The new year is almost upon us. The Mayan Apocalypse, just like so many “end of the world” threats before it, was nothing more than media hype as always. I think at one point or another, I just stopped caring if the world would’ve ended on the 21st. Well… That was a few months ago I felt that way. I don’t feel that way now.
The past two years have been a hellacious torment in one form or another. Between my marriage falling apart, being unhappy where I live, nearly dying and struggling constantly to keep my head above water has taken it’s toll on my soul. Having nearly no friends in the area, it has felt like I’ve been isolated from everything and everyone. It’s been very cold for having to live in this personal hell of mine.
If it weren’t for my oldest daughter’s kindness and my mother, I don’t honestly know where I would be right now. If I would be at all. Granted, my current situation isn’t by any means pleasant. It is bearable at least.
It’s time to put that all behind me now and look to the future. While the number 13 isn’t usually anyone’s lucky number. I’m going to make it my lucky number. I’ve worked damned hard to get myself back together over the past 10 months. I’m exercising regularly and even though I constantly live in a small amount of pain and discomfort, I will continue to get better. I sadly did not make my goal by Christmas of being under 300 pounds, but I’m damned close. I will be under it soon. I wish to get to 220 as a final goal and even then, I won’t stop walking and keeping active. I plan to live for at least 10 more years if I can swing it. More if possible.
2013 is also the year I’m going home to Michigan. Perhaps not my home town, but at least close by. My sons live in East Jordan, so somewhere near there with a job. Perhaps Charlevoix or Petoskey, maybe even Boyne City or Boyne Falls area. All are very close and I know them well. My friends who live there as well as my family are waiting for me. I’m way past due for this. I won’t forget the family I have here, even though I’m no longer a part of the marriage that made them my family. In my heart they will always be family no matter what. Nor will I forget my one and only friend who lives here and has also been my Chiropractor for many years.
I also have a love interest that I’ve been working on for the past few months. I’m hoping it will turn into something official soon. More on that to come later 😉
Sadly, since I still have a lot of time on my hands, I haven’t given up my gaming addiction completely, and I may never actually do so as I enjoy it. However, I have cut way down on the amount of time I spend killing dragons. I tried to give up World of Warcraft, I just can’t. I enjoy it too much. Even if there’s freaking panda bears everywhere…. I can sum it up in two words. FLYING MOUNTS!!!
I officially restarted my account on Christmas Day. I was just so freaking bored sitting at home. Minecraft is cool and all, but I’ve gotta have my flying mounts and I love my Azeroth. I just limit myself to an hour or two a day. It’s enough to get a few things accomplished. Then it’s back to the real world 🙂
One final note, as per usual, I have created a new look to my website for the new year. It’s a bit dark. It sort of represents my travels through the darkness these past two years. While it’s now time to step back into the light, I just have a thing for Black and Gold. If you can’t see the new site, because you are on your mobile, set your browser to ask for the Desktop version. (just don’t forget to set it back when you’re done admiring 🙂 )
I write this with a heavy heart. As much as I was ready to begin the auditions for Actors and Extras for TRCTS, the painful obviousness came to me over the past month, that the equipment that I possess, is not good enough quality to produce a decent looking film. Sure it’s a near-zero budget project, but that doesn’t mean I want anything less professional looking. It’s a long story, but in short, I’ll have to put my film projects on hold until I can afford to get better equipment. With hopes, it will be 2008 that I can take another stab at this, but for right now, I can’t afford to go and buy new and better equipment.
I am saving all the work everyone has done and will still use it when the time comes. I’ll keep all my contacts and again ask if everyone is still interested at that time. Thanks to each and every one of you who have done voice work and for everyone who was ready to make this film into a small piece of gold. The time will come, it’s just not now.
Also, I am debating on taking down the MySpace page as 1) it isn’t doing much good and 2) I’m not a big fan of MySpace anyway.
Again, thanks to everyone. I will make this film, and soon I hope.
For now, I’m working on my son’s band website (at least that won’t cost me anything). Visit www.chriomusic.com!
She’s filled in the final gap in our voice parts. She did a good job, and it’s great to have her on board.
Now comes the tricky part, casting for the Actor and Extras. Then the trailer and final production. Everyone take a deep breath, this is all going to come down to perfect timing….
Brian was the one to deliver Caller 10 in absolute perfection. I know there’s yet to add background chatter, but I’m so very happy with his work!
That means there is only one voice actress line left. Yes, that’s right! We are all so close to getting ready to film! Maybe we can even submit this baby for the next season of On The Lot!
Nikki is now our Caller 5 for TRCTS! Thanks goes out to Nikki for her fine work as well as thanks to all who are involved with this movie.
I am very happy that things are still moving forward and I hope that we will be able to get things finished on schedule and within budget.
I’d also like to give a shout out to all that have contacted me to be auditioning for the actor, extras and parts for the Dumasaphobia project as well.
Got a good head on you? Do you like to take debate with the issues in our ever changing world? Then if you’ve got some time to spare, I’m looking for ideas from you! The Dumasaphobia project is underway. If you agree with it, tell me why. Tell me your feelings on how it can be helped. Ways that YOU would fight stupidity in our society. If you are really good, tell me some statistics you’ve found. (please send credible links to your data)
Are you a number cruncher? I could use someone like you. Someone good at compiling data into graphs and charts. Someone to prove that stupidity is on the rise. The reasons for it and so-forth.
Do you disagree with my philosophy? Do you feel that Dumasaphobia is unfounded rubbish? Tell me. I’ll be happy to take your feedback.
We’ve got our first actress ready to make her statement about how she suffers from Dumasaphobia. We need 9 more for doing that same part and a spokesperson.
Email me with your ideas, interests, discussions, or concerns.
Just wanted to give a great big thank you to our 2 latest additions to the TRCTS Cast!
Vanessa Khang who is now our Caller 9!
Sonny Swinhart who is our very convincing Caller 3!
Thanks for doing such great jobs!
He’s now our Caller 2! His recording worked out well and is now part of TRCTS!
Thanks Adam 😀
Kathy sent in her audition and floored me on how well she nailed the part. Congrats to Kathy 🙂 Also turns out she can sing pretty darn good too!
This means we are all 1 person closer to having the full cast. Keep the auditions coming!
I did make 2 slight changes to the cast.
I really want to get some actors to contact me so we can not only decide on the tech, but get a real Trailer for Ten Rules for Calling Tech Support put together. I want to help grow some interest in this flick! Remember, all serious tryouts for the tech (and the extras), must live in or near Williamsburg Virginia!
As the hot lard hits the hot frying pan, the production of Ten Rules for Calling Tech Support (TRCTS) is moving rather well. I’m very excited to see my plans come together so smoothly. Not too shabby for a first time project. 😉
We’ve got about a 3rd of the cast put together. A huge thanks goes out to the following people for their participation (in no particular order):
Thank you all for your hard and very impressive work!!
Also, our MySpace Film page is doing pretty good too! We’ve got a good list of friends already!
There’s still a lot left to do and we still need more voice actors as well as the role of the technician is still open. If you live near Williamsburg Virginia, please audition!
I’m also quite anxious to get a real trailer going to get the peoples interest in watching our movie. I’m actually hoping to get it submitted to a few of the film festivals around the country.