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Posted 3/3/12 , edited 3/3/12
What makes a good story?
Instead of describing the concept, we listed specific rules of what we are NOT looking for and what we are looking for.


NOT the stories we are looking for:


1) Too much reference to past episodes. A person who hasn't watched these previous episodes that contains the references would not be able to understand the story.


2) Too generic. Stories that are stereotypical.Concepts or stories that have been done to death.

Examples of stories that are too generic
Example #1: Super sexy female landing on an unsuspected male.
Example # 2: Protagonist that are really righteous and Antagonist that are really evil. (The best stories shows that even the protagonist is not perfect and the antagonist can also be righteous. Why do you think it is referred to as Protagonist and Antagonist not good and evil. Even an evil murderer can be a protagonist of a story—now that's something that isn't generic)

3) It lacks plot. Actions are cool—I love them too. But, twenty minutes of fighting is not a plot. It's the same thing as watching people play arcade video games 1v1. Stories need development. There must be a conflict that an antagonist needs to overcome.



The stories we are looking for:


1) Stand alone. You can understand the episode without watching the series.

2) Series shining moment. Do you watch those series with over a hundred episodes? If you do, have you encountered one episode that is really outstanding and memorable? Perhaps, it made you think, laugh and cry—overfilled with emotions. If yes, that's what we are searching.

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Posted 3/3/12 , edited 3/3/12
An example of a good story:

Series: Gintama
Episode: 188
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