Darin Lammers and Kyle Dykema: Columnists
Darin: Well, this is it.
Kyle: It’s over.
Darin: KYLE! YOU’RE ALIVE!
Kyle: Darin. You do know that last article was a joke, right?
Darin: I don’t know what to say.
Kyle: Shhh. Say nothing.
Kyle and Darin embrace gingerly. They separate recklessly.
Darin: Shall we give the people what they want? One last time?
Kyle: Do you think they’re ready for it?
Darin: No. But what else are we going to do?
Kyle: Fair enough. You go first.
Darin: Sure. Our semester in Los Angeles has come to a close. 4 months have come and gone, and I feel like I was just starting to get used to living in L.A. But even though the semester was so short, I feel like I learned and experienced so much. It’s really hard to explain everything, but going to L.A. has given me some new perspective on the film industry and what it’s like to be a part of Hollywood. One thing that really surprised me was that the film industry in Los Angeles feels more like a tight-knit community; people are very willing to help each other and people are a lot nicer than I thought they would be. I’m planning on returning to L.A. someday to pursue a career as a director. It’s a tough goal, but I’m ready to take serious steps to achieving it. Anywho, I will miss Hollywood and the friends I’ve made there. The semester was dope.
Kyle: Wow. Dumb.
Kyle: Anyway, my time in LA was awesome. I came to California really nervous about how the semester was going to go. I didn’t know what to expect. But I even though the semester was a lot of work and quite challenging, I came away from it with hardly any complaints. All of the people I met I hope to be lifelong friends with, even if I don’t get to see them as often as I would like. My internship was also a good experience. I was able to read scripts and interface with professionals in the industry, which was beneficial to understanding what goes on in a production office on a day to day basis. Exploring the city was another rewarding part of living in LA because I was able to get a sense of the city’s culture. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art was a great place to visit, and it was within walking distance from our apartments. Living and working in LA was one of the best semesters of my college career.
Darin: That was lovely.
Kyle: Thank you. You’re a scholar and a jet engine.
Kyle: Anyway. These articles were fun.
Darin: I guess. Except for the part were they made us do them.
Kyle: Wait…I thought that this was your idea? As like a bonding experience?
Darin: Oh. Yeah.
Kyle: Okay, cool.
Darin: Let’s say some nice things to the people who took the time to read these.
Kyle: They are nice.
Kyle: Okay. Bye and stuff.