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    Default Prose VS Script

    I can't help but notice a majority if not all the fan created stargate series are all in script form and I've talked to several people who prefer scripts. So, I'm curious. Which do you prefer, story-form or script-form and why?


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    I don't care for script style, which contributes to why I don't read the continuation series. I find it distracting and lacking in sufficient description. If I were performing aloud, it would be different, but I'm not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker View Post
    I don't care for script style, which contributes to why I don't read the continuation series. I find it distracting and lacking in sufficient description. If I were performing aloud, it would be different, but I'm not.

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    Yeah, I prefer story-form too because of the flow and its ability to suck me in. I'm wondering because I'm writing my own and wondering if turning into a script would get more views/readers.


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    Atlantis Rising is written in prose, and that's the way I like it best. It's like viewing the episode with words. Script style omits a lot and leaves much more to the imagination, I imagine. The only script I've seen up close are two actual Stargate scripts (one of SG1 & one of SGA) by which you can accurately guess that I don't actually read anything written script-style.
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    Script is just too much of a rough draft for my taste. If I was filming, a script is ideal since it gives the actors the ability to guess how the story will proceed. But for a fan that wants to read stories in that universe.....book form is better and much more able to express new concepts and ideas.
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    Definitely story. I don't care to read fanfic stories written in script form.

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    Gotta be script all the way; they just leave you so much room to imagine specific details, but they also feel more like the real show for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargatefan99 View Post
    Gotta be script all the way; they just leave you so much room to imagine specific details, but they also feel more like the real show for me.
    I think it just feels like a lazy way to write a story. Not everyone's gifted with an active imagination and some people really benefit from prose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargatefan99 View Post
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    You say that like it's a bad thing.

    My problem with script format is that it's distracting. You don't end up with a sense of setting, and the stage directions are intrusive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker View Post
    You say that like it's a bad thing.

    My problem with script format is that it's distracting. You don't end up with a sense of setting, and the stage directions are intrusive.

    Seaboe
    Fair enough, but for me I find it less distracting, as if I take my time I can read it so that it feels like it matches the length of an episode. For me, it just feels more like the show, although I do love prose fiction as well. I guess we all just have different preferences
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