At 1/27/10 01:29 AM, The-Great-One wrote:
One of my short stories entitled "Nightmare" was actually animated into flash here on Newgrounds...
I'll add to this that seeing this Flash some time ago made me more optimistic about the future of writing/Flash collabs here on NG.
At 1/27/10 05:53 AM, Zendra wrote:
Would it be a good idea to have a "Request a Script"-topic?
I think it might be eventually, especially if we find ourselves with groups of scriptwriters who are up for a bit of action. It sounds a bit McDonald'sesque, but it might very well benefit both the writers and the Flash artists.
This might be something that could be trial'd at some point maybe?
At 1/27/10 06:38 AM, gumOnShoe wrote:
Anyways, I've been playing with a more satirical form of language for a first person narrative I've been working on. The person gets very detached from his setting and starts focusing on a lot of the details that would normally be normal, but by playing them up I'm bringing their existence into question and characterizing everything.
That sounds very American Psycho, and that's not a bad thing. In fact, it's one of the funnier things about the book. Good luck with developing that further. As someone who's had an eye on satire for some time as a past time, as reactions to reactions predominantly, I'd be interested in reading that should you get it published.
While I'm not one to extensive link directly to Wikipedia many times at once, I tend to look back on the basic definitions they have there for Horatian vs. Juvenalian satire. I could talk for some time about satire - possibly not right now because I've just got in, but I think it's something that could be discussed on its own in the future.
At 1/27/10 10:34 AM, Coop83 wrote:
So I've been bandying around a little idea in my head for a while now (Plenty of space there, ho ho!) and what would you guys think of a Journalistic thread, where people can write reports, interviews and columns that might grab some attention.
I was thinking about this, as it's a very different writing style, especially if you're trying to remain impartial (report) or want to take one side (politics, sport, etc)
What would you guys think?
I too think it's a decent idea, especially if Tom wants to have some interviewer base like gum said. I think creative non-fiction is something I'd like to build skills on - though this isn't journalism per se, it's in a similar ballpark, so they can feed into each other in a way. At the end of the day, there's still something being created in both sub-fields. Finding a line between journalism and blog-standard (I'm not really insulting bloggers, I just thought it was a humourous piece of word play) might be tricky. An antidote to that would be a familiar one: have people read what's there and let them decide.
I think that for the sake of NG, what defines a blog post would remain 'today at school...' and related stuff. Anything else, if it's creative, could be worthwhile getting some development on I think, yes.
Avatar wasn't too bad. The 3d was fantastic, and even though I'm not huge guy for 3d and other 'trendy' special effects so much, at least it fed into the message and the sci-fi elements well. I agree with what a lot of people have said about the writing and characterisation. I don't want to do an all-out review here, but let's just say...
... some of it was like mining for unobtainium.
Yeah okay, my Roger Ebert class isn't until next week.