PollIf you worked in film, and your work was highly rated, you'd like to be ...
      – George, 2008-12-13 at 23:42:38   (25 comments)

On 2008-12-13 at 23:49:35, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I think that whilst people have heard of famous directors, screenwriters, etc., very few of them are known well enough that people would actually recognise them on sight. Actors, on the other hand, have the benefit of being seen.
On 2008-12-13 at 23:51:54, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@George: According to your profile page you're 8 hours ahead of me (according to your laptop)? You're up early. (-: I'm off to bed now.
On 2008-12-13 at 23:57:14, BorgClown wrote...
Screenwriter. I thrive in anonymous labour.
On 2008-12-13 at 23:58:23, BorgClown wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: Midnight! Hurry up, the carriot is about to become a pumpkin! =P
On 2008-12-14 at 00:06:00, George wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: Been up for hours already... got up for sunrise, though I shouldn't have bothered. Of these options, actor would be my last choice by a long way. You have to say somebody else's lines, and get told exactly how to say them, and then you have to put up with being the person who might become famous for all of it.
On 2008-12-14 at 00:08:00, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Sure, well being a writer would be my next choice. Except I'm terrible as a writer - I love stories, especially on TV, and can sort of see how they're put together but as an individual I wouldn't manage to come up with anything useful.
On 2008-12-14 at 00:09:58, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@BorgClown: I still have to do my washing up and read some pages from my current novel yet.
On 2008-12-14 at 00:13:18, BorgClown wrote...
@George: Why do you say that you shouldn't have bothered to wake up with the sunrise? Was it cloudy?
On 2008-12-14 at 00:14:14, BorgClown wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: Your usual winding down, I suppose. Have a good night.
On 2008-12-14 at 01:31:10, George wrote...
@BorgClown. yep - total whiteout actually, I'm at a famous lake in Taiwan, and trying to get photos of it, but looks like there's not going to be any chance of that today
On 2008-12-14 at 02:09:13, BorgClown wrote...
Are you a professional photographer? When I see works such as this one, I feel an utmost respect for the profession: http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1093506/Crouching-tufty-hidden-dragon-The-amazing-Kung-Fu-squirrels.html
On 2008-12-14 at 02:11:07, BorgClown wrote...
The loser squirrel is a female, so maybe the male is a chipmunk pimp or something.
On 2008-12-14 at 02:42:50, George wrote...
@BorgClown: That's quality! Alas none of my photos are as good as those! I'm sort of a semi-pro photographer... making a living from it at the moment, but not sure that I'll be doing it long-term.
On 2008-12-14 at 05:08:57, BorgClown wrote...
The article was exaggerated, but the pictures are amazing, yeah. BTW, it's great to make a living out of something you like, I hope you manage to manage to keep it going long-term.
On 2008-12-14 at 09:37:09, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@BorgClown: http://journals.worldnomads.com/george http://www.istockphoto.com/resonants
On 2008-12-14 at 17:32:08, Lee J Haywood wrote...
http://i34.tinypic.com/2hchhc2.jpg
On 2008-12-15 at 02:29:22, BorgClown wrote...
Oi, you know each other? I loved the squirrel picture, and the WorldNomads profile was amazing. Traveling to so many places would have me worried about getting an exotic disease =P
On 2008-12-15 at 14:00:50, George wrote...
@BorgClown: Yeah, we used to work for the same company. I may well return home to the UK with a tropical nasty of some sort... ticks and leeches have already had a good go at me!
On 2008-12-15 at 16:50:06, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Speaking of travelling... http://www.ricksteves.com/graffiti/bestof_scams05.htm
On 2008-12-15 at 18:46:59, BorgClown wrote...
@George: Building up your immune system, huh? What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.
On 2008-12-15 at 18:49:08, BorgClown wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: That site has very good advice for travelers, although I would let me be scammed a couple of euros for the touristic value of it. I did it in Rome.
On 2008-12-16 at 11:10:09, George wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: I've come across quite a few scams so far, most of them fairly harmless and done by people trying to make a bit of quick cash. The worst one I've yet fallen for was in St Petersburg, where a guy managed to liberate a lens from my camera!
On 2008-12-16 at 11:11:28, George wrote...
@BorgClown: Yeah, and I've certainly had several colds and bouts of food poisoning along the way. I've never really been sure about the statement 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger' though!
On 2008-12-16 at 13:39:48, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Yes, I've already read all about it. (: http://journals.worldnomads.com/george/post/9432.aspx
On 2008-12-16 at 18:30:58, BorgClown wrote...
I was joking. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, unless it's a bullet, car accident, fire, hernia, etc.