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Another Cool Story Bro? (Discussion)
« on: September 06, 2011, 01:54:43 PM »
Ok, it seems apparent that plenty here were interested in the idea of crafting a story by each person posting the next part.  If you don't know what I'm talking about, check here.  The thing is though, that it ended up less a coherant story and more like something one of the cylon hybrids would have spouted out on Battlestar Galactica.  Don't believe me?  Check this out:

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Anyhoo.  That thread seems to have dried up now.  I want to start a new one, but I'd like to actually work together towards a narrative rather than just being completely random and I think others felt the same way.  Personally, I'm pretty sure the problem boiled down to each person not having enough influence with only one word so I thought we'd at least expand that to a few words or even a full sentence.  I'm sure I'm not thinking of everything though so I thought I'd open it up for conversation to discuss a set of minimal rules... assuming everyone else is interested in creating a story together that is.

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Re: Another Cool Story Bro? (Discussion)
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 01:58:01 PM »
Three words would do it I think.
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Re: Another Cool Story Bro? (Discussion)
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 02:06:26 PM »
Three words would do it I think.

Yeah, that's actually the number I was considering too.  What do you think about agreeing upon a genre or setting or other elements of the story before starting?  I'm a bit on the fence because it might lead us to a more uniform direction of the story and possibly make the final product more interesting, but it might also squash some really creative ideas or even worse, quell interest in participating in the first place.

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Re: Another Cool Story Bro? (Discussion)
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 02:08:21 PM »
Why don't you start the story with an opening sentence or paragraph?  That way there's a coherent starting place and with three words each it might progress from there nicely.
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Re: Another Cool Story Bro? (Discussion)
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011, 02:13:21 PM »
Why don't you start the story with an opening sentence or paragraph?  That way there's a coherent starting place and with three words each it might progress from there nicely.

Nah, I don't really want to run the show.  Of course it could be an interesting experiment to have concurrant threads; one with 3 word additions, and the other with a paragraph.  It'd be interesting to see how different they turn out.

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Re: Another Cool Story Bro? (Discussion)
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2011, 02:28:21 PM »
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Re: Another Cool Story Bro? (Discussion)
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2011, 06:14:05 PM »
You could start with a few sentences or a paragraph from some book and then we could move on from there.

For example: "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice."
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Re: Another Cool Story Bro? (Discussion)
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2011, 01:06:33 PM »
Ok.  New thread's up.  Decided to make my own first paragraph after all and gave the option to add up to 5 words to make things more interesting.

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Re: Another Cool Story Bro? (Discussion)
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2011, 01:32:36 PM »
Can we have an additional goal of not getting it moved to explicit?
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Re: Another Cool Story Bro? (Discussion)
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2011, 01:34:52 PM »
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Re: Another Cool Story Bro? (Discussion)
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2011, 01:36:55 PM »
Both very valid points, though I hold that Mecca Godzilla could legitimately find it's way into-  Nah.

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Re: Another Cool Story Bro? (Discussion)
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2011, 01:39:30 PM »
Wit without degerating into Shit.
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Re: Another Cool Story Bro? (Discussion)
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2011, 04:29:54 PM »
Wow, that is really a good start.  I can't wait to see where it goes from there!
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Re: Another Cool Story Bro? (Discussion)
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2011, 04:30:56 PM »
Wow, that is really a good start.  I can't wait to see where it goes from there! Mecca Godzilla
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Re: Another Cool Story Bro? (Discussion)
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2011, 01:19:04 AM »
Can we start new chapters to switch to other characters or should we stick with the one? If we can, how should we go about that?
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