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New Contest Theme: Lone Hero

one month ago

Lone Hero Contest

Yesterday, in the only real country, we celebrated INDEPENDENCE and FREEDOM. For those of you not taking part in shameful degeneracy, let me announce a new contest for FREE and INDEPENDENT, larger than life heroes and anti-heroes. Think classic Westerns, samurai films, and Mad Max. Knights and monks and rogues. A stranger comes out of the forest, crosses the desert, or comes sailing in from a distant star. Their past is a mystery, and they may ride off into the sunset within the week, but an evil will be defeated and the community they arrive in will never be the same. Deadline is 11:59 PM August 18th, CST. A generous enough timeline even if you're entering the succubus contest, but I'd advise not waiting till the last minute. (You will anyway, I know...but I'm not angry. Just disappointed.) This contest will release you from SHAME (if you are in this unfortunate state) and if there are at least three entries the winner will receive 125 points. Those who enter and don't win will receive a strong feeling of self worth and self respect and the knowledge that they're not as useless as everybody else. Those who promise to enter but don't produce a story, or don't meet minimum site standards will be harshly punished, of course... And note that if you DO publish something, it must remain up for at least a week. None of this publishing to avoid SHAME and then pulling it down again 20 minutes later nonsense. I know that trick. I invented that trick.

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one month ago

DUSTY FIST 2 TIME

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one month ago
YEEEEESSS!
If this doesn't get some good results in, I am going to be pissed and will probably cry.

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one month ago
As a community activity, you guys may find and embed appropriate movie clips and music to help everyone GET HYPE for the theme. Here's one to start with:

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one month ago

For all my bruddahs making post-apocalyptic stories for the contest:

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one month ago

Some good old western music.

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one month ago
I guess End and I are fighting over contestants now, but as he himself already pointed out, I have the power of a weirdly high percentage of asexuals on my side. All of you obviously can relate so much more to loners than to boners or anything wanting to have sex with you.

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one month ago

All in

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one month ago
Does this have strict genre restrictions? For example, would a medieval high fantasy Lone Hero be acceptable?

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one month ago
Open as far as genre. Fantasy, post-apoc, sci-fi, or even horror are the ones that spring to mind, but if someone has an idea for something else that's fine too.

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one month ago

Romance!!!

I call it "The White Knight" ... A story of a bold and fearless incel, who stands alone against his own kind to defend the fair M'Ladies on internet forums. Sadly, just like opening doors or pulling out chairs, the fair maidens still do not deem to notice their Mountain Dew guzzling saviour. Still, he refuses to give up. And so the brave soul wonders on from reddit thread to reddit thread, in the hopes of one day feeling the sweet and tender embrace of an entirely platonic and awkward half-arm hug. ^_^

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one month ago
I'm just waiting until someone tries to make a succubus lone hero. I'll see if I can come up with any ideas, but I have a lot on my plate atm irl.

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one month ago
Funny because my succubus story idea kind of fits the mold of both of these contests to a certain extent. But obviously a single storygame can't be entered into two contests.

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one month ago

Since when?

Not like I care if you submit the same story, I mean the only limitation on this would be if Mizal insists on submitting a new story for her contest.

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one month ago
I was considering it last night, but after sleeping on it that's gonna be a no from me. Everyone will be trying to combine them and I don't want every single story in mine to be one I've already read and both contests to be limited to being about a hero saving people from a succubus.

I'm sorry to be the unfun one. Don't worry, I'll still be proud of you all even if you only manage to enter End's contest. Sort of...I guess....

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one month ago

Would giving the lone hero a companion be against the rules? Like, a lone duo? Or is this a hard one protag. only?

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one month ago
I guess I wouldn't disqualify a sidekick or whatever because I'm sure everybody's will involve other characters to varying degrees, just be aware theme will be taken into account as part of the judging.

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one month ago
in

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one month ago
Locked.

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one month ago
Is it really necessary to lock my post?

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one month ago

No.

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one month ago

Yeah put me down for this one

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one month ago

Hell yeah, this sounds nice. I officially declare my entrance.

Pls leave unlocked in the event of me waiting until the last minute and having nothing to turn in.

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one month ago

Will do

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one month ago
Joining

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one month ago

I'll get in on this

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one month ago
Haha excellent. I don't get JUST all the aces, but also the Catholics.

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one month ago

Am I really the sum total of Catholics on this site? That's disconcerting

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one month ago
You're the only one who matters to Mizal.

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one month ago

I'm touched and my heart is warmed

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one month ago
Is there a deadline to announce entering?

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one month ago
I strongly disapprove of the 'heh heh, l'll just write the game first and THEN enter the contest, I'm so clever' flavor of cowardice. But I didn't include an intent to enter deadline since it's entirely possible to put out a decent game over a single weekend, and also the purpose of this was to get some fools out of the SHAME pit for once.

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one month ago

Hey a cowards got to do what he has got to do to not be double shamed.

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one month ago
Yeah, what else can they do? Write?

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one month ago

Does my protagonist/POV character have to be the lone hero, or can they be someone else interacting with them on their journey?  The plot would still revolve heavily around this lone hero, the story just wouldn't be from their perspective.

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one month ago
The protagonist and the POV character don't *necessarily* have to be the same thing, so I'd accept this.

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one month ago

Count me in!  This should be fun.  

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one month ago

Sounds interesting, might as well give it a go. Does it have to be a certain length?

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one month ago
Even though I'm neither ace nor Catholic, I'll do it.

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one month ago

I hope Mizal is keeping track of who is actually in this contest.

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one month ago

I am so confused EndMaster, are you still gonna make your yummy content or are u retiring?

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one month ago

What the hell are you even talking about?

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one month ago
I think they want more stories from you rather than you making these contests. I don't know why they posted it here though.

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one month ago
What the fuck is wrong with you?

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one month ago

Uhhhhh... Sorry?

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one month ago
I'm confused too. I don't understand anything that has been said or why this is happening in my thread.

I was just going to delete but I figure odds are good the noob well say something else cringey if I leave it be, and I know you guys like that sort of thing.

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one month ago

Trial by fire baby. I'm new here. I've never made a single storygame. I'm in. Time to see if this greenhorn can dance around the SHAME pit y'all are climbing out of and come out alive, or even win - like hell I will. 

Good luck everyone.

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one month ago
Have fun, and don't disappoint.

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one month ago
Fuck it. I'm in.

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one month ago
This is shaping up to be a very good contest for readers, if you all don't fail horribly.

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one month ago

No promise on that, I've barely midway through planning

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one month ago

I may or may not join in the near future

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one month ago
You can't fake like you don't know how to write anymore. I'm gonna expect an entry from you so better get to it.

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one month ago

I'm sorry but what you ask is impossible

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29 days ago

Officially in 

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29 days ago
Official list of entrants: Chris113022 Ozoni Fluxion Chanbot Ficsean_Chef SpartacustheGreat Zealot Ninjapitka lordkarstark Jacoder23 corgi213 ghost11 Serpent Official list of entrants where I have no idea whomst the fuck they are: jster02 Kooky_von_Koopa JCjr Darkfox432 - BANNED LoudbutSilent White_Rose For the couple of you who were on the fence, I couldn't stand to see you in such indecisive torment so I went and pushed you in. @Reywalker786 You crashed my thread to fawn over Endmaster, you're in it now bitch. Best get to writing.

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29 days ago
A contest where you draft people into it would be funny.

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29 days ago
I kind of got drafted into this one.

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29 days ago
Woah my lady, I never volunteered for this one. I just asked about it. I'm concerned about your other contest, honestly. But if forced to I'll throw in a short storygame.

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29 days ago

What the crap is this nonsense

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29 days ago

I approve of Mizal's succubus tactics of luring men to their ruin.

jster02 is some OLD noob that entered a contest a long time ago and then just fucked off somewhere earning SHAME. Sort of figured he'd just be on the SHAME list permanently, but I guess he now has a chance to climb out of the pit.

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29 days ago
I saw you do the same thing in another contest, it's where I the idea. Only they weren't fools enough to whine about it in that case.

I kind of like Ford's idea actually. If I ever decide to do one of these again I may just summon a bunch of people to the thread and tell them they're in it. This is real life, not some storygame; why do we even let them make choices at all?

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29 days ago
It's not so much being drafted into yours so much as the short turnaround and then the November contest. Both are great story contest ideas.

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28 days ago
If you are actually working on something for the End of the Year contest, you've had half a year to do that.

The Succubus Contest was pretty spontaneous but the contest overlap isn't a bad thing, I see nothing wrong with getting shorter stories for mine, it's simple enough to plan them out that way. And the close deadlines might light a fire under people's ass to actually write.

With just a handful of exceptions, 2019 has been pretty dire so really any stories at all by regular members are welcome.

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28 days ago

Lol, I didn’t know anyone noticed my existence.

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17 days ago

I'll join

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17 days ago
You're probably on drugs right now but sure!

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14 days ago

oh, fuck. 

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16 days ago
Now that the other contest is over and I guess some of you will be starting on this one, just pointing out that nothing in the OP requires the mysterious hero to be the POV character also.

Just bringing up that there are options since it was mentioned that it may be hard to capture the right atmosphere when the story is told directly through the hero's eyes and with their backstory known.

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16 days ago

I don't suppose the hero's backstory has to STAY a mystery, does it?  Is it alright if parts of it get revealed over the course of the story?

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14 days ago
There's no actual requirement related to that, it's your story. I was just addressing specific concerns someone had brought up about the POV character.

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13 days ago

Alright then, thanks for the clarification.

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16 days ago

I have managed to kill @Ficsean_Chef, but I'm sure I will be expected to submit a story in his place.

So be it. I announce my entry.

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14 days ago
@Serpent has officially declared his intent to enter.

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14 days ago
I never said anything about this contest! I forgot this was even a thing!

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14 days ago
Editing you Discord post was clever but it won't save you in the end.

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14 days ago
What post?!

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14 days ago
Even though I was framed I guess I formally announce my entry here.

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13 days ago
That's the spirit!

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13 days ago

Hey! I am just seeing this rather late, but I want to join as well. I have an idea for a short story and have been wanting to enter one for awhile. I am hoping this post keeps me accountable and I'm able to make the dead line. If not have mercy on me while I'm in the shame pit. Also if it matters I am a christian and was raised catholic. I saw something about this in the thread 0.o

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13 days ago
Great, you're in! But in the event of SHAME you'll have to see the Pope if you wish to purchase indulgence.

May God have mercy on your soul.

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13 days ago

Do I sit, stand, or kneel for that? I haven't been to catholic church in awhile.

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13 days ago

You will likely do a lot of kneeling depending on who you're in the SHAME pit with.

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13 days ago

0.o I'm going to write literally all night now. 

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12 days ago
lol

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13 days ago

Put me in

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13 days ago
Glad to have you.

Nice you've caught contest fever, it's keeping you around more.

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13 days ago

I agree, its fun to have a goal not just a story idea. 

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13 days ago

It’s not too late to enter right?

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12 days ago
There's no cut off date for intent to enter. And to protect you from second thoughts, you're in it now.

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5 days ago

6 days left to bring something of value up, 0 days since I have joined. Let the games begin (how do you submit a story to a contest, or do you just publish or something?).

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5 days ago
Publish something with the Contest Entry tag. Oh, and mention it here too.

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5 days ago

KK, thanks. You seem like a nice peep, so I must ask you to answer a burning question of mine. But not here, not now. Head on over to ¨The Lounge¨ after the heat dies down. I fear for my life. Please, make haste. -White Rose

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5 days ago
Six days is plennnnty of time, half the entrants probably haven't even started theirs.

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5 days ago

count me in the ¨working on it half¨, still in the planning stage QaQ. Best of luck. -White Rose

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4 days ago
So who is going to have a finished game for me on Sunday?

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4 days ago

...not me QaQ, is it possible to submit an incompleted work and then take it down?

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4 days ago
It has to be able to meet minimum standards, and stay up for at least a week.

It's totally possible to write a good enough story in a few days or even just over a weekend. Hell it's possible to do it in 6-8 hours. You just have to plan a story that can be done in that timeframe

Being a complete noob who's never done one of these though, you're probably screwed.

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4 days ago

mizal..... you owe me a coffee, scratch that. Multiple coffees, a frappe and a smoothie. My body is gonna hate you for this.

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3 days ago
You signed up for it. Be happy if she spares your life.

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3 days ago

I'll be happy if I have any life left after I'm done with ¨The Great War¨, version 2 cause the first one is a tease

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3 days ago
World War 2: Electric Boogaloo

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4 days ago

Uuuuuggggghhhhhhh...

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3 days ago
I'll have something. I'm aiming to publish Saturday so my entire weekend won't be a mad scramble to protect the reputation of my semi-anonymous internet profile.

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3 days ago

Assuming no earth shattering calamities occur in the next week, most likely yes.  I’m roughly 85 percent of the way done with mine, so hopefully I can get that extra 15 percent done in the next few days with enough time for some proofreading.

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3 days ago

Probably.

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3 days ago

Fine I'll start mine. Jesus

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3 days ago
If I don't have one in by this thursday I probably won't have one at all.

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yesterday

Are we allowed to turn our story games in early?  I'm pretty much finished with mine, (minus a little proofreading, which I'll probably get done tomorrow, if not tonight).  I'm just going out of town over the weekend, and I don't know if I'll have WiFi, so I wanted to make sure I had my bases covered.  

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yesterday

It would be a strange rule if you could not.

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yesterday

lol, you're probably right.

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yesterday

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yesterday

Took a couple years, but finally climbed out of the SHAME pit.

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23 hours ago

Yup.  I forgot how nice the air smells out here.

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yesterday

List of Contestants

castorgreatpoetguy (Ficsean)
Chanbot (Ford)
Chris113022
corgi213
Darkfox432 - BANNED
Ficsean_Chef - BANNED
Fluxion
ghost11
Jacoder23
JCjr
jster02 - DONE
Kooky_von_Koopa
lordkarstark - BANNED
LoudbutSilent
Ninjapitka
Ozoni
pugpup1
Reywalker786
Serpent
Shadowdrake27
SpartacustheGreat
White_Rose

WouldntItBeNice

Zealot - DONE

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yesterday
Hey, I joined too.

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yesterday

I keep forgetting you're even still around.

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23 hours ago

I’ll have mine done and posted before the time mentioned. I thought it was a requirement to have it done last minute, so I am waiting until then. I have started it though. Good luck to all who haven’t! 

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24 hours ago

https://chooseyourstory.com/story/apostle

I didn't get nearly as much done as I wanted to, but I'm gonna submit what I have. Be gentle

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21 hours ago

gently speaking it's probaly gonna be taken down soon. I reccomend that when it goes down you work on the meeting with clement that's bound to happen and maybe some missions you could do for the church. Indoctrinate children, help x at y location, tutor x on the teaching of Christ. You could prolly still stay true to history if you really put the effort in.

Anyways it's good work and your writing style is better than mine... QaQ

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16 hours ago

Yeah, it definitely needs more work. I didn't write nearly as much as I thought I would for insert excuses here that don't really matter.

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15 hours ago
Before I read I'm going to ask: will you be taking it down and writing more later, or will you leave it as is?

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14 hours ago

He has to leave it up now or else he gets SHAMED.

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14 hours ago
I meant after the contest. If I read it while unfinished and published, I'm unlikely to go back and read it again later. So I don't want to do that.