About Last Week
So, this is what happens when writer’s block leaves you with nothing to work with. When I find myself grasping at straws on what to write next, I usually do one of two things. Either I find some recent experience from my life and try to squeeze something interesting out of the incredibly dull, or I invent some randomly ridiculous scenario for the characters and try to write my way out of it.
Last week, I did some of both.
I checked out that movie Paranormal Activity recently and decided I could mine some material from those “found footage” movies like Paranormal and The Blair Witch Project. Not so easy in a 3- or 4- panel daily format, but eh… I had nothing else. They’re definitely funnier if you’ve actually seen the movie. Especially this one:
I also used the chance to set up those random situations I was talking about earlier. In addition to making myself figure out what’s devouring Cory up there…
…I also had to figure out what’s going on with Santa and how it tied in to anything. I spend the next couple of weeks working it out.
(If you still haven’t seen the movie, it would have been great if they didn’t show every major hook in the trailer! It was alright, though.)