A theme of my life and one which forms the spine of Eclipsed is that I am frequently wrong – and particularly so regarding all things show business which er… is purportedly my area of expertise.
But good news. Because, maybe I have finally turned the corner and reversed this losing streak I find myself on with news that Marvel and Sony have rekindled their highly lucrative business partnership.
As regular readers of this blog can attest, I predicted this all along. And not based on any inside knowledge that comes from knowing a certain pivotal protagonist in this equation. I just used my show-biz instincts and intuition which until now, has so utterly failed me.
In the summer, when Sony and Marvel announced that they were parting company, it became world news and journalists were even calling me for my take. “No comment” I enjoyed saying as I went on to explain that Spider-Man’s dad has just written a new novel called I…
“Hello… are you still there…”
The world seems jubilant of course at this news and I needn’t report that Tom is cock-a-hoop also – amply demonstrated by his vicarious use of a Leonardo De Caprio performance.
And this provided an unexpected upside for me also.
Ahead of my gig yesterday, Tom and I were cramming in a quick six holes when the news broke and this was then compounded with further exciting revelations, such that his phone was melting with calls, messages, pings and alerts and with this I spied a rare opportunity.
With each ping and vibration, his mind is pulled hither and tither…
Worldwide number 1 trending topic on twitter. Tom shanks his 7 iron.
A new trailer for Spies in Disguise lands. Another putt slides by.
Avengers 5 is announced? He pulls his drive.
Meanwhile, my phone is on but is not making a peep. I have my game face on and I am able to fully concentrate on the game that has thwarted me all of my life.
The Rock messages him. Thanks Dwayne. I might even beat him.
A shortened game as I say because I have a gig to get to… (some of us have to work)
…and on to the last hole, Tom has a putt to win our mini match.
This is a blog post that you can finish for yourselves.
Because anyone who knows anything about me and my life will know exactly how it ends.