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BZ's Summer Slam Contest!

20 days ago

BZ's Summer Slam Contest!

Theme: Heroes, Vigilantes, & Spies - Create fun and mayhem through larger-than-life scenarios.

Format: CYOA

Deadline: August 31st at 2400 hrs Eastern Standard Time



Focus:

The primary focus of the plot and or setting should involve playing a hero, super-hero, vigilante, or spy. The protagonist must be on the side of good, justice, karma (or whatever), protecting his or her neighborhood, city, country, etc. from the bad guys/forces of evil. An anti-hero may be used and the lines between good and evil blurred here and there as dramatically needed - but Submissions where the protagonist is an outright villain or acts in a generally unheroic manner throughout will be disqualified (though that might make an interesting contest at a later date).



Entry Requirements & Prizes:

You must formally declare intent to enter the contest in this thread, as there is a point entry fee. Hopefully, this will motivate people to finish and reward those who honor their commitments

People can choose to enter the contest for 25, 50, 75, 100, or 125 points. Upon entering, those points will be deducted from your total. Upon submitting a contest story which meets minimum contest standards, you will get either 30, 60, 90, 120, or 150 points back (depending on how much they entered for).

1st Place Winner will get an additionally 100 points for winning the contest, BZ's Glorious Mustache Trophy!, a Commendation, and a Featured Story if it's good enough to merit featuring.

2nd Place Winner will get an additionally 50 points and a possible Commendation, if it's good enough to merit one.

3rd Place Winner will get an additionally 25 points and a possible Commendation, if it's good enough to merit one.

If you do not submit a contest story which meets minimum contest standards by the deadline, you will not receive any rewards or points back.

To eliminate any possible confusion, the first number is your entry fee, and the second would be your reward. And this is just for submitting an acceptable entry. The Winners will receive additional points on top of their initial reward.

25 -> 30

50 -> 60

75 -> 90

100 -> 120

125 -> 150

Recap: Stories will not be valid entries unless the site member formally announces his or her intent to enter the contest in this thread with the amount of points he or she wishes to stake.

* See EndMaster for rules regarding your service to him if your entry sends you into negative points.

* Stories that cannot meet minimum site standards count the same as a non entry and get SHAME.

* One entry fee/bet per site member. Multiple Submissions are allowed, but mind the quality. No alternate accounts.



Judging:

The judging panel will consist of Moderators/Administrators and selected highly esteemed community members that do not wish to enter.

BZ's Summer Slam Contest!

20 days ago

Goddammit, I don't do good guys. I do military dictators, supervillains, vampire thralls, Orc warlords and at best people struggling to survive.

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20 days ago
Even orcs have heroes.

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20 days ago

Yeah, but they're everyone else's villains. I doubt "And he massacred the Elven babies, which Orcs found heroic" will be let slide.

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20 days ago
All heroes are someone else's villain.

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19 days ago

Yeah, but by that standard BZ's contest includes literally everything, seeing as every protagonist could be seen as heroic to some twisted fuck.

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20 days ago

Oh boohoo, are you already backing out of your claim you were going to win this contest? 

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20 days ago

Hardly surprising that he was going choke and make excuses.

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20 days ago
He would have loved your suggested Theme lol!

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19 days ago

What was it, out of curiousity?

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19 days ago

Children's Story.

So basically no sex, no swearing, no graphic violence allowed in the story.

Nothing would have stopped you from writing a villain protagonist though if you could somehow figure out a way to do it without any of the above.

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19 days ago
Huh, this would have been a good one too. Maybe that could be a future comp. I'm always thinking we need more kid stories here (especially back when 3J was talking about a school mode for the site) but it's not something most of our active authors would be interested in writing without motivation.

I don't even feel like it's very restrictive as a genre, keeping in mind The Hobbit was written for ten year olds.

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19 days ago

I would've been very fond of this type as well. Like Mizal, I think this would be a good future prompt.

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20 days ago
Yeah I think we all saw this coming. Steve types a lot of words, but in a very narrow category. And he's always got that '[X] is for faggots' excuse close at hand any time he's taken out of his comfort zone even in a small way.

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19 days ago

"Good" does seem to be a very narrow category, admittedly.

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20 days ago

AHHHHH SO EXCITED!! Put me down for 125, thank you!

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20 days ago
YES, I am ready to win this. 125 points seems a little tame, but put me down for that unless I can bet everything.

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20 days ago
It's a firm cap on point betting this go round.

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20 days ago
Am I an alternate account? xD

If not I'm in for 125 ofc

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20 days ago
For now its been upgraded to primary account haha!

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20 days ago
Is the one entry per member rule really necessary in a two month comp? Feels like two entries would be manageable for most, if someone wanted a challenge.

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20 days ago
wouldn't that give steve an unecessary advantage on top of the advantage he already has?

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20 days ago
Steve actually has a crippling disadvantage for this one. He can't write about good guys, nor fathom why anyone would want to.

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20 days ago
Multiple Entry Fee/Bets - no. Multiple Submissions - sure, why not?

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20 days ago
I probably can't actually manage two so I'm not committing to it yet. Theoretically this will help ease my crippling indecision over whether to write about paladins or superheroes though...

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20 days ago

Not my usual story category, but put me down for 125 points! 

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20 days ago
You know, we don't actually have a superhero tag. How hard is it to add one? I've always been surprised it's not a more popular genre here, but I'm expecting this contest will address that.

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20 days ago

I'll enter for 125 points.

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20 days ago

Well that was easy.

Just added a new superhero tag. Enjoy.

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20 days ago
Nice!

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20 days ago
Thanks. I didn't realize it was that simple.

Now go program the site so stories are searchable by tags please. I'll wait.

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20 days ago

thanks daddy 

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20 days ago

If I bet a small amount now, can I up my bet later? Like in a few weeks?

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20 days ago
The smaller bets are just for show. I personally would be disgusted by anyone who didn't go all in.

Why not just wait till you're sure you'll have enough time before entering, if that's the issue?

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20 days ago

*thinks* Okie. ^-^

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20 days ago

Huh?

Oh, I really haven't been paying too much attention to the forums lately.

125 points. 

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20 days ago

:D Yay!

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20 days ago

Remember, just do your best princess and don't make me SHAME you.

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20 days ago

There's a good chance I'll end up disappointing you, buuuuut I will try to avoid shame.

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20 days ago

Oh damn, Thara's gonna hopefully write a storygame. Now i'm even more excited about this contest.

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20 days ago

I'll join at 125 points.

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Contestants So Far:

XNeo - 25

DungeonLord - 75

Luna - 75

RoyalGhost - 75

AzBaz - 125

Ben - 125

Betaband - 125

BJ - 125

Brian - 125

Chanbot (Ford) - 125

Chris -125

Ebon - 125

Fazz - 125

Malk - 125

MinnieKing  - 125
Mizal  - 125
Orange - 125
Reverencia  - 125
Romulus - 125
Thara  - 125

Wibbons - 125

Non Learning Animals So Far:

Kiritsyu (Negative) - 125

Backpeddling Bitches So Far:

Steve

BZ's Summer Slam Contest!

20 days ago
Put me for 125 because I got penalized again lel >~<

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20 days ago
Well that didn't take long.

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20 days ago

Aaaand the grave is dug.

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20 days ago
Grave was already dug 75 points deep, this just puts him in it and throws a little dirt on top.

Stay tuned for the next banning request followed by the next month's miraculous resurrection.

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20 days ago
Would writing one route for both of the two sides/perspectives technically guarantee that atleast one side is good (and thereby meet your reqs)? The way my mind works, the only way I can run with this is either Orange and Blue morality or Grey vs Gray.

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20 days ago
That should not be a problem as long as both arcs are portrayed in a 'we're the good guys' sort of light.

BZ's Summer Slam Contest!

19 days ago
Excellent, may enter this after the 15th

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20 days ago

Yeah I'll go for this. Put me down for 125 points please.

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20 days ago

I've been toying around with various superhero ideas of my own for a year or two. I'm glad this gives me the drive to start writing one. :)

I'll dish out 125 points. Thanks BZ for hosting this.

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20 days ago

Put me all in, baby. Also ban this account if I don't submit something. 

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20 days ago
you could just leave on your own if you don't submit

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20 days ago

Yeah, sure. I'll go in for 125.

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20 days ago

This sounds very interesting. How far can we take "blurring the lines between good and evil"?

For instance, if the protagonist needs to slaughter hoards of innocent children for the sake of saving the planet and enjoys the process of doing so (yet he is still lauded by the people for his "heroic" efforts), would this be acceptable?

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20 days ago
And it starts.

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20 days ago
I see an addition to the catch-all debate thread incoming. "morals and ethics - killing babies fine?"

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20 days ago
'if it preserves the purity of the Aryan race?'

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20 days ago

I thought for a moment this was Insanebutvain's account and was going to remind her she lost her chance to be edgy during the Edgelord contest.

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20 days ago

Doing the wrong thing for the right reason is probably acceptable, but only to certain extents I imagine.

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20 days ago

Bentham... is that you!?

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20 days ago

This sounds a bit like the plot of Torchwood's Children of Earth. Or at least the first half of that sentence.

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20 days ago
Consider this a vote for writers to be left to interpret the OP without assistance. Berka then gets to disqualify the ones that go against the spirit of things in obvious ways once the judging starts, without being first required to field two dozen questions on the specific circumstances under which slaughtering/raping/consuming toddlers might be a moral or heroic act.

Authors simply have to pass a small reading comprehension and common sense test in order to qualify for the contest. Seems very fair.

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20 days ago

Like the Black Mirror episode where the PM fucks the pig and his ratings go up as a result 

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20 days ago
Blurred lines are pretty easy to tell apart from embracing the dark side haha!

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20 days ago

Ah, I see. So the protagonist needs to be an intrinsically good person.

Well. Looks like I'm going to have to ponder over this whole theme a bit more.

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20 days ago

Max Rockatansky is still a hero even though he gave that bitch child a mouthful of fist in Thunderdome

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20 days ago

I'm going to guess that Berka will clarify, but I'm fairly certain he doesn't want to see a story where the "hero" is killing innocents for the greater good or whatever.

I mean at best you can have "the goddamn Batman" type anti-hero that puts his adolescent sidekick through training hell, punches out a woman because he's pissed at her for being a bleeding heart that allowed a violent criminal to escape, or doesn't save a villain from falling to his death after he's caused a bunch of mayhem, but you can't have him straight up murdering regular citizens that he's supposed to be defending. 

Yes, even if all those ALL those babies are cloned little Hitlers. He'll just try to make sure they all get sent to loving multi-racial families instead.

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20 days ago
Clear enough!

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19 days ago

I understand that the protagonist has to be basically good, but does the antagonist have to be completely evil? Could the antagonist have good intentions but disagree with the hero on how far they should go to achieve their goals? 

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19 days ago
I suppose, though it better be more interesting to the reader, than say a story about Superman using super-speed to file his taxes or something.

The villain makes the hero after all...

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19 days ago
Well shit, there goes my whole plot.

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19 days ago

Hazelmyre's not getting done anytime soon anyway. Might as well join a contest for the hell of it.

I'll throw in 75 points because I'm a pussy.

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19 days ago
Yeah you're a pussy but good luck anyway.

Maybe you'll be able to drag in Tim and Zag for this one too. You guys are very soon going to run out of summers that can be devoted to projects like this, might as well take advantage of the opportunity now.

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17 days ago

Man, what "summers"? I ran out of those a while ago.

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17 days ago

Fuck it, add another 50, I don't even duel anymore so it shouldn't matter how many points I have.

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17 days ago

Dear @EndMaster and other mods,

Please take note of the above additional contest bet.

Sincerely,

Chris <3

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18 days ago
Still got not no time for writing atm but I'll be happy to help out in a judging role if anyone wants a happy-faced critic's input :D

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18 days ago
I know I do haha! ^v^

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17 days ago

I'm probably gonna regret this. Put me down for 125 points. That throws me into the negative, so EndMaster if there are any rules I should know about...

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17 days ago
Don't do that. Rate some stories and then throw your hat in / bet less points. Going in the negatives means you'll get no points back unless you win the entire contest (i.e. instead of -100 > +125 you get -100 > +0)

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17 days ago
Oh, it's far too late. And by edit locking you sealed his fate.

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17 days ago

Ah, I knew I was missing some small detail. Well, like mizal said, it is too late. I guess I'll just have to win.

EDIT: Besides, if I'm truly worried about going into the negative, I'll go and rate a bunch of story games so a potential loss won't take me past zero.

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17 days ago

I mean I guess I'll bet 125.

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17 days ago
I would like to invite @Pineapplekitty and @SexyHunteress to enter this contest.

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17 days ago
@Bluefur as well.

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17 days ago

I would like to (it looks like the type of story I'd enjoy writing), but I'm busy with a lot of other things at the moment and I don't believe I'd be able to finish anywhere close to the due date. So, no for me because I lack time. Thanks for tagging, though!

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17 days ago

I am confused. Is this because I never post anything, and all I do is lurk in the forums and write messages? 

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17 days ago
I have my reasons for the others but in your case, yes, it's because I see you online often and yet I'm not sure why you still remain here on a site that is hostile to your kind. Now is the chance to enter a contest and if all goes well, justify your very existence.

(By getting you posting I'm doing you a huge favor btw and allowing you to push those embarrassing old posts you made defending Warrior Cat stories down off your profile.)

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17 days ago

I really don't mind those old posts, nor do I mind posting again. I am just an extremely shy teenager who lacks the initiative to make social interactions outside of a few people. 

I still do like that series, but that is not all that I am or all that I like to read. There is a lot more to me than a set of books that I choose to spend my rare freetime reading.(as in haven't read for months, let alone that series.) I think that's one thing this site tends to forget. 

I do like that I am being included in the forums and that I am being asked to write for a contest. However, I am extremely critical of myself and I am out of practice in my writing. I don't feel that I could produce quality content for this site, as my writing weaknesses align with what should be the core of this challenge. 

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17 days ago
You seem perfectly literate and thus, should write a story. You at least don't have to worry about last place, that's for Ford, and the pit of SHAME is already reserved for Negative.

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17 days ago
alright bitch I get it

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17 days ago
I'm not even trying to be insulting, just going by previous outcomes. You couldn't get it together to save your entire account so I doubt a trophy and a few points will be enough incentive in comparison, and for Negative, pathetic failure is like some kind of fetish.

Everyone else is technically a wildcard, even the shy girl with the adorable kitten av.

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17 days ago

i thoroughly enjoyed this comment.
i rate this comment a strong nine.

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17 days ago

Put me down for a bet 125 please.

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17 days ago

This sounds like a fun contest. I might enter, but I don't really have that many points yet. (I literally joined two days ago) would it be possible to bet more points than I have or change my bet once I get more points?

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17 days ago

In previous contests, you could bet more points than you had, but then you'd have to win the contest to get any back. I'd say bet the bare minimum, and bet if you get more points before the contest deadline.

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17 days ago
You have enough points, just bet 25 or rate some stories and bet 50.

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17 days ago
Just bet 125, it's fine. You're allowed to go into the hole for this.

There's kind of a running joke where people try to scare newbies off of entering because Endmaster will eat your soul or whatever, but that only applies in specific circumstances and you should be fine.

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17 days ago

I'm still not sure if I'll enter though. I'm still learning how to write a storygame. I'll think about it for a few days before I make a decision. 

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17 days ago
To eliminate any possible confusion, the first number is your entry fee, and the second would be your reward. And this is just for submitting an acceptable entry. The Winners will receive additional points on top of their initial reward.

25 -> 30
50 -> 60
75 -> 90
100 -> 120
125 -> 150

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To Clarify - In this Contest, You will gain a positive bump just for submitting an acceptable entry. You do not need to win in order to gain from participation in the contest.

This still applies for those going Negative with their bet.

If you go Negative, you will still gain a positive award simply for submitting a qualified entry.

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* See EndMaster for rules regarding your service to him if your entry sends you into negative points.

^This just means Eternal Damnation and SHAME, if you go negative and then blow the whole thing. ^v^

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17 days ago

This is insightful. Looks like I won't have to go point hunting after all.

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17 days ago

Yeah, this contest isn’t as penalizing as previous contest.

You still get SHAMED if you fail to submit anything of course.

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17 days ago

Certainly. If I don't then I'll definitely deserve the shame.

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17 days ago
Well this is disappointingly carebear-ish, I assumed we were all lying about the negative points thing to lure newbies in again.

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17 days ago

I actually genuinely wanted to warn people not to overly eagerly jump into the negative point pit. Then again, I don't solely thrive on the misfortune of younger members. 

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17 days ago
It's character building.

This is a writing site, that's important.

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17 days ago

If it makes you feel any better, Negative is probably still going to be in the hole unless he wins.

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17 days ago

I'm in for 75 points. Going to get started on it immediately.

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16 days ago

Hi! I will be participating in the contest, i will most likely be the worst ,but i would rather try, its not like i have anything better to do

75->90

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16 days ago
You finally figured it out, on your 4th try. And you still keep putting 90 there for some reason. Congrets, I'm sure you'll do just fine.

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16 days ago

Sign me up for 125 please.

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16 days ago

Hmmm. I'll go for 75. That way if I can't even get a story out I won't be in too much debt. 

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16 days ago

I formally announce myself to enter the contest for 125 points.

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16 days ago
Several unknown noobs with beginners luck rolling through with a solid bets that will put a few below the belt. Competition's over everyone go home nobody can beat this age old strategy.

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15 days ago

I'll enter in for 25 points! 

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15 days ago

"911, yeah I'd like to report an emergency." 

"What can I help you with?" 

"Yeah, I'd like to report an absolute pussy." 

"Is he dangerous?" 

"Not at all. He's kinda just lurking there. His name is XNeoBurritoX."

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15 days ago

Well I mean, he only has 25 points. Probably smart of him if anything not to dig his own grave like other people here.

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15 days ago
he'll be at -0 points.

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15 days ago

That's equal to postivie zero though.

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15 days ago

In everything, a degree of perspective.

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15 days ago
For real where are all these random newbs even coming from?

Glad I'm entering this because I'd sure hate to have to judge it.

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15 days ago

I'd actually find it really funny if one of them ends up winning.

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15 days ago
Well, it already happened with Pugpup1, so who knows? I hope lunamoonia1 wins, after all she's so smart and has so much potential. :P

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15 days ago
Well he wasn't really a newbie, but he sure did appear from nowhere and then immediately vanish instead of doing the sensible thing and sticking around to be smug as shit.

If a nobody wins it would be hilarious actually, I don't think any of us could ever live that down.

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15 days ago

Would I be considered one of those nobodies?

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14 days ago

Because only people who frequent this particular website can be reasonably expected to write anything of merit?

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14 days ago
LOL

if only the universe worked that way

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14 days ago
I'm not sure what your point is.

How many newbies do we get who even qualify as human? 'Writing things of merit' is another, separate scale once that first hurdle is passed.

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14 days ago

" I don't think any of us could ever live that down. "

I'm just not sure how one's sense of worth and your supposition of everyone else's sense of worth could be based on whether someone you don't know does exceedingly well or not.

Although, my primary intention was to play back at your joke, because I thought it was funny, and that it would also be funny to interject a bit of wit back at it.

How's your contest entry coming along?

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14 days ago
You disgust me, on a moderate and not especially interesting level.

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15 days ago
@Saika has been conspicuously absent from this thread.

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15 days ago

Nah. He posted earlier. I think.

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15 days ago
He hasn't said anything about entering though.

Someone should put together a tag list of everyone who entered the last one and make them either put their points on the sacrificial altar or give an explanation for their cowardice.

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15 days ago

Just updating the list.

Contestants So Far:

Digit - 25

Ever - 25

Skully - 25

XNeo - 25

DungeonLord - 75
Luna - 75
RoyalGhost - 75

AzBaz - 125
Ben - 125
Betaband - 125
BJ - 125
Brian - 125
Chanbot (Ford) - 125
Chris -125
Ebon - 125

Eric - 125
Fazz - 125

Flamenod - 125
Malk - 125
MinnieKing  - 125
Mizal  - 125
Orange - 125
Reverencia  - 125
Romulus - 125
Thara  - 125
Wibbons - 125

Non Learning Animals So Far:

Kiritsyu (Negative) - 125

Backpeddling Bitches So Far:

Steve

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15 days ago
Looking like it'll be a pretty good turnout, assuming even a third of the entrants publish something.

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15 days ago
high estimate

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14 days ago

25 points and I'm in

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14 days ago

Woah how convenient, I get back from my 1 month vacation to Malaysia and there's a new contest waiting for writers to write and procrastinate? Also one of the last things I officially wrote was a superhero story! Well time to make it CYOA and maybe this time, after relaxing and being in another country, I will actually write something of value.

I bet 125 points; now I hope my odds are lucky.

Now watch 75% (including me) rush at the end. Praying it doesn't happen. New host, new contest, better results.

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13 days ago

ericyopy you could just edit or make the super hero story that you already made better so you wouldn't have to do as much work!

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13 days ago

Uh, I doubt that's allowed.

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13 days ago

It might go a bit against the spirit of the contest, but I'm pretty sure we wouldn't be able to notice if he turned in a pre-written story that he turned into a CYOA. Besides, I guess that'd still take a decent amount of work.

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13 days ago
Nothing wrong with using a pre existing character concept. I'm doing something similar actually. But yeah, copy and pasting something you've already written, even with edits is pretty blatant cheating, even if it's in a way that's difficult to detect.

Pretty sure someone did this in a previous contest TBH, though as we're all doing this for fun and for bragging rights, I imagine any win gained that way must be a pretty hollow one.

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13 days ago

Well it isn't going to be as easy as copy and pasting. (Wouldn't do that anyway because I have pride and that is cheating in my eyes.) I'm basing the CYOA off of the story, using characters already written but I'm completely rewriting and adding plenty other plot points. Plus the short story is something I had to write for school and way too linear to even try to "copy and paste".

So it's not me paraphrasing my story but rewriting and changing it in a way where it's completely different than the original source material. It would be like if I was converting the short story into a movie or a video game, (Best example of my scenario, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty": a movie based off the short story but has COMPLETELY different plot point while still retaining the "daydream" idea.) it would have the same concept but wouldn't be the same story or plot.

So in short, taking a pre-existing character and idea then fleshing it out to make it longer, better (in my eyes) and more enjoyable to read without copying then changing it. That would be me plagiarizing myself! Wait... Is that possible? Whatever, not doing it anyway.

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13 days ago

If you don't mind my asking, as you've perked my interest, what is the scale for your story? More clearly how wide reaching are the events detailed?

Hero stories can be very different depending on how much the author is asking us to believe, both in what the characters can do, the rules the character behaves by, and what types of events are possible, the rules the world behaves by.

Are events local, regional, continental, or global? So on.

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12 days ago

Mostly local and few regional events. The story isn't much of a "save the entire world" but more so a conflict involving a single or few locations. It isn't much of a typical Marvel or DC comicbook/movie plot where it's "destroy the villain who can blow up the universe by touching it!". It's more personal, a good example being Marvel's Logan movie; which was a story not about saving or affecting the entire world but the personal emotional conflict between Logan and what he has been asked to do and what he thinks is right for himself.

Also I guess a good point to add is the fact my superhero doesn't have superpowers and is more of a batman/iron man type character. Using tools created from resources available in the time period.

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3 days ago

Well, you've certainly achieved getting me hyped for your story! Best of luck to you!

(I'm nine days late but idgaf) 

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2 days ago

Thanks, I don't think there are enough smaller scale hero stories. Not everything needs to be on an epic scale. More personal tellings can be highly impactful. Body counts/lives at stake are not the measure of the impact of a story.  I look forward to seeing what you produce.

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13 days ago
So the primary reason I've been encouraging people to enter this is because it just seems more efficient to defeat and humiliate a bunch of you at once rather than one at a time. But I'm legitimately hoping @ZagHero makes an appearance since IIRC superheroes are kind of his thing and I was sure he'd be all over this comp if RL wasn't preventing it.

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10 days ago

Someone here told me I could go in at 25, so I wager 25 if that's okay with you. :)

(However, if that does something bad to my standing, then nevermind...)

 

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10 days ago
It does but it's too late; you're fucked :^)

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9 days ago

Well, butter my toast and call me Robert E. Lee! I do believe you are correct! ;D

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10 days ago

Never mind. 

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10 days ago

Sign me up for 125. I actually have time to do one of these now.

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8 days ago

Oh, this looks entertaining. I'll have to think about this, as it's been a while.

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8 days ago

I might not (most likely wont) make a story (i mean im half way finished with it),because i have a website that im making, im taking care of my grandparents pets (i cant believe there still alive there like 130!),im baby sitting everyday, im on vacation, and the places im at has slow wifi (my vacation is going over the globe) so im basically screwed. i did not know any of this when i entered the contest so the past few day ive been getting a lot of supprises...

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8 days ago
Good news everyone, we have a chance now.

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8 days ago

At first I thought she said she was taking care of her grandparents and couldn't believe they were still alive since they were 130 years old.

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8 days ago
I hope all these excuses were a feeble attempt to get her points back, so you can crush her hopes and laugh.

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8 days ago
Grandpa Bilbo

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8 days ago

For some reason I found this to be absolutely hilarious lol

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6 days ago

yes, 2/3 of that was i lie but not so i could get my points back , (I am going to do a story) but to read what you would say back its very interesting, i all so wanted to read more of the English language. And i do apologize if ive used some of the words wrong. Oh and i know im not going to win, im not even that good at speaking English.

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6 days ago
There are better ways to learn English than lying to people on the internet. Instead of writing false excuses, just write a story.

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6 days ago
That doesn't sound right...

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6 days ago
What are these six other languages you speak?

It's weird because usually sentence structure and the occasional odd word choice is the giveaway for a non native speaker and I'm not seeing that from you. Just this persistent refusal to use punctuation or capitalization...which is also weird because I'm reasonably certain those things are a requirement for most non-English languages too.

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4 days ago

I would like to inform I am trying out.

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3 days ago
Minimum or Maximum bet?

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3 days ago

Minimum I'm very broke XD

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3 days ago

Well, i am no longer going to be in the contest or on the site really, i just did all of this to see it. And also you can write whatever you want im not going to see it anyway so you would be wasting your time, but i doubt any of you will care.

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3 days ago

Quick everyone, hide! She might come back and see us not caring!

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2 days ago

Well, that sucks, we lost such a great contributor.

Also writing something would be a waste of our time because she won't see it? That's some shit logic right there.

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3 days ago

Just updating the list.

Contestants So Far:

Digit - 25

Ever - 25

Skully - 25

XNeo - 25

DungeonLord - 75
Luna - 75
RoyalGhost - 75

AzBaz - 125
Ben - 125
Betaband - 125
BJ - 125
Brian - 125
Chanbot (Ford) - 125
Chris -125
Ebon - 125

Eric - 125
Fazz - 125

Flamenod - 125
Malk - 125
MinnieKing  - 125
Mizal  - 125
Orange - 125
Reverencia  - 125
Romulus - 125
Thara  - 125
Wibbons - 125

Non Learning Animals So Far:

Kiritsyu (Negative) - 125

Backpeddling Bitches So Far:

Steve

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2 days ago

What is a back peddling bitch? 

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2 days ago

It's a bitch who is backpeddling.

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2 days ago

That don't make no sense so a back peddling bitch is someone who dropped out?

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2 days ago

More like someone who talked a bunch of shit about them being the best writer on the site and how they could easily kick everyone's ass in the contest, only to backpeddle from the contest when they suddenly didn't like the theme. (As usual)

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yesterday

Oh lmao I know I am not the best I could never ever be the best XD

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yesterday

He was referring to Steve.

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yesterday
XD XD lmao indeed my friend XD

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yesterday

Pffh, I made it clear if it was a shit theme I'd bounce. This is one step above "Write about faggots in a world of only faggots". Lame, fuck that.

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yesterday

Backpeddling bitch fucker 

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yesterday

Lol, I like this one.

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7 hours ago

Oh, I just saw this. No, that's not back peddling. If I said "I'm going to go surfing tomorrow unless there's no wind", and there's no wind so I don't go surfing, I'm not back peddling.

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3 days ago
The professional procrastinator in me (hey, that could be a thing) really likes that there is no deadline to enter this contest. Then, not only can I really procrastinate writing the story for this contest, I can also procrastinate even just entering the contest! I'm in procrastinator heaven! I can even come up with (late) excuses for writing AND entering the story and still get no penalties.

So yeah, I'm not quite ready to enter this one... but maybe soon....

P.S. You really should put deadlines to enter these things...

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3 days ago
What would you suggest?

"I'll get back to you on that."

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2 days ago
It could vary, but maybe with a contest like this, with a 2-month time frame, maybe the deadline to enter is at the halfway point, so people have a month to find out about the contest and consider their entries...maybe less.

It will be interesting because I know in the past there were no late jump-ins into the contest. I'm not sure there's any real advantage to creating a deadline to enter, either, but I wonder if there would be any difference to the contestants, really having to put up points before they know for sure they have something.

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2 days ago
It would prevent feeble hearted cowards from writing their story first and only THEN committing to entering.

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2 days ago

Considering people have entered contests with two months worth of time to write something and still fail to turn anything in after committing points, I doubt if anyone here is even going to bother doing that much.

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yesterday

M'kay, I have a question. What actions are explicitly bad in the context of this contest? I want to include a scene in my story where my main character smokes a blunt, is that suddenly not okay? I mean, I don't consider it bad, but would it happen to disqualify me from the contest for including something that is illegal?

I'm sure this is a dumb question, though. So, you know, just try not to call me names and such. Just answer the question. THANKS, FAM.

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yesterday

Anti-heroes are allowed, so edgy heroes who smoke blunts and such should also be allowed - seeing that most anti-heroes ooze with edge. Also, vigilantes are technically working outside of the law and its jurisdiction so I wouldn't think petty/tame crimes would cross the line when vigilantes are considered heroes in these guidelines.

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yesterday

Okay, thanks, that makes sense. It's not really an anti-hero as much as a hero that just happens to smoke some weed, my friend.

Weed isn?'t edgy. Is it?

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yesterday

Dunno, it's probably more a hippie thing but it could be edgy.

nvm, just disregard the whole edgy weed smoking pls

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yesterday

Does it make you uncomfortable, good sir?

If so, it's as good as dropped.

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yesterday

I'm trying to imagine how someone could smoke a blunt with EDGE. So yeah, it makes me uncomfortable. 

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yesterday

You've got to smoke the blunt with an energy drink and lace it with crack to be EDGE.

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yesterday
This is definitely a dumb question. The prompt is basically 'imagine an action movie in which contrived plot reasons don't force the protagonist to torture toddlers and lick the tears off their faces for ~added moral complexity~' ....oh wait, that's all of them. I think this may be the only site out there where people would have such a struggle with such a straightforward and wide open prompt.

Also, breathing in smoke from burning plant matter appears absolutely nowhere on an alignment scale, FFS. Why is this even a question?

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yesterday

Because of the legal status of the plant in 'Merica right now. It's illegal. I mean, it's a contest for good, so most illegal things wouldn't be allowed, ya dig? Including but not limited to torturing toddlers and licking the tears off of their faces (seriously? We have sick fucks here who write that shit? Jesus.).

I know it was kind of a dumb question, but I'd rather ask a dumb question than be disqualified from the contest for containing the main protagonist doing an illicit drug, an illegal thing.

Although, he does go to prison in my storygame, but not because he's aligned with evil.

I think I just disarmed my whole argument with that last line. You know, I should probably delete it. Nahh, fuck it. It's the internet. What do I care?

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yesterday
Vigilantes break bigger laws than that every day they do anything plot relevant, and spies are liars and traitors.

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yesterday

And you are very correct. Thank you for showing me the light.

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yesterday
You should just go smoke something strong yourself. It can't do much damadge anyway. Your brain's already hopeless, even without drugs.

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yesterday

Really, you think so? Well I'm so flattered! Thanks!

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yesterday

Just updating the list.

Contestants So Far:

Digit - 25
Ever - 25
Skully - 25
XNeo - 25

DungeonLord - 75
Luna - 75
RoyalGhost - 75

AzBaz - 125
Ben - 125
Betaband - 125
BJ - 125
Brian - 125
Chanbot (Ford) - 125
Chris -125
Ebon - 125
Eric - 125
Fazz - 125
Flamenod - 125
Malk - 125
MinnieKing  - 125
Mizal  - 125
Orange - 125
Reverencia  - 125
Romulus - 125
Thara  - 125
Wibbons - 125

Backpeddling Bitches So Far:

Steve

BANNED AND SHAMED So Far:

Kiritsyu (Negative)

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yesterday
Why is Negative still here?

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yesterday

Unfortunately he keeps coming back like forum herpes.

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yesterday

Wait, did Kiritusyu really do something ban-worthy? By putting words into asterisks? And posting a meme? Am I missing something here...?

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yesterday
Negative was previously banned, the ice was very thin by default.

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8 hours ago
So, looking back at the rate of return on previous contests in the past year... the average return rate on contests (people who said they were entering who actually entered) is 52.9%. That number may be skewed a bit higher because one of the contests in the past year was the ballad contest, which may require a little less effort to complete. The average return rate for story-based contests is just 43.1%. Balancing those out and considering 28 current entrants (30.3 is the current average for entrants into contests), the suggested actual number of stories that will be completed and entered will be 12.1 to 14.8. Therefore, the over/under number for actual entrants for this contest is 13.5. So we should expect either 13 or 14 new stories to appear on the site next month (mostly on the last day of the contest).

Yay, new stories!

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8 hours ago
Now let's just see if anyone bothers reviewing.

So far Malk's story has been the only decent thing published this month, it's short and yet has a grand total of three comments.

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7 hours ago

Mine pretty much sucks, Still working on it though, Hopefully it does good, I already know the storyline because when I was 6 I use to write stories about Superhero's Now I am 13 

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7 hours ago
and then expect 10 of those games to disappear within the month after the contest ends.

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7 hours ago
I actually did consider counting the numbers of stories that actually are still published from each contest...

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7 hours ago
shouldn't be much work since you can count them with just the fingers on one hand :^)

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6 hours ago

That sounds like a pretty good yield!

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6 hours ago
I pity the judges.

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6 hours ago

Is it more than usual for a contest? I got the feeling quite a few more people entered than normally might.

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6 hours ago
It's summer, plus there's a trophy being offered.

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6 hours ago
The last 3 contests had 28, 34, and 29 announced entries. This one so far has 28.