Friday, March 15, 2013

Writers Are Crazy

I know, I know... it is like calling the kettle black.
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For only a dollar, you can make every night a Redbox Night!

Oh the irony of the Undiagnosed Mad Woman to be claiming that writers are crazy. Just think about it for a minute.

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Yesterday, I got a text message to save a few pennies on Redbox. So naturally, since I needed to go to Walmart to find some toasted marshmallows, it was the perfect scenario to pick up a movie while I was there.

We made it a Redbox night.

As I was browsing through the movies without my husband's assistance (my husband is the movie buff. He knows every actor and what they have played in even in their previous lives! I can identify Brad Pitt!), I decided to pick out a scary movie.
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Who is that guy??
Oh I know - That is Brad Pitt!

Surprisingly, this is a pretty hoping Redbox location and everyone must have gotten a coupon because there wasn't much of a selection - that I was interested in anyway. So, since my husband is always begging to watch these scary movies and I usually prefer romantic comedy, I finally decided to get a horror movie of his dreams.

Maybe that was a bad decision. I recognized the name of the movie... and I could have sworn my husband said he wanted to watch it. So, with delight, I handed him my Redbox copy of Sinister.

Ok, so some people probably think I am whining like a baby. It scared the CRAP out of me. Not to mention, I have never seen my husband so... disturbed by a movie. Yet, I wouldn't let him shut it off. I was already invested and now I wanted to know what happened.

So last night, after some anxiety meds were taken, we went to bed with the lights on. And this morning I woke up with one very strong thought...

WRITERS ARE CRAZY!
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Doesn't this picture say crazy writer?

I think it is a necessary state of mind really. You want to come up with an idea that captivates people; that throws them off the trail; that makes them feel something... anything... whether it is good or bad! I think every writer is a little crazy, just maybe they don't openly admit it. But they have a talent to take something and twist it to the point where you can't turn away.

So after the movie yesterday, I had to wonder, "How did this writer come up with this idea?" Was this something that stemmed from a childhood nightmare? Is this something stemmed for real life situations? I don't know. I don't think I am crazy and twisted enough to come up with something so twisted.

Then again... after reading 50 Shades of Grey I started wondering the same thing about the sanity of writers?

We are all crazy as writers... I guess it is just the level and plane of crazy we are willing to explore and expose!

10 comments:

  1. I must not be a writer. I'm not crazy. :)

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    1. I met you... you are qualified crazy! LOL

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  2. I think there is 50 shades of crazy...some hav emore shades then others...ahhheemmmm Terrye :P

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  3. Yup, I am as crazy as they come, must be why we are friends and get along so well!! :)

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  4. now I understand why I get to hear that word such a lot...Thanks for confirming it, Stacy!

    Hell ya, we are crazy!!

    TGIF

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  5. Not hallucinating yet--but the fantasy section of my brain is on fire--what does that mean?

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  6. I hate horror movies and my husband loves them! Craziness right there!

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  7. I've got to check it out. Crazy? Me? Let's see, articles on cats talking, super sperm, wonder woman taking a dump in an invisible plane, when you scream "bomb", ... well ... maybe just a little. lol Great post!

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  8. Oh jeez...I think we all have to be a little crazy to be writers, otherwise we'd just write a lot of boring sh@t that no one would want to read! Btw...you've made me very curious about that movie. Although I'd probably watch 3/4 of it behind my hand and ask Geoff every 30 seconds to tell me what's happening!

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