I am sitting here watching The Oscars. Strangely enough I found just slightly more interest in the commercials - the commercials for an upcoming TV series in particular:
"Resurrection" - by the advertisements, it is apparently about people who inexplicably come back to life years after their deaths and try to reconnect to their families.
I kind of... stared.
I wrote a short story like that. "Absence" - it can be found here:
It's also on a blog I don't use anymore (I think) if date-verification is ever needed.
I don't plan on raising a fuss or suing anyone, because the commercials look just different enough from my story to be a case of incident. My story only has one guy the victim of a very-much-unwanted resurrection and is a philosophical ramble upon how memories change, how much we demand that life fit into the boxes we define for it and how the self-interested living make martyrs for our causes out of people who would probably not want to be our martyrs. Absence is about 10-12 in 12 pt. Times New Roman and leaves off with questions rather than giving answers. For an entire season or more long television series to be made from a similar base premise, there has got to be more explanation for what happened / some kind of gimmick.
I'm going to take a wild guess and say it involves aliens. Because... TV...
I'm just talking about this because I felt that if other people saw those commercials and thought it was an interesting premise and want to get a fix for something similar that RIGHT NOW and for free online, I've got my weird little short story.
Which maybe had a premise, after all, that wasn't as weird as I thought it was when I wrote it. At least my protagonist has a very punny name and likes videogames.
Ah, "12 Years a Slave" won Best Picture. I'll probably still not see it, just because I know it would depress the hell out of me. The next movie I'm slated / planning to go see was nominated in the Animated category but didn't quite make it - "The Wind Rises" because... I just *must* see anything Miyazaki. I would have seen that this weekend if I and a bunch of other people in the group I was going to go with didn't come down with illness.