It seems that my time at Kaplan has come to an end thanks to a “Student Advisor” who is horrid at doing the right thing. I asked for a LOA (Leave of Absence) for a single term, which is totally doable. Instead, the Advisor submitted a withdrawal request, which was granted. His excuse was complete Bullshit because my wife is also currently on leave, but due to financial reasons. Suffice it to say, I may be seeking a new University to attend once I am done with a few projects.
There is something good coming from all this, though. The first is that I am getting a refund of what is left of my funding for the term I would have taken. This will enable me to get a few things done.
My Windows Office:
So, my Windows Office expired…forcing me to take an unwanted break from the scripts for Soldiers Of Leaves and Mano: Nightmares At Twilight. This causes one thing. I am bored out of my gourd. And I hate boredom.
Lucky for me, Kelly will be helping me renew my Office tomorrow and the boredom will end. We hope.
Soldiers of Leaves:
So you are probably wondering what Soldiers is. Well, Soldiers is my debut in filmmaking. At the moment, I am working on a rough script, which will be submitted to both Amazon Studios and Netflix Studios for consideration. The Customer Service guy at Netflix responded that he would definitely watch a movie of this caliber, so I know that Blamah Moore (the author) and myself have a crowd waiting on this project to be finished.
the cool thing is that I have a small crew waiting to work on this as well as a financier who is willing to back it. We may have to make the film itself before it is accepted, but that is cool with me. The idea is to get the film made, no matter what route we have to take. I am also looking at a couple of sponsors (their products are mentioned in the narrative) for the film.
Mano: Nightmare at Twilight
Mano was born from a story I wrote in high school. I am currently working on the script for the first episode, part one of the pilot, as I write this. It looks as if it is going to size up to become an amazing series. Like Soldiers, I plan on submitting the script to amazon and Netflix.
The Vampire Wars
I am pondering taking The Vampire Wars, at least the beginning, and making scripts for them as well…instead of books. This would actually shorten the overall saga down to 4 series instead of an endless one.
I am also pondering adapting Angel of Death into scripts as well, which would round out The Vampire Wars nicely.
The Morrow Family Saga
This brings us to The Morrow Family Saga. I am thinking of doing the same for this saga that I am doing for Angel of Death. Of course, I am also pondering whether the world is ready for Tales from the Renge as a series or not.
I plan on adapting The Faust Syndrome as a film script and working on bringing it to life by Halloween of next year…not to mention a few other releases.
News of the World, Souljourner’s debut, and other productions
I have a few unscripted Youtube projects scheduled for my new time off. Among these are unscripted skits such as News of the World, a satirical fictional news program that has its humble beginnings as a hallway skit done by the now legendary (in our own minds, anyway) “Three J’s and an E”. I must admit, I was a bad influence when I went to church…always leading the younger boys to create hilarious skits in the hallways of the college we used as a church hall.
It was here that I dreamed up characters like The Radio-Pirate, The Wasted Surfer, Big Dick Johnson, King Creole, Baby Jay, The Pissable Toads, and many others that would become my strange personal menagerie of personas…that joined the Fortuneteller who emerged in 1993 while I was at NWMSU.
Recently, a new character emerged: Souljourner, the soul reaver(reaper) and sometimes book reviewer who haunts a nether realm with his friend (a skull on a staff) Headley. At the same time, I may actually debut a few other skits/ideas such as Katthouse, DeepThroat, and a few other concepts that don’t need to be anything more than performance art.
With all the adaptations and ideas, I have begun fleshing out other than televised pieces and scripts/films. These have nothing to do with the literary world (other than being intro’d in a story or two) and everything to do with the real world.
I have an idea for a concept that combines flood control, sustainable energy production, and water treatment (processing the used water so that it can be used for drinking, bottling, and distribution). Though the idea needs further study, I have many who are interested in this as it would work well in several countries where flooding is a major threat and the power grids need stabilization.
Add to this a plan to bring together farmers and their communities to create jobs and generate revenue, and thus strengthening the economy of an area, and you have a possible way to prevent the next economic Depression. Amazingly, it is hard to find sponsors for such ideas because it threatens the hold the major corporations have on the world.