Driftwood 9 05

Driftwood 9 05

I can’t pull off scenes like this in a completely serious way (and maybe I don’t want to). Oh well. V`(oo)´V

I recently tried my face at acting a bit and made a video for a friend’s project, about “break-up messages”. I actually meant for it to be really dark and disturbing, and based on my own life and family history. But everybody I’ve shown it to thinks it’s funny. (-_-;) I guess it’s funny because it’s true … (And of course because I can’t act.)


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  1. Ainur says:

    Some of the saddest moments in life can look silly from a distance. I think it’s better to leave room for the tragicomedy than to forcefully make something serious or dignified – it’s more realistic that way, and easier to identify with the characters, too. I’m working on a commission project right now where I have to struggle against my sense of humour all the time – sigh…
    Actually, when I reread this scene, it gets more creepy. With the kettle whistle in the background, it almost seems like a nightmare and Willie is going to wake up any moment… to something even more weird??

  2. Li says:

    I totally agree with Ainur. I personally prefer tragicomedy to completely dark and serious stories. I’ve also found that that’s the best way for me to handle sad things that I’ve been through (some of them at least). Anyway, I honestly thought this scene was perfect. Both quite creepy and with a little tragicomic touch.

  3. Tinet says:

    Thanks! V^(oo)^V

    Li, I was impressed by how you told the scene in Hero Bones where Menon’s father comes home drunk. When I was young, similar situations would scare me to death, and have seriously traumatized me (maybe because our parents separated before I got old enough to despise him or see the [extremely dark in his case] tragicomedy in it). So it was good to see a scene like that told with humour but sincerely. :o)

  4. Aidan says:

    Well, I think this was well done, anyway. A little chaotic, but funny? Blacker humour than I’m accustomed to, at any rate. Having not had to experience ancholic or drug-using family though, I cannot relate to the environment exactly. Regardless, Willie’s father’s outburst rather does ruin the otherwise happy mood of the scene rather poignantly.

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