Friday, August 07, 2009

Monday, August 03, 2009

A Fun (Maybe A Little Embarrassing) Survey

So, I'm finally writing scripts in Spanish. It doesn't come easy for me, but I'm slowly getting the hang of it. The main hindrance of writing in Spanish is my failure to accept our very butchered language. It's hard to follow and even more difficult to translate. Think Juno lingo in Spanish, with the word 'pussy' and all of its variants thrown in every three or four words. The thing is I talk like this in my every day life, which makes me a dialogue snob in denial, which is way worse than being simply a dialogue snob. Dialogue snobs try to speak better than others. Dialogue snobs in denial criticize the very slang the use with ease.

Anyway. Right now I'm writing a story that takes place in one night, and since the first rule of writing is 'write what you know' I'm using all kinds of real life stories that have happened to me or to my friends. They include barfing (duh), rescuing drunk peeps from odd places (double duh), showing up to extremely chic parties that turned out to be Peruvian salsa extravaganzas, sex on sticky and very public floors, 10-hour drinking marathons in family living rooms, out-of-control crying, marijuana-induced confessions, embarrassing making-out episodes in clubs, and grand life revelations at dawn.

I was wondering if you had any wild party stories you'd like to share with me. Just so I don't feel like I'm the only member of the Wasted Generation. Don't spare any details. We're all lost causes here.

Spill, people. Spill.