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Should we write about established characters in an established setting?
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Established characters in an original world
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No - totally original idea!
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Let's write about Buska going for a pint
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PostSubject: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sat 1 Mar 2014 - 15:39

Howdy friends. Just this week past I was sitting in a lecture daydreaming, and I had a hankering to do some writing. Then, my mind drifted back several years to the Old Place, and to one of my personal highlights there - the forum fictions.

So, would any of you lovely lot be interested in crowd-writing a story? And if so, what should we write about?

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sat 1 Mar 2014 - 17:17

You know I'm always up for some silly writing! But I'll wait until someone (anyone) else signs on board before suggesting ideas. I've tried to keep a forum fiction afloat as part of a two-person group on a couple of occasions, and it's not fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sat 1 Mar 2014 - 17:45

Yeah, the more of us that we can get on board, the better.

Don't feel like you have to be amazing at writing either if you want to join in! It's hardly going to be War and Peace that we churn out.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sat 1 Mar 2014 - 18:22

I'd be up for giving it a shot, though I'm not sure I'm good enough to write Mr Happy let alone much else!
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sat 1 Mar 2014 - 18:31

Ooh wow, I didn't think we'd actually get a third! That means I'm actually going to have to go away and think up an idea.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sat 1 Mar 2014 - 19:38

Something with swords and intrigue.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sat 1 Mar 2014 - 19:41

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sat 1 Mar 2014 - 19:55

I'm up for this. However, expect something not dissimilar to my performance in the RPG thread.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sat 1 Mar 2014 - 20:30

I wouldn't expect anything else.   Grin 

I'd love to see a mish-mash of styles progressing through a singular plot.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sat 1 Mar 2014 - 20:32

JayMoyles wrote:
I wouldn't expect anything else.   Grin 

I'd love to see a mish-mash of styles progressing through a singular plot.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sat 1 Mar 2014 - 20:41

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sat 1 Mar 2014 - 22:55

I'd be up for that. I'd like to write a story about an elderly toilet cleaner who works at the Vatican.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sun 2 Mar 2014 - 8:55

JayMoyles wrote:
Something with swords and intrigue.
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Superpowers!

So, Marvel vs. Skyrim?

(I know precious little about either of those universes, so hopefully not.)
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sun 2 Mar 2014 - 12:39

Writing about Iron Man battling a dragon would be decent.  Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sun 2 Mar 2014 - 13:28

I'd like to see Hulk Vs a Giant!
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sun 2 Mar 2014 - 13:53

I don't really want to contribute, but I DO want to see gems like this tweet incorporated into your work.

Edit: Actually, maybe this would be better?
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sun 2 Mar 2014 - 14:40

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sun 2 Mar 2014 - 16:52

Jay, I'm wondering whether it might not be sensible to have a bit more structure to this story, the first time around anyway?  I'm just conscious that some of our previous FFs rather withered a bit, as they went on with no end in sight.

For example, if we have five people writing, maybe you-me-Andy-Beemoh-Buska alternating, for four passages each (length no object)?  (And perhaps a time-limit for everyone to write their bit - two days, say, then if you miss it, you could write your bit later?)

I know that the freeform approach is a lot of the thrill of this sort of thing, but I'm wondering if having an end goal might help for the first one.


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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sun 2 Mar 2014 - 17:14

I like the time rule, even if we don't have an end goal. Just to keep the bugger moving.

I want to write a story about a sad clown in turn-of-the-century Paris.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sun 2 Mar 2014 - 17:15

andyman949 wrote:
Superpowers!
Like cold war Russia?
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sun 2 Mar 2014 - 21:04

Yeah, I'd envisaged a rough end goal and general setting being proposed before we actually leaped into it. However, I don't think we should steamroll our way towards the end but rather take some liberty with the path we lay out for ourselves.

The rota/time goal works well too.

I'd say wait a couple of more days to see if we can attract any others to a brainstorming session then we can fully begin drafting up an idea of what to write about. In the meantime, poll!
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sun 2 Mar 2014 - 21:22

That fifth option does look appealing. Laughing Buska in Alcoland?

In seriousness, I don't mind. I voted for option 2, but I don't mind options 1 or 3 either. I think we should have some established material in there, though, to provide a bit of grounding.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sun 2 Mar 2014 - 21:24

I'd personally like a mix of options 1 and 3 - just so long as our original characters aren't Mary Sues.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sun 2 Mar 2014 - 21:25

Balladeer wrote:
That fifth option does look appealing. Laughing Buska in Alcoland?

It could be Tenderloin Minimise's origin story.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Fiction Troubleshooting/Comments Thread   Sun 2 Mar 2014 - 21:29

My worry with that is that this is how we'd be tenderising that loin: Dead horse
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