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See, I always thought he would meet the zombie and love everything about her and she would feel the same and the conflict would be that he had to rebuild humanity (still need to find a reason why) with a person he didn't like at all. I think I'm getting the 'huge' feeling with what I think is the complexity of what was suggested before.
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What if Ethan and Chloe are total nerds? That way the characters can be a liiiitle more excessible and plus when characters share common interests it usually results in great chemistry between the two.
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I like that idea Sir Oinks alot! This could really make things funnier and it could reach a wider audience here on the ole' interwebs. We still need to flesh out Chloe's character as well as the other main characters. C'mon people I really want to do this thing!
Yes Zombies, I'm sure you can understand lots of complex things, but does that mean their necessary?
Moving on, I'm thinking Chloe should be kinda passive.
This is one of the great things of being on the internet. We dont have to listen to some dumb executives telling us to dumb down our product so retarded Neilson box owners could "get" our humor. If they dont like it, they dont like it. I agree that we may be getting a bit too complex and there is nothing wrong with being excessible, but we dont have to report to anyone, so theres no need to slow down.
also... sort of like a Jim and Pam thing?
I figure our zombies are going to be the shuffling, George Romero types, so I think it would be a funny contrast to have a small group of the faster 28 Days Later types who were fitness nuts in life.
I like that idea Iambobdole1. How many people are still contributing to this thing? We really need to get the ball rolling...of course, I understand if people are busy.
Ok.... so there can be eccentric quirky Chloe, there can be Nerdy Lovable Dork Chloe, or there could be passive, Pam Beesley, type Chloe.
Take your pick
How about nerdy lovable dork, passive, Pam Beesley, type Chloe? For me, it would be more fun writing her character with her also relating to nerds (like myself) as well as having a passive quality to her personality.
I'm fine with whatever
Ok.... So dorky, passive Chloe it is...
So we need to establish more characters to this show, at least 6 more to make it an ensemble. I suggested before the Boss character being a Greedy human using the Zombie's to make a profit and also a goofy, pudgy Nick Frost-esque character.
I like the Greedy human Boss character idea. Maybe he always tries little schemes to exploit his zombie employees and shows a bit of favoritism towards Ethan. Is the goofy, pudgy Nick Frost-esque character Ethan's friend? Is he a zombie or a human?
Is there the guy no one liked pre-event that, in the office, is given the most menial jobs as a zombie?
So there's a nice mix of zombies and humans. Yeah?
And the show is about how the humans and zombies interact in an office setting? I get it, and now I'm starting to like it, but it's pretty different from how we started. I mean, I don't care, I'm just checking this is where we're at. I think the number of humans might be confusing me slightly.
not really, most everyone is a zombie, except for Ethan, The Boss Character, and the Mila jonkovich character (lets call her Mila)
So far it looks like we have 5 main characters: Ethan, Chloe, Nick Frost-esque zombie friend, Mila, and the Boss. We still need to develop the Nick Frost-esque character, Mila, and a bit more of the Boss. Perhaps we can add one or a few more characters. We'd also need to tighten up what this series is about. Are we going to have story arcs for each season like Curb Your Enthusiasm? We also need to know who is still involved with this thing.
1) Mila's personality should be distant, emotionless and cold, contrasting her epic hotness. Also she shouldn't really be a totally 3 dimensional character or a major one, but rather like reoccurring character who doesnt technically work in the office
2) The Nick Frost character should be named Derek.
3) Season long story arcs are a good idea, considering the 1rst season only being 6 episodes.
4) When we are writing for this show, we always have to remember that no matter how crazy it gets, this is still a show about a normal mundane office. Thats the reason "Better off ted" was so great, because while doing crazy shit like making a cowless steak, the show still had themes about office romances, and boss/employee relationships. So keep that in mind.
I'm thinking Ethan and Derek always seem to be arguing about some sort of nerdy thing or pop culture trend. It's just a thought. Whenever Derek gets into trouble, he always seems to implicate Ethan in some way. I really liked "Better Off Ted" when it was on the air. I still couldn't understand why it was cancelled. I totally agree that we should make these characters three-dimensional and lovable. Any more thoughts on Derek's character or even Mila's character? How about ideas on the story arc for this first season?
Well, Obviously the 1rst season main story arc should be the love triangle between Ethan, Chloe, and Mila, But we should have other season long story lines to give all the other characters something to do except stay on the sidelines and be witty. Like for example, we could have the Boss character try to regain his fortune by shamming all the zombies that he has a cure for the disease, or we could make it as if the Zombie infestation represents the recession, how Budgets and Health care is slashed to the ground and everything. And all the storylines should intersect at the end into one grand finale, but wont be too hard to plan out because there are only 6 episodes. And if the show is sucessful, we could make the 2nd season about the real reason there is a Zombie infestation and stuff.
Awesome! I like those ideas. Perhaps the opening scene of this first season could be the Boss (I'm thinking his name could be Richard) explaining to his staff that the corporate office had to do some major budget cuts due to the zombie infestation. I really like the idea of how the story lines should intersect. I was actually thinking the same thing. I really hate when shows just make one time characters for the sake of a joke. We really should make sure characters we use are essential to the particular story we're telling in that episode. Which brings up my next question: How often will we be releasing episodes? Each Day? Week? Month?
I think either weekly or fortnightly.
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Maybe every 2 weeks? Not too far to lose the viewers interest but not too close together so we burn right through our materiel
We definitely should complete the episodes in advance so that we maintain a consistent release schedule. Many web series fail because they don't main a good release schedule. This means we need to write and animate episodes in advance. How many animators and writers do we still have around here?
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