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SGI Workshop 1.13: UPDATED 12/18/09

16 Nov 2009 00:23 #17471 by taliesan
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After talking with GeekSeven, I'm going to change my entry to Scotland, WW2 era. Skylark is just too awesome to need another Brit heroine in the same universe.

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16 Nov 2009 01:04 #17472 by lfan
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Recap List:

Brad -- Canada
Lfan -- Finland
Argo -- Ancient Greece
Anon -- 13th Century Japan
G7 -- Albania
Berkhart - Cuba
Taliesan -- Scotland
JKIJ -- 15th Century UK
DKC -- Russia

OK, did I leave anyone out? (Sorry JKIJ) Any others? Bueller?

ElF

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18 Nov 2009 02:56 #17488 by YAGS
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Recap List:

Brad -- Canada
Lfan -- Finland
Argo -- Ancient Greece
Anon -- 13th Century Japan
G7 -- Albania
Berkhart - Cuba
Taliesan -- Scotland
JKIJ -- 15th Century UK
DKC -- Russia

OK, did I leave anyone out? (Sorry JKIJ) Any others? Bueller?

ElF

Nobody has taken the United States? That's kind of surprising. If I were to join, I'd probably have to stay at home and take the US. But frankly, I have absolutely no story ideas that would fit this theme. Nor do I really have any free time at the moment, though there's a chance my schedule might clear up a little in a couple of weeks.

So count me out, unless I suddenly get an inspiration for a story idea.

YAGS

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18 Nov 2009 15:49 #17493 by martinblasick
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OK, count me in for Ukraine. I've been chipping away at an idea for awhile and it seems like a good match for this. It revolves around the Chernobyl accident.

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18 Nov 2009 16:10 #17495 by lfan
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Welcome to the fray, Martin! :) Look forward to your story!

ElF


OK, count me in for Ukraine. I've been chipping away at an idea for awhile and it seems like a good match for this. It revolves around the Chernobyl accident.

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24 Nov 2009 00:22 #17575 by YAGS
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Recap List:

Brad -- Canada
Lfan -- Finland
Argo -- Ancient Greece
Anon -- 13th Century Japan
G7 -- Albania
Berkhart - Cuba
Taliesan -- Scotland
JKIJ -- 15th Century UK
DKC -- Russia

OK, did I leave anyone out? (Sorry JKIJ) Any others? Bueller?

ElF

Nobody has taken the United States? That's kind of surprising. If I were to join, I'd probably have to stay at home and take the US. But frankly, I have absolutely no story ideas that would fit this theme. Nor do I really have any free time at the moment, though there's a chance my schedule might clear up a little in a couple of weeks.

So count me out, unless I suddenly get an inspiration for a story idea.

YAGS

So it occurred to me that a story I started writing forever ago and never got around to finishing kinda sorta loosely meets the theme of this workshop, but only if you interpret "national iconic hero" in an American Idol way. Does that count?

Not that I think I'll have time to finish it, but maybe I'll think about it if y'all agree that it's on topic.

YAGS

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18 Dec 2009 17:32 #17760 by julievelor
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I'd like to take a shot at a 15th-century UK lass. I realize JKIJ has already reserved that slot, but I've checked with him and it's not the same lass.

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18 Dec 2009 18:47 #17761 by lfan
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Everyone....due to the ovcerwhelming number of requests (2) that I received regarding the deadline, I've decided to push the deadline back to JAN 31st. This will give everyone another month to send in their stories.

Please plan accordingly....

ElF

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18 Dec 2009 19:40 #17762 by Woodclaw
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Everyone....due to the ovcerwhelming number of requests (2) that I received regarding the deadline, I've decided to push the deadline back to JAN 31st. This will give everyone another month to send in their stories.

Please plan accordingly....

ElF


This is a great news, between the work and other RL impediments I haven't even started to put the story together, I was baout to ask for an extension myself.

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10 Jan 2010 18:33 #17942 by argonaut
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Sorry, people, but there's no way I'll be able to finish my story by the end of the month, and another week or two won't help.

However, admin now has Chapter 20 of The Supergirl of Smallville, along with an illustration by the ever-awesome TGK, and ace and I have begun work on Chapter 21.

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11 Jan 2010 14:23 #17947 by admin
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It is now posted, Argo...

As for the workshop deadline, it might get extended but Lfan will make the final call. I have not received any submissions so far (though that is not uncommon for this). Please get your entries in to me when you can.

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Sorry, people, but there's no way I'll be able to finish my story by the end of the month, and another week or two won't help.

However, admin now has Chapter 20 of The Supergirl of Smallville, along with an illustration by the ever-awesome TGK, and ace and I have begun work on Chapter 21.

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30 Jan 2010 13:05 #18090 by Woodclaw
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Hey guys I know it's not my role, but we are more or less 1 day to the deadline, so myabe it's better to do a little of roll-call. I was luckily able to submit mine (thanks to G7 super-fast proofreading).

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30 Jan 2010 14:07 #18091 by inactive
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Mine is submitted as well. Did you get it okay, admin?

- GeekSeven

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31 Jan 2010 12:52 #18104 by JKIJ
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I've just submitted my entry, so that's at least 3. Anybody else?

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31 Jan 2010 18:24 #18108 by lfan
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Sadly, I'm gonna be late on mine, as I've been tied up with work and the SWM redesign. We'll post all the entries either tomorrow (Mon) or Tuesday at the latest, but I doubt mine will be in. I PROMISE however to submit it shortly, knowing I'm ineligible for the poll.

ElF

I've just submitted my entry, so that's at least 3. Anybody else?

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02 Feb 2010 15:19 #18121 by lfan
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The three Workshop stories by G7, JKLJ, and Anon have now been posted in the Storybank. Poll to follow later!!

ElF

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02 Feb 2010 16:40 #18124 by deathgeonous
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Hmm, I wasn't that found of LKLJ's Queen Elizibeth, G7's Double Eagle was ok, but my hands down favorite was Anon's Divine Gift. Well, thanks to all who wrote these, bye for now. Oh, and I hope that this was the right place to put this comment, I think I've been lurking to long.

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02 Feb 2010 18:45 #18127 by lfan
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Welcome, Death! This is the correct place (at least until I set up a poll I guess). Funny thing is that QE the Great was my fave of the three. Different strokes, I guess.....

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Hmm, I wasn't that found of LKLJ's Queen Elizibeth, G7's Double Eagle was ok, but my hands down favorite was Anon's Divine Gift. Well, thanks to all who wrote these, bye for now. Oh, and I hope that this was the right place to put this comment, I think I've been lurking to long.

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02 Feb 2010 20:02 #18128 by Woodclaw
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Hmm, I wasn't that found of LKLJ's Queen Elizibeth, G7's Double Eagle was ok, but my hands down favorite was Anon's Divine Gift. Well, thanks to all who wrote these, bye for now. Oh, and I hope that this was the right place to put this comment, I think I've been lurking to long.


Thanks, I've read the other two submission yet, but I'll do as afast as I can. In the meantime I'm quite depressed by having a workshop with only 3 entries... I hope people won't take this bad like the last time.

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03 Feb 2010 10:54 #18145 by oldHarmonyMotion
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I read and enjoyed all three! I honestly couldn't pick which one I liked the most.

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03 Feb 2010 12:35 #18146 by kshoo
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Hi, for me it's a toss-up between England and Japan :) Anyone else throwing their hats into the ring too?

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03 Feb 2010 21:50 #18154 by JKIJ
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Thanks to those who have read and enjoyed my little story. I'm glad that it entertained some people. I had visions that nobody would like it. There are certainly a few things I'd have liked to try and improve and I can spot some errors that I should have corrected, but I ran out of time. Ah well. I do hope to get part 2 written at some point, though that certainly won't be for a while yet.

I definitely enjoyed both the other stories. Thanks for them, Anon and GeekSeven. My vote, when the poll is up, will go to Divine Gift since I would say that was my favourite of the two and I will not be voting for myself. I'll try to be more specific about the stories later.

I did find the similarities and differences between the three interesting. We all felt the need to place the time of each event in the story, though GeekSeven was a bit more specific than Anon or myself. Two of us made the superwoman the eventual ruler of their country while in the third she might decide to make herself ruler of a mighty empire. The biggest difference is in the origin of the women, with me being the odd one out.

I must admit to being disappointed that tthere were only three entries. I was hoping to read more of them since I do think this alternative history is an area ripe for our exploitation. I hope that we will see some of the other entries at some point. LFan's already promised to finish his and this is certainly one area where I think "better late than never" is absolutely right.

Once again, thanks to those who read and liked Queen Elizabeth.

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03 Feb 2010 22:43 #18155 by inactive
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I'm a little disappointed in how my story came out. As they say in Hollywood, there were script problems from the start. I was only able to finish it by ripping out most of the origin story.

There are a couple of upcoming stories in the 'Liberty Belle' universe that I'm a little happier with.

I enjoyed both of the other entries and I'm not sure where my vote will be going just yet. I beta-read 'Divine Gift' and I thought it was imaginative and well thought out. 'Queen Elizabeth' is nicely written and evokes a good sense of the period.

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03 Feb 2010 23:22 #18156 by Woodclaw
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Well, I've finished reading and there is little I can add to the comments.

About Double Eagle the problem, I think, was that the entire set-up and dvelopment of action were to static, not slow mind you (JKIJ and mine stories had a lot slower build-up) just everything happens in very limited location, I think that the scenes lack the sense of scale or size that G7 previous work had.

About Queen Elizabeth I was quite shocked by the similarities, both in development and in format (scenes divided by time). Clearly there were also differences, in my story only 3 historical characters appeared the Shikken, Kublai Khan and the mentioned Bukko, who was actual Zen monk; while JKIJ included several.

I believe that JKIJ narration was supeior to mine in at least two points, first he came out with actual origin story were I simply redesign Superman's to fit the setting, second he was able to portray the manners and the way of speaking of his characters a lot better.

About the whole ruling superwoman angle that these stories tend to keep, I think it's a double faced matter. First is quite easy to think that a superhuman unwillgly to keep her identity secret will soon becomes embroiled within politics and being smarter, more powerful or, simply, more long lived coming to power. Second, while the concept of democracy is quite ancient, its widespread application is less than 300 years old, until the 18° century it was considered just a political theory, an exercise of imagination.

"A multitude of rulers is not a good thing. Let there be one ruler, one king."
- Herodotus

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04 Feb 2010 00:12 #18157 by yaracyrrah
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I liked all three stories, but I liked Queen Elizabeth the best.

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