The Warrior Tiwaz

Posted in Blog Series, Story, Writing with tags on April 23, 2015 by darkjade68

Conan-Barbarian-520x715The Warrior Tiwaz

Only The Mighty Will Conquer

Only The Strong Will Survive

Tiwaz was a Warrior from the Northen Mountains of Oz Riak

Clad in reds, yellows and gold… Saving the areas of his body which he preferred exposed

And there, his muscles were strong, and well toned

Tiwaz traveled alone, and rarely spoke to anyone

You might see him deep in the shadows of a tavern, slowly drinking his Ohnrik Ale from his homeland

The only kind he will drink

You might see his dark, almost black eyes looking into his cup, as if scoping the universe, and patiently waiting for something to happen

Anything…

The lands that surrounded these mountains were largely overrun with the dark warriors of Cadrel… But they rarely messed with Tiwaz

The lands surrounding that were largely burned, and their peoples without hope

But this was not something that Tiwaz cared about… He was more of an island, than a fellow man amongst this world

Some compare his swordplay to that of the great Mythic Hero, Ziwa Ond…

And at his side rested the long, black, heavy blade of his father Kenleck

Though this world is on the brink of ending, or at least the lives of the innocent within it, Tiwaz stared deeply into his ale…

Waiting

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A Return To Screenplay Writing?

Posted in Screenplays, Writing on April 11, 2015 by darkjade68

greenA Return To Screenplay Writing?

2015 is a big year for me

I’m in a place that I’ve never been before internallly

I’m starting to consider the possibility that it might actually be ok to be pretty happy

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not a depressed or super sad person

But, I do believe I’ve limited myself a bit in regards to letting myself be truly happy

It’s not my fault really… We’ve all got our pasts, and things we’ve been through

And are dealing with on a day to day basis

But I feel really good right now

What does this have to do with Writing Screenplays?

While, I’ve been deliberating, and bouncing between Writing Books

Getting back into Film Making

Becoming a Financial Advisor (Mostly Stocks related)

And even Rune Reading to make some money

All of these things are amazing

But what I truly feel is I need, and want to really begin to Focus primarily on one thing

Don’t get me wrong, I will likely continue to educate myself on Stocks

And even give some advise in regards to them

And I will continue to study Runes, as I am drawn to them, and find them facinating

And frankly, I am a Writer and a Film Maker

So those things will always be in the mix

But during a conversation with my greatest, and favorite person

It was pointed out to me how much I lit up when talking about Re-Reading my Screenplay “White Jade”

Recently I contacted a Professional Actor/Director who I happened to meet

And asked if he would be willing to read both my Screenplay, “White Jade” and my Novella “I Died Once”

He replied ‘via twitter’ that he has a tight schedule this year, but will take a look

Which lead me to Re-Reading part of my Screenplay

Anyway

I do believe I will begin again to start Writing Screenplays

Though I’ve written one full Screenplay

And tried a couple times to get a Writing Agent to no avail

I’ve never truly given the Craft of Screenplay Writing

And finding an Agent a 100% effort

In fact… The most I ever really gave it was maybe a 25% effort

Granted, getting an Agent to read your Screenplay is hard

Really hard

And until you do, you don’t have an Agent, which means it’s not being shopped around

Sure, you might meet someone at a party or something and get an opportunity to meet someone who can help you out

But the hard reality is, that is very unlikely

Even this Actor/Director who is going to try to take a look his schedule allowing

Is no guarantee

In fact, there’s probably a 25% chance I’ll ever hear from him again

Which is ok, I’ve never really been one whose been looking to be discovered

It just so happens that he plays a Detective on a television Series (“White Jade” is about a Detective)

And is a Father of 3 Girls (“White Jade” and “I Died Once” are both about Father Daughter relationships)

So we’ll see with that

Either way, I do believe I want truly give Screenplay Writing a try

Keep in mind, I do have my Second Novella “Mady’s Storm” coming out in May or June of this year

Which is the Sequel to “I Died Once”

But truth be known, both “I Died Once” and “Mady’s Storm” could easily be transformed/converted to Screenplays

Wish me luck

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Happy Easter

Posted in Holiday with tags on April 4, 2015 by darkjade68

reuse-plastic-easter-eggsHappy Easter

Ok, so they’re not real eggs

Cut me some slack, I’m a Vegan, Lol

Happy Easter to all

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If I Was King…

Posted in Writing on April 3, 2015 by darkjade68

tumblr_n0eoj2jADx1sr1ki0o1_500If I Was King…

If I was King…

There’d be no poor

I’d coat the city in gold coins…

I’d Dance amongst the warm

If I was King…

I’d reach and touch the sky

Pluck down the clouds from above…

Tell stories

Destroy lies…

If I were King…

They’d come from near and far

No one would be alone…

Nights would hum with tone

If I was King…

There’d be more Love

There’d be less Pain…

There’d be More Bold

What would you do?

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Purchase “I Died Once” And I Will Send A FREE PDF Copy To 5 People Of Your Choice…. Plus Second Book Will Be Edited And Available Soon

Posted in Amazon, I Died Once, Mady's Storm, Novella with tags on March 31, 2015 by darkjade68

idoPurchase “I Died Once” And I Will Send A FREE PDF Copy To 5 People Of Your Choice…. Plus Second Book Will Be Edited And Available Soon

“I Died Once” @ Amazon

Mady's Storm2COMING SOON!

Book Two “Mady’s Storm”

Kill The Messenger & Into The Woods… In Review

Posted in Film, Movie Review, Movies with tags , on March 29, 2015 by darkjade68

kill-the-messenger-54b41f5362d9aKill The Messenger & Into The Woods… In Review

Kill The Messenger

Story; The story was decent… It’s a true story.

Directing; The Directing was ok… Overall it felt a bit lack luster to me

Acting/Characters;

kill-the-messenger-2014-jeremy-renner-movie-trailer-release-date-cast-plotGary Webb (Jeremy Renner); I’m a fan of Jeremy Renner… Ever since “Hurt Locker” (If you haven’t seen it, do)

I also liked him as Hawkeye in Avengers. He’s a good actor. In this he was ok… Visually he reminded me a lot of Sean Penn. He did a decent job in this, but I really feel like the lack luster Directing affected all of the Cast.

There are a lot of good Actors in this Film, but like I say, everything is affected by the Directing.

Review; In the end, this is a Lack Luster Film… The subject matter, however, is important. I’d give this Film a 6 out of 10. See it for the content.

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Into The Woods

Story; I have to say that I loved the Musical/Play version of this Story. Stephen Sondheim is a Genius.

That said, I enjoyed the stage version (Which I saw on T.V) much more… But I hadn’t really expected the Film to capture that.

Director; Rob Marshall is great (Moulon Rouge). He did a decent job with this Film.

Acting/Characters;

283f9a93-5e09-4bed-8c7f-a02f0f91bdbe_meryl_streep_witch_into_the_woodsMeryl Streep (Witch); When I originally saw that they were making this into a movie, my main concern was that it would be made into a Meryl Streep Showcase. But it wasn’t. Meryl Steep is one of the best Actresses of our time, however, I also find her as a person to be very self absorbed, Lol. I realize that, that is often a character trait of actors… But for me, it sometimes shines through in her performances. In the case of the Witch, there was maybe one scene that felt a bit much, but beyond that, she did a good job.

depp-into-the-woods-1335_612x380-600x372Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford); To me, Little Red Riding Hood was probably the best Actor/Character in the Film. I’m not talking Oscar Worthy Performance, I just found her Character to be the one that drew me the most into the Story.

As you see, Johnny Depp was asked to play the Wolf, and he was fine… I do love him as an Actor, but for me, after seeing Jeff Goldbloom do it in the Stage Production, everything else pretty much pales.

The Rest Of The Cast; Once again, many good Actors in this Film. And they all did a decent job. But Little Red Riding Hood and the Witch were probably my favorite. Kinda liked the Baker too.

Review; Overall, I enjoyed watching this movie. Having seen the Original, it really paled. But the effort on the Directors part, as well as the Actors, and the overall Production was very good. I’d give this Film a 6.75 out of 10. See it if you like Musicals… And young Adults would probably like it, ages 10 to 14… Not that it’s really a Kids Movie, but I do think they would be a more forgiving audience when it comes to Fairtale-ish Things.

Ordinary

Posted in Life on March 19, 2015 by darkjade68

3061109_1351889993842.53res_400_300Ordinary

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