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post #2961 of 5316 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 10:21 AM
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I don't see what joy anyone would get outta doing one anyway, very limited to what you can do.
I disagree. There's quite a considerable amount of things you can do revolving around one guy, especially if you are doing someone from the Indy's but, just as much as someone employed by WWE/TNA.

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That post sums up what was, and continues to be wrong with BTB around here.

Anything different is frowned upon.
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post #2962 of 5316 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 10:27 AM
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The Randy Orton diary was by no means a bad one; he was using Orton right as his character was bordering on his face turn in real life, which meant there was some good characterisation in there, mainly in his thought processes - his opinion of Triple H, how he felt he should react to guys like Cena or Sheamus... it had potential. Plus, on the storyline front, he had Vince call Orton to his office and tell him that he'd be mentoring an NXT Rookie - Orton didn't want to do this, setting up an angle we never got to see, but the possibilities were many from that one 'chapter' alone. There are plenty of ways to not limit oneself, foreshadowing future feuds, setting up conflicts with more than one other superstar, authority/diva angles etc.

In terms of diaries in general, I'd like to see more of them. The potential to get to grips with one particular character is the main thing for me, considering you can go even further into their psyche than you can just booking normally. The one problem I'd personally have with it - I'd take a rookie and take them to the World Title in, say, a year - would be I'd constantly be thinking about their next feud, which would mean I'd think about how to set up his opponent as a credible threat, meaning I'd get caught up in that guy's feuds and then I'd be wishing I could book the whole show... and voila, I'm just writing another BTB. But yeah, that's not to say the concept wouldn't interest me. Something like a Dean Ambrose one, where the gimmick is someone clinically insane, could work, though you could argue the interest in those characters is built from the mystery behind them. I'd read one if there was a decent one around. Or any one around.

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Re: The Official BTB Discussion Thread

I think I've only seen one diary based BTB, focusing on one person. I enjoyed what I read but it didn't last that long if I remember correctly.

There is a lot you can do with it, despite only being focused on one person. If somebody was to create one, I would definitely give it a read.
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I'd quite like to see someone do a diary. It'd certainly get the attention of most people with it standing out as something different.

Personally a Ziggler or Bryan diary would be a fun read.
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post #2966 of 5316 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 02:01 PM
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There's so many possibilities with a Diary Based thread. A wrestler leading up to retirement,a company start up and trying to keep it afloat (like TNA in 2002 told by Jeff Jarrett or something) a wrestler honing his craft and eventually making it to the WWE or wherever else depending on the period it's set in. I'd enjoy reading something like a Ric Flair, Sting or Shawn Michaels retirement diary but I'm more into the old school stuff. Diaries for guys like Ziggler, Ryder, Punk, Bryan, Roode, Storm, Cena, Orton, Kane etc would still attract my interest, though.
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A diary featuring all of the (original) Four Horsemen w/ J.J Dillon, with everybody being able to write an entry whenever they feel, would make me cream immediately. Hell, you could do it with any decent faction; The original NWO, the Clique, whatever. But Horsemen > anybody, tbh.



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I'm pretty curious about this diary style btb. I'm pretty new to the btb section, only have done one btb and couldn't really get inspired to do much with it. This, however, seems really intriguing. I have some questions though, how exactly would a diary btb work? Is it entirely from the superstar you picks perspective? Or is it entirely up to the writer? Also, could you do one as a promoter? Just some general outlines would be helpful. Would be something I would be interested in trying possibly.

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It would be up to you. You could do it first person or third person, promoter or whatever you like, it doesn't really matter. There's no rules as to how you go about booking/writing. And yes, I agree that the idea of a diary based BTB is quite interesting and would love to see a few pop up here and there, could have some quality stuff.
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There's tons of stuff you can do with that idea. I read a good diary from a fictional WWE creative writer's perspective on an another board quite a while back. It was essentially a basic BTB, but with skipping between shows and additional "real-life" backstage drama. It was about a guy getting hired by WWE. Logically he started in the third brand so the writer only covered those shows, in that case ECW. And well, the writer who did the diary didn't continue for long, but I would assume after a while he would have been promoted to Smackdown and then finally to Raw and stuff like that.

Then there was one about a single wrestler, but in a world where kayfabe was reality (Randy Orton was really a psychopath in his every day life etc.), which was pretty funny...
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