This is how it’s done.
Hillary Clinton needs to completely abandon all attempts at being warm, friendly, approachable, nice, or even human, and embrace her inner darkness. She needs to drop all the bullshit that just makes her Uncanny Valley creepy because it’s all so clearly and clangingly insincere and play to her strengths, and as hubby Bill knows, that means embracing the face that she is an ice cold ambitious heartless vindictive snow queen, and Donald Trump should piss his PJ’s every time her name is mentioned because she is the Mother of Dragons and he’s lower than the dragon shit on her shoes.
She should amp up the scariness until all Republicans know who the scarier monster is.
When they call her a murderer, she should says “That’s never been proven in a court of law. By the way, how are your kids? ” then name every single one their kids by name, age, and current place of residence, including which window is their bedroom.
When they go after her for Benghazi, she should say “All the people responsible for that attack are now dead. Of…. accidents. ”
When they rag on her for the email bullshit, she should says “You should be more worried about the pictures I have of you and a certain special someone who is not your spouse on my private server. ”
Her nomination is a foregone conclusion. She doesn’t have any reason to play human any more. Donald Trump talks tough but he’s nowhere near as scary as she is. If she fully embraced her demonic powers, she could make him look weak, cowardly, indecisive, and ineffectual. That would completely jinx his mojo. His whole deal now is that he seems strong to his mental midget fan base. But he’s all hot air. She could seem way, way stronger if she really went for the fucking jugular.
And she needn’t worry about how she is coming across to the Democratic base. They are cowards too, and hence will be too cowed by her to even think of voting from anyone else. There might be some very quiet bitching about her coming across as “shrill” or “too aggressive”, but that won’t have any effect on the election.
In fact, you know what? I think I just wrote this week’s sketch, right now, in my head. Now it’s just a matter of the wording…
I wish I could cut n’ paste the script into here, but the formatting would go all to hell. So I will have to link to the PDF.
It might be a tad over the top for some. But I personally love this version of Hillary. Fuck trying to appease people. Fuck trying to be something she is not. Now is the time for her to bare her fangs and sink her teeth into Little Donnie’s jugular like the vampire queen of the harpies she is.
She might even steal his base that way. Wouldn’t that be awesome? Heck, she might even make people like Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un scared of her.
Embrace the darkness, Hillary!
Today was a full day at school. There will be another on Thursday. It’s really no big deal. Once I have made it to school and made it through the first class of the day, hanging around for another is not a big effort. Ya know… whatevs.
The morning class was TV Spec. Presented my beat sheet for Bob’s Burgers. Was rather disappointed and confused by its reception – people thought both my Louise and Gene plots were out of character for them. I would counter that their understandings of the characters is far too shallow.
They thought Louise didn’t care what anyone thought of her, and that is patently untrue. She’d like people to think she doesn’t care, but she totally does. The fact that she wants people to think she doesn’t care proves that. Plus, it’s not like her turning on her new friend was a premeditated move. She didn’t plan it, she just had the wrong reaction in a stressful situation that caught her by surprise. We’ve all been there. And we have seen before that, underneath the attitude, she really does care, sometimes very deeply. The inner conflict in my episode is between her pride and her conscience.
Her conscience wins, and when someone like her’s pride break down, it breaks down completely.
They also thought Gene didn’t care what people thought of him, and that is also blatantly untrue. Gene wants to be an entertainer and is always trying to attract attention to himself and trying to make people laugh, or impress them. The fact that he is oblivious to how he comes across does not mean he does not care.
Trust me… I have been there.
They also complained, get this, about the fact that the Gene and Louise plots start similarly, in that they both start with one of the characters meeting someone they like. To them, that made them the same. Never mind the fact that, other than that, the plotlines are nothing alike. To them, things that start the same are the same, period.
And that’s so blinkered and lacking in vision that it drives me nuts.
Still, some of the notes were good. I need to put in more Bob and Linda, just so they get their lines. I am sure there are episodes where they focus on the kids and the parents are on the periphery of the plot, despite what the class thinks, but I agree there should be more B&L beats, probably involving the kids coming to them for advice and them not knowing what to say because the kids are not exactly explaining their problems coherently.
All in all, though, it was a stressful and confusing process. Normally I love the workshopping, but this time I just went away with the feeling that the class doesn’t get me and now I have to wonder how much weight to give their input.
Arting is hard, y’all.
I will talk to you nice people again tomorrow.