I almost cannot believe how long it's been since I've written a Journal entry in quite a while. Well, I, Bryce "The Wrestlemaniac" Kanyon, am pleased to tell you about a few things that are going on with my life. As a matter of fact, there are so many things to talk about that I almost don't know where to begin. In any case, I may as well just start from the very beginning.
As for my latest BLJR crossover, "Benny, Leo, Johnny & Rae Get Spirited Away", I am pleased to say that the story in general is almost finished. I've got just about four to five chapters of work to do and then I can set my sights on my next crossover for Season 2.5. After all, considering that Benny's group has been having some troubles with their 'video' crossovers as of late, stopping only to work on their commissions and junk, somebody has to show that someone in the group is writing a crossover for their group. Though I also heard that a fellow member is working on some crossover with "101 Dalmations", though I confess that I haven't really read it yet out of concern of grammar-wise, whether the characters remained true to themselves, or maybe considering the matter that I haven't motivated to read it as of yet. I don't know maybe if I'm convinced that it's as good as the group think it is and it's worth the read, I'd consider checking it out.
Speaking of Benny, I do have some news regarding that user as well. During Mother's Day weekend, after I spent some money buying a gift for my mother, my curiosity has drawn me to a book written by Benny J. Ross himself: 'The Book of a Million Stories'. It's got some decent artwork, a few grammar issues, but interesting characters, and overall a decent book. Now "why" would I bring it up, you may ask. Let's just say that something about this one particular book somehow intrigues me. Perhaps some form of inspiration drew me to this one book, fate telling me about something big. Probably worth something to talk to Benny about if an arrangement can be made for a talk and I am well aware he's a busy man. Then again, he's one of the few members of the group I talk to frequently. Who knows? Maybe if lady luck is kind, such a discussion may be possible.
Now onto a slightly serious subject, I've been hearing a lot of smack surrounding this upcoming 'Hub' film: Equestria Girls, a film who's title is similar to some song that was fun to listen to whenever it was on YouTube and a spin-off from one of the most talked about, popular series of all time "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic". Now before we go on with this part of the journal, I wish to remind everyone to make sure it's perfectly clear: I'm NOT a brony, never have. I don't collect any of the toys, DVDs, drew any pictures, or even have a sweater that says '20% Cooler on It'. As always, I only watched the show because of two things that truly mattered to me the most: Great storytelling and unforgettable characters. Which draws me to attention about some of the negative feedback surrounding the overall production. I honestly have this to say...
What the fuck is wrong with people these days? Okay, I get it, people clearly have issues on a MLP-like product focusing on people. Yes, I get that there is more likely 75% consisting of the movie consisting of the humans and the other 25% on the Ponies. That Twilight might get a boyfriend, that it's trying to compete with Monster High, blah, blah, blah.... SHUT UP!!! I get it! You have a problem and everyone has an opinion about the movie. But if there's one thing I've learned from "The Producers" is this: If you think it stinks, keep your big mouth shut! There's a difference between giving opinions and just bashing a product rather than at least trying to give it a chance. When the show first came out, none of us knew what kind of an impact it would leave on us and many of us were skeptical about it at the time. What seemed to be conceived as a girls show, turned into one of the most adventurous, fantastic, and character-driven series in the history of television. But you know the difference between the introduction of FiM and Equestria Girls is this: At least people were giving it a chance, but some people go to great extremes that they are trying to force the production team out of it.
In my experience with writing certain stories for a good friend of mine, Hewy Toonmoore, I've learned this in my work: The fans can say whatever they want, request anything they want, but the only one calling the shots is the writer... Me. I get that the DHX company lives for the fans and respects them as much as the fans respect them, but one must realize that they can't just perform a certain task out of motivation of others. Even when I write stuff alone or with someone and I've heard negative feedback on certain subjects, but ultimately I don't give a fuck what people think. All I have to remember is who's in control overall and even if I were to put an idea into motion, I don't do it entirely because someone suggested it, but because the idea in general has a potential to either be a work of art or just put on there for the hell of it. Now, I realize these DHX people are working hard to prove that the main point into making this film is to prove that they still retain this charm that makes us look forward to anything MLP related. Even if it's unlikely there will be any of these showings in Florida, or at the very least nowhere close to my location, I would at least be willing to give such a film a chance to see if it has that potential to be one of the greats. Because I've always believed in two things that matter the most in films: Great storytelling and unforgettable characters. If they can do that, if they can pull off such an accomplishment like turning a lump of coal into a diamond, it will definitely earn my respect.
On a last note, the summer semester for me has started for College. Normally, I don't usually attend anything close to summer classes in all the years of schooling but in this particular case I do have a reason to be involved with school-related for this summer. For at least six weeks, I have to at least get through one class for each of those days, both of them from 10:30 am to 12:50 pm, mostly involving Weight Lifting and in between doing certain articles, lab stuff, and major studying for upcoming exams. Because the last time I took a class similar to this, I failed it for reasons not worth bringing up. This year, I'm looking to ultimately redeem myself and if I pass the class by the end of the six weeks I'll at least have all my classes done to at least get an Associate's Degree. So yes, I'm definitely having a busy summer at the moment. And I've yet to determine what our next vacation is going to be during the summer. More details will certainly follow once it's all figured out.
So yes, as you can see, I've been having quite a busy life at the moment (Which often explains why I don't usually keep my journals updated as often). With this done, I have much to continue and so little time to do so. So until my next entry, this is Bryce "The Wrestlemaniac" Kanyon... Signing off.