INT. STUDIO SPACE - DAY.

PROTAGONIST (28, blue jacket and socks) sits behind their desk and stares out the window.


PROTAGONIST (V.O.)


Where was I?

(pause)



Protagonist starts typing on a MacBook.


PROTAGONIST (V.O.)


I am not entirely sure where to start. It’s also not as if I’m only starting now; I have started many times, written many words. Still it feels like I am starting now.



Protagonist picks up a book – the cover reads The Scent of Time - Byung-Chul Han. They flick through the pages, in search of something.

CUT TO:


CLOSE UP ON QUOTE IN BOOK

CUT TO:


CLOSE UP ON SCREEN

Protagonist clicks through the weeks of their calendar.



CUT TO:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzlCvKAQHyI (BLUE - Jaakko Pallasvuo)

Protagonist watches the video. When it finishes a bunch of thumbnails pop up to form a grid with SP-404 sampler tutorials, vlogs of people quietly going about their morning routines in their minimalist homes, self-help videos on how to skyrocket your productivity and live purposefully, and "music for stress relief". Protagonist sighs. Antagonist rolls their eyes again.

Protagonist clicks ↻, watches BLUE another time and takes a few screenshots.

ANTAGONIST


So, what are you actually doing?



PROTAGONIST


I think I am trying to start again, to start from what I have been doing and not doing so far; to start at last.