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Post by delta » Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:28 pm

So, we thought it might be fun to start the Acts with eyecatches featuring a title of sorts. And I guess it's fun anyway to name the Acts. Of course, this is best done after they've been written - but Act 1 is nearly done and it's known what happens anyway. So, any proposals for the title of Act 1? Or is naming it/them a harebrained idea to begin with?

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Re: Act titles

Post by Anonymous22 » Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:30 pm

Don't think it even needs a name.

Aria di Mezzo Carattere?
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Post by Losstarot » Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:19 pm

Aria di Mezzo Carattere

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Re: Act titles

Post by frumplstlskn » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:00 am

Musical/opera terms are always classy and misused in animu and games.

Act 1- Interlude
or such

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Re: Act titles

Post by Envy » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:42 am

Act 1 - THE STARTENING

I`m shit at coming up with names, don`t ask me.

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Post by cpl_crud » Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:06 am

I've always liked the idea of "chapter" screens, similar to Higurashi, where, after a chapter, you get a little splash screen, and then are given the opportiunity to save/view tips etc.

Also, each "arc" starts with a poem.

We could do something similar here. I'd like to have 2-3 "chapters" per Act, they're a great way t obreak up the game, and also allow for timeskips and the like (one of the main things they were used fro in Higu was when the game changed perspective between Rika/K1/Takano in the last coupel of arcs).
As part of that, when a new act starts, we could insert some kind of... thing... Be it a title, poem, or whatever.

I also think that any titles should be character-dependant. So, whilst it's appropriate to use musical terms for Lilly, it woudn't be the same for Emi. For act 1, I think the title should focus more on Hisao, or on everyone in general... maybe some latin/medcial word like "Abracocephalothorax" (geh, my spelling sucks).
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Re: Act titles

Post by Aura » Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:45 am

Crud has a point about a thing i didn't consider before. The amount of acts need not to be constant across all paths but instead we can use them for timeskips and such, in addition to the big events. We have used the term "act" so far to discuss about the flow of the story (and their temporary names also follow that principle), but in actuality we shoudn't be tied to that way of thinking.

As for the chapters, i would prefer to have only two levels of structure in the text, acts which are further separated into scenes (or chapters, whatever you name them), which can be accessed from the scene selection.

Act names are of course path dependant, just like scene names.
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Re: Act titles

Post by Otaku Dash » Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:21 am

Mmm.. well kon my thoughts it depends where you would actually classify the start of the Act.

For example... lets say you put the "black screen" (aka black screen or specific background with the name of the act) after Hisao wakes up on the hospital and he is told his condition (but not that he's changing school). That way I thought of something like:

ACT 1 - "Cardiac Unrest" (a bit of pun in Cardiac arrest.. lame I know).

or

ACT 1 - "Handicaped Rebirth" (as in being handicaped Hisao kinda has a rebirth into a new school and friends)

or

ACT1 - "Rebirth from Ashes" (starting Anew)

If it was on the cold weather, when hisao is gonna hear from the girl he likes that she loves him and he falls to failure of his heart.. then:

ACT 1 - "Cold Awakening"

or

ACT 1 - "Crippling Feelings"
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I'll be thinking on some mroe if you post regarding the Act.. should it be a sumarization withough concerning spoilers or a general title?
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Re: Act titles

Post by Aura » Sat Nov 24, 2007 8:15 am

"Expectancy" would have a nice triple meaning; Hisao's anticipation of a new school life after the long spring at the hospital, his suddenly shortened life expectancy and the preparation for the festival, which is what actually happens in the first act.

edit: actually, "Expectations" or "Looking Forward" would be better variations of the same theme
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Re: Act titles

Post by Anonymous22 » Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:42 am

If every act is going to be character dependent, the question should be whether the acts should be named at all. I don't see it as necessary, especially if it's just to measure the flow of the plot. But oh well.
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Post by TheHivemind » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:30 pm

Act 1: Unforeseen Consequences.

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Post by TcDohl » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:32 pm

TheHivemind wrote:Act 1: Unforeseen Consequences.
Improved:

Act 1: Parties Unknown
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Re: Act titles

Post by Penguinmayhem » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:12 pm

There's going to be a party?

Damn, now I can't get the image of a sad Hanako with a party hat out of my head. One of those really silly little conical ones with the elastic band and some tinselly shit on the top. And a curly whistle.

Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday to meeeeee~

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Re: Act titles

Post by Lulz » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:13 pm

I agree to Dohl's suggestion.

Parties Unknown must live on in some form.
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Re: Act titles

Post by Ismuth » Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:00 pm

Thirded on Parties Unknown being the Act title.
It needs to be there, and that's the only place it can be without me hating it.
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