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Mr. Blonde
Posted: February 4th, 2017, 2:28pm Report to Moderator
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Thank you all for participating in the not-without-its-share-of-troubles January 2017 One Week Challenge. It was a fun ride and scoring has officially come to a close.

Now, for the results:

1st Place. Final Score - 4.63:
Into That Goodnight by Eric Wall (EWall433) - Short, Sci Fi - A young mother trying to raise a daughter alone, begins to suspect her anti-insomnia medication is altering her perception of reality in dangerous ways. 11 pages.

2nd Place. Final Score - 3.57:
Meeting The Other Woman by David Lambertson - Short, Drama - A wife discovers something important about her own life when she finally meets the other woman. 12 pages.

3rd Place. Final Score - 3.29:
Fifty by Vin Conzo (Conz) - Short, Thriller - When a mysterious Girl shows up in California looking to complete her lifelong obsession, a well known Psychiatrist fights to change her mind. 11 pages.

The remaining scripts will be listed in the order in which they were originally submitted. Thank you all for participating this year as I really appreciated the turn-out. =)

The Venus Heist by Chris Bodily (ChrisBodily) - Short, Film Noir - Two women report a heist to the same detective. But can these two best friends turn in their suspects... each other? And which one of them actually committed the crime? 11 pages. Final Score – 1.73.

Survival Mentality by Nolan Bryand (Nolan) - Short, Thriller - Constable Ross ends up in the fight for her life while attending a reported home invasion. 9 pages. Final Score – 2.23.

Rebirth by Richard Russell (RichardR) - Short, Sci Fi - The oldest woman on earth must undergo a rebirth and lose her memories of life before the 'purge'. 9 pages. Final Score – 2.80.

Cherry Pie by Tiago Laranjo (TiagoL) - Short, Horror - Natchitoches, Louisiana. 1950. A little lost girl gets allured by a strange smell and a mysterious old lady to spend the night in. But when no one's watching, nothing is what it seems to be. 12 pages. Final Score – 2.56.

Retribution Ridge by Brian Lewis (Digitaldecayfilms) - Short, Western - A mysterious woman comes to town hell-bent on avenging the murder of her father. 8 pages. Final Score – 3.21.

All That Glitters by Steve McDonell (Stevie) - Short, Western - A mysterious stranger confronts a widow and her daughters at their farm in Oregon during the American Civil War. 10 pages. Final Score – 3.27.

Anita Blackman by Steven Clark (StevenClark) - Short, Comedy - Two women gear up for a fun day of horse riding, but a Wimpy's Knickerbocker Glory proves to be much more than they can handle. 8 pages. Final Score – 2.07.

Lovers Divide by Zack Akers (Zack) - Short, Sci Fi - A young woman plans to leave her fiance, who has been acting very strange since returning from the Army. 6 pages. Final Score – 2.33.

Gym Bunnies by Bill Sarre (Reef Dreamer) - Short, Comedy - When a hotchpotch of Disney characters are sent to a gym they soon discover there is more to this  gathering  than expected. 12 pages. Final Score – 1.50.

Super Scoop by John Staats (JEStaats) - Short, Comedy - Lois Lane gets an exclusive interview with Wonder Woman. Do you really want an answer to that question? 8 pages. Final Score – 2.13.

Atoll's Edge by Mark Renshaw (MarkRenshaw) - Short, Action - A soldier finds herself marooned on an atoll island. She comes across a mysterious orb in an abandoned village and finds herself instinctively defending it from an ever increasing number of faceless demons. 10 pages. Final Score – 3.15.

Don't Stop Believing by Jeff Bush (Dreamscale) - Short, Horror - It takes a child's innocence to believe in that of which seems unbelievable, but a child's innocence is exactly what Evil preys on. 12 pages. Final Score – 3.25.

The First Womanned Mission to Mars by Mark Moore (irish eyes) - Short, Sci Fi, Comedy - Three women get more than they bargained for on Mars. 8 pages. Final Score – 1.86.

Poultice by Anthony Cawood (AnthonyCawood) - Short, Western - A desperate mother to-be visits the Native American wise woman who may be able to help her child live, if only her father hadn't murdered the woman's husband. 7 pages. Final Score – 2.47.

The Tenderest Cuts by Alexander Brauck (PrussianMosby) - Short, Horror - When a couple rebuffs their sex-obsessed roommate, they set free her inherited psychological craftsmanship. 9 pages. Final Score – 1.62.

In The Arms of Justice by Dan Campisi (DanC) - Short, Film Noir - Has a gorgeous socialite done one bad deed too many? 12 pages. Final Score – 2.00.

Re(t)con by Ashlie Hollis (Ashlie) - Short, Thriller - A hooded teenager learns that, sometimes, being in the wrong place at the wrong time proves beneficial. 7 pages. Final Score – 2.13.

Life On A Dime by Libby Chambers (LC) - Short, Psychological Thriller - A man's perfect life unravels in the space of one day. 12 pages. Final Score – 2.38.

Anna by Cameron Duecker (CameronD) - Short, Thriller - For a young girl, everything changes in ten minutes. 10 pages. Final Score – 2.19.

Lipstick and Dynamite by Gary Kohatsu (Abe from LA) - Short, Thriller - A fashion model engages in a sinister game of cat and mouth with an unbalanced CEO of a cosmetics firm — with catastrophic results. 11 pages. Final Score – 2.69.


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Into That Goodnight was fantastic. Well deserved. This has been a great challenge.

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My Q&A is up under my script.

So, drinks? drinks anyone?

I actually expected worse.
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Some surprises for me, there.

Jeff's and Alex's in particular.

Interesting chnage of pace for both writers.

I had Eric pinned as the write of Goodnight...as other s have said before, he is now the official king of the OWC.

We need to raise our collective games.

Well done all.
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Good job, everyone!


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It really explains a lot! Everyone did great.
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Congrats to all, another high quality and fun OWC!


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Well done Eric, Into the Goodnight was my clear favourite - I'm glad it won. Congratulations also to David, Vin and all the other entrants.

-Mark


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I LOVE that the scores are available! That was a great thing at MP. I hope that will continue with future OWCs.  


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Well, done Eric. And Dave and conz

And thanks Sean and Don for the opportunity

I think the revseral of sexes was cool, the allocation  of genres I think is not one I would recommend going forward. But like, everything, worth seeing to see it if it works.


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3rd place is 2nd loser. - No Fear (Dangerous Sports Gear)

Good job to the top 2, they were my picks and well deserved.


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Quoted from Angry Bear
I LOVE that the scores are available! That was a great thing at MP. I hope that will continue with future OWCs.  


If I had Chris' old code, that would've made this so much simpler. If I had it my way, I'd have that entire system (randomly-assigned scripts, a list of how many of each score you got and reveals at midnight) but unfortunately, that's not the case. Still, it could be possible to build such a thing over time. I'm certainly going to look into it.


Quoted from Reef Dreamer
Well, done Eric. And Dave and conz

And thanks Sean and Don for the opportunity

I think the revseral of sexes was cool, the allocation  of genres I think is not one I would recommend going forward. But like, everything, worth seeing to see it if it works.


The random genre thing is something I won't do again. It only fit for this kind of topic and for any OWCs I do in the future, the genre will be static.


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Quoted from Conz
3rd place is 2nd loser. - No Fear (Dangerous Sports Gear)

Good job to the top 2, they were my picks and well deserved.


Congrats!

I for one have learned a great deal. For instance, I will keep in mind the GENRE when I'm reading scripts.

On that note:
Even though he doesn't wanna hear it from me 'Tenderest cuts' really was horrifying and vulgar.

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Great job everyone and especially to the winners.  There were some fine scripts.

And hey, you didn't hate my script the most!!  Psyched!!!  

Seriously, this was a hard OWC and you guys handled it great.  

Mr. Blonde, as you can see, my fears about Film Noir were correct.  No one that had Noir scored well.  To have Noir without the lackey man was almost impossible to write especially without turning into a lesbian thing or triangle.

Again, great job to all and special congrats to the winners.  

Dan


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Great OWC Blondie, up there with the time travel one.

Congrats to Eric, Dave and Conz!

Special kudos to the scripts that did film noir - I didn't really get into them myself but you did well to create the feel for a very tough genre


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