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23 October 2004 @ 02:08 pm
 
I have decided that I need to work on my conversation skills.
 
 
 
Patrickmcpat on October 24th, 2004 12:50 pm (UTC)
I do too
Most of my conversations end with me just stairing at the person waiting to see what they are going to say, or going off on something bazar and having them walk away rather quickly. But it is really hard to talk to people when you cant find common ground like cartoons, movies, games, etc.. Hmmm
Alexerror_203 on October 24th, 2004 06:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah
I found out asking for mbs first thing doesn't really work too well. You kind of have to ease it in there.

On another note, I always find it really hard to end conversations. Like, the way I am, I always respond by asking open ended questions that make it look like I'm interested in a conversation. Then, by the end, I just end it by saying something like, uh, I have to go do other stuff now, and I go away, which I'm sure comes off as pretty rude.
Siner Dsirnerd on October 25th, 2004 11:44 am (UTC)
less talk more katamari
you need to talk like the katamari guy.
Mikerosco55 on October 25th, 2004 12:51 pm (UTC)
zombie play
I like the show a lot. I think that it can play really well in our blackbox space. I do have some questions tho...

I like the idea of a Roman Shogun, it blends the idea of an Eastern/Western style storytelling. With the role of the narrator I think it could work well if it was set-up as a Kabuki style that unravels into a Zombie story.
Was the actor who played Zeroich the same actor who played the Zombie? It seems that the make-up for the Zombie would have to be over the top and grotesque to pull off some of the physical comedy later (Kissing his brother etc.)

What is the role of the other female recruits in the story? I assume they also played the ninjas?

As for the technical requirnments I can see some funny stuff by using some painted scenery (a cross between camp flats and the cheap sets from Cannibal the Musical when it's done as a stage play).

I have a lot of other ideas/questions but I need to read it again and flush them out.

-Mike
MegaMan: HarukoVisionmegaman on October 25th, 2004 02:48 pm (UTC)
Re: zombie play
The reason for the roman/shogun thing is to immediatly imform the audience that the show is not taking place in our reality, and is making no attemptes to be realistc or historically accurate, and is in fact attempting to be historically inaccurate. (you know so they know they are supposed to be suspending disbelief instead of being like, "that's not how the roman army was!")
In our production The Zeroich and zombie actors were two very different looking people (shot and pudgey and tall and gaunt respective) And it worked well. Of course we serendipitosly had the lady who designed the makeup for Michael Jackson's thriller video around to help with his makeup. but yeah, it was intense!
I don't know if it's conveyed well in the script, but the recruits are sort of like muppets in a muppet movie, the way there's always lots of stuff and little vinettes going on behind the primary action. The actors playing that part really had fun with it once they figured out that they had an incredible amout of freedom to do funny stuff. They were also the ninjas, and that worked well.
I think that camp flats would work well with the script. I mean, all we had was a crappy throne, a crappy looking styrofoam rock for the gypsie to hide behind and a table for the cafeteria scene.

Hrm, I should look through the version I gave you and then send you another version that is closer to the final version so you can look at that too.

Glad you enjoyed it!