Like any skill, manipulating a marionette takes practice, drilling exercises, and just a little creativity. It also takes time. I’ve been trying to practice walking, running, jumping, crawling, and other basic movements with Old Mr. Nobody most days, but today I was feeling bored so instead of drilling the fundamentals (or cleaning my room), I decided to improvise for a while. I wound up filming a little bit of it, so I thought I’d share it here.

I’m leaving Prague this Thursday and I’m sorry to report that my little dude will not be coming with me. Rather, he’ll be flying in first class— shipping— back to the States. We’ve had a good run together and I’ll be sad to see him go, but he’s old and made of wood and I just didn’t think he’d be able to handle the flights and metros and trains ahead of me. Still he will be missed.