Wordboard I

I’ve been thinking a lot about moodboards and how it’s bullshit that designers have a cool creative tool to help with their jobs. Designers get all the shiny toys, man.

Copywriters, what do we have? Seeing movies? Drinking scotch? Personally, I prefer bourbon or plain whisky.

I’ve been trying to think of how I can make some kind of moodboard for my writing, something to help me collect a bunch of well written ideas that I can look back at for inspiration or to help me reassess when I get off-track on a project. However, throwing out words and phrases like, “visceral” and “porous oak wood” are only gonna get me so far.

But… well I dunno, maybe they actually will. It’s worth a try so I’m just going to start burst-posting a bunch of ideas, ads, commercials, and other nonsense I find and title them “Wordboards” and see how that turns out. Maybe it’ll evolve into something. Maybe you (yes, you!) could get some inspiration as well. Call it my own curated ad journal. I mean, this is an ad blog, right? I should probably put some authority into it.

Below are some cool ideas I saw or thought about last week that I think are worth remembering. Continue reading “Wordboard I”

Wordboard I

Saul Fia (Son of Saul)

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR SAUL FIA AHEAD.

ALSO, IT’S A PRETTY HEAVY FILM SO ITS GOING TO GET A LITTLE SERIOUS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AD.
ALSO, I JUST WATCHED CLOVERFIELD FOR THE FIRST TIME AND T.J. MILLER IS IN IT AND I’M STILL RECOVERING LIKE WHAT

I never thought I’d go to a city like Budapest and want to see so many movies. You’d think when arriving in a new place — especially one with amazing sights, nightlife and history — you’d avoid ordinary cultural pastimes. And yet, In my first week abroad, I found comfort the pale blue glow of my (brother’s) Netflix subscription. It was Catch Me If You Can and I was sick, okay? Don’t make me justify myself.

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That movie needs no justification on any grounds except maybe Tom Hanks’ Boston accent. And yet, I still feel like I need to justify it because I’m in Budapest I have to have 100% unique-euro-trip experiences or I’m missing out. Fuck that though, watching movies is survival for me and I’m still not sorry.

“Movies are pleasant little lull’s in the chase scene of life.”

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Saul Fia (Son of Saul)

Pasta.

“Fettucini alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.”

– Mitch Hedberg

Pasta is simple. Pasta is beautiful. Pasta is easy to make, hard to mess up, and is universally considered to be food (which is essential for life and by the transitive property of bullshit, makes pasta essential for life).

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Pasta.

Sleep

“Saturday night is perfect for writers because other people have ‘plans.’”

– Mike Birbiglia

 

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(Not sure what my thing is with comedians lately but writing this made me think of Mike Birbiglia‘s sleepwalk stand-up. Go watch Sleep Walk With Me, its wonderful.)

Basically, I started getting sick a week after I got here (around the time of the last blog post, actually.) It’s been a hella sad life to live; being in a strange place, observing the local culture from the shadows, and trying to pick up what little info I can to survive like some kind of James Bond/Bear Grylls hybrid but with a shittier accent–*pause for coughing fit*

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Sleep