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CASTING CALL 21/55
Click Here for the theory behind “Actors”.
TIME TO CHOOSE A NEW ACTOR!
You can choose any male person with a first name, last name, or nickname that begins with letters or sounds that relate to “d-.” Make sure it is a real person, not a fictional character. It can be someone you know or a famous person.
Choose anyone you can imagine clearly in your mind, but the more familiar you are with them, the better. That’s why we suggest you first think about people from your real life. If you can’t think of anyone suitable, then consider choosing a famous person.
Think about it like this; if you have the choice between a celebrity you have heard of who’s appearance you are roughly familiar with, or a close friend of 10 years, then the latter is the better choice. However, if you have the choice between either a vaguely memorable professional acquaintance or a celebrity you have been obsessed with since childhood, go with the celebrity.
Here are some categories of people that may help trigger memories of people from your past:
FAMILY – FRIENDS – FAMILY FRIENDS – FRIEND’S FAMILY – TEACHERS – NEIGHBORS – CLASSMATES – ENEMIES/RIVALS – WORK COLLEAGUES – ACQUAINTANCES
Here is a list of male names relating to “d-“ to get you going. See if any trigger real people from your life:
ACTORS – ATHLETES – MUSICIANS – ROYALTY – WRITERS – PHILOSOPHERS – SCIENTISTS – HUMANITARIANS – BUSINESS PEOPLE – MILITARY FIGURES – INVENTORS
NOTE: This tends to work best when you choose a person with a particularly memorable personality, someone you have a great liking or hatred for or someone from an area you are particularly interested in.
Here are some names of some famous male people that relate to “d-“ to help you out:
Once you have chosen your actor for “d-“ you can mark this lesson as complete and add your chosen actor to the “d-“ Anki card.
Want to share your actor choice with us? Leave a comment below…we’re building a database that will help future Mandarin Blueprint users.
MAKE A MOVIE
Click Here for a detailed guide to creating incredibly vivid “Movie Scenes”.
HOW TO WRITE IT:
Bathroom or Backyard
一 (Razor Blade)
Script 1: It’s dark and gloomy, and Daniel Radcliffe needs some DAYLIGHT, so he takes a razor blade and sticks it into the ground hard. This creates a gaping hole that opens up to reveal a sun is rising slowly out of it.
Script 2: Darth Vader is tiny and watching the sunrise from the other side of the toilet in the bathroom. The dawn causes a glowing and sparkling ROOSTER (representing DAYBREAK) to start crowing, but Darth Vader doesn’t want others to hear him and give away his location. He jumps up with a colossal razor blade and slits the ROOSTER’s throat.
Image credit: CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
PICK A PROP
Click Here for the theory behind “Props”.
PICK A PROP TO REPRESENT 旦
When used in other characters, it will be represented by the vivid image of a Rooster, because they are the ones making all that noise at “Daybreak”. Daybreak is too abstract, so Rooster allows us to have a clear New Prop.