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Deklitch Hardin
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« on: 10 March 2012, 11:11:25 »

I'm trying to win at this again this year ... 100 pages of script in 30 days. This year I'm doing a musical, I'm thinking. It is going to be fantasy based ... primarily poking fun at many of the conventions of fantasy at this stage. So ... the floor is open to suggestions of common fantasy conventions that deserve to be poked at in a fun manner. :)

So far ... I am having
The Really Nasty Overlord Who Is The Doer Of All Things Evil (TRNOWITDOATE)

Generic Evil Minions I, II, III and IV

Mary Sue and Gary Stu

The Reluctant Hero who is the Real Hero and Slayer of TRNOWITDOATE, his Father (possibly duet between Hero and TRNOWITDOATE) ... at the start, the Reluctant Hero will be a kid and during the course of the musical he will age into an adolescent, and then an adult. While the others in the musical (with the exception of the girl he firghts with as a kid, but who in time he marries) don't age at all ... Possibly a song sung by the 6 characters (kid, adolescent and adult of the hero and his love interest) about this dichotomy

Opening with a big song number ... the commoners bemoaning the fact that they are downtroden, but unwilling to do anything about it as they are just ordinary ... The Reluctant Hero being part of that ... at points of the song,

Possibly ending the musical with the song 'To Be Continued'

The Hero Group are currently called "The Gay Troubadours" (Gay as in happy) --- Song about them included in musical ... verse/partial verse about each member.

Song by the Companions to the Reluctant Hero bemoaning their lack of stage time and that their own lives are being forgotten about ... they just feel as though they are there to fill out the spaces and were used simply to train up the reluctant hero and then forgotten about.

Generic Minions and TRNOWITDOATE capturing the heroes and gloating, but leaving plenty of opportunities for the Heroes to escape and bring them down ... song by both groups

Death Scene of the Hero's Wise Woman Mentor ... Duet between hero and Wise Woman bemoaning it ... think "A Fall of Rain" or "Fantine's Death" or even "Val Jean's" death from Les Miserables ... including him promising her that he'll make sure he kills the TRNOWITDOATE

Journey of the heroes across the land ... meeting with various people and so forth

There has to be a Tavern Song as well

So, as I started off saying ... suggestions are more than welcome :)

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« Reply #1 on: 10 March 2012, 11:32:44 »

How about:

Scantily clad fair maiden in need of saving.
goofy sidekick to the hero that accidentally helps in battles with deadly clumsiness.
You must make sure the bad guys get the upper hand, but instead of immediately killing the hero they decide to capture him and gloat until he can break free and kill them.

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« Reply #2 on: 17 March 2012, 12:41:34 »

Thanks for those suggestion, Seeker.

I've started writing the lyrics for some of the songs in it.

I was at the cricket yesterday, and writing the lyrics was much more interesting than the cricket. One team only has to tie/draw the game to win the competition. The other team has to win to win the competition, so I had plenty of opportunities to use mobile word on my mobile phone. :)

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« Reply #3 on: 19 March 2012, 11:57:01 »

Watching Immortals (don't bother) yesterday and thought of you!

You MUST include the 'let's get emotionally intimate' scene in which - after all the initial action - guy gets to sit down with girl, usually by fire or candlelight, and 'share' some of their 'deeper feelings' so that we can connect with them as characters.  This is the part you usually don't bother to pause so you can go to the bathroom, because you know it's just gonna be talking and gazing into each other's eyes.    I think it's called the 'Getting to Know You' trope.  You might also get some milage out of the 'Friends to Lovers' trope!


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