Shrt story contest #2

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  1. JNK

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    Hi everybody! Last time we had lots of fun writing short stories which had different interesting magic systems. many of us used beer-based (or in my case alcohol-based) system. Now I propose new challenge short story which will have a unique, cheese-based magic system OR title has to have "cheese" in it! OR Both!

    Since I am the one who's calling this contest, I will not participate in it myself, since I am the one, who is gonna give the prize (which is gonna be something VERY Swiss :D and maybe even cheese-related). I am willing, however, to be one of the judges. Bel said she'd wish to be a judge once more. Anyone else is welcome to volunteer.

    The rules will be similar as previously:

    The rules:
    - stories have a maximum of 5000 words (minimum 2500 would be nice)
    - your story must be your original work that you write specifically for the contest (so that everyone has the same time-frame to write and edit it in)
    - once the contest begins.. entrants have a month to write it and then a period of 3 days to post it in the scribe's house under "original works"
    - I kinda think we have to write them in English since everyone here speaks/reads it to some degree or other
    - stories will be judged on: originality of the magic system and it's dissimilarity to other magic systems commonly found in fantasy stories (well that I guess will be no problem in cheese-based system), how enjoyable or intriguing the judge found the story to be, how well the magic system was integrated into the plot and how well the story was resolved. Grammar and spelling errors will be disregarded out of respect for those contestants whose native language is not English.

    We can decide together on the starting date.

    P.S. I might be persuaded to participate as a guest (non-contestant)
     
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  2. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Good idea. I'll see what I can do: although I don't like cheese, I'll be in CH for the next week, so I'll be in the right frame of mind.
     
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    My god, who made you the big cheese?

    Anyway, I would like to convey my interest. Last time, I wasn't at all up to speed, time to make up for that. I would want to announce that I would like to join!.... if at least 4 people compete.
     
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    Pun intended I believe?

    Depending on when it takes place, I'll either have time or not to write a proper one.
     
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    Naw. That would be just too cheesy.
     
  6. S.J. Faerlind

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    hahahaha XD
    cheesy huh? I'm in.
     
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    Does it have to be a unique magic system again?
     
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    unique, and based on cheese ;)
     
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    We got 3 already!!!!
     
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    C'mon Liv!
     
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    I want to but it's the same as last time and it makes me sad because last time I couldn't think of a stinking unique magic system
     
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    maybe JNK could change it to something else then.....? A unique, cheese-based magic system OR you can choose..... ? so people have a range of choices?
    It's a thought anyway
     
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    OK then!

    A unique, cheese-based magic system OR Title has to have "cheese" in it! OR Both! I'll change in the original post as well!
     
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    No pun intended there either, I suppose?
     
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    I'm not smart enough to pull of puns... and when I do, I usually point them out.
     
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    Well. It's a starting point :p

    You know, I don't particularly think the story needs to be about curdled, fermented milk. I mean, as it is, some cheeses smell bad enough to send you into a trip bad enough to replace even the best LSD out there.

    In all, I think you could probably get away with calling your entire magic system cheesy to start with and write a costumed drama set in renaissance Transnistria. At least two people are going to incorporate an apprentice at a cheese shop anyway, which goes a long way from being original at all. (To those two people: Up Yours. You can start anew :moon1:)
     
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    Tur has a point here! we are having fun!!!
     
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    Fun? FUN? THIS IS SERIOUS.
     
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    so, you're in?
     
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    Yes, but if I actually complete a story... that's another thing >_>