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Don
Posted: October 10th, 2008, 1:19pm Report to Moderator
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Young Adult Horror (YA definition here)


Theme:  It is October 31st and a community is being invaded, however everyone thinks it's a hoax.  Two kids know the real truth...


Write a 13 page or less script, in proper screenplay format on the Theme and Genre stated above.  The script must be received by Friday, October 17th, 2008 at 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time.  Please submit your script here.


Please do not put your real name on your script, however, please use your real name and real e-mail address on the submission form.  (After the exercise closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit the script with your name on it).



This is completely Free to enter.  This is only an exercise.  There are no prizes.  There are no winners (after all, we all win if we have fun).  There will not be an official judging for the best script (after all, we all win if we have fun).  One script will be selected to be audio performed by iScript.com.

Schedule:

October 17, 2008: A 13 Page Script is due. (properly formatted) 11:59 pm edt on Friday 10/17

October 20, 2008: Scripts Posted

October 31, 2008: Who wrote what revealed and Release of the iScript of the selected script.

Confused?  Questions?  Statements? Ask them on the OWC Discussion Board.




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Har har har!

Don, you sly ol' devil, you!


Also, while I'm here, everyone please feel free to join in on the Skype chat tonight, and listen to some of your fellow members bash the choice of genre and theme without mercy.

The action begins at approximately, 8pm Central Time.


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I was just thinking that 11:59EST sure came early this Friday, but I was fooled as well. This thread's going to have a lot of traffic before 11:59 actually hits. Of course, I on;y have to wait till 10:59 since I'm in central time. That means I get it at the same time as everyone else, but it FEELS an hour earlier.


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I have to wait until Saturday afternoon to get the genre and theme...But I'll be on Skype and bashing it along with the rest.
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3.5 hours left and this place is like a ghost forum....  


appropriate for Halloween, eh?


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Got to get the TAPS guys in here with the infrared; mebbe catch a few EVP's....or at least send that guy under the porch where all the spiders are...


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Dang! Could they just release it already? I've been keeping quiet about it, but I've been waiting for the theme to be announced since day 1.

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Well, I'm certainly pleased with both the topic and genre. This should be interesting....
I hope there's more than just "Alien" Invasions. Though that's the only type of invasion that comes to mind when I think "Horror". Though I suppose one could go back to the 50-60s movies with things like  Invasion of the Killer Ants/Leeches/Bees/etc. lol. Can't wait to read the entries as well as write my own. I would've thought this board would be more lively. Where is everyone?


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Very nice.  I don't think there's ever been a challenge that specified two kids as pivotal parts of the story.  It'll be cool to see what everyone chugs out.


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Not a bad topic at all. Has the potential for some genuine creativity if you think outside the box.


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I just learned the genre this Saturday morning since I was working last night, but I'm happy to hear the genre. I think many of the young people will be especially pleased.

Although I'm not particular, I think this suits a wide "halloweeners" audience.

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Yeah, interesting challenge. Should be a varied batch of scripts on offer.

The wiki page says YA is mainly aimed at people 12-18 years old, so are we aiming for scripts lower than an 18 certificate?


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So does that mean we're gonna have a batch of scripts about sex, drugs and acne?


Check out my scripts...if you want to, no pressure.

You can find my scripts here
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Anyone know of any good YA horror scripts to look at? I have a few ideas but am having a bit of difficulty deciding which most closely fits the parameters... or maybe I'll just give up and not even enter
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The last three Harry Potter films.  That's actually fantasy not horror but it's the best example of young adult I can think of.

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Anyone know of any good YA horror scripts to look at? I have a few ideas but am having a bit of difficulty deciding which most closely fits the parameters... or maybe I'll just give up and not even enter


Try this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_adult_fiction

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an october owc with a horror genre...who could have seen that coming
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It's been a long time since the Oct OWC has been Horror. And there was a huge cluster-fuck of insanity about it last year when the genre announced was "Comedy". So Horror is the best way to go.
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Quoted from bobtheballa
Anyone know of any good YA horror scripts to look at? I have a few ideas but am having a bit of difficulty deciding which most closely fits the parameters... or maybe I'll just give up and not even enter


Gremlins?


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My only problem with this is coming up with a twelve page story.


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I know what you mean, Phil. I'm having a hard time condensing my idea into 12 pages. The way I'm going right now, my script would be 15 pages long at the very least.

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Same issue. But we have time. I went one page over last challenge, and even though people liked it, the sh!t hit the fan. lol


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I almost thought of not entering as I was perplexed as to what to do.

But now I've finally thought of my idea and it is a great idea.  Oh boy I'm excited.  Now I have to deliver.

The writing starts tomorrow.

Yeahhh.


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I came up with a couple of ideas (not to say I'll be entering) - both of them are really good ideas but they seem like they will take longer than 13 pages to tell. We'll just have to see how it goes.
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Good luck all. Can't wait to read these shorts.
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I want to write something, but I don't know what to come up with.
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I didn't know about this until now. And I'm excited. Once I come up with an actual idea I will be even more excited!


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I came up with an idea then reread the theme and topic to make sure it fit. I started thinking of the show Goosebumps that used to come on Fox. Then I remembered Are You Afraid of the Dark? that came on Nickelodeon. I used to love those shows but I don't want to water down my story so i'm going to be aiming at the 17yo audience (who are allowed to see R-rated movies btw hahahahahahahahahahaahha)

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I'm having a headache trying to think of stories that fit in 13 pages.  I keep coming up with feature ideas.  I'm going to have the largest collection of features about two kids who -- you know the rest.
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Does the entire script have to be set on October 31st, or can it just be the invasion part on that day?


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I think you're being a little to literal with the theme.  You can have it take place in the Halloween season.  The decorations are up on people's houses; the stores have been selling them for some time now.  And pretty soon, before you know it, Santa will be here--wait a sec.


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Cool, so the October 31st part isn't that important aslong as it is the halloween season. I was thinking it had to be set on halloween, parties etc.


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Cool, so the October 31st part isn't that important aslong as it is the halloween season. I was thinking it had to be set on halloween, parties etc.


It is October 31st and a community is being invaded, however everyone thinks it's a hoax.  Two kids know the real truth...


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Cheers Don

It was just that I was wanting the first scene to be a few days before the actual invasion. Have to have a rethink.


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Cr#p,

I have to do an edit.  I wanted to finish on the 31st.

Six pages so far.


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for those still searching for "angles" you might try going to http://www.apple.com/trailers/magnolia/splinter/

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Quoted from Shawnkjr
I came up with an idea then reread the theme and topic to make sure it fit. I started thinking of the show Goosebumps that used to come on Fox. Then I remembered Are You Afraid of the Dark? that came on Nickelodeon. I used to love those shows but I don't want to water down my story so i'm going to be aiming at the 17yo audience (who are allowed to see R-rated movies btw hahahahahahahahahahaahha)

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Young Adult Horror - the age range is pretty broad "marketed to adolescents, roughly between the ages of 12 and 18."  If it is geared to 17 year olds, then I wouldn't consider it Young Adult.  

I've kicked one back due to excessive use of the "F bomb".  The theme/plot of the script can be edgy, but excessive f bombs would not make it YA.


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I have some ideas for this.

It probably won't be my best work, but I'm just doing it for fun.

I was going to submit a feature, but I saw submissions were closed cuz of the challenge. lol
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I doubt this will be anyone's best work. The fun is challenging yourself to DO your best under a small amount of time. Ofcourse with more than a week it'd be amazing..but a week worth of writing something completely new is just a fun way to keep you on your toes.


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With all this MP practice, I'm not sure I can make it past five pages!!

Got to retrain myself.


Just string together two and a half Movie Poet scripts and you're golden...

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Question. I'm playing with how to use the theme of there being an invasion. Could I have it impemented on page 5 or 6? Is that still okay?

Like heres a normal halloween, then BANG. Invasion time. Is that okay?


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Sooo... can we enter more than one?


Rule number 16 of the one week challenge states that you cannot enter more than eight scripts in a single OWC.

We call this the Helio rule.


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Question. I'm playing with how to use the theme of there being an invasion. Could I have it impemented on page 5 or 6? Is that still okay?

Like heres a normal halloween, then BANG. Invasion time. Is that okay?


I have no idea what impemented means.  Do you mean implemented? Regardless.  October 31st.  Invasion.  Everyone - two kids = hoax.  Two kids - know not hoax.  Halloween is optional...  

If the question is "Does everything have to happen on October 31st?"  The answer is 'no' as long as the following is covered October 31st, a community is being invaded, everyone (except two kids) thinks it's a hoax, two kids know the real truth...

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We call this the Helio rule.


I was the first to submit two scripts for an OWC!

Oh, nevermind.  I'm already known for the "Shelton Syndrome"



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Everyone = hoax.  Two kids - know not hoax.


Don, we're writers.  Math is NOT our strong point.  Except for Bert.  I think he makes bombs and stuff.


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If the question is "Does everything have to happen on October 31st?"  The answer is 'no' as long as the following is covered October 31st, a community is being invaded, everyone thinks it's a hoax, two kids know the real truth...


Julian or Gregorian calendar?

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lol.


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Quoted from Shelton

I was the first to submit two scripts for an OWC!  Oh, nevermind.  I'm already known for the "Shelton Syndrome"  Don, we're writers.  Math is NOT our strong point.  Except for Bert.  I think he makes bombs and stuff.


Mike, this is more of a statement rather than a question.  


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Julian or Gregorian calendar?


The following calendars may be used: Julian, Gregorian, Bahá'í, Darian, Discordian, Lunar, Assyrian, Aztec (Tonalpohualli only  You may NOT use Xiuhpohualli), Babylonian, Zoroastrian, Irish, Maya (Tzolk'in only.  Maya Haab' may NOT be used), Bikram Samwat, Buddhist, Coptic, Nanakshahi, Roman.

Beyond the above listed, no other calendars will be accepted.


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Define community please!


For this exercise, "A group of interacting organisms sharing an environment."


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lol.


lol?  Seriously?  'lol' is your only response?  Please, read the rules.  According to legend, I've banned folks (and probably ate their liver if the rumors are true) for lesser infractions.




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According to legend, I've banned folks (and probably ate their liver if the rumors are true) for lesser infractions.


i didn't know we had a psychopath runnin' this place haha

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Quoted from Don


Mike, this is more of a statement rather than a question.  


My bad.  I didn't realize we were limited to interrogations.

How does it feel to wear two pairs of glasses at the same time?

Can you send me a bottle of Merlot?

Do you find me attractive, in a heterosexual way?


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I've wrote twelve pages.  Think that's enough?  It's pretty solid as it is.  I don't want to write an extra distracting scene to make it thirteen.

I'll glance over it tomorrow before posting, but I'm pretty happy as it is.


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Mike, this is more of a statement rather than a question.


You're right.


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How hard do you think it's gonna be to cut back 50 pages to 13?  I kind of went over the page limit.
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My script ended up being 25 pages. I have no idea how I'm gonna trim all that off. Oh well, if I don't get to finish it in time I'll just post it outside the OWC and its restrictions in the future.

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Okay...I'm joining in.  This will be my first official screenplay EVER!!!  

I understand that it's "halloween" time...two kids...can there be more but two prime antagonists?  It is after all Halloween and kids seem to come out of the wood work?


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or is that protagonists? tee hee?   God I'm a beginner!!!lol


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Write a 13 page or less script, in proper screenplay format on the Theme and Genre stated above.  The script must be received by Friday, October 17th, 2008 at 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time.  Please submit your script here.

Okay...based on the information above it says 13 pages...but over on the other thread it says 12...which is it...hurry please


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Thanks for the info Mmmmeee I have read that it should be 12 a few times...amazing what one extra page will give you room for Beginners can ask questions, hope my script cuts mustard...or custard...or butter... ))  Anything!!! *wink


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hope my script cuts mustard...or custard...or butter... ))  Anything!!! *wink


Hopefully, it won't cut the cheese.


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Its so strange soming into this as an "experienced" simplyscript-er. I remember when it was MY first OWC a while back. I feel old, blah.

Good luck all.


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I cut my script from 34 pages down to 7 pages by simply taking out the girls' shower room scene.

Of course, I'll be saving this scene for a future script.


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It's not just my first OWC...it's my first screenplay, EVER...so it's a double thrill for me.  Putting my stuff in there with Pia's...especially with "juicy" scenes that include a shower scene...now that's crazy on my part...Absolutely nothing in mine...not even a rubber duck getting wet! *wink

Pia...you have all the guys going on here...I may be a girl but I'm just going to tell you...you make a very "Hot" Countess Zadora!  lol

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Good luck with it MBC, looking forward to reading it.

I wrote mine today and it was a good laugh. Busy week for me and today was my only free day.


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Hope you enjoy it...but of course I can't give anything away right now...you'll just have to figure out which one is mine ) Now that will be a test! lol  Especially since I haven't ever written anything before...on that note it might be easy to spot. *wink*

Your day is almost over...are you 8 hours or 9 hours ahead of Arizona?  Enjoy your evening

P.S.  My parents talked about Newcastle when I was growing up...I think my God Parents lived there...my parents are gone so I can't ask them...


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I never guess the writers of the scripts right, so I'm not even going to try this time around. I'm off work all next week so I should be able to read them all before the names are announced.

I'm not sure about Arizona but I'm 6 hours ahead of the clock on here.


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It is 11:40am here in Arizona.

I'm definitely looking forward to reading everyone's scripts. Have a great evening!


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Shower scenes, eh?  I can't wait to read about milk bubbles and juicy butts!
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I've just submitted my script.

Let me know Don if you're happy, just send me a PM if you can.

I'll be at work tomorrow so may have an hour or so to adjust it when I get back if needs be.

All the best everyone.


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Wow, alot can happen in a year, huh?


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I'd hit it.


and the entire internet just shuddered....


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Pia....what are we going to do with you girl?! hahahaha

Dogglebe's avitar says it all )  lol  along with his statement...and the whole internet shuddered...that's a really good line...

When is your birthday...cake is in order! *wink*

~m~


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What happened to my avatar?  Maybe Pia "squashed" it?


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Quoted from MBCgirl

lol  along with his statement...and the whole internet shuddered...that's a really good line...


Keep it down.  Phil might start thinking he can write Comedy.


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It was probably too big or something.... ))))  lalalalalalala


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Ugh heaven almighty. I have to cut out 5 scenes i really freakin love. I guess i can, but i dont want to. Ehhh...What's a boy to do. AHHHHHHHHHHHH!

"sCOTTY DOESN'T KNOW!!!" -- throw in a bunch of those lines and you've got your teen movie.


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Pia looks like a puppy

Okay...I've submitted my screenplay.  I look forward to everyones criticism *wink*
Be gentle....that's all I ask! lol


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I only got 5 pages in between work and home life, and I have to leave again for work in an hour. ;-(
No script from me this time, but I have five days off in a row next week, so I can read them all.

Oh, and Pia I'd hide that picture if I was you. Ha ha ha.
Ah wobba wobba.

Aren't you glad you really don't look like that?

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It would be easy to interpret the word wrong...because the way it is in Wikipedia makes it sound like our stories should have been trying to trick everyone...not convince everyone because we know the truth...so I just tried to follow Don's interpretation of the content requirements.  It is a little confusing.  Who knows...I may be wrong too

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoax
A hoax is a deliberate attempt to dupe, deceive or trick an audience into believing, or accepting, that something is real, when in fact it is not; ...


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Ahhh DAMMIT!


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Hey Don...mayb e you can shine a little light on this latest puzzle ...but I basically took it from what you had put in the beginning...in the description below I think I interpreted it to mean that everyone thought the hoax was not real and only the kids knew that it was....

Young Adult Horror (YA definition here)


Theme:  It is October 31st and a community is being invaded, however everyone thinks it's a hoax.  Two kids know the real truth...


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I'm pretty sure you're right MBC...at least I hope you are as that's how I took it.


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It's open to interpretation. And like Don said, it's for fun so feel free to follow your inspiration.
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I agree...so now that my pantyhose aren't in a bunch, I feel much better! lol

I suspected that it was like that, but when Pia mentioned she interpreted it wrong...I went to wikipedia and thought perhaps I had screwed up...

Anyway....you are right...it is for fun so no worries!


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Only five hours left, kiddies (depending on where you live).  Finish up and get it out.


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How's everybody going?  All done and submitted?  Looking forward to reading them.
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Ok, it's done and submitted.

I'm looking forward to reading them and then beginning Michael's killer game.

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About two hours to the witching hour.  As of 9:45 pm edt, I've acknowledged receipt off all scripts thus far.  If you've sent in a script before 9:45 pm edt and haven't received a message, send me an email at webmaster at simplyscripts.com

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Finished mines. Can't wait to read the others.  
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awww Dayem!

I went out for a little and when I got back it was closed! I wrote this for nothing. I guess I'l submit it separately later.


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That's it.  Carry the convo to here: http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1224303294/

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