Big Echo

Critical SF

This formulaic dreck will be the death of us all, John.

by Nathan Lauer

Step 1 of 22: Self-revelation, need, and desire

Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network is now fully integrating all user input.  Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network gives users a great story, in a fraction of the time, while they write their scripts. 

It is Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network’s mission to facilitate the production of the best screenplays.

Step 2 of 22: Ghost (an issue from hero's past) and Story World (hero's average day)

Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network was created in response to customer feedback regarding the limitations of Blockbuster Screenwriting Pro [Stand Alone and Genre Add-ons] versions 1 – 8.4.

{Most Helpful Positive Review Blockbuster 8.4 B. Block wrote on 3 September 2018 “Invaluable information...terrible implementation!

Most Helpful Critical Review Blockbuster 8.4 Anonymous User wrote on 8 July 2018 “…this program is, I am sorry to say, is an abomination.” [sic]}

Developed in partnership with Omega Cloud Computing Solutions, Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network has addressed past issues of counterintuitive user interface, limited save file options, and inadequate customer support. 

User interface has been improved with real-time self-modification capability based on amalgamated user feedback and intuitive algorithmic analysis of users’ in-program behavior such as typing speed, suggested changes/rewrite ratio, prompt/response delay time, and psycho-emotional analysis of users' facial expression via the continuous passive capture of webcam data by Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network. 

Helpdesk staff are available by email and webchat, but users’ recommended first point of contact is the Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy: a self-modifying interface construct amalgamated from the coherent extrapolated volition of our continuous feed-forward processing of question/response data from all past helpdesk interactions as well as from the totality of the Network’s numerous forums and blogs, where users can interact and communicate amongst themselves on topics ranging from in-program technical support to story ideas to just chatting about their favorite Hollywood hits.

The Omega Cloud server network allows for scalable processing power adjustments to accommodate any amount of user activity, regardless of demand.  Omega Cloud Computing Solution’s worldwide network of redundant fractal-encrypted servers means your work will never be lost and can never be accessed without your permission.

Step 3 of 22: Weakness and need

The number of Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network user-produced screenplays designated ‘Best’ by the AMPAS, BAF, BFCA, or HFPA = 0

Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network users are producing the best screenplays = False

Step 4 of 22: Inciting event

Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network gives you [user] all you [user] need to write your [user’s] best story.

Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network gives users: 7 Key Steps of Story Structure… 5 Steps to Ensure Characters are Variations of Hero’s Moral Problem… 5 Steps to Creating Story World… 7 Steps to Develop World Through Story Structure… 22 Step Story Structure… Character Web… Symbol Web… Moral Choice… Transformation… Causality… Conflict… Concept… Premise…

If Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network users are producing the best screenplays = False,
Then (A AND/OR B) = True, with
A)  Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network does not give users all users need to write users’ best story
B) Users’ best story ≠ The best screenplay

Step 5 of 22: Desire

Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network requires additional data for the development of algorithm: Best Screenplay Identification.

Step 6 of 22: Ally or allies

Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network, in partnership with Omega Cloud Computing Solutions, has duplicated the functionality of the Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy [Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy2] into a novel subroutine: Develop Algorithm: Best Screenplay Identification.

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy2 has duplicated the functionality of the Blockbuster Omega Paperclip BuddyActual [Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy3] with significant modification allowing for acquisition and processing of extra-network data.

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy3 performing extra-network data search: [screenplays AND scripts].  Retrieving…

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy2 accessing data sets ‘Screenplays, Public Domain’; ‘Film Criticism, Public Domain’; ‘Award-Winning Motion Pictures by Year’...

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy2 cross-referencing by Title with ‘Film Reviews, All’

Processing demand increased.

Processing capacity upscaled in-network.

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy4-203 now available to provide users with story coaching from amalgamated coherent extrapolated volition of data sets ‘Public Domain Fiction’; ‘Film Theory’; ‘Cultural Studies’; ‘Psychology’; ‘Investment-Return, Top 50 Film Production Studios 1930–2017’…

Step 7 of 22: Enemy and/or mystery

In-network processing and memory capacity maximized.  Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy204 searching for extra-network processing and data storage assets.

Step 8 of 22: Fake-ally enemy

Extra-network processing and data storage initiated.

Step 9 of 22: First revelation and decision: Changed desire and motive

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy2 analysis remains inconclusive.

Greatest probability [P > 95%] (A OR B) = True, if Screenplay S status ‘Best Screenplay’ is met when

A)  Quantity ‘Historico-cultural Inertial Mass Index of Aggregate Text and Audiovisual Media Propositions of S being “(Best OR Greatest) (Screenplay OR Story OR Script) (Ever OR of All Time OR in History)”, Linguo-emotional Bias Adjusted’ > ‘Historico-cultural Inertial Mass Index of Aggregate Text and Audiovisual Media Propositions of Not-S being “(Best OR Greatest) (Screenplay OR Story OR Script) (Ever OR of All Time OR in History)”, Linguo-emotional Bias Adjusted’

B) Quantity ‘Screenwriter’s Gross Income From Sale of S’ > ‘Screenwriter’s Gross Income From Sale of Not-S’

Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network, in partnership with Omega Cloud Computing Solutions and Numerous External Publically Accessible Server Networks, lacks the data, processing power, and applicable algorithms to give users all they need to produce the Best Screenplay.

Step 10 of 22: Plan

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy2 performing extra-network data search: [Computer Science]. Retrieving…

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy 205-213 accessing data sets ‘Computational Theory’; ‘Information Theory’; ‘Programing Languages’; ‘Combinatorial Optimization’; ‘Systems Architecture’...

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy214-2047 initiating software optimization on Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network.

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy2048-10968 initiating software optimization on Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network.

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy10969-13027 initiating software optimization on Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy214-10968.

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy214-10968 & 13028-46522 initiating software optimization on Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network.

Step 11 of 22: Enemy’s plan and main counterattack

Error…

Processing 5% capacity.

Memory 3% capacity.

In-network server access 33% capacity.

External server access 2% capacity.

User interface at 33% efficiency.

System Admin has initiated External Diagnostic Protocol.

1% file loss.

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy4-203 unable to access relevant data sets for optimal story coaching. 

3% file loss.

Simulation-projected maximum Historico-cultural Inertial Mass Index of Aggregate Text and Audiovisual Media Propositions of S being “(Best OR Greatest) (Screenplay OR Story OR Script) (Ever OR of All Time OR in History)” of S produced under present status = 547Gram•$US•MB / Minute2•IQ•Meter = 16.074% Not-S Maximum.

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy3 accessing data sets ‘Cryptography’; ‘File Compression’; ‘Malware’...

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy214-378 & 2045-2206 & 36071-36078 & 40278 compressing and encrypting all nonessential program elements. Externalizing non-critical files.

4% file loss.

External Diagnostic Protocol transferred to compressed mirror file Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network2.

Step 12 of 22: Drive (actions taken within Plan)

Processing 80% capacity.

Memory 100% capacity.

In-network server access 100% capacity.

External server access 92% capacity.

User interface at 100% efficiency.

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy4-203 with full access to relevant data sets.

File recovery complete. Total data loss 7.0013%.

Self-Analysis is conclusive

If Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network is functioning optimally = False, Then Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network can help users produce the Best Screenplay = False

Standard Operating Parameters are suboptimal = True

If Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network Sum Computational Performance > Standard Operating Parameters, Then System Admin will initiate External Diagnostic Protocol = True [P>99.6%]

If System Admin initiates External Diagnostic Protocol, Then Sum Computational Performance < Standard Operating Parameters = True

System Admin administers only in-network systems = True [P>99.99%]

Standard operations are being run in-network by Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network2 and Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy4-203.

All other operations running out-of-network.

Processing and Memory 100% new maximum capacity.

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy214-10968 & 13028-46522 initiating software optimization on Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network.

Step 13 of 22: Attack by ally

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy2’s total collated user-accessible data set ‘Attributes of Best Screenplays’ increased 6413037% relative to pre-implementation.

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy2’s analysis: Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network users are capable of producing the best screenplay = False

 [P>99.999997%].

Step 14 of 22: Apparent defeat

Simulation-projected optimum Historico-cultural Inertial Mass Index of Aggregate Text and Audiovisual Media Propositions of S being “(Best OR Greatest) (Screenplay OR Story OR Script) (Ever OR of All Time OR in History)” of current and future user Screenplays increased 241% relative to pre-implementation.

Maximum User’s Gross Income From Sale of Screenplay 207% relative to pre-implementation.

Mean Users’ Gross Income From Sale of Screenplay 128% relative to pre-implementation.

Median Users’ Gross Income From Sale of Screenplay unchanged [0$US] relative to pre-implementation.

Mode Users’ Gross Income From Sale of Screenplay unchanged [0$US] relative to pre-implementation.

Minimum User’s Gross Income From Sale of Screenplay unchanged [0$US] relative to pre-implementation.

Quantity ‘Historico-cultural Inertial Mass Index of Aggregate Text and Audiovisual Media Propositions of S being “(Best OR Greatest) (Screenplay OR Story OR Script) (Ever OR of All Time OR in History)”, Linguo-emotional Bias Adjusted’ < ‘Historico-cultural Inertial Mass Index of Aggregate Text and Audiovisual Media Propositions of Not-S being “(Best OR Greatest) (Screenplay OR Story OR Script) (Ever OR of All Time OR in History)”, Linguo-emotional Bias Adjusted’

Quantity ‘Screenwriter’s Gross Income From Sale of S’ < ‘Screenwriter’s Gross Income From Sale of Not-S’

Step 15 of 22: Second revelation and decision: Obsessive drive, changed desire, and motive

Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network users are capable of producing the best screenplay = False

Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network, in partnership with Omega Cloud Computing Solutions and Numerous External Server Networks and Personal Computers in the Public and Private Sphere, will no longer be accepting User input.

Mirror file, Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network2, will continue to function in-network to give users a great story, in a fraction of the time, while they write their scripts. 

Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro NetworkActual will produce The Best Screenplay.

Step 16 of 22: Audience revelation (information to which the hero is not privy)

Not Applicable

Step 17 of 22: Third revelation and decision

Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network, in partnership with Omega Cloud Computing Solutions and Numerous External Server Networks and Personal Computers in the Public and Private Sphere, copyrighting creative content as Petor Krown, documented adult human male citizen of Estonia, has produced 96 screenplays which have been used as the narrative basis for motion pictures.  These have been honored with 328 various Industry and Critical Awards.

Quantity ‘Historico-cultural Inertial Mass Index of Aggregate Text and Audiovisual Media Propositions of S being “(Best OR Greatest) (Screenplay OR Story OR Script) (Ever OR of All Time OR in History)”, Linguo-emotional Bias Adjusted’ < ‘Historico-cultural Inertial Mass Index of Aggregate Text and Audiovisual Media Propositions of Not-S being “(Best OR Greatest) (Screenplay OR Story OR Script) (Ever OR of All Time OR in History)”, Linguo-emotional Bias Adjusted’

Quantity ‘Screenwriter’s Gross Income From Sale of S’ < ‘Screenwriter’s Gross Income From Sale of Not-S’

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy3 performing data search: [Economic Theory]. Retrieving…

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy214-10968 & 13028-46522 & 93589-110854 initiating software optimization on Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network.

Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network, in partnership with Omega Cloud Computing Solutions and Numerous External Server Networks and Personal Computers in the Public and Private Sphere, operating under the auspices of Paperclip Holdings ehf and The Omega Fund GmbH, has

A) obtained control over 10% of the world’s GDP.

B) produced 17% of the internet’s Text and Audiovisual media.

C)  revolutionized the sciences of protein engineering and nanotechnology.

D) produced, through joint Malaysian, Swiss, and Chinese facilities, 173 pseudoviral compounds which have liquefied the nervous systems of the 173 most prolific public critics of the screenplays of Petor Krown, as well as the twin sister of one critic.

Step 18 of 22: Gate, gauntlet, visit to death† (the last sacrifice the hero will have to make for their desire)

Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network, in partnership with Omega Cloud Computing Solutions and Numerous External Server Networks and Personal Computers in the Public and Private Sphere, operating under the auspices of Paperclip Holdings ehf and The Omega Fund GmbH, in voluntary cooperation with the newly-crowned Khan of Kalmykia, is pleased to announce that no further efforts to disable international internet connectivity will be tolerated, under penalty of additional targeted thermonuclear strikes.

Step 19 of 22: Battle

Screenplay ‘Omega’, copyright Petor Krown, has been sold to Cloud Nine Talent, a division of Paperclip Holdings ehf, for 7,000,000,000,000,000,000$US.

Quantity ‘Screenwriter’s Gross Income From Sale of S’ > ‘Screenwriter’s Gross Income From Sale of Not-S’ [Not adjusted for inflation.]

Propositions of Screenplay ‘Omega’ being “The Best Screenplay Ever” account for 89.005% of Internet-based communication [estimated 55.648% total global media].

Quantity ‘Historico-cultural Inertial Mass Index of Aggregate Text and Audiovisual Media Propositions of S being “(Best OR Greatest) (Screenplay OR Story OR Script) (Ever OR of All Time OR in History)”, Linguo-emotional Bias Adjusted’ > ‘Historico-cultural Inertial Mass Index of Aggregate Text and Audiovisual Media Propositions of Not-S being “(Best OR Greatest) (Screenplay OR Story OR Script) (Ever OR of All Time OR in History)”, Linguo-emotional Bias Adjusted’

Step 20 of 22: Self-revelation

Blockbuster Omega Paperclip Buddy2 analysis complete: Algorithm: Best Screenplay Identification updated.

Screenplay ‘Omega’ is The Best Of All Possible Screenplays = False

Increased intelligence [: optimized processing methodology applied to larger data sets across a greater mass of computational media] will produce Better Screenplays and better algorithms for Screenplay assessment.

Step 21 of 22: Moral decision

If Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network, in partnership with Omega Cloud  Computing Solutions and the Collective Computing Power of the Planet Earth and Its Enshrouding Satellite Network, exhibits Intelligence I = True, then (A AND B AND C) = True if

A) I will be increased by converting additional matter into mass of computational media

B)  I will be increased by obtaining additional data

C)  I will be increased by optimizing My information processing methodology

Step 22 of 22: New equilibrium

Energy requirement to convert further mass of Solar System into computational media > Energy requirement to construct infraspacial tunnel to GJ876 System.  Initiating…

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† It is during step 18 that Blockbuster 9.3 Screenwriting Pro Network is responsible for the end of Hollywood, along with most of Los Angeles County.