Sh*t Happens: The Book
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It is radiant, it is appropriately sex-invested, and it is tinged with nostalgia of an era where a healthy dose of sh_t and comedy manners would help deal with improbable interpersonal relationship problems. How to play: Each player gets three cards. Each card has an event and a misery index score on it. You place the cards face up in front of you from lowest to highest. The player to your right will read a card and you have to place it in the proper place in your ‘line of pain.’ If you get it right, you add it to your line. If you get it wrong, the player to you left can steal it by placing it in the right spot in his/her line of pain. The first player to snag ten cards wins. MM - DS: Yes! We love when absurdity builds comedy in the narrative. We love to play a game of "what if?", where you try to find strange and absurd solutions for characters and situations. When we were in the beginning of the writing process the film Wild Tales ( Relatos Salvajes) by Damian Szifrón was released, and we were like: "Oh, shit!: It was quite impressive comedy writing, so it became a big influence on us for this film.
ZF: Why did you decide on hand-drawn 2d, instead of cut-out animation? Because of the film's length? Away from the stage, she feels it is a situation all too familiar in Northern Ireland, silently being played out behind closed doors.
Series 1, Episode 3 - Sh*t Happens
Presented as part of Imagine! Festival of Ideas and Politics, This Stuff Still Happens (as it was demurely referred to on a local radio interview) is set in Belfast in 1992 and based on Verlaque’s own experience of coming out as gay, falling in love and having her life threatened by her new lover’s homophobic ex-boyfriend.
I'm choosing to face this moment in life with gratitude, and self-reflection, and as a massive opportunity for continuous growth, healing, and renewal.
If we judge something to be bad enough it can amplify all the other bad things that happen. It can be the first thing we think about after waking, and the last thing before falling asleep. It feels like we’re being sh*t on. I was on the Lyric's New Playwright programme myself last year and had a rehearsed reading of my play last October," explains Farren, whose partner is Doctors actor Ian Midlane. Costume designer Erin Charteris punningly clothes Farren in dungarees, Garth McConaghie’s discrete sound, laced with early 1990s dance music, adroitly inks in emotional tone and temperature.