Tuesday, August 28, 2007

PoTM Meeting Minutes

In attendance:

Kurt Weller
'Skip' VanderDutch
'Scoop' VanderDutch
'Script' VanderDutch
Dean 'Uncut Deck' Bodbeil
Bobby 'Words' VanderDutch

Plaza of the Mind Quarterly Meeting Transcript:

Kurt: It has come to my attention that the Clustrmap for the new 'Deadline' Bob strip only has two dots on it - one in the Pacific Northwest, one in Texas.

Scoop: Yes sir.

Kurt: I don't know how I feel about those two audiences...

Bobby: You might want to rephrase that Mr. Weller.

Kurt: I don't know if I want to... uh... limit my readership to those two... uh... exceptional places... at this point.

Bobby: Sounds better sir.

Kurt: Any ideas?

Scoop: I showed the strip to a couple of teenage females this morning sir.

Kurt: And?

Scoop: They hated it sir, they are 'grossed out' by the character an they don't really seem to care about the mystery part of the strip.

Kurt: Anyone else?

Bobby: I talked to Bob over at Cussavco and he stated that the first round of encounter groups hated pages 2-9.

Kurt: They liked page 1?

Bobby: That is the only page that does not feature the 'Deadline' Bob character's face.

Kurt: How about the interactive part with the disco?

Script: That didn't work out sir... due to technical difficulties the mp3 file that was supposed to play along with the images of 'Deadline' at the disco couldn't be synced up to the flash-animated sequence I had created so I had to shelve the whole thing.

Kurt: What's up there then?

Script: Two pictures of 'Deadline' Bob dancing sir.

Kurt: That's it? No words?

Script: No words sir.

Kurt: Jesus Christ.

Skip: The guys at the gym liked the naked girl with the blonde hair sir.

Kurt: Go on.

Skip: They said they wouldn't mind seeing more of that sir.

Kurt: She has a bigger part later on right?

Bobby: Yes sir, she factors in towards page forty and makes many appearances after that.

Kurt: You think we can bump her up to maybe page twenty? And maybe get more of the girl singer and the girl with the purple hair in there?

Bobby: I don't see why not sir.

Dean: I think that you are totally fucking up the Plaza of the Mind with this 'Deadline' Bob garbage.

Kurt: Who let him in here? Skip?

Skip: He said he had an invite.

Kurt: Dean Bodbeil is never invited! Got it?

Script: Yes sir.

Kurt: You think we can pretty up the Bob character some?

Skip: Don't see why not sir.

Kurt: Okay, get that done would you? I've got racquetball at 1:30.


What People Are Saying About the Plaza of the Mind

...[Plaza of the Mind] impressed me in its magnificent weirdness...this sorta je ne sais quoi that you find in interesting art... ...I mean that purely as a compliment!

Stefene Russell

Plaza of the Mind is a clinamen away from the holeopathic replay by the Android Meme of the old perceptual agon of electrically-programmed youth confronting the Gutenbergian Establishment. Irresistible Force meets Immovable Object.

Bob Dobbs