I am really looking forward to the culling to come.
In for 50. Also how do you edit lock???
I'm in for 50
I'm in because miz is making me.
I'm good to go for 127 points.
Now it is done...
Here is my entry. http://chooseyourstory.com/story/following-orders
In for 28
And now it's edit locked
Would it be ok to raise my bet by 9972, or is it too late now/would that put me too far in the negative? Going in the negative might encourage a little less procrastination, and actually getting something done on top of the whole pit of shame thing.
Ah saw the chaos contest so thought it was possible, worth the try at least.
Been a member for 7 years and haven't done anything, so I think I fit this contest nicely.
I'll put down 50 points to join.
It seems CYS has a lot more peasants quietly working in the fields than any of us realized. I imagine quite a few of them jumped at the chance to ascend despite the risks involved. After all, wouldn't you?
There was a time where anime avatars were more acceptable? Honestly I've been too busy keeping my head down to know that. Though I can't lie it's nice knowing I'm not too far off the average age of accounts in this contest.
Ahh one of the most beautiful trainwrecks. Eh it's just a character from one of my favorite shows, though if it helps me build an identity here i guess that's a perk. I just think she's a great character.
Oh yeah, I'll put in 30 points to join.
Am I useless enough to qualify?
Huzzah! In for 100 (plus my only trophy..).
*Turns the key*
Is it even possible to lose those trophies?
Last time I gambled away my points, it disappeared after a day or something.
That makes sense I suppose. Well, best of luck.
I'm poor, but I want to live knowing there's a looming threat of an eternal pit of shame. Take 50 points, please.
Uh... sure I guess, gotta start sometime ya know?
50 ON RED!!
NO WAIT ON BLACK!!
Well, you've got three basic categories here: the true noobs, the lurkers, and the specials. True noobs are wild cards, because we don't have much of an idea of their skills. They could be professional writers, or twelve year olds with chosen one mentalities. The lurkers have been here quite some time and still haven't finished anything. On one hand, they have a pre-established pattern of failure, but on the other, they could have more experience than the true noobs. And the specials are the ones Mizal let join despite not technically meeting the requirements. I'll let you draw your own conclusions about them.
Now, my question is, are we betting on who's going to come through and finish something, or who's going to win?
I was wondering about that myself, and I kinda think it could be because a lot of these guys were just intimidated by some of the normal contests on this site. Having a contest just for noobs takes some of the edge off, creating the illusion that there's nowhere to go but up. That's completely false, of course. There are plenty worse things than being an unknown, but they don't know that yet.
Being scum of the earth isn't that bad...
I'm in for 50 points.
I'm in! Time to be more productive!
Also I don't know the source of the poem so I can't get my five free points, BUT I do remember this poem.
I'd actually love to know the source cause I remember hearing it in high school and occasionally I still vaguely think about it but I have no idea where it's from.
Hello, if possible can I get some clarification on the style part?
Okay that makes sense, thank you for answering.
i will joni
Now that's what I call promising.
I would like to join this. Hopefully, an imminent deadline would push me to complete a storygame.
Famous last words.
Hi everyone! I apologize for posting this a bit late but here is my scoring. There are 100 points maximum:
30 points- prose or writing style
10 points- theme
20 points- grammar/spelling
10 points- branching
30 points- interesting story
In for 25
@mizal, what's your criteria?
Oop, my bad.
I'm joining. Betting 25
I think I heard that the official arbiters of punctuation are actually going to be changing the formal rules of punctuation so that they are in line with Endmasterian punctuation.
As we all know, they only had three choices.
That was beautiful, thanks for this. Had a lot of fun with it!
Haha. That was an enjoyable read... and the ice cream was delicious. Thanks for hosting the contest - I enjoyed it and it motivated me to finally finish a storygame. I'm glad to become a human being, although I'm still a long way from whatever superhuman creatures some of the other members of this site are.
Oh, sorry, I didn't realize all the other judges were posting score cards. 100 points max.
50 points - It's good
50 points - It's not shit
So, just to be clear, the entries are:
The Cottage and the '73 Rallye by Unforgiven
Aenigma Academy by greenBean
The Jungle Book by ApprenticePortentous
Law of the Jungle by tmanaking
When Johnny Comes Marching Home by Deer89
Following Orders by TheDeadKin
I Don't Need Air to Breathe by TheCanary
Paper Slingers by MicroPen
Savior by OriginalClamurai
... Also, Dreamtruder by Mystic_Warrior was an entry, but was disqualified on the grounds of being too awesome.
That right? ^_^
Just while we're on the subject, enterpride left the same comment twice on Paper Slingers, so you might want to delete one of those.
... Yeah that's confusing. >.<
I second that, sadly can't delete my own review though (or if I can don't know how too).
The ol' Mara/Moore juxtaposition.
Congratulations to everyone.
Good job everyone!
Well done, everyone!
Yey! Those four were my favorites. ^_^
Edit: ... I meant, "Congratulations everyone!"
Congratulations everyone! It was a lot of fun.
Great job, everybody! And thanks to the judges for plodding through about five hours of text.
I'm not sure about the mystery judge. She's probably someone who is witty and pretty and totally tall.
But here is what happened at the judges' stand (pretty much.)
And here's the actually good comic I had drawn beforehand. :~)
Congrats to you all!
Wow, this is amazing!