The publicity machine for Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland is getting into high gear in preparation for the movie's release. I personally am very excited about this. Even if it wasn't involving Burton and Depp I'd still want to see it.
These guys are so cool. They seem to bring out the creativity in each other. When they do interviews together they totally crack me up. What a great team.
And this guy... how does he do this? How can anybody be this good looking? And, how can he look this good in such strange/ excellent combinations of clothing? Everything he wears looks old, lived in, and really comfy. I wonder if he and Brad shop at the same thrift store, and if so, can it be the one I buy my clothes at? I think that would be right on.
If I remember correctly, I used to wear a plaid blazer like that in high school. He looks dashing and different and casually comfortable. I looked like a little kid wearing somebody else's coat.
Yep, giving the big "Screw You" to the unspoken laws of formal wear. That's our Johnny.
I have an new character in my head. He's the hero, in his own messed up anti-hero way, of my new book.
I don't often start a new story with anybody real taking on any of the character's roles. My imagination can invent entirely new people, so why picture an actor or relative or friend? This time, my new imaginary friend has a few similarities with Favourite Actor here. He's not a big tall guy, he's brown eyed and square jawed, and feels normal when wearing plaid. His hair is usually messed up and some days he can't be bothered to shave.
His name is Dale. He drinks too much. He's got a new job: help his elderly auntie clean up her crumbling old house. Forty years worth of everything she's ever possessed... all there for him to get through.
He's quite perplexed about the whole thing. This is what his life has come to: wading through piles of newspapers and old clothes. Oh, and supposedly not getting drunk. How did it go this way?
Poor guy. He'll be busy for a looong time.
(Might make a good movie... I can dream...)
Happy weekend, folks.