Once More, with Feeling!

Had a fantastic time this weekend with my brother at the midnight Buffy-Sing-Along. The whole thing is modeled on Rocky Horror, with actors below the screen, audience members cheering, singing, and throwing confetti at key moments, and it’s just plain fun. The show was completely sold out, and the line stretched out forever, with an untold number of guys with leather jackets and black eye-patches. Surprisingly, there were a whole two rows of middle-aged women behind us who had never seen Buffy at all; they must have seen the Times write-up and wanted to check it out. There was a warm-up show of fanvids, (one of which set the entire run of Buffy to the William Tell Overture, which has to be seen to be believed) and then we tore into the musical, which was fun, hilarious, and left me unable to talk the next morning. I’m still grinning ear to ear.

There’s something a little bizarre about a choir the size of a movie theater harmonizing together, possibly because it reminds me of Thanksgiving at my aunt and uncle’s house…

Creative bind

A little frustrated creatively on two fronts. The first is that my writing class is tonight, I have a work function I can’t get out of, and I’ve yet to finish either critiquing my fellow writers or finish the piece I’m turning in tonight. Plus I actually have to, y’know, work today. So it’s going to be a bit of a mad scramble.

The other problem is with drawing: I’ve been getting into Stargate Atlantis, and I want to start drawing McKay and Sheppard because their faces and body types are so different. I’m doing okay with Sheppard so far, but McKay keeps turning out like David Morse. I’m trying to remember that McKay always keeps his chin jerked up and his head tilted at a slight angle, but I can’t think what else to do to differentiate the two. I want people to look at a sketch and grin when they realize it’s so McKay.