Hosting Video Club Meetings
So today I got roped into going back to NLC, not for that bullshit class but in my duties as President. See Andy sent out an email to select students offering them extra credit for showing up today. I was not on that list but an hour before it started I got a panicked call saying that they needed me to come in and host the event. I found it interesting that I was invited to an event that I helped set up but was called on when they needed me to come and save the day.
It's just another example of how much bullshit goes on in that school. They go out of their way to make it clear that I am not wanted nor welcome in their hollowed halls unless I can help them save face in front of people they deem professional. It's just more example of the bullshit that is North Lake Collage and how they use and abuse their students.
Happy Easter Blueroof Nation. Much love from all of us here at the home office. Hope everyone has a good day and remember. . . it's Rabbit season!
Batman V Superman
I'm not going to do a review about the movie yet, well an in-depth review until more people have had a chance to see it but I just want to say. . . I loved it! I'm the original Marvel fan and I still loved it. It was a great fun ride from start to finish. I really don't get why so many people are saying so many bad things about it. This film is a comic book fans dream. Go watch it and don't let people put negative views into your head.
Let Sliders Live
I just read that Sliders might be getting a reboot and that Tracy Torme and Jerry O'Connell are in talks to return! The co-creator and the lead actor! This show means so much to me. I always talk about Buffy and the impact that it had on my life, but the show that came before Buffy, the show that got me hooked and had me diving into TV long before I discovered the slayer was Sliders.
People look at the character spreadsheet that I created for Buffy and think that is the height of my nerdom, but long before I made that list I made a list about the episodes of Sliders and would mark off the ones I had seen. It took me years but I finally saw them all and it made me far happier than I care to admit. Slider's means everything to me and for it to be coming back is the greatest news I've ever heard in my life. Let Sliders live!
The 4 Horsemen
So waking up at 8 this morning did not go as planned. It seems that my insomnia is getting worse and worse. It had gone away for a long time but lately I just can't seem to fall asleep. The harder I try the more awake I become. I need to sleep! Sleep I tell you!
So I've finally started writing the show about the people doing the podcasts, I'm calling it the 4 Horsemen! Hopefully I should finish the script and we can start filming it in the next few weeks. Life is good!
Recorded a new Clean Jeans and even did a fake ad on it that I wrote for NLC video club just for fun. The episode is bit hard on the school and society as a whole. I'm really long winded when I get on my soapbox. While Ashley's shirts are going to say #fuckjon which is not cool! and #teamgoldfish, mine is going to be something more like a drawing of me standing on a box with a loud speaker and it will say Jon's soapbox underneath it. I can't wait to wear one. I also want to get hats that say Blueroof Productions on it.
We also have some exciting announcements coming in the next few pods about the members part of Blueroof Productions. If you guys have been paying attention you will notice that there is now a log in sign on the site. That is because we are adding a whole new level to things here. We have talked about it a bit and there will be more news soon. But we are going to try and make the member experience as exciting as possible.
Find my Center
So I spent all day yesterday trying to convince myself to work. The end result, I got nothing done. Something needs to change. I need to find my spark, my motivation. Where did it go and how do I find it?
The stress of the past week has been so overwhelming that I can't think about anything else. I need to find my center again. How I do that I'm not sure yet but I need to find it.
Back to the Grind
So I think it's time to make my first feature. Now trapped in the woods didn't work out the first or second time. Maybe I should do something smaller, with less people involved. With just two or three actors and a handful of locations. That way I don't have to worry so much about getting everyone together and holding it all together. I just want a film under my belt so that I can go all out on the next one and have something to show people to show them what I can do.
Maybe that seems backwards but that's just how my mind works. I also want my crew, the only few people who I know can do what I ask them and be lazy or back out last minute to know what it is to finish a project, that way they know what it feels like to see the finished work.
I also want to start promoting Warzone more and try to build up the audience for that. Not to mention I need to finish season 1 of Crusaders so that we can start recording it. I never thought 12 scripts would take me so long to write but it really is. Maybe it is all the stuff I write in the middle but I'm trying to do so much and every day I want to do more and more. My ambition is rapidly out stripping my skill set and the hours of the day.
I guess all I can do it what I can do. Keep moving forward and show the world who and what I am. Not let anyone, least of all a bitter old man keep me down. The best way to beat the heaters is to show them up with your success and that is what I aim to do.
Finished DD 2
So today was spent doing nothing but watching Daredevil season 2. Do I feel like I wasted the day? Hell no! Have you seen it? Beyond amazing! I wanna watch it again! But I won't. It's time to get back to work. Time to reenter the Warzone!
I also want to start on my new short film script today. I'm really excited to start writing it. It's a very important story, at least to me and I think making it will help me get over everything that has been happening lately.
Sometimes you come up with an idea that is so perfect that it takes your breath away. I was supposed to write the next chapter of Warzone today but got distracted by the coolest idea for a short ever. It would be perfect for my second project in Workshop. That is if I was going to go back to that hell hole.
I'm thinking that I should do it anyways, on my own without all the bullshit that takes place in that place. I can take my time and do it right. It could be a lot of fun and show people what I can really do when I put my mind to it. The next few months are going to be a lot of work but it'll be worth it. An artist's job is never finished.
Jonathan Gutheinz vents about everything under the sun.