Tobin’s Island of Misfit Ideas

So I’m taking my failed one-act and turning into what will hopefully become the first act in a five-act play. This now five-act play on whole will serve as a love letter to the principle of spirituality, string theory, and my personal favorite atheist. High concept smigh smoncept.

Something I wrote and directed last spring. Enjoy!

Just wrote a fourteen page short film featuring sixteen characters who all have roughly the same amount of dialogue and screen time! *collapses*

In those moments that you think you’re going crazy, you’re actually

just spiraling into who you really are. Much like the lucid glimpses

of clarity a butterfly gets as it stares through the ever widening

cracks in its cocoon: It outgrows that old confining

reality to fly off into a newer, greater one.

What I’ve learned so far about writing:

If you can’t find the heart of the piece then find the wit. If you can’t find either then consider technical writing.

I’ve probably over-Godzilla’d myself. Last night I dreamt that I was watching a documentary on how Steven Spielberg’s Jaws was actually a remake of a 1950’s black and white Japanese monster movie. Though I’ll admit that the Japanese director that my brain created came up with some pretty thrilling and economic shots for selling the shark attacks. Crazy that my mind can create all that, but totally forgot that Jaws was first conceived as an early-to-mid 70’s Peter Benchley novel. xD

Alright! I’m on a roll!

*writes one page*

Aaaaand that’s all I’ve got…

People who can't draw: Drawing is fucking hard
People who don't try at all: Drawing is fucking hard
Teachers: Drawing is fucking hard
Beginning artists: Drawing is fucking hard
Pro artists: Drawing is fucking hard
Famous artists: Drawing is fucking hard
Extremely famous artists: Drawing is fucking hard
Long gone, passed away artists who went down in history: Drawing is fucking hard
People who are upset an artist won't draw for them for free: Drawing is easy!

When the Gremlin becomes a teenager, it’ll be like: “Don’t let him listen to She Wants Revenge or Eskimo Joe after midnight!”

Genres I feel at home in: Macabre/weird fiction, Horror, Cyberpunk, Cosmic exploration, Kaiju, Mythological/Folktale retelling, Satire, Anachronistic stew, Superhero/Masked vigilante.

Genres I’m considering adding to my repertoire: Space opera, Hard sci-fi, Western.