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CampSherwood Reboot

This is the place to throw around idea's and hopefully one of us will be able to provide something.

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Holloween Special Comic – Side Project

Written this up and saved to notepad. Sadly it didn’t make it where it would be possible to go over again to be reviewed, sadly nothing to be feared as my memory is quite clear and fresh as ever.

UPDATE 10/9/2011

Just a quick  add-on of whose who to be included:

[LIST]

[Guest Appearances the cast from ScoobyDoo’s

Jade Chan [Jackie Chan Adventures]

Helga G. Pataki [Heyarnold!]

Juniper Lee [The Life & Times of Juniper Lee]

Trixie Tang [Fairly Oddparents]

10/11/2011


UPDATE! 2/21/2014

Started this back in 2011; It never got off the ground. Do to some stupid virus wiping out all of my notepad. Written this up and saved to notepad. Sadly it didn’t make it where it would be possible to go over again to be reviewed, sadly nothing to be feared as my memory is quite clear and fresh as ever.

[Characters]
Jade Chan
[Jackie Chan Adventures]

Helga G. Pataki
[Hey Arnold!]

Juniper Lee
[The Life & Times of Juniper Lee]

Trixie Tang
[Fairly Odd-parents]

[Guest Appearances:]
Shaggy, Scrappy and Scooby-Doo
[Scooby Doo Mystery Inc]

[Settings]
Its a cool night. No clouds in the sky.
The Campers are asleep.

There’s a low rumble in the ground, than a gigantic sink hole appears quickly swallowing up the sleeping campers and the cabin whole. A Fog oozes out from within the sinkhole, later out emerges an evil that bellows a roaring blood curdling howlish-like-scream….that echo’s into the night, it lifts up both hands high while in mid-air; Releasing an energy so powerful it stopped time itself.

Time stood still. …Followed by an outpouring of demons, ghouls and other nightmarish creatures that attacks everything within eye site, turning everything grey and dark. Nature being a victim, along with the animals. Slowly transforming into a hellish realm fit only for those who care not for the living!

-Animals kind and gentle become monsters after being bitten.

Leaving only 4 characters alive who were outside answering “natures call (…taking a dump and pissing)”; Each one of their camp leaders eaten, killed. Sacrificing themselves the girls were able to get out of harms way…or…so they thought!

  • The girls personalities are so vastly different that they butt heads as often as possible.
  • They create various weapons to defend themselves

  • Some slowly start becoming different, why is that?

  • WIP

[Plot]
A dark gothic feel, Time stops, Girls forced to use their heads and work together to set aside their many differences really begin to rely on each other for help, all while fending off the evils trying to make a meal out of them, unlocking mystery finding clues on who this evil entity is, what’s its intention and hopefully be in time to save the world from a doom soon to come…All before breakfast!

Gallery

Some new shit. My Redesign…

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Day 4 – Page 1 (Draft)

Alright, I’ve already did my first draft of Page 1 of Day 4. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

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Character personalities

The idea of this post is to write down the personalities of the characters in the comic. In other words: how we’re going to portray them.

Preferably, as close to their cartoon-personalies as possible.

I don’t know all t characters and their shows, so please, add in the comments what you know about characters that haven’t been mentioned and share ideas about those that have been.

I’m starting with the girls currently in the day 4 scenario.

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Trixie Tang: Rich girl, knows she’s pretty but deep down doesn’t care. Interested in comics and general nerd-stuff. Everyone expects her to be popular, because she’s rich & hot. She does this because she feels she has to, but resents it.

Timmy/Timantha: Pretty much a clueless kid with stupid parents and a horrible babysitter, Vicky. He uses his fairygodparents to wish for all kinds of stuff he thinks will make his life better, but usually they don’t and he reverts the wishes, having learned something in the progress. I think this experience will be the same, although a bit beyond the childish level of the cartoon. And by that I do not mean finding out what’s so different about girls in general. There will be that, but also more.

Tootie: Has a crush on Timmy. Often viewed as psycho, but she’s really just a stalker. She has fantasies, but when push comes to shove, she’s wouldn’t kidnap Timmy or anything.

Goo: In FHFIF, she basically represents that kid we all know who just won’t stop rambling on and on about something he/she’s fantasizing about and how great this and that would be, and so on and so forth. Annoying, but nobody wants to point it out because nobody really wants to hurt the feelings of the little kid who’s just trying to get some attention. And that’s basically what she’s after: attention.

Jade-Chan: Didn’t see this show a lot. Her uncle always leaves her behind when he goes on missions, which she doesn’t like. So she sneaks along anyway. Doesn’t like being told “it’s too dangerous” and stuff like that. Inidivualist spirit who believes she can take care of herself, but not above asking help.

Day 4 – Script Sample

This is a sample script for page 1 of Day 4. I know I’m not the writer, but it’s a lot easier for me to draft out a script before sketching some samples. Let me know what you think, I’ m not the best writer of course, but this could save us a lot of time planning the comic.

P.S: Sorry I didn’t get this as text, but I couldn’t Export it without destroying the formatting.

Camp Sherwood Map Layout – Draft

Draft of Camp Sherwood Layout, A more final version will be drawn up once members agree and if any changes are needed to be made.

 

Day 4 writeup.

Day 4 - The Campout

This write-up synthesizes the chatlogs, recent IRC chats, and discussion in the thread.

Three cabins's worth of girls have hiked out to sleep the night in tents in the woods. We begin with the setting up camp in the afternoon to avoid a redundant hike scene. Camp counselors' spiel gives instructions/reminders to the girls, and establishes the scene for the reader. We're here, we're doing this, do this, don't do that, et cetera. Call it the first page. 

Both cabins that were in Day 3 are there, plus a third. So our cast list is:
Counselor Sam's cabin with Tim, Veronica, Helga, Tootie, and Goo.
Counselor Kim's cabin with Trixie, Lor, Dani, Mandy, and Juniper.
Counselor Vicky's cabin with Brit, Tiff, Tish, Buttercup, Kari Kamiya, and Jade Chan.

A short sequence, maybe a page, showing the tents finally set, the evening going quick around a campfire, s'mores, hotdogs, marshmallows, someone with a flashlight under their face telling a scary story, all the clichés in a montage.

The girls file into their tents thusly:
A tent with the counselors.
Brit and Tiff with Tish.
Helga, Mandy, and Buttercup.
Trixie, Veronica, and Jade Chan.
Dani, Juniper, and Kari.
Tim, Tootie, Goo, and Lor.

Now we get into the meat of the plot. Brit and Tiff bribe Vicky to take the night watch and turn a blind eye to any bullshit they may perpetrate. Shenanigans will ensue.

As the night progresses, we see events in the tents playing out as they will. Brit and Tiff begin the verbal and emotional manipulation of their nearest victim, Tish. Helga, Mandy, and Buttercup playing poker for toothpicks (depict the three most epic poker faces in history here). Jade Chan breaking out the comics, Trixie and Veronica hiding their interest. Dani and Juniper making a herculean effort not to brutally murder their peppy tent-mate Kari. Tim trying to follow the bizarre world of girl talk, and Goo's steady drone of words putting Tootie to sleep. Some of these, of course, need less to be shown than others, from a panel or two to a page. The one with the most page real estate at this point should probably be the hazing of Tish, followed by Tim's tent, a few panels for Trixie and veronica, a panel or two for the rest.

These events then continue to develop. Trixie and Veronica both give in at the same time and reach for the same comic, their hands touch briefly. Veronica quickly finds another comic and hides her softly blushing face with it. Brit and Tiff's domination of Tish becomes more extreme, bordering on sexual, Tiff breaks out the genuine police-issue handcuffs. Tootie has begun masturbating in her sleep, and Goo wakes her up (while bringing the other girls' attention to it) with a HeywhatchadointhatlooksneatandwhosTimmy?! Tootie is mortified and Lor pulls a familiar trick to defuse the situation, she starts playing with herself too, starting a mutual masturbation session (Goo would probably be more interested in watching this odd behavior than participating).

Further on, Brit and Tiff have gotten Tish into some kind of fetish wear. They send her across the site to get them something to snack on from the breakfast supplies. The girls in Tim's tent have put themselves to sleep, but Tim's lying awake with his head out the tent-flap, looking up at the stars and moon through the branches and trying to figure out if he's okay with what just happened in there. He notices Tish walking back across camp in the fetish outfit (with a bag of illicit goodies) and goes to investigate, then gets roped into it himself. In another tent, Jade tells Trixie and Veronica they can keep the comics they're reading, she's read them both enough.

Finally, we have Lor turning over, noticing Tim's absence. She leaves the tent, and sees on another tent the suspicious shadow of Brit and Tiff kneeling back to back with Tish and Tim being pulled on leashes toward their crotches. Lor comes in just in time to prevent the two girls from being forced into cunnilingus. Tish runs off into the trees immediately, Lor asks Timmantha if she's okay and tells her to go back to the tent before following Tish. Tish is leaning on a tree, breathing heavily. Lor asks her if she's okay, she yells of course she's not okay, Lor gives her a reassuring hug. Tish then adds softly that if it wasn't those two cunts doing it, it might not have been so bad. Pan out. End page, end night.

Still in chapter, open next page first panel with header caption 'The next morning, after a breakfast outdoors and a hike back to camp...'

Trixie sneaks off behind the empty lunch pavilion to finish reading her comic. Penelope follows, peeks around the corner with a quiet ' Interesting... very interesting.'

cut to Lor, Tim, and Tish sitting and talking in some outside scene. Maybe the stands at the baseball diamond, since we have references already? The remaining Populars minus Penelope and Trixie, led by Brit and Tiff, sit surrounding our hapless heroines and proceed to taunt and torment them them, with Brit and Tiff sneaking in offhand references to the previous night's events, 'Hope you like the... outfit you borrowed, dear. You can keep it, it suits you so well.' Et cetera.

Helga sees her bunkmates being harrassed, turns and starts to walk away, then sighs turns back, and juggernauts her way up. "Hey, you pantie-stains, these are my punching-bags, only I get to insult 'em!"

Brit and Tiff stand up to confront the peon who addresses them so crassly. Rhonda is stricken to the spot and looks like she might have a heart attack, since she knows the monster Helga. A small crowd of baseball players and spectators circle the scene with the customary chant of fight-fight-fight. Rhonda tries to escape but can't break through the pressing crowd, Brit and Tiff get whupped.

Counselor Jenny steps in and breaks up the fight, maybe thinking to herself something about how even the Krusts don't deserve to be beaten up like that. The Krusts recognize her voice as that damned robot girl even though she's in her skin disguise. They plan to strike upon her out of principle as she leads Helga away to the administration building and the crowd disperses. Close chapter.

Excuse me must go and masterbate to my collection of Yuri PRONZ!

Pages 27,28,29 text edit

These are the Pages with redone text. ALL text on these pages was retyped, but only some of it was changed. These edits seem more inline and realistic to Trixie’s character to me.

Hey Etherian

EDIT: nevermind, all is fixed now, thanks to Tako. Issues with private and public posts.

 

My thoughts and my part of the story are in a comment to your original post.

The side story script so far

Trixie is seen walking beside down a dark alley in a disguise. She stops and pulls out a letter. It reads: “I know what you did. Meet me behind the Wall 2 Wall Mart at Midnight or everyone at school will know, too.” She looks around, worried.

Trixie: (to herself) Where are you?

A small pigtailed shadow is seen sneaking up behind Trixie.

Trixie: What th…

A cloth is pulled over Trixie’s mouth, and she lets out a muffled scream before falling unconscious.

Trixie is bound and gagged in a different alley next to a dumpster. Tootie is standing over her with a ski mask on her face. The ski mask does not hide her eyes, mouth, or pigtails, that is any significant part of her face. A bag lies beside the two. Trixie groans then slowly opens her eyes. Finding Tootie hovering above her she tries to scream.

Tootie: So, you think you can steal my Timmy away from me? You think that just because you’re prettier and more popular he’ll fall in love with you instead of me? I’ll show you who’s better for Timmy Turner!

Trixie looks confused as well as terrified, but Tootie doesn’t notice. Tootie grabs Trixie’s shirt and pulls it above her bra. First looking at Trixie’s face, she then unclasps the bra and flings it aside.

Tootie: You think you can use your big boobs to trick Timmy into loving you? (grabbing Trixie’s boob) They’re not that much bigger. (Tootie pulls off her own shirt to reveal her chest. She’s not wearing a bra.) They just haven’t grown in yet. Besides, my Timmy doesn’t even like boobs! (Tootie takes Trixie’s nipple and pinches it, making her whine.) How do you like them now? (Tootie smiles deviously and continues to torture Trixie by pulling and twisting her nipples. Trixie whines and tries ineffectually to get away.)

Veronica is walking down an alley perpendicular to Trixie and Tootie. She has something in her hand. She stops near the corner of the two alleys. The dumpster can be seen around the corner hiding Trixie and Tootie from view. The object she is holding is shown to be a GPS device with “Trixie Tracker” written on it in marker.

Veronica: (looking around) What would Trixie be doing here? This thing must be broken.

Whines and moans can be heard in the distance.

Veronica: (fearfully) What is that?

Veronica slowly walks over beside the dumpster and peeks around it. Tootie can be seen continuing to torture Trixie.

Veronica: (in her head) Oh my god, what is that girl doing to Trixie? (Veronica flattens herself against the dumpster, her eyes wide with fear.) I have to save her! (Then her expression becomes more thoughtful. Veronica turns back to look around the dumpster. Tootie is now straddling Trixie still torturing her.) Then again, that crazy girl isn’t really hurting her… (She begins to smile maliciously.) and this could be fun to watch… (Her hand slips down under her skirt.) Let’s see how YOU like it being pushed around.

Tootie can be seen pulling something out of her bag.

 

 

Tootie is reaching into her bag still straddling Trixie.

Tootie: You’re not good enough for my boyfriend! (Tootie pulls a vibrator out of the bag and turns it on.) I’ll show you!

Trixie is, obviously, mortified and shaking her head, trying to scream. Tootie pulls Trixie’s skirt down to her ankles and sits on her legs. She is relishing the moment as Trixie tries to pull away. Laughing, Tootie pushes the vibrator into Trixie’s crotch. Trixie’s back arches and she begins to cry.

Tootie: (Leaning over towards Trixie’s face) Do you still want to steal Timmy, twerp?

 

 

Veronica is watching from behind the dumpster, skirt up and panties down. She turns away from the scene which she has been watching with rapt attention.

Veronica: (in her head) Timmy?

 

 

Next, I had imagined Tootie working on Trixie until she orgasms, possibly penetrating her with the vibrator. She would then “Queen” her. I thought I’d leave that to you, Kanamag, since I remember it being your suggestion.

Summary for June 9th.

Basically a lot of back & forth about how the side story should go. It was going all over the place, so we decided to stick with the original idea:

<Kanamag> The original idea was
<Tako666> uh-huh, what Kan
<Kanamag> Tootie sends Trixie a letter of sorts, have her come to a dark alley
<Kanamag> Tootie rapes Trixie
<Kanamag> the end
<Zed> ^
<Zed> FUND IT
<Kanamag> Reason for rape: Tootie wants Trixie to turn down Timmy, hard
<Kanamag> So she can have him :p
<Zed> that actually makes a lot of sense
<Kanamag> Veronica wasn’t once mentioned
<Tako666> So…it would seem
<Kanamag> Now, if you want her in for practice, we could have Veronica watch the whole thing
<Kanamag> Cuz she stalks trixie
<Kanamag> She masturbates to the rape happening
<Tako666> You win this round now, Kanamag.
<Zed> have veronica fapping
<Kanamag> Cuz she’s secretly wanting to be a BDSM dominatrix with Trixie as her slave :p
<Tako666> shut. UP! zed, continue Kanmag

That’s here it ended. This is the premise of the side-story.

Changes to pages 27,28,29,32

Page 27: Change Penelopy’s dialog of “Somthing interesting over there” to “What’cha looking at trixie?”  Remove Penelope’s “don’t tell me you want to join those geeks” dialog, Redraw trixie in the last panel so she has a ‘fuck this’ attitude, and change her dialog to something like “That laughter. It’s so annoying” Maybe use the added space for the “hey listen up”

Page 28: Add panel with “HEY, LISTEN UP” like its been shouted (possibly on the previous page). Add panel with a member of the kitchen staff (REFERENCE TIME) saying “5 More minutes for lunch! Please rember to return your trays before you head to the lake for kayaking” Delete first panel. Change dialog in second panel to somethign like “I’m going to go the restroom to touch up my make-up”. Add a panel where trixie dissapears into the croud with the veiwpoint being over a sad veronica’s shoulder. Change the dialog in the panel with veronica to “can i come Trixie?” instead of “can i help” keep the panel and dialog where trixie is walking towards timmantha, scrap the first panel on the bottom and replace it with the last one on the bottom but change the dialog to “um, er…” “Hi…” Keep the middle panel on the bottom the way it is but have timmantha giving a slight smile instead of a :<.

Page 29: CHange the dialog in the first panel to “Come with me, I need to talk to you in private.”

PAGE 32: Edit veronica’s dialog to something that references trixie going to the bathroom

It’s also plausible to do a simple text edit if need be. Which I am already working on.

UPDATE!! Projects not dead…only slightly delayed a bit.

Do you remember that little project had started up where I did promise that there would be a comic based off Camp Sherwood, a side-story if you will? No? Well, me neither! 

Officially started working on updating a few project have left dead on the creative board. Hopefully, this will be something worth the entire wait after 2 years of no updates on this project an on this website as a whole; Creativity doesn’t come right away as we’d like, but when it does. WATCH OUT! Anyway read below.  -Tako666

Started this back in 2011; dropped it, so never got off the ground. Do to some stupid virus wiping out all of my written materials saved using notepad. Sadly it didn’t make it where it would be possible to go over again to be reviewed, sadly nothing to be feared as my memory is quite clear and fresh as ever. …2 years later that is! 

[Characters]

Jade Chan
[Jackie Chan Adventures]

Helga G. Pataki
[Hey Arnold!]

Juniper Lee
[The Life &amp; Times of Juniper Lee]

Trixie Tang
[Fairly Odd-parents]

[Other Guest Appearances:]

Shaggy, Scrappy and Scooby-Doo

[Scooby Doo Mystery Inc]

[Settings]
Its a cool night. No clouds in the sky.
The Campers are asleep.

There’s a low rumble in the ground, than a gigantic sink hole appears quickly swallowing up the sleeping campers and the cabin whole. A Fog oozes out from within the sinkhole, later out emerges an evil that bellows a roaring blood curdling howlish-like-scream….that echo’s into the night, it lifts up both hands high while in mid-air; Releasing an energy so powerful it stopped time itself.

Time stood still. …Followed by an outpouring of demons, ghouls and other nightmarish creatures that attacks everything within eye site, turning everything grey and dark. Nature being a victim, along with the animals. Slowly transforming into a hellish realm fit only for those who care not for the living!

-Animals kind and gentle become monsters after being bitten.

Leaving only 4 characters alive who were outside answering “natures call (…taking a dump and pissing)”; Each one of their camp leaders eaten, killed. Sacrificing themselves the girls were able to get out of harms way…or…so they thought!

  • The girls personalities are so vastly different that they butt heads as often as possible.
  • They create various weapons to defend themselves

  • Some slowly start becoming different, why is that?

  • WIP

[Plot]
A dark gothic feel, Time stops, Girls forced to use their heads and work together to set aside their many differences really begin to rely on each other for help, all while fending off the evils trying to make a meal out of them, unlocking mystery finding clues on who this evil entity is, what’s its intention and hopefully be in time to save the world from a doom soon to come…All before breakfast!

[WIP] Camp Sherwood: Rise Of The Lust Wolf* [Title pending]

Please bare with me as writing isn’t my area of expertise, so have in all honestly. Tried with the best of my abilities in putting together (I hope) a pretty decent story-line.

Page1 [5 Panels] *The prey (*Name May change later on) 
[Panel 1] Camp Sherwood: Rise of the Lust Wolf
Caption: Movie Night Snack!

[Scene 1]
In my head, there’s this sunset, trees look normal but scary at night like hands reaching out to grab you; moons out. 

[Reserved]

It takes place where the campers are inside watching a movie about ..well, what else…Cheesy 80’s horror flicks based on American Werewolf in (wherever). -Attacking some poor smuck! 

Anyway

Movie playing in the background:
[Layout: Center view: Entire campers/staff together seated in the same room – Go for wide 1 point perspective] 

Then one one of the *campers’ (victim 1 or we’ll call ’em Infected A) gets up with a small size pop-corn bag still in hand heading out thru’ the entrance doors to use bathroom. 

[Layout: Medium view: Outside now (only to the readers) I.A.’s walking pass by two characters having their own conversation heading towards [the main] entrance/exit doors coming from bathroom. A hand flips a sign hanging inside on the glass

[Doors open/shut in the distance] 

I.A. notices the sign said, “Out of Order”, hanging on the door. Pissed and Alone I.A.’s looking from side to side heading starts running.] 

[Layout: close-up: We see the char. Holding stomache. Face goes from normal to sickly looking.]
[Layout: Medium View. Displays the The character runs towards a nearby grassy area, little bit farther on wards into the woods.]

*Cut to next scene* 

Meanwhile the moons’ high in the background, birds and bugs fly upward sensing danger. Its shadowy figure breathing heavily – eyes menacing, but the face is completely obscurred from the darkness and plants.

*SFX – Sound effects

[Layout: Reader is now viewing everything from the monsters point-of-view; Listening. (*SFX): twigs snapping from being stepped on underfoot. Smelling: (*SFX): Ears perk up. Catches the sound of pissing being heard from a far-off distance. – The chars nostrils sniffs, face contorts, lips then curls up into an evilly sickening snarl or smile; Teeth bared. 

[Cut to the scene where the shadowy figure moves swiftly towards the direction of I.A.] Unbeknownst to the char half nude, squatting whose doing her business (number 1 and number 2. – draw shit coming out of her rectum) close-up on the ass.

[Layout: Medium view: Two-Point Perspective, above looking below] 
Hands cracking, Claws protruding quickly out of fingers. Running in the woods. 

Layout: Tight shot. 
Face still masked behind branches shadows – only thing displayed is an open mouth – drool flying everywhere- Teeth fully displayed. In an instant lands atop of I.A. Then we quickly move away from the scene of carnage. Raped….

Right around the time the movie char is screaming, outside there’s screaming at the same time. Then someone says: 
“Man.. this HD is soo realistic.”
Another chimes in with,
“Sounds realistic too”. 

We see the char left sprawled out with blank look in his/her eyes’ still breathing but unconscious. 

[Ran out of ideas for what happens next, need you to do it for me]

The Movie ended and everyone walks back towards their cabins. 
The monster not satisfied, We see from the monster point-of-view it heading towards the cabins. 

(During that time, need the original Monster/Carrier is about to run towards the campsite; Zoom out. Out on the road, We see it gets hit by a dump-truck, it [M.C.] flies upwards into the air and landing unconsciously into the hydraulically operated open-box bed hinged at the rear. 
?? Wut!

[Layout: We see the truck moving farther and farther away from the camp and out of site.]

Really want help writing out a decent short storyline, you get to pick and choose who they are, the settings either funny or serious, in-between it all lots and lots of sex involved. Do have faith in you.[B][SIZE=7][COLOR=red] cool.gif 

How to write a story

  • Story Structure
  • in
  • Children’s Books, Novels and Beyond
  • A short explanation of story structure
  • The basic structure of story has been passed down through the ages. These basics apply to any form of fiction (novels, picture books, movies, theater) and are often applied to non-fiction as well.
  • Why? Well, because stories written in a particular form have a way of speaking to us. Stories written in a different form usually leave us uninterested.
  • As a professional writer of fiction, I like to think I have a decent sense of story structure. And as the owner of this site, I also have a fair sense of when a writer doesn’t know the basics of structure.
  • If you visit our free stories from visitors page, you’ll see many examples of imperfectly structured stories.
  • I could be wrong, but I think you’ll find them less satisfying than the books you buy in stores or online.
  • After you read this page, I think you’ll have a better idea of why.
  • Character and Story Structure
  • The protagonist
  • Even the simplest story should contain a protagonist.
  • Protagonist is a great word. It has a more specific meaning than
  • main character
  • viewpoint character, and
  • hero
  • The protagonist can be all of these things, but not necessarily. So who is a story’s protagonist?
  • Protagonist, definition: The character to whom the events of the story mean the most.
  • Why is this the case?
  • Because a protagonist is a character in crisis. The reason a story is worth telling is because it features a protagonist trying desperately to improve his/her unfortunate circumstances.
  • Consider the story structure of The Cat in the Hat. The protagonist is not the cat! (Nor is it the fish or the sister.)
  • The protagonist is the boy trying desperately to get the cat out of the house and the house cleaned up. He is in crisis because his mother is coming home and he’s responsible for having let the cat in in the first place!
  • And that makes the cat…
  • The antagonist
  • Antagonist, definition: the person (or animal or object or situation) that is operating in most direct opposition to the protagonist.
  • An antagonist is an essential part of story structure. A story without an antagonist is boring, because it lacks conflict. If the protagonist isn’t facing opposition, there’s little to hold a reader’s attention.
  • Even a young reader.
  • Q: Does an antagonist have to be an enemy?
  • A: No. An antagonist is just an entity whose actions create problems for the protagonist. An antagonist could be, for instance, a storm. Or a loved one!
  • In a romance, the two people who are “meant to be” are typically protagonist and antagonist. They tend to spend a lot more time causing trouble for the other than they do being in love. Watching two people simply be in love would get tiresome quickly!
  • Story Structure and the Arc of a Story
  • When writers talk story structure, you’ll hear some speak about three act structure while others insist a story should have a beginning, middle, and an end.
  • They’re all saying the same thing.
  • A properly structured story begins with a protagonist in what I like to call stasis.
  • Stasis means balance, or steadiness. It describes a state of existence in which no major surprises are in store. In stasis, your protagonist knows that he/she is going to wake up in the morning, do something pretty typical during the day, then go to sleep at night.
  • In other words, your protagonist is living a life not worth telling about! But then…
  • Something happens.
  • Stasis is the first act, or beginning, of your story. Then something happens, and it quickly becomes apparent that this occurrence is the end of your protagonist’s stasis. He/she can no longer live life as before!
  • If we’re talking about The Cat in the Hat’s story structure, the cat is now in the house and doing damage.
  • Something has to be done!
  • Once something has happened, and now that something has to be done, you are into the second act (or middle) of a story.
  • The middle of a story is always the story’s longest part. It’s the part that makes the story worth telling.
  • This second act of a story consists of the protagonist trying to get his or her life back in order.
  • Of course, if the first thing the protagonist tries results in success, you end up with a very short story. So fiction is usually characterized by protagonists doing lots of things that DON’T result in success. In fact, good story structure features the protagonist’s circumstances getting worse before they get better.
  • In The Cat in the Hat, Thing One and Thing Two are introduced after the cat has already made his own mess. They only make things worse!
  • So when does the second act (or middle) of a story end? Well, when the awfulness of everything that’s happened reaches a climax and the protagonist takes his or her most dramatic and heroic action. In The Cat in the Hat, this happens when the boy manages to catch the Things in a net and tells the cat to get out.
  • The third act, or end, reflects a new stasis, or life as it will be from this time forward. That is, resolution.
  • The Cat in the Hat could have ended with the cat and his companions locked out of the house and the boy and his sister facing the mess that resulted. In all likelihood, they would have been unable to clean up before their mother arrived home.
  • Their new stasis probably would have included punishment and new rules regarding staying home alone. There would probably be an unwanted babysitter in their future.
  • But instead Dr. Seuss decides to reward the protagonist’s moxie with a more positive resolution. The cat suddenly reappears with a device capable of rendering the house as tidy as it was before.
  • As a result, the new stasis looks like the original stasis, except the kids now are faced with a moral dilemma regarding what happened:
  • Should we tell her about it?
  • Now, what SHOULD we do?
  • Well…
  • What would YOU do
  • If your mother asked YOU?
  • Think of three act structure as looking like this:
  • Stasis, then something happens, resulting in
  • Crisis and craziness, leading to
  • Climax and new stasis (resolution).
  • The Arc of a Character and Character Development
  • Exactly who a character (what traits he/she possesses) and how a character evolves (how those traits change) are important aspects of story structure.
  • Character Arc
  • Think of a story as the most important event in a character’s life. After all, the things that we do every day aren’t worth writing a book about. A fictional story is, on the other hand, by definition a story worth telling!
  • As consumers of fiction, we tend to expect that our characters change as a result of a story. After all, who wouldn’t change as a result of such dramatic events!
  • These changes in character are a character’s arc.
  • Special TV exception to the character arc rule
  • I should note that while many TV shows are fictional, oftentimes their characters lack an arc. Why?
  • The whole notion of a show featuring the same characters every episode is based largely on the characters NOT changing. TV viewers are looking to invite the same characters into their home every week. If the characters were always changing, it wouldn’t feel like the same show!
  • Remember that these characters are exceptional in another way too: They have once in a lifetime adventures every week. No wonder they don’t change. They’re used to it!
  • The TV exception can apply to other serial storytelling as well, like a book series.
  • Character Arc, continued
  • A protagonist tends to be a somewhat different person at the end of a story as compared to the beginning. Usually, he or she grows in some way, i.e. becomes a better person.
  • That growth may even have given him/her the ability to overcome the antagonist in a way that wouldn’t have been possible at the beginning of the story. He/she might not have had
  • the patience
  • the tools
  • the foresight
  • the skills
  • In The Cat in the Hat, our narrator goes from ignoring the poor fish – who keeps telling him that the cat will cause trouble! – to listening and realizing he has to take charge. In other words, the protagonist matures, and he learns that strangers are not to be let in the house.
  • Character Development
  • Character development refers to the writer’s ability to make his/her characters seem distinct and real. Is a character optimistic or pessimistic? Kind or cruel? How do those characteristics come into play during the story? Presumably, an optimistic character will behave differently than a pessimistic character, will make different choices.
  • The more important a character is to the story, the more that character should be developed.
  • And character development is NOT something that occurs
  • only at the beginning of the story, or
  • only by virtue of the author describing the character
  • The best way to “describe” a character is by virtue of his or her choices! A character who stoops to pick up a penny is different from a character who doesn’t. A character who keeps a wallet (and its contents) is different from a character who strives to return the wallet to its owner.
  • This is what writers mean when they say, Show, don’t tell. It’s also part of what they mean when they talk about the difference between good exposition and bad exposition.
  • Want to learn about exposition in a fun way? Go rent the Austin Powers movies and pay close attention to the character, Basil Exposition. He’s bad exposition personified!
  • Story structure and viewpoint
  • I referred earlier to the notion of a viewpoint character. Most well-structured stories are told from a single viewpoint. This is especially true with shorter works, like children’s books.
  • In other words, in good writing we are usually privy only to the thoughts and experiences of a single character.
  • We witness only what that single character witnesses. If he/she didn’t go to the baseball game, the only way the reader will hear about the game is if the viewpoint character hears about it.
  • Make sense?
  • Stories can be told in the 1st person (I went to the game), 3rd person (He went to the game), or even the 2nd person (You went to the game). A story does not have to be told in the 1st person for the character to be a viewpoint character!!!
  • When a 3rd person narrator only has access to the thoughts and experiences of a single character, that character is the viewpoint character.
  • Exceptions:
  • A fully omniscient narrator can have access to the thoughts and experiences of any or all of the characters. Unless handled by a professional, though, omniscient narration is likely to seem simply like bad or lazy writing, especially in a shorter story.
  • A longer story might feature multiple viewpoints. This is a common feature of novels for grown-ups. However…
  • Even then, the author tends to stick to one viewpoint at a time. For instance, chapter one will be through the eyes of one character, then chapter two through the eyes of another.
  • The reason? We are more likely to identify with a character if he or she is the only one through whose eyes we are seeing the story (or a portion of the story).
  • Most often, the viewpoint character is the protagonist. This, however, does not have to be the case.
  • Note also that a story can be told in the past, present and even future tenses.
  • For a beginning writer, though, I recommend using the past tense, as it’s the least likely to be awkward.
  • A writer who mixes his/her tenses marks him/herself as a sloppy amateur.
  • More essential elements of story structure
  • A story has action, and this action consists largely of the playing out of conflict as the protagonist tries to solve the problem he she faces.
  • A story without action or conflict (or a problem) is not worth telling. It’s boring!
  • We experience the action and conflict vicariously through the protagonist. We feel for him/her. We place ourselves in his/her shoes and get to experience the story as if it were happening to us…without actually putting our existence at risk!
  • That’s the magic of good story structure.

Tools for the Trade

  1. This will be the place for Additional resource such as fonts, programs, logs, and other stuff… no, not drawings. You may suggest other resource and it may be place up here for easy access.
  2. FONTS
  3. [URL=http://www.blambot.com/font_letteromatic.shtml]Letter-O-Matic[/URL] – [Default Caption]
  4. [URL=http://www.blambot.com/font_mumblegrumble.shtml]Mumble Jumble[/URL]
  5. [URL=http://www.dafont.com/adventure.font]Adventure[/URL] < Camp Sherwood Sign
  6. [URL=http://www.dafont.com/fairly-oddfont.font]Fairly Odd Font[/URL]
  7. [URL=http://www.1001fonts.com/font_details.html?font_id=3648]Punkboy V1[/URL]
  8. [URL=http://www.dafont.com/adam-warren-pro.font]Adam Warren[/URL]
  9. [URL=http://www.dafont.com/badaboom-bb.font]Badaboom[/URL]
  10. [URL=http://www.dafont.com/arfmoochikncheez.font]Arfmoochikncheez[/URL]
  11. [URL=http://www.dafont.com/damn-noisy-kids.font]Damn noisy kids![/URL]
  12. [URL=http://www.dafont.com/clementine.font]Clementine[/URL]
  1. Punkboy and Adam Warren are both good for angry text.
  2. Anyone caught using Comic-Sans will be executed!GUIDES
  3. http://www.blambot.com/grammar.shtmlhttp://www.mangatutorials.com/tut/sfxref.phphttp://www.writtensound.com/index.php[URL=http://users.wirefire.com/tritt/tip8.html][URL=http://www.colorhunter.com/tag/shirt/1]http://www.color-hex.com/color/babcac

  4. Drawing Tutorial
  5. [URL=http://drawinghowtodraw.com/stepbystepdrawinglessons/]Drawing How to Draw[/URL]
  6. [URL=http://www.posemaniacs.com/]Posemaniac[/URL]
  7. [URL=http://www.dragoart.com/]Dragonart[/URL]

  8. [b]PROGRAMS[/b]
  9. [URL=http://www.gimp.org/]Gimp 2.6[/URL]
  10. [URL=http://inkscape.org/]Inkscape[/URL]
  11. [URL=http://mypaint.intilinux.com/]MyPaint[/URL]
  12. [URL=http://www.celtx.com/]Celtx[/URL] – [URL=http://z13.invisionfree.com/Camp_Sherwood/index.php?showtopic=7&view=findpost&p=176960]Recommended by NuMe[/URL]
  13. [URL=http://sai.detstwo.com/sai/]Paint Tool SAI [EN][/URL]

  14. [b]TEMPLATES[/b]
  15. [URL=http://filesmelt.com/dl/comic_storyboardsheet.jpg]Comic Pages Storyboard[/URL]

  16. [b]E-BOOKS[/b]
  17. [URL=http://www.esnips.com/doc/f5785c1e-0ba7-424b-a1a6-f725e0ac7a86/Scott-Mccloud—Making-Comics]Making Comics by Scott Mccloud[/URL]

  18. Forgot to mention, the Logs are pretty old. But they are our skeletons so far.

  19. Here will be the placement of the color swatches. Right now I just have Cabin #7 and others will come eventually. After all of the swatches are completed, I’ll merge them into one whole image.

  20. [IMG]http://filesmelt.com/dl/color_swatches_cabin07.png[/IMG]
  21. [IMG]http://filesmelt.com/dl/color_swatches_cabin08.png[/IMG]

Characters to be used in the comic

WHO'S PRESENT? - THE GIRLS' CAMP EDITION
This list represent the entire cast of female 
campers in the story as well as their respective 
counselors. 
Though the campers listed are present they 
are not guaranteed to take part in the main 
storyline revolving around Timmy/Timmantha, Trixie Tang 
or other characters that have already been established 
as important. 
In short, anyone that's not established part of 
the MAIN STORYLINE is to be treated as nothing 
more than a 


RECOGNIZABLE EXTRA.CABIN #1 - Counselor: Velma Dinkley
     [Scooby Doo]

  • Penny Gadbet [Inspector Gadget]
  • Ingrid Third [Filmore!]
  • Phoebe Heyerdahl [Heyarnold!]
  • Ashley Quinlan [Recess]
  • Shareena Wickett [Detention]CABIN #2 – Counselor: Alexandra [Totally Spies]
  • Shelly Kelly[Detention]
  • Hikari Kamiya [Digimon]
  • Kuki Sanban[Codename: Kids Next Door]
  • Ruby Gloom [Ruby Gloom]
  • Dee Dee [Dexter’s Laboratory]

  • CABIN #3 – Counselor: Sora Takenouchi [Digimon]
  • Lydia Deetz [Beetlejiuce]
  • Gwen Tennyson [Ben 10]
  • Aelita Schaeffer [Code Lyoko]
  • Rhonda Wellington Lloyd [Heyarnold!]
  • Jinmay [Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!]

  • CABIN #4 – Counselor: Vicky [Fairly Oddparents]
  • Brittany Crust [My Life as a Teenage Robot]
  • Tiffany Crust [My Life as a Teenage Robot]
  • Petratishkovna Katsufrakis [The Weekenders]
  • Buttercup [The Powerpuff Girls]
  • Jade Chan [Jackie Chan Adventures]

  • CABIN #5 – Counselor: Jenny Wakeman [My Life as a Teenage Robot]
  • Blossom [The Powerpuff Girls]
  • Bubbles [The Powerpuff Girls]
  • Betty Barret [Atomic Betty]
  • Lilo Pelekai [Lilo & Stitch]
  • Hayley Long [American Dragon: Jake Long]

  • CABIN #6 – Counselor: Abigail Archer [Grossology]
  • Lil’Suzie [Johnny Bravo]
  • Susie Derkins [Calvin and Hobbes]
  • Lulu Moppet [Little Lulu]
  • Audrey Smith [Little Audrey]
  • Isabella Garcia Shapiro [Phineas & Ferb]

  • CABIN #7 – Counselor: Samantha Manson [Danny Phantom]
  • Tootie [Fairly Oddparents]
  • Timmantha T. Turner [Fairly Oddparents]
  • Veronica Star [Fairly Oddparents]
  • Helga G. Pataki [Heyarnold!]
  • Goo Goo Ga Ga [Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends]

  • CABIN #8 – Counselor: Kimberly Ann Possible [Kim Possible]
  • Juniper Lee [The Life & Times of Juniper Lee]
  • Lorraine McQuarrie [The Weekenders]
  • Trixie Tang [Fairly Oddparents]
  • Danielle Phantom [Danny Phantom]
  • Mandy [The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy]

  • CABIN #9 – Counselor:  Trianna Orpheus [The venture Brothers]
  • Fanny Fulbright [Codename: Kids Next Door]
  • Abigail Lincoln [Codename: Kids Next Door]
  • Marie Kanker [Ed, Edd n Eddy]
  • Bessie Higgenbottom [The Mighty B!]
  • Starfire [DC Universe]

  • CABIN #10 – Counselor: Candace Gertrude Flynn [Phineas & Ferb]
  • Gaz (Membrane?) [Invader Zim]
  • Violet Parr [The Incredibles]
  • Penelope Victoria Sanchez [Chalk Zone]
  • Ashley Spinelli [Recess]
  • Ophelia Ramirez [The Life and Times of Juniper Lee]

  • CABIN #11 – Counselor: Stacy Hirano [Phineas & Ferb]
  • Raven [DC Universe]
  • Kimiko Tohomiko [Xiaolin Showdown]
  • Noodle [Gorillaz]
  • Yumi Ishiyama [Code Lyoko]
  • Toph [Avatar: The Last Airbender]

  • CABIN #12 – Counselor: Vanessa Doofenshmirtz [Phineas & Ferb]
  • Penelope Lang [Atomic Betty]
  • Heloise [Jimmy Two-Shoes]
  • Jazmine Dubois [The Boondocks]
  • Sari Sumdac [Transformers Animated]
  • Terra [DC Universe]
Total Girls (cumulative): 72

WHO'S PRESENT? - THE BOYS' CAMP EDITION
This list represent the entire cast of male campers in the story as well as their respective counselors. Though the campers listed are present they are not guaranteed to take part in the main storyline revolving around Timmy/Timmantha, Trixie Tang or other characters that have already been established as important. In short, anyone that's not established part of the MAIN STORYLINE is to be treated as nothing more than a RECOGNIZABLE EXTRA.
Counselor:
    Kamiya [Digimon]
  • Dash Parr [The Incredibles]
  • Tino [The Weekenders]
  • Billy [The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy]
  • Marcus Conner [The Life & Times Juniper Lee]
  • Noah [Atomic Betty]

  • Counselor:Kwame [Captain Planet]
  • A.J. [Fairly Oddparents]
  • Chester [Fairly Oddparents]
  • Tucker [My Life as a Teenage Robot]
  • Calvin [Calvin & Hobbes]
  • Chiro [Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!]

  • Counselor:Ronald Stoppable [Kim Possible]
  • Arnold [Hey Arnold!]
  • Gerald [Hey Arnold!]
  • Takeru Takashi [Digimon]
  • Mac [Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends]
  • Cornelius Fillmore [Fillmore!]

  • Counselor:Sheldon Lee [My Life as a Teenage Robot]
  • Dexter [Dexter’s Lab]
  • Zim [Invader Zim]
  • Dib [Invader Zim]
  • Hogarth Pennywhistle Gilligan Jr. [Codename: Kids Next Door]
  • Tommy Turnbull [Robotboy]

  • Counselor:Zack [Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?]
  • Sid [Hey Arnold!]
  • Wallabee Beetles [Codename: Kids Next Door]
  • Mitch Mitchelson [The Powerpuff Girls]
  • Ray-Ray [The Life & Times of Juniper Lee]
  • Theodore Jasper Detweiler [Recess]

  • Counselor:Daniel Fenton (Danny Phantom)
  • Jake Long [American Dragon: Jake Long]
  • Stinky [Hey Arnold!]
  • Benjamin Kirby Tennyson [Ben10]
  • Rudy Tabootie [Chalk Zone]
  • Mike Believe [The Powerpuff Girls]

  • Counselor:Wheeler [Captain Planet]
  • Edd [Ed, Edd n Eddy]
  • Harold [Hey Arnold!]
  • Phineas Flynn [Phineas & Ferb]
  • Ferb Fletcher [Phineas & Ferb]
  • Johnny Test [Johnny Test]
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