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Cam17
Posted: May 19th, 2010, 9:20pm Report to Moderator
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I think it has to remain anonymous.  That's one of the great things about the OWC.  Unless someone has a very recognizable style, a big part of the challenge is wondering who wrote what.  Plus, I feel that knowing the identities of the authors would inevitably alter some of the reviews.  At the last OWC, Don used stars or something next to the scripts to identify who had commented before in previous challenges.  That helped me choose which scripts to read first.

And, I think everyone looks forward to the following Sunday when the names are revealed and some of the revelations take you totally by surprise.


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Sandra Elstree.
Posted: May 19th, 2010, 10:00pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Cam17
I think it has to remain anonymous.  That's one of the great things about the OWC.  Unless someone has a very recognizable style, a big part of the challenge is wondering who wrote what.  Plus, I feel that knowing the identities of the authors would inevitably alter some of the reviews.  At the last OWC, Don used stars or something next to the scripts to identify who had commented before in previous challenges.  That helped me choose which scripts to read first.

And, I think everyone looks forward to the following Sunday when the names are revealed and some of the revelations take you totally by surprise.


I agree. It's fun for me "not to know", but if some people really want to know ahead of time, I suppose Don could send out a "secret names list".

I guess it just depends as always and it all depends upon perspective.

I lean towards the anonymous aspect, but I understand that people can tire after awhile and it gets to be too much. Yes, I understand that.

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mcornetto
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It wouldn't hurt to try a non-anonymous OWC for the next OWC.  If it doesn't work, it doesn't and we go back to anonymous.  But if it does work, it could solve a lot of the problems people are having as well as making less work for Don.    
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Coding Herman
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I've read the first 20, these are, I think, serious entries:

The Contest
Mythos
(H)eat of Wartime
Living the Lie
City of Carnivores
In the Grip of Winter
Wolves at the Door
In The Flesh
A Dangerous Job
Ill
Redskin
Dumb Animals


FEATURE:

Memwipe
- Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller (114 pages) - In a world where memories can be erased by request, a Memory Erasing Specialist desperately searches for the culprit when his wife becomes a target for erasure -- with his former colleagues hot on his trail.
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Coding Herman
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There are only 34 scripts posted. Where are the other 6?


FEATURE:

Memwipe
- Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller (114 pages) - In a world where memories can be erased by request, a Memory Erasing Specialist desperately searches for the culprit when his wife becomes a target for erasure -- with his former colleagues hot on his trail.
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khamanna
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I think I liked this challenge better than the previous ones and this is the fourth challenge since I became a member of this site. A lot of very good entries I think, and wow, written in a week - that's impressive.
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Sandra Elstree.
Posted: May 20th, 2010, 12:21am Report to Moderator
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Who's going to decide if they're a joke or an honest attempt?  Is mob mentality what rules?  Would you like a mob to decide if you were trying to meet the challenge or not?  Would you trust their decision?

Honestly, you can't make subjective rules about these sorts of things.

It's only recently that people have been submitting more than one entry.  There was always an unspoken rule, called the Helio rule, which said you can only enter one script.  I say we just continue the unspoken rule - people coming into the site during an OWC are unlikely to write more than one so you don't really have to make it this formal thing.  

And as far as closing this to just board members.  How do you expect the site to grow if you don't allow an influx of screenwriters during one of the most important and attractive events on the site?  When countries do things like that they call it isolationism and it's really bad for the economy.  Much better to allow multiculturalism to flourish.  The more and different input we get the better writers we can be.

  


Which is why I love you so much, Michael.

Intelligent. Creative. Beautiful.

Meeting you online like this is a great pleasure. (Don't want to fill you up with pride because pride comes before the fall...)

But you're a gem--as are many here on Simply,

You're an awesome group of writers and we aspire to work at your level.

Sandra



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mcornetto
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Quoted from Sandra Elstree.

Intelligent. Creative. Beautiful.


And Colourful, I'm quite the shade of red right now.
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Sandra Elstree.
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And Colourful, I'm quite the shade of red right now.


I love getting you, Michael. You look gorgeous in red.  

Sandra



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Quoted from Sandra Elstree.

I love getting you, Michael. You look gorgeous in red.  
Sandra


Actually he kinda looks like Zach Galifianakis from The Hangover.  Check out his photo on Facebook.  
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Don
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So, what are you writing?

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There are only 34 scripts posted. Where are the other 6?


There were 41 scripts submitted.  There were 7 rejected scripts that were not posted.

Don


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Dreamscale
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I'd kill to see those rejected scripts!


To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
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dogglebe
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Here's my entry.  Sorry for being so late.


          ZOMBIE VEGAN

EXT. FARM - DAY

THOMAS and STEVE, two ZOMBIES chase the terrified SHEILA (20) around a barn.  Despite running as fast as she can, she can't outrun the slow staggering movements of her decayed pursuers

              THOMAS
   Bra-a-ain.....

Running along a wheat field, Sheila trips on a rock. She screams as she falls to the ground.  Before she can get up, Thomas is on top of her.

              THOMAS
   Bra-a-ain....

and he bites into her head.

Steve watches for a moment before turning to the wheat.

              STEVE
   Gra-a-ain...

Steve staggers into the wheat field as Thomas rolls his eyes at him.

FINAL FADE OUT



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James McClung
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Question:  Is it time to do away with the anonymity?


I would say so. I suppose it does facilitate more honest feedback but I think people around here tend to be more genuine than most and even if they weren't, I doubt they'd really step it up for the OWC since it's generally known which writers are entering (even if they say they're not).

Also, the OWC is huge now and is host to tons of repetition among styles, storylines, etc. Not to mention SS has grown significantly as well and frankly, I don't think people are as familiar with each other's styles as they used to be. So the whole guessing angle is moot at this point.

And of course, one wouldn't waste so much time reading fake scripts if they knew who wrote what from the getgo.


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Dreamscale
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But would they read fake scripts from us if they knew we wrote them?  They might.  They might even enjoy them for what they are...entertainment.

You know what they say...

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT!


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