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Asa



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mane's a better person to ask, since he actually knows what he's doing. ^_~
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woah! Filled up fast! D: Guess I'll have to wait for the next one.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These things usually fill up in a day, which is why we started the twice-monthly ones in the first place.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*le sigh*
I never am going to win at anything.....
-.-
*looks up at the sky*
What fate hath befallen me,
to shrink, and shrink, and shrink?
And for reason why?
Far none that I can think!
Shall I curse ye, O stars?
Mine fate is not in thine hand
But if error I have made,
Then I'll take up reprimand.

*turns into Marlon Brando*
*rips off shirt*
Stellaaaaaa!


Too bad there's no acting section to this forum.......
And to bad there isn't an off-Broadway version of the WG....
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Tinu.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tenshi wrote:
Tinu, want to trade? I'll start the next group in two weeks, and you can participate in this one.


whoa, dude, are you sure? o_o;;
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no problem starting a second WG myself in two weeks when I return from vacation, but if you'd like to start one yourself, Tenshi, that would be awesome. Smile

I'd like that preference in the second WG be given to those that were unable to get into this one, but if there is space, I see no reason to limit you from participating in both. Smile

Tinu, it looks like you're in this group!

This month's topic is:

SCRIPT

In other words, you must write a scene in script format. You may end up writing the next chapter of Earthsong, or you may create a new play a la Shakespeare! It's up to you.

Remember that in script format, there is generally not a lot of description. There may be a few paragraphs at the very beginning describing the scenery/set/stage, but once the dialog starts, there is very little. There may be entrances and exeunts noted, sometimes lighting and movement, but it is generally kept to a minimum. Most everything that you want to express should be conveyed though speech.

Some tips? Try to have each character have their own little quirks of speech. Perhaps a southern belle is talking to a Canadian businessman; there may be a lot of Sugahs and Eh?s.

To throw you for a loop, I'll ask that all scripts somehow involve animal crackers. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll start up the next group in two weeks then, expect the post somewhere around July 11th.

And preferrence will be given to those who didn't make this one, which is Dark Mirf and spawnofjaws, correct?

Okay, cool, now I just need to come up with an idea! It can be any sort of writing format, but I have to specify the format (and possibly mandate inclusion or exclusion of certain topics), correct?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can either specify the format or the subject matter. I just happened to do both here because 'scripts' is such a broad topic. Generally, it is one or the other. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TY sir, happy writing!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not likely, I'll be outta town, in the miuntains, helping old people who live there....so....
Like I said, I never even get a chance...
But I'm such a drama queen anyway, I'd really like to participate....
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the due date. I'd like to have all entries in by Saturday, July 21st, before I go to bed. (Which will most likely be around midnight-1am, GMT -5:00.) Voting will begin the next morning or when all entries are in, whichever comes first. We'll have until the Tuesday, July 24th, at which point all the votes should be in. Happy writing! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks mane! This should be interesting. The best of luck to everyone!
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Asa



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yah, good luck! I'm going to have fun with this, I think.
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BS: "...then insist you eat a brownie."
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Tinu.



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've an idea as well, this will be a lot of fun!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wheeeee! Theatricals! I always wanted to have a stab at this Very Happy
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