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Contest July-August 2020 Short Story Contest (entries closed)

Discussion in 'Fluff and Stories' started by Scalenex, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. DeathBringer125
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    DeathBringer125 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I wrote my story and for once it's actually pretty long lol. Issue is I had so many ideas I didn't know what to flesh out, or what not to. So there are a few places where I could have fleshed it out but didn't. Nonetheless I still think it's pretty good.
     
  2. Killer Angel
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    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    I am pretty much in the same spot of @Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
    sorry guys. :(
     
  3. Lizards of Renown
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    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

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    Et tu @Killer Angel ....

    I am wounded, but it is a wound done unto myself. What I thought was an inspirational theme has laid low two of the great literary gladiators...

    We who are submitting our stories salute you friends...

    (Hopefully my theme doesn't nerf the contest)
     
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  4. Killer Angel
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    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    it's not the theme, trust me. At least, not in my case.
    My story was a nice one… :(

    hopefully i will be able to recycle it in a way or another.
     
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  5. Lizards of Renown
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    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

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    Hmmmmm..... I am further worried about the fact that @Scalenex hasn’t posted the number of stories with the appropriate Count video.....
     
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  6. DeathBringer125
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    DeathBringer125 Well-Known Member

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    HE MUST BE ILL! CALL THE ER HE NEEDS HELP STAT!
     
  7. Imrahil
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    Imrahil Thirtheenth Spawning

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    My story is sent in, nothing to do but wait :( luckely the month is almost over;)

    I am curious to read all the entries

    Grrr, Imrahil
     
  8. Lizards of Renown
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    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

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    I sincerely hope there are multiple entries!!!!

    @Scalenex or @Scolenex what is the score? I know you’re both tracking it...
     
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  9. Y'ttar Scaletail
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    Y'ttar Scaletail Well-Known Member

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    First draft done and initial check complete. Horned Ra- I mean Big Hatted Old One willing I should get it done and sent tomorrow evening.
     
  10. Scolenex
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    Scolenex Well-Known Member

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    I've eaten 103 pounds of bamboo this month and counting. That's a bit high for a red panda but I've been working out so I need to carb load.

    As for the story contest I have to wait like everyone else.
     
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  11. Lizards of Renown
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    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

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    Jesus, you need to watch your figure.

    Also, I highly recommend linking the youtube videos that you reference in your signature permanently onto the signature. Now that I have watched them, I know why I should choose your cheese, but most people won’t.
     
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  12. Scalenex
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    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    I don't normally post a video until the final count is in. Otherwise I post static pictures. Though I haven't worried about that yet because I need to get my own house in order.

    My typical day.

    I have four entries so far, but I have lots of people saying they are going to give me an entry (including me saying to me that I'm going to write something),

    so who knows what the final count will be.

    Y'ttar is a gentleman and a rat. He is so trustworthy that I suppose I could say I have five, but I don't count my chickens until they are hatched.

    At some point I'd like to see your "first draft." You almost never make a typo. I don't even bother to proofread your stuff anymore. You and @thedarkfourth make me self conscious about all my typos.
     
  13. Paradoxical Pacifism
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    I'm around 75% done with mine. It's been pretty hard though. Maybe i'll finish. Maybe not. Regardless, i'll pump up the tension 'till the very end with my needless comment :p
     
  14. Y'ttar Scaletail
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    Y'ttar Scaletail Well-Known Member

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    So, here's the thing: I usually write in segments with the already written parts often being altered and checked as I go along. So by the time it comes to a 'first draft' it's technically been proofed a couple times, with a more thorough read through to pick out missed words, typos, word swaps, e.t.c. Regardless of what you say, I still make plenty of mistakes though. :p
     
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  15. pendrake
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    There is almost no chance I will write a thing; there have been story fragments that have floated up from the mental murk, but nothing that has had a start-middle-end.
     
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  16. Lizards of Renown
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    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

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    Woah, Woah, woah!!!!!

    Don't say how it's done!!!!! You'll ruin the magic for the kids!!!!!

    ;)
     
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  17. Lizards of Renown
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    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

    It's not POSSIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (Empire Strikes Back reference)

    But seriously, I'm very worried that my theme has jinxed the contest. @pendrake @Killer Angel @Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl are all bowing out!!!!!

    I'll have to do a swan-song, last ditch redoubled efforts to promote the contest...

    For those of you who are squeamish, you may not want to view the homepage for the next 48 hrs....

    ;)
     
  18. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl Eleventh Spawning

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    I thought there was rather too much overacting in that scene and that Luke sounded more like he had just been kicked in the nether-regions than finding out a cyborg was his father, just wanted to say.

    Oh, yeah, right, better not launch another Star Wars discussion given the aftermath of all the others... ;)

    It’s not your fault mate, it’s just I’ve had quite a lot of family problems of late, which would probably have happened if anyone else had chosen the contest theme as well. Don’t worry about it.

    I still should be able to supply some reviews for this round at the very least, so it isn’t a complete loss, and the last one I withdrew from was a good long time ago now. I’ve done a lot of short story writing in recent months and I felt it was about time I had a break.
     
  19. Y'ttar Scaletail
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    Y'ttar Scaletail Well-Known Member

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    And done, woe betide the fool-things that dare read my word-scribbles. :p
     
  20. Lizards of Renown
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    Lizards of Renown Herald of Creation

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    Always up for a bit of heretical tome reading!
     
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