Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
So we all know how this bloghop works, correct? Ten things that inspire in you, prompt from you, stimulate, initiate, or otherwise cause you (the participant) to experience a feeling of gratitude. Pretty simple, isn’t it?
Well for some people. Some people are naturally fluent in the language of emotion. They not only have available a gigantic palette of feelings (to mix up this here metaphor, here), they are blessed with an ear for emotions. And there are people who are naturally inclined to organize and, by organizing present their List (or groups or collections of like objects) in a manner most easily understood by everyone (else).
For the rest of us, we have the Book of Secret Rules (aka the Secret Book of Rules), and this is (one of) the things that makes this a remarkable ‘hop. It allows everyone/anyone to participate. Not only does the BoSR/SBoR help those of us who might benefit by a little help, it sanctions the broader expanse of expression that not only offers a certain variety, but it also provides a greater variety of reading fun and enjoyment for those participating and those who just happen to stop by.
So, what’s up with this Week’s Post Title? Welll! let me tell you. This week has been a week of remembering some of the fun of my early days in this blog world. Such as the Post based on a TV commercial or, today’s (at the time of writing, yesterday when you read this) chance quote from a book. The energy would pop up and I’d write me a Post. Today’s TToT title is an example of another type of blogging fun, grab a premise and write my way out of it. In other words, I seem to be proposing a List using, referring to or something to do with movies! What the hell! Clearly we can see how it is I came to be ‘comfortable’ with the seat-of-the-pants writing that I’ve done for ‘Blogdominion‘ and ‘Almira‘. Start writing and see where it takes ya.
Item 1: the Wakefield Doctrine All kinds of good things about this… in the simplest of terms, were it not for the Doctrine, I am certain I would not be typing in a blog. So… what movie, what movie… hey, lets use the clip from ‘Mad Dog and Glory’ with David Caruso (as the scott), Robert DeNiro (as the clark) and some actor whose name I don’t know (as the roger). this was the second film clip that I found when I started writing the Doctrine blog (advisory: adult language)
Item 2: Una! (boy am I in trouble! Item 2 and I can’t find the videos I would have sworn were there
damn… lets try
Item 3: ‘Almira‘ (I’m currently in the midst of artistic crisis, i.e. ‘what the hell was I thinking? I can’t write a book and even if I could, a book based on a story that everyone knows… so I can’t totally wing it?? what the hell was I thinking?!?!’ I am grateful for the Readers of Almira in Chapter 7 (to be released tomorrow, Monday at the very latest) in which we should discover: that Tom Hardesty is very talented and really needs to do something with his music, Eliza is about to meet someone who isn’t just interested in her body and money like her current houseguest, Stephen Lawrence (who is only there because his father needs more money for the school, well, that and the fact that Eliza is remarkably hot) and we get to know our little friend, Becky Stillworth who, at the library for a warm June Saturday, finds herself increasingly fascinated by farmhand (at the Gale Farm) Hunk Dietrich and… the best part, we go back, just for a while, to 1912 and find out more about Almira Ristani’s life as a young girl.
Item 4: Phyllis (who has relatives who live in Colorado…. and though this video wasn’t on a trip to see them… actually it was a business trip/Doctrine road trip )
Item 5: work and work: surely there’s a movie out there that I can get a clip from that exemplifies the virtue of good work and steadfast effort.
Item 6: the Gravity Challenge (now this should be easy enough) 5 intrepid bloggers engaged in the struggle with gravity…
(hint one of the Graviteers has a similar name, but then another one of them lives on a farm, and still another also has blonde hair and…and! a 4th lives in Chicago (which is kinda like New York*), one makes me think of the Nation’s capital (but that was a different episode) and of all of the Graviteers only one is named kristi)
Item 7: the people I know here, in the virtual world hey! I just remembered Cynthia totally used to do some cool videos… lets see if I can find them
got one! (thanks out to Cynthia… I’d say she’s an inspiration, but that’d be less (and more) than I want to say, lets try for a made up word (no! no way! lol) we’re really big into ‘identification’ here at the Doctrine, especially and in particularly with other clarks… being Outsiders we tend to come up a little short when the most common (and btw effective) advice is “hey! don’t worry, everyone feels like that/goes through that/thinks that at one time or another” while not disputing the correctness of that observation, as clarks we lack the key element… of being like anyone else (Outsider, ya know?) anyway way, Cynthia is demonstrating that clarks can self-develop themselves way beyond what we might think and so, here in this Video she illustrates this fact (not simply what she’s saying on the video, that fact of how she comes across to the viewer…that’s the encouraging and impressive part)
Item 8: god! I better come up with something! hey! doug! yo! Friend of the Doctrine zoe is totally the Christopher Nolan of those of us who would make videos for Post…. production values? damn straight. Anyway Click on this Link and (at the bottom of the Post) are three vids that she did with Meester Douglas (and one by yours truly that’s like…jeez a little talkative?)
Item 9: still nothing! wait wait! (I just saw a comment from Kerry.…. hey! she’s done some vids (rummaging through old links and posts and such)…. got it! Here kinda roundabout… a Link to a Post on another’s site but it’s a song that had lyrics by Kerry’s brother… so that qualifies for today’s theme!
[STOP the PRESSES!!! Alert Reader and professional clark, Denise (over at Girlie) totally caught my misnomer** on the credits for the song!! The Lyrics is by Kerry and the music is by her Brother. OK re-start the PRESSES!!!]
Item 10: SR 1.3 and am I totally grateful for getting through this post! In all humility I will say, I have totally raised the bar for Trainwreck BlogPosts (category: TToT)
* where the Douglas’ are from…of course