Adventure is Out There

So I was going to start writing about something, I don’t know what, because someone pointed out I hadn’t updated in a while. And I haven’t and I need to do that because a lot’s happened and I should be keeping up with it. But someone got me the link to the leaked episode of Korra… and now everything else has gone out the window. I desperately want to get someone to watch it so I can start discussing what it means. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So in all seriousness, it’s been a very adventurous few weeks. I went to Disneyland last weekend, and I hopefully blog all of the trip soon but in case I don’t, in summary: Food is not very good but best character breakfast ever, the characters who can’t talk are wonderful and like to dance, some cast members were actually rude but one in particular made my trip, and people are not very friendly in California but I was adopted by two moms while I was there. And made some awesome new friends. Since I got back from California I have experienced major jet lag, taught four Zumba® classes, ditched class to play frisbee, attempted to dye my hair red, spun out on Pellissippi Parkway and had to have Appa towed out of a ditch, hung out with a very awesome person, and spent a day walking around downtown as part of the Avengers. I make a pretty darn good Black Widow. We had people asking for pictures and one kid even wanted our autographs! I also now own a 40″ HD TV.

There are some things I’m not very happy with right now, things I’m stressing over even though they’re out of my hands. I’m wondering if I made the right decision even though I can’t change it now. There’s something I need to address but I’m scared to, knowing the longer I wait the worse it’s going to hurt but I’m so afraid of going down that road again. My knee’s acting up again, my room is not even half done, and old wounds keep reopening. But I look at all the incredible things I’ve done in just a week, and how unbelievably blessed I am, and I couldn’t be happier. Whatever happens is going to happen, and it’ll all turn out for the best. Maybe one of these days I will finally stop worrying.

Hakuna Matata.


Communication: Fail

Technically, this short has been a few years in the making, but we only spent a week on it. This idea was originally concocted my junior year in high school for a skit in Acting, and then “I’d Like to Buy a Vowel Productions” used it for the Secret City Film Festival in 2010. Not our best work but I was writing after being up all night over my credit cards and phone being stolen.

It’s just a simple misunderstanding. Lacey is throwing a surprise party for her mom’s birthday. Her boyfriend Nathan thinks she’s pregnant, and her older brother Brian does not take the news very well.

I somehow got the idea I wanted to re-make this over the break. I loved the concept but I never liked how it turned out. So I asked Jeremy if he’d be interested in doing it over, and we were set to film some Team Avatar scenes at Vol Hall the next week. So we figured, why not? We could do Fail at the same time. I messaged Chris and sent him the original video, asking if he’d like to take Rory’s part. “Sure, I’ll take Director of Photography.”

I left work and picked Jeremy up, driving down to Vol Hall. We set the green screen up and went to film the Team Avatar scenes. (More on that later.) Robby texted Chris inviting him over after he got off work for movie night. We finished up Avatar, filmed the hallway scenes and Max’s part. Then when I asked Tyler to cute me up, he insisted on redoing my hair. So when Chris got there, he walked in to find one of our actors doing the director’s hair. “Um, okay.” “Hi, I’m Barbie!” was the only thing I could think so say. I think he knew what he’d gotten himself into, except for the tickle fights. There were a lot of those.

“Stop it! I just wanna get this done, watch a movie and go home!”

I’m quite happy with how it turned out. Not half bad for a script I wrote in an hour and a half with some help from Haden and we shot in a night.