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A New Project [Jan. 3rd, 2006|10:18 am]
Tony Grist
Well I never, I think I may have a project for 2006. Yesterday lunchtime we watched a movie about a family who drank from a magic spring in an American wood and were thereafter cursed with immortality. Great idea, poorly developed and explored- but it was a Disney movie so what can you expect? Anyway, it left me wanting to tell the true story- and by nightfall I'd written the first page. This could turn into a novel or even a series of novels. Or it could dribble on for a few more pages and die. I don't know, but right now it feels like fun.

The guys in the movie took their fateful draught in the late 18th century. My character does it sometime during the middle ages. I want to have lots and lots of hstory to play around with.

The working title is Purchas.
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[User Picture]From: dadi
2006-01-03 02:35 am (UTC)
Can I volunteer as a proof reader right away ;-)?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-03 04:52 am (UTC)
Yes. With pleasure.

I've decided, on the spur of the moment, to do this as an LJ project. I will be posting the text, as I write it at purchas

Please feel free to comment (and proof-read). :)
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[User Picture]From: dadi
2006-01-03 05:18 am (UTC)
What a fantastic idea :)
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[User Picture]From: strange_complex
2006-01-03 02:54 am (UTC)
It sounds great - really rich with potential. I hope it's a success, and look forward to hearing about the progress of the project. What a great time to be starting something new, too!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-03 04:53 am (UTC)
Ok. I'm going to be doing this as an LJ project. I've just posted the first chunk of text at purchas
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[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2006-01-03 03:06 am (UTC)
I love it, I'll buy a copy.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-03 04:54 am (UTC)
It's going to be free.

I'm going to do this as an lj project.

The first block of text is already up at purchas
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2006-01-03 03:42 am (UTC)
I'd like to reserve my copy now, and I'd like it autographed please.

And if you need a second proof reader, I'd be happy to volunteer.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-03 04:56 am (UTC)
The first block of text, in urgent need of proof-reading, is available for inspection at purchas
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-03 04:57 am (UTC)
I'm gonna do it- in full public view (it'll be a bit like tight-rope walking)- on lj.

The first chunk of text is available for inspection at purchas
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-03 05:10 am (UTC)
Thanks.

*giggles nervously*
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[User Picture]From: cassiopia
2006-01-03 06:52 am (UTC)
Was the movie called Tuck Everlasting?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0283084/

It is based on a children's book that has been around quite some time.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0374480095/103-6267300-3419064?v=glance&n=283155

Just FYI so you don't make your story too close to the original.
Maybe you already knew this but I just wanted to make sure.
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From: bodhibird
2006-01-03 07:04 am (UTC)
Seconding this, and the book is excellent. I haven't seen the movie, but I feel about Disney much the same as you do, Tony.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-03 07:07 am (UTC)
Immortality is such a fascinating idea. I want to explore how and under what conditions an immortal might live in our world.

My story won't be anything like the story told in the film.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-03 07:04 am (UTC)
Tuck Everlasting? Yes, that's the one.

No, my story will be nothing like it. All I've stolen is the idea of immortality.
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2006-01-03 07:55 am (UTC)
I didn't even know Tuck Everlasting had been made into a movie . . .

*mental note to self: avoid like the plague*
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[User Picture]From: greybeta
2006-01-03 05:42 pm (UTC)
Good luck, sir!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-04 01:24 am (UTC)
Thank you.

(I'm going to need it)
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[User Picture]From: nightsinge
2006-01-04 06:48 am (UTC)
I read Tuck and felt much the same way: intrigued by the concept, disappointed by the execution. I look forward to your tale!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-01-05 01:18 am (UTC)
Immortality is a fascinating concept. It would take some managing to live forever and not draw attention to oneself. I very much want to explore the implications.
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