NATION

PASSWORD

ISSUE IDEA: Paparazzi Popping Outta Nowhere

A place to spoil daily issues for those who haven't had them yet, snigger at typos, and discuss ideas for new ones.
User avatar
Australian rePublic
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 13717
Founded: Mar 18, 2013
Capitalist Paradise

ISSUE IDEA: Paparazzi Popping Outta Nowhere

Postby Australian rePublic » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:23 pm

[title] Paparazzi Popping Outta Nowhere

[desc] Famous celebrity @@RANDOMMALENAME_1@'s wife, @@RANDOMFEMALENAME_1@@, was photographed with a black eye when getting the mail. This caused the media to have a field day and accuse @@RANDOMMALENAME_1@@ of bashing his wife. By the time the police had established that she had indeed walked into a book case, @@RANDOMMALENAME_1@@'s reputation had been irreparably damaged, and career on the verge of destruction. Concerned citizens have gathered in your office to discuss freedom of press.

[validity] must allow cars, must allow marriage, must allow free press, must be capitalist

[option] "This is disgusting @@LEADER@@!" complains @@RANDOMMALENAME_1@@, the celebrity in question. "Thanks to these scumbags, I haven't been cast in anything for over a month!" He shows you the original article with last week's date on it. "See, it's their fault. And I'm a celebrity, I can take it! I've heard stories of private citizens whose lives had been completely destroyed by the media publishing crimes before their court cases find them innocent. Allow us to sue the media if they harass us!"
[effect] media cannot report on criminal cases until all possible appeals are executed

[option] "You think you've got problems?" cries 22 year old musician, @@RANDOMFEMALENAME@@, as her tears flood your office. "These people follow me everywhere! I can't even crash my car into a tree without the pap taking photos! And that time that I put on a few extra kilos and they thought it was a baby bump! Can't these pests leave us alone!" ZMT magazine photographs her tears as she leaves your office.
[effect] news outlets may only report the weather to avoid violating privacy law

[option] You finally go and take a lunch break, when a paparazzo photographs you. "Say cheese! Perfect! This is going on the cover. How fun was that! I mean come on @@LEADER@@, celebrities love the lime light, that's why they became famous! If they didn't want us to photograph them, they shouldn't pick their nose! I'm just give the people what they want. And we don't even touch private citizens unless we're at least 35% sure they're guilty. If these crybabies don't want us to photograph them they shouldn't've become famous or committed crimes!"
[effect] stalking is only legal when cameras are involved


title] Paparazzi Popping Outta Nowhere

[desc] Famous celebrity @@RANDOMMALENAME_1@’s wife, @@RANDOMFEMALENAME_1@@, was photographed with a black eye on the red carpet. This caused the media to have a field day and accuse @@RANDOMMALENAME_1@@ of bashing his wife. By the time the police had established that she had indeed walked into a doorknob, @@RANDOMMALENAME_1@@’s reputation had been irreparably damaged and career on the verge of destruction. Concerned citizens have gathered in your office to discuss freedom of press

[validity] must allow cars, must allow marriage, must allow free press, must be capitalist

[option] "This is disgusting @@LEADER@@!" complains @@RANDOMMALENAME_1@@, the celebrity in question. "Thanks to these scumbags, I haven't
t been cast in anything for over a month!” He shows you the original article with last week's date on it. "See, it's their fault. And I'm a celebrity, I can take it! I've heard stories of private citizens who's lives had been completely destroyed by them. Allow us to sue anyone who accuses us of crimes without evidence!"
[effect] media cannot report on criminal cases until all possible appeals are executed

[option] "You think you've got problems?" cries 22 year old musician, @@RANDOMFEMALENAME@@, as her tears flood your office "These people follow me everywhere! I can't even crash my car into a tree without the pap taking photos! And that time that I put on a few extra kilos and they thought it was a baby bump! Can't these pests leave us alone!" ZMT magazine photographs her tears as she leaves your office.
[effect] news outlets may only report the weather to avoid violating privacy law

[option] You finally go and take a lunch break, when a paparazzo photographs you. "Say cheese! Perfect! This is going on the cover. How fun was that! I mean come on @@LEADER@@, celebrities love the lime light, that's why they became famous! If they didn't want us to photograph them, they shouldn't pick their nose! I'm just give the people what they want. And we don't even touch private citizens unless we're at least 35% sure their guilty. If these cry babies don't want us to photograph them they shouldn't've become famous or commit crimes!"
[effect] stalking is only legal when cameras are involved


[title] Paparazzi Popping Outta Nowhere

[desc] Famous celebrity @@RANDOMNAME_1@@ was arrested for getting into a drunken rampage in a pub and driving home drunk, causing the media to destroy @@HIS@@ reputation before @@HIS@@ case was heard. When @@HE@@ finally went to court, @@HE@@ was found innocent and acquitted of all charged, but @HIS@@ carrer had been irreparably damaged. Whilst @@RANDOMNAME_1@@ has gone into hiding, other concerned citizens have gathered in your office to demand you adress media freedom

[validity] must allow cars, must allow alcohol, must allow free press, must be capitalist

[option] "This is disgusting @@LEADER@@!"complains @@RANDOMNAME_2@@, who was found innocent of assulting @@HIS@@ co-worker. "This incident cost me my job, but because of these scumbags, I couldn't find a new one. Also, my partner left me and kicked me out of the house! They ruined my life! I should be able to sue them!"
[effect] media cannot report on criminal cases until all possible appeals are executed

[option] "You think you've got problems?" cries 22 year old musician, @@RANDOMFEMALENAME@@, as her tears flood your office "These people follow me everywhere! I can't even crash my car into a tree without the pap taking photos! And that time that I put on a few extra kilos and they thought it was a baby bump! Can't these pests leave us alone!" ZMT magazine photographs her tears as she leaves your office.
[effect] news outlets may only report the weather to avoid violating privacy law

[option] You finally go and take a lunch break, when a paparazzo photographs you. "Say cheese! Perfect! This is going on the cover. How fun was that! I mean come on @@LEADER@@, celebrities love the lime light, that's why they became famous! If they didn't want us to photograph them, they shouldn't pick their nose! I'm just give the people what they want. And we don't even touch private citizens unless we're at least 35% sure their guilty. If these cry babies don't want us to photograph them they shouldn't've become famous or commit crimes!"
[effect] stalking is only legal when cameras are involved


title] Paparazzi Popping Outta Nowhere

[desc] Famous celebrity @@RANDOMNAME_1@@ was accused of getting into a drunken rampage in a pub and driving home drunk, causing the media to destroy @@HIS@@ reputation before @@HE@@ was found innocent in a court of law. Whilst @@RANDOMNAME_1@@ has gone into hiding, other concerned citizens have gathered in your office to persuade you to do something.

[validity] must allow cars, must allow alcohol, must allow free press, must be capitalist

[option] "This is disgusting @@LEADER@@!" complains @@RANDOMNAME_2@@, who was found innocent of assulting @@HIS@@ co-worker. "This incident not only cost me my job, but because of these scumbags, I couldn't find a new one. Also, my partner left me and kicked me out of the house! The media ruined my life! I should be able to sue them!"
[effect] media cannot report on criminal cases until all possible appeals are executed

[option] "You think you've got problems?" cries 22 year old musician, @@RANDOMFEMALENAME@@, as her tears flood your office "These people follow me everywhere! I can't even crash my car into a tree without the pap taking photos! And that time that I put on a few extra kilos and they thought it was a baby bump! Can't these pests leave us alone!" ZMT magazine photographs chase her as she leaves your office crying
[effect] news outlets may only report the weather to avoid violating privacy laws

[option] You finally go and take a lunch break, when a paparazzo photographs you. "Say cheese! Perfect! This is going on the cover. How fun was that! I mean come on @@LEADER@@, celebrities love the lime light, that's why they became famous! If they didn't want us to photograph them, they shouldn't pick their nose. I'm just give the people what they want. And we don't even touch private citizens unless we're at least 35% sure their guilty. If these cry babies don't want us to photograph them they shouldn't become famous or commit crimes!"
[effect] stalking is only legal when cameras are involved
Last edited by Australian rePublic on Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:16 pm, edited 6 times in total.
From Sydney, NSW. From Greek ansestry. Orthodox Christian
11 Published Issues
Fantastic Song Quotes

User avatar
Frieden-und Freudenland
Issues Editor
 
Posts: 1691
Founded: Jul 30, 2015
Democratic Socialists

Postby Frieden-und Freudenland » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:42 pm

Famous celebrity @@RANDOMNAME_1@@ was accused of getting into a drunken rampage in a pub and driving home drunk, causing the media to destroy @@HIS@@ reputation and @@HIS@@ career, before @@HE@@ was found innocent in a court of law.


This passage from the description sounds contradictory. If this person was innocent, it seems s/he did not get into a rampage and drive home drunk. Then why do you start writing the issue by saying that? To impersonate the fake-news paparazzi? :p

Also, how exactly did the paparazzi falsify this news? Did they just report stuff verbally? Paparazzi are actually mostly criticized for taking illegal pictures of celebrities, not much for spinning false tales about them (though both often co-exist). What I am trying to say that in such a case where they claim someone got into a drunken rampage, I kinda expect to see some pictures of them showing the rampage. Do you see what I mean?

Also, how could they be found innocent in a court of law? How exactly? Did the court demand a blood test? Footage from security cameras?

It's not that the idea is bad, but I find the description of the issue a bit floppy.
When I write, I don't have an accent.

My issues

User avatar
Australian rePublic
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 13717
Founded: Mar 18, 2013
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Australian rePublic » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:47 pm

Frieden-und Freudenland wrote:
Famous celebrity @@RANDOMNAME_1@@ was accused of getting into a drunken rampage in a pub and driving home drunk, causing the media to destroy @@HIS@@ reputation and @@HIS@@ career, before @@HE@@ was found innocent in a court of law.


This passage from the description sounds contradictory. If this person was innocent, it seems s/he did not get into a rampage and drive home drunk. Then why do you start writing the issue by saying that? To impersonate the fake-news paparazzi? :p

Also, how exactly did the paparazzi falsify this news? Did they just report stuff verbally? Paparazzi are actually mostly criticized for taking illegal pictures of celebrities, not much for spinning false tales about them (though both often co-exist). What I am trying to say that in such a case where they claim someone got into a drunken rampage, I kinda expect to see some pictures of them showing the rampage. Do you see what I mean?

Also, how could they be found innocent in a court of law? How exactly? Did the court demand a blood test? Footage from security cameras?

It's not that the idea is bad, but I find the description of the issue a bit floppy.

Thanks. This is actually about trial by media and paparazzi. I guess I gotta fix the description. Thanks!
From Sydney, NSW. From Greek ansestry. Orthodox Christian
11 Published Issues
Fantastic Song Quotes

User avatar
Australian rePublic
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 13717
Founded: Mar 18, 2013
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Australian rePublic » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:13 am

Second draft is up

Thanks for the help FuF!
From Sydney, NSW. From Greek ansestry. Orthodox Christian
11 Published Issues
Fantastic Song Quotes

User avatar
Baggieland
Issues Editor
 
Posts: 1100
Founded: May 27, 2013
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Baggieland » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:42 pm

Frieden-und Freudenland wrote:This passage from the description sounds contradictory. If this person was innocent, it seems s/he did not get into a rampage and drive home drunk. Then why do you start writing the issue by saying that?


You still haven't quite cleared this up, the description still needs working on. Plus I think it would be better if the speaker in option 1 is the same person as in the description.
Keep the faith, keep on boinging!

User avatar
Baggieland
Issues Editor
 
Posts: 1100
Founded: May 27, 2013
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Baggieland » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:47 am

Been thinking about this one. The problem is drunk driving is pretty black or white. You need a premise with a grey area. How about: Celebrity's wife is photographed with a black eye. Media instantly label the celebrity as a spousal abuser, however, turns out she really did hit herself in the face when opening a cupboard. By then it's too late, his career has been affected and his social likeability has taken a hit that can't be recovered from.
Keep the faith, keep on boinging!

User avatar
Australian rePublic
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 13717
Founded: Mar 18, 2013
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Australian rePublic » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:14 pm

Baggieland wrote:Been thinking about this one. The problem is drunk driving is pretty black or white. You need a premise with a grey area. How about: Celebrity's wife is photographed with a black eye. Media instantly label the celebrity as a spousal abuser, however, turns out she really did hit herself in the face when opening a cupboard. By then it's too late, his career has been affected and his social likeability has taken a hit that can't be recovered from.

Oh, I like that, thanks!
From Sydney, NSW. From Greek ansestry. Orthodox Christian
11 Published Issues
Fantastic Song Quotes

User avatar
Australian rePublic
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 13717
Founded: Mar 18, 2013
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Australian rePublic » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:34 pm

Third draft is up, thanks!
From Sydney, NSW. From Greek ansestry. Orthodox Christian
11 Published Issues
Fantastic Song Quotes

User avatar
Trotterdam
Negotiator
 
Posts: 6355
Founded: Jan 12, 2012
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Trotterdam » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:38 pm

Australian rePublic wrote:[desc] Famous celebrity @@RANDOMMALENAME_1@’s wife, @@RANDOMFEMALENAME_1@@,
You'll want to be more careful to establish that only the last name is kept across both macros, not the first name, though I'm sure the editors can fix that once they get their hands on the issue.

Australian rePublic wrote:By the time the police had established that she had indeed walked into a doorknob,
How many doorknobs are at eye level?

Australian rePublic wrote:Concerned citizens have gathered in your office to discuss freedom of press
You're missing a period at the end of this sentence.

Australian rePublic wrote:I haven't
t
Do I need to explain?

Australian rePublic wrote:"I've heard stories of private citizens who's lives had been completely destroyed by them."
"Whose", not "who's".

And how often does the media report gossip on ordinary non-celebrities? While their lives being harmed by false crime accusations can certainly still happen, I wouldn't expect it to usually be the paparazzi's fault.

Australian rePublic wrote:22 year old musician
"12-year-old".

Australian rePublic wrote:, @@RANDOMFEMALENAME@@, as her tears flood your office
Another missing period.

Australian rePublic wrote:"And we don't even touch private citizens unless we're at least 35% sure their guilty. If these cry babies don't want us to photograph them they shouldn't've become famous or commit crimes!"
"They're", "crybabies" (no space), and "committed".

You got "shouldn't've" right, though, props for that!

User avatar
Australian rePublic
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 13717
Founded: Mar 18, 2013
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Australian rePublic » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:02 pm

Trotterdam wrote:
Australian rePublic wrote:[desc] Famous celebrity @@RANDOMMALENAME_1@’s wife, @@RANDOMFEMALENAME_1@@,
You'll want to be more careful to establish that only the last name is kept across both macros, not the first name, though I'm sure the editors can fix that once they get their hands on the issue.

They don't have to have the same last name. I thiught the macros would produce different names

Australian rePublic wrote:By the time the police had established that she had indeed walked into a doorknob,
How many doorknobs are at eye level?

Good point, thanks

Australian rePublic wrote:Concerned citizens have gathered in your office to discuss freedom of press
You're missing a period at the end of this sentence.

Thanks

Australian rePublic wrote:I haven't
t
Do I need to explain?

Australian rePublic wrote:"I've heard stories of private citizens who's lives had been completely destroyed by them."
"Whose", not "who's".

And how often does the media report gossip on ordinary non-celebrities? While their lives being harmed by false crime accusations can certainly still happen, I wouldn't expect it to usually be the paparazzi's fault.

Not if the drum into the world

Australian rePublic wrote:22 year old musician
"12-year-old".

Her fans are 12. Doesn't mean she is. In fact, most musicians who appeal to 12 y/os are much older than that. Also, what 12 y/o drives?

Australian rePublic wrote:, @@RANDOMFEMALENAME@@, as her tears flood your office
Another missing period.

Australian rePublic wrote:"And we don't even touch private citizens unless we're at least 35% sure their guilty. If these cry babies don't want us to photograph them they shouldn't've become famous or commit crimes!"
"They're", "crybabies" (no space), and "committed".

You got "shouldn't've" right, though, props for that!

THANKS!
Last edited by Australian rePublic on Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:27 am, edited 1 time in total.
From Sydney, NSW. From Greek ansestry. Orthodox Christian
11 Published Issues
Fantastic Song Quotes

User avatar
Frieden-und Freudenland
Issues Editor
 
Posts: 1691
Founded: Jul 30, 2015
Democratic Socialists

Postby Frieden-und Freudenland » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:29 am

I am guessing the wife would have the good sense to cover her black eye with concealer/ foundation before walking on the red carpet. She must have been photographed secretly, while she thought she wasn't being observed. For example, in the backyard of her house or something.
When I write, I don't have an accent.

My issues

User avatar
Australian rePublic
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 13717
Founded: Mar 18, 2013
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Australian rePublic » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:05 am

Frieden-und Freudenland wrote:I am guessing the wife would have the good sense to cover her black eye with concealer/ foundation before walking on the red carpet. She must have been photographed secretly, while she thought she wasn't being observed. For example, in the backyard of her house or something.

Hmmm... how about going for the mail?
From Sydney, NSW. From Greek ansestry. Orthodox Christian
11 Published Issues
Fantastic Song Quotes

User avatar
Frieden-und Freudenland
Issues Editor
 
Posts: 1691
Founded: Jul 30, 2015
Democratic Socialists

Postby Frieden-und Freudenland » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:31 am

Australian rePublic wrote:
Frieden-und Freudenland wrote:I am guessing the wife would have the good sense to cover her black eye with concealer/ foundation before walking on the red carpet. She must have been photographed secretly, while she thought she wasn't being observed. For example, in the backyard of her house or something.

Hmmm... how about going for the mail?

Works for me :)
When I write, I don't have an accent.

My issues

User avatar
Australian rePublic
Postmaster-General
 
Posts: 13717
Founded: Mar 18, 2013
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Australian rePublic » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:15 am

Frieden-und Freudenland wrote:
Australian rePublic wrote:Hmmm... how about going for the mail?

Works for me :)

Excellent. Thanks
From Sydney, NSW. From Greek ansestry. Orthodox Christian
11 Published Issues
Fantastic Song Quotes


Remove ads

Return to Got Issues?

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Cvg2

Remove ads