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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Ash Housewares, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. Ash Housewares

    Ash Housewares IncGamers Member

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    uncreative writing

    I'm sposed to have a short story submitted in seven hours

    what do I do?
     
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    Jimi- IncGamers Member

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    you get your fuel going and write a story :thumbsup:
     
  3. Ash Housewares

    Ash Housewares IncGamers Member

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    I've got no fuel, no story, no characters, no setting, no conflict

    well I have one character thats ridiculously introverted
     
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    I say you should cheat! :D
    Not that you need to judging from your contributions in the "Murder in the OTF" thread.

    Just think of a simpsons episode, web cartoon or any not well known story/comic/tv-series and give it a twist and you've got yourself a short story. Just make sure it isn't the teachers favourite soap opera.
     
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    You should base it on the OTF, you have heaps of characters and conflict.
     
  6. Ash Housewares

    Ash Housewares IncGamers Member

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    well I have this highly anti-social paranoid guy sitting in a theatre watching a movie anxiously and I have nowhere for the story to go, just mr. paranoid in a dark theatre, what do you do with a character like that short of turning him into Hitler or "Taxi Driver"?
     
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    One word, ninjas.
     
  8. Ash Housewares

    Ash Housewares IncGamers Member

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    would introduce little conflict, guy sees ninjas, ninja kills guy, game over man

    the movie could be about ninjas, maybe he is inspired, but then what?
     
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    another word, coma
     
  10. Forcefeedback

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    If it is a trippy movie he's watching you could introduce a drug peddler offering "stamps" and the guy accepting them.

    An attractive female sits next to him and he starts thinking of putting on a second layer of tinfoil on to hide his weakness.

    A firealarm goes on and federal officers start to empty the theater and the guy hides of course because he thinks they are after him(he can be right or wrong).

    The guy starts to get spasms of paranoia from the sublimal(subconsius?) messages hidden in the movie.

    The guy gets a big paranoia "stroke" and confines himself in his mind and refuses to change the physical world. The isolation escalates and he eventually frees himself from the paranoia through creative(or stupid) thinking.

    The movie shows some scene that he has experienced in earlier life and he relives that moment and also relives the pivotal moments when the paranoia started and tries to act out the scene in real life to prove that he isn't as sick as he thinks he is.

    I'll think of more if I can.
     
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    My_Immortal6 IncGamers Member

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    Spend less time posting maybe?

    Zing.
     
  12. Ash Housewares

    Ash Housewares IncGamers Member

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    if time was an issue I probably would've gotten around to this sooner, I just don't know where to go with the thing
     
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    Check it out. Short stories only need 1/3 of a plot--a moral, a realization...whatever. You have an introvert in a movie theatre. You have point A. All you need to do is find point B, and the line is the creative part. Point B could be anything from "he wants to move to the beach"...which he realized from the radiated glows of the theatre screen. or..."he will be alone forver, but it will be alright because he has Quentin Tarantino" which he realizes when watching umma thurman dance w/ John Travolta. or..."he would become a samurai if he didn't have shin splints..." ANYTHING. the more creative, the better.
     
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    Introvert watching movies? Walter Mitty, baby
     
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    Pudding. No story is complete without the mention of the word 'pudding'.
     
  16. Ash Housewares

    Ash Housewares IncGamers Member

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    right now he's pissed off at the movie studio for making a boring movie that put him to sleep before he had a chance to strike out with a girl he saw at the theatre

    SUXXORZ!!!!

    the second draft will involve alot of work
     
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    Man, 6 hours is plenty of time! Get crackin.

    If you get down to the wire and still have nothing to show for it, pull the explosive diarhea excuse. No one wants details or proof of that. Just be prepared to have a story to the prof by tomorrow morning when you can make it more than 10 ft. from a bathroom again.
     
  18. Ash Housewares

    Ash Housewares IncGamers Member

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    I'm all set to work the Vegas buffet food-poisoning angle

    but, I'm going to atleast have something worth bringing in, now the poor protagonists car broke down
     
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    I thought short stories are supposed to have .. you know .. themes.. and structures.

    How about just coming up with an anecdote and transferring it to paper? Bend the content to your theme, of course.
     
  20. Ash Housewares

    Ash Housewares IncGamers Member

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    they're also supposed to not suck

    whoops
     

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