MOM, DAD, ARE YOU SERIOUS? THIS CAN’T BE LEGAL! SOMEBODY HELP ME! HELP!
DID YOU HEAR SOMETHING, DEAR?
NOPE. CERTAINLY NOT OUR DAUGHTER WHO CAN’T SEEM TO CONTROL HER RAGING HORMONES AND IS GROUNDED UNTIL SHE PUPATES.
TOMMY AND I LOVE EACH OTHER! YOU CAN’T KEEP US APART!
THE HELL WE CAN’T. IS YOUR SIDE TIGHT, HONEY?
TIGHT AS A DRUM.
OH MY GOD I HATE YOU GUYS!
IT’S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD, SHARON.
YOU CAN COME OUT WHEN YOU LEARN TO ACT LIKE A RESPONSIBLE ADULT, OR WHEN YOU ACTUALLY METAMORPHOSE INTO ONE.
“In walked the butler.” Oh, who could that be, I wonder. That’s basically racist.
RPFs or otherwise, I am always SO curious what actors think of what gets written about (and drawn/manipped of) them. Good to know that some of them are just jealous.
OH MY GOD
Find untold stories, things that fascinate you, and do your best to tell them honestly. There’s so little truth in the world these days, any small morsel of it is a precious thing that will be appreciated, and find a grateful audience.
Don’t look for “big” stories, just look for ones that matter to you. The more you work at it, the better your work will be, and the more people will see it.
-Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing.
The accuracy of this gifset frustrates me.
The rewrite of A Nice Indian Boy is kind of kicking my ass. I came up with a great analogy for it last night (if nothing else, I still have analogies) and told Megan about it. My draft is like the leaning tower of Pisa. It’s very elegantly constructed and it works as a building but the foundation is messed up so the whole thing is just off at an angle.
So as I try and fix the foundation, I have to rebuild the whole structure and lose many of the little accoutrements I loved so much. And that is the end of my analogy. For now.
So let’s procrastinate by blogging.
– On Friday, I had my first conversation with Susan Booth at the Alliance, and even now, three weeks after I found out the news, I still cannot believe my play won. Every conversation with people at the Alliance leaves me feeling like I’m walking on air. They do genuinely love the play, and I can’t describe how incredible that feeling is. We talked about directors. I’m so excited. The names she mentioned were fantastic. I can’t wait to see where this goes. I also got sent my contract. Hello, $. Heh.
– Saw Chinglish on Saturday night with Megan and Zury, at South Coast Rep. My first thoughts as we settled into the play was – how elegant. It was so elegantly crafted, so light and airy, so VERY funny, so beautifully (and I mean beautifully) designed, both in terms of the production and the script. And yet at the end, I’m still left unmoved. I wonder why. Maybe I didn’t feel the loss of the love story at the end, because I didn’t fall in love with the characters to begin with.
– Went to a stand-up show in Santa Monica with Megan last night, as part of research for her thesis play. All I can say is- all life experiences are good writing fodder. That, and I should probably give stand-up another shot when I’m done with this semester.
Now, back to work.
Give yourself permission to play with the minds of the reader/audience. Use the fact that you know the future of this script to generate the most entertaining experience you possibly can.
– From https://www.facebook.com/ScreenwritingU/posts/10151470910058529