Meanwhile, I fell into a gigantic plot hole over the weekend and realized that the central premise of the first half of the novel (the first Black Ribbon novel) doesn't make any sense. I won't get into specifics, but it came down to an anguished writer-wail of "Wait--but--why wouldn't he tell her? OH, FFFFFFFFF--"
The thing is, I'd been sitting there trying to jam together puzzle pieces that didn't fit for--I don't know, months, probably. I just kept telling myself that I had all these nice, shiny scenes I had created--some of them independent of the others--and that if I just thought about it hard enough, my Powers of Logic would force them into place. And then I finally ran into the one failure of logic that made the whole thing collapse. So I'm opening a fresh Word document (I save every variation of everything, so it's not like I lose anything by experimenting) and just talking it out. So far, it's... actually going really well. I got something like 4000 words done today, and about 2000 on Saturday. It's kind of liberating, in fact, to just be like, "Fuck it, I'll just start over." I mean, there are older bits that will get absorbed into the new as I go. But at least I'm not trying to pound the same square pegs into round
Robert Downey Jr.'s Next Role: Mr. Peanut. For about half of these news items, just imagine me saying, "Oh, WHY NOT" at the end.
Poster Revealed for ‘Jane Eyre’ Starring Mia Wasikowska. Not this one. omg excite.
HOLYSHITBALLS. NEW DEATHLY HALLOWS CLIPS AND THEY ARE EPIC. AND I'M NOT WATCHING ANY OF THEM, NOOOOOO. Also: Quidditch World Cup in New York City? HELL YES.
Check out the newest adventure in the exclusive trailer for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"; OMG IT'S A NARNIA MEGAPOST.
‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’: Jerry Bruckheimer talks about that Dame Judi Dench cameo.
EXCLUSIVE: Twilight Samba: Breaking Dawn Begins Filming In Paraty, Brazil; Twilight's Brazil Set Targeted By Angry Locals; Isle Esme Resort Profiled; Stewart and Pattinson Spotted Filming Twilight: Breaking Dawn. This scene isn't in the book, but apparently is part of a "traveling to Isle Esme" sequence--that is, a scene before the wedding night itself, which you can tell because no one looks completely traumatized yet.
Will Javier Bardem and James Franco Star in 'Clash of the Titans' Sequel? "Wrath of the Titans," if you please.
Mike White To Direct 'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies.'
'Zombieland' Writers to Attack 'Cowboy Ninja Viking.' I think I had that familiar on Kingdom of Loathing. Also: OH, WHY NOT.
'Tron: Uprising' Animated Series Set for 2012, Starring Elijah Wood.
23 new images from Disney's 'Tangled.'
More Looks at 'The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn.' Unicorns sold separately (it's a ship).
How you can help Neil Gaiman's "The Price" get made into a CG movie.
Scarlett Johansson Near Deal For Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo.' An evil zoo?
A First Look at the New Muppets Movie.
Kick It With the Poster for 'Kung Fu Panda 2'; Teaser Trailer for 'Kung Fu Panda 2.'
Zac Efron in talks to star in Akira. OKAY, SURE.
The Japanese trailer for Burlesque has arrived. It's awfulsome. "But as is, it's still a staggering trailer that makes you say, 'I can't believe Cher and Christina and Stanley Tucci and glitter are all pretending to get along so well.'"
Steve Pink to Remake The Toxic Avenger.
Screenwriter John August responds to Jessica Alba’s ‘good actors never use the script’ comment.
And finally: This Smurf thing is still happening. OH, WHY NOT.