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Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 months 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):

10 months ago

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

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10 months ago
The first step is learning to spell it.

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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. 

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10 months 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.

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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. 

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10 months ago

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

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10 months 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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He was very persistent. 

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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.

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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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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.

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10 months ago

You get special circumstances. 

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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?

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10 months 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)

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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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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?

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Damn, I thought I had a chance here.

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

(Lol jj/k)

(Or am I? :P)

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10 months ago
This will be so beautiful!

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Hello, May I join?

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

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10 months 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.

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10 months ago

Good luck! 

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10 months ago
lol gl

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May the games begin. Good luck to all.

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

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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. 

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Got it, one 1500 word riddle coming right up!

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10 months ago
can't wait!

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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.

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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. 

 

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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):

10 months ago

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

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10 months ago
Sure, Green loves to read. Good luck!

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

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This whole thing is gay.

 

Except for Green, she's cool

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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?)

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Lol

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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.

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10 months ago

Don't help the competition!! Lol

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

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LOCKED. 

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

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 months ago
nevermind-

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Lol

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

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LOCKED 

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LOCKED

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Ik lol

 

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Ha ha, you were too late :)

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Ha ha, you were too late :)

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You forgot the comma. 

EDIT: nevermind

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10 months ago

You forgot the comma.

EDIT: Nevermind

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

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

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10 months ago

Your "Nevermind" Is capitalized my is not

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

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Stop coping me!

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my gosh

 

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My gosh

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Ok yall, I will stop being a spammer.

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Astute decision.

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i would like to join

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

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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.

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LOCKED

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I love to write but I just found this platform, I can't wait to finish! This will be very interesting.

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LOCKED.

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Thread might need a rename since this is just a big free for all now, no one is dueling Ebon specifically.

What's the time zone of the deadline? If you're cutting it six hours short of the usual, they should probably be told.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

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Ebon gets title privileges because when/if he fails people NEED to remember he brought all of this on himself. 
 

They've had a ton of time to write a minimal amount of words, six hours won't hurt anyone. However the cut off will be 1AM February first 2022 GMT. That's the time my inbox operates on, so honestly it's just easier for me. Any entries after this point don't count: you'll still be shamed, I'll still steal your points (minus corgi, for roleplay purposes).

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

10 months ago
Shadow is also safe from SHAME per prior agreement.

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9 months ago

Ok two things: 1, where do i submit it? 2, is it ok if it is not more than 300 words? 

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

9 months ago

...to [Green's] site private messages.

And:

...no more than one thousand five hundred (1500) words.

So anything less is fine.

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Thank you

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DOne!

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

9 months ago
What time are we supposed to send this in? or just any time on the first?

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9 months ago
ok so for some reason the messages didn't load till just now- never mind i guess.

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9 months ago

I Am- I think green is in a different time zone than you so to be safe I would recommend turnning it it before 2 pm

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

9 months ago
I checked the time so it will be 8pm tonight Est

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9 months ago

Hey uh, Green can I resubmit? I forgot about the [REDACTED] Whoops! :D

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@Axxius

Just PM her to ask. We don't talk about the [REDACTED] here.

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9 months ago

The [REDACTED] isn't to be talked about on the forums under any circumstances.

Also I messaged you back to say yes, just this once. But not again. 

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9 months ago

Alright, thank you so much! I resubmitted with the [REDACTED] included, so I look forward to seeing how many contestants actually submit something this time.

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9 months ago

Is it just me or are you all super anxious about greens reaction, Just me?

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I didn't even know anything about this until I checked the site yesterday, I thought these had just been canceled after Ebon failed the other contest. But I still wrote a story and sent it in on time. I hope everyone else did too.

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9 months ago

Mine is in!

I've never written anything like this so it was fun trying to copy the style.

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9 months ago

Well, this was fun. Just itching to see those results.

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9 months ago

You guys are being a little too wholesome, so remember that this is all about bludgeoning each other's faces in. May the person with the sharpest (or heaviest) writing utensil win.

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9 months ago
They can band together to feast on the no shows.

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9 months ago

I guess Endmaster has to update the pit of shame list this day. Well, I've already submitted something few days ago, now I can lean back and enjoy theshow!

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9 months ago

Well considering that the deadline is less than 2 hours away, they won't have to wait long

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For once I did something, I’m feeling better than ever.

Anyway, do we have a list of the no shows? I need some targets to ridicule

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9 months ago
With any luck Voldy will flake again.

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9 months ago
Well I turned it in 11 seconds after 1 so I think i should be good. I hope-

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9 months ago
Remember the time is in GMT

At the time right now, it's over 1 hour and 26 minutes late. For you, most likely 1 hour.

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9 months ago

It's only 1:30 GMT though, right?

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9 months ago
lol

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Oh yikes. Can someone break it down for me? What time In mountain Standard Time was  I supposed to submit this by? All I did was type in GMT time, and I realize now I may have made a mistake.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

9 months ago

You're late by like an hour

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9 months ago

Well I submitted it a couple of hours ago. 4:51 Mountain to be exact. I thought I was an hour and change early. 

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9 months ago

Well then you're fine and succeeded in not completely failing your own duel

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9 months ago

I think that's 9 minutes before the deadline

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Thanks Ogre. Google has failed me this time. 

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Google is indeed a difficult tool, not for the faint of heart.

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Yeah. Really complicated. I'm just glad that it ended up working out in my favor. That could have been really unlucky.

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Oh you're fine then. It's a 7 hour time gap in mtn time to gmt time so you submitted it with about an hour to spare.

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What about EST? I thought I turned it in on time because when I typed it in google it said it was 8pm for me

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So I have no idea if its early, late, or on time-

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9 months ago

8 Pm Est was the cut off, yeah

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

9 months ago
Oh! thats great to hear then

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I really don't understand how anyone is having any confusion at all when all anyone has to do is type in 'GMT time now' to get the exact current time there in large bold numbers, but somehow this happens every contest.

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Lack of intelligence

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And with that display of googling knowhow, marginally late entries and 'lovecraft-ian horor' (I'm real sure this is how you spell it), the first Agreena match closes its doors.

I will require time now to read everything, decide upon a winner, and make a post determining their victory. After that point you can expect a review of ALL the Agreena entries (in the order they were submitted) over the next week or so!  Watch this space.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

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You ought to make a new thread for the reviews and the stories themselves. And I hope other people join in on providing feedback.

I'm most curious about who managed to not write a MAX of 1500 words in two weeks.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

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Unless you use your time very unwisely, WInk Wink...

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I made sure to use my time very wisely.

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I was more just talking about me, and I knew how well stargirl's went ( she told me she did it between the time of 5:00 Am-7:00 Am, on the same day. and that day was yesterday).

Green, I'm so sorry you had to burn your eyes on my story. 

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9 months ago

At least it wasn't my ears, those are already damaged 

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9 months ago

How many submissions did you end up with?

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That is slightly suspicious 

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I wasn't much better - had about 90 minutes to write something out with like 3 hours left on the deadline.

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Oh my god it's a miracle, mizal's name is capitalized.

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9 months ago
In the discord, yes. On the site? Permanently no.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

9 months ago

Cool

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

9 months ago
Well I guess its time to sit back and wait then.

Ebon’s duels (welcome to the Agreena):

9 months ago

I guess so. 

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9 months ago
Did you not see the other thread?

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9 months ago

Which thread?

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