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Man in the Red Hat story coming in September

BankofAmerica_ATM (537813) writes | more than 11 years ago

Red Hat Software 8

Hello everyone! After my little vacation, I will be publishing a companion story to I am ATM about Constantine Atkins, the Man in the Red Hat.

I am also working on a screenplay version of I am ATM, but I'm having a little trouble deciding whether the ATM or the host geek should be the main character. What do you guys think?

Hello everyone! After my little vacation, I will be publishing a companion story to I am ATM about Constantine Atkins, the Man in the Red Hat.

I am also working on a screenplay version of I am ATM, but I'm having a little trouble deciding whether the ATM or the host geek should be the main character. What do you guys think?

8 comments

Hooray!!! (2)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 11 years ago | (#4161043)

ATM is the main character, but I'm not sure how the internal conversation will carry over to the screen. If you can figure this out, stick with ATM as main character. If not, you may as well go with the host geek.

Re:Hooray!!! (-1)

BankofAmerica_ATM (537813) | more than 11 years ago | (#4165462)

Like you said, I'm having trouble translating the ATM's internal musings onto the screen. i really hate overnarrated films, so I don't want to overdo it. However, the ATM is the prime interest of the story...I don't know if an audience would "follow" the ATM's body switch...I suppose it could be possible.

Musings (1)

NaveWeiss (567082) | more than 11 years ago | (#4168724)

Can't you make the musings appear as on-screen console text, like in The Terminator?

Re:Musings (-1)

BankofAmerica_ATM (537813) | more than 11 years ago | (#4194036)

can't put too much text onscreen. i would adapt the ATM's immersion into the overstimulating physical world as extremely bright colors, brief flashes around the room, long stares, etc.

some of the stuff will probably be voiceover as well.

Looking forward to it. (2)

TechnoLust (528463) | more than 11 years ago | (#4162509)

I think use the ATM as the main character. If you go with the host geek, it would be hard to convince people that it isn't "just another alien/demon/wizard taking over someone's body" story. And the host geek is what everyone would expect. I like the unexpected. Keep up the good work!

ATM as main character (1)

edgarde (22267) | more than 11 years ago | (#4163268)

Yr user bio [slashdot.org] would make a sweet opening for the screenplay.

I agree with all these posts! (1)

NaveWeiss (567082) | more than 11 years ago | (#4164024)

I can't think how the story would be interesting if it's told from the host geek's point. Seems that the audience likes the point of view of the ATM who takes its first steps in the human world.. uses cigarettes in the wrong way (not that there's a right way to use cigarettes) and learns how attraction feels like.

The vacation was hard for all of us. I can't wait to read more sci-fi material from you. :)
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