Bob waves goodbye to Crazytown, just in time for the reading of "Gearhead and the Realbot."
By Bob Simpson (Writer)
Well, ladies and gentlemen, readers and people that can't read, this is it. My final post with Crazytown. After more than 2 years working for this blog, I've learned many things, including:
- Writing is hard.
- Spelling is harder.
Yet, as I close the book on this chapter of my writing life, likely to return at some point just to reassure people that I'm not dead, I can't help but think about some of my favorite posts. Granted, I can't remember any of them concretely enough to restate them here, but I'm sure a few of them were not bad.
The last several weeks have been dedicated to a reading of my first play in 10 years, "Gearhead and the Realbot," which will be held tonight. If you've read along, you know it's been a trial, often coupled with intense self-loathing and a vat of Pepto Bismol, but I do feel that unique sense of accomplishment that only an artist can experience after creating something of their own.
And that's why we do this, right? Seriously, is that right? Cause I'm not sure. No, kidding, of course it's why we do what we do. Why we struggle through rejection and debt (fun debt tip: get a day job that pays well...or sell all your blood) for that elusive feeling of elation when an audience laughs or applauds, or when a fellow artist reads your work and says, "It's not terrible." We chase that feeling like a junkie chases the dragon, though, unlike the junkie, we occasionally capture that moment, and we also have more teeth per capita (take that, junkies).
So, that's it. That's why, no matter how much I try to fight it, no matter how much it goes against my logical inclinations to just shut the hell up and stick to the office, I keep trying. That's why I want to be an artist.
Thanks to Ryan Scott Oliver and everyone I've worked with at Crazytown. It's been an honor.
BOB SIMPSON is
a writer and lives in Los Angeles, where he works for Warner Bros.
Entertainment, Inc., though the views and opinions expressed in this and
other articles are solely those of the author, and do not represent the
views or opinions of Warner Bros. There, disclaimer done. Bob is also
a geek - gentledgeek.blogspot.com
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