Next week, we’re off at the studio. Our Performing Group is going on a trip at the end of the week, but for the first few days I will be at home relaxing with my kitties and the man I love. I might do another playthrough of “The Path” which is another ToT game. These two are brilliant, and if you get a chance go to their forum and read some of the game theory. It’s really quite stunning.
Hopefully I’ll be able to spend some more time in the Forest since I won’t have to go to the studio in the evenings. It’s been really hard getting in any play time because everything is so insane right now, what with the trip and our performances and the lot. When you’re amused by watching your tubby Buddha-cat attempting to chase a moth and failing to jump after it and instead doing a massive belly-flop onto the coffee table, you know it’s time to relax.
Foresty Stuff I love: Ephra’s Masquerade Design. 88 playing Hide-and-Seek in Forest Games. The multiple screenshots of Nature Walks, strange occurrences, and fawns. The Censor Lily. Finally finding JF3 and saying thank you for “At The Pond” in a relatively scare-free manner. Figuring out who my deer is (she likes spinning around in place. Who knew?) and truly hearing her voice for the first time. Email conversations about characters and finding out how incredibly fantastic the people behind them really are. Coming up with ideas for the name of a certain fawn. Dancing and spinning and dancing some more. And Giant Mushrooms.
Meet Spangled Plushblue. She’s a little bit devilish and, according to her Human, not very well-mannered. Therefore she will be in “Antlers!”, running around and trying to get people to put stuff on her head. And the Giant Mushrooms will be making an appearance, of course… not sure where just yet.
There’s something about her that makes me giggle. She looks like she’d whap you in the face with her tail and then try to cute her way out of being in trouble. I think I luff this little deer.
Courtesy of Kassy, she of the OMG-LOOKITHOWCUTE Fawn.
She could do a screenshot of her fawn stomping on a squirrel and it would still be fierce.
for the Masquerade!
Imagine it. Stars and Moons.
“My Deerest” is going to be beautiful. Lovely does in pretty skirts and handsome stags dressed in their forest finest dancing and prancing trying to win the hearts (or at least attentions) of the girls. I thought of capping this at 8 deer, but after much thought I think we need more more more!
kicks all sorts of ass. Look what he did!
This is where I teach, and you’ll see a lot of these faces in the Forest come next spring…
in fact, a few of them are here now. So if you run across them, dance with them a little bit.
Someone suggested a Masquerade!
A deer masquerade. I absolutely love this. Deer dancing around in wildly elaborate masks, and then two deer meet and have a dance together. But who is he and who is she?
The question is, do they meet again or do they just leave it at that? I think they find each other again, and sit together at the edge of the Pond. Ah, love stories…
We’ve got them.
Fawn’s First Day–Inspired by Terabetha. Will be the first piece in the Ballet, and hopefully choreographed by me.
Antlers!–inspired by everyone. There’s something special about the day you wake up and realize you’ve turned one-month and gotten your antlers.
By The Pond–inspired by a beautiful picture of a water dance posted by JesusFreak3.
Nature Walk–there are all sorts of pictures of deer in a neat line walking through the forest. It’s really quite sweet to see the level of communion that happens as they make their way around. Biggest inspiration is from a set of pictures posted by Tuhka, which features the gallant Roucaud leading a large group all over, then settling under a tree by the pond. Such lovely moments deserve to be part of this work.
Keep the ideas rolling, Forest Dwellers!