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6 months ago
Let's try something different this year.

At any point before the end of November, you may nominate ONE story you've published between now and then as your entry. Any length, any theme, and you can spend as much or as little time on it as you like. The only restriction is that it can't have been entered in any previous contest.

There will be no bets, no SHAMING. There WILL be prizes. (To be announced at a later date.) I'll bump this now and then as a reminder, but I don't really care about motivation threads and the like. It's your own job to motivate yourself.

I also don't care if the story was started in 2018 and I'm going to ignore anyone whining about that. If someone used the extra time to write a story so epic and amazing it can't possibly be duplicated by someone else working a solid eleven months, then screw it, they deserve the win. Whichever story you wish to enter, link it in this thread whenever you're ready. No edits will be allowed past November 30th. The voting period will last a full month and all judging will be done by the community. There will be a fresh thread closer to the date with the details on that.

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6 months ago

Will the prizes be pats on the back?

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6 months ago

Probably not.

But at least it isn't a Pedo Mod Kiel contest where the prizes would be gropes in the dark.

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6 months ago
I just realized you probably won't even be able to be around in November. Perhaps your tiny men can still pull off a win in your absence however.

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6 months ago
I like the format of this competition :) Can probably submit something.

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6 months ago

11 months?

I'm sure I can get a good story done before then. Will probably submit a sci-fi - those can really stand out when done right.

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6 months ago

So I've never done this kind of thing before and i was wondering, how do you enter your story into this?

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6 months ago

Refer to: "At any point before the end of November, you may nominate ONE story you've published between now and then as your entry."

To nominate, I imagine it is just you replying in this thread with a link to your storygame (I'd imagine you can type something like 'I nominate this story, Best of 2019, as my entry' just so that it is clear).

Mainly you want the judges to know that you have entered and what story you have entered with. Don't miss the deadline too.

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6 months ago
I'll probably enter the fantasy epic I'm currently working on in this, assuming nothing comes up and I can stay on schedule to publish this summer lol.

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6 months ago
What about the case where you published and then immediately took down a story so it didn't technically get entered and judged? I was working on my story Ascendance and had about 20% of one of 8 story lines finished, published it, then immediately took it down due to the shame of presenting a story that was around 5% finished. Could I finish the whole thing and publish it for this?

If not, considering I only worked on one character's story, I could just do another character's story and publish all of them separately instead, choosing one to enter. Would either of these options be okay?

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6 months ago

May enter a story if my writing this year goes even a little bit as I planned it to. Also am commenting to keep an eye on this thread, because just simply hitting the "watch thread" button is far too much work.

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6 months ago

Hey, will this contest be an opportunity to get out of SHAME?

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6 months ago
I hadn't put any thought into that but I suppose I'll have to rule that since this contest can't put you into the SHAME pit it can't take you out of it either, sorry.

You shouldn't sit around wallowing in SHAME a whole year anyway. Just write something quick for the next official contest that comes up.

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6 months ago

This will at least be in the back of my head the next time I decide to write something.

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6 months ago

Mm.

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5 months ago

Will there be multiple placings, like first, second, or third?

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5 months ago
Oh and I never noticed this. And I'll likely list the scores, but there's really nothing special about being first in the pack of losers.

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5 months ago
If you ain't first, you're last

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5 months ago

Is there requirements or is it "anything goes?"

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5 months ago
The rules and requirements are listed in this very thread, right there at the top.

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5 months ago

I wanted to make sure there was no changes.

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5 months ago

Now Im kinda hoping she changes everything but only announces it hours before the deadline, causing thousands to fail.

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5 months ago
That would be beautiful.

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5 months ago
12/31 10:59
*unannounced edit in OP* In order to qualify, the protagonist at some point must wrestle a platypus!

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5 months ago

Done. Jokes on you that was fun!

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5 months ago

Actually when you think about it if your first you the last person to be last (think about it)

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5 months ago
ENGLISH, MOTHERFUCKER! DO YOU SPEAK IT?

There is not much to think about when you fix the broken English.

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5 months ago

Does he look like a bitch?

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5 months ago
what? *blam*

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5 months ago
If you read your user name backwards and out loud it sounds like a slow person saying "stupid bus." ;)

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one month ago
I'm a little concerned about the fact that we're already at the halfway point of the year, and no one has published anything good yet.

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one month ago
I've already conceded to Price of Freedom

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one month ago
Wasn’t that one originally published in 2014 though, and for a different contest? If that’s allowed I might go back and try to finish my story that was published for a few minutes for the Epic Contest. I never even finished one character’s arc, but I got a lot of positive feedback on a couple of the characters, especially the elf princess one (the funeral scene).

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one month ago
The new PoF has over 50% is brand new content and pretty much all of it was reworked.

But realistically it shouldn't be counted since it was finished last year and ready to be published on CoG at the beginning of this one. If you guys are going to give me literally no other worthwhile options though I might just have to overlook that....

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one month ago

I thought Bill's story was supposed to be promising. Everyone was going on about it.

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one month ago
Mizal is getting up there in years and has a failing memory on a seperate, non-linear timeline, and that makes it hard for her to keep track of the dates of us scrubs.

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one month ago
Sure, it's good, but I mean, I was hoping for at least one mind blowing epic from a regular site member. When a published author three times the age of most of the site regulars publishes a story you expect it to be pretty good anyhow, something of the wow factor is lost there.

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one month ago

I was hoping for at least one mind blowing epic from a regular site member.

Well you can see where this plan went wrong.

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one month ago
Don't worry, Mizal. I got this.
Ineptitude 2: Electric Boogaloo is HAPPENING.

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one month ago

Well if you wanted that you should have went back to the era of warrior cats. There were soooo many quality stories back then. If only I had been there to see them in their prime.

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one month ago

"When a published author three times the age of most of the site regulars..."

Hey now!

[Awkward pause as he stops to do the math in his head.]

Can we agree instead to "slightly more than twice the age"? My frail ego, you know...

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one month ago
If you're over fifty, thrice might actually be more accurate.
Embrace that, because it decreases your chances of being called a homo faggot queer and being told all about your mom's lovely evening ahead by 15%.

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one month ago

Under 50... for a few more years, anyway.

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one month ago
It doesn't matter what you say, the fact that you correctly identified a random Mork & Mindy reference means you old.

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one month ago

Yes, but you're the one who wrote that Mork & Mindy reference...

Nanu, nanu.

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one month ago
To be honest Mizal I don't have that much of a desire to finish my Epic Contest story for the Best of 2019 Contest anyway. I'm more interested in finishing another one that I started just before then (but that starting point was still in 2018 and it's never been published, so it's valid according to the contest rules). If it gets a high rating I'll just let my Epic Contest entry continue to languish in purgatory. But I probably won't publish the one I plan to enter for this particular contest untill at least October.

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29 days ago
I'll get something done eventually. My goal is to get something rated above a 6.00/8 before 2020. I already have a good idea with what I want to do, but I just need the time to do it.

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29 days ago
Best of luck, Wibn. I'm excited to see what you come up with ^_^

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28 days ago
Huh. Against all odds, you're still alive.

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28 days ago
Yep! Alive and well ^_^