(A Random Post)

Two quick links + rambling!

ONE! This is another half-formed concept in my head that someone else fully-formed and excuted before I could. Except my idea was to possibly keep the questions the same but rotate the expert (a ninja would have been one of them), and do a series of them.

Though I admit that while the basic concept is solid, it can only get you so far. The rest lies on the writing and the principle talent, which in this case are both better than what I have access to, so I can’t feel bad about someone stealing my idea out of my head it in this case. It’s done better than I could ever hope to do, so it doesn’t feel like a waste. Also, none of my ideas ever survive long enough to make it to the shores of the Island of Long Term Memory, and even if they did, there’s no way to get off the island and travel across the unforgiving Sea of Laziness that surrounds it.

There’s nine installments so far and it gets better and more polished each time (ie. you can see his through his mask in the earlier ones, the hand motions are more pronounced, the writing gets sharper, the pacing gets better with improved camera angle selection, etc.) so I just linked to the best/last one, and you can go look up the rest yourselves. Ask A Ninja! The excellent theme song is also an asset I could never match. And his voice is awesome, whereas I sound like a homosexual llama.

That last bit at the end with the half cutted HI-YAH also slays me.

This stuff is the kind to shoot for though – standard premise so the need for repeating bouts of creativity are minimized, and the brevity of the sequences means you can make do with only one or two good ideas and just fluff it out. If you keep it short, you don’t need to write as much, your ideas don’t need to carry as much, and your committment and associated setup and execution times are also minimized. That’s the idea behind Awesometown, right?

TWO! There’s a couple of chuckles throughout, but the overall hilarity reaches mid-level at best. As a posted link it has medicore value, but it’s real value is as something to shoot for. There’s things to learn from this. All that’s needed is a very general idea that’s just an excuse to string together a bunch of gags. And if it’s supposed to be campy, then the acting will be exempt from judgement. I don’t even really know if it’s supposed to be definitively “campy” or if it’s just bad acting, but that’s the point – you can’t really tell! Also, solid sound effects and soundtracks make medicore films good and make good ones great – which we learned from Awesometown as well.

The campy nature of Yellow Fever is also a neat contrast to Fear of Girls, which is just done so much…better…in every way.

And I’ll tell ya, I’m sorry ladies – but your hump and lovely lady lumps will always take a backseat TO THE GLOWING ESSENCE OF THE TIGER PRINCESS LADY OF GOLDEN PAW.

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