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So, local-ish darlings. 
10th-Feb-2010 01:15 pm
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Were I to host a living-room reading of Midsummer Night's Dream as part of my birthday-weekend festivities, who would you be interested in playing?

I'm Puck, of course, because it is my birthday and I said so. Elayna is Hermia; feste_sylvain is Bottom. (We need to do Twelfth Night sometime so feste_sylvain can be Feste.)

You?

The theme of the birthday weekend, btw, has been decided; as I shall once again be square, I declare it hip to be square. Shakespeare. Geek film festival (because the teenagers have never seen Real Genius. Weird Al. Yes.

EDIT: I would not be opposed to us *also* doing Twelfth Night. :) If there's time and inclination.
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10th-Feb-2010 06:19 pm (UTC)
So... damn... tempting...

(I've already been in two performances of Midsummer, one as Oberon, and one as both Oberon and Theseus. Damn, but that's a fun play to do...)
10th-Feb-2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
Nick Bottom!
Choose me! Choose me!

Or Snout! I could play Snout. "I, Snout, to represent, a WALL!"

Me! I want to play! Me!

Well.

I guess not this time.

Happy Birthday anyway.

(sigh)

10th-Feb-2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
Hee! Mark called dibs on Bottom right quick. But! Snout!

I wish you could be there! We'll have to have Party #2 at Wiscon.
10th-Feb-2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
Well. I could always play TITANIA! Twiiiiiist my arm! Or OBERON to your Puck!

How are arrangements going for the WisCon thing? (Thing, my friend says, is a word the Vikings invented when they needed a word for "thing.") Any word?

10th-Feb-2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
Oh! You as my Oberon - I die of awesome!

No word yet. Must poke.
10th-Feb-2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
I will be your Oberon.
It is decided.
We must have a May Game at WisCon. A good month for it, my Puck.
11th-Feb-2010 12:01 am (UTC) - actually wiscon is more of a 'thing' than you might think
did somebody obliquely refer to linguistics? it's like a bat-signal. Or maybe a dogwhistle.

'thing' was a viking word for an event that we might today call a "meetup" or a "conference", or a "parley" if you want to go back to the troubadors (but not the Vikings).

http://www.wordnik.com/words/thing/etymologies

Edited at 2010-02-11 12:01 am (UTC)
11th-Feb-2010 04:27 pm (UTC) - Re: actually wiscon is more of a 'thing' than you might think
I seem to remember that! How lovely to have it pointed out again. May we all meet at our WisThing.
10th-Feb-2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
If I were local, I would certainly participate!
10th-Feb-2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
Mmm, I wouldn't want to read, but I'd definitely want to spectate :) Also, it is appalling that the teens have not seen Real Genius. Good on ya for rectifying that.
10th-Feb-2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
Spectators welcome!
11th-Feb-2010 05:24 am (UTC)
'cause it's a moral imperative?

Oh, and:

"Do you have a bed?!"

"Uh, yeah."

"I was going to build you one if you didn't have one, but you have one."

Jordan. Perhaps my introduction (I was 11 when I first saw the film) to the concept of the Geek-Babe.
11th-Feb-2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
Jordan is the reason my hubby first fell for me. He likes girls who talk nerdy. LOL
10th-Feb-2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
Ooh, this could lure me up, especially if I get to be Titania! I remember how much fun it was reading the Honey Bunny and Pumpkin Pie Shakespeare Pulp Fiction with feste_sylvain.
10th-Feb-2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
No one's called dibs on Titania yet... *tempt* *tempt*
10th-Feb-2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
First weekend in March? If so, I think this is a Dibs.
10th-Feb-2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
Yep! Oh, this'll be fun. Who ought we to haul in as Oberon?
10th-Feb-2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't mangosteen rock?
10th-Feb-2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
Of course he would. :)
10th-Feb-2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
He has agreed! Yay!
10th-Feb-2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
Well so much for me coming down.
10th-Feb-2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
If that's the only way we get you, there could be negotiation. He's penciled in.
10th-Feb-2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
*smile*

You're adorable.

The odds of me actually having money/time to get down by March are... slim at best.

If I do make a last-minute appearance we can either negotiate or I can be Rod Serling and some how turn the entire evening into an anthology.
10th-Feb-2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
More adorkable than adorable.

I miss you!
10th-Feb-2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
I'll accept adorkable.
10th-Feb-2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
I have no idea, but I would love to participate.
10th-Feb-2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
You can play the faeries Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Mote, and Mustardseed!!!

Or Hermia has some GREAT LINES! Well, so does Helena. They're both kind of GOOFS!
10th-Feb-2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
Well, Elayna is Hermia, but I wouldn't mind being the Helena to her Hermia. :)
10th-Feb-2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah ok, I just read back through it and I'd like to be Helena. Although it occurs to me that Elayna and I are reversed on everything but the height for those two characters. :)
10th-Feb-2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
Yay! You guys will be fun playing off each other. :)
10th-Feb-2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
I think so too. :) Man, Helena's complicated for me though, there's so much about her that I get completely, and so much that I just ARGH over.
10th-Feb-2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
"You know, um, something strange happened to me this morning..."

"Was it a dream where you see yourself standing in sort of sun-god robes on a pyramid with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you?"

"No..."

"Why am I the only one who has that dream?"
10th-Feb-2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
And also: A girl's gotta have her standards!
10th-Feb-2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
I got turned down by someone like that once.

I applauded her for at least referencing such an awesome line while doing it. :)
11th-Feb-2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
*applause* One of my oft-quoted lines.
11th-Feb-2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
I'm terribly fond of that one.
10th-Feb-2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
I'm soooo in! No idea who as, though; I'm open to suggestions.
10th-Feb-2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, please definitely yes :) I don't know which part, but yes absolutely yes!
10th-Feb-2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
One day I would like to move near you just so I could participate in nights like this. L'sigh.
10th-Feb-2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
Clearly what really needs to happen is to have a performance of Real Genius
10th-Feb-2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
hehehehehehehehe..I like how you think
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11th-Feb-2010 12:04 am (UTC)
This is going to be epic.
11th-Feb-2010 12:07 am (UTC)
HIPPOLYTA, for preference, but given the number of comments I imagine they're all claimed by now.

Or else WALL. :)
12th-Feb-2010 04:04 am (UTC)
Hippolyta's still available! Or, well, not anymore, because you're her. :)
13th-Feb-2010 05:47 am (UTC)
I will play anyone at all, if there is a way I can get into your house!
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