CASTING CALL 7/55
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TIME TO CHOOSE A NEW ACTOR!
Because “wu-“ contains Simple Final U (WU), choose a fictional character from a story that left an impact on you. In this case for “wu-,” pick a fictional character with a name that starts with “W” (it does not require a “u” sound, simply starting with “W” is fine).
Choose a fictional character you can imagine clearly in your mind. The more familiar you are with them, the better. The fictional universe is vast, so first consider characters from stories you’ve spent a lot of time with. This will (obviously) be uniquely personal to you.
If no fictional character whose name starts with “W” immediately comes to mind, here are some categories of fictional characters that may help trigger memories from your past:
MOVIES – NOVELS – SHORT STORIES – TV SHOWS – COMICS – VIDEO GAMES – ANIME – MUSICALS – PLAYS
Below is a list of fictional characters relating to “wu-“ to get you going. Obviously this is a non-exhaustive list as the fictional universe is incredibly vast, but nonetheless see if any of these characters work for you:
Once you have chosen your actor for “wu-“ you can mark this lesson as complete and add your chosen actor to the “wu-“ flashcard.
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PICK A PROP
PICK A PROP TO REPRESENT 𠂉
NEW: This is a person 亻lying on his stomach 𠂉, like a LOSER. You’ll want to think of someone who you don’t respect or consider to be lazy.
MAKE A MOVIE
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HOW TO WRITE IT:
-Ø childhood home
Bedroom or Living Room
𠂉 (NEW: This is a person 亻lying on his stomach 𠂉, like a LOSER. You’ll want to think of someone who you don’t respect or consider to be lazy.)
Script 1: Wonder Woman is looking across the room at that loser Jason Biggs (from the movie “Loser”) who is lying on the bed with his hand in the shape of an L on his forehead. She goes up to him and injects him with a syringe causing him to suddenly stand up with his clothes changing to a cowboy outfit. You see, its almost high NOON so its times for a duel. Just as the sound of clock strikes NOON, both Wonder Woman and the Loser Jason Biggs (with the syringe still sticking out of his stomach) pull out their guns.
Script 2: With a meaning as abstract as “noon,” we first have to focus on how to visually represent this, which for me is “high noon.” If any of you are into western movies, you’ll know that cowboys having duels would draw precisely at the stroke of noon. Woody is a cowboy, so this works well. He draws with the loser (whoever that is to you), but when the loser sees that woody is drawing with a giant syringe, he jumps on the ceiling and cowers there pathetically. Woody sticks the syringe into the floor and looks up in disappointment.
Script 1: Using the special effect of sound helps here when considering the clock striking NOON, which is an active association people have with Midday.
Script 2: Add in a ticking clock and a bell to signify the strike of NOON.
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PICK A PROP
PICK A PROP TO REPRESENT 午
When used in other characters, imagine colossal cowboy boots representing the high NOON duel.
Other suggestions: Your typical lunchtime meal, e.g., baguette, a sundial