Didn’t really plan on taking a couple weeks off, but I guess maybe I needed it? I don’t know, but here we are! Okay! Missed you guys! Hi!
Writing’s a funny thing; this is in its general shape what I’d been planning all along but getting a brain outline to gel into dialogue and jokes that actually feel solid on paper is a weird kind of alchemy, and sometimes you just end up staring and staring and staring at a block of lead and it keeps being a block of lead. It’s like, c’mon, lead, what’s your problem? Why you got to be all leaden and shit? But it just sits there, not turning into gold, like a motherfucker. “Oh, don’t mind me,” it says, as if it thinks I’m trying to accommodate it, like I’m about to offer it a throw pillow or something. “I’ll just keep being dull and making paint bad for children and not actually being in pencils.”
Lead, man. Never invite that stuff to a party.
Anyway, Project Benjamin Braddock is once again under way and I expect we’re all going to feel somewhat uncomfortable before it’s over.