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Dreamscale
Posted: February 3rd, 2019, 2:11pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Zack
Hey guys, I've got tomorrow off and will throw myself into these bad boys then.

On another note, I finally worked up the courage to look at my scripts reviews and... Just as I suspected. It's getting crushed. Lol. Funny enough, the only semi-positive review is from Jeff, believe it or not.Zack


YES!!!!  See?  I'm the nicest reviewer around, right?

Don't let it get you down, Zack.  Peeps HATE mine, and it's all cool.



To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
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Dreamscale
Posted: February 3rd, 2019, 2:12pm Report to Moderator
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sounds like you should have listened to the girlfriend




She said the same thing.  Funny.



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eldave1
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I have been more liberal on this one in terms of the parameters than other OWCs. Normally, I am pretty much a stickler in that area. On my own personal scorecard I think I have DQ'd several entries in all of the prior OWC's.  I am far less rigid on this one.

That being said, of the 20 I have read so far there were some that struggled with the parameters. There is:

Genre bending - i.e., we're you can tell romance was not the central theme of the story and was merely a device to bend it to a genre that the writer was more comfortable with (e.g., horror, sci-fi, etc).

Where the roses, candy, chocolates beared no weight on the story line or the characters and were mere drop ins to meet the requirement.  

But I accepted all of these. However, I will consider degree of difficulty in assessing what to score them. i.e., those that strictly adhered to the requirements took a more difficult path than those that didn't.  They'll get more credit for that in my book.

I'm a bit more liberal on this one because I think Rom-com is a tough thing to do in ten pages. It is my favorite genre, but so much of it is about character interaction and that takes a lot of pages to establish. Like in As Good as It Gets - you don't get to funny stuff until you've really got an understanding of the three major players.

So I am really liberal when it comes to did it make me laugh. Almost to the point as if it was purposefully dark - okay. I have been disappointed a bit in how cavalier the roses, candy and red are woven in - like they were an after thought. But again, I think peeps struggle so much with this genre I am even more acceptable there.

The great news is that I have not seen a 4 pager or an 11 pager yet



I take it all back. There are some I am reviewing today that really stretch the parameters way too much. Not even close to fitting. Guess I got lucky with the first ones I read


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Dreamscale
Posted: February 3rd, 2019, 3:27pm Report to Moderator
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I take it all back. There are some I am reviewing today that really stretch the parameters way too much. Not even close to fitting. Guess I got lucky with the first ones I read


Many, MANY don't even try to be a ROMCOM.

I've read several that I think easily fit into the ROMCOM mold, which others are saying don't, but then all these with bloody killings?  Obviously no effort at all went into them.



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eldave1
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Just read my second script with something up someone's arse.

Somehow I did not expect that in RomComs.

Maybe I'm being anal retentive


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Zack
Posted: February 3rd, 2019, 4:02pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Dreamscale


Many, MANY don't even try to be a ROMCOM.

I've read several that I think easily fit into the ROMCOM mold, which others are saying don't, but then all these with bloody killings?  Obviously no effort at all went into them.



Mine has a murder, and I really did try to put my own spin on the romcom genre. Wether anyone sees it or not, I put a lot of effort into my entry. I knew I should have passed on this challenge.   Oh well. Live and learn.

Zack


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Just read my second script with something up someone's arse.

Somehow I did not expect that in RomComs.

Maybe I'm being anal retentive

Third time's a charm  


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eldave1
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Okay - I am done and am ready to shift my focus to the Superbowl.

Macro observations before I take leave.

1) As always - thanks to all the folks responsible for OWCs. You are champs.  Special shout-out to Pia.

2) I am concerned about the low level of reads over the weekend. We have in excess of 40 scripts, I would have expected more comments. My theory is that there are quite a few newbies in this one and either are uncomfortable commenting or unaware.  I'm not going to fret it too much - it is what it is and the worst thing that will happen is that I get another short in the can that I would have not written otherwise - that is good stuff.

3) Four scripts stood out for me. Will not name them at this time.

4) I could have DQ'd about a dozen scripts - at least that many - maybe more.  I didn't.

At the low end, the roses, candy and red were just jammed in there - no bearing on plot, characters or story. There were many genre benders - the only romance element being that someone cared for someone else - but the story quickly shifted to horror, thriller, sci-fi or any genre other than Rom-Com. All in all there was a lot of stretching going on. Speaking of stretching:

5) Things in asses. I'll never get it. Why go there? Perhaps it would have been fine if a  
Proctologist was romancing someone - but good God.

6) Titles - my favorite was Crime of Fashion. My second favorite was 6PM - DQ'd because I thought that was actually the title.

Surprised someone didn't use "ROMANCING THE STONED".





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LC
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While I was sleeping... (pun intended)


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I feel like I'm playing all by myself. I guess most of you are a sleep...

Being the owl that I am I was up into the wee hours reading and reviewing until the lines started to blur. You must have been up at the crack of dawn, Warren.


Quoted from eldave1
Because you are on the wrong side of the planet

Or are we on the right side of the planet. Yes! Sunshine and crystal blue waters here. How's it going in the big freeze?.  


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Yeah, Libby's side. Lol.

Ha-de-ha, Blondie.  


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Or are we on the right side of the planet. Yes! Sunshine and crystal blue waters here. How's it going in the big freeze?.  


Ha-de-ha, Blondie.  


I'm in  Los Angeles, baby! Sunshine and lollipops 95% of the time


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I'm in  Los Angeles, baby! Sunshine and lollipops 95% of the time

Pfft. It's not 28° at 10 in the a.m. is it. Noooo. Soon as I posted that comment I thought, hmm, now where's Dave located...



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Pfft. It's not 28° at 10 in the a.m. is it. Noooo. Soon as I posted that comment I thought, hmm, now where's Dave located...



You're using celcius - Aussies. Pfft: )😎


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You're using celcius - Aussies. Pfft: )😎

That's Celsius, Dave.  
Ooh, I have to stop now.  As Mod I have to maintain decorum. Off for a jog and a quick dip in the pool.  


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Quoted from eldave1


I have been more liberal on this one in terms of the parameters than other OWCs. Normally, I am pretty much a stickler in that area. On my own personal scorecard I think I have DQ'd several entries in all of the prior OWC's.  I am far less rigid on this one.



Thank you so much, Dave! Would you believe I didn't know what DQ'd stood for in the Burger King script? I thought it had something to do with Dairy Queen seriously!  

...and here, through the Light of Context, I'z is learnin' ACROS or AC's or...  

Sandra



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Thank you so much, Dave! Would you believe I didn't know what DQ'd stood for in the Burger King script? I thought it had something to do with Dairy Queen seriously!  

...and here, through the Light of Context, I'z is learnin' ACROS or AC's or...  

Sandra




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