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Unread 06-05-2013, 04:42 PM   #601
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Yaoi skits, what if, anything Avenue Q and...geez, really anything that involves them going over the top and dancing at the end.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 01:53 AM   #602
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Wasn't this the point of this thread anywho?
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Unread 07-26-2013, 09:39 PM   #603
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Why does everyone bash the Naruto skits? If they are put together well, they are actually enjoyable. Plus, the audience can relate to some of the jokes better because they know the series. It's better to have jokes from a mainstream anime than jokes from an anime that no one has ever heard of.
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Unread 07-26-2013, 09:53 PM   #604
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Why does everyone bash the Naruto skits? If they are put together well, they are actually enjoyable. Plus, the audience can relate to some of the jokes better because they know the series. It's better to have jokes from a mainstream anime than jokes from an anime that no one has ever heard of.
If it's put together well and is creative then I agree. I seen some well done Naruto Skits before but I also seen some skits where Naruto and Sasuke fake makeout for three minutes straight. I feel like the whole fake makeout skit is overdone in general not just yaoi. o.o
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Unread 07-30-2013, 06:15 PM   #605
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I ain't sure if it is overdone or just something that shouldn't be done in skits.
last con I went to there was this girl who did a pokemon skit that was rather messy and no-one could really follow it. At the end she started dancing and tried to make the public dance along. As in a this dance is easy its like so-and-so now dance along! kind of way. Truth to say, audience participation was rather small. It was rather sad to see.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 02:57 PM   #606
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Definition of Skit from Merriam-Webster
1) a brief burlesque or comic sketch included in a dramatic performance (as a revue) (2) : a short serious dramatic piece; especially : one done by amateurs

That being said if you referred to everything in as Masquerade than all solely "dance skits" are technically not skits at all and therefore don't meet the requirement where as everything else. Really a Masquerade is filled with skits, choreographed dances (original or not), and anything else the participants have come up with.

Personally I think some dance pieces are good, but they get old fast when 20 of the 30 entries are all dance pieces, but they lack substance in some cases. Yeah you learned a dance while watching youtube, but you didn't edit your audio, you didn't write a script, you just sat and watched someone else until you memorized it and then pranced your butt out on stage. Not to say for those who actually choreographed their own dances aren't any good those are the ones that are, but they unfortunately make up the minority of dance pieces in masquerades and because of that sometimes get over looked. I've seen some great dances and some down right horrible ones.

Fake-out make-out skits lack substance as well unless there is an actual backstory that built up to the fake-out make-out first. Just making out for the sake of getting fangirls to screams is just blah. I've done a fake yaoi kiss on stage, but there was an actual story leading up to it.

Frankly I consider any lack luster poorly crafted "skit" to be overdone. People need to use their creative juices flowing and create something people will be thrilled, excited, amazed, on edge, and intrigued by that is a successful skit regardless of series, genre, or style it is from or preformed by.

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Unread 08-21-2013, 03:38 PM   #607
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Definition of Skit from Merriam-Webster
1) a brief burlesque or comic sketch included in a dramatic performance (as a revue) (2) : a short serious dramatic piece; especially : one done by amateurs

That being said if you referred to everything in as Masquerade than all solely "dance skits" are technically not skits at all and therefore don't meet the requirement where as everything else. Really a Masquerade is filled with skits, choreographed dances (original or not), and anything else the participants have come up with.

Personally I think some dance pieces are good, but they get old fast when 20 of the 30 entries are all dance pieces, but they lack substance in some cases. Yeah you learned a dance while watching youtube, but you didn't edit your audio, you didn't write a script, you just sat and watched someone else until you memorized it and then pranced your butt out on stage. Not to say for those who actually choreographed their own dances aren't any good those are the ones that are, but they unfortunately make up the minority of dance pieces in masquerades and because of that sometimes get over looked. I've seen some great dances and some down right horrible ones.

Fake-out make-out skits lack substance as well unless there is an actual backstory that built up to the fake-out make-out first. Just making out for the sake of getting fangirls to screams is just blah. I've done a fake yaoi kiss on stage, but there was an actual story leading up to it.

Frankly I consider any lack luster poorly crafted "skit" to be overdone. People need to use their creative juices flowing and create something people will be thrilled, excited, amazed, on edge, and intrigued by that is a successful skit regardless of series, genre, or style it is from or preformed by.

Thank you for hearing my rant on this subject.
I think this is a very well done post. I never got the dance skits myself, unless it has to do with a character who's known for dancing or a show that has dance numbers in it. Granted, there are some great dance skits out there, but most of them I've seen have little to do with the show/media that's being cosplayed/represented.

As for the fake out/make out skits, I never really was a fan of them regardless of how well done they are. Maybe it stems from me not being into yaoi in the first place or the whole concept of shipping as a whole, but the lot of these make me gag. I mean I appreciate the work that goes into the good ones, but they leave me with an uneasy feeling.

But yes, I wholeheartedly agree with the notion that a good skit is original and doesn't rely on overdone memes or fandom in-jokes too much. I don't mind them appearing a few times, but I'm talking about skits that have every joke revolve around a worn out meme or obscure in-joke. If it's a well known show/game (Like Wreck-it Ralph, TF2, MLP, Naruto, Pokemon, etc) that's fine, most of the jokes will be known, but take it into consideration if it's something more obscure.

Again, great post!
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Unread 10-14-2013, 06:28 PM   #608
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I have a question.
So I am new to the hole "Skit" Idea and I just need to know if "Anything you can do, I can do better" from Annie Get Your Gun Is an overly used skit ides, even If I rewrote the words to fit the characters.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 02:11 PM   #609
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I have a question.
So I am new to the hole "Skit" Idea and I just need to know if "Anything you can do, I can do better" from Annie Get Your Gun Is an overly used skit ides, even If I rewrote the words to fit the characters.
I haven't seen that done before, but then again I'm not a skit guy (The overdone ones killed it for me). If you rewrote the lyrics, I suppose it'd be a good idea.
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Unread 07-17-2014, 10:43 PM   #610
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Agreed.
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Unread 07-17-2014, 11:14 PM   #611
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I have a question.
So I am new to the hole "Skit" Idea and I just need to know if "Anything you can do, I can do better" from Annie Get Your Gun Is an overly used skit ides, even If I rewrote the words to fit the characters.
I've seen it used in a lot of older AMV's, but never seen a skit of it. So I don't think it'd be too bad. If you do a clever job of rewriting the lyrics, that'll put a nice fresh twist on it.
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Ah.
I'm planning to do my first ever skit at a convention in September as Rin Kagamine from Vocaloid. I'm a trained dancer and will be planning to do a dance-skit because of this.

I tried to make it unique by NOT doing her default outfit (sailor, top shorts, etc) but plan to use well-known songs as I want the audience to get involved in it.

I went to the convention last year and there were so few skits, I felt really sad and so few skits were simple and audience-engaging.

Eh, I don't know what to do....
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Unread 03-08-2015, 05:57 PM   #613
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Ah.
I'm planning to do my first ever skit at a convention in September as Rin Kagamine from Vocaloid. I'm a trained dancer and will be planning to do a dance-skit because of this.

I tried to make it unique by NOT doing her default outfit (sailor, top shorts, etc) but plan to use well-known songs as I want the audience to get involved in it.

I went to the convention last year and there were so few skits, I felt really sad and so few skits were simple and audience-engaging.

Eh, I don't know what to do....
If the con will let you, ask them to sing along if they know the lyrics? If there's a projector, maybe you could have the lyrics playing too behind you so that everybody can sing along?
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If the con will let you, ask them to sing along if they know the lyrics? If there's a projector, maybe you could have the lyrics playing too behind you so that everybody can sing along?
Sadly, they don't have a projector BUT I did record myself at the start saying "Sing along, do it with me" so hopefully that'll work as a replacement
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Unread 03-20-2015, 01:54 PM   #615
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I haven't been to see any skits at cons in years,but a friend tells me its always overdone with dance routines these days
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