Contemplations and complaints on writing...and life.
Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
I think I have a hero...
I am in awe of David Mason Chlopecki. This guy lives in NYC, has a successful clothing line, has built himself up from god only knows what...and is what he is and if you don't like it, tough shit.
If he wants to dress up like a unicorn, in jeans -- he does.
If he wants to come across as a bad-ass, he does. And what he says in his House of Vader blog is fun, educational, confrontational, all too totally David. (Link to it in the "Blogs I follow" sidebar.)
Doesn't hurt to look like a Viking God (the guy on his left is probably 6' tall). I used him as the model for Dion in The Vanishing of Owen Taylor...and find that Dion's the most decent guy in the book. The most enjoyable. The one I'd most want to be around.
This is my favorite fun photo of Dave -- blue ponytail, pink leather, too-cute scowl, Exterface photograph. He is what he is. I'm finding inspiration in a lot of people who've built their own existence. I think I'd like to refurbish mine, now, and people like him give me hope that it's possible.
Just like Dion's doing for Jake...as life mirrors art, once more.
Writer and self-involved artist out to change the world until it changes me...as has already happened in far too many ways. This blog is to showcase my writing, art and photography...especially since I'm working on a novel set in Northern Ireland and using Tolstoy as my guide.