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Heads up, workshop announcement

16 Feb 2017 13:01 #52578 by Woodclaw
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njae wrote: 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.


An usual powers workshop, forcing some of us to break to FISS mold would be an interesting idea.

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16 Feb 2017 13:15 #52579 by njae
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I didn't mean to exclude the flying brick package. It's just that I see a way too big focus on Supergirl recently.

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16 Feb 2017 21:52 #52587 by castor
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njae wrote: I didn't mean to exclude the flying brick package. It's just that I see a way too big focus on Supergirl recently.


I would say taking away the flying brick package could be an intresting writing challenge.

Quite honestly most flying bricks are expys in some regard of Supergirl-so to simply say not her isn't much of a challenge.
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17 Feb 2017 09:20 - 17 Feb 2017 09:37 #52594 by njae
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castor wrote:

njae wrote: I didn't mean to exclude the flying brick package. It's just that I see a way too big focus on Supergirl recently.


I would say taking away the flying brick package could be an intresting writing challenge.

Quite honestly most flying bricks are expys in some regard of Supergirl-so to simply say not her isn't much of a challenge.


If I look back at the past workshops, Supergirl featured very prominently with the rest of the DCU right behind. And these stories have a high advantage over those that try to be all original.

Can anybody present a workshop winner that won over something containing DC characters?

Edit:
In general I like Lfans suggestion and would make it so that you give a group of McGuffins responsible for the super powers.

e.g:
Meteor
Super Serum
Ray Gun
Jewelry

or some more unique ways like
Board Game
Shower Gel
Milkshake
Soda Sirup
Dildo
...

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17 Feb 2017 13:53 #52598 by lfan
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I would personally recommend that we do not restrict that FISS power set. That is the site's core competency.

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17 Feb 2017 14:48 #52600 by AuGoose
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February 24, 2017:
United's overnight flight 7113 from Tokyo to L.A. was engulfed in a mysterious bright blue light while crossing the open Pacific. The seemingly harmless flash lasted for eight seconds and the plane landed uneventfully in Los Angeles. Four days later many of the passengers experienced... changes.

The coming year was to be filled with Gods and Monsters. These are their stories.
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17 Feb 2017 18:16 #52604 by Markiehoe
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lfan wrote: I would personally recommend that we do not restrict that FISS power set. That is the site's core competency.

My $.02
ElF


FISS ?
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17 Feb 2017 18:27 #52607 by AuGoose
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Markiehoe wrote: [FISS ?


Not sure, but I'm assuming its (F)light, (I)nvulnerability, & (S)uper-(S)trength.
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17 Feb 2017 19:13 #52610 by shadar
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lfan wrote: I would personally recommend that we do not restrict that FISS power set. That is the site's core competency.

My $.02
ElF


I'll add my $.01 to that thought. FISS is why I'm here.
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17 Feb 2017 19:29 #52612 by Monty
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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 really like the idea of number 4 there! Inspiring! Not up to me tho - maybe one day. ..
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17 Feb 2017 19:30 #52613 by njae
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shadar wrote:

lfan wrote: I would personally recommend that we do not restrict that FISS power set. That is the site's core competency.

My $.02
ElF


I'll add my $.01 to that thought. FISS is why I'm here.


As mentioned before my concern was the strong focus of FISS of alien descent here. Kryptonians specifically. I don't have a problem with FISS but I can imagine there is equal resistance about not using Kryptonians here as it is about avoiding the FISS powerset.

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17 Feb 2017 20:43 #52616 by Monty
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What's FISS? Full in SuperStrength?
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17 Feb 2017 20:55 #52617 by fats
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FYI I'm going to lock this thread ar midnight on the 19th to allow DKC to choose which workshop theme he wishes to go with, I'll make the announcement on the 20th.

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17 Feb 2017 21:12 - 17 Feb 2017 21:12 #52618 by Woodclaw
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FISS stand for
  • Flight
  • Invulnerability
  • Super-strength
  • Super-speed

Sometimes known as the Flying Brick set-up.

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18 Feb 2017 01:58 #52622 by Sarge395
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Flying
Invulnerable
Strength
Sexy
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18 Feb 2017 02:01 #52623 by erikphandel
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I really like numbers 2 and 4, but I'd probably not even try number 4
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20 Feb 2017 19:49 #52671 by d_k_c
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Kings of Empire didn't have a "DC" element, and it won. The complaint I received was it was too slow, and that most readers would skip over the boring stuff, I agree...So, I feel that if you're writing for character development, story line and originality, you might have come to the wrong place. You want to win a workshop, you gotta keep and keep and keep up the entertainment.

As for my selection, I really can't choose...

I kinda like Lfans idea.

Gonna leave it to fats for this one.
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22 Feb 2017 02:56 #52704 by fats
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Sorry for the delay in launching the workshop, problems my end has meant that I've not been able to finalise the workshop announcement, I'll get it sorted as soon as I can.

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