Life is really silly. But of course, life is very real and isn’t always sunshine and butterflies like in the movies. But like movies, you have to have the good guys and the bad guys. Heroes and villains. And in life, we need to decide who we are.
Naturally, we all want to be the hero. Stand up for what’s right and just be liked by everyone. The hero is liked by everybody, so natuarlly that’s what everyone wants to be. I mean, why the fuck would they not? It’s also a much easier route in life when not very many people are against you and you have that cheering section behind you praising the ground you walk on.
Then you have the path of the villain. They really don’t have to be bad people at all. It’s all just a matter of public opinion. But they just tend to be hated for one reason or another and forced to live their lives as that guy.
Either path doesn’t make you a good or bad person. It just determines what you need to do next to make your objectives come true.
A little pep talk for you all.
I was talking to a younger colleague of mine not too long ago. They were asking me why we need to keep pressing on, even when things get awful and unbearable. When it seems like everyone has left you and no one seems to care or just flat out don’t care. Well the answer honestly isn’t so easy. The world is mean and awful and dark place.
However, it really doesn’t need to be that way for you. I’m sure there are many wonderful people out there who feel it’s their job to just spread all the wonderfulness around. Why shouldn’t that person just be you?
Everyone in this world is important to somebody. I use this analogy when I talk about making movies. It’s all one big team. Like when you’re playing Basketball… if you only have a team of 4 guys on the court instead of the normal 5. Yes, you may be able to function for a little while, but eventually, that 5th person is going to be needed. You don’t know what exactly it is you’re going to be needed for, but you have to be there for when the time comes.
I have to tell myself this from time. I believe that hard work is important. In making movies, you have many many people who depend on you to do everything to the best of your abilities. You have to be there for those guys so they too can do exactly what they have to do. It’s my only purpose of being on this earth and it’s the only way I can justify my existence. It’s not just a hopeful career for me, it’s more like life support. That’s why I care so deeply for my work, and moreso the people I work with whether they know it or not.
But yes, it’s rather discouraging when people don’t see it or don’t think you’re trying. That’s always the worst. The most you can do is continue to go on about your work, whatever it might be. And just try to brighten the world around you just that much every day. We’re here to make things better right?
I’m here to make these movies and help people have a good time. The world sucks and if I can stop people’s lives from sucking for a little while, that’s just grand. It’s even more than grand… dare I say it’s blessing on both fronts. And I hate that word so you better believe it’s a big thing.
So, just knuckle down and do whatever it is you have to do. It’ll build a better you. A better you is good for everyone around you. That goodness will spread and before you know it, you’ll be living a wonderful life.
This is how I hope things will go for me. Maybe it’ll kill me or maybe it won’t. But frankly I’m not the judge of that.
Merry Christmas you guys.
First of all. If you’re asking that question, you must have some sort of doubt to begin with. Don’t tell or write any jokes if you’re going to have doubt. It’s an all in deal. Don’t half ass your jokes. However, rape jokes can be quite funny in the proper context. Much like racial jokes.
Rape jokes fall in the same cookie jar as suicide jokes. They’re both highly traumatic and delicate situations and it’s hard to crack a joke without it being malicious or worse, just unfunny. It’s really all a situational thing. You don’t just walk up to someone and say, “Did you hear about the 12 year old that was raped by the creepy ass clown?” or something like that. Moreso it has to be used in conjunction with something going on.
For instance. When I’m getting my ass kicked by a Vergil sword loop in Marvel 3.
Which is all the time.
I tend to get those comments. “Just bend over Joe. This is happening.”
It must be used as a quip for someone being mercilessly overpowered and there’s not much you can do. Thus the term itself.
“Man, Hunger Games raped the box office last weekend.”
You see where I’m going with this? I hope so.
But like anything, there are lines. Don’t take the joke beyond a couple of lines. It loses it’s edge and frankly you’ll just look like a damn tryhard.
Also, if you want to make plays on alleged “Rape Culture”, that’s cool. Those silly, stupid things that I’ve never ACTUALLY heard anyone say before (seriously, I’ve never actually heard it come of out of someone’s mouth) such as, “she had it coming.” can be used again at the proper time. It’s all about the timing.
Oh, and jokes are no longer jokes if you’re being malicious. Remember that. But no matter when you make a rape joke, there’s always going to be people on your back saying it’s not funny. The same people who laugh at your jokes in private, but in public are a bunch of prudes. But that’s just the way it works sometimes. Humans are just weird like that. They put up that facade of political correctness, but deep down they’re more sadistic than all of us.
And again, it doesn’t take the severity of the situation away. Because of course it can be life shattering and all that. Everything can and must be joked about in society or we run the risk of taking ourselves too seriously… which can lead to serious problems. We’re just animals folks.
Time for thinking once again. I started writing this about 14 months ago. Then a rewrite about 5 months ago when we lost Barrett. But everything has finally come into place. FINALLY… AT FUCKING LAST GODDAMMIT.
Things are going smooth. I’ve been sure to lay out everything I’m going to do for these sons of bitches so there are no surprises and hopefully no bullshit. But we all know there’s going to be bullshit… so I just want less of it. I don’t think it’s so much to ask. But I dig the actors that I got. They’re really something else. I have yet to see what they can do in the heat of battle but I’m getting good vibes at least.
I’m really glad the actor’s search has gone as well as it has. It’s hard to believe it, but I’m at that point where I’m not begging for people to come. People see what you do and they come to you. It’s really a cool feeling and actually validates my hard work more than any amount of money would. I left every meeting smiling, which is a big deal to me. As a lot of you know, I really have problems with just people in general. I trust nobody. Especially after the shit that went down the last time.
By the way if you want to donate to the movie so we can up our production values, then feel free. just saying. We have something super solid in here.
We have new tech, and someone new behind the lens (me)… and much better sound equipment (and better people running sound, how hard is it to read levels people?)
I owe it to these guys to have a spectacular movie. That’s always my goal. Until the last shot nothing means more to me than these guys.
Guess I should share the IMDB with you all. I’ll link you to the twitters and shit so you can send them pictures of your penis.
No, don’t really do that. I’ll get in trouble. Everyone needs to be on the twitters. It’s a way of life like that.
Joseph William Greene
Kevin James Parli
Look out for us in the springtime. I’ll be around with periodic updates and whatnot. Have a good day and a good life.
Okay guys. It’s been a minute. But we’re back. And we’ve become bigger and stronger than before (I know this for a damn fact). I get the thrilling job of passing out paperwork. Yeah, it’s just a part of the job and I’m out there to make things as easy as I can for these guys. They’re my number one priority, sad to say #joehasareallysadlife.
But yes, we’re on IMDB because we’re awesome like that. Yeah, it was a surprised to me too actually. Just more pressure for me to get in there and get things fucking done. It’s just my job as the showrunner.
I guess during the week I’ll update you all on cast and whatever the hell else is up. It’s gonna be a busy week.
Peace out everyone.
There’s a lot going on, There was the death of my friend there were casting changes. And still trying to fill in It’s been downright fucking nuts.
I still have a couple of roles to fill in but I really like where we are and that’s a lot of stuff that’s been going smoothly. I like to take in actors that are sort of off the grid… you all know my feelings on making films around here. I guess I’ll break down everything that’s going to go down.
While we’re at GenCon next month, Eric, Shane, Alex, Lola, and myself will be shooting a short that will bridge the gap between movies 2 and 3. Expect the same subject matter you know and love. GenCon is going to be crazy and there will be a shitload of horseheads
-Dat 1080p presentation
Our first movie was shot at 480p and below most of the time second we went to 720p. Now, we’re going all the fucking way to 1080p because we’re just baller status like that.
We’re really going to some places this time around. My actors really seemed to get into the concept of murder and shit. So we’re doing it tenfold. Simple as that.
Yeah, it’s Blitz I know.
While writing, I tried to find a music game that was so mainstream that people would instantly would look at and say, “I can relate to this bullshit.” I mean dancing games are all well and good, but I can safely say and all you out there have played Rock Band at least once in your sad little lives.
People seemed to love the hell out of this character and I can’t for the life of me figure out why. But how can you not love Bob in this role. We all love you Bob.
The cast and all that… we’ll get to that in the coming weeks. But into then you need to get fucking hype. Let’s go.