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Guild Episode 8: Emergency!

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Inauguration today…maybe not the best day to launch an episode of The Guild, but as you can see Clara couldn’t be in better company on the front page of MSN Video, LOL!

This episode comes back to the original touchstone of The Guild: Everyone at their computers! It’s been a while! This season it was challenging to weave the many storylines together and keep one foot in the traditions of the show, but at the same time push out the walls of what was predictable. I really enjoy this episode, and it will be a nice launching off to the last four, which we JUST finished and turned in. I hope you enjoy!

  • Yes she can.

  • Mike

    As always GREAT episode! Love it! Can’t wait for next week

  • great episode, and interesting to get a bit of writers commentary on it 😉

  • If I stream video at work, I may lose my fingers, but I’m sure it’s good. The MSN video thing is classic.

    Obama: I swear to…
    Biden: I swear to…
    JFK: I swear to..
    Clara: WTF?

  • Fun, funny, but poor Codex…

  • Yeah, that last scene made me sad. But then I console myself by thinking she’s just run afoul of a very possessive swordsmith.

  • So, I’m thinking about making my own Kiala version of The Guild.

    Do you think people would be interested in watching me refresh the Forever 21 New Arrivals page every half hour or so?

    I’m just brainstorming here. There are no bad ideas.

  • There’s a Forever 21 New Arrivals page?

    Can I RSS it?!?!! :O

  • Anders Signahl

    Hi Felicia!
    My name is Anders, live in Sweden. Had (unfortunately) not heard about you before I saw the Guild episode today, and just wanted to say I liked it very much. 🙂 You are so good. Ok, now I’m going to continue to browse this cool site of yours.
    best regards
    Anders

  • Thumbs up to the new ep. Crazy, quadruple-jointed, wild-eyed, gleaming teeth-smile thumbs up.

  • Okay, I was dying laughing at the hurried boob cup adjusting. Comedy GOLD!
    Also – Power Strip Baby’s tiny suit was adorable! Tiny suit, complete with tiny tie! Squee!
    Fantastic episode, naturally. 🙂
    Oh wait, I should be posting this at the Guild site. Ah well, double’d!

  • Ben

    I think I may have broken your site…my post didn’t post so I attempted to re-post but it said I “already said that.” So I’m trying one more time. (Sorry if it somehow posts twice)

    One of my co-workers excitedly just came into my office and showed me this link on ebay…people are shelling out big bucks for an UNSIGNED picture. So the question is, when are you rolling out some Feliciadise (like merchandise but Felicia-centric. Actually, I guess the term would also apply if you were on a private, beautiful sandy beach) Anyway, when they are ready to sell, put me down for a Felicia mug. I picture something that says, “Drink of me as my cup overfloweth.” (I’d most certainly refer to it affectionately as, my Fug.)

    I’m sure that’s got to be the next step in your master plan…Get high-profile acting gigs. Check. Create insanely popular comedy show. Check. Put my face on a bunch of trinkets and coffee mugs…check?

    Rather than spend 20 minutes figuring out html to make a button, here’s the whole link…

    http://cgi.ebay.com/FELICIA-DAY-agency-photo-DR-HORRIBLES-SING-ALONG-BLOG_W0QQitemZ380097114739QQihZ025QQcategoryZ18836QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

  • What a terrible cliff hanger! And by terrible I mean the idea of having to wait aaaaaaaaaall the way until next week to find out what happens next! Love it as per usual, and the site looks fantabulastic.

    Cheers!

  • Hey Felicia, The Guild is the awesome! I absolutely love it!

  • Loved the ep, love the show in general. I have a couple of “inside baseball” kind of questions though, I mean, if you don’t mind, I don’t mean to impose.

    Firstly, is there a particular reason the episodes generally come in at between 5 and 7 minutes in length? Is it the internet-age version of Hitchcock’s correlation of film length to the endurance of the human bladder, or something relating more specifically to your show and writing style?

    The second question goes right along with the first; what is the page count for your scripts on average? Is it a standard minute a page, or are the some inherent circumstances with doing a web series that you’ve found need to be taken into account?

    If you can’t tell, I’m working on a web series, and am trying to get as much information as possible. I’m a big believer in research. Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer!

  • Hi!
    I’m definitely going to post more blogs on this topic, but since you asked:

    My scripts are 6-8 pages generally sometimes 9 this season. I think 5-7 minutes turned out to be right this season when I added extra storylines in. Last season episodes were a bit shorter, but the plot was more linear. Dr. Horrible was 15 minutes, 3 pieces, so really, it’s what your story NEEDS to be. Always cut the fat and see what’s left.

    I notice when the cast is at their desks we average way over a page a minute. I think editing is a lot tighter with this form because people alone tend to laugh shorter or to themselves. That’s why we screen in front of audiences (on the rare occassion) with subtitling on, because the pace doesn’t allow long laugh breaks.

    I’m going to do a “Top 10 Tips” on Web Video next week, hope that will help too! 🙂

    • Thanks for the input! My main concern at this point is actually that I’ve cut too much fat. It’s a sci-fi story and all I see when I look at the dialog now is “plot, plot, plot, action beat, plot, plot.” It’s the first big sci-fi/fantasy project that I’ve written, so it’s a bit strange to try to work in all the science bits.

      The other big problem is that I live in Nashville. We do have quite a few industry types here, but it’s not really a hotbed of cinematic activity right now. Of course after reading that call to arms over at Tubefilter that you linked to the other day, I’ve decided I just have to get it done, come what may.

      Looking forward to the Web Video Tips article! Thanks again.

  • Clara outdid herself in this one. haha Great episode.

  • Keira

    Hey Felicia!

    I was introduced to your show by a friend (ironically the same friend who introduced me to wow haha) And I LOVE it. It is so funny and addicting! Its also really awesome to see some girl gamers out there, sometimes it feels like myself and one other friend of mine are the only ones!

    I’m curious to know if any of season 2 is going to come out on podcast, I just downloaded the first season from itunes last night, but I would love to have the new episodes to watch on my ipod as well 🙂

    Looking forward to the next episode so I can find out who that girl who answered stunt guy’s door was!!!

    ~Keira~

  • Keira thanks for stopping by, and so glad you enjoy the show! If you have a Zune all the episodes are available for download on the ZUne Marketplace. When we launch the show in late March we’ll be putting it on YouTube and iTunes. 🙂

  • *Sound of penny dropping*

    I didn’t get who Clara was until watching The Guild for the first time today (I have valid excuses! Yes, plural!!)

    Great show! Really enjoying catching up on all the episodes.

    I’d also like to add that my ewok has toothache. Mainly because I just googled it and got no hits.

  • I just saw your 2008 Favorite Games Interview w/Todd up on MSNBC.

    /ListensToInterview…O-MMMM-G! 20 years of violin, and you do nothing with it….oh now it’s over. Sorry, the magic is gone. You officially have one less stalker to worry about. LOL. Well, someone once said, “You never ever really quit the violin. It quits you, and you’ll be back.” Pretty creepy x2 there. But, if you took the time and money to put (20) years into something, and it is your basis for music theory, it might be worth something to continue, even if you don’t advance it? Or, is your final disposition the ‘sunk cost’, and move on? Have you ever looked into jazz, country, or Irish ‘stuff'(idk) You’d be surprised what talents other performers have…Will Smith sings…you should hook up with him. That’d be SOOOOOO RAD! K, I want you and Will on You-Tube, rock’n out. Serious!!!

    Anyway, just writing in to pick on you. Glad you are still gaming. Hope you have a good day anyway. By yourself. With no violin. /20yearsFlush! /cry /SingsBabyComeBack LOL! (sorry, very bad humor)

  • Meg B.

    Hi Felicia!

    So I got my Dr. Horrible DVD in the mail yesterday– the musical commentary is so insanely brilliant, oh my gosh! I had no idea it was going to be THAT wonderful!! Of course, that led me into the depths of the internet where I have spent the last several hours watching all the episodes of “The Guild” that exist so far and epically failing at playing ninja ropes. 😛

    I really love “The Guild”– awesome characters and definitely the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time! I’m not into gaming (I probably would be if I tried it but I REALLY don’t need more things to be obsessed with! haha) and its great that you don’t have to be to enjoy the show. I can’t wait for more episodes, I think I’ve been spoiled by watching like 20 of them in one day, its going to be so hard to wait to see the new ones! Keep ’em coming!

    You are incredibly talented! Thanks for maintaining and updating your website! 🙂

    ~Meg

    P.S I was browsing your Goodreads account on facebook as I really need some new books to read…but there are so many! Do you have any suggestions for a really good book or series to start with? 😉

  • I am sooo looking forward to when all these come out on a season-2 DVD. I’ve been itching to make a fan music video, but I need more high-quality footage of Vork before I start working on it. So I’m glad to see how quickly this seaosn has been coming along! You guys are doing awesome work!

  • Season 2 DVD is gonna be awesome because we had behind the scenes footage from our BTS man (volunteer and fan) Kenny filming EVERY MINUTE. He literally has 70 hours of footage or something, so there should be a lot of stuff, lots of profanity laced actor talk HAHA!

    Mr C: Yes, the guilt is there. This year I plan on getting back on the wagon. The problem is that the violin is hard to sound hip, so I gotta figure out something band-wise to do with it. Or do a concert.
    I do have plans on transferring my recitals from college to mp3 and uploading them to the site. Maybe hearing myself in my prime will motivate me to get back into it 🙂 THx for the guilt LOL! 🙂

  • The mp3 thing is a fabulous idea! You’ll broaden the musical appreciation of some of your fans, while those who are already into the classics would LOVE IT.

    And if the recitals aren’t already in digital format, then this woud be a great excuse to convert them before they degrade (just make sure you have good back-ups – a digital life is a terrible thing to lose).

  • Thad

    hey felicia

    as always great. I love this one. I hope to hear from you soon

  • Meg

    Hi Felicia!

    I got my Dr. Horrible DVD in the mail the other day– the musical commentary is so insanely brilliant, oh my gosh! I had no idea it was going to be THAT wonderful!! Of course, that led me into the depths of the internet where I have spent the last several hours watching all the episodes of “The Guild” that exist so far and epically failing at playing ninja ropes. 😛

    I really love “The Guild”– awesome characters and definitely the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time! I’m not into gaming (I probably would be if I tried it but I REALLY don’t need more things to be obsessed with! haha) and its great that you don’t have to be to enjoy the show. I can’t wait for more episodes, I think I’ve been spoiled by watching like 20 of them in one day, its going to be so hard to wait to see the new ones! Keep ’em coming!

    You are incredibly talented! Thanks for maintaining and updating your website! 🙂

    ~Meg

    P.S I was browsing your Goodreads account on facebook as I really need some new books to read…but there are so many! Do you have any suggestions for a really good book or series to start with? 😉

  • Meg B

    AHH oh my gosh, this website hates me! I’ve been trying to post a comment and it refuses to work. Ergh. I guess I should learn to copy things before I click “post”, in case it doesn’t go through.

    Well, if this one works I just want to say you are amazing Felicia! I got my Dr. Horrible DVD in the mail yesterday– the musical commentary is so insanely brilliant! I had no idea it was going to be THAT wonderful!! Of course, that led me into the depths of the internet where I have spent the last several hours watching all the episodes of “The Guild” that exist so far and epically failing at playing ninja ropes. 😛

    I really love “The Guild”– awesome characters and definitely the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time! I’m not into gaming (I probably would be if I tried it but I REALLY don’t need more things to be obsessed with! haha) and its great that you don’t have to be to enjoy the show. I can’t wait for more episodes, I think I’ve been spoiled by watching like 20 of them in one day, its going to be so hard to wait to see the new ones! Keep ’em coming!

    You are incredibly talented! Thanks for maintaining and updating your website! 🙂

    ~Meg

    P.S I was browsing your Goodreads account on facebook as I really need some new books to read…but there are so many! Do you have any suggestions for a really good book or series to start with? 😉

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