Well it's been a few days since our last visit to the blickosphere, but we've been really busy with an exciting new project! Blicky and I have finally finished the screenplay we've been working on and we're really excited for the next phase. It's only a matter of time before some big Hollywood hotshot picks it up because we're breaking new ground not only with our narrative, but I think we've invented an entirely new genre: horror movies starring toddlers.
The premise is one cat, one house in the middle of the woods (just a coincidence that ours is too), one toddler and a camera. I think we could shoot the whole thing on a shoestring budget. Let me describe the opening scene: Blicky goes upstairs to check on toddler after hearing a long silence. We hear a the piercing sound of violins get louder and louder as he walks up the stairs. Then "Aaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!!" Blicky screams as he opens the bathroom door to find scary toddler using Blicky's toothbrush to paint with half a tube of toothpaste and half a container of expensive, intensive moisturizing cream. His scream echoes again and again as the camera pans to the other cream-covered family toothbrushes and makeup brushes, makeup and toilet paper strewn across the floor. Is there no end to the horror?
We call this the nostril shot, but my husband calls it the "how much time did you spend on that?"
The doorbell rings and more scary music. It's the Blair Witch! "Listen, now's just not a good time. There's some scary stuff going on around here, so you'll have to come back." The scary music abates as we see Blicky scrubbing the whole bathroom.
Then the camera drops to the floor and we realize that someone much shorter has taken control over the camera and things have gone horribly, horribly, wrong... then it just gets too scary for words, the hideous carnage of My Little Ponies strewn across the ground, Barbie laying naked and mangled, the fingerprints on the tv. Just imagine each new image accompanied by a blood-curdling scream:
That should give you a little taste. I don't want to spoil the whole thing, but now you can see why we're so excited.
I owe belated thanks with apologies to Tracy Griffin and Mary for the wonderful awards they've bestowed upon Blick. It makes him so happy!
Tracy over at the Art Barista gave us this lovely blog award, but the kudos should go to her because lovely is the word for her artwork. Her work is so fun to look at because her colors are so soothing and the lines and compositions are really joyous and playful.
My Bloggy friend Mary over at Little Weloos Mom gave Blicky this fun little lemonade award. If you haven't checked Mary's blog it's a fun one -- she describes it as motherhood Appalachian style.. I was smitten the first time I saw her banner with her daughter next to the mothman, because I knew I'd found a kindred sense of humor.
And thanks to the Unfinished Rambler (I think Mrs. Rambler must've given him that name because I couldn't find another anywhere) who gave Blicky Kitty and Soggy Doggy Bloggy a Sunday Shout Out last week! It was quite an honor coming from such a funny, smart writer. I especially love how he put his own spin on the meme.