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Heads up, workshop announcement

06 Feb 2017 17:08 #52426 by fats
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Hi all,

Check out the site on the 20th to find out the latest workshop announcement.

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07 Feb 2017 19:23 #52434 by Sarge395
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I would donate a supergirl costume minus the cost of shipping. Small or medium. First time winners preferred.
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07 Feb 2017 19:50 #52435 by Woodclaw
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Sarge395 wrote: I would donate a supergirl costume minus the cost of shipping. Small or medium. First time winners preferred.


That's very generous of you :)

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07 Feb 2017 21:21 #52437 by erikphandel
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Would you ship it worldwide Sarge? I might try my hand at it this time (though I say this all the times)
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07 Feb 2017 22:39 #52440 by Sarge395
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Sure would. But you may be shocked by the cost of shipping, VAT, taxes, duties....
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08 Feb 2017 02:18 #52441 by erikphandel
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Yeah, I know. For a Supergirl costume though, I'd consider paying
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11 Feb 2017 09:14 #52473 by d_k_c
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A lot of people criticize Supergirl for bad writing......Can SWM writers do better? My vote for a workshop is......Write an Episode for Supergirl season 3
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11 Feb 2017 09:37 - 11 Feb 2017 11:41 #52474 by Woodclaw
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d_k_c wrote: A lot of people criticize Supergirl for bad writing......Can SWM writers do better? My vote for a workshop is......Write an Episode for Supergirl season 3


As the winner of the last workshop is up LFan to choose the theme of this one ... we'll see.


Scratch that, I'm an idiot and got the two workshop tracks mixed up.

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11 Feb 2017 18:07 #52480 by d_k_c
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Oh I was just throwing around an idea. Not suggesting at all that, that should be the theme. As always, I'll support the idea that gains the most traction
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11 Feb 2017 18:56 #52481 by Woodclaw
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d_k_c wrote: Oh I was just throwing around an idea. Not suggesting at all that, that should be the theme. As always, I'll support the idea that gains the most traction


Well it's a good suggestion.

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12 Feb 2017 13:51 #52492 by lfan
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d_k_c wrote: Oh I was just throwing around an idea. Not suggesting at all that, that should be the theme. As always, I'll support the idea that gains the most traction


I like the idea but I would prefer it be in a prose format, rather than a script format.

My next idea/topic was to a different slant. Rather than being topical, my idea was to write a first-person ubergirl story since there are not many in the SWM Library. However, that was before Willow's Superior Girl come across the desk.

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12 Feb 2017 18:10 #52496 by d_k_c
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Reading script formatted stories are a bit lame, with a few exceptions. So, i agree with lfan, write your regular story just set in the SG television universe. Or if the scope is too narow, any television show that potentially can introduce some uber action. Just one thought,

I like lfans as well, although i don't know if ive ever attempted a first person story before.

As always, the more stories the better, so if any of you have some great ideas, throw them out there
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15 Feb 2017 21:30 #52559 by fats
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Speaking with DKC he's looking for suggestions for the theme of the workshop, so please if you have an idea then post it here.

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16 Feb 2017 02:46 #52568 by argonaut
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I assumed the theme had already been hammered out and you were waiting to announce it on the 20th.

But if you're taking suggestions:

1. "A Day at the Beach." The superwoman might be a lifeguard, a volleyball player, a swimsuit model on a photoshoot, or just a girl enjoying a day off.

2. "Princess Power." Imagine a Disney princess with super-powers. I've written a couple of chapters of a super Rapunzel story, and a while ago Woodclaw wrote a terrific story about a super Aurora that blended the Disney cartoon with darker elements from European folklore -- one of my favorites. Let's see what our writers might do with Cinderella, Ariel, Jasmine, Belle ...

3. "Supergirl in Training." A novice supergirl is learning how to use her powers, perhaps under the guidance of an experienced super-heroine. Or the story might focus on an academy or boot camp for supergirls.

4. "Who Wants to Be a Superheroine?" For a "reality" TV show, a group of women are given temporary super-powers and make their way through a series of competitions. One or more of them are eliminated at the end of each round. Last one standing gets permanent super-powers. Write an episode of the show.
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16 Feb 2017 03:50 #52569 by lfan
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Problem is so many of the obvious/fun themes have been done previously but those are good ideas by Argo.

Similar to the "writing prompt" one we did earlier, I was trying to think outside themes and thought of the Food Network's Chopped where the chefs have to make a dish from 4 separate (and often unrelated) ingredients so it got me thinking of doing a WS with a similar idea like incorporating the following into a story:

Naval vessel
Radioactive waste
Bunny rabbit
A hot dog stand

OR

Green pencil
Machine gun
Sorority house
Armoured car

The items can be completely randy m and literally anything and the only "rule" would be a story entry would hVe to include all of them

Just a thought
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16 Feb 2017 04:04 #52570 by ace191
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Like maybe,
Long blonde hair
Great biceps
Perky breasts
Long lean legs

Or perhaps pick one from each group:

Car
Boat
Airplane
Motorcycle

Dynamite
C4
U235
Laser

Evil Dictator
Trump and/or Clinton
Greedy industrialist
Any Kardashion
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16 Feb 2017 04:46 #52571 by thedoc9
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Interesting... I have a theme in mind for if I ever win the chance to decide it, and it's nice to know I'm not the only person interested in stuff geared towards the show.... but the costume offer is certainly intriguing...
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16 Feb 2017 04:51 #52572 by thedoc9
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It could be fun to have each potential contributor submit four or five words/concepts to Fats, and then after a deadline, he picks four out of a "hat" and assigns a different set of four to each writer. Kind of like an improv game.
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16 Feb 2017 09:09 #52574 by Woodclaw
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argonaut wrote: I assumed the theme had already been hammered out and you were waiting to announce it on the 20th.

But if you're taking suggestions:

1. "A Day at the Beach." The superwoman might be a lifeguard, a volleyball player, a swimsuit model on a photoshoot, or just a girl enjoying a day off.

2. "Princess Power." Imagine a Disney princess with super-powers. I've written a couple of chapters of a super Rapunzel story, and a while ago Woodclaw wrote a terrific story about a super Aurora that blended the Disney cartoon with darker elements from European folklore -- one of my favorites. Let's see what our writers might do with Cinderella, Ariel, Jasmine, Belle ...

3. "Supergirl in Training." A novice supergirl is learning how to use her powers, perhaps under the guidance of an experienced super-heroine. Or the story might focus on an academy or boot camp for supergirls.

4. "Who Wants to Be a Superheroine?" For a "reality" TV show, a group of women are given temporary super-powers and make their way through a series of competitions. One or more of them are eliminated at the end of each round. Last one standing gets permanent super-powers. Write an episode of the show.


I believe that #1 was already tried at least once.
All the others might be interesting to try.

lfan wrote: Problem is so many of the obvious/fun themes have been done previously but those are good ideas by Argo.

Similar to the "writing prompt" one we did earlier, I was trying to think outside themes and thought of the Food Network's Chopped where the chefs have to make a dish from 4 separate (and often unrelated) ingredients so it got me thinking of doing a WS with a similar idea like incorporating the following into a story:

Naval vessel
Radioactive waste
Bunny rabbit
A hot dog stand

OR

Green pencil
Machine gun
Sorority house
Armoured car

The items can be completely randy m and literally anything and the only "rule" would be a story entry would hVe to include all of them

Just a thought
ElF


Not a bad thought, although I think that the one flaw is that some writers might take this too litelraly and insert those words in the first couple of paragraphs and call it a day. On the other hand we could provide a very specific theme and give a couple of words to each author and see what happens. Although this could be more effective as a short workshop.

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16 Feb 2017 12:42 #52577 by njae
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How about "Super but not Kryptonian"?

I think last year the idea was to include Kara at all costs due to the show. But it would be refreshing to specifically exclude her. Might be extended to any ubergirl on TV/Film.

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