They say no man is an island, but maybe it’s better to be one when having friends (at least as a Bushwickian) results in nothing but being asked for money to support their web series project, which is “sure to be the next big thing” in Brooklyncentric entertainment.
“I used to love meeting new people,” stated Preston Amicoseeker, a 24-year-old graphic designer at VICE. “Now I avoid talking to anyone at parties or work functions for fear they might befriend me and ask me to help fund the next episode of their series.”
Rory Reel, a 27-year-old currently responsible for the popular web hit, Bushwick Banditas, a narrative centered around white girls shoplifting from various stores in the area, defended “the artist’s plight” by saying, “My job is not to make money. My job is to create.” With many Bushwickians angling for success based on how easily High Maintenance was able to go from barely visible to Vimeo, your pocket will never be able to compete with the density of web series at the moment. So change your number and your address if you want to get your friends off your back.
Written by Genna Rivieccio, web series creator