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SimplyScripts Screenwriting Discussion Board  /  February 2011 One Week Challenge  /  Feb 2011 OWC 1st Batch of 10 scripts
Posted by: Don, February 26th, 2011, 12:24am
Note: I'll be posting 10 scripts at a time every 24 hours.
Note: The names are pseudonyms.  These are NOT the names of the writers.  


The Flesh Won't Be Missed by Jack Ketch - Short - A witch and her psychotic boyfriend plan a robbery with the use of a very special candle.  - pdf, format 8)

Territory by Alan Smithee - Short - Even killers should respect *certain* boundaries.... - pdf, format 8)

Wisp by Harley G Wolfe Jr. (Hugh Hoyland) - Short - Don't follow the light. 8 pages - pdf, format 8)



Scottish Lullaby by The Son of Barbara McDonald L. - Short - A peculiar boy becomes the focus of dark ambition and supernatural forces, as jealous gods reach from the past.  - pdf, format 8)

Bell Tolls by William Calcraft - Short - A disabled woman uses her visions of the moments after people die to battle a Banshee that feeds on souls. - pdf, format 8)

Them That's Dead by Thomas Pierrepoint - Short - The dark art of necromancy proves perilous for a cutthroat trio of thieves seeking lost treasure. - pdf, format 8)

The Cries by Harry Bernard Allen - Short - An old man must save his granddaughter from the demon that took her mother twenty years earlier. - pdf, format 8)
Posted by: Dreamscale, February 26th, 2011, 12:33am; Reply: 1
YES!!!!!  It made it...just kidding...maybe...

WOW, that's fast Donald.  You da Man!!

Congrats everyone!!  
Posted by: Angry Bear, February 26th, 2011, 1:49pm; Reply: 2
Thanks for getting the first up so quickly Don! Much appreciated!

Just wanted to remind people that we usually don't start the guessing game for at least one week.  :)
Posted by: leitskev, February 26th, 2011, 2:03pm; Reply: 3
Just a quick question, no hurry needed on the reply: should we at any point submit rewrites? Not so much a rewrite as a submission with corrected errors, such as spelling mistakes, punctuation, etc. Probably not fair to do this as the moderator has enough work. Just asking.
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), February 26th, 2011, 2:15pm; Reply: 4
If you want to resubmit, wait until after the challenge is over.  Mistakes in the script are all part of the challenge.

Oh, and beware of mentioning spoilers in your reviews (this is for everyone).  If you need to mention story details in the reviews, include a little...


SPOILER SPACE



in your comments.

Phil
Posted by: Sandra Elstree., February 26th, 2011, 2:24pm; Reply: 5

Quoted from dogglebe
If you want to resubmit, wait until after the challenge is over.  Mistakes in the script are all part of the challenge.

Oh, and beware of mentioning spoilers in your reviews (this is for everyone).  If you need to mention story details in the reviews, include a little...


SPOILER SPACE



in your comments.

Phil


Must we really, Phil? Isn't it obvious. But if people think it's necessary, I will from here on in.

Sandra
Posted by: DarrenJamesSeeley, February 26th, 2011, 2:50pm; Reply: 6

Quoted from dogglebe
If you want to resubmit, wait until after the challenge is over.  


When I resubmit, it will be primarily for changing my aliases. But I also taking a few things under advisement and will weigh them in. I'd be sooo tempted to break rank and respond to some comments...
Posted by: bert, February 26th, 2011, 2:55pm; Reply: 7

Quoted from DarrenJamesSeeley
I'm soooo tempted to break rank and respond to some comments...


I agree that can be tough -- but frankly, even acknowledging that your script is amongst the 10 is kind of poor form.

I delete posts from authors who jump the gun, however, should I spot them.
Posted by: Angry Bear, February 26th, 2011, 3:10pm; Reply: 8

Quoted from bert

I delete posts from authors who jump the gun, however, should I spot them.

can you delete posts here? I thought it was only me.



Been waiting for years to say that.  ;D

Posted by: jwent6688, February 26th, 2011, 3:12pm; Reply: 9

Quoted from DarrenJamesSeeley
I'd be sooo tempted to break rank and respond to some comments...



So, you're saying Jeff has reviewed yours already????

James
Posted by: DarrenJamesSeeley, February 26th, 2011, 3:18pm; Reply: 10

Quoted from jwent6688



So, you're saying Jeff has reviewed yours already????

James


I decided to edit my above response and put in "If...I'd be.." or something to that effect. But rest assured, when one of my two does come up, I will respond when the time is right.
Posted by: Dreamscale, February 26th, 2011, 3:20pm; Reply: 11
James, my man, I hope I haven't reviewed yours yet...right????

I'll try to be nicer going forward...
Posted by: RayW, February 26th, 2011, 4:06pm; Reply: 12

Quoted from Dreamscale
I'll try to be nicer going forward...


Nooooo... !

We don't want the new and improved Jefffff!!!
We want Jeff Classic!.

;)


Posted by: Dreamscale, February 26th, 2011, 4:21pm; Reply: 13
Well, love him or hate him, it looks like you're getting the classic version.

I gotta be me...and I gotta be honest.  I don't mean to put anyone down or trash their scripts, but if I'm going to spend 30 minutes reading and writing feedback, I'm going to be telling ti like I see it.
Posted by: RayW, February 26th, 2011, 4:22pm; Reply: 14
Hooooraaaayyy!

I'll go start boiling the oil!   ;D
Posted by: Dreamscale, February 26th, 2011, 4:29pm; Reply: 15
You're funny, Ray...you really are...and that's a good thing, BTW!
Posted by: jwent6688, February 26th, 2011, 5:56pm; Reply: 16

Quoted from Dreamscale
James, my man, I hope I haven't reviewed yours yet...right????

I'll try to be nicer going forward...


I've just gone through my second box of tissues because of your harsh comments....

Read the first ten. I'm actually pleasantly surprised overall. Found three I really like. The others were interesting. I like it because of the wide range. We're not all reading the same scenario told differently over and over. I think the creative freedom really helped this go-round.

Looking forward to the next batch. And Jeff's comments. He'll recognize it, the second he tries to scroll. :-). Just to piss you off.

James

Posted by: RayW, February 26th, 2011, 6:06pm; Reply: 17
Maybe we can have a OWC where the theme is to P!SS OFF JEFF!! AND P!SS OFF BALTIS!!
LOLOLOL!

We can see who gets the most hysterical, gourd popping review out of them.
Posted by: mcornetto (Guest), February 26th, 2011, 6:14pm; Reply: 18

Quoted from RayW
Maybe we can have a OWC where the theme is to P!SS OFF JEFF!! AND P!SS OFF BALTIS!!


You wouldn't have to work too hard to do that.
Posted by: Dreamscale, February 26th, 2011, 6:17pm; Reply: 19
Oh you guys...c'mon now.  I may be harsh at times, but I'm fair and honest...at least I try to be.

I've read 6 so far, and think 1 is pretty decent to good.
Posted by: Ryan1, February 26th, 2011, 8:53pm; Reply: 20
Not a bad start to this OWC.  A couple standouts so far.  Bring on the next round.

As for the authors' pseudonyms, I found the theme.  Except for Alan Smithee and The son of Barbara McDonald L.  Only adds to the intrigue.
Posted by: screenrider (Guest), February 26th, 2011, 10:56pm; Reply: 21

Quoted from Ryan1
As for the authors' pseudonyms, I found the theme.  Except for Alan Smithee and ...The son of Barbara McDonald

                                                                  
http://www.amazon.com/Cape-Fear-Formerly-Titled-Executioners/dp/0449131904#_
Posted by: Don, February 27th, 2011, 1:44am; Reply: 22

Quoted from Sandra Elstree.


Must we really, Phil? Isn't it obvious. But if people think it's necessary, I will from here on in.

Sandra


Sandra,

You have a good point.  With regard to the OWC (and perhaps ongoing for all scripts on the boards) I think I should explicitly say, "Read the Script before you read the Thread".

Considering that in my last review I spoiled like crazy.

Don
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