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Post Reply Time to start a manga! (Planning and Story-boarding) Contest (sort of)
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Doesn't seem like there's gonna be much progress right now, with 2 pages already discussing how to plan what to do instead of suggestions for what to do.
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I understand all concerns. As I said on the wall, what I am going to do tomorrow is clear the air and let you guys know what the whole plan is. I think I have forgotten to make it clear that there is totally a plan here in terms the group as a whole.
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Well I was brainstorming yesterday and came up with some ideas. No idea if they're good. I just wanted to contribute.

japanese aesop fables. Could be modern day, could be in another era. we could pick one aesop fable and go with that

Indigenous people on an island- secluded way from the world. They could have been a small island in the bermuda triangle... They have a unique culture and religion, but has had no prior contact with modern humanity before.
First chapter would be about their lives, introduce the main character switch around to provide insight on their style of living and how they live off the land....
Then, on the last page, a ship arrives with a ship/survivors off ship/people of the modern era/cargo ship/modern plane... and they are filled with wonder and surprise.

I had a whole sheet filled with ideas. I'll try to find it. Hopefully this post will have other people putting out ideas too.
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*shrug*
I put in my submission already, so I'll just leave it at that until everyone else is situated I guess.
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The start is always rough. You never how much people are dedicated until after a month or so. Don't worry, things like this happen and you just got to move on and hope someone will pick it up. Your time and effort will not be wasted. It just shows how much work you are willing to put. Just have to wait until things settle.
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Right, what Blade said. I am hoping my Iceberg post might help people feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel if things seem shaky at all.
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Will it be okay if I ecxceeded 20 pages?
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go nuts
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Bladewild wrote:

go nuts


Thats always a good sign XD
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Philsco wrote:

I'd like to offer a general linear idea plot of sorts in place of story boarding, and if anyone wants to pick it up from there, let's play!

Setting: Modern small North American city in the colder climate (Northern Midwest USA, or Southern Ontario area), using my home town Sault Sainte Marie, MI as an advantage.
Initial cast: (a) Male mid-20s, (b) Female early 20s, (c) Female late 20s, (d/e) Married early 30s M/F couple

[1] Open on a small town street, light wind blowing, bright day, outside a house
Narrative sullen text along the lines of: "I remember the excitement that came as a child seeing the first snowfall of the year."

[2] Snow begins to fall with people looking up from the sidewalk: "You would grab your coat, and rush outside to find your friends already giddy with the anticipation of the coming season."

[3] Time progressed to snow covering the ground, children building snowmen: "It was magical, back in our youth. The changing of the seasons just meant new ways to play as children."

[4] Kids sledding from the top of a hill, with teenagers snowboarding down another side: "As you got older, the old ways of having fun somehow started to seem a bit juvenile, but we kept ourselves in the spirit with other games and ways of playing in the cold."

[5] Slightly older teenagers excitedly and sneakily (like a "don't get caught!" kind of feeling) drinking from a flask and smoking cigarettes behind the treeline with kids playing off in the distance, with the perspective of looking out at the kids from among the teenagers: "But even that eventually took a back seat, and with age came responsibility. Still, we found ways to escape our toils, taking notes from the adults and how they chose to escape reality."

[6] Post-high school teenagers laughing and walking down the street, pointing at a high school in a reminiscing manner, with the prior scene's treeline and snowy hill beside it in the backdrop: "The years tick on, and the magic wears away. We grow, we experience, we learn, and we bear the emotional and physical scars from it all. What was once extraordinary becomes ordinary, and we grasp for that jubilation that once came so easily with the falling snow."

[7] College kids sitting in a library doing homework, perspective of looking in through giant glass walls with slight frost on them: "But eventually the magic has to take a back seat to practicality, and we realize that it's just the natural order of things. We don't fight it, but we don't exactly welcome it, either."

[8] Now looking out from the library, with a skewed angle that allows us to see a student's face and the scene outside of snow falling harder and people trudging through it, happy child in tow: "Still, as our mind soldiers on, our hearts yearn for more."

[9] Young adults clearing snow from their cars, wearing work uniforms and aprons under half-zipped coats: "So we learn, we work, and we strive to make time to ourselves so that we can attempt to make sense of the world that was once filled with wonderment."

[10] Looking out from just behind the headrest of a beat up car as a man and a woman are driving down the snowy road, obviously without working heat in their car: "Sometimes it's hard to tell if we're struggling because we have a goal, or if we're just doing what everyone else is. Ducks in a row, follow the leader, don't get left behind."

[11] A car is off the side of the road stuck in a snowbank, with a woman looking forlorn in the driver's seat, head in hands, as the car from the prior scene drives by it: "And then, sometimes, we hit a slick patch and slide off course, and feel stuck. It's easy to want to give up when you don't have the strength to change your situation on your own."

[12] Characters (a) and (d/e) have pulled up behind and beside the snowbanked car and are exiting their car, waving jauntily at the lady in the car who appears to have been on the verge of crying but now seems curiously hopeful: "But, that's when it hits you: You are NOT alone. You ARE Okay. You CAN do this, just not by yourself."

[13] Characters (a) and (d/e) are helping to push the car out and directing traffic to slow down, and it's obvious the car has already moved back on track some: "It's easy to give up when you can't see the future, but how we define ourselves and our character comes from those moments of digging deep inside of ourselves and bringing out a bit of that magic we thought was lost, and giving it a good push."

[14] Characters (a) and (d/e) are smiling widely and waving animatedly as they're getting in their car, and the other car is driving off with their hand waving back out the window: "It's incredible how a little determination and a helping hand can have such a life-changing effect."

[15] Sun setting, snow slightly melting, water dripping, ice glistening, we see the cast through a house window as they are sitting around a table getting drunk and laughing raucously as character (c) points mockingly at the sour-faced character (b), with character (a) smirking wryly with hands behind his head and (d/e) holding each other warmly: "It's at the end of the day when you're with the ones you love that you realize that the magic never left at all, and at some point it just becomes your own responsibility to produce it on your own. And it's those moments that you realize that you -- like the seasons -- never stop changing."


Reading this again, I have a vibe that this will go towards people dying and doing some kind of grief stricken journey. Or a very fantasy grief stricken journey.. maybe..
I dunno, that's how I feel while reading this...
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Yeah it's open-ended, but I was aiming at setting the reader up to feel forlorn, then hopeful, then dragging them slowly through the depths of loss and confused misplaced anger.
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Posted 2/28/16

Philsco wrote:

Yeah it's open-ended, but I was aiming at setting the reader up to feel forlorn, then hopeful, then dragging them slowly through the depths of loss and confused misplaced anger.


I was close enough!! A-Ha!!
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Philsco wrote:

Yeah it's open-ended, but I was aiming at setting the reader up to feel forlorn, then hopeful, then dragging them slowly through the depths of loss and confused misplaced anger.


Yeah I deleted the comment because it seemed pretty presumptuous of me. But glad you took it well!
I was just pretty confused as to where the story would go from then but it seems you've got a master plan behind all this. And looking I'm forward to it! Tragic stories are my favorite.
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All right guess il post a mini storyboard that leaves lots of questions, if you guys are interested
old story board i was working on old art , im way more improved than this... and yea i have the whole story figured out, events, plots, characters, scripts..


















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