My goal is two write two more things before I call it a night. This blog is one of those things. Previously, I polished a second draft for one WEBCAMS script, I fleshed out a satisfactory ending for another WEBCAMS script, and then about an hour ago I finished the most thorough rewrite of a WEBCAMS script, like, ever. In other words, I have three of planned upcoming scripts for WEBCAMS in the bank.
I actually don't have much to write about tonight, at least not at the moment. I started editing episode 24 of WEBCAMS (the infamous Golf episode) and was simultaneously wowed and disappointed by Obsquatch's footage. Wowed, of course, because the guy is a brilliant performer. Okay, not brilliant like Eric Morrison, but funny and imaginative just the same. You can't help but love him when you watch his footage.
But the one thing that stood out while I was trying to sort through his footage was that his heart really wasn't in it. Don't get me wrong: he did what looks to be a great job, but I can tell he really forced himself to sit down and do it. And it's disappointing that it should be that way. I don't expect anyone to bend over backwards for me and if someone doesn't want to do something, I'm the first to say "no worries". (BTW, Ben, I can't help but notice that you stole that line from me!)
Whether this was the case or not, I would have rathered Obsquatch to just nix his involvement with the episode than do it reluctantly. These videos should never be a chore.
Other than that, the Curse of the Golf Episode continues to run strong. Video encoding mucked up some of the footage and a conspicuous lack of popcorn negated the last three or four lines of dialogue in the script. To understand how critical this can be, take a look at almost any of the scripts in the "How-To" archive and you'll see that however a story wraps up, it's usually in the last three or four lines of dialogue. It's the "button". That final quip that serves as the perfect cutaway moment for the end credits. The upshot is that there is a lesser moment, just before the ending of the Golf episode, so it won't be that big of a crisis. Enough, however, to put another notch in the "curse" pole.
ABOUT AN HOUR LATER.
So may have been asking yourself: if there were two things Krumbine was planning on writing and this blog was one of them, what was the other?
The answer: a new episode of krumbinesBRAIN. Episode 62. And it is DONE. I have officially tapped myself out for this day. And I feel GOOOOD.
Tomorrow: I will continue prepping the upcoming lineup of WEBCAMS episodes. For those waiting in eager anticipation, the next available script should go live on Monday. More importantly, I'm going to make a serious effort in devoting a good chunk of the remainder of the week to Zaphod Zombie and I'll start by outlining the final two chapters of the book.
For now, I'll say good night. For everyone who has taken the time to read and leave a comment on these blogs, I must express my very profound gratitude. If it wasn't for you, me doing what I do would feel substantially more pointless.
That is all. Carry on with your regularly scheduled business.
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