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Posted: February 19th, 2011, 3:59pm Report to Moderator
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Rick, a further query carrying on from SR's about swearing? What about nudity/sex, etc? what sort of rating can we go to if needed?

Some of these creatures of myth were young nubile chicks, so the potential is there for some boontye before the bloodletting.

Mine isn't gonna be entirely anonymous - well, I'll submit without my name, but I'm going to be the main character, meaning I'll be using my proper name. The story is set in the part of Scotland where a line of my ancestors came from, and I'm using that as a basis. i have visited these areas so having myself as the main character(though younger), I can inject more into the writing.
I may use a couple of SSer names too, as other characters, just so I don't have to make up any.

Re the list of myths - i'd hardly heard of any either, so checked out that link you had, and picked out the Scottish ones.
Had a sleepless night with the script going around ini my head - half of it is 'written' already!


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I don't think Celtic is entirely correct, Gaelic is more correct, as some of those lore are spelled 'As Gaeilge' or 'In Irish (language)' For example Bean (woman) Sidhe (of the hills or fairy) is a Banshee (same pronouncation, Anglicised spelling)


From what I gathered...the Celtic people included the Gaels:


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The Celtic peoples who maintained either their political or linguistic identities (such as the Gaels, Picts, and Brythonic tribes of Great Britain and Ireland) left vestigial remnants of their forebears' mythologies, put into written form during the Middle Ages


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtic_mythology

But, you're right anyway...
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I noted a lot of the list does seem water/lake based. Some joker grabbing you by the ankles and drowning you...but there's a handful that grab you by the ankles and pull you under the bed...
But I didn't see anything confined to England/Scotland.




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Quoted from stevie
Rick, a further query carrying on from SR's about swearing? What about nudity/sex, etc? what sort of rating can we go to if needed?

Some of these creatures of myth were young nubile chicks, so the potential is there for some boontye before the bloodletting.

Mine isn't gonna be entirely anonymous - well, I'll submit without my name, but I'm going to be the main character, meaning I'll be using my proper name. The story is set in the part of Scotland where a line of my ancestors came from, and I'm using that as a basis. i have visited these areas so having myself as the main character(though younger), I can inject more into the writing.
I may use a couple of SSer names too, as other characters, just so I don't have to make up any.

Re the list of myths - i'd hardly heard of any either, so checked out that link you had, and picked out the Scottish ones.
Had a sleepless night with the script going around ini my head - half of it is 'written' already!



Someone will do it as long as it's tasteful.

The more lascivious it gets, I reckon the standard of the "actress" would start to drop, if you follow my drift...so if they get particularly raunchy, I wouldn't have them say too much of interest.
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Speaking of low budget English horror...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_.....he-loch-ness-monster
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Scar Tissue Films
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Quoted from DarrenJamesSeeley
I noted a lot of the list does seem water/lake based. Some joker grabbing you by the ankles and drowning you...but there's a handful that grab you by the ankles and pull you under the bed...
But I didn't see anything confined to England/Scotland.




It also includes Wales and Ireland...and a few I threw in because they lent themselves to some intereting stories as I mentioned above.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_liath

Fear Liath is a Scottish tale..basically a Scottish bigfoot.



A lot of myths have counterparts throughout the world.
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Speaking of low budget English horror...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_.....he-loch-ness-monster




What do you think it is?
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Sandra Elstree.
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What if the Hokey Pokey, IS what it's all about?

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Quoted from stevie
Rick, a further query carrying on from SR's about swearing? What about nudity/sex, etc? what sort of rating can we go to if needed?

Some of these creatures of myth were young nubile chicks, so the potential is there for some boontye before the bloodletting.

Mine isn't gonna be entirely anonymous - well, I'll submit without my name, but I'm going to be the main character, meaning I'll be using my proper name. The story is set in the part of Scotland where a line of my ancestors came from, and I'm using that as a basis. i have visited these areas so having myself as the main character(though younger), I can inject more into the writing.
I may use a couple of SSer names too, as other characters, just so I don't have to make up any.

Re the list of myths - i'd hardly heard of any either, so checked out that link you had, and picked out the Scottish ones.
Had a sleepless night with the script going around ini my head - half of it is 'written' already!


I enjoy your writing, Stevie. I'm betwixt and between various reads and work and time is an issue, but I will enjoy reading your work here and as many as I can for this one.

Sandra



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A question I believe no one has asked yet; Got any kid actors?   7 - 8 yrs old.   Or is that out of the question.  
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Sandra Elstree.
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A question I believe no one has asked yet; Got any kid actors?   7 - 8 yrs old.   Or is that out of the question.  


I believe I remember reading that's out. No animals either.

Sandra



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I was waiting for that to come up!

There are about four of them that aren't to do with British mythology..aswang, pop, Dyeduska Vodyanoy and Osschaert...but I thought they sounded good so I stuck them in.

Since the UK is so multi-cultural these days, I figured they could have found their way here.



Cool. I dig that. Researching some of these myths has been really cool. This will be a fun challenge.


new Ignoble 5 pgs, Shock Drama (could be disturbing)
Faking It 5 pgs MP 2nd place Feb 2011
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A question I believe no one has asked yet; Got any kid actors?   7 - 8 yrs old.   Or is that out of the question.  


Potentially problematic because they can only really work certain days and have to have a guardian at all times.

But there's always work arounds if the story really works.
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What do you think it is?


It's Bigfoot!  He's on vacation and likes to screw with people.


Phil

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Sandra Elstree.
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Potentially problematic because they can only really work certain days and have to have a guardian at all times.

But there's always work arounds if the story really works.


Interesting to remember: That a fourteen year old girl can look twenty and vice-versa.

So that's one get around.

Sandra



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Baltis.
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No kids?   Then I'm out... My whole story hinges on one.  Oh, well... I'll still write it.  I might pool together one of these other stories, but we'll see.  I've been focusing on this one since I read the criteria -- Guess I should've read it a little better.

Well, Phil -- You might have validation in your slasher theory after all.
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