The other day, barely 48 hours after casting ended, we received the first lines for the Bubblegum Crisis audio drama. Thus begins the period that drives me craziest in the whole process. The anxious checking of email, the twitchy anticipation, the bald-faced impatience that is wanting to edit scenes that have no lines as yet.
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t some passive-aggressive attempt to hurry the cast to record. At least, it’s intended to be.
It’s just… You know that scene in the film “One Crazy Summer” (if you’ve never seen it, GO SEE IT NOW, hysterical movie) where the oddball uncle shuts himself up in a room all summer to listen for a million dollar radio jungle to come on so he can win a contest? How he looses a little more of his mind every day as the slow grind continues? Yeah, I’m so there right now. ^_~
So don’t mind me. I’ll just be shut up in my little room, with a three-month supply of Mt. Dew Livewire and Atomic Spaghetti O’s. Listening to my radio and obsessively checking my email over my phone…. With a handy bazooka propped in the corner.
(And if you don’t get that, your homework assignment is to go see the movie.)