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The Museum, Fiction, and George Lucas

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It’s been a very busy week, mostly of writing articles for of which you can read the latest here. However, I have been working on my fiction more than ever. Not having a second job like I did a year ago allows for that. However, that may not be lasting very long. (I’m a seasonal worker for the state.)  

I got the strangest story idea from the strangest situation that happened to me at the museum that I visited today on this Free Museum Day which occurs every year about this time here in Sacramento. The story idea came about by way of a photo of a celebrity that I was observing who’s name I prefer not to mention here.  Maybe you’ll find out who it was whenever I come around to writing and publishing the story which will probably be a dark supernatural tale and so that’s how strange the occurrence was.

Anyway, I’ve been working on new fiction as well as my book of fiction that I’m planning to self-publish by spring of this year. I’m titling it The Fool’s Illusion which you can read an introduction to and an excerpt from the title story here. So far I’ve been working on a cover illustration for it. 

Not really anything that much more special going on. As far as science fiction and fantasy outside my own go, Chronicle just released yesterday which I personally haven’t seen yet and am not sure how good it is although it does look interesting and kind of intense. It’s about a group of teenage boys who gain super powers that get out of control. Like really out of control. It has its humourous parts though, which I guess would be comic relief.

I still have yet to see, what is supposed to be, George Lucas’s last mainstream film (besides the fourth Indiana Jones film that has been said to be in the plans) before he retires from this kind of film making and return to his earlier ambition of making more symbolic and experimental movies, according to a New York Times article. The movie is Red Tails and has been out for about a week. The NY Times also says that his experimental work will most likely only screen in certain theaters that specialize in such films. Personally I’m hoping these alternative movies will make it to some of the indie theaters here in Sac since I love experimental films, especially when they get into the surreal.  Oh, and one of my latest articles discusses a fan film that received more than a million clicks about a week ago, Star Wars Uncut, and so mentions Lucas’s retirement and how his company OK’d the film which was ironic because he has had some bad criticism from fans lately, undeservedly.

Well that’s it for this week. Until next time . . .


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