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OF COURSE I would be overrun with ideas for other projects right when I'm just on the heels of being free of the obligation to write for a while. I should be getting my focus on editing Mrs. Hawking, I only have to do it for one more day, but OF COURSE my brain would become suffused with notions for unrelated projects exactly at this crucial moment.

Being at SLAW whetted my hunger for larp yet again. And now all my ideas for future larps are rising up again, begging for attention. I am currently listed as author for seven larps, which are chronologically Alice, Oz, Paranoia, The Labor Wars, Resonance, The Stand, and Break a Leg, but I have nearly as many again brewing in my head. And I've just been struck by ideas for several more.

I've been watching the second season of American Horror Story, which is set in a Catholic mental institution in sixties New England. It is the larpiest show I have seen in a long time. It has a large cast of main characters, each with their own individual but interlocking goals and journeys, all locked within the setting of the asylum-- a perfect premise for a larp. I would love to write such a game, though I would have to take care not to draw too much from the TV show, or from Jesriah, the excellent mental institution game from Happier Far that debuted earlier this year.

I also want to write a larp set in a circus. Just thinking of the figures one could expect in a setting like that seems fascinating to write about-- the ringmaster, the lion tamer, the acrobats, the clowns, the freaks. A perfect milieu for things not being quite what they seem. I've never played Colonel Sebastian T. Rawhide, which is the only other circus game I know, so I wouldn't have to worry about emulating that too closely. I've heard it's a good game, though.

And I've gotten one more idea that I don't want to talk about yet. But it's been punching through my brain with great insistence recently, so you may hear more of this once I have real time to devote to it.


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Nov. 14th, 2012 08:52 pm (UTC)
Ooo, circus larp! Somewhere I still have notes about the Circus Convention larp Kim and I talked about once--I remember thinking that forcing Insane Clown Posse folks to interact with Christian ventroloquists and Cirque du Soleil performers had a lot of potential.
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My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

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MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3

at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

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Vivat Regina
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Base Instruments
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Saturday, May 13th 2017
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"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
Quarter Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition 2013

"Adonis" screenplay
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