So I’m gearing up to dive into a year or so of working extremely hard and long on my senior film. I don’t often mention it and I suppose its because I like to play my cards close to my chest. Its hard to come by a good original concept and its even harder to pursue that concept until it bares fruit. Lately I’ve felt that…I’ve been sharing and giving out information to the long people. There are some people I know that don’t believe in things like art theft or concept steal if they alter things significantly enough. Even things like tracing seem like no big deal. It doesn’t matter if what they’re pulling from you are the most marketable or original pieces of your concept.
I’ve decided to take a different approach. Soon I’m going to start up a process blog for record keeping and all that cool shit. I never wanted to be that person who was like “blah blah, my OCs are SO original!” but god dammit I work really hard with what I have and I’ll be DAMNED if someone else makes it to the finish line thanks to MY integrity.
Birdwitch is my baby. Idris is my baby. People may not think it or she is cool or worth a rant but I DO. And half my life I’ve watched people find that ONE thing that sets them apart in their work and just RUN with it and I have always wanted that. I feel like I’ve found it and when I see rip offs of titles and names and DESIGNS I think I deserve to be a little bit angry. Imitation is NOT the sincerest form of flattery. It reminds me of a fucking five year old wiggling their stupid butt when they copy everything you say.
My senior film is going to be amazing. Five years of hard work, pain and tears and it mother fucking better be. I want it to go to film festivals, I want it to win awards and shit. And when it comes to those things your integrity is called into question EVERY time you put it out there. I don’t want some judge surfing the internet and thinking I’M a cop out because someone else thinks its super okay to bum a ride from someone RIDING UP A MOUNTAIN ON A TRICYCLE.
No. Fuck that. Fuck it really hard. Time to start a mother fucking paper trail.