I'm a first-time visitor to this forum. I'm a screenwriter under a tight deadline to submit a comedy/family sitcom proposal involving an American man married to a Russian woman.
The problem is that I've had absolutely no interaction with Russian women whatsoever and really don't have time to develop any either. I've been unsuccessfully scouring the internet for phrases in Russian and have access to Russian/English dictionaries, but I don't trust my ability to correctly construct Russian phrases or slang.
I was wondering if it was possible to get a brief list of Russian terms of endearment and affection that a Russian woman might use to address her children and/or husband.
Also, if anyone is willing to volunteer anecdotes (humerous or otherwise) about how Russian women have dealt with possible American situations such as (but not limited to) dealing with suspicious American in-laws, dealing with possible depression involved with leaving her native land, dealing with her child being bullied in an American school, dealing with restarting a career in America.
With humility, I recognize that I'm not competent to do justice to the unique aspects of Russian/American marriages. However, with enough information I can get through the pilot, and if it's picked up I can spin the project off to other writers who are more qualified.
for a screenwriter under a tight deadline you've got a dead-common Eddress, don't you think?
Also, posting here, I mean on this forum, a forum for those looking, is hardly professional in my, also humble, opinion.
Bottom line - you can't be real.
Try addressing the moderators for leads, otherwise contact AFA who's boasting they've zillions of successtories.
Believe what you wish. I have no stake in what your beliefs are. I possess a Yahoo email address so I can direct to it all the spam I might get for signing up to various websites like this one. I came here because I found this website under a Google search for Russian language phrases or something. You all seemed like everyday, knowledgeable people, some of whom actually live with Russian women. That's why I posted.
In any career, if you think it's unprofessional to ask for help from people who are obviously superior in knowledge and in actual day-to-day experience, then you are sadly mistaken. Spare me the English niceties. Your opinion is anything, but "humble". You're telling me I'm a liar without ever having interacted with me before. Posting here seemed like it would get quicker answers than contacting some administration person (who in all likelihood would direct me towards some everyday guy with a Russian wife anyway). Posting in a social forum seemed quicker than continuing to scour dozens of Google sites.
As it is, since you think this is a joke, I'll bow out of here. I don't have time to argue with someone about whether I'm real or not. That would be utter stupidiy. I promise that I won't visit this site again, not under this name or any other. That's something you can verify anytime you want with your moderators.
- Even after being hinted at you fail to see that every poster leaves a traceable Eddress – via which they can be contacted, same like you.
- Instead of plain posting you should have taken some time to see who actually might fit the picture you’re picturing, of which only you have got some idea, and address them.
- Various interesting characters are embedded herein, a recent one would be TimH, a lot more colourful one would be wtrav02. If you want a rainbow then trace FiftyCent, but if your story would fit an insecure imbecile then locate Chipscher.
- Except that this kind of info no doubt would be supplied by the moderators you also could have read it yourself – just take some time for browsing.
However, that is maybe too much asked for from somebody pushed for time and simply Googling, maybe even ‘feeling lucky’ ?
Lazy is more like it.
Perhaps the American man/Russian woman couples do not see their marriage as comedy/sitcom stuff.
Perhaps you could write about something else.
Like screenwriters under tight deadlines to write about something they do not know anything about, perhaps?
Ettanin even if you will get tons of slang and pet names Russian women use to call their beloved ones, I really doubt if you will be able to put them into right places. Most people here speak with their eyes, actions, more then with just words...most of us here got used to hiding our feelings from everybody and showing them to the people we feel this feelings to, and I doubt if any woman would like her feelings and attitudes being shown on TV, and I'm not speaking about a comedy...