Vermont is a demanding mistress. Furthermore, so is college. While a full-time job seemed demanding, I'm going to go ahead and say school's just a bit more whiny at the moment. Thus, further progress on this book has been delayed and reduced to (late) nights, (only some) weekends, and currently, winter break. While I was still caught in the thick of the research, my files and notes and books and scraps and post-it notes and deranged doodles made sense to me. Now, I'm working at just picking them back up and translating them to college-kid, dumbed-down English. My most current list-goal-list isn't comprised of books to read or movies watched... that's a little too scary right now. Even the horror movies I have stacked up next to me are looking a little too scary right now... fancy that.
On the top of my list of priorities: making sense of the insanity. This will translate to browsing through my old files and notes, and compiling a more concrete outline. Then maybe breaking these big, bad topics into smaller ones. More piles are what I need now--obviously, this is the only remedy to my initial issue of too many piles.
My sub-focus, I suppose, of the moment is "Hair Die," how hair color affects a woman's status or role in the horror film. From there, maybe I can leak back into the bigger issue: women in the horror film. I'm still a zinester at heart, so much of my time this break will probably be spent breaking down (mentally?) topics into digestible piles for future articles. I'd like to see some articulated brainwaves solidify by the beginning of next year. At the very least, I'd like to post some late-night/early-morning b.s. rants.
Be warned, I am 20, super cute, and super angry. And opinionated./
As I'll tell anyone who asks, I began editing a feminist-inclined 'zine (a magazine without the frills of a budget) when I was 18 and after several issues of Danger! hole zine, I discontinued last year to begin work on a more ambitious project. Currently, I'm looking to address art, pornography, and censorship from a feminist perspective, and doing so in a book/magazine hybrid, where I can incorporate elements of both mediums. I bring this up, mainly, to explain that this book will read like a magazine, with the thoroughness of a book and wider range of topics in primarily article formatting. So while the topics I'm covering seem a little sporadic right now, I'm holding out hope that they'll become more cohesive in a final draft./
I am currently accepting volunteers for interviews; and even if I didn't go out of my way to contact you, don't think your brainwaves aren't welcome. I truly admire beautiful creatures with thought patterns.