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MHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest

10 months ago
Commended by Sherbet on 7/18/2023 9:39:18 PM

Glittery glitter. . .

One day, the torn up tarmac roads of CYStia that pave the way across the small island turn to colorful cobblestone. The chipped paint facades of the library and citizen's houses turn to something more magical. Tall, spiralling towers appear where dated chimneys and fire escapes once stood. Roofs turn to purple and blue clay tiles that shimmer in the sunlight. And sunlight lights up those cobblestone roads and suddenly stained glass windows, out of which peer disgruntled townsfolk. It is a sight the dark and foreboding CYStia does not often see.

It is something out of a storybook!

And in the town center stands a familiar, colorful hatted figure. In her hand, a medieval trumpet of which she plays poorly, but loudly, and captures the citizen's attentions nevertheless.

That's right! A positively magical contest! And I'm not changing the place back until I get some stories fitting enough for a storybook character just like myself!

The theme is. . . Fairytales and storybooks!

You may interpret fairytales and storybooks in any way or rating but ultimately must include fantastical elements and a moral or theme.

You can use the classic fairytales like Rumpelstiltskin or Cinderella or storybooks like Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland! or create your own.

The winner will receive a free art commission from me.

The Deadline is September 9th 11th at 11:30pm EST.

Good luck!

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MHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest

10 months ago

Moved to the appropriate area and so it'll be on the front page.

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I'm in!

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LOCKED

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500

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Locked

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I'm in.

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Locked in

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10 months ago
I’m in (somebody please murder me)

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Locked and killed.

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10 months ago

I think I know what to write now, so sign me up! And I'm going to kill you for writing awful fanfic about me like ahum another teenager.

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10 months ago
Locked, lol. I’d be so proud if you did

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 The dark pit outside of CYStia remains largely unchanged by the magic transformation happening around it. The grass surrounding it is still blackened and wilted. The many danger signs and final warnings creak in the slight wind. The mouth of the pit remains as pitch-black as ever, concealing all that lies inside but the stench that constantly wafts from it.

 The inside of the pit is not much better than the outside. The stench is much stronger the farther you go, a warning and a promise to those that dare venture any deeper. The first flat ledge of the pit is covered in bodies of disgusting noobs and fallen heroes. All were either too foolish to read the many warning signs, or thrown into the pit for failure to meet even the most minimum standards of their contests. Some of the bodies simply seem to be sleeping, though others are definitely dead. Maggots and flies buzz and wiggle through the surplus of food.

 Yummyfood looks forlornly upwards at the unseen sky. It seems as though the pit is eternally dark, never showing a glimpse of the outside world to the undeserving. His feet swing at the edge of the first ledge, having crawled his way there after being thrown in. He pulls out an old letter he had found near a decrepit dumbwaiter, the rope upward cut or severed long ago. It is far too difficult to read in the darkness, so he balls it up and throws it into the dark void below. 

 Suddenly he is blinded by bright light. His eyes adjust slowly and he sees a sight so beautiful, he sheds a few tears.A glittering rope seems to be hanging tauntingly in front of him over the edge of the ledge he sits on. If he grabs the rope, it could possibly bring him salvation. If he fails to grab it, He could fall deeper into the pit. 

 Yummyfood doesn't hesitate for another second, swinging himself off the edge so that he could grab the rope. He grips the ledge with one hand and the rope with the other. Only time will tell if he made a good decision or a dumb one.

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10 months ago

TL;DR

Locked.

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I am in!

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Locked. Good luck.

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10 months ago
No

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I'm afraid

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Epic.

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Locked.

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This is the fanciest contest we've ever had.

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10 months ago
good luck have fun

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I'm in. As long as I don't have to write about glitter.

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Locked

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I want to enter :D nothing motivates me like a deadline

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Locked in

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I'm in.  Time to climb out of the pit of shame.

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Locked

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10 months ago
This will be the Summer of Cyclonis.

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Locked

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With a theme like that I guess I have to join. I'm in.

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Lock.

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10 months ago
With hopefully no need to wrap up over a week before the deadline maybe I'll write something better than passable this time. Lock me in chief.

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10 months ago

Locked, good luck.

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10 months ago
Commended by Sherbet on 7/20/2023 10:16:05 PM

What a turn out so far! We'll see if it lasts ;~)

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A retarded dog with fairy wings that are far too small comes flapping over, drooling.

"Writing please?" It says as it joins the contestants 

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You do realize you're triple SHAMED right?

Though I imagine given that this is a MHD contest, she'll allow you in, to redeem yourself.

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I grant Corgi the privilege of joining as many contests as he likes, surely he will remember my kindness and fudge a roll someday to spare a beloved NPC.

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And thank you ma'am

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Thank you, good sir

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Am I allowed to join this haha. Pretty sure I'm double (triple?) shamed

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10 months ago

You're triple SHAMED, but since I'm not running this contest, it's up to MHD (Or Mizal since she's chosen to speak on her behalf and let Corgi in)

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I'll allow it. But fail and your soul is mine! Or . . .I'll just make you draw me something instead >;~)

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Non submitters should have to draw something 

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I accept these terms

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10 months ago
Glad to see you back. And this is the perfect contest for you.

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10 months ago

Personally I think it summoned me on accident haha

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I'm going to make a statement. Not only will I submit something to this contest, I will also excel by placing in at least the top three. With a prize like this on the line, you all better watch out.

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10 months ago

Automatic SHAME for all of you if Ace wins this contest.

Locked.

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10 months ago

How about auto shaming everyone who ranks lower than Ace?

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It's all well and good to make a declaration like this, but what happens if you fail?

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Well I didn't ask for an upside if I won, I just made the declaration. If I have to have a downside then I'd like to request that if I fufill my declaration that I get discord access.

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10 months ago
If you win I won't ban you

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10 months ago
Well no matter the outcome I know that whatever I submit will be better than whatever Ford shits out in the last two seconds of the contest.

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8 months ago
I'm not sure if just barely, by .33 of a point is what you had in mind, but good job keeping to at least one of your declarations and avoiding the absolute last place.

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Honestly, I'm a little surpised. Ford's story was apprently made in an hour but is 7k words long? And it wasn't awful from what I skimmed? Unless he AI generated it or something, I'm surpised I beat him. If it wasn't ford, I don't know I would've.

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8 months ago
It's generated with some heavy editing.

I think he spent a bit longer than that on it though, he did complain it would've been faster to just write it himself than to spam results trying for coherency.

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10 months ago
Consider me in.

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Locked.

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10 months ago
well fuck

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10 months ago

The cosmos had to correct things before we entered a potential nightmare timeline.

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9 months ago
bumping for more convinient clicking on discord

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I can see as usual nobody has collected all the participants into one post yet.

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I'll do it for 60 points 

Edit: or one point lower than the lowest bid.

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50!

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CONTESTANT LIST:

Anthraxus (shamed)
bilbo (TRIPLE SHAMED)
CavusRex
corgi213 (TRIPLE SHAMED)
Cyclonis (shamed)
Darius_Conwright (shamed)
Fluttershypegasus
Ford (Double Shamed)
goodnight_a
MrAce321 (shamed)
ninjapitka
StoryTurtle
Suranna
tmanaking (Double Shamed)
TypewriterCat
Petros
Yummyfood (shamed)

Do not reply - edits (hopefully) needed.

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9 months ago

Thanks, I'll take it from here now that I don't have to scroll through the thread looking for the names.

Your helpfulness has been noted.

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CONTESTANT LIST:

Anthraxus DONE

areyouready SHAME
bilbo DONE
CavusRex (Songbird Interloper) SHAME
corgi213 DONE

CrypticCalipso SHAME
Cyclonis SHAME
Darius_Conwright DONE
Fluttershypegasus DONE
Ford DONE
goodnight_a DONE
MrAce321 DONE

Mizal DONE
ninjapitka DONE
Petros DONE

StoryTurtle DONE
Suranna DONE
tmanaking DONE
TypewriterCat DONE

Yummyfood SHAME

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9 months ago

Rex is now "Songbird Interloper" since he's disowned KAE (Can't say as I blame him) and I know he can't be wanting to represent IFC since that would be even worse.

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Yes I do believe me representing a place I put together then was banned from because of the owner's insecurities would be even worse. Songbird Interloper I can however accept.

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9 months ago
Exciting! Some fierce (and not-so-fierce) competition!

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9 months ago
Exactly one month remains.

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9 months ago
Guess I should start.

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9 months ago
Commended by mizal on 8/10/2023 7:56:52 PM

Only a month left? But I'm loving CYS like this ;~)

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9 months ago
IS THAT WHY MY INTERNET WAS OUT FOR A WEEK?!?@?!!?

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Darn, I wish I knew sooner, this would have been a great start to my story writing career. Perhaps there’s still time for a detailed story that won’t seem rushed or half-assed?
Also, given the whole glitter vibe, would it be trifling if the story took a rather dark approach instead?

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9 months ago
Knowing how things are around here if you start today you'll still do it earlier than 80% of contestants.

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The OG fairytales are pretty dark, so go ham with it.

LOCKED!

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you're in.

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Good luck with your story!

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Finished; the story has been published.

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goddamn bronies, writing more than 2k since the start of the contest

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How's everyone else doing? Personally I have about 3k words and every word I write feels like agony and I know this'll be the worst pile of shit I've ever written. Well maybe better than manliest man, we'll see. Either way it'll be a decently sized pile of shit at the very least. But god is it painful to write knowing that under any other circumstance I'd scrap it and rid my eyes of it.

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9 months ago

Worse than bound by light?

I'm still miffed about my lackluster endings, but it'll do for now. One thing is certain and that is that it's short enough that I'm able to copy paste everything within an hour. 

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9 months ago
Probably not, it has more scope for sure. I don't think there'll be much branching as it currently stands (had plans for more) and everything I write it just feels like I have a plot and am just going through the plots motions. I don't think it'll be as good my last story though.

Maybe I just hate it while writing it and it's actually a masterpiece, but definitely not.

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9 months ago

Perhaps try to think more what your characters want to do. It sometimes works to build on character motivations rather than plot beats or your outline needs some tinkering first.

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9 months ago

That's exactly how I felt about my entry for the Cyberpunk contest. I had this idea rattling around in my head for that story but never got around to it until the contest. Then, when I started writing, I realised why I never got around to it: because it was a terrible idea and I hated it. So I just decided to quickly wrap it up, get it over with and publish it even though it was only a couple of thousand words. The reception to it was pretty lackluster, but not as bad as I thought it would be, considering a few people actually seemed to like it and it's somehow still up. So what you are writing might not be seem quite as bad to others as it does to you.

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I have what is very technically a story with links to click once I paste it over.

I wrote that in one day right after I joined just to be safe. I'd like to add a lot more to it of course, but I've been more distracted (with doing the SEX) than I expected.

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9 months ago
Are you fourteen?

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If he is, he better report his uncle.

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9 months ago

I have a fairly decent amount and will likely be able to finish without compromising my sleep schedule, but it's strayed so far from the original fairytale that I may end up in the pit of shame anyhow.

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9 months ago

I hope that someone is writing Bluebeard. That story is pretty metal, even for old fairytale standards (they are pretty brutal too). Also one of the easiest to modernize or twist around and still be recognizeable.

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9 months ago

Or "The Juniper Tree"...beheading, cannibalism, what's not to love?

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MAYBE I CAN FINISH THIS IN 12 DAYS IF I TRY REALLY HARD

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That's what I'm shooting for ST.  You can do it too.

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9 months ago

I suppose it's time I scrap my original idea for a less ambitious one. 

Or finally finish my CYS fanfiction and hope to not get shamed..?

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9 months ago

Don't tell me you're writing another one

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9 months ago
Commended by Ford on 8/30/2023 9:38:22 AM

This one is focused solely on yours and Petro's mermaid romance. 

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9 months ago

Interesting interpretation of the Little Mermaid

 

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9 months ago
Why would you put the apostrophe there? My name is not Petro, you gay-loving hussy

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9 months ago

You disgust me

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9 months ago
go get em tiger

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9 months ago

Finished planning, starting to write

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8 months ago

5525 words

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8 months ago

Only the endings left to go, but school is crazy so I will probably speedrun all of it in the last 24 hours

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One week left!! I hope to read some fantastical fairytales!! ;~)

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8 months ago

One week?  I thought it ended on 9/3?

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8 months ago
It's been Sept 9th this whole time. Which is good news for you then!

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8 months ago
Guess I should start.

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8 months ago
Honestly, I'd believe you wrote this in a day tbh. Sounds like something you'd do.

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8 months ago
How do I join I've never done one of these before

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8 months ago
You're in, congrats!

Better write fast.

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8 months ago
Commended by Ford on 9/7/2023 9:33:55 PM
Guess I'm entering.

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8 months ago

Yeah might as well. You're already in Detroit.

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8 months ago
What could possibly come after Detroit?

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Delray which is basically the industrial waste zone of Detroit.

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And I really don't want to linger there, or roll down the car windows for even a second.

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Who did the convincing?

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Why did I do this

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F

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8 months ago
Commended by mizal on 9/7/2023 10:29:22 PM
Fortunately for Areyouready and Mizal, I won't be able to call time on the 9th so I'm pushing the deadline a precious two days to Monday, September 11th.

Good luck!

MHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest

8 months ago
idk about anybody else, but now I'm aiming to sync up my own tragedy with the terror attacks.

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8 months ago

Thankful for the extension, otherwise I would have run out of time.

My entry: The Little Princess of the Forest

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Well looks like even with the 2 extra days I won't be able to finish due to stuff so I might as well take my SHAME now and hope I'll manage to make a comeback next time. Good luck to everyone else though.

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8 months ago
It appears I won’t be able to finish my Alice inspired story. I did the research to have historical significance and had a gruesome twist worthy of an original Alice theme but too many things were pushed forward this month, between wedding plans having been forwarded sooner in the month, early start on hunting season, and too many trips too the states. I’m sorry to disappoint, I’ll have to save it for another story related contest in the near future but I promise to finish it, sorry for the disapproving let down. 😔

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8 months ago

whatever, just focus on being married ya loser

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8 months ago
Just can't pin down such an illusive mind.

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8 months ago

Contest Entry: The Hand with the Knife

Someone asked about The Juniper Tree and this fairytale has a very similar vibe. It was good to write something again! It's been a minute.

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8 months ago

(about) 24 hours left. . .

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8 months ago
I'll totally make it. I'm not panicked, you're panicked

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8 months ago

You ended up predicting my future by drawing the burger like that lol. I'm going to have to take the double SHAME.

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8 months ago
Nooo!

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8 months ago
Damn, not the turtle. Debating weather to submit something god awful with a sudden unsatisfying conclusion or to just take the shame. I know the culture says I should do the former, so I just might.

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8 months ago
Here.

Well, I'm not sorry I escaped Detroit, but gotta be back at work in five hours, guess I should go to bed!

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8 months ago

My entry: Brother Wild

I ran out of time. I'll probably pull this down as soon as the results are announced (To rewrite all the terrible parts).

Thanks for the contest, anyway.

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8 months ago
alright I gotta go to work now [linky]

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8 months ago
To Slay Death This was awful. There's a shadow of something decent here, but it not enough to give it physical form. While there have been worse stories published to avoid shame imo, feel free to shame me for boasting and then bringing this into the world if it pleases the powers that be.

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8 months ago
https://chooseyourstory.com/story/the-nutcracker

I'm not apologizing

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8 months ago

https://chooseyourstory.com/story/saint-joris

 

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My etntryu was so outsstanding that it caysed a minro explsion and now my treinas are buned and I',m tu[ing this b;ind;ly. To prevvent oths from yhe same fate, I;ve chosen to keep the entry t mysedlf. I wish everyone good lucka dn happylast-minute ty[png.!

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8 months ago
Well, looks like that's time. Well, as of like five minutes ago anyway.
Congratulations to everyone who published on avoiding shame!
11 stories certainly isn't a bad way to close out the summer.

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8 months ago

I sincerely apologize for how badly I fucked up. My only request is that it be judged alongside the other entries even though I ended up in shame.

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8 months ago
opposite. no shame, but no placement.

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8 months ago

You're not SHAMED, you just don't get the opportunity to win.

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8 months ago
Unfortunate that Cavus couldn't escape his KAE roots at a time when they've got trannies over there going on about the need to keep sexualized depictions of children on the internet.

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8 months ago

Oh right, everyone who didn't submit something is SHAMED.

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8 months ago
Why End? Why the SHAME? I AM NOW SHAMED

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8 months ago

Well you weren't before, but if you insist.

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8 months ago
Commended by MadHattersDaughter on 9/12/2023 1:13:42 PM

Just to make it easier for me to see what everyone did, I've consolidated the entry links.

 

Anthraxus The Little Princess of the Forest

areyouready SHAME
bilbo The Hand with the Knife
CavusRex (Songbird Interloper) SHAME
corgi213 The Song binder

CrypticCalipso SHAME
Cyclonis SHAME
Darius_Conwright Saint Joris
Fluttershypegasus Moonlit Lands from Long Ago
Ford Chuck and Pippin
goodnight_a Brother Wild
MrAce321 To Slay Death

Mizal Jack the Bean Counter
ninjapitka Safe
Petros The Nutcracker

StoryTurtle Momojiro
Suranna DONE - link not found
tmanaking DONE - link not found
TypewriterCat Bloodstone

Yummyfood SHAME

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8 months ago
I’m pretty sure suranna and tmana did not turn something in

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8 months ago
Suranna and Tmana are both SHAMED. Although it doesn't appear Suranna has been added to the list yet.

Ford may still end up in the pit, but even then, 13 entries out of 20 entrants is pretty good. And several seem to be keepers.

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8 months ago

Feel free to edit my post to correct that then, I was basing it off of End's list and while I couldn't find a story under either of their profiles, I didn't want to make assumptions.

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8 months ago
I'm proud of Darius for not drawing a ten year old twink as cover art this time.

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8 months ago

I don't even know anymore whether this is a compliment or an insult or both. 

@petros 

Thanks for featuring me in your story. As a form of gratitude I also gave you a brief cameo.

MHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest

8 months ago
I don't know how you guys do this with a deadline. I get nervous when i got a school project with a time limit.

MHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest

8 months ago
Time!! . . . Uh oops I fell asleep. I can’t wait to read all my new fantastical fairytales! I’m sure they’re all wonderful and interesting and not at all rushed.

MHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest RESULTS

8 months ago
Commended by Tim36D on 9/14/2023 9:17:50 PM

The Hatter returns to the center of town, honking her royal trumpet. The air feels less magical and sparkly, and significantly more humid. The colorful cobblestones turn back to concrete riddled with cracks. The smell of faint rotting corpses and TV dinners returns. There's a sigh of relief from some as the WiFi connection significantly improves, others, a sigh of disappointment from not finishing their stories in time. Others, drunk on a Thursday evening.

CYStia turns back into itself, and everyone scurries back to their normal homes, probably not to talk to one-another for quite some time.

The judges votes are in and the ranking is as follows:

1. Safe - 7

2. Jack the Bean Counter - 5.34

3. The Hand with the Knife - 5

4. Saint Joris - 4.67

5. The Song Binder - 4.34

6. Momojiro - 4.34

7. Moonlit Lands from Long Ago - 4.34

8. Brother Wild - 4

9. The Nutcracker - 3.67

10. The Little Princess of the Forest - 3

11. To Slay Death - 2

12. Chuck and Pippin - 1.67

Disqualified - Bloodstone - 5.67

Of course, the champion was clear from September 3rd, Ninja sniped the win and commission. Congratulations!

Thank you to all who participated! And Sherbet and Tim for helping judge! And good job! I left a little comment on all of your stories.

And they all lived. . . Ever after.

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8 months ago

Thanks for this competition and your review of my story. I really liked the theme and it was great to see everyone's contributions.

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8 months ago
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8 months ago
Nothing screams 'fairy tale ending' quite like ninja triumph!
Thank you MHD for hosting, for your art, and everything you do for CYStia. I enjoyed reading the stories!
And of course, congratulations to those who avoided shame!

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8 months ago
Congrats to Ninja and all those who turned something in!

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8 months ago
Except Ford.

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8 months ago

Honestly I thought Ford's story was rather fun, what led it to being last place?

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8 months ago

Congrats Ninjapitka!

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8 months ago
Commended by mizal on 9/14/2023 11:59:02 PM
Is this thing on? Ahem. Wow these things are heavier than they look. Wow. I can't believe it. You know, you always dream of this day, and once the mic is hot, the words escape. Oh well. Guess that's why I'm a writer. Some people got a face for radio; I got words for print. So read em up while sipping a glass of something tasty. Sit back, relax--maybe don't smash your keyboard in the comment section for a sweet commendation (I know you're all dirty word-count padders like myself). So read it no strings attached. Take the portal to another world, for the moment, finding yourself safe (oooh, ahhh, he actually said the title).

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8 months ago

The good ending

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8 months ago
Wait wtf

I'm in second?

A distant second, but still. Way to screw up, everyone but Ninja.

(Congrats Ninja, and big thanks to Hatter for hosting this and actually reading the things. I'm still looking forward to checking a few of these out, but who knows when that will be.)

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8 months ago

TCat would've been second had she published about 10 minutes earlier

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8 months ago
Way to screw up, everyone but Ninja.

(I think she was more like 40 minutes over the deadline. Someone could write an entire qualifying entry from scratch in that time!)

Also, that new avatar makes me dislike you by default.

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8 months ago

You play a dragon game, so what's the issue with dinosaurs?

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8 months ago
I had figured it'd be Ninja and bilbo.

Really something that Ninja managed to publish more than a week early and still smoke everyone with a 7 in a contest of 4s and 5s though.

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8 months ago

Thanks for hosting this! Congrats Ninja...again 

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8 months ago

If only I had published seven minutes earlier. Congratulations for the win, Ninja.

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8 months ago

Thanks for the contest. Well done ninja.

The lesson: never procrastinate. Or just write more.

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8 months ago

I consider it a win to be clear of SHAME again.  Thanks for the contest MHD.  Good job everyone else.

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8 months ago

Congratulations on yet another win, Ninja! Well done to Mizal and Bilbo for placing top 3 (and TCat, who would have been the runner-up had she submitted slightly earlier), as well as everyone who submitted something decent.

And of course, hats off to MHD for the most fantastical contest I've seen on CYS! I'd like to see CYS transformed into this magical version of itself again in the future. Props to the judges for reading and ranking all these stories too!

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8 months ago
Congratulations, @ninjapitka, nicely done.

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8 months ago
Is Saint Joris going to be put back up soon?

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8 months ago

This excited about it haha. I was planning to expand it quite a bit and to make the endings not look as if I had speed written it under an hour.