A good friend told me that my video diaries need to be more dramatic if my intention is to bring more people to the site. I’m still not certain that that is my goal. I’ve been recording many, but not publishing them.
Does anyone really read these? Am I interesting enough that you want to read what I say?
There was a publication called “Boy’s Life” that I used to get when I was a boy scout. The only thing I really remember about it was the fiction section. I read and re-read those stories, and memorized them. The rest of the mag I don’t remember … I know there were ‘boy scout’ comics (PeeWee something?) and joke sections.
There was a story about two boys trapped in a bathyscaph deep under water. Communication was cut off and water was seeping in. They knew they were going to drown, and there was no hope. Dark. Another was the diary form of a thief who was going to have his hand amputated for stealing. It was his second conviction. I still dream about that one.
I saw a movie this weekend that cast Zach Galifianakis in a dramatic, serious role. He should explore that more.
How long does my show stick with you, and why? Which parts do you remember … what was important?
Respond if you read this far. Even if it’s just one word. This has been an exercise to get my hands writing again. They have been to idle.