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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2002 1:10 pm    Post subject: A teensy suggestion... Reply with quote

I know the idea is to take one of these titles and just sorta see where it takes you, Scott... but I'd really like to see a nonfiction-based "Improv" at some point...
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2002 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm ... a "non-fiction improv" A kind of story which is a real life story where he would have to do a bunch of research and such ... I doubt that the screenplay for Pearl Harbor was written in an hour as an improv. That sounds like tricky business there. It would not be very improv since the events have already written the story and if McCloud was not accerate he might fall into heavy criticizm. The only way I could see this being done is if it was an auto-biographic short story ... which still would not quite flex his creative writting mussles. Perhaps a better suggest is to have an improv story that is more realistic than monkeys, shapes, superheroes, or otherworld typestories.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2002 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Non-fiction doesn't mean historical. It could be a non-fiction story based on something in his own life or experience. It could be something of a more scholastic nature.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2002 8:15 am    Post subject: Further Thoughts Reply with quote

Do the rules of the Improv mean that NO research whatsoever must be done for said story? When I look up a few facts on Google and cobble something out of them, it still feels pretty "improvisational" to me.

But it's not like I invented the format...
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2002 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think research (or, at least, drawing on known info from past research) would probably be allowed -- remember, while the narrative was fictional, lots of (I'm assuming) factual information and educational content made it into "Flap Those Flagella Like You Mean It!"
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2002 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait a minute, you mean Man Eating Shoes wasn't a true story?

Heh.

It's odd, but to me When Luna Smiles had a kind of non-fiction vibe. It felt like a poetic acount of something that had really happend. Does that make sense?
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