Oh the things we do for the love of writing. I might have to suck it up and watch... *gulp* Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers.
Now let's be honest, that saying "girls love a man in uniform," doesn't usually fail to apply to me.
Well, a few nights ago, I was lying in bed, waiting to fall asleep, I came up with a new idea. Heh, I get a lot of good ideas while I'm falling asleep. Unfortunately, I'm too comfortable to bother getting up and scribble something down, and I lose it the next morning. This time, I refused to lose it. I turned on the obnoxiously bright light, found a pen and a notebook, and jotted down some barely legible notes. Actually, the handwriting was pretty legible, but the organization was a little... interesting.
Anyway, what it comes boiling down to is that this new story (that I will get to [at some point]) will be a modern day story, with parts that slip back into WWII. It'll be these history flashbacks that will push the plot forward. And I don't plan on basing it after real people unless I find a similar story. Chances are it's happened a few times anyway. Sort of.
So yeah. The funny thing is, I make such a big deal out of the fact that my dad loves Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers. If either are on, he has to watch it, and I groan because I really don't care for war movies. (Despite my fascination with the time period.) And now I'm going to voluntarily watch them. The things I do for a good story.
(Don't worry, I plan on doing some real reading and additional research. This will just be the jump in.)