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Alanna Belak
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My name's Alanna, but people here mostly know me as Snappy.
For that reason, I get a lot of people thinking I'm a man. This, I am not.

I have lived in Calgary, CAN, Vancouver, CAN, and London, UK.
I get a new tattoo every time I move to a new city. It wasn't intentional. It just ended up that way.
I intend to move to many more cities.

As you can tell by looking at my gallery, I used to do traditional and digital art, but I haven't done either in years.
I still do photography, but that is on the backburner while I focus on my writing career.

I am currently a contracted screenwriter for NGN Productions, a company in LA. I won't call myself a "professional" until they pay me on the first day of pre-production.
I have four projects in development right now, including a remake of Orson Welles' The Stranger (1946). I release updates here as I am permitted.

Feel free to add me on Facebook or Twitter! (Just let me know who you are.)…!/shadow0nthesun

Winter is Coming

Sun Sep 14, 2014, 2:38 PM

Actually. My parents were in Calgary last week and there was a goddamn blizzard. Autumn is not in our vocabulary. 

September stuff. I'm pretty depressed today, even though I have a number of things going on. Could be because I can't remember if I took my meds last night. 

Did my second liquor demo this week -- three days of standing in one spot for four hours makes me understand what those contestants feel like on Survivor during those endurance challenges. I had more fun with this one than my first demo, because my booth was actually in the liquor store this time, and it was more centrally located, so not so many toothless hicks (though there were a fair share). The demo itself is simultaneously thrilling (because I've finally got the hang of my sales person voice and it's pretty satisfying winning someone over and convincing them to buy a product they've only just tried) and soul-crushing because each interaction is so shallow and pointless in the end, and it is literally impossible to sell as much product as I need to for incentive pay (20 products a day, where I was averaging around 10... and that was pretty good!). 

Job interview at Coles (book store) on Tuesday, which I'd be pretty jazzed to get, even though I know the majority of the clientele at the mall is people over 70 aka "Cotton Tops".

While my parents were away last week, I got a good chunk of writing done, but I've put that on hold now, because a Twitter friend of mine (who is a script reader who found me after reading and loving Inheritance randomly) got me in touch with a producer who is looking to do a horror project set up North. I pitched him TRAPPER and he was intrigued, incest and all, so he is reading my outline now. He wants the film to be Native American themed though, so I will have to make some adjustments if he chooses to option it.

Additionally, I'm waiting on three or four Canadian agents and a producer or two to get back to me about INHERITANCE.

One month to go on my script reading internship. Hoping that goes somewhere afterwards. 

Otherwise? Just been killing time playing Metal Gear Solid 4 (I'm stuck on the last act, ugh) and impatiently waiting for the next episode of Masters of Sex, which makes my life, week after week. 

The Brit is starting his first week of uni and I'm feeling pangs of jealousy, not only that he gets to be in that kind of atmosphere again, but that he gets to meet and be around people of similar age and interest every day. I've actually been looking into various vet tech programs, but I'm holding off until I find out if my internship is going to offer any further opportunities -- that and what I want most of all is financial independence, and landing myself 10k into student debt is not going to help me on that front. Why is it so difficult to make money? Gah. 

I'd like to get out with my camera before Summer weather leaves Penticton, but photography is really bumming me out at the moment. I feel like lack of practice has made me get worse in the last year or so. I'd still like to take some formal photo courses, but again... money. :bucktooth: Not to mention all the photos I lost the other week when my laptop spazzed out.

What's on your plates for September?  Anyone going back to school? 

  • Mood: Distressed
  • Reading: The Drowned World - JG Ballard
  • Playing: Splinter Cell: Blacklist

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scheinbar Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks Thanks for everything!Thanks for everything!Thanks for everything!
Snapperz Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Writer
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav :meow:
Snapperz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Writer
You're very welcome!
GuinevereToGwen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks for the fav!
Snapperz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Writer
No prob! :)
1shouldbe1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Way to go with the writing career! That's a strange industry to navigate. Best o luck in the north.
Snapperz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014   Writer
It sure is! Thanks. :hug: 
V-Light Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the :+fav: on Birth of the Universe - A Thunderstorm  :love:
Snapperz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014   Writer
No problem. :)
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