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How other orphans reactwhen Mudges appear

One thing I've been thinking about lately is, just how, as a director, do you have the other orphans react when the Mudges show up?With all the scripts floating around - some based on the '99 movie,…Continue

Started Jul 3

Which of the Orphans... (A fun, creative side thread)
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There's a fun thread in the fanfiction.net Hogan's Heroes forum called "Which of our heroes," it's kind of run it's course after quite a few years, but was quite popular as people asked and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fanwriter5000 May 21.

Choreography, SMILE and in general - looking as a writer

     So, instead of commenting on one of a few that mention this change, I thought I'd start a new thread, since this also covers more than that.     As you can tell from my name, I love writing, and…Continue

Started Feb 6

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An introduction, where to find some of my writing, etc.

     "Hi, I'm out here somewhere." :-) Those were my mom's first words on the Internet maybe a decade ago. I don't see a forum thread to introduce ourselves, so maybe this is where to do so. Although I'll make a thread or two just for fun, too.

     I've written a few fun stories based on the musical and its aftermath, my profile is at that linkK so you can just go there, though I've figured out how to link individual ones now. As I'll explain in one thread, I envision the orphans writing the comic strip in their world. That's part of what I show in these, along with Daddy Warbucks finding them homes and love with Grace during a historical snowstorm on the 26th. And, one fic that tells of life in the orphanage, the comic strip, etc., formatted as a 2-hour Bert Healy interview during the 1939 New York World Fair. (Oh, I can link words to pages, cool, I'll do that.) My other fics involving "Annie" are: 1. One where some members of the "Full House" family are involved in producing the play; 2. A rearranging of "Annie" where Grace arrives early and takes Molly, but they wait for Annie and a 10-year-old boy detective wannabe has Miss Hannigan and her illegal sweatshop in his sights from a few little clues. His name: Frank Columbo. The musical ends up the same place but via a different route. 3. Finally, in 1943 the former orphans are volunteers at the place - now Warbucks Home for Girls - and they tell the current orphans, including one rather ornery one, of life under Miss Hannigan while awaiting news of Pepper, who has gone to Europe to help.

     The musical "Annie" is one that really encouraged me - as I imagine it has many during the pandemic. I first saw the '82 movie, actually, as the movie of the week on TV. My mom told me she'd read it in the funnies and loved it as a kid. I liked the movie - but I loved the musical when it came to down in 2010 or so on a national tour. (I'm pretty sure that's the year.) The man who played FDR, the article said in advance in our paper, practiced for months getting his tone, mannerisms, etc. down perfectly. As a history buff, that excited me as much as anything. He really did look, talk, and act *just* like FDR.

    The orphans were great, too. I saw the 1999 Disney move after the play - I lean toward it because it lets the same timeline be kept - as a writer of Print On Demand books as well, I like to develop ideas and scories, which means I think about timelines, etc., as well as try to develop characters. Fan fiction is a great practice field and you can create some fun ideas with it, too. I always try to keep my stuff family friendly.

     It's not just the confidence "Annie" inspires, but my desire to adopt one day, though with my handicaps I don't know if I will ever be able to, since I have little money, but I do have faith after praying a lot God has a little one waiting for me in Heaven. (My vision is 20/800 and glasses don't help since the problem is the layer of vessels behind the eyes, I have hearing loss, a bit of cerebral palsy, and possibly a bit of Asperger's, all since birth.

     That's about it - there's more, of course, but I figured I would go too long here anyway, so I'll just end here.

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