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(For Gaby -- this is a Native American folktale)


In the beginning, before the People, Rainbow Crow was the loveliest of all birds, with bright feathers and a beautiful singing voice.  The world was warm and peaceful in perpetual summer.  Then the Creator thought up the idea of snow and ice, and winter came.  At first the novelty enchanted the animals, but soon the small animals got covered in snow drifts, and food became scarce for everyone.


The Wise Owl had the idea to send someone up to Heaven to ask the Creator to unthink winter, and get it warm again.  Rainbow Crow got the job.  He flew for three days and nights.  He flew longer and higher than any bird had ever flown, through the very stars, until he found the Creator.  The Creator was quite busy and didn't notice him.  So Rainbow Crow began to sing and his lovely song soon caught the Creator's attention.


The Creator was most pleased by Rainbow Crow, and offered him a gift.  "For my gift, may I ask that you unthink Snow and Ice?  We are cold and hungry."  The Creator told him, sorry, once a thing was thought, even He could not unthink it.  But then the Creator took a stick, poked it into the Sun until it flamed, and gently placed the cool end into Rainbow Crow's beak.


"This gift is called Fire.  It will keep you warm, and help you to find food.  But it will burn quickly so hurry back to the world."


Rainbow Crow flew as fast as his wings could carry him but as the days passed the stick grew shorter and the fire got closer and closer to his body.  His tail feathers caught fire and the smoke burned his throat and lungs.  Burning, smoking, he plummeted to the Earth like a meteor.  But such was his cleverness that he managed to keep the stick lit.  His lovely voice was gone, replaced by a harsh caw.  His brilliant feathers were sooty and burned, but with his sacrifice he saved his fellow creatures from winter.


Despite the respectful treatment and gratitude everyone showed him, the loss of his beauty saddened him.  One night, while sitting off by himself, the Creator came to him on a breath of wind.  "Don't despair, brave Crow.  When People come, and they will, no Man will ever cage you for your fine song.  He will never hunt you, as you will taste of smoke.  The other animals will never harm you, out of respect for your deeds.  You will be free for all eternity.  And if you look closely, you can still see the beauty you once had."


And it's true.  If you examine a crow feather very carefully, you will see it has a beautiful rainbow colored sheen.

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I wanted to put together in one place the RECords I'm most proud of for the episode regarding The Number 2.


Sidekicks (RE: The Number 2)
http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1619457
Am I a sidekick?
-A sidek... Nooooo. Partner. You're my partner.


Stages: Short Version (RE: The Number 2 Couples Angle)
http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1620337
KATE You're a naughty boy, aren't you?


Dual (RE: Number 2 Climb Collab)


http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1643941


#13: [blue] The man has his sword raised and stands to the left of the two-headed serpent statue. He stares into its manic eyes. "There are two sides to this story but there could be only one outcome."


Deliverance (Two Kinds Of People)


http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1643612


There are two kinds of people in the world.


And my cousin Earl.


An American Cell In London (Number 2 Cold Open)


http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1644106


So, what if we had a 3-dimensional cell that split into two in a sequence worthy of Rick Baker a la Amercian Werewolf In London?


2d-man (Number 2 Cold Open)


http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1644011


2d-man was now free to explore, no longer trapped in his square prison. He had experienced DEPTH.


This fucked 2d-man up big time...


Notes On A Virtual Life Script (Virtual Life Collab)


http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1646874


5) Cut to reveal that the Player is actually another Avatar, a bored Avatar who's Owner no longer plays with...


Multi-Functional Short Film Script (Without Ending)
http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1629492
MAN: Have you heard of the wave-particle duality?
WOMAN: Assume I haven't. Assume I have less than a minute to get up to speed.


Two Tribes (History Repeats Itself)
http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1630318
Throughout history there’s always been two dominant tribes, the bitterest of rivals, unable to find even a gnat’s pube of common ground.
Back in my day it was Indie Kids and Townies.


THAT second time SCRIPT (RE: the Number 2)
http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1599850


EXT. SIDEWALK - NIGHT


The rain beats down and the young woman huddles herself up tightly in her coat. As the camera moves slowly closer to her face we see a smile develop.


WOMAN (V.O.): I guess the moral of the story for me is that the second time doesn't always make for better. Sometimes things just can't be improved upon. Also, you can't always rely on the fact that the first time is going to be an accurate depiction of future similar situations. It's not neccessarily the ruler by which you measure the other experiences by. Hell, I haven't had 3 hour marathon sex since then, but that doesn't mean I haven't had other great sexual experiences.


The Number 2 Dance (Re: The Number 2)
http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1619234
We have a routine in our house - I get up and make the brews whilst my wife has an extra twenty minutes in bed. It works. I also have my own routine in the morning when I get up, one that my wife is completely unaware off.

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We have a routine in our house - I get up and make the brews whilst my wife has an extra twenty minutes in bed. It works. I also have my own routine in the morning when I get up, one that my wife is completely unaware off.


No, not that.


When I get up pretty much most times I need a number two. And by need I mean NEED. I wish it was different. I heard one time that if you do something 36 times it becomes a habit. It might have been 37. Anyway, honestly I have tried really hard to break this annoying habit but to date have been unable to do so.


So, whilst my wife sleeps peacefully in our bed and the kettle takes a fucking age to boil* and I'm trying to spoon out the coffee and sugar I often end up doing 'The Number 2' dance. Which - it's worth pointing out - has different moves to 'The Number One' dance. This morning for instance it had a bit more grinding and twerking that normal.


Did I mention we don't have curtains in our front window.


Am I alone? Do other people do 'The Number 2' dance?


 


*true story - 'a watched pot never boils' was written by someone desperately needing a poo. Google it!

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I skipped the obvious subject for the number 1 or 1st time, cause I figured everyone would be sharing that one (surprisingly, I didn't see much about that), but I will share with ya'll my second time.


As most things go, the 2nd time has a lot or everything to do with the 1st time- that's where we get our first taste of that experience and, therefore, the only information we have to compare things to.


Unlike most people, my first time was excellent! The entire act from start to finish lasted close to 3 hours. I don't know if this was because he was an older man or if he was a highly advanced scholar of the Kama Sutra. I didn't ask. It was an awesome experience, down to the sheer curtains that blew in and out of the historical mansion's balcony on St. Charles street in New Orleans. Christ, you could even hear the streetcar pass up and down the street- ridiculously perfect!


Now to my 2nd time. It wasn't long after my first encounter, so it was fresh on my mind. I'll give him that- maybe I expected too much. Obviously, I did. It was in the back seat of a car. Yep, and a small car at that. Don't ask me the make and the model (but I could tell you his! Sorry, couldn't resist!). Anyhow, it lasted less than ten minutes- hell, maybe five! The worst part of the whole ordeal was not the ordeal itself- hell, we've all had bad sex. It's what I said immediately afterwards- "That's it?". Yep, my naive self actually muttered those offensive words. Probably crushed the poor guy.


I remember him saying, "Well, yeah, what did you expect?".  I should've just shrugged or said, "I don't know.", but nope.....I told him how great my first time was! What an insensitive bitch! Oh, if I could only take that back, I would. A second chance at that would be nice!


I guess the moral of the story for me is that the second time doesn't always make for better. Sometimes things just can't be improved upon. Also, you can't always rely on the fact that the first time is going to be an accurate depiction of future similar situations. It's not neccessarily the ruler by which you measure the other experiences by. Hell, I haven't had 3 hour marathon sex since then, but that doesn't mean I haven't had other great sexual experiences.


 


Here is a comment I received from humberfloob- what a great idea!


Brandi, this would make a great short film for The Number 2 filmed exactly as written (but I guess you know that already)!


A narrator, the wonderful first time, the second time being such a let down, actually saying 'that's it?'. And then to finish off wishing you could have a second chance to say something different - that's something EVERYONE can identify with!


 

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  • Hello everyone! I wanted to take a moment and write a list of some key features I imagine for Timothy Darks character. These are simply my own interpretations of Timothy Dark. 








  • He is aged somewhere between 9-13. I believe his youth will add a heavier contrast between the purity and innocence of his classmates, and himself. Vs. The teenage years where everyone around him would be much less innocent, and pure. Curses teenage angst! 



  • He wears what he wears, says what he says, and acts like he does, because this is how he is comfortable. He is unaware of his own creepiness, and doesn't see himself different from the other children. 



  • He is not evil in anyway. He simply has no filter to his own thoughts, and acts on impulse. Which tends to look very very dark, and spooky to others. Although in some cases he may hurt things (bugs, animals, etc.) he takes no joy out of doing so, and instead see's it more as a necessity, or helpful. 



  • He is incredibly naive. He believes everything he is told to be factual. In fact, as dark as he is, he believes in the good in people. His perception of good is just a bit off. 



  • He wants to make friends with everyone. He quickly believes people are his friends. Even bullies.

     

  • That being said. He has no friends. Everyone is afraid of him, or afraid of what he might be. If not afraid, they think him too weird to be close to. Isolated, but not lonely. I do enjoy the idea of having a stalker girl though, but a girlfriend takes away from his character (in my opinion) 



  • I think he should look creepy, I love love love Taylor Dolans drawings, the first one in particular.

    Although I do like the idea of him looking normal with slight differences than the other kids, I think he would come off looking more like a trouble maker, which he is not. or at least, he does not intend to be. 



  • I would like to play on the fact that Timothy Dark would be the best friend you've ever had. He won't ever let you down, and he will always stand up for you. It's just that no one gives him that chance.



  • again I can not stress enough. He is not evil and he doesn't want to hurt things. He either, doesn't realize what he is doing is wrong, or that it's hurting something or someone. But not evil. 



  • He thinks he is like everyone else, and he thinks everyone else is like him. 



  • needless to be said but said still it shall! (?) Timothy Dark loves dark things. Not because he thinks it creeps other people out, not because he thinks it's cool, but because that's where he is comfortable. He thinks everything is 10 times more beautiful at night. He prefers the rain to the sun. He enjoys the feeling he gets from scary movies, he enjoys the way dead bugs look. He enjoys it. He does not use these things against anyone, but instead tries to introduce them.



  • Just keep in mind, Timothy Dark not only wants to be your friend, but he believes he already is! 




  • I have not thought about his family, but I think I prefer them to only be mentioned and not shown, if they even exist at all. Adds more mystery 

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I think that the best way we can utilize the Dark Thoughts sketch would be to show different people performing incredibly mundane tasks. Brushing ones hair, or waiting for a light to turn green, something very simple and boring. All the while their dark narration is playing over it.

Because you never really know what that stranger at the bus stop is really thinking. 

I think that this would be a good way to involve the entire community

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A good deed done when none can see


is like a whisper upon the breeze;


it moves around and fills up spaces


in between with hope and graces


those who've been to darker places


ceaselessly illuminating everything

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Secondhand Heart - Has some noticeable wear but still works well.


Willing to trade for something of equal value.


 

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There are two kinds of people in this world:


Those who can dance &


those who think they can't.


 

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I look away as though I’ve
never seen a naked woman before


this time,
more embarrassed, more concerned


I look down at my
bare feet and observe the
patterns of my veins
I can’t imagine there’s
any blood
left in my body


I pull my socks back on
and leave without a word
I quit you and I
quit this bed
just like I
quit cigarettes

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I think of all the


stranglers


that may have lived here before


 


and I wonder what will


become of me.

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