Cats and Birthday Parties

I've put makeup on guys a couple of times, sometimes because I've had to, sometimes just because!

My school recently put on the play Cats, which is possibly the most insane musical the world has yet seen. Andrew Llloyd Weber had some mental issues, but I still adore the musical for all the memories it gave me. Besides guys in spandex (which was akward beyond belief, especially when we had to make sure they all had jock straps once!) I, along with some other girls, had to help them with their elaborate face makeup. Most guys fail miserably at putting makeup on, especially stage makeup, so I ended up doing a lot of it for some of the less fortunate. Like mascara and eye liner. It's difficult putting it on someone else, I was afraid I was going to gouge their eyes out! They also seem to not know how to take it off, because at school the next days, there would always be guys from the play wandering around with traces of eye makeup still on. Very funny!

And once, we had a surprise birthday party for my friend and as a surprise, we tackled him in his room, tied him to a chair with a jump rope, and put makeup on him. He looked nice! He was pretty willing too, so we didn't feel all that bad for surprising him. I have some great pictures!

Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody
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346 Responses Apr 5, 2008

I'd love to learn how to apply make up! But I don't know the first difference between a eyeliner and lipliner thingy? LOL! That's what made reading your story enjoyable! I'd probably be one of those guys that kept poking himself in the eye and putting the wrong things on the wrong part of the face.<br />
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But now that I'm coming out as a closet Xdresser, I'd love the opportunity to try some, and to learn how to apply it! Any youtube vids you could upload? XD<br />
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Hey axd, thanks for stopping by ... sadly, none of us that were involved in this imaginary production ever actually met each other. There are no videos. I do know a couple of cross dressers in real life, and of course lots of girls who wear makeup as well, but personally I would be useless other than to suggest practice, practice, practice ... until you can achieve the look you're going for. Can't hurt to seek the advice of friends that you think do a good job with their own makeup as well. I don't know what part of the world you live in, but there must be (at very least) a department store or pharmacy with a staffed cosmetics counter, where someone could help you with the basics such as which products go where, what colors are best for your tones, best brands are best for your skin type, and things with which you might poke your eye out. Best of luck, though ... are you thinking of doing drag shows, or just more for your own enjoyment?

It's great to hear from you: I'm really super jealous because its all rainy and gross here and I imagine Brazil's a perfect paradise. Hmm, I could definently see a Portuguese finale song in the near future! Little raccoons in the background singing backup to DB, serenading the audience in a language most of them can't understand... it'll be fantastic!

haha how's brazil???<br />
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Brazil sends her love, she says she's doing fabulously and says she will try to vibe you two some of her absolute beauty and cultural waves!<br />
Actually, I love Brazil so much, I'm thinking of editing the grand finale song to include brazilian influences... maybe through in some portuguese... you can handle a bit of a foreign langauge can't you, DB? After all, if I can manage to become fluent in it in two months, you should manage to sing a couple of lines...! (and it should help that you cancelled the lobotomy, thanks!)

No worries ... lobotomy's canceled ... docs took a look in my head and discovered it was empty.<br />
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So yeah, RC ... what YR said ... how's Brazil??

Lobotmies??? Argh, just like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest! We have to do it before you have your operation, lest you expereince a total personality change and forget all about our drama, raccoons, afros, and rollerskates, and we lose the star of our show. Oh the humanity! <br />
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How is Brazil RC????

Aha ... the erstwhile playwright ... how is life in... the country in which you are?<br />
As you are off trotting the globe, I must wonder ... when IS opening night?? Because I will postpone my lobotomy if necessary!

rhapsodistical or not, I really rather everyone mantain themselves labotomy-free before opening night. Especially since those racoons were so hard to book.

Hehe ... well, as the title of the group suggests, I could count on you to apply it ... but it seems to me I heard or read somewhere that skewering one's brain is a patently bad idea, so maybe I'll just make the effort to avoid that particular form of entertainment ... I'll stick with disco dancing and clown hair!

Ouch, don't go too far or you'll end up skewering your brain instead, which wouldn't be very'd need a lot of makeup to cover up that mistake.

Hmmm ... can't seem to find a dictionary ... I'll just stick a pen in my ear and scribble it on the corner of my brain!

Quick, go get a dictionary and scribble it in the margins so there will be forevermore proof of the exsistence of the word "rhapsodistical", which is an utterly fabulous word.

Well, at least in this particular thread, you're a singing, dancing, cavorting, happy (not to mention yellow and rhapsodistical) racist!<br />
Oh, and RC, before you correct me on my misuse and abuse of the english language ... this is just me being silly, and rhapsodistical is SO a word ... I just invented it :)

No, everyone here is supposed to be color blind...or else you're considered racist. ;-)

Heyyyy COOL!<br />
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DB responded (with all those adjectives) the question VB (or now YR?!??) had for me. And yes, those all add up to colors. Just use your imagination.<br />
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...they have those in the US, right?

Wow! It's still going ... unbelievable! amazing! overwhelming! gratifying! omnivorous!

Yes, we're all rather black and white here in the United States, in comparison to Brazil, which is all...what color is it?

Well, it's the very least I could do for my monochromatic friend who is so unfortunate as to still be sitting in the USA.

Well, at least you responded...<br />

No.<BR><BR>You did not provide any specifics as to the exact existance of "there", nor did you mention any time period in which one must be "there", therefore allowing me to perfectly theoretically justify my not being here though I have responded.<BR><BR>:D

Well, doesn't that mean there's someone there, considering there was a response?


Screw Organization, I do believe this comment train is dying. What are we to do? Is anyone out there?

My Theory: It's because we got organized.<br />
QUICK! Make a mess!!! blah blah blah ORANGES!!!! And those violins are delicious toooo!!!<br />
woohoo monochromatic rhapsody let's go to the bahamas and frolic with the starfish!! In spandex! With raccoons!

Hello? Rather lonely over here!

The humans are not gone ... but I think some of them may require a bit of a hiatus ... schedules can be tricky during the summer months. Be of good cheer! They'll be back ...

I am sad.<br />
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I will go frolic with the raccoons...<br />
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Because apparently the humans are gone...<br />
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Where HAVE they gone? "HELLOOOOOOO??? DL?????? MONA???? PLEASE COME BACK!!!!!" <br />
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Do you think they can hear me?

well basically what got us there was random silly comments and conversations- part of the main plot (southern stuff) originated from DL "saying" something in a "southern accent".... sssoooooo..........<br />
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TALK! ;)<br />
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(someone get DL and moma to check it out, by the way)

i asked my guy friend if i can put makeup on him and he just plain out said "yes" me and my friend made him look pretty *cough* (not rly)

I have no idea what happens next, but I am in awe of RC's organizational skills ... way to put it together! Same question ... now what? lol

Wow, applause fo RC! I had no idea that that's where the plot line was. Yay! We've practically got a musical! What next?

alright, just a quick summary of the action... Some is just copy 'n' past -ed, all of it is drawn from previous posts (believe it or not)....<br />
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READY? HERE YA GO!!:<br />
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DL lives on a Southern Plantation. Wears a frilly lace dress, is a goodietooshoes, quite the cute southern belle- breathy accent and all. She sings to her afro'd racoons everyday... and, out of boredom, starts roller skating one day... She becomes very good, dancing and singing with her racoons, but doesn't consider it a big deal- no one but her little friends know anyway.<br />
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Then... she is uprooted from home and family and thrown into the city in the north, where skaters and cigarette-smokers rule the streets. Big-shot DB is the leader of the cool guys, best disco skater in the region, thinks he's all that. After a while, DL gets fed up with his big-shot act and wants to put him in his place. So she suddenly rips of all her frills and lace to reveal sparkling spandex clothes and commences to skate circles around mr. Big shot disco dancer, as his reaction ranges from taken aback, to surprised, to freaking out.<br />
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After DB gets totally trounced by DL's amazing disco skills, he throws off his leather jacket, afro, rainbow suspenders, spits out his gum and says in a mesmerizing Southern accent, "Sorry, DL, but I just don't give a damn."<br />
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The tables turn, and DL is totally taken aback now! For that one second DB has the upper hand again and takes his golden opportunity to draw her to him in an all-out macho man style. She now knows what's coming (kiss- heehee) and suddenly she smirks, twirls disco-style out of his arms with a southern "catch ya later, hon" and rolls off stage without looking back. Leaving DB looking dumbfounded and lovestruck.<br />
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We need a continuation/ending!!!<br />
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(I think we need to have some of DBs falsetto wailing in there.. hhmmmmm love song possibly?)<br />
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(also, we need supporting roles to add humor to the mix!)

I'm here, I'm here ... let's get this thing done!!!!!!!!!<br />
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And both of you fine ladies, thanx!

hhmmmm Concurrence right there! NICE hat, seriously, man. suits ya! :)<br />
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I think we need one more text box....... anyone out there...? heeeellloooo? (wanna see this or not, suckers?)

Okay! Blah blah filling up a text box...ooh, Dblongwo, nice hat! :)

Okay, I'm in ... I'm dyin' to see this thing!! I'm in for the air - conditioned venue as well!

ok I will post my completed compilation of the "script" so far as comment #341, since it will then be at the top of the page and easy to fin, which means..... you guys had better say something!!!!!! (if you wanna get this thing haha)

Yes, we NEED air conditioning!! The theater at my school doesn't have it, so when you're on stage, or even in the audience, it gets incredibly hot and everyone's sweaty and uncomfortable, and with the lights on your face, the makeup starts melting. We don't want makeup melting into our racoons' luxurious fur!!!!!

Okay. This definitely says something about the differences of how our minds work, DB.<br />
By "raccoon plantations"- you thought of the raccoons as the crop. I thought of the raccoons as the slaves living on the plantation.<br />
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Hey, you know we can always get air conditioning for the theater, you know, db. ppssshhhh like WE would perform THIS in just any old non-air-conditioned shack.... please....

Is it possible for a raccoon to have an afro? I think the raccoons should have them ... you see, back in early April, when this whole saga began, cozy headgear seemed like a really good idea! But now that it's late May, and in the 80s every day, the combination of a polyester leisure suit, hot stage lights, and a giant afro seems somewhat less appealing. Raccoons are used to wearing furs year-round, and don't y'all think they'd be CUTE with afros??<br />
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I will hasten to add, however, that I am willing to suffer any happiness for the sake of such a brilliantly disorganized and cleverly silly production ...<br />
... and there must be raccoon plantations SOMEWHERE! After the harvest, the crop is discreetly placed at campsites all across the nation, where the groceries of random campers are converted into campfire tales for the following years!<br />
Comment #333 ... yet another milestone ... way to go, VB, who'da thunk? Undeniable proof that silly beats serious every time!

ok ok ok I'll work on it....<br />
haha, YES! racooooooon plantationsssss!!!!!!

Maybe she lived on a raccoon plantation in the Deep South or something--I really don't think the script is too set in stone at the moment! Sorry my memory sucks--we really do need a summary somewhere!

viola... ok. yeah. I really need to post the summary jeez. DL is a sweet country bumpkin, rememba??? She is not trouping with roller skates and racoons!!!!

Let's see...should it be before DL and DB meet? DL could be traveling the country in her microbus, trying to find a job, with her troupe of rollerskating racoons when she happens upon DB's roller rink and sees him singing. The rest is history!

huh. okaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. how am i supposed to write that in...?

Hey, roller skating raccoons ... this has possibilities!

Oooh, can't wait for the microbus--wait, you have a batmobile, or did you already explain this somewhere earlier? I wouldn't mind if the raccoons came with us--they could easily be in the show!

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Artists ... can't live with 'em, can't be entertained without 'em ...<br />
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RC, your efforts are greatly appreciated ... as are weekends ... and a LONG weekend it is at that, at least in Canada ... I just checked my multicultural calendar, and I see that you US folks have to wait an extra week for yours ... but no worries, I'll be thinkin' of y'all ...<br />
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... I will be heading out to the barn and pulling the tattered but servicable tarp from the Microbus, to assess it's present condition after years of neglect since the 70s ... I'm sure it will run just fine after I touch up the paint on the multi-colored daisies with which it's decorated! I think there's a family of raccoons living in there, but no worries, I'll move them to the Batmobile!<br />
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Derek, you need a C & BP nick, so we'll call you DH ... that's not taken, is it?

WHAT?!?!?!<br />
hey! no choosing sides, derek!<br />
It's either both or neither- I will not tolerate injustice!!!<br />
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I'll be getting that script/storyline summary to y'all soon... (weekend coming up oh thank goodness thank goodness)

no more caps,<br />
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but I think I'll continue winking<br />
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Ugh, how could you?!?!? I'm just cringing in pain right now! :)


The things that go on when the badfallingonhisass sk8r is away! Please ... Derek, seriously, I can help you out here ... as soon as I have a copy of the script in my hands that's not edible, I'll have my people get in touch with your people, VB's people, RC's people. DL's people, and MC's people ... we'll all be whisked to an undisclosed location by private Volkswagen Microbus, and we'll ALL do lunch! It's going to be FABULOUS! Everyone who's anyone will be there! Baluga Caviar will flow like Jell-O! We'll be shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of unknown celebrities! FABULOUS, I tell you!

Oh the humanity!!! For the love of God/Allah/Shiva/Whatever you may believe in, please don't! Anything but that! <br />
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Imagine a wink right about here ( ).<br />
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I'm going to bed! :)


Yelling is really rendered useless on a computer, along with sarcasm. <br />
And my winky face isn't that obnoxious...I find caps lock much more so. <br />
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haha, yes I did just yell at you... erm... virtually.<br />
You know, I've found that yelling through a computer is most ineffective. Proof: No one in their right mind would have winked at me in reality if I had just yelled at them... and yet... there appears that obnoxious winky face peeping from under viola's slathered words...<br />
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ok, how about when I post what we have of the script, I'll give a brief summary intro into what this project is about, alright derek? ((((holy crap wait QUICK someonetellmewhatthisabout!!!))))

I want to recruit people!!! I've always wanted to be a missionary ;) Glad to see you've joined the boat Derek...maybe we'll explain it sometime--I really think RC should, considering she just yelled at me... ;) We'll sumarize it eventually I'm sure! Just go with the flow and pretend to know what you're doing--I think that's basically what we're doing anyway!

haha, welcome! heeeyyyyy maybe we should hijack more stories' comment boards to get people involved, vb!<br />
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one to two sentences?!?!?!? wow, well, while I may be the one in charge of the script (apparently) I am so not skilled enough to do that without breaking about a million grammatical rules involving run-on sentences. soooo.... will someone please do derek the favor? Oh, and really, I guess it would be for the benefit of all humanity involved in this project... hey! THIS MIGHT GET US MORE ORGANIZED!!!<br />
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All right-y! Some one! Hop to it!

I'm getting involved now in these comments now. : ), So I don't have to read 312 comments can someone please explain what's going on in two sentences or less? I understand theres a "Kaleidoscope" musical and a "badass skater" named Dan.

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No, I am not not not not done with school at all all all all alllllllllll!!!<br />
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I merely said I had "given up" on it, which I have.<br />
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And now you made me think of summer and and and ... hmph.<br />
okay, well, I think I'll have to confer with my other self before taking up this enormous task... Check back in a bit to let you know the results of our combobulations!!!<br />
although, now that I think about it-- I may have to exterminate her. I don't think anyone could handle another one of me. eep! And I don't think I could share my good ol power over people with someone else! hehehehe....

By the way, we're already 10% of the way to accomplishing the impossible dream of 400 comments on one story! We shall surely be heralded in the glorious halls of EP should we complete this formidable task!

More than one RC ?!!!!! Is the world ready for such an eventuality? I'm not sure we can handle the frenetic activity of TWO such fertile minds ;) Certainly, though,<br />
even one mind as gifted as RC's should be up to the task of "getting this show on the road"!

Ahhh!!!! Is there more than one RC running around here? Am I older than I thought I was? Will the musical ever be performed, much less written? Tune in next comment to find out! :)<br />
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RC, you're done with school? Great! Maybe you want to get it started, but only if you want to! Don't want to throw that load on someone else's shoulders. Of course, there is two of you, and two heads are better than one to get work done! :P

oh, haha, that's so not what I meant! I meant in the context of... hmmm...., sort of like the term "old friends"-- it doesn't mean "90-year-old!!!!", rather just someone from back in the day.... aDn you guys haven't been around here since 'back in the day'....<br />
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wait what? "you, and VB, RC"<br />
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Isn't the "you" referring to me? And am I not "RC"????<br />
OH NO!!! How come no one ever told me I had more than one identity?!?!?!?!?!!!!

AHEM.......what's this "OLD faces" business! Oh, I forgot- I AM old! Funny, but my mind does its best to convince me I'm in the same age group as you and VB, RC. Until I look in a mirror, that is ;( Therefore, I steadfastly avoid mirrors whenever possible :) Doglady shall be forever young here in her sovereign realm known as DENIAL!! But I digress. Hmmm, this whole story is just a string of digressions for the most part anyway. So no harm done, I suppose ")

hey viola, I've already given up on school if you're interested in delegating the work to some one else... so you can study! :)<br />
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and it's great to see the two old faces back!<br />
And already, putting their busy bee minds to work~ "Kaleidoscope" eh? Sounds good to me!

No problem, VB! Priorities, priorities, right? Despite the importance of our efforts to future generations (think Da Vinci' s Mona Lisa, think Vivaldi's Four Seasons, think<br />
Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, think Chuck Barris' Gong Show), we must NOT let it interfere with the education of our dear VB!!

Mmmm, I like it!! It has a psychedelic feel to it, which fits in with the whole disco-ness and craziness! Brilliant idea DL!!! Bravo!

You know, I think "Kaleidoscope" might be a worthy title for our production ;0) It seems fitting- lots of separate colorful pieces coming together to form one fantastic image just as our random comments are coming together to form the world's most original musical!

Ooops, I'm sorry! I'll probably be able to do it this weekend--I have a huge test tomorrow (reality interferring with EP of course!!) but I promise I will. <br />
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Onto 400!

Wow, 300 comments! I'll get us started on the path to 400 :) Sorry I've been MIA. Life has seriously infringed on my EP time (darn reality and such), but our grand epic and my talented EP buddies have been ever in my thoughts. Now,Miss VB, you've had 3 days since your vow to make sense of all our random comments. Shall I expect a final draft any minute now? Is it too late to add any more details to this kaleidoscope of artistic endeavor?

The honor of making the 300th comment is too much to ignore--I'll sort through it! As soon as I have the time! Where should I sort it out, just all in one comment box? Ooh, this is so exciting! I'll be sure to do it soon...unless RC remembers everything already and merely has to write it down!

I say the task should be undertaken by whoever makes comment number 300 ... it's coming right up ;)

Okie dokie--let's sort it out two three not me!

Oh come on now, VB, don't be of such limited faith ... there's lots of material here, it's just a matter of sorting it all out!

Glad to see you back momachaos! Maybe you can tell me what's going on because I obviously have no idea! (Thanks RC!!) I don't think writing the script in one place would eb very beneficial: we'd only see how little we have written!

If you make any sense of it, be sure and bring the rest of us up to speed ...

I'm not sure ... it's been awhile since I've read through ... I'm just going with the flow!

Oh, and speak of the devil, sweet as she may be ...

You know, RC, we're probably going to all have to read through from the beginning ... as monumental as that task might be, because I have no idea either!<br />
All I know, is I'm a roller-skating, big-haired, disaster-bound clown - dude :)

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Especially since I made a mistake above in saying the lady was DL. That was Moma wasn't it? ...I think. We can't having our leading lady disappear!!! (assuming that was her... not DL... aaarrrrggggggggggghhh!!! This is getting confusing!!! I think VBs mental blur is contagious...)

I'm talking to moma right now ... I'll have to get her back on board ...

oh, and someone go yank DL!!!!!!!!!!<br />
oh, and moma! is she still around?!?!???!

haha good to see you have faith in this mess of unoccupied spaces and preoccupied blurs (and unPC cookies...), DB! Would it really help if we created a separate space for the script writing, you poor preoccupied creature, vb? shall we do that? Just to be a bit more coherent perhaps, eh?

I think RC is just trying to find unoccupied spaces in your preoccupied blur ... and they're scattered here and there! It'll all come together before 2015, I have such faith in y'all!

I'm sorry, my whole mind is a preoccupied blur right now! Maybe if we could write the whole script in one place rather than scattered around everywhere, I would be able to remember it!

Apparently no one has you unparalleled stamina for the task at hand! If I see DL about, I'll try to remember to remind her ... good help is SO hard to find ;)

darling the big dramatic climax is already written in!!!! Remember when we said there would be the twist of goody twoshoes country belle DL ripping off the frills and revealing a diso outfit and totally owning big-shot DB on skates? and then that little exchange right after which makes DB totally fal in love with her???? How do you forget part of the script, VB?????????????????????????????????? hhhmmm... I'm feel like my co-writer is abandoning me... :( Am I going solo on this one?

We could write one in, there isn't actually one yet! It could be the big dramatic climax. I don't know...