March 27, 2016
March 10, 2016
So after I did the Stage 32 webinars, I was horrified by the bags under my eyes that were on high focus resolution on the computer camera (ahhh!) and I bought this under eye stuff “instantly ageless” to see if it actually worked. I was skeptical but —
It totally does work. It’s kind of like magic. I was so sold, I signed up to be a distributor so I could get a discount on future purchases.
You should check it out and try it. I’m never getting in front of a camera without using it again. It’s a little tricky with make up. I had to get new water based foundation. But it is magic.
Check out the video clip. That’s realistic:
And if you want to give it a try? Hit this link:
Don’t give me any sash about being writers and the words on the page being the only thing that matters either. We’re Hollywood writers. Our looks always matter. Ahhh!
March 8, 2016
February 2, 2016
January 30, 2016
The January Stage 32 webinar went well. If you could not catch it live, never fear, you can still watch it online on Stage 32: :::CRASH COURSE: WRITING DYNAMIC SCENES:::
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I am working too hard this month and am sorry I am neglecting you. But —
February is Max Mas yay!
I will for sure be back and posting then.
January 12, 2016
January 10, 2016
I just got a “don’t be so hard on yourself” comment on Facebook —
It was in response to the Duck Girl post. Which is supposed to be funny and IS tagged #humor btw. Jeez.
It’s a weird and totally aberrant response to a humorous post about a photo.
It’s been my job to objectively evaluate images of myself since I was a model in my teens. That hasn’t changed during acting, writing, or being in some odd way minimally a public figure.
[Yes that image above is me in my teens doing the modeling thing. Check out the goth hair. Yay!]
I don’t remember a photographer or agent ever, when we were evaluating shots and I said, “The lighting is amazing,” or, “It’s a terrible angle,” saying, “Don’t be so hard on yourself.”
Who would say that, evaluating a photo? We weren’t talking about me. We were talking about photos.
Two kinds of people say “Don’t be so hard on yourself” when you’re talking about a photo.
Female “friends” who for some reason feel compelled to take horrible ugly photos of you and post them online. And if you object, say, “Oh don’t be so hard on yourself.”
[I wasn’t being on hard on myself, I was telling you that photo sucks don’t put it online.]
And men who think you could be an easy female mark and a little reverse bolstering might get them in.
[You’re not in, you’re weird and predatory and transparent and scary go away.]
Being hard on myself is me saying to myself, “Look at those marbled thighs for the love of Christ, Go to yoga!”
Saying, “The lighting and angles in that photo suck”?
That has nothing to do with me. That’s about a photo.
PS: I can kick bullshit “something is wrong with you” reverse psychology sash to the curb. I know I am beautiful on film — there’s a portfolio in a closet to prove it. I worry about the girls that don’t have that portfolio in the closet though. So know this:
Photographs are the way someone wants or chooses to see you. Not you. And —
Don’t spend time with people who take ugly photos of you and post them online and when you object? Say, “Don’t be so hard on yourself.”
January 10, 2016
*On the up side, though Duck Girl Max looks like she’s ready for a session with the What Not to Wear folks, she looks smarter than better lighting slightly fuzzy iPhone Max. So maybe it works out.
*Okay, it is not entirely the computer camera’s fault. I take the iPhone test photos before the first computer take. Ten takes later, I have stepped outside into Texas weather at least ten times for smokes, been distracted by stray dishes, decided one eyebrow is off, taken vitamins I forgot to take this morning, realized I forgot to pick up mail today, taken out the trash, decided I have to change shirts the collar is so wrong, erm, five or more times — there are reasons by the tenth take hair and lipstick are a little frazzled. But still!