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I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

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Hansgrohian Literature Re-Clamation Project
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Why did I create this thread?

I was inspired, by boring books. Now, I don't hate books. I love books. I have favorite ones. I'm talking about terrible books. Are you currently reading, or have you ever read, a book that:
*lacks detail and/or feels flat, so much you wonder how it even got published?
*has a cliche storyline?
*features many overdone stereotypes?
*feels "generic"?
*has many obvious plot-turns and twists that they're not even such, they're extremely predictable?

Well, that's how I got inspired. I read "Far Away from Gringoland" by Edward Myers. The book's description felt great, I thought it might be a good read for my reading program at school. Little did I know, I got busted with a bad book, that has all this. It feels cliche, the storyline is extremely predictable, lacks so much detail it's a black hole, feels generic, and is bland as well.

I'm almost certain many of you have read similar books, books that feel dead, books that look great but are essentially "been there, done that".

So, what's the purpose?
You're going to love this. Here's what I envision from this thread:
1. Use the same book, but re-write it. Add more spice, add more of those juicy details. Add some different plot twists and change the story from that point on. Add unexpected elements, be unusual. Let your mind be free, as long as the story is still coherent and good.

2. Create a sequel, or something along those lines, such as a backstory, a sub-story that takes place alongside the original, anything, really. Something that's clearly inspired from the original book. This is what I'm doing, and I'll show my work in another thread.

Is there some kind of goal?
Yeah, somewhat. I want School Survivors (who aren't what mainstream images perceive teenagers to be like) to show what we think of today's teen/young adult literature. I want to show what we're tired of and what we actually want, what we actually want to read, and what we really believe.

Now, the point of this thread is not to bash writers or authors of the original books. Perhaps they're stressed out, perhaps they really do try their hardest. In fact, think of this as helping them. Sometimes, minds need to work together.

List of users and books they're re-writing/basing stories on
1. Hansgrohe - Far Away from Gringoland
2. Lollipopgirl - Harry Potter series
3. crazyguy562 - The Secret of Platform 13
4. DoA - Star Wars Episodes 1, 2, 3, and 6
5. Trar (Obama) - DOOM: Reprecussions of Evil
6. I Must Enter A Username - The Communist Manifesto

Feel free to post in this thread, what books you intend to re-write/make a story from, and I'll add you. I'll also link the respective threads in this thread.

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Interesting. I'll have to get back to this...

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Are. You. Great.
We. Are. Great.
THIS.
IS.

偉大な魔法大作戦

Nah, but seriously, this is a great idea, and I can't wait to see more of it.

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Could I re-write Harry Potter?

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"I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing."-Neil Gaimen

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Harry Potter isn't a terrible series, but if you want, sure, have a crack at it.

Make sure to post it as a separate thread though that I can link to on here.

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Ok. i just really wanted to turn my friend's idea into a spin off or something. It would be so interesting if it all was a dream..

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"The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches a lesson."-Tom Bodett

"I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing."-Neil Gaimen

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The Secret of Platform Thirteen... Needs change...

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I'm going to rewrite the plots to Star Wars Episodes I, II, III, and VI.

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I am NOT your father; Vader was lying to Luke in an attempt to turn this would-be Jedi to the Dark Side...or kill him like he did Anakin Skywalker.

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DOOM: Repercussions of Evil.
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DoA don't you fuck this up, you hear?
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I'm no George Lucas. I will right what once went wrong; no incest, no political snorefests, and especially no Jar Jar!

(Edit: And that's Episode Six I'm rewriting, not Four. Four was fine.)

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spoilers
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Changes I will make
-Ben will be an evil, deceptive siren not the prince
-Raymond will still be bad, but only at first in the end he will become goodish replace the prince
-The real prince will be dead
-There will be a group of humans in the "Outside World" who are aware of "The Island"
-"The Island" will be called Kiudogijyt
-Odge will be ugly and "hag-like"
-The fae will be a snob
-The wizard would be blind
-Their will be "Islanders" who want the "Outside Class" to know about them
-The king and Queen will reject Raymond because of his appearance so Raymond will start his own mini kingdom and be king of it.
-Raymond's kingdom will be called Zyupoiyd, and it will be badass
-I'll think of more later Wink

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The Communist Manifesto
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Someone give me crappy HS literature I can inject some 40k into.

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(04-24-2014 12:35 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Someone give me crappy HS literature I can inject some 40k into.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7749...water-wars

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I totally did this.
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AWAKEN
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Mysterious Mysterys of Strange Mystery!!! :O

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The Episode I plot is coming along swimmingly, although it's really really slow. I think I might be able to write it so that it is every bit as nail-bitingly political, yet doesn't bore readers by introducing proper action as well. Oh, and no Jar Jar, or at least a vastly redesigned concept of the Scrappy of this work.

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I can't write for crap, but if anyone wants to have a go at it....
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I'd write a Harry Potter fanfic, but I'm too lazy and the end result of me forcing myself into anything is usually more shit..so no. I just don't have the patience for a long-term project like that.

Do you mind if anime and manga are included?? There are a lot of those with an excellent base but a god-awful plot.

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No, not at all. Feel free.

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