Just got back from New York from doing Jimmy Fallon (and a LITTLE relaxing, much better attitude now that I’m home, I was getting REALLY NEGATIVE from all the stress 🙂 ). Little late with this embed, but here goes:
So, I really really love this episode. I always knew this sequence would be in the season, but the idea of a contest came later. And then all the legal stuff to be able to DO a contest came up and kinda mucked up the plan, but thankfully the “people” figured it out so we could do it in time! If you were around for it, we didn’t publicize the contest THAT widely, and we also lied and said it would ONLY by for the DVD, because I didn’t want people to get spoiled for the season, that maybe we’d lose a Guild member along the way. There were SO MANY funny entries, there will be several on the DVD that aren’t here because they didn’t work in the cut, but were just hilarious. I hope you guys enjoyed them as much as we did screening them, the “READY TO RAID” guy just made me laugh SO HARD. I want it on a animated .gif loop.
The rest of the episode is really funny as well, all actors play their parts perfectly. The center of this script, episodes 5-9 were VASTLY reworked over and over by myself, there were originally 13 looser episodes(which is 1 more than we needed), and I kept reconfiguring and moving sections to be able to restructure up to a week before shooting. The happy accident of denying a place to Riley actually came AFTER George joined the Guild in a few drafts, which seems crazy because it’s perfect the place where it is, but sometime it takes a long time for something to fall into place.
I also expressly wanted Codex to grow a bit of a spine this year, so here’s a chance she gets that seems natural for her to take a stand, one that was actually fun as an actor as well. 🙂 Michelle is sooo funny and yet still likable in this part, a hard line to walk but she does it with perfection, especially considering what a sweet person she is in real life. And Vork…I can’t wait for next episode, he just gets funnier and funnier.
Also, there’s a small 2 page preview of the comic linked on AICN you can check it out if you want! Working hard on the first 22 page issue now, yikes is it a different format of writing! And I think I’m late on the deadline. UGH!!!!! MUST WORK!