Sunday, January 29, 2006

A tag from SteveO

Lifted from everybody's favorite Naked Boy and also seen at Spider's:The rules are as follows:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences (#5, 6 & 7) on your blog, along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it. Just grab what is closest. No cheating.

"Starspun fae of the North, East, South, and West Thank you for your blessings. Blessed Be!"
Then pick up your flowers from your Faery Ring and toss them here and there. Pick up all your trash and leave the Picnic site as undesturbed and natural as possible.
- Faery Magik by Sirona Knight

Ok, so I haven't started writing Dr. Shadow's biography yet but I've been working here at home on the lines. Unfortunately it wouldn't make any sense if I left an audioblog showing ya what I'm trying to do with the character because part of it also has to do with my stance, how I hold myself bodily, facial expressions, etc. If ya thought that acting was just getting up there and saying words.....ah hell no. To me, it's an all encompassing act.

If you stand placing your weight on your left foot, and put your hands on your hips (go ahead...try it), you'll feel differently than if you stand straight backed with your hands behind your back. It's those little things that help me bring a character to life. How he moves and how he holds himself says a lot about a person in general ya know? (not to mention I have added my own little character quirks to Dr. Shadow) So, just for fun...try standing different ways and see how they make you feel. Put your chest out, push your belly out, try and walk with your hands in your pockets. Ok...heh...enough acting lessons for one day :)

Yesterday was a blur. Another weekend gone but I did get to go out with my friend/brother Desi last night for some dinner and just general hanging out. Apparently we were the only two at the coffee shop (well within the realms of my fellow employees) that liked the band last night. Sigh. Then it was off to drop off Desi and back home. Even after 2 cups of coffee, I was feeling a bit sleepy. I think it was the lamb that did it to me actually. But, instead of playing videogames, I got to chat with Rey and I feel slightly bad because I was snickering whilest watching What's Up Doc with the sound turned off. (And yes Rey, I was paying attention and actually am thinking about trying to write a short story revolving around an old folks home) Then a little Polyphonic Spree in the ol' earphones and I was out like a light.

I should be cleaning here today. What I feel like doing is going to the mall because Desi told me that they are having a clearance at Hot Topics (ok...laugh if you want but it's the only place to find gothy-ish clothing damnit!). Why is it that when I'm trying to save money people always have the sales?! Is this some odd unwritten law of the universe just to mess with all of us? Hm...

So there you have it. My most exciting weekend (not). Three weeks and I'm shooting the video. Three weeks and I am heading up to to SF to see my husband (although he still doesn't know we're married) Anthony Rapp do a signing at a bookstore. Three weeks and it's the most dreaded day I know if outside of my own birthday.....Valentine's Day (grrrr) And, I just found out from my boss that sometime in February Gilbert Godfrie (sp??) is going to be up in SF doing a comedy show...I am SO there!

So, while it may be a bad idea, I think I'm going to turn on one of my games for a little bit before doing anything because...well just because I got more than 8 hours of sleep last night and it's made me tired. (does anyone else get that? Getting more sleep than you're used to and you wake up all wonky in the brain and tired?) Ah well....


Rey a.k.a. "Mr. Secret" said...

I'm telling ya, that old folks home is SCARY! I swore I saw a face in the window...

Kevin said...

Oh yeah ... all my characters start from the outside in ... what they look like, how they walk, talk, etc ... then I fill in the back story as to what got them there.

It's not for everyone, but it's how I do my best work.