lnq 👨🏿‍🦱: Robot🤖 (play)

/ Robot🤖 (play)

Robot :== a short one act performance and composition by 🧑🏿Link Starbureiy debuting March 19, 1997. The play is a solo piece about a fictional cyborg (🧑🏿lnq) on Earth's🌍 moon🌚🌙 sometime in the near-distant future.

The ideation and drafting for Robot began in February 1997. This was his final creative arts assignment (complementing the technical piece) as a schoolboy, and was scheduled to be performed in a talent show the following month. Robot is 🧑🏿lnq's first thematic piece (no box office), and often credited as the beginning(s) of the proprietorship, Link Egglepple Starbureiy, as well as his foray into cyberpunk.

Robot was part of an annual school-wide talent show that I took part in. The previous year, I had done a Michael Jackson impersonation routine (Smooth Criminal/Moonwalker), which went over pretty well. I then wanted to try my hand at something original, which is where this botched act came in; I sought the assistance of a classmate - whom he and I drew comicbooks together for fun - to help with the storyboarding, but he, too, was busy at that time as we were seniors trying to close out our high school careers and projects.

I immediately labeled the show a debacle👎👎, and attribute my poor outtake to lack of preparation (the script was still being edited only minutes leading to showtime) and a mishandling of the itinerary by stage crew (and some other lame excuses; in truth, I just sucked😵). In all, I later saw the show as a blessing that I would use as fuel to create more one-man acts (later attributed to my foray into deeper performance art that Summer) which evolved my opéra-ballet, Stewart.

It should be noted that I came up in the era of Nintendo. A major platform game of the time was The Legend of Zelda[z]. It's a great franchise. No, my name is not Link after the protagonist character in the game; it's my real name. Anyway, there was no 'Zelda' to speak of in my adventures, so I just adopted 'Link, The Legend' to fancy my ego. And now you know.🤭 (do not confuse with 🧑🏿Link Starbureiy%roster, cyborg, or Starbureiy automaton)