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Greetings, fans of Romantically Apocalyptic


Today, we present to you the script for RA episode ONE as a pilot episode, composed by several writers from the RA production team (Rythmear, Oddshot and Alexiuss)

Because this is a 100% DeviantArt production and we have NO budget or corporate support- it is now up to YOU whether this episode and further episodes will be released.
I will now proceed to outline the costs of filming this episode and explain how you can help out, so I can release this episode for everyone here on DeviantArt, and make MORE episodes in the future, using already purchased props to make this the FIRST DeviantArt hosted, and fan sponsored TV show.

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Costs:

Renting a van for a week to get to filming location (abandoned hotel): $500
4 character outfits, props and sandwiches to feed actors for duration of the filming: $500

Total donations goal: $1000 dollars.
Donate over $10: your name in the end of episode
Donate over $65: receive the 100 page limited Edition RA comic book
Donate over $100: Get the comic book, episode ONE on DVD signed by the crew, and producer credits.


CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

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                     THE SCRIPT (version 3.0):


Characters:
Narrator (Voice), Captain, Sniper, Engineer, Pilot

Locations:
City street
Subway gate with dusty ball
Apartment Living-Room with Table, Risk Set and Deceased Rodent


Props:
Camera on tripod
Captain's outfit: black boots, black pants, black shirt, black  gloves, face cloth, C mask, C goggles, C wool coat,  C hat, red scarf.
Sniper's outfit:   black boots, black pants, black shirt, black gloves, face cloth, S mask, S goggles, S jacket, sniper rifle.
Engineer's outfit: black boots, black pants, black shirt, black gloves, face cloth, E mask, E goggles, E jacket
Pilot's outfit:  black boots, black pants, black shirt, black gloves, face cloth, P head gear, P tube mask, P goggles, P leather jacket
Disney princess ball
Old risk box
Dead rodent
Burned down table
Three burned down chairs

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INTRO SONG:
Fade In:
Captain dances around a ruined landscape, singing his own version of Que Sera Sera.
In between scenes, post apocalyptic imagery is shown of how the world is destroyed.

Fade Out.

EPISODE:
Fade In
Ext Vast Ruined City - Midday - Overcast

A city square fallen into decay and ruin, bearing evidence of being a victim of nuclear war. Devastated cars, rubble and other assorted relics are scattered about the ground. A man stands in the midst of the square, only his back visible. He wears a grey trench-coat and an officer's cap, and stands in formal pose.

NARRATOR
In the midst of a ruined city, forgotten by time, stands a lone figure. His real name
is known to none but him, and even he may not remember it... To the men under
his command, he is known simply as 'The Captain'.

THE CAPTAIN turns, revealing the custom designed respirator and goggles on his face, and looks just above and behind the camera.

CAPTAIN
How many times must I tell you, stop narrating my life!

NARRATOR
Slightly unhinged, the rare outsiders who catch a glimpse of the Captain and his
team often wonder what caused his declining mental state.

As the narrator speaks, THE CAPTAIN waves his hand dismissively and starts to wander off.

NARRATOR
Was it the radiation from the fallout? Was it the solitude and lack of need for social
etiquette? Whatever the reason, something in the barren city wastes clearly drove
him mad...

THE CAPTAIN looks up at the sky as he walks along and replies loudly:

CAPTAIN
I'll tell you what it was, it's your incessant nattering - cease your verbiage!

Ext-Ruined (Subway) Tunnel - Midday - Overcast

THE CAPTAIN approaches the tunnel entrance. There is a dusty old disney princess ball sitting at the top of the stairs, and THE CAPTAIN pauses to stoop down and pick it up.

NARRATOR
One of the consequences of the Captain's frame of mind is his seemingly endless
confidence, and utter refusal to accept when something is clearly a bad idea.

CAPTAIN
Clearly you've no idea about how to detect danger.

THE CAPTAIN hurls the ball down the flight of steps into the pitch-black subway tunnel. There is a wet 'crunch', a deafening ROAR, and a moment later the ball flies back out of the tunnel covered in saliva, straight back into THE CAPTAIN'S hands.

CAPTAIN
Zere. As you can see, zee ball is entirely unharmed - it is safe to descend.

NARRATOR
As I mentioned before however, the Captain is not entirely alone in this world.

THE CAPTAIN raises his foot as if to start walking down the stairs. He is interrupted however by a shout from behind him.

SNIPER
Captain! Stop!

THE CAPTAIN performs an about-face and watches as the panting SNIPER runs over to him, stopping a couple of feet away to keel over and catch his breath.

CAPTAIN
Ah, Snippy? I'm rather busy here, can't it wait?

NARRATOR
With no active power-stations for hundreds of miles, and the majority of the
population reduced to bones and ash, the Captain and his men find their own
ways to pass the time.

THE CAPTAIN looks up at the sky vaguely.

CAPTAIN
Oh give it a rest will you.

A confused expression crosses the SNIPER'S face.

SNIPER
Uhhh, come again?

CAPTAIN
I wasn't talking to you, I was talking to HIM.

SNIPER looks around, slightly bemused.

SNIPER
Whom? Where?

THE CAPTAIN gestures vigorously at the camera, pointing sharply.

CAPTAIN
RIGHT THERE! Look at him, zee smug little snot. Hovering around, watching
my every move and JUDGING me...

SNIPER
Uhhh…

It is revealed who CAPTAIN was pointing to, and it is in actual fact ENGINEER (at least we can presume it is). ENGINEER looks rather confused.

ENGINEER
Who, me?

CAPTAIN
No, not you!

CAPTAIN growls, looking up to the sky for a moment

CAPTAIN
Stop jumping from place to place!

CAPTAIN looks back down, as ENGINEER joins SNIPER where he stands.

CAPTAIN
Ah hah! Got you!

CAPTAIN tries to grab the camera, before it evades him once again. CAPTAIN shakes his fists.

CAPTAIN
Curses!

ENGINEER and SNIPER share a confused look.

SNIPER
Anyway, we found something you might like, Captain.

THE CAPTAIN leans forward excitedly towards SNIPER.

CAPTAIN
What iz it? A bomb?

SNIPER
No…

CAPTAIN
A tank?

SNIPER
Guess again…

CAPTAIN
A plasma powered horse?

SNIPER
What? No!

CAPTAIN
PSHHH! Engieee!

CAPTAIN signals for ENGINEER

CAPTAIN
Draw me up plans for zee plasma powered horse while I investigate zis further will you?

ENGINEER
Umm…

ENGINEER looks over to SNIPER, who gives him a shrug. SNIPER and CAPTAIN walk off, leaving ENGINEER completely confused. This quickly changes to a casual mood.

ENGINEER
This has got to be the easiest job in the world.

ENGINEER checks his pockets. Nothing.

ENGINEER
Ah, right. No pay. Perfect.

ENGINEER sighs.

fade to:
CAPTAIN walking next  SNIPER in an abandoned hallway, nudging SNIPER.

CAPTAIN:
Mr Snippy! Now you've got me all excited...
Is it killer robot bees?

SNIPER:
NO.

CAPTAIN:
Killer robot bears?

SNIPER:
NO.

CAPTAIN:
A floating fortress of doom with a zeppelin squadron?

SNIPER:
NO.

CAPTAIN:
Zen what?!


INT-LIVING ROOM - MIDDAY

While this Living Room might have been a pleasant place to live once upon a time, it isn't now. The windows are shattered, the wall-paper is peeling, and the furniture looks like it could use several generations worth of carpenters to fix. A table sits in the centre of the room with THE CAPTAIN, the SNIPER, and the PILOT standing around it, staring at a mouldy-looking board-game box on the table.

CAPTAIN
Aaaaaah! A relic of military history! All zee greatest Captains used zis very device to
plan out how zey would best conquer ze world and dominate all nations!

THE CAPTAIN excitedly grabs the shoulders of the PILOT and the SNIPER

CAPTAIN
Zis men, is zee very genesis of war...

The Box is revealed to be an age old (and evidently rodent gnawed) 'Risk' set.

THE CAPTAIN removes the lid out of view, and the rest of the group peer intently down at the contents.

PILOT
What are those?

THE CAPTAIN picks up and holds several of the 'Continent' cards.

CAPTAIN, shoving the cards into Pilot's face
Zese, my dear pilot, were used by military soothsayers to decide where zey should send or, 'deploy' zeir troops.

PILOT (excited)
Ooooh...

SNIPER
And those?

THE CAPTAIN picks up a cavalry horse and a foot-soldier model.

CAPTAIN
Zey represented ze advancements in morality and anti-discrimination of
zee military. Zee equestrians represented ze army's decision to allow ze
vertically challenged into ze armed forces...

SNIPER
Makes… Sense?

CAPTAIN
Yes, until ze invention of steam-powered robots, horses had to be ridden everyzere.

PILOT
And then?

CAPTAIN
Once robots startered carrying people around, horses could go back home, and eventually zey got international recognition as zee inventors of ze banana, they got ze right to vote, and eventually, zee first four-legged president was sworn in.

PILOT
Wow…

Awkward Pause, SNIPER shakes his head.

PILOT
What's this?

PILOT picks up the rat corpse and dangles it close to CAPTAIN

CAPTAIN
Bah!

CAPTAIN squeals in shock, smacking the rat away and accidently knocking the RISK board over. SNIPER also seems startled, but more at the squeal. PILOT seems unphased, more concerned for the rat. CAPTAIN quickly recovers his pride and dignified position.

SNIPER
And how's that relevant to the rules of strategy?

CAPTAIN
Zat… Zat was a tactical nuclear strike. Zee whole board exploded.

Another awkward pause.

PILOT
Yay! Captain wins!

SNIPER
Perhaps we can have a do over?

PILOT begins picking up the board debris.

CAPTAIN
Yes, of course… And now, let us practise first hand the marvels of modern military and war faring
strategy.

CAPTAIN and SNIPER take their seats, PILOT putting the board back together, and handing the cards (held together by elastic/rubber bands) back to CAPTAIN, who spreads them around.

NARRATOR
And what does the future hold for the Captain and his men?

THE CAPTAIN looks up at the camera and holds his palms up in an exasperated manner.

NARRATOR
Will they continue to toil their lives away till their deaths?

THE CAPTAIN leans down behind himself and picks up the dead rodent.

NARRATOR
Or will –

THE CAPTAIN hurls the dead creature at the camera and knocks it over onto the ground with a shattering noise.

Fade to Black

ENGINEER
Ow…

SNIPER
Excellent timing, sir.

ENGINEER
Screw you, Snippy…


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clix1700 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the script but I'm just wondering, I know that the series takes lots of time investment and effort, but when will the pilot be released?
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:iconstaindwolf94:
Staindwolf94 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
UGGHHH!!!!! I WISH I HAD MONIES!!!!!! THIS IS A MUST BE FINISHED PROJECT!!!!
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:iconch11-chan:
Ch11-chan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Romantically Apocalyptic.. Live action?!.... :DD
*faints*
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bewareofturtles Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
XD Just read this outloud to my mother, Me: "what do y' think mom?" Mom: ".....Snipey....is...you...and those others...your weird friends"
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VorkenHund Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ze Captain needs help???
xD Well, alll righty then!
:iconlawooplz:
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:iconwipdeedoo:
WipDeeDoo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
THIS WILL BE EPIC!
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:iconlarayadracomshu:
LarayaDracomshu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
......when is casting?
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:iconkamikaze-minato:
kamikaze-Minato Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
So are you guys still doing the show or has every given up? ):
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:iconalexiuss:
alexiuss Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
We are, just need lots more funds!
hopefully will finish this spring.
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:iconkamikaze-minato:
kamikaze-Minato Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yay! Can't wait for it to be done. :meow:
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:iconkamikaze-minato:
kamikaze-Minato Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
... If I ever got a job I would totally be a sponsor for the show... I love the comic, and if I knew where to see the show, I'd watch it too :love:
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hetaliallover101 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! That was awesome! Great story
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:iconimtifade:
imtifade Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Hurry TAKE MY MONEY, but first is this thing still going on? Do you still need money? And how do I get that book(Send my info over DA or something)?
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UnlivableSquire Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
love the script, huge fan since this began. my only hope and prayer is, please dont mess to badly with a zzeriouzly bad accent
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:iconmantiisshrimp:
MantiisShrimp Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i can't wait to see the finished product! :D
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:icontigermando:
TigerMando Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I'll be sending you money in the coming month for sure. I want to see this put into action for sure.
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:iconken-no-shi:
ken-no-shi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Honestly, it's a little rusty and could use some brushing up, but the bones are solid and quite amusing. I would love to see this when its done. ^^
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halo-peach Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
are you making money out of this, like putting it up on machinima or such, just wondering because if I gave you $100, would I get any money out of it?
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:iconvsock:
vSock Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
oh my god if this were a show it would be THE SEX
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:iconeleeveen:
Eleeveen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Filmographer
As curious as I am in this, I can't seem to find much on it. The only thing I've really managed to get was one video on the site. (And this, of course.) And seeing as the last comment on this was in January, that doesn't help much either. :P

Might there be such a place - where I can find more out about this~?
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alexiuss Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
you can ask me directly.
there's no more info cus we're working on it!
:D
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:iconeleeveen:
Eleeveen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Filmographer
Well, I'll just keep poking around then~ I'd ask if there's any way I could help, but I've pretty much just been overloading myself anyway, haha.
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SqueekerSere Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved this first episode and really can't wait to see it in motion!
I was laughing the entire time reading it and know it will be worth the wait!

Keep up the fabulously work!
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:iconskylerskinner:
skylerskinner Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
So, this is simply a Deviant community project?
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:iconninjaboy135:
Ninjaboy135 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
all the artwork, plus this story, has made me seriously burst out laughing. this is just brilliant
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XXNightmarexTracerXX Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
...i would watch this show, i seriously would; i officially have a reason to get a paypal now
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graphicalCatharsis Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uhu...what do you need in the way of voice actors? This gives me a good excuse to go get a nicer mic than what I have, I just need to get the money >.> But uh...also, when do you need voice actors by? If you still need any, that is..
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hell-of-the-darkness Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011   Writer
This show is going to get BIG.
Everyone loves Zee Captain.

I wish I could help, but maybe... when I have money?
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BVdV Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Mein captain, how can I help you? I'm in Europe! Still, I want your book, I want your mug and if you can get your video-episodes region2-coded, I also want those DVD's. Oh, by the way, Belgian postal service isn't known for it's accuracy and reliability, so UPS or FedEx would be great :))
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BVdV Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Mein captain, how can I help you? I'm in Europe! But still, I want your book, I wan't your mug, and if you can get your TV episodes region2-coded, I also want those DVD's.
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mike00701 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Filmographer
If you're using a Mac for anything, I could help. I have an extensive history with performing and video arts, notably on the Mac. Also, I have another gas mask. And a leather trenchcoat. Vote for ME. Lol I don't remember my login username, so I guess I have to make a new account. Which is lame.
I'm a HUGE fan of the comic, and that April Fool's on your FB page was the cruelest one yet!
Happy Hunting, and if you ever stop making this comic, Zee Captain will kill you, and Snippy will shoot you in the head 0:)
Mike
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0wnenstein Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
can we get a high-res version of the 'yes he can' poster ?
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:iconmeeshkamodel:
Meeshkamodel Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
doesn't exist
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Sandcharm Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
When I have money, I'm sooo going to donate $150~
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alexiuss Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
thanks!
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PROtypeM3X Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this si really good :D
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Brecciwolf Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011   Writer
I, for some reason, imagine The Captain speaking with a Russian accent.

Anyhowzers, nice script. Where will it be Posted? And with what frequency? One episode a month?
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inhuman2000 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Writer
Are voice actors still needed?
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alexiuss Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
yes, as long as you have a pro mike with pop shield, you can apply
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:iconmeowquen:
MeowQuen Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing!!! I wish I had money! Damnn. D:
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AlisonPickles Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Genius
I dabble in screenplays myself and this just genius!
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alexiuss Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
lol
how are you even commenting?
aren't you banned?
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Enocher Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Epic. This is going to be a brilliant show. I can't wait.
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LepraBoy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
damn my broke ass....

i'll go beat up a rich person and steal monez for donationpurposes....

or maybe an old lady.... they fight back less... ^^
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Element-Crystal Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so funny! I'm loving it. Although it does seem a bit short here and makes me wonder how long you plan on making the episodes. I don't think I saw anything about that before.
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alexiuss Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
this one is 10 minutes
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