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Sandra Elstree.
Posted: May 5th, 2010, 10:11pm Report to Moderator
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What if the Hokey Pokey, IS what it's all about?

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I'm not against the horror aspect. It's a polar opposite that is necessary if we are to ever laugh. Damn it all anyways, but that's the way it is.

Do I want to go about stoning people and mutilating their bodies? No. But...

Some people do. And I believe that those people that do, don't have a choice in their "make-up". I really do believe that.

I believe that the most gruesome criminals cannot help who they are. Hey guys, that lets you completely off the hook for enjoying writing horror for the sake of itself. But that's not my intention either. My desire is not to give anyone an easy "scapegoat". That's like the Christians that say, "Jesus died for me and now I can feel safe and secure in that knowledge... My sins are purified through his blood."

Rather than get into that cycle that our beloved Screenrider will understand completely, I want to encourage the middle line, whereby we all acknowledge that we are between "the poles". And, just like in The Matrix, we cannot exist without the opposites that construct our reality.

I don't ask anyone to take my word for  it, but challenge that within yourselves. Test it. Experiment. Never stop asking questions. Don't just go with "stupid faith". Go with experience. (Qualifier: part of "stupid faith" is experience) but that's another story.

Gonna be good to see this OWC unfold. I'll be here, very excited to see what happens.

I'd love to see Jeff branch out. He's a character here that I always (can't express words) have this gravitational force for.   A cool strong guy with an unbelievably soft heart that you'd never know by his posts.

Go to it everyone!

Sandra



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Grandma Bear
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I'm always amazed at people that hate horror and wonder about the sanity of people that love it. I have said this many times, I'm a very content and happy person, but I'm fascinated by the dark side of the human mind and what we are capable of.

IMHO, fluffy happy, feel good stuff is boring. Comedies and feel good dramas are not interesting to me. That doesn't mean, those people who like that are wrong. Nor does it mean people with interest in the occult, horror or absurd are bad.

Whatever you chose Phil...please challenge us.


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Sandra Elstree.
Posted: May 5th, 2010, 10:31pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Grandma Bear
I'm a very content and happy person, but I'm fascinated by the dark side of the human mind and what we are capable of.


I'm not so content and happy. (Despite certain SS'ers witnessing a twenty minute Laugh Attack  )

This dark side though is what drives me and I don't believe there is a person on this planet without the mix of which we speak.

There is no horror without comedy. There is no comedy without horror.

Yu know whut? We've got snow here suddenly in May! I'm not a happy camper. Talk about horror!

Sandra




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mcornetto
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Quoted from Sandra Elstree.


There is no horror without comedy. There is no comedy without horror.



The Exorcist/American Pie
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Dreamscale
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I'm going to be branching out actually, rather soon...something totally different that you all will be very surprised with...I think.

We'll see...but I sure would love a little pure horror for this OWC.

PS  Thanks, Sandra.  I'm not all that dark, actually...as you said.


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mcornetto
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So, did Michael Cornetto officially announce the theme as being simply Mother's Day? Or is Phil announcing it at 10:00 est.  



I am not involved in this OWC in an official capacity.  Look to Phil for answers - look to me for comic relief.  
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Grandma Bear
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Quoted from Sandra Elstree.
(Despite certain SS'ers witnessing a twenty minute Laugh Attack  )

It was 28 minutes!

Love you Sandra and we miss you too.  


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Quoted from mcornetto

look to me for comic relief.  

ha ha


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rendevous
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Dear Screenrider,

How am I supposed to drink a cat? Oh. I geddit. Naughty boy. Still, the ladies do like that. I didn't think you that way inclined.

Den now,

Can we have one where all three British party leaders have a barefisted knuckle fight then go on a manhunt with machetes to finally finish off the rascists? Oh go on.

If I have to write another fecking song they'll be trouble. And it won't be tuneful. Again.

Love and sweets,

R


Out Of Character - updated


New Used Car

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dogglebe
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Here's a hint:  don't expect Mother's Day as a theme.  The scripts won't be up until way after Mother's Day.  Might as well make it Easter or Ground Hog Day.


Phil
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George Willson
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What's with the waffling on the page count? The first one was 15 pages, and then a later one I thought we had 15 pages, and I discovered you'd hacked it down to 12, so I had to cut some pages. If it's 15 again, can we make it stay 15, so we can read the rules once and never worry about it again? Or is that part of the "fun"?


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dogglebe
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I never said twelve pages, George.  I think that may have been Don.... Though changing the page count is one way to mix things up.  What if I gave a specific page number?


Phil
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dogglebe
Posted: May 6th, 2010, 9:12am Report to Moderator
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The OWC genre/theme will be announcements on Friday 10:00pm, EST.

Phil
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Dreamscale
Posted: May 6th, 2010, 10:58am Report to Moderator
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Phil, I suggest that you do give an actual page count, or at least a parameter that does not allow 1, 2, 3, and 4 page scripts.  It's been a problem in the past, why not nip it in the bud now?

Just a suggestion...


To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.

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George Willson
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I kind of like that. After all, you're going to have people who want a specific length come out of the woodwork, so it might be a good idea to specify a length just to add another layer to the challenge. A lot of us (okay, I) struggle to keep it under the length, so why not turn the tables and grab at the people who tend to be a little short? Perhaps not a specific count, but a range, like Dreamscale suggested. Make it 10 (or 12) to 15 pages or something like that.


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