So, I'm going to have a couple new entries coming up in the next few days, but this past week has been seriously one of the busiest of my life. Good news, though: I finished the first draft of my screenplay! Anyway, tonight I was hoping to attend The Swell Season concert at the Wiltern. Unfortunately I found out too late about the chance to see Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova perform together, live. Saddest moment of my life. Anyway, tonight is the homecoming dance/party at school, so I will have something fun to do. Just wanted to spread the good news that Once is finally coming out on DVD on December 18th. Can't wait!
What does "Kat Ex Machina" mean? The blog's title, and my online moniker, is taken from the popular plot device in storytelling, Deus ex machina, which means "God from a machine." It comes from the ancient Greek theatre, in which actors representing God would swoop in to the action and save the characters from a seemingly unsolvable situation. It is still used frequently as a contrivance in film and television. Kat Ex Machina means Kat (me) from a machine, and as my blog entries on a computer are about the best way for me to broadcast my trivial thoughts, it seemed appropriate.