Previous Posts: Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned: August 2016

Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned: Pushing Your Own Envelope Dept.

The hard things, and why they're worth doing.


A nasty spate of some upper respiratory illness has kept me away from the keys for a few days. It's mostly cleared up, but there's this annoying fog between my eyes, my fingers, and my brain that hasn't completely lifted yet. Apologies if the blogging seems less coherent than usual.

Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned keeps on keepin' on. I suspect this will be one of those projects that changes quite radically across drafts, because I'm going into such unexplored territory with it. The first time though, I'm not going to try to get everything right; I'm just going to figure out what the best ways are to get from one end of the story to the other, and then corral it all together the second, third, or fourth time around.

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Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned: Inspired By A True Story Dept.

On finding the real source of inspiration inside someone else's work.


In trying to describe Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned to friends, I've sometimes fallen back on the old "X plus Y" trick so common to those pitching a project to a prospective reader, producer, editor, or other authority. In my case, I cited three major sources of inspiration for the project: Martin Scorsese's GoodFellas, James Cameron/Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Daysand Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Holy Mountain. No, really.

This in turn provoked another discussion: what I mean when I say something took inspiration from something else, as I've developed my own take on it over time.

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