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I figured it was about time I actually gave an update into my life. **Grin** I do actually have valid reasons for not being around as much as I would like.

Yes I am still writing. However, I grossly underestimated how long it would take me to write three plays in time to be toured in May. I'm not so bothered by the homophobia play, which is actually finished now and I am pretty darn pleased with the finished deal. The tack that was decided with this play was to turn our wourld on its head. So this other world is 'Gay' world where everyone is presumed to be Lesbian or Gay and they have to come out as heterosexual. We thought that this could be a fairly useful way to get kids to relate with the main characters, who of course will be heterosexual. They may then actually understand what its like to be in that position, may not work but it's worth a shot.

I've included a quick exclusive glimpse of the play but 'shh', I'm not meant to lol. Oh and so you know when JANET had the name Chloe next to it in brackets that means its older Janet speaking and looking back where as the other Janet is young Janet.

Scene Eight: Sex-ed

Lib Teacher: Okay, guy’s today is your sexual education day.

Janet(Gemma P): Wey hay!

Lib Teacher: Yes, yes. I’m sure it’s very exciting for you all, finally to know what sex is all about.

Student Three (Boy): We already do Sir!

Lib Teacher: I’m sure I didn’t need to know that. Anyway, today is learning about safe sex and what this means to each of you. Obviously boys have to be far more careful about certain things…

Janet (Gemma P): Oh Sir, yuck.

Lib Teacher: And of course you all need to know about STI’s. When it gets into the actual methods and things (cough) you of course will be split up according to gender.

Student Two (Girl): Sir, maybe John should come with us girls. He needs to know about us after all.

Student Three (Boy): Oh god that’s sick.

Lib Teacher: (Ignores) so the day is going to be split up into sessions where we learn about different things in each one. Firstly we’re going to go into room 4A to look at all of the types of protection that you’ll need, and yes samples will be given.

Janet(Gemma P): Come on girls he mentioned freebies!

Janet (Chloe): Sex ed, now that was a joke of a day. Believe me we learned absolutely nothing that day. We all just got freaked out by the various hideous things that could possibly happen to us that we hadn’t really heard about before. And possibly already had because we were already acting like rabbits. And of course it was even more useless for me than most… well everyone apart from John. Hetero sex wasn’t mentioned seriously at all, not once. Of course there were questions asked…

Student One (Girl): Oi Sir, when hetero’s do it what exactly is it that they do?

Janet (Chloe): Those who asked were generally just brushed over and told that if they asked again they’d be in detention. A pity in a way, I would have kind of liked to know what I was getting into. All in all it was just one big mess. I mean seriously putting a group of hormonal teens in one room and talking about sex? Never a good idea.

Lib Teacher: Okay, that’s it for this class. You are now going to move to room 5C where you are going to have a talk on STI’s.

My other play that I'm stressing about is my play for my Arts Award Gold. With it I'm looking at the theme of needing to be true to yourself to be happy. It's a fairly dark piece and is killing me trying to get the first draft ready in time. **Head Bang** Why did I take on such a large project?

This is fairly cool news. Yesterday I and my group was on the news for meeting the leader of one of our main political parties, the Lib Dems. We performed a piece for him showing our views on Youth Crime in Britain Today and then afterwards he spoke to each of us about our views. Though I strayed away for quite a while and ranted about how Homophobia is a big untackled issue in the UK, and surprisingly he actually seemed to listen to what I had to say and even asked me questions on it. Probably won't actually do anything but I tried and if it does do some good, well go me!

As many of you know my health isn't exactly fabulous. And it's slowly going downhill again at the minute but I'm not going it let it stop me. I've given up on the Doctors actually doing any good and am refusing to see them again. If they ca't cure me I refuse to have lots of drugs being pumped into my system or any more of my blood taken. End of story.

I'm sure we've all had those times where your closest friends are driving you nuts. Well with my RL friends that's so true at the minute. Please guys I know you're fabulous but get over yourself!! **Cough** Okay, thats not really fair and I'm sure if something went seriously wrong they'd be there. Still, I can only stand being around self consumed ego's for so long before I have this over-whelming urge to cut them down to size. Or run away and spend time online or reading a good book.

That's all from me for today. Nothing very interesting, but very time consuming. >.< **Sigh** I want my lie-ins back.

Date: 2007-04-04 05:49 pm (UTC)
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**hugs** thank you so much for the update(s)! I love the premise of the play (and the scripting, verra nice ^_~).

I love you for being able to speak off the cuff so well to a political leader, he's right, you'd be an amazin pol, and I mean that in the nicest way ... you'd get things done!

I wish your health news was more positive, but I'm crossing my fingers and sending positive vibes your way.

RL friends? I've heard of them ... ^_~

Date: 2007-04-04 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
**Bounces** I'm glad that you liked the snippet of the play. When you get the whole thing together it's really hard hitting. Though like I said my other one is driving me insane at the moment. **Pouts** Evil silly thing.

**Snugs** I know what you mean, and one day I will be in power! Damn it if you want something done right you've gotta do it yourself!

Lol, bless you sweetie. I know what you mean, really why do I bother with RL friends when you lot kick their ass so hard?!

Date: 2007-04-04 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, I didn't know you wrote plays!!! **hug** That's awesome! And the fact that they're being performed is even more amazing! **proud** Sounds like it's keeping you very busy, but I love the idea for the one you gave us a secret peek at.

And cool for meeting a political leader...uh, relatively speaking. I'm not surprised that that one would listen - the party line is fairly left-wing, so they're open to that sort of thing. (Listen to me; you'd think I actually had a clue about what I was talking about! **lol**) But hopefully, they'll try to do something. Over here, we legalized gay marriage. The Conservatives are bitching about it now, but none of them wants to take a stand and look like the arse about it... Government by indecision. Gotta love it.

I'm sorry to hear that your health is taking a slide again. **clings** Promise that you'll look after yourself and take care and all that. I'm going to worry about you, because hey, that's my perogative and I wanna. **loves** There has to be someone who can help. :(

I hear you about RL friends. I think that happens with everyone at some point, but yes, it can be draining to be around that sort of thing all the time. Maybe that's what they need is a big slap upside the head with the brick of reality. Or, if they're that self-absorbed, they would probably be offended that you saw them that way. People are weird like that. It's why I want to start my isolationist lima bean colony. Make enough money to pay for internet, and eat the lima beans, and never have to deal with people again. **lol** I should send you the brochure... ;)

Hope things settle down for you soon, and in the mean time... **kiss!** XD

Date: 2007-04-04 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
**Snugs** Yeah, I'm on a course at the minute which rules my life and I'm writing the two plays that we are touring for that. It's my first real experience of playwriting so I'm just glad that I;m not screwing up too badly.

Yeah, my health isn't a happy bunny but what can ya do? I've spent the last five years trolling around hospitals trying to get better and to be honest I'm fed up. Aww hun, you don't need to worry about me. I'll be fine **Smile** But I love you too!

Yes, we have spoken about the lima bean colony before, the lemurs better still be part of the plan! And hun, when it's ready I am so there. I'd even ditch my holiday with my RL friends to chill would you guys... though the lack of money would be an issue **grins** And yeah, they wouldn't be impressed with my view on them at the moment. But ya know what they can shove it up their butts.


Date: 2007-04-04 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well I was thrilled to see you back again - I almost couldn't believe my eyes and had to read your name again to make sure I was seeing correctly!

You've been up to some exciting things. Fabulous that you're writing, even if deadlines are frustrating you. Sounds like it's more Fun than Work, however, so good luck.

Thanks for checking in with your on-line friends :)
Take care!

Date: 2007-04-04 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
**Glomps** Aitch!! Oh lord I've missed you! There were lots of reasons to why I left for a while but I promise that I'm back. **Holds tight**

Yeah I've been busy life has been truely manic but I'm just about coping.

But how have you been?!!! Man, how much have I missed? So much to catch up on.


Date: 2007-04-04 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well you can always go back through people's LJs - that's a good round-up of the past few months :)

I've been pretty good. Gone a bit more Internet-bonkers recently because I got a faster I can actually DO stuff! RL is decent. Strange life experiences going on - not bad, just odd. But if you don't have experiences you don't have life.

I hope you're back more! I've missed you a lot!

Date: 2007-04-04 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh totally, serious catch up to play. But I'll get there.

And thats one big yay for a faster connection! Bonker's n the internet is always a good thing :-D Urm, I'm glad RL is decent even if it is a bit odd.

Yes, I promise I will be around! Like I said before, life got away from me for many reasons. I missed everyone so much, felt like a part of me was missing.

Date: 2007-04-05 02:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
**snuggles you close** You're in my thoughts every day, my friend. Being a fellow health sufferer, I know how frustrating and frightening it can be. And, go you! The play sounds wonderful, and I always knew you were beyond talented! You just never give yourself enough credit is all! **snickers** I know... pot meet kettle, ne?

Date: 2007-04-05 10:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
**Nestles** You're in mine too, I wish I was closer.

Eh, **Blush** Thank you. I'm not that talented, just got lucky in this case. **Pokes** And yes very much pot meet kettle missy. You need to remember how wonderful you are at many things, and why so many of us adore you to bits.


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