June 12, 2005
Rest in Peace, Tank (1992-2005)

I wish I could have been there for you, buddy.

Posted by darren at 09:53 AM
June 11, 2005
Half-year update

I suppose I could have waited another week, just to say it's been half a year already, but that would be silly, wouldn't it?

What has happened in the intervening ~6 months?
For starters, I didn't even get out to China until sometime in April. Oops, make that April 1st, officer. I specifically counted the days so I could answer your impromptu question better. Wait, should I even type that? Is Bush going to come breathing down my neck now?

So after a flurry of activity trying to get a script banged out and polished, I was stunned to realize that it sucked. Flat out sucked. Don't ask me why it took so long to figure this out, but it did. But things have a way of working themselves out (for better or for worse) in my life, no matter the effort. Chalk another point up for destiny, I guess. Which brings me to the present day, waiting.

I'm here in Shenzhen, having moved apartments to a place more reasonable for a single thirtysomething, waiting for news from higher-ups that will give us indication of how to proceed with the film project.

In the intervening time, I've set up a new website to represent the project, got it hosted with my current (and highly-recommended) provider ICDSoft.com, only to have it be blocked by China for no apparent reason, moved to the deepdrift server, get blocked again, then moved with deepdrift to a US server. Seems China's networks and Hong Kong's networks don't like to get along. My computer also died, but I got around that, being a geek and all.

At some point, I will actually do some creative stuff, instead of dawdling around. That some point better be tomorrow. If I've ever needed to be inspired, it's now.

I know I'm rambling. Been used to writing a personal journal instead of a public diary. Gotta work out the kinks and start taking pictures and a fresh look at things again...

Posted by darren at 02:11 PM