Hmm. Those are some good ideas you’ve thrown out there, Russ, but I’m not sure that they would pass muster under the Academic Integrity Guidelines at Overlord Academy — which state, uh, something about how you can’t submit the same work for two classes, blah blah blah. I wasn’t really paying much attention at that meeting, to be honest. But seeing as how you already have to read Stendahl for your job, isn’t that, like, totally no fair? Why don’t we both set out to do some long, quasi-conceptual sweatshirt project so that I can be the one who gets to coast on my already-established interests?
Actually, since I was thinking that a movie deal would have to involve some kind of personal conflict and redemption arc, there may be cinema gold to be found here in this little disagreement over what kind of wizards we should be. So how about this: a movie based on a book based on a blog about what we should be blogging about! I know, right? Kind of like Adaptation, or some other movie that probably came out after I stopped watching movies.
So that’s a little too risky, you say? Well, then, I’ve got other ideas, and plenty of them. The more conventional story arcs involve either a buddy theme (I’d say a road trip, but hasn’t that been done to death?) or a quirky Facebook/Twitter/whatever-era rom com thingie. I realize I’d have to be a secondary character in the rom com, since, dedicated as I am to this undertaking, I’m not quite ready to abandon my spouse and kid in pursuit of even an inevitable and ultra-lucrative book/movie deal. In fact, I might even prefer being a snappy sidekick or wingman character. The only question is, am I more this type or this type?
That was a trick question, of course, since everybody knows I am both those people rolled into one.
Anyway, the more I think about it, the more certain I am that if our blogging experience helps you find True Love with your own MPDG, our path to fame and fortune will be a smooth one. Also, you know how obsessed I am with internet dating, so maybe that could figure into the mix somehow. Oooh, oooh, I know, I know! We set up some situation where, like, you have an internet dating profile and I somehow, like, pick the girls? Or something? And it somehow has to do with our blog? I’m a little fuzzy on the details, and maybe it’s just the old-fashioneds talking, but I have this gut feeling that this could work. Maybe as a reality show?
God, we’re amazing when we put our heads together. That expensive education of ours really paid off, Russ.
Am I right or am I right?