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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

Fast Times in the Life of Snappy

Sat Jul 26, 2014, 1:58 AM

Now that I've survived the relatives (and to my relief, found out that my parents and some other family members were equally as put off by my vegan relatives as I was), thought I'd share a positive journal for once.

First and foremost, for the first time in years -- literally, years -- I have 0 messages in my MC. Nada. Zip. It is now your job to rectify that.

Second, no real news on the job hunt front. To be honest, I've sort of slacked off since the failed radio application, BUT, my uncle went back to Calgary with my dad and drove my car back today, so now I can drive places! I'd still prefer to get a job in walking distance, but this is definitely a plus. At the very least, I can check if the vineyard people are still hiring. 

I have had good news on the unpaid work front though! I applied to volunteer at Boonstock Music Fest (headliners are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mother Mother, City and Colour) next weekend, and it took a few days, but the coordinator finally got back to me, and it turns out I'll be bartending! Three shifts, two of them are LATE -- 9pm-2am, and one is an afternoon. Tips may be involved! I have an orientation on Thursday to find out the details. Hopefully I'll get to squeeze in some free music as well. I love me some Mother Mother. 

My script reading internship is going well too. I'm reading two scripts a week right now (never heard back from the other companies... guess they didn't want to pay up) which is plenty. It still takes me 6-7 hours to read and cover (one coverage is approx 5000 words), and I'm sure I'm going fast as humanly possible. I've read a couple decent scripts, and some downright TERRIBLE ones. Makes me feel better about my own writing, but also makes me wonder how these pro screenwriters ever got produced in the first place. I've looked these people up! The guy who sends me the scripts was very enthusiastic about my coverage as well, thought we had a similar mindset. :D

And bizarrely, the thing that is probably putting me off of job hunting the most, is that I'm the most inspired I've been in months, writing-wise. It seems it was not too long ago that I was freaking out about not having any new ideas, and now I'm juggling FOUR at once, all extremely different genres too. One is in good shape to go to pages, and the other three are still in outline stages. I keep bouncing around between them though. I was about to start pages on my softball script, when I went out for a walk to think about it, and had ANOTHER idea, for a horror film, which is all I can think about now. :faint: I'm not sure I've ever had this particular dilemma before, but I like it. :eyes: 

And oh hey, might as well admit I've been watching copious amounts of Pokemon on Netflix (because I have no friends to tell me otherwise :( ). 

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

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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. :)
ThomasCranham Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Thanks very much for reading my story :)
It is very appreciated!
And soon i will have a book collection out, some artwork can be seen in my journal!
Snapperz Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   Writer
Awesome. :) You're welcome. 
ThomasCranham Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Galder-Images Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014

Thanks for adding my image "Deco" to your favorites. 

Deco by Galder-Images  

It was my first time being featured with a DD and it has taken me a few days to send out messages.

I looked through some of your stuff, I particulary liked the piece on how to not think obsessively.  I have to say that I'm a big believer in mediation.  I loved the Cosplay stuff, seems like fun.

The only other question that I have is whether you are sure that you're a woman.  If the internet doesn't think so, then you have to wonder "can the internet be wrong?"  I will take your word for it though.

I'm following you on twitter and connecting on facebook.  Good luck with the copyrighting.  There is always a need for good writing.  (really)

Snapperz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014   Writer
:giggle: Thanks, Galder. You seem like a zany guy. It's always nice to receive such personal comments.

Keep up your excellent work! Congrats again on the DD. :)
Galder-Images Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Zany is a new one, but not miles off.
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