Imp Dislaimers: "headsup guys. silence is my style"

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Postby bradisntclever » July 10th, 2011, 2:47 pm

sara farr wrote:I say...
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CReDRHDYhk8[/youtube]
...and...
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JizFAhEpiEc[/youtube]
...not forgetting...
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GroDErHIM_0[/youtube]

And while Silence is Golden, a good musical score on top of your silent scene can make for great theater!


I don't think anyone is saying silent scenes are bad. Silent scenes can be some of the best improv out there.
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Postby Chuy! » July 10th, 2011, 3:20 pm

Can we all just agree that this guy is a selfish prickhead?
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Postby Spots » July 10th, 2011, 3:30 pm

He's working out the kinks.

I guess what I'm finding out is that it's fairly rare for a new improviser to enjoy *not speaking*.

Usually people try to talk themselves out of ditches.

I think the point about not making an incorrect move-- that clicked the most with me. I mean that hits the nail on the head, clearly that's gotta be what's going on.
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » July 11th, 2011, 9:03 am

Chuy! wrote:Can we all just agree that this guy is a selfish prickhead?


well, he can't agree...because he's being silent. it's his style, you see...;)
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Postby Alex B » July 12th, 2011, 11:19 pm

Guys, just to let you know... I play a lot of fighter pilots.

Even if you explicitly initiate a scene where it doesn't make sense (e.g. a scene taking place in medieval Mongolia), I'll probably play a fighter pilot. So just a heads up that I'll be a fighter pilot a lot regardless... it's kind of my style.
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Postby bradisntclever » July 12th, 2011, 11:37 pm

Alex B wrote:Guys, just to let you know... I play a lot of fighter pilots.

Even if you explicitly initiate a scene where it doesn't make sense (e.g. a scene taking place in medieval Mongolia), I'll probably play a fighter pilot. So just a heads up that I'll be a fighter pilot a lot regardless... it's kind of my style.


Well, this I totally understand and support.
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Postby Spots » July 12th, 2011, 11:50 pm

I'm trying it tomorrow night. :)
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Postby hujhax » July 13th, 2011, 8:35 am

... sounds like Alex is taking his scenes to the Danger Zone....

:mrgreen:

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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » July 13th, 2011, 8:51 am

hujhax wrote:... sounds like Alex is taking his scenes to the Danger Zone....

:mrgreen:

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oh, he's dangerous. his ego's writing checks his body can't cash.

but...damn it. he can be my wingman anytime!
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Postby B. Tribe » July 13th, 2011, 10:55 am

Alex B wrote:Guys, just to let you know... I play a lot of fighter pilots.

Even if you explicitly initiate a scene where it doesn't make sense (e.g. a scene taking place in medieval Mongolia), I'll probably play a fighter pilot. So just a heads up that I'll be a fighter pilot a lot regardless... it's kind of my style.


Please do this at a Shakedown.
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Postby Chuy! » July 13th, 2011, 12:16 pm

Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell wrote:
hujhax wrote:... sounds like Alex is taking his scenes to the Danger Zone....

:mrgreen:

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oh, he's dangerous. his ego's writing checks his body can't cash.

but...damn it. he can be my wingman anytime!


Fuck that! You can be his...
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