What are you doing?
Are you asking for money from your parents again?
No, not from my parents. From strangers.
Kat and I are talking about going to Hawaii for vacation.
We’ve always dreamed of going to Hawaii. But my credit card…
Let’s say it trembles with fear when I buy a simple cup of coffee.
You are doing a kickstarter!
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative ideas.
Basically, you come up with an idea you create a video, and get other people to give you money.
I’d like to think of myself as an expert. Actually, I’d love to pick your brain.
I’ve been putting this video up for 3 days, but no one is biting!
Well…what’s your theme?
I claimed I’m going to study the food and entertainment culture of Hawaiian people.
Look at all these footage! I got no idea why no one is donating to me!
Well, not everybody is like you and thinks about food every 10 seconds.
Food, it just…it doesn’t have any spice. You need something original.
Like…a music playing banana, or an ape trained as a hibachi chef!
And where exactly am I going to find this culinary genius of an ape?
Listen, I don’t care what the topic is as long as it gets me money.
Dollars, buckaroos, buddy! What if…you did hula dancing?
I’m sure there are tons of guys that would love to see you dance!
Boring! There’s already hundreds of videos about hula dance on the website!
Give me something better. What if you did photography on one of the Hawaiin beaches?
There are a couple of nude beaches. Whose scenery…is exquisite.
Yeah Mike. Not the scenery I enjoy.
Wait…people don’t want to watch educational documentaries.
They want mystery, they want adventure, they want danger.
Yang Lin, are you willing to sacrifice everything you hold dear to go to Hawaii?
Yes! What are you thinking? Lay it on me.
So, my girlfriend told me this story about a vengeful god who lives in a volcano, and anyone who’s in possession of a stone from his mountain.
He curses for lifeeeeeeeeee. So you in?
Deal! Let’s do this. I don’t want to brag, but my idea was a complete success.
I helped Yanglin make the promotional video for her investigative documentary project, and it hit its funding goal in under a week.
All she has to do now is take some shaky videos of the volcano, and give periodic video updates to her backers.
What’s going on? Exactly, perfect!
What has two thumbs and is great at what he does?
This guy! it’s so funny.
Yang Lin finally updated her video blog. Let’s see what she’s got.
Guys, guys. I’m at the volcano. This is my travel blog 6.
See, I even got the stones. It’s the stones!
Shush. Someone is behind me…behind my back.
He’s breathing…breathing right here to my neck.
Oh my gosh. The thing! It got Yang Lin.
I got to call Yang Lin. Come on Yang Lin. Pick up the phone, Yang Lin.
Dang it! It went to voicemail. I need to call the police.
Yang Lin? Thank goodness you are safe.
Get a hold of yourself. What’s wrong?
I thought the evil spirit on the mountain ate you, because you took his rocks.
What? Relax. It’s just some story I make up for my kickstarter backers.
Can’t believe you believe that. You got me good.
But in all seriousness. You did get rid of those rocks, right?
Because those things are like hecka cursed!
Cursed? Actually, I brought a bag for you. Feel it? Feel it?
Get those away! At least it’s going to be on your desk.
No no no no… Just all of them. That’s real mature.
Thank you, Yang Lin.
Pick one’s brain
If you got a minute, I’d like to pick your brain about how to approach this project.
Variety is the spice of life.
Lay it on me
A:This might be a non-conventional approach, so you really should think twice about it first.
B:Lay it on me. What is it?
Get a hold of yourself
A:OMG OMG OMG! Did you hear that? Did you hear what they said?
B:Get a hold of yourself! What on earth are you talking about?