some of this is important, but mostly it's just my brain.
Re: your "rule about naked people" -- How about people who take nude photos of themselves not be stupid and use storage devices that can be hacked, like cloud storage (or take any risks close to that)? Just HOW much personal responsibility does your generation need to shed before you get it through your thick skulls that it only costs $20 for a decent external hard drive these days? :|
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fishingboatproceeds:

"The lock on your diary wasn’t very good, so it’s your fault I read your diary."

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scenicdesign:

"Atmospheric"

With a strong basis in expressionism, atmospheric sets focus on elements that create a pervading tone, mood, romance, mystery or nostalgia.  There are numerous ways to do this, but atmospheric elements found in theater have included (but are not limited to) rain, snow, glitter, bubbles, confetti, streamers, fog, foam, haze and confetti. No matter what the set is “the space in which the story must unfold. The element employed may have a metaphorical effect, but also has to prove itself within the given bounds.”

Radical German scenic designer Katrin Brack has mastered atmospheric set design.  She describes her work as what “fits as a gesture, without shamming through decoration”. 

Her groundbreaking design for “Ivanov” was made entirely of “a fog controlled by a draught across the stage as a moving sculpture in “Ivanov”. As simple as it was total.” Characters entered thru a thick wall of fog at the back of the stage, disappearing and appearing out of thin air with little to no real “scenery” (we’ll work on a definition of scenery at another time). 

The production and her design looks stunning and audience members have told me it’s unlike anything we’ve seen here in the States.  But in Europe her design has sparked a debate on what scenic design is and on a more core level- what scenic design can be.  Some people say Katrin’s set isn’t set design.  Others say it’s crossed into a new phase of design, taping into something a standard piece of “scenery” (again we’ll define this later) can’t express. 

Can atmosphere be scenic design?  Comment below and let me know what you think and send me some of your favorite atmospheric sets.

"Ivanov" - Katrin Brack

"Moliere" - Katrin Brack

"Tartuffe" - Katrin Brack

Prinz Friedrich von Homburg" - Katrin Brack

"Das grosse Fressen" - Katrin Brack
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boothdweller87:

synetic-theater:

#TBT to last year’s production of The Tempest when we filled the entire stage with four inches of water.

#moment of silence for all of the techies/ the costume mistress#the tempest
HA!  I was the SM and my spectacular husband was the costume mistress  wardrobe supervisor who waterproofed those suckers and fixed all the things.Also cleaning that stage was a BEAST. 
It was still totally worth it though.  That show was effing awesome. 

boothdweller87:

synetic-theater:

#TBT to last year’s production of The Tempest when we filled the entire stage with four inches of water.

HA!  I was the SM and my spectacular husband was the costume mistress  wardrobe supervisor who waterproofed those suckers and fixed all the things.
Also cleaning that stage was a BEAST. 

It was still totally worth it though.  That show was effing awesome.