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2018 workshop no. 1

12 Jan 2018 18:57 #58103 by fats
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Hi all,

I've delayed the start of this workshop to allow people to express any concerns that they have over the new format, I've not had any major ones so let's get cracking with the first workshop of 2018.

As per the new set up, this is the suggest an idea week, you have 7 days to post an idea for the first workshop of the year, Dru will then choose any of the ideas or he can run with his idea.

Once Dru has chosen the theme we will then have 2 months of writing time where people can use the dedicated discord chat room to discuss and share items for editing and review, once the two-month deadline is up we will then go tot he two week voting period and the winner will be announced then.

I've already received one suggestion, but I'm going to leave it to them to submit it to this thread as it' only right.

the deadline for this part will be next Friday at midnight UK time.

Let's hear your ideas.

Fats
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12 Jan 2018 21:53 #58107 by pwnmawn
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Hey guys.

I read somewhere that it would be nice to repeat the "Super villainess" one but if that's not the case I would be awesome if it was "Female criminal becomes super" workshop.

Thanks.
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12 Jan 2018 23:32 - 12 Jan 2018 23:34 #58108 by shadar
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How about A Valkyrie Awakens. The Valkyrie could be modeled on the comic character, on Norse mythology, or recent movies or some combination of above, including extensions of any of those.

The idea is that she's been sleeping for the last thousand or so years and has a bit of catching up to do as she finds herself suddenly walking around in 2018.

What could or would she decide to do with her great powers given she's starting with a 10 or 11th century perspective on society. A time when Vikings were still sailing around in their longboats.


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13 Jan 2018 02:02 #58109 by Markiehoe
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How about this:

Good girl does Heroic things.
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13 Jan 2018 02:05 - 13 Jan 2018 02:08 #58110 by shadar
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shadar wrote: How about A Valkyrie Awakens. The Valkyrie could be modeled on the comic character, on Norse mythology, or recent movies or some combination of above, including extensions of any of those.

The idea is that she's been sleeping for the last thousand or so years and has a bit of catching up to do as she finds herself suddenly walking around in 2018.

What could or would she decide to do with her great powers given she's starting with a 10 or 11th century perspective on society. A time when Vikings were still sailing around in their longboats.


Shadar


One thing I forgot to say is that there is lots of potential for humor (she's definitely a fish out of water), drama (she might decide to 'fix' the world, and sexiness (she is a lusty, ultra-hot blonde warrior-goddess). Authors could go any or all of those directions.
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13 Jan 2018 02:45 #58111 by jumperprime
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My suggestion would be Oopsie!. Basically a superbabe wreaking havoc and/or saving the day completely by accident. Examples include going for her morning run oblivious to the resultant sonic boom shattering every window in the neighborhood. She's crossing the street bopping to a song on her iPod and a bank robber's getaway car crumples against her invincible body and she just keeps on going without even realizing a car wrecked itself crashing into her. Or maybe an epic wardrobe malfunction from her supertits tearing through her blouse causes a ten-car pileup because everyone's too enamored gazing at her huge tits to look where they're going. The possibilities are endless.
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13 Jan 2018 03:08 #58112 by kshoo
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I like the idea of the Supervillianess too. I remember there were a few collaboration stories on that theme, and maybe flipping roles could be a consideration too? (e.g. superhero becomes a villian(ess) and vice versa).
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13 Jan 2018 04:05 #58113 by Dru1076
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Some really good suggestions so far. Looks like you guys are gonna make my choice really hard to make...

"Stupid Reality!" - Homer J. Simpson
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13 Jan 2018 05:09 #58114 by ChaozCloud
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Supergirl has to do bad to do good. Or vice versa. Basically a good supergirl would need to do bad deeds to charge her power/s so she can later help people and the reverse for a bad supergirl.

A good old classic time travel story, where the supergirl (or to be supergirl) changes something in the past and has to live with the results in the present.

With the Incredibles 2 being released this year, there could be a workshop about super powered families.
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13 Jan 2018 06:53 #58115 by Bolt527
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Supervillainess(es) win(s).

It's rarely been done before. I can't think of a story where a truly bad character comes out on top. Dru's stories might be some of the few exceptions. DKC comes close, then backs away. Marknew has done a few alluding to it. But nobody really has explored the implications. We read many stories about powers. The hero generally supports the status quo. But what would someone truly immoral do with victory?

Would make for interesting and challenging plots for our theme. And some tense, anything-can-happen fight scenes. Think superpowers meets Game of Thrones.
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13 Jan 2018 09:32 #58116 by Woodclaw
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This is my current, completely unpolished suggestion: Worlds Collide, whatever those two worlds might mean. It can be a clash of cultures, an interplanetary war, a literal catastrophe with a planet size asteroid hurling toward an unsuspecting world and son on.

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"What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?" ("Gentleman" John Marcone)
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13 Jan 2018 23:33 #58120 by papayoya1
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Hi everyone!

I'm new here (well, I've really been reading stories in SWM for a very long time, but I started posting my first story, "The Towers' Syndrome", a few days ago).

My preference have always been evil supergirls, so the Super Villainess topic that has been suggested sounds fantastic.

I wanted to suggest another one that I think could be fun too: "Supergirl needs to get something (e.g. a protected item) or someone (e.g. a witness)"

Looking forward to the workshop!
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14 Jan 2018 01:00 #58121 by erikphandel
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I just had an idea: How about a "master and apprentice" story? Where someone basically teaches another girl on how to get superpowers. Story with lots of character between those two, and the girl slowly but surely growing stronger every day
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14 Jan 2018 01:19 #58122 by Engineered-Sorcery
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Given all the suggestions of villain-related stories, especially heroine-turning-to-villainess ones, I had two ideas.

The first would be ab lend of two concepts. The first is a blend of a villain prompt and the 'accidental hero' one, where there's an evil gal who, through committing crimes, winds up actually helping the world in terms of net benefit. Stuff like she goes to rob a bank, and by melting the vault door open she helps people discover that it was actually a front for an insurance scam on the part of the bank owner, or boosting herself with a super-serum winds up allowing people to discover it has some sort of side effect. I figure it could be a fun twist, especially if the 'hero' winds up doing more harm than good by trying to stop her.

Second would be a bit more traditional, a 'hero for a day' type story where the villainess decides that she'd like to try being one of the good guys, and finds that she likes it all things considered. I figure that could lead to some interesting ideas like how the hero community might face that, and whether she'd wind up going back to evil as time goes on.
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14 Jan 2018 15:21 #58126 by lfan
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papayoya1 wrote: Hi everyone!

I'm new here (well, I've really been reading stories in SWM for a very long time, but I started posting my first story, "The Towers' Syndrome", a few days ago).

My preference have always been evil supergirls, so the Super Villainess topic that has been suggested sounds fantastic.

I wanted to suggest another one that I think could be fun too: "Supergirl needs to get something (e.g. a protected item) or someone (e.g. a witness)"

Looking forward to the workshop!


I think this one lends itself to some great action scenes with destruction of bank vaults and safe houses coming to mind! Applies to good girls and bad girls. Nice suggestion!

ElF
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14 Jan 2018 16:35 #58127 by thewisewatcher
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Hmm

1) superwoman with uncontrollable power
2) superwoman fights giant robot
3) superwoman meets Superman/supergirl
4) average girl on the verge of becoming super loses chance to her fool (queen bee at school)
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14 Jan 2018 16:56 #58128 by Woodclaw
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thewisewatcher wrote: Hmm

1) superwoman with uncontrollable power
2) superwoman fights giant robot
3) superwoman meets Superman/supergirl
4) average girl on the verge of becoming super loses chance to her fool (queen bee at school)


I think that 1 & 2 are the best (although I would change the second to "superwoman fight a giant"), since they allow the biggest freedom for the writers. #3 isn't bad, but it involves some established character and some writers might not be confortable with that. #4 is a very narrow scenario compared to the rest.

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14 Jan 2018 18:42 #58133 by TheOne25
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Hi all and Happy New Year!

I was thinking like a supergirl switches places with a counterpart from another universe, whether that's by some scientist (Constantine's Portal ;) ), by a random black hole or whatever the writer comes up with.

The counterpart can be the opposite of the supergirls personality or similar personality but in a much different world.

Whether one/both want to just go back home, or do some good/bad then go home or stay is up to the writer.

Just sharing my peanuts!
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14 Jan 2018 20:31 #58134 by luchodemeyer
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Hi all,

I try my luck too with some, I hope sufficiently generic, themes:

- She had always refused this title, but yet, one day, Supergirl must admit it is justified to be treated as a living goddess by other mortals... what finally makes her change her mind?

- one girl, he has been given the possibility to transform just one girl into a real Supergirl... why does he chose the evil one? And how the others react?

- And the meanest one: more and more wives and girlfriends are complaining about the behavior of their lovers when it comes to this Supergirl (#stopshowingoff). How does the Girl of Steel decide to handle this growing anger?

I may try to think of some others, I hope Dru is not afraid for having to select one theme amongst so many ideas from us :)
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14 Jan 2018 23:50 #58136 by Monty
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I like the last idea there of #stopshowingoff as a world of jealous women hit social media to try and counter the whimsical, superior nature of Supergirl as all male heads are turned.
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