I have never had this much trouble planning out a story. It's like before I just knew what to do, even if the plots were lousy for the most part. I think that this time I'm instinctively trying to make a good plot rather than a mediocre one, and that's what's stopping me up. I remember reading that Christopher Paolini took a month to plot out Eragon, and it seems like that's the timeline I'm heading for. I should have known I couldn't make even the skeleton of a really good story in less than a week. I have three pages of notes so far, rather than the one that I started with, plus about a page and a half of outline-stuff. I also have four definite characters accounted for, plus one or two who have been no more than wisps of thought. I made part of a map but I really hate it. I need music to listen to so I can get ideas, but I need a certain kind and though I love it, I think I can only listen to The Lord of the Rings so many times before I have it memorized.
I watched part of Troy last night because I found out Garrett Hedlund, who plays Achilles' cousin Patroclus, will be playing Murtagh in Eragon. He moves so wonderfully with a sword. He may not be Robert Pattinson, but I think he'll do nicely. I have absolutely no idea whether the movie will be any good. Having Jeremy Irons, though he is great, doesn't guarantee a hit. The last time he was in a fantasy movie, it kind of bombed. However, movies that are based on very popular books usually do better unless they change them too much. Judging by the cast list on Imdb.com, they seem to have almost all the right characters, which is a very good sign. And even if the movie does suck (which I hope it won't), I'll still always have the books. (And I'll probably always use my casting unless I REALLY like the movie choices.)
CSI seriously needs to have Tarantino do ALL their season finales. They can't top Grave Danger without him, no matter how much hype they induce. As regular episodes, they were fine. But they got us geared up for something exciting that never really happened. I hope my roommate likes television.
I'd rather be an honest bitch than nice and a liar.