Got a story idea…

The first story follows a man moving from a small town in the midwest to a large booming city(preferably in the south) to help run his Uncles record store. The story would follow him from the time of January 1980 to December 2001. It would explore his life as he adapts at first to the culture shock. However, as time continues he becomes more comfortable and is able to make a name for himself, especially after his Uncle dies and leaves him the record store. He struggles at first keeping the store afloat, and with the popularity of these new “compact discs” the business begins to falter. After bringing in another family member they decide to cash in and stock these ‘cds’. Some time passes and business booms again. Throughout the 80s the main character would achieve some kind of success. However, once the 90s begin, times will have changed. The decline of the record store and the rise of the Internet nearly destroy the business. We see the store struggle to survive to the new millennium, and at the end of the story the character decides to sell the record shop to an organic foods grocery store. This allows him to take a vacation back to the midwestern town he left 21 years earlier.

In the midst of this we see the character and his friends and family react to the various societal changes. We could explore the beginning of the video game rise in the 80s, the late 80s vinyl bust, and incorporate the varied music of the 80s and 90s. Also would want to include several historical events including: the Challenger disaster, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Grunge scene, Desert Storm, the rise of the Internet, the Bill Clinton fiasco, Y2K and the story would end shortly after 9/11. There would definitely be comedy thrown in, but ultimately be kind of genreless. You would be seeing a character and the supporting cast grow older and change over the course of two decades.

Anyway, that’s one of the story ideas I have so far. If anyone reads this and has anything to add please don’t hesitate to do so!

What’s Up Next

So I made a post a little bit ago griping about movies and television. After writing, I started thinking about story ideas, wondering if I could express some of the ideas. Why not offer some different stories?

Unfortunately I don’t have the technical know how to write a short book. I’ve decided to start sharing some of these “ideas” on here. I already post other things so why not these too. They will be the basic story or the jist only, mainly to see if anyone else could be interested in this stuff as well. The first post will be coming up as soon as I can sit and type out everything, but it is coming!

Learning – Short Poem

What is wrong?

What is right?

You can alter the suns rays.

But you can’t add the sun to night.

Pulling on strings.

Turning a blind eye.

Learning a lesson.

Learning to try.

Quit it

Stop with the names, it does you no favors.

Blaming keeps the circle rotating.

Quit it

Unify to move forward.

Little Gripe About Movies

Why are there so many superhero movies STILL coming out? Better yet why does the public buy into them? Every year several come out, and they all seem pretty similar and predictable. I’m not against these kind of movies really, but it really seems like studios are out for a cash grab now.

Hollywood, I think you need a break from superheroes.

Taken for a ride – short poem

What can I say? What can you do.

What do you mean? I’ve been had by another ruse.

Why must this happen? Why can’t I learn.

The revolution has bounced. Now I’m stuck with this lie.

A con, all of the time. I agreed. And I was taken for a ride.

Rid The Horns – poem/song

This is loosely inspired by the Great Depression and Great Recession.

Lost my job, took my car, took my home.
The banks bailed out yet they still foreclosed.
No remorse from Wall Street.
They can’t be told no.
Out here foraging for food.
While they party with a bonus I paid for.
Tell me, how is that fair in a sensible world.
Where the quality of my life is determined by a bull.
Should have never been let loose.
Now they’re too big to prosecute.
Need to rip the horns out and watch him croak.

Make a new home by the river.
I don’t care if the economy gets better.
Big brother can give him all the money he wants.
If I’m not important enough to be saved.
Then I’m done playing these games.
We figured you out, you’ve got caught.
Tell me, how is that fair in a sensible world.
Where the quality of my life is determined by a bull.
Should have never been let loose.
Now they’re too big to prosecute.
Need to rip the horns out and watch him croak.

Could the system be fixed?
Needs a deep cleaning and a whole lot of common sense.
With some work we might get it on a right track.
All this speculation needs to go.
No room in this rodeo.
A new bull in town is ready to fight back.
Tell me, how is that fair in a sensible world.
Where the quality of my life is determined by a bull.
Should have never been let loose.
Now they’re too big to prosecute.
Need to rip the horns out and watch him croak.

 

Short little rant about tv

This will be a short rant, but one that I’ve thought about recently.

What’s the deal with non-cable television? Seriously

As someone without cable every once in a while I’ll get tired of watching videos online. So I figure, hey, why not check out whats on tv these days. Now, to me the stations never had more than one good show in production at a time. The other shows have always been pretty boring and bland. In this day and age where if you have the internet you can have access to all these wonderful shows both from the US and abroad, why even watch tv anymore? I find it incredible that after all that has happened these channels still have all these horrible shows. It seems like they haven’t changed a bit. It’s all the same cop shows and sitcoms. I find it very difficult to relate or even care to know these same rehashed characters and storylines. I find the humor to be atrocious in most of the so called ‘comedies’, and the dramas never really feel like drama. They all seem to play out the same regardless of the name of the show or network. I am pretty thankful to live at this point in time, where you can throw your tv out and find the good stuff online. My curiosity gets me from time to time so I’ll flick through the channels, but rarely does it last for more than five minutes. Then I’m back to the Internet!