If we're looking for an overseer, may I suggest Von Fawn? She's been in this from the beginning and at least seems to have all her shit together
Whoa hoa hoa. Sorry if my comment caused any frustration! I somehow read over the part about the IRC casting. I am in a way glad that it's not starting since it gave me time to record any auditions at all; I am just of a mind that concrete dates are typically preferable to ambiguous dates, even if there is a decent idea as to when that ambiguous date may lie. I know that it's what's voted on and obviously I am not suggesting that it change at this point (otherwise I would be offering suggestions).
Anyways! Time IS still a-tickin', and management of all kinds needs to be sorted out, ideally before CA and CC are introduced and voices are picked. IT seems like there's still tons of steam left here so I rescind any comments about this "dying out" or whatever; it seems more likely that people will be scrambling after-the-fact to get everything organized! That's why having Official Roles will be so useful and why it's so imperative.
As for script editing, I seem to recall hearing that teams do really well when they're working together in a room, so maybe IRC (freenode or whatever) would be the best idea for that? I would imagine the emphasis would be on splitting the script into episodes and fine-tuning the first few episodes before the timer runs out over cleaning up the whole script, so maybe a section-oriented approach (Gazpacho gets this scene, Nextian gets that scene, etc. etc.). Idunno! Just having a freely editable doc on its own seems a bit crazy.
Although Google Docs itself does have a built-in chat feature...... hrm.
This may have been answered already but are you guys planning to do this episodically or in it's entirety?
Oh! Hi! :3
Yeah, I can be team leader if nobody else wants to, and thanks for the nod, Veggie! I would definitely assemble a team to work on this—put people in charge of various areas, as it has already kind of been happening. But if you need someone to oversee things, etc, I can definitely do that.
And General, I would imagine that it would episodic—it's too long to do in its entirety. Once the script is finalized and edited, we should go through and divide it into roughly 30 minute episodes (or however long of a time slot we can get) at logical points. Things might need to shift again after that, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.
(gosh Fawn stfu stop being so bossy and opinionated)
Just wrote equius superjump and the great robosmooch. And then my computer decided to go to the previous page, thereby ruining all the glorious work I did.
EDIT: Ninja'd by fawn lady. Is it alright if I help out with administrative duty for this? I'm figuring that since there won't be anyone out of my damn house for awhile so I can reccord without being self concious, I might as well do the behind the scenes stuff.
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This gives me much hope. A person who was volunteered for a team leader that wants to be a team leader and also has plans to organize already? DOUBLE RAINBOW ACROSS THE SKY.
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I personally thought episodic production was the plan all along
Okay, time to play devil's advocate. I'm a little concerned that if we start dishing out too many production positions before we finish the casting, that we're going to get producers jumping ship if they don't get a speaking part. Yeah, we need to figure out who we're getting to pull this all together, but we also need to make sure that whoever has a producer role is committed to seeing this through.
Outside help - I'm not against it as long as we set a limit to it. Too many cooks in the kitchen, and all that.
Heavy editing - Let's please get the missing parts in the middle finished and the script in order before we start hacking it to shreds.
Timeline and release - I love ignoring the sound of ticking clocks until they reach the last minute. But seriously, it's probably all going to depend on how we release the show and how many eps we do live. Depending on how long and how often each episode is and how long Hivestuck just ends up being, this could go on for longer then half a year. But if there's enough want for it, then that's not necessarily a bad thing.
It was always too long to be one self-contained story and I think episodes were the plan from the start. I was just re-stating what I had always imagined would be the case. And I agree with Random Encounter—we still have no idea how long Hivebent will be and, therefore, how long the radio play will be. It's a little early to start delegating a bunch of positions or start editing, and I wasn't suggesting taking immediate action on that matter. That would be silly.
Are we doing any live eps? It seems difficult to do, given different schedules, lags, potential for mistakes, and the general stubbornness of the internet. I was under the impression that it was going to be a nicely organized series of mp3s that we could play every week for a certain amount of time, releasing each one until it was done. Maybe I missed something earlier.
But we're still getting ahead of ourselves.
The priority right now is in finishing the script, with the parts from the middle that haven't been put together and anything updated on a daily basis. After CA and CC are introduced for real, we can start working on casting, but it seems like it's going to be at LEAST another week until then. So let's continue to focus on getting this thing written, and hit up things one stage at a time.
I do think it is important, however, for someone to take the reins since nextian is overwhelmed with other things and unable to coordinate stuff. I can do that, but if someone else really wants that position, please, speak up. I'm available to be generally opinionated no matter what. X3
And, to restate something that Random Encounter said:
So let's focus on finishing the script for now and tackle things as they come along. As usual we're at the mercy of Andrew Hussie, so let's just go along for the ride until we can take the reins ourselves.
Well, some people have previously stated that they want to do at least one live episode for promotion/fun's sake, but that can probably be addressed in time.
I think doing a messy, laggy, live practice run would be a fun promo piece and also a lot of fun for participants.
I fully support Von Fawn spearheading this. I was actually going to nominate you but I hadn't seen you in the thread lately I also agree with basically everything you said. Let's finish this sucker and then worry about flow.
Okay, time for some recent update.
And then there's this random speculative thing I wrote, which will probably never come into play, but whatever.
Oh, thanks! :3 Sorry I've been lurking more than contributing recently, but I've been following the action!
Well, let's see if anyone else wants to manage (produce, I guess?) this, then let them express their interest as well, but this is something I'd love to do!
Also, Random Encounter, I really hope there's a place for the second one because I LOL'D.
As I said before I would not mind broadcasting on Skaia Radio weekly or Bi-weekly and Blueberry also volunteered.
I do not really expect to get any speaking roles anyway and I really want to do something after the script is done.
This is awesome.
I WANT TO HELP PLEASE
WHAT CAN I DO
Truthfully, I consider myself more of a writerly-type, and should the need arise for an editor of some sort (to whip those words into shape!) then I will gladly help, but I'd like to hold off on committing myself to anything until casting's been announced because, dangit, I wantsta makes me sum purdy noizes.
It is complete, my first writing for the play. Hussie's style is almost completely opposed to my own, so this was a bit tough to tackle. But it appears to be good enough.
To begin. The abominable desecration of temples by a psychic girl...
*Visage may not be the proper word here. But alas, I cannot think of the word which word fit...Why does that happen to me so often?
+I am can't decide to included the other sphere connected to a column, and/or the one connected directly to the temple.
...And cC helping keep Alternia clean.
*Poison may or may not be the best way to describe Faygo.
This being more original writing than actual adaption I would appreciate criticism before it goes into the doc. That is if I can figure out where it's supposed to go...
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Wow! This place exploded! But yeah, I am definitely ready to write for and edit this thing until it is polished and shiny, but I also definitely don't want to hurt anyone's feelings or let my bad judgment ruin the project. So I think having an IRC room full of editors is a great idea, when the time comes for such things. I don't think we'll need to appoint editors either-- whoever wants to can come in and add their input, and we'll go with the consensus or compromise. Just as long as there's no drama!
I really like this idea.Originally Posted by nextian
And RandomEncounter, can I just say I really appreciate your writing. Like, a lot. Because I do.
The deed is done. I have created a IRC Channel in the FREENODE server! It is called: <##PumpkinPatchPlayers-Hivebent>! There will currently be NO DISCUSSION on the project until a TOPIC has been decided. But feel free to join and say HI.
Possibly I just fail at IRC -- this is entirely likely -- but I cannot find this channel.