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    Roll Call - EX2 2015!

    Hi English Extension 2ers,

    Feel free to introduce yourselves! I'm doing a poetry suite. What about you all?

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    Re: Roll Call - EX2 2015!

    Hey! Great thread
    I'm Em and Im doing a short story


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    Re: Roll Call - EX2 2015!

    Quote Originally Posted by justem View Post
    Hey! Great thread
    I'm Em and Im doing a short story


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    Re: Roll Call - EX2 2015!

    Ohhh man, has it really been a year since I picked up ext 2? D: (Sorry for poking my 2014er nose into your threat but man.... nostalgia, yo.)

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    Re: Roll Call - EX2 2015!

    Hi guys!
    I'm really excited for ext. 2.
    I will be doing a short story, with (hopefully) a bit of poetry throughout...

    Does anyone have a clear idea of what their major is about yet?


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    Re: Roll Call - EX2 2015!

    Quote Originally Posted by ReyesDaRoof View Post
    Hi guys!
    I'm really excited for ext. 2.
    I will be doing a short story, with (hopefully) a bit of poetry throughout...

    Does anyone have a clear idea of what their major is about yet?
    Good luck!

    Not yet - well, not an exact idea. Just general ideas appropriate to the form of poetry, and what I am personally interested in exploring.

    What about you? Anything solid yet?

    Why did you both select stories?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ununoctium View Post
    Good luck!

    Not yet - well, not an exact idea. Just general ideas appropriate to the form of poetry, and what I am personally interested in exploring.

    What about you? Anything solid yet?

    Why did you both select stories?
    Well, my initial idea was to appropriate T.S. Elliot's 'Prufrock' (from mod. B) and give him a past/story (life writing elective from ext 1), if that makes sense, hence my chosen form. Will probably include some sort of discovery for that extra linkage.

    Still early days though, so there is a possiblity I will change it a billion times before I hand it in.

    So what are you interested in exploring?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ReyesDaRoof View Post
    Hi guys!
    I'm really excited for ext. 2.
    I will be doing a short story, with (hopefully) a bit of poetry throughout...
    Wow that is basically exactly my MW. My whole thing was about fusion of textual form; the condensed meaning and image within poetry yet the arc of the novel.. etc., etc., and whatnot. I basically had this whole story about an Ancient Forest and this poet. And the Muse, yada yada yada. *Insert very obvious link to Elective II: Romanticism*

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    Hey I'm grace. I'm doing a critical response. So far haven't had a class yet :/ five minute meetings but not much, thinking about analysing poetry atm.

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    Re: Roll Call - EX2 2015!

    Quote Originally Posted by ReyesDaRoof View Post
    Well, my initial idea was to appropriate T.S. Elliot's 'Prufrock' (from mod. B) and give him a past/story (life writing elective from ext 1), if that makes sense, hence my chosen form. Will probably include some sort of discovery for that extra linkage.

    Still early days though, so there is a possiblity I will change it a billion times before I hand it in.

    So what are you interested in exploring?
    What a cool idea - it reminds me of Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys!

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    Re: Roll Call - EX2 2015!

    Hi; I'm doing short story!
    I'm not exactly sure what it's going to be, but I'm going to use a historical event of some sort for inspiration.
    Maybe that will change after I start to get bored with it and go with my weird ideas.

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    Re: Roll Call - EX2 2015!

    Quote Originally Posted by ReyesDaRoof View Post
    Hi guys!
    I'm really excited for ext. 2.
    I will be doing a short story, with (hopefully) a bit of poetry throughout...

    Does anyone have a clear idea of what their major is about yet?
    This is what I did
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotCricket View Post
    This is what I did
    Wow, how did it turn out?


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    Re: Roll Call - EX2 2015!

    Quote Originally Posted by ReyesDaRoof View Post
    Wow, how did it turn out?
    I was really happy with it. All comes down to how it's marked I guess.
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    Re: Roll Call - EX2 2015!

    Hi guys, first post on the forums, happy to say I'll be doing EE2.

    My concept so far will be a short story revolving around a character who is a neurotic perfectionist and pretty much exploring the damage that can cause. I have a pretty good idea on what he is a perfectionist towards; most likely going to be mathematics, have a more specific idea in that line but not ready to share it yet haha.

    Classes have been great so far, fair amount of free writing tasks and it feels like everyone in the class really deserves to be there.

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    me!
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    Re: Roll Call - EX2 2015!

    Hey Guys~

    I'm doing a film!
    Btw, just asking, but why do people always discourage films?

    Thanks !!! So excited!

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    Re: Roll Call - EX2 2015!

    I thought films got cut out of the syllabus this year?

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    Re: Roll Call - EX2 2015!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lollipop212 View Post
    I thought films got cut out of the syllabus this year?
    no? lol who gave you that piece of info
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lollipop212 View Post
    I thought films got cut out of the syllabus this year?
    The creative writing got its word limit cut but apart from that it's all the same if I recall correctly.

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    Re: Roll Call - EX2 2015!

    Hi everyone, I'm Emily and I'm doing an absurdist theatre script based largely on Stoppard's "Rosancrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" as well as Beckett's "Happy Days" and "Waiting for Godot" (my link to the Extension 1 syllabus).

    Good luck everyone!

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    Re: Roll Call - EX2 2015!

    I did theatre scripts for EX2 and I feel that often absurdist / Beckettesque / 60s ways of thinking style scripts are done very (possibly too) often, so it's important that absurdism is explored with a fresh and unique perspective.

    From notes from marking centre 2010: "Students should be reading a wide range of plays if they wish to write in the absurdist genre. Too many candidates rely on Waiting for Godot and replicating its themes, ideas, structure and characters without a depth of understanding."

    It seems that the theatre scripts that get into Young Writers Showcase are almost always some sort of rehashing of Beckett or Ionesco.

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    I haven't actually read Waiting for Godot yet (personally, I prefer Stoppard). However, the plan is to use other drama features such as a chorus (of absent characters most likely) and recontextualise to a modern setting.
    What did you write your script on?

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    Re: Roll Call - EX2 2015!

    Quote Originally Posted by emlouisemeagher View Post
    to use other drama features such as a chorus (of absent characters most likely)
    Absentees Anonymous (from Young Writers 2007 I think) is a play that revolves around largely absent characters such as Godot, so you might want to read that. There have been some particularly brilliant and witty absurdist pieces in the Showcases.

    I wrote a verbatim/surrealist script about the struggle to concretise the notion of fulfillment in the modern metropolis. Not entirely happy with what I submitted, but in EX2, you'll probably never be happy with it. Still, my teacher pointed out some inconsistencies just as I was about to hand in the final version to BOSTES.

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    Heey,
    I'm Sarah and I'll be doing a short story for my MW

    Anyone have any tips on the Viva Voce? Mine is next week :/

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