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Long-ass week. The newsletter is written and goes out on Sunday. Something approaching normal service will resume here on Monday.
I found a screenshotting app that I like, so now I can add research/reference screenshots to my notebooking here. Given how much film I’m watching and the setups I want to preserve and think about, this is a bit of a game changer.
Just to make this a proper old-style closedown post, here’s some proper night music:
I’d been outline-writing and pre-writing all week, and I was sick of the sight of that document, and then around noon I realised I could see the whole of issue 10 and I had a bunch of it already done, so I’ve been here for nine hours (with a break to grab dinner) on BATMAN’S GRAVE 10 and I’m pretty sure I can land the last scene tonight, which gives me the weekend to use on an entirely different story document that does not, as yet, have an actual story.
So I’m going to say good night now, and I’ll see you probably Sunday or Monday. G’night.
Okay, so, I have issues 10 and 11 of BATMAN’S GRAVE all broken down. Tomorrow will be focussing in on issue 12 and nailing all that down, and then taking a last pass over the breakdown of all three issues to make sure everything’s laying right.
I am, of course, almost completely blind at this point, and my hands are killing me. But apparently continuing supplies of batmans are important and I am but a humble cultural worker building batmanism in the factories of the bat every day
come back soon for BATMAN’S GRAVE sequel batmans THE BATMAN’S SHOCKWORK, THE BATMAN ARCHIPELAGO and THE EIGHTEENTH BATMAN OF LOUIS NAPOLEON
i need sleep now g’night
Nothing exciting happened here today. All day arranging things inside the BATMAN’S GRAVE document – tomorrow I have to add more scenes and more connective tissue — plus phone conferences and messaging and some HEAVEN’S FOREST production stuff. And I did something I don’t normally do, which is agree to produce a one-page script for an anthology project. Which I’ll look at doing over the weekend.
Coming up on 12 hours inside this BATMAN’S GRAVE document, just assembling the ending bit by bit. I hope to have it all in place by Friday. Basically, same again tomorrow.
I’ve lost this site’s automated connection to IG, which is actually kind of interesting. It’s making me think again about the sort of notebook I keep here. (And, yes, that’s how I think of this place – I don’t particularly conceive of it as A Public Presence For Pronouncement, just a public-facing notebook that talks to itself.) I need to figure out how else to use this.
Anyway. All is quiet on the Thames Delta, and I’m listening to the end of DROPSONDE. G’night.
Too much daydreaming, not enough thinking and working.
BATMAN’S GRAVE day (not nearly enough done)
HEAVEN’S FOREST design notes
connecting some people who should be working together
Plus the usual emailing, hanging an additional whiteboard, staring into space, listening to my new CD on repeat. Will do better tomorrow. G’night.
I’m actually still going, but I’m shutting the internet off in a minute, and will crash as soon as I land the last thing for the night. Today has looked like:
HEAVEN’S FOREST Netflix notes
got out a light rewrite of an outline, filed it
partway through a rewrite of another outline
partway through a PROJECT GENEVA module
daydreaming about a new comics publishing idea I had, that’s going to be my trunk-novel hobby for the rest of the year
notes on a long short story I want to write soon
(No, the new comics publishing idea will not happen, and I’m not going to mention it again, noting only that everyone should have a hobby and inventing new ideas and ways to show them is mine)
I’m out. G’night, reader.
And the damn PROJECT GENEVA overview document is out the door. Two modules left to do, which I guess is tomorrow’s work. If I don’t just sleep all day. I’m kind of running on fumes now, and daydreaming about projects I won’t get to do, which is pleasant but not productive.
Congratulations to all my friends, colleagues and comrades who got nominated for Eisner Awards today! There are a lot of you — it’s a good year.