Monday, August 15, 2011

So, Here's What Happened

Okay, let me catch you up, a while back, the author of this blog went to see a play, and every now and then, one of the characters would turn to the audience and basically tell them everything that had happened before the show, had already happened in the show, or was about to happen in the upcoming scenes. Now, whenever he was appearing as an actual character in a scene, she didn't mind him at all. It was when he turned into Captain Exposition that she thought he was annoying.

He was. Because, really, the audience didn't need him explaining any of these things. Usually, they were cleared up much more amusingly during the following musical number. So, really, he was just wasting the audience's time.

She just wanted the people to sing and him to shut up. Then she decided to go home and do a blog post about him and how things are more interesting when you show instead of tell, because the telling thing gets old real fast, even when you've got humor to cover.

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Thanks for that, Captain Exposition. I was gonna write a whole post, but you sorta just stole my thunder. I guess I'll just go away now and have some tea. I'll see you all later.

If you have any thoughts, comments, or questions, I'll be happy to hear them. And I'll try to keep Captain Exposition away.

2 comments:

  1. Hey there! This is Susan Mills. Blogger won't let me comment on some sites with my user name. It's making me do it anonymously. Missed you. Can't wait to catch up with you!

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  2. Susan -- Hi. Glad you're back. Thanks for stopping by.

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