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khamanna
Posted: February 3rd, 2019, 7:56pm Report to Moderator
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You people are funny - reading scripts on weekends haha. When do you go to bars and dancing and other fun stuff like playing board games? On weekdays I suppose.

I read two but tomorrow is Monday and it's my heavy reading day. I will have no merci!
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Sandra Elstree.
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Quoted from khamanna
You people are funny - reading scripts on weekends haha. When do you go to bars and dancing and other fun stuff like playing board games? On weekdays I suppose.

I read two but tomorrow is Monday and it's my heavy reading day. I will have no merci!


Well, Dearie, let me just see if I can find my glasses. Oh! They're on my face. Things er gettin' a bit blurry. And my lower back is hurting... Bars did you say? Like those places where you go and drink? We used to call them Discos in my day...  

Sandra



A known mistake is better than an unknown truth.
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Quoted from Sandra Elstree.


Well, Dearie, let me just see if I can find my glasses. Oh! They're on my face. Things er gettin' a bit blurry. And my lower back is hurting... Bars did you say? Like those places where you go and drink? We used to call them Discos in my day...  

Sandra


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khamanna
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There were neither during Soviet times - got a lot of catching up to do.

My glasses are on a string around my neck!
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Dreamscale
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Me and Lochie just drink at home...and after that PATHETIC performance by my Rams, I think I'll just give the remaining scripts I haqven't read all 5 stars!!!



To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
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Me and Lochie just drink at home...and after that PATHETIC performance by my Rams, I think I'll just give the remaining scripts I haqven't read all 5 stars!!!



It was sad. Alas, what I expected


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Zack
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Man, what a disappointing Superbowl. Just awful.

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Dreamscale
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FUCK!!!!!   Horrible!!!

All scripts get either a 5 star pass or a 1 star fucking.  ARGH!!!!

  Just kidding!!!


To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
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Sandra Elstree.
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Quoted from Dreamscale
FUCK!!!!!   Horrible!!!

All scripts get either a 5 star pass or a 1 star fucking.  ARGH!!!!

  Just kidding!!!


Gentlemen, can we agree to get rid of Super Bowl? For now if not forever?

Now I'm not dissing anyone, but years ago, I gave up Hockey because there was
no loyalty to the teams. What I mean is that players would just follow the money...

...And... A family couldn't afford to go to the games anymore!!!

What's up with that?!?!

Now I love a good hockey game, but I could see the phoney junk happening. ...

AND! I don't want to pay 5 or 10 or whatever it is now: $5 Bucks for a lousy hot d-- og?!

Let me know what it is in our good old USA. It sucks if they're raping people.

I remember going to hockey games at the PNE in Vancouver and as time went on, parking  became premium and House-holders started selling their space-- in front of their property, back-- whatever... that was years ago...

Long and short-- It sucks when you know you're being taken advantage of.

Stay home. Learn to play Canasta or something. Don't pay a whole whack of money to watch (can't swear because I gave our dear writers heck on that note) advertising for cheap dumb ass beer and ( swore) but dumb ass beer called Budweiser. Why aren't Craft Breweries represented? ...

I know...

Because people are stupid and eat and drink Cr* (Don't go there Elstree) ...

Please though... Don't let those Monsters take your hard earned money.

You're smarter than that!

Sandra



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khamanna
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Why you all call it disappointing? Everyone I met predicted Patriots would win and that's what happened. Maybe it's the score? The gap is too big or smthing?
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Why you all call it disappointing? Everyone I met predicted Patriots would win and that's what happened. Maybe it's the score? The gap is too big or smthing?


Was there a disparity in the score? I'm out of the loop. I was talking to my daughter about baking biscuits and now I feel all jazzed up to make Bannock!  

Sandra



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Quoted from khamanna
Why you all call it disappointing? Everyone I met predicted Patriots would win and that's what happened. Maybe it's the score? The gap is too big or smthing?


It was disappointing because no one knocked out Tom Brady's perfect teeth.

Zack


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Dreamscale
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It was sad. Alas, what I expected


nowhere near what I expected.  13-3?  WTF??????

5 stars for all remaining scripts!!!! I 'm done...





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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'm actually really struggling to know what is the best/fairest way to score these ones is.

The challenge: rom com (must have comedic elements, must have romantic elements) then the chocolate, rose, and red, and the page count obviously.

The challenge is clear as day. So what makes a good entry, well in my eyes one that meets all those markers. And there are a fair few that do.

If your page count is not there that's a DQ straight away. If the 3 items are there all good. I think the real issue for me is the romantic/comedic aspect. I've found that some of my favourite scripts in this challenge have had outstanding stories, dialogue, and are just plain well written, but they are missing either the romance or the comedy. So how do I score them? You could argue that the ones that lack comedy or romance are then intern another genre all together. I love horror, but if the best horror ever written made its way into this OWC I couldn't give it top marks, so can I give a script that isn't a rom com top marks? Isn't that missing the entire point of the challenge, that being to meet all the parameters.

Just thinking out loud. And still not entirely sure how to mark this one. Anyone have any suggestions?

There really are some top-notch entries. Hopefully the read count somewhat reflects the script count after all is said and done.



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Warren, I think if you felt the romance and it was mildly amusing and it met the parameters the writer has done their job, yes?

Obviously some stories will resonate and stick more too.
Those are the ones I tend to recommend as opposed to just consider.

But, I have no idea what the scoring will look like this time around. I'm assuming Pass, Consider, Recommend.


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