Title: The DANCE
Close-up of grasshopper head – realistic as possible while still being lazy
Grasshopper jumps, is half-way out of panel. Tip of white rubber seen in panel corner. Wood floor.
GH bounces again – line follows his movement down to the wood floor and up again, dodging what is now realized as a shoe
Shoe crushes grasshopper. Shoe fills panel, fluid and GH legs emerging from bottom of shoe.
Some slacks and a dress: the legs of a boy and girl in dance hall with wood floor. Teenagers. Few other dancers in background.
Their faces: The girl with a sly smirk, and boy nervously grinning. Both white, realistic. Girl’s hands on his shoulders. His hands on her waist (out of picture).
A fuller view of the boy and girl. Boy is looking at floor.
BOY: I’m no good at this….
A full front-on view of the girl’s face. It’s a little dark in the room – impressive shadows on her face.
GIRL: You don’t like dancing?
Boy’s face is now at normal height but eyes are pointed upwards, at ceiling. He scratches his head.
Boy’s face is at three-quarters view.
BOY: …It’s not really that.
BOY: I don’t like….
BOY: [farthest from face]…Humans….
Girl at two thirds, opposite side of panel as boy was before, face angled at opposite direction. Raised eyebrow, open mouth. Quizzical look.
Boy looks at floor again. Frowns.
Both faces in this panel, but only faces – not much room for their heads. Lines of shock extrude from boy’s face. Girl looks a little irate.
GIRL: HEY! Zac.
GIRL: Girl here.
Girl now looks a little worried. Eyes look straight at you.
GIRL: I don’t understand.
GIRL: Are you feeling well?
Boy looks at you now as well. Opposite as before.
Boy is determined, upset, at two-thirds. Fills panel. Dramatic extreme close-up.
BOY: I’m fine. And I don’t like humans.
BOY: I am a misanthropist.
Girl opposite as before, mirror of eighth panel. Eyebrow raised VERY much. She has no clue what’s going on.
Zac walking away. He is sad, sad. His arm swings behind him, below his waist, waving away at the girl.
Zac looks back, forlorn.
Girl is waving at another boy, facing away from Zac.
Zac’s head looking up, stars in BG
EXACT SAME THING
EXACT SAME THING, AND
Bottom of dress (different than before), black shoes, and another grasshopper on the grass. Girl walking.
Girl stops near Zac. Dress about a yard from the boy’s black slacks.
NEW GIRL: Hey, beautiful stars, huh?
Slacks have turned to face dress. Still we only see their bottom halves.
Just speech with stars in BG
ZAC: [top] I’m a misanthropist.
NEW GIRL: [bottom] …Me too.