That thing we keep rewriting on our drawing board is starting to look suspiciously like an outline for a new show!
It's waaaay too early to share anything more than the excitement that creativity is happening here...though this one quote from our last brainstorming session really stuck out at me:
"You're no longer lost at sea when you choose a direction to sail."
Happy photo (with strong eye contact)
Happy International Clown Week!
It's been a while since I was given the chance to use my "hate-watching" skills for good.
Today, I was asked by one of my (virtual) students to review some of their #clown work, and I was able to offer some useful feedback on their process.
"SLOW THE **** DOWN" remains one of my catchphrases.
Earlier this year, my performing troupe created a virtual show for a convention which wisely moved their event online. Now that the event is over, I'm able to publish the show for everyone to enjoy!
Make some popcorn and enjoy!
I have survived a game of Bartok played by clowns, which included detailed rules requiring sashaying away from the table melodramatically, trading cards with yourself, and burpees.
I was today years old when a person from the fediverse spotted my #clown unprompted at a random, albeit virtual, event.
A single photo from a few years ago, snuck into a presentation that livestreamed today. A happy random reminder from a really wonderful event.
I've decided this is a meaningful cosmic message, and it's doing a lot to fuel my optimism engine.
Fun fact: Clowns *are* characters, and thus cannot really "break" character when something goes wrong.
Our second outtake video features a bunch of different times our clowns blew it, but proudly kept going as everything crashed and burned.
Never give up. Sometimes your mistakes are new comedy being written. Other times, you at least get a blooper reel. :)
The weather has made for a dreary day here at #clown HQ.
As a reminder, we start our shenanigans an hour early tonight. We call it the "Emperor Norton Coffee Hour" and it gives us a chance to sit down and chat for a bit before we get to work on our circus skills.
The fun starts at 7pm UTC-6, and traditionally runs all night. Pop in and say hello!
Things kick off at 8pm UTC-6, and run all night. We will be there training our #acrobatic #circus skills, and our friends from all over keep us company while we try not to drop each other on our heads.
Take that, gravity!
It's rare that the schmaltz-y emotional and freedom-loving geek sides of me get to celebrate at the same time, so this is doubly exciting:
Please enjoy this little bit of joy we worked hard to create for you, and do so without having to endure the ugliness of ads, trackers, or big data mining companies.
With love from the Circus Freaks:
"Hear This Silence"
Things I did not know:
Come for the shirt, stay for the shenanigans.
We start an hour early tonight, so we can have a coffee with our #fediverse friends. See you there!
Tonight at 7pm UTC-5:
Grab a beverage and join is at 7pm UTC-5:
Come keep us company!
Happy International Clown Week!
Here's a minor victory we unlocked during last night's #CircusInPlace video chats:
I'll be lying here on the couch letting my abs rest until Monday, when we'll be back for more of these shenanigans.
I've been described by reliable sources as a zen fool, benevolent super villain, misanthropic community leader, clown father figure and Impish Cabaret Rasputin.
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