Monday, February 23, 2015

Like the Wind, This Too Shall Pass

Well, hello y'all! It is I, Dave the Fake Russian, with another slow meander down the dusty paths of my brain pan...

Foremost in my mind at the moment is, of course, the Beyond the Impact web series (hence the "fake Russian" reference).... we had a marathon day on set on February 15th in downtown San Diego, at a terrific location, where we labored from early morning until almost midnight, getting an impossible amount of filming actually done. Whew, what a day.

It was so much fun! I loved watching the cast and crew make it all happen, almost as much as I enjoyed all the time I got to spend in front of the camera. Man, I really like my character, and I seem to be hitting my stride, which bodes well for future episodes.

Just between you and I, I've seen about 20 minutes or so of the rough cut footage so far... this thing is going to kick serious butt. Man, wait until you see it. My hype level is through the roof right now. Any lingering fears that have been tormenting me have been put to rest. The premiere is going to be so enjoyable... and then shortly thereafter, you will all get to finally see what all the endless fuss has been about. I really hope you all enjoy it.

Then we'll crank out the next script, hit Wondercon in Anaheim in early April, and hopefully film the next half in May. It would be amazing if we could get the web series finished in time for Comicon in July.

Man, what a ride it's been! This year promises to be very interesting indeed. Thank you, Lord, for it all.

OK, enough of that for now.

It rained last night.

Yeah, I know, the remainder of the non-San Diego part of the country is locked in battle with varying levels of snow and other cold nastiness and devilry, and I mention a few hours of rain. Well, man, what can I say? Familiarity breeds contempt, true, but then there's the flipside... which would be, what? Unfamiliarity breeds novelty? It rained! I opened the windows and breathed a sigh of relief, as I listened to the rain falling easily and steadily outside my window. May not mean (as) much to you, but to someone that gets as frazzled inside as I routinely do, it is soothing...

In fact, sometimes I cheat and pull up this website, turn on my speakers, and let the sounds of rain soothe me digitally!

Trust me, I need it. For the sake of those around me (the handful that are real and the majority that are invisible!) it's in everyone's best interest that I'm mellow.

I have nothing to complain about, really. I can't say everything's going against me. In fact, for the most part, I seem to have so much going for me right now, it's a bit staggering. Not everything, mind you... financially, things are a bit tight (not good, leading up to Tax Day), and things between Wifey and I are spotty as well... but, hey, with the help of my mom and God (a great team!), I've navigated both battlefields before numerous times... haven't blown my leg off by stepping on a mine yet! As I've said before: Like the Wind, This Too Shall Pass.... in fact, I think I just found the title for this blog post!

I like Jimmy Kimmel... I think he's a genuinely funny guy. Here, this skit combines my admiration for Jimmy Kimmel and my attending acting class...

See Part 2 here...

Funny stuff.

Ah, that reminds me... I watched Keanu Reeves' latest movie called John Wick recently... and I LOVED IT! It was so much fun, and was so wonderfully shot, I enjoyed it all. Plus, it has great Russians in it! Ah, my people! Well, at least I think they were great... I won't know for certain until I get a reply from Jeff's wife Tanya, who is the authority on the legitimacy of Hollywood attempts at portraying Russians. Hey, she has a part in the web series, by the way... in fact, we have a scene together where we trade words (and insults) in Russian. That should be fun to watch! It was fun to work with her, though there admittedly is something intimidating about her...

Here's a cool pic I found recently...

My Eldest Daughter is currently collecting tattoos. And by that, I mean she now has three of them on her person, and is plotting for a fourth. She seems to have acquired the addiction! They look good on her, and she's happy, so that's as far as it goes for me. Still trying to summon the nerve (and the $) to get one myself. I wanted a sort-of shield on my arm, like a family crest or something, with my kids' initials on it, with a pen and sword crossed either below or behind the shield. I've wanted that for years... haven't done it yet, I may never, who knows?

Bah, I'm going to wrap this up and go kill some zombies before bedtime. Super stoked about the BTI premiere. I'll be sure to take lots of photos of the event and update you all, so you can see what you missed!

Adios for now,

Dave the Giddy

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