Monologuing Villain encounter Drama Queen Hero. To the detriment of both minions and party members. -- Anon Guest
Alcratho was midway through Opus 67: You Don't Understand My Struggles (It's a Harsh World and We Can Remake it). His nearby minions made themselves comfortable.
Meanwhile, working on counterpoint Zanthinar was midway through his epic performance of Oh My Trials! and his cohort were busy busting out the cushions to sit on and using Create Popcorn.
To the uninitiated, it seemed like they were having a conversation, but those familiar to the show knew the truth. Neither one was listening to a damn thing that the other had to say. It was all about the pose, the poise. The drama and the clarity and emotion of their speech. How effective they were on the audience that only existed inside their own heads.