February 29, 2008 at 2:34 pm #376004
Why, I’m possibly going to make some of my own adventure brickfilms, along with “Framed”, “Project Zero”, and possibly my dynamic duo, starring in “Bullets and Bombs”. But I’m going toward my “Adventurers” project. I have everything sketched out. Including the artifacts.
Fountain Of Youth- Powerful, as it gives eternal youth.
Ark of The Covenant- Powerful, as whoever has it has a more powerful army.
Holy Grail- Powerful, as its’ waters can heal wounds.
Lost Dead Sea Scroll- Valuable, because it documents the events of Noah’s Ark.
Golden Idol Of Fertility- Valuable, but powerless, as it’s a false god.
Book Of Wishes- Powerful, as it grants infinite wishes.
Treasure Of Atlantis- Very valuable, as it is a priceless treasure.
Staff Of Moses- Powerful, as if someone raises it, the army they are rooting for will win.
Excalibur- Valuable, as it is the sword of King Arthur.
Golden Sword of Persia- Valuable, as it is a sword made entirely out of gold.
Crown Of King David- Valuable, as it’s a priceless piece of biblical evidence.
Atlantean Orichalcum- Powerful, as it can make powerful machines of war. The reason why David time traveled 152 years before.
Golden Plates Of Belshazzar- The dishes Babylonian king Belshazzar ate from the night of his death.
Spear Of Longinus- Powerful, as it can cloud the minds of people.
-AlexChaplen, who is sorry for such a friggin’ big post.February 29, 2008 at 2:38 pm #376005
Ahem. I’ve decided to delete a few artifacts from above list. You all may use the others, even though I came up with them. You have 100% permission.
The artifacts are
Golden Idol Of Fertility
Ark of The Covenant
Fountain Of Youth
The Book of Wishes, btw, IS based on those Bluntmations. I thought in the end the hero puts the book in the mouth of a crocodile! lolFebruary 29, 2008 at 2:45 pm #376006
“EdibleDoorKnob” wrote: Maybe there could be a very wealthy businessman who, like the Nazis and their Fuhrer, is obsessed with idols, relics, and religious artifacts. This wealthy businessman could be Italian and have connections to Mussolini or some sort of crime syndicate.
“si665″ wrote: Why not have the ‘bad guys’ as a private army of some extremely rich industrialist who just happens to also be heavily into the occult He has become rich through finding/stealing very valuable/magical artifacts that have helped him get where he is in life. But now he is getting very old, he is desperate to find the fountain of youth and will stop at nothing to find it.
This might be the answer we’re looking for. You two are geniuses.
Alex, I’m a little confused as to what you’re saying in your posts… What I’m getting out of it is you’re saying we’re not allowed to use the Fountain of Youth? Why? Do you hold the copyright or something? :wink
Badger, want to weigh in?February 29, 2008 at 2:56 pm #376010
No, I don’t. I decided that going after the Ark or the Holy Grail or the Idol of Fertility is meh. As well as the Fountain. We are looking for our own creations, guys. I don’t hold a copyright, I’m saying people get mad alot when people take their ideas without permission. I’m saying I’m OK with someone using any of the undeleted ideas. Blunty would probably get ticked off at me if he found out I was using the Book of Wishes. That’s only an homage, like the American Third Edition Holographic Charazard With A Misprinted Hit Point Counter in “Material Possessions”, and the rest of the appearances in LOTL’s films. Q.E.D.February 29, 2008 at 3:13 pm #376012
I have an idea! Every once in a while, we could go to old chat for Concept: Adventure!
Here’s the URL: http://www.brickfilms.com/phpBB2/bfchat/bfchat.php
I’ll check the boards regularly, and let’s schedule an old chat session.February 29, 2008 at 4:47 pm #376049
“AlexChaplen” wrote: I decided that going after the Ark or the Holy Grail or the Idol of Fertility is meh. As well as the Fountain. We are looking for our own creations, guys.
I have to disagree with you here. I think the name recognition of a known mythical object is important, among other reasons, because we won’t have to take time to explain the created object’s backstory, what it is, and why it’s important. We say Fountain of Youth, and every viewer (not just established Brickfilms members, c.p. the Charazard thing) knows exactly what we’re talking about.
Like the chat idea, but there’s no way we’d be able to find a time that works for more than three or four of us. Until a consensus has been reached on who the main coordinator(s) is/are, let’s hold off on that.February 29, 2008 at 5:06 pm #376063
OK, I agree. But if people check in old chat regularly, maybe we can work it out.
I think we can explain the object’s backstory. Staff of Moses, for instance, can be explained simply by saying when someone raises it, the holder’s army wins. I’m saying that if the Hammer of Thor was done already, forget about the Ark, Idol of Fertility and the Holy Grail. Now, as for he Fountain, okay, we could do that. But, you see, as a Christain, I believe there’s a reason Man has mortallity. I think the hero should be mortal, kinda like Batman. Not exactly Batman, but you get the point. If he’s mortal, everyone in the world can be somewhat similar to him.
New Name: I read “Calvin & Hobbes” just now and read one of Calvin’s “Tracer Bullet” adventures. How about: Jack Bullet?February 29, 2008 at 6:24 pm #376093
Some quick thoughts:
1) I agree with your take on immortality wholeheartedly, but assuming the existence of the Fountain doesn’t necessary destroy that. I think the conclusion should be that a decision is made to destroy the Fountain forever. But I would suggest keeping overt religious references out of the film, because that could drive a lot of people away.
2) Calvin and Hobbes is the greatest comic strip ever.
3) Jack Bullet? Good name, but I don’t think it really fits an overmatched newswriter. A name I considered was Michael Harrison.
I’m currently working on an updated treatment and a detailed character list that I hope to get up sometime this afternoon after I get out of class. Hopefully, some of the other people will chime in on this.February 29, 2008 at 6:39 pm #376099
Just a little thing to point out: I would discourage using the old chat. It was put out of use for a reason. If you need help setting up a forum let me know and I’ll help find one for this project, but I advice against using the old chat.February 29, 2008 at 7:16 pm #376112
Alrighty, Lech. I do need help. Mr.Lemons thinks we need a message board, I agree 100%.
To TheNoodle26: I’m not saying the Fountain’s lack of existence destroys that. I’m saying I think the hero should remain mortal. And i’m not saying let’s make a religious reference. I’m saying that as a Christain, that’s how I feel about immortallity. And who thought up of a newswriter? Hmmm. I like the idea of him working for a museum much better. Oh well.