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SimplyScripts Screenwriting Discussion Board    One Week Challenge    January 2014 - One Week Challenge  ›  The Cassandra Complex OWC. Moderators: Mr. Blonde, dabrast
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khamanna
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Are you telling me you got institutionalized in 2035?
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We'll done to those  who entered, I'll try and read as many as possible.

One idea I had, hopefully not to be repeated in an actual script, was a person traveling back in time only to change sex in the process. They then had to deal with the change in time as well their new found sex - I  thought there was lots of options in there, but didn't get around to write it.


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The Elevator Most 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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I read about 6 of these yesterday and was disappointed with all of 'em except for one.

Not a good start...



--Steve
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Quoted from Reef Dreamer
We'll done to those  who entered, I'll try and read as many as possible.

One idea I had, hopefully not to be repeated in an actual script, was a person traveling back in time only to change sex in the process. They then had to deal with the change in time as well their new found sex - I  thought there was lots of options in there, but didn't get around to write it.


Have you read the short story All You Zombies? If not, I recommend it.


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Quoted from Guest
I read about 6 of these yesterday and was disappointed with all of 'em except for one.

Not a good start...

--Steve


On the other hand, I have been shockingly impressed with the level of talent I've read so far.  Maybe I'm somehow picking out the cream, not sure, but several have been very well thought out and put togther.



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Quoted from Guest
I read about 6 of these yesterday and was disappointed with all of 'em except for one.
Not a good start...
--Steve


Steve, maybe you're just on a bit of a positive curve lately. No, that was sarcasm. Even before the OWC you were being negative about a lot of stuff - I understand someone criticising something, but you just seem to be on a negative bender at the moment.

I mean look, even Jeff seems to be able to pull positivity from stuff he's reading. Now if Jeff can do it...
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One idea I had, hopefully not to be repeated in an actual script, was a person traveling back in time only to change sex in the process. They then had to deal with the change in time as well their new found sex - I  thought there was lots of options in there, but didn't get around to write it.


I remember seeing this done in a Quantum Leap episode back in the day. I did a quick search in the TV Scripts and found one. It's called "Song for the Soul" the link is here;

http://leethomson.myzen.co.uk/Quantum_Leap/

Actually, this is not the one I remember, so it looks as if they had a crack at it a few times. Think I'm going to go through these (scripts) later tonight. I used to watch that show avidly... until it (television) went to hell in a hand basket.

Take care... Rick.
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Quoted from Simon
I understand someone criticising something, but you just seem to be on a negative bender at the moment.



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The God Squad
Why do you bold characters in the intro?  Definitely took me out of the read right from the gate as I'm stopping to think about why you chose this particular format instead of focusing on your story.
Lots of talking... and more VO.

Like I said in another thread, leave the VO to Martin Scorsese.

Leaper
Watch some Scorsese movies to perfect the art of VO.
Stopping on page 7... another boring entry... nothing exciting going on.  Sorry.

Known But To God
I like how the dialogue is quick back and forth banter, instead of big blocks of boring talky exposition.
However the closer I got to the end of this the more I was scratching my head.
Didn't really like much about this.

The Ultimate Weapon
Not much to say... thought this was kinda bland...

Psychopomp 83'
More than half way through and nothing is capturing my attention.  Stopping on page 10.
I'll try and read more of these later... hopefully they get better.

Lost Lives
I'll reiterate Oscar's line on page 5.  I'm so F**king lost.

Die Bieber Die - OWC  
I think I have to re-read the rules thread...
Do all of these have to have long talky scenes explaining how to time travel?
Boring.  I'm out on page 6.

Mr. Time
Didn't really get into this.  Talking heads and Charlie Chaplin, especially, was kind of boring.

Coming Out Tavern - OWC  
This was kind of dull.  Talk-fest.  Nothing exciting happened.  The effects weren't that major or serious.
Not my cup of joe.


And I thought Steve was being very positive

It wasn't an easy challenge as a lot of peeps jumped out before the end, so how about a little encouragement to those who actually finished. There's a few newbies in here play somewhat nice.

Mark




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No, that was sarcasm.


Sarcasm... from a Brit. Never!

Although I have to admit that I think the quality of this OWC (I've read about 10) has been good overall.
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LOL, ok you guys got me, sorry I will lighten up

I did like the one focusing on JFK, that was pretty cool.  Good job, writer!  


--Steve



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Yet to comment on a few of these, a bit busy at the mo'.

Just want to say though, after reading quite a few comments... I really wish the (V.O.) police would give it a break. Time travel stories are ripe for this device and when done well it works.

Yep, you can argue the point of 'done well' but even so, I can't quite fathom how many people seem to get their knickers in a knot about it.   Story, as usual, is key.


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LOL, ok you guys got me, sorry I will lighten up

I did like the one focusing on JFK, that was pretty cool.  Good job, writer!  

--Steve


Nice one Steve -- happy reading
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Quoted from Forgive


Steve, maybe you're just on a bit of a positive curve lately. No, that was sarcasm. Even before the OWC you were being negative about a lot of stuff - I understand someone criticising something, but you just seem to be on a negative bender at the moment.

I mean look, even Jeff seems to be able to pull positivity from stuff he's reading. Now if Jeff can do it...


I think I may have been overly negative towards some shorts here too. I will go back through and make sure I didn't get things wrong, like bailed too early, or been overly critical on little things. I think the effects of other stories can carry over, and I may have read too much at once.


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Quoted from Dustin
I think I may have been overly negative towards some shorts here too. I will go back through and make sure I didn't get things wrong, like bailed too early, or been overly critical on little things. I think the effects of other stories can carry over, and I may have read too much at once.


Yeah - you go re-check what you said on mine, you twat.  
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