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Matthew Taylor
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I just read my own entry to see if I could spot anything wrong with it in the cold light of day.
But I got bored halfway through reading it.... bugger


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Quoted from Matthew Taylor
I just read my own entry to see if I could spot anything wrong with it in the cold light of day.
But I got bored halfway through reading it.... bugger


There’s just something about the woosh of a just-passed deadline that let’s me spot the mistakes in my own writing.


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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leitskev
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http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/sanitizer.html

A sanitizer is also anti-fungal. At no point does Sean's specification say that it must be "antibacterial".

But this gets to the larger point I mentioned last week, where SS writers are using harsh and even absurd reasons to say a script failed a criteria.
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Hand Sanitizer
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_sanitizer

90% alcohol rubs are more effective against viruses than most other forms of hand washing. Isopropyl alcohol will kill 99.99 percent or more of all non-spore forming bacteria in less than 30 seconds, both in the laboratory and on human skin. ... Alcohol rub sanitizers kill most bacteria, and fungi, and stop some viruses.

Have I been unfair?
I'll have to go through all my reviews and check. And I will do, and correct if so.

Btw, Hand Sanitizer is useless against some viruses like norovirus, and certain parasites. Those require good ol' soap and water and bleach and water.

The more pertinent point imho is that hand sanitizer does seem silly in some of the scenarios put forward. Very good scripts/stories and otherwise very good writing is hindered with hand sanitizer as the weapon of choice (on screen) and would likely make me laugh.



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Scar Tissue Films
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Quoted from leitskev
http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/sanitizer.html

A sanitizer is also anti-fungal. At no point does Sean's specification say that it must be "antibacterial".

But this gets to the larger point I mentioned last week, where SS writers are using harsh and even absurd reasons to say a script failed a criteria.


All the articles I read said they were ineffective against spores and parasite cysts.

From WIki


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Alcohol-based hand sanitizer works against a variety of microorganisms but not spores.


It's not a big deal...I was convinced by the majority to be more lenient, so worry not. I'll pass them all.
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I think we all need to be a little chill when it comes to logic and horror films. Most of the successful horror films are devoid of solid logic. They’re meant to entertain, not provide dissertations on the chemical capabilities of a hand cleanser. If logic were necessary, movies like Child’s Play, Friday the 13th, or Halloween would never get made. I would focus on whether the hand sanitizer was actually a part of the script (I.e., it wasn’t just sitting on a table as a prop) and less on whether the way it was used applied sound scientific principals, because then you have to dig into the rest of the script and apply the logic. WAIT. SHE KILLED ZOMBIES BY APPLYING HAND SANITIZER ALL OVER YOUR HEAD?? FIRST OF ALL ZOMBIES DONT ACTUALLY EXIST AND IF THEY DID YOU COULDNT.... blah blah blah.

Maybe just read it for the quality of the writing and the entertainment value of the script is all I’m saying.


An utterly mediocre writer who somehow still falls bass ackwards into getting some of his scripts produced.
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Quoted from Gary in Houston
WAIT. SHE KILLED ZOMBIES BY APPLYING HAND SANITIZER ALL OVER YOUR HEAD?? FIRST OF ALL ZOMBIES DONT ACTUALLY EXIST AND IF THEY DID YOU COULDNT....


You mean I've been stockpiling this stuff for no reason?!


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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Scar Tissue Films
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I know what you mean, but a lot depends on the style of the story. Like in a supernatural story, supernatural and non rational things can happen, but in a science fiction style story you focus more on the science (especially if the writer mentions it) or in a realistic style horror, things that aren't realistic stand out more.

It's about being consistent with whichever world you're working in.

They're are also levels of selling it.. Like a shot of a bottle saying 95% alcohol, setting up the next part where the burning happens, that kind of thing to make it seem less jarring.
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All this talk of what hand sanitiser can and can't do is really sucking the fun out of this round


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Quoted from Scar Tissue Films
I know what you mean, but a lot depends on the style of the story. Like in a supernatural story, supernatural and non rational things can happen, but in a science fiction style story you focus more on the science (especially if the writer mentions it) or in a realistic style horror, things that aren't realistic stand out more.

It's about being consistent with whichever world you're working in.

They're are also levels of selling it.. Like a shot of a bottle saying 95% alcohol, setting up the next part where the burning happens, that kind of thing to make it seem less jarring.


All good points, but in 5 pages and 72 hours of writing, that's a feat to accomplish. Kudos to those who do, but I won't knock a script too hard if it falls short of the mark. 5 pages is really hard to squeeze such an unrealistic prop into a horror to begin with.


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Scar Tissue Films
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Quoted from Matthew Taylor
All this talk of what hand sanitiser can and can't do is really sucking the fun out of this round


You need to drink more hand sanitiser!
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You need to drink more hand sanitiser!


Probably tastes better than my homemade wine.


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Scar Tissue Films
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All good points, but in 5 pages and 72 hours of writing, that's a feat to accomplish. Kudos to those who do, but I won't knock a script too hard if it falls short of the mark. 5 pages is really hard to squeeze such an unrealistic prop into a horror to begin with.


All true. I'm just chatting in general. The logic thing regarding different genres seems to crop up a lot.
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khamanna
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I think all we have to do is to choose the fairest reader and follow his opinions on deciding whether the script satisfies the genre criteria or not.

Oh, yes, and that reader obviously should be me.

I'm getting to read the scripts. Surprisingly there are many.
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Oh, yes, and that reader obviously should be me.


Obviously.  


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