Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Narrative: Genre, Brainstorming Session, and New Ideas

During our brainstorming session for our Narrative project yesterday, my group and I came up with multiple ideas...some better than others. We were also given our genre after a few hours of writing out ideas...we randomly selected the 'Spy' genre. This proved challenging, but we left with a general idea of where we might go with our conflict, end sentence, and genre.

However, after some discussion it was obvious that this story idea we initially agreed upon was not working. We came up with a few more ideas, one of which being a story about a robot and caveman. There are a few variations we are considering, the version on this post is just some ideas and some possible justifications behind the decisions (ex. why the robot stays at a distance, apart from it being a 'spy' genre). Hopefully some more variations and ideas will be posted up on the studio blog soon.


  1. I'm just passing by here, but I thought I'd chuck some ideas in the air...

    Just wondering is man vs time might be as easy - and as useful - as a 'ticking clock' device? I.e. it's basically a 'race against time'? I can easily imagine a scenario when a 'spy' in the most traditional sense is trying to do something/be somewhere/steal something within a constraining timeframe - maybe think about your 90 second duration as a 'real time' countdown, with your character racing against it in order to achieve something.

    For me, there's an implied aggression in your final sentence: I can imagine it applying to two characters with guns pointed at each other's heads - you know there's that concept of 'mutually assured destruction' which was effectively the principle of the cold war between USA and USSR - they both had the atomic bomb, so they both understood that neither of them could/would press the big red button. I wonder if 'cold war' might be something to explore? Again, this radiates out from 'spy' in quite a traditional sense, but there's something about using your duration as the ticking clock itself (as the time conflict) that might be worth thinking about - if you haven't done so already - and you may have done :)

    1. I shall discuss with my group ^_^ thanks for the input