I'm so vain, I bet you think this blog is about me
Topic: Posts on Rance's Blog
Thank you for coming to my website. I had the honor of being approved for posting on Rance's site today and it went to my head a little bit.
Here it is, unedited.
"FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: RANCETTE
I always thought my parents' choice of name for me was a little strange. I was the only Rancette in preschool, all the way up through college. Never partying and always studying (in fact I worked in the school library and had glasses), I never fooled around and thought it would pay off.
It didn't. I moved to L.A. to become a screenwriter, but my scripts were left-of-center. Since I didn't know anyone, I decided to take up acting and to star in my own movies. I also got corrective eye surgery and did something with my hair. In the meantime, my spec script was bought by a studio and suddenly, I didn't have to act anymore.
I started being invited to posh parties and hobnobbing with stars I thought I would never meet. Hard work and endurance finally did pay off. I have finally come to appreciate my name, although I have a pseudonym, because my agent said no one is going to buy a script from a lady named `Rancette.' After all, I did get called `Rancid' when I was a young child, and came home to my mother crying on several occasions.
I, too, have fascinations about Cary Grant and Marlene Dietrich in a swimming pool, but have settled for reality: watching Ludivine Sagnier and Charlotte Rampling in Swimming Pool.
From Bette Davis to Audrey Hepburn to Gwyneth Paltrow, I admire the actresses of the ages. Rance's blog needs a female perspective and I feel I can give it that. Although I love to travel the world, I haven't traveled as much as Rance, due to the fact that I am still really enjoying L.A. and don't want to miss out on all the parties.
If chosen to shorten my name to Rance, I would be honored and delighted. Because I thought I would be satiated when I entered the film industry and would become bored with it quite quickly. Not so. I watch even more movies than I ever have, in the quest to come up with a script that is entirely original. To do so, I must do research and make sure my ideas have never been done before.
This is quite a challenge. But I am successful now beyond my wildest dreams and want to make my mark in film. I would like the forum to speak my mind, and would also like to allow others to have their say.
I would allow more posts, and not screen so much. That is not to say that you are wrong for only posting so many messages on your site, Rance. It's just that I feel that the people out there addicted to your site should have as many messages to read as they would like, so that instead of your blog adding a little something to their life, they will become addicted and it will ruin their existence.
Thank you for indulging me. I am also completely interested in what other people have to say. In fact, my whole life I have been the listener (being the writer I am). It is only recently that I have learned to shout out what I think and I am trying to make up for lost time.
Yours Truly, rancette
at 3:55 PM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 14 September 2004 7:56 AM PDT