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Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

11 days ago
Commended by mizal on 1/14/2022 5:02:24 AM

The Agreena:

@Soy_No_More

@PerforatedPenguin

@WizzyCat

@Pearlcatcher

@Shadowdrake27

@Voldy

@tmanaking

@stargirl

@FemWolverine

@Lux_Inferni

@Abgeofriends

@Matthaeus

@corgi213 

And of course: 

@EbonVasilis

 

Each of you has cast yourself into a crucible, one that is so apathetically viewed I'm the one dealing with it. That's okay though. I needed to bloody my newly built agreena anyway, the sand is far too tan for my liking. 
 

How this works: 

Each of you has till February first to submit one (1) piece of writing to my site private messages. This piece should be no more than one thousand five hundred (1500) words (this is less because it'll mean I can get through them more quickly). To prevent you from just putting forth something you've already written, the piece must be in the 'Lovecraftian Horror' genre and include a yellow garment of clothing.  I'll decide the winner, though I'll give a piece of criticism and compliments to each piece that deserves it. If you're worried about me picking favourites, knowing the authors and all, you've made the massive mistake of thinking I actually care. 
Anyone not tagged may also join, as long as they follow the prior rules. 
 

Failure:

Failure to submit anything gives you the pleasure of being put into the shame pit. Whatever sad souls that are still in there are starving, so your skin should be a welcome sight to them.

Success:
Some admin may give pointless points to the winner, but don't count on it. 

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

11 days ago

Thanks for doing this Green! Time to figure out how to write Cosmic Horor I guess. 

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

11 days ago
The first step is learning to spell it.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

11 days ago

Thanks for hosting this Green! 

Honestly I'm probably going to lose due to the fact that I've never been that great at short stories anyway, and then you had to shorten the word count and add horror. I suck at horror. I suck at horror really, really bad. 

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago
Shortened word count does make it more difficult, but should lead to stronger stories overall. You have to stop and think about what's the most necessary to include.

Horror does suck though. But if it makes you feel better, Lovecraft honestly wasn't that great at it either.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago

That's true, I'll try to keep it in mind. The only thing is, I often come up with larger plots that won't fit in with the small word count unless I just use telling instead of showing. Then I either have to scrap the idea and come up with another one or have a bland story that isn't as fun to write or read. 

At least we have a little over two weeks so I have time to procrastinate more experiment with and get better at horror and just writing short stories in general. 

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago

OMG, yes It happening (finally) I was scared ebon forgot. 

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10 days ago

Are you in threaded view? Make sure that the button on the top says non-threaded. If it says that it means that it is in threaded view. 

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10 days ago

He was very persistent. 

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10 days ago
I'm going to make Shadowdrake exempt from SHAMING, I originally put him on the list with the understanding there'd be an interest check closer to the time if he wanted to stay on it. And he has the kind of job where he gets excuses for becoming extremely busy at random.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago

From what I know of him this seems very fair. Hopefully we'll get something from them at some point regardless!

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10 days ago

I greatly appreciate the consideration for my original request and real life schedule. This seems to have popped back up, changed formats, and taken off quickly; however, the lower word count and considerable time frame mean that I might be able to put something forward. 

My apologies to Green in advance. Anything suspense/horror that I write is either painfully or comically bad. This will be a nightmare.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago

You get special circumstances. 

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10 days ago

Ooh this is happening,  Im so exited! :D

is t ok to have fantasy like dragons or vampires with the horror parts or does it have to be the Cthulu time period?

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago

By 'Cthulhu time period' im assuming you're referring to the 1920s or so (when CofC came out). In which case, no. Feel free to experiment with any setting as long as the story 'emphasizes the horror of the unknowable and incomprehensible more than gore or other elements of shock'. (Wikipedia)

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago
Looks like I have to write here, perhaps I'll get lar to start off my story: that new Gutenberg command sounds quite decent!

Does this exempt me from being double-shamed? I'd love it if so.

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10 days ago
While you can be SHAMED for failure, obviously you can't be UNSHAMED for writing 1500 words in two weeks. What kind of operation do you think we're running here?

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago
Damn, I thought I had a chance here.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago

@EbonVasilis. I'm going to kick you ass!

(Lol jj/k)

(Or am I? :P)

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago
This will be so beautiful!

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago
Hello, May I join?

I know i'm a noob but I still have confidence to enter! lol gl

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago
Welcome aboard!

This is a good low commitment activity for noobs and people who otherwise consistently fail to show up for other duels or storygame contests.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago

Good luck! 

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago
lol gl

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago

May the games begin. Good luck to all.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago

I got inspired, so I'd like to enter.  Assuming you don't already have too many people, that is.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago

Locked. 
Feel free, looks like I'll be reading a lot, some of it may as well be by an author I know is competent. Put a puzzle in this linear story and I might weep, though. 

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago

Got it, one 1500 word riddle coming right up!

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago
can't wait!

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago

I suppose I should publicly throw my hat into the ring instead of just playing from the sidelines. Hope some really cool stories come out of this mini-contest. But I'm mostly doing this because I like to play chicken with the SHAME pit when I can. I've heard it's a horrid place. I can almost guarantee that some names will be added here and can't wait to see which ones.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

8 days ago

For all future people asking 'can I please enter': yes you may. If you publically post it here and don't deliver though, you're getting SHAMED. 

 

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 days ago

Aha you fools! I shall enter the fray just to throw a little more mayhem into the mix. That and I love me a good bandwagon so I'd hate to miss out on something interesting.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

9 days ago

Hi, would like to enter as well if you still have room for one more.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

8 days ago
Sure, Green loves to read. Good luck!

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

8 days ago

Thank you! Then let's put Green's love of reading to the ultimate test.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

8 days ago

This whole thing is gay.

 

Except for Green, she's cool

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

8 days ago
For being the first to speak the TRUTH, Corgi is hereby exempted from SHAME. I declare it to be so.

(Now when can we schedule that secret vampire LARPing session?)

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

8 days ago

Lol

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

8 days ago

As an average lovecraft enjoyer, I think I'll join in on the fun. Last year, I was writing a lovecraftian CYOA on here but I never got around to finish it, so this will be fun to get back into that mindset.

Don't forget it isn't lovecraft if it doesn't have racism.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

8 days ago

Don't help the competition!! Lol

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

4 days ago
Ok, this is going to be my first Lovecraftian horror. This is going to be fun :)

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

4 days ago

LOCKED. 

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago
Are we supposed to paste the story into the thread or message you personally?

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago
nevermind-

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago

Lol

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago

I guess I can try my best but I'm not a very good writer :( 

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago

LOCKED 

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago

LOCKED

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago

Ik lol

 

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago

Ha ha, you were too late :)

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago

Ha ha, you were too late :)

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago

You forgot the comma. 

EDIT: nevermind

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago

You forgot the comma.

EDIT: Nevermind

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago

Your "nevermind" is capitalized. Mine isn't. 

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago

Your "Nevermind" Is capitalized my is not

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago

I'm not sure if that was on purpose or not...

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago

Stop coping me!

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago

my gosh

 

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago

My gosh

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago

Ok yall, I will stop being a spammer.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

3 days ago

Astute decision.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

2 days ago
i would like to join

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

2 days ago

Welcome to the fray, mind the blood at your feet and the pit in the center that brings you to hell.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

13 hours ago

Whaat, no one told me that it's gonna be Lovecraft?! Gosh darn it, I want to write one too just for the funsies. Oh, I've been already toying with this one idea.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

11 hours ago

LOCKED