The Fantastic Universe Of Anjie Zealand:
Act 2 [Art You Happy Now?]

Date: October 31st, 2019

Previously on PZ: Blue Laguna Voxel Diorama

Previously in Anjie's Universe: The Fantastic Universe Of Anjie Zealand: Act 1 [Pilot]

Anjie Zealand with two of her craziest alter-egos: AK-47 and Freaky Kitty.

Anjie Zealand in the therapist's chair surrounded by two of her most prominent alter-egos: AK-47 (left) and AK-47's most prominent alter-ego, Freaky Kitty (right).

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ONE

Scene: 1 (IN ANJIE’S ROOM)


ANJIE
"What a waste." *rips a drawing in half* "Argh! Whoever would have thought drawing a picture of yourself would be so difficult, huh?" *crumples it & tosses it into a trashcan full of crumpled papers* "I’m going to lose the rest of my damn mind at this rate."

MORRIS
"Knock, knock, Jee."

ANJIE
"Door’s open, come on in."

MORRIS
*enters Anjie’s room* "Whatchya doing in here, Jee? You wildin’ again?"

ANJIE
"No, no, this is actually a project I’m working on. It’s supposed to be a self-portrait, but..."

MORRIS
*uncrumples several papers & examines them* "A self-portrait, huh? Why you making the same crazy face in all of ’em?"

ANJIE
"Well, ’cause I’m a crazy person. It fits."

MORRIS
"Yeah, but you don’t look like The Scream." *makes ’The Scream’ face* "Hiiiiiiiiii, IIII’mmm Aaaaannnnjiieeeeeeeeeee!"

ANJIE
"Haha, very funny, Edvard Munch. But seriously, this is way harder than it looks. Self-portraits aren’t supposed to look like they belong in a horror flick."

MORRIS
"I thought your life pretty much WAS a horror flick."

ANJIE
"It is, but I don’t want it to be. I want my portrait to be... different."

MORRIS
"You already different, Anjie. And there’s nothing wrong with being different." *gestures widely to his wheelchair* "OBVIOUSLY."

ANJIE
"I know that, it’s just... I wish I knew what I was like without my flaws. Like, if I was born without the crazy storm in my head... I wish I knew what that looked like, so I could draw that version of me instead."

MORRIS
"So draw that. Imagine what that would look like for you. And you just draw whatever you see."

ANJIE
"I just can’t SEE it, though. That’s the problem. I’m stuck."

MORRIS
"Nah, you not stuck, you’re just jaded. C’mon, let’s go get something to eat, we’ll get you some fresh air. This ish can sit tight ’til later. Maybe we’ll visit an art gallery, you know, for some inspiration."

ANJIE
"Yeah... inspiration! Hey, did you see the Denver Art Museum’s latest exhibit?"

MORRIS
"The one with the costumes and set pieces from the old Star Wars films?"

ANJIE
"Yeah! You wanna go check it out?"

MORRIS
"Hell yeah, that shit looked like fun! We gotta visit the other art exhibits too, though."

ANJIE
"Deal. And, Morris? Is there an ostrich in the window?"

MORRIS
"Nope, nothing there."

ANJIE
"Really, because... it’s reaching its head in and I can feel it breathing on my neck. It’s, like, super close to my ear."

MORRIS
"Nah, Jee, you trippin’."

OSTRICH
"Tripping balls!"

ANJIE
"...Huh. Well, let’s get going, shall we? Pizza first!"

MORRIS
"Good, ’cause I’m starving!" *exits the room, followed by Anjie*

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