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Themes for the Halloween workshop

18 Sep 2021 19:47 #72310 by Rjjt456
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Hello everyone!

As some of you know, on the SWM Discord server we have been talking a bit about a possible Halloween workshop (We know, there ain't much time for it at this point).

If we have to be honest (and be "we", I mean the mod team): We want ideas for a theme. 

We have discussed a few, some a bit more detailed than others.

So, if any of you have any ideas then feel free to post them here!

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18 Sep 2021 20:13 #72311 by Woodclaw
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For sake of expediency the proposed themes so far are:
  • A superpowered character comes to earth and can't understand the Halloween tradition, think it's real and goes overboard with interesting results.
  • Becoming the costume
Both have been done as single stories, but neither as full workshop.

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18 Sep 2021 22:11 #72312 by sandman19424
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popular horror charcter or archtype gets more than thy bargained for

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18 Sep 2021 23:15 #72313 by erikphandel
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I'm very partial to "becoming the costume", though I admit it's very overplayed. But sometimes, tried and true is best

However, if we're suggesting themes let me shoot some
- a super twist on a classic horror tale
- superheroine faces horror themed villain
- a supergirl organizes/throws a halloween party
- supervillain goes on horrible, gory slasher rampage
- existential/psychological horror involving an ubergirl (probably the most challenging, but also the most interesting one)

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19 Sep 2021 02:07 #72314 by YAGS
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I don't have time to participate right now, but I have a suggestion for a theme. How about just using Halloween itself as the theme, and letting authors get creative from there?
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19 Sep 2021 06:31 - 19 Sep 2021 06:35 #72315 by Monty
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Here is an example of 'becoming the costume'. Ok, it's a cartoon (the only format this could really work on-screen), but the costume and snacks certainly have an "effect" on Penny! (Cut to 8:40 for Effect).

A Hero For Halloween;


 
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19 Sep 2021 14:00 #72316 by Woody
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Re becoming the costume -also see the Simpson's tree house of horror XVI: I've grown a costume on your face

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19 Sep 2021 14:43 #72317 by Rich
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Would be good if someone could do an updated take on the Hero For Halloween. Maybe set it 10 years in the future, Penny has always thought about that night where she became a superhero. It hasn’t happened since, but on Halloween she once again becomes the Hero and this time she gets to keep her powers
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19 Sep 2021 20:18 #72318 by Rjjt456
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Would be good if someone could do an updated take on the Hero For Halloween. Maybe set it 10 years in the future, Penny has always thought about that night where she became a superhero. It hasn’t happened since, but on Halloween she once again becomes the Hero and this time she gets to keep her powers
 

A sequel to a specific story?

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20 Sep 2021 00:01 #72319 by CANNNNIS
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How about
Sexy mexican girl absorve evil souls and get super poderes, strong and hot

Amateur witch steals energy from People in costums bueno one of them is supergirl in another costum

Girl never had candy before on halloween she gets them and gets huge bella but then it Shrinks to normal and poderes candy versión starts

Amarrar witch treat or tread ofrece she gets candy everyrhing is allrighht if not she can Take something valuable from you, guess what happen to supergirl when she dont get her candy

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20 Sep 2021 02:16 #72320 by d_k_c
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Not 100% if I can participate - but becoming the costume are the most fun to read.
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20 Sep 2021 18:25 #72322 by njae
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Isn't Halloween a theme in itself? In the past we had workshops where that was enough of a theme. Doing both a Halloween workshop and adding a theme to it feels a bit too restricting.

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20 Sep 2021 18:57 #72323 by Rjjt456
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Isn't Halloween a theme in itself? In the past we had workshops where that was enough of a theme. Doing both a Halloween workshop and adding a theme to it feels a bit too restricting.
 

That’s a valid point.
This is an attempt to give the Halloween theme a extra twist (and see how many people are interested in it.
Admittedly, the deadline will probably be fairly short 

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21 Sep 2021 00:10 #72324 by tsuper
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I plan on writing a story for Halloween in the future but a workshop could help push me to do so
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21 Sep 2021 07:17 #72326 by Rjjt456
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Thanks for all the suggestions!

We have looked upon all of them and decided to go with the “Becoming the costume” trope as the underlying theme for this Halloween workshop.

We are still planning out the details, but expect an announcement soon!
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21 Sep 2021 16:43 #72330 by shadar
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Thanks for all the suggestions!

We have looked upon all of them and decided to go with the “Becoming the costume” trope as the underlying theme for this Halloween workshop.

We are still planning out the details, but expect an announcement soon!

Who among us hasn't looked at a brief video clip or even a picture of a young beauty in a tight costume and began to wonder, "What if she really..."  I've written a lot of stories starting with nothing but a picture and a fantasy of what could be.

It's a natural and a perennial theme of our genre. And so perfect for a workshop. 

Nice choice...

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21 Sep 2021 22:22 #72333 by YAGS
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Thanks for all the suggestions!

We have looked upon all of them and decided to go with the “Becoming the costume” trope as the underlying theme for this Halloween workshop.

We are still planning out the details, but expect an announcement soon!

 

Cool. So can I just re-enter my story from workshop 2.06 back in November 2006?

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22 Sep 2021 06:39 #72335 by Rjjt456
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I don’t think that’s how it usually goes YAGS, we usually only take on new stories in these ;-)

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22 Sep 2021 10:39 #72337 by Woodclaw
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Cool. So can I just re-enter my story from workshop 2.06 back in November 2006?

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Since the entire point here is prompt people to write new stories... I'd say no.
A sequel on the other hand...

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22 Sep 2021 13:02 #72339 by YAGS
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You do realize I was just kidding, right?

Actually, I've had two stories for past workshops here that would fit the theme, despite one of them not actually featuring the costume in the story. And I have another story idea that I want to do eventually that fits the theme, too.

I just don't have any time for this stuff right now, so don't expect me to write much of anything any time soon.
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