Monday, March 23, 2009

You Could Write a Book

I shared my business idea with my wife over the weekend. I'm going to write a new series of books called "AK-47s Among the Lamanites" and it will be about time traveling covert natives who hunt down and capture annoying LDS authors who insert fictional characters into church history (i.e Chris Humdinger, the Work and the Glory guy, many others).

This leads me to be upset again how very few LDS authors, musicians, or filmmakers seem to be able to create anything that isn't church-centric. I'm all for books/movies/tv shows/whatever that's clean and wholesome, but that doesn't mean that your lead characters have to be missionaries or home teachers every single time. Jared Hess made Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre-why can't they be more like him? If I had time and talent I would write something normal but non-churchy. It's cool that so many people are so into the church, but I feel it's better to be in the church but not of the church. There are some things in life that have absolutely nothing to do with the church, and that's OK. Building cabinets, for example, or picking out a nice hat.

What was my original point now?

7 comments:

Hillary said...

I would read your book based on the title alone.

Mike said...

What about Brandon Mull? Or is it that you are after semi-Church related books but without a real Church feel to them?

Kevan said...

I tried not to laugh, but things like building cabinets or buying a nice hat.....made me laugh till I shot the water I was drinking out my nose.....still stings a bit.

Christian said...

Who is Brandon Mull?

Hillary said...

After our conversation last night Christian, I see now that you are right more than ever about that thing which we discussed.

Shannon said...

Have you never read an Orson Scott Card book? Or does he not count as a real LDS author since he is a democrat? Or the Twilight novels? Or the wonderful fairy-stylings of Shannon Hale or Jessica Day George?

Artsy Irene said...

I can not read LDS fiction, watch LDS movies or listen to LDS music. Sadly, the Book Of Mormon movie made a few years ago had me rolling on the floor it was so bad. I agree with Shannon, you should read Twilight. Now there is a book written by an LDS person, but the story is in no way related to the church. At all. In fact, the main character would be kicked out of Young Womens for the "desire" she has for Edward. Luckily he is a pretty morale guy (vampire).