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eldave1
Posted: February 5th, 2019, 12:07pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from hawkeye


Can we make an early morning appointment for our reviews?  Asking for a friend.



Yes - 8:30 is perfect for me. Cup of coffee in hand and relaxed.


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eldave1
Posted: February 5th, 2019, 12:09pm Report to Moderator
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How would you like to be a comp reader?  

I try to read four or so every day, but I didn't enter so I don't feel stressed about it either.



I would be a bad one.

I really like one script at one time so that you can immerse yourself in it. Otherwise my brain gets cluttered.

It is easy to see why so many otherwise good scripts might get binned by production houses et al - probably the 30th script they picked up that day.


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eldave1
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I guess what I'm saying is that I do not care about the titles or loglines at all since my approach to the reading is more of a work type thing rather than cherry picking something that might appeal to me.  


I've reviewed all the scripts so the titles are irrelevant to me other than I will compliment someone for a clever one.

Did not look at a single logline before reading a script. I wanted to be surprised and since it ain't a logline challenge - who really cares..


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Dreamscale
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Quoted from eldave1
There is also a review fatigue factor, IMO.

One starts off fresh as a daisy, ready to enjoy and provide that really insightful feedback.

Insert: THE HOUR HAND SPINNING AROUND A CLOCK

Three anal insertions,  two horrors, a sci-fi, your fifth valentine's themed story, the ninth time someone missed a Fade In, the wife yelling are you going to up there all day and one can devolve from loving positive feedback person to - fuck it - painted flowers ain't flowers!!

Just saying, reviewers get fatigue too


Yeah...totally.

And the real problem is that so many of these are so poorly written.  Yeah, yeah, I know, but we only a had a week to create and write it...give us a break, man!  But no, that's not the problem.  The mistakes I'm talking about are not based on lack of time...some, maybe. but not the majority.  It's a lack of understanding how to write.

It's gets so tedious seeing the same things over and over.

It's gets so tedious seeing peeps trying to be creative, but by doing so, stretching the idea so far outside the box that it's no longer even near the box.

And, maybe, just maybe, it's the reality that so few are actually reading and commenting, and the majority of those provide a few sentences at best, rarely anything remotely helpful.

I've commented on about 34 scripts now and as most know, whether you like what I have to say or not, I'm saying quite a bit, even when I don't finish the script.  My script has less than 10 reads and in total, maybe a 3/4 of a page of feedback.

At this point, I'm wondering if I should even read the last 9?



To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
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Fatigue is absolutely a factor.

I've read studies that show that the time of day you appear before a judge can have dramatic differences in how harsh a sentence you get.

Let's just say, you don't want to be standing in the courtroom right before lunch.

If I remember correctly, the lightest sentences came in the slot right AFTER lunch. So, I'm encouraging everyone to read my script around 1.


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Matthew Taylor
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Quoted from Dreamscale


Yeah...totally.

And the real problem is that so many of these are so poorly written.  Yeah, yeah, I know, but we only a had a week to create and write it...give us a break, man!  But no, that's not the problem.  The mistakes I'm talking about are not based on lack of time...some, maybe. but not the majority.  It's a lack of understanding how to write.

It's gets so tedious seeing the same things over and over.

It's gets so tedious seeing peeps trying to be creative, but by doing so, stretching the idea so far outside the box that it's no longer even near the box.

And, maybe, just maybe, it's the reality that so few are actually reading and commenting, and the majority of those provide a few sentences at best, rarely anything remotely helpful.

I've commented on about 34 scripts now and as most know, whether you like what I have to say or not, I'm saying quite a bit, even when I don't finish the script.  My script has less than 10 reads and in total, maybe a 3/4 of a page of feedback.

At this point, I'm wondering if I should even read the last 9?



Yes you should. We don't give feedback just to get it do we?

You managed to get to at least page 3 of my script before bailing out - I'm counting it as a victory that you didn't bail on page 1 lol (I'm one of those who can't write for shit) - Anyway, the point is, even though you only read 3 pages (possibly only 2) the comments you left were helpful and have already been incorporated into a rewrite

At the risk of sounding like an ass kisser - Some people appreciate the effort


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Dreamscale
Posted: February 5th, 2019, 12:35pm Report to Moderator
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That's good to hear.  My ass doesn't get a whole lot of kisses these days.

No, "we" don't give feedback to get feedback, but fair is fair, and it sucks when you spend numerous hours of giving, while getting very little back in return.


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Yes I'm with you Jeff, fair is fair and no disrespect to "of death" for example, but when you see 27 reviews and yes I'm aware of the conversation on the thread. Its still mind blown that other scripts are sitting 10 on Tuesday.

And just like Jeff I've reviewed them all for what  time I had and of course my script is sitting at the low end of reviews... It can just be frustrating at times.

I think a lot of the problem is a majority of the scripts are not on first page front and center and so instead of searching for the other scripts, particular newbies might just pick what's in front.

My evil suggestion is that when a script gets to a certain point say 15 it should be blocked until the rest catch up.  That way peeps HAVE to read the lesser reviews


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I would hope that when it is all said and done, all entries will have roughly even amount of reviews and that most of the writers who submitted an entry will leave reviews for all other entries.

I'm assuming that some people have put in more than one script, and I'm assuming that some newbies might be too intimidated to leave reviews - so the ratio of reviews to entries will be lower.

There's still a while to go before the scores need to be in, I'm optimistic that more people will come out with reviews.

A lot of respect to those who are reviewing without having a script in the challenge

P.S my entry is also languishing at the bottom in terms of interest


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and of course there’s those who read the reviews and says — well, no one else seemed to like this so I guess I won’t read it. Ridiculous.


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Jeff got all the way through mine, I think. Didn't like it, but I've got to welcome minor victories with open arms.

The uneven amount of reviews per each entry is quite odd. Hope it evens out.


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eldave1
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Quoted from irish eyes
Yes I'm with you Jeff, fair is fair and no disrespect to "of death" for example, but when you see 27 reviews and yes I'm aware of the conversation on the thread. Its still mind blown that other scripts are sitting 10 on Tuesday.

And just like Jeff I've reviewed them all for what  time I had and of course my script is sitting at the low end of reviews... It can just be frustrating at times.

I think a lot of the problem is a majority of the scripts are not on first page front and center and so instead of searching for the other scripts, particular newbies might just pick what's in front.

My evil suggestion is that when a script gets to a certain point say 15 it should be blocked until the rest catch up.  That way peeps HAVE to read the lesser reviews


There is some logic to this but I am not sure it is surmountable.

Personally, I go to the SCRIPTS OF THE OWC thread where all the scripts are listed and go down the list since I know I'm reviewing them all anyway.

But I assume some folks routinely open the recent threads page and those that are most recently review show so they click those and there is kind of an exponential impact - i.e., reads yield reads.

I would not cap the reviews on any script nor would I change the site. But I agree with your observation.

I think the scoring is done on an average so the number may not impact the results. But it certainly impacts the amount of feedback one gets to improve their story.


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eldave1
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Quoted from Dreamscale
  My ass doesn't get a whole lot of kisses.



Now that would have been a good title for a RomCom.



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Quoted from eldave1


Now that would have been a good title for a RomCom.



lol too funny
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Quoted from StevenClark
and of course there’s those who read the reviews and says — well, no one else seemed to like this so I guess I won’t read it. Ridiculous.


Haha, this is lol, too
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