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Tuesday
Jun072011

Opposite Ends of the Spectrum

On Monday, I made up stories with no preparation.

Actually, I helped make up stories, along with four other people, but that’s not as strong a lead. Five of us from my improv troupe are experimenting with some long-form work. On Monday, we did a Harold that ran for about forty-five minutes. We started with nothing, and I like to think that we put together something interesting.

On Friday I’ll be making up stories with about two months preparation.

Again, that’s not quite true, as I’ll be working with about thirty other people to make it happen. Friday is the next Dying Kingdoms LARP; the last one was Easter weekend, and the one before that was in February. Because there are only six games a year (of which I will probably miss two), there’s a strong tendency to “get ready” for them. I’ve only got a few hours every few months to accomplish my character’s goals, so I want to be prepared. This weekend, for example, I spent several hours pulling together the background material I have about the world to see if there was something I had missed that I could use. (The answer was yes, several things.) The amount of time I spend preparing is minuscule compared to some of the other players and staff.

My Monday and my Friday are a study in contrasts. And I enjoy them both.




Update

Fitness: Ran 3.5 miles
Sun, Moon, and Stars: 273 words, 263 seven-day average, 264 average, 18244 total

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