I didn’t forget about my slice of the internet. By slice I mean literally 0.000X% of it. I’ve been busy, incredibly busy. I cannot divulge into exactly why, you’ll find out in a month or so. Many many things transpired between my last postage and this postage. I gave up on NaNoWriMo, I went to some places, I got along with some projects, wrote a few things and began to prepare for the next few books.
Lots of things. Of which will come to fruition at some point in the next month.
The plan is, now, to release ALL chapters of TRAIN that I’ve written thus far. I’ll edit them and stuff, then I’ll come back to writing it at some point in 2013.
For Trimalchio, the last half will be released throughout December. I’ve already written the ending.
Up, Down, Left, Right – Volume Four will begin production this week. It will be released in two parts this month.
Killer Looks Part Two will release the last week of the month. There’ll then be a little break.
I’ll be writing on the VGAs this week (getting back into the journalistic swing), be posting something exciting with Tears In Rain, posting some stuff for 2013 and generally heading towards the ‘Hardisty finale’. I won’t be abandoning Blogossus during my time at university but expect, and this is hard to believe, even more downtime than this month.
Basically I had no idea that I wouldn’t be able to balance school and writing this year. Last year I was pretty good with it, even taking on some extra responsibilities. This year seems a lot more important, a lot more tense really. I’ve decided to cut down on my writing and, following Aliens season, there’ll only be one essay a week at most. Fiction Fridays will carry on though. Killer Looks has three sections finished but only one of them is really ‘publishable’ really. That will be releasing this Friday. Section Two will release in a month and then Three will release at some point before the end of the year.
Sorry and many thanks,
Tuesday: Killer Looks Update
Thursday: (DUE TO DELAYED TIMES YO) Pop Psychology: Aliens
Friday: Killer Looks – First Release (more details tomorrow)
Sunday: Alien 3 – Least Worst
My book on American Psycho, titled ‘Killer Looks‘, was announced a while ago. I’ve done quite a considerable chunk of work on it and I said that Part One would be released back in August. It’s now mid-September. I’ve found schoolwork and other pressures have now thrown a spanner in the works and I’ve decided to split Killer Looks into five parts now. This is to give time for myself to do all of my exams along with working on other projects such as Trimalchio and the upcoming NaNoWriMo 2012. The new structure of release is as follows:
September 28th Part One: Psychosis (40 pages)
October 31st Part Two: Politics (25 pages)
Mid-February Part Three: Theology (25 pages)
Mid-March Part Four: Social Issues (40 pages)
April Part Five: The World of Easton Ellis? (20 pages)
Each part will not release with a cover, but they will release with ePub/Kindle editions though. It’ll be around 150 – 160 pages in total which should be fun. This really wasn’t that tough of a decision to make given over the next few weeks you’ll see some dramatic changes here on Blogossus.
The ‘psychosis’ that will be the topic of this chapter is not exclusively about Bateman then. If anything the entire film is soaked in a lack of emotion and in fact laughs in its face. Bateman tries to feed a stray cat into an ATM machine, shoots an old lady, scoffs at the thought of raising children and talks about relationships involving ‘compassion and commitment’ … with prostitutes. If the protagonist of this film exhibits the symptoms of psychosis then what is there to care about? He is so out of touch with his human capabilities that the entire point of filmmaking, to create a connection with the audience, is rendered completely nullified. If Psycho was intended for a root social parody of cinema itself then it fails to achieve anything beyond shock and awe entertainment and in fact ruins its own artistic messages while doing so. Except, Psycho wasn’t really intended as ‘anything’, Harron herself says that Psycho is “not a ‘message’ movie–we’re not preaching–but I hope that the film does reveal something about our society” .