Mycroscope

M William Pettersen

2016

02

Feb

Storyboarding a book? Well….

Where it concerns my latest project, I decided to do something that I have never done before.  I outlined.  However, I did it in a way that is old school and a bit more akin to movie making.  I opted to do storyboards.  One of the issues that I run into while writing off the […]

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17

Jan

Lunatic Fringe

Today has been about plotting.  I have been at work developing story line.  Sitting at the beach it was time to start organizing the ideas that I have been working on for weeks.  Strange that it should be betrayal where the story starts as that has been reality for me for the better part of […]

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2015

19

Dec

Ode to the “earworm”….

This one has been on repeat for a week.  I feel like a mental patient, but it’s such an addictive beat/lyrics mix.  So without further delay… Arcade Fire – Porno.

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19

Dec

Skagen watches – minimalist chic.

I do love a good watch.  That said, I have foregone a decent timepiece for a while now.  Not because I have an adversity to watches – but simply because they seem redundant.  I have a phone that tells great time, but there is something lacking – a kind of nostalgic class that hearkens to a […]

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18

Dec

The problem with Star Wars the Force Awakens

So it’s Thursday night, December 17 – and I have seen Star Wars the Force Awakens.  We didn’t want to get spoiled by people talking about the plot.  The irony of course is that this movie was spoiled 38 years ago.  There was a place for homage.  We all expected it – especially with so […]

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29

Nov

Worldbuilding… it’s fun… it’s a hassle.

So, you come up with a story idea.  It’s a good one.  You think you can go with it.  You know what’s motivating your characters because they’re human and they carry all of those familiar flaws.  You have a beginning and an idea of where it will all end.  In essence you have what amounts […]

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28

Nov

A strange little musical interlude… to myself…

Beach time tomorrow… and this will be the soundtrack.  A little bit of an ode to the voice inside my head.  Strange, I know but I’ve never been much of a sane sort.  I think that this song speaks to the evil/good voice that taunts and chastises me on a daily basis.  If you are […]

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27

Nov

Decking the halls – or the aisles….

What is there to say about Black Friday?  It’s a terrible day every year, wherein the most desperate of people wander around like a swarm of locusts devouring cheap merchandise.  I find the whole thing extremely distasteful – and with reason.  Year after year, Black Friday greets us with images of the worst of humanity […]

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26

Nov

Happy Thanksgiving!

Reflecting on what I have to be thankful for is what makes this my favorite holiday – it is a calendared reminder that comes with the added bonus of great grub.  There are many things that I am thankful for this Thanksgiving.  It’s another year where those near and dear have remained healthy.  I am […]

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22

Nov

Obama continues inane argument – opposition is afraid.

Those opposed to Syrian refugees entering this country are afraid of widows and children.  This is the small argument of President Obama.  A ridiculous assertion that comes in the wake of his telling George Stephanopoulos that ISIS was contained the very day of the Paris attacks and a female jihadist detonating her bomb vest as […]

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