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hollywood.com: drudgery and/or artisanhood

by doctor_jones Sunday, Mar. 06, 2005 at 1:08 PM

the question was raised re: writer's block.

the diff: rennaisance vs sci fi channel

or: the difference between geeks and people who make it.

someone said that a good magician never reveals their secrets. that's a lie. a evil magician never reveals their secrets becase they are spoiling to fuck youover and blame it on you and laugh venally like pig people.

good magicians as we know reveal secrets as we searn from no, not Gandalf -- again, NOT REAL - -but tolkien, who combined his upbringing in Africa with his mastery of liguistics and comparative theological study to create a world that wasn't there and make THE DEFINITIVE fantasy novel.

he was inspired. The Nazgul are inspired by the gestapo -- the beginning of world war two went along with Lord Of The RIngs (it was indeed , like The Bible a Book before it became amovie. really!)

i had a tape of the old PRIME period of the scifi channel.

i put it on so i could have background noise while i work.

babylon five was intellectual, charged with passion and allusion to the historical past. i...could stay awake during some of the episodes. well written, well acted. i basically had it as background. occasionally it got exciting enough that i forgot that it wasn't static.

than the tape -- cause i almost don't wantch teevee andmore causei write professionally. wont ever innovate watching the crap that comes on. on my tape was an episode of XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS starring the late (other) kevin smith.

damn. instantly i was paying attention. the acting, the writing the direction and prodcution -- everything just making scifi channel's syndicated steal look like sleepers in space.

boring, dull, very wordy -- but like comparing isaac asimov to drunken hot girls mud wrestling and pretending the each other which as you know, is basically almost ALL X:WP ever was.

someone wrote me recently and complained about block.

the problem with block is simple:

if you are not inspired you won't get ideas.

if you are a HACK and you write and you are not inspired you will churn out crappeaux like a baby's ass.

in professional entertainment, i deal with assholes: if you get to that level you will deal with them too.

jealous, insensitive, cold hearted, greedy pig fucking VENAL JERKS who hate actors because they can act. they delight in the suffering of performers: this is how it really is without being crassly, enviously cyncial or the other bane of creativity, sappily optimistic.

simply: the difference between mediocre to god and really great and on the ball -- and the money -- is inspiration. you WILL encounter pretty assholes -- talented shits who make a lot of money and forget what ever inspired them. they will trey to steal your ideas. they will smeal (like a smile but not real: smeal) to your face and do their best to stab you in the back --understand them!

they are assholes.

as in: the part of the body human where the waste comes out. trite. cruel and just short of unloveable creatures who work for money, not for love. they generally hate truly gifted people and work ACTIVELY and whole heartedly to sabotage them.

they like that money though.

flip them off. even work with them. collect your check and go on working. it's not the whores...it's the capitalism. if you work you sell yourself. if youare not blind with pride than you succeed. George W. bush is a whore: we are ALL whores. that's whatthe military industrial complex is: a fool will be scared of my words and forget WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.

the secret is perspiration. inspiration. if you are truly inspired you work all the time. thenyou work for a living and dowell like anyone else who suceeds n a craft. harry ford was a carpenter -- documented of his worl -- for years before he became a principal in APOCALYPSE NOW (Copolla, 1979) STAR WARS (LUCAS, 1977) and little known films including Raiders of The Lost Ark. The was a carpenter. Measure twice, cut once, work.

the people who reallyunderstand -- willunderstand. the liars willlie to themseves. Work! If you aren't satisfied with your skills work on them. Create a process. people make it. and then it is just a job. Like putting up drywall, telemarketing or any other job, if you LIKE it you will excel eventually and yoru jib skills will improve. if you are an artist - even more so.



Inspiration makes writers who are more than simply successful. It is easy to get work and stink as a writer.

You know this if you watch television. and they know it too.

And it is easy to not get work if you are ultra talented. not being total asssoul helps. assouls. Cynically their pose is 'it's not supposed to be shakespeare, it's just network tv." for them it's true. You can do what you want. genius, inspiration and talent and hard work will stillbe rewarded. also -- luck is real.

also Ayn Rand said a lot -- ne things he said that was widely rejected because of its validity is: Evil is envy or hatred of thegood for being the god. So in other wrds, if youare good : evil shitheads will hate you. but if you are really good eventually like so many others who work here, you will overcome them.

Don't you think people told jim carrey, dave chappele and margaret cho (who sould liek a joke walking into a bar) that they were nobody and never gonna make it? Especially freakishly funny carrey, overweight cho and BLACK Chappelle? all turned adversity and real talent into stardom. carrey in particular proved that he wasn't an utter classhole by being the reverse fly in teh balck butterm,ilk of in living color.

you canmake it too. but the power of denial 'fuck everyone. i don't need them." is inferior to the power of "i can have what i want and no one else needs to get crushed. 'that is the core of synergeticthinking; for more you could read Srephen R Covey's seven habits of Highly uccessful people -- i did -- we are talking about success in the world of work --- orDesign Outlaws on the Ecological Frontier by Chris Zelov. there are ways to work that do not involve making like a hungry shark on everyone you meet, and becoming a total fucking jerk.

but youhave to try. yeah, I know what it says instar wars. there is no try there is only do. but really trying is doing something. o much for that little fucking muppet, huh?



the old rules apply -- help others, work hard -- and take it seriously and lightly. Writing is work. when you dad said "stop wasting your time with that shit, you will never make anything out of yourself, you're a waste of space. get a job "-- god bless him, he WAS being a mean old jerk. maybe that is why you moved out."

Ever hear of billy joel? he...doesn't get a lot of new music on the radio anymore.

Partly because hhe is a lot older, but only partly. Artists IMPROVE with age, they don't get worse. Joel is witty and sharp as ever. Success does actually spoil people. Remeber Christie brinkley?

In my old scene of music fans we ran around screaming BILLY JOEL IS GOD as did clapton fans and tolkien fans. but maybe too much success forced him into a sot of amnesia. Other great stars are also not producing the great work that they once produced. Who knows why?

Lots of people. A kid will tell you that people whoget too greedy forget what life is about. there is a hunger that drives the undiscvered to get discovered -- and then the Judas kiss of too much filthy lucre leads people to forget what huh? what -- why am i here in hollywood?

hey, that certainly is an awful lot of coke! would you mind if i forgot why i even came here? hey thanks! *snork*

a fine tradition. and in moderation there is nothing really wrong. but that is another article...

and suddenly a golden glovbbes winner becomes fucking Snuffalupagous.

so long, inspiration. so long sanity for that matter. Oh, come on. You know I am right. Kurt Cobain is another example. I really don't care who thinks his wife killed him -- he was a man in pain his wll his life and success gave him eve more pain. His is a name in alternative music FAR less recognizable than the equally loved and still alive jello Biafra (dead kennedys).

success killed kurt cobain.

he might still be alive. if he had not hated his life and wanted todi. that tends to shorten lives, statistics show. and kurt is a statistic now.

Junk? ever hear of william burroughs? a old fossil, nasty vile tempered yet one of the greatest authors and artists of his or any generation. Kurt Cobain wanted to die -- institutionalized misogyny forced a generation to blame the victim -- for Courtney Love is a tragic victim and a widow as well as a mother -- and Kurt cobain was a talented guitarist. he could have wraped his toes arpund a shotgun and blown his own brains out. To much success -- if he had been too broke -- like all the great guitar players you've tripped out to at any number of shows, like the awesome ass rock punks i don't even know who will be fucking up the catbox tonight that i KNOW will be excellent, top jizz --that's why i am going 'cause they usually don't have hollywood level cocaine at thee catbox --

hey - inspiration is what separates the mediocre to godfrom the heinleins, the Spielbergs, the Spike Lees and the sensitive and intellectual and strong men from the greedy immature two pump dump boys. now that may be a little two hardcore for you. why did you read it all? get some backbone for heven's sake.

good grief!







someone said that a good magician never reveals their secrets. that's a lie. a evil magician never reveals their secrets becase they are spoiling to fuck youover and blame it on you and laugh venally like pig people.

good magicins as we know reveal ecrets as welearn from no, not Gandalf -- again, NOT REAL - -but tolkien, who combined his upbringing in Africa with his mastery of liguistics and comparative theological study to create a world that wasn't there and make THE DEFINITIVE fantasy novel.

he was inspired. The Nazgul are nspired by the gestapo -- the beginning of world war two went along with Lord Of The RIngs (it was indeed , lkke The Bible a Book before it became amovie. really!)

or: the difference between geeks and people who make it.

i had a tape of the old PRIME period of the scifi channel.

i put it on so i could have background noise while i work.

babylon five was intellectual, charged with passion and allusion to the historical past. i...could stay awake during some of the episodes. well written, well acted. i basically had it as background. occasionally it got exciting enough that i forgot that it wasn't static.

than the tape -- cause i almost don't wantch teevee andmore causei write professionally. wont ever innovate watching the crap that comes on. on my tape was an episode of XENA: WARRIOR PRINMCES starring the late (other0 kevin smith.

damn. instantly i was paying attenmtion. the acting, the writing the direction and prodcution -- everything just making scifi channel's syndicated steal look like sleepers in space.

boring, dull, very wordy -- but like comparing isaac asimov to drunken hot gorls mud wrestling and pretending the each other which as you know, is basically ALL X:WP ever was.

someone wrote me recently and complained about b;lock.

the problem with block is simple:

if you are not inspired you won't get ideas.

if you are a HACK and you write and you are not inspired you will churn out crapo like a baby's ass.

in professional entertainment i deal with assholes: if you get to that level you will deal with them too.

jealous, insensitive, cold hearted, greedy pig fucking VENAL JERKS who hate actors because they can act. they delight in the suffering of performers: this is how it really is without being nave or the otherbane of creativity, sappily optimistic.

simply: the difference between mediocre to god and really great and on the ball -- and the money -- is inspiration. you WILL encounter pretty assholes -- talented shits who make a lot of money and forget what ever inspired the,m. they will trey to steal your ideas. they will smiel to your face and do their best to stab yoyu in the back and smile while they do it -- they are assholes. as in: the part of the body human where the waste comes out. trite. cruel and unloveable creatures who work for money, not for love. they generally hate trly gifted peopel and work ACTIVELY and whole heartedly to sabotage thme.

flip them off. even work with them. collect your check and ho on working. the secret is perspiration. inspiration. if you are truly inspired you work all the time. thenyou work for a living and dowell like anyone else who suceeds n a craft. harry ford was a carpenter -- documented of his worl -- foryears before he became a principal in APOCALYPSE NOW (Copolla, 1972) STAR WARS (LUCAS, 1977) and littleknown films including raiders of teh Lost Ark. he was a carpenter. Measure twice, cut once, work.

Inspiration makes writers who are more than simply successful. It is easy to get work and stink as a writer.

You know this is you watch television.

And it is easy to not get work if you are ultra talented. not being total asssoul helps.

the old rules apply -- help others, work hard -- and take it seriously and lightly. Writing is work. when you dad said :"stop wasting your time with that shit, you will never make anything out of yourself, you're a waste of space. get a job "-- god bless him, he WAS being a mean old jerk. maybe that is why you moved out."

Ever hear of billy joel? he...doesn't get a lot of new music on the radio anymore.

Partly because hhe is a lot older, but only partly. Artists IMPROVE with age, they don't get worse. Joel is witty and sharp as ever. Success does actually spoil people. Remeber Christie brinkley?

In my old scene of music fans we ran around screaming BILLY JOEL IS GOD as did clapton fans and tolkien fans. but maybe too much success forced him into a sot of amnesia. Other great stars are also not producing the great work that they once produced. Who knows why?

Lots of people. A kid will tell you that people whoget too greedy forget what life is about. there is a hunger that drives the undiscvered to get discovered -- and then the Judas kiss of too much filthy lucre leads people to forget what huh? what -- why am i here in hollywood?

hey, that certainly is an awful lot of coke! would you mind if i forgot why i even came here? hey thanks! *snork*

a fine tradition. and in moderation there is nothing really wrong. but that is another article...

and suddenly a golden glovbbes winner becomes fucking Snuffalupagous.

so long, inspiration. so long sanity for that matter. Oh, come on. You know I am right. Kurt Cobain is another example. I really don't care who thinks his wife killed him -- he was a man in pain his wll his life and success gave him eve more pain. His is a name in alternative music FAR less recognizable than the equally loved and still alive jello Biafra (dead kennedys).

success killed kurt cobain.

he might still be alive. if he had not hated his life and wanted todi. that tends to shorten lives, statistics show. and kurt is a statistic now.

Junk? ever hear of william burroughs? a old fossil, nasty vile tempered yet one of the greatest authors and artists of his or any generation. Kurt Cobain wanted to die -- institutionalized misogyny forced a generation to blame the victim -- for Courtney Love is a tragic victim and a widow as well as a mother -- and Kurt cobain was a talented guitarist. he could have wraped his toes arpund a shotgun and blown his own brains out. To much success -- if he had been too broke -- like all the great guitar players you've tripped out to at any number of shows, like the awesome ass rock punks i don't even know who will be fucking up the catbox tonight that i KNOW will be excellent, top jizz --that's why i am going 'cause they usually don't have hollywood level cocaine at thee catbox --

hey - inspiration is what separates the mediocre to godfrom the heinleins, the Spielbergs, the Spike Lees and the sensitive and intellectual and strong men from the greedy immature two pump dump boys. now that may be a little two hardcore for you. why did you read it all? get some backbone for heven's sake.

good grief!

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