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RING OF FIRE update by Kathleen Gallagher, with notes!

Kathleen gave us a terrific update on her progress with the rodeo story. She’s figured out a specific reason for the bad guy’s to be at the rodeo and is still working on the villain’s motivation.

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Basically, I’ve modified the rodeo setting slightly to make it more of a CNE-type farming expo and rodeo, which the corporate sponsor uses to debut its new farming technologies. This year the big news is livestock which has been genetically modified to produce less methane gas (which is a real-world goal, believe it or not!) This has attracted the ire of animal rights groups and environmentalists. Our bad guy is now an eco-terrorist who intends to poison the livestock feed with a powerful drug which will turn the livestock into crazed, feral beasts. Thus ruining the corporation’s reputation and giving GM animals a bad image.

The rest of the plot runs pretty much like I outlined in class, but I’m still working out the motive for the real bad guy. I desperately want it to be the rodeo director/former beauty queen. I’m thinking she might have some interest in a rival company which would take over the rodeo’s sponsorship the next year. And also I need a way for Edgar & Elizabeth to deduce her guilt from something wacky and seemingly insignificant, like her brand of perfume.

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Looks good, she’s on the right track.  Love the farting cows as a plot point.  Rob referred to the streamlined ideas as “elegant” and I hope he was also referring to the farting cows.

Obviously it’ll be easier to know what’s what when the story map is done for Wednesday.


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  1. Kathleen
    March 16, 2011 at 1:38 am

    The day that I’m too old to enjoy a good fart joke is the day I’ve died inside.

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