Reading

I’m reading Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “The Idiot”, which, while not so highly acclaimed as “The Brothers Karamazov” or “Crime and Punishment”, is still a Dostoevsky work so fuck you guys I’m gonna read it.  I’m only on like page 12 but so far this story has me drawn in.  I intend to learn from his writing style which quickly establishes the characters for the reader and then plunges them headlong into complex plots and subplots while at the same time avoiding the effect that the situation is contrived (are you listening you script writers of Three’s Company??). 

Speaking of fiction, I went and saw Disturbia the other day.  The only thing disturbing about it was the popcorn prices.  I need a good horror flick, not some feel-good ending where the serial murderer who lives next door ends up getting killed by the teenaged protagonist and none of the main characters die (except the teen’s dad and that was in a car accident in the beginning).  Hopefully you’ve already seen the movie by the time you read that.  Anyway I need to find a way to get my hands on “One Missed Call”.  It’s a Japanese scary movie about this ringtone that plays on your cellphone and then when you answer it you hear yourself talking and the next day you die and you’re of course saying what you heard yourself saying on the phone the day before.

Maybe I’ll write a screen play where the The Super Friends send the Wonder Twins back to 19th century Russia but then Gleek gets hit by a horse drawn carriage and dies and then Fyodor Dostoevsky warns them not to try anything foolish like burying Gleek in the old Indian burial ground because although things come back to life there they don’t come back quite right and then the Wonder Twins don’t listen to him so they bury him there and he comes back to life and he sucks more than he used to suck when he was alive the first time and then the network cancels The Superfriends due to poor ratings and in addition they edit the Wonder Twins out of all the previous Super Friends episodes.  That would be cool.

And people say I’m weird!

4 Responses to “Reading”

  1. Phelps says:

    That’s why The Evil Dead is so great. Everyone but Ash is dead, and Ash wishes he was dead.

  2. L says:

    Dear Mexi,
    I like you. Do you like me?
    Circle one. yes. no.
    Write back soon.
    ~L

  3. Jenn says:

    Well I DID wanna see Disturbia. Thanks Mexi. That’s as close to horror as I get. What you horror flick lovers call lame. I’m a pansy with them. So what? I just bought Crime and Punishment on a buy two get one free deal. What am I in for?

  4. Dan Stowell says:

    Mexi,
    With plot writing abilities like that you may want to stick to porno plots.Although heros dying is always cool.

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