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Re: ~~THE PERFORMANCE THREAD~~ **aside** ((action)) %%thought%%
« Reply #4540 on: September 12, 2007, 10:28:38 am »
JACK

((Jack starts toward Ennis, leaning down to embrace him. When Ennis pushes him away he keeps going.))

Goddamn, Ennis, we got some emotional problems, don't we? You and your not bein' able to show your love, and me not bein' able to get over you not showin' your love... We're a great pair, hunh? But it'll be alright. S'what I been tryin' ta tell you. It's alright. Ya just don't ever seem ta listen to me.
Why do we consume what we consume?
Why do we believe what we believe?
Why do we accept what we accept?
You have a body, a mind, and a soul.... You have a responsibility.

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Re: ~~THE PERFORMANCE THREAD~~ **aside** ((action)) %%thought%%
« Reply #4541 on: September 12, 2007, 12:06:16 pm »
ENNIS:

((  naked, sudsy and shivering in Jack's arms  ))

I'm sorry Jack, I'm sorry . . .

((  sobs  ))

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Re: ~~THE PERFORMANCE THREAD~~ **aside** ((action)) %%thought%%
« Reply #4542 on: September 12, 2007, 08:47:51 pm »
LAUREL SPARTA:

((Peering over the scene from her production tower, Laurel rubs her hands with glee...))

**Truly moving.... that'll get angst in their pants. Enough heartache for now, let's see if I can get that director to cue up the flashback.**

((Laurel passes by the emergency grease monkey release on her way to her desk where she calls down to the director's mobile office.))

**Darling, are you there? Ah yes, no time for beauty tips right now. We've a show to put on. Let's see if we can warm up the audience after that screaming-nerve, agonizing argument sequence......  Oh no, no... I know better than to try to direct the artistic vision, I'm just letting you know... If we have any more of this, we'll likely have exploding audience members, and then the lawsuits will fly through the roof. Not something we can afford right now.**

 
« Last Edit: September 12, 2007, 08:55:10 pm by Daniel »
Why do we consume what we consume?
Why do we believe what we believe?
Why do we accept what we accept?
You have a body, a mind, and a soul.... You have a responsibility.

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Re: ~~THE PERFORMANCE THREAD~~ **aside** ((action)) %%thought%%
« Reply #4543 on: September 12, 2007, 08:59:58 pm »
JACK:



**Quick, Ennis, she's looking the other direction, now's the chance we've been waiting for...**
Why do we consume what we consume?
Why do we believe what we believe?
Why do we accept what we accept?
You have a body, a mind, and a soul.... You have a responsibility.

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Re: ~~THE PERFORMANCE THREAD~~ **aside** ((action)) %%thought%%
« Reply #4544 on: September 12, 2007, 09:36:57 pm »
LAUREL SPARTA

((Still on the phone with the director.))

**No, no, you're right... I guess I didn't think about that... we don't have the budget to do that fancy flashback scene anyway. Good thinking on your part. We'll just carry along then. Move on to the... final solution separation, I mean.**

((Laurel hangs up the phone and is lost in her own musings for a moment.))
Why do we consume what we consume?
Why do we believe what we believe?
Why do we accept what we accept?
You have a body, a mind, and a soul.... You have a responsibility.

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Re: ~~THE PERFORMANCE THREAD~~ **aside** ((action)) %%thought%%
« Reply #4545 on: September 13, 2007, 09:34:33 pm »
JACK:

((Jack is bemused and baffled when the cameras start moving away.))

**Hey, what about our flashback?!  Ennis, they're tryin' ta cut out our memories!! Lets get outta here before its too late!**

((Jack grabs Ennis's hand and tries to pull the still naked, sudsy, strangely-youthful Ennis out of the scene. Jack gives Ennis the once-over.))

**Well I guess yer all ready, I jest need ta get rid of this thing and we're good ta have our own little flashback.**

((Jack rips off his fake moustache... %%Ow!!%%, pulls Ennis toward him and kisses him fast and hard, moving his mouth against Ennis's with a furvor he didn't know he had left in him. He pulls back reluctantly to breathe.))

**I know, I know... ain't in the script.**
Why do we consume what we consume?
Why do we believe what we believe?
Why do we accept what we accept?
You have a body, a mind, and a soul.... You have a responsibility.

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Re: ~~THE PERFORMANCE THREAD~~ **aside** ((action)) %%thought%%
« Reply #4546 on: September 14, 2007, 09:00:57 am »
RANDOM AUDIENCE MEMBER:

((Yelling forcefully from somewhere in the off-stage darkness))

Sod the script!! Forget about the script! You just do what feels right for you!


(( Suddenly introspective and pensive))

%% Perhaps I should start signing myself "Randy Audience Member" instead. Seems that's all I'm ever on about....  %%


(( Slinks off in atonement to look into last-minute possibility of signing on as a shadow-reflecting rock extra for crucial upcoming scene ))






« Last Edit: September 14, 2007, 09:11:47 am by Mikaela »

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Re: ~~THE PERFORMANCE THREAD~~ **aside** ((action)) %%thought%%
« Reply #4547 on: September 16, 2007, 12:42:12 pm »
RANDY  RANDOM AUDIENCE MEMBER:


((Realizing everything has been at a complete standstill while she was away in tough negotiations with the Casting Director))

Really, you guys! You're so sweet to wait for me - but it really wasn't necessary!

(( Realizes the respectful halt to proceedings may have more to do with the fact that moustache-less Jack is still cradling and caressing and kissing and...... ahem..... a still-shivering, naked, sudsy Ennis, whose sighs and soft moans carry all over the set))

Ooohhhh!

((Whispers))

**Anywaaay, guys - I got in as an extra! **

((Preens))

I am a rock!

(( Places herself strategically near camp fire ))

Totally ready to reflect any single-column shadows, here!


What? You think I wanna miss any little moment of this? Nope, not me! I'm all eyes!

((Whispers))

**But I'm very discrete about it!**

(( Starts humming softly, influenced by mood of recent scene, perhaps, and looking towards the two central characters:))

Don't talk of love,
but know that word is yours;
It's living in your hearts - and mine.
I won't disturb your unspoken feelings that won't die.
If you'd never loved I never would have cried.
I am a rock....

he is an island.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2007, 12:47:35 pm by Mikaela »

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Re: ~~THE PERFORMANCE THREAD~~ **aside** ((action)) %%thought%%
« Reply #4548 on: September 16, 2007, 02:09:25 pm »
ENNIS:    %%   A rock, hunh?  I'm gettin a bit rock-like, myself.

Still this is pretty fuckin confusin!  Jack's all pushin me away an rejectin me — then all lovin on me an shit?  I can't handle these on-camera / off-camera behavioral inconsistencies!

^ Ah done picked that up from them psychological journals... 
%%


((  Vacillates, as before, between giving in to Jack's loving ministrations — or punching him the hell out.  ))

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Re: ~~THE PERFORMANCE THREAD~~ **aside** ((action)) %%thought%%
« Reply #4549 on: September 16, 2007, 03:03:41 pm »
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I'm gettin a bit rock-like, myself.


RANDY RANDOM AUDIENCE MEMBER TURNED STONE EXTRA

**Gulp**

**Rock-like as in....rock-hard? Oh, the mental images! **

(( Feeling about as hard and solid and cool and collected as the magma at the earth's center))


%%Oh, My! It's lucky for me I'm just an inconspicuous little stone. A pebble, really. Noone will notice my slightly overheated,  cross-eyed, tongue-lolling, breathless... appearance..... I hope.%%

((Granite concentration))

%% Serenity now....serenity now%%

(( Deep breat ))

** Ack! Argh! Great balls of marble! Stones don't have hands! I can't fan myself! Aaarhhh! **

((Deep breaths))

OK, all calm now. Seriously. I'm *so* back in character. Should David happen by, looking for just the right tool to take out Goliath, he'd not find me wanting. No Sir. Not that I want to be bragging or anything, but... there'll never be a more ston-y stoned stone here than me! I think my Academy Award will be a stone-in.

(( Another deep breath ))

And anyway.... I mean, seriously - how can a poor extra *not* react to all this emotional stuff happenin',  in the nude and all? This stuff totally moves the heart of.... stone.

 ::)

QED. Buuut, enough about me!  What's that he was saying about rejectin' and lovin' and behavioural inconsistencies? Huh? I wonder if Jack will respond in kind?