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The Logline Game
« on: June 24, 2013, 09:31:48 AM »
The way this game works is you create a logline given the subject and genre given.  And then you give a subject and genre for the next logline.

This game is meant to be fun so the more outrageous your logline, the better...

So if the genre/subject was horror/ice cream  my logline might be...

A young boy battles an ice cream vendor when he finds that the vendor's secret ingredient is people.

The next genre/subject is mystery/oranges.  Your turn.

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 10:40:10 AM »
A young writer can't understand why his penis turns orange every time he eats cheese curls and watches Charlie's Angels.

Musical / raincoats
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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 11:28:33 AM »
After the theft of a legendary raincoat, a hard boiled detective ventures into the deep underbelly of illegal Broadway voting to find the thief.

Drama/Vietnamese man

Also, Dave, wtf! ;D

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 12:11:06 PM »
It's an old joke.  ;)

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 12:26:05 PM »
A Vietnamese man struggles with gender issues when his wife gives birth to a hermaphrodite child.

Mockumentary/Chairs

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 01:05:57 PM »
A real life look at the rise and fall of former millionaire Travis 'Chaching' Fraser, the first man in the world that created a chair specifically made for the KKK which, years later, was shunned when it was discovered his great, great grandfather was black.

Dark Comedy/Obama's secretary

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013, 05:37:04 PM »


The humankind holds the UFO folk responsible when Obama's secretary turns out to be the Putin's secretary's twin sister only to turn out to be a silly coincidence.

Policeman / monkey

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2013, 06:46:52 PM »
A policeman goes undercover as a monkey in a zoo, to bust a major drug ring.

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2013, 07:24:26 PM »
An elephant tries to get the monkey off its back after policemen bust a major drug ring in the zoo.

Comedy/Coffins

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2013, 09:52:49 PM »
A plebionic creaton named Syd, works the night shift for a second hand coffins supplier to find his job is not a stiff as it seems.

Romance/Horny
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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2013, 05:08:59 PM »
After a closet Priest is moved to Vatican city by church officials, he begins developing feelings for the Pope.

B-movie/Rabbits

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2013, 07:53:01 PM »
An immunologist tries to perfect a strain of Myxomatosis in order to wipe out a race of alien rabbits that have invaded earth.  Will he succeed before they turn him into a carrot? 

Horror/Onions

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2013, 11:33:07 PM »
As a deadly pandemic that makes you cry yourself to death spreads across the country, the only man that can save the world is a red onion specialist - but don't ever mention the word 'banana' to him.

Children's Animation/Serial Killer

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2013, 11:30:45 AM »
A vicious blue jay makes a deal with a group of cardinals to kill the remaining blue jays in the neighborhood if they'll abandon the tree he claims as his.

Silent/Fire Hose.
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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2013, 11:50:24 AM »
A Fire Brigade is clearly cooking with gas when their new hires, Jan and Holly, connect the fire hose to a petrol pump rather than a hydrant.

Western/Bubble Gum. 

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2013, 12:09:05 PM »
A food inventor in 1860s El Paso must create a new type of candy before his home becomes a ghost town.

Drama/Sloths


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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2013, 12:15:56 PM »
Things get sticky when Sheriff Wrigley defends the small town of Dubble Bubble Gulch from the infamous Bazooka Joe and The Hubba Bubba Bunch.

Zombie/chicken noodle soup

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2013, 12:52:03 PM »
A mad scientist finds a way to genetically modify Chicken Noodle Soup to impregnate eaters in order to "Zombify" them.

Thriller / Toilet Paper
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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2013, 11:54:00 PM »
After a worldwide ban on toilet paper is carried out, an average Joe must travel across the country to find the final roll. But can he last the long voyage without using the bathroom?

Experimental Sci-fi/Deodorant

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2013, 10:47:57 AM »
A scientist discovers that smells aren't the only things sent into the past when he tries his newly developed quantum deodorant.

Steampunk/Cherries   

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2013, 01:24:45 AM »
An inventor is shipwrecked on a island with an unlimited supply of canned cherries.   He creates a steam powered can opener with parts from the boat, then realizes his creation may have a life of its own.



Comedy / shadows

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2013, 01:57:03 AM »

To fulfill his dying uncle’s wish, a skiffle obsessed teen attempts to lure 50s beat legend Hank Marvin out of retirement for one final gig.

Psychological thriller/Unicycle.

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2013, 02:09:02 PM »
Once he discovers that juggling while on his unicycle produces a hypnotic trance in his audience, he carries out his revenge on the acquitted maniac that murdered his wife.

Dramedy/Squirrels
 

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2013, 11:21:18 PM »
Will a man who lives in his parent's basement lose his new love because of his collection of stuffed squirrels?

Conspiracy/Midgets

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2013, 01:28:25 AM »
First of all JJ, LOL.

A news reporter for CNN investigates a conspiracy theory involving drug smuggling midgets and the CIA.


Family / tubas
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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2013, 06:12:11 AM »
Thanks Dave!

Animated: A family of tubas drive in an RV from LA to NY.  Will they make Carnegie Hall in time?

Chickpeas / prosthetic

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2013, 06:14:51 AM »
Chickpeas / prosthetic
Hey JJ,  What's the genre?

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« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2013, 09:16:40 AM »
Hee Hee!  Sorry about that!  I'm at work and my mind is on four different things.  Trust me, the chickpeas were for something else!!  How about this one:

Comedy / bedbugs

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2013, 01:12:53 PM »
A homeless Manhattan cab driver, who's been living out of his car, finds he must spend all his time in the cab to avoid the wrath of bedbugs that seem to follow him wherever he goes (Look, there's a reason why I don't write comedy. Lol).

Neo-noir/Triangle (musical instrument).
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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2013, 01:58:00 AM »
A young man learns finds a triangle that, when played, transports him to different periods of time where a musician is so awful that he feels compelled to kill them.  Sadly, he gets stuck in the disco era and an entire generation of musicians are destroyed.


War/mutant kangaroos
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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2013, 03:10:41 AM »
"War / Mutant Kangaroos"


The gloves are off when Australia's Aboriginal uprising turns interspecies.

 
Horror/ Playdoh

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2013, 11:37:13 AM »
When a mother goes to extraordinary extents to stop her child from eating Playdoh, she discovers it's not wise to tamper with the ecological balance between a child and his toys.

Sitcom/Land Mines

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2014, 06:02:44 AM »
The way this game works is you create a logline given the subject and genre given.  And then you give a subject and genre for the next logline.

This game is meant to be fun so the more outrageous your logline, the better...

So if the genre/subject was horror/ice cream  my logline might be...

A young boy battles an ice cream vendor when he finds that the vendor's secret ingredient is people.

The next genre/subject is mystery/oranges.  Your turn.

"A small country town general store keeper struggles to find out why his oranges are being stolen and replaced with Kumquat."

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2014, 08:24:05 AM »
"A small country town general store keeper struggles to find out why his oranges are being stolen and replaced with Kumquat."

Hi Rookies,

Just a reminder that you are supposed to claim the most recent genre and object given to you. So, in this case, your genre would be a sitcom and your object would be landmines.

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2014, 06:59:42 AM »
Sitcom/Landmines

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2014, 08:42:40 AM »
and don't forget:
noun plus verbs/challenges plus irony = log line

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2014, 10:38:01 AM »
Babz, obviously there's something more to it, because I like to follow those rules to a "T" and I've never made it beyond the first round of the MoviePoet logline contest... Lol. Then again, maybe my ideas just kind of suck.
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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2014, 11:08:40 AM »
This isn't a discussion of loglines folks, it's a game.  The current genre topic would be

Sitcom/Land Mine

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2014, 11:13:02 AM »
Ah, but where's the fun in that, boss man?

A World War II land mine detector returns home to the family he left behind and has to cope with the idyllic and near-Stepford Wives-ian '50s. Gotta love this post-modern stuff...

Crime Drama/Pamphlet.
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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2014, 06:35:34 AM »
A strange United States citizen who travels to Communist Russia to become a citizen during the early 1960's Bay Of Pigs Crises. Who is suddenly deported back to the United States under suspicion, Goes on a mental break down and let down, And passes out a free Cuba pamphlet to citizen's in a busy downtown street district, Then later accused in trying to assassinate the President in a busy downtown street district.

Crime/Pamphlet

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2014, 12:10:51 PM »

The notorious Indian gangster "Buggs Inma Hairdo" killed a small gathering of cows by dropping a pallet of pamphlets onto them.

Horror / Toilet Seat

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Re: The Logline Game
« Reply #41 on: August 31, 2014, 10:57:40 PM »
Seven strangers end up in a cold, dark place where every living thing around them is slimy, fetid, and hellbent to kill them. Strangers who have nothing in common except their last memory: taking a dump on the same toilet seat in a men's room.

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