Here there be monsters (socratic) wrote,
Here there be monsters
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Because my life has too much pragmatism in it

So a couple of you typer monkeys have mentioned that some of my material feels like it belongs on a sketch comedy show rather than a lame journal. This makes me both happy and sad. Happy because that's how a lot of my material is conceived of to begin with, and it's one of the things I would really love to do. Give me a small budget and a late night slot and I am absolutely convinced I could outdo SNL right now. Not classic SNL, but current SNL. Right now. At 23. Maybe when I'm 30 this will be a slightly more realistic dream. Maybe not. It's a dream nonetheless. It makes me sad, though, because there's nothing less productive for me than writing sketch comedy right now. If I work on a feature script there's a chance I could sell that, a slim chance but a chance, and make some money. Working on humor or essay writing there's a shot to get published. Sketch comedy? I guess conceivably I could write up some great sketches and try to find a contact person at some shows to send them to to show what a brilliant writer I am, but from what I understand that's not how the business works. There's few open auditions to be a sketch comedy writer, the market is flooded and there's very few slots.

That being said I like the format and just writing for writing's sake has its benefits, so I'll probably dash a few off and see how it goes. If people are interested I may post some on my journal. Keep in mind that stuff converted to script format would be subtracted from another format I might write it in, and while I think a lot of my stuff is very visual scripts are, for the most part, shitty to read. If people are interested I have a few ideas kicking around, and if not, well, I'll keep it to myself. FIE!

Poll #517867 Scripts

Are you interested in seeing things in script form?

Yes, free the art! Free the art.
5(50.0%)
No, no, a thousand times no
1(10.0%)
Eh, I don't care. I like it when it's shiny
1(10.0%)
I don't want to read anything you write, you fucker, you aimless motherfucker
2(20.0%)
I'm not sure I catch your meaning here, chief.
1(10.0%)

If I'm so funny why aren't the ladies all over me?

You're not funny.
0(0.0%)
Seriously not funny.
2(28.6%)
U L G Y you ain't got no alibi you're...oh forget it
0(0.0%)
Gee, I don't know, Fatty Fatterson Fatty Fatty Fat Fat Fattington Fatworth. It's a mystery. A big FAT mystery. Fat. Fat.
2(28.6%)
FAT FAT FAT FAT FAT FAT FAT FAT FAT FAT FAT FAT REDRUM REDRUM FAT FAT FAT FAT
3(42.9%)


P.S. Rudie Can't Fail is one of those songs I could listen to over and over for HOURS on end. In fact I have. Don't you love it when you discover a new one of these songs? I mean it won't last forever, but while it's working it's like sonic crack and you just keep hitting the pipe and it keeps working and it's just AWESOME.
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