Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Proposal: Suspension of Disbelief…Take 2

Timed out and passed, 2 votes to 1 with 6 unresolved Imperials. Josh

Adminned at 25 Apr 2009 01:00:01 UTC

Create a new rule called “Plot Holes”:

At any time while an act is in Development Hell for a reason other than Subliminal Advertising, any Scripter that has not submitted a scene for that act may take the act out of Development Hell by Suspending Disbelief.
In order to Suspend Disbelief, that Scripter must spend 3 Royalties and create a Scene (even if rule 2.3 Continuity would prevent it) that meets all of the following requirements:

* The script of the scene must contain a dialog or punchline in which the current state of the preceding uncut scenes is explained in a manner that does not contradict earlier uncut scenes.
* The scene must not contain subliminal advertising.
* If a Prop is used on that scene, the name of the Prop must be part of the explanation.
* If Theme Music is used on that scene, the explanation must be part of the lyrics (songs without lyrics can’t be used).

If the Scene fails to meet any of these requirements, it becomes cut immediately.

Whenever a scene that Suspends Disbelief remains uncut at the time the act that contains it becomes Finished, a Plot Hole is created.

 

Improved by Rodlen to clear up a SubAd problem.

Comments

Qwazukee:

22-04-2009 23:29:24 UTC

imperial

Darknight: he/him

23-04-2009 05:04:31 UTC

imperial

Influenza:

23-04-2009 05:49:08 UTC

imperial

Josh: he/him

23-04-2009 06:08:58 UTC

against Subliminal Advertising is a big part of the problem.

Klisz:

23-04-2009 14:54:38 UTC

for  for  for  for  for  for  for  for  for  for

Kevan: he/him

23-04-2009 18:25:34 UTC

imperial

Psychotipath:

23-04-2009 19:17:11 UTC

imperial