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Mr. Blonde
Posted: June 7th, 2019, 9:39pm Report to Moderator
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Welcome to Round 1. A lot of you might say that round 1 blew. Well, let's see how much round 2 blows....

Genre: Comedy.

Location: Sewer.

Object: Whistle.


Good luck.

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Zack
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Don't get it right. Get it written.

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Awesome stuff, Sean. I'ma bring it this round.


An example of my writing...

FOR SATAN - short, horror, 14 pgs (revised draft) - A group of thrill-seekers explore a creepy old house on Halloween night. Think you know this story? Think again.
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Gary in Houston
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Wait. What?


An utterly mediocre writer who somehow still falls bass ackwards into getting some of his scripts produced.
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Wait. What?


Comedy which takes place in a sewer (primarily, but not entirely, if you don't want) and utilizes a whistle (as an important part of the story).


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Okay, I know a lot of people are going to be asking questions, so I'll try to think of all of them here and beat them to the punch.

1.  Here in the U.S., we think of sewers as those big (or small) pipes running underground carrying all sorts of foul things, primarily human waste and other nasty things.  I take it this is what you're shooting for, and not something in a sewage treatment plant or above ground drainage systems.  The reason I ask is that each country has their own system, and some, none at all (or very primitive).

2. I take the majority of the action (comedy) needs to take place in the sewer or be integral to the story, much like the whistle has to be integral to the story.  But other parts of the story can take place outside the sewer as well.

3.  In all parts of the challenge, the page limit is still 5 pages.

4.  Comedy has to be the primary driving force of the script, but other elements, like drama, can be a part of the script as well?  Like a dramedy?

Anything else I'm missing?

Gary


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Sean... which one of the possessed bobbleheads gave you this diabolical idea?

It must be destroyed!

(Quite the challenge. I have no idea what Iíll do with it yet.)


Feature-length scripts:
Who Wants to Be a Princess? (Family)
Glass House (Horror anthology)

TV pilots:
"Kord" (Fantasy)
"Mal Suerte" (Superhero)

Additional scripts are listed here.
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Mr. Blonde
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Quoted from Gary in Houston
Okay, I know a lot of people are going to be asking questions, so I'll try to think of all of them here and beat them to the punch.

1.  Here in the U.S., we think of sewers as those big (or small) pipes running underground carrying all sorts of foul things, primarily human waste and other nasty things.  I take it this is what you're shooting for, and not something in a sewage treatment plant or above ground drainage systems.  The reason I ask is that each country has their own system, and some, none at all (or very primitive).

2. I take the majority of the action (comedy) needs to take place in the sewer or be integral to the story, much like the whistle has to be integral to the story.  But other parts of the story can take place outside the sewer as well.

3.  In all parts of the challenge, the page limit is still 5 pages.

4.  Comedy has to be the primary driving force of the script, but other elements, like drama, can be a part of the script as well?  Like a dramedy?


1. I'm willing to concede that certain countries have certain ways of doing things. As long as the location (or its equivalent) is met, or attempted, it is acceptable.

2. The entire script is not confined to the sewer if you don't want, but a good portion should be.

3. 5 pages in all rounds.

4. Of course. The script should have a comedic slant, but no comedy in history has ever been 100% comedy.


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Sean... which one of the possessed bobbleheads gave you this diabolical idea?

It must be destroyed!

(Quite the challenge. I have no idea what Iíll do with it yet.)


Frank, I don't want to hear it. This one is the second-easiest round I set up here. If you can't do this, you're dead in rounds 4 and 5. =)


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Sewer can't mean a sewer pipe.

I think he means underground is the "sewers"  Correct?
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Quoted from Dreamscale
Sewer can't mean a sewer pipe.

I think he means underground is the "sewers"  Correct?


Yes.


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No sh*t, there I was....

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Crap. And I don't mean the sewer content.
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The perfect mix of sweet tea vodka, moonshine, Jager, and Blue Dream has helped me already have my entry pre-laid out in my noggin.

YES!  I will make each new week tie into the last week.  This is going ot be 5.0 material.

Warren may even like it!  I hope,,,
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Lol itís nearly 2pm Sat arve here  the owc and this tourney are always announced at this time for me and most other Aussies  I work tonight 5pm till 10 pm so I always think about possible shit to write lol and run ideas off my workmates   I completely ignored their ideas for Rd 1 and I wrote a ripper script lol

This is tricky despite it being my natural comedy genre but itís a good challenge!



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Dreamscale
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Lol itís nearly 2pm Sat arve here and  my workmates ripped my arse  and I completely ignored them lol

Good challenge for my arse, but it can take it!


Stevie, Bro...we don't need to know this stuff.  C'mon, Man!!!



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stevie
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Lol thanks mate

Good pisser chance here too

A group of amateur writers get lost in a sewer   Their only hope of survival is a whistle hidden in Jeffís arse   Who will risk all to retrieve it? Dustin? Wazza? Or willl Blondie himself save the day?

Title is Simply Shit



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Quoted from Dreamscale
Sewer can't mean a sewer pipe.

I think he means underground is the "sewers"  Correct?


Wait, we canít set the story inside a person who sews?  

This round is going to take ďpisserĒ entries to a whole new level.


Feature-length scripts:
Who Wants to Be a Princess? (Family)
Glass House (Horror anthology)

TV pilots:
"Kord" (Fantasy)
"Mal Suerte" (Superhero)

Additional scripts are listed here.
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