Yes, there is joy in repetitionOriginally Posted by Popninja
I disagree, having the forum critique it would be adding tons of needless "Looks good" posts to an already clogged board. If we want new people to participate, we have to get away from the 400 post thread mindset and run leaner and quicker.Originally Posted by Ugga Bugga
That's the Organizer/EIC's job to greenlight things. If you must have that to ensure quality, then it's your job to approve it. Editors don't pawn off editing duties to their pencilers and inkers do they? If they do I wouldn't expect them to have that job for very long.
I don't want this place to turn into another writers lab or sequential lab. You want critiques? Go there. You want to get a script approved? Have the EIC of the project do it. I'm all for member contributions, but I've seen how this nebulous, free-for-all has worked in the past...it hasn't.
Looks GoodOriginally Posted by xadrian
I understand what you are saying. You won't please all people. What some think is the best script in the world. others will think suck. Someone has to make a decision. That said, there is some room for communication between artist and writer to improve everything.
Would anyone b opposed to me writting a Drizzt(from forgotten realms) vs. legolas and gimli story? if enough ppl like the script, I'll post some images of the characters for those who dont know them
Something fantasy related would be interesting! Although I'm not feeling the LoTR chars. Maybe something original so it doesn't come off as a fanfic. Something with trolls, orcs, elves, sword, bow would be a fun change of pace. Maybe something like a "Test of Manhood" story where a young boy is sent into a dangerous forest to prove he is ready to become a man by surviving the winter or killing some beast. Or a "Punisheresque" vengence story where an "Aragorn/Strider" type character is hunting a pack of goblins or orcs through a series of caves for the murder of his family.
To me something to keep in mind is that since there are multiple artists you want to keep the number of unique characters low but throw in a ton of "ninjas". By that I mean the enemies all look alot alike and are disposable. It gives the story an epic feel while not being too complicated. But that's just my opinion.
Someone is going to have to take over Xadrian's job for this one - and make the tough executive decisions that Xadrian made last time.
I would offer, but A) Fantasy is not my thing, and B) The timing is bad for me, as I am working to get the PJU up and running.
(At least the Fantasy that is my thing, is not the same sort of Fantasy we are talking about in this thread).
Xadrian said he was out on this one. Anyone up for the job?
If Xadrian isn't going to helm this, then it becomes more crucial that the basic premise is tightly focused, so I'd recommend against a Drizzt/Legolas/Gimli story. Sorry Hangman It's just that you're going to have to not only come up with designs for Drizz't, you're also going to have to deal with the likenesses of Legolas and Gimli, and that sets it up for a lot of pre-production work, and that inevitably causes a slowdown.
How about just do a standard hero slays the dragon story? Or how about an actual ninja story?
honestly i thought that i would just provide pictures of Drizzt from the books(the covers from the new books do a wonderful job showing his costume) and I would provide pictures from the movies for the LOTR chars. In my opinion it really isnt any different than dealing with costumes from comics. U see the picture and then u draw the costume. As for likeness(especially for Gimli and Legolas) I think it wouldnt be too much of a problem since elves and dwarves have a distinct look. Their features may not look exactly the same from each artist but My redition of Ghost or Moonknight doesn't look the same as Spidey's or Cabralsoth's. I believe we could do this(and I already started writing a script ..) but if u and/or the rest of the Jam contributers think otherwise than we can just think of something else since I could certainly b wrong about this matter. Ill keep writing my script until I hear ppl opinions....if this doesnt go down I can always just turn this in for the Writing section of the forum
Well, again, the idea is for folks to come together and decide the subject matter before the script is written.
I guess the thing I don't understand about these projects is how they always continue to expand the scope. It'd be relatively easy to tell a Spider-Man story. Or a Batman story, or a Gimli story, or even a Drizz't story. Adding more characters only complicates things exponentially.
If you must work on a Drizz't script, think about focusing it on him. We're trying to do a limited page count, and the more characters you have, the less space you have per character.
How about picking ONE fantasy character, and maybe one antagonist, and go from there?