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No dig intended at you there, Ray. I was just implying it might not be a bad thing to drift from the source material and "add" to it rather than slave over hard facts.
Oh! Certainly no offense or threat felt here! I'm just casting one perspective, where either studios and audiences might balk - and why I asked right out of the gate if those folks indigenous to the region were familiar with these things. To varying degrees - no, they're not.
Yeah, certainly, legends and mythologies evolve and change over time. Greek mythologies were pirated by the Romans. Zeus becomes Jupiter. Pagan celebrations were pirated by the Christians. Winter solstice celebrations became Christmas. So "drifting" certainly has a place in the creative world of entertainment.
GL & Gopherit!
EDIT: In fact, I brought the broader subject up with Babz Bitela after her last Babz Buzz of when does creating that interesting plot twist go from predictable (audience goes "Ho-hum"), jump over interesting and clever (audience goes "Coooool!") and land into the land of WTF? (audience goes "WTF?!"). There's a sweet spot between the two. I don't always know where that is.
Well I've had my story idea since Saturday but between my family and other crap I haven't had a moments peace. I'm going to try and give this a shot today...before the kiddies get home from school and drive me insane.
I forgot - does Don usually start upload the same day on Friday? Just want to plan my day so I can read as these are uploaded.
If past experience is any indicator, Don will load them up in batches of 5-10, starting at some completely unpredictable time on Saturday, and continuing a similar pattern every day until they have all been posted.
For those keeping count, my guess is that there will be more than 50.
And yeah, for the first time in a long time, I think I will have one amongst them.
50 stories? Damn... That's a sight bit more than the October OWC. I read and commented on everyone of those scripts, so I'll work my way through these too. Very interested to see what you all have done.
Half-way in and horror hasn't shown up yet. I am so fucked.
That's if I even finish in time.
I might but I'm not liking what's been written so far and no editing.
Is it possible someone who hasn't entered yet or something can check what I have so far and see what can be left out?
Thanks in advance. =)
Largely why I pulled out with my script -- I realized it was going to need much more substance to be told effectively. I swapped out horror for suspense in the 1st 10 pages of the script. In fact, nothing happens, horror-wise, until page 15. But when it does it happens in such a visceral, ominous way that's undeniably worth the build up.