Cast of Characters - Propinquity and the Mesmerizer (Or the Power of Proximity in Human Relationships) (Paroxysms?)
Obie -- Old Biddy, sometimes Old Bat -- full name O.B. Horsefeathers
Jeremiah -- full name Jeremiah Athon Hagrath, young tycoon actor, most famous role at age 21, playing Donato, the clichéd bad boy lover who sullies the MC's fiancée in Pearls Thrown Before Swine
(Yes, I am aware that the fake film's title is from Matthew 7:6)
Harry -- old actor, former leading male -- Over the Hill and Racing Pell-Mell Down the Far Side Actor
-- full name Hirrong Fairnwaith
Robbie -- even older actor, cowboy, former leading male, -- full name Rempin Robyaltram, nicknamed Randy Rascal by his numerous enemies
(Before anyone decides they've heard of six of these unlikely names, remember that after trying to dream up unlikely ones, then pushing them into Goggle and FINDING people with those names, I gave up and used a random character generator. Harder to remember, but safer by far... I may do the same with the minor characters if they develop bigger parts.)
Billy Makowski -- top cameraman, craves the new, the adventurous
Huston - Jeremiah's Chauffeur and bodyguard
Lela - Jeremiah's Housekeeper
Matt - Jeremiah's agent
Tom Tasunke Four Ponies - man Obie picks to play Cu. Real name Tasunke: Native American Dakota name meaning "horse".
Jint -- young sweet-natured singer tycoon, enabler personality –- full name Jintam Granbert, nicknamed Jint.
Dee -- -- Dark, curly hair, early 20's, technophile, math whiz, creative genius mechanically/visually, excellent "eye", sense of absurd, soft-spoken, passive, shy, content to be "invisible" -- Oh, doesn’t he want to be Claudius something or other? Maybe. Nicknamed Dee.
Cast of Characters - Sequel's Finale (Denouement?)
Brian (BP) -- a "gas", homosexual, Basset horn player, choir director, jazz man/composer with tons of talent, unassuming college professor, unwilling to be photographed – full name Brian Psalter
Cido (PD) -- formerly poor, now a top tenor, fussy, focused, demanding, fun loving, loves formal events, dressing up/showplaces, wants everything perfect.
AA -- Ádam --his Greek drop dead gorgeous, sensual, superbly organized assistant, confidant, right hand man, talented writer/singer/composer in his own right, dedicated to PD, bisexual?
Ahlan AR -- Aged to the point of being feeble Gaelic speaking singer/Scottish folk music advocate, humorous, reedy tenor, witty, keyboardist, composer, keeper of old traditions, a font of all things folksy in Scottish music
Ragnar -- Walk-on from Sequel, Alpha male, wants to bed/impregnate Despina's sister Leanna and remove fertilized eggs without her knowledge, runs afoul of OB.
Why a glossary attached to a script? Blame my sister, who is a reasonably well-educated, bright, high-functioning gal. When I told her I was writing something called Propinquity and the Mesmerizer, she replied that she didn't even know what that meant. So off to dictionary.com I went, supplying her with things she DID know. And began listing it all here, in alphabetical order... (Yes, I seriously DID consider order of appearance....)
fi·na·gle [fi-ney-guhl] -gled, -gling.
- –verb (used with object) 1. to trick, swindle, or cheat (a person) (often fol. by out of): He finagled the backers out of a fortune. 2. to get or achieve (something) by guile, trickery, or manipulation: to finagle an assignment to the Membership Committee. –verb (used without object) 3. to practice deception or fraud; scheme. Also, fenagle. [Origin: 1925–30, Americanism; finaig- (var. of fainaigue) -le] —Related forms fi·na·gler, noun Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006. fi·na·gle (fə-nā'gəl) v. fi·na·gled, fi·na·gling, fi·na·gles Informal v. tr. To obtain or achieve by indirect, usually deceitful methods: finagle a day off from work. To cheat; swindle: shady stockbrokers who finagle their clients out of fortunes. v. intr. To use crafty, deceitful methods. [Probably from dialectal fainaigue, to cheat.] fi·na'gler n.
mes'mer·i·za'tion (-mər-ĭ-zā'shən) n., mes'mer·iz'er n.
mes·mer·ize [mez-muh-rahyz, mes-]
- –verb (used with object), -ized, -iz·ing. 1. to spellbind; fascinate; enthrall: "He could mesmerize an audience by the sheer force of his presence" (Justin Kaplan). 2. to hypnotize. 3. to compel by fascination. Also, especially British, mes·mer·ise. [Origin: 1820–30; mesmer(ism) + -ize] —Related forms mes·mer·i·za·tion, noun mes·mer·iz·er, noun
non sequitur [(non sek-wuh-tuhr)]
- A thought that does not logically follow what has just been said: “We had been discussing plumbing, so her remark about astrology was a real non sequitur.” Non sequitur is Latin for “It does not follow.”
- noun. A sudden outburst of emotion or action: a paroxysm of laughter. A sudden attack, recurrence, or intensification of a disease. A spasm or fit; a convulsion. par'ox·ys'mal (-ək-sĭz'məl) adj., par'ox·ys'mal·ly adv.
- noun the property of being close together [syn: proximity]
Word of the Day Archive -- Monday February 21, 2000
propinquity \pruh-PING-kwih-tee\, noun:
- 1. Nearness in place; proximity. 2. Nearness in time. 3. Nearness of relation; kinship. Following the race he took umbrage at Stewart's rough driving so early in the day, and the propinquity of the two drivers' haulers allowed the Kid to express his displeasure up close and personal. -- Mark Bechtel, "Getting Hot", Sports Illustrated, December 6, 2000 Technologically it is the top service among the women's fighting forces, and it also has the appeal of propinquity to gallant young airmen. -- "After Boadicea -- Women at War", Time Europe, October 9, 1939 I was stunned by the propinquity of the events: I had never been in the same room with anyone who was later murdered. -- Karla Jay, Tales of the Lavender Menace Schultz came by her position through propinquity: her husband, older by 12 years, used to play music with De Maiziere and afterward chat about politics. -- Johanna McGeary, "Challenge In the East", Time, November 8, 1990
- noun A husk, pod, or shell, as of a pea, hickory nut, or ear of corn. The shell of an oyster or clam. Informal Something worthless. Often used in the plural: an issue that didn't amount to shucks. transitive verb shucked, shuck·ing, shucks To remove the husk or shell from. Informal To cast off: shucked their coats and cooled off; a city trying to shuck a sooty image. interj. shucks (shŭks) Used to express mild disappointment, disgust, or annoyance. [Origin unknown. Interj., alteration of shit.] shuck'er n.
Last updated 6/26/07. (Format Fix -- 6/3/07 -- Glossary heading, words added) (6/2/07 -- Headline and bold formatting, Ádam.)
Word Count: 1040
Reading Level: 7.8