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The Movies That Almost Were

In the movie industry (an industry that steadfastly refuses to speak to me directly),  most movies go through a series of changes from page to screen. Today, at ALOOFUS, we are going to look at the origins of famous films and what could have been.

At its genesis, this film was almost completely different. For starters, it was called 'A ENGLISH WEREWOLF IN NEW YORK' and was more of a comedy, centring around a wolf man trying to live in modern day Manhattan. The original script featured almost no action and was dialogue-driven to the point of being incredibly mundane. For example, there is a eight minute conversation about visa forms. This was, of course, replaced by the iconic transformation scene.
Thankfully, less-hairer heads prevailed and the film we now know and love is the one that was made.

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The Wasps of New London Town

Malcolm hovered down the busy streets, narrowly missing various slow walking wasp commuters. He checked his wasp watch to check the wasp time. He could not be late today as he had a very important wasp meeting at his large company.

Malcolm had been in the employ of STING Computers for over 6 wasp years. He had shown an aptitude for working with, and gaining, new wasp clients. He had a happy, friendly attitude which was a refreshing change in such a cut throat, wasp eat wasp environment.

Malcolm boarded the wasp train to complete his journey. He popped in his wasp headphones and listened to WASP on his WaspMan. He wanted to make sure he was pumped up and ready to seal the wasp deal.

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I haven't posted on here for a long time. Shame on me. Shame. Shame. Shame.

I still like the idea of throwing stuff out there, for people who stumble upon this to read; old friends, new friends, friends with wasteful access to time machines...

So, yeah, marriage.

I'm all married and stuff.

Almost three months in and it's been the same, but different. Like, say, when Mario becomes Super Mario or Banner becomes Hulk (but with no mushrooms or anger)

I left a job I loved because we, in professional terms, needed to see "other people". That was a hard decision because it was pretty fun but I get bored and when that kicks in, it's the end game. I'm really glad that I'm like that with jobs and not people. I suppose it's a testament to my romantic commitment that I'm married. I just need to find 'the one', job wise.