Went to the Shakespeare Tavern last night and saw Twelfth Night. Laughed right out loud several times. It wasn’t as good as their Merry Wives but still side-splitting goodness there. They did an interesting interpretation of it, cutting a lot of Sebastian’s part and really playing up Fabian’s. Interesting and lending to greater hilarity.
Came home afterwards feeling pretty spry still so watched Shrek on DVD. That was a terribly clever movie.
I’m now up to twelve crits on Critters and am going to stop complaining about not enough lovin. The reviews are all across the board on this one so far. Several people really liked it, a few thought it was good but needs some work, and a couple are just appalled by it. Okay, it’s bawdy. I wrote it as bawdy. But some people are having some real problems with the lascivious level. Okay, I’m the first to admit that my sensibilities about sex things are a bit further afield than the average population’s, but I didn’t think I was particularly over the top with this one. Maybe having a professional dominatrix as a supporting character was just too much? But she’s so lovable, dammit.
Oh well, I’ll wait until the end of the critique week to determine if I want to scale that portion back.
I did get a critique from one guy that really got me irritated. I’ve been with Critters for quite a few years now and in the course of that membership I think I’ve acquired a fairly thick skin with regard to critiques. But this person’s crit was full of wise-ass cracks, and he just totally missed things that no one else has. Like he thought one scene had two secondary characters in a situation where I only wrote one. First of all, where the hell did he come up with the second character? And next, he goes on to complain about being confused by the presence of two characters in that scene. Well duh, you’re obviously confused because there’s only character there. WTF?
Oh well. I’m trying to just chalk that one up to being on totally different wavelengths, as does happen upon occasion, and moving on. Moving on. La de da de da.