I know, I know, I promised the rest of the Alton Brown details, but I’m a terrible person and got busy with stuff and haven’t delivered yet. Hopefully, the pictures will get edited and posted this weekend, assuming homework doesn’t get me too distracted.
I’ve been wanting to work on a film project for a while, but I have found myself lacking the proper muse to get a good concept off the ground. Recently, however, I’ve realized that there is a lot of credence behind the advice, “Write what you know.” One thing that’s bothered me for a while is that while Geek-related humor has been becoming more and more popular recently, much of what is produced still focuses on the stereotype of socially awkward geeks.
But recently, the trend has been that Geek isn’t scorned as much as it once was. And that just because you are a geek doesn’t mean that you’re socially inept, have poor hygiene, and can’t hold a job.
There’s a growing section of the population that walks the line.
The ranked WoW raider who has a hot girlfriend… the cute girl who wins boys over with her knowledge of obscure geek trivia… the guy that plays Dungeons and Dragons during the week, and spends the weekend partying.
Geek is socially acceptable, and is becoming socially desirable.
This is the premise that I’m working from. I plan on working on scripts for a few episodes, based around a limited cast, then expand from there. Hopefully, within the next year or so, I can actually get this all up and running. So please, let me know if you have any interest in this whole concept, if you’d like to provide inspiration, suggestions, what have you.
I can use all the help I can get.
I don’t anticipate being “big” or being “famous.” If I can work up something that I’m proud of, that I can put towards a portfolio… that would make me happy.