So, I got this idea to get Nerdfighteria together and write a movie. Who will make the movie? We will figure that out later.
I can keep track of the official draft. People can write ideas and even whole scenes for this movie. We can discuss characters and how they should interact and change over the movie. The finished product doesn't even need to be that great (in fact it probably won't be), but it just needs to be fun to make and write, so we have a complete film that was written, produced and directed by Nerdfighters (does John or Hank feel like making a cameo?).
So, anyway, before we can start writing we need an idea. Should it be romantic? Action packed? Give your thoughts below.
September 11, 2011 (Guide to the Unnamed Nerdfighter Collaborative Movie Project (UNCMP)
This list should hold most every idea discussed about this film in this thread so far. If you see anything missing or inaccurate on this list, let me (Vince T) know and I will do my darndest to fix it during the next update.
If an idea receives a good deal of interest, it will automatically be moved to the ‘liquids’ list.
If you think something that has seen a fair deal of discussion deserves to be in the film, feel free to propose moving it to the ‘solids’ list. If it sees enough support, it will be moved.
Directors: These guys have last say on all things and help to keep the movie running smoothly.
(Main Director) Gillman
(Mrs. Manager) Laura
(Mr. Manager) Vince T
Laws of the Film Universe (Established truths to this film production)
-The Script shall be written by the collective awesome of the community
-Everyone is free to contribute, and once you contribute you’re a part of the team
-The movie must be awesome
-The script will be the only main collaboration. We will hand over the finished script to a made-of-awesome filmmaker (we will figure out who later) to complete the movie.
DFTBA used as a naming scheme for episodes or chapters
-Giraffes (separated from other animals for their closer link to Nerdfighting)
- Peeps in some capacity
- Giant Squid of Anger
-John Green books references
-Hank Green song references
-John and Hank cameos?
-Deadlines Occur on Greenwich Mean Time unless otherwise noted
-Writing Scene by Scene
-Establish Overall Storyline first before going into detail
-One group shooting it
- Massive Library
-Vondell Swain’s map
-Whiffinity’s Lemongrass scene
-Lincolnstein: Cross of Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln (possible time traveling accident) who is nefarious. Kidnaps babies from the evil baby orphanage to start his "Dangerous Formation of the Terrible Baby Army".
-Willy Bubbles the Nerdfighting Puppy Pirate & Jerry the Tap-dancing Duck Ninja: leaders of the Pirate and Ninja factions (respectively) that are constantly at war on the island. The two share a deep animosity for one another. Will probably have a big face-off at the end.
-Jenga: Female protagonist. A clever young lady who is new to the island. Has a plot point attached to her that takes advantage of a metaphor tied into the physical/mental skill game she shares her name with. Has a penchant for witty fun dialogue.
-Dorian: Male love interest. Time traveling nerd-hunk ala Doctor (take your pick of Doctor iterations). Just as sharp as Jenga at least when it comes to snappy dialogue.
-Mark Taylor: committed worker for the evil baby orphanage
-Natalie Spiegelman: a passionate girl with issues of trust
-Tiny Cooper: the finder of beauty in all things
-Queen Ranavalona I (as evil baby)
-Hitler (as evil baby)
-Vlad the Impaler (as evil baby)
-Queen Bathory (as evil baby)
-Stalin (as evil baby)
-Napoleon (as evil baby)(or possibly as a good baby)
- Hal: the main character’s supervisor at their job on the island
-Katherine: Love Interest
- currently works at evil baby orphanage
-used to work at a hatchery, handling peeps
-Alternate names: Natalie, Katherine
-mannerisms similar to the 10th doctor
-Leder hosen wearing bridge trolls from Quebec!
-At least one Star trek reference
-Harry Potter references
-Olivander’s wand Shop
Dorian & Jenga
Once the first scene is written, and as we see how the story is set up, we will decide on the next section.
Scene 1 (written by David Nica)
Thanks for everyone's awesome and amazing work so far! Keep it up!
My friend who is leaving for Honk Kong just changed our plans to Sunday. Usually I won't let him change on me but this would be one of the last times I will see him. So now I ask, can you change the meeting to your Friday night my Saturday morning. If not here is a list of things I would have liked to have spoken about.
1. Can we just confirm our backstory for Lincolnstein (I couldn't recall it for my recap.)
2. Are we using these plot ideas http://dft.ba/-plotideas
3. http://dft.ba/-2ndtreatment Are we going to have a Willy and Jerry store? Will the narrator be like this one? What are we going to have for acts 3-5.
4. Every time we solidify something can we type it into the conversation so that we confirm it and make it easy to put into the recap.
Ok that is all I can think of for now. I hope I don't have to miss it because I had so much fun, but we'll see.
I can't do friday evening, I have work on Saturdays and I'd be far too tired! Maybe we should do chats twice a month (for this summer at least), say every other weekend, so if you miss out on one then it won't be too bad / you won't feel too left out :D
1. As I recall, Lincolnstein was distantly related to both Einstein and Lincoln (to cleverly disguise that his name is actuall an in-joke between us lot ;D) He worked for the EBO, travelling in time and collecting EBs. (Maybe he was the infamous Hitler catcher? Maybe he started the EBO? Or maybe he was just working for them) Anyway, he gets in a time travell accident and his personality is rewritten, making him EVIL. In the accident, the time machine broke (to avoid the loophole that they could go back in time and adopt Lincolnstein into the EBO as he turned out to be evil.) And he decided that raising the EBA would be a good way to take over Nerdfighteria and steal everybody's awesome (metaphorically or figuratively? Maybe 'awesome' could be an actual physical thing that Lincolnstein want to get his hands on? Just a thought.)
2. I forgot about those! I like them, and I'd like to include them if possible
3. I LOVE Willy and Jerry (I'm a fan of sub-plots) And I'm not sure about the rest yet, any ideas?
4. Yes we can.
So, who can do this weekend? If you want to switch it to fri/sat that's cool, but I just won't be there :)
Thanks Whiff for answering my questions. I will be able to drop in for about an hour but then I'll have to leave. After that if we haven't gone through those ideas and my treatment can you please discuss them. I assume someone will write a recap. For now I guess it's see you tomorrow.
Oh and Cora, you should join the meeting it is at 22:00 GMT Saturday. You'll have to work the time out for your timezone. :D
Happy to help :D So it's today right? In 3 and a half hours? Wow, Saturday came about quickly.
SO WHO IS COMING?!?!?!? :D