It's not entirely false I guess but taking these extremities bothers me since it sort of makes things more difficult than things are. I'm going to call the university library and ask if I could borrow a book from there. I'm not sure though since I'm not a part of university students, but I hope it'll be okay anyway.
In other documentary related news, I've started to brush on the script a little, making an outline of what I want to address. The questions are more or less done I just have to wait so that my computer has an Internet access (which will probably be around the same time as some of you read this) and then the questions will be given to each of the aproximately 400 wonderful people who decided to give me a helping hand. I am really grateful however, I must admit I'd be happy if people could try to turn them in as soon as possible seeing as I have some work ahead of me. Even though right now when I'm starting on things, things are beginning to look clear. As though it's calm and I don't have to stress that much. At least not yet.
I'm really nervous about this whole documentary thing and while I'm happy that people are excited about this whole thing, I feel as though I won't really live up to what people imagine. I'm going to do my best, that's for sure, but I don't know and don't think you can do that much with a budget that is about zero dollars. And I still have to find out where to get clips of certain things. Like screaming girls at a Beatles concert, etc. since ripped clips from YouTube (at least those I've tried) can't be edited in any of my video editing programs.
Oh well, what are challenges but a way to make us stronger?
This is what I dub as 'Day One' as I'm just diving into some literature that will help deepen my knowledge of the whole fandom thing (even though I shouldn't probably call it a 'thing', since I'm very well aware of what I'm researching and how it all works, being a fandom-fan myself for nearly... oh, six years.) But I'm trying to get some in-depth knowledge of what I'm trying to document. The origin of the whole thing. I went to the library today to borrow two books on the subject; one 'Using the Force' by Will Brooker and one 'Fans' by Swedish Fredrik Strage. The former I have no issues with at all and it seems really interesting, however, it's solely based on the Star Wars fandom, which gives me a good idea how that fandom has lived and breathed, but the second... Oh good lord. First off, it's all about musicians, which doesn't mean it's useless - far from. But what bothers me about it is that the author has chosen incredibly stalker-ish stories about fans who are absolutely crazy (some given a diagnosis, some not). We have one who stalked a musician and his wife for eight years or more, who was battling with a mental disorder and she was paranoid and believed that the artist was sending her coded messages through magazines. Another moved to Sweden to be close to ABBA-Agnetha and actually ended up dating her for a while (although, I haven't read that part yet).