That was a note I got recently on a script.
“Implement a B-A-B-C story tell.”
Of course, at the time, I nodded blankly like a Radio One DJ at a Physics lecture.
“Uh-huh, yeah. Got you.”
But later on, in the privacy of my own idiocy, I realised there would be a problem applying said note to the script. Namely, what the fuck does it mean?
Implement a B-A-B-C story tell.
What? What the fuck? What does that mean?
B-story, A-story, B-story, C-story … repeat until the end of the script? Really? Surely not.
Maybe B-C is B-A’s brother and they think I should be telling the untold story of the A-Team’s sibling rivalry?
Does that sound likely?
I’m stumped. Yes, technically I could have just asked … probably still could, but I don’t want to look stupid in front of the individual concerned.
As opposed to looking stupid in front of the thousands hundreds tens of readers here.
Come to think of it, I think the note giver did mention reading this blog so … oh fuck it.
What does it mean?
One of you must know, with your university educations and your fancy lectures and book learning. Surely, one of you must have come across the fucking phrase before:
Implement a B-A-B-C story tell – what the fuck does it mean?