These facts sound crazy, but they’re actually true.
Ok but lobsters are immortal?
Functionally immortal, But as with everything inherent in the universe far from invulnerable. A rather cruel trade off
You’re functionally immortal but trade off is your flesh is delicious.
Lobsters actually keep getting bigger each time they molt, almost without limit.
Somewhere, deep beneath the ocean is one who has managed to avoid death for thousands of years. Gigantic. And waiting.
Not sure if I should be frightened…or placing the largest butter order in history…
INSPIRATION FOR BENJI AND ANITA:
As a writer, I like to base my characters loosely off of real people and real experiences.
Anita was based off of an actress I knew who had a nearly religious devotion to the theater because acting gave her purpose and kept her grades and life on track. She needed the outlet, and it helped her grow as a person. She had troubled relationships and everything seemed heightened to her. Her troubles — as well as her successes — were magnified a dozen times over.
Benji is based off of an old flame who was one of the smartest people I’d known, but who wasn’t doing anything useful with his intellect and pretended not to care about anything. He was fascinating because of his contradictions: he was an athlete who wrote poetry, a womanizer and a romantic, careless but thoughtful.
Despite the fact Benji and Anita are fictional characters and are much different than their real life counterparts, I believe there should always be truth at the heart of fiction so that the audience can learn something real from make believe.
-Amy Suto, writer/director of Antidote 15
Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.
The TEASER TRAILER FOR ANTIDOTE 15 WEB SERIES has arrived!
Please check it out and also like our page.
I’ve been working on this web series since December of last year and I’d love for you all to check it out :)
More health related posts soon! This web series has been taking up my life and I’m going to return to this blog as soon as I’m done with post-production :)
I know I’ve told this story before, but my abusive ex refused to let me take birth control. I was on the pill until he found them in my purse.
I went to the Student Health Center—they were completely unhelpful, choosing to lecture me about the importance of safe sex (recommending condoms) instead of actually listening to my problem.
Then I went to Planned Parenthood. The Nurse Practitioner took one look at my fading bruises and stopped the exam. She called in the doctor. The doctor came in and simply asked me: “Are you ready to leave him?” When I denied that I was being abused, she didn’t argue with me. She just asked me what I needed. I said I need a birth control method that my boyfriend couldn’t detect. She recommended a few options and we decided on Depo.
When I told her that my boyfriend read my emails and listened to my phone messages and was known to follow me, she suggested to do the Depo injections at off hours when the clinic was normally closed. She made a note in my chart and instructed the front desk never to leave messages for me—instead, she programmed her personal cell phone number into my phone under the name “Nora”. She told me she would call me to schedule my appointments; she wouldn’t leave a message, but I should call her back when I was able to.
And that was it. No judgment. No lecture. She walked me to the door and told me to call her day or night if I needed anything. That she lived 5 blocks from campus and would come get me. That I wasn’t alone. That she just wanted me to be safe.
I never called her to come to my rescue. But I have no doubt that she would have come if I had called. She kept me on Depo for a year, giving me those monthly injections in secret, helping me prevent a desperately unwanted pregnancy.
I cannot thank Planned Parenthood enough for the work they do.
I don’t do much self promotion on this site, but when I do it’s hopefully for cool stuff you guys enjoy!
Aside from being a quirky health blogger, I’m also a filmmaker. My newest webseries, Antidote 15, is premiering this spring. It follows Anita, a college student who gets poisoned and has fifteen hours to follow the instructions she’s been given in order to receive the antidote… and one of her final tasks is to poison someone else.
With this webseries, I want to explore how far would someone go to save their own life?
A little about the project:
This is a no-budget production that I’m funding entirely out of pocket. I didn’t want to do a kickstarter for the first season because I want to prove that I can create something you guys enjoy before I ask you to donate some of your hard earned money to our project.
I’m a screenwriter at USC, and I’ve got a talented team behind me for this project. I’ve tried to get this series made once before, and I was only set to be the writer back then and not have any real power in the production side. However, the people I was working with didn’t have time to continue with the project, so it got put back in my desk drawer for another year. Now, I’ve taken production classes and made four short films in that time frame, and I’m finally ready to produce this idea along with a team of extremely talented friends.
I’m passionate about this project, which is why I want to share with you guys! I only hope that the story we want to tell will be something that moves you.
Once again, the best support you can give is to follow us. We want you to be with us on this journey.
Thanks for listening,