Reforesting the Planet and Building Rivendell

Shubhendu Sharma is working to reforest the world and we need to help him. He explains his standardized process for creating tiny biodiverse forests anywhere in the world using local biomass. His open-source website is built so that anyone can make their own forest using his methodology without needing to pay or use his company. You can do it for the cost of an iPhone.

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Scripting Family Villainy

Happy Halloween! Today I share tips and prompts to screenwriting familial villainy; Every hero needs a villain and in contrast to The Joker villain which I wrote about here, we will take a look at villains hiding in plain sight: family. What’s more terrifying than family trauma? And how do Heroes purge toxic family? Read […]

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My Scorpio Love Letter

Scorpio is the only zodiac sign that never produces a superficial person. (I’ve always intuited this as a Capricorn female and that’s why we’re such naturally gravitated pals) You are individuals made complex through a lifetime of managing a reservoir of passion roiling beneath the surface of your consciousness at any given moment.

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Using Movies – The Evil Appeal

I want anyone who’s going to be a great filmmaker or screenwriter to be that version of themselves as soon as possible. In doing everything in my power to help you get there, enjoy my words on how you can use a movie– your screenwriting, to create truly original artwork that reflects who you are […]

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Accidentally Good Times at the El Royale House

Drew Goddard is clearly another deep thinker filmmaker, dedicating thought-forms to philosophizing, reflection, and imagining. The product of all that alone time is clear in BTATER: his pulp fiction characters representing multiple sides of the philosophical arguments in his head. The way they express themselves showcase Goddard’s creativity in a classy and stylish fashion. While he could’ve taken it much further philosophically and mentally– he relaxed and leaned a lot on the style and genre, he still did an amazing job on this project he got to both write and direct.

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#MeToo Many Damn Times

A year ago people questioned the efficacy of the Me Too hashtag that spread virally in October 2017. Since then, it has been used by survivors to reveal the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment. AND!
We’ve been watching our country live through an abusive relationship with it’s narcissist president… which means America is destined to rediscover her self-worth and truly begin practicing self-love through far-reaching reformations, mental health care, and redressing systemic injustice. Here’s why.

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