OK, let’s try this…
Oh, Lord, I’m starting a blog. Why? you ask. Surely nobody really needs this. Probably nobody will actually read this. But the fact is I like writing. I’d like to do it more often. And I’ve reached a point in my life at which I have a lot of random musings rattling around my brain. I spend more time contemplating… stuff. Little stuff, like the most efficient way to wash my hair in the morning. (It involves some counting.) And bigger stuff, like why don’t I invest more energy in maintaining friendships? (It involves being lazy.)
There are also times—and I’m sure some of you have experienced this—when I feel like sharing an opinion, but Facebook is just not the place. I like looking at Facebook to find out what my friends are up to. (I mean my actual friends—ones I like hanging out with in person, who are the only ones I generally beFriend.) And I can fire off the occasional quip there, although that’s better suited to Twitter. But nobody—not even my friends—will read anything longer than a sentence or two in a Facebook timeline. Not because they don’t like me or care what I have to say, but because they only have so much patience scrolling through everyone else’s posts while on the toilet. That’s not a put-down. I’m the same way.
You ask, “What do you plan to write about, then?” To which I answer, “Oh my god, someone is reading this?” And then I consider the question and realize I have no agenda. I have a lot of experience as a puppeteer, so I may have some commentary on techniques I’ve used or works I’ve seen. I like to read, so I may have a response or critique of my current reading material. Same with TV and movies. And I like to think about more esoteric, or perhaps existential, topics. So some of that might spill out.
If anybody is reading this, feel free to leave a comment regarding what you would like me to write about. Or maybe you just want me to shut up. I mean, does the world need another blog?
So, we have a thinking zombie.
Can I ask, have you ever thought about a return of the living dead origins story?
What led to tarman being in the drum?
To my understanding, the trioxin leaked down into the morgue, in 69…so maybe it could be a Vietnam movie, really vintage an authentic like platoon etc and then it becomes a zombie movie, people will think it’s a take on nazi zombies without realising this is the origins of it all.
Maybe making a one off comic could be used as an illustrative alternative to a screenplay that could be pitched to Netflix or maybe the British film institute they have a tax credit system that’s drawing many studios looking for finance to the uk. I have executive producer experience on some award winning animations so honestly believe this would work.
Seriously, I think there’s really only one man for the job.
Ps, I would let you eat my brains anytime
All good ideas. If I were in the writin’ and pitchin’ business I might get ideas. Thankfully, I will leave your ideas publicly available for anyone else to pick up. Good luck!
Good for you, as one who writes professionally I can only applaud this. My original interest in Facebook was as a kind of blog, but as a semi-public figure, I can no longer state my opinion on Facebook, at least not very strongly so I get where you are coming from. Note; you repeated your second paragraph, I don’t know if that was intentional.
Oh wow! A WordPress blog! It reminded me of the early 2010s… in a nostalgic way. Twitter still only allowed 140 characters. People don’t write long posts on Facebook. So the blog is where it is! All the longer thoughts and discussions. I do miss them!
Glad to do my small part in keeping the written word alive!
Just found your blog page! Big fan and I can’t wait to read along. Rest assured, you have one person who will always read what you write!
All my best,
Fergie L. Philippe
Welcome aboard! Glad you found it.