Jon (foulds) wrote in advance_wars_ff,
Jon
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Script Format; We shall not be moved... well, maybe a little...

Hey all,

I'm just wondering about script format at the moment. I know the official stance is against it, but I'm just not too sure that's wholly fair. In general cases, I'm not a fan of script format in as far as it seems to be lazy; if the author can't be bothered to write prose, they can't be bothered to write good fiction either.

However, taking into account a recent story, White Nova; Day of the Spider, I can't feel but feel we're being pedantic. If a script format story is better written than an awful prosaic story, why should we hate the script format? In my experience outside of ff.net, dialogue only fics can actually be very curious, as without a narrator to signpost things, the meanings cab often by ambiguous.

As I say, I'm not sure where I stand. I reviewed White Nova positively, and I would do so again.

JOn
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