It's pretty safe to assume that when I do not update my blog regularly, it is because I am working on a project. There have been quite a few things I've wanted to write about: how disappointed I am in this new season of Heroes (and conversely, how NOT disappointed I've been in Fringe), how excited I am that the winter constellations/Messier objects are coming back, how much I LOVE my new PS3 (favorite games so far: Everyday Shooter, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Echochrome and Stuntman: Ignition. I have others, but I haven't had time to really play them enough to know if I "love" them. Oh, and the Blu-Ray player is pretty nice, too.) Ahem. Yes, all of this and more has been on my mind lately. I find it hard to write coherently when something "big" is occupying my thoughts, however. Lately, that's been quite a bit. I injured my foot, which, despite the fact that it is purple and swollen and painful, my doctors have assured me is "nothing to be concerned about." Whew! All I have to do is stop using it ever. While I don't invest heavily in the stock market, the financial weather has kept me patiently sitting at home, doubting my desire to just jump into L.A. in the immediate future. That's fine. In fact, it's so fine that I've signed a 1-year lease for a new bachelorette pad here in Boulder, not that such a thing cannot be broken if Pixar decides to hire me (which wouldn't be L.A. anyway, but that's beside the point). My workload at my day job ballooned last week. I've also just purchased a new (and by new, I always mean "used") car from a friend who is currently in Europe. Oh, and I'm officially "single" again, which has been a strange realization. To summarize: breaking up, buying a car from someone in Italy, busy at work, moving, foot injury, and working on a new project (in addition to planning a website overhaul, but I'll save that story for later).
Now for the Project:
I would hope that the people who read my blog have seen Joss Whedon's "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" by now. If you haven't, go watch it for free from hulu. It's three 15-minute episodes. Go ahead. I'll wait.
You back? Cool. Fantastic, wasn't it? What an outstanding trio of talent, guided by that Whedonesque sensibility!
So, now that you have the background, I will give you the scoop: The DVD version of this "show" is going to be coming out relatively soon. The creators have decided to hold a video contest in which we must make our argument for why we should be included in the Evil League of Evil. The winners will be featured on the DVD and viewed by dozens and dozens of geeks worldwide! I wrote and directed the below video and made it with my friend Robert Bowen, who is probably a bigger fan than even I am. Camera and sound (and fancy equipment) by Carl Fuermann.
Oh, and there is some vocabulary you should be aware of:
Deus Ex Machina: any artificial or improbable device resolving the difficulties of a plot. Perepeteia: a sudden turn of events or an unexpected reversal. Anagnorisis: the critical moment of recognition or discovery, esp. preceding peripeteia.
All three will make an appearance...