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General Discussion / It must be an actors name
« on: September 16, 2012, 12:13:07 am »
Have you seen any names of actors recently, names that are silly, funny, strange or just plain weird?

To start with, I'll offer these names.

Forrest Wood
Sticky Fingaz


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General Discussion / Scriptwriting software
« on: August 07, 2012, 12:48:40 am »
Which scriptwriting software do you use?

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General Discussion / Looking at where I live
« on: June 28, 2012, 02:03:10 pm »
If you want to see the horrible conditions I have to put up with, living in Toodyay. Go to
www.avondescent.com.au

and I put up with the river being about 30 yards from this computer.

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General Discussion / What was the first music you bought?
« on: June 19, 2012, 11:54:03 pm »
A few here have shown what music videos they like, now;
what was the first single play you ever bought?
what was the first long play (LP) you ever bought?
what was the first concert you ever went to?

Here are mine.

Single, Glad All Over - by The Dave Clark Five
LP, Watt - by Ten Years After
Concert, Hawkwind

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General Discussion / Which witch?
« on: May 25, 2012, 01:41:01 am »
Which witch terminology is right? I grew up with the knowledge that a warlock is an evil witch, yet in The Vampire Diaries they are portrayed as good guys.
While in the series of films called Warlock, the warlock is a servant of the evil one.
Any ideas?

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General Discussion / Audio receivers?
« on: May 25, 2012, 01:32:40 am »
I am in need of an Audio Receiver, 2 channel or four channel. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Apart from getting a better quality of sound, I'm writing scripts that need multiple sound inputs.

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General Discussion / Music Videos you want to see again
« on: May 04, 2012, 09:59:45 pm »
It helps having music that is good to listen to. I'd never bothered with this sort of music before but two seconds in and my feet were tapping to the beat. And the video drew me in and I wanted to see the end, then I wanted to see it again.
It's opened my eyes to something new.

It is, The Brow Horn Orchestra, Don't You Wanna Sing Forever

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT64EUyK-b0[/youtube]

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General Discussion / How to make a short film - Your questions
« on: May 03, 2012, 12:20:47 am »
Have you ever wanted to make a short film but didn't know how to.
Ask what ever you want, I will give an answer or someone else here might. The answer might be from a persons experience or it may be a link to a web address.

When asking the questions though, it will be helpful if you state what town in what country you are in. For instance, if I was to say I'm looking for a location to build a stone circle the terrain it is on must be on a slight incline/ decline.
It would be very helpful to say I live in Toodyay, Western Australia.
 

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General Discussion / This Republican is a thicko.
« on: April 21, 2012, 11:50:48 pm »
On a news programme on the telly. English republican proves that he is a real thicko.
He said the tower the Houses of Parliament, London should not be known as Elizabeth's tower, it should keep the name Big Ben.
Someone care to mention that one of the bells nickname is Big Ben.

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Share your writing / When The Dead Go Hunting 1 - 13
« on: February 18, 2012, 04:22:33 am »
1  INT. SANDY’S OFFICE - DAY

On the walls of the office are several copies of adverts for ghost tours in Devon and Cornwall. A photo of Sandy with a ghost is on her desk.
Hearing the phone start to ring, Sandy picks up the receiver.

                     GRAHAM  O.S.
             Good morning, I’m looking for
             someone to show me several of the
             haunted places in the south west.

                     SANDY
             You’re in luck, I’ve just had a
             cancellation. I can take you on a
             tour next week.

                     GRAHAM  O.S.
             Great, would I get to see many
             places? 

                     SANDY
             I normally do twelve haunted sites.

                     GRAHAM  O.S.
             Ok, where do we meet?

                     SANDY
             Come into the office and pay me,
             after I get the money we can go to
             the first place.

                     GRAHAM  O.S.
             Where is that ghost?

                     SANDY
             Not to far from the road between
             Two Bridges and Tavistock.


2  EXT. ON THE ROAD TO TAVISTOCK - DAY

At the Post Office in Two Bridges, a young attractive woman walks up to them.

                     SANDY
             Graham, this is Karen she will be
             coming with us. We’ve worked
             together for quite a while.

                     GRAHAM
             What do you do Karen?
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                     KAREN
             I’m a sort of psychic, I don’t do
             readings I’ll tell Sandy about
             what type of ghost is near.

Graham looks impressed.

                     GRAHAM
             Why have you been asked to be here?
             And do you live near here?

                     KAREN
             Sandy asked me to be here to warn
             you of any dangers we may see.

                     GRAHAM
             What dangers? 

                     KAREN
             It isn’t who Sandy wants to tell
             you about. I’ll be here to warn
             you if others try to get involved.


3  EXT. AT A FORK IN THE ROAD, ON THE MOORS - DAY

Standing by a lonesome road sign. They get out of the car and look at the barren lands.

                     SANDY
             I’d like to say about little Susan,
             she was given the job of minding
             her fathers sheep on the moors.

                     KAREN
             Little Susan was only eleven years
             old.

                     SANDY
             Not a job for a little girl. There
             was a farm hand there, his name
             was Guy. Susan thought he made a
             few passes to her so she told her
             father.

                     GRAHAM
             I bet he wasn’t to pleased.
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                     SANDY
             You could say that. He got rid Guy,
             but with no one else to tend the
             sheep, Susan had to, day or night.

                     GRAHAM
             Tending sheep at night couldn’t
             have been very nice.

                     SANDY
             Not very nice at all, it can be
             scary and sometimes dangerous.

                     GRAHAM
             Dangerous how?

                     SANDY
             It got her killed, minding the
             sheep didn’t get her killed, it
             was who she met.
 
                     GRAHAM
             Was it Guy? The farm hand, did he
             kill her?

                     KAREN
             That is what people thought, but
             he didn’t.

                     SANDY
             Her killer was found, but she had
             been killed.

                     GRAHAM
             Good, although it would have been
             better if she had been given a
             proper trial.

                     SANDY
             Not really, she was a witch.

                     GRAHAM
             A real one?

                     SANDY
             Yes, and a nasty bit of work she
             was.
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                     KAREN
             That is why I am here, Sandy is
             going to try and bring Susan here.

Graham looks at Karen.

                     GRAHAM
             So you are here to warn us, just
             in case the witch wants to be here?


4  EXT. CLOSER TO WALKHAM RIVER - DAY

Sandy pointed to where a small bonfire had been.

                     SANDY
             Susan was crying one night, one of
             the sheep was missing. That is
             when she met a woman.

                     GRAHAM
             On the moors, at night?

                     SANDY
             The woman said she been to town
             and was on her way home, she said
             about hearing a sheep.

                     GRAHAM
             And Susan went to look for the
             sheep?

                     SANDY
             Unfortunately, a strange mist
             covered the ground. Susan didn’t
             know she was on the top of a hill.
             Until she fell at its end.

                     GRAHAM
             And Guy was caught and blamed.

                     SANDY
             No, he disappeared but not why you
             think. He sought and found the
             witch. He tricked her and killed
             the witch, the same way she
             tricked Susan.
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                     GRAHAM
             What became of him?

                     KAREN
             I know of him, the thing is Guy
             never was, although he now is.

                     GRAHAM
             If he never was how come he now is?

A little girl walks to them from a hillside, a opaque young man follows a few steps behind her.

                     SUSAN
             I know he is here somewhere, he is
             always near me.

Susan looks about.

                     SUSAN
             He is like a voice in my head,
             trying to keep me from harm. I
             wish I’d listened to him before.


5  EXT. FROM A CLUMP OF TREES - DAY

Unseen, a woman walks from a tree, her body is as a dark shadow.

                    THE WITCH (Victoria)
                 (to Susan)
             Somebody is getting too clever.


6  EXT. NEAR THE RIVER - DAY

Susan looks towards the car.

                    SUSAN
             Can we, follow you. The sheep is
             safe and I’d like something to do.

                     GRAHAM
             Karen, what is Guy?

                     KAREN
             A very good friend to Susan, some
             say he is her fairy godfather.

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Personally I'd say Flesh and Bone by Burning Brides, for a vampire film.
Etno Jenny by Mari Boine for a Werewolf film.
Any takers for a Zombie movie, and please, I hope no one mentions Thriller!

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General Discussion / What camera to use?
« on: November 23, 2011, 08:43:12 am »
I've decided to have a go at making a short myself.
I am writing the script myself, that is the easy bit but I do need some knowledge about camera's. I wouldn't ask you to name a specific camera, more so what functions to look for in a camera.
I'm thinking of sending the finished product to You Tube, if and when it is good enough.

Hopefully thanks.

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Share your writing / Does this bring tears to your eyes?
« on: October 27, 2011, 11:34:37 pm »
How to make a tired out, knackered old horse seem full of life, shove some ginger in the, er, hole under its tail.
Now, guess why the biscuits Ginger Snaps are round!

How do you make a horse's eyes bulge? Shove an ice cube up its, er, that hole under its tail.

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Share your writing / Another short script I wrote
« on: October 16, 2011, 01:23:45 am »
Bristol's Lesbian Vampire Hunters
INT. (TRANSPORT) CAFE - EVENING

ALFRED, LORRAINE, JIM and SANDY are sitting at a table in an old transport cafe.
There is one mug of coffee on the table a bowl of sugar, a glass of milk and four spoons.
Three taxi-cab drivers share a table.
At two other tables, lone men are having a meal.

                     JIM
                 (to Alfred)
             Your turn.

                     ALFRED
                 (very sarcastically)
             Ooh goody.

Alfred half fills a spoon with sugar, he puts it into his mouth, has a mouthful of coffee from the mug. He then pours a bit of the milk into his mouth.
He moves the spoon about inside his mouth.
Jim picks up his teaspoon from the table.

                     JIM
             There has to be an easier way.

                     ALFRED
             Yeah, flaming right.
                 (he looks at Lorraine)

Jim puts half a spoon of sugar into his mouth, then takes the spoon out. He has a mouthful of coffee then shakes his head from side to side.
He swallows.

                     JIM
             It still doesn’t taste right.

                     LORRAINE
             That could be because you didn’t
             add any milk.

                     SANDY
             That’s the thing with coffee, it
             should be stirred, not shaken.

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                     LORRAINE
             Just because I don’t like sugar,
             thanks guys, you are all so sweet.

                     ALFRED
             There you go, now she thinks we
             are all sweet.

                     JIM
             Oh great, how to ruin a reputation,
             saying we are sweet.

                     LORRAINE
             You had a reputation? When?

                     JIM
             Oh, I can see the promo’s now.
             Here come Bristol’s Lesbian
             Vampire Hunters, but they are all
             sweeties really! Bloody great!

                     ALFRED
             I wish we had some of that money
             now.

                     SANDY
             I wish we had some ruddy money.

                     ALFRED
                 (looking at Lorraine)
             Bit to subtle for you was it? I
             know how we could have some
             money.

                     LORRAINE
             I told you, I am not doing that.

                     ALFRED
             Oh go on, we’ve got your back.

                     LORRAINE
             It’s not my back I’m thinking of.
             I’m not doing it!

A Taxi cab driver walks into the cafe

                     TAXI DRIVER
             Whose is that ruddy big hearse
             outside, with a Boy’s own coffin
             in it?

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He sits down at the table with the cab drivers.

                     CAB DRIVER #1
                 (pointing to Lorraine)
             It’s hers. Ha ha.

They all laugh.

                     JIM
             That isn’t funny.

                     LORRAINE
             At least it’ll keep the girly
             vampires away.

                     CAB DRIVER #1
             All vampires?

                     JIM
             No, just the Lesbian Vampires.

The taxi drivers look at each other. They laugh.

                     SANDY
             That is no laughing matter.

                     ALFRED
                 (whisper to Jim)
             Does that mean we shouldn’t laugh
             as well?

                     SANDY
                 (to the taxi drivers)
             Just be glad you don’t have to
             kill them.

                     CAB DRIVER #2
             How do you kill them?

                     ALFRED
                 (whispers to Jimmy)
             Uh oh.

                     SANDY
             I can show you how.

                     JIM
                 (whispers to Alfred)
             Here we go.

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Lorraine holds up a wooden stake.

                     LORRAINE
             They don’t like these things.

                     SANDY           
             Yep, those lesbian vampires and
             the phallic shaped piece of wood.

                     LORRAINE
                 (to Alfred and Jim)
             Hey, who did this?

Lorraine holds the wooden stake to them.
It has a painted red end.

                     LORRAINE
                 (angrily)
             Who painted it?

Jim bursts out laughing.
Lorraine stares at Jim.

                     ALFRED
             Well, that is funny.

Lorraine stares at Alfred.

                     LORRAINE
             It wasn’t even done properly.

                     JIM
             I wanted to, but we didn’t have
             enough money.

                     SANDY
             Hmm, money.

                     ALFRED
             Oh, just think of the make up you
             could buy, the clothes, the shoes.

                     LORRAINE
             I am not doing it!

                     SANDY
             Food, food, oh how I miss food.

                     JIM
             The beer, and a coffee each.

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                     LORRAINE
             No, no! NO!
                (she stares at them)
             And no!

INT. THEIR STALL AT HORROR.CON - DAY   

The name on the stall is BRISTOL’S LESBIAN VAMPIRE HUNTERS.
Standing in front of the stall are Sandy, Alfred, Jim and
Lorraine. Lorraine is wearing a long blonde wig, a jumper and red leather jeans.
Under the sign it reads, ENGLAND’S ANSWER TO BUFFY.

                     ALFRED
             Hey, do you know how to tell if
             they hunt lesbian vampires?

                     JIM
             No, how?

                     ALFRED
             Look to see if they are holding a
             stake with a red end.

Alfred grins.

                     LORRAINE
             Why did I agree to this?

                     SANDY
             It could be worse.

INT. WOMAN WALKS TO LORRAINE - DAY

A young woman with blonde hair walks to Lorraine, she puts her hand on Lorraine’s shoulder. (The blonde woman’s back is to the camera. (Buffy?) )

                     BLONDE
             Are you a lesbian?

The blonde woman kisses Lorraine, on her cheek.

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                     JIM
             We are Lesbian vampire Hunters,
             Lorraine is not a lesbian.

Jim looks to Alfred, he slowly begins to smile.
The woman walks away from Lorraine.
Alfred looks at her, he looks increasingly surprised.

                     ALFRED
             That wasn’t her, was it?

They all watch her walk away. They are all surprised.
Sandy sits down at the counter, she looks blankly at the counter.

                     SANDY
             What are we doing next?

                     JIM
             We are due to go to the town of
             Pornithian, to the castle.

                     SANDY
             Are vampires there? How many are
             there, does anyone else know?

                     ALFRED
             Yeah, I know, there is eight of
             them.

                     JIM
             A group of vampires! What is a
             group known as?

                     ALFRED
             I’m not sure, but it won’t be a
             nag of lesbian vampires.

                     LORRAINE
             Why not?

                     ALFRED
             From what I’ve been told, the
             female doesn’t start to nag until
             after she is married. That’s what
             my married friends say.

                     SANDY
             The correct term for them is Bed,
             a bed of lesbian vampires.

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Jim begins to smile, then he laughs.

                     SANDY
             What?

                     JIM
             We are going into the Castle of
             Pornithian, Porn Castle. And we
             are looking for a bed of lesbians
             vampires?

INT. IN THE HEARSE, DRIVING TO THE CASTLE - MORNING
(the next morning)

Driving on a road a car is driving behind them, is too close, it is sounding it’s horn.
Sandy gets in the coffin.
The curtains inside the hearse are drawn

                     JIM
             It’s almost time Sandy.

As soon as they stop at a set of traffic lights.

                     JIM
             Okay, when you are ready Sandy.

ANGLE: LOOKING AT THE COFFIN, FROM THE BACK OF THE CAR.

The coffin opens, Sandy sits up, she waves to the car behind then lies down and closes the coffin.
Driving away from the lights.

ANGLE: LOOKING INTO THE FRONT OF THE HUNTERS CAR

The following car goes another way.

                    ALFRED
             That got rid of them.

The coffin lid opens again.

                     SANDY
             Which idiot put this in here?

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Sandy hold up the stake with the red end.
Jim, Lorraine and Alfred burst out laughing.

EXT. AT A HOTEL, IN THE TOWN - EVENING

They are sitting, watching the television.

                     LORRAINE
             When should we go to the castle?

                     SANDY
             I think the morning will be best.
             Mind you if we go there now and
             have a look about.

                     JIM
             I agree, at least we will be able
             to see where to go.

                     ALFRED
             If we get them tonight, at least
             we won’t get lost tomorrow trying
             to find their coffins.

EXT. OUTSIDE THE CASTLE - NIGHT

Lorraine, Jim, Alfred and Sandy get out of the car in the castle’s car park.

                     LORRAINE
             Look at all the cars.

Looking at the walls.

                     LORRAINE
             It is a restaurant.

                     SANDY
             That makes sense, for the vampires
             plenty of people to choose from.

                     ALFRED
             It might be a good idea if we go
             in now. At least they won’t attack
             with other people about, I hope.

They walk to the doors of the restaurant.

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INT. IN THE MAIN ROOM - EVENING

In the main room people are sitting at three long tables. A head table and two side tables.

                     JIM
             A medieval banquet? I don’t like
             the idea of this, it stinks of
             being a set up.

                     ALFRED
             Agreed, do you think we should
             wait for a while?

                     JIM
             As long as it isn’t for too long.

                     ALFRED
             I wasn’t planning on staying the
             night if that‘s what you mean.

                     SANDY
             Oh I don’t know, us girls will be
             alright.

                     LORRAINE
             That is true. We could share a bed
             tonight.

                     SANDY
             I was thinking about sharing a bed
             as well. If Lorraine and I shared the
             chances are, we’d be okay.

Suddenly, some of the guests begin to attack the other guests of the banquet.
Some of the people escape.
The hunters kill some of the vampires.
As Lorraine is about to stab a vampire with a stake.

                     SANDY
             Wait! Put two of them holding
             hands and take a photograph of
             them.

                     ALFRED
             Good idea, we stand more chance
             of getting paid if we have proof.

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                     LORRAINE
             Are you serious?

Lorraine looks at them, she is surprised at what Alfred has said.

                     LORRAINE
             Get proof of them being lesbian
             vampires? Okay, but that makes the
             name of the castle seem quite apt.

THE END.
































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General Discussion / Ch, ch, ch changes.
« on: October 04, 2011, 11:13:30 pm »
Is there any chance you could change the name 'Childs Boards' in the Fiction section under Writers Discussion?
I'd suggest - Members stories and Poems.

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