maudibjr: So which one is you?
syrynxx: OK, I did watch the whole 8:32 and I'm still confused. Why would someone who was winning all night risk his entire pot on a single random draw? No real poker player would do that. And the dude who pulled the card out of his sleeve - wasn't that the winning card? How did he lose? The captain who owned the ship - why would he let the bearded guy wager his ship? And the captain's hat may have been symbolic of ownership of the ship, but just because green guy walks out of the room with a new hat, that proves he's the owner of the ship now?
authorrockyperry: Maybe we left the viewers a tad more foggy about what is going on in episode one, but we wanted to make sure we didn't give any away the answers.Our hope would be that viewers would watch episode two to see if any of the answers you have are cleared up and things become less foggy.
Bathia_Mapes: maudibjr: So which one is you?He's the one wearing the white shirt & full-on pirate hat.
authorrockyperry: All the questions you ask will be answered.Maybe we left the viewers a tad more foggy about what is going on in episode one, but we wanted to make sure we didn't give any away the answers.Our hope would be that viewers would watch episode two to see if any of the answers you have are cleared up and things become less foggy
jim32rr: Is this where you guys explain 'Oblivion'? I still don't know what I watched
authorrockyperry: I'm Lost? jk. I promise we don't drag the confustion out very long.
Ishkur: authorrockyperry: I'm Lost? jk. I promise we don't drag the confustion out very long.No, the problem is you put the confusion/mystery first and the plot second. You haven't yet given people time to care that there's mystery/confusion. If you don't do that, people go "I'm not interested in anything that's going on" and they tune out. I lasted about 50 seconds.Now, admittedly the production quality is better than most web series, but the style and direction just screams "pretentious nonsense". Like you're trying to overcompensate for the lack of ideas with highly artistic and stylized direction and open-ended interpretation. That's not the best way to begin a story. Finish a story with open-ended interpretation, sure (although I personally abhor 'lady or the tiger' endings). But never start one.Keep it simple. Introduce characters, plot, and action. Visualize emotion and purpose for flavor. Give the audience a reason to care, a character to root for, and a need to find out what happens next. And no, you don't do that by not explaining anything that's going on.
authorrockyperry: At the risk of being pretentious, this web series might be over your head
authorrockyperry: Our goal is to create a web series based on the book series
authorrockyperry: simple is boring and easy.
authorrockyperry: If you can't handle being in the dark and asking questions that you might not get the answer to until the next epsiode, this show is not for you.
Ishkur: Give me a reason to want to ask the questions in the first place, then I'll watch. If you can't do that, you have farking failed as a storyteller.
unfarkingbelievable: There's some very valuable, insightful feedback here.Authorrockperry, I give you a lot of credit for taking this artistic plunge and hope you continue to develop your concept to achieve very high appeal.
authorrockyperry: unfarkingbelievable: There's some very valuable, insightful feedback here.Authorrockperry, I give you a lot of credit for taking this artistic plunge and hope you continue to develop your concept to achieve very high appeal.What does everyone consider "very high appeal"? Curious and not sure myself.
authorrockyperry: If YOU don't want to watch, I have failed as a storyteller.
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