Neil Perry
It was snowing at home, too, when we performed Midsummer. Though of course it was the middle of winter, then, so it wasn't a shock. It's kind of funny, though, that it happened again here. And my father, watching-- I guess it's fitting, somehow, even if I didn't like it.

I wanted to say, for everyone who helped make the play happen-- thank you. I can't tell you what it means to me, really. I know it was the first time for a lot of you, acting, and you performed brilliantly. You should all be proud of it! I am. Exceedingly. And poor Anne... please be okay, Anne...

I guess the only question is... what play do we do next?

[ooc; for everyone in the cast or otherwise involved in putting on the play, feel free to assume Neil chased you down to give you a couple of the green roses Robin gave him ;3]
Neil Perry
[Accidental Voice Post]

N-no, it's not fair... You can't be here, too. you can't. How did you--

[A chair clatters to the floor as Neil backs up into it; he grunts a little as he trips over it, keeps going. Obviously whoever he's talking to, he doesn't want to be anywhere near them. He pauses for a moment; but no other voice is audible.]

I'm not going to-- don't come any closer-- I won't drop out. I don't want to, and they need me, and you haven't done anything for me and how could you even say that, after what happened? This is all I've ever wanted to do, why won't you understand...

[His voice drops nearly to a whisper, but he sounds much bolder, much more sure of himself.]

You can't make me give it up. I won't. My friends here won't let you-- you can't make me do anything!

I won't!!

[ooc; guess who was in Neil's living room this morning. ;____; as long as he gets the gist of this being a curse he'll be fine to perform later. if a little freaked out. SO PERFECT BRB WEEPING WITH JOY]
Neil Perry
riverrun, she said. I don't know what it means, but I don't want to forget it. Maybe I ought to worry more about why, about what it means to be here-- what the cost might be-- but it's hard to care, knowing where I might be otherwise. What I might be... It's bad enough, being reminded by the stillness... but... I'll take that, over being a ghost.

Is being remembered really what makes the difference? I guess it's nice to know, in a sense... though in other ways it only makes things worse. No matter what anyone says I know I don't deserve to be here. But I am. So maybe I should just... try to forget, about what I deserve or don't, and try to make the most of this. A second chance, to get it right. Seize the day. I'm trying, really.

I wonder what they would ask of me, to buy my life back... and whether it would be wrong of me to do it.

I've been meaning to make this announcement a while, but between the curses and everything else... well, better late than never.

We're still looking for people for our production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in June, and need to fill the following roles;

THESEUS, Duke of Athens
EGEUS, Father to Hermia
PHILOSTRATE, Master of the Revels to Theseus
SNUG, a Joiner
FLUTE, a Bellows-mender
SNOUT, a Tinker
TITANIA, Queen of the Fairies

As well as, if we can get them, a few more fairies. Both with and without lines, though the fairies who do have speaking parts don't have much to memorize. Please let me know, as soon as you can, if you're interested! Even if you're not entirely certain. I'll talk you into it.

For everyone already in the play, what times would be good for you for rehearsals?

Other than that... I think I promised a few people I'd fence with them, but I lost track of who... Caspian, and Kate, and... was there anyone else?

I should update more often, or things pile up...

Also, do you think I could buy a typewriter, somewhere in the City..?

[ooc; strikes are unwritten, I just wanted to voice what's on his mind ;_; Play post here forever. also, striking out as people are wheedled into it, ahaha. <3]
Neil Perry
Impossible really doesn't have much meaning here, does it? Walking through other people's dreams was amazing. I understand why some people didn't enjoy it-- I mean, I guess it depends on whose dreams you see and what they're about-- but I guess I was lucky. All the dreams I stumbled into were pleasant ones. Yuuko, Rosella, thank you for showing me around your homes! I'm glad I had a chance to see them, even if it was just a dream.

Todd-- are you really going to  that was did you remember to write that poem down when you woke up? Or at least, do you remember how it goes? I was trying but I can't recall all of it. It'd be a shame to lose it, it was really good!

And speaking of which... I need your recommendations on something, City! Who's your favorite poet? What's your favorite poem? I'm partial to the Romantics myself, but I'm curious to see what other people like. And kind of curious about poetry after when I'm from... I guess I have a lot to catch up on! Anything, really-- whether you think I'd like it or not, I want to read it. Assuming the library lets me find it.

Oh, what else... Work on the play is going well, though we still need more actors, of course! We've three of the four lovers, but we're still looking for a Demetrius! And several others-- most of the Athenian actors, and more fairies, always. And if any of you would like a hand practicing your lines, let me know. Blair tells me we've got costumes taken care of, and our scenery (since the play will be outdoors,) so we should be in good shape. Once we fill out a few more roles, and once everyone feels they've got a handle on their parts (even if they're not memorized yet,) we can start thinking about working as a group!

[ooc; Theater organizizing post here still. Also...not plotting anything re: poetry. clearly. >_> also yes, he is serious, he will help you practice lines |D if anyone is lame like me we can log it if you like ♥♥]
Neil Perry

Everyone, Todd is my best friend from home-- we were roommates this year, at school-- and you should get to know him because he's great. He's just a little shy.

Uh, Morgana-- thank you for letting me stay with you, but since it's a little too crowded to bring more people in, Todd and I are going to get our own place. It's been great, though, really! and you're welcome to come visit any time you like. And that goes for everyone over there, too! It's been amazing getting to know everyone. Though not very much like the legends at all.

Since there doesn't seem to be a curse today-- how are things going in terms of the play? I know that a lot of you have been getting the word out, but I'm not sure I've met everyone yet who was going to volunteer for a part, and I don't want to end up making an awful mess of things and having three people studying the same part or anything. I've really never done anything like this, so it's a bit daunting, honestly. We probably don't have to worry about group rehearsals just yet, but I'd like to get to know you all a bit! And, well, it would help to have a better idea of what parts still need to be filled.

So! Todd, unless you're not interested, I signed us up for fencing lessons! You're coming, right? It'll be fun! Oh, and I told Rosella we'd help her practice her lines for Helena at some point. And I still haven't really shown you around, have I... Everything's been so exciting and we've been so busy...

Neil Perry
THESEUS, Duke of Athens
        ☞ Cain Hargreaves
EGEUS, Father to Hermia
LYSANDER, in love with Hermia
        ☞ Romeo
DEMETRIUS, in love with Hermia
        ☞ Todd Anderson
PHILOSTRATE, Master of the Revels to Theseus
QUINCE, a Carpenter
        ☞ Justin Pendleton
SNUG, a Joiner
BOTTOM, a Weaver
        ☞ Robin Goodfellow [possible magic assistance for costuming]
FLUTE, a Bellows-mender
SNOUT, a Tinker
HIPPOLYTA, Queen of the Amazons, betrothed to Theseus
        ☞ Nakajima Youko
HERMIA, Daughter to Egeus, in love with Lysander
        ☞ Juliet
HELENA, in love with Demetrius
        ☞ Rosella
OBERON, King of the Fairies
        ☞ Blue [costuming note; wishes to wear blue]
TITANIA, Queen of the Fairies
        ☞ Yuuko Ichihara
PUCK, or Robin Goodfellow
        ☞ Neil Perry
        ☞ Anne Shirley [II.i scene]
        ☞ Claire Bennet [pref. few/no lines]
        ☞ He Who Kills
        ☞ Lucy Pevensie
        ☞ the Tianzi
        ☞ Kara Kent


A Midsummer Night's Dream - Script

Party / Play Log
Neil Perry
Everyone's been warning me not to make up my mind before I get hit by a few curses, but, I think I love this place. Really. Everything about it is extraordinary! I do miss my friends, but... I wouldn't be with them anyway, even if I was at home, so I don't really have the right to complain about it.

Anyway, thank you all for being so welcoming and so helpful-- I've been having a really easy time settling in, because everyone's so generous. Miss Morgana is letting me stay with her for the moment. I'm told I don't have to get a job, but I think I might anyway, if there's anyone that would hire me... I don't know. At home I never had a choice about this kind of thing, so I'm not really sure what I want. Maybe-- there's a school here, isn't there?

Also, Claire Bennet makes an amazing apple pie.

And, oh! Miss Blair Waldorf has requested volunteers to put on a production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." As of now we've tentatively got a Puck, a fairy, and (maybe?) a Hermia, and I promised I'd try to spread the word and find more people to perform. It's okay if you've never acted before-- we have lots of time to rehearse, so don't be afraid to join up if you're interested! I can't wait, really. I love acting. There isn't any organized company of players here already, is there? I mean... I don't want to step on any toes, organizing things, if there is. Also, if there is, I'd like to join!

Hm, I think that's everything I had wanted to say...