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Since the story improv flopped, let’s start another collab. 🙃

 

We’ll start with the basics. Fill in the following values:

 

  • Name
  • Age
  • Place of birth
  • Current place of residence
  • Nationality
  • Education
  • Occupation
  • Marital status
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I'll play a little

 

Name = Dave Couch

Age = first online one year ago

Place of birth = Blue Sky Machine Engineering

Current place of residence = Sunflower Oklahoma

Nationality = country of origin USA

Education = Hard wired three laws + protected read only access NIV Bible with storage capacity of 7 trillion terabytes + constant world information access

Occupation = general laborer

Marital status = single

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5 minutes ago, zx1ninja said:

I'll play a little

 

Name = Dave Couch

Age = first online one year ago

Place of birth = Blue Sky Machine Engineering

Current place of residence = Sunflower Oklahoma

Nationality = country of origin USA

Education = Hard wired three laws + protected read only access NIV Bible with storage capacity of 7 trillion terabytes + constant world information access

Occupation = general laborer

Marital status = single

 

I was hoping something less Isaac Asimov and more contemporary/realistic

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11 minutes ago, William D'Andrea said:

     Then you should also fill in the values list yourself, and let us know what you'd like us to work on. 

 

Um, I’d like you to fill in the values within realistic parameters. Last time I began a story improv, it didn’t pan out, so yeah. I’ll reveal the next phase once this first one is done

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Okay.  Here's my values list.

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Name:   Loretta Marletto

Age:  20

Place of birth:   Huntington, Long Island, New York.

Current place of residence:  Greenlawn, New York.  Also on Long Island.

Nationality:  U.S. Citizen.  Italian Ancestry.

Education:  High School Graduate.  Greenlawn High

Occupation:  Sales Woman.  Whitman & Walt Department Store, in Huntington Station, N.Y. 

   Or Waitress in a Huntington Station Restaurant.

Marital status.  Unmarried.

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24 minutes ago, William D'Andrea said:

Okay.  Here's my values list.

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Name:   Loretta Marletto

Age:  20

Place of birth:   Huntington, Long Island, New York.

Current place of residence:  Greenlawn, New York.  Also on Long Island.

Nationality:  U.S. Citizen.  Italian Ancestry.

Education:  High School Graduate.  Greenlawn High

Occupation:  Sales Woman.  Whitman & Walt Department Store, in Huntington Station, N.Y. 

   Or Waitress in a Huntington Station Restaurant.

Marital status.  Unmarried.

 

Very good! Now tell me what Loretta looks like.

 

  • Height
  • Build
  • Eye color
  • Hair color
  • Face shape

 

If she has any unique features (tattoos, scars, birthmarks) be sure to include those too.

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16 minutes ago, Wesley Southern said:

Very good! Now tell me what Loretta looks like.

     You've caught me totally off guard with this.   I have no idea how she looks.  I'm not really sure how to describe anyone's physical appearance.  Especially not build or face shape. 

     I can begin to develop her personality now, and eventually get around the her looks. 

     Maybe you should be the one who describes her appearance.      

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11 minutes ago, William D'Andrea said:

     You've caught me totally off guard with this.   I have no idea how she looks.  I'm not really sure how to describe anyone's physical appearance.  Especially not build or face shape. 

     I can begin to develop her personality now, and eventually get around the her looks. 

     Maybe you should be the one who describes her appearance.      

 

Very well, go ahead and answer the Proust Questionnaire for her.

 

  1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
  2. What is your greatest fear?
  3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
  4. What is the trait you most deplore in others?
  5. Which living person do you most admire?
  6. What is your greatest extravagance?
  7. What is your current state of mind?
  8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
  9. On what occasions do you lie?
  10. What do you most dislike about your appearance?
  11. Which living person do you most despise?
  12. What is the quality you most like in a man?
  13. What is the quality you most like in a woman?
  14. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
  15. What or who is the greatest love of your life?
  16. When and where were you happiest?
  17. Which talent would you most like to have?
  18. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
  19. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
  20. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
  21. Where would you most like to live?
  22. What is your most treasured possession?
  23. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
  24. What is your favorite occupation?
  25. What is your most marked characteristic?
  26. What do you most value in your friends?
  27. Who are your favorite writers?
  28. Who is your hero of fiction?
  29. Which historical figure do you most identify with?
  30. Who are your heroes in real life?
  31. What are your favorite names?
  32. What is it that you most dislike?
  33. What is your greatest regret?
  34. How would you like to die?
  35. What is your motto?
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43 minutes ago, Wesley Southern said:

Very well, go ahead and answer the Proust Questionnaire for her.

     Okay.  It's obviously going to take me a considerable amount of time to complete all these questions; so please don't expect to find the answers posted tomorrow morning.   I'm just beginning to develop the character.  I have no idea when I'll be able to begin posting the answers, so please be patient.  

     Is there anything else you want to post concerning this?

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1 minute ago, William D'Andrea said:

     Okay.  It's obviously going to take me a considerable amount of time to complete all these questions; so please don't expect to find the answers posted tomorrow morning.   I'm just beginning to develop the character.  I have no idea when I'll be able to begin posting the answers, so please be patient.  

     Is there anything else you want to post concerning this?

 

I can give you Loretta’s physical build. Hang on.

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   From the heading of this topic, It looks like you'd like to develop this story into something like Frankenstein.  A dead person is re-animated, but not really brought back to life.  Here on christianwriters.com. That could be considered a blasphemous mockery of Jesus Resurrection from the dead.  As a devout Christian that is something I'd want to totally avoid.

   It could be that Loretta is killed by someone blasphemous, who wants to re-animate her into a lifeless corpse; but she actually is resurrected back to actual life by the Power of the Lord. 

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24 minutes ago, William D'Andrea said:

   From the heading of this topic, It looks like you'd like to develop this story into something like Frankenstein.  A dead person is re-animated, but not really brought back to life.  Here on christianwriters.com. That could be considered a blasphemous mockery of Jesus Resurrection from the dead.  As a devout Christian that is something I'd want to totally avoid.

   It could be that Loretta is killed by someone blasphemous, who wants to re-animate her into a lifeless corpse; but she actually is resurrected back to actual life by the Power of the Lord. 

 

Oh, well I can change that.

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On 5/8/2021 at 12:00 PM, Wesley Southern said:
  • Name
  • Age
  • Place of birth
  • Current place of residence
  • Nationality
  • Education
  • Occupation
  • Marital status

 

Name: Kathryn Sue Schmidt

Age: 24

Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana

Current place of residence:  Chesstrfield, Indiana

Nationality: German Extraction.  US naturalized

Education:  Master's Degree in Social Work

Occupation:  Social Worker

Marital Status: Estranged from husband

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Before you tell me.  A person cannot be born in Indianapolis, Indiana and be naturalized. Possibly her father was in the Army and was stationed overseas when she was born.  She now lives in Chesterfield, Indiana. She could be a social worker ar either Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie or at Ascension St. Vincent's Hospital in Anderson.

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5 minutes ago, quietspirit said:

Before you tell me.  A person cannot be born in Indianapolis, Indiana and be naturalized. Possibly her father was in the Army and was stationed overseas when she was born.  She now lives in Chesterfield, Indiana. She could be a social worker ar either Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie or at Ascension St. Vincent's Hospital in Anderson.

 

I assumed German extraction just meant her ancestors came from Germany

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5 minutes ago, quietspirit said:

Before you tell me.  A person cannot be born in Indianapolis, Indiana and be naturalized. Possibly her father was in the Army and was stationed overseas when she was born.  She now lives in Chesterfield, Indiana. She could be a social worker ar either Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie or at Ascension St. Vincent's Hospital in Anderson.

 

How is she 24 and estranged from her husband?

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21 hours ago, Wesley Southern said:

I assumed German extraction just meant her ancestors came from Germany

 

21 hours ago, Wesley Southern said:

How is she 24 and estranged from her husband?

 Her grand parents came her from Germany. 

 

She is 24, married for 2 years. She found out he was not doing right by their wedding vows.

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8 minutes ago, quietspirit said:

She is 24, married for 2 years. She found out he was not doing right by their wedding vows.

 

After only two years? There’s usually an established pattern of behavior if a man cheats on his wife after two years.

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32 minutes ago, Wesley Southern said:

There’s usually an established pattern of behavior if a man cheats on his wife after two years.

 

But she was "in love". Some girls don't see the shortcomings in their love interests until it's too late.

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On 5/10/2021 at 2:49 PM, quietspirit said:

 

Name: Kathryn Sue Schmidt

Age: 24

Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana

Current place of residence:  Chesstrfield, Indiana

Nationality: German Extraction.  US naturalized

Education:  Master's Degree in Social Work

Occupation:  Social Worker

Marital Status: Estranged from husband

 

Are you familiar with Social Work? I might be able to use this character in my short story.

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