We Are Vapers Movie: If You Didn't Donate To The Film, Shut The Hell Up About It

So, my vaping pals, there’s some guy out there who started vaping three months ago and who started a blog one month ago, who has been frothing at the mouth over the We Are Vapers movie documentary project. I can guarantee you that this doedoe-with-a-blog did not donate one red cent to the We Are Vapers project, so I have to wonder why he pretends to care so much about it, other than that he thinks he’s the National Enquirer of Vaping and he's generating ad revenue for himself by doing that.

Here’s the scoop. Three years ago a guy named Linc Williams launched a fundraising campaign on IndieGoGo to make a movie called We Are Vapers. The campaign raised $21,985. Williams later admitted that he himself put in an additional $18,000 of his own money. That’s about $40,000 to make a film—not a heck of a lot of money by anyone's film making standards! Three years later, the project has yet to be completed. Is this surprising in any way? No, not really. The movie Boyhood took 12 years to film. But doofus-with-a-blog thinks it’s suspicious that Williams hasn't given an update about the film in over a year. Why does Williams need to do that, though? He was very clear in the last update he did give, and there’s no need to keep repeating it:

“After lots of thought the footage we have lacks tension or [a] compelling / unifying thread
. . . I am working on adding footage that will tell the American story….. how this industry has transformed the lives of people not only by quitting smoking but also by creating jobs. For the tension element we will film the reactions of people and vendors to the deeming regulations when they are released.”

That’s it, dude-with-a-blog. There’s your answer, right in front of your face. What part of it don’t you understand? Williams is waiting for the opportunity to get additional footage so that when the film is finished it will be, well, an actual film.  Over the course of the other updates Williams gave, he explained clearly all the reasons why the film was being held up, such as family emergencies and government officials backing out of interviews. In addition, nobody could have predicted three years ago (three years before chest-thumper-with-a-blog even took his first vape) how quickly the industry would change; unfortunately, this made some of what Williams filmed unusable, through no fault of his own.

Loudmouth-with-a-blog thinks it is suspicious that so far “no footage has been released.” Since when does a director release “footage” of a film before the film is finished? Never, that’s when. And muckraker-with-a-blog thinks Williams should donate the footage to some other filmmaker, so someone else can use it to make a film. Now that’s a laugh. Why doesn't troublemaker-with-a-blog donate whatever he’s been working on for the last three years so someone else can take credit for it? Furthermore, nitpicker-with-a-blog thinks it’s odd that “No one is even talking about it anymore.” Well, duh. That’s because most people who actually donate to projects like this, instead of just bitching about it, know that projects like this take a long time to complete and there is always the very real possibility that it will never come to fruition. That's just the nature of the game. Philanthropists who donate to artists know they aren't ordering a bottle of e-juice that will arrive via vape mail in a couple of days. If those who actually gave money to this project aren't complaining about it, why is newbie-with-a-blog complaining?

Finally, blogger-with-a-blog wonders why nobody involved in the We Are Vapers project will answer any of his questions. It must be a conspiracy, right? The answer to that question is obvious. Since vaper-with-a-blog didn't actually donate any of his own money to the project, it’s simply none of his business. That’s why!