Just completed my 31st short story 'Virtue's Villainy: The Flaccid Depths of Decay'. Just like every one of the others before this one, I put every ounce of my very being into it. And just like most of my other ones as well, this one was essentially based on previous myth. I feel that myths, american or otherwise, that are not developed into a full fledged story almost erode with the coming of future generations because each generation has a different version of them to a degree. So, by expanding on them to meet my own creative needs its almost like I'm keeping the purer version of them alive. For what is story telling without proper appreciation of myth?
Saturday, August 24, 2013
'Sometimes it isn't the best and brightest among us who can inspire a story worthy of mention. Sometimes it is those who dwell in the subterfuges of society and are hardly noticed by the general population who can, from their own terrible experiences, beckon the imagination. That can especially be true with regards to Horror. This story was much different than my previous works not only in terms of length, but also of content. Never before was I evoked to craft a tale inspired by someone whom society had no knowledge at all. When one considers that, It's difficult to fathom how many untold stories from unsung lives there must be. As a story teller, I believe it is a trait of our craft to be able to take the most overlooked and mundane aspects of life and add certain twists, if you will, to cause new perspective. For each life, no matter how it is perceived, truly is a story....'
Friday, August 9, 2013
Lately I have seen a sort of pattern in regards to film making, and Hollywood in general. There is nothing original being bestowed upon the public. It is all regurgitated ideas from cliched formulas that are so antiquated as far as modern story-telling methods go. And the reason for all of this mediocrity is simple: belief in profit. Because many film makers have become so obsessed with profits, they have flat out refused to take any chances at all on material that may be considered original. This narrow view point brings me to ask a simple question: Would any of the great classics exist if the same people who run the entertainment industry today(movies, music and literature specifically)called the proverbial shots back then? I think the answer is beyond obvious. I may not know for sure, but my observations have concluded that the public has grown rather weary of the same old, same old. You can only show something, anything for so long before something original must take its place and that is where the major dilemma begins. I can't tell you the last time I read a truly inspiring ghost story from a modern author and all of the decent horror films I have seen recently I could count on my fingers. Ironically, I believe that if profit is all that these control mongers are interested in, they could definitely increase their chances of making more of it if they gave the public more originality on a frequent basis and put to rest the same tired, cliche-style entertainment.