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RayW
Posted: February 25th, 2011, 10:18am Report to Moderator
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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.

Frankenmyth away!

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.




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khamanna
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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.
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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.  

Looking forward to reading some great stories!!  
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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.


Hey, it's my tiny, little IMDb!
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Thanks Bert. I was kind of hoping to read them today. But that's all right. Will be on the watch for the "unpredictable time on Saturday"
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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.
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I don't think there will be 50 since this was never mentioned on the home page. If there are 50, I will struggle to read them all.  15 would be nice though.


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Can't wait to read these.

I have an idea for this already but I'm not submitting in this OWC. Going to work on it a bit more.

I don't think 50 either. Maybe less than 30.
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What can be better than 50 entries! Only 60 maybe.

You got my hopes up high, bert.
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Hey, a little help needed...

I think posted a link somewhere here with an exact location that he thought could be beneficial to the writers...I didn't actually see it, but thought I read where some peeps were impressed.

Anyone know exactly where that link is?  Sure would help...

Thanks!!!



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@Jeff - do you need to see the locations again?

If yes look here:

http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1298084400/s-115/highlight-/#num115

I went to Rick's member profile and searched by his latest posts.
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Uh oh...

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. =)


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Quoted from Mr. Blonde
Uh oh...

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.

Try it, it could help out, man.
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