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SpaceCase

Liquid Emperor
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« on: 02-21-2003 01:43 »

Hello All,
     I've not posted to PEEL before.
     I discovered Futurama some weeks ago, shortly after Cartoon Network started airing the episodes: I instantly found Futurama more addictive than Slurm. My reaction was like Dr. Zoidberg's to anchovies. I trust you get the picture?
     I just can't seem to get enough Futurama to sate my addiction; but that's another story.
     I seem to have contracted an aggressive, pernicious itch on my fingertips. Said itch can only be cured by scratching said fingertips on a keyboard by writing fan fic's. 'Problem is that I've seen (only) all but two of the episodes aired on Cartoon Network so far. I'm not playin' with all the facts here. Not yet.
     Now I'll quit yakkin' and cut to the bottom line:
     Is there anything akin to a 'writers guide' for the Futurama universe? If so, where may I find it?
     That's all: I'll shut up now.

     Thanks.
Erdrik

Professor
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« Reply #1 on: 02-21-2003 02:21 »

I haven't seen anything like a guide, but I'd suggest either waiting and watching more episodes, or getting the season 1&2 DVD's(If your not in USA), and bone up on how the characters act. you know keep them in character. other than that I say let your imagination roam.  wink

Call me Erdrik

Boycott Fox!! Down with the Evil OverLords!!
Zed 85

Space Pope
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« Reply #2 on: 02-21-2003 07:49 »

Erdrik summed it up pretty perfectly. The DVD's are great if you can get them, because they really provide an insight to the characters that won't show up anywhere else.  smile

Loki

Professor
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« Reply #3 on: 02-21-2003 08:54 »

Actually, a thing similar to such a guide is currently under construction. But it will be in Russian, of course.
wu_konguk

Urban Legend
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« Reply #4 on: 02-21-2003 09:15 »

Guides are all well and good but it usually ocmes down to the writters personal preference. For example i would say never put yourself in the story but others may disagree. Basically the best way to go is as Erdrik said just to make sure you understand the characters 9hell if you want the characters to act differently use some kind of plot device to achive it)
SpaceCase

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #5 on: 02-21-2003 21:28 »
« Last Edit on: 02-21-2003 21:28 »

Thanks All,
A further question for anyone reading these words: How valuable would such a guide be to Futurama fanfic authors?
And now the replies:
Erdrik: Writing for someone else's character is best done by having an accurate 'mental model' of that character. I agree the best way to develop such a mental model here is simply watching the episodes. I've seen all but the first couple of ep's, and have recorded the rest from 'Mars University' on. It ain't enough, so I'm looking for some way to accelerate the aforementioned 'mental model' development (hey, with my mentality, I need all the acceleratin' I can get!)

Zed85: Alas, I'm in the US and don't yet have access to the DVD's. To steal a line from somewhere else, I 'shiver with antici- ...pation' for 25/03/03.

Loki: Thanks. Pity: My Russian is a travesty.

Wu_konguk: I think you and I are reading from the same page. The difference is that I have four years of plot and character developments to catch up on, and I'm flamin' well impatient!

Again, thanks all.

<edited 'cuz I can't flamin' spell!>
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #6 on: 02-22-2003 23:49 »

I never used a writer's guide. Just write what you feel.
Venus

Urban Legend
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« Reply #7 on: 02-23-2003 00:07 »

of course you never use a writer's guide, your like the shakespeare of Futur-fic. Your just a paycheck away from being one of the out-of-work Futurama writers.
Erdrik

Professor
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« Reply #8 on: 02-24-2003 01:58 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by SpaceCase:
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Zed85: Alas, I'm in the US and don't yet have access to the DVD's. To steal a line from somewhere else, I 'shiver with antici- ...pation' for 25/03/03.
...

I'm from the US too.
I have the DVD's.  evil laugh

Call me Erdrik

Boycott Fox!! Down with the Evil OverLords!!
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #9 on: 02-24-2003 16:49 »

I hate you! You bastard!

...ah, who cares. I'll have my grubby hands on the first set in 29 days.
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #10 on: 02-24-2003 17:30 »

And I'll have Season 3 in 98 days.  evil laugh
Erdrik

Professor
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« Reply #11 on: 02-25-2003 00:42 »

rrrrrr...  mad
Stupid money, and me not having any!
Now I can't get season 3!  mad
...   hmpf

Call me Erdrik

Boycott Fox!! Down with the Evil OverLords!!
SpaceCase

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #12 on: 02-25-2003 00:47 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Erdrik:
 I'm from the US too.
I have the DVD's.   evil laugh



Okay, I'll bite: How?
You bought overseas and have an r0 DVD player?
You have low friends in high places?
Or know someone who accepts bribes?  confused
Inquiring minds want to know...
Erdrik

Professor
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« Reply #13 on: 02-25-2003 01:03 »
« Last Edit on: 02-25-2003 01:03 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by SpaceCase:
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You bought overseas ...
  big grin ding,ding,ding! give the ma- err person, a cigar!
 
Quote
Originally posted by SpaceCase:
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and have an r0 DVD player?
Close but not quite...   no no

Call me Erdrik

Boycott Fox!! Down with the Evil OverLords!!
LittleMiss

Starship Captain
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« Reply #14 on: 02-25-2003 01:07 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by SpaceCase:
Hello All,
     I've not posted to PEEL before.
     I discovered Futurama some weeks ago, shortly after Cartoon Network started airing the episodes: I instantly found Futurama more addictive than Slurm. My reaction was like Dr. Zoidberg's to anchovies. I trust you get the picture?
     I just can't seem to get enough Futurama to sate my addiction; but that's another story.
     I seem to have contracted an aggressive, pernicious itch on my fingertips. Said itch can only be cured by scratching said fingertips on a keyboard by writing fan fic's. 'Problem is that I've seen (only) all but two of the episodes aired on Cartoon Network so far. I'm not playin' with all the facts here. Not yet.
     Now I'll quit yakkin' and cut to the bottom line:
     Is there anything akin to a 'writers guide' for the Futurama universe? If so, where may I find it?
     That's all: I'll shut up now.

     Thanks.

No clue, but what I'd suggest (Since I used to write fanfics like crazy) is that you could Role Play with someone who's seen *a lot* of FUTURAMA or just keep watching!  That's the best way to know everything!  Pay *really* close attention, too!  Every detail counts!  :3


Prowla RX7

Starship Captain
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« Reply #15 on: 03-09-2003 23:59 »

Yeah, this coming from a girl whose supposed to be around to finish our little role playing.  frown  Hutty it up, ya embecile!
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