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Grab your Scholastic order forms, kids!  It's time for the Reading Rainbow Superdraft!

 

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Every draft gets a lot of characters from movies, television, and comics. It's time for a book based draft! All your characters for this draft must have first come from a book.

 

If a character has been in movies, but was a book first (Huckleberry Finn), that is acceptable. If the character was in a movie, tv show, or comic first, that is not okay. I will allow characters that started in oral tradition (Robin Hood), that is acceptable. Poetry will be allowed. Plays and radio shows will not.

 

We will begin Monday March 2. We will not draft on weekends (giving me time to get caught up) at noon eastern.

 

What to draft:

 

One (1) Author. Whose prose will appear? living or dead.

Seven (7) characters. I'll let you decide what ratio of villains and heroes and whatnot.

Three (3) Options. Maybe more characters, maybe settings, maybe props. Surprise me.

 

One week to go, so hit me with the questions, just in case the rules need finesse.

 

 

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"The video arcade is down the street. Here we just sell small rectangular objects, they're called books. They require a little effort on your part and make no beebeebeeps. On your way please."

 

This space will be for rosters.

 

Player: Bazza

Title: Fiver and Company

Author: Emily Brontë 

Character: Talking Cricket (Pinocchio)

Character: Mr Beaver (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)

Character: Wilbur (Charlotte's Web)

Character: Toto (Wizard Of Oz) 

Character: Peter Rabbit (The Tale Of Peter Rabbit)

Character: Despereaux Tilling (The Tale of Despereaux) 

Character: Mr. Toad (The Wind in the Willows)

Option: George Orwell

Option: Richard Adams

 

Player: Cancer

Title: Death of a Fleet

Author: Stephen Crane

Character: Captain Nemo (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea)

Character: Horatio Hornblower (Hornblower Saga)

Character: Jack Aubrey (Master and Commander)

Character: Harvey Cheyne Jr (Captains Courageous)

Character: Billie the Oiler (The Open Boat) 

Character: The Ancient Mariner (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner)

Character: The Castle Authority (The Castle)

Option: the Flying Dutchman

Option: Hurricane (Isaac's Storm)

Option: Book cover art: Sea Storm and Shipwreck (oil on wood) by Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich

 

Player: csyphrett

Title: A Train Bound to Nowhere

Author: Walter Gibson

Character: the old man in the corner (The Case of Miss Eliott)

Character: Professor Van Dusen (The Thinking Machine)

Character: Nick Charles (The Thin Man)

Character: Father Brown (The Innocence of Father Brown)

Character: Nora Charles (The Thin Man)

Character: Mr. Harley Quin (The Mysterious Mr. Quin)

Character: Lord Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)

Option: The Orient Express (Murder on the Orient Express)

Option: Jane Marple (Murder at the Vicarage)

Option: Miss Seeton (Picture Miss Seeton)

 

Player: death tribble

Title:

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Character: Athos (The Three Musketeers)

Character: Tarzan (Tarzan of the Apes)

Character: Fantômas (Fantômas)

Character: Nyarlathotep (Nyarlathotep)

Character: Prince Prospero (Masque of the Red Death)

Character: Randolph Carter (The Randolph Carter Tales)

Character: Harry Palmer (The Ipcress File)

Option: Necronomicon

Option: Richard Hannay (The 39 Steps)

Option:

 

Player: Hermit

Title: Unruly are the Damned

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Character: Dorothy Gale (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)

Character: Alice (Alice in Wonderland)

Character: Susan Pevensie (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)

Character: Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Longstocking)

Character: Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins)

Character: Puss in Boots (French Folklore)

Character: Baba Yaga (Russian Folklore)

Option: The Monkey's Paw (The Monkey's Paw)

Option: Fantasica (The Neverending Story)

Option: The Fourth Wall is broken long enough to save the day at a great cost

 

Player: L. Marcus

Title: A Ring for a Sorceror

Author: Robert E. Howard

Character: castillar Lupe dy Cazaril (The Curse of Chalion)

Character: Fafhrd (Fafhrd and Gray Mouser stories)

Character: Thoth-Amon (Conan the Barbarian)

Character: Nobody Owens (The Graveyard Book)

Character: Annaliss the courier (Paladin of Souls)

Character: Samwise Gamgee (The Lord of the Rings)

Character: Gray Mouser (The Graveyard Book)

Option: The World of the Five Gods (Chalion suite)

Option: Lesser Ring of Power (The Lord of the Rings)

Option: The Dreamlands (H.P. Lovecraft)

 

Player: Logan.1179

Title: Misguided Youth

Author: Roald Dahl

Character: Hermione Granger (Harry Potter Series)

Character: Violet Baudelaire (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

Character: Coraline (Coraline)

Character: The Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)

Character: Rictus (Thief of Always)

Character: Alcatraz Smedly (Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians)

Character: Frodo Baggins (The Lord of the Rings)

Option: The Wardrobe (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)

Option: The Jabberwock (Alice in Wonderland)

Option: Jim Hawkins (Treasure Island)

 

Player: Old Man

Title: The Correct Answer is . . .

Author: Douglas Adams

Character: Tyrion Lannister (A Game of Thrones)

Character: The Man in Black (The Princess Bride)

Character: Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)

Character: Geralt of Rivia (The Last Wish)

Character: Esmerelda "Granny" Weatherwax (Discworld

Character: Willy Wonka  (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

Character: Harry Dresden (The Dresden Files)

Option: The DaVinci Code

Option: The Celestine Prophecy

Option The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything (The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy)

 

Player: Pariah

Title:

Author: Jane Austen

Character: Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)

Character: Bella Swan (Twilight)

Character: Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter Series)

Character: Miri Larendaughter (Princess Academy)

Character: Peter Pevensie (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)

Character: Edmund Pevensie (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)

Character: Mr. Goldman (The Princess Bride)

Option: Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby)

Option: Dolores Jane Umbridge (Harry Potter)

Option: Manderley Estate in Cornwall

 

Player: Psybolt

Title: Murder on the Seussical Express

Author: Dr. Seuss

Character: Gollum (The Hobbit)

Character: Marvin the Paranoid Android (The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy)

Character: Fezzik (The Princess Bride)

Character: Matilda Wormwood (Matilda)

Character: Count Olaf (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

Character: Winnie the Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh)

Character: Bunnicula (Bunnicula)

Option: Winged Monkeys (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)

Option: Giant Mantises (Grasshopper Jungle)

Option: Hercule Poirot

 

Player: Sociotard

Title: The Pax of the Worlds

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Character: Unnamed Narrator ( World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War )

Character: Dr. Weston (Out of the Silent Planet)

Character: Tom Joad (The Grapes of Wrath)

Character: Howard Roark (The Fountainhead)

Character: Dr. Rieux (The Plague)

Character: Lili "Alice" (The Alice Network)

Character: Adela Quested (A Passage to India)

Option: The Martians (The War of the Worlds)

Option: President Earl Warren (Second Contact)

Option: The Midwich Cuckoos (The Midwich Cuckoos)

 

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We can draft characters not created by the author we choose, correct? (E.g., I could draft Edgar Allen Poe as author and then Dr. Frankenstein as a character?)

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1 hour ago, Pariah said:

We can draft characters not created by the author we choose, correct? (E.g., I could draft Edgar Allen Poe as author and then Dr. Frankenstein as a character?)

 

Correct.  You are drafting prose, craft, and style, not bodies of work. Decide if you want clear windows or stained glass, as the metaphor goes.

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17 minutes ago, Cancer said:

* (Cancer contemplates redoing "Pride and Prejudice" but with the protagonist character being ... Gollum) *

 

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any gollum not in possession of the precious must be in want of getting it back from sneaky little hobbitses. 

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I'll try this one, but I am wrestling with proto-concepts and which direction to take.  Having been frantically busy the last couple of weeks ... something that won't be letting up for a while yet ... has impeded my progress.

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I expect you're right. But if those characters didn't appear in a book before the television series, I think you're probably out of luck on this one.

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