This weekend Long Suffering said, "I'd never voluntarily watch a small movie."
He said that after we'd watched ROADIE. (Not the Patrick Swayze-starring classic Roadhouse.)
I'll wait a sec while you try to remember the plot of ROADIE, or who starred in it, or if you ever heard of it.
I'm guesing most readers will fall into the "never heard of it" category since ROADIE was a small independent film starring Ron Eldard, Jill Hennessy, Bobby Cannavale, and Lois Smith.
It wasn't the best independent film I've seen, but I liked it well enough and Long Suffering didn't hate it.
Just so you don't think I subject Long Suffering to an endless string of "small movies" I'll tell you that we watched the JJ Abrams/Spielberg Super 8 filled with lots of explosions and senseless stuff. Again, not the best, but I it entertained me for a couple of hours.
Now that I've prattled on about our scintillating viewing habits (DOCTOR WHO returns next month!) I'll get to the point of this post.
What would you NEVER do voluntarily?
That's a question my characters tend to struggle with a lot. In CONFESSIONS OF A SLIGHTLY NEUROTIC HITWOMAN Maggie Lee struggles with the question of whether she can kill someone for money.
In FURTHER CONFESSIONS OF A SLIGHTLY NEUROTIC HITWOMAN she wrestles with the notion of killing someone who "used to be" family.
And in THE FIRST VICTIM poor Emily Wright has to return to her hometown, something she'd never voluntarily do, and left the nightmare she thought she'd left behind.
Personally I'd never voluntarily jump out of an airplane, or bungee jump, or zipline (see a theme here?).
There was a time when I'd never voluntarily speak at an event (over that one) or kill a spider (now it depends on just how big the scary spider is, lol).
I'll never voluntarily wear stilettos, douse anything in ketchup, or watch an episode of HoneyBooBoo.
Tell me Killer Friends: What would YOU never do? And what kinds of dilemmas do you like to read about/watch?
(and do you have any "small" film recommendations? I'll suggest WAITRESS...one of my faves of all time!)