@Morgan_R I challenge you to a duel.
Mizal will explain further in the comments the rules of this duel.
If that's the case, does bondogggle win by default or would a new contestant be forced asked to participate?
Probably nothing, I mean he's about as low as he can go without actually being banned at this point. Lol.
I guess Mizal would be the one to answer since she's sort of setting this up.
This duel is to raise my ban from the Discord server, and I accepted the challenge to Morgan, not someone I don't have any writing samples of.
Hell I'll even throw my hat in the ring you have plenty of examples of my writing.
I wanna beat the frog if Morgan doesn't come and if Lux wants to pass the torch to me. Either way, it's free entertainment for me! Bloodsports are always a delight.
Ah, too bad. Well, I will then cheer from the sidelines. Lux/Morgan/whoever you are, you have my blessing to beat up bondo.
While we're all distracted by the new refugee who constantly posts about not posting, let's not forget that @Morgan_R has logged in on the 16th and still hasn't responded to the duel.
Here's an idea: Maybe we should get Bondogggle to challenge Voldy to a duel? Both of them are sorely in need of points and a chance to demonstrate their writing competence. Also, Bondo has access to Voldy's unpublished storygame so he can see the latter's writing samples.
Of course, this is if Lux and Tmanaking are fine with giving up their chance to demolish duel the frog, and Mizal agrees to this.
Voldy and Bonfaggle actually is a great idea. It would establish a hierarchy once and for all.
If those two go at it, I also propose that Lux and Tman be the additional match between each other and then the winners of both matches fight a final round.
Now this will surely be interesting. The two losing members could also fight another round so we'll be able to rank them all.
Yeah I like that idea too.
I'm in. This sounds hella entertaning.
I already took all of her points, like I did last time. I was going to give them to bong, but he decided to be a "lol quirky!" zoomer and post an entire movie script in his profile. I can't admin him. The trials and tribulations of being a janny on here.
Oof, you're right.
It's been a rough week for me as a janny...
Still it has been confirmed that Morgan only ever responds and actually makes a thread when we fuck with her points. Proven guaranteed results. But still, Bong does have his responsibilities in the art mines.
We all know MHD has her own atelier. The only way to describe the amazing quality of her drawing lines.
I think that's what it is called.
I'll give them back to her so that you can host your duel with some of her points. That's what you're doing, right? In any case, maybe she just missed the notification of being tagged? Yeah, that happens sometimes.
shit I'm late
thank you for the extension
Same deadline and note about the villain? And makes sense but damn it I don't have the best history with horror.
Everyone, place your bets! Who will emerge victorious? And who shall suffer the terrible fate known as 'losing'? Stay tuned to this thread for more updates!
Voldy, you might be a cringy larper, but don't ya lose on me. I want to personally see Bondo sink deeper in his cesspit of debt.
Wait, are we betting per duel or whole bracket?
Per duel, I absolutely bet that Bondoggle will win their round, on the grounds that Voldy will make a fool of himself and/or puss out completely. As far as the overall champion, I think Tmanaking will either be first or third. He's been eerily persistent with short story output and I thoroughly expect duellists to run into deadly technical difficulties, whereas tman lets no such thing as cosmic forces stand in the way of his thousand-word commendation posts. Either way, knowing nothing of any of their individual writing abilities, I'm calling it here based purely on the fact that there's a higher chance of winning by default for both of them.
Actually, regardless of the official rules of gambling, my bets go thusly:
Bondogggle wins round 1- 100 points
Tmanaking wins at least one round by default - 10 points
Tmanaking, who has written more stories in the Creative Corner than anyone prior mentioned, wins first place. This is basically like rooting for the bigger blacker guy in a boxing match, always the safe bet.- 100 points
Voldy is a sourpuss who does not partake in the sport of kings - 10 points
Bondogggle's duct-tape-covered ipad he uses to access the internet conflagurates - 10 points
Lux Inferni does not get 4th place - 100 points
We absolutely do not get all 8 of the short stories this bracket predicts - 120 points
I'm very rich and degenerate by Cystian standards so I must gamble 450 points in one sitting.
I agree with everything you just mentioned to a surprising degree. I feel like by some mystical force of the universe, everything you predicted will come true.
If you don't show up to your own trial by combat the punishment will be heinous
He did bring Ebon back from the dead, after all. And your device was fixed after he said something about performing a ritual.
Bah, that was a happy coincidence for him.
no, Sent is the new messiah
worship him or burn in COG
Your simp of a dog is barking kinda loud. You think you could put it down?
you actually tagged me, at this time of year, at this time of day, for this salty shit
That's what they all say about MAGIC.
Time to settle this once and for all! If Sent wins his bets, we know he has magic. Yet, if he loses, then we probably just witnessed two coincidental occurrences.
I leave my bets up to fate. Except when I'm putting enormous amounts of points on one uninsured and ill-advised bet, then I totally rig it with witchcraft. But I'm totally fine losing 450 of these points I just won
I was gonna make a comment about how once every 4-6 months isn't really "eerily persistent" then I realized that this was the creative corner, so yeah that tracks.
25 points on the following final placements:
I imagine there will only be two rounds, so I'll just go ahead and say that Lux and tman, if they were on opposite sides of the bracket, would respectively take 1st and 2nd.
yeah I am kinda sad we face each other in round 1, but it is what it is. I'm genuinely curious though as to why you have lux winning. Im not trying to pick a fight or disagree. I just wonder if you have secret knowledge on lux that I've missed. Like i said no hate just idle curiosity. Though i could see how this outcome is possible. You just seem so confident.
Well. My saying this might change how things turn out, but, in a word, adaptability. Both of you are within the same realm of skill, so that the scales could tip naturally in either direction. (In my opinion, after a few measly minutes of study) These kinds of competitions ultimately comes down to the author's ability to adapt to genre and audience while still producing a compelling piece of writing in a relatively short period of time. While you may be technically better, Lux's prior duel shows a quick and mildly amusing skill of quick thinking. Your writing is good, but clearly thought out and methodical. This is evidenced by your most recent story where you re wrote the ending. Basically a hunch that Lux will adapt more quickly.
Prove me wrong though. That would be cool.
Voldy winning should be obvious imo. If he loses at a genre that he chose, then he deserves last place and a special pile of crap in the lowest caste of Cystia. That would be truly shameful. Boneddog, or whatever his name is seems like the type to trip and fall on his own sword. No expectations there.
Having 4 good entries would actually be kinda cool though, and honestly worth the loss in points if some good writing manages to get produced here.
I mean fair enough. You are right that i prefer to be more methodical, though it does make me happy that others were able to pick up on the thought and care that goes into each. I also agree with your assessment of the other match. Though I do hope i can positively surpise not only you but everyone.
In other words, you adapted to a situation quickly and ending up winning? Similarly to now? Good to know my initial assumption wasn't too far off.
go away fatty
If I bet and get the exact order correct, do I just get a return on my investment? Or is there a different way the betting system works?
It would be cool if you could do your stalkerish insightful analysis on all the participants again, just like in the noob contest (and probably change the odds). But there might need to be some measures to stop everyone from changing their bets in light of new information.
My main WIP is privated bc I don't want y'all going through it before I'm done. The current WIPs are not good examples of my prose.
That means you don't lose anything either way! If you lose, no confidence will be shattered. If you win, you will gain confidence instead.
I hope you're not forgetting your current deal with Peng? The way it seems right now is that if you lose, you'll give him 25 points (while winning 10 back), but if you win, you still lose 10 points. That... isn't the most strategic.
(Using 'when' makes it seem like you're planning to lose. Are you? Or perhaps you will bet against yourself and submit an incoherent piece to guarantee that you'll win some points from the bet, but if that's the case, you should be betting a lot more than 10 points).
Thanks! I think I might actually have a shot at "winning," although I suspect very little of what I've written will make it into the final draft.
Yes, I did just say that! How observant of you!
I imagine my line is supposed to be "stop copying me," but hey, you do you.
I drew some penguins
So far a perfect bracket.
Great job to all of the contestants. This has been enjoyable on a number of levels, and the authors should be proud of themselves for turning in any stories. Keep up the fire and great work guys!
Dammit, my money! I lost 200 points! I would've bet more on Lux if I knew he even had a duel. I should've cheated again using foul sorceries. Ah well, double or nothin', to recoup my losses. I'm betting 200 points on TMan to win 3rd and 50 that Lux takes it all.
What's interesting is the two CoG refugees are fighting each other for the championship.
All I can say is Tman really better hope he beats Bondo because the SHAME of losing to someone who was at CoG AND Bondo might almost be too much to bear.