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Great Scott!

the Marty McFly print is from CC2015.

Today, at 4:27 pm (Pacific), Marty McFly will arrive in the future Hill Valley! And by tonight, every single moment of Back to the Future (all of them) will be in the past. Sorta sad about that.

Jennifer  is about to find out she got married in The Chapel O’ Love…which she can’t complain, she married Marty McFly!!!

My fangirl heart is going insane!!!
I’ve been waiting for this day to arrive since I first watched BTTF2 in November 1989.

So, how are you spending this day? Doing nothing as it doesn’t matter? Going all out fangirl? Hoping to help Elijah Wood ace the standing Atari arcade game, Wild Gunman? Okay, if you wanna celebrate and are stuck for something to do, here are some suggestions:

watch JAWS 19 ◄|||

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi3383996953/imdb/embed?autoplay=false&width=480

Okay, so we don’t have Jaws 19. And though holographic movies aren’t the norm, movies in 3D seem to come out every week. So that prediction is half true.

Take a ride in a Hover Car ◄|||

Not a real thing. Sorta really bummed about that one.

Oh, hit the ramps with a Hoverboard ◄|||

Well, they do exist in a way. Mattel put out one a few years ago, but there was no hover magic to it. And the real ones can only be used on one specific surface. Which is great if you live near that.

Try on the auto-lace NIKES ◄|||

You can try on NIKES that look similar, but you gotta tie them yourself.

Lego Fun ◄|||

SO what if you have to use your hands. I don’t think it’s a baby toy.

“Stop with the face, Marty. I promise you won’t be an A-hole…it’s your kids.” – Doc Brown

(DeLorean hits 88 mph in the skies over Hill Valley. Sparks fly. They almost hit a plane. The DeLorean lands in an alley way in downtown Hill Valley 2015.)

“Wow…The future, Doc. This is heavy.” -Marty

Don’t forget to change out your license plates to the newer versions ◄|||

You can always celebrate by reading a book today. ◄|||

Or watch a movie or three◄|||

Umm… Ignore Star Wars. The trailer came out for that and I need an a-thon soon…it wound up in today’s mix.
And yes, I am including Teen Wolf in the mix for BTTF. Because if BTTF hadn’t become popular like it did, Teen Wolf would still be sitting in a can in some movie studio’s archives, never having seen the light of day. (Oooo..Another Michael J Fox move, Light of Day. With Joan Jett. Sorry, fangirl knowledge interrupts often.)

Throwback Wednesday:

To the time one of the actual DeLoreans was at Comic Con!!! ◄|||

The Flux Capacitor was not fluxing that day.

The time circuits weren’t on either, but a few of the other dash equipment was still up to par.

Marty’s old board from BTTF. The camcorder that recorded history. The DeLorean’s remote control.

Or order a Pepsi Perfect and enjoy some spoofy BTTF all in the name of fun! ◄|||

SNL BTTF Auditions part one and two

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No matter how you spend this day, just make it a happy one. I think that’s rule one in BTTF.
*looks at Doc Brown* Enjoy life and live it to it’s fullest.
*looks at Marty McFly* Rule 2: You can do anything you set your mind to.

Even if it’s getting published. Right, George McFly?
And, Shelly, kiTT…You both know Nikki is dragging McClane and Jaden out to the theatres tonight to watch BTTF on the big screen.
I know I am with the Teams!

HAPPY BTTF DAY!


Somewhere on her desk…Captain America stands, leery eyed as he watches Doc and Marty. Ready to act if need be.

Cap’s thinking: She never takes them out of the box. Never. Though she should. If they don’t get to live free and enjoy their bobblehead lives, they’ll become like Stinky Pete and take us all out. Doc Brown is already giving me that gosh darn “Go to heck” expression. I should warn him about  his language, but I know I am Target-One since she lets me run free all the time.

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Is fanfiction really that bad?

Really? Seriously?

In my opinion, no. But then, that’s where writing really came back into my life. I found it through reading and writing my own stories during a the hyper-Twi-fangirl moment years. I never saw it as something horrible and to only be whispered about…unless you’re reading that sort of fic…but it’s not entirely bad. It’s a way to celebrate what you love most about the characters. Take them and give them different situations and lives. There are fics for everything from Star Wars to Captain America to Dr. Who and Harry Potter. Though, honestly, I have only ventured into the realm of Twilight fanfiction…

by Alex at TheKaskProject-art

Then I saw that pic on tumblr one day last week. It’s AMAZING!
(see Alex’s blog here: {Adventures of a Shippy Mind} )
This is like two of my Happy Chris Evans worlds colliding into one great masterpiece.
And the story of Bucky Barnes meets Colin Shea exploded in my head. “Hey, 6B.” was born.

And because I am desperately trying to get away from SoS before I hate that story…because I hit a major block there, though I knew where it went wrong and what to fix, it’s not clicking still…and I want to save this next story, Wings, for NaNoWriMo this year (last year, I started Darrows far too soon), I am going to tackle a quick fic or two.

A lot of authors seem to frown on fics. I don’t know why, really. Is it not an original story? For the most part, yes. But just because there are characters that have been created by someone else, doesn’t mean the story can’t be unique and original. There are plenty of books in the bookstore that are retellings using characters we have known forever.

Each one of those stories have been written using characters of someone else’s story. Characters we all know, whether we love them or not. Each one is an independent tale of the character, intriguing and fulfilling in every way. These types of books are accepted and loved by many. Does it really make a difference if the story is commissioned to be written and sold for profit? No. Because those fiction authors and artists do it more from the standpoint of love for the character and story.

On the converse side of that, there are a few out there that started out as fanfics, but are now independent, full-fledged original stories.

Disclaimer: I have read Beutiful Bastard in both incarnations, fic and novel. I have not read Fifty Shades in any incarnation. Wallbanger I read as a fic, I own on Kindle.

And I’m not saying every story out there is literary gold. I’m not saying that every story out there is right or wrong. What I am saying is that every story out there is just as original and worthy of one’s time. Profit lines shouldn’t matter–though I know they do. It’s all supposed to be fun and enjoyment in a shared love.

And that’s how I see it. I don’t care if I lose credibility points as an author. That’s really on the person judging. I’ll be proud of this no matter. Granted, this past week, I went back and forth over writing it. I do need to keep off one story for sanity purposes. I do need to put off another story for a fun little writing competition. And this is all for fun. I’ve always wanted to combine something awesome outside of Twilight and Fright Night (still have never published that one, but I do love the story so much)… And this is what’s calling my name. I will post it to Ao3, under my “Storywrtr” moniker. I will post it on my tumblr–Storywrtr. I am thinking of posting it here.

I’m so uber exicited to be going back to where this journey began!

“Flux capacitor fluxing.”

Long live fanfiction and nostalgia!

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totally avoiding log lines today.

Tag lines I have. Log lines I don’t. And I so suck at them! (But alas, I must write these things myself. Bleh!)

And while avoiding it, I’ve been trying to find the box of tissues I just bought so I can watch Before We Go. (a fangirl’s job is never done…I only say that because I adore Chris Evans as much as I do…as in: should someone else don the Captain America outfit, I might not be into Captain America as much as I used to be.  But, I digress.) Before We Go is a beautiful love story, that touched me so much, I actually wrote a review online for it…and I try to avoid writing any reviews because I can admit I’m pretty bias in what I like (again, fangirl.) But this movie was gorgeous!!! The intimate POV of just these two characters…the way it was shot…the closeness between Nick and Brooke…

As a writer (and daydreaming filmmaker) this is what I aspire to do. I have stories that’s just the main  two characters and their journey. And that’s all it should be. It’s probably less commercial–unless I change my name to Nicholas Sparks–than say Human Touch with a cast of tens…Even Darrows, spread out with tens of characters while they’re in school, but then outside of that, I suck the world back into just Lex and Quent…because that’s all it should ever be, Lex and Quent.

Definitely inspired by this film. I haven’t stop thinking about it since I watched it July 21, 2015.

The Time Traveling Phone Call:

This is my favorite part of the movie. Nick and Brooke are out on the street in NYC at night. And their personal stories are unfolding, and they happen across a phone booth. (I thought all phone booths had been abolished in the Cell Phone Act of the early 2000s.) Brooke makes a “phone call” to her past self to make sure her life takes a direction for the best, and it’s the part that stuck with me–Nick: “Hey, Nick. It’s me. You. From the future.” (covers phone with his hand) “He bought it. Idiot.”
(LOVE THAT PART)

And I’ve been thinking: What would I tell my-writer-self in a phone call?

*~*~*~*~*~*

Okay. Dialing my old Number: ###-####

Because the girl I want to contact only had seven digits back then.

*ringing* Pick up! Four rings. One more and we’ll get the answering machine.

“Hello?”

Hey…it’s you from the future. (She’s listening, but I can feel that eyebrow quirking upward in the silence.) Look, you know how in Back to the Future Doc always says how you can cause a time paradox  by knowing too much about your own future?

“Yeah. Why are you calling? What do I become an asshole or something?”

Ha! Good use of the Marty quote there. No. This has to do with your writing future.

“My writing future? Are you hopped up on coke like Jamie Conway?”

(She (I) really is (was) into Michael J Fox waayyy too much.)
No. Listen. I know your mom doesn’t get the writing thing…or anything related to being creative. Don’t listen to her.

“So ignore my mom? If you are me from the future, you know I do already. Duh.”

Yeah, we did. But there’s more. Don’t listen to those teachers who praise you on your writing, but give you a 60 for writing a story that was too weird. You’ll come across a few of those in the future: Wool, The Dark Backward, Willard…I can go on and on. Just keep at it, don’t give up. And when you get that full scholarship to Pepperdine for writing, take it. Granted you’ll miss out on some awesome people at A&M, including Mr. A&M, but you’ll be able to learn and cultivate your craft.

“So totally sure you’re making this up…as if I would call myself in the future.”

Well, I would have written a letter, but only on SNL does the ability to send it in the past really exist.

“Uh…what?”

You haven’t seen that one yet. Anyway, no matter what you choose, no matter if your parents won’t let a minor high school graduate leave the state, stick with the writing. You can even tranfer after a year at A&M…and you won’t miss out on Mr. A&M. Don’t let the negative comments wipe you out…and trust me, there have been a few. Don’t give up. You can do this. You will succeed. 

“Sure.” (I can hear her eyes rolling through the phone.) “Anyway, I gotta go. I’m spending the night with my best friend. We’re going to prank call this dude…”

Yeah. I remember that night well. Keep your creativity always. And don’t let that guy throw out your Goonies 2 story. Because, one day, Goonies 2 will happen. Oh, and keep that Ferris Bueller book. You can’t find those in the future.

If only that were really possible! If only…

What would your phone call say?

*~*~*~*~*

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image is a screen cap i took from the movie Before We Go

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