whoah tower of mordor stats

November 11, 2015


tower of mordor statsI popped in tonight —

To post about the owls and, Whoah! Tower of Mordor stats!

I’m pretty sure this is about the “it’s tough to be a girl on the internet” post.



Back in the old days when I was posting pretty consistently the blog used to get some heavy traffic. Now I am a dilettante blogger who shows up inconsistently and pops off about whatever strikes me at the moment and blog traffic is gentle.

Until that post.



It would be way cooler if people showed up to see posts about stuff like, Oh, shoes, or the book, instead of just showing up to see me getting kicked in the head by some Twitter follower who is mad I would not give him my phone number. Oh well.


the owls are back

November 11, 2015


night owlThe owls are back.

The owls spend time on this enormous tower by my apartment building.

That tower is over four stories tall.

I do not know what the purpose of that tower is. Sometimes mysterious workmen come out to work on things in electric panels at the tower’s base at night. That is always odd to me. Workmen at night. Like real night. 2 AM and 3 AM real night.



I think that tower is the owls’ winter vacation residence. The owls were here when I moved in last year right at the end of November and were still here through December. Then the owls went away.



It is November again and the owls are back.

History suggests “winter home.”

I wonder where their summer home is?



Before tonight I had never seen one of the owls. I would hear them. They call out their “who” calls late at night after the sun is long gone and their call echoes for miles – or at least sounds like miles to me on my balcony hearing their calls echo out.



Tonight I saw one of the owls. The owl was in silhouette, just a dark bird with a real long wing span coasting away against the night’s darkness.

That is one seriously big owl. I spent some formative years in the country. I know a long wing span when I see one. This owl has a wing span bigger than any hawk – and I have seen some pretty big hawks – I have ever seen. Bigger than a falcon and I have seen some pretty big falcons too.

That owl has vulture wingspan. Like the big vultures, the huge ones, that are bigger than eagles and when they spread their wings, their wing span is wider than I am tall.



I have never seen an owl that big before. But there he is. With his partner. Wintering atop the four story mystery tower next to my building.

He could so beat me arm wrestling.

Maybe I better put on a little weight.



So I’m traipsing around the internet catching up on posts and whatnot and I find two posts under my IMDB profile. Which is surprising since it’s hard to find my IMDB profile in the first place unless you are seriously looking. [Dear IMDB, I’m sorry I won’t pay you money for a pro membership, but really, I should actually show up in a search since I am a produced screenwriter. Sigh.]

One of the posts is really nice about the book and I’d respond to Glen if I didn’t have to give IMDB my phone number or a credit card number to do it. Which I won’t do but, Glen, thanks, that was really nice, if you are out there. Write an Amazon review!

The other post says my picture should be next to “bitch” in the dictionary.


Also there’s a post above that was deleted so apparently was so nasty even the IMDB people pulled it.

Here’s the screenshot:




I was talking to a guy I know at Austin Film Festival and he was saying there’s a Facebook group that is all cool and whatnot and he’d invite me and then I heard the names of the guys running the show. And just said, No, that’s a boy’s club, if I go in there I’ll just get attacked every time I talk.

This is an ongoing thing on the internet. If I talk, my picture should go under “bitch” in the dictionary. If I write a book, my name should go under “bitch” in the dictionary. If I have a website, my picture should go under “bitch” in the dictionary. If I share information, my picture should go under “bitch” in the dictionary…

It’s an ongoing thing. It’s exhausting. And if I try to defend myself? Wholly fucking cats, then my picture should really go next to “bitch” in the dictionary. Because well how dare I, someone with a vagina, even try to defend myself?



and the winner is —

November 9, 2015

This is totally my favorite photo from all of AFF. Oh the horror! Oh the consternation! Oh nos!


Max oh nos!

in max news

November 8, 2015


Max Adams

In Max news, I just finished a short story for an anthology and turned it in. It’s a fantasy anthology and was really fun writing for. It’s coming out in January but I don’t know whether I’m supposed to be talking a lot about it in public yet so more on that later.

Am working on a short clip for a proposed Stage 32 webinar. Director and my co-writer on the Sanitarium pilot Kerry Valderamma is helping me shoot that but he has cantered back to his acting roots and is appearing in a play right now which may slow us down. If you’re in San Antonia, Medea is playing Thursday through Sunday all through November at The Classic Theater of San Antonio.

Also gearing up for AFW classes that roll open this coming Tuesday. Structural Writing has a couple seats open if anyone is wanting to brush up on their structure work. I’d love to put a couple more talented people in those seats before the class rolls open. The stronger the group is, the stronger the class is. More on that at http://theafw.com/structural-writing


because it’s 2015

November 5, 2015

Speaking of Justin Trudeau and awesomeness:

[I so have got to move to Canada.]

justin trudeau paper doll!

November 5, 2015

This is too many kinds of awesome not to share.

Dear Internetz: You’re welcome.

justin trudeau paper doll!

:::click it:::

:::you know you want to:::

(not the leaf, you pervos, the picture, jeez!)

film festival frenzy!

November 4, 2015

Austin Film Festival was fun — and exhausting. That is a lot of socializing for someone who spends most of her days alone with bed hair facing off with a hostile computer. Here are some fun pics.


Also there is more crazy good AFW news for November :::go see:::



Max Adams, Richard Dane Scott


Max Adams, Terry Rossio


Travis Speegle, Max Adams


Vivi Gregg, Richard Dane Scott, Cathy Rescher


Alvaro Rodriguez, Max Adams


Festival Frenzy!


Jennifer Mulligan, Max Adams


Kent Williams, Pamela Segger, Max Adams


Pamela Segger, Kent Williams, Max Adams

Also there is more crazy good AFW news for November :::go see:::

When I am not amusing myself creating Max Action Figure and Max Pop Queen Paper Doll, [hey I need sanity breaks shut up] or attempting to meet writing deadlines [I’m on it, Pooks!], or working on webinar compilations [on it, Shannon!], I am usually working my ass off at AFW. And we had a really cool month this month — and it’s not over yet, Austin Film Festival is around the corner so things may get more exciting still. Here is some of the current good news  —





Debi just won her first competition. She’s been with me since Screenwriting I in Gotham and has placed in many — she won this one. Yay! afw_2  afw_4 afw_5






One of my baby writers just got hired for his first writing gig. Yay yay yay! Which is so cool. But also a secret. I don’t know what’s up with this new secret stuff. This has happened five times. My babies getting hired but it’s not announced. People used to send out press releases about hiring a writer to work on a project. Now it is all hush hush and non-public. I suspect this is about not wanting the writers to all show up at the studio cafeteria at the same table and share wage info. But I could be wrong. And it’s still so super cool another one of my workshoppers just got hired I’ll live with it.

5150 Online Screenwriting Workshop

The workshop launching these sassy secret careers is 5150. An international online screenwriting workshop. Interested? We have two open seats due to people being out on assignments. Find out more at :::5150:::


AND! I’m currently working on a webinar project with Stage 32 and Stage 32 is having a sassy party in Austin at the Austin Film Festival so if you are hitting the festival? I’ll be at the Stage 32 party on October 30th. Hit :::NEWS::: to find out how you can attend too. I’d love to see you.



Your Favorite Adams Girl


*Did I miss your news? Maybe you did not send it to me. Fix that.


max action figure!

October 16, 2015


OMG! I so have to do this: :::CUSTOM ACTION FIGURE:::

Look at some of these outfits!

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This is too awesome I must do this.


Okay I know you are feeling robbed because you came over here to see a Max Action Figure and no Max Action Figure, right?

I will use my uncanny graphics skillz to mock up a Max Action Figure just for you.



I would make an awesome action figure! The doll’s body and my face yay!

That is all.



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