Hello wonderful followers, cue the blue grass music. I have been driving an awful lot so my drive, ha, ha …, has been very low but today was a pretty good, if not early, day. On the way home I was thinking about sharing things I like with others that may like them too, which got me to thinking of great movies, anime series, and failed productions.
Follow me on this because my mind has been wandering a lot lately. First off, I wanted to share a clip with friends from the movie Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. This is amazing movie that got panned by fans and critics alike. I know the fans hated it because it had, as far as I know, no connection to the video game series. Not sure what the critics expected but they are so wrong. This is a favorite movie of mine because the story is sad and happy and amazing. The aliens were compelling and the story tight with a lot of great reveals. Watch it.
The anime series is Wolf and Spice, which is a great one for couples to watch because of the playful interaction between the leads, a traveling trader and a wolf goddess. I shit you not. She turns up as a young naked female with a bushy tail. The best parts are when she is pretending not to hear what the trader says as she hides under the covers but her bushy tail sticks out and is wagging away. Oh, did I mention she gets drunk a lot.
Finally, I wanted to share the failed Star Trek Fan Film Axanar because it would have been great from all the clips I have seen on youtube. It really was better than any of the Next Generation films and is why I think they axed it. The smarter thing, in my opinion, would have been to embrace it and back it. Seriously, go right now and check it out.
So, all of this leads me to what I am doing. Above is all the things that feed into my soul to become the output you see here and can buy in the form of Mystics and Misfits on Amazon. Movies, books, videogames, and music all build stories and scenes that get deconstructed and rebuilt in my mind constantly. So today’s build is thoughts on the title for my sci/fi horror story. As I said before, I had started with Lost Contact as more of a place holder; it really didn’t do anything for me. Then I thought of calling it Mist and Memories but the “and” seems clunky to me and the potential for mayhem feels week. On the drive home I hit upon a few more and wanted to see what you think. They are:
and, Memories in the Mist.
The last is a play on Gorillas in the Mist, which is a movie based, I think, off a book of the same name. Please let me know what you think and explain what each title evokes for you. Remember, the mist will be tiny nano-cyborgs that will get inside you and tear you apart from the inside. Pleasant dreams.
Anyway, I am going to end here so that I can finally finish the first section of whatever we call this story,