MANIFEST DESTINY CONTEST
Deadline: 11:59 PM (EST) September 6, 2021 (Labor Day)
Reward: You’ll get potential pointless points, potential commendations, potentially featured and potentially out of the SHAME pit if you’re currently in there like the big loser you are.
Also keep in mind I WILL be using EST because fuck the farmers. So when MY clock hits 11:59 PM, that’s what the fucking deadline is. If you’re unsure, well don’t wait until the last fucking minute to turn your story in.
Manifest Destiny is not actually the theme for this contest, (Though it can be) but more of the general idea of expanding the types of stories available on the site to expand our well rounded glory. I want you to produce a story from one of the categories that's under 100 stories.
Since none of you slugs actually pay attention to details, here is a list of categories that are currently under 100 stories.
I want to only see stories within these categories being submitted for the contest. You submit a story not in one of these categories for the contest, you get thrown in the SHAME pit.
(And yes Fanfic is under 100 too, but I don’t want to read fucking Fanfic for this contest. It's the SHAME pit, if I see it)
A few more things.
If you're joining, post that you are in here. Once you join though, you're committed, so make sure you're going to actually submit a story.
You can do whatever the hell you want within the category you’ve chosen. You want to make a wholesome family story about children finding an alien dog, you can. You want to make a wholesome historical story about being a concentration camp guard, you can do that too.
You can even go for extra credit and attempt to tie in the concept of Manifest Destiny/Imperialist Expansion in the story (A wholesome Edutainment story about the Trail of Tears perhaps)
Also I’ll be judging all these stories, except if you make a puzzle/gamey type story OR a co-authored story. In that case Mizal will read and judge mainly because she’s got more patience for that sort of stuff.
Another thing I don't want to see, is fucking "loops back to the beginning" rather than proper endings. I see this in a submitted story and it's the SHAME pit immediately.
That’s about it for now, unless I think of something else to add or take away as needed.
Remember to post a link to your story here when you’re done.
I never wanted to enter another contest as long as I live, but I have to make sure I finish this story somehow.
Huzzah! The great crusade to finish a story beings.
I declare victory in this contest as my divine right.
I'll enter the contest. I was going to write something sooner or later anyway, might as well do it now.
Well I got hit with a wagonload of inspiration, so I'm joining. And yes, I will still try to revise FAILsafe in this time.
Fuck it. Motivation to get through the finish line and all that shit. I'm in.
Oh good, the three of you decided to make this contest more complicated than necessary.
Mizal can read and judge this story.
Haha, Just when I thought about it. I''m in!
I'll have now sieged this comment as my personal log for my progress. Most of it has been modified and sleeked up!
Contestants so far
Zake (With Mara)
As usual, here's your inspiration music for this contest
Sure, some people have done something similar before.
I have nothing going on for the next month, hopefully I can get out of the shame pit.
It's short but I published something in time. Happy Labor Day/Rosh Hashana.
What the hell, I'll do something relatively SHORT. Count me in
Oh for extra funzies since I know some people do this anyway with contests, be sure to put at the top of your story description
"For End Master's Manifest Destiny Contest"
That way whenever Zape or whoever else is putting these into the IFaggotryDB, the description of the story has my name plastered as the first thing seen.
Reviews on this site are the only ones that matter anyway.
For some reason I smell the american bias in this post though this time I will let it slide. It would indeed be an embarassement if an American would lose a manifest destiny themed contest cough...cough.
Oh here's some more: Windmills, wooden shoes, drug addled whores, Muslim invaders, that incel artist that cut off his ear, eating their own prime minister and the country's whole existence solely relying on the courtesy of people not farting in the water.
Next time call us "Fat Americunts" for the more condescending Euro tone.
Remember this comment, Mizal?
Funnily enough, no one actually published a cyberpunk story. Lol and shame.
Zake (With Mara) -
Gryphon - DONE
17 people joined so far. Honestly surprised got so many so quickly.
I'm curious, are you allowed to enter more than one story to the same contest?
That seems to be going on a lot in this contest since Mara's doing that and I think so is Wizzy.
So yeah, you can.
It's August already. Damn
Yep, I'm panicking now.
Here's the link to my story game for the family friendly category: Capture the Flag
Also, I'd like to officially enter a second time, this time for the puzzle/games category.
Congrats, but stop making the rest of us look bad.
Oh, it's a really short game. The stuff the rest of you guys are working on is much more impressive.
Gryphon has already finished his story and is now working on a second.
The rest of you probably haven't even lifted one fat finger to type a single letter on your stories yet.
Hey, my Zionist Maoist Space Opera has like half a paragraph.
I plan to enter. (Probably either sci-fi, family-friendly, or edutainment/historical depending on which story idea I run with.)
And you're LOCKED
corgi213 - SHAME
Sherbert - SHAME
hetero_malk - DONE
WizzyCat - DONE
TrueParanormal - DONE
poison_mara - DONE
enterpride - DONE
Zake (With Mara) - DONE
Darius_Conwright - DONE
Reader555 - DONE
betaband - DONE
pugpup1 - SHAME
Soy_No_More - DONE
tmanaking - SHAME
Gryphon - DONE (2X)
Cerracrossing - SHAME
Ford - SHAME
Nightwatch - DONE
lopz66 - SHAME
curion - SHAME
Camelon - DONE
Randy_Lahey - DONE
ninjapitka - DONE
Mystic_Warrior - DONE
Inspirational thread just for Betaband
Sobriety still sucks but I'm determined to not bring any more shame to myself.
Aw teenage beta was so cute before he became an edgelord.
Transferring your body will not save your SOUL if you still fail to submit a story DancesWithVegetables.
So far you're going to have a lot of company.
Would it be acceptable to post a link to an unpublished storygame? My storygame is complete, thoroughly edited, and fully playable. However, I would like to get a few people to beta read it before I publish it officially, and nobody is availiable to do this until after the contest. As such, would it be acceptable to post a link to the unpublished game for the purposes of judging for the contest?
Oh, okay, thanks!
(Yes this is a second entry)
Here are the links to my entries:
Family Friendly category: Capture the Flag
Puzzle/Games category: Ruins of Anzar
I'm wondering, how many hours are left according to your clock Endmaster ?
That is, until the deadline for this contest.
You still got a day and some hours left.
Mine is finished: Uneasy Lies the Head
It's sci-fi, but also works as family friendly. It's short. (I had to go with plan C and finish up a shorter idea, as my littlest niece (2) ripped up my keyboard as I wasn't giving her enough attention, so my typing now is slow as molasses. It's a great excuse to finally buy a new laptop, though.)
Here is the link to mine:
Haha, glad that someone exerts the effort to read through my daily rambles. Next time I'll keep them in a file.
@Mizal, I bet you weren't expecting it.
Link: The Capi's Band & the Missing Instruments
Submission for 'Zake (With Mara)'.
I think 3 hours and 50 minutes.
Solve the mystery now!
In case it wasn’t clear, I’m joining the contest. Entering a contest last minute with a large storygame was always something on my CYS bucket list. This entry is also a War on Intfiction contribution, and while it may contain some copy-pasting, I’m sure the excess words would make up for that.
If I feel up to it, I may write a reflection on this storygame later. Some cool things I found out were:
Good luck with your storygames, everyone!
I was looking on my list for your name and then it was like "Oh, Mystic did the whole finish the story THEN announce you're joining the contest tactic."
Now that I think about it, I should have linked the image to my storygame too.
Here's my submission!
Hmmm, it seems you wrote a story about little girls being raped and maimed.
If you werent a site member that's been here for years, I would think you someone who wrote this story with one hand, and the other hand 'busy' for reasons.
The edgelord contest was months ago, Paranormal!
LOL just seeing this now. No, actually, the entire experience was quite uncomfortable. I'm more into writing different kinds of horror. I hated every second of it but I am glad it is over.
1 HOUR LEFT
10 MINUTES LEFT
Old Malk would have fallen into the shame pit and never escape. New Malk is made of sterner stuff.
I had my fingers crossed on you failing.
You should know better
TIME'S UP AND THE REST ARE SHAMED!
I can't believe Ford has failed. And I also have to read through all 26 endings of Paranormal's loli rape erotica so that I can give the objective, professional, and completely unbiased Thara review that everyone no doubt knows and loves so well.
Ford was already in the SHAME pit too, so he's double SHAMED now. Though he's been there a few times before, so he might crawl back one day.
Pugpup got himself double SHAMED as well.
Besides those two, six others including Corgi got regular SHAMED.
Then there was the fucktard that joined and then got banned, but they don't even count anyway.
Am I bitch for wanting more people to get shamed?
I say this as someone who has already speed-read through most of the entries already. I'm quite happy with what has been produced and this is once again a wonderful, joyous and momentous day for CYS.
This makes me want to finish up my own writing.
Nah, I like SHAMING more people too. It's easier and less work.
Tbf, this wasn't my original plan either. You can blame it on my grandmother. Well, really, the movie she was watching and a bird cage.
This proves that you can’t trust grandmothers. Moms or bust.
100% agreed on that one. Now I can get back to writing what I actually want to lol
And now I can safely post in the contest thread.
Wait! I'm done.
Please let it count, I finished in the last minute.
EDIT: Thankyou very much!!
Thankyou! Glad to get yor help too!
Fortunately for you (And Wizzy) the site has been slow loading up anyway, so both of yours will get you out of SHAME, if not qualify for a win. (Unless you somehow manage to REALLY surprise me.)
Thankyou!! That's good to know. I will definately add more to the story after the judging too. :)
Good minion status allowed me an extra like minute or whatever so my story will be considered (once again, eternal gratitude to Endmaster for being merciful).
Without further ado, here is my linkypoo
Once again, I'm doing one of these. This contest came as a surprise to me, but what came as even more of a surprise was the sudden double inspiration that struck me at the start. As I was cranking out a combat scene and listening to DOOM music, I had an out-of-the-blue idea for a dark fantasy story. I never thought I even had any edge in me, so I decide that I would write 5k in a couple days and dump that heaping pile of dookie into the contest as a Get Out Of Jail Free card, and then continue working on my sci-fi entry. Instead, I got those 2.5k of the scifi story written, and then wrote slightly more than that in one day on the grimdark story, and then another 1k, and another, and another. Then a lengthy period of procrastination, during which no reading or writing happened. Then, 1k, 1k, 1k. Then, another procrastination period, although this one was school related. Then, this weekend struck, and I feverishly cranked out the last of the story after two days of being busy with family nonsense.
Because it was just supposed to be a little side project, this story had NO planning. I literally wrote until a reasonable spot for a choice came up, and then wrote some more and some more. I ended up cutting one page, which I probably will not add on despite it being a fully formed idea in my brain, and a minor arc, which I simply couldn't flesh out to a satisfying point.
Despite not planning it, I think I paced myself pretty well (disregard the fact that I almost missed the deadline), and I came into the project with goals. These are: focus on some evocative imagery, try to set a real grimdark tone, and add a little bit of humorous contrast. This is where you guys come in. Please, and I mean please, read my story! It is my first finished, final project, and I crave feedback like the demons crave manflesh. Feedback on the topics I mentioned would be doubly appreciated.
Now, I'm at a bit of a crossroads, where I kind of want to continue working on my second contest entry, because it slaps, but the FAILsafe revision is long overdue, but I also want to read all of these fresh and enticing contest entries (seriously, nice job guys, these look awesome!).
Overall, this contest was a success for me. I enjoyed writing this story a lot (more than I should have and more than I expected to) , and I feel like there's only a couple weak pages throughout the thing. I'm going to continue avoiding the SHAME PIT, and hopefully find some success along the way! Keep at it guys!
Yeah so it's going to be awhile before I get to all these. I have to go find a coin to flip and everything, so stay tuned.
I will say despite most of you actually coming through and giving me more fucking work to do, this was a good contest to actually contribute to since the whole intention was to boost some of the categories with more stories.
17 new stories and while I'm sure some of them are going to be taken down immediately after judging (Some maybe forever), at least the attempt was made to diversify the site and give different types of stories to read.
I'll probably only take my down to edit if it is not taking down without my control so it'll be up. Hurray.