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October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago
The groundwork has been laid, so I figured I would go ahead and post the announcement now.



October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

Deadline: October 30, 2016 at 13:01 Eastern Time

Theme: Spooky & Horror

Format: CYOA

Special Requirements: Collaborate with a co-author. (One co-author only.)

Prize: A featured slot in the Horror section. *Provided the winner is of adequate quality.

Judging: A panel of site administrators shall judge the entries.



The rules and theme are pretty straightforward. In celebration of Halloween, find a co-author of your choosing to collaborate and write a Spooky & Horror themed CYOA by the deadline. Because, you know, it's dangerous to go trick-or-treating alone.

As long as your story meets site content standards and fits into the Horror category, you can take this any route you like. However, I'm going to highly discourage zombie entries. We already have two very well written & featured zombie stories on the site. It'd be nice to get some variety.

Keeping an open communication channel with your co-author will be important to your success. Personally, I recommend each team collaborate on an overarching concept, agree on a mutually acceptable opening page, and then writing two entirely separate branches of the story. Think of the divergence in the Struggle, Die, and Beg paths of Eternal. This will allow you to write a large story in the limited amount of time while avoiding problems such as style & tone shifts and consistency errors.

Secondary rewards MAY include point prizes and a contest trophy for the winner. The secondary rewards are not set in stone, and the overall participation, effort and quality of the entries will influence them accordingly.

Post in here to express interest. This may help you find a co-author if you are having difficulty in finding one. If you have continual problems finding a co-author, PM me, and I will see what I can do to help find someone to collaborate with you.

Both parties, please shoot me a PM when you confirm your co-author.

In order to encourage teamwork and planning, I'll be opening a thread in the Writing Workshop. I strongly encourage all participants to post a synopsis of their story and character bios for your primary characters in that thread by September 30th. Hopefully, this will keep the teams on track as well.

If you have any additional questions, ask away.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago
@Romulus ; @WouldntItBeNice ; @bilbo ; @Steve24833 ; @mizal ; @Will11 ; @KitKatKaity ; @IronPanther ; @Tim36D ; @Seto ; @Malkalack ; @ShadowHills ; @breezy134 ; @ISentinelPenguinI ; @MasonJarGuzzi ; @Chris113022

*Previous entrants, people who had previously expressed interest, and others that may be interested.

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2 years ago

This is exactly what I need! Someone who can yell at me to do things while I yell at them about the suffering of art or some bullshit. I'm interested, co-author pending.

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2 years ago

@Melliapop and I are in.

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2 years ago

Still busy with the rework of my other story, from the school themed contest a few months ago. Not sure if I'll have time to participate in this one or not, but we'll see. Fun idea to require co-authoring. Definitely looking forward to seeing what everyone writes.

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2 years ago
Seto wants me to inform everyone that he is unable to post at the moment, but he is interested in participating. So I'm guessing that means he is open to shopping for a co-author.

@Seto

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2 years ago

Definitely participating. Damn I don't know who to partner with.....

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2 years ago

I'm willing to enter as long as I can find a co-author. (Though, it is pretty obvious that I'd need a partner to formally enter.)

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2 years ago
Sounds fun, if I can get a partner.

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2 years ago
Are alts acceptable co-authors?

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2 years ago
*Sigh... No.

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2 years ago
Definitely interested. Thanks for the tag. Don't know who would want to partner with me, though...

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2 years ago

I guess I'm interested, though I have to give a warning that I usually don't work very well with co-authors.

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2 years ago

I'll participate. Nevermind. Have to focus on my own story atm.

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2 years ago

*raises hand*

I wouldn't mind but I need a partner.

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2 years ago

Thanks for thinking of me. However, I'll have to bow out due to some deadlines that are fast approaching. I don't have the time to give this contest what it deserves.

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2 years ago

Additionally, you may want to create a free slack channel to communicate with your partner. I will also be providing supplementary point awards to a number of top finishers, depending on the number of entrants.

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2 years ago

Someone better make a spooky scary skeletons tribute.

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2 years ago

Aaaaaaah! I'll never be able to get a co-author in time!

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2 years ago

What do you mean Charaxes? There are probably a lot of people who still need a co-author. This thread is only a day old.

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2 years ago

No, I mean, I'm too socially inept and not sure who to even ask.

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2 years ago

Oh.

Well, I'm socially awkward and somehow got 3 offers of co-authors >.>

4 if you count that really confusing question I got in my PM....which, I'm still not sure if it was a offer to be a co-author, a question about co-authoring, or someone hitting their keyboarding repeatedly with their head and somehow forming the word co-author by some unholy fluke.

So, the point of that is... I'm sure you'll get someone c:

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2 years ago
translation: there are plenty of fish in the sea, you just have to be yourself! ^-^

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2 years ago

I would join

But i am nooooit in yhe best statw of mind right now

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2 years ago

Tim, are you drunk? XD
 

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2 years ago

I was editing that you shitt

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2 years ago

Fuck.

Sorry  I'm not actually sorry though

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2 years ago

Odds are Tim had half a can and is now acting retarded.

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2 years ago

JUST CUZ UR IRISH DOESNT MEAN YOU KNOW ABOUT BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT STEVE

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2 years ago

Tim, stop being retarded. I swear to god, if I don't see an apology thread for this tomorrow, because those were great, I'm going to be annoyed.

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2 years ago

Your face is retarded.

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2 years ago
ur mom is retarded

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2 years ago

:'(

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2 years ago

I'm going to be scared if Steve joins... I hear he wins a lot of contests.

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2 years ago

If Steve joins....

Run.

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2 years ago

Yeah, I'm in.

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2 years ago

WHO ARE YOU EVEN GOING TO CO-AUTHOR WITH, STEVE?!

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2 years ago

I've paired with End, so I'm quite pleased.

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2 years ago

FUCK WHY

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2 years ago

Lol, that's right, make those children cower.

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2 years ago

I COWER IN FEAR

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2 years ago

I kind of feel like this pair is going to be majority work Steve. No offense to End. It just seems like he'll be too busy with other things to put in the amount of work that he would be happy with. But of course that's just a guess.

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2 years ago

Endmaster?!!! WE'RE SCREWED!!!!!

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2 years ago

Steve. Please. Give us little peasants a chance.

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2 years ago

Steve needs a handicap, Bucky should make him pair up with Slasher.

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2 years ago

But Slash is with Melliapop.

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2 years ago
Slasher was actually the first person to get a co-author.

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2 years ago

Because that's his girlfriend.

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2 years ago

Bucky should make him pair up with Swed. We can see how long it takes for them to kill each other.

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2 years ago

I'm not handicapped. I prefer very slow. Like a mentally challenged turtle.

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2 years ago

She didn't say you were handicapped. She said if you would act as a handicap to the other writer in the pair, i.e. me.

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2 years ago

Ah. My mistake. Thus further proving that I'm handicapped.

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2 years ago

Lol, don’t be scared of Steve.

Just pair up with Romulus.

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2 years ago

End...you...you're not entering...right? Right? Say yes. For my sanity.

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2 years ago

I'll only be scared of End entering if he teams up with Steve. If he teams up with someone else, I'll probably be able to beat him.

EDIT: FUCK

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2 years ago

Okay. Um. I will..I will just...Hide. 

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2 years ago

Damn. You must be a hell of a writer.

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2 years ago

I would be more willing to bet on Steve to be honest xD

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2 years ago

I lost the last contest I entered.

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2 years ago

Yeah, welp. I'd still be more willing to bet on you xD

First place: Steve24833, for "Prometheus Academy" 

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2 years ago

But I thought Prometheus Academy won.

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2 years ago

It did, but I did Bucky's short story contest, where Romulus kicked my ass.

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2 years ago

He's referring to Buck's pervious contest. Rom won.

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2 years ago

Ohhh. That thing.

On another note. Oops. I lost almost 200 points gambling. RIP

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2 years ago

... I wasn't saying that at all. End is just swamped with admin duties right now and I figured he'd be too busy to write at 100%. If he writes with Steve, though, it'll be like a vicious competition to one-up each other in detail, page length, and route numbers... and they'll each write at 120%.

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2 years ago

Swamped with admin duties? He clicks a button to removed the occasional shit story, and the more frequent shit thread. Most of the time consuming stuff involved catching up on the Draw My Attention thread since previous admins had neglected it so long.And End was getting plenty of work done on his own projects during this time.

I'm sorry to inform you all that you may just be screwed. 

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2 years ago

You'd still need to be an excellent writer to beat a swamped Endmaster!

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2 years ago

Hey Bucky, would it be alright if you do a raffle to pair us up? Of course it'd need the other members consent.

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2 years ago
It was a purposeful part of the contest to allow people to choose their partners. Everyone will be much more likely to finish if they work with someone of their choosing who they get along with.

If you're just looking for a partner, most people in here are still on the market.

Officially, the following teams have informed me of their collaboration to date.

eshspoyeofdoom & Charaxes

Seto & IronPanther

Steve24833 & Malkalack

Slasher (ShadowHills) & Melliapop


I'll save Axiom and End the harassment of getting hounded by PMs. Neither of them are participating. Steve was just laughing at everyone's horrified expressions. Surprise. Surprise. And Mizal is presently preoccupied.

As far as I know, everyone else who has posted in here is still a free agent. Oh, and I think @bilbo and @TheNewIAP are shopping for people too.

That said, if you're looking for suggestions, I think you'd work well with Chris or Tim. I haven't seen Chris in this thread, but you should drag him in.

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2 years ago

Ah, thanks for that.

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2 years ago

I just noticed it says Malk and Steve. That's going to be as edgy as shit. xD

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2 years ago

I'd like to join, but I'd be lacking a co-author.

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2 years ago
See my above reply to Mason.

Think who you'd like to work with.
Consider who would be a good match.
Ask around.

Plenty of people still need partners.

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2 years ago

I am also lacking a co-author, if you haven't gotten one yet, I'm open.

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2 years ago

A day too late, mate.

Also, I've noticed you're new here, so, welcome to CYStia!

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2 years ago

cri cri desperately-ness

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2 years ago

Hey, so shouldn't this actually be in News and Announcements like all the other story contests that have being Featured as a prize?

EDIT: oh hey it got moooooooooved.

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2 years ago

I, like apparently everyone else, lack a co-author, but certainly would be open to teaming up with anyone who was inclined (i.e. anyone left over).

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2 years ago
See my above reply to Mason.

Think who you'd like to work with.
Consider who would be a good match.
Ask around. They won't bite.

Plenty of people still need partners.

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2 years ago

I enjoyed this message twice as much thanks to copy/paste magic. All the same, I read you loud and clear.

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2 years ago
"Think who you'd like to work with.
Consider who would be a good match.
Ask around. They won't bite. "

Idk why I started counting syllables when this is clearly not a haiku but I did and I even thought for a moment "wow that was a really shitty haiku."

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2 years ago

Hm, I don't think I'll try this competition for a few reasons.

1. The last person I was co-authoring a story with semi-spectacularly left the site amidst the loss of his moderator duties, perhaps I am cursed and for the good of the site it's better if I don't co-author with anyone :D

2. I'm swamped with work until 1 October when I'm off on a ten day holiday so I'm not sure I'll have the time to do this.

3. Horror is not a genre I have much experience with and against such experts as Endmaster and Steve I feel my odds of writing a better story than them are about the same as being struck by lightning (and that's because I like to think if I did win the competition End would obviously contact the dark forces he's in touch with and arrange for an "accident" involving lightning, flames or apocalypses to befall the competition winner).

I wish good luck to everyone who enters though and look forward to reading all the competition entries. Thanks again to Bucky for organising such an interesting competition, these things are great to see. Maybe I'll give the next one a shot (my hunch tell me it might be Christmas themed...)

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2 years ago

I think Will should be considered as a judge if it's a position that he'd be willing to assume.

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2 years ago

Oh yeah, he definitely should.

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2 years ago
I wanted to offer to team up with you, @Will11, since the elevenses should stick together, but I'm with you and horror is definitely not my genre. I think our story would end up with me trying to make it Disney-Halloween silly and you'd be making historical corrections to the witches... :)

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2 years ago

Haha thanks Ogre but I think your ability to write short stories on a non-historical basis outshines mine :D I don't mind making Disney scary silly but I lack the energy atm to make it funny :P There are lots of good co-op authors available though if you are interested in entering this, I'd love to see a horror short story from you + Co Author as you've written so many great short stories in the past :D

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2 years ago
I still think you're the same person ^_^

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2 years ago

Haha we are actually really similar :D I only ever make one account on sites though, I don't have the time or interest to go alt-making :)

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2 years ago
We are the same person, just in different time zones.

Now I have to publish something under this name so I can catch up with the story count of Will11...

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2 years ago

I feel like I'm at a school dance, where everyone's standing awkwardly to the side and complaining they don't have a partner while nervously looking at the floor.

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2 years ago

You know, despite my schedule, I am really interested in participating. I just need a coauthor. Is anybody still looking for one?

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2 years ago

Aww, you say this now? XD
I'd have been really interested in co-authoring with you!

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2 years ago

I'm curious as to why, considering how infrequently I comment XD

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2 years ago

Quote:

 

Aww :c

I really liked reading your stuff 

The writing exercises I mean

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2 years ago

Thanks! They are regrettably some of the only times where I have been able to write here (even though I've had some ideas).

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2 years ago

c: Well, good luck to you anyways.

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2 years ago

Ask, Bucky. He should have the info on who has who at this point. :)

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2 years ago
Yeah, I'm at work right now, when I get to a real computer, I'll list the current teams and tag everyone that expressed interest but hasn't found a partner yet.

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2 years ago

I'll jump in if I can find a co-author in time.

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2 years ago

A question: Are we allowed beta-readers or do you think it shouldn't be needed since this is a co-author project?

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2 years ago
I don't think you should need a beta reader since you have a partner.

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2 years ago
Officially, the following teams have informed me of their collaboration to date.

eshspoyeofdoom & Charaxes

Seto & IronPanther

Steve24833 & Malkalack

Slasher (ShadowHills) & Melliapop

WouldntItBeNice & Lancelot

Beardon & Tim36D


I'll save Axiom and End the harassment of getting hounded by PMs. Neither of them are participating. Steve was just laughing at everyone's horrified expressions. Surprise. Surprise. And Mizal is presently preoccupied.

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2 years ago

Pffh, if that's who I'm facing, this'll be easy.

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2 years ago

With that attitude, you'll win EVERYTHING! I have decided to use your attitude as well.

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2 years ago

Hmph. Likewise.

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2 years ago
Okay, these people apparently don't have a partner yet. So... converse among yourselves and find one. Or drag in someone new.

@Romulus ; @bilbo ; @MasonJarGuzzi ; @digit ; @LeoScales7 ; @BlueThread ; @ISentinelPenguinI

@Ogre11 ?

@breezy134 ??

@TheNewIAP ??

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2 years ago

Bilulus, Penguzzi, ItAin'tBreezy, Leogre, Threadigit.

Well, that's been sorted out.

Edit: Oh, by the way, if you disagree with this pairings, directltly post here to let the other author you don't think they're good enough for you.

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2 years ago
Honestly, those would probably be good teams.

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2 years ago

Yeah, I choose them, they're clearly amazing.

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2 years ago

As a triggered SJW I feel assaulted at my stolen given birth right of choosing and consent.

I'll see you in court.

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2 years ago

I came to that conclusion independently, so bite my ass, Steve!

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2 years ago

Okay, nobody should be assigned by Steve, dude's clearly out to sabotage the other teams. (Those of them who haven't already sabotaged themselves...)

What I'd recommend is each of you taking this list and posting the other names in a ranking from the ones you'd most like to work with, to the least.

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2 years ago

Pffh, fuck that. They had a chance to use the initiative. They did not. Hence, I solved it. The kids won't dance, I'm the teacher pairing them up.

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2 years ago
ItAin'tBreezy is a thing.

Breezy134 & TheNewIAP

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2 years ago
Penguzzi or whatever is a thing.

ISentinelPenguinI & MasonJarGuzzi

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2 years ago
Ford & betaband

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2 years ago

Ford is actually joining? :o

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2 years ago

FUCK.

This is fine. This is... fine. I can work through this. Steve AND Ford. Both of them. HAH. BOTH OF THEM. AMAZING WRITERS. AND I HAVE TO COMPETE WITH THEM.

THIS IS FINE.

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2 years ago

Wow. So I am not considered a good writer? XD

I feel insulted

But it's oh so true

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2 years ago

You've only written one story, Seto. The rest are unpublished. indecision

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2 years ago

trueeee

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2 years ago

Has Ford even written anything?

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2 years ago

NO BUT HE'S SCARY GOOD!

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2 years ago

*sniffles* What about the person with a 100% storygames read.

And got 2000 points in only a few months? Jeez, my feelings, man. And I thought we were friends, too.

 

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2 years ago
I got to 2k in a month and a half

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2 years ago

You officially scare me more than you did before!

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2 years ago
to be fair I could've done it in a month but I really wanted to keep my score at 42 points for obvious reasons

also back then storygames weren't heavily moderated so there were hundreds of 4-page games along with hundreds of WC stuff...which were also roughly 4 pages long.

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2 years ago

;~;
All those free points...
At the same time...all that terrible writing...

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2 years ago
the points were 100% not worth the hours of wading through shit

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2 years ago

I will take your word for it as I cannot see those stories...xD

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2 years ago
play the shortest route in one of Steve's games and you'll experience a reasonable equivalent :)

I love you steve <3

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2 years ago

o.o

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2 years ago

How do you know he's good?

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2 years ago
Pro tip: hide your power level

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2 years ago

It's over 9000

 

Anyways, @Steve @Ford , I look forward to losing to you guys :3

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2 years ago

Since when is Ford anything to fear? Or did one of his alts split off from the hive mind and gain sentience? Is this the 'amazing writer' you speak of?

Oh I get it, that's the alt he originally wanted to partner with, right?

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2 years ago

I think the main idea is that Ford IS an alt. He is part of something much greater......

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2 years ago

I don't believe that for a second. XD

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2 years ago

That's very accurate.....

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2 years ago

i need a co-author |-0

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2 years ago
I'm not assigning partners unless a bunch of people really do prove to be too socially awkward to ask someone to the dance. PM someone you'd like to work with.

Steve did make some good suggestions. But I'm afraid I don't know who you are, so I can't recommend anyone that I'd know for certain would be a good fit for you.

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2 years ago

Don't assign anyone. If someone fails at reading the thread, and the tiny amount of communication needed to find a partner, they can't possibly work together effectively with a co-author and their project was doomed from the start. 

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2 years ago

I have now a co-author, who goes to my school! Yay!

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2 years ago

Well, Steve, your prophesy has become real!

Please don't use Penguzzi

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2 years ago

I could do it with Ogre as long as he doesn't mind and wants to write a story for this contest.

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2 years ago
@Ogre11

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2 years ago

The fact you had to do this does not bode well for this pairing.

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2 years ago

This is my brother's birthday gift. It's done on his birthday.

I WILL MAKE IT THE WORST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER!

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2 years ago

So excited to try for second place.

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2 years ago

Good to see you're confident in you and your partner's abilities.

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2 years ago

We are confident. In getting second place.

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2 years ago

I'm probably not joining after all guys, because I want to give Steve a chance to win I'll probably be too busy next month to actually write a decent story.

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2 years ago

Not even going to give me a chance to rebuild my shattered ego by beating you? Shame.

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2 years ago

I didn't want to shatter your ego further by beating you again... I assume there'll be a contest in December, I'll give you a chance to beat me then.

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2 years ago
Correct.

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2 years ago

I'll start brainstorming stuff for a Christmas-y storygame then xD

I'm most likely kidding. I'll be too busy typing this horror story xD

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2 years ago
I'd just work on this one for now.

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2 years ago

My story is doing G-R-E-ate!

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2 years ago

Yeah I guess

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2 years ago

Ahem. Sorry. Our story. wink

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2 years ago

Damn straight 

:D

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2 years ago

Well.

It appears that I am late.

Everyone is already partnered with someone.

I'll just go cry in a corner now.

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2 years ago

Er... team up with Tim? Or is he already partnered?

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2 years ago

Already partnered with Beardon.

Mason wanted to partner with me, but that was when I was gone for a little bit so when I came back it was too late.

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2 years ago

He is mine now...

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2 years ago
Try these guys. As far as I know, they're interested and don't have a partner. Well, bilbo's interest is hearsay, but she's a good writer. So I'm going to keep encouraging people to harass her into joining in the fun until she yells at me to stop.

@digit ; @LeoScales7 ; @BlueThread ; @bilbo

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2 years ago
@Chris113022

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2 years ago

And now we wait for responses!

So which one of these lovely contestants would like to join Chris in writing a horror game? Just know that I'll probably try to push it towards being a horror comedy.

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2 years ago
I thought you partnered with Beardon.

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2 years ago

No, that was Tim.

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2 years ago

BlueThread and I are planning on getting together to write something.

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2 years ago

Digit and I teamed up, so it's fine.

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2 years ago
Well, it's October now, so I figured I'd ask - how's everyone's story coming along so far? No one's bailed yet have they?

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2 years ago

Not great. I've had other things on, so I haven't been able to put in as much effort as desired. We're on 75 pages.

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2 years ago

Poorly. 37 pages. sad

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2 years ago

I'm a lazy shit... so yeah.

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2 years ago

S'okay, big bear.

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2 years ago

:(

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2 years ago
That's not a bad start.

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2 years ago

Yeah... yeah it is.

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2 years ago

I'm planning for Vampires.

Good Vampires.

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2 years ago

One Page.

Half a page.

Two Paragraphs.

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2 years ago
Damn'it Tim.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

It's going okay.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Mellia and I are going to have too drop out. Sorry.

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2 years ago
It's October 5th... *sigh.

Now, you know, I have to call in @Steve24833 to gloat about this, right?

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2 years ago

I know.
Steve, do your shit. *bows before him*

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2 years ago

I actually wasn't going to comment, but if I'm being drawn away from my writing (85 pages, yay!), I guess I'll make a token effort.

Slashy, you failed. You proved yourself to be incapable of writing on a writing site, and given the fact your points suggests you don't read storygames, you should just leave.

I am the Philosopher-King described by Plato, the Ubermensch described by Nietzche, the very God dreamt about by Muhammed. I am unbreakable, unstoppable, unbeatable. This competition is mine. 

Also, Malk exists.

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2 years ago

Thank you, almighty king.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago
Okay, not so much what he said, but tapping out with almost a month left... seems kind of... odd?

If you're just having creative issues, I think you should reconsider, ask some detailed questions in the WW and get some feedback and then proceed with your story.

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2 years ago

It's not so much that. Mellia and I haven't been working on it at all and she's leaving for almost a week soon. I'll see what we can do.

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2 years ago

Okay... I give up.

I'm not dropping out of the contest, but... you win, Steve. You win. I just can't keep up with your writing pace at this point.

Still going to try to finish my game on time and still participate in the contest, but I've abandoned any hope of actually earning 1st place. Still might get third.

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2 years ago

I mean no real offense by saying this, but if you go into a contest thinking you won't win. You won't win. Aside from that, it's better to aim higher, because you might land around your goal if you don't achieve it.

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2 years ago

DON'T RUIN MY DRAMATIC GIVING UP SCENE!!!111!!1

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2 years ago

You were never particularly a threat, given that Esh existed. Iron Panther was the threat.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

I'm guessing it's too late to enter.....

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Not at all. You can enter literally three hours before the deadline if you wanted to.

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2 years ago

I'd end up with a terrible story though.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

There's still almost an entire month left. You won't end up with a terrible story if you start now. Plenty of people are only just starting now. I mean, the contest began about ten days before October so the people who started early only got a ten day head start.

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2 years ago

But now I'll have to search for a co-author....

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2 years ago

*points to Himario's post*

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2 years ago

He wants Seto to be his co-author

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2 years ago

Seto's already taken, though.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Well i don't know, but that's what it says.

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2 years ago

I'm with IronPanther and I cant take another person as coauthor, therefore; Himario is open for coauthoring unless they were only willing to participate in this contest if I was their coauthor. In that case, there are a few other people I can recommend to do this contest with as I've rejected their offers and they haven't appeared to have found anyone else.

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2 years ago

I wish we could have written together :,(

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2 years ago
Yeah, I'd just ask the Himario guy if I was you.

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2 years ago

if someone agrees to let me be their co-author (Seto) then im in.

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2 years ago

As part of the Steve "Do better, because Malk and I are making you look like dog-shit" announcement, I'd like to point out we're at 145 pages, because I am an asshole who likes to gloat. How are the rest of you guys doing?

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2 years ago

...

2 pages.

Procrastination is a bitch.

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2 years ago
Damn'it Chris.

Try setting a small goal for yourself. Say, "I'm going to write one page today." And say that every day throughout the week. By the end of the week, if you get into the rhythm of writing something daily, you shouldn't have too much trouble writing a respectable 3-5 pages a day before long.

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2 years ago
Anyone feel like joining with me? I'm up for the challenge if you are :)

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2 years ago
@EndMaster please set aside Rogues for two weeks and work with her. Make Steve sweat.

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2 years ago

Insane alone is enough to scare Steve.

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2 years ago

Ah, it's already almost over, and there's no good coauthors left. I say wait it out until the next one.

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2 years ago

I'd love to, but I already have a partner.

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2 years ago

I thought you dropped out.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Pretty sure I did. Not sure yet. I'll have to speak to Mellia more about it.

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2 years ago

Good to know you're wearing the pants in the relationship.

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2 years ago

If Char isn't going to be online for the next week or so, I'm going to have to drop out.

Sorry about that...

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2 years ago
I hear she's kicking your butt in the page count. Help your partner out and cowboy up.

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2 years ago
Since contestants seem to be dropping like flies, who actually still intends to submit something? (Yes, Steve, we know you are.)

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Digit and I are going to try to get our story done in time. If not, we'll still work on it and publish it as a regular story.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago
oh yeah I forgot I guess we should get started on ours soon

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Right.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Oh shiiiiiiit.

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2 years ago

It's ok, I wrote the first paragraph

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2 years ago

Me and IronPanther still intend to finish our story c:

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2 years ago

So my question is once the storys done how do we submit it to the contest do we just publish it or...

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

You can just publish it, if your partner's definitely OK with it. Just tag it as Contest Entry as its tags, and best mention that its for the contest in the description. Then, you can just publish it.

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2 years ago
Yeah, basically what Steve said.

Just publish it and tag it as a contest entry. Also, send me a PM and a link when you publish it though.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago
I'll join!

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

This guy doesn't have a coauthor now that PugTaco has been banned. I would recommend messaging him or insanebutvain.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

That guy thought it was a good idea to pick Pugtaco add a partner. He has no sense or standards as a writer and anyone who writes with him will have to live with the knowledge they were second pick to freakin Pugtaco.

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2 years ago

Not really. I wrote the whole story. I just needed someone to stand off to the side and keep their mouth shut. I was carrying him to victory and he got himself BANNED?!

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago
Well, I figured I'd post an update of how our entrants are fairing. If anyone feels ambitious, you may be able to place reasonably well if you start writing now with all the dead weight here. Ahem, calling all @insanebutvain 's.

A few quick side notes:

On a personal note, Mizal and I were going to write a surprise story as a non-entry. But the poor lass had an unfortunate incident with a personal pleasure device, and I went on vacation to walk up mountains. With Nanowrimo coming up, which we both are going to participate in, we decided to shelve the project until after that event is over.

Leading off of that, there will not be a contest in November. I encourage everyone to participate in National Novel Writing Month instead. I'll host the next contest in December.

I'm strongly considering talking with the admins to engage in a point fee for future contests. And I would like some feedback from the community on the concept. After officially entering, you would lose a predetermined point total, say 25 or 50, depending on the scale of the contest. If you fail to enter something, you would lose the points for good, but if you enter an honest effort, you get your original points back, plus a small bonus for fulfilling your commitment. This would be in addition to whatever rewards the winner would receive. It's a small incentive, but hopefully it may help productivity.

And now for the shame.

@eshspoyeofdoom ; @Charaxes
STATUS: Presumably quit.

@Seto ; @IronPanther
STATUS: May not reach deadline, but vows to produce a story.

@Steve24833 ; @Malkalack
STATUS: Malk needs to contribute more to Steve's considerable effort. A Story is definitely coming.

@ShadowHills (Slasher) ; @Melliapop
STATUS: Probably quit.

@WouldntItBeNice ; @Lancelot
STATUS: Quit. But I'll give WIBN a nod for having the best reason of all the quitters.

@Beardon ; @Tim36D
STATUS: Probably quit.

@Breezy134 ; @TheNewIAP
STATUS: Possibly quit.

@ISentinelPenguinI ; @MasonJarGuzzi
STATUS: No idea. Kindly update us.

@Ford ; @betaband
STATUS: We all knew from the start that if Ford wrote so much as a sentence, it would have beaten the odds.

@Digit ; @Chris113022
STATUS: May not reach deadline, but vows to produce a story.

@UrUberDriver ; @Zokst
STATUS: Both have left the site.

@DrPhoenix ; @TheMonitor
STATUS: Banned.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Meh. Maybe I'll join the next contest.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago
I was actually going to suggest you and @insanebutvain write a short entry.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

She's a wonderful writer, and I'm still not very confident with my English yet. This is such a hard language to learn, blegh.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago
I would not have guessed you were ESL.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Mmm, well that's because I double check everything meticulously before posting anything. But I'm sure there are still some mistakes that I make.

I will publish someday soon, but I'll probably need a bunch of help with literally everything. I still will probably be more of a reader than writer if that day does come :P

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

To be fair, this is your own fault, Bucky. If you wanted to find a bunch of writers for a contest, you should've went to a writing site.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Fuck it, gas the forums.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

My life is complete End.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Ahaha, I heard the WIBN story last night. A cautionary tale in the importance of choosing partners wisely.

 

Pretty pitiful turnout, but about what I expected. There aren't enough people on this site with the time, ability and inclination to make a serious attempt, even before you factor in the co-author wrinkle and divide that pool by two.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

I am currently Harrison Ford.

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2 years ago
hey! ...I've written a sentence.

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2 years ago

A page in fact!

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago
Wow this competition is going to shit. I'll enter if anyone else seriously wants to, but I feel like most people who wanted to be in it are already entered/have given up.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

@Bucky Since no one's weighed in on the point fee yet, just fyi I'm definitely all for it, if End doesn't mind the extra busywork. Inability to stick to a goal is what does us all in, incentives are needed. Even if it was as little as ten points, it might make a difference, and that way anyone who produces something worthwhile gets a participation prize. 

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

I agree. The temporary point penalty should produce some extra motivation from us.

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2 years ago
point penalty should be a percent because a Dramatists' idea of 50 points is different than a Master Scriviners' idea of 50 points.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

I would probably be up for it in regards to time and effort. It's just that horror really is probably my least favorite genre to write. I think we all know that if a writer doesn't want to write a story, then they won't write that story. I look forward to the December contest though. 

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2 years ago
Well, it's the last week, and it looks like we only have three teams that haven't fallen into the pits of shame. So huzzah for them. Of course, some dark horse could always come out of the blue, but then they'd need to be flogged for not announcing their team.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

What the hell happened to Killer Moth Girl anyway?

She was all over the place and then she just suddenly ran away. Granted she could stand to calm down, but I actually didn’t mind her compared to some of the other new idiots we’ve been getting lately.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Disappeared after it was discovered that she(?) had the same IP as Lemons. At first they were apparently just acquaintances from Roblox, but then that evolved into neighbors or something. 

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

*sighs*

What a shame...

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

I suppose it is :(

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

I was wondering about that too, she was practically spamming threads for a little while there and then just vanished.

Though 20 days isn't that big a deal, except that it kind of left her co-author hanging, and I thought they were actively working on an entry.

@eshspoyeofdoom You were her partner, did you two officially decide to drop out?

 

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2 years ago
He said she was going to be gone for like a week, but I'm guessing if she's been gone 20 days, then either she's not coming back or she told her family she liked scissors. And then the Mormons put her to the stake.

Poor lass.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

She never told me that she was leaving...

It's weird 'cause, we were determined to finish the story on time. We also had an entire series planned and detailed to the bone.

I decided it would be appropriate to drop out. If she comes back... at least I could say that I didn't submit an incomplete story.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

I really would like to enter, but idk if I can find a co-author or if I can get it done by the deadline. frown

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Yeah, deadline's in four days. Even if you could get a co-author, you definitely wouldn't finish in time.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

If I could grow in my beard I would go full hipster Sayian mode and speed through our story adding some good teenage drama and a deep thought provoking storyline that only my class of hipsters would truly "understand". That would be worthy of one of those indie awards that all the people who tried get.


Tl;DR  we'll get it done eventually.

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2 years ago

And by getting it done eventually he means when both of us stop being lazy. Specifically, when I stop being lazy.
 

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

OMS was written in about 3 days.

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2 years ago
Did you have a prepared outline or notes before you started? I've been curious what you had beforehand for awhile now. Regardless, that's damn impressive.

Do you remember the total word count?

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Finally published our story with the "Contest Entry" tag on it I hope that's enough.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Nm figured out how to enter it. Here's to hoping we win!

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

I left a comment xD

Good luck! :)

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Thank you! I'm also gonna take it down really quick and fix those grammer mistakes you pointed out.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Ok :)
I may not have noticed any mistakes later on though. It was hard enough concentrating on the words and plots when confronted with the wall of text...do you think you can fix that? ^^;

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

The wall of text mean one giant paragraph instead of it being broken up into smaller paragraphs? I'll do my best but as it's my first story and the deadline's in a few days I wouldn't get my hopes up but I'll remember that while I'm preparing future games.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Yes, that's what walltext means xD

It's pretty easy to fix, or at the very least, partly fix.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Well I put spaces between them so there's 2 or three smaller paragraphs instead of one giant paragraph. I hope that helps to an extent at least. I also fixed the grammer mistakes and unwittingly found a spelling mistake as well!

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

It is much better! :D
Good luck on winning the contest! :)

My money is still on Steve :P

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Thanks!

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2 years ago

You're welcome! :)

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Wait?! Pugtaco's banned?! I'm freaking screwed!!!!!! Is anybody LEFT?!

 

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Huh? What do you mean by "Is anybody LEFT?!"

Steve and Malk, Me and IronPanther, Digit and Chris... and who knows who else.

IronPanther hasn't been on in awhile though, and I will admit I'm getting nervous as we were doing a complete overhaul to fit the deadline...

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

I meant is anybody left to co-author with bc without a co-author my story won't be accepted.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

I already finished it so I would just need somebody to put their name on it.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

I think it still counts. Also, don't double post ;-;

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

OK. Sorry. Also the announcement at the top says that co-authoring is a requirement. Yep I'm screwed. I'd better find someone else.

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2 years ago

Ask Ebon, Code or insanebutvain.

Or hey, any of the people who quit. Lol.

Or a random, slightly literate newbie.

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2 years ago

The last time I picked a slightly literate newbie it came back to haunt me. Yeah I'll PM insanebutvain. Thank you.

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2 years ago

He is not considered slightly literate. Does that word even belong in the same sentence as him?

Well, Banner doesn't seem like he's going to be banned soon and neither is Mage...I think.

*shrugs* Just saying, if insane doesn't coauthor with you.

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2 years ago

Thank you again!

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2 years ago

No problem ^-^

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2 years ago

Yep I already asked Mage, Insanebutvain, and Banner whichever one of them PM's me first will get the slot. I'm freaking desperate... also if IronPanther dosen't get back on time before the deadline and I still haven't found a co-author you could put yourself as the co-author on my story. Here's to hoping those circumstances don't come to pass.

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2 years ago

If he doesn't, I'll try to finish the overhaul, then work on the original idea after the deadline.

I already have half of it done. Was going to work in a quick ending for the deadline, and finish it after the contest, but he wanted to do a complete overhaul, which I am fine with.

 

And idk. I want to stay with IP whether he comes back or not xD

*coughs* misplaced loyalty *cough*

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2 years ago

Respect. Here's to hoping I find a co-author. I REALLY want that trophy on my profile.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

If PugTaco was involved in the making of the story, they're a coauthor. The fact that they're banned should, I think, be irrelevant to your submission.

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2 years ago

"I think it still counts."
But wait until Bucky gets on and ask him.

Just in case and all that.

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2 years ago

I wrote the story. There were parts of the story that he wrote in, but I had to edit them because they were... below standards.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Ah, that changes things, then. Your coauthor needs to do a significant part of the story for it to be viable as a contest entry.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Damn. Well at least I got the story published, and it was a good one. Maybe another time.

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2 years ago

o.o

Well...in that case...

How much exactly is significant? Does um...2 pages of about 163 count? ;-;

Cause I can't quickly find someone else and all that. Meh, you know what? Nevermind, I'll still finish this thing. It just won't be a contest entry *sigh*
I wanted a custom trophy...

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

I feel your pain

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2 years ago

;-;

I really want a custom trophy. That is my final wish on this site.

It requires a lot of points and half of the custom trophies.

Or you have to be a mod/admin. They automatically get one.

Or you have to have (3 I believe) storygames featured...

Or you have to win a site contest or something. I forgot...I asked one of the admins at some point.

I cry a little inside.

I wanted to give out trophies with a little...idk...S? A book?(may rethink this at some point) on them xD

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Im available to co-author and write if you need someone last minute. I write best under pressure so I can contribute a significant amount with three days to go:p

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2 years ago
Basically what Steve said.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Hey, even if you don't get the trophy for this one, you still made a story of considerable quality- much higher than the rest of the new stories, and there are other contests :)

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2 years ago

I was armed only with an inability to be self-critical, and way too much time on my hands. It also might have been 4 days, I'm pretty hazy on it at this point. No outline or notes. Not sure how many words, but it's 456 pages, at least 50 (75?) of which are one-liners in that stupid maze. I'm thinking that a lot of other pages had very few words too.

I could never do that now, because I would be aware of how shitty my writing was.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Prepare your assholes. This contest is about to be fuckin over

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

When the story goes up you guys are pretty much going to win by default. Which is a shame because I'd imagine it would've been more satisfying to have some competition to destroy...

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

It would be.  Was hoping there'd at least be some furfucks or something to stomp. Oh well

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

So Malk, once this contest is over, you finally gonna get to work on Farmer Joe?

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago
Well, we've got just over 25 hours until the deadline.

Someone please tell me that Steve and Malk aren't going to win by default.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

I really want to just not publish the story, just so your contest has not a single entry.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

They aren't going to win by default, because if we don't have at least 3 entries the contest is canceled.

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2 years ago
In my book they do. And everyone else gets shame.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

So do they get anything? Or do you just keep it to yourself? While I did quit, I don't think winning by default is an actual win.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

They won't get anything from me. The people who failed to write however will get SHAME.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago
Your opinion doesn't count because you're SHAMED.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Your opinion is irrelevant, as you are a shamed failure.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

I simply thought you were kind of dumb before, but now I actively dislike you.  Welcome to The List, turd boy. 

 

Also, lol if you think you would've made their win more of an 'actual' one even if you had entered. In addition to being a disgusting failure, I have a feeling you're not as good an author as you think you are.

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2 years ago
What's the deadline?

edit:: oh it's in the OP. literally never read it until now. better get started on this story I guess

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago
If you and beta each wrote 15 pages tonight... you'd probably get second place.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago
I guess I'll go write some pages then. I'm chill with 2nd place.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Come on, you putrid cunts! LOSE TO ME GOD DAMN YOU

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Hey, bask in your momentary dominance. Next time, we all won't go so easy on you again. Ha ha. Also, congrats on creating the most effective power couple of the contest. :)

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Fuck it, calling it now.

You lack discipline!

eshspoyeofdoom: SHAME

Charaxes: SHAME

Seto: SHAME

IronPanther: SHAME

Slasher: SHAME

Melliapop: SHAME

WIBN: SHAME

Lancelot: SHAME

Breezy: SHAME

IAP: SHAME

Sentinel: SHAME

Mason: SHAME

Ford: SHAME

Beta: SHAME

Digit: SHAME

Chris: SHAME

UrUber: SHAME

Zokst: SHAME

Monitor: SHAME

Leo: SHAME

BlueThread: SHAME

Pumpkin: SHAME

Show: SHAME

Nokado: SHAME

Beardon: SHAME

Tim: Personal issues, but SHAME anyway

Phoenix: SHAME AND BANNED LOLZ

Pug: SHAME AND BANNED LOLZ

ben: NOT SHAMED (But still lost)

Malk: DEGENERATE WINNER (bottom)

Steve: DEGENERATE WINNER (top)

If by some miracle something changes before 1 PM, this will be updated, but I seriously doubt it.

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2 years ago

I think Tim may have killed a close family member to get out of this contest. 

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2 years ago

Nevermind the thing.

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2 years ago
Midnight? The deadline is in 12 hours! We still have time!

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2 years ago

I PROMISED TO PRODUCE A STORY ANYWAY, DAMMIT.

...

Wait.

Maybe... If I want to produce a story... I should actually work on it!

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2 years ago

Is that Tywin Lannister in your avatar?

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2 years ago

Nope. Cave Johnson.

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2 years ago

I thought it was Grand Moff Tarkin. 

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2 years ago

I found everyone's favorite game.

 

https://stonebird.itch.io/the-author-and-the-deadline

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2 years ago

ShowMeTheCode and NokadoThe published a storygame that's dog-shit, but hey, it's 2nd place.

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2 years ago

Who the hell is Nokia? Anyway doesn't matter, I guess Show isn't SHAMED anymore.

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

That wasn't even a CYS story. That was a four-page linear shit story.

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2 years ago

Do this again but ping them all, and I'm going to petition for you to take away some points. They killed the contest and prevented the only two entrants (who wrote an actually good story) from getting any reward for their effort, IMO they deserve injury in addition to insult.

 

Shame the fuck out of ShowMeTheCode and the other guy too. Their "story", kind of isn't one. Even if it's not spelled out in the rules I'd guess that an entry that qualifies for automatic deletion doesn't count.

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2 years ago

Duly noted. Show is still SHAMED along with his partner.

It's a good thing we have concerned citizens like you working hard to help ensure that our most precious foundations are upheld.

Glory to CYStia

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2 years ago
Yeah, it should go without saying that a story that fails to meet minimum site standards is an automatic disqualification.

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2 years ago

Well, at least I didn't get shamed.

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2 years ago

I'm fucking in.

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2 years ago

You're fucking late.

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2 years ago
Do you mean the contest? In that case, I would advise you to learn to read, then check the deadline. It was today.

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2 years ago

I've got six hours.

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2 years ago

It was over at 13:01 EST. Which was six or seven hours ago. Even then, you need a co-author and you definitely can't get a solid story out in six hours.

EDIT: Wait, the deadline is actually 1 PM EST, not 1 AM EST. Still, my last two points stand.

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2 years ago

Your legitimate criticism empowers me.

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2 years ago
All of my what? You thought 1300 was 1am?

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2 years ago

You have six hours. Find a coauthor, and write. Get us to that lucky number three entrants.

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2 years ago

So far Steve and Malk are still the only contestants who submitted an actual story together.

If there are any people still trying to complete this thing, don't bother. While the SHAME will stick to you like the love bliss to coins' mom after a wild night, the LOLZ of denying Steve and Malk any sort of proper reward makes up for it.
 

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2 years ago

I'm almost done.

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2 years ago

I hope you found a co-author. 

Regardless, I believe in you. The last thing Steve needs is another feature.

You'd be getting second place either way, am I right? 

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2 years ago

What a coincidence that you joined today of all days to save this contest.

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2 years ago

I know who it is, and even with the co-author they're intending on choosing, they wouldn’t be eligible to win or even place due to Bucky's rules.

However, I’m still sort of hoping they produce an okay story anyway.

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2 years ago

Is that so? Well, I'm always happy for a good story to read. ^^

But this is simply incorrigible then. So much shame, you could make a shame pie if you wanted. But I'm guessing that it would taste like shame actually. So not very good.

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2 years ago

Pardon, by what doesn't it qualify?

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2 years ago

It looked like at first it was you and your "alt" which Bucky already said was against the rules.

However as I already said in another post, based on your past, I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt that you're two different people.

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2 years ago

Oh, understood.

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2 years ago

I did it, right?

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2 years ago

Fortunately Uglick has a fairly good rep around here, so if he’s saying that you’re actually two different people, I’ll make the leap of faith.

Plus it looks like you actually put some work into the story and is at least more of a CYOA than what Show and his partner did.

I guess it’s a legit submission, unless Bucky’s got objections for some reason.

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2 years ago

To meet the criteria of the assignment, I hereby announce my interest in this thread.

My hat is in the ring. My under 8 hours of work, under the influence of alcohol for the majority of the time, is now here for you all to see. Oh, and Mandnando helped too, shortly before falling asleep on my bed.

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2 years ago

Given that Ug and his drunk dinosaur buddy practically came in at the last minute and STILL patched an actual story together just makes the rest of your SHAMINGS even worse!

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2 years ago
Well, that's it. Two entries and a lone effort by Benholman who was sabotaged by the worthless pugtaco.

I'll have to talk to 3J and End to see what we're going to do about this after the stories are read. The contest trophy is pretty much out of the question, though I'll still put the "winner" on my profile and link to the story like I did for Romulus's short story contest winner.

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2 years ago

Oh, we didn't win. That's settled. My aim to was to produce a functional story game rapidly. That I accomplished.

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2 years ago

With or without or co-author who may or may not be an alt, it's not a bad story at all and nicely trippy. I'm impressed you got it out so fast.

I could only give it a quick read on my phone but I'll definitely be taking a closer once I'm home.

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2 years ago

I should note that with the story being so short people should find more than one ending before rating, especially endings that are not deaths.

This isn't anything like I'd always aimed to make my first story game here. But I'm actually really proud of what I've put out. It's invigorating. All day I've toggled between thoughts on the finished product and what I might do next.

It's cool though, because my next piece will not have a coauthor.

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2 years ago

Any word on this?

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2 years ago
Generally contests require three or four entrants as a minimum, and we didn't reach that very low baseline. Typically, that means the contest is canceled.

However, we didn't think it was fair that the two teams that did complete something should be penalized for everyone else's slothfulness. So instead of naming a "winner" for the contest-that-was-not-a-contest each team received a point bonus for participating. I plan on linking each contest winner's story in my profile, like I did for Romulus's short story contest winner. But in this case, I'm just going to link to both of the stories that entered for this one.

So congratulations to the two teams that followed through with their commitment. Both works were a solid addition to the site.

As an added bonus, I'll provide personalized feedback to both stories if the authors' request it and let me know what they are specifically looking for in that regard. I'm going to throw a stab in the dark out there that @Will11 may be willing to do so as well. He would have been one of our judges, and I know he enjoyed both stories.

And everyone else except Benholman gets SHAME.

*See End if you require personalized SHAMING.

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2 years ago

Oh, pop in some saucy Bucky feedback.

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2 years ago

I'll be happy to provide personalized feedback, for what my ideas are worth, on these two very great stories that were really enjoyable reads and well-written stories.

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2 years ago

Cheers Will, thanks.

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2 years ago

Lit. Thanks mate.

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2 years ago

Oh, wow. Thanks for the feedback here. It feels great to see what I worked on appreciated. However, please only link the other story of the two. I think it was clearly better than mine and Lamp's. I'm sure Steve and Malk put considerably more time in than I did.

Please, Leave comments on the story itself by all means.

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2 years ago

Your humility disgusts me. Your work was very good and you're one of the few site people who aren't twats who can't even write a simple contest entry. I demand it be linked, you humble bastard.

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2 years ago

I don't think I could've set my expectations any lower for this contest, but even I was rather disheartened by the result. That is quite a remarkable feat to accomplish, so there's that. ^^

Hmm, although I'm quite confused about one thing in particular, tbh. Lancelot was rather active in the RP side of things on the forums, so I'm not sure on how WIBN and him couldn't properly communicate with each other to make something work out. Oh well, I suppose it doesn't matter now.

Maybe December will be better? :)

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2 years ago
@Wouldntitbenice had a funny story about this.

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2 years ago

Yes, it is quite... different as for why our story did not work. (We actually put out effort.) Nonetheless, I will not delve into the details as a courtesy for privacy of PMs, (but there were no ill feelings between us when we surrendered to Steve and Bucky).

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2 years ago
Lame. I wanted you to post all the poopy details.

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2 years ago

Okay, I just say Lance's post which said, "While I did quit, I don't think winning by default is an actual win." I will now shame both pf us by showing how deserving Malk and Steve are.

First and foremost, we had a bad idea to begin with. It was one of those stories where everybody is in a haunted building. It still sounds pretty generic... well, here it gets interesting. There were very few female characters in the storgame, yet all of them were lesbian, but the oddest aspect of this was that one of the girls only had the personality trait of "lesbian". Of course, I did all I can to salvage the characters, but they were still flat and low-quality by my standards. At this point, I was getting worried.

As we started writing the story, I noticed something odd about Lance's writing style. There were no quotation marks.... at all. I could not convince Lance to use them. The nail in the coffin of the story was when Lance told me about one of the death scenes. A character (who was rather tasteless) wishes to not down as the bathroom was flooding. Naturally, he would head to the nearest toilet. There, the character flushed the toilet to the drink its air. (Why?!) Instead of air coming up, a giant turd came out, and the character thus eats it and dies. Cue the LOLs.

As such, I realized that this potential entry should not be finished. Sorry Lance, but I figured this should give Malk and Steve some added praise (while minimizing the effectiveness for your argument that they should not win due to others not entering).

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2 years ago

Oh... Well, I suppose that it was probably for the best to drop out of the contest then x)

Some of those details sound rather horrifying.

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2 years ago

Can you imagine waiting nine months and then having Lancelot come slithering out of your cunt?

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Someone should make a horror story about it.

With lesbians and giant turds of course.

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2 years ago

As I lay on the bed in the bright room of the hospital, with my caring husband (well, as caring as a huge piece of turd is, anyways...) and the female doctor at the end of the bed telling me to breath deeply and push (in between moans of ecstasy as she masturbated, of course), I could feel the baby coming, after a long 9 months my baby was finally about to be born! But then the pain hit. Unbearable waves of pain surged through my body, and I let out a piercing shriek that rang throughout the hospital. My husband, obviously not noticing my outburst, since he is a, well, piece of shit. However, the doctor seems to have gone in full pussy playing mode, seemingly very turned on by my pain, not even paying attention to the baby anymore. Then, the baby comes. I can feel as something finally spurts out of my private parts, inducing incredible pain throughout your body and making a sickening splat on the floor. I wait for what seems like an eternity, paralyzed by fear, with the only sound being the doctor's moans as she seems to hit her climax and the squelching sounds as the thing gets up off the floor. Finally, the thing looks at me from across the bed, and utters its first words from its mouth.

Hi mom, how are you doing, it said.

I blink twice in shock before it continues.

Hey, hey, mom, hey, hey, hey mom!, it rambled.

I stare stupidly before I burst in laughter at the pathetic morsel in front of me. Suddenly, I'm joined by many others in the room, all laughing and pointing at the idiot who isn't even using quotation marks! The thing flees the hospital, chased out by everyone in the room. The abomination is able to escape, but something that looks like it has been reported to scour particular internet forums...

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2 years ago

Well you just got more points than Lancelot did.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Disturbing imagery aside, this is written rather well.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago
This expanded version is even better! ^_^

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

To be honest,

a) In literary pieces in spanish, quotation marks are not usually used, and as it is my first language, I did commit that mistake.

b) In Kingsman, there is a scene where the rooms are flooded and they use shower pipes to get air from the toilets, weird, I know, but I thought it would make for something interesting.

c) Correction? please, he/she never told me anything about the quotation marks, and as for the characters, I do admit they were generic, but if it was actually such a problem, why didn't WIBN tell me anything apart from the sexuality isue? He/she never actually tried to change the story's setting nor told me to do it, so I thought he/she was okay with it.

Finally, WIBN, next time say something to my face instead of waiting around for anyone else to ask you about it.

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2 years ago
Well, buddy, you just lost any sympathy anyone may have had for you.

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2 years ago
I hope his mom went on to have other children. Malk and Bannerlord made me feel really bad for her.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

What's happening in December?

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

Probably another contest, or something of the sort.

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2 years ago
Next "monthly" contest, using the terminology lightly.

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2 years ago

No word yet on what it'll be?

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago
I've got an idea, but I'll hold off on sharing it until I announce the contest.

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago
darn it, I came here to late

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

There will be another next month. We don't know the theme.

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2 years ago

I look forward to losing all my points! :D

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago
The next one should be posted sometime late next week. @hamish

October Co-Author Spooky Story Contest

2 years ago

I look forward to losing half of my points in an attempt to get a storygame made :)