I think that there are a ton of similarities between M*A*S*H and Orange Is The New Black.
Primarily they are both set in a undesirable closed setting that the characters cannot escape from. There is a wide variety of characters from different backgrounds and different parts of America in both series and there is a tension between the characters and authority presented in both - in M*A*S*H this is against the army, in OITNB it’s “the system”. Even the clothes the characters wear are a similar colour! (In M*A*S*H there is khaki and beige and the uniform in OITNB is beige - only the new inmates wear the title’s orange.)
The main difference between the shows is that M*A*S*H is set in a predominantly male environment (an army base in the 1950s) and OITNB is set in a predominantly female environment (that of a present day female prison)
Anyone else noticed this? ( I have so much more to say on this I might write some more in depth about it )
There’s a difference between writer’s block and writer’s constipation. I have the latter. There are quite a few things I want to write, but every time I sit down, everything in my brain screeches to a halt. I’ve tried every trick I know and nothing’s worked. Fortunately I’ve been through this before. Unfortunately the only way I know to get through it is to let it run its course.
I have trouble doing even that, because then anxiety kicks up and makes me feel even more like a useless, worthless hack than I do otherwise, since I made the mistake of tying up a lot of my self-worth in my writing. I’m slowly untying that knot, but it’s not smoothed out yet.
An animated music I worked on for the past 2 months. It was awesome to actually animate a project for “The Living Tombstone.” Just got to improve my quality more but it was still a lot of stress filled fun.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri, December 7, 1908
If anyone doesn’t know, a masher was a man who you’d find loafing, usually on street corners, making unwanted advances towards women (catcalling, and sometimes even getting physical - trying to hug or kiss).