Well time for another unofficial contest for those interested. It’s free.
Topic of this one is romance since apparently some of you feel we don’t have enough of that around here.
Pretty simple, just write a story where romance takes the center stage. You can do it how ever you want.
Doesn’t need to strictly fit in the Love and Dating section either. If you want to make it horror themed with angsty vampires or scifi themed with androids attempting to figure out the concept of love, you can.
Just make sure that the protagonist has an overall goal of romance.
Now I should point out, I’m using the term “romance” in a very loose sense. If you want to make a hilarious tale about a lightning rod salesman trying to woo an 18 year old farmer’s daughter for the whole purpose of sexing her up while avoiding her ass raping brothers, then yes, that is permitted.
(But not that story because it’s already been done)
Also as if it needs to be said, don’t fucking write graphic porn.
All participants that are currently in the SHAME pit that submit something decent will be let out. Winner will get some more pointless points.
Remember to post links to your stories here if you make one for the contest.
Deadline is March 4th, good luck.
COUNT ME IN
My Weebful harem here we go!
It has come to my attention that my romance writing needs some perfecting, and what better way to do it than through this venue? I’m in End.
What’s the reward looking like right about now?
Reward is generally 100 points, but as with all of my contests, it’s completely dependent on my own whims, so it’s probably going to vary depending on what the person puts into it and what they’ve already done so far.
For example if Thotfodder came by and submitted a story, she’d most likely just get out of the SHAME pit and a point reward.
If however someone with already a few decent stories/contest wins submitted something then they might be eligible for more rewards.
This is one of the reasons why Mizal managed to get a shitload of points, a trophy AND a featured story out of these things. True, it helped that she was the only person who joined the last two, but still doesn’t change the fact that she put in the effort to get the warm and fuzzies.
Hey, I joined and submitted a perfect, awe-inspiringly amazing storygame during the LGTB one! :)
Don't even bother trying, the contest is already won.
Hmmm. Interesting. I'll be interested to see what gets churned out this time. Not sure if I will be up for it myself since things have taken a bad turn around here.
You have my interest. My WIP is hitting too many roadblocks anyway. Time for a dalliance into a genre that I've never wrote in. :)
Ha ha, I have more options than that.
Song of Solomon 7:6-12 (English Standard Version)
6 How beautiful and pleasant you are,
O loved one, with all your delights!
7 Your stature is like a palm tree,
and your breasts are like its clusters.
8 I say I will climb the palm tree
and lay hold of its fruit.
Oh may your breasts be like clusters of the vine,
and the scent of your breath like apples,
9 and your mouth like the best wine.
It goes down smoothly for my beloved,
gliding over lips and teeth.
10 I am my beloved's,
and his desire is for me.
The Bride Gives Her Love
11 Come, my beloved,
let us go out into the fields
and lodge in the villages;
12 let us go out early to the vineyards
and see whether the vines have budded,
whether the grape blossoms have opened
and the pomegranates are in bloom.
There I will give you my love.
4 entrants so far. Quite silly. @mizal
Mock all you want nerds, the weeb team is winning this time around.
Keep up the determination. :)
March 4th? That's three days after my birthday. I'll be turning 19. 19-3=16. 16 is a lucky number. Alright I'll maybe do it.
go the fuck to sleep, ms piggy
Well I see as usual everyone is full of promises and enthusiasm, we’ll see how long that lasts. Still, didn't expect so many to join so early.
Anyway, here’s some inspiring love songs to put you in the right frame of mind while writing your romance story. One for each of you.
Digit, Ebon and Wibbons
Mizal and Orange
And of course Malk
Love songs? I’m kinda doubting if you know what Love is End lol. On the bright side, if these songs are at all a rubric for what we need to have in the entries, then I think I’ll be fine.
She’s already married to me, I don’t feel the need to subject her to any more torture by making her read through your stories.
Besides I'm not concerned, if it was really a burden I wouldn't bother holding a contest.
Woo, it's free. I was afraid it would cost me dearly.
I shall get romantic.Graphically romantic. Not graphic in the gross, physical way, graphic as in oh god my mind is burning from all of these feelings what the heck.
Can we use storygames we planned before?
As long as you haven't written it already.
Rip. *furiously plans out Bai Qiu Lian*
Is a short story in a comment allowed? If so, I'd like to wet my boots and start out small. I've already got a small neat idea lined up.
Damn, made myself a promise to work on just one project at a time. Sad times, but the drunken guy at the club must wait for another competition. I think I'll sit this one out then. Although I'm already looking forward to enjoying all the (feel)good stories with a cup of warm tea. My guess is that the stories will be divided along three main archetypes:
-Some weaboo comedy
-Some edgy comedy
-Naive feelgood romance
Personally I'm mostly excited for the more traditional third option.
At least not intentionally.
A person that no one has ever heard about or cares about decides to enter a contest. This seems like it will either end up with a terrible graphic sex CYS, half-finished, grammatical mistake ridden piece of garbage CYS, or a broken promise and trip to the shame pit. Oh well, I'll give it a go.
Predictions so far.
Digit is going to basically publish “Hunie Pop the CYOA.” With the added incest and rape paths in order to gain favor. While everyone else is pretty much mocking him already he could still potentially win since he’s so driven to his vision that its possible he’ll try to do more with the concept. It’ll also help if he ends up being amusing and everyone else is really fucking boring or I feel like trolling everyone. (Never count out that last one)
Ebon has a whole angels seducing mortals concept. Which sounds alright, but honestly I kept forgetting what he told me he was planning multiple times, which isn’t a good sign. However, since he won the last contest by beating the chicken soup out of Steve, Ebon is probably still on a winning high so he’s probably going to put at least as much effort as Digit is. We’ll see I guess.
Wibbons is going to turn in something written alright technically, but ultimately I’m probably going to be bored by it. Of course my expectations are low, so if he manages to surprise me by not boring me, he might end up winning.
Mizal is a wild card mainly because I have no idea what she’s even planning to do and if she did tell me, I’ve actually forgotten.
(Digit has really won in the propaganda department here because so far his is like the ONLY one I consistently remember what the concept is)
In any case, Mizal generally writes well and has a pretty good idea of what I like, so she’ll probably play upon that a bit while still retaining whatever idea she had. Her weakness is going to be waiting until the last minute to write anything causing her final product to be 50% as good as it could have been.
Mynoris, now in an alternate reality she’d be one to watch out for since I really liked her witch story what with all the slut shaming, sexual assault and hopelessness going on in it. With any luck she’d use those same concepts to make a romance story. (Basically Handmaid’s Tale the CYOA)
However, in this reality she’s most likely going to not turn anything in, so I can forget seeing anything from her.
Orange is going to slack off, so probably not going to see anything from her either and if I do it’ll probably be only marginally more interesting than whatever Wibbons turns in.
Crescent is going to be similar to Wibbons, her story will have the effort put into it, but I’m probably not going to be grabbed by it, unless she puts in some atrocities or something.
Finally we have Malk, who has said something about making a story about gay vikings or some story about some guy traveling to hell to get his wife. Not sure which concept he’s going to go with and he probably isn’t either because he has a similar problem with his real life sexual orientation.
In any case Malk is probably going to at least have a bunch of edgelord shit in his story that’s going to get my attention so he’ll be golden on that and he’s improved in his writing in general. However, he’ll probably be like Mizal in that he won’t actually write anything solid until the last minute making his story not as great as it could have been.
As for the rest of you, I have no idea, but so far you haven’t made any sort of impression other than the ones currently in the SHAME pit which in that case I have even lower expectations of you than I do of the rest of these losers.
I love your predictions. I'm heavily debating if I should do a happy one or an all out dark-fest. It's more of a morals versus a desire to win thing. :)
Because I'm WIBN. That's why. :)
What's this SHAME pit I keep hearing about? And how do I avoid falling in?
Pretty much, if you sign up for an official contest and fail to submit on time, you get put in the pit of shame. You stay there until you manage to complete a contest. Others will be able to tell you more specific details, but that's the gist.
I would love to get into that alternate reality. My reality sucks right now. Hard to feel romantic when all I feel is resentment towards my ex.
Wait, I'm entered in? Crap. EM, please advise me on writing these, as you say, "atrocities". >:D
I thought you said you entered. Seems like you did. If you don't turn anything in, it won't bother me since I expect no better from all of you anyway.
Oh just in case you're all looking for ideas. Lol.
I really hope this is sarcasm.
Nothing really. I was just thinking that you should probably be averaging more words per day if you really want a competent entry. Alas, this is just my opinion.
Alright, I'll enter (if only to get out of the pit).
I'm in. Got a nifty idea too - here's to hoping I can stay motivated enough to actually do it.
I think I'll give this one a try since I have a few ideas. It will probably be semi-graphic due to the nature of the story but hopefully not too over the top.
Surprisingly more people "joined" so that means more inspirational love songs to motivate you all in your task.
(I think I got a better idea of love now so these are more appropriate this time)
Ace, Allen, corgi, Crescent, Drew, EZ, and Rev
And here’s another one for Malk, because he needs the extra inspiration.
I'm starting to think that you might be trying to make some kind of comment about my sexuality
Just to make sure, this is supposed to be in CYOA format, yes? I know we've had contests in the past that weren't, so I figured I'd ask in advance.
Well it was suggested that you get something from Eminem, but that would be too obvious, so went in a slightly different direction. The most important thing is, it’s a love song and therefore inspirational for this contest.
Oh and here’s another inspirational one for Malk.
Fuckin' magnets, how do they work?
Oh forgot to mention, if you posted in the thread saying you were joining the contest and don't turn anything in, you go into the SHAME pit.
Cool beans. While I would not want to see this, it would be interesting if Ebon goes from winning a contest with a featured storygame to the pit of SHAME with the likes of Bannerlord, RoyalGhost, and Ford.
I sort of liked Wibbon's reaction of "Oh End just horse fucked everyone involved in the contest. Cool beans!"
That's the proper way to feel.
Um....I was on the list. I don't know if you consider me signed up or not... I think that worries me more than if I knew for certain either way.
Oh yeah, I know you didn't officially sign up so you're fine.
Just checking. Even if I finished my story before the dead line (which is completely unlikely) I would wait a few days to publish it.
Not that I’m considering it, but what’s the price?
I’m afraid I will have to deny your gracious offer. Thank you.
Wouldn’t happen lol. You all should remember that I don’t fail easily.
I think you can get doubly shamed.
Yeah and he'd lose 50 points.
Well see, you have nothing to worry about.
Of course. Has to at least be a 3 as far as ratings are concerned.
Thanks for the motivation, End.
Nothing helps a person to produce a quality story like the gut-wrenching, heart-gripping fear of SHAME.
Luckily I didn't say I was. :P
Last time I checked you asked for advice for writing atrocities. Says to me that you joined.
And then, like a flash of lightning, inspiration hit.
EZ would write the tale of two star-crossed lovers.
Him: an ultra-hyper conservative alt-right neo-fascist white-supremacist.
Her: a post-modern neo-marxist alt-left nihilist.
Yeah, as long as its going to be above a rated 3 standard story, but I imagine you won't have any problem with that considering your other contest story was rated pretty highly.
Also going to add, if you're going to make a rapey story (or any story really), I'm going to be very displeased if I get to the end of it and it all turned out to be a dream or the memory of some ancestor like some sort of faggot Assassin's Creed shit.
Well this seems like an appropriate inspirational romance song for Flux.
Well so far Wibbon's recent delving into degeneracy and generally being less boring, she's looking the most promising for this contest and that's fucking pathetic.
ALL of you should be deeply ashamed.
Get your shit together folks.
I'm getting along fairly well with my story so far. ;)
I guess that I'll participate. I have an idea up my sleeve, but I don't know if I can execute it in twenty-two days as I just found out about the contest.
Oh okay. Guess I need to find another inspirational love song then, here you go.
And here's yet another one for Malk. Probably been a bit unfair with him accusing him of being a faggot in various ways with the song choices so I found a more appropriate inspirational romance song for him this time.
you're a son of a bitch end
Well I see all those songs must have really inspired Malk since he's the first one to finish a story.
Even if he doesn't win he contest (Which he probably won't because he probably turned in shit) he's earned this I guess.
Hurray, now I only have to beat Ebon and Mizal. Ebon is suffering from Ebola or something and Mizal will probably procrastinate. Digit simply won't win, for even Malk will crush him.
Everybody else will probably/hopefully be lazy. :)
So since we’re posting a lot of 80s love songs, going to just post the video to this one because… well its basically a Star Wars setting rip off with murder, kidnapping and rape (Okay they don’t show that part, but that’s what we all know is going to happen)
Just remember kids, it was a different time with lots of cocaine. A LOT of cocaine.
Ironically or not, amen.
Dear goodness, has it been 23 days already?
I guess so. I haven't been paying much attention to how much time has passed. I just focus on the deadline.
Then I definitely made the right call to not enter.
It will be hilarious if Malk gets SHAMED because he's forgotten to link his shitty story in the thread.
Hope you don't mind I'm doing this, EM.
How's everybody's word count looking right now? For example, I'm at a measly 12k. Specifically, is Ebon past me, has Mizal even started writing yet, and has Digit even written anything past a few thousand words?
We have under a dozen days left! :)
I make sure to update my thread every time I write, so my word count there’s is accurate. Explicitly, no I am not past you.
I'm at 8,357, and planning to finish in the 12,000 to 15,000 range.
Posting this list so I have a reminder of who is actually in this contest, because I’ve really only been paying attention to the more “visible” members.
Contestants so far
SHAMED so far
Hey- I did find out about the contest extremely late. I'll try to do better next time.
21 days is plenty of time to put out an acceptable contest entry.
I cannot work on my entry every single day as I'm still a student.
EDIT: Not to mention that the story-line which I settled on requires some time to implement.
Who isn't a student or otherwise occupied everyday of the week?
Don't be like me and miss a good writing section. You may find that on what seem to be the worst days to write, somehow you end up writing 2,000-3,000 words or more.
Yeah, but I have to study for my SAT's.
“Mizal practically gave me the torch and told me to make sure I win. Her points are essentially mine. Digit’s fallen behind, Malk did the bare minimum for it. All that’s left is Wibbons.” - Ebon
You may be surprised, Eb. ;)
I'm simply demonstrating my thought process.
AlienKudzu: A no name lurker, or new person in general. Chances are no submission from him.
corgi213: I feel like they've written something somewhere before, but I can't remember it all. Not worried.
Crescent: Potential here. I wouldn't be surprised at all if she was able to turn something in of high quality. The judge is the worry here.
Digit: Has abandoned his harem idea, and is now going for a bare minimum submission. Doubted his romantic writing prowess anyhow.
EZunmaker: A semi interesting presence, but I expect nothing I can't handle.
Fluxion: Nice background, and there is competition here. So long as this isn't all a dream
Malk: Story already submitted. Despite his story description, he will no doubt score higher than a lot of the other people here.
Mizal: Read my comment above.
MrAce: Read further up in the thread. No further comment.
Orange: Definitely a possibility for a story here, and a good one too, but I wonder at Orange's level of motivation.
Reverencia: Don't know em. I feel like they might be more respected, but I feel this will likely turn into a bare minimum entry as well.
Slasher: I feel like no explanation here is necessary.
Wibbons: Has put forth the most perceivable effort so far. This is a good sign, and perhaps even better is that End said he liked her first page the best. That being said, I'm not particularly worried.
My opinions of you lot aren't bad, mind you, I simply find the lack of real competition here disturbing. Maybe that thought will motivate you all to beat me. That won't happen, of course, but I would still like to see you all try.
Now go write, or lose.
Eh, I said I liked the ideas she was presenting in her thread, I haven’t actually read the first page though. I probably won’t do much more than glance/scan through anyone's writing until it’s actually published in story form and linked in this thread.
I believe the words of Neil Armstrong may serve you well, Ebon.
"Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident, because when you get overconfident, that's when something snaps up and bites you." -- Neil Armstrong
In the words of Roger Federer...
”I have a great record against anybody right now, so it doesn't really matter who I play in the final. I'll be in there as the big favorite. But I play my best in the finals, in the important matches. That's why I'm number one. There's no secret...I'm not overconfident, but very confident.”
This is sort of unusual that the two most promising contestants are normal Christian folks rather than the usual gang of misanthropic degenerate sodomites.
Guess the "purity" of romance sparked the motivation.
I'll take this as a good thing.
Probably less about purity and more about impurity based on some of the entires.
We may even be from the same state (Missouri) if I'm not confusing Ebon with someone else.
I mostly entered because of how little I wrote in this genre, and I thought it would be fun... I also considered how "impure" the others will most likely be, so I have a few "pure" paths. :)
Not from, but my current resident atm. Certainly familiar.
I'm 13,151 words in lad, maybe I'll be able to make you eat those words. But as I've read your Chosen Hero story you'll certainly be tough competition.
"Vincere vel mori!"
I'm still ahead of you, Corgi, yet you did not address me. I am deeply offended and expect a three page written essay which must incorporate at least six Bible passages from the KJV. Only APA format is accepted. :)
In all seriousness, I wish you good fortune for your storygame (but less than what I will receive)!
Ah, I was replying to Ebons rant about how much everybody else supposedly sucks :)
And yes I shall get that essay done, just give several centuries. As I've almost reached my 20,000 word quota for the year of 2018.
And yes, a sprinkle of good luck to you too :)
I,liked the way wibbons was hinting at it. That I'm not so much saying everyone sucks as I'm proclaiming my inevitable victory regardless of everyone else.
Lmao, I know.
But I believe I am to be the winner, and everybody shall bow down to my intrinsic talent to make words flow, and characters leap off the page.
P.S After this we should hold a contest to see who can write the crappiest story.
After this we should hold a contest to see who can write the crappiest story.
No need, I'm already expecting that for this contest.
Lmao, well I hope I disappoint you by not disappointing you.
Thanks for the vote of confidence Bucky.
I think the important part to remember is hoping Ebon gets kicked in the dick.
Hey, I'm just two hours away. Does anybody have Ebon's address? I already know what he looks like. :)
Harem idea is very much alive.
It's time for a 0 to 100.
I'm still waiting for my alternate reality to happen, but reality still sucks, so I'm guessing it got lost in the mail.
Because I feel we need some more inspiration, here's this.
The music is eh. Just pay attention to the video, and you'll find a story that is, imo, quite good. I know you all don't like to read, so there's only pictures. With any luck you all will be inspired to write something after this. (If you've already seen it, then go back and watch it again. It's a solid reminder of the intricacies of relationships between characters.)
(Except for the dog part)
Alright. We have right around eleven days to finish this contest, and I would like to know where my competitors are at in their stories. Specifically, y'alls word count.
I'm right around 8,500, but that will be rocketing up through the course of the weekend and the following week.
We don't have very much longer to go, so keep your writing up and finish strong.
For those of you who haven't started yet, go get something done. At least submit something.
Anyhow, good luck to all.
Nearing completion for writing. (Then, editing starts!) With just a few thousand words to go, I'm now at 15.5k.
About 9k. :)