shaun is here, raza is back. rob and ryan will be back too, i know, otherwise some ass-kickage will be in order.
by alison headley on 8/31/2001 08:15:56 PM | bang on

Well now, that would be indicative of the dichotomy of which I spoke. That "manic buffoon provided for your amusement" bounded onto the near-empty dance floor not to please all the party-goers, but to amuse you, Ryan, and Virgil. Chances are, the more presentational I am, the more uncomfortable I am. Isn't it true that we all have our social acts? The face we leave in a jar by the door, as it were? I spent the entirety of high school blurring the line between myself and my front, so that, for all intents and purposes, no one really knew me. The attraction to acting, for me as for many, derives from a distinct desire to be someone else for any length of time, coupled with a focused middle-child-syndrome that compels me to be the center of attention.

And the paradox in that is, to be most complete as an actor, one must not attempt to be someone else, so much as allow someone to be you. The best performers are those whose true feelings and spirit bleed through the muslin of an author's words.

But I'm all better now. Really. Not at all stunted.

by andrew wollman on 8/28/2001 03:05:56 PM | bang on

*cough*

hey, um, andrew? remember when we were at virgil's wedding reception with ryan, and the DJ played gloria gaynor's "i will survive," and the dance floor was empty except for that guy who ripped off his jacket, ran out onto the floor, slid onto his ass, and then stood up and danced, waving his jacket around under the hot lights like a male stripper? wasn't that you?

yes, i thought so. anti-social at large functions, my ass. maybe that was just the actor in you, though.

these face-to-face meetings need to happen, and pronto! may i suggest we all try to attend sxsw this year? i'll go rob a bank, and then i'll fly you all out to austin, where we will stay in the gangbang penthouse at the omni, and cause geeky ruckus like none have ever seen before. sound good?

also, ryan did try to get me to read the ishmaels, but i don't know that i'll have time, what with all the shakespeare i'm going to be reading this semester. i'll try to fit them in, however, as they sound interesting.

by alison headley on 8/27/2001 07:55:58 PM | bang on

Actually, I am starting to feel horribly left out of all these face-to-face meetings, so I propose an international Gangbang summit to be held in Geneva on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of this year at, let's say, 11:00. That sound good to everyone? Good.

As for the introvert vs. extrovert conundrum, I somehow fall on both ends of the spectrum. I'm unexplainably anti-social at large functions, and tend to hover with the folks I know at parties and other big events. I don't especially like meeting new people, and I abhor small talk. Now, once you know me (or more importantly, once I know you), I am an alternately manic buffoon provided for you amusement and an adept conversationalist. So, for me, the level of my gregariousness is directly realted to my comfort level.

But then, I think that is almost universally understood.

Since this is free-form now: How many of you have been persuaded by Ryan to read Daniel Quinn's books? There's a hell of a good ongoing topic we could tackle...
by andrew wollman on 8/26/2001 12:44:51 PM | bang on