dbialy 

member since 09/28/2004 | last login 07/28/2012

I currently live and work in Australia. Grew up in Poland on potatoes, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Soviet propaganda and the Bible (ex-JW). My great counter-influence was Isaac Asimov, Kafka, Bunuel, French Cinema of the 70's and home-made apple wine. The concept of Time,...

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I currently live and work in Australia. Grew up in Poland on potatoes, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Soviet propaganda and the Bible (ex-JW). My great counter-influence was Isaac Asimov, Kafka, Bunuel, French Cinema of the 70's and home-made apple wine. The concept of Time, Alternative Realities and the unfathomable mysteries of Human Mind has never ceased to fascinate me. The Matrix Trilogy is right up my alley, and the philosophy of Buddhism the most align with my own sense of reality. I've been writing, for a while now, mainly as a therapeutic outlet. Hope to improve sufficiently enough to eventually write a screenplay, or a novel, that could be both; thought-provoking and entertaining to the wider audience.

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Reviews by dbialy 38

  • A review of Silent Crash
    by dbialy on 10/21/2008
    The good news is, the story is only two pages long. The bad news: It’s two pages long. I really don’t know what to say, except perhaps that the writer clearly has passion for writing – a solid foundation to build on. It would be a good idea to start with a simple question of ‘WHAT IS MY POINT?’ It doesn’t have to be a profound one. It doesn’t have to be unique... read
  • A review of The Epiphany
    by dbialy on 10/21/2008
    No doubt the writer has a knack for writing. The clear, smooth and natural flow of thought was joy to follow. Never left me confused or unsatisfied (except for the ending). The intelligent self-deprecating humor gives the story a rare honesty in exploring the folly of human nature. If we couldn’t laugh at the main character’s shortcomings, we would be gravely offended... read
  • A review of By The Book
    by dbialy on 10/21/2008
    Good read. The story is twisted, witty and well structured. The sarcasm and cynicism is not in a short supply here, and the author knows how to use it (it's hard to believe such a sarcasm comes from a female's mind). At the conclusion however, the delightful irony is replaced by a serious and rational tone which, IMO, weakens the story’s overall appeal. What I like in this... read
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Comments About dbialy 5

  • kkatherine on 10/21/2008

    Good review of By The Book. Thank you. I appreciate all of your comments and input. Much of it will be considered during the rewrite. Best Regards.
  • engelbrecht on 12/05/2007

    Hello Daniel,

    Cheers for the nice reviews!

    I agree with your comments on Missing. The dialogue is not so relevant and the film might have been more powerful without it.

    The Manager as well I realised later might have been more funny if a cleaning lady appeared at the end. She takes a look at the manager on the floor and says "Huh" or something and then you see her put the wet floor sign down.

    It is a continuous learning process.

    But it is always really nice when someone likes your work.

    So Thanks again.

    Best Regards,

    Geoff Engelbrecht
  • jwest on 10/16/2007

    Most kind. Many thanks for the review on Blue. Agree that I canbe overly subtle in my work. Especially when it's a short, short one. Tiny triviality - at the end I do hint that it is the husbands heart that was the cause of his parting.

    No not personal, other than the old friends part (sadly no yachts though ;0). Although I do know a small amount of loss - but I'm sure many of us can unfortunately claim that one.

    Thanks again, it is appreciated.

    Best wishes, jw
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