Kid found in Germany
A kid showed up in Germany last year, claiming to have lived in the woods with his father for five years, and having conveniently forgotten everything else. He’d be eighteen now, which is no longer a kid, and all I can think of is those men who lead dual lives. So, in my head, (because I write fiction for a living), he got a girl pregnant, and is running away, because he’s not ready to get married (and he told her that he loved her). I feel sorry for the girl. I think she needs someone to tell her story.
One of the comments in the story led to the name Frederic Bourdin, who I had never heard of, but started reading about him here. People are so odd. What makes a person completely lose who they are and impersonate someone else? I remember a Law & Order episode like this one.
What was wrong with Prometheus
I saw Prometheus this weekend. Oh, oh, oh, it could have been such a great movie, but it was the character/motivation thing that truly fell flat. If you write an emotionless android, he must stay an emotionless android. He cannot become vengeful and vindictive. And Noomie Rapace as scientist Elizabeth Shaw is no Sigourney Weaver as Ripley!
All that said, it was a beautifully shot movie, and very suspenseful. If the characters had stayed true to themselves (or been better drawn), it would have been superb.
Color-code your emails and texts by the emotion they are likely to incite from you
This is a little scary. Think about it. If software can decide, “this is a mean message,” then I want software to grade my emails and texts and let me know if this is a “mean message,” and if it is a “mean message,” I want software to tell me how to turn it into a “nice message.” And if it can tell me how to write a “nice message,” I want it to answer all my emails! Hehehe…
Joan Rivers is President of her condo board
I have no words, but I would not like to interview for this building.
So that is my collection of items for the day. Would you ever want to become someone else? Have you seen Prometheus? I’m looking forward to Brave. Hopefully it will be good. Would you like someone to write all your emails for you? And are you brave enough to face Joan Rivers in a condo board interview? Happy Hump Day! It’s gray and rainy here.