Friday, February 27, 2009

First Blog!! Who am I?

I would like to say welcome and sorry. Welcome because this is my first attempt at blogging. Sorry because if you are used to reading Ryan’s blog on then I might not meet his overly high standards.

I’ll start with a little about me and finish with a more comprehensive picture of the enigma wrapped in a riddle RKL (Notice how his initials sound like Urkel from Family Matters?)

I’m a primary school teacher in North QLD and hobbyist writer. I found my love and confidence in writing in 2000 when I started university by co-writing a feature length script with our older brother Marc. It’s amateurish but it’s a start and since then I have written more and more. This has resulted in Lav Bodnaruk and Michael Mier taking a short film idea I’d written and making it a reality. I received a copy of The Pessimist today in fact and it’s amazing what they have accomplished with such a simple idea of mine. I will always be grateful to the boys from for being my opening into the film business, whether I do anything with it is my own fault/choice. While I’m praising the/my movie I’d like to mention Bille Brown. This cat has contacts with Monty Python and is an amazing character actor. Check out Ascension on youtube and be blown away! I don’t know who I didn’t sleep with to make so happy but I’m happy to not do it again.

Ryan was also correct when he stated I will discuss the mighty North Melbourne Kangaroos and the New York Football Giants but for today I’ve covered me/The Pessimist and now here’s my over view of Ryan.

Ryan has always been a conundrum within our family. Growing up with two older brother reading Stephen King Ryan was reading Stephen King in primary school. He was following me to the movies with my friends and probably understanding the movie more than my friends.

Any who I’ll be talking all stuff top ten in the next couple of weks so please stay tuned!!!!

Until then have a week Jame$

James Lindsay - My Brother

To kick this brand new blog off, let me introduce you to James Lindsay, my brother.
He's the one on the left, I'm the goon with the cereal halfway to the mouth and the brain halfway kicked in.

He's a writer of great note; his short film, The Pessimist, was shot, cut and produced within the last few months. James came up with the idea (which made me laugh my ass off in parts) and partnered with a man he trusted, Lav Bodnaruk, to get this film made.

In other times James works on a lot of different writing. Eclecticism (is that a word?) and genius always have gone hand in hand, James is no exception.

James' reading is varied and erudite, too, but I will let him come up with his own lists of top tens to regale you all with.

James is also a wicked sports fan, and player, and I have no doubt this blog will discuss the North Melbourne Kangaroos and New York Giants over the course of time.

Overall, being my older brother, James is my hero. He does it all right and all of the time. An exceptional quality and one that I try to emulate every day.

And, who am I? I'm just some kid who still reads comics, and is proof of that. Yeah, bro, I got a plug in, sorry.