Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hmm...the party's not partying...

I've tried a couple of ways to run this party after the premier without it just coming across as a "bump-bump-bump" kind of bash but nothing seems to be working. It's still dull and dead as dishwater. I've reversed it and made it very, very quiet with zen overtones...and now I'm thinking of having Casey and Adam get there before it even starts and having the entrance goofy. But I dunno. If anybody has an idea...anything but bodies grinding in dance moves.

Casey's revealed a hidden agenda, and now Adam being drunk fits into her plans, perfectly. So do Orisi's briefs. Funny how things go, sometimes.

I mentioned a bit from "The Court Jester" (1955) -- where Danny Kaye's character is mistaken for a Robin Hood style hero when he's really just a traveling comedian. Hypnosis and misunderstandings make him more and more the hero...until he has to duel a well-trained the death. But a princess has fallen in love with him and told her lady in waiting, "If he dies, you die."

This video is the first half of the bit, leading up to the duel; it keeps going when the knight learns about the pellet with the poison and the flagon with the dragon...and has just as much trouble keeping it straight.

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