Friday, December 02, 2005

Story Time

I never thought I'd do it until I had kids, but I wound up putting my girlfriend to sleep with a story. Not one I'd heard or told to me, but one I've been working on for years. It just so happened that last night I started putting down the History behind the story so I wouldn't have to check three different notebooks and countless floppy disks(does anyone still use these now that we have Flashdrives?) and decided to put the entire history into one single book I had bought. It's an intricately detailed book that has a magnetic clasp. I bought it when I first started working and filled it with ideas for a thesis once I get into a doctorate program, but I also used some of the connections between the Dark Tower, the Lord of the Rings, Lost, Dawn, and the Matrix and Star Wars series to start up this blog. That was over a year ago that I first wrote in it and haven't actually been on this blog for a whole lotta time. But, I figured I would eventually have to sit and write it all down before characters names changed for the fifteenth time. So I set it in stone and was swept into the desert of the world I created one stormy night in East L. A. with my little brother. I kinda wrote it for him so that he could start writing his own story. Alas, he's only written about fourteen pages of a scifi story I'm editing for him, but he'll get to his story in time.
So I was in bed and ready to sleep when my girlfriend tells me she can't sleep. And then she asks if I'll talk to her till she falls asleep, so I say sure no problem and then ask her what she wants to talk about. So she tells me she wants to hear about the story. So, for the first time, since my brother and I sat and created this world, I told someone else the story. And voila, she fell asleep. Hearing the story to me was interesting, because other than when my brother asks what's going on in the world, no one else has ever heard the story. I didn't tell her how detailed it is, just gave her a broad sense of the scope of the story. Of course I left out the part about the aliens that land on the planet, since she's really scared of any type of alien story, had to practically drug her up to see War of the Worlds. But, she saw it, but I wanted her to go to sleep, so I omitted that part.
Maybe some night I'll tell her, maybe when its cold and dark and rainy.


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