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Year's End Contest - Choose Your Own Prompt II

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Year's End Contest - Return of the Choose Your Own Prompt Contest

Deadline: January 3, 2020 at 11:59 P.M. eastern time.

Entry Fee: 100 Points

Minimum entries required: Five valid entries or contest is moot.

Basic Rewards: 25 Points (entry fee returned + 25 points) for successfully submitting a story that achieves a minimum of 4.00/8.00 rating.

Additional Rewards: 100 Points for 1st Place; 50 Points for 2nd Place; 25 Points for 3rd Place

Restrictions: No co-authors. No recycled stories.

Format:

CYOA Fake News Requirement: Post a thread in the Writing Workshop and update twice a week on your progress.

Note: The entry fee is high to discourage people from taking prompts they don't intend to finish. Don't be an ass. If you take a prompt, finish it. Because someone else may very well have wanted that prompt.

Instructions: A) Choose a prompt. B) To claim a prompt, reply with the number you wish to select and the description of the prompt. C) Edit lock your selection so you cannot change it. D) Someone important will (probably) confirm your prompt within 24 hours. E) FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHECK TO SEE IF SOMEONE TOOK THE PROMPT YOU WANT FIRST.

Prompts: *** Prompts are binding as far as the plain language suggests. Beyond that, author creativity reigns.

1) Tell us a tale of a knight, a dragon, and a princess. Cupcakitty

2) An aspiring medical student travels to a foreign land to study at a renowned hospital. The plague draws near. Kar

3) A story set on a tidally locked planet. FistedDave BANNED

4) Sharpen your ax, it's 793 - and the first of a steady stream of Viking raids are about to hit the British isles. Dezzo

5) A better story about snow. Digit

6) A story of a lunatic empress... with a fondness for horses.

7) Create a fantasy or science fiction world from scratch. The story must include a map of the relevant locality. Mara

8) This story has an original and sensible magic system, built from the ground up. The plot is up to you. Shadow

9) A romantic winter horror genre splice. Chef

10) The younger son of a minor noble rallies coin and followers for his venture. His goal? Flee the kingdom and construct a castle on the shores of the mineral rich unclaimed frozen wastes in the far north. Derp

11) This tribal community lived a rather simple existence with the occasional war and the odd bit of cannibalism - but everything changed when the strangely dressed gods arrived in their wooden turtles from across the sea.

12) The protagonist is an anti-villain. Everything else is up to you. Corgi

13) A dwarf takes a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel. What happens next? BryceTheJew

14) The mad scientist has just created a new ... animal? species? creature? race? Whatever it is, she has an army of them, and things aren't ever going to be the same. Patandjenfan33333 BANNED

15) Breathe fresh live into the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Fluxion

16) For your services to the crown, the king has granted you valuable lands near an important crossroads in a recently conquered territory. Now, it's time to retire and fulfill your dream of operating a renowned brewery and tavern ... but it may be wise to keep your sword-arm ready. Ogre

17) History abridged: The protagonist is Attila the Hun.

18) History abridged: The protagonist is Cleopatra VII.

19) The protagonist is a goat farmer. The plot, genre, and time period are up to you. Mizal

20) A cuckolded baron plots revenge against the local duke for impregnating his wife. enterpride

21) They say the roads aren't safe for a young woman traveling alone. But that's never stopped you before. Wildblue

22) A story set in ancient Mesopotamia. Maz

23) A story that revolves around a mystery or a series of puzzles and riddles. Pugpup

24) The supervolcano beneath Yellowstone exploded three years ago, and the earth has begun to slip into a new ice age. You really wish you didn't live in Siberia. Technology may be contemporary or futuristic. Ford (Chanbot)

25) You're a pilgrim traveling to a holy site. To fund your travels, you tell short stories that the audience can influence. The setting may be historical or fantastical. Camelon

26) The plot revolves around a graveyard tryst.

27) You live in a world overrun by monsters. Good thing you're a trained monster slayer. Chris

28) Create a children's fable. Ninja

29) The protagonist is a talking bear. Lopz66

30) For the bold - a story that will make Mizal cry. VainCorsair

31) Diversity option: show them how it's really done.

32) EndMaster's box of horrors. Beg for EndMaster to give you a prompt. Canary

33) CYOA winter-themed ballad. Serpent (Micropen)

34) Frontier Contest throwback. TheDeadKin

35) Chaos Contest throwback. Coins (Spartacus)

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19) The protagonist is a goat farmer. The plot, genre, and time period are up to you.


I can work with this.

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I love the floppy-eared Anglo-Nubian goats.

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7 I WANT 7 NO ONE WILL STEAL 7 FROM ME

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Affirmed.

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12) The protagonist is an anti-villain. Everything else is up to you. 

I love anti villains.

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Confirmed.

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34) Frontier Contest throwback.

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Affirmed.

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Fuck it. 27) You live in a world overrun by monsters. Good thing you're a trained monster slayer.

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That’s the spirit. Confirmed.

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As an added motivation: If you can finish a story in a month despite the busier schedule and limited computer time you have now, you'll know that you'll be able to keep on writing while holding down a job and all the other adult things. Many members don't survive that transition so it is something worth proving. In other words, don't be an Ebon.

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Okay I have to complete this story now, no one wants to be an Ebon.

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9) A romantic winter horror genre splice.

I like this prompt a lot.  Let's do it.

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Ah, yes, I need to lock this.

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Affirmed.

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Does "no recycled stories" mean that you can't use one that was already published? Or that you have to start a new one now? I have a big game I am working on and it might fit one of the themes so I was wondering if I could pick that and use the game. I am not opposed to starting a new game from scratch if that is what we are supposed to be doing.

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Pretty sure the rule is starting from scratch, no games you've been working on beforehand.

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I will go with that, thank you Chris.

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What he said.

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12) The protagonist is an anti-villain. everything else is up to you.

Claiming the role regardless, but is my understanding correct that this is a Villian because he has evil goals, while his methods are generally good. Like I want to take over the city for my own dievious purposes so I am going to systematically take out all the other criminals and appear like a "hero" despite my intentions.

I am choosing this to challenge myself.

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Uh, Shadow, did you see the instructions? E) FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHECK TO SEE IF SOMEONE TOOK THE PROMPT YOU WANT FIRST.

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Lmao! I scrolled through and didn't even see that one... rip... I'll pick a different one

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I'll do 8) a unique magic system that is well explained

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Okay read everything again and 8) for sure was not picked. 

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Confirmed.

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He must not love God ... It’s in all caps, so it means any god too.

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I can incorporate demons in my story to play along with my new persona...

I do apologize though, I was skimming the thread on my phone while my family was watching the lions lose. I completely missed that one post. I only saw like Mizal, Chris, and Mara had entered.

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Seems youre already challenged enough, Shadow 

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I'll take number ten, please.

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Yes. 10 is the choice I choose.

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Granted.

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Goddamnit Bucky, your post is all fucked up when going in to update it. Now I have to completely manually edit the whole thing so it isn't a mess.

Fuck your contest, fuck your timing with these contests and most importantly fuck you.

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ACKSHUALLY, it's the RTE's fault. It's easier for me to just edit it. Were you trying to mark out the taken ones or what? Actually, Bucky should've just made a second post for people to reply to so that he could keep the OP clear and edit it himself, fuck him, you're right.

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I did the first bit of cleaning it up. I was about to cross out the ones taken and write the names next to them, but if you want to do that and keep track of the entry fees, go ahead.

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You have far more faith in people following a complicated instruction like that than me.

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Weird. I just typed the prompts normally and copy pasted the instructions from the last prompt contest from two years ago.

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End uses the RTE and you don't, so the post doesn't know what to do and just kind of explodes when he tries to edit it.

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When did he start using that? He was the first person to tell me it sucked back in the day.

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I've always used the RTE on the forums. It's just easier.

I turn it off for story writing and then just turn it back on after publishing it.

I've explained this like a billion times.

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Ah, I didn’t know you turned it back on for the forums.

Well, with one billion and one, I’ll remember now.

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I was forced into this. 24) The supervolcano beneath Yellowstone exploded three years ago, and the earth has begun to slip into a new ice age. You really wish you didn't live in Siberia. Technology may be contemporary or futuristic.

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And, locked. Have fun.

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Noted.

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5

 A better story about snow.

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Locked

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only a matter of time before you begin a kickstarter to fund surgery on your broken back and promise a VN, becoming a mini con-mod seth.

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I expect great things.

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What do the following mean?

A better story about snow

Frontier Contest throwback/ Chaos Contest throwback (basically just write a story with the rules of that contest?)

Diversity option: show them how it's really done

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1) You need to learn CYS history. Find our resident penguin for ye old lore.
2) Yes.
3) Protagonist can’t be a straight white dude or dudette. Unless you’re playing the brother/sister incest card.

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3) Jar of piss has to be one of the 17 gender options

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3) see the first page of Red Fools for reference.

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29) The protagonist is a talking bear.
 

I'm assuming it's fine to go into negative points temporarily?

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That's what I'm doing. I only have 77 points.

 

Look up "Sir Bearington."

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Sure, you probably owe EndMaster extra requirements though.

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So I am supposed to fake a development thread twice a week? What is the point of fake a development thread about a game nobody give a shit about?  Should be better than i pass that time writing the game?

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It’s a joke. Technically it’s a “requirement” because it keeps people focused on their story and allows for community engagement. But we’ve never enforced it. End just claims the souls at the deadline.

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She's upset at having to spend thirty seconds twice a week updating a thread. That's an entire minute that could otherwise go into writing the game.

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Taking 22, 'cause I want to learn stuff about mesopotamia. I don't promise it'll be historically accurate, though. 
if not available anymore I take the 4

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You get 22.

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thanks!

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16) For your services to the crown, the king has granted you valuable lands near an important crossroads in a recently conquered territory. Now, it's time to retire and fulfill your dream of operating a renowned brewery and tavern ... but it may be wise to keep your sword-arm ready.

I think I can work with that one...

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Confirmed.

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Sign me up for 16

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Already taken

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Fuck you Ogre, I will take 2 

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You get Prompt 2.

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Dammit, why didn't you take this 5 minutes ago? I've been waiting for someone to claim this one so that I could use that as my excuse for not writing!

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It’s a prompt that suits you.

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You have declared war, prepare for your death

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fart noise

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I'll take prompt 20. The hateful cuckolded baron seems an interesting premise.

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And I guess this will edit lock it? Good luck with the writing everyone.

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Affirmed.

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Give me 33

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Noted.

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Also let the record show I was forced into this.

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Could I please get "(15) Breathe fresh life into the tale of Little Red Riding Hood?"

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Done.

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I'm glad you volunteered to join 100% of your own free will.

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You know what. Give me 32! 

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Great, the biggest degenerate participating in the contest picked 32.

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I need a prompt, though!

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Now of course what would be amusing is to pick something difficult to write or better yet, give you the prompt like a week before the deadline.

However, none of that will be happening, but I'll PM something soon.

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I'll look forward to it!

It'll be the first story game I ever write, so fingers crossed! 
 

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Part of the fun of that prompt is the possibility you just refuse to give one at all.

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I claim 25. :)

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Should be interesting...

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Affirmed.

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Mizal has mentioned that she'll be taking care of the points business of the contest. I'll just be crossing off what's been taken and putting the names by the prompt.

And of course I'll be SHAMING the losers as usual.

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The pit is practically a time honored tradition here now. Ah, the changing of the guard.

Lopz66 has #29 - talking bear.

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This is a minor point, but I think it's worth noting. For those of you who take the time to get rid of those stupid double spaces between paragraphs in your story (easiest way I know of is to have RTE off when copy pasting your stories into the editor), I'll consider that a marginal improvement over a story of comparable quality that has those goofy wide spaces.

I think most people will agree that the single spacing is much more aesthetically pleasing and easier to read.

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I can't I have no pc only a phone. And I don't think logic that the fact of having a pc that allows a better spacing is a reason to give a better score.

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If you're typing directly into the editor, you can avoid those goofy spaces by having the RTE turned off. And yes, you can turn the RTE off while on mobile.

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What is rte?

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It's the Rich Text Editor. You can turn it on/off by going to: My Stuff -> Profile -> and toggling the RTE Box under Preferences.

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Hmm, even turning it off doesn't seem to get rid of the spaces when I paste it in.

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You pasting from Word? I'd advise turning off smart quotations (or whatever the bent ones are called) as I recall having trouble with that.

However, for spaces, I find that I am losing space rather than gaining it, in regards to the paragraph breaks, so it might not be Word...

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If RTE is off and you’re still having issues, don’t stress about it. Your time is better spent on the quality of the story itself. I really don’t have any idea what the issue might be, but I assume it has to be a setting from your writing software. Maybe Mizal or Brad or Ford could help.

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The game was rigged from the start.

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Also, contest entrants may want to keep this in mind - Learning!

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21

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Your wish has been granted.

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30) For the bold - a story that will make Mizal cry.

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Hint: You probably want to go with laughter tears.

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I pity you, you poor fool .

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Easier Mizal than me or End.

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So what would happen to the contestant failed to make Mizal cry, would they get shamed or what not?

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Well, I plan on asking Mizal if the story makes her cry or not. In the highly unlikely situation that it does, the story will get a huge boost on my rating card because it will have succeeded in making the desired impact on it's (very narrow) audience.

But so long as it goes along the lines of scoring emotional points or so funny you want to cry - it will hinge on how entertaining the story is and how well it's written.

I don't think anyone has ever set out a rubric for judging criteria here - my position has always been fiction writing is too subjective for a set-in-stone rubric. Each judge - and I don't know who will be judging yet - will make their decision based on what's most important, and how they weigh different aspects of the story, to them. That's a good representation of how a general audience will judge stories.

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I agree with you on that. And is true most with each person a different theme.

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What I'm hearing is Puns are a must, and it must be inferred that someone's mom is getting it. That is if this poor slob has any hope of making Mizal cry.

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Kar, I guess you should've gone for that prompt yourself, you're getting pretty close to making me cry already today.

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He didn't pull a wibbins ... did he?

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No, different kind of retard entirely.

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@Ozoni really should just suck it up and write a storygame. Imagine willfully remaining in a state where your only option is to show up shivering on Ford's doorstep to beg to be let in.

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Even I wouldn't stoop so low 

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What the hell. Since the talking bear one is taken, I'll try 23) A story that revolves around a mystery or a series of puzzles and riddles.

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You got it, dude.

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I'd like 1) Tell us a tale of a knight, a dragon, and a princess.

 

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Locked.

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Confirmed.

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Well, thank goodness that I have time to write this. I'm starting now, Trx for letting me come in the contest Bucky.:)

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Before you get carried away, can you tell us what prompt you've picked?

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 Number 23(involved around a series of puzzles and riddles and mystery):)

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Taken

okey...

8 days ago

Fine, then 26 please.:|

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23 is already claimed.

You should take the Little Red Riding Hood one, seems age appropriate.

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Ha, Ha-_-

No

Then 14

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I said 23 was claimed. 26 is fine. Do you want that one or 14?

And do you know what a tryst is?

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14 and yes I do.

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14 it is. Locked.

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I'm halfway done with my book but I want people to see it now and tell me what I should change about it. :|

http://chooseyourstory.com/story/the-night-of-terror~2e

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Well, you already published it, so I guess that's your entry. It also appears to have pages without text or links, so the evil Mizal will eventually get around to unpublishing it for failure to meet minimum site standards.

So what to do? I suppose you can unpublish the story yourself before Mizal gets around to it. Then we can pretend this never happened, and you can spend the rest of the contest period working on the story to make it complete and submit a valid entry. Or I imagine you could just throw in the towel now. I really hope you chose the first option though.

I also strongly encourage you to take a look at some of the featured stories on the site, spend some time in the Writing Workshop, and read the writing articles in the Help & Info section. You have a great opportunity to learn a lot about writing - seize it. A good story can't really be written in a day. Writing is a process, and it takes time.

Best of luck.

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Trx!:)

Done:|

poison_mara kind of gave me a rating but it was ummm...

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You can set stories to "sneak peek" which doesn't publish them, but allows others to see them. Or create a thread for your story in the Writing Workshop and you can talk about it/ask questions/get feedback there.

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Thanks.

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Why did you say 'Done', as if you had followed his advice instead of sitting there for twenty minutes repeatedly rating your own broken game?

As far as I'm concerned you've already disqualified yourself. I guess good thing you also proved you'd never have been able to meet minimum standards anyway, if you want to look on the bright side....

It's Bucky's contest however so if he wants to keep you in it to see what you do next out of morbid curiosity or whatever, that's his call. But it's looking less and less likely you'll be able to hang onto your account that long either way.

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Let him be now, I am sure I won't be the last. Also, lHe can learn humility and not rush into stuff like rate himself with several spams accounts. To not deal with the fact that has screwed it up.  Then complain others have giving the score that piece deserves

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I think patandjen is a girl.

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It's an Alex of the Alexander variety. Don't be fooled by the avatar and username, that's just the YouTubers it's obsessed with.

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In a few years and a snip-snip, I sense it'll be Alex of the Alexandria variety.

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I laughed

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Same.

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Ditto

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That is a lot of eights for a very not eight story ...

Well, I was actually wondering if you would overrule me with your wizard powers. Just for the record, I would have been fine with that. But I've gotten soft in my old age, and I think the contests are a great way to really help people find ways to improve their craft. This is an opportunity to learn! Or something ... So I'm fine with giving a kid a second chance to prove us wrong. (Yes - us. My hopes are high, but my expectations do not fly as well.)

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Should I go with the classic 'lol, fag' here, or the trending 'ok boomer?'

So many questions.

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Well, I don't really see Greta from Sweden as a "hero" per se - so I'm probably trending toward boomer.

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She is our queen 

yaaaas slay kween

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nevermind

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Take the diversity prompt like your college trained you.

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Can I lock number 3?

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Sure.

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Okay I lock number 3!

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6 days ago
I really enjoy how the Writing Workshop has gone from being hooked up on life support for weeks to 22 new threads in the last two days....

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6 days ago

Including mine which someone should definitely read and give feedback on

 

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6 days ago

I claim 35. Chaos Contest throwback. 

Dragon dildos made me do it. 

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6 days ago
Locked.

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6 days ago

Hey, Im new on here. Im buds with @Davefaster, he showed me this sight. Im not the best writer but I was wanting to do #13 on the contest, the one about the Dwarf taking a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel..

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6 days ago

FistedDave is your friend? Lol

Anyway, locked in.

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6 days ago

Yeah, he is lmao. But yeah, im new here, so its gonna take me a second to get used to everything.

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6 days ago

Maybe it's not the best idea to enter a contest as soon as you join the site?

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6 days ago
Too late.

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6 days ago

Yeah I know. This'll probably be funny, what with all of the noobs joining this contest.

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6 days ago

He's got this. He will be guided and prompted by me. He will probably have, at least a 10k story written

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6 days ago

Alright sure. Whatever you say. I'll look forward to it.

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6 days ago
He might've written other things before, and he seems relatively normal.

Of course if he's just going to do what Dave says, well

uh

should be interesting.

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6 days ago
This looks like fun. I'll put my current WIP on hold and claim #28: Create a children's fable.

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6 days ago
Locked.

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5 days ago

Well Bucky's contest is off to a great start, already one banned contestant. So much for entry 14.

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4 days ago

STOP>_<! you deleted all of my story games. I'm just 10!:(

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3 days ago
I'm sorry that happened to you, but try backing them up on your desk top. Just copy and paste in Word or something.

EDIT

Also, word of advice: since you're ten, you may not have experienced the gritty, awe inspiring, hilarious, troll festering toxicity that is the world of internet forums, despite your Gen Z pedigree. Especially forums like this one, which are kind of a throwback to the golden age of internet trolling (sometime around when you were born). As such, whatever you do, don't annoy people who have, for example, the power to delete your stuff. And definitely don't go telling people you're ten, because that already offends some people (not to mention, your age is probably a violation of the terms of service, since usually people have to be 13 to participate in internet forums).

Just be cool, go along with the flow, do not under any circumstances allow yourself to be sucked into the vortex of a flame war or argument. Just keep writing, and when you comment on the forums, don't stir any shit or allow anyone to bait you. Take criticism with a smile rather than offense, and stay low (and again, back your stuff up).

/free advice

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3 days ago
He's already been banned at least three times, and hasn't shown himself capable of taking advice like 'just stop posting' so you're really wasting your breath here.

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3 days ago
Ah. I don't envy you moderators. Hopefully the kid gets it this time.

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3 days ago

I'm always amused by pleas of "I'm just a kid or I'm only x age!" when I'm banning younger noob fucktards.

It's like they actually believe that's going to stop me.

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3 days ago
Especially when 100% of the time that's the reason you're banning them in the first place.

The only ten year old that never caused any problems around here is @StoryTurtle, and that's because she barely ever posts. I mean, presumably because her parents are forcing her to do calculus and practice the violin during the eight hours a day she's not making jeans for Walmart, but still, I wish more of them would do this.

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5 days ago
@Mizal @Bucky

When I get my points back for entering my story I want to give 90 to @Ozoni.

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5 days ago

I have a question because I think that we don't recover the fee If we don't reach 4/8 as score.  I would love have my fee back just for present a game. Because I won't get a 4.

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5 days ago
You might not just lose your points; End might give you special tasks.

Old requirement was minimum site standards, which was just a 3.00/8. We have also established a 4.00/8 can be approached or surpassed in a matter of hours with the right scheme. So it’s time to start expecting better.

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5 days ago

Well, I suppose is fair, for a native maybe is easy to have a  four. But well, I should have read the fact I would not recover my points just for presenting.

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5 days ago
This is very wholesome and normally I'd agree to this, BUT, you went into debt for the entry fee and taking 90 points would put you right back in the negatives. You can only take out loans for entering contests, any side agreements you have to have the points to pay for yourself. Best get to rating games.

e: Sometimes you are allowed to make bets with other contestants. I'm not sure if we're letting that happen here, but I suppose if End and Bucky are fine with it, those of you (and there are many) who went into the hole because of a lack of 100 measly points could be allowed to bet up to 25 against each other. You'll be getting a bonus of at least that much just for entering something eligible.

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4 days ago
I don't think its necessary here. It fit the theme of the Chaos Contest, but I think it's too much unnecessary work to keep track of the bets and figure out who loses and gets what.

But hey, you're doing the point stuff this time, so if you like self-inflicted torture ...

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5 days ago
I can't believe no one likes Vikings.

@Pirate - Hey, you, get in here. Pirates are close enough to Vikings. Come write about them and earn your place in Folkvangr.

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5 days ago

Wow, when you think about it, it's true. Anyway thanks but I'm currently working on my WIP and probably won't write another one in a such a short notice.

And what's Folkvangr? Is it a Viking thing?

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5 days ago
It's one of the "good" Norse afterlives. The honored dead of Freya.

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5 days ago

Oh okay, that's a cool fact. At least I've heard of Freja before. Thanks, Bucky.

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5 days ago
Vikings are lame now. They're almost completely ruined by historians intent on making them woke, when they're not being co-opted by literal Nazis.

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4 days ago
Vikings are never lame. They are an important fixture in every settlement of size in the upper Midwest.

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4 days ago

They helped move shipbuilding and navigating the sea further along. Also they were awesome warriors and their stories/myths are quite cool. They helped connect different cultures by trading too and I guess raiding.

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4 days ago

That's why you're doing the Viking prompt right?

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4 days ago

I'm not, I like the Viking age around 865 ad. The great heathen army was where it was at, along with Ragnars sons.

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4 days ago
I like how you think

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4 days ago

*bows*

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3 days ago

4.) 793 Viking raids on British soil?

Sign me up please.

Requesting for post the deletion of my post for numerous reasons if possible.

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3 days ago
I don’t understand that last bit, but you’re locked in for prompt 4. Good luck.

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3 days ago
Can't wait to have a stroke reading whatever you might put out

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yesterday

So much entry 3.

Hell, if this keeps up, maybe I won't have to read any of these stories!

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yesterday

Dave got banned too? 

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yesterday
How are these people getting themselves banned so quickly?

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yesterday
They are retarded and going against Endmaster, or being annoying in general

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yesterday
Son of a gun, I was trying to coach him up into a better class of CYStian! What did he do this time? He was supposed to have Endeavor level protection.

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yesterday

"He was supposed to have Endeavor level protection."

Well that was one of his problems right there.

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yesterday
I saw the WW thread. Yeah, he was just begging for you to swing the hammer. That was also really rude of him.

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10 hours ago
I imagine these questions will come up at some point, so I'll head it off now.

Yes, you can have proofreaders and beta testers. They are encouraged.

No, you cannot co-author your proofreaders or beta testers.

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10 hours ago
And no, there is actually no way for any non-admins to know whether you've co authored your proofreaders as long as the story isn't in sneak peek and they're removed before you actually publish the thing.

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10 hours ago
Good thing we have you.

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10 hours ago
Yeah, the problem is to find them. they don't grow on trees sadly.

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10 hours ago
Just post a recruitment forum in the Lounge. We usually have at least a few people that are willing to proofread for anyone, just to be helpful.