Power to the Procrastinators

I got let out of work early today, so nose to the scripting grindstone, right? Put the washing on. Wash wash wash. Tipped some guy's boxers and shirts out the dryer (there was a basket, they were dry - acceptable laundry etiquette) and set mine to spin. Just spent an hour messing around on Twitter, checking the e-mails and catching up on Google Reader. And now I open my storyboard. Oh, but I don't have a playlist yet! There's another hour gone then....
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Sounds like carnage

Previously, I wrote on discovering my soundtrack with reference to the dust-gathering apocalypse novel. Today, John August's playlist post pops up on Reader. A few synapses fire and I think to myself "y'know, I haven't done that lately". Seeing as it was such a good idea the first time around, I thought I'd give it a go. If anyone has any tracks evocative of the British military, savage monsters tearing the place apart, or young women on journeys of self-discovery, drop me a line. So far, I have the angsty My Heart Is A Fist by Papa Roach, the wistful Airplanes by BoB feat. Hayley Williams, and my old favourite The Kill by 30 Seconds to Mars. And...just in case you wanted to be me for a day instead of Laurence... 1. Have a strange mash-up of Airplanes and Love The Way You Lie circulating the brain 2. Spend your afternoon hopelessly link-clinking on TV Tropes 3. Maybe go to work for a few hours, or something. 4....
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The Construction of a Thought

Today, I've been building up a little world for my steampunk denizens. I've looked at Victorian coins, lurid murder mysteries on steamships and played the wonderful Master and Commander soundtrack - it may be Age of Sail, but it still conjures beautiful images of the sea. However, it hasn't all been historical wanderings. I have the unfortunate dynamic of a talkative PI and a silent assassin for about four scenes. I don't know how the audience can like a person who is never silent, and how they can connect with one who never speaks. That is the challenge du jour....
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