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Playwrights and Playwrongs
81 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
Superhero Dysfunction (pt. 1) and First Drafts
Or, the main six Avengers should have never left Stark Tower. This week, Jillian and Luciana talk about the wonderful world of the Avengers and come to the conclusion that the world was better when they were all living in Stark Tower like the fanfictions said.... Tony Stark and Natasha Romanoff deserved better. Also, they discuss writing and coping with first drafts. (Note: It's okay to love fictional characters. It's also okay to make your entire adolescence about a fictional character, despite what your parents and peers say.) Support us!
54 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Music Education and Critiques
Or, Whiplash promotes and glorifies abuse. In this episode, Jillian and Luciana reflect on their time as musicians as they discuss drumming and cherishing women in Whiplash. Also, they give tips on taking and giving critique. They're on vacation mode this week, so be prepared for that. (Note: "Perfecting" scripts is an endless process, but it's important to not let it impact your mental health. No joke here, just stay safe and healthy) Support us!
62 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Jim Preston Sucks and Conceptualizing
Or, Passengers is a bad movie, there's no joke here. In this episode, Jillian and Luciana talk about space. There are good space movies, but this is not one of them. Have you ever wanted to travel the stars and live vicariously through the passengers on the big screen? Well, this isn't the film for you. Oh, they also talk about how to come up with ideas for new scripts. (Note: Creating authentic characters is important. If the most interesting character in your script is a bartending robot, you're probably doing it wrong) Support us!
59 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
Jedi Adoption and Outlines
Or, Star Wars Episode 10: The Rise of Jar Jar. In this episode, Jillian and Luciana tackle the empire itself. What can they say, they're Jedi Masters. Whiny Luke and his blue milk has nothing on them. Other Star Wars topics include what to do when you find yourself saddled with two magic orphans as well as Jar Jar Binks appreciation. They also discuss the importance of outlines in writing as well as the fanfiction origin story one of them will never escape. (Note: All writing is valid writing, even if it IS a 200 word self insert Hunger Games fanfiction from 10 years ago. Not that either of us has ever written that) Support us!
74 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Wizard Camping and Dialogue
Or, Harry Potter and the Lack of Logical Plot. In this episode, Jillian and Luciana tackle the wizarding world of camping and token representation. They also discuss how to create effective dialogue and give writing tips like the professionals they promise they are. (Note: Professionalism is key. Be sure to maintain a healthy and focused writing environment even when your cohost won't stop talking about Cate Blanchett) Support us!
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