Story Board Brainstorming & 'Mentor' Thread

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Misanthropist
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January 9th, 2007 at 06:58pm
When reading a story, does the name of the character matter that much to you?
Is shamelessly trying to get into head that the name doesn't matter, because I can't think of one
Banach95
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January 9th, 2007 at 11:48pm
Misanthropist:
When reading a story, does the name of the character matter that much to you?
Is shamelessly trying to get into head that the name doesn't matter, because I can't think of one


Sometimes... and sometimes not...

Pickle has good thuoghts about character names... which I agree with. I personally don't like the weird spelled names or the 'punky' names and what not... but that's reading stories here.

When I read in the outside world, the names don't matter as much to me.
iDontCareNoMore
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Mibba
January 21st, 2007 at 04:10pm
I'm writing a story about Tre being a substitute teacher, except I don't know where to go with it. Any ideas or suggestions?
Banach95
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January 21st, 2007 at 07:25pm
Is it a love story.. if so steer clear from the odl tired polt of him falling in love with a underage child.

What kind of school does he sub at(college, hig school, elmentary school); what town/place(Anywhere , USA), is the love interest another teacher, WHy is he a sub teacher, is he still playing, is it the rest of GD involved.


There are some questions/ideas to start you off.
HavingAGreenDay
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Mibba
January 21st, 2007 at 10:50pm
Misanthropist:
When reading a story, does the name of the character matter that much to you?
Is shamelessly trying to get into head that the name doesn't matter, because I can't think of one
Au contraire to what Michelle just said, I fully believe that if your main character has a unique name that it makes your story more memorable. There can be a thousand and one stories with "Jimmy" in them, but if you have a story with say the names "Beulah" or "Sabrina" the names are more unique than most, therefore easier to remember. Particularly over at Mibba now with the use of Search Tags, having a name that stands out can truly be beneficial to someone finding your story as well.
Misanthropist
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January 25th, 2007 at 11:12pm
sampalletband:
Misanthropist:
When reading a story, does the name of the character matter that much to you?
Is shamelessly trying to get into head that the name doesn't matter, because I can't think of one


Sometimes... and sometimes not...

Pickle has good thuoghts about character names... which I agree with. I personally don't like the weird spelled names or the 'punky' names and what not... but that's reading stories here.

When I read in the outside world, the names don't matter as much to me.

HavingAGreenDay:
Misanthropist:
When reading a story, does the name of the character matter that much to you?
Is shamelessly trying to get into head that the name doesn't matter, because I can't think of one
Au contraire to what Michelle just said, I fully believe that if your main character has a unique name that it makes your story more memorable. There can be a thousand and one stories with "Jimmy" in them, but if you have a story with say the names "Beulah" or "Sabrina" the names are more unique than most, therefore easier to remember. Particularly over at Mibba now with the use of Search Tags, having a name that stands out can truly be beneficial to someone finding your story as well.


Thanks guys.
I'll have to think of something, I suppose Think
davey jones.
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February 10th, 2007 at 12:59am
I think I'm better at writing one-shots than full stories.

I'm afraid of commitment. File

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Maiku's Kind Ghost
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March 8th, 2007 at 07:20pm
here's another one that's buzzing around in my head:

A World War I drama staring "Green Day" and "My Chemical Romance" as doughboys.
It would have GD as the main charaters and MCR as the supporting.
The major issue is if I should use MCR more, less, or not at all.
Then there's issue of how old they should be when this takes place.
Banach95
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March 8th, 2007 at 08:50pm
Maiku's Requiem:
here's another one that's buzzing around in my head:

A World War I drama staring "Green Day" and "My Chemical Romance" as doughboys.
It would have GD as the main charaters and MCR as the supporting.
The major issue is if I should use MCR more, less, or not at all.
Then there's issue of how old they should be when this takes place.


most Doughboys were from 18-23
Maiku's Kind Ghost
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March 8th, 2007 at 08:58pm
sampalletband:
Maiku's Requiem:
here's another one that's buzzing around in my head:

A World War I drama staring "Green Day" and "My Chemical Romance" as doughboys.
It would have GD as the main charaters and MCR as the supporting.
The major issue is if I should use MCR more, less, or not at all.
Then there's issue of how old they should be when this takes place.


most Doughboys were from 18-23


thanks
1. for knowing what a "doughboy" is
2. for giving me the ages, now I can make them a little younger.
but I kinda still can't make up my mind is wether to use MCR or not.
Banach95
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March 8th, 2007 at 09:50pm
Maiku's Requiem:
sampalletband:
Maiku's Requiem:
here's another one that's buzzing around in my head:

A World War I drama staring "Green Day" and "My Chemical Romance" as doughboys.
It would have GD as the main charaters and MCR as the supporting.
The major issue is if I should use MCR more, less, or not at all.
Then there's issue of how old they should be when this takes place.


most Doughboys were from 18-23


thanks
1. for knowing what a "doughboy" is
2. for giving me the ages, now I can make them a little younger.
but I kinda still can't make up my mind is wether to use MCR or not.


I'm old as dirt and I was taught about this in school.. along with songs from the era Wink

Over There
chorus

Over there, over there,
Send the word, send the word over there -
That the Yanks are coming,
The Yanks are coming,
The drums rum-tumming
Ev'rywhere.

So prepare, say a pray'r,
Send the word, send the word to beware.
We'll be over, we're coming over,
And we won't come back till it's over
Over there.
Maiku's Kind Ghost
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Mibba
March 9th, 2007 at 12:59pm
sampalletband:
Maiku's Requiem:
sampalletband:
Maiku's Requiem:
here's another one that's buzzing around in my head:

A World War I drama staring "Green Day" and "My Chemical Romance" as doughboys.
It would have GD as the main charaters and MCR as the supporting.
The major issue is if I should use MCR more, less, or not at all.
Then there's issue of how old they should be when this takes place.


most Doughboys were from 18-23


thanks
1. for knowing what a "doughboy" is
2. for giving me the ages, now I can make them a little younger.
but I kinda still can't make up my mind is wether to use MCR or not.


I'm old as dirt and I was taught about this in school.. along with songs from the era Wink

Over There
chorus

Over there, over there,
Send the word, send the word over there -
That the Yanks are coming,
The Yanks are coming,
The drums rum-tumming
Ev'rywhere.

So prepare, say a pray'r,
Send the word, send the word to beware.
We'll be over, we're coming over,
And we won't come back till it's over
Over there.


ok, well then here's another question for you:
What,when, and how would soilder's get R & R?And what would they be allowed to do an not do?
davey jones.
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March 9th, 2007 at 11:01pm
Who else is as bad at developing characters as I am? Cheese
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