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 Should we do a week of only script reviews?
Yes, let's give it a go (35 votes)
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No, I don't like the idea (20 votes)
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Andy Petrou
Posted: March 10th, 2006, 5:07pm Report to Moderator
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George, I want nothing more than for you and the other people on this site, who I care about, to succeed... please let me make that clear! I just think that sometimes the newbies get a rough ride at first, but I totally do understand how it can be frustrating when some do post requesting reads a lot and don't look to be offering the same in return. I guess I was lucky I didn't have to ask for the reads, but I can imagine that when you're working so hard to perfect your own projects, that you don't want to be spending valuable time on people who you think might not seem worthy or appreciative, for yet again, want of a better word...

Anyways, I want this place to be the best it can be for you guys and gals, so I'm not that bothered about the off topic/general stuff not being around, but... as I'm not an aspiring writer, I don't feel I have a right to be here sort of thing as much either, as all the general chat is frowned upon now. That's all really, but glad the tanuki still has some love, lol  

Andy x
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W
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Frowned upon? I think again people took my idea and used it for a mutiny, I regret even bringing it up now because I was wrong as the idea doesn't really work.

Andy, you give yourself little credit, even if you're not a serious writer (How many people are?) you still are a big part of this community. Is Don a writer? Is Trailer Runs human? Does it matter?


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Quoted from W
Is Trailer Runs human? Does it matter?


Thats hilarious! He IM'D me one day and started cussing at me and telling me he was drunk. ha-ha.

WARNING: This message is a bit off topic...just don't pay attention and move along, people.
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Kevan
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Interesting exercise Don but I'm glad the boards are back..

I must say, I co-wrote a 10 page script, edited another 10 page script and helped to edit a 90 page feature-length script so the regular boards being switched off didn't do me any harm..

I usually log on as a guest at work just to have a read so I had to read scripts at work..

Bert, I owe you a review for your Breakers Yard script as I've read this.. I'll do it, honest..

I came on the boards tonight without realizing they were switched back on and I dived straight into reviewing 3 script shorts.. Must admit it, made me read and write some working into the wee small hours and I have a day job..

Saturday is lie-in morning (not day) up at 9:00m a.m.

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Bert, I owe you a review for your Breakers Yard script as I've read this.. I'll do it, honest.


That would be swell, Kev....only it ain't mine haha.

That's weird.  I don't even recognize that title...

But back on topic...I guess I like it better this way.  Don't kick yourself, Wes.  You meant well.

And Andy -- what the hell are you talking about, girl?  You and your Tanuki are like a ray of sunshine...


Hey, it's my tiny, little IMDb!
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Quoted from Andy Petrou

Anyways, this was my 5 cents in the end, so there ya go. Good luck with the writing everyone.
Andy


Hear, hear!
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Breanne Mattson
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Hey Andy,

Great couple of posts. You have every right to be here. As much as anyone else (except maybe Don of course). I agree that some of the new people are welcomed a bit harshly. It should be made clear that their chances of getting their own work read are increased with participation but that “read for read” isn’t mandatory. I’m more frustrated by reviewing something and never knowing if the writer even saw it but I get over it.

I would just like to add that I appreciate any feedback I get. I don’t care if it’s only a few words. True, if the reviewer doesn’t go into much detail then I don’t really know what he/she liked or disliked but who cares? It got read. Hey, if someone just wants to drop a line to tell me how wonderful I am, why would anyone have a problem with that?

Writers should appreciate anyone who took the time to comment on their work. These are the people who would go see your movie. They’re your potential fans and they deserve respect. Whether they’ve posted their own work or whether they have only a few comments.

Yes, the people who only care about themselves are annoying. What can you do? Besides ignore them and hope they go away?

Andy, you belong here and nothing or no one should make you feel otherwise.


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Martin
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Quoted from W
Is Don a writer? Is Trailer Runs human? Does it matter?


Wes, you crack me up. I must admit though, you almost scared me off the boards when I first arrived. I think your particular brand of humour takes a while to get used to. However, if it wasn't for you, these boards would be overrun with Trailer Runs'. You do a sterling job.

Andy, not a serious writer? Damn you! You're pretty damn good for a hobbyist.

I enjoyed this week although I didn't read any more scripts than usual 'cause I was busy. I also found myself hanging out on other (rival) forums so I could get my loglines critiqued and comment on ppls WIP. Make of that what you will.
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If you're a regular on the site then everything is cool.  Everybody knows you, hopefully respects you, and anything you do shouldn't be an issue.  I actually thought Andy was an aspiring writer based on the quality of her work.  Just one of my 50 daily errors I guess.  It's not that the off topic boards are frowned upon, it's sometimes what happens in them that's frowned upon.  When things are taken out of line, and then fights start up, then everyone comes to the site looking to see who's yelling at who rather than what's being reviewed or not.  

The read/get read thing isn't mandatory, but it's just a good idea to go by.  Usually if someone is very active, the reading issue won't come up.  Look at how Tomson made her entrance.  Hung around for a couple months, read and reviewed plenty of scripts, then posted some of her shtuff and got a batch of nice reviews.  But whatever.  Hopefully there won't be anymore fights so then the whole thing will just dissolve on its own.


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Takeshi
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I reviewed one feature and one short. I fell short of my goal, but it was more than I do most weeks, so I guess it worked for me.

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I thought it worked great.


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Andy Petrou
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Don't kick yourself, Wes.  You meant well.


I second that, Bert.

Steven, you brought up a very valid point about the purpose of this site and you shouldn't feel bad about anything, because you do a superb job and everyone needs a reminder every now and then, especially recently when things became heated around here. So, don't feel bad about anything, got it?  

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments, you're all so very kind  

No Martin, sadly I'm not really an aspiring screenwriter. However, when I have participated in the one week writing challenges, I have put every ounce of my being into those scripts, just because I wanted to do my best and see what results I could get. Still searching for that dream job and career... will work it out one day, lol   I do often think about trying to aim for a career in writing, but really wouldn't have a clue on where to begin or anything.

Nevertheless, writing still does mean the world to me, but just not on a professional level at present. I do often have so many ideas for scripts, but it seems that these writing challenges give me a greater push to participate than anything else does right now. Writing Goonies was and will be my best work, purely because it will always be the one script which took me on a real adventure. So, posting it was the end of that journey, but it was and is one of my biggest achievements to date. I may still try to do something with it, as Kevan has inspired me so much and because I'm stalling on Canada now, I may have time to do re-writes afterall.

I think there is an abundance of real talent here on this forum, and can't wait to see more new threads announcing great news for those people. I haven't been reading as much as I would have liked to, but will be getting back to it asap.

*spreads SS love* (could I BE any cheesier???! )

Andy x




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Hey, Andy

You're a star, don't let anybody tell you otherwise..

Your Goonie screenplay is outstanding, it's a full-length feature, you wrote it and have a completed product there and this makes you a screenwriter in my book..

If you applied the same energy you invested in writing the Goonie script, to say an original story of yours, I reckon you'd find it no problem at all to write another full-length screenplay.. You've done it once, why not again.. It gets easier after the first time (no pun intended)..

And regarding being a contributing member, you've written a good short too and you write a lot of reviews of other people's work and this makes you a fully-paid-up-member as far as I'm concerned...

You could write anything Andy because you are capable of expressing yourself using the written word, so if you wanted to you could probably write articles for magazines, newpapers, on-line articles for certain media type web sites and portals, you could write film reviews, you could probably review short stories and novels, hey, maybe biographies - there's no end to what you can do because you have a personal writing style which is a pleasure to read... I enjoy what you write because you're very good and you have a wonderful friendly personality which tells me I bet you would be a great friend to have in the real world.. Nobody can ask for more than that, in themselves or with other people they interect with in their lives..

You've got special qualities girl, and that means a whole lot...

You mean a lot to me and to people on these boards because you are you...

We love you Andy...


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Hey, Andy

You're a star, don't let anybody tell you otherwise..

Your Goonie screenplay is outstanding, it's a full-length feature, you wrote it and have a completed product there and this makes you a screenwriter in my book..

If you applied the same energy you invested in writing the Goonie script, to say an original story of yours, I reckon you'd find it no problem at all to write another full-length screenplay.. You've done it once, why not again.. It gets easier after the first time (no pun intended)..

And regarding being a contributing member, you've written a good short too and you write a lot of reviews of other people's work and this makes you a fully-paid-up-member as far as I'm concerned...

You could write anything Andy because you are capable of expressing yourself using the written word, so if you wanted to you could probably write articles for magazines, newpapers, on-line articles for certain media type web sites and portals, you could write film reviews, you could probably review short stories and novels, hey, maybe biographies - there's no end to what you can do because you have a personal writing style which is a pleasure to read... I enjoy what you write because you're very good and you have a wonderful friendly personality which tells me I bet you would be a great friend to have in the real world.. Nobody can ask for more than that, in themselves or with other people they interect with in their lives..

You've got special qualities girl, and that means a whole lot...

You mean a lot to me and to people on these boards because you are you...

We love you Andy...


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Kevan
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I've just had an idea Don

Why don't you repeat the one week idea every 4th week of the month, that way we are forced to read and review scripts on the final week of every month..

People can still do the same week in week out, including reading and reviewing, but to devote an intire week, as suggested at the end of each month may not be as bad an idea as it sounds..

To be fair, the other boards being switched off for a week did increase reads and reviews and writing from my part and I'd be interested to hear what you and other board members thought of this suggestion..

Kev
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