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Scene Challenge #13


GOAL: Vince needs to seek out Hugh Hefner, the ultimate partier, for assistance with the world’s biggest partier competition.

CONFLICT: Vince can’t get a meeting with the playboy, because the guards at the gate mistake him as someone else (the nemesis knew he was targeting Hugh so he made some moves to cause this chaos).

DISASTER: Once Vince reaches and requests Hugh’s assistance, guards holding him back, Hugh wants something in return— a date in return with the hot chick competitor that Vince is starting to like.

EMOTION: Vince is defeated momentarily, but musters up a plan.

THOUGHT: Can Vince somehow convince the girl to go on a date with High, but not fall prey to his awesomeness?

ACTION: Vince sets it up for Hugh and is awarded with a book that contains the best party ideas on the planet— ones that can almost guarantee Vince a win.

Scene Challenge #13

GOAL: Vince needs to seek out Hugh Hefner, the ultimate partier, for assistance with the world’s biggest partier competition.
CONFLICT: Vince can’t get a meeting with the playboy, because the guards at the gate mistake him as someone else (the nemesis knew he was targeting Hugh so he made some moves to cause this chaos).
DISASTER: Once Vince reaches and requests Hugh’s assistance, guards holding him back, Hugh wants something in return— a date in return with the hot chick competitor that Vince is starting to like.
EMOTION: Vince is defeated momentarily, but musters up a plan.
THOUGHT: Can Vince somehow convince the girl to go on a date with High, but not fall prey to his awesomeness?
ACTION: Vince sets it up for Hugh and is awarded with a book that contains the best party ideas on the planet— ones that can almost guarantee Vince a win.
List out 5 character flaws and then extrapolate an appropriate comic character.



1. Needy = Volunteer 
2. Showoff = Mime
3. Confused = Surgeon
4. Articulate = Garbage Man
5. Greedy = Priest

List out 5 character flaws and then extrapolate an appropriate comic character.

1. Needy = Volunteer

2. Showoff = Mime

3. Confused = Surgeon

4. Articulate = Garbage Man

5. Greedy = Priest

Logline of the Day:



President serves 2 terms, then, desperate for power, gets sex change and comes back as female to run once again.

Logline of the Day:

President serves 2 terms, then, desperate for power, gets sex change and comes back as female to run once again.

Literary Device #115: Hyperbole

Literary Device #115: Hyperbole

Logline of the Day:



Death-penalty candidate has 1 day to convince judge that killer’s ghost was inhabiting him for past 20 years.

Logline of the Day:

Death-penalty candidate has 1 day to convince judge that killer’s ghost was inhabiting him for past 20 years.

Rant #35 - October 19, 2014

I took a week off from ranting last week because it was my birthday week and I did the least amount of work possible so I could squeeze in as much Halloween shit as possible.
I love this time of year. It’s my favorite. And not only because it’s my birthday month. That helps, but since I was a kid, I always loved the correlation between my birthday and Halloween. Same month, works perfect.
I always looked forward to waking up on a Saturday morning with Ohio crispness chill in the air, leaves the whole spectrum on the rainbow as I rode with my parents to my morning football game against some local Catholic grade school team. Then afterwards, rushing home so I could get ready to go pickup all my friends one by one in our late 80’s Chevy G-series full-size van to take em to the best local haunted house of the year. There where I would either get in trouble with the local police for being a little asshole or would try to rub against a girl’s boob because now we’re 8th graders and you can’t get in trouble for sexual assault as a 14 year old in 1994. We’d pile back into the van and begin our annual RIP FEST, a contest of flatulence that rates both smell and audio reach, while encouraging my parents to bask in the aromatic oddities that exist within a growing young boy. Then as we’d head back home for the rest of the party consisting of 2 scary movies and at least 1 scare from my mom (she once wore an evil skeleton mask and crept up to the window to scare me and my buddies— you never saw eight 7th graders run so fast to get away from anything and that included our running back!).
Ah those were the best days. That’s what made Halloween so special to me. Tying it together with my birthday. Tradition.
But now, I kinda just like the Halloween part. Let’s face it, no one cares about anyone hitting their mid-thirties. I don’t even care. You know what I did this year for my birthday? Recover from the night before. Some resumes. A very little screenwriting. And a True Detective marathon. Sheesh.
Where’s the Amish Foliage Tour? Where’s the Sleepaway Camp marathons? Where’s the Madden tourneys?
I’ll tell ya. They’ve all gone up into a place called nostalgia. Sometimes you can get it back, sometimes you can’t. Some years it feels like a treat to pop on Worst Witch and sometimes you’re just not interested in what’s playing on ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween.
But the one thing I know I do enjoy is feeling like a kid again every year during this time. The shit I put up each year for Halloween makes your Christmas Dickensian Villages look like the Browns practice squad’s starting out there (although Browns aren’t so bad this year, but you know, we’ll blow it…we can’t handle success in Cleveland).
So as I enter this new period in my life, a lonely place they call mid-thirties, and as I prepare for more aches and bumps and “I don’t know what that rash is” moments, I realize that no matter what age I become, I can always look forward to my one nostalgic time of year. The baddest mother f’n holiday of ‘em all. Mother f’n Hallowen f’n ween.
Mic drop.

Rant #35 - October 19, 2014

I took a week off from ranting last week because it was my birthday week and I did the least amount of work possible so I could squeeze in as much Halloween shit as possible.

I love this time of year. It’s my favorite. And not only because it’s my birthday month. That helps, but since I was a kid, I always loved the correlation between my birthday and Halloween. Same month, works perfect.

I always looked forward to waking up on a Saturday morning with Ohio crispness chill in the air, leaves the whole spectrum on the rainbow as I rode with my parents to my morning football game against some local Catholic grade school team. Then afterwards, rushing home so I could get ready to go pickup all my friends one by one in our late 80’s Chevy G-series full-size van to take em to the best local haunted house of the year. There where I would either get in trouble with the local police for being a little asshole or would try to rub against a girl’s boob because now we’re 8th graders and you can’t get in trouble for sexual assault as a 14 year old in 1994. We’d pile back into the van and begin our annual RIP FEST, a contest of flatulence that rates both smell and audio reach, while encouraging my parents to bask in the aromatic oddities that exist within a growing young boy. Then as we’d head back home for the rest of the party consisting of 2 scary movies and at least 1 scare from my mom (she once wore an evil skeleton mask and crept up to the window to scare me and my buddies— you never saw eight 7th graders run so fast to get away from anything and that included our running back!).

Ah those were the best days. That’s what made Halloween so special to me. Tying it together with my birthday. Tradition.

But now, I kinda just like the Halloween part. Let’s face it, no one cares about anyone hitting their mid-thirties. I don’t even care. You know what I did this year for my birthday? Recover from the night before. Some resumes. A very little screenwriting. And a True Detective marathon. Sheesh.

Where’s the Amish Foliage Tour? Where’s the Sleepaway Camp marathons? Where’s the Madden tourneys?

I’ll tell ya. They’ve all gone up into a place called nostalgia. Sometimes you can get it back, sometimes you can’t. Some years it feels like a treat to pop on Worst Witch and sometimes you’re just not interested in what’s playing on ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween.

But the one thing I know I do enjoy is feeling like a kid again every year during this time. The shit I put up each year for Halloween makes your Christmas Dickensian Villages look like the Browns practice squad’s starting out there (although Browns aren’t so bad this year, but you know, we’ll blow it…we can’t handle success in Cleveland).

So as I enter this new period in my life, a lonely place they call mid-thirties, and as I prepare for more aches and bumps and “I don’t know what that rash is” moments, I realize that no matter what age I become, I can always look forward to my one nostalgic time of year. The baddest mother f’n holiday of ‘em all. Mother f’n Hallowen f’n ween.

Mic drop.

Logline of the Day:

Killer has stuffed one living animal at the petting zoo withexplosives…and it’s school field trip day.

Logline of the Day:

Killer has stuffed one living animal at the petting zoo withexplosives…and it’s school field trip day.

Scene Challenge #12
GOAL: Vince needs to get the IRS on his side AND against the Nemesis.
CONFLICT: Vince had some illegal dealings himself, so he’s ready to face the truth in order to get the Nemesis in trouble.
DISASTER: Vince offers himself up as well as reveals the Nemesis’ evil dealings, but the IRS isn’t interested in cutting a deal.
EMOTION: Vince is defeated momentarily, but musters up a plan.
THOUGHT: Can Vince somehow convince them that he’s not a bad guy and that he is willing to pay for his mistakes to avoid prison?
ACTION: Vince is saved by the Hot Girl (a lobbyist), who ends up stopping her fight for a bill against the IRS’s unfair treatments towards the Native Americans. The Nemesis gets busted.

Scene Challenge #12

GOAL: Vince needs to get the IRS on his side AND against the Nemesis.

CONFLICT: Vince had some illegal dealings himself, so he’s ready to face the truth in order to get the Nemesis in trouble.

DISASTER: Vince offers himself up as well as reveals the Nemesis’ evil dealings, but the IRS isn’t interested in cutting a deal.

EMOTION: Vince is defeated momentarily, but musters up a plan.

THOUGHT: Can Vince somehow convince them that he’s not a bad guy and that he is willing to pay for his mistakes to avoid prison?

ACTION: Vince is saved by the Hot Girl (a lobbyist), who ends up stopping her fight for a bill against the IRS’s unfair treatments towards the Native Americans. The Nemesis gets busted.

Logline of the Day:

Man’s future is continually revealed to him 1 minute before it occurs; he turns mediocre fortune-teller and mercenary, but will it drive him insane?

Logline of the Day:

Man’s future is continually revealed to him 1 minute before it occurs; he turns mediocre fortune-teller and mercenary, but will it drive him insane?

Scene Challenge #11
GOAL: The Loner Guy confronts Vince to inquire knowledge on dating.

CONFLICT: Vince isn’t an expert either.

DISASTER: The Loner Guy says he has a date that’s detrimental to his future. Vince is his last chance at success.

EMOTION: Vince is defeated momentarily, but musters up a plan.

THOUGHT: Can Vince make up and convince the Loner Guy on some bullshit?

ACTION: Shooting from the hip, Vince explains to him that he needs to take her somewhere really fun and act modest so his wealth isn’t a factor. (NOTE: He ends up taking her to Chuck E Cheese and explains how he’s buying the pizza with food stamps).

Scene Challenge #11

GOAL: The Loner Guy confronts Vince to inquire knowledge on dating.
CONFLICT: Vince isn’t an expert either.
DISASTER: The Loner Guy says he has a date that’s detrimental to his future. Vince is his last chance at success.
EMOTION: Vince is defeated momentarily, but musters up a plan.
THOUGHT: Can Vince make up and convince the Loner Guy on some bullshit?
ACTION: Shooting from the hip, Vince explains to him that he needs to take her somewhere really fun and act modest so his wealth isn’t a factor. (NOTE: He ends up taking her to Chuck E Cheese and explains how he’s buying the pizza with food stamps).
Logline of the Day:



Brother who loves identical twin’s fiancée must learn to fully imitate him when he dies 24 hours before wedding.

Logline of the Day:

Brother who loves identical twin’s fiancée must learn to fully imitate him when he dies 24 hours before wedding.

Create A Strong Comic Character That Has A Strong Comic Perspective, Flaws, Humanity, and Exaggeration

Erik Gugenstein is a non-profit manager for a clown group that performs at various children hospitals. Problem is that he doesn’t like kids, so when one clown couldn’t make it into work today, Erik’s forced to deal with his fear of children by visiting a hospital. When he connects with one of the cancer patients, he finds himself taking this child under his wings and visiting him daily. While dealing with the ups and downs of the treatment, he comes to realize there’s a cure for this rare cancer across the world. Erik must venture off to find the cure and bring it back in time.

Create A Strong Comic Character That Has A Strong Comic Perspective, Flaws, Humanity, and Exaggeration

Erik Gugenstein is a non-profit manager for a clown group that performs at various children hospitals. Problem is that he doesn’t like kids, so when one clown couldn’t make it into work today, Erik’s forced to deal with his fear of children by visiting a hospital. When he connects with one of the cancer patients, he finds himself taking this child under his wings and visiting him daily. While dealing with the ups and downs of the treatment, he comes to realize there’s a cure for this rare cancer across the world. Erik must venture off to find the cure and bring it back in time.

Logline of the Day:



Model never looks in mirror or sees unretouched photo; doesn’t realize face was destroyed in horrific accident.

Logline of the Day:

Model never looks in mirror or sees unretouched photo; doesn’t realize face was destroyed in horrific accident.

Logline of the Day:
Through brilliant day-trading scheme, anonymous suburban teen becomes millionaire and loses it all in one day.
Logline of the Day:

Through brilliant day-trading scheme, anonymous suburban teen becomes millionaire and loses it all in one day.

Literary Device #114: Hyperbaton

Literary Device #114: Hyperbaton