Bill’s been a bad, bad boy…

Yeah, yeah, I know. I didn’t post last week. Bad Bill. But I’ve been busy (as busy as one can be in these confined-at-home, pandemic days).

Come along, I’ll show ya.

First of all, I’m just about done with the sounds.

If you can make out the status at the bottom of the window, you’ll see there are 39 total sounds. Want an example? Well, wrap your ears and the rest of your head around this:

That’s the bridge music that takes us from Scene 2 (with Aaron, Chiron and Demetrius) into the pre-hunt of Scene 3…

I know what you’re thinking… “Bill, where’s the weird, nightmare-inducing stuff?”

For those of you who read the spoilers from two weeks ago, here’s the sound for one of those…

Nightmarish enough for you? Be careful what you wish for, man.

Second of all, I’ve been working on weapons, loads of weapons. Last month, I posted on this site the Goth sickle for the Second Goth to wield. In the meantime, I’ve posted quite a few pics to Instagram. You can check them out on my feed at the bottom of the page.

But today, loyal followers, you get to see stuff BEFORE it goes to Insta. So feast eyes on this…

RebarHammer - detail 1
RebarHammer - detail 1
RebarHammer - detail 2
RebarHammer - detail 2
RebarHammer - long view
RebarHammer - long view
RebarHammer
RebarHammer
Roman Club - detail
Roman Club - detail
Goth Club - detail
Goth Club - detail

The highlights: a Goth club to be swung by Chiron. The actress wanted a kind of Harley Quinn vibe, so I combined her huge mallet with the ideas of concrete and rebar. So there’s that. And if that wasn’t “club”by enough for you, then here are some Roman clubs (to look like iron pipe with protruding metal at the ends) and some more Goth clubs (to make Fred Flintstone proud).

And I’m not done. Three Roman long-bows, and a couple of swords are still in the armory.

And finally, I’ve been working on opeining credits.

Huh? What? Plays don’t have opening credits.

True. True.

But the fear is that even in September, we might have a hard time pulling in an audience. So I’m going to record at least three performances (with some additional pick-ups that won’t get in the way of a paying audience) and edit together a version that the Elite can stream on its YouTube channel. And you know I don’t “single-cheek” much (that’s “half-ass” to the uninitiated)… so I’m putting together opening credits that will explain the world of the play, as well as employ an altered version of my opening sound effects as its soundtrack.

So, yeah.

I’ve been busy.

But not busy enough to keep the anxiety attacks at bay or to forestall a return of my dear old enemy, depression.

But we cope. We cope.

See you in a week. And I’ll promise to talk a little about the adventure that is rehearsals by Zoom…

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