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01 April 2009 @ 10:03 pm
April Fails Day  
Uh oh, guys. She's using the Gay Icon.

No, really, wtf Script Frenzy? XD My characters have already revolted and done personality one-eighties.

Or at least nineties.

I am con-frigging-fused.

Also, my torrid love affair with unrealistically-snappy dialogue is hijacking all seven of the pages I have so far. (Wait, I'm AHEAD? What is this crap? ...which will change immediately, of course, but is still striking...)

Perpend:

Nick commences typing I'm so glad to hear that; it's just amazing knowing you, even just here and jumps as his phone rings violently where it sits on the desk beside him, singing out a very loud and slightly distorted rendition of the Breaking Benjamin song "Breath." He hits Enter, snatches the phone up, fumbles it open, and puts it to his ear.

NICK
(overstatedly)
Whaaaat? I'm busy.

THEO (v.o.)
Let me guess.

NICK
Three guesses.

THEO
Claire, Claire, and... Claire?

NICK
One of those might be right.

THEO
Creepy online Florida stalkers aside--

Claire has responded with Youre so sweet :)

NICK
(frowning at the window and replying, phone balanced between shoulder and ear, lol, thanks, I think? *blush*)
She's not a stalker.

THEO
Excuse me. Creepy online Floridian retirees with a taste for college boys--

Claire has responded, lol youre welcome!

NICK
(gagging exaggeratedly and typing in a smiley face)
Eew! Don't even say that, Christ! And you know she's real; I showed you her Facebook page.

THEO
It could be fabricated.

NICK
You're high. What do you want?

THEO
I want to know if this "Claire" character is sending you home-cooked meals from Florida yet. Do they eat alligator in Florida?

NICK
They eat your mom. Are you saying you're hungry?

THEO
The Great Interpreter strikes again.

NICK
Go to hell. Where do you want to eat?

THEO
If I knew, I'd be telling, rather than asking.

NICK
The only thing you've asked is whether they eat alligator in Florida.

THEO
Touché. Burrito Barn in ten minutes, you think?

NICK
Twelve.

THEO
You're retarded.

NICK
Thank you.

...

When will I learn that real people don't talk like this? XD

Uhh, probably never. XD

It gets even worse when they actually talk in person, true story. XD And it'll probably just spiral downward from here, because that's how we roll. On the floor. Laughing?

Anyway, it's bizarre, because...

tierfal (4:22:14 PM): Why did my helpless geek boy decide to be the snark master, [Eltea]. :P

(That would be Theo.)

tierfal (4:22:29 PM): And why did my clueless skater boy decide to be an idealistic English major. XD

(And Nick. XD)

The answer to both those rhetorical questions is probably "Because I'm still on a Matt/Mello trip." XD

IN OTHER NEWZ, you should be proud of my tremendous restraint. Lots of the Easter candy was on sale at Walgreens, but I only bought five dollars' worth. Truly. The temptation was immense.

Also, I had forgotten just how much I love "One-X" the Three Days Grace album. I am swooning all over again plz. XD

And now today's important story. Ish. Is anything I say really important? XD

So. Usually what I do when there's a play to be read for Theater 25 is get up early and head to the library before my MWF class. Last night, I determined that the one I needed was in no less than *two* of our campus libraries, the big one and the Englishy one I usually frequent for such things, and was like, "Okay, I'll get it after class and Rickroll some unsuspecting classmates with my morning instead."

As it turned out, there was only the slightest stub of chalk, and the board was very uncooperative, and nobody noticed, except the girl who was just as early as I was and found the proceedings vaguely amusing. XD


I'm still a little proud of myself or something.

Anyway, I went to the Englishy library after class only to find that someone had had the AUDACITY to check the book out before me. BASTARDS. So I went to the big library, which said it was checked in, but instead, it was... MISSING FROM THE SHELF.

People almost died.

As we learned in my picspam, I could have crushed them between the shelves.

It was tempting.

So I went home and sulked and wrote Script Frenziness for a while, and then I walked a mile back up to the bookstore to see if they had it in stock, which I imagined was unlikely, because required reading tends to disappear precipitously the day before it is required to be read.

But there were two copies left.

So I snagged one. And brought it back. And read it.

"The Laramie Project." Moisés Kaufman.

Holy. Fuck.

Just... wow. The basic idea is that they wrote a play-like-a-documentary-like-a-play about this Matthew Shepard homicide, and... just wow. I don't even entirely know how I feel about it. It's almost too horrible, and too real, and too much. Because that's kind of the point -- it gives you everything, everybody's thoughts, and doesn't tell you who's right.

Which is horrible, really, in a lot of ways.

I want to make everyone I know read it, and at the same time, I think a lot of them wouldn't understand it at all -- or would take it wrong.

Except you can't take it wrong, because that's the point, too.

My brain hurts. XD

As does my slightly unsteady moral compass.

Just... wow, guys. O_o

I've been noticing recently, mostly since we started our culture-race-gender-sexuality unit (which is really what it is; it's insane XD) in this Theater 25 of mine, that... this is the class I'd kind of been waiting for. The professor is an incredibly histrionic black Republican mom (?!, right? XD Particularly given this campus XD), and I love her, and she's hilarious, and the reading list alone has changed my worldview in small-but-drastic ways. This is what college is supposed to be about. This is how assigned reading is supposed to feel.

Which is kind of nice, because a lot of college, the work at least, has been like-high-school-but-moreso otherwise. XD

Eh, the rest of my homework can go die; I have a few more lines of too-snappy dialogue in me, and I need to get more than three hundred words into that Merlin fic. XD

Yarly. O_O

 
 
Feeling: shockedblown away
On the Radio: "Get Out Alive" - Three Days Grace
 
 
 
crazyboutremmycrazyboutremmy on April 2nd, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
GAH, your Script actually sounds really interesting. Dude, seriously. Me and icequeenrex used to talk weirdly all the time in public, and people used to ask us whether we scripted our convos.

But OMG, your CRGS unit sounds like oodles of fun! What exactly do you do there? D:
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on April 3rd, 2009 05:12 am (UTC)
Hahaha. XD eltea and I mostly just have strange conversations about fangirly things; they aren't very witty. Though we laugh at them as if they were. XD

UUUUMMM, mostly we've just been reading plays about gay people and gender identity this unit. XD This class is frigging excellent. 8D
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Marmmarmaladefever on April 2nd, 2009 06:39 am (UTC)
1) v.o. apparently automatically registers as Vidalia onion in my head.

2) Chalkboard translation, plz? I can only tell that it starts with "we're no."

3) Sounds like quite the play!

4) Your teacher sounds awesome! :)
Rex: DN - L + gimmeicequeenrex on April 2nd, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
*pokes in*

2 - That would be "we no strangers to love" if I'm not mistaken ;)

*pokes out*
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on April 3rd, 2009 05:21 am (UTC)
\o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ plz. 8D
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Vitamin Ctierfal on April 3rd, 2009 05:14 am (UTC)
lol, it'll always be voiceover for me, in part because a lot of the script I did last year had the main character's v.o. goin' on. XD

Rex wins. 8D It says "We're no strangers to love You know the rules and so do I". XD

OMG SRS. *___*

She is super-legit!! :D
marissaabitofadork7 on April 2nd, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
Hmm...script sounds off to a good start. I was entertained. XD

How dare someone check out the book you wanted! I am appalled. You just don't do that to people like tierfal! You just don't.
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on April 3rd, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
I'm glad! :D I occasionally poke at Real Themes with the scripty things, but... usually it's just entertainment. XD

I KNOW RIGHT. This is an outrage. D
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Rex: DN - mello + matticequeenrex on April 2nd, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
Hee I'm loving the script my dear. And one of the reasons would probably have to do with the fact that Theo is one of my favourite names XD Because it is *nod nod*

And yeah, crazyboutremmy is right; we did used to talk like we'd rehearsed a script or something. Sometimes we still do and confoozle people :P

And le gasp! I want book! 0_0 I should probably go look for a copy somewhere...although the chances of me finding it are next to nil. Maybe I could ask me papa to snag one before he gets here XD

Good luck with the scrip, m'dear :)
Vitamin C: Matsudatierfal on April 3rd, 2009 05:23 am (UTC)
Haha, Theo kinda fit. 8D And I'm glad you're liking it; it is much silliness. XD

lol, maybe I should write a script about YOU GUYS next time. 8D Though I'll totally ship you like I ship me/eltea >DDDD

It's one of those shiny edition-y things that costs like fourteen bucks, but I found them to be well-spent. XD

Thank youuuu!! 8D
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Emma Daiou: mello o rlyemmadaiou28 on April 3rd, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
I so love when characters revolt, whether it's suddenly sprouting quirks that don't seem to fit them AT ALL or them one day turning around and demanding you give them a kid or sibling or something. It (usually) turns out well! :P

And I liiiiike your dialogue. I don't think too-snappy is a bad thing - if the two are very close or have just known each other a long time, they could certainly talk that way. ^^

The answer to both those rhetorical questions is probably "Because I'm still on a Matt/Mello trip." XD

This is EXACTLY the reason that my Reeve and Mikael turned out the way they did. (Dorky guy and angsty criminal, yes plz? And you've SEEN that outfit, holy crap.) Matt/Mello influence is a crazy powerful force. XD

*giggles at the IRL rickrolling*
Vitamin C: Mello - Mihaeltierfal on April 3rd, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
I tend to take it as a really good sign -- because if I'm not pushing them around, they're much more likely to run on their own and get somewhere. XD Also characters that don't listen to me are always more fun. :P

Oh, I'm glad to hear that! XD I have a lot of trouble with the too-clever and too-real balance, which is one of those things with movies -- if you actually transcribed how people talk, it would sound terrible, but if it's too contrived, that's even worse. XD

Hahaha, they're unstoppable. XD It definitely does concern me that Nick/Theo is pretty much a cross between Matt/Mello and James/Paolo. Not that I ship James/Paolo first-class expedited, of course... 8D
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Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on April 4th, 2009 06:21 am (UTC)
Hee, yay!! ^^;
(Anonymous) on April 12th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Mmhmm, sorry, afraid to log on since your journal is 14+ of age, so if I DID log on, they prolly won't letme comment...
This is PaperAngel, by the way, from FanFiction?
Yeah. :DD 1. Could you send me Script Frenzy (my email is lullydoll at yahoo dot com) and 2. I really really need tips on writing in script format.
Thanks.
Comment back on my LJ (Lullydoll...because I'm unoriginal).
Thankies. :DD
PS - Your life sounds so interesting...>> -jealous-