Monday, September 11, 2006

You Were the One

So, this isn’t going as well as I had hoped. I’m having trouble getting help from the city in getting Full Contact Origami officially registered as a business, because bureaucracy is only slightly easier to navigate than any given rampantly corrupt system, with the added trouble that bribery will get me nowhere. Probably.

Additionally, donations have been few, so few, in fact, that I can’t even add “far between” in there because there’s been only one.

On top of that, my bovine (ex!)cohabitor managed to get free with what is essentially $900 of my money. I paid her rent the last month of our time together with the intent of claiming her security deposit as my own in the future. However, her repeated failures to pay her rent with any semblance of timeliness and the fact that she left her room an utter mess made it so that the landlord exercised his right to take her deposit as his own. So I got seriously fucked.

Despite all that, though, I’ve made an executive decision: I am going to continue down the current path until the end of the year. In January, I am going to buy the best camera that I can afford with whatever money I have at that point and commence making a god damn movie. Because that’s just how I roll.

I’ve started preproduction on Transatlanticism, breaking the screenplay down into a shooting script and doing some rough storyboards. I’ve already enlisted some help with the production, and I should probably be able to fill out the crew with people who are friendly with me and naïve enough to believe that working for free is a good idea. Lucky for me I’ve met enough people to make it look like I’m remotely competent. I hope.

So, there are only three and a half months of me ending these (infrequent but soon to increase) posts with the missive that you should donate to me out of love or pity. I’m not particular.

posted by origami at 11:58 am  

Friday, June 23, 2006

Always Something There to Remind Me

Now, this is big god damn news. Like whoa.

We have received our first donation. I am so unbelievably eternally grateful that it’s like my head is totally exploding all over my body and stuff. It’s actually kind of gross if you think about it too hard, so don’t.

Stephanie Jones, come on down! You’re the first contestant in what is sure to be a spectacular failure!

Now I kind of hope that this gets the ball rolling. I need to find time to submit the paperwork to make Full Contact Origami an actual company, but at least I know what to do.

People! Give me money!

posted by origami at 6:02 pm  

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Post-Rock and Slightly Seasoned

Well, I’ve yet to see any donations for Full Contact Origami. That makes me rather sad.

On the other hand, I am getting information on how to make it a proper small business, just to give myself some extra kick-in-the-ass incentive. I don’t know exactly what I need to do yet, but, you know.

Also, it’s weird how things work out sometimes. The unexpected happens, and that’s neat.

posted by origami at 2:51 pm  

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