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Mr. Blonde
Posted: June 14th, 2019, 10:59pm Report to Moderator
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Welcome to Round 3. For those of you who have survived this long, I present an olive branch of peace to you all. I hope you accept it because this will be the last nice gesture you will receive from me for the rest of the tournament...

Genre: Horror.

Location: Airplane.

Object: Hand Sanitizer.


Good luck.

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Scar Tissue Films
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That's quite hard....
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Oh, no...not the HAND SANITIZER!!!


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Awesome!


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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That's quite hard....


Rick, I give you my word. With next week's challenge, you will be begging for the halcyon days of having to write a horror on an airplane with hand sanitizer...


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Quoted from Mr. Blonde
Welcome to Round 3. For those of you who have survived this long, I present an olive branch of peace to you all. I hope you accept it because this will be the last nice gesture you will receive from me for the rest of the tournament...

Genre: Horror.

Location: Airplane.

Object: Hand Sanitizer.


Good luck.

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The problem here is the location.  Every single script will either adhere to this or push the limits and 17+ will all be in the same locale.'

You're call, brother, Sean, but bad parameters from this Kid.  These will be a slog and 3/4.


To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
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The problem here is the location.  Every single script will either adhere to this or push the limits and 17+ will all be in the same locale.'


Really? The following are all kinds of planes: Cessna, Airbus, DC-9, 747, C-130. You think the experiences will be the same on all of those? I think, if all the scripts are the same or similar this round, I will be very disappointed.


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Really? The following are all kinds of planes: Cessna, Airbus, DC-9, 747, C-130. You think the experiences will be the same on all of those? I think, if all the scripts are the same or similar this round, I will be very disappointed.


OK...we'll see...


To ski or not to ski...that's not even a question.
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I've got 3 different ideas already! Gonna sleep on it.


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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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OK...we'll see...


Not saying they won't be all the same. Just saying that there are plenty of choices. Whether or not they're taken...


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This may make me unpopular and not appearing to be in the spirit... Apologies in advance.

Sean, I think it's great (and obviously the big challenge part of the Tournament) picking unusual objects and locations.

Just gotta say though, if you make the combo too far fetched and unlikely, I fear the results are going to be pisstake entries, unlikely to be genuine horror e.g. really scary, unlikely to be picked up by a producer. and unlikely to be a Short script you'll want to do anything with other than discard when the Tournament is over.

Sorry, I know it appears I'm whinging, but I'm just not convinced there'll be great, riveting, Short horror scripts come out of this lot.

I'll think on it but unless that combo can elicit something not groan worthy I may concede defeat.

P.S. Does the plane have to be airborne?



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That's a tough one, holy crap.

And go...


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This may make me unpopular and not appearing to be in the spirit... Apologies in advance.

Sean, I think it's great (and obviously the big challenge part of the Tournament) picking unusual objects and locations.

Just gotta say though, if you make the combo too far fetched and unlikely, I fear the results are going to be pisstake entries, unlikely to be genuine horror e.g. really scary, unlikely to be picked up by a producer. and unlikely to be a Short script you'll want to do anything with other than discard when the Tournament is over.

Sorry, I know it appears I'm whinging, but I'm just not convinced there'll be great, riveting, Short horror scripts come out of this lot.

I'll think on it but unless that combo can elicit something not groan worthy I may concede defeat.

P.S. Does the plane have to be airborne?


This is fair criticism. The truth is that I had made a list of 153 items, 48 locations and the 5 genre styles. Then, I blind chose 5 items and 5 locations, then blind matched them to each other. Some of these came out as really difficult (round 4, especially), but I don't know what would be less fair: giving a really, really hard topic or actually selecting which topics are getting put together and directly influencing the kind of scripts we'd get.

As for your last question, nope. It doesn't even have to be finished being built... or from this time period, but I digress.


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Iím confused Blondie

Is the Bobblehead flying the plane or in the toilet using hand sanitiser to retrieve the whistle from its arse?



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Iím confused Blondie

Is the Bobblehead flying the plane or in the toilet using hand sanitiser to retrieve the whistle from its arse?


Yes. =)


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