Eminent sacrifice to the test audience gods

Posted by Adam Weber on Sunday, 1 July, 2012 at 12:12 am

<blows into microphone>

Is this thing on?

<tap tap>

Okay. We have the entire script written beginning to end and are working on a final pass before we sacrifice it to the test audience gods. I suspect that this will be accompanied by a great deal of wailing and gnashing of teeth on my part. They have explicit instructions to point out any flaw they find.

Just moments ago we finished our final pass of Volume 1! That means there are no plot holes, no notes, or any changes that we can think of before we place it upon the sacrificial alter smeared with our blood, sweat, and plot.

4 Comments to Eminent sacrifice to the test audience gods

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    Aubrie says:

    July 1st, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Hoorays! 😀

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    Ross says:

    July 5th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Keep at it guys. This is going to be so cool!

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    William says:

    July 7th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Am I the only one who noticed that this rivals the Lord of the Rings trilogy in terms of line count? Sure it isn’t as dense as a novel, but if you compare it to a typical Hollywood movie script, this thing is about 7 times larger.

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    Adam Weber says:

    July 7th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    @ William: You are not the only one to point this out. Several people have. The format of the script is such that every line represents approximately one comic panel, so we may describe a sequence of shots with a half dozen three-to-ten-word lines with a simple description each. Of course that also means we have other lines that contain a wall of text describing what’s in a room and how the shot should be laid out, but even so, the line number is quite inflated. I don’t think this is as long as Lord of the Rings, but it is certainly longer than a typical movie script. Maybe a better comparison would be with a script for a television program. How long do you suppose the script for a season of Game of Thrones is?

    I think having a story be long is okay as long as it doesn’t take you forever to finish (quiet, Austin! We’re getting there!) and it doesn’t feel long. The latter is actually pretty hard, because you need to keep it fresh and interesting with good pacing throughout.

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