Let's start this battle with a bang! With this thread I officially dare @Soy_No_More to a writing duel. Because I'm the challenger, I give Soy the leeway to choose the theme and the time. I can battle you tomorrow if that's what you want.
To make it more interesting, if I lose, Soy gets a fully rendered drawing of his choosing from me (think of it as a fun little Christmas card and free labor) and my 100 points (a Christmas present to save you out of debt). If Soy loses, then I feel that it is his obligation to drop all his petty albeit slightly amusing feuds with Ebon.
Look we even have beef! I like puns. I wanted to find a picture with beef and soy beans, but couldn't find any good ones.
This should be fun to see. Assuming Soy responds of course.
Good to know you still can't read properly. Duels are fun to watch. That's all my post meant.
All terms and conditions are to be taken up with Darius and Mizal. They can sort out all of the details as I legitimately have nothing to do with Darius' gauntlet being thrown at you.
Good luck though.
Well, I'll then take this post as a compliment, but I'm honestly not that great of a writer compared to Ebon. He's been doing this stuff longer than me and he's probably a native speaker as well.
Nevertheless, I'm glad that you won't back out of my challenge. If you had read this message on the say of posting and if you don't mind it too much, I would want this battle finished as soon as possible. (What about starting from 30 november and having 2 December 23:59 EST as the deadline?) Otherwise, let's start it on saturday and have the deadline on monday 23:59 EST. Maximum wordcount is 2500 words as usual.
Fantasy is fine by me. As for the theme, pick whatever you think is going to increase the likelihood of you winning if you really want to have a free drawing. Let's not give Mizal any more stress than necessary.
In case either of you want a couple lines more worth of context...
A world on the cusp of disaster. Two sides on the verge of destroying each other, but there is hope. In the form of a hero. Now this will hero..., will they be able to rise into the mantle of hero?
This are Mizal's favorite literary lines on the whole site, I'm pretty sure.
Oh. I wasn't trying to add requirements there. Just have to take every opportunity to use that paragraph when I have a chance.
Not very many people mention A Chosen Hero these days
Have you read The Sword of Shannara or The Heritage of Shannara? If not, they are great examples of A Chosen Hero even if they are a tad long.
I'm done too!
Since your post was written 3 hours ago, does that mean the other 3 contestants dropped out of the duels?
I now wonder who the automatic winner is in the bracketed duel. If it's Bondoggle, then it might be the most surprising comeback I've seen.
I'm even more amazed how you were able to get three people to start writing story prompts like crazy. Pfff.. it's ridiculously fast. I'm really getting curious what they have written! It's probably good.