SimplyScripts Discussion Board
Blog Home - Produced Movie Script Library - TV Scripts - Unproduced Scripts - Contact - Site Map
ScriptSearch
Welcome, Guest.
It is September 20th, 2019, 8:41pm
Please login or register.
Was PortalRecent PostsHome Help Calendar Search Register Login
If you wish to join this discussion board, please send me a message. Please do read the guidelines that govern behavior on the discussion board. It will make for a much more pleasant experience for everyone. A word about SimplyScripts and Censorship


Scripts Studios are posting for award consideration
The August/September Challenge has begun!

Short Script of the Day | Featured Script of the Month | Featured Short Scripts Available for Production | Submit Your Script

How do I get my film's link and banner here?
All screenplays on the simplyscripts.com and simplyscripts.net domain are copyrighted to their respective authors. All rights reserved. This screenplaymay not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.
Forum Login
Username: Create a new Account
Password:     Forgot Password

SimplyScripts Screenwriting Discussion Board    One Week Challenge    April 2016 OWC  ›  The April 2016 One Week Challenge Theme Is... Moderators: Mr. Blonde
Users Browsing Forum
No Members and 1 Guests

 Pages: « ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 ... » : All
Recommend Print
  Author    The April 2016 One Week Challenge Theme Is...  (currently 28446 views)
stevie
Posted: April 24th, 2016, 8:59pm Report to Moderator
Old Timer



Location
Down Under
Posts
3183
Posts Per Day
0.80
Have read them all except for the 3 that were over 7 pages. I think this was one of the tougher challenges since I've been onboard here, what with the 6 page max and the mix of comedy and superhero theme.

But it made for very quick and easy reading!!!   Anyone need any extra thoughts on their script, feel free to PM me


Logged
Private Message Reply: 255 - 526
DanC
Posted: April 24th, 2016, 9:00pm Report to Moderator
Old Timer


Killing villains since 1980!

Location
Buffalo NY
Posts
1246
Posts Per Day
0.76

Quoted from irish eyes


He means you won't last a week without making it clear that a certain script belongs to you, by replying to those who have left comments on your script.

Sometimes people getting a little excited when they get bad reviews and they feel the need to explain themselves before the week is out, so we all know who wrote it before the reveal... don't do it.


Yep, that is exactly what I mean.  So far, I haven't been able to last the week yet.  I had to defend my piece.  Or at least explain the drug induced stupor I was in when I wrote it and explain why it seemed like a good idea.  

He's right, you SHOULDN'T do it.  I haven't been able to hold my cool.

And actually, that's about it.  You do die each time someone says something bad, and then it does fade into eternity, never to be heard from again.

Actually, so far, the newest one has gotten pretty decent reviews so far.  Figures, the one I didn't care for gets the best (for me) reviews).  It still isn't good, but, at least it's not overwhelmingly negative.

I had to cut so much out from mine that it lost so much of what I intended...

Dan


Please read my scripts:
http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-series/m-1427564706/

I'm interested in reading animation, horror, sci fy, suspense, fantasy, and anything that is good.  I enjoy writing the same.  Looking to team with anyone!

Thanks
Dan
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 256 - 526
irish eyes
Posted: April 24th, 2016, 10:21pm Report to Moderator
Old Timer


There`s too much blood in my alcohol

Location
Upstate New York
Posts
1672
Posts Per Day
0.48
34 Scripts read and accounted for...

Thanks to Sean and Don for all your hard work... I'm off to bed


Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 257 - 526
Wes
Posted: April 25th, 2016, 11:16am Report to Moderator
Been around a while



Location
Oakland, CA 94602
Posts
169
Posts Per Day
0.09

Quoted from DanC


Yep, that is exactly what I mean.  So far, I haven't been able to last the week yet.  I had to defend my piece.  Or at least explain the drug induced stupor I was in when I wrote it and explain why it seemed like a good idea.  

He's right, you SHOULDN'T do it.  I haven't been able to hold my cool.

And actually, that's about it.  You do die each time someone says something bad, and then it does fade into eternity, never to be heard from again.

Actually, so far, the newest one has gotten pretty decent reviews so far.  Figures, the one I didn't care for gets the best (for me) reviews).  It still isn't good, but, at least it's not overwhelmingly negative.

I had to cut so much out from mine that it lost so much of what I intended...

Dan


Ah, well then, I'll be very quiet.


Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 258 - 526
eldave1
Posted: April 25th, 2016, 11:29am Report to Moderator
Of The Ancients



Location
Southern California
Posts
4920
Posts Per Day
2.62
I am about half way through.

This is an interesting review challenge - unlike any other OWC. Since it is a comedy OWC, for me a litmus test has been - did it make me laugh/chuckle? Several otherwise well-written ones have not.  Not quite sure what to make of them recommend/consider/pass. Clumsy way of saying - should I rate a just okay written script that made me laugh over a well written script that did not.  

Wil be mulling it over.  


My Scripts can all be seen here:

http://dlambertson.wix.com/scripts
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 259 - 526
Wes
Posted: April 25th, 2016, 12:09pm Report to Moderator
Been around a while



Location
Oakland, CA 94602
Posts
169
Posts Per Day
0.09
Done. I've read them all. Didn't comment on the last two that were over the page limit because I'd just be repeating what's already been said.

Comedy is pretty subjective, isn't it? I think SuperMick is an excellent example of how we all perceive things differently. I find myself trying to be conscious of cultural differences too. All the way down to the slang/language that's used.

A lot of interesting reads. Good stuff.


Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 260 - 526
DanC
Posted: April 25th, 2016, 12:13pm Report to Moderator
Old Timer


Killing villains since 1980!

Location
Buffalo NY
Posts
1246
Posts Per Day
0.76

Quoted from eldave1
I am about half way through.

This is an interesting review challenge - unlike any other OWC. Since it is a comedy OWC, for me a litmus test has been - did it make me laugh/chuckle? Several otherwise well-written ones have not.  Not quite sure what to make of them recommend/consider/pass. Clumsy way of saying - should I rate a just okay written script that made me laugh over a well written script that did not.  

Wil be mulling it over.  


For me, that choice is easy.  If it made me laugh, they did the job.  If not, they didn't.  It's a comedy.  Even if we don't appreciate that sense of humor (say low brow vs high brow) at least we can see if it's done well or not.  

So, no laugh, for me = pass.

Dan


Please read my scripts:
http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-series/m-1427564706/

I'm interested in reading animation, horror, sci fy, suspense, fantasy, and anything that is good.  I enjoy writing the same.  Looking to team with anyone!

Thanks
Dan
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 261 - 526
Reef Dreamer
Posted: April 25th, 2016, 12:18pm Report to Moderator
Old Timer


where's my simply scripts thong?

Location
The Island of Jersey
Posts
2526
Posts Per Day
0.85
If you laugh at your own does that count  

Well, when I say laugh, a slight chuckle...sort of. Good enough for me. Others though have to make me howl with laughter to make the grade  


My scripts †HERE

The Elevator Belonging To Alice - Semi Final Bluecat, Runner Up Nashville
Inner Journey - Page Awards Finalist - Bluecat semi final
Grieving Spell - winner - London Film Awards.††Third - Honolulu
Ultimate Weapon - Fresh Voices - second place
IMDb link... http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7062725/?ref_=tt_ov_wr
Logged
Private Message Reply: 262 - 526
DanC
Posted: April 25th, 2016, 12:27pm Report to Moderator
Old Timer


Killing villains since 1980!

Location
Buffalo NY
Posts
1246
Posts Per Day
0.76

Quoted from Reef Dreamer
If you laugh at your own does that count  

Well, when I say laugh, a slight chuckle...sort of. Good enough for me. Others though have to make me howl with laughter to make the grade  


Seems fair...

Right??

Dan


Please read my scripts:
http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-series/m-1427564706/

I'm interested in reading animation, horror, sci fy, suspense, fantasy, and anything that is good.  I enjoy writing the same.  Looking to team with anyone!

Thanks
Dan
Logged Offline
Private Message Reply: 263 - 526
Angry Bear
Posted: April 25th, 2016, 12:31pm Report to Moderator
God of the SimplyScriptsVerse



Location
The Swamp...
Posts
6678
Posts Per Day
1.58

Quoted from DanC


If it made me laugh, they did the job.  If not, they didn't.  It's a comedy.  Even if we don't appreciate that sense of humor (say low brow vs high brow) at least we can see if it's done well or not.  

So, no laugh, for me = pass.

I don't know. I hated the movie Bridesmaids. Not my cup of tea at all, but just because I didn't find it funny doesn't mean it wasn't a comedy.

I have read a few of these, but not commented on any. At least not yet. Seems to me some people try to be funny in their prose, rather than what would be on screen. That to me doesn't work at all.


Logged
Private Message Reply: 264 - 526
StevenClark
Posted: April 25th, 2016, 10:37pm Report to Moderator
Old Timer



Location
Upstate NY
Posts
1864
Posts Per Day
0.77
Well, read all 34. Congrats to all the writers who entered. I liked a few of these. About five or six stood out as pretty darn good, but I have an idea what my final three will be. Some of these were just flat out bizarre, while others had a decent premise but lacked in execution. Kinda ran the gamut what went right and what went wrong. But a lot of peeps already pointed out that comedy wasn't their thing, myself included. But, as always, fun and a cool challenge.

Steve


Logged
Private Message Reply: 265 - 526
AnthonyCawood
Posted: April 26th, 2016, 8:42am Report to Moderator
Old Timer



Location
UK
Posts
3023
Posts Per Day
1.41
I finished up last night, mixed bag as always but was a little surprised by how how many were closer to drama than comedy, not a bad thing as they worked as Dramas but not necessarily in this OWC

Still great effort by all in getting done and in in a week, always fun

Now for the interesting part... The writer reveal and the voting!


Anthony Cawood - Award winning screenwriter
Available Short screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/short-scripts
Available Feature screenplays - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/feature-film-scripts/
Screenwriting articles - http://www.anthonycawood.co.uk/articles
IMDB Link - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6495672/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Logged Offline
Site Private Message Reply: 266 - 526
MarkRenshaw
Posted: April 26th, 2016, 8:52am Report to Moderator
Old Timer



Location
UK
Posts
1598
Posts Per Day
0.69
Iíve read about half so far, I will get through all of them before the week is out. So far Iíve been impressed and itís been great to have a comedy owc for a change. I think itís good to force writers out of their comfort zone every once in a while.

As for my own entry, itís getting the usual love/hate/kinda like/itís OK/I really donít understand it at all inconsistency mine always seems to generate lol! But I donít feel the need to come out and defend it. If people read it and get it, fine. If not, fine. Iím getting some good ideas for draft 2 and thatís all that matters to me.  


For more of my scripts, stories, produced movies and the ocassional blog, check out my new website. CLICK
Logged Offline
Site Private Message Reply: 267 - 526
Dreamscale
Posted: April 26th, 2016, 9:03am Report to Moderator
Of The Ancients


Yes, that is my real hair...

Location
Cave Creek, AZ
Posts
11035
Posts Per Day
2.56
I've got about 5 or 6 more to read...or try to read.  Several good efforts, many very poor efforts...a few little to no effort at all.

Very surprised at the lack of comedy on display, for the most part.  It's almost as if some peeps don';t know what comedy even is, which I find hard to fathom.  But then again, the theme of superhero or super power doesn't go hand in hand with comedy, IMO, which is why I didn't enter a script.

I was going to throw up a pisser, but decided not to piss peeps off with it.


To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
Logged
Private Message Reply: 268 - 526
James McClung
Posted: April 26th, 2016, 9:12am Report to Moderator
Old Timer



Location
Washington, D.C.
Posts
3382
Posts Per Day
0.66
I've only read a few thus far. Only one genuinely made me laugh. I'm impressed with the variety though. OWC scripts can run a little repetitive depending on the genre/theme. For the most part, I think the writers made a good effort too.

My own script is a complete bust. I blew it with the last rewrite and realized it at the worst possible time: AFTER submitting but BEFORE the scripts were posted. By the time it was up, I was already over it. Whatever. Onward with the other scripts!


Logged
Private Message Reply: 269 - 526
 Pages: « ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 ... » : All
Recommend Print

Locked Board Board Index    April 2016 OWC  [ previous | next ] Switch to:
Was Portal Recent Posts Home Help Calendar Search Register Login

Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post polls
You may not post attachments
HTML is on
Blah Code is on
Smilies are on


Powered by E-Blah Platinum 9.71B © 2001-2006