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Sandra Elstree.
Posted: October 23rd, 2011, 11:38pm Report to Moderator
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What if the Hokey Pokey, IS what it's all about?

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I think it's good when people choose to repeat comments.  That gives you an idea of what really bothers people and isn't just someones pet peeve.  


Yes. I've seen this with several scripts in the last challenge. One is criticized over and over again for too much expository, another for being too poetic, another for being too gratuitous... We must all remember though that one person's trash is another person's gold. My choices often do not meet with popular opinion which to me are often excruciatingly trivial. I guess if I'm going to find depth in scripts, it's going to have to be with those that turn up as those films debuting as special showings in the theatres on a Tuesday night.

Personally, I would like to see more scripts with meat on their bones.

Sandra




A known mistake is better than an unknown truth.
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mcornetto
Posted: October 23rd, 2011, 11:41pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Sandra Elstree.


We must all remember though that one person's trash is another person's gold. My choices often do not meet with popular opinion which to me are often excruciatingly trivial.


You be preachin' to the choir, girl!
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Sandra Elstree.
Posted: October 23rd, 2011, 11:45pm Report to Moderator
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What if the Hokey Pokey, IS what it's all about?

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You be preachin' to the choir, girl!





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CindyLKeller
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What is this world coming to?

Unbeleivable...


Jeff, it is unbelievable. You're the one who  catches the spelling errors.  

Cindy


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TINA DARLING - 114 page Comedy
ONLY OSCAR KNOWS - 99 page Horror
A SONG IN MY HEART - 94 page Drama
HALLOWEEN GAMES - 105 page Drama
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leitskev
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I like the format of loading all of the stories at once. It's clear in other OWC's that the stories with the most views and posts tend to snowball. People who only have time to read some entries see those numbers and choose those. Which means those posted early get quite a few more reads.

When these posted, in the first day I made sure my first reads were those with 0 reviews. But eventually, after a few days, some stories still jumped ahead in reads. A week into it, I had a tendency to assume that those near the bottom in reads were weaker stories. I was wrong. I found two stories that had not got as much attention that were really well done. For whatever reason, they fell behind. It might be that their initial reviews were not positive so scared others off.

It also shows the power of title. These two stories I am referring to did not have titles that drew interest. And it's not that the titles were terrible. Given the context of their stories, the titles were appropriate, even good. But if the title does not draw an audience, in the end it fails. I've made that mistake several times.
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Electric Dreamer
Posted: October 24th, 2011, 10:36am Report to Moderator
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Jeff, it is unbelievable. You're the one who  catches the spelling errors.  

Cindy


I agree, it's a real challange to catch those spelling errors!

E.D.


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CindyLKeller
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I agree, it's a real challange to catch those spelling errors!

E.D.


Hehehehe!


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ONLY OSCAR KNOWS - 99 page Horror
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leitskev
Posted: October 24th, 2011, 11:54am Report to Moderator
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Challange!!! I dare you, sir...or madame!
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Zanej
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Just finished my re-write so hopefully it is a lot better then the original
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No time to read more, just submitted my votes. I excluded my own entry, hope that's the protocol. If not, no biggie.

What a great friendly competition! As a newcomer to the OWC I'd like to thank those who set it up and those who participate, it's a tremendous tool for honing our skills. Keep it going, I plan on being a regular contributor.

ETA: If I didn't review your entry and you want me to, let me know.


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Reef Dreamer
Posted: October 24th, 2011, 1:12pm Report to Moderator
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Yeah I agree. So much to learn and think about in a matter of two weeks. Great stuff. Alas we have to wait until February for the next, or so I understand.

Is there going to be a "guess who thread", or have I missed something?

As this is only my second OWC I don't know what is normal.

Cheers


My scripts  HERE

The Elevator Belonging To Alice - Semi Final Bluecat, Runner Up Nashville
Inner Journey - Page Awards Finalist - Bluecat semi final
Grieving Spell - winner - London Film Awards.  Third - Honolulu
Ultimate Weapon - Fresh Voices - second place
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mcornetto
Posted: October 24th, 2011, 7:58pm Report to Moderator
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Don will post a who wrote what thread that doesn't list the names, when he's ready.  That's usually when people start guessing.

In the meanwhile everyone should saunter over to this thread

http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-collaborate/m-1319322298/

And sign up for the next exercise.  There's hasn't been a killer game in over a year and a lot of you have missed out on some great fun.
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TheUsualSuspect
Posted: October 25th, 2011, 12:28am Report to Moderator
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Usual Suspect, what can I say?  Why don't you go back and take a look at the detailed feedback I've given people for years, before you go complaining about my feedback.  I didn't submit an OWC script this time around, therefore, what I read, how much I read, and what I throw out in feedback is my perogative.


I know the type of feedback you give. You've given me some great feedback on my past scripts/entries.

I just found you to be ruder this time around.  



A Picture Is Worth

If you want me to read your script, send me a link.
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rdhay
Posted: October 25th, 2011, 12:52am Report to Moderator
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Woohoo! Only 6 reads left Having read so many of these, I really wish I'd submitted something. We need to have another OWC sooner than Feb, maybe a mini-OWC just for the people who *didn't* submit to this one:p

Although, maybe not...I'm pretty sure I'm the weakest writer of the non-submitters:p Yeah, scratch that idea.
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Dreamscale
Posted: October 25th, 2011, 8:25am Report to Moderator
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Please excuse the spelling errors.  My computer is not set up yet, and the one I'm on dose not have spell correct (anyone know how to turn it on?  I forget...).

But, as most should know, spelling in a post is nothing like spelling in a script.

Usual - Yes, I was "different" this time around, but as I posted a few times, it was because I did not submit a script for this OWC, and because of that I did not feel compelled to read all of every script, nor did I feel like I was abliged to post extensive feedback.

IMO, if someone quits reading early on, that should tell you something and alarm bells should go off.  Now, that's assuming there are reasons for one to stop reading, as I've had a certain someone(s) who just will not read any script I write for some uknown reason.

Looking forward to the reveals.  If anyone would like more detailed feedback on their script that I passed on, just let me know.


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