How to fill up 6 months …
“…that’s when I knew she was trying to kill me.”
Mrs. Spookyblue is an unapologetic Planet of The Apes fanatic. In her VHS days, she was known to have rented and watched, back-to-back, all five of the original movies. That demands more than a simple appreciation for a young loin-clothed Charlton Heston; it takes dedication.
Dedication is an important factor in the successful completion of a big (i.e. massive) project. It ranks higher than planning, although a good plan tests one’s dedication to a far lesser degree. Dedication doesn’t spring from the ether, however. Motivation is the catalyst. In other words, one may dedicate one’s self to a project out of love for the project, but as often as not, the fire in the belly derives elsewhere. From a rabid Planet of The Apes fan, for example.
Recognizing this early on, and holding it firmly in mind for the duration of the enterprise, is the oil to keep the gears and flywheels smoothly spinning. This is especially important when a single prop for your POTA-themed Halloween bash takes 6 months to build.
Nothing says love like a 9′ tall paper mache ape.