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Old 10-04-2010, 03:54 PM   #1
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Comp Idea Thread : Season IX

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WELCOME TO S.IIX - Competition Idea Thread!

If this is your first time here or if you need any information as to the way a certain contest is run, read up here: Contest Info Thread there you will find a step by step article on how to get started in the Contest forum.


This is your first step to running your own competition. Put forth your idea here and have it pillaged by your fellow users, or perhaps you'll get a thumps up and an OK from your peers.

Post your ideas in as much detail as possible, like so:
  • Comp title
  • Basic synopsis - A short description of your idea
  • Any special rules - If pieces have to be in a certain format, e.g. sonnet
  • proposed amount of entrants
  • any final details - If the comp starter provides a list of options for the contestants, a-la a list of movies to choose from.
At this point other users might suggest changes to your outlines. However, if your idea is denied then it is for a good reason, please do not be disheartened, revamp it and try again.




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Old 10-04-2010, 04:05 PM   #2
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Cool beans.

How bout a comp where everyone writes a piece about a certain color?
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:14 PM   #3
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yeah we did a colour comp before. It's not my favorite idea but it works.

I repropose drunk comp
get drunk and write a piece. post it unedited, preferably with pictures of the original manuscript (and pictures of the booze etc for fun)
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:11 PM   #4
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That sounds like a huge amount of fun. It's not the best idea for me to get drunk in my home with a little one running about, but I'm sure I can organise it so she is in bed when I'm drunk.

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Old 10-04-2010, 10:06 PM   #5
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I vote yes on drunk.
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Old 10-05-2010, 03:08 AM   #6
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both have already been done. in fact i think i've run at least one version of each maybe more than that of the colour one as i used to always write about colours. but both are good fun. it'd be good to have something new though. make it an intoxication competition. not suggesting anything just broadening the phrasing.
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Old 10-05-2010, 03:54 AM   #7
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yeah i know for a fact youve done both. i remember chris doing a drunk comp too. I just think it's a more fun idea than a color one and would be good to get more interest in the competition season. And im not sure about expanding intoxication cause it would isolate the poems more depending on the intoxication. it could work but drunk is just more of a classic route to go and maybe more inviting.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:04 AM   #8
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I've recently become obsessed with Anime/Manga.

Can we do an Anime/Manga comp?

Please?
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:24 AM   #9
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got any ideas how that would work though?
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:00 AM   #10
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And im not sure about expanding intoxication cause it would isolate the poems more depending on the intoxication. it could work but drunk is just more of a classic route to go and maybe more inviting.


And for those of us that are subject to random drug screening, it could be seen as a disadvantage. Frankly, being high could lead to imaginative pieces about the great oreo in the sky coming to visit the great pumpkin and charlie brown hanging out with them and finding out that the great oreo is a cannibal... where as drunk usually leads to mis-spelled pieces about angry children.



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Old 10-05-2010, 12:46 PM   #11
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I'll get another Quicky Comp going as soon as Zach's wraps up. It'll be themed but I haven't picked a theme yet.
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:33 PM   #12
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And for those of us that are subject to random drug screening, it could be seen as a disadvantage. Frankly, being high could lead to imaginative pieces about the great oreo in the sky coming to visit the great pumpkin and charlie brown hanging out with them and finding out that the great oreo is a cannibal... where as drunk usually leads to mis-spelled pieces about angry children.


and yet people like bukowski anyway
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:32 PM   #13
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its funny that thats what people think people write while they're high.

anyway. color comp drunk comp, blah blah. how about something like. everyone has to listen to a pre determined song and sit down and write whatever they feel to it. and this of course would be a sigur ros song(s). i suggest using sigur ros because i think this might provoke some interesting imagery beyond the usual pieces that are submitted for competitions (or the website in general ((not that the writing is bad or unoriginal, maybe this will give people a mindset they've never been in before while writing (((not maybe, it will))) ). using parenthesis is my new thing, get used to it.

also, i know this may be deemed a bad idea by a select group of (idea) standardizers, but, if anyone does have interest in it let me know and i will pick songs and blah blah.
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:09 PM   #14
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I like that one as well^


Also, I know that's not people typically write like when they are high. Although, I did have a friend who was really big into hallucinogens and he wrote some crazy shit when he was high. He was doing a "creative writing degree" and basically got by on the fact he got high 3 times per week.
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I like that one as well^


Also, I know that's not people typically write like when they are high. Although, I did have a friend who was really big into hallucinogens and he wrote some crazy shit when he was high. He was doing a "creative writing degree" and basically got by on the fact he got high 3 times per week.


haha, no, i know. i assumed you were exaggerating as you've seen a lot of people on this forum write while high. as far as writing while tripping on acid or mushrooms, that can be a whole different story so props to your friend, i suppose.
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I try to avoid this place as much as possible if I'm high... drunk, I cant help it

I still think we should do a minimalist quicky comp, 1-5 lines, entries capped at 6. Nice and easy
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:08 PM   #18
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yaaaay sure will do
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:04 PM   #19
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itd be cool to see a big comp after steves dont you think? instead of just a bunch of quickys get the song one or something going maybe to break it up.
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