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Updates [Jul. 7th, 2006|12:07 pm]
Wow, it's been a while since I posted. I've been busy and wasn't paying attention...

Saw Wordplay last night with kit_ping. Good movie! I'm a puzzle fan, though I never got deeply into crosswords. This was a fascinating view into the world of expert crossword solvers (and constructors). It covers a crossword convention (reminiscent of a small furry con, with talent show and filking... gotta love that fandom togetherness!) and the people involved. A well-made movie, with some attention paid to editing and graphics that really carried what could've been a very dry subject.

Been working on my own writing a bit. I'm rewriting some early chapters which I originally wrote (overly) quickly. This revision should make them a bit more coherent and consistent with later parts of the novel. Hopefully, I'll be done soon, which will mark what I'll officially dub "complete first draft".

Other than that... Work and miscellaneous projects. The usual.

[User Picture]From: johnnyeponymous
2006-07-07 08:25 pm (UTC)

I introed that film!

At the Sonoma Valley FIlm Fest, I got to do the intro for Wordplay. I really liked it and I'm glad it's out and about now.
My favorite part had to be the guy who always takes third. Just too damn funny.
Crossswords indeed
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-07-07 10:07 pm (UTC)

Re: I introed that film!

Very cool. You are, as the kids say, da man. :)

Really good film. And, while trying to avoid spoilers, I will say that there was a part at the end where I just cringed for him. Oh my.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-07-07 10:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tips. Word Wars is one that's on my list to see.

I've seen Spellbound and it was good but not as engaging as Wordplay (IMHO). Haven't heard of Cinemania but that sounds quite intriguing, so I'll look for it. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: mammallamadevil
2006-07-07 11:22 pm (UTC)

since I am a TOTAL Merl Reagle fangirl

thank you for the review. I plan on going to see this flick as soon as I can...

Good news on the novel and miscellaneous projects!

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