Thursday, March 8, 2012

WIP The Movie

Technically, I'm a little early, but I won't be able to get to this in the morning, so here goes!

Here's my post for the WIP: THE MOVIE  blogfest hosted by Kyra at Write Here, Write Now and Rachel at Writing on the Wall.




I have been looking forward to this all week!  For this event, I've decided to post images of both of my main characters, Ivy and Ian, hosts of their college's radio show The Truths About Dating and Mating.  (See my tab at the top of the page to read the unofficial blurb.)

Now, I chose non-celebrities for my desired cast, because there are no actors I can really imagine as playing the parts.  The closest I could come up with was a scruffy Chris Evans for Ian.  As for Ivy, I couldn't come up with anyone who would work.  

So... 

Here he is - My Ian.  The picture is one I found online.  He actually had soft brown hair and no tattoos - I added them and blackened his hair, goatee, and even brows.  Every time I see this picture, I'm startled because he IS exactly what I envision for Ian - down to the toned (but not overly muscular) body, and even the look on his face.  I actually love that he's wearing sunglasses because it leaves what's hiding beneath them to the imagination. I'm pretty sure the actual model for this picture is an adult film star, but I decided against researching him too much.  :D 

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And Ivy, my beloved heroine.  She's a stock model that I've purchased many images of because she has been Ivy in my head for so long that as far as I'm concerned, her name IS Ivy Rossini.   The fact that she's wearing headphones just makes it a bonus.  :D




As for a song, this one works pretty well for the second half of my book:





This one too:




There are more under my "The Truths About Dating and Mating" tab at the top.

46 comments:

  1. Eek! I loves of course and your songs are brilliant. Very nice. And how did you luck out with the Ivy model? I mean she is WEARING headphones for Pete's sake! haha

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  2. Heh - I'll admit, I started out by looking at images of girls in headphones all those years ago when I started looking at stock images, and this girl jumped out at me. Then, I looked at all the other images of her and knew...this was Ivy. :D

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  3. Ian is hot, hot, hot. I wish I knew how to photo-shop or whatever it is called when you can change certain things in an image. Ivy is cool looking as well. To top if off, your songs are awesome.

    New follower here. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thanks and welcome! Glad you like my cast!

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  4. Whoa, Ivy is beautiful, and I must say, Ian is a hottie! With such a stunning cast, I will be at the front of the queue for your movie!

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  5. Ian is smokin' hot! Love that tat! Your songs fit perfectly.

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  6. You're not only the casting director...you're hair and make up lady too!! Way to go beyond the call!

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  7. I love that Nickleback song so much.

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  8. Yeah I wouldn't research the guy too much...

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  9. Yeah, Alex, I'm pretty sure I know what the guy does...I just choose not to confirm it. ;)

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  10. I love the girl! So awesome!

    And I agree with Alex... be careful with that engine search, lol

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  11. That's so cool. Just think, when your book gets published and becomes a movie you can launch that model's career. ;)
    Nice picks, well done!

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  12. I love these pictures. They look like real people I might know :)

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    1. That's what I like about these pics. They look real, instead of fabulously beautiful actors.

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  13. I loved that you photoshopped to make your perfect Ian! That's awesome. As for him possibly being an adult film star Ha! I'm a huge Nickelback fan! Huge seems to be the wrong word choice following...Nevermind. lol

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  14. Oh, Theresa, you crack me up!

    Huge works for me.

    To be honest, I don't care if he's an adult film star, and I don't even care if he's a gay porn star (which I'm 99.9% sure he is; I've seen gay porn and he looks the type - they're all way too cute to be straight) he pretty much looks like the Ian I have in my head, after my few minor adjustments. That's good enough for me. :D

    He can do what he wants on his own time, but when he's my imagination, the only person he's giving to (or receiving from) is Ivy.

    Hmm..too much? LOL.

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  15. Great job on your picks. That Ian is smoking hot. And Ivy is adorable. I bet they make for great chemistry in the book, whether as the sister/brother they've always been or the "something more" to explore.

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    1. Thanks! They have great chemistry as friends and as lovers. :D

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  16. How cool that you were able to find or create the way you picture your characters to look!!

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  17. I love the headphones on Ivy and the tattoos on Ian. Their personalities really shine through!

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    1. Thanks! That's what appeals to me about these two pictures. It gives an idea of who they are. :D

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  18. Great pics! I had a really hard time picking from actors, so I totally understand going with others pics. I had to lol about not researching Ian though. :D

    Loved the songs, too!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, sometimes ignorance is bliss...although I did break and found out who the guy is. Oh, well. :D

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  19. Oh nice pics! Ian is hawt. And Ivy super cute and friendly looking. :)

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    1. Thanks! Your 'super cute' comment made me smile, because that's how Ivy views herself in the story - "cute as hell, but her's wasn't a face that was going to launch a thousand ships."

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  20. Fabulously sexy characters and I love the song choices too! Great stuff!

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    1. Why, thank you!

      And thanks for following! :D

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  21. Cool cast. Loving the headphones and smile on Ivy, it adds a lot of character.

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    1. Thank you! I love the slightly wicked look on her face - I can imagine her making that face in the radio station.

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  22. Wow, nice job on touching up Ian! Very sexy, hehe.

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  23. I love your version of Ian. He is very sexy indeed. And props on the great photoshop job! It looks flawless, until you pointed it out, I thought you'd just found a picture like that!

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    1. Thank you! It's kind of scary how easy it is to manipulate a photo for me - I guess people better not piss me off or I may just manipulate them...and not in a good way. LOL. I'm just kidding...I think. ;)

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  24. amazing how in tune with your characters you are. i love seeing them through the author's eyes! great sonds too!

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    1. Thank you! These characters have been my friends since 2003, so yeah, I'm pretty in tune with them. :D

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  25. Very cool pictures to represent your characters. :)

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