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(30-Jun-2005 at 03:00)


How to play the part?

This Friday I'm going to a party and my friends have convinced me to act as if I was a...I don't know how to explain it. The kind of person you'd see in a coffeeshop reading poetry while some guy plays the bongos. They want me to become that.

Anyhow...since I'm NOT one of those people, and have little contact with those people, I thought I'd ask for some hints.

How do they talk? Walk? Are they big on hand gestures? What kind of cliche, stereotypical things should I say?

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(30-Jun-2005 at 03:03)


Black clothes, French barret(?), goatee, speak in metaphors and talk alot in philosphy. Drama is a big part. Act superior too.
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(30-Jun-2005 at 03:13)


Here's an idea: punch your friends in the face, because when people see that type of person at a party, they end up punching THEM in the face. I figure, better you punch your friends out than have people punching you out, right?

But, if you insist, Wear a lot of black, act depressed. Talk in a sort of fragmented sentence structure:

Quote:
I feel like. My stomach. It turns when I. Try to think. Of you naked. You make me so sick. It hurts me so. Much I can't bear it.
You get the idea.
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(30-Jun-2005 at 03:19)
Yep the guys above me have the right idea (esp. the punching your mates) the BLACK french barret is a must tho

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(30-Jun-2005 at 03:27)


Don't bathe, and make sure the hair that peeks out from under your beret is very greasy.

I'm not sure those people speak to others very often. If you must vocalize, talk about that one Monet that made you cry.
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(30-Jun-2005 at 03:58)


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talk alot in philosphy
Any particular kind of philosophy that they're interested in? Or just in general?

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Here's an idea: punch your friends in the face
Nah, nobody there is going to end up punching me in the face. I'm going to know 90% of the people at the party, and they'll be amused.

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Talk in a sort of fragmented sentence structure
Hahahahaha...oh god that's going to be so hard...my usual way of talking is long and flowy sentences.

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If you must vocalize, talk about that one Monet that made you cry.
Should I actually tear up when talking about it?

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(30-Jun-2005 at 04:11)


Read some Poe, and some Jack Kerouac. The black is nesicary but not the hat. Smoke some clove cigarettes.

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(30-Jun-2005 at 04:54)


I think you guys are confusing two diffrent stereotypes here .. there is a big diffrence between goths and beatnicks<sp?>

What dirty sages friend is suggesting is NOT to be goth but the other one


One: Dont act depressed ... thats the key to being goth, thats NOT what you are wanting

Two: Wearing black is a MUST .. though goths wear black as well it goes with both

Overall though .. go with what Faithless posted since thats what you are aiming for .. keep in mind to stay away from the goth side of it all

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(30-Jun-2005 at 05:14)


lightbulb Ummm...

My advice... be yourself... being something your not will only make you look stupid just look at those white kids who think they aren't white...

Last edited by Valek, 30-Jun-2005 at 05:15.
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(30-Jun-2005 at 05:17)


I am 100% myself, and always act that way. That fact has repelled some people, as my real self is a little crazy. But my friends are real ones.

But I have some acting skills and occasionally I enjoy playing a role.

In fact, occasionally pretending to be someone completely different IS being myself.

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(30-Jun-2005 at 06:46)


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Any particular kind of philosophy that they're interested in? Or just in general?
Talk about love and the earth and question the way things are.
Every once in a while get into a deep thought then say you have to write something down and walk outside for a bit.
Pace back and forth when you smoke (if you smoke).
All I can think of for now. :P
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(30-Jun-2005 at 07:04)


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(Originally posted by Dirty Sage)

Any particular kind of philosophy that they're interested in? Or just in general?
Life, religion, politics. Msotly modern day stuff.
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(30-Jun-2005 at 08:16)


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The kind of person you'd see in a coffeeshop reading poetry while some guy plays the bongos.
never seen anything like that, wahtas a bongo?

google here i come

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Edit reason: Google search appers to have found a picture of a boobie, Edit # 2: False alarm,it was a head.
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(30-Jun-2005 at 09:33)


Get one of those longish beatnik cigarette holder thingies and smoke all day

Then you wouldn't have to talk in fragmented sentences much.
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(30-Jun-2005 at 12:19)


I'm confused, do you mean jamaican reggea people, or pale depressed gothics? My hunch says the first.. in which case you need to act terribly slow, in a relaxed way, wear lots of colors and stuff.

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(30-Jun-2005 at 12:25)
get a old mans pipe! you allways see that kinda people with pipe in there mouth but never light it..... atleast the times i saw people like that....

and another good tip is if you get involved in a discusion get all the attention to you say someting that sounds really smart and raise your finger and turn around and walk away.... ! must be funny as hell

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(30-Jun-2005 at 13:18)


grr..

As resident acting Gu-Ru I thought it best to hop in here.

First off, you need to buy john lennon shades (the little circle ones) Next grow a soul patch. Dye your hair and soul patch black, if you haven't done so. Listen to some jazz and drink expensive coffee.

The character sterotype you're trying to play is a laid back and relaxed jazz enthusiast. Snap your fingers to a rhythm only you can hear, and say "Man" and "Daddio" alot. You should be constantly stuck in your own head, and be shy of any sort of confrontation, which will be fun to play, because all plays are based on confrontation.

After that, I'd have to read the script to help you.

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(30-Jun-2005 at 14:50)
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Any particular kind of philosophy that they're interested in? Or just in general?
Talk about Derrida, Foucault, Judith Butler and Lucan, and maybe a Marxist or two in there like Althusser or Anthony Negri.

Guaranteed to make you sound pretentious. Which I am guessing is the look you are going for.
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(Originally posted by Kazac)

Talk about Derrida, Foucault, Judith Butler and Lucan, and maybe a Marxist or two in there like Althusser or Anthony Negri.

Guaranteed to make you sound pretentious. Which I am guessing is the look you are going for.
Lucan, the UT user?

Really, if you're going to be a beatnik type, the philosophy you want to lean towards is probably existensialism.

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