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Join date: Jun 2006
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#1
new season, new threads!

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.




okay, go!
Ganoosh
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#2
Cool beans.

How bout a comp where everyone writes a piece about a certain color?
Today I feel electric grey
I hope tomorrow, neon black
jiminizzle
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#3
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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AngryGoldfish
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#4
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.

DigUpHerBones
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#6
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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jiminizzle
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#7
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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#8
I've recently become obsessed with Anime/Manga.

Can we do an Anime/Manga comp?

Please?


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ZanasCross
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#10
Quote by jiminizzle
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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bassbeat77
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Join date: Oct 2006
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#11
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.
DigUpHerBones
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#12
Quote by ZanasCross
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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rushmore
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#13
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.
Last edited by rushmore at Oct 7, 2010,
ZanasCross
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#14
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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#15
Quote by ZanasCross
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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#16
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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#18
yaaaay sure will do
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jiminizzle
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#19
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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Last edited by jiminizzle at Oct 7, 2010,
AngryGoldfish
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#22
Yeah, there shouldn't be any problems running two competitions at once.

This would be a good time to open the Autumn Competition. I'll remind Allen about it.
bassbeat77
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#23
Just remembered that we have to squeeze the Grand Champ Comp in sometime too. Since it would be nice to do the Autumn Comp while it's still Autumn I can set up the Grand Champ Comp right after it if you want... unless someone else wanted to run it.
bassbeat77
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#28
Quote by ZanasCross
Would running Grand Champ be worth it? I haven't looked specifically at the list of names... but I'd bet most of hte names aren't around any more, no?

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were all within the top half of the top tier last season and are all still active as far as I can tell. If we needed a sub then Cous Cous and jiminizzle would be next in line.

Ultimately it's up to Allen and Dan though so if they don't think it's worth the hassle then that's fine too.
Ganoosh
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#31
I would be down for a grand champ regardless of if I'm in it or not. Some sort of mega huge comp sounds entertaining.
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jiminizzle
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#34
the grand championship is not over until WE PIN BASSBEAT!!!


we could try something with photos. just like... the photo is a moment in the story of the poem. it can be before and the poem is a "what happens next" poem or it can be what happens after the poem is over- a sort of resolution or even a challenge to what has happened in the poem, or it could just be a moment that appears in the poem. like (to use an uncreative example) the picture is of somebody walking across a city crosswalk and that happens somewhere in the poem (although it doesnt have to be explicitly said/described as long as it's feasible in subtext/implied in someway). you just extract characters/moments/settings from the picture and use them how you choose.

I dunno just an idea.
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#35
How would you transpose that into a competition? In the same way as other comeptitions: the best piece wins by a vote?
jiminizzle
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#36
yeah like if i were to run it i would get a bunch of cool pictures and assign a picture to everyone that enters. they write their piece and the picture and the piece would be posted together and voted on for good use of picture and more importantly quality of submission. best piece wins by vote.
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#37
That sounds wicked, Jimmy. I'd be up for that.

I think we should try and get cracking on the other competitions first, though, like the Autumn one.
jiminizzle
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#38
sure. just throwin it out there to keep in mind. lets get through some other stuff first.
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Ganoosh
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#39
Why don't you make a list in the first post of upcoming comps so we know what all we have coming and who should post their comps when?
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