I'm not off-book.
My brain is mush. I'm going to bed.
Rough day today. Woke up late-- actually slept through 45 minutes of my alarm this morning. Forgot to take my meds so I ended up having to head back home. It's a rough day today-- I feel like I was left to congeal in a deep-fat fryer. Having a hard time walking straight because of the bouts of dizziness.
I have the lines stored as scenes on the little MP3 player, so I'm able to chug through them at work, but trying to concentrate on multiple things just isn't the way to go for these lines. All it really does is keep me honest on the pronunciation and maybe a bit of the timing, but because I'm not learning words that have internal meaning, trying to memorize them is harder than you'd think.
This is gonna be a rough week. We're doing the morning show on channel 9, and we have to be at the studio by 6:00 AM on Wednesday, costumes, makeup, and lines down pat. I feel really far away from that right now.
SO freaking tired.
I'm a little farther along in lines. Broken it down into smaller chunks, as a single scene is pushing what I can handle. Essentially I set the repeat on one scene (track) and repeat it. I have all the dialogue but mine on both channels, and mine in right-channel mode only. That way, when I feel somewhat confident in the lines, I can remove the right earpiece and follow the cues.
Here's where things get muddled.
In Russian, there is a greeting that sounds a lot like "kagh dyela", which is basically "what's up". With Klingon, it's "nuQ neQh", which is close to "what do you want". I get them confused. Then there's "nuQ da(gh)aj," and "daQh Yi(gh)osh", which I get confused and mean two entirely different things ("what have you got?" and "go away now").
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has problems.
These aren't even the hard lines.
Taking a break with the earbuds out of my ears. There's only so much of this I can handle at one shot.
While I am closer, I'm not gonna be off book tonight. I have maybe half, maybe a little over half shakily memorized. Some lines I'm not even close, and I may have to break down bits even further to focus on short phrases, then start linking phrases together. If I had another week, I'd feel a lot more confident, but this is scary.
I've also been painting and adding eyebrows to the latex prosthetics. The eyebrows are getting punched in with a hair punch tool, which is really slow and tedious work.