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Radiation Level:  Puppeteering

Listening To:  Les Fleurs by Minnie Ripperton

Some of you may know I have another blog.  If you’ve never visited, I wanted to give you a taste Bootsie, my sock puppet.  Bootsie loves to answer ads on  Craigslist: FAIL . Let me assure you, Craigslist is a *wacky* world.  No wonder I like it!

The moment I read this ad on Craigslist, I knew I had to make a video.  Enjoy…

kids Tv Pilot (La)

Date: 2011-06-19, 6:44PM PDT

Reply to: job-dwqcb-2450499141@craigslist.org

Kids tv Pilot)-low budget

Looking for a puppeteer or actor that can sing. The singing can be average; however a great singer is a plus!

Please send a ( short video )of yourself with a puppet.  I need a voice that sounds like a seven year old kid.  I do not need to see your face.  Be Creative! We are checking for voice tone (child like), humor and personality.

Introduce yourself, sing part of a song of your choice, do something funny or clever. Be CREATIVE!

Position is paid; however, this is for a (low budget pilot).  God Bless and good luck!

Dear Kids Pilot,

I’m a professional actress and singer.  My most famous role was Annie in Annie at the Simi Valley Playhouse.  I did the show in rep with the stage version of Carrie adapted from the novel by Stephen King.  I love working with puppets and made a video specifically to show my puppetry talents.  Here’s the vid:

So I knew this next ad was a great excuse to bring Bootsie out of the sock drawer…

Puppeteer with Puppets (Los Angeles)

Reply to: gigs-2se7q-2532642959@craigslist.org

Looking for a puppeteer with some puppets (Crank Yankers, Muppet style) to work with on a Music video for established artist and production co.  Please email a link to any examples of your work and or of puppets you have (or have access to).

Dear Need Puppeteer,

I’ve been a puppeteer for many years and see it as a true art form.  I also really enjoy creating my own puppets.  Please use this vid as my audition.

Best, FG

La de da de, la de da de…

This ad next ad really intrigued me.  It was a “casting call” for some  experimental movie using social media.  The call was to make a video as if you were speaking to a missing girl using the script on the website.  I knew this was a job for Bootsie.

Star in Hollywood’s first Social Film (LA and anywhere with an internet signal))

Reply to: job-wrxxf-2496022612@craigslist.org

Want to star in Hollywood’s first Social Film? Intel and Toshiba present, “INSIDE” a Social Film thriller from the director of, “Disturbia,” starring Emmy Rossum and You. Audition now for a featured cameo in the final film. http://www.theinsideexperience.com/casting-call

Oooooh, Craigslist FAIL!

Radiation Level:  Imminent or Elevated, You Pick

Listening to:  Untitled #4 by Sigor Ros

Hey!  If you haven’t checked out FalloutGirl’s other blog CRAIG’S LIST:  FAIL, now is a great time to do so.  This blog is where I answer REAL Craig’s list ads for writers.  Yes, as a writer looking to supplement my income, I peruse this list daily.  And nearly daily, I’m laughing at the crazy things people want writers to do.  I’ve sent numerous letters out and today, I got my first answer back!   My reply is in RED.  Here it is:

Seeking sci-fi writer

Reply to: gigs-puqwz-2319732524@craigslist.org

Seeking an author/co-writer for an original science fiction story I am currently working on. Looking for a fresh take on the material I’ve created thus far.

Offering $100 for collaboration on the current synopsis/treatment to start. Depending on how that goes, we can negotiate next steps and subsequent payments after phase 1.

Please send along any references or examples of your work. I’m hoping the person I work with will come on as a partner as I begin pitching the idea toward the various mediums.

Dear Need a Sci-Fi Writer,

Before we start writing together, I need to confess to you that I have been abducted by aliens numerous times over the last several years.  The weird thing is, during my last abduction, the alien Horfbo told me he wanted me to write down and share his story.  Horfbo comes from a planet that was ruined by pollution and radiation (so like earth, right?) and has no home and is forced to roam through space.  Abductions are his only form of social interaction.  They had something like Facebook on his planet, but it no longer works from the radiation.) 

Me finding you on Craigslist is an amazing opportunity for both of us!  I know you are the right person to help me tell Horfbo’s story.  I’m really looking forward to working together.  If you’d like me to arrange an abduction by Horfbo, please let me know.  (He doesn’t do anal probes or anything anal at all, so don’t worry)


Dear Fallout:

This is Captain Ty Garet of the Streamline 7 corresponding on behalf of Tom H.  Though Tom has already found a potential collaborator for the project he posted, he was intrigued by your communication and Horfbo’s plight.  With that, he has asked me to contact you in the hopes that the two of you can stay in touch in case further opportunities emerge.

In the spirit of sharing, the following is a link to the source material Tom is busy developing: http://rescuethedead.com/index1.html



Horfbo said that would be fine.


If you’d like to read my other Craigslist letters, click HERE.

Horfbo. He's pretty on the inside.

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