Work has been relatively slow this evening and shows no signs of picking up.
Watched most of the extras of the first two Lord of the Rings extended editions. They have inspired me to t/r/y/ t/o/ write a screenplay treatment of A Wizard of Earthsea. (Do or do not; there is no try.) Le Guin is my favorite author and this is one of my favorite novels. It holds up well on multiple readings, revealing its layers as one grows more sophisticated. A bit daunting, but I don't expect all those layers to make it into the first pass of the screenplay. Re-read the novel a couple of days ago as a first step and have been thinking about the opening ever since. Where to begin the story? What needs to be communicated? How can information that is easily told in narrative be conveyed in the visual medium?
Lots of fun thinking, that.