.

Darren Aronofsky in Talks for Wolverine 2; Deadpool script review says this could be Ryan Reynolds' defining role'Avatar' Villain Stephen Lang Wants To Play Cable In An 'X-Men' Film. 

Luke Evans Joins Poe Pic 'The Raven.'

Tarsem Singh in Talks to Direct Snow White. 

Joe Wright talks about his live-action ‘Little Mermaid.’

Morgan Freeman, David Fincher Still Planning A 'Rendezvous With Rama.'

'How To Train Your Dragon' Sequel Details; 'How To Train Your Dragon' To Spawn Animated Series On Cartoon Network.

Jim Henson's Son to Direct Dark, Twisted Muppet Movie for Lionsgate. 

3-D Version of Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' To Shoot In April 2011, Says Star Cary Elwes.

ABC Wants 'Romeo & Juliet' Series And Maybe 'Twilight' Helmer Catherine Hardwicke. "After ordering contemporary versions of Romeo & Juliet set in New York and Chicago the last two pilot seasons, ABC is going for the real thing this year, picking up for development a retelling of William Shakespeare's classic tale set in Renaissance Verona." I don't even know, y'all.

What a Thing: 'Family Circus' Film Coming. I don't foresee this draining my will to live at all.

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My reflexive reaction was to go into a rant about the stupid remaking of films that don't need to be remade and the idiotic use of 3D where it's even less needed, but...then I realized that in an ideal world they could be making a big old 3D acid trip of a movie. Which would be exciting. So I'm going to refrain from screaming for now. :)

Oh honey, I'm sorry. :/ Don't be too hard on yourself, though. You're doing the best you can. ♥

You and foresthouse will both be in my thoughts -- I hope things get better for the both of you soon.

. . . how does a TV show based on Romeo and Juliet even WORK?

Love your icon! I adored that MST3K episode.

On hurrah from Lee Pace on Breaking Dawn. My twilight friends will be buying Pushing Daisies DVD for sure and then we will get our freaking comics and hopefully a TV movie.

Oh and Cleo you know you can't force the writing is something that it flows in order to come out sincere if that weren't the case we will have software developing best sellers yearly. I'm sure everyone understands that. You are doing pretty well considering ALL the circumstances.

Aw, Cleo, I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. It sounds awful and I can't imagine what it's like to have to go through that. :\

I hope surgery for foresthouse goes well. I will think healthiness thoughts for her.

If money is an issue, can there be some help in doing something like the e-books? Or just promoting those e-books more? I don't know, I don't have ideas, but you know we're always willing to help.

Praying for you and foresthouse; as I said when I delurked like a year ago, your journal has a nack for cheering me up whenever life gets me down, and I hope that knowledges helps you feel a bit better. :)

*sneaky lurker sneaks in*

I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. I hope everything turns out for the better! Will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.


Good thoughts for you, your family, and foresthouse. I'm sorry so much is happening at once. And good job on the editing, wow.

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it brings me memories of how GOOD was Pushing Daisies.

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The elderly are extremely vulnerable to developing delirium when they are sick for any reason. This does not indicate a decline in their baseline level of function. If you deal with the underlying medical problem, it *clears up* and they go back to baseline.

Its the same situation as a young person having a fever and becoming confused or hallucinating. Once they get over the illness, they (with few exceptions) return to their former level of health and mental function. (The exceptions being if the illness was encephalitis or something else that directly attacks the brain).

Worry about your grandmothers health, yes, but do not conclude that her mental function has necessarily taken a sudden and permanent decline. If she recovers from the illness her head may go right back to where it was before.

Her dementia has been developing over a long period of time.

Okay, I am intrigued by this 'Last Voyage of the Demeter.' I'm easy for Dracula. I mean, come on, I own a copy of Vlad the Undead.

Tom Hardy as a Batman character? Possibly a villain? I hope it's Hush, because that would be really amazing.

Best news I've had all week, and I've had some great news this week.

*scans tags* No Hobbit news? Wah.

I heard something about a $500M budget, but thought I'd wait until they had something more solid.

Does foresthouse have a paypal account? I'd be glad to send a few bucks her way.

That's really sweet--I'm sure she does, but I don't know what it is offhand. I'll ask.

How are we going to get a dark, Hans Christian Andersen Little Mermaid that is also family friendly and PG? That's. . .you kindof have to choose one or the other. I trust Joe Wright to make something that will make me sad and angry though- he did a great job of that with Atonement.

As far as more important subjects- good thoughts to you and yours, m'dear. We all love you as much as internet strangers can love another internet stranger through their words, humor and warmth.

The Little Mermaid would be wonderful as a live action movie if they did a video of the broadway show. I know that the musical fanbase would squeal delightedly and go play pounce with it.

It's very difficult to go dark and family friendly at the same time. The only known exception to this is 'Into the Woods' and even then they just kind of skimmed over the darker aspects for the most part.

Cleo, hopefully something good will come out of this. I don't know what though because with older folks after they hit the downward slide... it doesn't get much better. (Going through something similar with Grandpa)