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SimplyScripts Screenwriting Discussion Board  /  May 2010 One Week Challenge  /  The May, 2010 One Week Challenge Topic and Genre
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), May 7th, 2010, 9:13pm
The rules for the OWC challenge are as follows:

Those participating have one week to write and submit a script based on the genre and theme listed in this post.  Maximum length is fifteen pages.  Do not feel as if you have to make it fifteen pages.  If you can tell your tale in five pages, then do it.

No bitchin' if you don't like the genre and theme.  Seriously!

Do not include your name in the title page.  Things are done anonymously for the first week or; Don will include your name after this.

No betting!

If you're going to submit a script, please read other people's work.  Not doing so really really sucks.

If you can't follow the genre and theme, please don't enter your script in the OWC.

No bitchin' if you don't like the genre and theme.  Seriously!

No betting!

Okay.  Before I post the genre and theme, I thought everyone should watch the following video



the genre is drama.
the theme is:  a vegan and and a carnivore argue over their dietary philosophies.

G'night folks.


Phil

Please submit your scripts here
Posted by: Angry Bear, May 7th, 2010, 9:16pm; Reply: 1
okay, so our guest for the Simply Radio cancelled. We're sitting here ready to chat and party and nobody shows up!  Anyone wants to come and chit chat with us, please get on skype and look up swampmistress or michael cornetto.

Sandra, me and cornetto are here. C'mon people!  ;D
Posted by: Coding Herman, May 7th, 2010, 9:21pm; Reply: 2
Hmmm.....seems like animation is the way to go. A cow talking to a lion.
Posted by: Dreamscale, May 7th, 2010, 9:29pm; Reply: 3
WTF?  Not complaining or bitching, either.  Just assuming this is a joke, right?

That theme seems like alot more than just a theme...
Posted by: Angry Bear, May 7th, 2010, 10:02pm; Reply: 4
I told you it was quiet here...
Posted by: Cam17, May 7th, 2010, 10:03pm; Reply: 5
Think I'll wait for don's official announcement.
Posted by: mcornetto (Guest), May 7th, 2010, 10:08pm; Reply: 6
I think that Phil's announcement was the official announcement.  Phil, where do you get these ideas?
Posted by: Angry Bear, May 7th, 2010, 10:11pm; Reply: 7
I think his wife is a vegan and he's the good ole bacon, beef, bbq meat loving guy.  :)

I'm pretty sure that was the official announcement.
Posted by: _ghostwriters, May 7th, 2010, 10:19pm; Reply: 8
Yes...

I'll pick and choose my own battles... I'm pullin a Palin... you can count me out of this one.

Ghostwriter
Posted by: mcornetto (Guest), May 7th, 2010, 10:20pm; Reply: 9
Dammit! I have an idea. Now I have to write one.
Posted by: Sandra Elstree., May 7th, 2010, 10:21pm; Reply: 10

Quoted from Angry Bear
okay, so our guest for the Simply Radio cancelled. We're sitting here ready to chat and party and nobody shows up!  Anyone wants to come and chit chat with us, please get on skype and look up swampmistress or michael cornetto.

Sandra, me and cornetto are here. C'mon people!  ;D


Thank you for the invite. We had fun even though the call kept dropping.

Spooky wooky... We can write some 1408 with that.

Have a good one ladies and gents,

I really need to chilax and get some decent work done tomorrow.

Watch that vertigo,  ;)

Sandra

Posted by: Trojan, May 7th, 2010, 10:29pm; Reply: 11
Kinda seems more like part of the plot than a theme to me. There's not really a lot of room for interpretation on this one so how much variety in the final scripts will there be? Not bitching or complaining, just seems pretty limited in what can be done here.
Posted by: Angry Bear, May 7th, 2010, 10:53pm; Reply: 12

Quoted from _ghostwriters

I'll pick and choose my own battles... I'm pullin a Palin... you can count me out of this one.
Ghostwriter

you can't give up yet! An idea might hit you next Friday!
Posted by: Angry Bear, May 7th, 2010, 10:55pm; Reply: 13

Quoted from Sandra Elstree.


Thank you for the invite. We had fun even though the call kept dropping.

It was a pleasure to talk to you again Sandra!  :)
Posted by: Cam17, May 8th, 2010, 12:02am; Reply: 14
The idea almost sounds more like a comedy.  

A 15 page drama about dietary philosophies?   I'm thinkin Ghandi vs. Bear Grylls.
Posted by: The boy who could fly, May 8th, 2010, 12:03am; Reply: 15
Mac & me???? WTF???
Posted by: jwent6688, May 8th, 2010, 12:39am; Reply: 16
Meat and taters? Always thought they loved each other....

Mac & me's a pretty funny joke. Guess this may be a good joke OWC. Always tried to adhere stictly to the rules, but if you're having the laugh...
Posted by: stebrown, May 8th, 2010, 2:18am; Reply: 17
I'm guessing the entire script doesn't have to be this argument. As long as the argument is within the script and isn't just tacked on, then I'd think it would fit the challenge.
Posted by: stevie, May 8th, 2010, 3:52am; Reply: 18
Sounds pretty good. i might be up for 2 scripts - a piss take and a serious one.

the first thing that popped into my head was aT-Rex chatting to a Triceratops.

Not sure what the go was with that film clip, Phil. Is that from a real movie?

Posted by: rendevous, May 8th, 2010, 4:16am; Reply: 19
I shan't be bitching.

I had a bitch once. I knew after I shoulda gotta dog. Bloody girlfriends. Fond of orders.

I shall be busy digging holes for myself for the next week.

Now. Dinner is served.

Vegan? Get the feck out of my house! And take that tosser withya. Deekhed.

R
Posted by: mcornetto (Guest), May 8th, 2010, 4:18am; Reply: 20
The first film clip Phil had up there was of a pussy.  For obvious reasons, either he or someone else changed it.  
Posted by: The boy who could fly, May 8th, 2010, 4:32am; Reply: 21
Since "DRAMA"  is so vague it can be anything I think, The Exorcist was nominated for best picture "drama" and it is considered a horror, so drama to me is any category as long as it is dramatic it should be ok, comedy, suspense, horror, action, sci fi all fits in drama, so have at 'er is what I think.
Posted by: Scar Tissue Films, May 8th, 2010, 5:15am; Reply: 22
Nice try. :)

"A drama film is a film genre that depends mostly on in-depth development of realistic characters dealing with emotional themes. Dramatic themes such as alcoholism, drug addiction, racial prejudice, religious intolerance, poverty, crime and corruption put the characters in conflict with themselves, others, society and even natural phenomena."
Posted by: The boy who could fly, May 8th, 2010, 5:23am; Reply: 23
oh well, that can fit in any genre imo, and thats all that really matters  :K)
Posted by: Blakkwolfe, May 8th, 2010, 7:13am; Reply: 24

Quoted from mcornetto
The first film clip Phil had up there was of a pussy.  For obvious reasons, either he or someone else changed it.  


Too bad...that kitty was sweet.
Posted by: FDiogo, May 8th, 2010, 7:21am; Reply: 25
I'll try to participate but first I sure will read other people's works. It's only fair ;)
Posted by: ajr, May 8th, 2010, 7:28am; Reply: 26
I think I'm going to create a new sub-genre for this one called Melondrama...
Posted by: stebrown, May 8th, 2010, 9:29am; Reply: 27
I think I've got a pretty decent idea. Even outlined it. That's what working weekends does for ya. There is actually a fair bit of freedom to work with that still meets the genre/theme, I think.
Posted by: Mr.Z, May 8th, 2010, 10:13am; Reply: 28
Yeah, the theme kinda screams "comedy".

Oh well, at least he didn't pick "Farting Tournament in a submarine".  ;D
Posted by: James McClung, May 8th, 2010, 12:51pm; Reply: 29
Am I the only one who thinks this is actually a pretty decent genre/theme matchup? If anything, the existence of organizations like PETA and the Animal Liberation Front should indicate that there's a lot to be said on the subject. If Phil hadn't posted the Mac & Me clip, I doubt there would've been as many questions regarding the legitimacy of the post. BTW, what a goofy-ass looking movie! I sometimes forget how much silly shit was around in the 80s.

Should be an interesting variety of entries. I do think that drama is a full-fledged genre but I agree with Jordan that it's broad enough for people to bend the rules and write horror and comedies, with or without bullshit arguments. Wouldn't be the first time. So have at it, people!
Posted by: Angry Bear, May 8th, 2010, 3:12pm; Reply: 30
My only problem with the assignment here would be, and I hope I'm wrong, that we end up with a lot of similar stories. Other than that I agree with you James.
Posted by: Dreamscale, May 8th, 2010, 4:29pm; Reply: 31
I think it's hideous!  The theme is so much more than a theme, as it actually sets our characters even and tells us exactly what the characters have to do even.

WEAK!!!!
Posted by: rendevous, May 8th, 2010, 4:46pm; Reply: 32
Loads of sheep and cows round here. And shite. Oh well. There's worse things I can get on me boots. They're not kinky by the way. More kinda "feck off I'm building" type things.

Cement can do terrible things to leather. And my lovely hair. The grey powdery git. Black snot ain't pretty. Why do I lookat it? Like a car crash from the nostrils. Where is my hanky.
Ah. It's not white anymore.

Ahum. Bloody bees. And Cs. Aye.

Now dare.

I like a bet. Cos I like to win. Losing hurts. Mind you, been a while.

So den.

I was in a hotel once. Not so long ago. High class too. I wasn't paying. I'm not daft.

A card beside da bell on reception desk in front of receptionist who must work as a model as male tongues in the queue behind me lolled and dribbled said

"Our Philosophy is to treat you, our guest, with the utmost courtesy at absolutely all times."

I'm happy to report they did.

Howover, my philosophy is that extra terra aliens exist. Somewhere. If God exists he ain't too keen to intervene in the manners of man and that when we die we ain't coming back. And there ain't no clouds and long white beards in heaven. Despite what some say. If it exists.

And all that cack about hell being hot and red hot pokers up juxies is toss. Of the highest order. As for limbo and purgatory I giggle. What a load of auld wonk.

Point been that philosphies are things that deal with what this world is, what life is, if there's a god and the like.

They have bugger all to with eating.

Phil, dear boy. Please choose your words more carefully. Or maybe you did. Ahoo.

Either way. I'll be sticking to my philosophy. No matter what.

Now dat dun it's time to get the bacon and the lamb chops on. Aw, da poor pig and sheep. Nicer than some people you know. They taste better too.

Where is my fridge?

Love and hisses,

R x
Posted by: rendevous, May 8th, 2010, 5:02pm; Reply: 33
Pulling a Palin? I know a lotta fellas who'd lvoe to pull a Palin. In fact they have. I'm not sure she was there though. At least, not in the flesh.

Now I'm pulling a Palin before the bacon burns. Yeah.

R
Posted by: Ledbetter (Guest), May 8th, 2010, 5:11pm; Reply: 34
Where is Phil?

Might shed a bit more on this if you please.

I am all for it. Hell I already have a concept but there seems to be mixed reviews combined with some confusion here.

Phil, Any more details?

Shawn.....><
Posted by: Angry Bear, May 8th, 2010, 5:14pm; Reply: 35
Phil is on vacation.

no matter how much people dislike the assignment, it won't change. Trust me. There has been worse shit storms over the OWCs before.   ;D
Posted by: Ledbetter (Guest), May 8th, 2010, 5:19pm; Reply: 36
Thanks Pia,
Then I am going to write a OWC on the theme.

Shawn......><
Posted by: Angry Bear, May 8th, 2010, 5:34pm; Reply: 37
You're not supposed to tell if you're taking part or not...  

I will definitely not write anything for this one! And I never lie...unless it's something important or semi important...  ;)
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), May 8th, 2010, 5:39pm; Reply: 38
Deal with it, primates!  I'm on vacation.


Phil
Posted by: stevie, May 8th, 2010, 5:42pm; Reply: 39
If its meant to be a drama, then we should write our scripts as a drama. Ok, the theme lends itself to be comedic but if you make it too funny(unless its a deliberate pisstake...ahem) then it ain't fulfilling the requirements.

Sure, people mighn't be happy with the themem and genre but, hey, that's what makes it a challenge.
A drama to me shouldn't be horror or action(though it could have some action if necessary).
Posted by: mcornetto (Guest), May 8th, 2010, 5:44pm; Reply: 40

Quoted from Ledbetter
Where is Phil?

Might shed a bit more on this if you please.

I am all for it. Hell I already have a concept but there seems to be mixed reviews combined with some confusion here.

Phil, Any more details?

Shawn.....><


Keep it in the page guidelines, give it the "theme" required and make it a drama.   You have all the information required you just need to write the script.
Posted by: Angry Bear, May 8th, 2010, 5:56pm; Reply: 41

Quoted from stevie
Ok, the theme lends itself to be comedic

The first idea that popped into my head was a horror...

Phil, watch Open Water tonight...Might give your vacation a little extra kick.  ;)
Posted by: Scar Tissue Films, May 8th, 2010, 6:35pm; Reply: 42

There are an infinite different number of characters who may be vegan. It impacts on religion, ethics, medicine, animal rights, philosophy, human evolution, anthropology etc and as a writer you are free to create an infinite number of other reasons as well.

And a carnivore can be anything from a vampire, or a cannibal to someone who is deliberately trying to kill himself through rabbit starvation.

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

A simple Google or Wikipedia search will reveal all sorts of links to philosophies, historical figures, controversies, conflicts of opinion all of which could be used to create an interesting drama.

There are people like Peter Singer dubbed by some "the world's most dangerous man" who could be central to a story like this.

http://www.animalliberationfront.com/Saints/Authors/Interviews/Peter%20Singer--summary.htm

For those struggling to think of serious stories for a topic like this...it's a great opportunity to really evaluate your creative development process. Developing interesting and intense stories can just be a question of research.

I could come up with hundreds of different stories based on this theme, from intense hostage dramas featuring enviromental terrorists, to supernatural dramas featuring mythical creatures and Buddhist Monks, to low budget dramas about two people in an eating disorder clinic, to stories about Inuit Eskimoes, to intense survival stories about the Greely Arctic Expedition in 1881.

Now, funnily enough there's no way I'm going to have time to write a script this week...maybe that's even worse  :P...,but come on guys, there's enough in the theme to write even Oscar quality work.


Posted by: rendevous, May 8th, 2010, 6:39pm; Reply: 43
Primates? I met a primate once. He said he was the Primate of all Ireland. We had had a few drinkies tho. He talked the talk. Sadly his walk lacked some co-ordination.

I met a sock puppet once. It was rude. So I ripped it off and threw it across the room.

Then it was quiet.

The dog chewed the arse outta it.

Holiday or not. Manners maketh man. Evidently not puppets. Apologise or else I shall rip one of your numerous scripts apart.

Line by line. Puppet. Boy.

Love and pisses,

R x
Posted by: mcornetto (Guest), May 8th, 2010, 6:52pm; Reply: 44

Quoted from rendevous
Primates? I met a primate once. He said he was the Primate of all Ireland. We had had a few drinkies tho. He talked the talk. Sadly his walk lacked some co-ordination.

I met a sock puppet once. It was rude. So I ripped it off and threw it across the room.

Then it was quiet.

The dog chewed the arse outta it.

Holiday or not. Manners maketh man. Evidently not puppets. Apologise or else I shall rip one of your numerous scripts apart.

Line by line. Puppet. Boy.

Love and pisses,

R x




That's Phil's cue to start quoting Robert De Niro.
Posted by: Dreamscale, May 8th, 2010, 7:18pm; Reply: 45
Phil, I hate you!

Not because of the "theme", but because you're on Turks and Caicos...1 of the islands I've always wanted to get to before it turns into just another island paradise.

Send us pics...of the local babes...and vacationing babes...oh yeah, and the water and shit too.

I think my script will take place in the ocean just outside Turks.  My other script will take place on Caicos.

If I enter, that is...
Posted by: Angry Bear, May 8th, 2010, 7:42pm; Reply: 46
Will they take place at Bikini Bottom and Bikini Top?
Posted by: Dreamscale, May 8th, 2010, 8:31pm; Reply: 47
...and no bikini...
Posted by: Angry Bear, May 8th, 2010, 8:43pm; Reply: 48
You might offend Sponge Bob with that comment...or maybe not
Posted by: rendevous, May 8th, 2010, 10:28pm; Reply: 49
And the clock ticks on.

Silence is golden. It's very quiet round here. The baying of cows and sheep. And the occasional car fulla folk fulla drink can be heard.

But I lika silence. Shitehouses. I was looking at one earlier. Interesting design. Very efficient. Shifted shite quite quick.

Ahem.

I shall be reviewing a script shortly. Unless something else happens.

Pass the tequila bartender. I thankyou. God it's hot. Cook the nuts offa monkey it would. Holidays are nice aren't they? Pass the suncream please waiter. I thankyou.

Woulda go shop and get me some fags and some cake? You will? Wow. Keep the fecking change kid. Nah, yar alright, like.

God it's hot.

I really must adjust the fire. I may have to take my shirt off.

And then the trouble starts.

Ahum. Ba de ba.

Sunday Bloody Sunday tomorrow. Do you know Alan Partridge, Phil? Thought not.

How much is a flight to New York? Really? That cheap? Wow. I may pay a visit. I gotta a lotta friends in New York. Irish friends. They're very helpful. Nice lads. Handy too.

Now. I must be getting to bed. Duty calls in the morning.

Me being a good boy I must observe the Sabbath. Even if it's if Black.

Finished with my woman 'cause she couldn't help me with my mind

People think I'm insane because I am frowning all the time

All day long I think of things but nothing seems to satisfy

Think I'll lose my mind if I don't find something to pacify

Can you help me occupy my brain?

I doubt it. Ho hum. Life goes on. As does the clock.

I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome, and I always say, 'There's no place like New York. It's the most exciting city in the world now. That's the way it is. That's it.

There is a certain combination of anarchy and discipline in the way I work.

You'll have time to rest when you're dead.

And, as Alan Partridge used to say "On that bombshell" I shall depart. This time tomorrow is my deadline Puppet. Boy I can be a right twat when risen. We shall see.

Love and misses,

R x
Posted by: Cam17, May 8th, 2010, 11:58pm; Reply: 50
Ditto.
Posted by: ReaperCreeper, May 9th, 2010, 12:53am; Reply: 51
When's this due? I hadn't even seen this thread.
Posted by: Dreamscale, May 9th, 2010, 12:58am; Reply: 52
Friday night, Reep.  Just got the weakass challenge last night.
Posted by: Blakkwolfe, May 9th, 2010, 8:24am; Reply: 53
This theme was also a source of conflict in Shark Tale.
Posted by: rendevous, May 9th, 2010, 8:34am; Reply: 54
I like guitars. And fellas who can play them. Even women can. Sometimes.

Love and licks,

R
Posted by: rendevous, May 9th, 2010, 4:05pm; Reply: 55
Silence. It's golden. And often. Looks like I'll have to presume holidays are very enjoyable and start reading. Ho hum.

Now den. Where's my shovel?

R
Posted by: George Willson, May 10th, 2010, 7:03am; Reply: 56
Note that the carnivore shooting the vegan and declaring that "dinner's on" is cannibalism and wouldn't exactly fit the theme. Besides, it's such an obvious "twist" that I sincerely hope no one tries it.
Posted by: sniper, May 10th, 2010, 7:26am; Reply: 57
Darn it. Now I have to start over.
Posted by: stebrown, May 10th, 2010, 10:22am; Reply: 58
Is the selected script going to IScript? Saw the logo next to the submission page but Don normally says that it will be in the post... not that I'm entering, or am I?
Posted by: Brian M, May 10th, 2010, 11:44am; Reply: 59
Am I the only one still staring at a blank page here?
Posted by: George Willson, May 10th, 2010, 12:12pm; Reply: 60
Nah, I already wrote a dumb one, and now I'm trying to come up with something more clever.
Posted by: screenrider (Guest), May 10th, 2010, 2:27pm; Reply: 61

Count me out of this one.  I'm drawing blanks, too.  
Posted by: Dreamscale, May 10th, 2010, 2:46pm; Reply: 62
Com'n guys!  Just write anything. You can't be out!  1 pagers are perfect for this challenge.
Posted by: Cam17, May 10th, 2010, 6:23pm; Reply: 63
Every time I come up with an idea, it keeps leaning more toward comedy.
Posted by: jwent6688, May 11th, 2010, 12:13am; Reply: 64

Quoted from Cam17
Every time I come up with an idea, it keeps leaning more toward comedy.


Write it man, look forward to it. I've got one perverted comedy written already, but I feel guilty posting without a solid try also.

I will either post two, or nothing. The drama I'm cranking in my head, probably won't fit into 15 pages. This is a tuffy. Separates the men from the boys IMO.



Posted by: Cam17, May 11th, 2010, 2:23pm; Reply: 65
So multiple submissions are allowed on this one?

J -- A Steelers fan in Cleveland?  Who starts your car in the morning?
Posted by: George Willson, May 11th, 2010, 2:30pm; Reply: 66

Quoted from Cam17
So multiple submissions are allowed on this one?


Actually, I don't ever recall a ban on multiple submissions. It has happened several times over the course of the challenge. It always messes with the people who guess the authors.

Posted by: Sandra Elstree., May 11th, 2010, 5:02pm; Reply: 67

Quoted from Dreamscale
Com'n guys!  Just write anything. You can't be out!  1 pagers are perfect for this challenge.


I will be working on reads this time, dear Jeff. I'm getting together a bunch of things for my son and his" wife to be" for their love nest and that's the priority right now.

They're out buying a bed and furniture and I'm washing pots and such.

Again, I recommend to anyone who is dipping into the nether-regions of the writing world and thus life itself, to join in the OWC. Do not be afraid. As I say this, it might sound funny, but I mean it. Working on deadlines is intimidating. It forces you to rise to a new level.

Don't compare yourself to anyone else. (Or do, but appreciate your individuality. That's why God broke Adam into billions.) You are you and that's what's special. I know that sounds like what they told you in grade two or something: "You're unique", but it's true. Your story is your story; so tell it for God's sake.  ;D

I'm posting this video I found yesterday because I feel this fondness for athletes and that grit and determination. Although the wresting world is often thought of as a mockery, I believe that these individuals are a tremendous blend of theatre and sport. One day, a smart guy determined that he could mix the two (acting and sport) and make a killing. Kind of like cheese and macaroni and Kraft Dinner was born.  ;D

Since I've been working on Thief so hard this last while, I kept thinking about how I love theatre. You might remember, I went to see Jesus Christ Superstar on January 1st... and I just love live performances so much. So...

This has me thinking about "the acting element" more and more. When one presents themselves as "on stage" it's really quite different than one who conceals their nature as we mostly do because we're ashamed of who we really are. At least I am.

When I came across this video, I felt a kind of connection that probably goes back to my brother, how he died, and the fact that he died so young.

For anyone who's lost a loved one. This one's for you. And remember: Write for God's sake!



Sandra
Posted by: rendevous, May 11th, 2010, 5:12pm; Reply: 68
One page? Shurely shome mishtake?

I've done one pagers in my time. Can't say I'm a huge fan. It's over before it's begun. Like some bad jokes.

Two pages. Min I'd say. But then again, whaddo I know. Knowarrameanlike?

L&P&B

R

EDIT:

I wrote two pages. They were rubbish. I've had more fun at McDeaths.

I'll try Kentooky Fried Shite. Or Burger Bastards. I'm hungry and in a hurry. Do I really have to eat that? Bebollocks I will. Gimme a pack of biscuits. At least then me arse won't be falling outta me in the morning. Things to do. Don't wanna sit on loo all bloody day. Again.

Oooh.

R
Posted by: Sandra Elstree., May 11th, 2010, 5:31pm; Reply: 69

Quoted from rendevous
One page? Shurely shome mishtake?

I've done one pagers in my time. Can't say I'm a huge fan. It's over before it's begun. Like some bad jokes.

Two pages. Min I'd say. But then again, whaddo I know. Knowarrameanlike?

L&P&B

R

EDIT:

I wrote two pages. They were rubbish. I've had more fun at McDeaths.

I'll try Kentooky Fried Shite. Or Burger Bastards. I'm hungry and in a hurry. Do I really have to eat that? Bebollocks I will. Gimme a pack of biscuits. At least then me arse won't be falling outta me in the morning. Things to do. Don't wanna sit on loo all bloody day. Again.

Oooh.

R


We'll work on getting a New World Colony started where the women will work much more efficiently on pleasing their men. Lavish amounts of time spent in luxury development. ...

Course we women have an interest too...  ;) Those foot massages are like a whip.  ;)

Sandra  
Posted by: Sandra Elstree., May 11th, 2010, 5:35pm; Reply: 70

Quoted from jwent6688


Write it man, look forward to it. I've got one perverted comedy written already, but I feel guilty posting without a solid try also.

I will either post two, or nothing. The drama I'm cranking in my head, probably won't fit into 15 pages. This is a tuffy. Separates the men from the boys IMO.



I just had an idea. If someone wants to supply the plot, I'll write it. You can revise it and Poof! Done!  ;D

Sandra

Posted by: jwent6688, May 14th, 2010, 5:59am; Reply: 71
Welp, not to yours dismay, I'm out. Was in the process of writing a four page pisstake about a girl who doesn't go down on her boyfriend because, as she puts it, "she doesn't eat meat."

It's just not funny.

Good luck to ya's. Can't remember the last time an OWC topic got buried on the boards. Cheers all, be sitting at the pub with Ren.
Posted by: jwent6688, May 14th, 2010, 6:08am; Reply: 72

Quoted from Sandra Elstree.
I just had an idea. If someone wants to supply the plot, I'll write it. You can revise it and Poof! Done!  ;D


A pretentious, troubled young vegan gets sent to live on her uncle's farm for the summer cuz her mom's working doubles to pay for her late husband's medical expenses.

She runs away and gets hunted down by a pack of wild dogs. the farmer kills one of them to save her. Putting the blood of the animal on her hands. She then opens up to him. He explains to her that life on a farm is about providing for the animals and, in time, how they provide for him.

She reveals how lost she is without her father.

Liked what i had, just no time. Won't fit into fifteen either.
Posted by: Angry Bear, May 14th, 2010, 7:04am; Reply: 73
I've been too busy this week to write one. Sometimes I write something at the last minute, but I think we're supposed to to a podcast tonight. :-/
Posted by: mcornetto (Guest), May 14th, 2010, 8:26am; Reply: 74
We don't have a podcast tonight.  Next week.
Posted by: George Willson, May 14th, 2010, 8:33am; Reply: 75
My Friday thing moved to Tuesdays and I might be able to show up again...
Posted by: Dreamscale, May 14th, 2010, 10:20am; Reply: 76
No time for me this week...afraid I'm out as well.

I tried an idea I had but it turned into 60 pages about a little vegetable named Vegan and  steak named Carnie.  I will adapt it into the circular file.

Is anybody in for this OWC?
Posted by: jwent6688, May 14th, 2010, 10:31am; Reply: 77
I think I just saw a tumble weed roll by. Fucken ghost town.
Posted by: Dreamscale, May 14th, 2010, 11:05am; Reply: 78
Yeah...weird.

Maybe we'll have about 6 entries this time around.
Posted by: Brian M, May 14th, 2010, 11:06am; Reply: 79
Completely blank. Not even a decent idea. I've had plenty of time this week so to say I'm pissed is a major understatement.
Posted by: Angry Bear, May 14th, 2010, 11:13am; Reply: 80
there's still almost 12 hours to go. something could still inspire me.

c'mon people, let's brainstorm!
Posted by: Dreamscale, May 14th, 2010, 11:22am; Reply: 81
I just had a brainstorm.  It told me that this theme and genre sucks baby carrots.
Posted by: James McClung, May 14th, 2010, 11:24am; Reply: 82

Quoted from Dreamscale
I just had a brainstorm.  It told me that this theme and genre sucks baby carrots.


Genre: Horror
Theme: Dismemberment

Better? ;)
Posted by: stebrown, May 14th, 2010, 11:28am; Reply: 83
I thought you'd already entered about six 1 pagers and five 2 pagers, Jeff?
Posted by: Dreamscale, May 14th, 2010, 11:29am; Reply: 84
Much better!  Why can't we actually have a decent challenge like this?

DAMN...
Posted by: Angry Bear, May 14th, 2010, 11:43am; Reply: 85
I have an idea... but can't start typing until tonight...which happens to be a Friday night...which happens to be beer night...which doesn't always help the typing...
Posted by: Dreamscale, May 14th, 2010, 12:05pm; Reply: 86
Ste, that was eleven 1 pagers, and six 2 pagers.  Yeah, right...

I'll fess up to writing all the scripts that have Vegen the vegetable and Carnie the steak in them.

How's that fro a challenge?  Go write those scripts people and everyone will think they're from me.  YES!!!!
Posted by: Trojan, May 14th, 2010, 12:12pm; Reply: 87
I've just finished one. It may or may not get accepted though. Sounds like there won't be too many to read this time around.
Posted by: George Willson, May 14th, 2010, 12:20pm; Reply: 88
Note that part of the game has to do with guessing whose script belongs to whom. As a result, a lot of people will throw up smoke screens etc, and make like they aren't entering or whatever. The ghost town might be resulting from people concentrating on writing, or just not saying anything to make you think they aren't entering...or make you think they are.
Posted by: James McClung, May 14th, 2010, 1:39pm; Reply: 89

Quoted from George Willson
Note that part of the game has to do with guessing whose script belongs to whom. As a result, a lot of people will throw up smoke screens etc, and make like they aren't entering or whatever. The ghost town might be resulting from people concentrating on writing, or just not saying anything to make you think they aren't entering...or make you think they are.


I think that tradition died long ago, sadly, around the time when 30-40 people starting joining. Maybe it'll be the case this time around seeing as so many people have had problems with the genre/theme. Even moreso since Jeff's supposedly entering a ton of fakes.

I actually thought of an idea but I'm gonna write it after the OWC. I'm going back to the States tomorrow and need a good night's sleep so ironically I have six hours less than everybody even though technically I have six hours more.
Posted by: khamanna, May 14th, 2010, 2:13pm; Reply: 90
I've wrote something and am considering entering.

I know many may thing I'm not a true member, but I contributed to the OWC in the past and even had a couple decent fights here on the site - that might constitute a true membership, no?

Anyway, I still don't know whether I'll be entering - the script is no good. And if I do enter - my script is no good - I told you so.
Posted by: stevie, May 14th, 2010, 4:53pm; Reply: 91
If I enter this OWC, I'm doing the last page now. I had some good ideas but ran out of time, though I'm reasonably happy with my 'possible' script.

This was a tough challenge. Had a few great ideas but actually writing them as drama put me off. I could've done some of the script but would have no idea how to end a drama?
Posted by: mcornetto (Guest), May 14th, 2010, 5:17pm; Reply: 92

Quoted from khamanna
I've wrote something and am considering entering.

I know many may thing I'm not a true member, but I contributed to the OWC in the past and even had a couple decent fights here on the site - that might constitute a true membership, no?

Anyway, I still don't know whether I'll be entering - the script is no good. And if I do enter - my script is no good - I told you so.



You're a true member khamanna and, yes, you do read the scripts.  And I thought the entry you did with the worms was cool too.
Posted by: Angry Bear, May 14th, 2010, 5:25pm; Reply: 93
I have 4 pages. Can I stop there?
Posted by: Tommyp, May 14th, 2010, 7:21pm; Reply: 94
Pia,

That is fine.

Phil
Posted by: Angry Bear, May 14th, 2010, 7:27pm; Reply: 95

Quoted from Tommyp
Pia,

That is fine.

Phil

;D

It's now 10 pages, but I'll probably won't enter since it's about two subjects I know nothing about.

Write what you know. Not what you know nothing about.

Posted by: mcornetto (Guest), May 14th, 2010, 7:32pm; Reply: 96

Quoted from Tommyp
Pia,

That is fine.

Phil


Hunh?!
Posted by: Sandra Elstree., May 14th, 2010, 8:23pm; Reply: 97

Quoted from khamanna
I've wrote something and am considering entering.

I know many may thing I'm not a true member, but I contributed to the OWC in the past and even had a couple decent fights here on the site - that might constitute a true membership, no?

Anyway, I still don't know whether I'll be entering - the script is no good. And if I do enter - my script is no good - I told you so.


Don't say that! But if you insist, then we can all be no good together! :) ;) ;D

Here's a good anthem:



Sandra
Posted by: Dreamscale, May 14th, 2010, 8:37pm; Reply: 98
Damn, my cat ate the script I was working on all week.  Have to scramble now.  People coming over for dinner in 25 minutes...

Maybe I will use little Vegan and Carnie after all...hope no one else is using them.
Posted by: Sandra Elstree., May 14th, 2010, 8:42pm; Reply: 99

Quoted from Dreamscale


Maybe I will use little Vegan and Carnie after all...hope no one else is using them.


Was that Jeff or Rev? Or me, I mean Sandra or then again...?  ;D ;D ;D

Sandra

Posted by: Angry Bear, May 14th, 2010, 8:44pm; Reply: 100
mine took a strange turn and I don't think I will submit it.
Posted by: Ledbetter (Guest), May 14th, 2010, 8:46pm; Reply: 101
I just got back into town and I am going to write the damn thing right now. It will suck as format goes, it suck as spelling goes, it will suck as plot, content, and overall read-ability goes. But I am going to write this script in one hour.

Shawn.....><

P.S the whiskey is very good right now.
Posted by: Ledbetter (Guest), May 14th, 2010, 8:48pm; Reply: 102
When do we have until?
Posted by: Sandra Elstree., May 14th, 2010, 8:48pm; Reply: 103

Quoted from Angry Bear
mine took a strange turn and I don't think I will submit it.


I think you should and title it, STRANGE TURN.   :)

Sandra
Posted by: Cam17, May 14th, 2010, 8:51pm; Reply: 104

Quoted from Ledbetter
When do we have until?


11:59 est
Posted by: Dreamscale, May 14th, 2010, 9:01pm; Reply: 105
Good job, Shawn!  Love the go for it attitude!

I'm on page 9...almost there...
Posted by: Blakkwolfe, May 14th, 2010, 10:28pm; Reply: 106
Still got 32 minutes...as of right...now.

Make that 6 minutes. Come on! You can do it!
Posted by: Coding Herman, May 14th, 2010, 11:02pm; Reply: 107
Times up!
Posted by: Sandra Elstree., May 14th, 2010, 11:07pm; Reply: 108

Quoted from Coding Herman
Times up!


No. Let's get the drama...

Time IS UP.  ;D

Is it?

Ach! Ewigas Leiben!

;D

Congrats to everyone who finished!

Sandra
Posted by: Ledbetter (Guest), May 14th, 2010, 11:14pm; Reply: 109
DREAM-

Did you get your script done?   I put in 5 sad pages.

You better have or i will pull your fur off myself.

Frank Zappa and Whiskey make for a great writing combination. I love whiskey and Frank Zappa.
For those who are in the know zappa wise, right now - Overnight Sensations.

SHAWN.....><
Posted by: Angry Bear, May 14th, 2010, 11:22pm; Reply: 110

Quoted from Ledbetter


Frank Zappa and Whiskey make for a great writing combination. I love whiskey and Frank Zappa.

I love light beer and salty licorice...can't remember if I entered anything though...
Posted by: Sandra Elstree., May 14th, 2010, 11:33pm; Reply: 111

Quoted from Angry Bear

I love light beer and salty licorice...can't remember if I entered anything though...


;D ;D ;D

Having Scotch at the Mo. Licorice is good!

Sandra
Posted by: Don, May 14th, 2010, 11:42pm; Reply: 112
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