DrAstrov 

member since 04/08/2003 | last login 08/03/2014

I'm 34 years old and have spent the last eleven or so years making excuses for why I'm not doing what I'm supposed to be doing. I ev en lived the lifestyle of a writer, poverty and dejection and all that comes...

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I'm 34 years old and have spent the last eleven or so years making excuses for why I'm not doing what I'm supposed to be doing. I ev en lived the lifestyle of a writer, poverty and dejection and all that comes with it, so I could maintain the appearance of being a writer because everyone had such high expectations. And when, at 34, I realized consciously just what I'd been up to sub-consciously there was a shit storm. My consciousness began a wholesale emotional attack on my sub-conscious who countered by pointing out that my consciousness was obviously asleep at the wheel to let it go on for so long. "That's not the point!" reeled my consciousness,"I have too much external stimulus to process to busy myself with the transient whims." "Transient whims? Really?" said my sub-conscious. "Could we get a hamburger soon?" yelled my limbic system non-sequitorially but with earnest intent to secure a hamburger. (Naturally he was ignored because human quandaries deeper than mere hunger were being bisected.) In any event, my consciousness and my sub-consciousness, at odds but old friends, finally shook hands and sub-consciousness agreed to give less time to the temporal and sensual and consciousness agreed to focus more attention on things like diet and exercise and organization and mindfulness of the rapid passage of time. Maybe together, they figured, they could rescue the underwhelming parlor comedy I have allowed my life to become. I am a writer, friends, true bred, but I wandered off and I humbly accept the title of hack. But not for long.

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Reviews by DrAstrov 23

  • A review of The Barn
    by DrAstrov on 09/29/2010
    "The Barn" is laden with an American Gothic eeriness that laces an idyllic setting and an era generally regarded as 'innocent' with a heavy dram of uncomfortable truth. The flipping over of the rock of normalcy to reveal mankind's sick and inexplicable mutations and imperfections is always intriguing and it is especially bold to use the shell of a horror story to contain a... read
  • A review of Rewriting Nostalgia
    by DrAstrov on 09/16/2010
    "Rewriting Nostalgia" is a fantastically vivid and complex script. The care taken in establishing gorgeous specificity in character, tone, and, most of all, setting demonstrates the writer's impressive imagination and vision. Along with imagination and vision, however, presumption often follows. In this case it seems that the writer may presume too confidently that his audience... read
  • by DrAstrov on 09/04/2010
    "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" teaches the cynical reader/reviewer/fellow screenwriter a great lesson: that no matter how disinterested the crusty bastard may be in inspiring stories about horses and the blind girls who love them, and regardless of how mundane the smug reader may find the 'family' genre, that reader will, in spite of himself, be so enthralled in said story, due... read
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Comments About DrAstrov 14

  • hinge1492 on 09/29/2010

    Thank you for your review of The Barn!
  • fencik on 09/28/2010

    Thanks for your review of MONSTER NOIR. Words of support are usually in short supply so your glowing comments are nothing short of overwhelming. Thanks again.
  • DrAstrov on 09/18/2010

    HowieGreen wrote:
    If you are still interest, my screenplay is now uploaded to the site. I'll look forward to reading your reactions, should you choose to review it.


    Right on! The synopsis sounds fascinating. Can't wait to read it.
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