DramaGuru Magazine Summary for July 2017
July came to a close with a total of 13 articles and one summary for June, written from the perspective of a cornerman, featured in the third issue of DramaGuru, the magazine.
Less emphasis on the Donald this month. Nothing changed in his approach. He’s still using the same tactics to attack the media and certain individuals he doesn’t like. This month, I compared Trump to Vladimir Putin. If we’re voting on who is the baddest bad-ass, my vote goes to Vladimir.
Oh poop, where is my patriotism?
Speaking of poop, Felice Herrig vs Justine Kish will be forever remembered for a bodily function mishap, on the mat, during their fight. Oh, no!
Guys don’t mind stuff like that. In general, girls don’t find this kind of situation funny and we don’t want to be reminded of it. Seriously. Just do that guy thing and act like it didn’t happen.
Embarrassing things always seem to happen to me
— Felice Herrig (@feliceherrig) July 20, 2017
Several New Cards Were Introduced
The rest of the eleven (11) articles discuss a variety of cards from both decks: DramaGuru Revelation and DramaGuru Relationships:
- One (1) Position
- One (1) Interrupt the Pattern, Change the Game
- One (1) Broken Agreement
- Two (2) Collector cards, also known as the villain in the game
- Three (3) Judo Flip cards
- Five (5) Situation Analysis cards
- Six (6) Attacks
How to play DramaGuru – Advice For Newbies From a DramaGuru Player
The video below explains just enough to get the gist of the game. Have a listen, then delve in and read some posts. Gotta get that game plan together. And yes, you’ll be ready for the next time — when someone delivers a verbal zinger that takes you off your feet…and makes you sing the blues.
Movies, TV Shows and Songs
ATTACKS: Six different Attack cards showed up, some new and some already familiar. But the attacks, in this month’s articles, were darker and more sinister.
Any DramaGuru attack, can be dealt with a gentle hand or a heavy thud. And with all variations in between.
The number one rule is, try not to fall into the traps people set for you.
From two movies and a TV series:
- Creepy Wally: I am a Romantic Guy, not a Wolf
- 13 Reasons Why, 13 Lessons From a Dead Girl
- The Millie Sneak Attack: So Many Secrets and Lies
- When the Eddie Attack Turns Dark and Sinister
And some real life situations:
- Doris Payne, International Jewel Thief, Charismatic Manipulator
- Ariel Helwani, From Insider to Outsider, Courtesy of UFC
- Is someone taunting you, trying to start a fight with you?
The Collector: Fear, Chaos and Confusion
And finally, a villain is introduced into the game. The situation: non-payment of royalty fees for hit songs complicated life for Sly and The Family Stone.
DramaGuru Player: Game Assignments
Three (3) different assignments were given for applying DramaGuru tools and techniques to your real life situations.
- Practice looking for the different attacks in the conversations around you.
- Practice a new skill. Work towards mastery.
- Ignore people who laugh, when you take a risk and fail.
- Dance Party Playlist: Love, Peace and Soul
- DramaGuru Playlist: To Be the Sad Man, Behind Blue Eyes
- Eddie Attack: How Many Do You See?
Discipline Builds Confidence. Practice, Drill, Repeat.
But, be cautious with your verbal responses. Keep calm and mind your manners.
Go to neutral, first, before making any moves or taking action on new things you discover.
In the beginning, you’re just exploring. Once you have more evidence, you can make your move.
Remember that you’re doing the same thing everyone else is doing. You fight with the same verbal weapons, plus the same positions, attacks and transitions that other people use.
No one is innocent in the game of DramaGuru
Stop attacking people and go to neutral instead.
Watch, listen and learn.
In neutral, with a clear head and calm emotions, consider your next move.
Stay tuned to this bat-channel for more!
Paul surprised cat by Paul, Unsplash
TorstenSimon, pixabay – gecko lizard
Simon Wakaba Photo Credit: woman in sunglasses and afro hair-do by Simon Wakaba, unsplash.com
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