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Terra Strice (Just a fun story I made up for my english class)

              Terra Strice was a beautiful young maiden. She always showed up to balls and parties in the most perfect outfits. She was the envy of the entire kingdom. Everyone wanted to know how she did it. There were those who thought she had a keen eye for fashion, and others who just thought she had a personal designer. However, all of their attempts to figure out how she did it were useless. The truth was so far fetched that even the most foolish of people wouldn’t believe her even if she had told them herself.

               The truth was that her clothes were the ones with the keen eye for style. Every morning when she woke up she would open her closet doors and her most beautiful dresses fit for that days weather would waltz out and display themselves. Once she decided on a dress, matching pairs of leggings would flow out of her closet and wait for her decision. The leggings would be followed by corsets, shoes, and to finish it off, the hats.

               Sometimes, after she has chosen her outfit and laid it out on her bed, the lace in the back if her corset would loosen and slither itself across the floor. When it reached the closet it would point its aglet at clothing that would better fit her, she can’t look too baggy or too tight.

               Once she was ready and had the whole outfit together, she would put it on. After she tried the clothes on, she twirled around in a mirror, and then she would pick the perfect purse. Then she would open the bag in front of her jewelry case. All of the finest jewelry that matched that outfit would hop into the bag. When she showed up to different events she could simply slip into the bathroom and hold her bag open. The jewelry most fitting for that event would jump outside of the purse and fly to her. She could go from formal to casual in seconds.

               So there you have it. The answer the the question, “How does she do it?”. The question now is, Do you believe?

Poseidon

              Imagine you’re walking down an alleyway in the city. You are alone and out of the corner of your eye you see , in the distance, an older gentleman sitting alone on the ground. He is breathing deeply and as you pass by he says (gasping) “water?”. In your pack you have some water so you offer him some. As he takes the water in his hand, he lifts up his shirt. Underneath ,on his chest is a deep knife wound. He begins to pour the water over the wound and as he does, the cut mends. He then takes a drink of the water and his whole body youthens. The age falls from his face and before you, a tall handsome man , looking confident and strong. It’s hard to believe only moments ago he was a tired old man.

              If I could chose a Greek god to be forever or for a day, it would be Poseidon. Wielding the power of the sea is one of the coolest gifts. It was said that his immortality was only possible not just because he was a god but also all his wounds could be healed by contact with water. As many people know, water is the most destructive force on earth capable of destroying anything in its path. However, it is also a life giving substance that can help in times of need and can provide sustenance for life.

              Also, he is the most peaceful of all the gods and yet when harmed he can also be the most vindictive and vengeful. This much I can relate to because I tend to be this way. I am quite peaceful but when overly provoked I can be quite treacherous. I also enjoy being under water. As an immortal you don’t have to breathe meaning the sea could be my home. This it literally my dream. To live under water in a serene location like a sunny reef.

Post Show Overview For “The Worst Break-Ups of All Time”

During this show,”The Worst Break-Ups of All Time”, I learned how different people can be. Characters, audiences, and shows can be so different depending mostly on the type of person/people involved. Being in the acting classroom gave me the chance to see different people play different characters. There is a huge difference between Kelsie’s Eve, Mina’s Eve, Kayden’s Evan and My Evan. There is a different life to each person’s idea of the character. While some were sassy, others were lackadaisical or even slightly annoyed versions of Eve/Evan. Each interpretation could have made for an entirely different show. Also, people in the audience can affect the mood of a show. People the first night where a good rounded out crowd of laughers, Awwwwers, and snifflers. These people gave us a good idea of what an average crowd was like. This produced a show with willingness, readiness, and confidence. The second night everyone loved it and was really into it. Everyone was laughing absurdly and just having a good time. This made for a show with good energy and happy feelings. The third night was an audience most actors fear. They had little energy and weren’t quite on the same page as us. By the end they loved it though because we allowed their lack of energy to motivate us to just be bigger and bolder.

 

If I had to choose a favorite moment in the show it would be when Evan is telling Katie that it is too late for him and that he will never date again. When I first read the scene in the script I literally cried. I, for some reason, really connected with that particular monologue. Telling Katie to move on and not become like him just really felt like something only a person who was deeply hurt could say, even as Katie tries to console him, his mind is set on helping her. Though I loved the original script I do feel that Kayden did a better job of fitting it into the show. The show was so comedic that if would have been very weird to have that one serious moment, especially because Evan seems so chipper and goofy in the final scene when he waves at Charlie.

 

I personally think I made good character choices for the parts I was given. I learned a lot about the difference in the mannerisms of characters. It was fun to play around with who the character was, and his background, and why he would be tired but rushed, high but still in the conversation, or just a total space cadet. Each character had to believable inside their own situation. Something I think I should work on is not OVER doing it. The funny can sell itself it doesn’t need too much of my help. Also I could/should have run my lines more in my head before the scene because there were times where it was obvious I had forgotten what to say. Although, all in all, I thought it was a great show and look forward to my future as an actor this experience taught me a lot and I’m glad I learned some of these things now and not years from now.

 

The Man Card

Dear World/Bloggers/Friends/Random Facebook Person,

               I’m not normally one to rant or rave but, I have something to say that i think will prevent a lot of arguments and inner pain. I’d like to address the concept of the “Man Card”. I get that original it was quippy and funny, but now it has over stepped its bounds. We now use it on a daily basis and it is no longer the joke it was. It has now become a way for men to demean each other. So, I’ve burned mine all of them and I shoot the guy who makes them. They can no longer be given nor taken from me. The rules of the man card are defined by the world and I don’t belong there anyway. I understand that 1% of people use it properly  and just to be clear the only person I’ve ever seen use it properly is Amanda Stancavage. Other than that in the past year I have seen Pastors,interns, teachers, friends and many other people use it as a way to measure a man. In other words a way to feel like their the bigger man in the room.(I’m trying not to be vulgar). This might sound like I’m calling people out and I am. We shouldn’t define men by what they talk about, how the act, or their mannerisms. The concept of the “man card” is flawed because it was designed by people and the world. So from now on I’m gonna let the Bible tell me how to be a man. No one can take the Bible from me and no one can redefine it to make themselves look better. 

Playing Calvin Ericson

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This was one of the best experiences of my life. Playing Calvin was so much fun. He is a lofty business man who longs to be so much more than a messenger. He takes his job very seriously. He thinks his job is depressing but, exciting if looked at in the right light. Though he might need too be a little more sensitive. He works for MOB-N (The Messengers Of Bad News). It’s like a corer service for unpleasant, personal messages.