“"How many times do I have to remind you?” I growled. “We are not living in some weird girl-skull roommate situation!”
The Creeping Shadow, Jonathan Stroud, p. 45
All I could think of when I read this was a sitcom featuring Lucy and the skull complete with wacky situations, one-liners, and a laugh track. Just a girl and a skull in a jar, making their way in the big city. Cheery theme music, an opening montage with clips of Lucy rolling her eyes at the skull, them talking about boys (coughlockwood), shots of their cozy apartment, just them being best! friend!! roommates!!!
Somebody brainstorm episode ideas with me, this is important.
Fourier and Hui are playing Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. it would work a lot better except that now the only people onstage who Lovelace/Hamlet seems to get along with are these two and gertrude.
Eiffel is not allowed to hotbox the lighting booth again.
this does not mean that Jacobi and Maxwell are allowed to hotbox the lighting booth either.
Maxwell is not allowed to give Hera weed again, period.
Eiffel is not allowed to duct tape Hamlet’s sword to a roomba again.
everybody’s pretty sure those donuts Hilbert brought last week are what made everyone sick but so far only Lovelace and Eiffel have openly accused him of it.
anyone who makes a High School Musical joke about Lovelace dies.
“I’m just saying, Isabel, you should maybe look a little conflicted about stabbing Warren to death. Can you give me a little? Maybe?”
on the last night of rehearsals Lovelace picks up Eiffel, Minkowski, Hilbert, and Hera in her family’s pickup truck and they stop at costco to pick up some stuff to sell for concessions. there aren’t enough seats so Eiffel is sitting in the truck bed. Lovelace gets into an argument with Minkowski over who gets the aux cord and pulls out of the parking lot so quickly that Eiffel and the snacks fall out of the truck. he spends the next three hours forlornly wandering through costco, trying to get enough of a signal to reach literally anyone else. by the time he manages to text Kepler and they pick him up he has eaten all of the snacks.
“why does no one here respect me?” Minkowski asks the ceiling while lying flat on her back in the front row of the auditorium.
“because you’re the only straight person in the drama department,” Jacobi says, throwing pringles at her from onstage.
Fisher is the only techie who shows up regularly, and then he trips over a prop backstage and breaks his leg. Eiffel insists on holding a fake memorial service for him at the next rehearsal.
after shows the cast performs the ancient high school theatre tradition of midnight trips to 24 hour breakfast restaurants. they go to IHOP. they are kicked out of IHOP for fistfighting. and because somehow Jacobi set a tablecloth on fire.
Kepler pitches Sweeney Todd as the yearly musical. “I’ll be able to sleep better at night after watching all of you die horribly,” he tells everyone.