please don't give up i am really looking forward to the finished product and i think those hands look really really good i love you
Friend, let me tell you a small story.
Long ago, I went to a screening of an indie Slenderman movie. Now, this screening was downtown, it was already dark outside, and, truthfully, it was in a sketchy area. I only felt safe walking there from the train station because I was with my friend and her brother, who was a pretty scary looking dude.
It was terrible. I mean legitimately terrible, no redeeming qualities at all. Slenderman wasn’t even in it. That’s not a joke.
Half the audience had left by the halfway point. My friend and her brother said they wanted to leave, too. But there was NO way I was leaving. I watch a terrible movie every Friday night at 9:00pm, which is basically a training exercise to hone my Mystery Science Theater 3000-esque improv skills. So, my refusal to leave was more than just my regular stubbornness (which is bad enough on its own)– it was an issue of pride.
I crossed my arms and told them that they could leave without me.
And they totally did.
If I had any sense of self-preservation at all, I would have gone with them. But I was no quitter. I was not going to let a stupid found-footage movie about Slenderman (which, as we’ve established, did not feature Slenderman at all) beat me.
Anyway, I made it through the whole thing. Then I was followed from the venue to the train station, and I caught the wrong train simply to get away from the guy, and then I ended up in an unfamiliar city in the dead of night. The trains stopped running. It was like that Spongebob episode where he gets stuck in Rock Bottom, except instead of funny accent gags, there was just a lot of me calling my family and sobbing on the phone.
I won’t go into detail about that whole night, because it’s both pretty scary for me to recount and exceedingly boring for you to hear. Long story short, my life was in very real danger that night.
The reason I’m telling you is this:
I almost died in the name of a terrible movie that I had zero investment in.