A.) WHAT IS THIS? IS THIS A METAPHOR? IS THIS A CONVENTION?
B.) Dear people watching my play: I am watching YOU. No matter how many of you are laughing / invested / paying attention, I am pretty much only obsessed with whoever looks like they’d rather be dead that be there. I focus on that one person, or persons, and leer at you / them, willing them to Like with my eyes.
It usually does not work.