Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Friendhouse Lives!

This is exactly a real update in the traditional "Imma post an essay or poem or story or script or whodunk right now" kinda way but it is very important to know that

Go Now,
live the magic.
Give good feedback,
Ignore the Bugginess,
Safe Travels.....


Monday, April 30, 2012

The Fairy's Doll

The Fairy’s Doll

The room was in perfect order: the furniture dusted, the clothes washed, windows polished, and an amalgam of action figures and Legos stored and organized in colored boxes. Curled in his bed was a young boy staring at the flashing pixels of the TV on his dresser. Though the night was well worn, all the lights were on in the boy’s room.
Downstairs, the radio was suddenly silenced as the boy’s mother decided it was time to go to sleep. As she ascended the white steps she overheard activity from her son’s room.
            “I know I don’t hear that TV on”
The boy pounced off his bed and shut off the main light in his room before jumping back onto the Green Lantern comforter careful not to let his toes come anywhere near the abyss beneath. He uncovered the dingy grey remote from underneath his Green Lantern pillow and aimed the tool at the cacophony coming from the television, turning the volume down to a whisper.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Dungeons & Dragons: An Actor’s and Director’s Guide to Theater

Dungeons & Dragons:
An Actor’s and Director’s Guide to Theater
Dungeons & Dragons (from henceforth abbreviated D&D) was created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson in 1974 and single-handedly created the role-playing game (RPG) genre. Since then the game has exploded in popularity and spawned many spin-offs. Today it is still the most popular table-top roleplaying game. D&D has also become a well-known part of our society becoming the epitome of ‘geekdom’ in popular culture.
D&D is played with a ‘Dungeon Master’; the referee and storyteller; and a group of players. The Dungeon Master (DM) creates a fantasy world, imaginary characters and an epic story for his players to take part in. Then the player’s create their own respective characters and play through the story that the DM has set up for them; interacting with the fictional characters and each other’s alter-egos.
But what can individuals who are dedicated to the prestigious art of theater possibly learn form a game about elves, wizards, and dragons that is played by sweaty pimple faced teens in their mother’s basement?
Well it just so happens, quite a bit.
D&D can teach actors and directors how to better get into character, do thorough research, pay attention to the details and more. It is my belief that plays would be overall better if all actors and directors were required to play at least one game of Dungeons & Dragons.