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3 years ago

“We’re survivors,” he told her across the flame of the lamp.

“Survivors?”

“Yes.”

“What in God’s name are you talking about? It’s been an entire week since half our weaponthanes have gone searching for help, and not even one man has returned!”

The clan hall fell silent, save for the sniffling of another orphaned child. Huddled around the dim glow of the lamp, all of them knew that they would soon be starving. Dead.

“Sooner or later they will catch us and they will kill us. They are going to kill us and eat us and you won’t face it.”

“Hell woman! We haven’t even seen them yet – we don’t even know what they are yet!”

“I’m not sticking around to find out.”

She stood up from her seat, moving down the steps and towards the oak doors, but stopped. She returned to her seat; one of the guards had motioned in the strangers.

@Austinc ; @Serpent ; @BgirlStories ; @ LucyWitch ; @Evie22 ; @AzBaz

One of them spoke: “Kobolds?”

The villagers gaped at the outsiders. There haven’t been any since the roads had been blocked. Under his breath, the man whispered a prayer.

“The worst kind. It’s the Happy-Fun-Fun Band.”

“They’re kobolds nonetheless,” one of them smirked.

“But it’s strange, all the traces we picked up are at least half a moon old,” another replied.

“Well, this lot is just better at hiding their tracks. Besides, we were told to get here as soon as possible.”

A sigh of relief sawed through the air.

“You’re the hunters we sent for! Please... you’re our last chance!”

 

Alrighty gang, you've been called up for a cute little short story contest! 500-1000 words, your choice on subject matter and genre. Theme is also up to you. Naturally I'll be throwing my hat in the ring. And I'll be aiming to win. Deadline will be in five days time - easy peesy. At least one big bad admin is watching so you'd better declare your intentions quickly! I'll continue the tale once four people have confirmed that they want to participate (in a reply to this post), or in two days time.

And I guess we can make things up as we go on, if anyone else wants to join. As of now, unless anyone wants to adjudicate, we'll somehow do a vote for first and second place. In addition to bragging rights, you might even get rewards.

Anyways, have a good day.

Duel! Kind of!

3 years ago
Dammit I saw weaponthanes and thought I was getting a KODP story.

Lol at bringing in Azbaz with all the literal children though. But he's pretty out of practice after all that time languishing uselessly furry hell, maybe this is challenge about the right size for him.

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3 years ago
Don't know any of these people other than OP from venturing into the Discord for the first time in months yesterday lol Furry hell though?

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3 years ago

AzBaz is the one I see as biggest competition. Ozoni and Austinc are going to be hard to. The others I will crush

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3 years ago

That's if they even accept. Still waiting on a yay or nay.

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3 years ago
Sorry to dissapoint but I'm going to have to pass- there are a few things I'd like to concentrate on writing at the moment.

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3 years ago

allg

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3 years ago
Wow I really am out of the loop I had to look that up

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3 years ago

'literal children'? ...

I've been waiting for a duel! I'm in.

Do I say the subject and stuff now or later?

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3 years ago
Everyone tagged except Az and maybe Serpent is in middle school, and you in particular are writing a Harry Potter quiz, so yes. What were the quotes for?

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3 years ago

Literal children is just... I don't know actually, it just looked like something I could quote XD

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3 years ago

I literally say that I’m in high school on my profile. 

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3 years ago
You're 14, that's the age of maximum unlikeability for a child regardless of what grade you claim to be in.

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3 years ago

I’ve said that I’m 15 multiple times before. I’m going to be a sophomore in less than a month from now.

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3 years ago
It will be an apt title.

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3 years ago

You’re 15? Lol, I thought you were older.

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3 years ago

You can tell Gower once you've finished your story, and have handed it in.

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3 years ago

Don't reply to this post!

Remaining time till contest ends: 1 day!

Send your stories to Gower to preserve anonymity and prevent bias during voting.

BgirlStories has accepted.

Serpent has accepted.

Austinc has accepted.

LucyWitch has accepted.

ShoujoAddict has joined.

lordkarstark has joined.

The Broken God has joined.

C6H806 has joined, left, and joined again.

Lurkinator has joined (I think, don't really know).

Peebis has joined.

Jacoder has joined.

Since there's so many people, this isn't a duel anymore and is now a tourney. Making executive decision to stop any more people from joining btw

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3 years ago

Theme up to me? Well I'm going to rip out your heartstrings with the most emo story ever. I'm in!

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3 years ago

Yeap. Until someone steps in I'll use this to preserve anonymity, and post stories. Then you guys could reply under the one you wrote (after voting finishes). Seems like a very stupid roundabout way but oh well.

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3 years ago
Why would you need a new account for that? Can't the participants just send their stories to your main account, just like they sent them to Gower for the (awful) poetry duel?

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3 years ago

I'm participating as well, and it seemed weird for one of the contestants to post all of the stories.

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3 years ago

Doing a weird camp thing for soldiers. Very deadly. Very weird. Help.

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3 years ago

I’m in.

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3 years ago
@LucyWitch
Looks like a typo in the original tag for her.

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3 years ago

Oops, thnx Miz.

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3 years ago

Thank you. I would like to participate but I don't have an idea for a story yet.

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3 years ago

Just think of anything. There are plenty of writing prompts. Nothing will happen if you lose

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3 years ago
Any particular reason they're all kobolds now?

@lordkarstark You should get on board with this. 500 words in five days is easy, right?

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3 years ago

I have been meaning to write a 1000 word story anyway, so sure

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3 years ago

This looks cool, can I participate?

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3 years ago

If you want yeah.

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3 years ago

My schedule will is now back to normal, so I am here to state my intentions to join. I have nothing to lose, ans everything to gain.

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3 years ago
I feel like we should be chasing you out of the thread, but am conflicted on whether this should involve pitchforks or merely rotten vegetables.

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3 years ago
Both.
We need some torches too.

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3 years ago

No, torches are too weak. *pulls out flamethrower*

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3 years ago

I realized that the "duel" was made with the tagged folks in mind. I'd hate to intrude (and after my last blunder I am probably on End's priority ban list), so I hereby retract my intentions to join. I will finish the story I started and post it elsewhere, seperate of this contest.

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3 years ago
Lol I'm not sure if Ozoni really planned for this many participants. I'm not sure if we can really call this a duel at this point either.

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3 years ago

Oh well, the more the merrier.

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3 years ago

It turned into Fortnite. Only less gay.

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3 years ago
@Lurkinator

Your "friend" wrote a very stupid storygame that is failing to meet site standards, and not even managing to be funny. You must now prove that you and your "friend" are not the same person by producing a superior short story for this.

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3 years ago

Can do and will, that story was kinda published as a joke, won’t do it again

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3 years ago

Am I just supposed to write about anything? 

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3 years ago
>500-1000 words, your choice on subject matter and genre. Theme is also up to you.

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3 years ago

With school coming to an end for the year, I’ve been assigned a summative essay on ‘who is the most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet’, and I was wondering if I could hit two birds with one stone.

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3 years ago

Not a short story. If you submit that it better be a damn good essay :)

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3 years ago

What if I make it a personal narrative. I start it off like this:

It was a normal day, but all of a sudden I had to write an essay! It went like this  “Friar Lawrence is most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet...”

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3 years ago

lol no

add more than that - then perhaps

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3 years ago

I think that Romeo and Juliet are most responsible for their own deaths because they didn't have to kill themselves. 

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3 years ago
You should post the essay anyway as its own thread, maybe you'll get a comm or maybe Gower will grade it for you.

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3 years ago

We’ll all rip it to shreds for you, but still somehow give you an A. If you get anything lower than a C, show that thread to your teacher and he/she/it will defer to our suprior CYStian logic. 

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3 years ago

Yes

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3 years ago

Yeah I probably should. I’ve actually currently got a D+ in English because my teacher assigned a 70 point Formative where I have to draw something that shows the type of character Tybalt is. I know it’s easy, I just really hate drawing.  I had 2 checkpoint assignments that were worth 25 points each, and when I turned them in late, I still got a B+ on them, it only raised my grade by one percent. My English teacher is an absolute loon and grades our essays on what she thinks we’re capable of and not based on how they compare to everyone else’s. It also doesn’t help when she labels my class as her smartest, my class is the only one allowed to pick our seats, and tries to treat us like everyone is in a more advanced class than regular English 9.

I actually had a different teacher last semester who retired mid school year, it was like his second or third year teaching, and he was pretty great. No late grade reductions, constantly made jokes, and we were allowed to pick our seats. I used spend like 30 minutes writing an essay and get an A, but when I tried the low effort thing on this new teacher I got a D. I’m not even sure what I did wrong.

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3 years ago

This looks relatively interesting, I wish to join this. Are y’all ready for the worst, most cliche thriller you’ve ever read? Neither am I. 

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3 years ago

Seems cool. Can I join? 

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3 years ago

sure

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3 years ago

I got stuck in a thing with Digit, so I have to leave this duel. Sorry

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3 years ago

Wow, chicken. I’m in the same thing. It’s 500 words. No more than an hour of your time or two if your super slow

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3 years ago

Fine I take it back.

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3 years ago

Why do we have to send our stories to Gower though? Why can't we just post them in here?

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3 years ago

I think it is to avoid bias, as Gower is an ambassador from COG he has no interest in picking sides. So I think if we send them, Gower will receive it and post them all and the authors will be anonymous until the winner is announced.

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3 years ago

Grah. I don't like my own story. So stupiiiid but I already sent it iiiiiiiiin

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3 years ago

I have a very small hope that I will actually submit something. 

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3 years ago

Then why join? There will more than likely be consequences for not submitting anything.

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3 years ago

It’s still a hope. 

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3 years ago

Is the story allowed to be more than 1000 words long?

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3 years ago
Yes, but try to keep it at a reasonable length for posting if you want people to actually read it. Never underestimate the apathy of the average forum goer.

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3 years ago

Who is judging the competition?

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3 years ago

Gower. 

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3 years ago

Okay. So does that mean that Gower is the only one that gets to read the stories? Or will everyone get to read them after he's finished judging?

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3 years ago

Actually, let me rephrase that. All of the contestants will submit their stories to Gower, but I’m not sure if we are going to vote or if Gower will judge them. As an English prof, he is qualified to judge the stories in any way he wishes (or how Ozoni wishes).

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3 years ago
Gower will post them so they can be voted on with the authors kept anonymous.

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3 years ago

Oh okay. So does that mean that everybody is voting?

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3 years ago

Yes

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3 years ago

Oh! So I can still send in a new story since I sent mine to Ozone accidentally! Yay! XD

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3 years ago

I guess I’ll try.

Just to clarify, the people participating are the kobolds?

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3 years ago

I probably should have asked this before writing, but can the story act like a prologue rather than a full on story? I have stories I have almost finished but they act more like an intro rather than an actual story.

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3 years ago

Just turn in whatever, it's probably going to suck as badly as you do anyway.

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3 years ago

I was planning to start writing once the kobald story was finished, so I guess I now have to wait until after the deadline to start it.

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3 years ago

The course of the kobold story's based on your performance.

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3 years ago
I think I'll join. Perhaps add another kid to the Happy-Fun-Fun Band. I did just start writing a storygame, and the first page makes for a decently coherent short story. One that leaves quite a few loose threads, anyway.

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3 years ago
You know what this needs? Multiple elimination rounds until there are only two left and we can finally witness an ACTUAL duel.

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3 years ago

My proposed bracket: 

 

BgirlStories vs Serpent

Me vs LucyWitch

Shouja vs karstark

Broken god vs c6h8o6

Lurkinator vs peebis

Jacoder vs Ozoni

-2nd round-

(Winner of BgirlStories vs Serpent) vs (winner of Me vs LucyWitch) vs (winner of Shouja vs karstark)

(Winner of Broken god vs c6h8o6) vs (winner of Lurkinator vs peebis) vs (winner of Jacoder vs Ozoni)

-Final Round-

(Winner of (Winner of BgirlStories vs Serpent) vs (winner of Me vs LucyWitch) vs (winner of Shouja vs karstark)) vs (winner of (Winner of Broken god vs c6h8o6) vs (winner of Lurkinator vs peebis) vs (winner of Jacoder vs Ozoni))

 

We can even do some kind of betting, like March madness, if we wanted

 

Duel! Kind of!

3 years ago
Or just the lazy method of keeping to the free for all and kicking the worst loser out every round.

It's up to Ozoni though, he has taken up Ficsean's torch as Challenger of Noobs.

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3 years ago

This sounds good. I'll set up the brackets and make a new thread that isn't an absolute mess.

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3 years ago

Would we make different stories for each round or keep them the same?

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3 years ago

Depends on Round One and how u guys do

2nd round could just be poems or something

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3 years ago

Yes we should do a triathlon, with short stories, poems, and maybe an essay for the final round

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3 years ago

Survival of the fittest. Each round the losers get banned.

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3 years ago

If that’s how we’re doing it then I might as well just abandon CYS. I doubt I can beat anyone tbh.

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3 years ago

Nothing of value will be lost. Actually, ehhhhhhhh your storygame was okay. Maybe some storywriting skill will leave, but still not much. 

 

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3 years ago

Bold words for someone with nothing written.

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3 years ago

I have many, many reviews written. Next time you criticize someone for not writing anything, think about what they have actually written other than stories. 

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3 years ago

It looks like we've paired the first two opponents together.

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3 years ago

I’ve already finished and submitted my story, not sure what he’ll be doing. Plus, he's probably ass at writing short stories anyway. 

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3 years ago

Just looked up your review on my story again. You bitched about the format, you bitched about the “historical accuracy” even though I was thorough and no generals didn’t get to have personal mobile telegraphs because that’s how it worked, then you bitched about the lack of knowledge on the conflict, even though you didn’t need it to understand the story. Your only valid criticism is that of my grammar, other than that the review is a throw-away and the other reviews had helpful criticism. I know that story was shit but at least the other reviews (some of them at least) explained what I needed to do better. 

 

If that didn’t get through to you then maybe this will. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. There I said it. I fart in your general direction and bid you ado.

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3 years ago

Lol. I love Monty Python!

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3 years ago
You two should make your own separate duel thread. Unless Broken God is a complete little bitch he should demand satisfaction for these insults.

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3 years ago

Your only featured comment is on some deleted game with cat in the name. I think his criticism was well placed.

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3 years ago
Also he's gay.

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3 years ago

Wait, it’s not deleted, I just can’t access it from your profile. It’s still bad though.

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3 years ago

So who would I send my entry to? Gower or the other account seeing as how it looks like there has been a change of plans 

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3 years ago
What other account and what change of plans?

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3 years ago

Ozoni's alt, I presume.

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3 years ago

Ozoni made the Ozone account to post the stories, but it was also stated that Gower would be the one to publish 

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3 years ago

Gower, just so that you have something submitted in case anything happens. 

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3 years ago

Sendo to Gower pls.

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3 years ago

Okay, I finished the story and sent it to Gower.

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3 years ago

Is it cheating if someone helps you? I wrote the story myself but Niemand helped a bit with the spelling and grammar. Is that okay?

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3 years ago
Ozoni, this thread is a mess. I hope you start killing off some of these noobs soon.

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3 years ago

I reckon I should just make another thread for posting actual entries.

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3 years ago

Maybe tomorrow I will make a new thread, with a post for each bracket.  That will help keep the discussion organized (ha).

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3 years ago
So are we actually doing brackets? I thought that was just an idea Austin pitched. Not sure if Ozoni wants it to get that complicated. (But I am not going back to look for posts I missed.)

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3 years ago

Yeah, that'd be helpful! I have made a new thread with the brackets and everything set up though, so we could use that.

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3 years ago
This seems too complicated and too dependent on everybody showing up, I'm going to fire you if it doesn't work out.

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3 years ago
And by that I mean burn you at the stake.

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3 years ago

And if things work out?

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3 years ago

Here's to things working out xD!

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3 years ago

If the opponents don’t submit anything, then the other person automatically moves on to the second round. I better get started soon.

 

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3 years ago

I submitted mine, to Gower.

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3 years ago

Also, is this gonna be judged by Ozoni only, or is it gonna be judged by the public like in Fiscean’s poetry duel?

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3 years ago

I'm competing so it's gonna be put to a vote. Also, it's now organised in a tourney bracket.

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3 years ago

Ah alright, I just saw the new thread now. Your tag on me didn’t work for some reason.

 

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3 years ago

How do we do it as a tourney if the writers are anonymous?

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3 years ago

After we finish voting on which story in each bracket is better, it's revealed who the writers are.

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3 years ago

Just a friendly reminder: there's 1 day left before the culling begins. I'll announce in advance when we have 5 hours left.

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3 years ago

We’re going back to a free-for-all.

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3 years ago

9 hours left before the deadline.