Dateline 11-23-2017

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Welcome to day number twenty-three of this year's NaNoWriMo where I would like to start out this post by wishing you a merry Thanksgiving Day!!! If you've been following my progress then you already know that I will be using my backup content in order to take the entire day off in order to enjoy my boozy tradition without having to stress over deadlines.

It all started many years ago when I first moved up to Seattle. When I moved up there, I didn't know a soul and of all of the friends that I made no a single one was a local native. Yes, I did have a few native Washington friends but for the most part, they were from nearby towns where they would go for the holidays.

Though I always went home for most Christmases when I did visit it was at most my once a year trip if I went home at all. Either way, for Thanksgiving I was always alone. I always had friends off me to hang out with their families but that just didn't seem right to me so I created my own tradition of getting drunk and eating my own Thanksgiving food which usually consisted of holiday-themed loner meals.

Then in 2001, something bizarre happened. I started my Thanksgiving as usual and drank whiskey until I was blackout drunk, only to wake up confused in the morning to the DVD title screen for the movie Duets stuck on an auto-play loop. Of course, I knew that I owned the movie but I had absolutely no idea why I opted to watch it.

For whatever reason, this felt like it was the missing ingredient to my Thanksgiving recipe and have been doing it every year ever since without missing a single year. At first, I used to get so drunk during this process that it took me over half of a decade to make it all the way through the film. I couldn't say whether I liked it or not which only added to my interest in the tradition.

Now, I still get pretty drunk, but it's rare that I go hard enough to lose my memory without passing out before I do. I know the difference because the blackout days also included going wild on social media.

Who knows what will happen with the rest of my day but the one thing that I know for sure is that as soon as I publish this post, I will be completely done with all of my writing for the day. Don't you go worrying, I'll be sure to check in tomorrow with an update on how things went down. Until then, have yourself a good day and good luck with all of your projects.

Talk to you soon,

The Wicker Breaker

P.S. If you are reading this and playing along with this year's NaNoWriMo feel free to add fubunker as your writing buddy and I will buddy you back. 

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.