Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wild West


So what’s up? You may have noticed that I have not been around so much lately but the reason is that I have been extremely busy. I am trying to work on my book, writing a short story (once again, since I lost the whole thing during a computer fart) I am working suddenly fulltime, and I am writing a screenplay for my son’s LARP (Live Action Role Playing). First time ever musical LARP, which is quite a challenge. Not only that but our renovations at home are speeding up because my son needs to move back home until he finishes school. My so called future art room and office is being sacrificed for his disposal as a place for him to dwell. If you do not know this, my son is going to get his education as a sound technician and he works with theatre and film. Here is a fun example for you:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxOIgfhKKks&feature=youtu.be

As for my LARP musical, it is based on time travel and the old west. Here is what I got so far as a story line, let me know what you think.

Doc Holliday is my hero. The history books have everything wrong. How do I know this?  I know this because I first met him in 2002 and fell in love with him soon after. Doc. Holliday was not born from the old west; he was and is from no time that we can measure. Doc. Holliday is lost in time; he travels back and forth in time depending on the mercy of the Norn sisters who rule the fate of Gods and Man.  Why they picked him as their pawn in the events of history I do not know, but I promised that his story would be told, as I know it.  

John Henry is his earth name; the facts about his early life have been fabricated because the truth is, he was not born on this planet but on another one far away in another galaxy. He first came to earth using his own invention of space travel and was captured by the Norn sisters who have held him hostage since. The Norn sisters use him for their own entertainment and wager on his survival through one time period after another. They seldom send him back to the same space of time but he lives in hope of finding once again his true love, his soul mate Kate, known to many in history books as Big Nose Kate.

Doc. Holliday suffers from time travel disease. He is not an alcoholic or drug addict as so many have claimed. He needs medicine and lucky for him it was Mary Poppins who found the cure for his time travel sickness. All he needs is a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down.

---SONG---Spoonful of Sugar-------

If it had not been his friendship with Wyatt Earp and the renowned gun fight at the OK Coral Doc. Holliday would have passed through time unnoticed and as unfamiliar as I am now.  The tiny newspaper that I write for is going out of business, as so many newspapers have in this new age of Internet news invasion. Reporting the events of the day in a day and age where no ink is required has made me obsolete, unnecessary… unemployed until I can afford a new computer. Doc. Holliday, however, will remain immortal, from stories of the Wild West; he became a legend born out of the myth that he was a mortal, a human being, a gunfighter, a gambler, and a dentist. He was and is so much more. Wherever he is now, whatever time he finds himself in I can only hope that he is one step closer to finding his Kate and freeing himself from the Norn sisters.

Annie Oakley was a sharpshooter with Buffalo Bills Wild West show. She was always getting into trouble and picking fights whenever she could. Wild Bill, Calamity Jane and the Doc attended one of these shows in which Annie decided to pick a fight with the Doc. Let’s just say that Annie had a huge crush on the Doc. and since he was in love with Big Nose Kate she was not handling it well.

---SONG-----I can do anything better------------

This is just the beginning but the characters I have in mind for this crazy time travel story are: Billie the kid, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Wyatt Earp, Big Nose Kate, Anne Oakley, Princess Leia, Jennifer Lopez, Mary Poppins, Gordon Ramsey, Clint Eastwood, Terrance Hill, Bud Spencer, Mr. Spock. If any of you have any suggestions, go ahead and bring it on.

So that is what I am up to, what about you? I promise to get around to your blogs as soon as I get a moment to breathe. Until then, know that I am thinking about all of you! I will do my best to keep you all up to date.

16 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like it! You combined several of my favorite elements. Hope it's a huge hit, Siv.
And we have missed you around here.

Magical Mystical MiMi said...

Wow! I love it! The wild west and time travel.. I can't wait to see how this progresses! :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Samuel McCord approves ... although he knew the original Doc Holiday and Wild Bill is his bouncer at Meilori's! :-) The best of luck with this, Siv! Roland

Michael Di Gesu said...

Wow, Sis,

This is quite the endeavor..... Sorry about losing your space, BUT on the other hand, having another creative mind in the house will surely inspire you....

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Siv .. sounds like a lot going on - sorry about the loss of writing job - but your Wild West time travel does sound a whole lot of fun ..

As Michael says about your son moving - wonderful to have that input available ..

Cheers just enjoy this time - see you soon .. Hilary

Carmen Myrtis-Garcia said...

Sounds like a fun story line. Can't wait to read it. Have fun writing it.

Charmaine Clancy said...

Great premise!

Nigel Mitchell said...

I'll join the chorus, sounds like a fun story - a Doctor Who of the Old West

Gina Gao said...

This sounds really amazing! I liked the idea for this very much.

www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

Damyanti said...

Sounds like a fun ride! Go for it :)

Gina Gao said...

This sounds really fun! I like the sound of it very much.

www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

Julia King said...

I love it! You have J-Lo in your play too. What an amazing piece it will become. Good luck!

Robin said...

Very interesting premise. I like it. Please keep us in the loop. I am sure the twists and turns will be FUN.

Mark Koopmans said...

Hey Siv,

Welcome back and after your comment to me, I think you should add Clark Kent :)~

Your WIP idea sounds like a *whole* lot of fun and I know it will keep you busy :)

GOOD LUCK :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds like a cool story. Good luck with it. And hope you'll be back.

Vanessa Morgan said...

Lovely!