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Topic: In or out?
Posted By: Random
Subject: In or out?
Date Posted: 20 Aug 2018 at 8:31pm
Got the notification about short screenplay today.  About six times.  Didn't check to see if the second batch had the dates right, but I'm assuming that's why they sent them twice.


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Posted By: JeffreyHowe
Date Posted: 20 Aug 2018 at 10:14pm
Oh, I'll like do it. Having the dates right would be nice though. Tongue

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Posted By: Suave
Date Posted: 20 Aug 2018 at 11:05pm
Hell with the right dates!  I am in!


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Posted By: beckyrcollins
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2018 at 3:12am
Bought the ticket pretty much immediately. Then thought it might be a good idea to check the dates... luckily all's well! 

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Posted By: BeckyG515
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2018 at 9:41am
I'm on the fence. The Screenwriting Challenge was a huge learning curve for me. This is shorter and a shorter time. Confused I don't know. Shocked

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Posted By: Suave
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2018 at 9:55am
Originally posted by BeckyG515 BeckyG515 wrote:

I'm on the fence. The Screenwriting Challenge was a huge learning curve for me. This is shorter and a shorter time. Confused I don't know. Shocked


Shot time limit is not as bad as the short page count, not to me anyway, lol. 


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Posted By: BeckyG515
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2018 at 10:27am
Originally posted by Suave Suave wrote:

Originally posted by BeckyG515 BeckyG515 wrote:

I'm on the fence. The Screenwriting Challenge was a huge learning curve for me. This is shorter and a shorter time. Confused I don't know. Shocked


Shot time limit is not as bad as the short page count, not to me anyway, lol. 

You're probably right. 


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Posted By: dias
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2018 at 1:10pm
I'm in - going for the full house of all 4 NYCM contests this year Big smile

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Posted By: steph9289
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2018 at 3:56pm
It's funny..I actually do better with the short page limit! 12 is just too much for me. I don't think I've ever used all 12 pages. I score much better in the Short Screenplay challenge. :)

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Posted By: manifestlynot
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2018 at 6:09pm
I'm in! If the screenplay contest taught me anything it's how to be mean and lean (and quick!) with my page count!

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Posted By: lisafox10800
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2018 at 8:50pm
In. Because I'm a glutton for punishment.

And I just can't say no to these contests.


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Posted By: Joni
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2018 at 8:20am
Absolutely in. Every time I've done one, I come away with a story I never would have written without the prompts, and even when I don't care for them, it gets creative juices flowing and keeps me motivated to write. It feels like doing these comps regularly is a really good way to prevent writer's block.

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Posted By: Random
Date Posted: 29 Aug 2018 at 8:13pm
Originally posted by lisafox10800 lisafox10800 wrote:

In. Because I'm a glutton for punishment.

And I just can't say no to these contests.


It's okay, Lisa.  It's not you, it's a disease, and it can be treated...

Big smile


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Posted By: NYCNewbie
Date Posted: 30 Aug 2018 at 6:26am

Yup....cannonballed in …...no doubt I will be coughing and spluttering, reaching for the surface with water up my nose, gasping for air by the end of it!



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Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2018 at 7:47pm
KATY BAR THE DOOR I'M IN


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Posted By: thesaura73
Date Posted: 08 Oct 2018 at 1:15pm
I'm really on the fence...

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Posted By: Tim G
Date Posted: 08 Oct 2018 at 1:54pm
IN! 
Obviously.


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Posted By: Tim G
Date Posted: 08 Oct 2018 at 1:55pm
Originally posted by stephenmatlock stephenmatlock wrote:

KATY BAR THE DOOR I'M IN

I'M JUST IN THE BAR


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Posted By: Zblugg
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2018 at 9:39am
Originally posted by Tim G Tim G wrote:

Originally posted by stephenmatlock stephenmatlock wrote:

KATY BAR THE DOOR I'M IN

I'M JUST IN THE BAR

WHAT IF, INSTEAD, BEAR WITH ME, WE RAISED THE BAR?


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Posted By: Random
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2018 at 10:02am
Originally posted by Zblugg Zblugg wrote:

Originally posted by Tim G Tim G wrote:

Originally posted by stephenmatlock stephenmatlock wrote:

KATY BAR THE DOOR I'M IN

I'M JUST IN THE BAR

WHAT IF, INSTEAD, BEAR WITH ME, WE RAISED THE BAR?


Just...stop, you privileged elitist pig.  Now you're suggesting some people shouldn't get fifteen points for participating?

Reminds me of the joke the techs told when I was getting an MRI while doped up on fentanyl and morphine (don't ask how I remember this; I'm not sure myself).  Two men walked in to a bar...and I was coherent enough to provide the punch line, even if I mumbled a bit.


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Posted By: NYCNewbie
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2018 at 1:08pm
Originally posted by thesaura73 thesaura73 wrote:


I'm really on the fence...


Come on Thesaura…..sitting on the fence makes your arse sore.....get off and get in! You've got a story to write this weekend! Let the ink flow!!


P x


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Posted By: Emmageek
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2018 at 7:26pm
I'm In!!!  Woo-hoo!

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Posted By: Random
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2018 at 7:43pm
Crap, that's this weekend, isn't it?  Yeesh.

Guess I'd better sharpen my keyboard.  Make sure I have a limitless supply of Australian Shiraz because the prompts always look better when viewed through the bottom of a glass.


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Posted By: thesaura73
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2018 at 4:03pm
Originally posted by NYCNewbie NYCNewbie wrote:


Come on Thesaura…..sitting on the fence makes your arse sore.....get off and get in! You've got a story to write this weekend! Let the ink flow!!
What a good point! LOL I'm in!


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Posted By: NYCNewbie
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2018 at 4:18pm
Originally posted by thesaura73 thesaura73 wrote:

Originally posted by NYCNewbie NYCNewbie wrote:


Come on Thesaura…..sitting on the fence makes your arse sore.....get off and get in! You've got a story to write this weekend! Let the ink flow!!

What a good point! LOL I'm in!
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Posted By: callmedeb
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2018 at 1:29pm
This is my favourite one =) I am so very happy to see so many newbies and returnees! Plus, for me, it's a great way to procrastinate on an actual end of month deadline. Maybe this contest will knock somethingloose.Lamp

I am in. I've stocked up on cheese and I'm picking up a juice box (merlot flavoured) on the way home tonight.

Let the madness begin!

Deb


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Posted By: Random
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2018 at 3:36pm
Originally posted by callmedeb callmedeb wrote:

<snip>I'm picking up a juice box (merlot flavoured) on the way home tonight.



I have found, historically, that it is far more difficult to view the prompts through the bottom of a box.  Granted they do look better, mostly because you can't see them anymore and can pretend comedy-weapon of mass destruction-newborn baby was the unfortunate side-effect of consuming a box of grape juice...

Prompts viewed through the punt of a bottle, on the other hand, take on a far more pleasing aspect.

Just saying.

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Posted By: stephenmatlock
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2018 at 3:47pm
NGL, I'm in for a busy weekend and will need to piece together the time I need to write this.

But that's how I roll now, I guess.

I like the idea of drinking until something erupts on the page.


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Posted By: callmedeb
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2018 at 3:52pm
Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Prompts viewed through the punt of a bottle, on the other hand, take on a far more pleasing aspect.

It's either that or Tequila, and I don't think writing during a black-out is ideal, lol

Plus I am (probably) not going to drink the whole thing Wink


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Posted By: AJSCreator
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2018 at 3:56pm
I'm in!
Haven't done anything like this before. Looking forward to getting started!


Posted By: Random
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2018 at 4:03pm
Originally posted by callmedeb callmedeb wrote:

Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Prompts viewed through the punt of a bottle, on the other hand, take on a far more pleasing aspect.

It's either that or Tequila, and I don't think writing during a black-out is ideal, lol

Plus I am (probably) not going to drink the whole thing Wink


Have you actually tried writing a screenplay during a black-out, or are you quitting before you ever get started?

I'm pretty sure that's how Shostakovitch's Octet was written.  More likely he used stevenmatlock's method.

Nothing else adequately explains how something that bad still shows up in the repertoire.


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