Quodies: happy pawing – no declawing

Dearest Odyssians,

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Happy cats love having all of their fingers and toes. Happy cats love being loved more than furniture and rugs. Happy cats know that smart owners can protect furniture with blankets until ‘company’  visits. Happy cats know that they can have their nails trimmed every two weeks to keep scratch damage down.  Happy cats love that there are so many preferable options to declawing.  Happy cats want to have their paws remain healthy and whole so they can remain healthy and whole. Happy cats know that declawing has been banned in many progressive countries, including parts of the United States. Happy cats thank you for reading this post.

For more information on the truth about what declawing does to cats please watch this incredible documentary,  available via Netflix and other streaming services.

http://www.pawprojectmovie.com/

 

Two whole paws and two whole legs up for your support.

Odie the hairless blogging sphynx.

and his mom, odie mama.

reflection nature landscape photos: monumental reflections

dearest odyssians,

 

please enjoy this beautiful nature landscape we are calling “monumental reflections”.

back to this side of my distorted matrix: the screenplay has been giving me the traditional fits bouts terrors tremors and delusions (grandeur free, sadly). i feel like the bookends of the work are amazing. the opening is a neck snapping fast paced dripping in dark sadism house music bonanza splashed over everything rabble rousing and eye searingly brilliant. the end is the culmination of the characters labors and trials. fully justified. poignant. an emotional melee for the masses. but! but!! and what i love the most about it… the ending ive created has never been done before-in all of the action world kingdom odie and i have ever witnessed-this is a feat indeed.

unfortunately, none of that matters. the centers solid but not great and right now only stands as a tent pole holding up the sagging sections to its left and right. sh*t.

Those pre and post mid areas feel hallow, vapid, empty. pointless. devoid of spice. depressingly irrelevant.  what to fill them with? this unanswered question haunts me.

scripts are all about action. and my action movie is all about ACTION. that means characters should kick ass and take names without saying much. but my characters are highly intellectual and like to talk. the balancing act between discussion and action was on my back from the beginning.  i have to step it up big time if i want to bbq at the rodeo with this bad boy.

what we are certain of (though even this might change) the mood of the piece we are gunning for(in order for it to be great) has to be david lynch meets jackie chan meets ridley scott meets a cliff martinez soundtrack showstopper. the dialogue is fast paced. but right now/as is its probably too meaty for the movies.

lines like

“machiavelli warned everybody over 13. if youre not bringing guns to the party, stay the fu*k at home.

well we’re coming to the party, fully equipped.  Rock and roll. Lock and load. Bi*ches, its show time.”

i might need to finesse things a bit before i hit the share button. but we arent going more demure. thats for sure…
my singular goal: write all the scenes straight from the hip. stitch them together like frankensteins nightmare. cut through them with a chainsaw. Restitch. Stand up. Set on stun. and voila. mystery masterpiece shoot em up theatre. an homage to justice on my terms.
alright odyssians,
hugss,
O and OM.

A moment of silence : the dunes we must climb

My dearest odyssians,

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Odie thought it best take a moment of silence. Will you take it with us?

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We sign off with this thought/revelation. To be an artist is to be a mountain climber. The better your work, the steeper the angle of ascent. Not working? Youre going downhill.  Thankfully, The artist decides his angle.

Hugs,
O and om in full hermetic mode.
• Angle of todays ascent? Not steep enough, but productive and in the  positive direction. Research is also important.

♡ o and om