Murder Party: The Death of Lord Strutbury -- 6/25(Sat)

Kate
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Murder Party: The Death of Lord Strutbury -- 6/25(Sat)

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Dear all,

Sorry to post the topic for 6/25 so late. Due to my low speed action, it is hard to find another topic instead of my original plan, which is holding a murder party. Thus, We will have a murder party and all people join the role-play. There are 7 suspects in the plot and others serve on the jury. Please read the background information of the suspects in advance. Let's have fun!

Kate


By the way, volunteers needed for the 7 suspects(5 females and 2 males), please leave your message here. You will have more fun than others!

=================== INVITATION ====================

You are invited to a murder mystery tea time party for the inquest of the death of Lord Strutbury who was brutally murdered at his home, Aldbury Manor last week.

Time/Date 2:00 PM 6/25(Sat.) .
Place California Sunshine Restaurant .

Please be there before 2:15. Otherwise, you might lose important clues.


The death of Lord Strutbury
Lord and Lady Strutbury lived all their married lives in Aldbury Manor until someone violently ended his life at 85 by pushing him off his own balcony. He was a pompous man who made several enemies in his little village in Devon.
His children and his grandchildren were never very close to him and he disagreed with many of his servants too. So why was he killed in such a impulsive manor?

In an adjacent room, the casket of Lord Aldbury rests. A grim portrait of Lord Aldbury overlooks it, and the casket itself is closed. Lord Aldbury's body was in no condition to be viewed. It was a nearly 100 foot fall from his balcony, you see.

Someone pushed him to his death. There are only seven people who do not have alibis.

Lady Strutbury –The dedicated elderly wife of Lord Strutbury--by Margaret
She is 81 years old, very frail and losing touch with the world outside Aldbury Manor, but it doesn't stop her from behaving like a real lady with exquisite manners. She doesn't suffer fools gladly and she doesn't like people who make a show of themselves. You won't find her shedding a tear over her husbands death. She found him a blithering old fool that spent his life in one wing of the house while she did in the other.
She'll boss people around, and expect to be treated like royalty. She won't know much about the modern world, (she's only seen a TV once)

Charlie Smock –The dedicated gardener of the manor for 25 years--by David Jr.
The gardener of the Aldbury Manor has worked for the Strutbury's some 50 odd years. Although he could retire at this age he has much respect and dedication to the Strutbury's. He has never had a family, giving his whole life to maintaining the acres of Aldbury grounds.

He lives in a shed away from the manor and Lord Strutbury has never shown him much kindness. The murder meal will be his first time sat around the Strutbury's dinner table.

But Charlie hides many secrets which have been nagging him for all these years

Victoria Strutbury – Spoilt Granddaughter of the deceased--by Mandy
She's 29 years old and an infamous "it" girl. By that, she's famous just for being from the aristocracy and she's never had a job. She'll turn up to the opening of an envelope trying to mingle with the stars. She's obsessed with trying to be famous and getting her face in the papers. She's not close to her family. Her grandparents poke their nose into her public lifestyle, and often pester her on about her drug habit.
But she needs her drugs, she says, life is tough staying up all night drinking champagne at premiers and then getting up in the mornings for a facial. The rest of the world will never understand.

Delia Ingemells –The local female lady priest --by Angel
In her early 40's, she is the reverend at Aldbury All Saints Church in Aldbury Village. She has known the Strutbury's for 6 years as they regularly attend her church.
They generously gave large donations to the church which she will greatly miss now the Lord has passed away. She comes across as a stable woman full of faith and sinless but this couldn't be further from the truth.
This is the longest time Delia has managed to secure a job in one parish, the reason will be revealed in this murder mystery.

Seb Raider –Grandson of the deceased, a well off city stock broker--by Austin
He's in his late 20's and he works in the city as a stock broker and made his first million by 25. He's led a fun packed life of beautiful women, champagne, designer suits, drugs and expensive cars. But this came at a price, he likes to tell people he had to work "bloody hard". He's very shallow and doesn't like being in the company of simple villagers. He'll sum people up by the clothes they wear and the size of their mobile phones.
As a result of his grandfathers death he has now been made an Earl and could be entitled to a huge fortune.

Hilary Strutbury –Daughter of Lord and Lady Strutbury, who has lived with them all her life--by Grace
She is 42. She's never moved out of Aldbury Manor and always lived with her elderly parents.
She adores her parents despite the fact they bullied her for years and treated her like one of their many servants. She's never had a social life and is painfully shy. She's lived a very sheltered life, hidden in books. She works as a librarian in the village and she tries not to have much to do with the public. The outside world scares her, its full of sin.
She once considered to be a nun but a huge secret about herself held her back.

Kathy Mart –The chief cook of the manor--by Salina
She's 45 and has worked as a cook at Aldbury Manor for 10 years. She lives in the village and is often responsible for all the gossip that gets around about the Strutbury's. She knows a lot about the going's on in the manor and loves to lap up any new news. She's never had her own family and perhaps her loneliness has a lot to do with her gossip.
She is known for totally over-reacting and making situations so much worse than they are.
However, her ear-wigging could bring vital clue's to the evening's enquiries.

There are few terms you need to know:
"Heat" Magazine:This is a British magazine which is based on celebrities and media news aimed at a younger market.
The "Ivy" is a high class restaurant in London which has a 6 month waiting list. Many celebrities eat out here.
"Anne Summers" is a chain of shops that sells kinky underwear and sex toys which is becoming ever increasingly popular in the UK.
"Met Bar" is a bar in central London which only lets in the very rich and famous through the doors
"OK and Hello" Magazine concentrate on the lives and careers of celebrities but are aimed for an older audience than Heat.

Vocabulary Table
brutally 殘忍地
pompous 愛炫耀的,浮誇的,浮華的,
manor 莊園
adjacent 鄰接的
casket 首飾盒
grim 嚴厲的,無情的,堅強的
alibis 不在場證明
frail 身體虛弱的
exquisite 精美的
shedding a tear 流下一滴眼淚\r
blithering 嘮叨不已,胡扯的
shed 小屋,庫房
nagging 困擾不已的
aristocracy 貴族,上流社會
mingle 交往,混在一起
poke their nose 嗤之以鼻
pester her on 糾纏,煩擾
reverend 教士,牧師
parish 教區
sum people up 評價人們
sheltered 掩蔽的,背保護的
nun 修女,尼姑
lap up 舔嗜
ear-wigging (歡迎提供適當的中文翻譯)To attempt to influence by persistent confidential argument or talk
enquiries 詢問,打聽

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文章 sunny »

PUSH PUSH PUSH~

INTERESTING! TAUT! SUSPENSEFUL !!!


I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO ATTENDING THE MEETING 8)  
Kate
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sunny 寫:PUSH PUSH PUSH~

INTERESTING! TAUT! SUSPENSEFUL !!!


I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO ATTENDING THE MEETING 8)  
謝謝Sunny的大力捧場,
Sunny,也來演個角色吧?! 8)

這次總算把諾言實現了,
有時間的人就盡量參加吧..
下次想換其他系列的主題和大家分享.
還有呀..別忘了來認養角色ㄛ..
因為女生的角色比較多,
若有男生想要挑戰反串也歡迎~:D

我剛剛登入也一直出現錯誤訊息耶...
試了好久, 忽然瞥見"登出"的連結,
才發現雖然系統顯示Error,
但實際上已經登入了,
一直無法登入的人可以留意一下.
[麋鹿透社]台北知名的YOYO英語俱樂部,於2007年聖誕夜的特別活動中,順利找尋到V&A愛情手鐲,今年果然為該俱樂部帶來一片喜氣,不少成員找到他們的真愛,尚在尋覓中的單身成員,相信在不久的未來,也能找到屬於他們的幸福。
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文章 Stephen »

Kate 寫:我剛剛登入也一直出現錯誤訊息耶...
試了好久, 忽然瞥見"登出"的連結,
才發現雖然系統顯示Error,
但實際上已經登入了,
一直無法登入的人可以留意一下.
現在登入時還會出現錯誤訊息嗎?
昨天發現電腦活著, 可是用www.yoyoforum.com找不到網站, 就把網站名稱改掉了. 一時之間沒有改完全, 雖然網站名稱是用forum.yoyo.club.tw連進來的, 但是登入的時候, 系統會去找www.yoyoforum.com的網域名稱, 因為原本的DNS無法運作, 所以會一直出現錯誤訊息. 今天(6/20)上午的時候我應該已經改好了才對, 妳在不同的電腦上再試看看, 如果還有問題, 請跟我說. 我再看看哪裡還有問題.

Stephen
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呵呵...最愛推理小說的奧斯丁怎麼能不來推一下呢?
7 suspects(5 females and 2 males), please leave your message here. You will have more fun than others!
只要兩個男生腳色呦...那如果真的沒人應徵的話
我願意暫代一下...反串就不用了 :twisted:
如果有其他人要演的話...奧斯丁還是比較喜歡享受當個笨偵探的樂趣說... :roll:

沒有演過的yoyo們 趕快報名去演呦
很好玩的~~ 8)
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Angel 也來參加Kate 的 murder party 囉!

Kate, 分派個角色給我吧 ~ ^__^

Angel 6/21
I was taught to strive not because there were any guarantees of success but because the act of striving is in itself the only way to keep faith with life. Madeleine Albright
我學到要努力並非是因為有任何成功的保證, 而是因為努力的行為本身是保持人生信念的唯一途徑。 麥德琳‧歐布萊特
Kate
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許久不見的Angel也要來參加..
真是感動ㄋㄟ....

感謝Austin和Angel的大力支持,
Kate私下也軟硬兼施邀請David,Mandy,Salina,Grace來友情贊助.
這次的演出全是天王天后級的.陣容堅強.錯過可惜... :D

目前只剩下一個女生的名額了,
歡迎新會員也來ㄍㄚ一角啦~~
[麋鹿透社]台北知名的YOYO英語俱樂部,於2007年聖誕夜的特別活動中,順利找尋到V&A愛情手鐲,今年果然為該俱樂部帶來一片喜氣,不少成員找到他們的真愛,尚在尋覓中的單身成員,相信在不久的未來,也能找到屬於他們的幸福。
Kate
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Margaret很阿莎力地答應參予演出,
讓這次的murder party更有看頭了!

每個角色的Script我已經個別寄發給參予演出的人,
除了要提醒您把Script列印下來並帶過去外,
並提醒您著符合角色的服裝,越誇張越有戲劇張力.
若您沒收到,或有任何問題,請留個訊息告訴我.

這次的Meeting共分為兩個部分:

第一部份,
疑犯會先進行簡略的自我介紹.
這部分共分四個session,
利用疑犯彼此間的對話和互動來透露誰是兇手.
每個session中間有約兩分鐘的break,
讓陪審團間互相討論.
同時也讓嫌疑犯做下一階段的準備.
(陪審團不可發問,請記下問題)

---break time---

第二部分,
安排嫌疑犯輪流到各組陪審團備詢.
經由陪審團會議討論出兇手是誰並發表偵查結果,
當然,遊戲的最後會公佈凶手是誰 8)

遊戲規則:
1.嫌疑犯裡只有兇手會說謊, 其餘的人都不會說謊.--因為兇手會說,我不是兇手!! :)
2.不可偷看別人的script.

若對進行流程有疑問的,
歡迎留言發問.
謝謝.
最後由 Kate 於 週五 6月 24, 2005 6:19 pm 編輯,總共編輯了 1 次。
[麋鹿透社]台北知名的YOYO英語俱樂部,於2007年聖誕夜的特別活動中,順利找尋到V&A愛情手鐲,今年果然為該俱樂部帶來一片喜氣,不少成員找到他們的真愛,尚在尋覓中的單身成員,相信在不久的未來,也能找到屬於他們的幸福。
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Wayne
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文章 Wayne »

earwigging: earwig本來是一種腳叫蠷叟[部]的蟲. 迷信中說 它會鑽入人的耳朵 當動詞 即 "私下慫恿" "暗中挑撥" 向(某人)說別人的壞話" '咬耳朵" (?) "嚼舌根"(?)...
Knowledge is power -- when shared.
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Lydia
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期待已久的 Murder Party 終於要上場了 !!! :D :D :D

這次演出的陣容不但卡司堅強, 主持人功力深厚, 劇情也是錯綜複雜, 尤其上禮拜 Margaret 的演出令人驚豔, 使我對這禮拜的 party 充滿了期待 ! :wink:

Lydia
Kate
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文章 Kate »

謝謝Wayne詳細的解說及Lydia的大力宣傳,
我也很期待喔~:D

PS.角色分配已寫在角色介紹的地方,請往上看.
[麋鹿透社]台北知名的YOYO英語俱樂部,於2007年聖誕夜的特別活動中,順利找尋到V&A愛情手鐲,今年果然為該俱樂部帶來一片喜氣,不少成員找到他們的真愛,尚在尋覓中的單身成員,相信在不久的未來,也能找到屬於他們的幸福。
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Wayne
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Kate 寫:謝謝Wayne詳細的解說.
我是查字典查來的...但在看了原文之後,認為 earwigging在此處宜譯為”散佈小道消息”.
Knowledge is power -- when shared.
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文章 technobabel »

typsy=tipsy---> slightly intoxicated
"typsy" is a British variant of "tipsy"
Just like the word "tyre" and "tire"

Not from my personal experience but I believe the nuance is:
Typsy means you laugh, but you don't fall down.
Drunk means you fall down, but you don't laugh.
I am not abandoning Yoyo, I am just dancing slowly away from it.
Jason
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文章 Jason »

Dear all,

表演中偷拍的照片已放在以下連結
可以再感受一下當時的氣氛
http://photobucket.com/albums/v210/yuan ... r%20party/

感謝Kate其各位演員那麼用心的演出
Kate
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文章 Kate »

這次的聚會,
由於忙於控制整個流程, 疏於關心各位的餐點,
有幾個人到中場休息才點餐,
加州陽光直到聚會結束才發現忘了送下午茶的蛋糕,
實在很抱歉啦...
下次我會先找個助理主持人幫我關心大家的餐點問題.

特別謝謝Angel(Delia),Austin(Seb),David(Charlie),Grace(Hilary),Mandy(Victoria),Margaret(Lady Strutbury),Saline(Kathy),除了演出精采外,更在造型上下工夫,讓觀眾強烈地感受到每個角色的特質. 再次謝謝囉~ :D

New comers: Nunu, Sherry, Rita
[麋鹿透社]台北知名的YOYO英語俱樂部,於2007年聖誕夜的特別活動中,順利找尋到V&A愛情手鐲,今年果然為該俱樂部帶來一片喜氣,不少成員找到他們的真愛,尚在尋覓中的單身成員,相信在不久的未來,也能找到屬於他們的幸福。
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