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E.C. Henry
Bonney Lake, WA
Pre-pro Screenwriter -- who wants to get discovered!
Interests: Screenwrting, Jesus, Ancient History, Graphic Design, the Seattle Seahawks, Brycen my nephew
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This was supposed to be a time where I'd be flying through things. The hard work is done; I have a draft of the epic fantasy novel I'm working. Know the beginning, know the middle, and I know how it ends. So I'm in the editing phase. But not just... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Mae Whitman is a revelation! I THINK she just delivered the best perfomance of a teenager in high school setting movie I've ever seen. If you like good teen movies well then you've GOT to see, "The Duff" (2015: novel by Kody Keplinger, screenplay by Josh A. Cagan, directed by... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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I probably should have written this post a couple days ago, but I definatly wanted to talk about the 2015 Oscars. By now, four days AFTER the Oscars you SHOULD already know the winners and losers--if you're into that kind of thing. The big winner of the night was of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Normally I'm pretty eager and excited to watch the Oscars. This year, however, I don't really care. Taylor Swift sings-- I Love the Players / And You Love the Game (lyrical quote from the chorus of her "Blank Space" song: sorry right now it seems like EVERYTHING points to Taylor... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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A good villain adds to, and doesn't take away from a good plot. Do you agree or disagree with that statement? Take for instance the "pale man" from Guillermo De Torro's "Pan's Labyrith" (2006). Didn't you like how Ofelia, the little girl/main protagonist, had to evade and escape the "pale... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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It's been a LA-ONG time since I got into today's pop music, BUT thanks to Taylor Swift that's starting to change. A few months ago I did a post about how much I liked Taylor's video to her song "Shake it Off". Well, since then she's released the second song... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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I am so proud of Pete Carroll for how up front he's been with the media following the Seahawks' demoralizing, last-second loss the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl 49. For him to come out and accept the blame is very admriable--at least from my perspective. Anyone can be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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When it happeed it was a like a car crash. One minute everthing is fine and dandy and you're driving happily down the road toward a pleasurible destination--and then crash!! The unexpected happens your car has crashed, and you're sitting in the driver's seat trapped by an airbag that went... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
So, Billy, now you got me wondering, is "Groundhog Day" your favorite romantic comedy movie of all-time? Given your vast knowledge base of the genre, I'm curious what your favorite romantic comedy of all-time is? Just last night, after my Seahawks had lost the Super Bowl in closely contested game that wasn't decided untill the last 20 seconds I turned to two of my all-time favorite romantic comedies of all-time: "13 Going on 30" and then "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" and I found they still had the power to life my spirits and get me to laugh. After all the rom-coms you've seen are any such movies for you that do the same?
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2015 on The Hidden Heroine at Living the Romantic Comedy
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Well, I'm at it again. Starting a new series, acting like a professed master in something, though in reality I'm really just a novice. Being pretentious as all fuck, but by now would you know me any other way? But this is where I'm at these days, facing the daily... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Yes editing a novel is like attempting to advance on multiple fronts in a war effort. Did I serve in WWII? No, that was before my time. Though my dad was born in 1945, the year the war ended. But as I edit on, I can't help but think that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Have you ever seen someting so amazing that it took you several days to collect your thoughts on the matter? Well, I have. And it came at an unexpected place; from a watching a NFL football game, an NFC championship game. Now MOST of that game I'd watched is far... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Sometimes in order to have the strength and optomism to go on in a downtrodden environment you need to look to the past to better times. In many ways the romantic comedy genre is like the U.S. economy; in the dumps showing NO SIGNS of getting better. Don't let the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Admittedly I have not the best of times since I last posted back in mid-December. Writing wise I've had a lot times where I was fired up to write then got pulled away by various things, usually by pesterings from my brother's six-year-old son who came barging into my room... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Billy, what about "And So It Goes" (2014: directed by Rob Reiner, staring Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas)? I saw this when it came out and thought Michael Douglas did a fine job of acting in this movie. Maybe even deserving of an ASTA in down year... Other that that, I'm totally bummed out about the rom-com genre. Even this ASTA post had the undercurrent feel of a funeral dirge, rather than the joyous celebration of the most important movie genre of them all: the romantic comedy; where Americans go to learn what it's like to be in love. Hopefully 2015 will be a beter year for the rom-com genre. Happy New Year, Billy. Thanks for doing this post, I look forward to it every year.
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Do you own a lot of DVD movies? Personally, I don't. I have SOME, but I remember the days of going the Blockbuster or one of the other local video rental places and scouring the shelves for movies that I'ld like to see. Thankfully, the owners of such establishments had... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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O-kay, so we're officially in the "holiday" season. Are you into it? I'm not. Every year it seams I get less and less into into. The only think I'm getting into more--is the music! I la-ove Christmas music, especially the songs that honor Christ. Favorite Christmas song, "O Holy Night"... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Okay, so wasn't EXACTLY "kicked in the nut" I was discussed in the nut. But the affect was the same--my balls hurt! And it was none other than Obo, my six-year-old nephew who was to blame. Heck of a way to kick-off the holiday season, eh? Getting kicked in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Well, it's that time of the year again, when we give thanks. Doesn't matter what walk of life you're from. Here in the good ol' U.S. of A. we celebrate a holiday on a given Thursday near the end of the month in November, and that holiday is Thanksgiving Day.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Lemme start this post out by saying I was NEVER a fan of Brian Billick until AFTER he became a commentator on broadcasts of NFL football games. He certainly wasn't a favorite of mine when he was the coach of the Baltimore Ravens, as ONE of my favorite teams that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Sometimes I Say Merry Christmas--just to piss people off! Seriously, someone at work ACTUALLY said that to me today. Yes, we we're having a private conversation. It was pleasant... and then the guy I was talking too dropped this bombshell, and I knew I had to post it. Sometimes I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Sometimes I wonder if I've bitten off more than I can chew recommencing the journey to complete a MAMMOTH, epic fantasy novel that originally embarked on back in the early to mid 1990s. Comparatively speaking writing a script is a breeze--and even those I found to be grueling and hard.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Some times your writing life can throw you a bone. Okay, so as I proceed writing this post MAYBE I should watch how I mix my metaphors, but's that's how I feel right now. I'm at a GREAT spot in my current writing; I get to edit and rewrite a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Yay, Billy Mernit is still ALIVE! Was starting to wonder... We're still on for a 2014 version of the ASTA Awards, right? Love rule #8, that's where I'm at in my writing life right now. Editing a 1,400 + page epic fantasy novel, and it's STILL GROWING! Love the information dump, I think it does add to a character's complexity and empathy. Anyway, hope fun things are on your plate these days, Billy. And not projects of drudgery, but labors of love that make the time go by sweetly.
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Sorry about not posting last week. Excuse: I went to the Seahawks vs. the Raiders with my dad. Had a few too many beers... The Seahawks won! Then the previous week my boss was gone all week and I put in a lot of extra time at work. Anywho, I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry