Monday, January 17, 2011
Then I made the mistake of checking Twitter and learning that today is supposedly "Blue Monday," the most depressing day of the year--and not just for fans of the Patriots, Ravens, Seahawks, and Falcons (there is a lot of shame to go around after those games, sniffle). And then I went to YouTube and dug up this video from 1999, Orgy's remake of New Order's "Blue Monday."
Then author Myra McIntyre posted her Blue Monday cure, Cute Overload's Top Ten Photos of 2010 (can I get an AWWWWWWW?). Hoverball Cat was my one of my ten favorites out of the ten:
And now I only have fifteen minutes left in my allotted blogging hour before I have to go do real work. So I decided on a quick post to ask your opinion on a creative matter:
Last week I dreamed that I should give Dexter, the vampire dog from the WVMP Radio series (pictured here on the cover of Bad to the Bone) a girlfriend in the series' final book. Not a girlfriend-girlfriend, mind you, although I've never mentioned specifically whether he was neutered. But a companion. At the end of the series, my plan is for all the characters to be really happy, and not just because they survived the brutal climactic battle scene without getting staked or decapitated (though that would be considerable cause for joy).
But by the morning light, I thought maybe giving Dexter a fellow vampire dog friend-who's-a-girl might be a little cheesy. What do you think?
(Keep in mind, that same night, I dreamed that Pam and Jim from The Office broke up because Jim fell in love with Michael Scott.)
A lot of writers say their stories came to them in a dream, but it's never happened to me. What about you? Do your dreams ever make it into your stories, either in pieces or as a whole? Or are they just too off-the-wall, like mine? And is it really bad taste to be talking about TV-and-book-related dreams on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, or did I dodge that bullet by not titling this post "I can haz dream"?