Revisit previous years events?

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Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:37 pm Post

pigfender wrote:A different but somewhat related question, then...

What do people think about revisiting genres?

To much of a good thing, young piggy?
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:00 pm Post

pigfender wrote:A different but somewhat related question, then...

What do people think about revisiting genres?


That's fine. Except for Westerns.
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:38 pm Post

pigfender wrote:A different but somewhat related question, then...

What do people think about revisiting genres?

Good for me. I'm happy writing anything, tbh.
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:41 pm Post

pete340 wrote:
pigfender wrote:A different but somewhat related question, then...

What do people think about revisiting genres?


That's fine. Except for Westerns.

Go Westworld on it. A bit sci-fi or fantasy.

There's a thought: a Western with dragons. A sci-fi Western is just The Matrix.
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:56 pm Post

More westerns with aliens and dolphins attacking pirate ships.

Don't care what you pick... you're the boss. Just make sure there's enough fornication for Mr K.
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:19 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:More westerns with aliens and dolphins attacking pirate ships.

Don't care what you pick... you're the boss. Just make sure there's enough fornication for Mr K.

Wot y'on about, formulation! ? :shock: How much formulation d' y' need to write just one chapter?
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:28 pm Post

Keeping genres unique is fun and all, but clearly extra in the grand scheme of things -- a bravura performance on your part over and above the awesomeness that is NIAD. I think everyone will think that is entirely your call. And, to state the obvious, there is plenty more to explore in every genre -- except Westerns (haha, just kidding -- I loved that one).

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Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:26 pm Post

pigfender wrote:A different but somewhat related question, then...

What do people think about revisiting genres?


That’s fi... wait... they’ve had genres?!? :shock:
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Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:03 pm Post

nom wrote:That’s fi... wait... they’ve had genres?!? :shock:

1 - R2.6 S1.1 E(by author)
2 - R2.3.4 S1.2 E(by author)
3 - R1.2.1962/2013 S2.1 E(by author)
4 - R1.1.2014 S2.3 E(by author)
5 - R1.2.1867/2015 S2.1 E(by author)
6 - R2.5.3 S3.4 E(by author)
7 - R1.1.2017 S1.2 E(by author)
8 - R2.5.4 S4.1 E(by author)
(obviously)
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Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:06 pm Post

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nom wrote:That’s fi... wait... they’ve had genres?!? :shock:

1 - R2.6 S1.1 E(by author)
2 - R2.3.4 S1.2 E(by author)
3 - R1.2.1962/2013 S2.1 E(by author)
4 - R1.1.2014 S2.3 E(by author)
5 - R1.2.1867/2015 S2.1 E(by author)
6 - R2.5.3 S3.4 E(by author)
7 - R1.1.2017 S1.2 E(by author)
8 - R2.5.4 S4.1 E(by author)
(obviously)


Oh cool. Now I can check to see if my pf-genre calls for each NIAD were on the mark. (Can I get another dining-out bet with my wife out of this? Maybe, maybe.)
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Sat May 11, 2019 7:56 am Post

I really liked the western one. :(
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Sat May 11, 2019 2:47 pm Post

Agreed. It is also one of the most cohesive in reading.*

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* Also includes the funniest chapter by far, namely (plot spoiler alert) the genre-busting chapter with the flying saucer.
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Sat May 11, 2019 6:50 pm Post

pigfender wrote:I really liked the western one. :(

I've never written any sort of Western-type stuff and would welcome the opportunity; though I suspect I'd go off-piste. Just the opportunity to use spittoon in context is a pull.
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Sat May 11, 2019 7:43 pm Post

auxbuss wrote:Just the opportunity to use spittoon in context is a pull.


Likewise for the opportunity to use 'spittoon' out of context.
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:41 pm Post

As the OP (who also somehow never got a notification that there had been replies. :? )...

I intended this as a joke, but appreciate @Pigfender taking me seriously.

I made the joke because I am sorely jealous of all those people with more pencil cups than I have. I've participated every chance I could since I found out about NiaD, but I really wish I'd found out sooner, because I think it's a) lots and lots of fun, b) a good writing exercise, and c) a good read - particularly to find out what others wrote on 'my' chapters. I enjoy NiaD so much that I promote it where possible, and it's been part-inspiration for an anthology or two.

That said, a lot of the fun is the uncertainty and the time pressure - exacerbated for me this year by the fact that I'm busy all day tomorrow and will have to write my chapter in just a few hours. Much as I'd like to get those extra pencil cups, I don't think it would be the same to go back and revisit an older prompt. I'd be disciplined enough not to go back and read others' approaches first, but the exercise wouldn't have the same feel of spontaneity and originality to it. I think I'd feel - through no one's fault - like a second-class participant for not being part of the original group.

In short, I'd love to get those extra cups, but only with a real time machine and participating in real time.

On Rog's questions:
1. Is your unease about whether you’d personally enjoy taking part as much, knowing it was a tale already told, or is part of the unease that re-running would diminish the earlier work?

It's knowing that it was a tale already told. As anyone who's ever irretrievably lost a first draft knows, it's never as good the second time around.

2. What do people think about revisiting genres?

Absolutely fine with that. In fact, I've been sorry that some of my favorite genres happened before I started playing. Besides, you're going to run out at some point. I see no harm at all in revisiting genres, provided the plots don't overlap.
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