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dogglebe
Posted: March 8th, 2013, 10:19pm Report to Moderator
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This is a 1+6 Week Challenge.   First 11 pages due in one week.  The remainder due six weeks after that.

Theme:  A man/woman's life is turned upside down after purchasing a smart phone that is supposed to go to someone else.  
Genre: open

Due Dates:
First 9 – 11 pages (no more than 11) are due March 15th at 10:00 pm edt
Complete work due April 26th, at 10:00pm edt

Submit them here: http://www.simplyscripts.com/unpro_short_exercise_13_03.html

See below for further clarification.


Most Americans know the story of the "Lost Colony"¯.  It dates back to the time the Europeans began to settle on the land now known as Virginia.  The village of Roanoke was one of the first English colonies to be established on the soil.  But it didn't turn out quite as successful as the colonists had hoped"¦  

The Governor of this hamlet was a man by the name of John White.  The small population of Roanoke complained about their lack of food and tools.  They also harbored suspicions that the Natives might launch a surprise attack on them.  These complaints eventually spurred John White to travel back to England, in search of weapons and supplies.  He returned three long years later.  

Upon his homecoming, John White found a ghost town.  The area "“ once a thriving village - was stripped of its people.  Houses and other shelters were nowhere in site.  What was left behind were small cannons, an opened chest, a tall fence built around the perimeter, and a single word inscription carved on a fence post: "Croatoan."¯

This, of course, has absolutely nothing to do with the challenge.

For those of you unfamiliar with the OWC, TWC, 7WC or any other WC's, the idea behind it is to see if the good people here can write a script based on someone else's criteria.  

If you had a week to write a ten-page horror script that took place in a nursery, could you do it?  What if you had seven weeks to write a rom-com set in the International Space Station?  Could you do that?

Well, could ya?  Could ya?

Anyway, the challenge starts tonight.  Continue reading for the rest of the rules and the specifics for this particular challenge.

BTW, do not click here.  It has nothing to do with this challenge.  So, don't click here.

Anyway, without further adieu "after all, why put off tomorrow what you can do today" the challenge will be a seven week challenge.  

You have seven weeks to come up with a feature length script (between 90 and 120 pages).  The first nine to eleven pages, however, are due next Friday, March 15th, at 10:00pm edt.  Just finish the scene at this page length.  Cutting it off in mid-sentence and leaving us hanging is soooo uncool.

Submit your first ten pages [url= http://www.simplyscripts.com/unpro_short_exercise_13_03.html]here[/url] before 10:00pm est next Friday, March 15th .  Don't submit the first ten if you can't commit to the whole challenge.

The completed script is due on Friday, April 26th, at 10:00pm edt.  Submit your completed script [url= http://www.simplyscripts.com/unpro_short_exercise_13_03.html]here[/url] before 10:00pm on April 26th.

The genre and theme to this competition will be announced in a moment.  But before I do, I just want to go over a few rules and other fascinating facts:

Participation in this is voluntary.  If someone's holding a gun to your head and making you participate, call the police;

Unlike previous challenges, this one will not be anonymous.  Your names will be on your work from the get-go;

There is no betting on this challenge;

No piss-takes.  At all.  Violators of this rule will be summarily executed by duct tape, electricity and Cheetos.  Not necessarily in that order;

I've lost ten pounds on the Atkins diet and I feel great;

The genre for this particular challenge pretty flexible: comedy and/or action and/or thriller.  You decide;

The first ten pages (or so) will be posted at Don's earliest convenience;

If you don't like the genre/theme of the challenge, post it on your damn Facebook page.  Don't whine about it here;

There will be no voting on the best script.  This is not a competition and there are no winners (though, technically, we all win when we have fun);

The theme is:  A man/woman's life is turned upside down after purchasing a smart phone that is supposed to go to someone else.  You can make up your own apps for said phone, but they have to be realistic.  No jet pack apps or death ray apps.  Thank you very much;

Can you believe it?  Ten pounds on Atkins.  I'm also using raspberry ketone pills.  They boost your energy and help you burn calories and stuff.  I first heard about them on Doctor Oz.  I like this guy;

If you have any questions, write them down on a piece of paper.  Roll that paper in a tight ball and throw it out.  You'll be glad you did;

If you don't know what the challenge, genre and theme are, it's because you went straight to the bottom without reading all that I wrote here.  You suck!

Good luck!


Phil


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If someone’s holding a gun to your head and making you participate, call the police;


How do I call the police, if the gunman wont let me?

Mark


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Quoted from irish eyes


How do I call the police, if the gunman wont let me?

Mark


The gunman might BE the police, lol



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Quoted from stevie


The gunman might BE the police, lol



In Mark's case, that's likely...
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Quoted from dogglebe

The theme is:  A man/womanā€™s life is turned upside down after purchasing a smart phone that is supposed to go to someone else.  You can make up your own apps for said phone, but they have to be realistic.  No jet pack apps or death ray apps.  Thank you very much;


I'll be the first one to ask the stupid question.

I assume no time travel apps either?

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dogglebe
Posted: March 8th, 2013, 11:05pm Report to Moderator
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Mark beat you to the stupid question, Nawazm.

But, in regards to your stupid question... there is no time travel apps.


Phil
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Ledbetter
Posted: March 8th, 2013, 11:25pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from dogglebe


as the moderator of this thread, I thought I'd unblock you to see if you had anything significant to say.  I see I made the right decision in blocking you.

You've expressed your opinion and you won't be participating in the challenge.  There's no need to comment here anymore.


Phil


Phil,
Are you seriously going to moderate this thread in this way?

Jeff said nothing worth deleating ...but you did..

He simply expressed his opinion.

Unless something differient was posted just a minute ago I didnt see..

Shawn.....><
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dogglebe
Posted: March 8th, 2013, 11:28pm Report to Moderator
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He did, Shawn.  He posted three messages.  I deleted all of them.

Now he's just busting balls and wasting time.

Jeff, I'm sorry that the genre wasn't torture porn.  I wasn't thinking what you would approve of.


Phil
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Ledbetter
Posted: March 8th, 2013, 11:34pm Report to Moderator
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Why not let them stand?

There is a difference in moderating and censorship...

That said, I completly respect you taking this thread and owning it.

But Jeff had a point...

And you deleated it.

It can be open for an arguement ...

it is Friday night, eh?

Shawn....><
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dogglebe
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Why should Jeff--who has no intention of participating in the challenge--be allowed to run around like a spoiled child?  Attacking me for personal reasons?  Maybe he should dedicate more time into writing scripts that interest people than being disruptive.


Phil

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How about everyone takes a step back...

Everyone here has a common goal in mind and that is to have

his or her's work noticed.

It's not worth a red cent at this point in any of our careers to go around

Attacking each or trying to "one up" each other in order to gain the attention of

someone "larger" than our community.

We may have huge differences in our over all take on what we perceive as basic script construct, format, ect...

By bitching at each other here, all we are serving up to those looking for the next great writer is, amateur site...nothing here to see...

Anyone else get this?

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I'm out on this challenge. Best of luck to those in it


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Wow, I'm psyched. A 7WC AND a (sort-of) OWC.

I will say, I'm not loving the premise (yet), but hey, I'll take what I can get. Let's do this!
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Seems you all had fun whilst I slept off the night before.

Ok, back to business.

Any genre - good

Topic/theme - a man or woman life is turned upside down when they get hold of the wrong phone etc etc i Reminds me of Greg's OWC script a while back.

Now it says, PURCHASING. I hope this part is not too strict as the method in which the person receives the phone could be quite important.

Ayway, I quite like that, open enough.

Let's get a thinking.


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The 'purchasing' part has me worried too.  I thought it would be easy to work out how someone ended up with another persons phone but having to buy someone's phone?  I can only picture a dodgy pub and a Pikey selling it under the table lol.  I can't see how a phone is made for someone else, aren't all phones the same?


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