10/28/2010

Unexpected Visitors



So I saw this online the other day and I've been obsessed with it ever since. It is from the footage of a Charlie Chaplin premier in 1928 which filmmaker George Clark, discovered on the outtakes. It appears to show an old woman/man in drag walking down the street talking on a cell phone. There is a flat black device in her hand which she is talking into with no one else around. Some are saying it could be a time traveler but I'm sure there is some explanation we may never really know since everyone there is dead now.

I've always loved time travel movies/TV shows and ironically Mike has just finished a rough draft on a book involving accidental time travelers tentatively titled Unexpected Visitors. He has started 3 sci fi/fantasy novels since we've been together but this is the first that he's actually finished. He let me and our friend who has been published read the rough draft. I was worried that it would be crap and I would have to be supportive and lie but it's actually very well done. I pointed out some plot problems which he can easily fix and he's hoping to have it ready for submission by the end of the year. It could easily be done into a series if things go well which is the plan. There is actually a market for pulpy science fiction so there is always a chance it could be published.

2 comments:

Ann said...

One of the women at work was just telling me about that video today.
Congrats to Mike on finishing his rough draft and how sweet of you to be willing to lie if it was crap....lol That cracked me up.

Nancy said...

Well good for him! Even if it's not quite right, or you don't like it, it's good he's following through on something he loves, right? I too love to dabble in some time travel books from time to time. My all time favorite author is Kurt Vonnegut and this past summer I read The Time Traveler by H.G. Wells. I was so fascinated by it that I read it in one sitting!

 

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