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End Master’s Culture Clash Contest

10 days ago

                                  CULTURE CLASH

       

Deadline: 11:59 PM (EST) December 31st, 2021 (New Year’s Eve)

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.

Culture Clash is the theme though this is mildly flexible depending on what category you actually pick.

At the core, you’ll be writing about a clash of two different cultures. High tech/low tech, different religion, Over/Under toilet paper orientation, etc. If you want more than two cultures clashing (No toilet paper at all), go for it. I don’t give a fuck.

Of course picking something like fantasy where you just got humans vs. orcs or something similar is the easier route. But picking the route of less resistance means you better make it really good.

And yes, once again I don’t want to read fucking Fanfic. Everything else is fine though obviously some categories would be harder to work with than others.

Ideally (and preferably) I want you to write something Historical based to fatten up that category a bit. I know that category isn’t the most popular, but I figure some of you slugs can at least fucking try. Bonus points and more kudos for those that do.

Submitting a historical story also gives you slight leeway on moving away from the theme a bit, but don’t move away from it completely if you actually want to win.

No extra bonuses for Will if he decides to join with a Historical (Or Edutainment) story though, because that would be easy mode for him. (And he’ll probably win anyway)

Also as usual, if I see a “loop back to the beginning” rather than proper endings, I’m throwing you in the SHAME pit immediately.

If you’re joining, post that you are in this thread. Also when you’re done with writing your story, post the link to it in here.

That’s about it for now, unless I think of something else to add or change as needed.

Good luck.

End Master’s Culture Clash Contest

10 days ago
And if you are seriously attempting to win, don't make puzzles.

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10 days ago

@PerforatedPenguin

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9 days ago
Not yet, nope.

Though saying this probably has no impact on my fate...

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9 days ago
I can't believe you fell for that.
Locked.

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9 days ago

Peng really was safe until he actually posted in the thread.

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9 days ago
Oh.

This may be for the best, I've needed something to get me to write again.

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9 days ago
Wait, wait wait.

locked

Maybe I'll have the luck to drag some people down with me if I'm already in

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10 days ago

YOO, NEW CONTEST DROPPED?

I'm in.

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10 days ago

LOCKED

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10 days ago
I'm in.

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10 days ago

Locked. 

Fun first post. Assuming you aren't a bot of course. 

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10 days ago
Sorry, I wasn't aware I was supposed to tell a joke for my first post.

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10 days ago

I wasn't either? Simply complimenting your full send into the site by joining a contest.

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10 days ago
Thanks.

I first joined at the tail end of the last contest and didn't have enough time to make something good.

I've been waiting for a new competition to start.

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10 days ago

Good luck then. 

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9 days ago
If @ericyopy happens to wander by again, this seems the perfect contest for him to get back into things with.

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9 days ago

I'll give it a shot; ain't got much to lose.

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9 days ago

LOCKED 

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9 days ago

I'll join. The SHAME pit is as gross as ever, and it is about time I leave it. 

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9 days ago

Locked.

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Contestants So Far

PerforatedPenguin

WizzyCat

Nightmace

Zweihanderr

EbonVasilis

betaband

Mista_Moose

TheSandman

Cupcakitty_13

Axxius

Abgeofriends

TheChef

FemaleWolverine

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9 days ago

Count me in.

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8 days ago

LOCKED

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8 days ago

Oooo, this seems fun, I might join if I find enough time, I'm a little busy as of rn, but, who knows I might be able to make something! :)

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8 days ago

LOCKED

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8 days ago

Lol

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yesterday

damn

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6 days ago
I would like to try

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6 days ago

Cool. Locked

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5 days ago

Ah, what the heck. I'm in.

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5 days ago

Locked.

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3 days ago

Being the History nerd I am and finding myself surrounded by the smell of rotting flesh from this pit I slipped into... This contest seems right up my alley! Wish me luck! :D 

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3 days ago
LOCKED

(good luck)

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3 days ago

So far this contest looks to be interesting due to a lot of the untested/noob entrants mixed in with a few minor vets (Wizzy and Beta) A more even playing field overall (so far).

Appropriately Ebon's the only "old" vet with more than one featured stories in the past, so he can prove himself in this RETURN of his by trying to beat the chicken soup out of all these noobs.

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yesterday
Sounds fun, but don't enter me in, I have some thinking to do!

(And yes I am a slug, thanks for clarifying)

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yesterday
Oh dear.

I'm afraid it doesn't work that way. You post, you're in!

LOCKED

I'm sure this will be good for you.

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Oh SH$$

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Alright I'm down!

I did not think I would say this but...

LOCKED

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yesterday
If you've got stargirl to help you out I'm sure you'll do fine.

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Yah I will tell her to post, (I WILL SAY ITS For SCIENCE) and then LOCKED!

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yesterday
In fact, we can probably waive the usual rule against co authoring for you two if you want to work together on something.

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Sure, That would be a better Idea,(other than forcing her to do this on her own)

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yesterday
So, ya I think I will do that...

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What I meant is that you two can just work on one big project together if you want, but separate stories you help each other with are fine too.

By the way, you should click the button on top of this thread that says 'Threaded', you want it to say 'Non-threaded' so you can see what specific posts are being replied to more easily.

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Yes that works for me! Yes we are willing to both work together. Thank you for the idea!

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"Yes we are willing to both work together" 

When did I agree to this? Whatever, I knew something like this was going to happen when Abgeofriends asked me irl about where all the duels were happening and I showed her, lol. I'll work with her, but don't expect anything too great because even though I'm just a little kid with tons of free time, I'm still really busy in the holiday months. 

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LOL sorry it was a accident

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Sounds fun, but don't enter me in, I have some thinking to do [about my entry]!

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yesterday

Locked lol. Not sure if you were parodying the previous person or actually intended to join, but either way, you're in!

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Equal parts of both lol

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Well you know how it works around here.

LOCKED

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yesterday
Well, this seems fun :) I'll try to make something good. Count me in!

(Edit - Is there a word limit or a reading time limit or anything like that?)

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yesterday

LOCKED.

(It's probably best to clarify with End Master, but I think there isn't a word limit since I usually submit 100k word storygames for contests lol).

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No word limit. There typically never has been for these contests.

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yesterday
Is It just a plain story, Or is It a story game?

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23 hours ago

Well ideally you're going to have branching in your story, that sort of being the point of the site. Turning in a story without much branching is likely to result in you losing the contest, along with getting a low rating. (Though you still avoid SHAME since you still managed to turn in something)

Now if you're asking if you need to put puzzles/riddles and all that fancy stuff into the story, no you don't. In fact I'm likely to lose interest in the story if you do include such things. (Not necessarily, but that's generally been the case)

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23 hours ago
Okay, that works for me. Thanks for the clarification!

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22 hours ago
Never did a branching story before. Fair warning, this might suck

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16 hours ago

I haven't read it, but somewhat amusing that some random noob just submitted a story that fits the goal of the contest. (Rum Runner's Tale)