Sunday, 12 September 2010

life plays out like the movies

It actually does. I see things through the eyes of a film.
This is Chuck Palahniuk and he is a God. Author of Fight Club, his style of writing is a vivid testament to a brilliant mind, twisting and turning. I love basically.

"Truth is stranger than fiction, at least for those blessed with interesting lives. The rest of us have no choice but to live vicariously through their stories."
written for by Joshua Chaplinsky

Born February 21, 1962, Charles Michael Palahniuk spent his early childhood living out of a mobile home in Burbank, Washington.

His parents, Carol and Fred Palahniuk, divorced when he was fourteen.

Chuck never knew his father’s parents. His grandfather shot and killed his grandmother after an argument over the cost of a sewing machine.
Chuck’s father, who was three at the time, watched from under a bed as Nick Palahniuk searched the house for additional victims, before turning the gun on himself.

Chuck claims his interest in writing started when his fifth grade teacher, Mr. Olsen told him,
“Chuck, you do this really well. And this is much better than setting fires, so keep it up.”

I draw inspiration from this man. He's the most amazing writer I have ever come across and his work just astounds me. One day I hope to be able to write like him.

Maybe self-improvement isn't the answer.... Maybe self-destruction is the answer. ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 6

Last thoughts. I wrote a very long message, imagining myself as a character in a plot line. It would be called Shutters.

"We're too good to be remembered exactly as we were forever. That's what makes us secret and special. 300 years on and they won't know how we met, what's your favourite band and why I don't drink out of glasses. I think that makes us exciting. This piece of time is ours. It's less than a heartbeat in relation, but it's ours."