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Old 11-27-2012, 03:56 PM   #3491 (permalink)
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Random question, but after watching Raw it's just happened to me and it's annoyed me a fair bit

Ever had a plan or just debuted someone in your thread, and then a company in real life, be it the WWE or otherwise, have debuted a VERY similar gimmick before/not long after your debut or after you've thought of the idea? In my case, it is virtually a carbon copy of the gimmick I was planning on using, and now I'm insure whether I should continue to give this person the gimmick or just think of something else. I'm also posting this so that I can refer back to it when people go "oh, the gimmick you've given him is very similar to his one in real life."
Yes. It's soo annoying. I was ready to bring in new personalities using a similar method to what WWE has done with similar talents and now, it will just look like a carbon copy. Gonna have to figure out a new way to bring the gimmick into play.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:53 PM   #3492 (permalink)
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Do you think someone can be a hall of fame caliber writer if they don't write shows in full? Just a random question, lol.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:57 PM   #3493 (permalink)
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Probably? I dunno. I prefer to write recap and probably mostly prefer to read recap as it's a bit easier to digest and read but I dunno, everyone's different. Recap can get the point across just as well as full in my opinion, though.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:59 PM   #3494 (permalink)
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I'm in the Hall of Fame and I don't write full shows... well, anymore :P

Seriously, it matters not. Shows DO NOT need to be like they used to where you're writing page after page for shows. I hope WF has changed in that from when I was a real regular here 2-3 years ago.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:15 PM   #3495 (permalink)
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Also, I actually have a question for once. How do people feel about a superstar losing in his return match/segment? I'm not talking about like Lesnar coming back and losing his first pay-per-view, I'm talking about someone coming back as a "surprise opponent" and then looking strong in the match but ultimately losing. Do you think it should never happen, or that as long as the guy still looks good, it's okay?
Personally, I don't think there's ever any instance of any idea that should never happen. Everything has a time and moment and should be considered if its what's best for the story. If you wanted a returning person to lose, I guess then it would depend on the story and the guy/girl and how it would impact their character. I'm all for it if they don't look too weak (unless the story is that they're kind of weak)
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:42 PM   #3496 (permalink)
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A question/problem/dilemma.

So far in my thread, I've written all shows in a recap/spoiler style, until my most recent show which is in full. Now the reason I wrote the first handful of shows in recap was so that I could reach a stage where I felt I made the thread and the time period my own, and I invested enough time and effort in to the project so that I would stick to it. After a couple of weeks (in BTB time) I, and a few others, felt that I had achieved that so I moved on to writing a full show.

It was by far the longest show I've ever written, and everything except one match was written in full. But for a lack of better terms, it has drained the shit out of me. I want to continue with my project and I want to progress with it at a steady rate and continuing to write the shows in full like my most recent show will drain me, it won't progress quickly at all and because of that I may, after a while, have doubts about continuing due to the amount of effort I put myself through to churn out the full shows.

You're probably saying "do recaps then derp" and that is a very good idea. Except whenever I write recaps, I cannot get the characters and the atmosphere across as easily and as enjoyably as I do full shows, and me being a huge fan of characters and gimmicks, that is a problem I think. So what would you recommend I do? Simply do shorter shows? Longer, extended recaps? And I'm looking towards the veterans, but obviously maybe the newer guys that have browsed a lot, can you provide a link for a thread that have used the format that you're recommending. I'm more than happy to stick to my project and I am very excited with the plans that I have and the characters I hope to build, I just cannot find a format that suits my style of description and depth but not producing 16,000 word shows every time, and being able to progress at a steady, comfortable rate without feeling drained.

tl;dr - Full shows are too much, recapped is too little. I need to find a format that allows me to get enough description in there, but not so that a show drains me out for two weeks afterwards. Advice, recommendations and examples would be grand. Thankyou.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:35 PM   #3497 (permalink)
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You could, I suppose go with writing out the promo's and recapping the matches or write out the matches and recap the promo's. The former would probably work better.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:05 PM   #3498 (permalink)
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I saw a few posts a page or two back that in a roundabout way said something about the editors being fucked, and having to code the shows manually. Is this for real? I spend long enough changing colours, going from bold to italic, centering certain things etc on word. Will I seriously have to do it all over again when posting here??

If so, get set for some old school plain black shows that'll be a nightmare to read
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:43 AM   #3499 (permalink)
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I saw a few posts a page or two back that in a roundabout way said something about the editors being fucked, and having to code the shows manually. Is this for real? I spend long enough changing colours, going from bold to italic, centering certain things etc on word. Will I seriously have to do it all over again when posting here??

If so, get set for some old school plain black shows that'll be a nightmare to read
I'm pretty sure you could write your btb out onto a brown piece of paper in white crayon and upload pics of them and people would still read your btb.

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Quick question folks...

What do people think regarding sort of lesser PPVs? Do you regard them as just as important as any other PPV and go all out for them? Or do you think 'This is only Vengeance, I'll save a bit for a later date'? Both in terms of storyline and in terms of actually writing out the PPV.

Just wondering because I've got Unforgiven and No Mercy coming up and I want the storylines etc to still be strong, of course. But at the same time, I kind of want to use them more as a lead up to Survivor Series which would make them look a little bit like just filler PPVs if you know what I mean...

But yeah, any opinions on this would be great. Cheers.
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