12. Ovid's Metamorphose:
Tell a story about a Metamorphose - can be based on a real Metamorphose story (Ovid/Kafka/whatever) or play with your fantasy!
My 5th entry! One to go!
Announcer voice: Welcome to Xtreme Metamorphosis! The show where you can change into whatever your heart desires! And here's your host, Rex Gunther!
Rex: Thank you, really. Thank you so much.
Hey everybody. We're here today to witness an amazing transformation. But before we meet today's subject, let's check in on last week's Xtreme Metamorphosis candidate.
Last week, we interviewed Ben Brown, a boring bachelor with no social life. His interview uncovered his deepest desire: to entertain the masses.
And here's the new Ben! He's the new favorite lounge singer at the Starlight! You can see him every night from 7-9 pm, except every other Tuesday.
Announcer voice: And now, for the moment you've all been waiting for! Let's meet this week's candidate!
Rex: I was going to say that.
Announcer voice: Oh, sorry. Go ahead.
Rex: A little late for that, don't you think. Open the curtain!
Jed Jenkins is an aging accountant from West Granola, California. He came out to our studio with his wife, June, to experience an Xtreme Metamorphosis!
Have a seat with our resident psychologist, Dr. Stergun Berghan.
Jed: Thanks, Rex.
Dr. Stergun Berghan: So, Jed. I have three questions. One: What do you hate most of all?
Jed: Uh. Um. Picking out my own clothes. My wife does that for me.
Dr. Stergun Berghan: Two: What do you like best of all?
Jed: Er. Uh. Walking around my cornfield.
Dr. Stergun Berghan: Three: What are you most afraid of?
Jed: Hmm. Um. I think dying. Yeah, probably that one.
Dr. Stergun Berghan: I've got it! I have the perfect Xtreme Metamorphosis for you!
Rex: Take him away!
Jed is getting his anesthesia shot right now. One aspect of our show that makes it so unique is that subjects don't witness their own Xtreme Metamorphosis! Jed will be just as surprised as you when he sees himself!
Announcer voice: Jed is heading into our very own Beauty Shop. Our trained beauticians are ready for him. Xtreme Metamorphosis' Beauty Shop is sponsored by Carel Pharmaceuticals. For all your beauty needs!
Rex: While they get to work, let's interview June Jenkins.
June, what are you hoping to get out of this Xtreme Metamorphosis?
June: Honestly, Rex, I just want Jed to be happy. He never seems to have energy these days. He must be depressed or something.
Rex: There, there, June. Our good doctor has just the cure for Jed. He'll have all the energy he needs soon!
Annoucer voice: The new Jed is awake and ready to be revealed! Pull back the curtain!
Rex: My line...
Jed, you're now one of the living dead! Our fashionistas removed your organs and revived you through occult means! You never have to worry about dying again! Or what to wear! And you can lurch around your cornfield all day and all night! And, you have an unlimited source of energy all around you! Just eat an annoying neighbor every week or so! Jed Jenkins, how do you feel?
Jed: I love it! Thanks so much!
June: Come here, you disgusting slob. Let's fix up your clothes a bit.
Jed: Okay, honey.
Rex: Another successful Xtreme Metamorphosis!
Announcer voice: And come back next week, everybody, to find out Dr. Stergun Berghan's deepest desire. Which animal does he secretly want to be? You'll never believe it! That's all for now. Good night!
Building notes: I owe huge thanks to my wife. My usual Mocing capacity is one a month. The MocOlympics push me to two a month. However..this is my fifth creation in March, and I have one more to go. Honey, you're the greatest.
If you can believe it, this set was on just a 32x32 baseplate. I made the walls on hinges so I could take pictures from all angles. And I had fun playing with the lighting. That's it. Go Team Expendables!
Every detail of this is pretty awesome! I especially love the technique you used for the curtains and the inclusion of the "friends" figs in the beauty shop. Of course, Jed's transformation was the best part.:)