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30 Days of Me: Day 25

“What I would find in your bag”

The contents of my bag varies hugely, depending on what I’ve got on that day.
So, because I’ve got a show on my mind, I’ve picked my standard “going to rehearsal” pile of crap.

Yes, I do need two types of caffeine!

A fairly succinct summary of the stuff you'd find in my bag for a show

This includes:

Pens, markers and pencils
Ruler & highlighters
Small notepad
A5 sketchpad
Gaffer & Lekkie tape
Leatherman
Mini-screwdriver set, selection of screws
String & thin rope
Paperclips & Rubber Bands
Bobby-pins, hair ties & a comb
Mini first aid kit, inhaler & aspirin
USB to mini USB converter, USB hub, Apple data cable, AUX cable, LAN cable
Phone Charger
Candy, crackers and muesli
Lighter
Torch
Phone (Stopwatch, torch, internet, voice recorder, games)
Fiction Book
Caffeine
Gum
Camera
Flashdrives
Spare black t-shirt, socks & stockings
MP3 Player & headphones
Netbook
Script/Stagebook/Relevant Paperwork

The hardest part of being a Stage Manager is picking which things you think you’re going to need that day. Sometimes it turns out that a hammer would have been a great idea, most of the time you’ll know in advance if you’re going to need it.

Dan, however, doesn’t have these problems! Check out his short list here.
Ms Sofie has a rather special post, although not in the good way. Read her post over here.
And I’ve no idea where Briony is, I’m going to blame the snow and give her the benefit of the doubt for now. Hopefully she’ll be back into the swing tomorrow, once the snow in Welly has settled down.

“Til Tomorrow
Ninja ❤

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30 Days of Me: Day 19

“Nicknames you have and why you have them”

Oh my.
Over my years I’ve collected a great deal of nicknames, however many of them have gone the way of the original creators. Which is to say, well out of my life and the gods only know where!

There are a couple that I rather enjoyed though. Och, pronounced ‘oak’, which was short for Ochre was a favourite. Along with Blambie and Koinu.

These days I run mostly under variations my primary handle, which is Fallen Red Ninja. Some cats call me Red, others Ninja and even more call me Ninja-Pants. Continue reading

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30 Days of Me: Day 18

Ohai interwebs! So nice of you to work for me today!! (The wireless connection at Mum’s is a bit shit, unfortunately)

“Plans/Dreams/Goals that you have”

There’s so many things that I want to do!
So I guess I’ll pick three. One short term, one somewhere in the middle and one long term.

Short Term

Survive the next 4 months of study, doing well enough to get offered a place in a Masters program of my choosing. Preferably an overseas one with a full scholarship but getting accepted will suffice. Continue reading

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30 Days of Me: Day 15

So the astute amongst you may have noticed that there was no post yesterday.
This was for two reasons.

Blurry but I do love this picture

Even though it's blurry, you can kinda make me out behind the drums {Photo thanks to Darth M}

The first being, simply, that I set it up to auto-post at 8pm. Only I set the wrong date… apparently it was going to post Monday morning. Herpderp.

The second, also being the post I’d set to auto-post, was that I didn’t have anything to post for yesterday. You see the last thing that vaguely approaches a family photo was taken back in 2006, before my parents split up. There’s a couple floating around but not where I have access to them. So I’ll try and get them, create a little collage and I’ll do a bonus/catch up day 31 for this challenge or something. Continue reading

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30 Days of Me: Day 3

“A picture of you and your friends”

There’s no one picture that truly captures the insane glory of my friends.

These pictures below are of a rare breed of people, known as MUDS-kids, who are the most amazing people I’ve ever come across. They were the first group of people that I called friends, as opposed to a few individuals who were friends and the rest were “those people I hang out with”.

Madmen I tells ya!

A few of my beloved MUDS kids. Adams in the front. Sachan to my left, Jessi to my right and blood covered zombie me in the middle.

MUDS is the Massey University Drama Society, a performing arts group based at Massey in Palmy. While most of the members are students or alumni, it is possible for members of the public to become involved with the club.

My first show with MUDS was Vampire: Bride of the Isles in 2009.
I’d met a few of the members during the Festival of New Arts in 2008 but Vampire was my first introduction to the madmen that were going to become my family.

The show itself was a melodrama complete with ridiculous acting, stylistic mono-chromatic backdrops and stage-crew dressed as ninjas holding up the castle’s stained-glass window.

I don’t remember much of the show itself anymore, bar the boat and William’s Wig, but there was a lot of fun backstage. We sang, danced, played cards and ate enough candy to drown a bear. Continue reading

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A catchup post from my slack self.

Ohai. Yeah, I’ve been slack. I’ll bake everyone sorry cookies to make up for it, you’ve just gotta come to my house to collect them.

In the past while I’ve moved cities, started post-grad, farewelled a friend, made some new friends and learned once more what it is to subsist on nothing.
So I guess I’ll fill you all in from the start. (And by you all I mean the 3 people that read this thing but one can dream) Continue reading

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Three days to doom us all

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m loving writing again.

I adore the writing group that I’ve fallen in with, it’s more enjoyable when you’re writing with people instead of for people.
The Querkites, as the members have been dubbed, are terribly interesting bunch. They provide timely prods, inspiration and respite. And have been, frankly, the highlight of NaNoWriMo 2010.

NaNoWriMo, for the uninitiated (sane?) ones amongst us, is National Novel Writing Month.
Fifty thousand words in thirty days, making an average of one thousand six-hundred and sixty-seven words per day. Assuming you write every single day that is.

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