Big Life Thought

I'm 35 years old. All being well, and if I can keep my addiction to crack-heroin at bay, I've got a rough average of another 35 years on this planet. So I'm halfway through my existence.

The first 35 years of my life have been dominated by me writing about the creative achievements of other people, as a journalist.

The next 35 years of my life will be dominated by other people writing about my creative achievements as a screenwriter.

That's the attitude, no?

If my calculations are correct, then by 2043, when I plug my name into Google, it won't say 'Did you mean Jake Arnott?'.

14 comments:

Sarah of the Dead said...

If my calculations are correct, then by 2043, when I plug my name into Google, it won't say 'Did you mean Jake Arnott?'.

It doesn't now, you exaggerator!

Jason Arnopp said...

Why, so it doesn't!

I'm ahead of schedule.

Oli said...

No! Actually, you're all over the front page of Google, ya big compliment fisher. Actually, that is fairly impressive.

Jason Arnopp said...

I swear ta gawd, last time I put my name in, Google was all, 'Jake Arnott this' and 'Jake Arnott that'.

And it's not really impressive, is it? If you put your actual name into Google, there's bound to be something there. But who's gonna put 'Jason Arnopp' into Google, hmmm? The really impressive thing would be to put 'truly tremendous writer' in, then be all over the front page. Mmmm, now there's a goal...

Robin Kelly said...

Yeah, and I bet you're not addicted to crack-heroin either, you pants on fire liar.

Anyway, I think it is the right attitude as attitude is everything.

Rach said...

Tested 'truly tremendous writer'. Not there yet. So if we all do comments on this post with that in the text, will you appear?

Better still you could make each post title as 'truly tremendous writer Jason Arnopp: (fill in your topic here)?

Just an idea.

Jason Arnopp said...

Rach, you are a genius. For that, I've added a link to your blog.

And, er, because you've put up a link to mine.

Rach said...

You shouldn't have, ta. So now you know what blogs I've been lurking on.

Got to go write a character study now. Oh the slog.

Chris (ukscriptwriter) said...

"So I'm halfway through my existence."

That's quite a profound satement. Scary thing is I'll be there in less than a year.

Now you may not believe me, but you'll know it's true when I say I actually had to stop typing and work out how old I am. I couldn't remember if I was 33 or 34 :)

Later

Chris (ukscriptwriter)

Jon Peacey said...

You are too modest, Sir. You even appear in articles on Wikipedia...

A Google search on my name reveals my secret life as a world expert on the fishing industry!

So there you go truly tremendous writer Jason Arnopp... hope that works for you!

(PS: I'm aiming for 130 years old... I reckon the longer I live the more people I can annoy!)

Phill Barron said...

I was going to create a Wikipedia page for you, detailing all your splendid achievements in the first half of your life ... but it looks complicated and I can't be bothered.

Jon Peacey said...

I reckon it would be kinda cool to only be mentioned in other people's articles, like a slightly sinister presence lurking in the background, maybe with a dark hint of arch-manipulation.

Anonymous said...

Wait, I'm 35 too, but I'm only a third of the way through my life.

JB

MJ said...

Don't fear the reaper, as Blue Oyster Cult once said. Your post made me put my own name into Google. I apparently have my own pornstar gallery and also have been 'found in possession of methamphetamine' in the USA. I don't think I can better that in real life for notoriety.