I swung the sword B'Runch and LAID BARE the spinach-heart of POACHEHD, THE EGG-LORD! From DEEP within his runny yolk I PULLED the Stone of B'CHE'MEL, and leapt through the bottomless whirlpool of MIM'OSA, returning to the Earth-Land sated, fatted, and sleepy! WHAT HAPPENED NEXT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND!
I took a nap.
Been a while, fam. Been writing, been looking for work, been writing some more, been looking for work. I keep getting offered bar jobs, and then having panic attacks about working in bars. It's tough being far out from weed...on the one hand, Diane says I'm more with it, more aware, more myself, oddly, without weed, but on the other hand, I'm off my fuckin' meds, so it's tough keeping my anxiety at bay. But really, I think I'm done with bartending for a while. It gets old, frankly, and also kinda depressing, to sling drink. Legal drug-dealing, son. Legal drug dealing. So I'm looking for more stable work that'll engage a different part of me.
I registered with a talent agency, so I might end up doing some commercial work, which could be cool. Commercial, modeling, voice-over. Apparently there's a demand for American voices in New Zealand. Which is good, because I'M an American!
Other than that, I been writing. Batman, mostly, this Batman Beyond screenplay is coming along nicely, and, I gotta say, the recent success of Logan is reassuring. There really is a market for seeing our favorite characters at different times in their lives, thinking different things that have come along with time, age, maturity. So I have this idea that I might be able to sell this flipping thing to WB, maybe, down the pike.
I'm also compiling a list of things that I like about Wellington, for publication in one of the local news portals. The Portal of Mim'Osa, specifically. Top Ten Things I Love About Wellington.
So, you know, gigs are comin' along. But it's tough moving to a new place. Tough being in a city with no connections, after having lived most of my life in a small town with a ton of connections.
But it's starting to move. Starting to happen. I think I'll need to spend a lot more time in NZ, really, just to get some use out of these connections. I like it here. It's just been tough getting my feet on the ground. And it's weird being off my meds, as it were, even though I really like this ephemeral increase in cognitive ability. I think I got smarter. Which is a pain in the ass, because I've been smoking pot for a decade straight, really. Makes me wonder about time I've lost. I'm happy with where I am, but it's alarming to look at that possibility.
That's the approximate news from Lake Woebegone. Things are starting to right themselves, but what a strange, strange thing to make a place in a new place without my old crutches. Stranger still to discover that I might not need them.
I'm gonna go see what this stone can do for my Brunch Game.