I have to be really careful about this, but I guess I just have some stuff I want to get off my chest and so I can’t help myself. If I get the sense anyone is getting the wrong idea from these videos, I will delete them. That would be ironic, of course, since all I do is talk about how much I am nervous that _any_ talking about a celebrity online will be taken the wrong way. But in this specific instance, I couldn’t help myself.
I have several different things coming together at the same time for a screenplay that would be a homage to The Big Chill. I have all kinds of different things I want to talk about in the context of this potential screenplay, it’s just a matter of taking the time to actually do it. Writing interlocking story lines like there are in The Big Chill could be tough for a novice screenwriter.
But whatever. It’s fun to at least try. It gives me something to distract myself with while I wait for the digital camera I want to buy. But we’ll see. Putting in the effort is crucial. Otherwise, all of this is a waste of time.
There’s no Big Chill movie for my generation, so I find myself mulling how, exactly to go about telling that story. I have one plot and one plot only, that of the rise and fall and rise of ROKon Magazine and so the more I think about it, the more I may have, just maybe, found a way to talk about that story in a way that, like, someone might care to actually hear about. But as I keep saying, this is more of a distraction from my distraction. I’m supposed to be waiting to buy a high end professional digital camera and while I wait, I have another screenplay concept I’m interested in writing. But this new concept is flowing quickly out of my head, so I might as well look into it while it lasts.
I did a lot of heming and hawing over the last few days, but I finally decided to plan on going to New York City next week. At least, I’ve bought my hotel rooms for a few nights there. It will be interesting to see if I actually endup there, or if some unexpected disaster strikes and I can’t do it. Anyway, ideally what I would do is offer to buy a subject dinner if she’d do a really casual little photo shoot with me in the streets of NYC using my Galaxy 8+. But I just don’t see that happening. No one is going to take me seriously just using my camera phone.
My birthday is coming up and I am mulling different places I could go to “celebrate.” I think it’s possible I’ve come to the conclusion that what I want is a relaxing few days of sitting near a beach in my swimming trunks, watching hot chicks in string bikinis walk past. I was thinking about going to Austin for no other reason than I know someone who lives there, but after giving it some thought, I realize I probably would pretty bored. Austin, while great, is a little too much like Richmond for my tastes and I want somewhere hot, wet and exotic. L.A. is cool because it’s got great weather right now, but it’s so enormous that I don’t know how much fun it might be if I went there without someone to hang out with.
What I really want is to make new friends, eat Korean food and sing in a Korean singing room. But it seems as though that is nearly impossible. There’s just no way to meet strangers in a city without hookers getting involved. It’s a sad state of affairs when basic human interaction is so atomized that you can’t meet new people without people demanding money or something else from you.
So, as I keep suggesting, this a problem that if you could fix it with an app, you probably could make a lot of money. There is no single app that does what I want — help me make new friends. I want a location based app that if I was at a bar, I would see other people were using the app and, maybe, I could send them a video message as an ice breaker. As it stands, I’m going to fly into Miami not knowing anyone and simply sit on the beach and watch hot chicks walk by in bikinis. That’s if everything goes according to plan, and it may not.
I lived in South Korea a few years, so I’ve decided to draw upon that as part of telling the story I want to tell with the screenplay I’m writing. I figure if I’m going to write a deep, yet “big tent” kind of movie, I might as well throw everything but the kitchen sink at the issue. I see this screenplay as similar to Blade Runner 2049 in some respects. A big budget movie that makes you think. That’s the goal, at least. But, whatever. I’m just one dude having some fun.
This is just a bucket list thing and it’s fun to see how far I get before I get fed up and move on to the next half-baked concept.