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.
Peng really was safe until he actually posted in the thread.
YOO, NEW CONTEST DROPPED?
Fun first post. Assuming you aren't a bot of course.
I wasn't either? Simply complimenting your full send into the site by joining a contest.
Good luck then.
I'll give it a shot; ain't got much to lose.
I'll join. The SHAME pit is as gross as ever, and it is about time I leave it.
Contestants So Far
FemaleWolverine - SHAME
Count me in.
My finals are over in two days, I probably won't write another historical story but I have a 13 hour flight to grind out something really good.
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! :)
Ah, what the heck. I'm in.
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
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.
"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.
Sounds fun, but don't enter me in, I have some thinking to do [about my entry]!
Locked lol. Not sure if you were parodying the previous person or actually intended to join, but either way, you're in!
Equal parts of both lol
Well you know how it works around here.
(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).
No word limit. There typically never has been for these contests.
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)
Cool. One already for the SHAME pit.
Wow, no last-minute 3k long attempt? More CYStian than most veterans, it turns out.
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)
To enter any later than this would be mere cowardice on my part. Put me down for one extremely-rushed entry!
Oh man I wish you could drop out of these
You can, but it'll be a LONG fall.
Of a sort, lol. I'd planned a story of 70,000-ish words, but real life obligations are going to force me to cut it down significantly. At least the time crunch should keep the adrenaline pumping, lol.
Not that great, but now that we have winter break I think that we can catch up. The only problem is my parents don’t like it when I’m on my computer for long amounts of time so I won't be able to write as much as I want. I think we’ll be able to finish something, but it will most likely be short and with a maximum rating of 4. I hope everyone else is doing well with their contest entries, and hopefully not too many of us fall into the pit of shame this time!
I have 10k done out of a planned 50k. Heh.
At the sme time, I have winter break like Stargirl, and even though I have work, it means I'm relatively free from my parents and will be able to grind.
PerforatedPenguin - SHAMED
WizzyCat - SHAMED
Nightmace - SHAMED
Zweihanderr - DONE
EbonVasilis - SHAMED
betaband - SHAMED
Mista_Moose - SHAMED
TheSandman - SHAMED
Cupcakitty_13 - DONE
Axxius - DONE
Abgeofriends & stargirl - DONE
TheChef - SHAMED
FemaleWolverine - SHAMED
Gryphon - DONE
WRenby - SHAMED
sadboy23 - SHAMED
"Locked" means that you've been entered into the contest, it's just a way of marking your comment so it can't be edited.
Even without the story you're currently well on your way to being made fun of and exiled.
Actually you're already there for the made fun of part.
Stop spamming the thread and just write your story. Post the link here when you're done and we'll go from there.
Just a few more days before I SHAME you all.
I'm counting the hours, counting the words, and all I can say is: shit.
Honestly I was more surprised so many joined this one to begin with, so unless everyone suddenly submits something at the last minute (Which is entirely possible) a near if not complete 100% SHAME rate won't be unexpected.
Still, Ebon was certainly full of promises.
I already forgot about Ebon lol. I'll be turning something in last minute, although it'll probably be disappointing
I think that we can finish ours in time but it will be really rushed and probably not the best. At this point I'm not trying to win, I'm just trying to avoid shame.
Oh, and just a warning. Some of the paths may not connect with others very well because of the whole co-authoring thing, but it worked out better than I thought it would.
Nope, not a problem at all. In fact, you shouldn't write anything and just keep procrastinating. I'm sure that will win it for you.
(I'm way behind too and I'm pretty sure that most of the people won't even submit one so you'll be fine)
Here's the link to my entry: Diplomat
You're winning so far.
Congratulations to Cupcakitty__13, Axxius, stargirl, abgeofriends, and Zweihanderr on your submissions!
Since people sometimes post their progress, I'll do that here.
Nov 26: 2722
Nov 27: 1764 - 4486
Nov 28: 4403 - 8888
Nov 29: 2196 - 11084
Nov 30: 0
Dec 1: 0
Dec 2: 5442 - 16526
Dec 3: 1152 - 17698
Dec 4: 0
Dec 5: 0
Dec 6: 3336 - 21034
Dec 7: 26
Dec 8 - Dec 20: (Didn’t write due to outside commitments)
Dec 21: 2543 - 23577
Dec 22 - Dec 25: (Didn’t write due to being a lazy bum)
Dec 26: 2386 - 25963
Dec 27: 3383 - 29346
Dec 28: 171
Dec 29: 4463 - 33809
Dec 30: 1798 - 35607
EDIT: Added Zweihanderr, somehow I missed seeing his submission
Here it is!
I should be done by tomorrow hopefully it all works out. Also, I have a quick question. Do we have to worry about copyright issues/plagiarism? I'd hate to get disqualified on a technicality.
While I'm not the grand arbiter of these things (or even close to it), as long as you're not copypasting shit, then you're probably fine. We have a whole fanfic category after all.
There's no site rule against anything like that as long as it's made clear what the source material is, but EndMaster did specifically request no fanfiction on this contest
this is a great question to ask right on the eve of the deadline
Here is my Entry! :D https://chooseyourstory.com/story/the-christmas-crossing
Ok hold up I didn't do the link right let me figure that out. Ok, I need help how do you link the game?
Ok, I got it now Here it is! The Christmas Crossing. :D
Cool. With 3 entries this is officially enough for a contest.
The rest of you need not bother turning in anything and can just head straight to the SHAME pit when the time comes.
All done! Graveyard of Empires
I had no Idea that I would ever be entered into one of Endmaster's competitions, It was really fun and totally worth accidentally entering myself in. I would like to thank stargirl for accepting the challenge, she was a true savior in my eyes. I hope you can see the amount of effort put into it, and how much we approved. Best wishes to the last minute folks, and goodnight.
Gonna go ahead and apologize for this one. Thought I could at least get some feedback for submitting.
That's time, and the rest are SHAMED!
When will we get the results?
Uncharacteristically I just finished reading all of them already (or at least as much as I was going to read).
I'll probably be posting the results soon.