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Phantom of the Opera in Fifteen Minutes

As promised: Phantom of the Opera in Fifteen Minutes. I'm still counting up the fundraising, but we'll have a final count soon. I'm already running late with the book manuscript, but this was a very quick write--it practically parodies itself, and it was fun, and a good palate cleanser.

ETA 4/02/05: Okay. I'm gonna try to be real clear about this. I really, really liked the movie. I liked the book. I have never seen the show, but I would probably like it, and I ended up really enjoying the music. I like the actors involved. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ME COMMENTS ABOUT MY "HATE" FOR THE MOVIE. The point of these parodies is "affectionate snark." The jokes are written with love. If I hated the movie, I wouldn't bother. If you think I'm not funny, that's one thing, but please don't leave me long screeds about how I didn't "understand" or "appreciate" the movie, because you're preaching to the choir. (Yes, I have received, and am still receiving, a lot of these. Two today alone, in fact.)

P.S. Please look up the difference between "heroin" and "heroine" before you complain about my "Heroine Addict" icons. It's a pun. It's supposed to be a positive thing. I'm not calling anyone a drug user. Thank you, and enjoy.

Oh, and since it always comes up: I never have a problem with anyone leaving comments. In fact, if you'd like, you can leave them in the comments for me to see. But please don't copy or repost the entire thing anywhere; excerpts and links are always fine, though.

ETA: Minor corrections have been made to dates and a couple of names.


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From: bunniful Date: October 23rd, 2006 12:50 pm (UTC) (Link)


Dude that seriously had my sides splitting.
From: jachra Date: October 27th, 2006 07:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Don't mean to sound all nitpicky today, but...

We will start calling him “The Phantom” anyway.]

You started calling him "The Phantom" in the previous section as well.
antisweetheart From: antisweetheart Date: November 17th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)

that was a thing of brilliance

As a fan of the musical since I first heard the music, and a huge fan of the book, your summary was a work of art. Giry's reference to the Persian killed me.
madamtorsion From: madamtorsion Date: January 1st, 2007 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just finished up what I think is my last batch of the Phantom in 15 Minutes text icons. Here's the link if you want to check them out.
From: sorcerorsock Date: February 6th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, I'm so glad other people made the Empress Sisi connection.
shadowxwolf From: shadowxwolf Date: February 15th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC) (Link)
This is the funniest thing ever! After I read it, I couldn't help but make this icon *points to userpic*. The quality of the icon is kinda bad, but considering this was done on paint, it turned out pretty good.

This made me want to glomp "The Phantom" even more. *evil grin*
shaylagirl From: shaylagirl Date: February 27th, 2007 07:55 am (UTC) (Link)

Did You Do a YouTube for POTO?

Has anyone else seen this script taken directly word for word done to the movie on YouTube?


cleolinda From: cleolinda Date: February 27th, 2007 08:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Did You Do a YouTube for POTO?

I gave permission for people to do videos--on the condition that they credit me as the writer. Is there any credit? At the end, even?
woldfine From: woldfine Date: March 3rd, 2007 12:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bravi, bravi, bravissima, as the Phantom-fellow would say. :3

abso-fucking-lutely awesome. Thank you!!!
maypanic From: maypanic Date: April 28th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just discovered you. Hi!

You=Comic Genius, squared.

Phantom is one of my all time favorite stories, but I am all for the power of the parody. You said all the things I've nitpicked about this (and then some) but you put it all so very much better.
janetlin From: janetlin Date: May 8th, 2007 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)
"If I were Perzhian, I would do it, but—no."

*has your babies*
nicksgal From: nicksgal Date: May 12th, 2007 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)

About borrowing the text...

I wanted to make a comic using your parody as the text, which I LOVED (and which caused me to read the others as well, which I also LOVED... and now I am considering purchasing the book as well... Anyway...).

I was going to email you, but saw that there is a greater chance of you seeing this here, so here is where I decided to put it.

I promise that credit will be given to you on each page I draw.

Thank you in advance and please let me know. :)

You are an excellent parodist.
enthused_fish From: enthused_fish Date: June 5th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Absolutely hilarious. I've seen the new movie, the 80s movie, the play, and read the book. The music is wonderful, but there are so many plot holes in the storyline that it's like Swiss cheese. I wish they'd make a movie like your 15-minute version. I'd probably enjoy it.
true_mad_hatter From: true_mad_hatter Date: June 26th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gerard is truly teh sex!

But wonderful parody. So funny!

only_in_chorus From: only_in_chorus Date: July 3rd, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Holy jeebus

HOLY CRAP was that one of the funniest things I've read...in like...my life! Wonderful.
migraine From: migraine Date: August 18th, 2007 08:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I read this right after I saw the movie in theatres, and it made me laugh so much.. Now it's all this time later and I've read the novel by Leroux and I actually know stuff about the plot, and it's still one of the funniest things I've ever read.
cleolinda From: cleolinda Date: August 18th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww, glad you enjoyed it. : )
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