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Postby boobelyboo on Sat Jun 17, 2000 3:36 am

This is directed to one Mr. Bob Roberds...where do you get the material for your strip? Just whatever you think of or pop culture or what? <P>And yes, diarrhea is a never-ending source of amusement. Ahhh, potty humor. <P>And BoxJam: I, of course believe Shakespeare was Shakespeare. Anyone who thinks contrary should be...well, something bad should happen to them! However, you have to admit that, like any author, he drew some of his material on other works by classic authors as well as his contemporaries. 'Tis too bad the Globe burned down...who knows what else might have been written by him that is now gone. Whoo...all this talk of the big S makes me want to go read (or see!) one of his plays.
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Postby broberds on Sat Jun 17, 2000 7:11 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by boobelyboo:
<B>This is directed to one Mr. Bob Roberds...where do you get the material for your strip? Just whatever you think of or pop culture or what?
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I pretty much just think them up at random moments while reading or watching TV or driving to work or something. Unfortunately, I rarely get any time to just sit and think up ideas, so I have to grab any chance I get. I keep notebooks around to write stuff down before I forget it.
Pop culture is a big influence but I try not to go overboard with Blair Witch parodies and things like that. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif">
I rarely have more than one strip written ahead of time. Right now I have Monday's written (will draw it Sunday) but I don't have Clue One what Wednesday's will be. I have a vague notion of where I'm going with the Grisham Title storyline and another one that's going to intertwine with it, but that's about it.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>
And yes, diarrhea is a never-ending source of amusement.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Exactly! But you know what? I've found in my studies that it's a lot funnier when someone <B>else</B> has diarrhea. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif"><P>
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Postby boobelyboo on Mon Jun 19, 2000 3:50 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BoxJam:
<B>>>who knows what else might have been written by him that is now gone. <P>...but if there was anything else,
don't you think there would have been
*some* contemporary mention of it?<P>There may have been some great sketches about
diahrea, I guess. We'll never know.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>True, but you know most of the plays were hardly even written down...they were later written by contemporaries of his and put in the First Folio. I just like to think that there are these "lost" plays of Shakespeare...it kind of has that "what if" feel it to. Wow, I'm sure there must be some mention of diarrhea in one of his works. He was awful vulgar you know! (But that's just one more reason why I love him!)<P>
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Postby BoxJam on Mon Jun 19, 2000 7:02 am

>>who knows what else might have been written by him that is now gone. <P>Probably not a whole lot..."Love's Labours
Won," perhaps, if that's not "Shrew."<P>One other play that there's mention of, but
is lost (the name of which I obviously can't
remember)...but if there was anything else,
don't you think there would have been
*some* contemporary mention of it?<P>There may have been some great sketches about
diahrea, I guess. We'll never know.<P>------------------
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Postby broberds on Mon Jun 19, 2000 8:25 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BoxJam:
<B>>>who knows what else might have been written by him that is now gone. <P>Probably not a whole lot..."Love's Labours
Won," perhaps, if that's not "Shrew."
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Don't forget "Love's Labours Tied". <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>
There may have been some great sketches about
diahrea, I guess. We'll never know.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>There <B>are</B> no <B>bad</B> sketches about it, you know!<P><P>------------------
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Postby BoxJam on Tue Jun 20, 2000 7:50 am

>>True, but you know most of the plays were hardly even written down.<P>Well, the roles were written down, with
cues, so the actors could learn their
lines...<P>But you're right, that stuff doesn't
survive.<P>Anyway, I was under the impression that
the stuff would have been at least *mentioned*
in contemporary writings. Like (the name is something like) Cardenio.<P>Especially someone with as must respect
as Shakespeare, where contemporaries
frequently listed his plays in their
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Postby boobelyboo on Tue Jun 20, 2000 11:02 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BoxJam:
<B>>>
Anyway, I was under the impression that
the stuff would have been at least *mentioned*
in contemporary writings. Like (the name is something like) Cardenio.<P>Especially someone with as must respect
as Shakespeare, where contemporaries
frequently listed his plays in their
writings.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>
Oh, I know what you mean. There was a whole lotta borrowing back then (well, today too) so maybe his stuff is incorporated into works of authors from back then and we just don't know it. It's a mystery... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>Just curious, what plays and things are you mentioning when you talk about authors putting his titles (or whatnot) in their plays? I'd be interested to read some of that stuff...
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Postby BoxJam on Tue Jun 20, 2000 11:41 am

No, I don't mean they'd put lists in their
*plays* - I mean, people like Jonson and
whoever wrote 'Groatsworth of Wit' would
mention plays by name as being good <i>in
other writing</i> - essays, letters, and
stuff.<P>Or things would be entered at the Stationer's
Register.<P>Which is how we know about 'Love's Labours
Won' - it's mentioned by people a couple
of times in lists of Shakespeare's Great
Comedies. A lot of people think it's
'Shrew,' though, because *that* play doesn't
appear in one list (but does in a book
seller's list) along with the others, and
besides, Love's Labours Won is not a bad
title for Shrew...<p>[This message has been edited by BoxJam (edited 06-20-2000).]
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Postby boobelyboo on Thu Jun 22, 2000 6:11 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BoxJam:
<B>No, I don't mean they'd put lists in their
*plays* - I mean, people like Jonson and
whoever wrote 'Groatsworth of Wit' would
mention plays by name as being good <I>in
other writing</I> - essays, letters, and
stuff.<P>[This message has been edited by BoxJam (edited 06-20-2000).]</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Okay, that's what I thought. Heh, my last post was a little hurried and I used a bad choice in words.<P>Have you ever a little book called "Brush Up Your Shakespeare!"? It's pretty fun. It quotes passages from Shakespearean plays or poems and shows how that phrase worked its was into our form of English today. And then it also has a list of words/phrases that people attribute to Shakespeare but were really coined by someone else. Shakespeare and etymology, how much better can you get?!
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Postby BoxJam on Thu Jun 22, 2000 6:52 am

Never have seen that book, but I've seen
one that has a list of all the words
where Shakespeare is the first known use
of that word - and there are plenty.<P>Of course, he was Shakespeare. He could
make up a word, and *boom!* it's a word.<P>He kicked butt in Scrabble.<P>------------------
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Postby boobelyboo on Thu Jun 22, 2000 8:44 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BoxJam:
<B>Of course, he was Shakespeare. He could
make up a word, and *boom!* it's a word.<P>He kicked butt in Scrabble.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>LOL...I saw that one in your archives and sent it to a couple friends. Yay for word-of-mouth advertising!<P>
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Postby BoxJam on Thu Jun 22, 2000 11:28 am

Thanks, boobelyboo!<P>------------------
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