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mehico

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« on: February 01, 2005, 12:53:39 PM »
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it's been said that there are 7 basic plots;

overcoming the monster

rags to riches

the quest

voyage and return

comedy

tragedy

rebirth

I was thinking of writing an interlocking story kinda script with these 7 stories all being explored.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

(please refrain from using the word "altmenesque" in your postings - thanks)
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2005, 01:00:10 PM »
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Hmm...I think Peter Jackson did this... :)

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2005, 01:03:46 PM »
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or when pta wrote boogie nights.

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2005, 01:06:20 PM »
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Think up a story yourself. It's much more satisfying.

And if people had an epic storyidea I doubt they'd give it up.

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2005, 01:33:01 PM »
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yeah but some great films have come from sticking to a set of rules. e.g the films of lars von trier.
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2005, 01:35:23 PM »
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Yes...rules he came up with himself.

I'm sayin, Go for it!
Just make up the story yourself.

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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2005, 02:18:39 PM »
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oh no, i totally appreciate the support. i just like a challenge.

for instance, I'm writing a selection of short stories based on items that i have found on the street.
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2005, 02:25:26 PM »
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It's been done.

mehico

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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2005, 02:33:05 PM »
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when has it been done before?

I always plagiarise without even realising. I invented the credit card the other day, convinced myself i was a genius and would die rich then realised it had been done.
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2005, 02:45:06 PM »
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COLLECTIVE SUBCONSCIOUS.  YOUR RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.  (IT'S ALL BEEN DONE.  DOO-DOO  DOO-DOO.)  SURRENDER AND DIE IN OBSCURITY.

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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2005, 02:58:39 PM »
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Quote from: ono mo cuishle
SURRENDER AND DIE IN OBSCURITY.


thanks for the tip
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2005, 08:15:03 PM »
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2001
endless 'nothing is what it seems'-isms

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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2005, 08:32:34 PM »
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why in the hell would any writer give YOU his ideas -- lets think with our head here buddy.

and I agree with pubrick
...your excuses are your own...

 

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