Vodcast: a message to my friends

If you don’t know me personally, this probably isn’t worth watching. Be forewarned: I get a bit touchy-feely.

“We were friends and have grown distant from one another. But it is right that should be so; let us not dissemble and obscure it, as if it were something to be ashamed of. We are two ships, each of which has its destination and its course; our paths can cross and we can celebrate a feast together, as we did—and then the brave ships lay so peacefully in one harbour and under one sun that it might seem they had already reached their destination and both had one destination. But then the almighty power of our task drove us apart, to different seas and different climes, and perhaps we shall never see one another again—or perhaps if we do we shall not recognize one another: different seas and sun have changed us! That we had to grow distant from one another is the law over us, for the same reason that we should also become more venerable. And thus the thought of our former friendship should become more sacred. There is probably a tremendous invisible curve and star orbit within which our so different paths and destinations may be included as tiny stretches of the way—let us raise ourselves to this thought! But our life is too short and our power of vision too weak for us to be more than friends in the sense of that exalted possibility. And so let us believe in our friendship in the stars.”

-Friedrich Nietzsche

7 thoughts on “Vodcast: a message to my friends

  1. You will be sorely missed and you meant a lot to me this year. While I have “known” you for a while now, I finally got to actually know you this past…about year and a half. I can feel your abscence already, esspecially lunch is noteably more lonely. I do hope to maintain some contact and I will surely see you when you return for thanksgiving. I will also be on AIM frequently, so I will see what I can do there.
    Cheers and god speed, my friend.

  2. Hey! I’m posting another message! I’m going to miss you too, Andrew. I know, we haven’t known eachother that long or that closely, but you’re the first other filmmaker I ever met. And, no matter how low budget you say your films are, when first I saw them I was incredibly impressed. You were able to do things with effects and camera atricks that I never even thought would be possible with a student film. And, you made me realize and respect my position as a B-movie filmmaker. I’ll leave you alone now so you can get working on that musical and Dada piece. Merry Christmas.

  3. To clarify, I liked Wholesale Souls and was very impressed with it. I didn’t think much of it at first, but I was blown away by the trailer. I realized that the movie had a lot of potential and that these people really knew what they were doing.
    I salute you.

  4. I’m not sure what to say, Andrew. We’ve known each other since… crap… like 4th grade or something? That’s a lot of time together, and a lot of amazing memories. I know exactly how you feel, because I’m off to a very strange land myself (Wyoming…ugh). I’m sorry I didn’t get to say goodbye personally, but that may have been awkward for us anyway. I’ll miss your amazing talent and sharp wit, and it has been an honor to be in your movies (most of them, anyway :P) and in your life. Fortunately, we both have Verizon phones, so talk is free. By the way, if anyone, especially you, Andrew, wants to go to Burning Man next year, I’m roaring up to go (yeah, you have to chat with professors and stuff… but I know plenty of people who’ve gotten away with it). So, I guess this is my goodbye, Andrew. And to everyone else, I promise to send down lots of… leather… and…. um… cows. Yeah. That’s pretty much all I have to offer from Wyoming.

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