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Scripts of the RomCom 2019 OWC
Theme: Love/Romance
Genre: Rom-com
Challenge: Roses, chocolate and something red must be in the script. They should not be mere props in the background, but play some part, even if small.

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Rep Disrupter by Dronaldino Armandasio Trafalgario - A university student who is infatuated with a certain celebrity starts receiving credit for good deeds that were actually performed by her admirer, in order to boost her reputation and bring her true happiness. 10 pages.

Florida Man by Whet Faartz - A Florida man surprises his wife with a gift and, after some confusion, it turns out she has an even better one for him.

Of Death by This Guy Right Here - A man has a date with your not-so-typical angel.

The Proposal by -  Slug Horn - A nerdy lawyer gets up the nerve to propose to his girlfriend of three years. But his proposal results in some very unexpected consequences. 9 pages.

Crime of Fashion by Gerald St. George - A woman and a man meet and they fall in love. Although, the object of their affections is really each other's sense of style.

Rose Bud by -  JoaquŪn GuzmŠn - Sometimes a break-up is the first step towards an engagement.  10 pages.

Just Plane Unexpected by Goyo "Contest Name" Gregerson - Nothing seems to make sense as a young couple joyfully celebrate an anniversary in a cold, empty airliner. 7 pages.

Slam-Dunk Love by -  Billy P - A Los Angeles attorney plans a Valentine's Day surprise for an associate he's smitten with, but a change in her attire throws things into doubt. 8 pages.

Before The End Of The World by James J. Brooks - Two best friends discover they are in love minutes before the world ends. 6 pages.

Cupid's Arrow by Hairy Big Balls - Dick finally meets the love of his life on a speed dating event.  But will Fanny love him back? 6 pages.

Rough Love by A Hopeless Romantic - When a homeless man falls for a commuter, he must build his confidence in order to say hello. 9 pages.

Valen Crimes by B. Hynde Bars - A party business has issues, but from what? A computer virus or a deep-seated Valentine's fear. Perhaps it's AMORaphobia and unfulfilled dreams. Whatever it is: Revenge is sweet on an ugly street where two struggling love birds play a different kind of role. 10 pages.

Steal Your Heart by Gumphrey Hogart  - An obnoxious womanizer is struck by love at first sight and needs to stop his dream girl from getting away, but it's going to be hard to do when she's in the middle of robbing a bank. 8 pages.

Little Brown Box by Eva Markowitz - It's what's inside that counts.

Roses, Chocolate and Red Face by -  Billy Fish - A young man needs to overcome his face turning red whenever he gives roses to a woman he likes. 9 pages.

The Perfect Pair by -  Gram Horse - An improbable pair meet their match.

Crazy In Love by The Mad Hatter - Short, RomCom, Dark - A woman battling mental health issues learns to let her guard down with the help of a quirky patient in a similar position.

Sometimes Boring Is Better by - Elle Efess - Bored of each other, a couple venture into the world of online dating only for their experiences to force them to question whether boring was better.

Small-Town Cops by Fyve Owe - A small-town cop tries to resist the advances of an unusually persistent petty criminal.

Second Chance by Michario - Young man wanting to make up for a mistake he made with his girlfriend.

Lovely Eggs by - D. Brown - A husband and wife question why their heads are so itchy while their young butler cooks them breakfast.

Red and White by The StoRyTeLLer - A confused artist and his chaotic friend try to catch love on canvas. .

True Love by Name Redacted IV - A fed-up Wife takes her ambitious Husband to marriage counseling after a string of over the top Christmas gifts.

30 Years by - Sam I. - Short, RomCom, Dramedy - A man celebrates his thirtieth wedding anniversary with his wife, with whom he's been away from for some time.

Persistent by - Ekon Kwan - A man thinks up a way to ask a girl of his dreams on a date.

Love Terror by - Jedrek Hagan - A valentine's anniversary gone horribly wrong when a husband drunkenly arrives home late for dinner.

Some Valentine Strange by The Chad - A very strange man chooses a hooker as his Valentine.

Swedish Number by Bills & Moon - A lonely Londoner reaches out to a random voice on the phone.

Cowboy for a Day by - May Not Be Used - Ryker thinks he just may have found the love of his life..but he also told her he was a cowboy.

The Option by Rudolph Valentino - A writer falls for a woman he meets in a bookstore, but a series of complications prevents them from connecting.

Blessing by - Grosbeak Bunting  - A year after losing her husband, a widow struggles with whether to date again.

Postcards by The Mailman - When promised postcards never arrive, a man wonders if the meet cute was real or in his head.

In Love and War by Buck Turgidson - A damsel in distress discovers that
her rescuer is not exactly a knight in shining armor.

Worshipping Sophia by Lilly Pond - When a hopeless dullard gets a tattoo in memory of his ex-girlfriend he finds a wacky way he just might win her back again.

The Go-To Girl by Alvy Singer - A lovesick lawyer pursues his sexy secretary with the help of a vivacious vixen.

OMG! Leo's Got Leukemia! by Jheri Curl Gyro - When an agoraphobiac's internet boyfriend gets Leukemia, she must face her biggest fear if she wants to meet him before he dies. .

Last Dance At The Mineshaft by - Anonymous - CAL, a respectable young executive in a Manhattan bank, turns down the chance of attending a Valentine's Day office party. Accused of being a virgin, Cal has a secret life, which he visits during that evening. Accused of being boring, his life is anything but.

Jurassic Love by Michael Crichton - A kindergartner's Valentines Day is nearly ruined when the girl he loves has eyes only for Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Colored Skulls by Nemo The Sixth - Short, RomCom - When Bob finds himself about to be burnt alive as a part of a ritual, he gets a chance to go home free if he can only prove that he's loved.

Don't Burst My Bubble by - blank - Short, RomCom - A determined young boy tries to win over his first love.

Grunge by Daniel Park - Short, RomCom - Jerry has a change of heart at a bookstore.

6PM - DQ'd by Sean Chipman -  22 pages.



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AMAZING!  What a turnout!  I sense some double+ entries...


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Holy crap that's a lot to get through!

Can someone please let me know how the scoring works, do we give an overall score out of 10 or something? I need to make notes as I go otherwise I'm gonna lose track of this beast


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I thought loads of people were bailing on this one! This is one of the biggest lists I can remember!


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Quoted from Matthew Taylor
Holy crap that's a lot to get through!

Can someone please let me know how the scoring works, do we give an overall score out of 10 or something? I need to make notes as I go otherwise I'm gonna lose track of this beast

This from Pia:

There will be a Review Page E-mailed to you for you to score the scripts you read...

From me:

Until then -
Make constructive comments at this stage, Matt. Say what worked for you, what didn't, what can be improved upon, if you think it met the challenge parameters, if you thought it was a strong entry, etcetera. if you enjoyed it.


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Great turn out! Gonna put on my reading shoes.

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Oh, wow...way more than expected, and a rapid turnaround from Don to get them up!  


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Quoted from LC

This from Pia:

There will be a Review Page E-mailed to you for you to score the scripts you read...

From me:

Until then -
Make constructive comments at this stage, Matt. Say what worked for you, what didn't, what can be improved upon, if you think it met the challenge parameters, if you thought it was a strong entry, etcetera. if you enjoyed it.


Thanks for the reply

Me being me, I am going to have to keep a spreadsheet of all entries, which ones I've read/commented on because I know I will lose track.


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Me being me, I am going to have to keep a spreadsheet of all entries, which ones I've read/commented on because I know I will lose track.

Good idea! You and me both - well, short notes anyway.

Don't forget to comment on the individual threads as you go.


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Will do - Later tonight when the kid is in bed, I'm going to crack open a bottle of wine and get my Rom-Com on!  

Well done to everyone putting in an entry!



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Woooooo!! Scripts are out, reading glasses on...letís review the bejesus out of this!! God speed, fellow scripters


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Quoted from Matthew Taylor
Will do - Later tonight when the kid is in bed, I'm going to crack open a bottle of wine and get my Rom-Com on!  

Well done to everyone putting in an entry!



Aww man, a tired parent who finally put the kids to bed falling in love with a bottle of wine and a good Rom Com is the perfect premise for a Rom Com....if only I had thought of this!! Iím a parent so it wouldnít of been a stretch to imagine hahah

Iím really interested to see what all these scripts end up looking like!! ROM COMMMM!!!
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Thanks for the reply

Me being me, I am going to have to keep a spreadsheet of all entries, which ones I've read/commented on because I know I will lose track.


Matt, also, don't out yourself on your script in reviews.  In the past, there have been writers who have taken exception to a review and commented back on the thread why they wrote it the way they did, or revealed themselves in some other way.  You stay anonymous until the writers are revealed by Pia and Don.


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Quoted from Matthew Taylor
Thanks for the reply

Me being me, I am going to have to keep a spreadsheet of all entries, which ones I've read/commented on because I know I will lose track.


That's kind of what I do. I make a Wordpad document and list all the titles. Then, I put my score (a letter grade) next to the script and wait for the review page where I, then, translate it into whatever scoring categories are set up.


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Wow, quite a turn-out this time. And this is AFTER half the board said they wouldn't be able to submit anything.

As promised/threatened, here is my unsubmitted and very bad idea since I'm curious if anyone else used the same gimmick:

Set on a cruise ship to allow repeated encounters and a shared laundromat.

Male lead (~30) has a buddy as his cabinmate, they're here for the singles scene.

Female leads are mom and daughter, 40ish and 20ish, both named Rose. Mom's basically celebrating her divorce. Daughter is basically the stereotype of unrealistic idealist snowflake.

Mom and the guy would have some intelligent bit of conversation in passing, inciting incident is the daughter leaves some bright red bit of lingerie in the dryer. He makes the mistake of making a big deal of returning it to her room, which is probably where the chocolates come in. Turns out the red underthing is Mom's.

He's going to have to choose between someone interesting or someone who's hot but incompatible. Eventually, he'll go with the former.


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Damn... now I feel like even more of a chump; everybody in the world entered this challenge.

On the plus side, it is nice to know I'm not obligated to read every single one of these. Will certainly be joining the fray though. See if I can review better than I enter challenges.



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On the plus side, it is nice to know I'm not obligated to read every single one of these. Will certainly be joining the fray though. See if I can review better than I enter challenges.


The same exact reason why I'm already regretting entering mine. Lol. =)


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I've read bout 11 so far and maybe I'm not getting the concept of ROM COM but there's a lot death and F Bombs dropped...

I think of Something about Mary and movies like that.

Am I wrong?


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I've read bout 11 so far and maybe I'm not getting the concept of ROM COM but there's a lot death and F Bombs dropped...

I think of Something about Mary and movies like that.

Am I wrong?


I won't say wrong, but I do disagree. If romance and comedy are at the forefront, I think everything else is fair game. I'd like to think genres aren't defined by preconceptions. Speaking of which, how do F bombs even factor? There's Something About Mary has its share and it honestly isn't too far removed from the traditional mold.

If there were a target audience stipulation in the challenge, I think things might be different. Maybe an interesting challenge for the future.


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If there were a target audience stipulation in the challenge, I think things might be different. Maybe an interesting challenge for the future.


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Got through 7 - taking a break

Wow - can't believe all the entries - got to be a lot of newcomers here.


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Got through 7 - taking a break

Wow - can't believe all the entries - got to be a lot of newcomers here.


I'm through 6 and I have to say I'm very surprised at the quality so far.  Only 1 I didn't finish.  ON my 20 point, 4 category scale, I already have a 17.5 and a 16.5.  Pretty damn impressive!



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I'm enjoying watching the view count. There's a huge disparity. Wondering if it's an indication of a title that's more interesting, or if it's just "luck of the draw."


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I'm enjoying watching the view count. There's a huge disparity. Wondering if it's an indication of a title that's more interesting, or if it's just "luck of the draw."


I always figured there are two ways to think about the page count in the early going. The first ones posted up are typically the ones with the most views early on. Having reviews gives the indication that people could stand to read the script, hence it looks appealing that way. However, those early scripts end up towards the bottom by the end because everybody's already read through them and the passed-over ones make their way to the top as people finish them up. Typically the case.


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So... luck of the draw. Makes sense.


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For some reason, my OWC entries ALWAYS lag out of the gate, and at times, have the very least reads and views.  Guess peeps just hate my titles and loglines.

Usually, they tend to come back a few days into the reads, though.  But it's always brutal up front.


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For some reason, my OWC entries ALWAYS lag out of the gate, and at times, have the very least reads and views.  Guess peeps just hate my titles and loglines.

Usually, they tend to come back a few days into the reads, though.  But it's always brutal up front.


I'm always grateful when mine would get ignored up front. Usually, you'd be the first to review it and you didn't typically like them. So, I'd wait a few days for them to recover. Sometimes, they would and sometimes, they wouldn't. Lol.


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I've read bout 11 so far and maybe I'm not getting the concept of ROM COM but there's a lot death and F Bombs dropped...

I think of Something about Mary and movies like that.

Am I wrong?


No. Folks tend to bend the given genre to the genre they are most comfortable with. All good


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I'm hoping some people start cracking open the lesser-read ones. Two of my three favorites thus far (out of 11) came from scripts which had no reviews at the time. Hoping to clear 15 before I have other things to get to.


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Great to see some Newbs reviewing. Welcome to SS!

Also, a shout out to big Lew, nice to see you back. I'm guessing you threw your hat in the ring?  

And Sean, I'll be reviewing yours ( you give so much to SS) whether you DQ'd it or not. Just getting the short ones done first.

Regarding which ones are getting attention first I started to review in order but then decided on which ltitle and logline appealed most.

From experience, they all get read in the end.


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21 read.
  I'm done for the night apparently spending time with my wife is some sort of priority


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  I'm done for the night apparently spending time with my wife is some sort of priority


HA!!!!


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This has something to do with that ďromanceĒ thing, doesnít it?


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You just describe my life's journey



:p

So for me personally there are way too many to give detailed feedback, so it's going to be pretty broad strokes. But if anyone would like more detailed notes after the OWC just hit me up and I'll gladly provide some.


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Quoted from Warren


:p

So for me personally there are way too many to give detailed feedback, so it's going to be pretty broad strokes. But if anyone would like more detailed notes after the OWC just hit me up and I'll gladly provide some.


I echo this thought. Happy to dig deeper if anyone requests post challenge.


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I echo this thought. Happy to dig deeper if anyone requests post challenge.


I disagree completely.  There have already been numerous less than 2 line feedbacks, and that doesn't do dick for anyone, IMO.

Why not spend a few minutes and give your thoughts?  What's the big deal?  If you spend 8-10 minutes reading the script, can't you spend at least half that time giving your feedback?

I'll continue giving real feedback that's aimed to help the writer.  Guess I'm the crazy one...



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Okay - through 20 and am going to take a break for the day. A few solid ones and one stand-out so far for me.


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I'll continue giving real feedback that's aimed to help the writer.  Guess I'm the crazy one...



Hmm... no comment.



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Hmm... no comment.


Figures...you don't have time to make a real comments, right?



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Okay - through 20 and am going to take a break for the day. A few solid ones and one stand-out so far for me.


17 down for me and 2 standouts.

The quality is much more than I expected and I'm impressed overall.



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Figures...you don't have time to make a real comments, right?



'Real comments',  that's what cracks me up. I do love reading your reviews, as I think most do, but 'real' is a step to far, IMO. I even enjoy your comments on my scripts for a bit of a chuckle

The majority of your feedback is based on screening rules or ideas that literally no one other that you cares about.

I'm happy with my level of participation, and like I said more than happy to give detailed feedback later.

Hopefully your script is as funny as your feedback :p

How's that for a detailed review?


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This place can be harsh. Geesh.

40+ scripts. Reading all of them. Commenting on most. Offer to provide in-depth feedback on request and get slammed.

Sometimes the internet sucks.

Anyway... offer stands, and I'll carry on as I said. (I realize most will appreciate the offer.)


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To quote Don:

The scripts of the OWC are up. The expectation is that everyone will
read and comment on as many as possible over the next two weeks.
* If you
don't have a discussion board log in, let me know.

(omitted link cause I think it was updated)

Some new writers took part. You will know who they are. Be nice.
Pseudonyms. If you provided one, I used it. If you didn't, I created one
as indicated by a 'dash'. If you want to know the rationale, please let
me know. More often than not, it is random.

Score sheets will come out mid next week.

Good luck with your work,

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*I recognize that writing reviews may be hard for some. If that is the
case, answer these questions:
What I liked about this script is...
What didn't work is...


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To quote Don:

The scripts of the OWC are up. The expectation is that everyone will
read and comment on as many as possible over the next two weeks.
* If you
don't have a discussion board log in, let me know.

(omitted link cause I think it was updated)

Some new writers took part. You will know who they are. Be nice.
Pseudonyms. If you provided one, I used it. If you didn't, I created one
as indicated by a 'dash'. If you want to know the rationale, please let
me know. More often than not, it is random.

Score sheets will come out mid next week.

Good luck with your work,

Don

*I recognize that writing reviews may be hard for some. If that is the
case, answer these questions:
What I liked about this script is...
What didn't work is...


...
The Internet is a great place. Where else can you find a screenwriting forum like this. Rhetorical question btw from me, not Don (this last part).
SS is buzzing.


I didn't no we could submit our own.  Please change mine to:

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Quoted from LC


*I recognize that writing reviews may be hard for some. If that is the
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What I liked about this script is...
What didn't work is...




Well said. I've always kinda sucked at reviews, but I try to be honest.

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'Real comments',  that's what cracks me up. I do love reading your reviews, as I think most do, but 'real' is a step to far, IMO. I even enjoy your comments on my scripts for a bit of a chuckle

The majority of your feedback is based on screening rules or ideas that literally no one other that you cares about.

I'm happy with my level of participation, and like I said more than happy to give detailed feedback later.

Hopefully your script is as funny as your feedback :p

How's that for a detailed review?


That's great, Warren.  You da man.  Thanks so much for your feedback.  It means so much to all of us.


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I didn't no we could submit our own.  Please change mine to:
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Well said. I've always kinda sucked at reviews, but I try to be honest.

Exactly. Some add more, some add less in terms of comments.


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I think peeps are going to be pissed. I submitted 30


That made me laugh.



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Time for me to voice an opinion...

So far I feel disappointed with the scripts I've read. I guess I just opened the wrong ones at the start. There was no rhyme or reason in the ones I had chosen so don't worry. It's got nothing to do with title or logline.

My sincere and heartfelt feeling is this:

...(and please, I do know and understand people like to joke around. I'm bad for that myself...)

I must say, I did read one that was really good though it had realism problems, but that's not the script I'm referencing here.

The ones I'm disappointed with:

Those ones that completely disregarded the parameters of the challenge.

Please, please, please, people. I know you want to have fun, but we also want to learn here and if you do this kind of thing, it kind of brings Simplyscripts down a notch I'd say in respectability.

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Quoted from Sandra Elstree.
Time for me to voice an opinion...


It's been a long time Sandra.  Nice to see you back in the fold.  You were missed.



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It's been a long time Sandra.  Nice to see you back in the fold.  You were missed.



Thank you a bunch! It's always good to feel one's missed. I enjoy the work, but I hate the stress. Everything has its downside.

Who would ever think that writing is stressful?

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Hey Sandra, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you should probably avoid mine.

Not sure if you read it yet, I'm waiting to look at the no doubt ridiculously negative reviews. Lol. But please know that I did try to meet the challenge. This is far and away the hardest challenge I've ever taken part in. Romcoms simply aren't my thing.  

I'll pm you and reveal what I wrote so you know to avoid it.

And by the way, ditto what _ghostrider said. It's nice to see you back.

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Hey Sandra, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you should probably avoid mine.

Not sure if you read it yet, I'm waiting to look at the no doubt ridiculously negative reviews. Lol. But please know that I did try to meet the challenge. This is far and away the hardest challenge I've ever taken part in. Romcoms simply aren't my thing. ;P

I'll pm you and reveal what I wrote so you know to avoid it.

And by the way, ditto what _ghostrider said. It's nice to see you back.

Zack


No worries, Zack.   Never feel that you can't have fun. Go out on that limb! It adds excitement.

My comment was made more for people who "know" they're going overboard, and maybe step over the line. What IS that line? I don't know. Your guess is as good as mine, but it's just that feeling you get sometimes... like:

Somebody is playing ball on an ice-rink and calling it badmington.

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I respect your feelings, Sandra. I don't know how badly the rules were bent since I read just one but:

I noticed one thing - when we disrespect the rules for the OWC's that are in horror/sci-fi and alike genres people get very squirmy and complain a lot.

But now most say let's be kind on this one. I wonder why.
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But now most say let's be kind on this one. I wonder why.


I don't know, but I'd say it's because of the genre. Comedy is tough, believable romance and creating an intimate connection is tough. Throw the two together and rom com is hard.

I realise I am a horror writer, but I do genuinely believe it's a much easier genre to write in.

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Yeah, mine, like many others, is getting noted as not being a true rom-com and it definitely isn't. I think it's romantic enough but getting comedy into it was tough.

I've written one out and out comedy and it was actually pretty well received on here, but I find it tough. I mostly have to go dark even with romance stories.

Fair play to the proper rom-com writers here. It's hard work.


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I don't know, but I'd say it's because of the genre. Comedy is tough, believable romance and creating an intimate connection is tough. Throw the two together and rom com is hard.

I realise I am a horror writer, but I do genuinely believe it's a much easier genre to write in.

Hats off to anyone that can excel with rom coms.


Most importantly, romance and comedy are two strictly character-based genres. The less pages you have to work with, the harder it is to create characters people connect with. Then, it still have to be funny and it still has to have a point.


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Yeah, mine, like many others, is getting noted as not being a true rom-com and it definitely isn't. I think it's romantic enough but getting comedy into it was tough.

I've written one out and out comedy and it was actually pretty well received on here, but I find it tough. I mostly have to go dark even with romance stories.

Fair play to the proper rom-com writers here. It's hard work.


I am beginning to question what I think a Rom-Com actually is. I don't think I've actually seen one which doesn't help.

I was hoping to be romantically moved by some, I haven't been yet - Think I might be emotionally dead inside.

Trying to get through these and stay consistent with my marking is tougher than I thought it would be - I've started trying to rank them in order as I go.

I'm loving the buzz around the place though



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No worries, Zack.   Never feel that you can't have fun. Go out on that limb! It adds excitement.

My comment was made more for people who "know" they're going overboard, and maybe step over the line. What IS that line? I don't know. Your guess is as good as mine, but it's just that feeling you get sometimes... like:

Somebody is playing ball on an ice-rink and calling it badmington.

Sandra



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



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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.

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The only positive feedback mine has came from me.  That's never a good sign...


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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.



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sounds like you should have listened to the girlfriend




She said the same thing.  Funny.



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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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While I was sleeping... (pun intended)


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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.


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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?.  


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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.  


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Pfft. It's not 28į 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 28į 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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That's Celsius, Dave.  
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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.



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!  

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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...  

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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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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...  

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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...  

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

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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!!!



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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!!!



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Man, what a disappointing Superbowl. Just awful.

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FUCK!!!!!   Horrible!!!

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

  Just kidding!!!


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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!

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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!  

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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?


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

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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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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?



Yes, that's exactly what I said, maybe not very well. I'm asking about good scripts that are not romantic or not comedic.


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Yes, that's exactly what I said, maybe not very well. I'm asking about good scripts that are not romantic or not comedic.


Ahh...well I'll wait for others to chime in on that.

There are a few standouts for me, but surprisingly only a few.

I've still got a few more to read though.


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We've got two weeks to read these, right?

I've read about a quarter of them. I'll get through them.

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We've got two weeks to read these, right?
I've read about a quarter of them. I'll get through them.
People needn't worry about the low read count just yet.


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As far as the superbowl goes, I couldn't care less. I don't follow any sports these days. Why? Because I'm getting old and I'm realizing we don't have an endless supply of time. I have soooo much I want to do in life and I will do. Why on earth would I want to waste any of my precious time watching other people live their dream? I rather go out and live my own.  

On scoring the scripts. None of us are judges. We're just writers and readers. Score them according to how you liked the story. If you see someone blatantly ignoring the parameters, I would definitely hold that against that script, but in the end, it's usually the good stories that float to the top.  


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In my super organised spreadsheet, I have highlighted those I think have bent the rules too much - help me to remember to knock scores off.

I'm also adding scores on for those who use the chocolate, roses and red in inventive ways and ways that are actually intertwined with the story.
So many get them out the way in the first page and then never come up again

Also, I am surprised at the amount of comments on spelling/grammar - Being a one week challenge from parameters to idea to writing, I thought people would have been more lenient on such things and focused more on the story and the decisions people make in using the chocolate/red/roses



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Quoted from Angry Bear
As far as the superbowl goes, I couldn't care less. I don't follow any sports these days. Why? Because I'm getting old and I'm realizing we don't have an endless supply of time. I have soooo much I want to do in life and I will do. Why on earth would I want to waste any of my precious time watching other people live their dream? I rather go out and live my own.  

On scoring the scripts. None of us are judges. We're just writers and readers. Score them according to how you liked the story. If you see someone blatantly ignoring the parameters, I would definitely hold that against that script, but in the end, it's usually the good stories that float to the top.  


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I'm not sure how many scripts I've read that used Valentine's day as a premise... probably about 60 % so far.

Thinking outside the box

I'm scoring based on creativity with making me laugh and of course the element of romance. Which seems to be lacking in a lot of scripts.
Some peeps seem to be digging through their pornhub accounts for stories


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Some peeps seem to be digging through their pornhub accounts for stories


When jumping into reviewing these, I honestly didn't think I would be reading about anal manipulation and golden showers. Guess I have a more old fashioned sense of romance lol


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When jumping into reviewing these, I honestly didn't think I would be reading about anal manipulation and golden showers. Guess I have a more old fashioned sense of romance lol


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You and me both bud

Add me to the list.
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Well, I accidentally read the news article about the Superbowl. See - I'm trying to remember that Superbowl means football and not baseball.

Anyway, it was 3-3 in the third quarter and then one of the teams scored 10 more in the fourth quarter and the score jumped up to 13-3.

How weird. People of SimplyScripts ought to know!
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I've only read a handful so far and am glad to say I haven't ran into a pisser yet. Nothing really great as the ones I wanted to like had some series faults in structure or story that keeps them from being top tier.

That said, been looking at reviews on mine and am a bit salty on a comment that keeps coming up that I totally disagree with. But I'm assuming some of the people here just have little experience with the subject matter and there isn't much I can do about that.

I'll keep reading and whittling these down though. Thankful for the 2 weeks of review time and opportunity to participate. Some of these scripts with a bit of spit polish could be solid little stories.


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Well, I accidentally read the news article about the Superbowl. See - I'm trying to remember that Superbowl means football and not baseball.

Anyway, it was 3-3 in the third quarter and then one of the teams scored 10 more in the fourth quarter and the score jumped up to 13-3.

How weird. People of SimplyScripts ought to know!


In American Football, it's possible to score 1, 2, 3, or 6 points at a time, but some combinations are more common than others. 10 (6+1+3) isn't unusual. I did see once a score of 5-0 and the announcers were kidding that someone accidentally posted a baseball score.

The last couple times I watched the Superbowl was just for the commercials, and play-it-safe marketing has even taken the fun out of those. So this year I just did something else.


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In American Football, it's possible to score 1, 2, 3, or 6 points at a time, but some combinations are more common than others. 10 (6+1+3) isn't unusual. I did see once a score of 5-0 and the announcers were kidding that someone accidentally posted a baseball score.

The last couple times I watched the Superbowl was just for the commercials, and play-it-safe marketing has even taken the fun out of those. So this year I just did something else.


Oh, interesting. Then I don't understand why people complain.
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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.



Just for me:

On this one, I only DQ'd the page count violaters. They made it easy by going way over the limit.

There was one script that I really thought was well done - other than the fact it was not really a Rom-com. It was a Rom-drama.  I had to downgrade that one.  It would have been a 5 on my scale of 1 to 5. Instead it is a 4.

There were many others that bent the genre to their liking - but it really didn't matter because they were middle of the road anyway.

So, in terms of genre, it only impacted one script that would have made by top grouping.

In terms of the Roses. chocolates, and candy. That was tougher for me. Personally, I think that many scripts where they were really just props. They didn't tie into a plot point, a character reaction, etc. They were just there. One script that I otherwise especially liked suffered from this.  However, there were so many like this that I did not downgrade any for this issue. If they were in the script, okay. Maybe not fair because I think it is more difficult to write a Rom-com when these elements affect the story than it is to write a Rom-Com when they are merely present in a story. Oh well.



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Also, I am surprised at the amount of comments on spelling/grammar - Being a one week challenge from parameters to idea to writing, I thought people would have been more lenient on such things and focused more on the story and the decisions people make in using the chocolate/red/roses


My problems were bad page ones in this regard. If I am several pages in I generally don't give a damn about those issues in an OWC, but if my read is stumbling out of the gate because of them it creates a problem for me. Just me.


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My problems were bad page ones in this regard. If I am several pages in I generally don't give a damn about those issues in an OWC, but if my read is stumbling out of the gate because of them it creates a problem for me. Just me.


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My problems were bad page ones in this regard. If I am several pages in I generally don't give a damn about those issues in an OWC, but if my read is stumbling out of the gate because of them it creates a problem for me. Just me.


If it affects your read, it can be very annoying - I'm trying to be lenient with it because of the time restraint in proof reading, or am i being too soft?

Some people spot these things easier than others - I am terrible at spelling and grammar, I know that is one of my weaknesses. So I don't spot others mistakes as much as you probably do.


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If it affects your read, it can be very annoying - I'm trying to be lenient with it because of the time restraint in proof reading, or am i being too soft?

Some people spot these things easier than others - I am terrible at spelling and grammar, I know that is one of my weaknesses. So I don't spot others mistakes as much as you probably do.


I can only explain it like starting a car. An error riddled first page is like turning the ignition over and over and the motor just won't engage. Makes me want to say fuck it - I'll just stay home.

Conversely, if the motor engages right away I am happily on the road and don't even notice the occasional pothole or speed bump on the way.

i.e., let me get started. Clean up that first page.


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I can only explain it like starting a car. An error riddled first page is like turning the ignition over and over and the motor just won't engage. Makes me want to say fuck it - I'll just stay home.

Conversely, if the motor engages right away I am happily on the road and don't even notice the occasional pothole or speed bump on the way.

i.e., let me get started. Clean up that first page.


Good analogy - Totally understand.

It's similar to how I feel with overwriting - when I open up the script and the first action block is a big 7 line mess, I'm out - but if it appears later on I'll be a bit more forgiving.



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Good analogy - Totally understand.

It's similar to how I feel with overwriting - when I open up the script and the first action block is a big 7 block mess, I'm out - but if it appears later on I'll be a bit more forgiving.


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I used to be terrible at reviews because I never wanted to tell people my opinion about their scripts because I didn't want to sway them away from their visions. So, what I would do is individually list every grammatical, spelling or punctuation error I found, in order, so that no one would be able to get hung up on mistakes when they went for their rewrite. As a result, I'd have those bases covered while I let everyone else help them out with story and things like that. The only real problem was that it took so long to get through that I usually wouldn't be able to get through all the scripts before the time voting started.


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I used to be terrible at reviews because I never wanted to tell people my opinion about their scripts because I didn't want to sway them away from their visions. So, what I would do is individually list every grammatical, spelling or punctuation error I found, in order, so that no one would be able to get hung up on mistakes when they went for their rewrite. As a result, I'd have those bases covered while I let everyone else help them out with story and things like that. The only real problem was that it took so long to get through that I usually wouldn't be able to get through all the scripts before the time voting started.


For sure - once you get to two or three you just have to let a writer know that there may be issues throughout and move on


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For sure - once you get to two or three you just have to let a writer know that there may be issues throughout and move on


I can't do that. I always get hung up on errors and I'm actually disappointed nobody pointed out the four errors I've found in mine thus far. Lol. But, believe me, if I had the time (and if we didn't have 43 entries), I'd have reverted to my old style for this challenge. I liked doing it that way because I felt like it could be legitimately helpful.


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I can't do that. I always get hung up on errors and I'm actually disappointed nobody pointed out the four errors I've found in mine thus far. Lol. But, believe me, if I had the time (and if we didn't have 43 entries), I'd have reverted to my old style for this challenge. I liked doing it that way because I felt like it could be legitimately helpful.


One would think, but for some reason, peeps don't want to know about the mistakes they're making. It truly baffles me, as like you, if I made a mistake and didn't catch it on the 10+ reads I did of it, I want to know!

I think the bigger problem is that most peeps don't even understand they're making mistakes over and over...they don't see "the mistake" as being a mistake.

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I would say hidden in plain sight.  A single mistake on an otherwise perfect page may not stand out to the writer.

Time is your best editor.  Give it a few days if you can, read it, then the errors should stand out.  At least thatís what I believe.


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On the subject of romcom.  People may think of those traditional romcoms like Sleepless In Seattle.  One of the few romcoms IÔŅĹve seen.  IÔŅĹm not one into this traditional storytelling and prefer something less traditional.

So if youÔŅĹve got romance and a shooting, I donÔŅĹt mind.  People find love in the oddest of scenarios.  If people can marry inanimate objects, we can like the stories that bend the rules.


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Sean, it's a wonderful thing you did. I like it when people do that. It's helpful.


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I think the bigger problem is that most peeps don't even understand they're making mistakes over and over...they don't see "the mistake" as being a mistake.



Yeah, I don't.
I'm with Xavier - I may see many in time, not all probably. But I'm thankful when someone lists my mistakes. That way I know for sure.
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Yeah, I don't.
I'm with Xavier - I may see many in time, not all probably. But I'm thankful when someone lists my mistakes. That way I know for sure.

I agree with Javier and Khamanna. Time is your best ally.

But any help is always welcome, and I'm truly thankful when that happens.


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Ok I'm done

All read and accounted for.

A great challenge  thank you Don and Pia

Very talented writers on here.
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Ok I'm done

All read and accounted for.

A great challenge  thank you Don and Pia

Very talented writers on here.
Hopefully everyone gets the same balance of scripts read by the end!


Good on,ya - nice effort


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Ok I'm done

All read and accounted for.

A great challenge  thank you Don and Pia

Very talented writers on here.
Hopefully everyone gets the same balance of scripts read by the end!


Yeah, but you shitted on mine!  I thought  for sure, at least you would find it funny.

Alas, moral of the story is, "don't get too stoned when conceiving and writing a script, as it may seem very funny to you, but won't to the masses".



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Alas, moral of the story is, "don't get too stoned when conceiving and writing a script, as it may seem very funny to you, but won't to the masses".



At least reviewers aren't calling out your character. Fairly certain at least one reviewer believes I might be a serial killer. Lol. His review alone was worth entering this challenge.  

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Yeah, but you shitted on mine!  I thought  for sure, at least you would find it funny.


sorry bro, there's a lot of scripts I shit on(apologies to those) and there were quite a few that I laughed out loud, but did not see any link to romanticism.

I'm just glad i don't have to see "Valentine's Day" anymore I've moved my percentage up to 85% of the entries



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There was one script that I really thought was well done - other than the fact it was not really a Rom-com. It was a Rom-drama.  I had to downgrade that one.  It would have been a 5 on my scale of 1 to 5. Instead it is a 4.




This is exactly the issue I'm talking about. For me, and I think for most people, a drama is easier to write than a comedy. I believe I could have put up a better rom drama than a rom com, or even a better rom horror, but my script may have suffered because I tried to play within the parameters.

If a rom com isnít the Writer's Choice that would be pretty odd, and in my opinion defeats the purpose of the challenge, which was to write a rom com.

In saying that, I still think there are probably a few ways you could write one, but if it isnít comedic and romantic, then it isnít a rom com. Or maybe it is and I just have no idea what a rom com is




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This is exactly the issue I'm talking about. For me, and I think for most people, a drama is easier to write than a comedy. I believe I could have put up a better rom drama than a rom com, or even a better rom horror, but my script may have suffered because I tried to play within the parameters.

If a rom com isnít the Writer's Choice that would be pretty odd, and in my opinion defeats the purpose of the challenge, which was to write a rom com.

In saying that, I still think there are probably a few ways you could write one, but if it isnít comedic and romantic, then it isnít a rom com. Or maybe it is and I just have no idea what a rom com is




Concur  with you here


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At least reviewers aren't calling out your character. Fairly certain at least one reviewer believes I might be a serial killer. Lol. His review alone was worth entering this challenge.  

Zack


  WOW...that's funny!

One reviewer's comments on mine, who I'll keep nameless for the time being, were so completely crazy, I seriously have no idea what he was even trying to say...and I mean that in complete seriousness.  I actually am looking forward to asking what his comments were supposed to mean.  



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At least reviewers aren't calling out your character. Fairly certain at least one reviewer believes I might be a serial killer. Lol. His review alone was worth entering this challenge.


Pretty sure I know your script and who you're talking about  


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Pretty sure I know your script and who you're talking about  


I considered DQing mine like Sean did with his, but I honestly did TRY to put my own spin on the romcom genre. It's a dark and twisted spin on the genre, for sure, but I did try. According to the reviews, my script couldn't be further from a romcom. Oh well. I tried.    

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Pretty sure I know your script and who you're talking about  


Me too.


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Pretty sure I know your script and who you're talking about  


Me 3!


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I guess the cat's out of the bag now. Oh well.

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I can't do that. I always get hung up on errors and I'm actually disappointed nobody pointed out the four errors I've found in mine thus far. Lol. But, believe me, if I had the time (and if we didn't have 43 entries), I'd have reverted to my old style for this challenge. I liked doing it that way because I felt like it could be legitimately helpful.



I am happy to be this nit-picky after the OWC finishes.

I have a few reasons why. I believe some of the entries will be throw away scripts intended only for the OWC. I donít want to spend time going over it with a fine-tooth comb if the script is never going to be looked at again. I also think that, in most OWC's, there are some writer's that do a dump and run.

By offering to give detailed reviews after the challenge I feel that the people that ask actually want me to go in-depth.

This would be different if there were 10 or 15 entries, but there are over 40.



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By offering to give detailed reviews after the challenge I feel that the people that ask actually want me to go in-depth.


I don't think you need to worry about getting too many takers, there, Warren.  



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I don't think you need to worry about getting too many takers, there, Warren.  



No issue there, just as happy not to.

Although I'm not sure what's worse, coming to me after the fact and having to deal with my notes, or having yours thrust onto people.

It's a tough one



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One thing that comes to mind as I read is how important your title is. Thereís some pretty bad titles thrown in here, and some good ones. Itís the first thing that catches your eye ó usually, I guess. So think about it more before you just throw something random out there.


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One thing that comes to mind as I read is how important your title is. Thereís some pretty bad titles thrown in here, and some good ones. Itís the first thing that catches your eye ó usually, I guess. So think about it more before you just throw something random out there.


Would a script's title change the final score? So a great script with a bad title vs a bad script with an excellent one, are they gaining and losing points?

Iím interested to know how it effects the script in terms of the OWC or do you mean in general?

To be honest itís not something Iíve ever thought about. I great title will catch my eye but has no bearing on the way I view the script. A bad title will just be a title I read and then move on from with no adverse feeling. Unless itís so bad its offensive or something along those lines of course.


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Quoted from Warren


Would a script's title change the final score? So a great script with a bad title vs a bad script with an excellent one, are they gaining and losing points?

Iím interested to know how it effects the script in terms of the OWC or do you mean in general?

To be honest itís not something Iíve ever thought about. I great title will catch my eye but has no bearing on the way I view the script. A bad title will just be a title I read and then move on from with no adverse feeling. Unless itís so bad its offensive or something along those lines of course.


I never really pay much attention to the titles. Though, good ones do catch my eye once in a while. If it's a feature... definitely important. For an OWC, I don't put any stock into it. Same with the logline. In fact, with the logline, I actively try to avoid it in the OWC, since it can color my view of the script... or ruin a twist that might be at the heart of the script's success.


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No, Warren, I mean with the OWC in particular. And in general too. But especially for these challenges. I donít think the title will effect how you view the script.  A good script is a good script regardless of the title. A title wonít change my opinion. Iím just saying that a lot of these OWC scripts languish, with few reads and few views. That might have something to do with the title. And some peeps are just lazy.

I gotta admit Iíve always been obsessed with how many views my script gets. Iím strange like that.


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No, Warren, I mean with the OWC in particular. And in general too. But especially for these challenges. I donít think the title will effect how you view the script.  A good script is a good script regardless of the title. A title wonít change my opinion. Iím just saying that a lot of these OWC scripts languish, with few reads and few views. That might have something to do with the title. And some peeps are just lazy.

I gotta admit Iíve always been obsessed with how many views my script gets. Iím strange like that.


Probably the reason I take very little notice in an OWC is because I know Iím going to read all of them, but for the people that donít it may very well be the case that a good title is attracting their attention.

I would be interested to know what your favourite titles of the OWC are when all is said and done.


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I always intend to read all the scripts, even though I don't enter and have to try to read all the comments, which can be very hard, especially when there are this many. I usually pick either the scripts with the fewest reads or in this case, I just started from the bottom of the list and attempting to work my way up. I'm sorry to the writers that wrote more than 10 page scripts, but with these many entries, I just can't read those. I'll try to read Sean's at some point though, because, well, he's Sean, lol!

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.  


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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.  


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I would be interested to know what your favourite titles of the OWC are when all is said and done.


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No seriously. Iím very much with Pia on how I read OWC scripts. I will also usually start from the bottom and work my way up, or read the ones with the fewest comments first. Title doesnít effect the way I read the scripts, but yes, for some it may.


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Title does matter to me.

Last OWC I read in the order they came.

This time around I've picked at random, titles I like, and loglines that appeal, obviously.

I kept seeing:
Omg! Leo's Got  Leukemia!

Skirting over it cause I'm really not fond of that title.
Turns out I really enjoyed it.

I usually point out where I think a title doesn't do justice to the story. Of course that's subjective.


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Mine.


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So was I.


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The thing I found most in these scripts is that there is a lot of rom, very little (to no) com, and in some cases, neither.  It is a difficult genre to write in, but that's why I loved the challenge -- it really took me out of my comfort zone and made me try to write to the challenge. The same thing I would do if I were getting a spec hire to write something I'm not comfortable with.

There are a lot of solid scripts -- just not many that actually meet all the parameters of the challenge.  I think if we were judging these on their own merits outside of the challenge, we'd probably think a little differently about them.  But with my judging hat on, I'm going to be looking at how they tailored the script to the specificities provided them.  

I also like titles, but that doesn't play a role in my judging.  I'm also the world's worst at titles, so I can't hold it against anyone else.

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Would a script's title change the final score? So a great script with a bad title vs a bad script with an excellent one, are they gaining and losing points?

Iím interested to know how it effects the script in terms of the OWC or do you mean in general?

To be honest itís not something Iíve ever thought about. I great title will catch my eye but has no bearing on the way I view the script. A bad title will just be a title I read and then move on from with no adverse feeling. Unless itís so bad its offensive or something along those lines of course.


I rarely consider the title or the logline when grading the scripts, unless the title is so off the mark that I feel the writer didn't achieve what they were going for. But those scripts are rarely graded well to begin with, so no harm done.

I only glance at the logline just before reading the script to get a sense of what I'm in for, but they're never really close either. It should take days, even weeks to work out a real logline, I never take them seriously for the OWC (which is why mine usually suck balls).

Considering this is the first time I've even attempted writing a rom com, I'm happy to report my reviews are coming in strong on the "whoops" side.  I'm just happy I got close to getting it right.



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Quoted from LC
Title does matter to me.

Last OWC I read in the order they came.

This time around I've picked at random, titles I like, and loglines that appeal, obviously.

I kept seeing:
Omg! Leo's Got  Leukemia!

Skirting over it cause I'm really not fond of that title.
Turns out I really enjoyed it.

I usually point out where I think a title doesn't do justice to the story. Of course that's subjective.


I try to do the same and like someone also stated in this thread, I thought the titles were lacking.

The same thing has happened to me with Omg! ... I thought, the person who titled that is either really immature, stupid, heartless or all three (apologies ahead of time, but I'm being honest and mean to just inform that's that what I was really feeling and a writer might choose well to be sensitive to the audience) and I won't read it. I'm sorry, but I will not even open it. I have several people in my life right now dealing with cancer, not to mention Kevin on our boards and it really really bothers me.

Other than "for obvious reasons", I will often work my way up or down the page and skip scripts that have outed themselves in the title and the logline and do not fit with the parameters or the spirit of the OWC. One that comes to mind is Love Terror or something to that effect. Words affect people. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but really in truth, names do hurt me. Words are swords.

Also...

We need to recognize that some young authors spend money on contests and vanity publishers. What kind of teaching experience are we giving here if this goes that goes and the other thing goes... Yes, this is not a contest, but it serves as a training ground and we shouldn't give young people the impression that serious readers and judges are going to be so easy.

It's not hard to weed out the scripts that blatantly stuck their middle finger up at the parameters of the challenge.

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Quoted from Sandra Elstree.



We need to recognize that some young authors spend money on contests and vanity publishers. What kind of teaching experience are we giving here if this goes that goes and the other thing goes... Yes, this is not a contest, but it serves as a training ground and we shouldn't give young people the impression that serious readers and judges are going to be so easy.






We also need to recognise that this is a free site and people use their own free time to provide reads and reviews.

I'm definitely not taking on the responsibility of teaching writers. I will offer opinions, if someone likes it they can use it, if they donít they can leave it. I feel no responsibility, other than reading all the scripts, if I have decided to take part in an OWC.

Sometimes I will provided extremely detailed feedback on a script and sometimes it will be very basic, depends how I feel on the day, or on how many entries there are.




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I thought of being more strict with this challenge and mark down the entries if I don't think they are done in the required genre but I notice I'm in disagreement with the reviewers on what the rom com is. Don't want to point at the entries, but there were several I thought fitting and found myself in disagreement with other reviewers.

Once again proves how subjective our perception of things is.

So, I'm judging the way I always do. It all depends if I like the entry or not. Unless I'm certain it didn't follow the requirements.

I think many unknowingly do the same.
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The same thing has happened to me with Omg!




Interesting - it's one of my favorite titles this OWC. Maybe I need to shut up))
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One thing that annoys me is a condescending review.

One person on here (I don't know them, they don't know me) left one such review on mine. I can take bad reviews, getting a few this time out. But this one got under my skin and it's the type of review that could turn people off writing. It won't do so to me but people should keep things like this in mind.

I don't know if I'll ask the person after about some of the stuff they were talking about, as a lot didn't make very much sense. Or I'll leave it because it matters very little.


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One thing that annoys me is a condescending review.

One person on here (I don't know them, they don't know me) left one such review on mine.


Hope it wasn't me. I have been drinking more wine than usual when reading these lol.


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I have been lucky with the replies on my entry so far.

It's not winning everyone over by any means - But the comments have been helpful so I have already been able to jump in with a rewrite.


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@Glenn, I say forget it.

When we don't like entries we feel somehow offended that writer wrote something like that. That's crazy but I always have this feeling that a writer wrote it apecifically to annoy me. So, I for one get overly sensitive and never make a lot of sense when writing an unfavorable review.

I also picked out a condencensing review on mine but then decided that it's okay.

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I donít think, Hope not, any writers on here are looking to offend anyone. I could be wrong. But specifically - OMG! Leoís Got Leukemia. While I admit the title threw me off and may not be exactly what you want to name a script, the story itself was enjoyable and wasnít meant to poke fun of or take Leukemia lightly. So yes, bad title ó but donít judge a book by its cover. Or refuse to read because you think that whatís inside is going to be something that offends you. I mean, it is certainly someoneís prerogative to do just that ó not read. Iím just saying you might be missing out on something really good.


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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!!

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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


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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


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



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Three anal insertions)


There's a third one? Looks like I still have 1 more to look forward to lol

Yea, you can tell how far into the reads some of the reviewers are.

Why is everyone hating on the Valentines day theme? It's a Rom-Com challenge set in Feb! No one complains that Christmas movies are based on and around, you guessed it, Christmas


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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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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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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?



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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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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

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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

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and of course thereís those who read the reviews and says ó well, no one else seemed to like this so I guess I wonít 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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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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Now that would have been a good title for a RomCom.



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and of course thereís those who read the reviews and says ó well, no one else seemed to like this so I guess I wonít read it. Ridiculous.


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On my scoring spreadsheet, I have a script called MiCRO - Just went to read it but I can't find it anywhere.

Am I being stupid? did it ever exist? am i losing my mind...


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On my scoring spreadsheet, I have a script called MiCRO - Just went to read it but I can't find it anywhere.

Am I being stupid? did it ever exist? am i losing my mind...



No it was there, but now it's not. I imagine the writer may have pulled out.

It happens on occasion.


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Quoted from Matthew Taylor
On my scoring spreadsheet, I have a script called MiCRO - Just went to read it but I can't find it anywhere.

Am I being stupid? did it ever exist? am i losing my mind...


But on another note, the score sheets are out?

I don't seem to have one.


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I'm guessing Matthew means his personal scoring sheet?


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I'm guessing Matthew means his personal scoring sheet?



Hmm... Not sure. Has anyone received score sheets yet?

I think you may be right.


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I don't think so. The script doesnít exist on the boards anymore, so it looks like it was removed.


What Glenn is saying is that Matthew had it down in his personal spreadsheet or whatever method each of us are using to keep track of the scripts and not something that SS has supplied.
Yes it looks like it's been removed by the writer

Hope i cleared that up


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Quoted from irish eyes


What Glenn is saying is that Matthew had it down in his personal spreadsheet or whatever method each of us are using to keep track of the scripts and not something that SS has supplied.
Yes it looks like it's been removed by the writer

Hope i cleared that up



I got that right after posting the comment, and replaced it with the one above. You were too quick in quoting me


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Quoted from Warren



No it was there, but now it's not. I imagine the writer may have pulled out.

It happens on occasion.


Given the subject of the short, I'm going to give you the Micheal Scott "That's what she said" award for the day.


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Given the subject of the short, I'm going to give you the Micheal Scott "That's what she said" award for the day.


Very good.


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The good ones seem to be about mental people. Interesting.
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I wanted to close on 20 today but have to stop at 17 because I hit a really good one. Really really great one and if I read any more I'll compare all to that one. That won't be good, so I need to give the reads a rest. Maybe in several hours or only tomorrow.

You guys do that too? I think that's a fair thing to do.
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The good ones seem to be about mental people. Interesting.




And people seem to love the setting!

Can't say I blame them. Don't have to fight the traffic. Food all prepared. Free drugs!  

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I wanted to close on 20 today but have to stop at 17 because I hit a really good one. Really really great one.


Probably mines.


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I wanted to close on 20 today but have to stop at 17 because I hit a really good one. Really really great one and if I read any more I'll compare all to that one. That won't be good, so I need to give the reads a rest. Maybe in several hours or only tomorrow.

You guys do that too? I think that's a fair thing to do.


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I wanted to close on 20 today but have to stop at 17 because I hit a really good one. Really really great one and if I read any more I'll compare all to that one. That won't be good, so I need to give the reads a rest. Maybe in several hours or only tomorrow.

You guys do that too? I think that's a fair thing to do.


A script so good you had to stop reading for the day. Wow I hope mine has that effect on people.  

At the very least I'd be happy that it wasnít so bad that people had to stop reading :p


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Nobody should be outing themselves at this stage. Not even hints. C'mon, too early...

Okay, I got the wrong end of the stick. Carry on.



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Nobody should be outing themselves at this stage. Not even hints. C'mon, too early...

Okay, I got the wrong end of the stick. Carry on.


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No it was there, but now it's not. I imagine the writer may have pulled out.

It happens on occasion.


Thanks for the clarification - I wondered if I had made up a script lol

I have just gone to read another one "My Favourite Pervert" and I can't find that either - I hope people aren't pulling their scripts because of bad reviews, the bad ones are usually the most helpful.

Warren, yes I meant my own personal spreadsheet that I started at the beginning lol sorry for the confusion.


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Quoted from Matthew Taylor


Thanks for the clarification - I wondered if I had made up a script lol

I have just gone to read another one "My Favourite Pervert" and I can't find that either - I hope people aren't pulling their scripts because of bad reviews, the bad ones are usually the most helpful.

Warren, yes I meant my own personal spreadsheet that I started at the beginning lol sorry for the confusion.


Not a problem, I didn't read it correctly. Seems to be happening a lot lately



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Okay people! I have deleted about 20 posts here now! Quit outing yourselves or others!!!!! We are still only halfway into the OWC. We are not to the point where we start guessing yet!  


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Okay people! I have deleted about 20 posts here now! Quit outing yourselves or others!!!!! We are still only halfway into the OWC. We are not to the point where we start guessing yet!  


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Okay people! I have deleted about 20 posts here now! Quit outing yourselves or others!!!!! We are still only halfway into the OWC. We are not to the point where we start guessing yet!  


20 deleted posts?  Damn...what did I miss?  No fair deleting posts before I get to read them.


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Okay people! I have deleted about 20 posts here now! Quit outing yourselves or others!!!!! We are still only halfway into the OWC. We are not to the point where we start guessing yet!  


I donít let the author affect my reviews, but I havenít even had a chance to start yet. Some unreasonable people at my job expect me to do work or something  


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Can I just bring something to the attention of some of the reviewers on the challenge, without attempting to open a can of worms, but rather open minds, maybe...the word ďfuckĒ being apparently out of place in a romcom.

Now, we donít all swear but swear words are in the dictionary and have been utilised frequently when it comes to romcoms: insert Four Weddings example ó> https://youtu.be/bjixdVvkfL4

The above is one example, itís not hard to find others, and letís not get started on the fake orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally, weíll be here all day. Basically, naughty words have as much a place within the confines of these scripts and this challenge as nice ones do. As weíre having a spoilertastic reveal morning (thanks for the cleanup Pia) I shall neither confirm nor deny if Iíve been picked up on dropping f bombs, but let it go when youíre reviewing these, itís not exactly review worthy comment if someone is using a naughty word or 10.

Right, back on my high horse, with helmet now firmly on,

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Can I just bring something to the attention of some of the reviewers on the challenge, without attempting to open a can of worms, but rather open minds, maybe...the word ďfuckĒ being apparently out of place in a romcom.


I'm not allowed to hint which entry is mine, right? So I will say this - I think I have/have not annoyed a few people with my use/omission of the F word and variants thereof. Looking back, there were too many/too few uses of it in such a small/large space that even I thought to myself "Why the fuck did I do that?"

Curious though, do people not like the word in general? or is it purely in a Rom-com?


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What a boring world weíd all live in if we couldnít swear.  I personally donít write or say as much as I use to.  It sure as hell adds colour.  Also, itís realistic.  If we never wrote swear words, what would we write if a brick fell on your foot?  One word springs to mind for me.


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Curious though, do people not like the word in general? or is it purely in a Rom-com?


Primarily people who never saw There's Something about Mary.


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This seems to have been a new thing for this challenge, where Iím assuming that some members think naughty words and scenes have no place within the confines of a romcom. However, as has been shown on both sides of the Atlantic (though probably more the uk) romcoms can utilise naughty words and scenes as a humorous counterpoint to their sickly sweet nature.

Added to this, Iíve just had a talk from the former head of the BBFC, David Clarke, where he broke down at length what is offensive and what not. It wonít come as much of a shock that language has gone down the list of cinematic certification crimes a fair bit, Trainspotting saw to that in the 90s and itís 2019 now. Let it go, peeps.


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Primarily people who never saw There's Something about Mary.


And Kingpin, which is far superior. Yeah, come at me!


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Okay people! I have deleted about 20 posts here now! Quit outing yourselves or others!!!!! We are still only halfway into the OWC. We are not to the point where we start guessing yet!  


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Can I just bring something to the attention of some of the reviewers on the challenge, without attempting to open a can of worms, but rather open minds, maybe...the word ďfuckĒ being apparently out of place in a romcom.

Now, we donít all swear but swear words are in the dictionary and have been utilised frequently when it comes to romcoms: insert Four Weddings example ó> https://youtu.be/bjixdVvkfL4

The above is one example, itís not hard to find others, and letís not get started on the fake orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally, weíll be here all day. Basically, naughty words have as much a place within the confines of these scripts and this challenge as nice ones do. As weíre having a spoilertastic reveal morning (thanks for the cleanup Pia) I shall neither confirm nor deny if Iíve been picked up on dropping f bombs, but let it go when youíre reviewing these, itís not exactly review worthy comment if someone is using a naughty word or 10.

Right, back on my high horse, with helmet now firmly on,

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I agree. Now go @#$% yourself.

Hey - who edited my post!!!


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I agree. Now go @#$% yourself.

Hey - who edited my post!!!


Hahaha, well you do have that rather Scottish sounding surname, Dave, that language has got to be hiding in the gene pool somewhere! Harness your inner Begbie and run with it...


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I love it how two women control the boards and edit the hell out of everything!


Just to clarify. We don't edit posts, unless for comedic purposes, we delete the whole post.  


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Just to clarify. We don't edit posts, unless for comedic purposes, we delete the whole fucking post.  




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I love it how two women control the boards and edit the hell out of everything!


Yep - they are a couple of Emily Posts (post - get it - God, I crack me up).

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I like Silent Jeff.


I like everything about this challenge except for my scriot.
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I like Silent Jeff.


You mean Wrylie Coyote?


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You mean Wryly Coyote?


Heís all over them freakin wrylies this challenge. Not a meep meep about orphans, but oh then wrylies. ARGH!!!


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I've been one to mention "naughty" content in a few of my reviews.

To clarify my position just a bit: In one review, I mentioned that a singular f word felt out of place. It wasn't that it shouldn't have been there in a romcom, it's that the one line felt out of tone with the rest of the script.

In another script, I thought a scene had too much sexual content. Again, it wasn't that the content was inappropriate, it's just, in this particular script, I felt it would work better without it.

And, yes, on a few, I did feel the content was way over the top. So, I do believe that TOO much sexual content takes the romance out of the romcom.

I guess I feel like there's a middle ground in there somewhere. And, maybe since these are shorts, not features, that middle ground is a bit harder to establish.

Not sure if these very slight distinctions will make sense to anyone else, but, somehow they make sense to me.


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I've been one to mention "naughty" content in a few of my reviews.

To clarify my position just a bit: In one review, I mentioned that a singular f word felt out of place. It wasn't that it shouldn't have been there in a romcom, it's that the one line felt out of tone with the rest of the script.

In another script, I thought a scene had too much sexual content. Again, it wasn't that the content was inappropriate, it's just, in this particular script, I felt it would work better without it.

And, yes, on a few, I did feel the content was way over the top. So, I do believe that TOO much sexual content takes the romance out of the romcom.

I guess I feel like there's a middle ground in there somewhere. And, maybe since these are shorts, not features, that middle ground is a bit harder to establish.

Not sure if these very slight distinctions will make sense to anyone else, but, somehow they make sense to me.


They do.

If someone drops a curse word and I laugh - all good.

If someone drops a curse word and I empathize - all good.

If someone drops a curse word and I cringe - no good.

It'a about the context.  When someone uses profanity that yields in a laugh or empathy in terms of what's happening in a story then it works. If it looks gratuitous - it doesn't work.


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I know what an orphan is now. Could someone enlighten me on a wrylie please?


I second this.

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I kniw what an orphan is now. Could someone enlighten me pn a wrylie please?


DAVE
Khamanna, a wrylie is...
(takes a sip of coffee)
The same thing as a parenthetical.

Some writers universally avoid them. That is a mistake, IMO. Some writers way overuse them. That is a mistake, IMO. In both cases, you'll know it when you see it.

Using the above example. If as a writer I think there is something important about Dave taking that sip of coffee (let's say Jeff put poison in it), then that is an effective use. It is better than:

DAVE
Khamanna, a wrylie is...

Dave takes a sip of coffee.

DAVE (CONT'D)
The same thing as a parenthetical.

Because it uses less space and does not interrupt the dialogue flow. Now, if the coffee sip is not important, than I wouldn't use a wrylie or write an action line.

Also effective for non-obvious emotions. e.g.,

DAVE
Khamanna, a wrylie is...
(sarcastic)
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I second this.

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Can I just bring something to the attention of some of the reviewers on the challenge, without attempting to open a can of worms, but rather open minds, maybe...the word ďfuckĒ being apparently out of place in a romcom.

Now, we donít all swear but swear words are in the dictionary and have been utilised frequently when it comes to romcoms: insert Four Weddings example ó> https://youtu.be/bjixdVvkfL4

The above is one example, itís not hard to find others, and letís not get started on the fake orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally, weíll be here all day. Basically, naughty words have as much a place within the confines of these scripts and this challenge as nice ones do. As weíre having a spoilertastic reveal morning (thanks for the cleanup Pia) I shall neither confirm nor deny if Iíve been picked up on dropping f bombs, but let it go when youíre reviewing these, itís not exactly review worthy comment if someone is using a naughty word or 10.

Right, back on my high horse, with helmet now firmly on,

Cam


Let's be clear, ah, well... let's try and be clear.  

Seriously though

My problem isn't with a swear word, I'm the one who went walking down the street singing, Lilly Allen's Fuck You and having a gay old time   Really.

My problem is with weak writing. Can't people come up with anything else rather than smearing that around all the time? If a character talks like that, ok. But all these characters are talking the same way and that's what bothers me. It's too much and I get sick of it.

But I did make my way through ( so and so's) and it was really good despite, well, you know.



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Been there, done that.


I've done that one, too. Looks horrible on the page. But, it can be a tough one to work around. I usually switch those to action lines if I can, but sometimes it's damn near unavoidable. Tough to shorten, and you REALLY don't want to lengthen.


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Quoted from Sandra Elstree.


Let's be clear, ah, well... let's try and be clear.  

Seriously though

My problem isn't with a swear word, I'm the one who went walking down the street singing, Lilly Allen's Fuck You and having a gay old time   Really.

My problem is with weak writing. Can't people come up with anything else rather than smearing that around all the time? If a character talks like that, ok. But all these characters are talking the same way and that's what bothers me. It's too much and I get sick of it.

But I did make my way through ( so and so's) and it was really good despite, well, you know.


Overuse definitely weakens the power of the word. If it's every third word on the page, it has no punch whatsoever. It's like any other device - overuse limits its effectiveness.


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see above


Thank you for the clarification, Dave. Really appreciate it.

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Thank you for the clarification, Dave. Really appreciate it.

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Alert***

I just opened something that won't allow me to stop laughing. I can't write and laugh at the same time. I've got problems!!! I need to switch from coffee to chamomile.

And reading the comments is way better than my script!!!  




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Alert***

I just opened something that won't allow me to stop laughing. I can't write and laugh at the same time. I've got problems!!! I need to switch from coffee to chamomile.

And reading the comments is way better than my script!!!  


Sandra, those two women teamed up because they have whips. We need to team up with you too. We both have glasses after all. And even lower back problems. Probably some other problems, I don't know...
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Sandra, those two women teamed up because they have whips. We need to team up with you too. We both have glasses after all. And even lower back problems. Probably some other problems, I don't know...





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Dave, I'm just seeing your explanation, thanks for that.

So, that's what a wrylie is.

And I know what a slug is btw. Just thought I'd boast about that, when I was new to the site I totally didn't.
And I'll tell you to prove I know it - a slug is a scene heading.
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Dave, I'm just seeing your explanation, thanks for that.

So, that's what a wrylie is.

And I know what a slug is btw. Just thought I'd boast about that, when I was new to the site I totally didn't.
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Dave, I'm just seeing your explanation, thanks for that.

So, that's what a wrylie is.

And I know what a slug is btw. Just thought I'd boast about that, when I was new to the site I totally didn't.
And I'll tell you to prove I know it - a slug is a scene heading.


Donít put salt on your slugs. Itís just mean.

(And you never know if the slug has a gurza friend.)


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Regarding swearing in scripts:


Quoted from eldave1


They do.

If someone drops a curse word and I laugh - all good.

If someone drops a curse word and I empathize - all good.

If someone drops a curse word and I cringe - no good.

It's about the context.  When someone uses profanity that yields in a laugh or empathy in terms of what's happening in a story then it works. If it looks gratuitous - it doesn't work.


I completely agree with this.

I donít have a problem with swearing in a script, but it needs to be done right, and I feel that there are a few scripts in this OWC where it hasnít been. So for me otherwise good scripts have been let down by inappropriate bad language. On a few occasions itís changed the tone of the script so much that it's been jarring.

One thing I definitely donít agree with, because I personally donít like it, are the really over-sexualised scripts. Sure you can say ďwhat about Something About MaryĒ, but that was comedy gold. If you pull something like that off I'll let it slide, but until then I might pass on the anal manipulation and overly-crude jokes.



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I've been one to mention "naughty" content in a few of my reviews.

To clarify my position just a bit: In one review, I mentioned that a singular f word felt out of place. It wasn't that it shouldn't have been there in a romcom, it's that the one line felt out of tone with the rest of the script.

In another script, I thought a scene had too much sexual content. Again, it wasn't that the content was inappropriate, it's just, in this particular script, I felt it would work better without it.

And, yes, on a few, I did feel the content was way over the top. So, I do believe that TOO much sexual content takes the romance out of the romcom.

I guess I feel like there's a middle ground in there somewhere. And, maybe since these are shorts, not features, that middle ground is a bit harder to establish.

Not sure if these very slight distinctions will make sense to anyone else, but, somehow they make sense to me.


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I agree too that there's a time and a place for it in scripts, but I have literally seen one review where the reviewer stopped at page one because there were some f bombs, which I don't think is even a possible position from which to judge the appropriateness of the language within the context...anyway, let's let it lie.

The overt sexuality, now there's an interesting one. To me, a romcom MUST HAVE COMEDY (annoyingly subjective as it is)!!!! And then there is a relationship between two people which ends up in peril, but somehow through a romantic connection it is saved and becomes a fuller union.

There's one exceptionally sexual script here that kinda ticked the romantic trauma box and it really threw me (as well as tortured my mind a bit). It didn't have the funnies though (again, subjectively IMO), and so that solved the first problem but if it was an LOL-er it would have been one hell of a dilemma.


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To me, a romcom MUST HAVE COMEDY (annoyingly subjective as it is)!!!!


I agree. That's what it came down to for me. There was a strong contender that would have been in there, but they had "one of these things belong together, one of these things just doesn't belong". Too bad, because I liked that one.

I've got my top three chosen.  



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So on a totally different matter, but entirely related to the one week challenges, my short script "Skip" from the Quickie challenge last year was filmed last week in L.A.  So proof once again that these one week challenges do matter and they are looked at by up and coming producers and directors.  

It was shot with an all-African American cast and crew, which I'm also proud of.  The film is going into a lot of black film festivals, and once that's out of the way, I'll post the video here on the site.

But it's just another indicator that this is the best site anywhere for getting people to see your work!

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So on a totally different matter, but entirely related to the one week challenges, my short script "Skip" from the Quickie challenge last year was filmed last week in L.A.  So proof once again that these one week challenges do matter and they are looked at by up and coming producers and directors.  

It was shot with an all-African American cast and crew, which I'm also proud of.  The film is going into a lot of black film festivals, and once that's out of the way, I'll post the video here on the site.

But it's just another indicator that this is the best site anywhere for getting people to see your work!

Gary


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So on a totally different matter, but entirely related to the one week challenges, my short script "Skip" from the Quickie challenge last year was filmed last week in L.A.  So proof once again that these one week challenges do matter and they are looked at by up and coming producers and directors.  

It was shot with an all-African American cast and crew, which I'm also proud of.  The film is going into a lot of black film festivals, and once that's out of the way, I'll post the video here on the site.

But it's just another indicator that this is the best site anywhere for getting people to see your work!

Gary


Gary, that is such good news!!! I'm really happy to hear that. When you work so hard and you can see your words turn into pictures, vision from directors, producers & feelings from actors and all the work from all the sound people and. these people and those people... so many...-- man, that's gotta be special!

Thank you for sharing that!






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So on a totally different matter, but entirely related to the one week challenges, my short script "Skip" from the Quickie challenge last year was filmed last week in L.A.  So proof once again that these one week challenges do matter and they are looked at by up and coming producers and directors.  

It was shot with an all-African American cast and crew, which I'm also proud of.  The film is going into a lot of black film festivals, and once that's out of the way, I'll post the video here on the site.

But it's just another indicator that this is the best site anywhere for getting people to see your work!

Gary


Congrats, that's makes 2 produced from the same challenge. Will go back and have another read of it.


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Congrats, that's makes 2 produced from the same challenge. Will go back and have another read of it.


I rewrote the script just a bit for the filming.  Here is the updated version:
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Brilliant, Gazza.
Look forward to seeing it when we can.


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Congratulations! Totally awesome!!!!

Would be interesting to know how many OWC and 6WC scripts have been produced by now. I know at least two features from the 6WC and there seem to be a LOT of the OWCs.  


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I rewrote the script just a bit for the filming.  Here is the updated version:
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Excellent, thanks I'll have a read.


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Congratulations! Totally awesome!!!!

Would be interesting to know how many OWC and 6WC scripts have been produced by now. I know at least two features from the 6WC and there seem to be a LOT of the OWCs.  


4 of my produced shorts have been from either an OWC, the Quickie Challenge, or the Writer's Tournament.

SS is seriously the best place to get stuff made, but also to get the creative juices flowing. I would never have written those scripts otherwise.



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Congrats, Gary.  That's awesome!


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Quoted from Warren


4 of my produced shorts have been from either an OWC, the Quickie Challenge, or the Writer's Tournament.

SS is seriously the best place to get stuff made, but also to get the creative juices flowing. I would never have written those scripts otherwise.



This is what I keep repeating. I sound like a broken record, but these challenges really do challenge us to write... And that's what it's all about.

I had been working for a good seven months on the same thing without switching things up. Well, that's not totally true, I was reading and studying various films etc... But I really needed to have a break from what I was doing.

The challenges help us if we're in a dry spell or not, but we just need the challenge. To sharpen our keyboards and get us crackin'. ... And then when we work to crit others' work, that's a whole different aspect that helps us so much also.

Yes, we have a lot of people to thank for the headway we might make.  

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So on a totally different matter, but entirely related to the one week challenges, my short script "Skip" from the Quickie challenge last year was filmed last week in L.A.  So proof once again that these one week challenges do matter and they are looked at by up and coming producers and directors.  

It was shot with an all-African American cast and crew, which I'm also proud of.  The film is going into a lot of black film festivals, and once that's out of the way, I'll post the video here on the site.

But it's just another indicator that this is the best site anywhere for getting people to see your work!

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I rewrote the script just a bit for the filming.  Here is the updated version:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wavkowg4jgtmz7x/SKIP_v5_yf.pdf?dl=0

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Just read the updated version. Very sweet little script. I look forward to seeing it.


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Thanks everyone!  Very excited to see it myself -- I think I'm supposed to get a download of the file next week. So fingers crossed!


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I really can't wait to see who wrote what. It's going to be such a long week.


Never too early to start the guess game.  

I've got Sean pegged for 6AM. Though I could be wrong.  

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I've got Sean pegged for 6AM. Though I could be wrong.  


Sorry, Zack, you lose! It was Professor Plum! Lol.


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Sorry, Zack, you lose! It was Professor Plum! Lol.


Damn! I'm almost as bad at the guessing game as I am at writing RomComs. Almost.  

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Damn! I'm almost as bad at the guessing game as I am at writing RomComs. Almost.  


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So on a totally different matter, but entirely related to the one week challenges, my short script "Skip" from the Quickie challenge last year was filmed last week in L.A.  So proof once again that these one week challenges do matter and they are looked at by up and coming producers and directors.  

It was shot with an all-African American cast and crew, which I'm also proud of.  The film is going into a lot of black film festivals, and once that's out of the way, I'll post the video here on the site.

But it's just another indicator that this is the best site anywhere for getting people to see your work!

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That's fantastic, Gary! Congrats!


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I still have so many scripts to read...

I want to! It's just my job and my family have such unreasonable expectations of my time.  


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I still have so many scripts to read...

I want to! It's just my job and my family have such unreasonable expectations of my time.  


Luckily, my job and family have extremely low expectations of me, and thus, I only have 4 more to read.  


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I'm done!! hallelujah

I guess I will have to skim them over again when the score sheets come out.

I really underestimated how hard it is to see comments on my script and not be able to respond - So to relieve some of the pressure building in my head, I'm going to leave my comment below instead of on my script thread:

"I'M SORRY!!! I CAN FIX THIS MESS, I PROMISE"

Phew... I feel better.

Well done to everyone who entered the challenge - I for one did not find it easy.

P.S Newbies who aren't reviewing - just do it - it's not as scary as you think.

P.P.S well done Hawkeye on your filmed OWC - gives new people like me hope that we may get there one day  


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Thanks, Matthew, and glad you were such a willing reader in this contest, which seems to be the opposite (per usual) of most of the noobs that have entered.

I donít know whether it is fear of expressing their opinion for the first time or they just want to enter a contest but not but any other effort into it, we always seem to have this issue arise. So here is my very modest but completely wacky proposal to address this for future contests:

1.  Anyone who enters who doesnít review at least a third (33%) of the entires is DQíd.  That might be viewed as harsh, especially if lifeís circumstances sometimes get in the way, but a lot of life is unfair, and the film business itself is particularly unfair.

2. Any noob who doesnít actively participate in their first contest by reviewing canít enter another contest until they actively review at least 20 short scripts on the general board. You need to contribute to the community.  Thatís how this site thrives.  More than one word reviews are also required.  ďInterestingĒ isnít really a review, IMO.

Iím sure there are other methods of incentivizing reviews, but those were the first two that came to my head.  I know that it would be likely impossible to enforce, and we donít need to add any more to Donís or the moderators plates, but Itís frustrating putting the effort into reading 42 scripts and yours only get 15 in return. Somethingís wrong with that picture.

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Sounds reasonable, but not likely. Although I do agree the dude who just wrote one word or one sentence for his reviews needs to step up his game and provide a little more insight. Like, maybe, two sentences.


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Thanks, Matthew, and glad you were such a willing reader in this contest, which seems to be the opposite (per usual) of most of the noobs that have entered.

I donít know whether it is fear of expressing their opinion for the first time or they just want to enter a contest but not but any other effort into it, we always seem to have this issue arise. So here is my very modest but completely wacky proposal to address this for future contests:

1.  Anyone who enters who doesnít review at least a third (33%) of the entires is DQíd.  That might be viewed as harsh, especially if lifeís circumstances sometimes get in the way, but a lot of life is unfair, and the film business itself is particularly unfair.

2. Any noob who doesnít actively participate in their first contest by reviewing canít enter another contest until they actively review at least 20 short scripts on the general board. You need to contribute to the community.  Thatís how this site thrives.  More than one word reviews are also required.  ďInterestingĒ isnít really a review, IMO.

Iím sure there are other methods of incentivizing reviews, but those were the first two that came to my head.  I know that it would be likely impossible to enforce, and we donít need to add any more to Donís or the moderators plates, but Itís frustrating putting the effort into reading 42 scripts and yours only get 15 in return. Somethingís wrong with that picture.

Fire away with your criticisms. Iím know Iím just an old man yelling at clouds here.

Gary


I know it's frustrating. It would be nice if there were more reviews. But...

Not a fan of adding more bureaucracy to this. It's an exercise. The challenge is to write.

Yeah, those who review all only get around a 1 to 3 exchange from the review process. But the reviews we are getting are from predominately experienced writers and really the ones you want to hear from the most.  In terms of quid pro quo, with one rare exception that I can recall, the winning scripts are typically from active reviewers. I may change my mind and agree with you if I start seeing a pattern of winners that were not reviewers. i.e., folks that just bomb in to take part of in the challenge to get exposure without returning anything to the boards. But again -  in my experience that is really rare.

I have empathy for the newbies. More than likely their scripts are getting pounded and as such they may feel their reviews will as well. I know that is not the case - but I can see it percolating in their minds.


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I know it's frustrating. It would be nice if there were more reviews. But...

Not a fan of adding more bureaucracy to this. It's an exercise. The challenge is to write.

Yeah, those who review all only get around a 1 to 3 exchange from the review process. But the reviews we are getting are from predominately experienced writers and really the ones you want to hear from the most.  In terms of quid pro quo, with one rare exception that I can recall, the winning scripts are typically from active reviewers. I may change my mind and agree with you if I start seeing a pattern of winners that were not reviewers. i.e., folks that just bomb in to take part of in the challenge to get exposure without returning anything to the boards. But again -  in my experience that is really rare.

I have empathy for the newbies. More than likely their scripts are getting pounded and as such they may feel their reviews will as well. I know that is not the case - but I can see it percolating in their minds.


I agree with this. We get plenty of reviews as it is and the ones reviewing are leaving good notes. We aren't missing out on anything, so it's really about entering the free and casual challenge and not following through on the community aspect, but so what? The ones who see the value in it will be back for more, and the more they participate and the better they get, the more they'll give back in the long run.

Leaving reviews for the sake of it promotes weak or unhelpful reviews. Let the new writers learn as much from the reviews as from the challenge. Give them a chance to build confidence in their abilities as readers as well as writers and before long they'll be an active part of the community.


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So on a totally different matter, but entirely related to the one week challenges, my short script "Skip" from the Quickie challenge last year was filmed last week in L.A.  So proof once again that these one week challenges do matter and they are looked at by up and coming producers and directors.  

It was shot with an all-African American cast and crew, which I'm also proud of.  The film is going into a lot of black film festivals, and once that's out of the way, I'll post the video here on the site.

But it's just another indicator that this is the best site anywhere for getting people to see your work!

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Hey Gary,

That's awesome.

Congrats!


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Thanks, Matthew, and glad you were such a willing reader in this contest, which seems to be the opposite (per usual) of most of the noobs that have entered.

I donít know whether it is fear of expressing their opinion for the first time or they just want to enter a contest but not but any other effort into it, we always seem to have this issue arise. So here is my very modest but completely wacky proposal to address this for future contests:

1.  Anyone who enters who doesnít review at least a third (33%) of the entires is DQíd.  That might be viewed as harsh, especially if lifeís circumstances sometimes get in the way, but a lot of life is unfair, and the film business itself is particularly unfair.

2. Any noob who doesnít actively participate in their first contest by reviewing canít enter another contest until they actively review at least 20 short scripts on the general board. You need to contribute to the community.  Thatís how this site thrives.  More than one word reviews are also required.  ďInterestingĒ isnít really a review, IMO.

Iím sure there are other methods of incentivizing reviews, but those were the first two that came to my head.  I know that it would be likely impossible to enforce, and we donít need to add any more to Donís or the moderators plates, but Itís frustrating putting the effort into reading 42 scripts and yours only get 15 in return. Somethingís wrong with that picture.

Fire away with your criticisms. Iím know Iím just an old man yelling at clouds here.

Gary


I'm with you, bro.  I've said this same kind of thing for years.

To call it frustrating, is missing the point...it's actually maddening.

We've now had basically a whole week, and most of these scripts have less than 15 actual reviews, as some have a few back and forths, a few reviews that mean absolutely ZERO, and a few others that don't say much of anything.

It's sad, but it's the way these things play out.



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Sounds reasonable, but not likely. Although I do agree the dude who just wrote one word or one sentence for his reviews needs to step up his game and provide a little more insight. Like, maybe, two sentences.


I have a feeling his script is getting hammered because he doesnít have much good to say about anything.


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I wrote 2 one-sentence reviews this time. I greatly praised the script in one.

The other script with my one-sentence - I got somehow offended by the script. It's not a bad script, but I acted on emotion I guess and I shouldn't have. But that one-sentence said volunes - I made sure of that. Probably shouldn't have done that either.

Those OWC's are all in good fun, we shouldn't take it all close to heart I think.
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Thanks, Matthew, and glad you were such a willing reader in this contest, which seems to be the opposite (per usual) of most of the noobs that have entered.

I donít know whether it is fear of expressing their opinion for the first time or they just want to enter a contest but not but any other effort into it, we always seem to have this issue arise. So here is my very modest but completely wacky proposal to address this for future contests:

1.  Anyone who enters who doesnít review at least a third (33%) of the entires is DQíd.  That might be viewed as harsh, especially if lifeís circumstances sometimes get in the way, but a lot of life is unfair, and the film business itself is particularly unfair.

2. Any noob who doesnít actively participate in their first contest by reviewing canít enter another contest until they actively review at least 20 short scripts on the general board. You need to contribute to the community.  Thatís how this site thrives.  More than one word reviews are also required.  ďInterestingĒ isnít really a review, IMO.

Iím sure there are other methods of incentivizing reviews, but those were the first two that came to my head.  I know that it would be likely impossible to enforce, and we donít need to add any more to Donís or the moderators plates, but Itís frustrating putting the effort into reading 42 scripts and yours only get 15 in return. Somethingís wrong with that picture.

Fire away with your criticisms. Iím know Iím just an old man yelling at clouds here.

Gary


Iím counting about 33 reviewers total at the moment, and at least 2 donít actually have a script in the comp, so potentially 31 participants at a minimum. There is also the chance that people wrote multiple scripts, although I canít see much of a link between any of them.

So I think 15 reviews is pretty low, but there is still another week, so it is early days.

I donít think you're ever going to get as many as you would like, but at the very least it would be nice if they were roughly the same across the board.

I have no idea how the scoring works, but how does a script with 15 reviews compete with one thatís had 25?




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I have a feeling his script is getting hammered because he doesnít have much good to say about anything.


There is another new member - I won't name him but if he reads this he will probably know - Who was very enthusiastic leading up to the challenge, and at the very start was jumping in with reviews - and to be honest, the reviews he did were good (By that I don't mean they were right or wrong, but you could see actual effort was put in)

But then, the reviews stopped - and I can't help thinking, is it because his entry is getting slammed that he has stopped? Do other newbies see the bad reviews on their entries and think "screw them Im not joining in" - because thats not really in the spirit of things.

Now I may be assuming, and there may be other reasons the reviews stopped - but I can see that member is still logging in a lot - who knows


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There is another new member - I won't name him but if he reads this he will probably know - Who was very enthusiastic leading up to the challenge, and at the very start was jumping in with reviews - and to be honest, the reviews he did were good (By that I don't mean they were right or wrong, but you could see actual effort was put in)

But then, the reviews stopped - and I can't help thinking, is it because his entry is getting slammed that he has stopped? Do other newbies see the bad reviews on their entries and think "screw them Im not joining in" - because thats not really in the spirit of things.

Now I may be assuming, and there may be other reasons the reviews stopped - but I can see that member is still logging in a lot - who knows


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Said most of the OWC writers in every OWC before the reveal.


I can imagine.

But it's the strangest thing. None of you know me, I don't know any of you, but because I have been trawling the boards so much, reading everyone's posts and conversations, I feel like I do know some of you. So when some members haven't liked my entry, I kinda feel like I have let them down lol -  think I need to get out more


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Iím counting about 33 reviewers total at the moment, and at least 2 donít actually have a script in the comp, so potentially 31 participants at a minimum. There is also the chance that people wrote multiple scripts, although I canít see much of a link between any of them.

So I think 15 reviews is pretty low, but there is still another week, so it is early days.

I donít think you're ever going to get as many as you would like, but at the very least it would be nice if they were roughly the same across the board.

I have no idea how the scoring works, but how does a script with 15 views compete with one thatís had 25?


2 comments here...

You say "it is early days", as in we still have alot of time to receive feedback, but let's understand that in the past, it was pretty much always 1 week to read and review, then voting and reveal.  When these types of things "drag" on for over 2 weeks, interest is gone...both from the individual writer, looking at his feedback, and the reviewer, who sees x amount of reads under every script.  Whatever comes in next week is merely stragglers, IMO.

As to voting, if someone who is voting didn't read/review a script, they shouldn't be scoring it, so if Reader A reads 42 scripts, he'll score 42 scripts, and if Reader B reads 3, he'll score 3.  In theory, no one is "hurt" by having less reads and scores, but the reality is if someone reads 3 scripts and thinks to himself 1 should be a high score, 1 should be a middle score, and 1 should be a low score, then they are skewing the score, because they have no clue if the 3 they read were good, bad, or middling compared to all the scripts.  Know what I'm saying?



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I have no idea how the scoring works, but how does a script with 15 views compete with one thatís had 25?



Irrelevant. The only review that matters for your vote is your own. Granted, you might glean something from the other reviews, but how many other reviews to do need to get a point you might have missed or something you didn't think of?


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There is another new member - I won't name him but if he reads this he will probably know - Who was very enthusiastic leading up to the challenge, and at the very start was jumping in with reviews - and to be honest, the reviews he did were good (By that I don't mean they were right or wrong, but you could see actual effort was put in)

But then, the reviews stopped - and I can't help thinking, is it because his entry is getting slammed that he has stopped? Do other newbies see the bad reviews on their entries and think "screw them Im not joining in" - because thats not really in the spirit of things.

Now I may be assuming, and there may be other reasons the reviews stopped - but I can see that member is still logging in a lot - who knows


I know exactly who you're talking about and "he" even said in a post before the scripts were posted, that he would read and provide feedback on every script and it would be very easy for him to do that.

Oooops...looks like he was wrong...way wrong.



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There is another new member - I won't name him but if he reads this he will probably know - Who was very enthusiastic leading up to the challenge, and at the very start was jumping in with reviews - and to be honest, the reviews he did were good (By that I don't mean they were right or wrong, but you could see actual effort was put in)

But then, the reviews stopped - and I can't help thinking, is it because his entry is getting slammed that he has stopped? Do other newbies see the bad reviews on their entries and think "screw them Im not joining in" - because thats not really in the spirit of things.

Now I may be assuming, and there may be other reasons the reviews stopped - but I can see that member is still logging in a lot - who knows


Yes I noticed this as well, but I do think it would be easy as a new member to say "screw this I'm not joining in".

I know when I first started here I struggled with bad reviews, and there were a lot of them, but I used the advice that was given to me and improved my writing. I still donít like seeing a bad review, I donít think anyone does, but itís all about finding the useful stuff and applying it to your writing. Surprisingly, I even got something useful from Jeff when I was a very-new newb that I still apply to my writing today, but don't tell him that. Take the good, toss the bad.


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Irrelevant. The only review that matters for your vote is your own. Granted, you might glean something from the other reviews, but how many other reviews to do need to get a point you might have missed or something you didn't think of?


I'm sorry Rene, I read that a few times and I don't quite understand what you're trying to say.


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