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VProductions
I like screenplays as much as the next guy, but there's not a f*cking chance I'm reading one posted on this site.

Why?

 

One - it's 99% fan fiction, which instantly stops me from reading even a single paragraph of it.

 

Two - this site is simply not the place to post scripts. If Eminence had a screenplay I would gladly read it if he sent it to me as a PDF or something.

Basically, I would only read it if I could give it the attention and enthusiasm it deserved. But on a forum? Not a chance.

 

Scripts are incredibly in-depth, difficult things to pull off. This really isn't the place to share them.

As I said, if anyone wrote one, I'd only read it in a setting where I could give it the attention it deserved. And even then, that would be dependent on me respecting the basic competence of the author.

 

They take so much damn effort to write that I cannot in good conscience read and critique one unless I have done the author the kindness of dedicating my full attention to their work. Something only a handful of folks around here would ever compel me to do.

I wrote a TV script on here that wasn't fan fiction. http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtop...st&p=1062145345

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Mokrie Dela

Perhaps one day I will try one

 

I didn't mean to knock them btw - when I said 'half a story' the was somewha ignorant.

 

I haven't a CLUE where to start of how to do it, so any advice would be appreciated

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Eminence

Haha I know, you were just stating a preference. With regards to advice, I think the first point would be: are you really interested in trying it out? Because if there's no real desire there there's not all that much point pursuing it! (You don't have to give it a try just because I said to! tounge.gif )

 

In response to Typhus - I'd just like to draw your attention to the part of Mokrie's quote that I crossed out. The 'game scripts' that populate this forum ≠ screenplays. wink.gif

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The Pizza Delivery Guy

What's so bad about Fan Fiction? I think it can be really creative and show what fans think about their favorite things and how they would write out it's story! They are fun to write as well, it gives you previously developed characters so all you need to stress about are situations.

 

I also wrote out a long movie script when I was 12. It was about a whole bunch of cartoon characters in a war story. It's shows made for kids vs. shows made for adults. It is packed to the top with profanity and really stupid lines, but I still like the plot I came up with to this day. I wrote 3 sequels that were toned way down with the profanity. I could summarize them if anyone cared at all.

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VProductions

 

What's so bad about Fan Fiction? I think it can be really creative and show what fans think about their favorite things and how they would write out it's story! They are fun to write as well, it gives you previously developed characters so all you need to stress about are situations.

 

I also wrote out a long movie script when I was 12. It was about a whole bunch of cartoon characters in a war story. It's shows made for kids vs. shows made for adults. It is packed to the top with profanity and really stupid lines, but I still like the plot I came up with to this day. I wrote 3 sequels that were toned way down with the profanity. I could summarize them if anyone cared at all.

I like fanfiction but most of it is generic GTA waffle, "CJ killd Kendra, dat hoe waz his sistuh, ur wuz it?"

 

Go ahead and post your summary if you want icon14.gif

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Typhus
What's so bad about Fan Fiction?

- Lazy

- Creatively dead

- Not really your work

- Usually has no concept of narrative pacing

- Did I mention it was lazy?

- Appeals to people who just want instant gratification

- Will never be taken seriously

- Wastes the talent of all those involved

- Often has fans who are incapable of giving genuine criticism of the work

- Lazy

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Eminence

Holy sh*t, did you guys see that they just invented time travel?

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VProductions
Holy sh*t, did you guys see that they just invented time travel?

lulwat?

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Typhus
Holy sh*t, did you guys see that they just invented time travel?

I take your point and won't continue any further wink.gif

 

But back onto happier subjects - a friend of mine is an artist. Yet he has suffered from a malaise that has lasted YEARS. He cannot paint and despite wanting to write, he is incapable of doing so. When I try to give him ideas, he won't act on them because they're not his ideas. I understand the concept, but it's incredibly frustrating that he won't accept help or actually...you know, DO SOMETHING.

 

However, I did try to stir him into action by discussing a subject with him and I think it may interest you guys too.

Have a look at this:

 

http://applicants.mars-one.com/

 

You see, come 2023, we may well see the emergence of the first human colony on Mars.

And when that happens, we writers and artists will be able to paint the world anew.

In a way, we are cursed. We live in a world where the technology has given us infinite resources and where nothing is beyond our knowledge - yet there are no more lands to explore, the world is pretty much tapped out. We won't discover the 'New World' as Columbus did.

 

But Mars is a whole new planet. How exciting is that? How many stories can be told? How many great works of art can be inspired? I can't help but feel that colonialism of Mars will lead to a new Renaissance of literature and music and all things creative.

Does anyone else share my optimism?

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Ziggy455
Holy sh*t, did you guys see that they just invented time travel?

lulwat?

 

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VProductions

I thought you were serious confused.gif

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orbitalraindrops

why is showing the reader something so much better than telling them it. All writing is based upon the idea that the author is telling the reader something. Why disguise the fact that they're doing so.

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Mokrie Dela
Haha I know, you were just stating a preference. With regards to advice, I think the first point would be: are you really interested in trying it out? Because if there's no real desire there there's not all that much point pursuing it! (You don't have to give it a try just because I said to! tounge.gif )

 

In response to Typhus - I'd just like to draw your attention to the part of Mokrie's quote that I crossed out. The 'game scripts' that populate this forum ≠ screenplays. wink.gif

If it improves my writing...

 

I find it difficult to improve the more complex elements - that old habit of putting full stops in speech ( "yes." He said ) - easy to fix

But the more 'intelligent' aspects (as was discussed in my recent poem topic), for example, I'm like 'what ? How the hell do I address that?" You get what I mean? Sometimes it's like talking to someone who's at uni studying writing - I've never really 'learnt' to write (I know it's not a booksmart thing) so I often feel the idiot while discussing the technical side...

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Ziggy455
why is showing the reader something so much better than telling them it. All writing is based upon the idea that the author is telling the reader something. Why disguise the fact that they're doing so.

You tell me.

 

The roaring hot screamers shot across the blood-red room; piercing the already-dead flesh of Johnny. A metallic hook protruded from his eye. The bulky body swung back and forth with a creak as fresh blood trickled down the carcass.

 

OR.

 

The guy shot bullets at the body in the room. There was a hook in his eye and when the bullet hit him his body swung because the force of the bullets was so strong.

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VProductions

1st tounge.gif

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Tyler
Holy sh*t, did you guys see that they just invented time travel?

I take your point and won't continue any further wink.gif

 

But back onto happier subjects - a friend of mine is an artist. Yet he has suffered from a malaise that has lasted YEARS. He cannot paint and despite wanting to write, he is incapable of doing so. When I try to give him ideas, he won't act on them because they're not his ideas. I understand the concept, but it's incredibly frustrating that he won't accept help or actually...you know, DO SOMETHING.

 

However, I did try to stir him into action by discussing a subject with him and I think it may interest you guys too.

Have a look at this:

 

http://applicants.mars-one.com/

 

You see, come 2023, we may well see the emergence of the first human colony on Mars.

And when that happens, we writers and artists will be able to paint the world anew.

In a way, we are cursed. We live in a world where the technology has given us infinite resources and where nothing is beyond our knowledge - yet there are no more lands to explore, the world is pretty much tapped out. We won't discover the 'New World' as Columbus did.

 

But Mars is a whole new planet. How exciting is that? How many stories can be told? How many great works of art can be inspired? I can't help but feel that colonialism of Mars will lead to a new Renaissance of literature and music and all things creative.

Does anyone else share my optimism?

The prospect of colonizing Mars is great not only for culture but economy and diplomacy as well. It would truly spark a new age of idealism about the way humanity interacts with the world, er... universe. I can't wait to see us building fuel stations in near orbit, that'll mark the beginning of plans for long-range colonization en masse like that of Mars.

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VProductions

Mars will just be another war waiting to happen, countries will fight for it. sad.gif

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Ziggy455
Mars lacks the resources required for there to be a definitive, planet-wide war of catastrophic proportions.

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Ziggy455
Mars lacks the resources required for there to be a definitive, planet-wide war of catastrophic proportions.

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

I renounce my old comment; it appears Mar's first war will be hitting frontlines in 2025.

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TonyZimmzy

Got plenty of writing done tonight. The question I pose to any one who read my Legacy script (as this is the narrative follow-up to it) is when has enough time passed to post it without it being too soon, and not being so far gone that people forget the emotional connections made to each character? happy.gif

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VProductions

Sorry for the King style advertising but can I just drop a warning, the mission I am posting for 18 Months is going to be NFSW. So yeah, don't read it at work. I mean seriously NSFW, f*cked up stuff, butt stuff tounge.gif

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Got plenty of writing done tonight. The question I pose to any one who read my Legacy script (as this is the narrative follow-up to it) is when has enough time passed to post it without it being too soon, and not being so far gone that people forget the emotional connections made to each character? happy.gif

Don't be a pussy. Post it up nao. sly.gif

 

Related...kinda: I'm constantly editing my synopsis and scenes for Innocence & Loneliness. It's true that once you get into things, characters take on their own form and begin to put their own wriggle room into the story. It's kind of weird and fulfilling at the same time. turn.gif

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VProductions

What would someone have to post in a story to get a ban, I don't wanna get banned ;(

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Cubanwhip
What would someone have to post in a story to get a ban, I don't wanna get banned ;(

In my signature is a story I wrote that was strictly pornographic and involved forced rape of family and ultra violence, and I got no warnings or anything. As long as you put a disclaimer in the first post saying this story contains blah blah blah and people who are offended easily shouldn't read it, you'll be fine.

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VProductions
What would someone have to post in a story to get a ban, I don't wanna get banned ;(

In my signature is a story I wrote that was strictly pornographic and involved forced rape of family and ultra violence, and I got no warnings or anything. As long as you put a disclaimer in the first post saying this story contains blah blah blah and people who are offended easily shouldn't read it, you'll be fine.

Thanks, Ill check your story out soon (y) This has inbred rape etc. And some serious violence.

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Ziggy455
What would someone have to post in a story to get a ban, I don't wanna get banned ;(

In my signature is a story I wrote that was strictly pornographic and involved forced rape of family and ultra violence, and I got no warnings or anything. As long as you put a disclaimer in the first post saying this story contains blah blah blah and people who are offended easily shouldn't read it, you'll be fine.

Thanks, Ill check your story out soon (y) This has inbred rape etc. And some serious violence.

Sounds like Tony's cup of tea. Either way, post it up.

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VProductions
What would someone have to post in a story to get a ban, I don't wanna get banned ;(

In my signature is a story I wrote that was strictly pornographic and involved forced rape of family and ultra violence, and I got no warnings or anything. As long as you put a disclaimer in the first post saying this story contains blah blah blah and people who are offended easily shouldn't read it, you'll be fine.

Thanks, Ill check your story out soon (y) This has inbred rape etc. And some serious violence.

Sounds like Tony's cup of tea. Either way, post it up.

Yeah, we discussed it on Skype, I'm gonna post it now (y)

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TonyZimmzy

 

Got plenty of writing done tonight. The question I pose to any one who read my Legacy script (as this is the narrative follow-up to it) is when has enough time passed to post it without it being too soon, and not being so far gone that people forget the emotional connections made to each character? happy.gif

Don't be a pussy. Post it up nao. sly.gif

I'll not be posting it up until I write some more of it out, regardless, as I don't want to suddenly become busy irl and fall behind and not post for ages like that scumbag Roberto [Cubanwhip]... !!!

 

I also have a bit of a blank canvas as to where I can take the story now; the original sequel was to be set as another game involving the anonymous caller from a previous game, but that's now scrapped.

 

Keeping with the trait aforementioned in this thread earlier, I'm not gonna be giving anything away. I like keeping my sh*t to my sh*t. You read that sh*t, and enjoy that sh*t, w3rd?!

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orbitalraindrops

I wanna know more about the anon caller. You got a lot of potential where you could take that yo.

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