posted ago by PensivePatriot ago by PensivePatriot +1122 / -1

We broke into groups in my film class yesterday, (I’m a full time VA documentary filmmaking student after losing my career of 15 years due to the mandate) and I’ve had an idea for a short film burning within me for the last 3 months about the uncertainty everyone has felt during the strangest, most oppressive time in American history in the last 80 years.

I have a 105% in the class itself, and the teacher, though gay as the day is long, respects my filmic sensibilities. I suspect he’s trying to see how I’ll handle the pressure, because I definitely ended up with a trans “man” (who when I asked “him” his name, he nearly choked saying it out loud). Separately, we got an actual sperg, in the truest sense of the word, in the group as well.

Pitching my idea went good for almost everyone, except the mentally ill person of the group. She literally just stared off into space, mouth agape, I really wish I had taken a photo. There is nothing going on upstairs in that brain, save for a vague sense that something offends her leftist programming.

I am making this film. Even if it’s not with this group, I have to get it out of me.

I have 5 out of 7 who are hot on this project on the level that I am, and they actually had some really great ideas to do in it as well, it was really encouraging to see them “get” my idea, and further, feel the same way I do about what has happened these last 3 years.

I could use some prayer; this film is going to piss a lot of people off, but I think it’s going start a conversation that needs to happen.

Thanks for reading, early morning Pedes.