Showing posts with label EasterMUD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label EasterMUD. Show all posts

/🎭'Aegypt' in Easter

Aegypt, de facto leader of GO[description:= Black male, late-40s/// character:= a charismatic, military-trained street philosopher who has nothing but honest intentions for his followers, unfortunately, city politics sees him as a terrorist and looks to do away with what he is building]

/🎭'Palm' in Easter

Palm, ex-spouse of Pascha[description:= White female, late-20s in 1978, mid-60s years in present-day/// character:= impulsive Southern belle-type who made questionable choices in her youth, now a dead ghost👻 haunting Pascha, she was frequently at odds with him because of her past dalliances; what's left of their relationship these days is mentally apoplectic, but both still honored "the deal"]

/🎭'Earl Ellis' in Easter

Ellis, a sleazy business executive and key member of Lily's pod[description:= White male, 35-45 years /// character:= team business analyst / econ whiz, nearly completely misreads how he comes across to others, gateway drug user, a late-life bloomer who schmoozes his way into opportunities yet is undeniably good at what he does]

/🎭'Lily' in Easter

Lily, stepdaughter of Pascha[description:= λ White female, 40-42 years /// character:= single mother of (adopted) twin preschoolers, Antoney and Isabell Ndongo, on the cusp of 'finding' herself, an intelligence operative (= technical admin. + government liason) employed as a close business associate of Maundy, cutthroat, over-sexualized, very calculated, fast-paced MBA-type who - as team lead (pod = Lily, Gruber, Ellis) - is just as invested as her boss in making sure the company is in a secure position, super stressed, sides with her mother in despising her dad but would be unsure why if she did some self-introspection, clinically diagnosed with anxiety disorder and manic depression]

Gina Martino

/📣Easter candy🍭🍬: jobs

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help wanted

- Android/iOS sdk programmer
- automation engineer
- network architect
- mathematician
- chemist
- 🎨concept artist
- special/visual effects
- **military consultant**
- **actors**
- **crew**
- **construction worker**
- **set artisan**
- **clerk**
- **music**

+Android/iOS sdk programmer [🥕] - going off the jukebox api and assets to develop enhancements to the Google Daydream (Android, Unity, Unreal, web) sdk for Easter. For the most part, our engine consists of intelligent isometries applied to the camera (complex reality/augmented reality elements super-imposed on locations). -- do you think your team can ship a monetizable app (beta) with continuous predictable updates throughout production? Show me your codebase. [## Python seems to be the way to go, these days. ##]

+automation engineer [🥕] - wanted: a simulator. Will you build it? We need somebody who can prototype interfaces for self-driving vehicles (think of scenarios with lots of traffic). You are a full-stack developer who is comfortable+proficient with predictive analytics relative to machine learning [cluster analysis, generative adversarial networks], genetic algorithms, and data science. Tensorflow/PyTorch expertise is a must. MATLAB/GNU Octave is your friend.

+network architect [🥕] - you love big data. Our MMO's database engine must support some multiple of millions of players.😅 Be comfortable with the underlying principles of neural networking and network topology since we're ingesting hugebytes of data across a distributed cloud (GCP, Azure, AWS). The video encoding/decoding platform is leveraging Chromium (cf. Chrome, Edge, Blink engine) for browser support. Our network has to stay up and remain secure🔐; reliable and active internet connection is crucial for obvious reasons - we're aiming for 25-30mbps for 1080p resolution at 60fps to start. Eventually, we'll get to 4k-8k resolution (as the industry adopts 5G), but the main concern here is manipulating bitrates (for instance, HD streaming of television uses ~3gb/hr, double+ for 4k) [rule: more internet bandwidth → higher bitrate → greater image quality]. We'll run a very small intranet that will need monitoring/sysadmin. Industry certification a plus!

+mathematician [🥕] - wizards sought. Overall, this is a computational math problem. Your tensor analysis (ie. geometric sums, partial differentials, number theory, etc.) game is on-point, as your level of conceit won't let you fail (just focus and think!). We train our ai by finding increasingly sophisticated acoustic bounds on twistorspaces, which are some of the most challenging algorithms in the wild. A firm grasp of string theory (with emphasis on 'theory') will take you far. We are also interested in signal-level compression schemes (ie. compressive/sparsed sampling). I can see the smile on your face now when you discover that the Millennium Problems are organic to the compute layer. Jam with me.

+concept artist [🥕] - draw, draw, draw, and draw some more! -- proficiency with variety of vector graphics programs (Corel, Adobe/GIMP, MS Paints, etc. w/ brushes: watercolor, camel hair, airbrush, crayon/oil pastel, grease pencil), strong 2D/3D modeling and CAD. Skills in cartooning and character animation (/animatics) with said tools is a plus! Fine artists will spend their time building assets and designing subd mockups. You will work directly alongside me illustrating whatever I dream up (eg. the libretto, etc.), as well as interfacing with the actors and engineers when they need sketchwork. --- can you do stuff like this?

+special/visual effects [🥕] - develop believable digital assets that are seamlessly placed into real-world settings and environments (in this case, outdoors Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1978 - 1980, and today). I'd rather you use an opensource modeler, like Blender (.blend), Unity, and/or FreeCAD (parametrics), rather than the commercial products like Houdini or the Autodesk family (eg. Maya, 3D Max, Fusion 360) wherever possible. Ability to duplicate visuals from still photos with excellent judgment on real-world dynamics+phenomena is a must. Your animations should be A+. Trust me when I say that this is something that you will be doing ALL DAY and that it will consume you.

+military consultant [negotiable] - help draft* schematics for wargaming in an urban landscape (+beached seascape). An ideal candidate will have experience in actual combat (deployed), ROTC/Naval ROTC, and/or be a solid player in real-time tactics video games such as Call of Duty, Medal of Honor, Sniper Elite, and Battlefield -- in these scenarios, we need to know - given certain time constraints - what is feasible versus infeasible in urban guerrilla warfare. Considering that Philadelphia, PA is a relatively large layout with many rowhouses, sidestreets, a trolley/elevated transit system, and on two rivers ([a]+[b]), how would battalions attack each other with limited munitions in that setting? --- if you're a gamer, demo your vids on YouTube with the hashtag: #wargamingforEasterOperaData trained on UUe.i.

/// Gamers, whose efforts are appreciated😉, are not going to be compensated.🙁 You should, however, be signed-up for AdSense so that you can enjoy the revenue you get from playing games on your channel. If your strategies are used in the final cut, you will receive credit (as your screenname).
+actors [negotiable (hourly)] - both dry and wet. A dry actor (rehearsal aid) is someone who helps with fleshing out a scene, particularly assisting the concept artists to better communicate+illustrate their renderings (for the wets). These individuals are not expected to have screen time. On the otherhand, a wet actor will audition for a role to be seen by a wide audience. --- dry actors might be selected from local talent; wet actors should frequent the film office bulletin in Philly (, and elsewhere online (eg. All hired actors and/or crew must be non-union [SAG/AFTRA/AEA=no].* ---- actors please demo your reel on YouTube (at your discretion, make selection public, or unlisted if you only want someone like me to be able to view it) with the hashtag: #actingforEasterOperaOr, at least commit to being de-unionized while on set. The reason no SAG/AFTRA/AEA (scam alert!) is preferred is because I don't want a union trying to bully me or getting in the way of what I'm trying to accomplish. Besides, this being a peer production absolves us of unionization. I can't have actors or crew or anybody for that matter, slowing down production with a list of demands for working terms; if I have to work a certain style (long hours, etc.), then you have to work that same way. // En lieu of this, offered to hirees is an exceptional benefits package.
All acting assignments are paid gigs that will receive credit.

@Attention: casting🎭 call announcement📣

who's in this?
cast, crew roster

- Pascha&, protagonist/antagonist -- a notorious retired ensign[description:= α White male, 60s years /// character:= a first-rate detective of extraordinary ability with an irascible militant itch, gunslinger, country at his core, hard-headed, southpaw, claustrophobic, aged+diseased, grossly flawed and deeply insecure, oft-soliloquous, has an affinity for Greek mythology, drunk and suffering from chronic blackouts, funny, habitual yet improvisational, lucky but unfortunate (the eldest son of Jake and Rachel (both deceased) - his brother, Benjamin "Benny" is a lost soul), instinctive, experienced, seasoned, now at the stage where he is remorseful, relocated/switched cities (Elsewhere→Philly) for professional purposes, a severely skeptical 🍀Irish Catholic, our random walker, modeled partially after John McCain, Roy Rogers, and Brett Favre]Conveyed with ventriloquy from both a voice actor and computer graphics, as necessary.
- Annie Starke as Maundy Lindros, coloratura[description:= ε White female, 70s years (30s years in 1978 flashback), Swedish heritage /// character:= an eccentric and aloof genius who views few as intellectual peers, a classically trained physicist, accomplished (William & Mary PhD in Physics at age 16 -- research on extraterrestrial viscosity dynamics // thesis: "Quantum Leaps in the Material Science of Alloys" -- she remains the youngest person ever elected to the American Academy of Engineering[w]), ultra-conservative of high society pedigree (heiress to the Lindros FlyerCast & Irons, Ltd. company), ambitious entrepreneur with a knack for being in the right place at the right time, has carefully crafted her public persona in order to avoid suspicion, perceptive, callous, willing to do whatever it takes so that the rules are bent in her favor, a not-so-well-known phantom figure that works behind-the-scenes (doesn't get hands dirty/meticulously covers tracks), hates repeating herself, territorial, competitive, proud, immediate, urbane with her head full of white hair, regal, minimalist, mute and blind (visually impaired, born with both blindness and alalia but with heightened senses otherwise, expresses herself using a keyboard) but with an eye on the big picture, prefers her money do the talking, she's committed to her business (moonlights as a shipping magnate) and lives by the pericope 'You deserve what you let happen to you.'] and Ember Libitina, Attorney General Emerita and mayoral candidate[description:= ζ White female, 70s years (30s years in 1978 flashback) /// character:= a charming but deadly Philadelphia prosecutor (nicknamed the 'Duchess of Death' because she frequently seeks the death penalty for the convicted) who - with her juvenile demeanor - convincingly masks a brutal sociopathic personality, running for mayor in this special election which she is campaigning for "redevelopment", clever, retired but has never truly forfeited her power, obsessed with destiny, a greedy IJ Syndicate holdover from the Frank Rizzo era, deliberately willing to call for wholesale assassinations, looseley modeled after non-particular 20th Century Philadelphia district attorneys and Joker (indirectly)]
- Darby "Theo" Park, kingpin[description:= θ Black male, 25-30 years /// character:= a sophisticated Robin Hood-esque megalomaniacal high-IQ biohacker largely reputed as 'the brightest criminal on the streets', rogue, ambitious, swag whore, former computer security consultant who authored the 'fabl3' payload, now a wanted criminal (for unlawful pharmacauticals, and declaration of terrorist biowarfare/violation of the BWC) who is the subject of a joint CGSI+DEA hunt (and has been for three years), notorious and feared leader of an extremely dangerous criminal network arisen from East Philly, bitter from recent personal life experiences, tempered with Napoleon complex; sees the world as full of 'winners' or 'losers', seeks the truth and wants absolute control over the game]
- Brock Vickers as Gunyo "Little Gun" Gruber, a member of Lily's pod[description:= White male, early-30s years, tall at 6'3'' /// character:= cunning staff counsel, meticulous / by-the-book, diligent, dutiful, and sacrificial in the sense that he's willing to go above and beyond, a hired Pinkerton possessing latent military skills, a boy scout/G.I. Joe-type and gym rat addicted to dietary supplements, an amateur magician with a penchant for pranks as well as being a master of special effects, talks in a bizarre off-Australian twang]
- Link Egglepple Starbureiy's signature motif🧑🏿Link Starbureiy[i] as Egg, monody[description:= Δ Black male, 40-ish years, this guy's resemblance to Link Starbureiy is uncanny😉 /// character:= leader of the 'Four Horsemen' (the "🦍silverback" of his troop), a firefighter👨🏿‍🚒 by trade who is anti-heroic, anti-hype, wise🦉, provocative, reactionary, raw, seething, extreme, schizophrenic/crazed, ruthless+lawless, a vicious misfit, militant, genocidal and careless of internecine, wrathful, bellicose and on his bully wanting others to 'feel his pain', no joke, not easily fooled, merciless, bold and hard, fearless+🦁lionhearted, believes himself to be the 🐑sheep/goat/ram🐏 on a crusade for freedom] and lnq, interface, UUe

/[supporting cast]
- Reginald VelJohnson as Alven, deuteroganist[description:= β Black male, mid-60s years /// character:= retired police sergeant having a decades-long friendship with Pascha, a jolly-go-lucky retiree who is always there when you need him🙂, his only real concern these days is for his nephew, Albert, who is following in his footsteps and joining the TPD, enjoys his hobbies and spending time with his grandchildren, resides in Babson Park, FL but is arriving in Philadelphia for Pascha's badge honoring party, bothered by a nagging spider🕷️ bite that is restricting his ambulation, probably the sole person with insight into Egg's playbook]
- Mel Gibson as Gasben, deuteroganist[description:= β White male, mid-60s years /// character:= generally a 'loose cannon' but comfortable working alongside his longtime partner, Rowan, skilled in hand-to-hand combat with extensive military training, easily triggered, holds a grudge (including against Pascha), has arrived in Philadelphia for Pascha's badge honoring party, absolutely does not want to be here]
- Danny Glover as Rowan, deuteroganist[description:= β Black male, 70s years /// character:= retired detective alongside his buddy cop partner, Gasben, prefers the quiet life but comes with a flair for the dramatic, a down-to-earth family man, has arrived in Philadelphia for Pascha's badge honoring party]
- Bunny, trainee of Pascha[description:= White female, early-30s years, thicc build (5'6'', 150lbs.-- must really be able to "squeeze in them jeans"), strong features of her Greek/Mediterranean heritage (dark hair/eyes) /// character := on loan from the United States Coast Guard Yard - Baltimore, she looks nice but she's not nice, imposing and intimidating, sly, bold, opportunistic, a cold and conniving dyke]📣
- Eógan Curran, mayor of township[description:= Black male, 50-55 years, must be able to nail the Philadelphia accent /// character:= privileged, seasoned demagogue, aggressive, and power thirsty, a typical two-faced political bullshitter, a hypochondriac]📣
- Gina Martino as Lily, daughter of Pascha [description:= λ White female, 40-42 years /// character:= single mother of (adopted) twin preschoolers, Antoney and Isabell Ndongo, on the cusp of 'finding' herself, an intelligence operative (= technical admin. + government liason) employed as a close business associate of Maundy, cutthroat, over-sexualized, very calculated, fast-paced MBA-type who - as team lead (pod = Lily, Gruber, Ellis) - is just as invested as her boss in making sure the company is in a secure position, super stressed, sides with her mother in despising her dad but would be unsure why if she did some self-introspection, clinically diagnosed with anxiety disorder and manic depression]
- Pallas Olopong (Red* Horseman), one of Egg's henchmen[description:= Black male of Ghanian descent, 30-ish years /// character:= an architect apprentice who yearns to extend his family name and reputation but has been reticent to take the next step, professional student-type, humble and milquetoast, takes orders well, is afraid that maybe both sides of the fight are equally wrong]📣
- Dominique "Fer" Noah, neighborhood imam[description:= Black male, 60s years (20s years in 1978 flashback) /// character:= he can preach until the moon turns blue, but secretly is deep-down tired of the choir itself, embittered, lately finds himself babysitting Tharbis' kids, originally from Newport News but 'caught up' in Pennsylvania, he's been waiting for someone like Egg - who he views as a prophet - to come along .. perhaps as a means to hide his own dark past, hardcore, a real G who can get whatever you need as long as you don't ask how he got it, modeled (indirectly) after Carl Stewart and Nate Stewart]📣
- Muck Raker, desk reporter[description:= White male, 50-ish years /// character:= arrogant, opinionated, conservative-slanted and obnoxious anchor who considers himself Beltway cognoscenti for a major television network based in the nation's capital, he is an influential (baiting his rightwing followers into believing the worst of the liberal citizenry) free-wheeling media personality who provides the audience with puppy-eyed play-by-play political commentary on the events of Easter, acting somewhat as its narrator (present-day) and inadvertent comic relief, loosely modeled after TCT]📣
- Eddie George as Iggy Veracruz, Green SEAL special ops commander (20th Special Forces Group, Baltimore)[description:= Latino/Hispanic male, 40-45 years, Central American heritage /// character:= a Texas-bred, tough-as-nails/'hard ass'/commando field general]📣

/[auxillary cast]
- Wendy Roberts, civil servant and in-house Doctor of Psychiatry[description:= White female, 50-55 years, stout /// character:= a lonely hopeless romantic (who is just now starting to accept that men never cared about her credentials) crushing on Pascha, by-the-book and professional to a fault, evidences her latent sassiness with desperate/deliberate but subtle showcasing of her décolletage]
- Rock Hefner as Bobbe Penn, WSTU radio personality and talent manager (1978 flashback)[description:= Black male, late-40s years /// character:= produces shows at the Uptown Theater (modeled after Georgie Woods) looking for Philadelphia-area talent to perform in his final amateur night showcase, his voiceover narrates parts of the opera's 1978 period]
- Jim Meskimen as Lent Goode, Pascha's admiral[description:= White male, 50-55 years, Eastern European heritage, clean-cut /// character:= lenient but vindictive, really harbors ill-will towards criminals, a brown-noser]
- Mac "Ramp" Iver, seaman [E-3] in the maritime forces (1978 flashback)[description:= Black male, early-20s years /// character:= fiscally conservative, busy and dutiful, from the streets of Philly but not consumed by them, working on getting his GED, young and in love, a friend and fellow troupe member of young Pascha ("Bruno"), modeled after Fred Hampton]
- Agent Ritcha "Florence" Ramja, City-wide liaison for the Drug Enforcement Administration[description:= Indian female, 40-ish years /// character:= tough cookie, blunt, no-nonsense, low-key mouthpiece who acts as the interface between the intra-flotilla corruption and the general public, representation for the regional branch/office of the DEA (leader of the task force on the case specifically in pursuit of Theo)]📣
- Emerald Martez as "Lollipop" Sylvia, connect[description:= Latina/Hispanic female, 15-20 years, Puerto Rican heritage /// character:= the unsuspecting distributor for both an offshore drug lord and Theo's minions, a candy-loving, cold-blooded assassin, a young girl aged out of the foster care system who is making good money being exploited]📣
- Hephaestus (Blue* Horseman), one of Egg's henchmen[description:= Mixed male, 15-18 years /// character:= a lame mulatto boy - hated by his mother - caught up in a race war, a crafty+clever natural mechanic, music producer, and otherwise mature-for-his-age city-slick/street-smart punk kid who is infatuated with the manliness and father figurehood that Stu exudes as he is being 'shown these things', participated because he admires the leadership and wholeheartedly believed in its cause, now he must make a decision]📣
- Hera Juno (Purple* Horsewoman), one of Egg's henchmen[description:= Black female, 40-ish years /// character:= mother of Hephaestus, devout Christian, something was amiss in her personal life that she thinks she's found by following Egg, 'divested': a bitter Black woman whose anger towards the oppposite sex has masculated her but she hasn't given up all hope]📣
- Lambsimon, French baroness (1978 flashback) [description:= White female, late 50s years /// character:= snobby/snooty, privileged daughter to an inherited mineral empire which she assumed control over after her father's passing, doesn't really understand the innerworkings but knows the value of numbers, seeking to expand the business]📣
- Speaker Henza Turtl, leader of the U.S. House of Representatives[description:= White female, 60-ish years /// character:= an ultraconservative politician from Wyoming, unethical yet immensely respected by her colleagues, recently authored the highly-controversial but vague 'Re-Enslavement Bill' which she is adamantly trying to get passed in both chambers of Congress, hopes to work behind the scenes with Maundy to "ship them back" (whatever that means) so "we" can 'get back to the way things were', slow-moving, stubborn, with incredible reach, seasoned, modeled after an amalgamation of Mitch McConnell, Liz Cheney, Newt Gingrich, and Trent Lott]📣
- Earl Ellis, a sleazy business executive and key member of Lily's pod[description:= White male, 35-45 years /// character:= team business analyst / econ whiz, nearly completely misreads how he comes across to others, gateway drug user, a late-life bloomer who schmoozes his way into opportunities]📣
- Murray Kamansky, concerned citizen and husband to Peggy[description:= Eastern Bloc male, 25-35 years, large build (6'6''+, 240+) /// character:= an imposing no-nonsense family guy, prejudice at his core yet affable, intelligent, physically modeled after Rob Gronkowski]📣
A Horseman is identified by the color of their held Beretta handgun🔫.

- Palm, ex-spouse of Pascha[description:= White female, mid-60s years /// character:= sick/ill (dying from ovarian cancer), re-married, settled in Fairfax County, Virginia to be closer to her daughter 'just in case', frequently at odds with Pascha because of her past dalliances; what's left of their relationship these days is estranged and apoplectic, but both still honor "the deal"]
- Efret, distressed child, only sibling of Gershom, and daughter of Tharbis[description:= Black girl, 8-10 years, dark-skinned]📣
- Gershom, distressed child, younger brother of Efret, and son of Tharbis[description:= Black boy, 6-7 years, lighter-skinned]📣
- Tharbis, distressed mother of Efret and Gershom[description:= Black female of Abyssinian descent, 30-35 years, thin build (body type reflects her struggles with drug addiction) /// character:= a thot]📣
- young Palm Lucia (1978-1980 flashback)[description:= White female of North Italian descent, 25-28 years, small frame (~5'6'', 115lbs) /// character:= an abundantly hopeful person with an air of class (read: 'old vibe') to her]📣
- Dorsel, concerned citizen[description:= White male, 20-30 years /// character:= red-blooded American dude competent with a variety of firearms, pissed-off at the uprising, sees this as the perfect time to go and kill himself some 'niggers']📣
- Norma Stefany "Norma" Iver (née Noah), wife of/widow to Ramp and sister to Dominique, (1978 flashback)[description:= Black female, early 20s years /// character:= an eager militant youth who is obsessed with the political and social climate of her time but heavy involvement in those activities haveleft her mentally unstable, a talented singer otherwise]📣
- Albert, freelance private investigator[description:= Black male, 21 years /// character:= nephew of Alven who wants to 'fight the good fight', aspires to be like his "legendary" uncle]📣
- George Coon, concerned citizen[description:= Black male, 20-25 years /// character:= token conservative Black guy, well-read, unctuous, wears his opinions on his sleeve, thinks that everybody should get along with everybody as long as it benefits him, the fine product of some people's 'ancestors', a staunch advocate of diversity/multiculturalism even at the expense of his own well-being, not quite sure if he agrees that his own life matters, just your friendly neighborhood Uncle Tom]📣
- Pooja/Patel, concerned citizen[description:= Indian male, 20-25 years /// character:= a passer-by whose bad luck put him in the path of danger]📣
- Lisa Gore as Simmy Noah, aunt to Norma and Dominique, and auntie in-law to Ramp (1978 flashback)[description:= Black female, mid-30ish years /// character:= a tiresome maintenance worker for the Philadelphia Zoo, tomboyish, tough and stern in her strive to be a stable motherly figure, distrust of Mayor Luigi's administration stresses her about the safety of her family]📣
- Ling-Lang, concerned citizen[description:= East Asian male, 25-30 years /// character:= restaurant employee out to defend his turf, not the nicest person, but decent and minds his own business]📣
- d0x, Theo's BI[description:= Black male of Somali descent, 30-35 years /// character:= tech and business savvy, helps with the logistics of the kingpin's operation(s)]📣
- Lef'fut, Maundy's personal bodyguard and sea captain[description:= White male, 35-45 years /// character:= burly guy who doesn't say much, speaks when spoken to, does what is asked of him, the boss' right-hand man/caretaker and muscle]📣
- Mang, battalion leader for Zone 4/Asian community[description:= Asian (Chinese/Vietnamese) female, 30-40 years, small frame (shorter than 5'5'', 110lbs. or less) /// character:= a feisty survivalist whose risky poor life choices happens to get her caught up in a war, a mother with secrets]📣
- Luigi, Mayor of Philadelphia (1978 flashback)[description:= White (Italian descent) male, 55-60 years, burly frame /// character:= boisterous and brutish, staunchly pro-police and pro-military, gravitates to the extreme right-wing, his relationship with the African-American community is afoul]📣
- Socks, Theo's understudy[description:= Black male, 20-22 years /// character:= a reliable but untrustworthy second-in-command to a kingpin, desperately wants out of the game]📣
- Galina, concerned citizen[description:= Russian female, late-30s years /// character:= single mom, immigrant (homeland accent included), fed up with the 'others' not appreciating their opportunities, fighting for her Caucasian race]📣
- Trent Schoenstein, City Council Chairman of township[description:= White male, 55-60 years /// character:= second in-command, always en garde, of IJ Syndicate heritage]
- Laura Stetman as Porbst "Ethel" Collins, Lily's girlfriend[description:= White female, 30s years /// character:= her relationship is tricky, as she is romantically involved with an always on-call executive, extremely jealous but seemingly patient, an actuary by trade]
- Bird, Navy SEAL under Iggy[description:= White male, early-30-ish years, medium frame (~6'0, 175-180lbs.) /// character:= a ginger, never bothered, contemplative/mysterious, gets the job done]📣
- Joe Chambrello as Mr. Alphabet (Dwight Mann), mysterious leader of the conglomerate, Nile LLC[description:= White male, late 30s years, dark features /// character:= incredibly smart technologist who heads the world's most valuable company, of Ivy League (Princeton+Wharton) pedigree, always on the hunt for a good deal, has a mild fascination with East Asian cultures, modeled after Jeff Bezos[i], Elon Musk[ii], and Robert Pera]📣
- De'voreaux White as Smiley, rideshare [description:= Black male, early 50s years /// character:= silly and obedient, he is destined to find himself under inauspicious circumstances, a traveling DJ and gig worker]
- Ric Flair, world champion wrestling legend with a strange connection to Pascha[description:= White male, 70s years /// character:= athletic, brash, family man]
- Joan, Bunny's girlfriend[description:= White female, 30-35 years /// character:= lazy and in love]📣
- Sinclair, 'retired' boxer🥊[description:= Black male, 40 years /// character:= an always underestimated pugilist who only fights for the money, former Olympian, himself a polarizing figure in the world of sports, signed on for one last 'spar' in The Fight of the Decade, modeled after Floyd Mayweather, Jr.]📣
- Kerry Down, champion prize fighter🥋[description:= White male, 30-ish years /// character:= obnoxious, confident, mouthy, fighting with a country (🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Scotland) and what feels like the entire White race behind him, somehow able to convince his idol to come out of retirement leading to him collecting the biggest payday of his life, Great White Hope, modeled after Conor McGregor]📣
- Billy Gibbs, a troupemate of young Pascha and Ramp (1978 flashback)[description:= Black male, 20-25 years /// character:= an outstanding dramateur with a great smile]📣
- Peggy Kamansky, wife of Murray Kamansky[description:= White female, 20-25 years /// character:= traditional and loyal to her husband]📣
- Felix Yota, public accountant working in the Office of Mayor Curran[description:= White male, 35 years /// character:= meticulous, suspicious, an ultra-liberal closet homosexual whose wrong insurance bet changes the course of his brokerings]📣
- Bruce Wagner, spouse of Palm[description:= White male, 70-ish years /// character:= a soft-spoken and dutiful husband to his ailing wife]📣
Any and all confirmations strictly means that talent has opted to work on piece in some capacity relative to what has been proposed, and thus would qualify to be on the payroll. Names associated with roles may be fluid (placeholders), only at a stage in negotiating procurement, and without guarantee. Again, without verbal commitment, said talent is speculative.
Because of the speed at which I plan to move (on schedule), the antihero in the story has been written so that the actor would really need to have a close relationship with the writer himself (me), so I've penciled myself (Link Starbureiy) in the role of Stu.  And since I know exactly what I want, I doubt that will change.


- conduction+editing+writing = Link Starbureiy (composer [opera+libretto], characters, conductor, editor)
- producing = Link Starbureiy (impresario), Ric Flair (segment)
- visual/special effects = Digital Dimension[i], Pixel Magic[ii], Luma Pictures[iii][iv], Eight VFX[v], Gloria FX[vi]offered
- costume+wardrobe = Link Starbureiy (ideation)
- makeup = Han Ly?📣
- sound+music = Jerry Goldsmith[i] (incidentals), Michael Kamen[ii] (theme), Verdell "Dell-P" Smith (direction), Jimmy Jam + Terry Lewis (coordination)
- electrical = ?
- set decoration = Link Starbureiy (staging)
- stunt coordination = ?📣
- art direction = ?📣
- production assistant = Rock Hefner [Philadelphia], Deborah Stewart
- line production/business operation = ?📣
- grip = Hai Nguyen
- casting = Link Starbureiy
- cinematography [camera, lighting, photog direction] = Link Starbureiy (ideation)
- transportation department = ?
- military science = ROTC at The University of Montana, N-ROTC at The Ohio State University, University of Pennsylvania Naval ROTC, Temple University ROTC, Robin Poole (Lieutenant - 24th Armored Infantry Division, independent consultant)
- miscellaneous companies = The Philadelphia Police Department (template), UUe (jukebox) Temple University (archive), City of Philadelphia, PA (appreciation), City of Butte, MT (thanks), City of Columbus, OH (thanks), Greater Film Office of Philadelphia (extras casting), Gusto (human resources services), Dial Press (acknowledgment), The Navy Yard, The Apprentice School (consultation), Philly Shipyard (consultation), Penn's Landing (appreciation), United States Coast Guard Station Philadelphia (thanks), Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (community)
- underwriting = [YOUR NAME HERE,]


+crew [negotiable, full-time] - if you don't know what 'crew' is, then don't bother. Needed are cinematographers, lighting, grips, aerial drone operators, costume/wardrobe/makeup, and technicians. //REMOTE WORK SHIFTS REQUIRE FLEXIBILITY//
- cartographers are in-demand here. We use Google Maps/Earth and Bing Maps to produce street views of Philadelphia and Butte. But, those maps are outdated (somewhat). Your job is to go around town generating new all-weather maps and provide the team with state-of-the-art information on locales. The cinematography unit relies on your supplied maps in recording.
- drone tech(nician)s can expect to travel a lot in the field. Needed are aerial shots [gis] of Philadelphia's cityscape (from Cityline Avenue up into the Lower and Upper Darbys, in and around Germantown/Mount Airy/West Oak Lane/Olney, and some hangouts in the North side/Montgomery County - pretty much the whole thing), with lots of tight shots in and around downtown (horizontal+vertical) - Philadelphia's tallest point is about 1,121ft (342 meters), so the drone must capture at a minimum 1,250ft altitude. We're using a mobile (cell phone) camera and a Jump rig unless you have a better idea.
- with today's software, I find lights to be better handled in post (editing suite), plus, we're using lots of outdoor shots with natural lighting.
- costume/wardrobe will be given a credit card💳 and told to go shop for fabrics. You will be stitching together clothing items that are as close to the concept artists' illustrations as possible, that concept artist may even be you.
- whoever photograph's this thing has to have extensive experience/expertise with mobile (Pixel, iPhone, Samsung, etc.), including the peripherals for those phones. I am NOT interested in lugging around large, overpriced cameras, nor am I interested in 'film', so spare me the artiste nonsense. You will have a bunch of high-end phones at your disposal, so you have to think in terms of how each shot will look in VR (360 degrees) from various angles.
- gaffer/lighting director is crucial for setting a scene. Below is a great example of what I'm talking about (courtesy Vanity Fair).
- the sound unit should be experts. Audio is not something that you can fake. Your job is to make sure that our sonics are audible but not deafening. I don't want a whole lot of boom mics or lapels. It's tricky but also your job to figure it out.

+construction worker [negotiable, hourly] - build/construct physical sets according to specification, and under the supervision of a foreman. Must be able to work on-site (Philadelphia or Montana) with varying hours. -- laborers should hold industrial trade certification and pass a background check. Bring your own tools🛠. English and Spanish speakers OK.

+set artisan [🥕] - design and dress virtual and/or physical sets to specifications that suit your flair (within the context of the story, of course). Attention to detail and a willingness to stay within a fixed budget are a must. Are you a big fan of HGTV renovation shows (eg. Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, etc.)? Good with Sketchup/Layout, Soya3D? Do you have a background in interior design? Most importantly, can you meet deadlines?

+clerk* [negotiable (base) with 10% monthly raises, full-time] - a perfect opportunity to operate a small business from the trenches; for the most part, you are 'running point'. Duties encompass managing the community/office, people, accounting+payroll (either Gusto or an in-house system), administration, and securing clearances. You should know your favorite spreadsheet application like the back of your hand. As the point-of-contact on daily operations, your responsibilities include public outreach. It is also your job to make sure that our metrics (ie. views, ad buys) are growing(!). -- this is probably suited for an entrepreneurial JD.You should already have your degree. It's an internship because it has set start+stop dates.

+🎵music [negotiable] - besides myself and a mixer, instrumentalists will be conducted by a classical conductor with experience in film, television, or (the cinematic elements of) video game scoring. You clearly understand that it's the music that makes all he difference. Soft notes from recycled incidentals may be incorporated into the libretto's score, so the department will need to conduct a full orchestra for additional new music (5+ hours) around that. -- applicants should hold a bachelor's degree in music.

My way (rather, the Black American style to which I'm accustomed) of doing this is to put a bunch of professional musicians (whether they've worked together before or not) in a room and let them have jam sessions. We're bound to have a ton of new music and sounds, some things of which are destined to make the cut.

Also wanted are neo soul/contemporary R&B songwriters and beatmakers for a series of so-called "Day 0" mixtapes (themselves Easter eggs), as well as forty-five (45) second advertisements featuring Ric Flair[i] of a fictional (in the sense that it was created for this opera) brand of DIY huckleberry-flavored rum called Brown Hue (from 'Hubert Brown', the birth name of H. Rap Brown/Jamil Abdullah al-Amin). These are marketing gimmicks that tie into the production (look for these around the Web and in the opera), the latter because that's the distilled spirit our alcoholic detective prefers to drink. (Drink responsibly.🥃) The songs themselves don't have to be that short (and probably shouldn't be), but a full song must lend itself to being sampled.

If you need more information to help you with your composition, Ric Flair is a professional wrestler and personality (it's best that you know who he is. Pretend that he loves R&B and that you are making music just for him.) who will narrate the overture in snippets in the company of a 'friend'. Although he is reputably 'loud' (flashy) in real life, your music should not be. We're easy listening for melodies that compliment/complement the ambience of man wanting relaxation and telling a story to whoever's paying attention.

Keeping an eye on the bigger picture, with this opera, we are going for an entirely new generation of sounds (melodies and songs) that may (re)define the Easter holiday season moving forward, very similar to what American and European musicians have done with establishing 'traditional' Christmas music (eg. 🎵Santa Claus is Coming to Town, 🎵Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, 🎵A Charlie Brown Christmas, 🎵The Christmas Song, 🎵Jingle Bells, etc.) the past two (2) centuries. For inspiration, the musicianship of Stevie Wonder and his compositions (eg. sample appetizer: 🎵I Can't Help It, 🎵Why I Feel This Way, 🎵Ribbon In The Sky) are some of my favorites and could set a bar for grooves.

/🎭'Bunny' in Easter

🐇Bunny, understudy of Pascha[description:= White female, early-30s years, thicc build (5'6'', 150lbs.-- must really be able to "squeeze in them jeans"), strong features of her Greek/Mediterranean heritage (dark hair/eyes) /// character := on loan to the CGIS-Philadelphia from NCIS-Quantico, she looks nice but she's not nice, imposing and intimidating, sly, bold, opportunistic, a cold and conniving dyke]

"They ask us to be rational in an irrational world. That kind of tension inevitably creates a spark." - Bunny

She bought into the hype.

/🎭'Pascha' in Easter

Pascha&, protagonist/antagonist -- a notorious retired ensign[description:= α White male, 60s years /// character:= heroic, a first-rate detective of extraordinary ability with an irascible militant itch, gunslinger, country at his core, hard-headed, southpaw, claustrophobic, aged+diseased, grossly flawed and deeply insecure, oft-soliloquous, has an affinity for Greek mythology, drunk and suffering from chronic blackouts, funny, habitual yet improvisational, lucky but unfortunate (the eldest son of Jake and Rachel (both deceased) - his brother, Benjamin "Benny" is a lost soul), instinctive, experienced, seasoned, now at the stage where he is remorseful, relocated/switched cities (Elsewhere→Brandywine) for professional purposes, a severely skeptical 🍀Scots-Irish Catholic, our random walker, modeled partially after John McCain, Roy Rogers, and Brett Favre]Conveyed with ventriloquy and allegory.

Who killed Pascha?

-- That question is the tagline. For reference, 'Pascha' is the generic name (meaning 'Easter') being used here for none other than that dude from The Detective series. --

For legal purposes we have to remain generic, but we can recognize that there's only one person that fits the description.

"Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker!" - Pascha

A little backstory, I started the Easter project as a response to a Parkinson's disease bounty (imaging alpha-synuclein) offered by the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The technology created in accomplishing that has little to do with this article, so it shouldn't be further mentioned, just know the idea for Pascha being ill with neurodegneration was originally an off-shoot of a science problem.

Anyway, our guy's in trouble...

Bruce Willis* had mentioned over the years that he'd be open to acting a conclusive telling of his most well-known character if done right. There were other writers that made their submissions 'somewhere', but since I'm an arrogant s.o.b., mine obviously made the cut. Bringing his story to conclusion was challenging because I wasn't sure where to start.

We know that he's older these days. Entering old age for him has been especially painful because of his yesteryear heroics. He's been bruised, beaten up, escaped near-death situations, and he also is/was a habitual chain smoker🚬. Coupled, those things alone are enough to have serious (side) effects on the body (and mind). I figured he'd probably be an 🍺alcoholic, as well, to cope. That right there may be a precursor to diabetes, which Type-3 of the disease is essentially Alzheimer's. So, now he has a 'natural' progression into declining mental+physical health.

He's slower, too, which is normal. But here it's noticeable because he's scared, and retired. Pascha did a lot of dirty things in his past, and now he has to own up to them. He's a responsible person, but his demons are occupying nearly all of his emotions. It's hard to live life full-throttle when you're constantly looking over your shoulder (metaphorically-speaking). Was there something he missed? Is there anything worthy to look forward to? These are serious questions.

Our guy is depressed.

Depression can lead to 🧠brain cavities, which can cause dysfunction in basic neurological activity. Poor 🧠brain health is a possible contributing factor in neurodegeneration, of which Parkinson's may be a symptom. You see where this is going.

He doesn't like himself very much these days, but, he's in good company. He's pissed off so many people over the years, he just assumes he has enemies wherever he goes. As decorated as his career may have been, Pascha never felt that he deserved 'thanks'. He's at the realist point in his life - nearing its end.

Hospice nurses have reported patients seeing loved ones only revealed to their 👀sights in the time leading up to their deaths. There's also the so-called 'rally'; where a patient who is otherwise dying, makes one last hurrah for a brief period of well-being before passing. We're not quite sure what Pascha is experiencing, but he damn sure is hallucinating (an actual symptom of Parkinson's).

That said, he's still one of the world's finest detectives. He's still a fighter. He's still a pain in the ass. He's still Pascha. And most importantly, he's still alive.

"I was a fool to think otherwise .. the only thing that matters in the end is what loves you back." - Pascha

"All things being equal, I'd rather be in Brandywine." - Pascha

/🎭'Egg' in Easter

🧑🏿Link Starbureiy[i] as Egg, monody[description:= Δ Black male, 40-ish years, this guy's resemblance to Link Starbureiy is uncanny😉 /// character:= leader of the 'Four Horsemen' (the "🦍silverback" of his troop), a firefighter👨🏿‍🚒 by trade who is anti-heroic, anti-hype, wise🦉, provocative, retaliatory, raw, 💊red pilled + seething, extreme, gone, schizophrenic/crazed, ruthless+lawless, a vicious misfit, karma personified, militant, genocidal and careless of internecine, wrathful, bellicose and on his bully wanting others to 'feel his pain', no joke, not easily fooled, merciless, bold and hard, fearless+🦁lionhearted, believes himself to be the 🐑sheep/goat/ram🐏 on a crusade for freedom] and Stu(art), the medical interface

In the wake of all the strife taking place in Philly in my 🧼opera, Easter, we have a disgruntled civilian named Egg, who, having been disillusioned with authority after his own recent encounter with the legal system moved him beyond reproach, devises a plan to carry-out what he sees is the only logical solution to stop🛑 and prevent any further foul play against his community - the extermination of all police officers, and the dismemberment of local officials (eg. those elected, ombuds, prosecutors, etc.) for whom they serve.

To make matters worse, he is even willing and competent enough to take his cause further - orchestrate an all-out war against anybody who is in disagreement with his self-reliance/self-preservation, protectionist philosophy. Inevitably, random persons are made at fault and no one is a safe target, but by billing himself as the "crown of light", this 'manifestation of abuse' - akin to the Grim Reaper - can rationalize being his own judge+jury (however sadistic) by using the survival of the fittest evolutionary tactic so that he can 'bring a new dawn'.

"If I were you, I'd be afraid of me, too." - Egg

Before being sentenced to a hospital for a non-violent offense, Egg was a firefighter👨🏿‍🚒 (fire chief) employed by the City on loan to the Philadelphia Water Authority, which is a subsidiary of Lindros FlyerCast & Irons, Ltd.. He was working specifically under a federal grant (a weeks-long hackathon sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service) to build+research urban watersheds for a statewide 'green' ("healthy") initiative. His findings were that somebody was 'poisoning the well', so to speak; for decades there has been foreign particulates (neurological agents) deliberately placed into the drinking water of targeted African-American neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Bucks County. His investigation led him to discover that this had been done perhaps intentionally by an intra-organizational coalition.
/// At first I had Egg working as an engineer for the company, but then realized that the story calls for someone who thoroughly knows their way around town. -- One of my first job offers in Montana came from the Smokejumper Center in Missoula as a data scientist. I declined, but kept in contact with some of the people there because I find wildland fire🔥 seasons fascinating.

In Easter, Egg acquires a lot of power in a very short amount of time, and I figured the most reasonable way for him to do this was for him to be put in a position of trust, where he could easily prey on people's vulnerabilities. Them assuming that as a firefighter👨🏿‍🚒 he is there to help as a first responder, is a sensible way to dramatize this. Also, being his fire house's department head, he possesses natural leadership skills which will always be on full display. This makes sense considering that it calls for somebody who knows the city inside-out, like the back of his hand.

When he went to report his findings to his superiors, he was immediately re-assigned, and the project spec dismantled. He was later labeled mentally impotent, timely laid-off, and then framed for three (3) counts of tampering with federal equipment. Each count held up to one year as punishable by law. Because these were minor trespasses, the authorities decided to ship him interstate to a psychiatric ward in Deer Lodge, Montana for his sentence (1,000 days).

Whatever happens, happens, and for a reason. That mode of thinking catapulted him into the depths of anguish and back again, taking him to the brink of death, where he began irreversible experiments of self-mutilation. These actions ended up costing him his arm in the process, which was later replaced with a 🦾bionic prosthetic.

While on the inside, with his freedoms/liberties gone, he did plenty of introspection. He may have tried to find religion to some degree, or at least what it means to be 'religious' in the midst of hell, by sampling the unit's library. But then decided that he's actually not a coward; that it's actually against his best interests to seek false protection from others who were legitimately sick (you typically see hardcore thugs find a religion while in rehab as a way to form a safety net).

"Life is Death's clock. I've been gone; I died a long time ago. Today, I'm a soul collector." - Egg

With all of his learning and understanding, he found some things about the Holy Bible to be astonishingly peculiar to him. After reading the good book from cover-to-cover, he began to believe that he was blessed, not cursed. His psychosis became more potent over the course of his sentence, and had gotten to a point in schizophrenia where he totally converted to his own belief system.

And like all people on the journey seeking mental resolve, he found a distant source, and then nit-picked that source to get closer to it, selecting what sounded most interesting to him and in-line with his feelings. What he found came directly from three books in the Bible: Genesis, Deuteronomy, and Revelation (ie. the first, the fifth, and the last):
from Genesis 15:13, he learned that the People (Hebrews) were cursed by God: 📯"And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be sojourners in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;"
from Deuteronomy 28:15-68, but especially verse 68, he noted that They came over to the New World cast in irons on slave ships, are generally considered to be "of confused mind" (ie. lacking high intelligence), called bywords (eg. 'nigger'), etc.: 📯"And the Lord will bring you back in ships to Egypt, a journey that I promised that you should never make again; and there you shall offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but there will be no buyer."

From those two books alone, he accepted that the Bible speaks in code, and deduced that Black Americans are the true Hebrews.* This would be a distinct group, separate from the Black Hebrew Israelites or Beta Israel. He used Revelation to further make his case:
Revelation 3:7-13: 📯"To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:
These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. 8 I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. 9 I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. 10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.
11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. 12 The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name. 13 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches."

Those Revelation chapter+verses convinced him of the City of Philadelphia (his hometown) (as) being the last remaining of the Seven Churches, and that the true Hebrews would come from her when called. Figuring that the first slaves were brought to American (Virginia) shores[a] in August 1619, that time is now (202x+), he thinks.

So, when we get introduced to Stu in the church scene alongside Dominique, we know that he's at the tail-end of his spiritual journey. From his personal failings, he has arrived at the inevitable delusion: that because the Negro (Hebrew) cannot thrive under oppression, it should not co-exist with its oppressor(s).* This is the thesis of H. Rap Brown's autobiography.

Back in Philly, he returns home to find his wife making drastic lifestyle changes, his young children having lost respect for him, and he himself an extremely bitter person. With little to lose, no time to waste, and realizing that he must act quickly if he is to self-fulfill a prophesy (of Armageddon and thus ending the curse), his plot for revenge begins. He goes on the hunt for Theo (it was the kingpin himself who helped frame him; giving the police the planted evidence that sent him away), Maundy (his former employer whom he holds responsible for oppressing his 'Hebrew' people), and every active law enforcer.

Accomplishing this is no small feat, as he sees enemies in gangs & street thugs (à la Theo's comrades) as well as the corporations (viewing America itself as a corporation) -- all shareholders in corruption, and which are equally as guilty in oppressing Hebrews over time. Certain targets are harder to hit for reasons that are out of his area of expertise, but that's not going to stop him from trying.

"It's simple economics: you pay for everything you do and don't do. ... If they were already dealt with, then this wouldn't keep happening. -- No regressions." - Egg

I wrote Egg to be perhaps the nastiest, most vicious antihero ever. He is truly a mean motherfucker. Even though the character is definitely bad news, I refuse to label him outright villainous because he is reactionary; had the others not done what they did, there would be no cause for him to take action. "No more Mr. Nice Guy"; he views himself in prophetic taste like Harriet Tubman; wanting to manumit his followers from the stronghold of socio-economic oppression and is completely sold on the movement.

"... and where has being nice gotten us? Remember, there are no devils in Heaven." - Egg

I decided to make him a Black male because, since he bears sole responsibility for instigating the war on 'Good Friday', black matches the preferred color of the ecumenical liturgy. In crafting him, I referenced source material from Hubert Brown's autobiography, experimenting with what the fervor from a die hard (pun intended) political activist could have been like in 1960s America. Also examined were some third-party peripheral studies of John Africa's MOVE ideologies ("The Guidelines").

In a different ilk, my composite borrowed some traits from characters in movies and television shows dealing with inner-city gangsters and the drug game (I especially was influenced here by Jamie Hector's characterization of Marlo Stanfield in The Wire and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's psychotic 'out-for-revenge' portrayal of Kanan Stark in seasons one and two of Power), Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo (hence the oft-repeated "I have a Black friend, his name is George." line), elements of spaghetti westerns (particularly the 'lonesome dove' act of Clint Eastwood as Man with No Name in the "Dollars Trilogy"), the self-righteousness of Boyd Crowder, along with the swagger of Roy Rogers, certain characteristics of Sam McCloud, Magneto's pragmatism, also the slaughterhaus of Nat Turner, and the rage of Jason Voorhees.



"Egg is coming for you." - Egg