Improv Rambling: Empty Justifications & Not Making Them Empty (plus an execise)
I’ve talked about problematic empty justifications before - OKCupid date, Craigslist, mental illness, etc - and how they don’t help us know how or why we are doing the behavior we are doing. But recently I’ve been rethinking them. They are still not great and, in and of themselves, they don’t really help us in scenes the way a good justification should. But what if we gave those justifications the weight they actually deserved? What if we used them to give us a reason to be invested in the scene instead of using them to divest from it?
Let’s take an in depth look the classic "This is what I get for going on OkCupid."
I like this.