Friday, March 27, 2009

Proposal: Dream Sequence

Self-killed, failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 30 Mar 2009 17:17:32 UTC

In the rule 2.2 Acts, add the rule 2.2.3 Dream Sequence:

When the Producer creates an Act, he may add the keyword ‘Dream’ in the title, before “[Act X]” (replacing X with the numeral of the new Act as usual). The Act is then considered as a Dream Sequence. A Scripter can not call ‘Continuity’ (see rule 2.3) on a scene in a Dream Sequence. Body Count in a Dream Sequence is the same as in a normal Act, as are Popularity gains from rule 2.5 ‘Best in Show Votes’.

Kind of like the Climax, except no body count total needed, and instead of affecting body count, simply continuity calls don’t count. (Admittedly, the producer can claim that a scene is a dream anyway, and just reject all continuity claims, but this way, no one has to lose body count by asking why Tall Girl is throwing a slipper on a cockroach whose head looks like that of Man). Note, the point about body count and popularity in the rule are just for clarity.
Also, if you think there should be some extra gain from dream sequences, someone can always add it by proposal later on :).

Comments

Qwazukee:

03-27-2009 21:29:10 UTC

imperial

Kevan:

03-27-2009 22:01:40 UTC

against We don’t need a rule for this; the Producer can just introduce a scene and explain that he’ll be rejecting all continuity calls during it.

Devenger:

03-27-2009 23:19:23 UTC

against As above, that’s exactly what I intend to do. And not ‘ruling’ it means that we still have a way of cutting scenes that are just not fun or appropriate using ‘continuity’ excuses.

allispaul:

03-28-2009 02:11:56 UTC

against Meh.  Note the rule wouldn’t prohibit you from calling continuity on later scenes which contradict Dream Sequence scenes.

arthexis:

03-28-2009 02:25:39 UTC

for

Darknight:

03-28-2009 03:30:17 UTC

against

Josh:

03-28-2009 07:20:39 UTC

imperial

Influenza:

03-28-2009 09:14:40 UTC

against Oh wells

Jeid:

03-28-2009 19:24:57 UTC

imperial