I guess I’m a little bit shy

I thought I was done with my script last weekend. But when I handed it over my teacher told me it was about 3 pages too long. So I have spent the whole weekend cutting away pieces of my soul, and that has been a painful affair. I managed to get it down to 11 and a half. I have no idea if that is going to influence my final mark for it, but it was the best I could do. Yesterday I handed it in, it’s done now, I can’t change anything about it anymore and the course has ended. It is going to be judged by 2 tutors, and I will get my final result in July. Yes that’s July about 4 months from now, in the summer. Lucky I am such a patient person. Pfff.

I feel good about the fact that I have been able to write something like this, without it being totally ridiculous (I hope). And it feels good that I now no longer have to think about that story anymore as it’s out of my hands. So I had expected my head to be rather relaxed after this, with peace to write about other things here, and to catch up on some train stories which are still waiting.

But no. Tonight when eating I suddenly got ideas for the next story, and so I had to write them down and the first cold pizza because of story 2 is already a reality. Sometimes I wish I could switch my head off. Maybe I just secretly want to apply for the masters for 2008 anyway, but don’t tell anyone, especially not me. Oh and I don’t expect to get in, as they only take 1 out of 10 people applying for it, so I will make sure I have a plan B as well.

OK. To celebrate finishing my script I bought myself a present, and it arrived today.

Because it’s such a sexy design.
Because Red is such a good colour.
Because music inspires me and makes me happy.
Because apart from music you can also have radioplays on it with certain voiciliciously English actors.
Because what if an iPod can do the same thing as an iMac.
Because you could have it personalized with an engraving.
So I thought LOVE (red) + ROCK (the music) was appropriate for a lot of reasons.

And to give you a taste of the latest song we have been hopping around on here in Casa Loco, press play:

Too late for the music …

Do I attract you?
Do I repulse you with my queasy smile?
Am I too dirty?
Am I too flirty?
Do I like what you like?

I could be wholesome
I could be loathsome
I guess I’m a little bit shy
Why don’t you like me?
Why don’t you like me without making me try?


So today it was Mika who put a smile on my face.
Does it make you jump as well?

12 thoughts to “I guess I’m a little bit shy”

  1. @Kate – thank you – and the actor, Ehrm … :-)

    @Paul : this was the 6th rewrite and the final version. It hope it’ll be OK.

  2. Brilliant iPod, cool indeed! And thanks for the music, it put a smile on my face too :)

    (‘voiciliciously’ – absolutely loved the word, did you just make it up?)

  3. @Ingrid

    I think I may have said this before but this post rings true! Writing a script is obviously so different to writing music but that feeling of creating something stays the same. I hate butchering my ‘work’ and no matter how relieved you are to finish something the next idea just brings all the excitement back! By the way, I have a friend who writes and directs his own short films so if you ever need a director I could always contact him. His ideas are very conceptual though so I’m not sure if your styles are compatible but I thought I’d mention it!

  4. @Jill – voicilicious is a term I think I made up a while ago, a search on google on it does bring up websites I somehow have something to do with. :-) The English dictionary wasn’t complete to my opinion, and I needed a word to define an extremely pleasurable voice.

    I hereby claim it and the official definition is here:

    1 having an extremely pleasing voice: F. ex. Bill Nighy is a very voicilicious actor;
    2 giving great pleasure to the ears.

    —Related forms
    voici·li·cious·ly, adverb
    voici·li·cious·ness, noun


    @Jay : I think no matter what you write (music, a novel or a script) if it gives you a kick, you know you are doing the right thing.

  5. Voicilicious, I like it! As long as I can add Alan Rickman to the description along with Bill;)
    I have that song on my iPod in the car all the time, I love it. I know he’s channeling Freddie Mercury but then that can never be a bad thing!

  6. Oh, even though inspired by Bill, this word is not meant to be used exclusively for him (sorry Bill). :-)

    Alan Rickman is definitely voicilicious as well. As is Anthony Head, the man in the ticket office of the National Theatre in London, Ian McKellen, the man in the Toothing Bec tube station information desk, and there are probably more men who meet the criteria.

    About Mika – his voice reminds me a lot of the singer of the Darkness. A happy song but he is not voicilicious ! :-)

  7. Yes, Alan Rickman! Now I know EXACTLY what you mean. Im wondering if there are female counterparts…hhmm…the singing voice of Amy Winehouse.

  8. Will someone please notify the people from OED [Oxford English Dictionary] at once?? If there are words to be included in the next edition, I would definitely vote for this one! :D

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