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Writer Chit 'n' Chat / Re: Establishing Your Fictional Universe
« Last post by MutantEnemyFan97 on Thu Apr 28 2016, 08:38 »
In my opinion , I would prefer to use the world building as backdrop for the the characters, like how Buffy is still a high school drama despite being also a horror/fantasy series
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The Movie Zone / Re: Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
« Last post by Dino on Wed Apr 27 2016, 22:07 »
That's how I like to run this community - it's fine to not agree with someone and debate points with them, but we also need a clear understanding of the difference between facts and opinions. Opinions can't be wrong. You can't tell somebody they're 'wrong' for liking something you don't.

Interesting. I remember when I first joined how I posted how bad a particular movie was and I was smashed for it. I must admit that I did see it a second time and didn't think it was as bad as I thought is was. So we must have all grown up since then?

Unfortunately you see how some people (not necessarily this forum) get really catty about opinions of movies. IMDB forums I'm looking at YOU!

Which movie was it. out of interest?

It was The Descent. I think my reasoning at the time, was that it dragged on in places and then it had that stupid ending. Mind you, I downloaded the movie, so I saw a different cut than the one that was released in the cinemas.

Anyway, I watched it again, I think followed by the sequel some time later, and I didn't think it was that bad second time round. Although I think I disagreed with the ending I must have seen. (I think it might have been the happy ending? I'm not sure now...) Anyway, I thought if they stuck with the original director's cut ending then the second part was null and void seeing as what happened in that ending.
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The Movie Zone / Re: Comic Book Movies
« Last post by Dex on Wed Apr 27 2016, 21:53 »
I feel like you took my mostly in jest comment way out of context but I was specifically and pretty clearly only referring to the people who thought Batman v. Superman was too dark, not the majority of its audience and certainly not the entirety of the DC Animated Universe audience.

For the sake of conversation though, while the Animated Universe has gotten pretty dark, none of it really compares to the events that occur in the Killing Joke.
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The Movie Zone / Re: Comic Book Movies
« Last post by worldbreaker on Wed Apr 27 2016, 18:31 »

The DC Animated films have been dark before and if the Nolan Batman films are any indication its not the first time DC has did something that is dark in their films. The few critics who complained about DC films being dark doesn't make up the majority of the audience. And all this claiming over The Killing Joke being all dark and grim I can point to movies like Flashpoint Paradox and the uncensored version of Return of The Joker as evident that DC has taken a dark route with their animated films long before The Killing Joke came about.

So if you think the audience are going to act squirmish over what The Killing Joke will showcase then you are underestimating the DCAU audience.
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The Movie Zone / Re: Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
« Last post by el Monstruo-0 on Wed Apr 27 2016, 10:54 »
Well good, that's what we want! If we do catch people getting salty then we'll step in, but we trust you guys to manage your own behaviour for the most part.
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Writer Chit 'n' Chat / Re: Establishing Your Fictional Universe
« Last post by Dex on Wed Apr 27 2016, 06:04 »
I kind of treat world building like any other part of writing. I try not to lock myself into any one thing too early in the process and as the story unfolds the world does too.

Generally, I'll come up with a story first and then find who I think would be the most interesting characters to write going on that journey. The world either evolves based on the things they do or in the way I feel would best serve the characters and story.
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The Movie Zone / Re: Comic Book Movies
« Last post by Dex on Wed Apr 27 2016, 05:29 »
Weird that they released that "unofficial" trailer three weeks ago but this one's much better. I"m a pretty big fan of the graphic novel myself so I'm more than curious to see how it translates. Under the Red Hood and Dark Knight Returns are two of my favorite of the DC animated movies to date and they look to be taking just as good care of this one. Plus they've added a bunch more for Batgirl to do, which is nice.

People who thought Batman v. Superman was too dark and grim are gonna have a tough time with this one.
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The Movie Zone / Re: Comic Book Movies
« Last post by worldbreaker on Wed Apr 27 2016, 01:34 »
Avoiding it also but on grounds that I'd much rather see other DC Animated movie projects that doesn't have Batman shoehorned in them.
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The Movie Zone / Re: Comic Book Movies
« Last post by Guy01 on Wed Apr 27 2016, 01:32 »
Killing Joke Trailer


 :zombie:

Won't be seeing it. Hated the comic and I don't see this adding anything new or interesting. If y'all want to see it, have fun, but I'm skipping it.
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Writer Chit 'n' Chat / Establishing Your Fictional Universe
« Last post by worldbreaker on Tue Apr 26 2016, 20:34 »
Whatever genre you write or how long your story is it plays a part in the universe you're developing for your fictional world. But what are the key tools one needs to develop said fictional world? Here are a few.

Understand Your Universe

Say you are doing a science fiction story that is pure sci-fi. Then be sure to stick with that concept for your universe because you don't want to mess up and put something that doesn't fit the setting of your genre. Otherwise it would really stick out and become distracting to the audience you're attracting.

Rules

Establish the rules of your universe. It doesn't have to be long and drawn out but at least provide the reader a clear understanding of how the universe you're writing works. If your universe has magic in it then how does the magic within that verse work? Little things like that.

Diverse Backgrounds & Characters

Much like the real world there are places and people with diverse backgrounds. And your characters within the story that you are writing should be treated as such. Cause if you just have a character and the place they're living be the same then your work will just be uninteresting. There is nothing wrong with a character and their hometown having a nifty little quirk.

Example: The world of The Simpsons are vast with characters with their own personal backstories and nifty little quirks, which makes Springfield itself stood out due to its intriguing characters and established world building.
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