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Gary in Houston
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You can come up with trading cards for pretty much anything — athletes, super heroes, Pokémon, politicians, actors, etc.  and this is fiction, so make up your own type of trading cards if you’re stuck. And I’m guessing the parameters, just like the last challenge, can be bent some, I.e., it doesn’t have to be 100% in the church. It can take place in another location as well as long as the church factors in predominantly.


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Quoted from stevie
Cheers Blondie   Happy birthday too! And to me lol


Thank you, Stevie. Happy birthday to you, too.


Quoted from LC
Ooh, Blondie is still alive. Yay!

Second, can someone please clarify what they believe constitutes Action.

I get:

Action film with a fast-moving plot, usually containing scenes of violence, it is a film genre in which one or more heroes are put into a series of challenges that typically include physical threats, extended fight scenes, violence, and frantic chases

I don't know about chasing someone around a pulpit, however DaVinci Code comes to mind...

I don't think I've ever written an action script.


I guess that's a perspective thing. As for action, think lots of prose and limited dialogue and fast-paced.


Quoted from jayrex
Are we talking about things like baseball cards?


Those kinds of cards are acceptable. But, they're not the only kind of trading cards in existence. Some of the best trading cards don't exist, yet...


Quoted from Matthew Taylor
Top Trumps wouldn't count as you don't trade them. Think like Pokémon cards, they are trading cards... Or do they still do those football sticker books? Ok they're stickers but for the purpose of the script just make them trading cards


Pokemon is a kind of trading card. Sticker books don't count.


Quoted from LC
Hmm, there's all kinds of trading cards. Are they the same as collectible cards? Look at Wiki and there's a bunch totally unrelated to U.S. sports -  different cultures, different cards.

Do trading card games count? E.g.Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon??

Edit: Also, is it out of bounds to have fictional trading cards, invent your own?


Yes. Yes. No.


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BTW Blondie.. Due to the unpleasantness on here, I no longer wish to leave any reviews till after the scoring is complete. Is this acceptable?


Unfortunate that it came to that, but yes, it's acceptable.


Quoted from khamanna
But nothing good will ever come out of me about action in church.
Plus you dont want to read the kind of action that came to my mind.
So I wont write this time either.
Which means you people have to do a better job as theres no one to have your back.

Hey, Happy Birthday, Sean! Thanks for everything!
Stevie, Happy Birthday to you, too! Have a good one!


A script will come out of it...? And, thank you, Khamanna.


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Mmmmm.. if writers can drop out, surely some can drop in...or maybe not.-Andrea


Kind of. You can write a script, Andrea, but it will be entered out of competition. If you want to do that, the option is open for you.



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.. we'll just wait until the next OWC.  Thanks a bunch.

Andrea, I think the next OWC is slated for July (probably end of the month due to the tournament, and obviously Don will confirm later) so I'm already looking forward to reading yours!  


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So it is out of bounds to have a fictional trading card system?

There goes my idea of a bunch of athletes fighting over an Eight-Year-Old Boy Card


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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Sean,  your last answer to mine was: Yes.Yes.Yes. But I actually asked if it would be out of bounds... Your answer was slightly ambiguous, to me at least.

So, for me and for others, can I confirm that yes, it is okay to invent your own cards for the purpose of this challenge?

I see Frank wants to know too.  


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I had misread your question. Coming up with your own trading cards for the story is perfectly fine.


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Ooh, ok, cool. Thank you.


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I've learned a lot from this tournament.

Round two taught me that if you give ten men a whistle, at least three of them will stick it up their arse.

Round three taught me that if you can only take one item with you on a desert island, make sure its hand sanitiser.

What do we think we'll learn in round 4?
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Quoted from Scar Tissue Films
I've learned a lot from this tournament.

Round two taught me that if you give ten men a whistle, at least three of them will stick it up their arse.

Round three taught me that if you can only take one item with you on a desert island, make sure its hand sanitiser.

What do we think we'll learn in round 4?


That priests are probably going to abuse young boys in possession of trading cards, unless saved by Indiana Jones.


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Quoted from Gary in Houston


That priests are probably going to abuse young boys in possession of trading cards, unless saved by Indiana Jones.


Lol.

On an unrelated subject--

Sean, what about mosque and synagogue?
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Kham, that's fine. Sean stipulated (place of worship) as an addendum to Church.

Location: Church (Place of Worship).


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Don't get it right. Get it written.

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Quoted from Gary in Houston


That priests are probably going to abuse young boys in possession of trading cards, unless saved by Indiana Jones.


God dammit, Gary. Now I have to scrap what I've got and start fresh.

Hey Sean, how much longer do we have to read and vote for round 3?



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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Kham, that's fine. Sean stipulated (place of worship) as an addendum to Church.

Location: Church (Place of Worship).


Oh, good. Thank you, Lib.
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Hey Sean, how much longer do we have to read and vote for round 3?


Almost exactly 2 and a half days.


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Quoted from Scar Tissue Films
I've learned a lot from this tournament.

Round two taught me that if you give ten men a whistle, at least three of them will stick it up their arse.

Round three taught me that if you can only take one item with you on a desert island, make sure its hand sanitiser.

What do we think we'll learn in round 4?


Made me laugh - thanks.





My Scripts can all be seen here:

http://dlambertson.wix.com/scripts
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