…it would tell you a lot of stories.
…it would tell you a lot of stories.
So I finally upgraded from a WordPress blog to an actual website! My full name was just long!
It’s now kanewholder.com. Not amazingly creative I know. But it sums up who I am…probably because it’s my name. Moving on….
So when you first purchased your first website, what did you do?
I’m thinking this is a solid step to becoming a “professional writer” (whatever that means).
I currently working as a writer for a production company in Singapore. I’m also working on a children’s novel in my spare time.
This is also a part of that journey.
Writing is deeply personal to me, and I anticipate that my posts will also become more and more personal as we go along.
I will also draw more Dodo bird pictures as it gets the most traffic on my blog! Extinct animals must be my thing.
I still have a long way to go. A lot to learn. I’m happy I’ve taken a few steps already.
If you haven’t…what are you waiting for!
Get to work! 🙂
1) To become a sensei (in animation writing that is)…one must learn from the best!
I was writing a poem when I saw him hack the body a part.
It was the second time. The first time I saw him I was in class. It must have been a week prior. I had drifted of into a frivolous daydream during history class. Mr.Hanikus was writing something on the tronic-board. There was a black bird outside, cawing. At first I didn’t know what to do. I let it envelop me completely.
The window before me was frosted. The figure, shattered in light, was tearing the corpse a part limb by limb behind it. No blood. Sounds. Dynamos and motors. Everything became still; a humming void of nothing behind my eyes. I found my hands clasped around my hair when I awoke. Dust and decay had clawed its way into my nostrils. Maybe others have felt the same as me. It happens just like that. Thoughts. Feelings. The pouring of another soul into yours.
The Chain event. I don’t exactly know when it happened. Probably at a time when everything and everyone seemed most connected. We liked to think of ourselves that way before it happened. Linked. By cables and computers and our ‘smart’ pocketed devices. Thousands of miles in one electronic nano-second. There must have come a point when the Universe had gotten sick of it. It wanted to shake things up. Toss us into the wild. To see if we could survive, if the only thing we were connected to, was each other.
But it didn’t happen that way. We slowly began to feel, see and experience the worse of us. Connections to people we could neither relate to nor understand. People that defied explanation. That defied logical sense. Bad people.
I feel Tox for the second time in my room. He’s tearing a part another body. I taste sweat on my own lips. It isn’t mine. My eyes search for something that isn’t there. I’m seeing his memories – I know it. He tears the flesh from a man in a black suit. His jaw snaps and breaks across his fingers like a chicken bone.Tox’s arm is metallic- a cannon of twisted chrome. He’s obviously a Kinetic. One of those things.
By the time he’s finished I know he has stopped trying to remember. He can feel me too. That I know. I envision him sitting up, wherever he is, and trying to remember me. It’s difficult for me to remember his face. There’s too much haze. I don’t think he can see mine.
But he knows my name. Samantha. I heard him speak it once in a dream.
Thought I’d post a video today and this is my first on the Kane Domain Blog (and hopefully not the last!).
Given the recent news of Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, and the incredible success of Seth MacFarlane over the last few years (with Family Guy, Ted and his Oscar hosting gig next year) –I thought I would post an interview video between my two biggest idols.
And they are….
Well you read it in the title….SETH MACFARLANE and GEORGE LUCAS!
Seth MacFarlane is of course the visionary writer, voice artist and executive producer/creator behind ‘Family Guy’. He is probably one of the most successful writers and producers in television today, creating vast billion dollar franchise with Family Guy and becoming THE highest paid person in television. He was paid $100 million by Fox back in 2008 to renew Family Guy until 2012. For a guy that started drawing and animating dogs in his room – that’s just incredible.
George Lucas needs no real introduction..but I’ll give a short one anyway! Creator of Star Wars, Lucasfilms and a host of other companies, such as Skywalker Sound, and his visual effects company, Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) — George Lucas is the epitome of what it means to be a Creative Producer. A man that got his big idea out there, his way.
I respect them both immensely for several reasons. They are both writers, directors and masters of their own creative empires. And for both of them, their franchises literally came from nothing.
They were not born into wealth. They didn’t get any help from their families or have angel investors of any kind. They created Family Guy and Star Wars from a simple idea…but with whole lot of guts, determination and hard work on the side. That’s it.
I hope to develop and employ those same qualities when creating my own projects in the future, which also range from animation, to science fiction shows.
This is a conversation between them about their work that I found really insightful. And it’s funny too! Enjoy!
One day I shall write an epic tale about a Dodo Bird that rises from the ashes.
By the way, I DO REQUESTS for little drawings of different animals, birds, reptiles, dinosaurs and fantastical beast alike.
If you need a hand drawn picture for a presentation or project, do let me know. Depending on the size and complexity, we can work out something that is mutually beneficial. Just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details!
*Please let me know if you’d like to use this image for anything. I would greatly appreciate it.*