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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Writing class haters...

Classes started yesterday, though mine start today, technically. I'm trying a writing course just to get some direction going for me. Likely, I'll be posting the results of the assignments on here. It should be interesting.

I'm also taking an art class that starts tonight. I fully imagine myself decked out in an artist's smock a la Lucille Ball during her Little Ricky pregnancy. I get a little gung-ho during these things and end up creating 42 projects when only 1 is necessary. For instance, when I took a set and costume design class in New York, we were asked to write a couple of paragraphs and then design one room and two costumes to go along with it. Most of the people showed up with shoeboxes and some cut outs from magazines. I showed up with a 5 handmade costumes with fabric samples, a full 2 pages of backstory, and a cathedral interior dome with puffed gold Fleur de lys with miniature tile and rigged Christmas lights to appear as flickering torches... and cued music...

yeah...

They pretty much hated me... but the instructor loved me. He wanted me to get into the graduate playwriting program even though I was only a sophomore undergrad...

But the others still hated me...

I have to learn how to walk that fine line, the one between doing as much as I possibly can so that the best of what I can produce is on the page or the canvas or on the wall or wherever. The other side is that I have to figure out how to do it in such a way that I don't piss off my classmates so much that they meet after class at the Starbucks and plot my death over a vanilla latte.


Eh... at least it's not the Gaza Strip...


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