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Old 08-10-2012, 07:10 PM   #3161 (permalink)
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To create some discussion, and just because I'd like to know peoples personal opinions;
When you are reading somebody's show, do you prefer reading a fully detailed written out show, or a recapped version?
Recaps don't take as long, and you get the key points, but unlike the full detailed version, you don't quite get the same atmosphere of a real match/promo, which grasps a readers mind.

What's everyone elses opinion?
I prefer recaps, this is a be the booker section after all, it's about good booking over writing, to be honest reading a few thousand word match, no matter how well written, usually bores me.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:32 PM   #3162 (permalink)
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Recapped for general shows like Raw/Smackdown/Impact Wrestling but full for big cards like Specials and PPV's.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:31 PM   #3163 (permalink)
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I recently started a new BTB after my previous 2 were cut short due to computer problems.. But now a brand new comp and no issues will be occurring lol Anyway the new BTB I am going for is rebooking the InVasion Angle and more into the future. It's a huge project and would love to have the help of a co-booker to help write segments and bounce ideas off of. There is only so much one person can do, and especially with something this huge, a partner would be amazing.. Anyway if anyone is interested, let me know and we can work something out..

Also just a side note, i love how active the section is becoming
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:36 PM   #3164 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by University-3:16 View Post
To create some discussion, and just because I'd like to know peoples personal opinions;
When you are reading somebody's show, do you prefer reading a fully detailed written out show, or a recapped version?
Recaps don't take as long, and you get the key points, but unlike the full detailed version, you don't quite get the same atmosphere of a real match/promo, which grasps a readers mind.

What's everyone elses opinion?
I enjoy writing fullish matches, but not a big fan of recapping. Just feel like I'm leaving stuff out and making people seem weak that I don't want to make weak and then all my recaps begin sounding the same. I don't know. However, I much more enjoy reading recaps, that's for sure.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:13 AM   #3165 (permalink)
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It is an old discussion, but I prefer to read full shows because it does make you be more able to emotionally invest in what is happening because you have more of a description to it and can see more clearly what each of the characters perspective is. But on the other hand, I'd read a recapped show or BTB if the booking is good, because at the end of the day, this isn't all a writing competition. As long as there is some quality booking going on I see no reason to not read a recapped show.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:26 AM   #3166 (permalink)
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Prefer full shows. Not got anything against recapped shows, if someone writes a recap version and its written well and gets the main points across to the reader then great.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:56 PM   #3167 (permalink)
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Has anyone ever done an efed style BTB, as in using a mix of wrestlers from various eras and companies, dead or alive with realism and wrestlers traditional place on the card being more or less thrown out the window? I'm getting more into the idea of throwing 30 wrestlers i love together and booking regardless of time periods, do you think this would be something people would like or would they just not be able to look past the huge lack of realism?

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This is exactly what I do in my 'Universal Wrestling League' thread.

'Lack of realism' is a subjective term, especially when it comes to pro wrestling. Just because you're using stars of the past doesn't mean it can't be presented in a 'realistic'/modern fashion.

I say go for it.
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Good to see some familiar names here and there. DC, Szumi, hello hello it's been years.
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Good to see some familiar names here and there. DC, Szumi, hello hello it's been years.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:03 AM   #3170 (permalink)
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Aside from the traditional way of writing matches like recapped and in fullm what other ways have you seen it done on this forum? I know I tried out using bullet points before but is there any other less popular ways of writing a match?
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