So I was at a house party awhile back having a nice conversation with someone about movies, and the conversation ended up straying into fan edits. Turns out they had seen that Royal Ocean Film Society video that talked about Ascendent and they were interested in checking it out. It was a wild moment for me, because I was able to say, “Oh really? I actually contributed to that project!” They said, “No way!” and we geeked out about it for the next 20 minutes. It was a funny moment because, for some reason, telling someone else about my fan editing hobby felt like revealing my secret identity. It’s something I don’t really talk about with people IRL, so it was weird seeing this community and my personal life intersect like that.
My mind was on that tonight so I went back and was rereading the thread a little bit, just admiring the collaboration and enthusiasm for different things we added, like the force ghosts or the puppet show. I can’t believe it has already been over a year since we made the puppet show. I thought it was this summer! Time really flies.
I hope that one day another thing will come along that will get people excited to collaborate again. Hope everyone is doing well!