While I am certainly interested in the contest and will be paying a lot of attention, I can't actually partake in it. Plus, as we can see, the list of potential enemies is now non-existant given my only possible foe, Ebon, lost to, and this is true, Wibbons and Coins, of all people. Plus, I'm already 50k into a sci-fi epic, and normally I'm pretty busy in the Summers and really wouldn't be able to find the time.
Never the less, it seems like a very interesting contest, and I'll happily be paying attention and whatever else. Best of luck to the various writers, hopefully some have a few interesting topics.
1. Don't officially join the contest.
2. Write an epic in secret.
3. Announce that you wish to join three days before the deadline.
4. Publish your story
Joining just to kick @Digit 's ass.
Good luck getting out of negative points when I bury your story.
I, the great and righteous Corgi will enter the EPIC Contest, with a story of EPIC proportions.
Fellow contestants, prepare to be obliterated by the might of my doggy chain and woof!
Participants so far:
Digit (Took out 150 Loan)
Fluxion (Took out 130 Loan)
I will easily crush those fools
I do not meet entry requirements as my only published story has a 4.7.
I'll consider whether I want to enter via the pm back door.
I was otherwise absolutely stoked for this contest.
Well, at least you used to think I was cool Mizal.
I would have probably entered yesterday, but I couldn't. I've been trying to figure what I would want to write. I'll have to set my current project aside, which I don't want to do. I also don't want to whip up an outline and enter, then hate what I'm working on.
So we'll see what I do.
I've got two ideas. One is based on a campaign setting for when I host D&D.
One issue I'm hitting is its being an epic contest. I prefer smaller personal stories usually.
Does anyone know what category a western would fall into on this site?
Depends on how you write the story, I guess. I think we're still lacking a category where historical stuff really fits in, so 'everything else' might eventually be the best fit. Unless you're adding sci-fi/fantasy, horror, or educational elements.
Thanks Romulus, Ogre, that's what I figured. I don't know of any Westerns on here, so there isn't a precedent for it.
My intent was for a grounded dusty western, but where to setting was not the actual American Wild West, but a wholly fictional setting. My thoughts there wandered to what might replace the role of "Natives."
That's the only place anything fantastic might factory in, if the natives to that area were not strictly human.
I did not expect the EPIC contest to arrive so soon and I am extremely stoked however I am pretty sure I cringed when I saw that I only had 291 points. Only 9 away from the entry fee. I will go rate a few storygames real quick and come back when I meet the minimum.
Ohhh, you caught me...actually...
Fanfic isn't qualified for Bucky's contest. He demands better.
Alright, I caught up on points. Time to announce myself into the contest,
Put me in, time to write like today is the last day on earth.
Sure I'm giving out loans! How much do you need?
Hell, might as well take out a 500 loan right?
So how much did you want Flux?
Yes, you very much just did.
On the upside, there's a(n albeit very slim) chance that you'll get it back if you win this contest.
There used to be better gods that occasionally roamed these forums, but the final one was let down by Ford during one of the previous contests.
Thats the spirit Mizal! Crack those fingers and get writing!
I might actually join this one, since I have an idea for a story that I've been meaning to write for ages. And I remembered I vomited 10k words on paper in one evening in one of the last contests I joined. Will probably decide somewhere next week whether I have time to also actually write a decent story.
I, too, would like to see myself get involved in this in some capacity. However, I first got to catch up with reading all(/most of) the threads first, since I haven't been online for a few days.
I will say tho, this contest does looks interesting, so good luck to all.
I had the same concern. What I'm piddling with relies on mystery at points.
How detailed does the plot synopsis have to be?
Happy to beta-read any and all entries (at whatever level of completion). I can assure you that my notes will be prompt and thorough. As to quality, check out my commended reviews and/or the recent feedback I got from donteatpoop. Good luck everyone!
i'm fuckin trippin on mushrooms rn, and having massive difficulties but ill ebter sounds good man
I mean, I guess this is also a way to get new story ideas. Would it be an idea to just write your whole story while on shrooms?
Honestly, a quarter of a gram could be interesting. But I was at a gram and a half with super low tolerance there, so I was Not OkTM to do much other than stare at the ceiling lol
Sweet. I smell redemption.
First things first: @Steve24833 Even if you did enter you’d get destroyed.
Secondly: I’m entering and will put forth my utmost effort into this contest to make up for past failures.
Thirdly: @WouldntItBeNice I challenge you to enter this contest, so I can once and for all prove that I’m the better writer. Since, for some reason, people are under the impression that lack of effort is equivalent to lack of skill or talent.
Fourthly: I wish all contestants the best of luck. This contest is going to be a fun one.
Wibbons is too crushed by his defeat in the last contest, so he isn't joining.
However, coins is in this contest so you might want to redeem yourself against him.
I meant equivalent as in that people seem to think, or act, as if they are one and the same. Not that one was worse or better than the other.
Oh, I know I lost. No argument there.
I would still like Wibbons to come and try to prove that he can do it twice. This time, of course, without myself getting distracted by a sandwich. @WouldntItBeNice
I mean, I probably could, yeah, but I don't have time. I'm gone for most of the Summer, and don't see the need to take away from my other work to do so. I'll leave the petty squabbles and losing to Coins for you guys.
Dude, you lost to Coins. So you've lost all possible chances to gloat. As decided in the lair, with all the gloating you did only to lose to, and I can't stress this enough, fucking Coins, you have no leg to stand on.
It'd also be way less funny if Coins wasn't in the contest. Losing to Wibbons or someone is so less pathetic.
Updating the list
Yeah, I hoped that was clear enough that I wanted to join. But I guess I'm hereby confirming it!
After spending several hours playing through a hundred or so of the shorter games on here to get my point count to 300, and sweet talking Bucky to excuse my <5.00 score game, I can announce my entry into the competition.
A former contest winner no less! Good luck! :-)
That's probably less due to effective time management and more due to me forgetting about this site for months at a time before remembering the story I've been working on and returning to work on a page or two, but I'll remain optimistic.
I will be submitting an official plot synopsis and outline of concepts tonight in my attempt to enter the contest.
Edit 6 hours later: That's it. Fingers Crossed.
How many contestants are we sitting at now?
EbonVasilis (Bet for 754 points: Story must do better than Mizal's)
Malkalack (Missed 1 update)
Mizal (Bet for 754 points: Story must do better than Ebon's)
"Bucky can eat my ass with his faggot updates." - Malk
(That's the message he wanted to relay)
Honestly, I want to see if Malk can pull off a complete disrespect for the rules (And "The Man") by ignoring ALL the updates.
If he does that AND wins first place. He doesn't’t lose any points and unlocks a special Che Guevara achievement, on top of all the rewards he’ll get for winning the contest.
Obviously if he fails, then he doesn't get shit and loses everything. Might still get the Nat Turner achievement though.
Let's look at it: that rule does come with a built in measure for when and if an update is missed. As such, despite the word "mandatory" being in use it is clearly implied that missing an update does not disqualify a story's eligibility, but does incur a penalty. Other rules appear to be base requirements for the story itself, whereas the update rule appears to be an additional expectation, rather than mere suggestion, for the writer.
There were several "mandatory" school projects I never did. I was penalized, exactly as much as I was told I would be, but it didn't disqualify me from passing the class. As there was no stated additional repercussion for missing consecutive, or even all, updates, as a true stickler for the rules, I don't see a problem with it.
If they were really "mandatory," in that sense, as I pointed out, there wouldn't be a specification "for each update missed." As missing one would disqualify the work, rather than just incur a penalty as specified. I prefer language to be used denotatively, but that doesn't appear to be what we have an example of here.
I actually find this kind of discourse very interesting, so I hope you aren't getting the wrong idea. I'm not here to fuss.
It’s up to Bucky (and Malk to some degree). He just mentioned Malk making a deal with me, that’s the deal.
Either that or Malk takes the penalty and falls in line for the next updates, or he doesn’t and just keeps losing points with no possible reward for his behavior.
Only a pound of flesh will do.