I mean, I get why people make one-shots. And I'm very aware that some one-shots actually get developed into a full series. But that doesn't change the fact that a lot of them don't. That's why I always try my best to avoid one-shots.
Anyhoo, back on topic!
What do you guys think about one-shots?
Oh, and cancellations, or no season 2/continuations of a great show/anime/etc., also!
Stuff along those lines in general, I guess.
Personally, I love stories that are endless or have an actual ending that isn't forced or rushed.
(But seriously, one-shots and cancellations or no continuations hurt my soul. Save me, I read too much...)
ArDeeBurger Wrote: You look like you could use some coffee. ☕😻☕
I prefer hot cocoa(I dislike bitter things and adore sweets), but yeah. I haven't slept in days, some hot cocoa or chocolate milk would be real helpful right about now. A pity I drank my entire carton of chocolate milk in pretty much one sitting... last night....
Sigh. Why must I be such a fool. The precious nectar of the gods is all gone.
Oh well. No use crying over it.
Though good stories that were intended to be continued and don't are just sad.
Of course, everything I write seems to want to turn into a series. So maybe I don't know what I'm talking about.
Ramingo Wrote: I have no problems with one-shots. I also don't mind a show getting cancelled so long I have access to the source material, like Spice & Wolf.
I do hate endless stories though, what's the point of telling a story if it doesn't end.
It also deprives the writer of the opportunity to write a good, satisfying conclusion.
Good finishers, where the writer ramps up the tension and then ties it all up neat, giving the completion the reader wants to the story, those are rare. And awesome when they pull it off. I have a bad habit of leaving dangling plots and cliffhangers I am *really* trying to improve on. A good final chapter is a worthy goal to have.
I think the modern disdain for one-shots comes from the fact that they are intentionally designed to not be resolute. They are made with the intention of hooking the audience to desire a serialization, so there are fewer and fewer one-and-done stories, and instead make it very cliffhangery.