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Welcome ladies and gentleman, to the first annual community art project. You may be asking, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING GANTIC'S BEEN MAKING TONS OF PROJECTS LATELY.

You are right, but here's the thing. The projects here involve individual work. Here, is teamwork and teamwork only.

Our goal: To make a community novel requiring loads of helping hands.

Here are the jobs you can choose from

-Writer- This job requires you to write at least one chapter at a time for the book. You may choose this and another job from the list below.
-Illustrator- Drawing some scenes related to the chapter. They must be GOOD. Show us some of your work before signing up for this one.
-Plot Directors- These people will be the main people who plot out the main events in the story. Everyone will be able to suggest, but these people will have the last say and will contact the writers with their ideas.
-Specialist- This person will be the creator for any miscellaneous items needed in the story. Ex1: There's a band story, you write the songs. Ex2: Two pen pals write letters. You write the letters. Note: You may not get as much jobs as you want, maybe even none, so you may choose this, Writer, and another job
-Editor- Reads over the chapters for spelling and grammar, makes minor changes for misunderstandings.

Rules:

1. Writer's write one chapter at a time. You must state when you are writing. Simply say which chapter you call so nobody ends up writing it too.
2. Writer's may not write until the plot directors have a clear plot for you. You may make only minor changes and add anything you like, but stick the bare plot points.
3. Illustrators can either write black and white or color. Each drawing will be approved by a majority vote by every participant
4. Read the whole story before starting a new chapter. This is not a random make a story thread. It's a serious project

That's all.

So, let's start off by asking for who will participate and maybe get some suggestions for the beginning of our book.

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acmed
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The projects here involve individual work. Here, is teamwork and teamwork only.


I meant:

The projects there involve individual work. Here, is teamwork and teamwork only.


Sorrys
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Well, if needed I can do all but Illustrator. I would like to see who also joins in and what they want to do before I make a definitive statement.

As for a start. I'm stumped.

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i'll tentatively join as an editor...i don't know how busy my schedule will be, but i should be able to edit a few things

acmed
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Okay. Sounds good.

@Brains, do you have any art that I can see? Just wanna preview.

@both, do either of you want to write?

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Might as well throw my hat into the project.

I would prefer being a Writer, but my hand at illustration is somewhat experienced. I have a thread up in the forums, showing my work.

However my absolute real strength is in writing. My "Why I fear for Modern Warfare 3" post should speak for itself. Heck, I'll take the tentative first step and write our first chapter, granted a plot is given.

-Chillz

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I can do all, but I'm not that great at the illustrating part. I can, it's just I doubt it would be the best. Just point me in which direction to go whenever you need me and I'll fill that position.

This reminds me of teh AG story that Tacky and I did. Oh, memories.

I'd prefer writer, but it seems like you might have an ample amount of them, so if by the time this thing launches, again, I can be whatever you need me to.

BRAAINZz
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@Brains, do you have any art that I can see? Just wanna preview.

all but Illustrator.


I draw like a kindergartener. I can't really draw at all.
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You might want to add another job. Someone who keeps track of the story, the characters, places, etc. It's a common task on a lot of television shows and such.

This link explains what I'm talking about:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_(writing)

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Writer, plot director, and editor (oooh editor, I see this being a painful but extremely necessary job), all I can do.

Need me to write ten chapters? I can do it, no problem.

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I would prefer being a Writer, but my hand at illustration is somewhat experienced. I have a thread up in the forums, showing my work.


Okay then! Chillz is writer and artist! Thanks Chillz!

I can do all, but I'm not that great at the illustrating part. I can, it's just I doubt it would be the best. Just point me in which direction to go whenever you need me and I'll fill that position.

I'd prefer writer, but it seems like you might have an ample amount of them, so if by the time this thing launches, again, I can be whatever you need me to.


You can choose writer and one other job. I guess nobody got that, so....

YOU MAY CHOOSE WRITER AND ONE OTHER JOB. ONE. THAT'S IT. UNLESS YOU'RE A SPECIALIST. YOU GET WRITER SPECIALIST AND ONE OTHER JOB

So yeah.

[quote]@Brains, do you have any art that I can see? Just wanna preview.

all but Illustrator.


I draw like a kindergartener. I can't really draw at all.[/quote]

Oh. Well, what two jobs do you want?

You might want to add another job. Someone who keeps track of the story, the characters, places, etc. It's a common task on a lot of television shows and such.


The plot directors will probably be in charge of that. We'll have an outline of the story events with a special column for upcoming characters and places.

Writer, plot director, and editor


Plot director or editor. One or the other.
BRAAINZz
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Oh. Well, what two jobs do you want?


I guess Editor and writer would go well for me
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I'll be a specialist, seeing as I am very busy. Notify me when I get a job, kay?

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YOU MAY CHOOSE WRITER AND ONE OTHER JOB. ONE. THAT'S IT. UNLESS YOU'RE A SPECIALIST. YOU GET WRITER, SPECIALIST AND ONE OTHER JOB

Cool beans then. Hmmm. Editor or Plot Director?

Wait, shouldn't you be a plot director since you're the creator of this? Do you have any idea as to where you want this to go? And when do you plan on starting this, officially? Is it an AG thing, or a legitimate novel?

I'll officially choose after we see how many Editors and Plot Directors there are. But Specialist and Writer are in the bag.
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I guess Editor and writer would go well for me


Awesome!

I'll be a specialist, seeing as I am very busy. Notify me when I get a job, kay?


Kay

I'll officially choose after we see how many Editors and Plot Directors there are. But Specialist and Writer are in the bag.]


Sounds good. I'm only taking one more editor by the way.

Wait, shouldn't you be a plot director since you're the creator of this?


I am admin and writer (I'm not doing a lot though). I'm just in charge of everybody. Plus, everyone gets a share in the ideas.

Do you have any idea as to where you want this to go?


If it actually turns out good, we could publish it into a legit book. Though it would be hard filling in all our names into the cover...

To start, we'll post it across the web. Just to see what people think.

Is it an AG thing, or a legitimate novel?


Depends how it goes.

So, while everyone's still signing up, let's start off with a few questions involving the book.

Main Character?
Genre?
Setting?

Make sure you read everyone's suggestions and take them seriously. We can make it into something great. Plot directors, pay attention as well. Gather in all as you can, and suggest the beginning of the book to the participants.
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I would like to try another AG sort of thing. It gets people's attention. Main character can be from the writers POV. Genre? I'm not sure exactly. Id like to formulate an idea after some other opinions. Setting can just be AG.

As for turning this into a legit book, that might be hard with the AG thing into play. But I don't see another way to incorporate the multiple writers, because theyy probably have varying styles.

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