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Artist-in-Residence at Chez Firth

Saturday (1/3/09) 9:10pm - ... wherein Peter posts thoughts about the "Christmas Presents" Sketch Skirmish.

Still a bit behind in writing commentary on the Friday Sketch War.  I thought I'd deliver a few words about the "Christmas Presents" round.

We'd talked about maybe skipping the 12/26 week of sketchwar, on account of everybody'd be busy with the holidays.  But a couple of us believed strongly in the "it's easier to keep writing than to stop and then start again" school of writing.  We compromised by having a week where we just wrote mini-scenes.  Two lines of dialog.  Like comedy-sketch haiku.

The results of the "Sketch Skirmish" are here.

I had fun with my little two-line thing.  Given the freedom to toss off anything without worrying about developing it for a few pages, I wound up with the sort of mean-spirited surrealism that characterizes most of the humor in my immediate family.  The other two competitors were more talk-y and think-y, which resulted in exchanges that were rather interesting, whereas mine was just a quick, "Wait, what just happened?!"

All in all, I declare the compromise plan a success.  We all were able to throw something together, and we were well-prepared to keep the train going the following week.

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