#Rhanforyolife

GUYS. I OUTLINED ENOUGH TO COME UP WITH A CRAPPY SYNOPSIS.

“Jackson has lived his entire life surrounded by rumors of the legendary Gryfinach Corps, a militarized espionage organization supposedly disbanded when the nation of Rhan transferred to a democratic government. But when the nation’s peace, and democracy, are threatened, Jackson is rapidly swept up into the world of the Corps. Jackson and his companions Taryn and Cather must navigate the deadly waters of Rhan’s new political system in order to protect their nation, and each other.

AHHH. THIS MEANS I CAN ACTUALLY START WRITING. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?

Okay, so I realize that synopsis seems pretty lame and generic, but I’m comfortable keeping it that way for a while. I have what I need to write, and more will be revealed to you if I am successful in finishing the first draft.

My goal is to have this first draft finished by spring break, which gives me 15 weeks to write what I estimate will be about 75,000 words. That means I have to write 5,000 words a week. So, my Monday posts will be returning to their normal rants, but I will be keeping a running word count and goal on all of my posts.

AHHH.

I am honestly in shock that this actually worked. AND SO EXCITED.

xx. Shelby Jo

Day 4

I’ve made it to the half way point!

I am not working Film Fest today because I had a ridiculous art history exam this morning, and figured I would appreciate having some time to get other work done and de-stress. Thanks, Past Self. You were a pretty smart cookie.

I saw Youth last night and it was indeed gorgeous, as well as fairly interesting and inspiring, at least for me. I will be submitting my review to District today, so it should be up here before the end of the week. In the meantime, I collaborated on an article about a local museum exhibit last week, and you can check that out to satiate your unquenchable thirst for my artistic voice 😉

So, yeah, there’s not much going on today! Butttt, I am skipping class tonight to stalk the red carpet and hopefully get a glimpse of Alfie Allen!!! (!!! !!! !!!) He’s being presented with an “up and coming whatever” award tonight, and I won’t get the chance to see that, unfortunately, but I can take pictures of his face and that’s enough to have me TOTALLY FREAKING OUT. I just recently watched Game of Thrones (Tumblr users, you know. I have no regrets.), and Theon was actually one of my favorite characters until season 5, but I didn’t really like anyone in season 5 so it doesn’t count. BUT ALFIE. UGH. SO EXCITED.

Later, gator – Shelby Jo

Day 3

Eyyyy! It’s day 3!

I’m working this afternoon, and then going straight to a screening of Youth, a new movie with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel. I will be writing a review of it for District and, since it already premiered at Cannes, I should be able to post that here, also. I’ll be honest and say this wasn’t one of my first choices of films to see, (I wish I had known more about the festival when I bought my tickets, but there wasn’t a lot of information about the process, again, typical SCAD) (lol you’re going to hear my complain about this a lot), but of course I’m excited to see it!

Here’s the trailer for the film, which looks very much like it’s going to be a thematic piece, but also that it’s beautifully shot. Can’t wait to tell you more!

xx. Shelby Jo

And So It Begins…

#SAVFF 2015 starts TODAY!

LOOK AT MY TICKETS

Tickets, tho

LOOK AT MY PLANNER

planner, tho

LOOK AT MY FACE

acne tho

On second thought…

SO I’M REALLY EXCITED!  My first shift is ushering tonight at 8, and hopefully it will be great time, because I have 7 more to go… >_>… I know, no one to blame but myself…

*Side note* I find it pretty cool/ironic that RWBY Volume 3 and Supergirl both premier this week! It’s a pretty cool bonus 🙂 (EXCEPT I RASHLY MADE A PACT NOT TO WATCH VOLUME 3 UNTIL THANKSGIVING BREAK WHEN MY BROTHER AND I COULD WATCH IT TOGETHER SEND HELP)

I can’t wait to share this week with you!

xx. Shelby Jo