Did we miss the golden boy? Or are we stuck worshipping false idols?

I know everyone’s getting really tired of me prattling on about this Air Bud Pawdcast without seeing any evidence that we’re doing diddly squat. I’ll have you know we’re doing many reps of diddly squats (which sound like a euphemism for thrusting and wiggling) as we’re getting ready to launch. In our tunnel visioned push to get things ready, we missed the most important and relevant news we could’ve ever stumbled upon.

Kevin Zegers was in town. YES. THAT KEVIN ZEGERS. You may know him from his roles as Alec Lightwood in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, or Damien Dalgaard in the CW teen drama Gossip Girl. What you may not realise is that Kevin Zegers portrayed MOTHERFUCKING JOSHUA FRAMM, Buddy’s owner/master/friend/a whole lot more in the Air Bud Cinematic Universe. He was here in Toronto for the CTV upfronts and this pearl of wisdom rolled on past us. We didn’t catch sight of his absence until he tweeted (of course we follow him) from the Air Canada departure lounge. WHITE WHALE HOLY GRAIL indeed. You may have eluded us this time, Mr Zegers, but this won’t be the last you hear of the Air Bud Pawdcast. Oh no, it won’t.

Well that came off exceedingly more menacing than intended. Dear Mr Zegers. We have no intention of hunting you with spears hurled from the prow of our vessel. We just want to have a nice sit down to discuss the experiences that led you to fame, on set shenanigans and insights. Was Buddy a consummate professional? Inquiring minds need to know! I’ll make tea and biscuits.

The third episode is in the can and it’s time for us to get stuck in and edit. Now is when the magic happens and we turn our endless ramblings into some kind of serviceable show. It’s weird to think that in a couple of weeks a misguided (and frankly insane path of logic) will come to fruition in a cohesive fashion. I can’t wait for you all to hear it. Better yet, I can’t wait for you all to watch the film and actually understand what I’ve been sinking my teeth into week after week. Why have I been spending so long researching a film made for kids ages five and up? Have the hours and hours of work form a product that’s actually consumable? Or leave you feeling bitter for having given up so much of your time? Most of all, is it even funny? I goddamn hope so. The longer I spend in this echo chamber, the more doubt seems to pile up, causing me to question everything I believe. Is the sky really blue? Do we actually exist in a simulation? Is there anything at all in the basketball rule book prohibiting dogs from playing?

Mr Zegers, I await your answers. Especially about the simulation thing. I bet you learn all kinds of things in Hollywood.

Love and dunks.
-Leon

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