Ideas for next Short Story Contest

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  1. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Those dates sound good enough, although I may actually be working then (we students…) so I'm not too sure yet…
     
  2. Firiath

    Firiath Halfling barbarian

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    That looks really good. And honestly, even though I can only imagine what the ogre's private parts look like, I had expected something naughtier, as in really really dirty. :D

    Anyway, thanks for posting it!


    I'd volunteer to be a judge, because August 31st sounds like a perfect deadline for me. I will probably have to correct term papers during the semester break this summer, but they won't be handed in until September, so I'd have plenty of time to read your stories!
     
  3. bloodfiredeath

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    I am happy with the dates, and am not fussed with the format. I probably am not too interested in writing as a pair, because I am a control freak!! lol.
    But if we can get things moving soon (in regards to format) I might write more than one piece, seeing as the deadline will be so far off.
    I like the idea of a coordinator. I guess Tur is out, as he seems to have disappeared, is anyone putting their hand up??
    Lets get this happening.

    By the way Sparrow, love the work. We should all have to write a couple paragraph story on it as a warm up! lol.
     
  4. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Having had to sort of take charge of the judging over the last one, I will gladly go forwards as coordinator, although I'd also like to try my hand at writing this time :)
     
  5. S.J. Faerlind

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    Did you have a time in mind that would be better?

    Yay! You have my vote then and Firi to be a judge.
    I'll volunteer to write or judge, wherever you guys want me.
     
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    I have awesome idea: why don't you all write about me as main character :D
     
  7. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    The best time for me would be June, but as I do not know what I will be doing in July or August, they might turn out even better or equal, so I'll go with what others find best and can judge again if feel I won't be able to write.
     
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    This was my first thought as well, primarily because I'm one of the guilty ones who always wants to do it, but never actually manages to make it for one reason or another. I would prefer the option of it but not being mandatory, though it does kinda make it potentially unfair if someone gets stuck by themselves when they don't wish to be.

    One of my goals for this year was to enter into competitions and get a better idea of writing ability so I've got an extra kick in the right direction and definitely want to do it, but we all know how that works at this point.

    Timing doesn't matter to me as much, if I'm not in school I'm picking up more hours at work so, eh.
     
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  9. bloodfiredeath

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    So we have some interest then?
    What about format? Some one mentioned lyrics. I thought this might work well, but only if a verse or chorus was used in order to allow some more artistic scope for the writers.
    Maybe a combination of 3 different verses/choruses or something? What do you people think?
    Otherwise we can just use Sparrow's picture with JNK as the main character!! :p
     
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    Just poking my head in to see if there is any interest here or not??
     
  11. S.J. Faerlind

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    Yup, I think there is but I don't think we're starting until June. If Druid is organizing it, I guess he sets the rules for what prompts we use to write the story.
     
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    OK, guess I have to wait for June then.
    However if Druid wants to post criteria for the next comp anytime soon, I will be happy for a head start!! :p
     
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    hint, hint, nudge, nudge....
     
  14. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    If we are having a competition, we should be setting everybody off at the same time, otherwise it would be a little unfair.

    As to actually organising it, I probably don't actually have the time for that right now, but you do seem to be happy with lyrics.
    If we can get everybody who wants to join in to post here, as well as a vote for lyrics (and if not, maybe something else?)
     
  15. S.J. Faerlind

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    Organizing/running involves: 1. Choosing what prompts will be presented for the writers to pick from 2. Setting a start date and posting the prompts on that date 2. Setting a submission date for the stories to be handed in by 3. Finding judges. I would suggest setting a date for judging to be finished by. Judges should agree to finish by then before they sign up.
    Whoever organizes/runs the contest can certainly take the feedback from the posts in this thread for ideas on prompts but someone has to make the final decision on what prompts are used or it will never get off the ground.
    Do you still think you want to run it Druid?
     
  16. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    I would not mind, as long as people can post coherently what ideas they have and when they would like it.
     
  17. bloodfiredeath

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    Thanks Druid for stepping up!!
    I am not sure that I can post coherently, but I am keen to go with whatever the general consensus is for the next comp.
    I take it June is the time best suited for everyone?
     
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    June sounds good.
     
  19. S.J. Faerlind

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    I'm in for June.