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Ouroborous

Posted by Dirck on 17 February, 2017

When I started doing these Friday films, the conceit was a return to grade school c. 1977, when a frazzled teacher would throw something on the projector in part to add to the students’ hoard of knowledge, but also to give her voice a rest and keep the little monsters distracted for a few blessed minutes.  Today, although the need for these entries has waned, I’m pleased to be able to close the loop on the conceit; you can almost feel the purr of sprockets through the 16mm celluloid on this one:

Closed loop is not to say closed conceit.  Friday Found Films will persist.  Also– VOTE

Today’s pen: Sheaffer Targa
Today’s… surprisingly low… ink: Waterman blue-black.  I hope I make it through the day on this wee remaining dribble.

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Posted by Dirck on 9 February, 2017

This Week’s Pens Inks How Much Novel Written
  •  17 manuscript pages, plus a whopping three pages for a story aimed at that anthology of Victoria-era weird tales I think I mentioned, which closes in mid-April (that’s painfully close).

Some of my scribbling time has been eaten up this week in getting research details in hand for that short story, which I haven’t been quite able to convince myself to not bother with. Fool!  Don’t I know how few hours of productive writing I can count on in a week?  The novel must be done this year, not next!

While I’m diverting myself from the effort on the novel, I’ll also mention that coming up… sometime this month, I’m going to go old-school with a look at a slightly wicked pen repair and a call for input as to what should be done with a blameless orphan pen that has come into my care.  As usual, it’s a lack of pictures that makes these things not happen yet.

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Posted by Dirck on 2 February, 2017

This Week’s Pens Inks How Much Novel Written
  •  23 manuscript pages (that’s a little better).

 

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Indiana Jones and the Very Sore Knuckles

Posted by Dirck on 27 January, 2017

I’ll probably start to trail off on things inspired by politics in another country soon, but a friend posted this on Facebook…

indypunch

…and that got me thinking of a possible thing to look for as this week’s film.  Sure enough, the internet provides.

There’s something to remember, gang– they will, sometimes, punch back.  Keep your guard up, and don’t let them rest.

Today’s pen: Sheaffer Targa
Today’s ink: Waterman blue-black

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Posted by Dirck on 19 January, 2017

This Week’s Pens Inks How Much Novel Written
  •  22 manuscript pages.

A joyful… more or less… realization on Tuesday, that the point-of-view of the novel wasn’t quite where it should be.  This will make extra work on the second draft (thus “or less”), but it also mean some elements that have been a drag-inducing burden to the narrative can be more easily handled and I should be able to skip along a little more briskly henceforth.

I’m also faced with a couple of other projects that might distract me from this hoped-for brisk skipping; there’s a call from weird stories which also examine the effects of colonization in the Victorian era, and my wife is urging me to convert something to a screenplay for a local competition.  Egad.

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Posted by Dirck on 12 January, 2017

This Week’s Pens Inks How Much Novel Written
  •  26 manuscript pages.

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Optimism and Progress!

Posted by Dirck on 6 January, 2017

This may well be a repeat performance, and I find I don’t particularly care.  The first Friday of the new year gets a forward-looking and hopeful film, even if I had to dredge 1955 to get it.

While I’m urging sparkly-eyed hope, I’ll also recommend a look at something my father’s homeland is nurturing.  Hopeful futurism which is not past its best-before date!

Today’s pen: Sheaffer Targa
Today’s ink: Waterman blue-black

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Posted by Dirck on 22 October, 2015

Day What How Much Duration Pen Ink
  • 19 October
  • 20 October
  • 21 October
  • 22 October
  • Another fiction roll-out and worrying about the election.
  • Stress-reaction to the results of the election.
  • First draft of “Aliasing Harmonic” despite migraine.
  • Almost the last of that first draft.
  • All day.
  • 45 min.
  • 25min.
  • 35 Min.

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Getting into Trouble

Posted by Dirck on 16 October, 2015

When’s the last time I committed a little anarcho-dandyism here?  Far too long ago.

Oh, for a dramatically expanded wardrobe budget!

In point of fact, I’m going to be committing a serious act of unrest while being civil on Monday.  I’m going to leave the house early, in my best suit and wearing good matching hat, to get into the polling station for the National Election before the start of work.  Attired as spiffily (and perhaps stuffily) as I can manage, I’m going to defy the system… of expectations.  I’ll be voting profoundly progressive while wearing conservative pin-stripes.  Fight the power!

Today’s pen: Sheaffer Targa
Today’s ink: Iroshizuku Shin-Ryoku

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Posted by Dirck on 8 October, 2015

Day What How Much Duration Pen Ink
  • 5 October
  • 6 October
  • 7 October
  • 8 October
  • First draft of “Aliasing Harmonic”
  • “Aliasing Harmonic” and the latest story release on the fiction side.
  • Man, am I going to have to rework this thing hard.
  • A break for non-fiction over on my fiction site.
  • 35 min.
  • 15 min. (there’s a surprising number of steps in a release).
  • 30 min.
  • 45 min.

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