A taste of Spring fills the Nebraska air as January draws to a close. Perhaps the abnormally nice Winter weather is appropriate as I glance back at the first month of the new year. My productivity level was almost the equivalent of bunnies boffing in the springtime bushes.
Out with the old must have been my motto as I scrapped the nine chapters I completed of A STUDY IN ORANGE. There was something wrong with the story, but I may have solved the problem. In with the revised new must be my motto as I start over with Chapter One. We shall see how this version goes.
In other news, I was about ready to close The FreakOptic Files when current events in Nebraska changed my mind. One morning I was filming random scenes with an extremely vague idea in mind, figuring I would ultimately delete it all. Then, upon reviewing the raw footage, the vague idea was forgotten and a new one solidified before my half-blind eyes. DRONES OVER NEBRASKA! was born! My love letter to communist paranoia flicks from the 1950's, with a nod to Ed Wood & David Lynch, garnered more views and responses than most of my FreakOptics videos. I needed a win to keep me motivated and that goofy little video provided me with one. (Watch it below, if you dare! 😉 ⤵️)
Keeping up with the bunnies, I've blogged more than usual this month. I'm pretty satisfied with the end results and hope to blog more about films, television, books and music in the months to come. DON'T PANIC, I hopefully won't forget to blog about other random nonsense, such as the post you are currently experiencing.
On a personal note, I visited the local eye doc and my pools the color of dung continue to remain stable. No change is a good thing.
In conclusion, I need to keep these prolific creative bunnies in mind the next time I descend the emotional spiral staircase. Yes, January 2020 has taught me that, even three years after the fact, I can still experience a meltdown in regard to my chunk of vision loss. Can one ever fully recover from a traumatic event when one can see the results every single day? A question for another time and post, perhaps.
Thank you for reading or listening to my half-blind words.
P.S. An old post concerning a different type of bunnies...
The Collective Eye for January was a short list...
...and this trend will continue in February.