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Posted 3/27/15
Hello, my name is Joshua and I love to write scripts. I am an aspiring creator that hopes to one day produce an animated television series for any network that will accept what I have to offer.

I have been writing freelance scripts for about four years now. I am seventeen years old, and I don't have any work currently to link since I haven't had much free time in the past several months. So, I'm getting back in the game, and I was wondering if there were any other developing writers out there with the same ambitions as me that would consider working with another, preferably one around the same age as me.

I hope to write comedic scripts, but I wouldn't be satisfied with that alone. I tend to make funny stories that have dramatic and dark undertones, but within the realm of realism.

My show is about a family living in a regular American town, with a father and mother, and a son and daughter. The parents are only still together for the kids' sake, and they don't want to have to go through the embarrassment of letting one else know that they made that mistake. It's not that they hate each other. They just aren't in love like they used to be. And the kids can actually tell, but they don't say anything for fear of what will happen.

So, I believe the theme I'm going for is that life isn't perfect for anyone, and there's no reason to lie to yourself as well as others and pretend like it is.

If you're not interested in working with me, that's quite alright, but feel free to say something if you're at all curious.
Posted 3/27/15
Hey!
Sounds like you have something here
Have you tried making a more in depth story surrounding the situation of the mother and father?
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Posted 3/27/15
Well, I plan to soon, but currently I'm working on a way to make something that would serve as a pilot. I want the audience to understand the relationships between the characters without too much dialogue having to be said.
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Posted 3/27/15 , edited 3/27/15
Interesting reminds me of a david lynch movie but without the supernatural elements and a focus on a family instead of a town. Actually for something thats much more of a comedy(at least in the beginning) a Adult Swim show called moral oral reminds me of this alot.

Ive been kicking around a couple really ideas in my head about stories I want to make. One I had thought of Is a sort of romance between a Christian Guy and an angel that kinda explores my thoughts on Christian views of sexuality. Its a weird topic for sure and would definitely never get picked up as a script but I know alot of kids in my highschool with a weird relationship between there sexuality and there view of God and how they do stuff thats perfectly natural for teenagers but is against the churches teachings and try and reconcile the two. I dont know it always fascinated me.

The second idea is sort of a coming of age story based around the stupid conversations me and my friends have and my experiences growing up. I kinda feel like few coming of age stories have ever really connected with me (Scott Pilgrim being an exception though I always considered it a coming of age story for someone who probably should of come by age by the time the book starts) so I wanted to make want that I felt truly sounded and acted like the youth of today at least the ones I know.

Honestly Id throw both of these in small towns because small towns always fascinated me.
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Posted 3/27/15
I think that we both share a sense of value in the art of portraying perspectives in ways that are honest. It almost always bothers me how I see women oversexualized on tv. I get annoyed when I see stereotypes overpracticed. It gets lazy often.

I like the first idea since there's room for symbolism, so it's more of a read between the lines sort of idea. But yes, it probably wouldn't get picked up however you decide to go about delivering your pitch.
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Posted 4/11/15
I'm currently writing lore for an RPG I'd like to develop in the future. I've also done scripts for my amateur filming classes. I'd be happy to throw some of my creative skills your way.
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Posted 4/11/15
Thank you and I appreciate it very much. What kinds of stories do you like to work on? Any genres you particularly enjoy?
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Posted 4/12/15
I use to write for Machinima, so if you'd like you can hit me up.
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Posted 4/12/15

Nefunrest wrote:

I use to write for Machinima, so if you'd like you can hit me up.


I appreciate it very much.
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Posted 4/13/15 , edited 4/13/15

Epicpenguin13 wrote:

Thank you and I appreciate it very much. What kinds of stories do you like to work on? Any genres you particularly enjoy?


Other than creating lore for my RPG, nothing in particular. Whatever catches my interest in that particular moment.

One of my most recent works was creating an epilogue for a hastily wrapped up manga called "My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san." I was unsatisfied with the ending I was given, so I extended it with a chapter as well as an epilogue while staying as true as I can to the characters and story. As far as being a literary work of art, I wouldn't rate it very high; it's more of an overview (a long one) of how I envisioned the ending. I'll post it in a spoiler bracket for you.



I've also written fanfiction for High Overlord Varok Saurfang from World of Warcraft. It takes place between the events of Cataclysm and Mists of Pandaria. Saurfang is in a self-imposed exile, suffering from PTSD due to his atrocities in the early wars (he's been fighting with himself about it for decades) as well as grieving the loss of his son.
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Posted 4/13/15
I'd have to read the manga to understand. Seems like you know what you're doing, though.
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Posted 4/14/15
Give me some characterization on your family script, and I'll see what I can crunch out.
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Posted 4/14/15
Okay, I'll give you the basics of the family of four:

(Matthew Jenkins - Father)
The bastard son of two neglectful parents, Matthew neglects his family in return, as well as failing to take care of them financially. He is known to be a wisecracker, and is very blunt with insulting comments, being unconcerned about the feelings and emotions of others. But within the family, he is slightly more reserved. His children do not resent him completely, as they are both mature enough to understand that Matthew does not truly mean ill will to them. He's just an unemployed, married man whose dreams were crushed, causing him to lower his self-value and become a wreck throughout his adulthood. Despite being a jerk, many are drawn to Matthew as friends and such, since he does have a personality that allows him to relate to anybody enough to hold conversations with them.

(Lyra Jenkins - Mother)
College graduate that married Matthew after he had dropped out, thinking that he was the one. Nowadays, she knows that it was a mistake, but Lyra does not hate him nor the children. The two agreed to stay together for the kids and just put up with one another in hopes that maybe they truly do care deeply for one another. Being a more strong and capable adult than Matthew, Lyra is the breadwinner of the family, also doing plenty of the housework, and is generally more loved by the kids. But she still gets jealous of Matthew, as the kids feel more closer to him than their mother. She can be as snappy and cynical as Matthew, and she also is known for her defensive nature towards her family.

(Sophie Jenkins - Daughter)
The empathy character of the show, Sophie is the most isolated member of the family, not having any close friends, but instead fifty or so kinda friends that barely know anything about her. She occasionally joins a club that she isn't even interested in so that she can meet new people, but almost never succeeds in finding a friend. Sophie spends most of her life in depression, but is devoted to the art of painting, and tries to remove her focus from the sorrow she feels, refusing to feel sorry for herself. She's the kind of girl that would cry during icebreakers.

(Brady Jenkins - Son)
The murky personality of Matthew shines down on his offspring, Brady Jenkins, who has a knack for getting in trouble for insulting language and inappropriate behavior. Brady does not do any of these things on purpose, however, and is always remorseful for his wrongdoings. He comes off as naive, and is the last to understand every concept that is brought up, though his grades are decent. He can blunder and screw up even the most simple of directions due to his slow nature. That being said, he's quite a goofball, and tends to be the more lighthearted one, though not being as forced and direct as Matthew tries to be.
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Posted 4/20/15
I am currently writing for a manga I plan to release. I can certainly help with this!
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Posted 4/20/15

Kochan888 wrote:

I am currently writing for a manga I plan to release. I can certainly help with this!


Much obliged! I'll send a pm!
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