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#1
Since the first Story Writing Competition died because the threadstarter wasn't able to keep it going, I will take the liberty of starting the new one.

Theme: Bachelor Party


Rules
-I am going to cap the number of participants at 20, seeing as reading more than twenty short stories would take far too long
-Must relate to the theme
-DEADLINE EXTENDED: Due date is next Friday 3/30, it is preferable if entries are turned in earlier
-POST ENTRIES IN THIS THREAD WHEN COMPLETED

-The word limit is 1,500 words
-Stories will be judged on overall creativity and grammatical accuracy
-I, as well as three (3) other judges, will be in charge of judging and awarding the winner of the competition
-The prize will be bragging rights for being UG's First Short Story Writing Champion

Writers
primusfan
CoolDudeMorgasm
umop-3p!sdn
The Lock Smith
nick dixon
13579ed
kevinm4435
screamsoftly (entry submitted)
Kensai
Yakult
Punk Rocker (entry submitted)
meh!
rabidguitarist
i_got_novacain (entry submitted)
juniorfr3ak
metalfan#3 (entry submitted)
Emenius Sleepus
Ramblin'_Man


Judges
whippingpost134
Jdwannabe
me_llamo_juan
Guitarded01

Any questions, comments can be posted in this thread. So sign up now if you want to be a judge or enter!
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Last edited by whippingpost134 at Mar 31, 2007,
#2
i'll enter i suppose. something to do, right? what should the topic be? i say erotica. mine would be something along the lines of mr. garrison's erotica in south park.
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#3
can i be a judge i got an A in a level english language. I would whoop you if i wrote one so please?

lol only joking im good not amazing. make me a judge? plz?
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#4
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can i be a judge i got an A in a level english language. I would whoop you if i wrote one so please?

lol only joking im good not amazing. make me a judge? plz?


as of now you are a judge
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#5
Quote by Jdwannabe
can i be a judge i got an A in a level english language. I would whoop you if i wrote one so please?

lol only joking im good not amazing. make me a judge? plz?


Pardon us, your highness! I didn't realise an A-Level graduate graced these unworthy boards with his presence. Guys, everyone may as well give up, this guy's obviously going to win with a supreme qualification like that
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#6
I'll write something, hopefully. Is there a penalty for not getting it finished in time? And is it possible to drop out, if I can't write using the theme?
#8
sign me up...

an idea for theme can be the sequel to 300
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#9
OMG OMG OMG. I now have COMPLETE power! You will all burn in a lake of fire!!!!!

When and how will I get the stories though?
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#10
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Pardon us, your highness! I didn't realise an A-Level graduate graced these unworthy boards with his presence. Guys, everyone may as well give up, this guy's obviously going to win with a supreme qualification like that



This is pretty sarcastic but I like your style. I needed SOME reason to be a Judge didn't I? lol. A levels rock your socks!
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dimebag put as much emotion in to 9/10 of his solos as hitler showed when putting jews in syanide showers.

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QUESTION! Does emo porn have blood everywhere from wrist wounds?

Quote by Dabey
HAHA U IS TEH EMOZORZ

no but seriously, HAHA U IS TEH EMOZORZ
#11
Quote by TheShadow
I'll write something, hopefully. Is there a penalty for not getting it finished in time? And is it possible to drop out, if I can't write using the theme?


if you don't get finished on time, then you will not be eligible. and you are welcome to give a theme idea that you think you could work with
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Go whippingpost!!
#16
Quote by Jdwannabe
When and how will I get the stories though?


Entries will be sent to me via PM, where I will then forward them to you. After all entries have been recieved and looked over, judges will PM me their top 3 picks, where an ultimate winner will then be decided.
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#18
I want to enter. I'm not sure I like the idea of having a theme though...

How about alcoholism as the theme? Or something like that.


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#19
Quote by screamsoftly
I want to enter. I'm not sure I like the idea of having a theme though...

How about alcoholism as the theme? Or something like that.


The idea of having a theme is that it will be easier to judge and compare entries, rather than comparing apples to oranges. However, no theme may be a possibility, depending on if there is a strong want for not having a theme.
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#20
could we have a seperate thread for just the stories, so the contestants could read each other's stories? I'm not sure it would work, but it would be nice to see the other stories.
#21
Quote by 13579ed
could we have a seperate thread for just the stories, so the contestants could read each other's stories? I'm not sure it would work, but it would be nice to see the other stories.



Aye, I'd be interested in seeing other people's work. If not however, no problems...
#22
Im so in. War Theme anyone? How about it be completely random? Let it be what ever topic we want.

Oh.. and what's the length restrictions?
#23
Quote by 13579ed
could we have a seperate thread for just the stories, so the contestants could read each other's stories? I'm not sure it would work, but it would be nice to see the other stories.


when the stories are sent to me I will post them on the first page of the thread

EDIT: I may scrap the theme idea all together.
No exact length requirement, but remember this is a short story competition. no novels or novellas
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Last edited by whippingpost134 at Mar 19, 2007,
#24
I'm definetely in and I hope the theme is horror! If not, then I don't know what to do =/
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#25
W00T! Count me in.
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#27
Just out of interest would there be any specific writing style that would have to be used? Say, would the story have to be written in the 3rd person as opposed to 1st person (or vise versa) or could you use either?

Personally I'd prefer an option.
#28
Ah what the hell, count me in
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#29
i don't think we should have a say in the theme. i think it should've been pre-determined. threadstarter, your opinion?
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#30
Quote by primusfan
i don't think we should have a say in the theme. i think it should've been pre-determined. threadstarter, your opinion?


Pehaps we can suggest themes and whippingpost will write them down on notes of paper and pick one out of a hat? That would be fair and everything.
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#31
Quote by primusfan
i don't think we should have a say in the theme. i think it should've been pre-determined. threadstarter, your opinion?

I agree, would have made more sence. Now that it isnt decided, I say let it be random. You'll prbly get a lot of really good ones, as well as some funny ones.
#33
I am open to either having a theme chosen by me, or having no theme and participants can write about whatever they want. I think it may just be easier to not have a theme, that way no one feels as if they are boxed in and has to write about something they may not be comfortable or familiar with.

umop-3p!sdn: everyone submits at once, the due date has not been determined
Baronvon: point of view is up to the author

edit: check back to the first post, rules are currently being updated and changed
Quote by ukdudeinuk
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#34
Quote by Gibson291
What will the judges critique? The content, or the content and the grammar, etc.?



A story as a whole? Obviously if your grammer and lexis is shoddy it detracts from it, meaning we wont like it as much
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dimebag put as much emotion in to 9/10 of his solos as hitler showed when putting jews in syanide showers.

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QUESTION! Does emo porn have blood everywhere from wrist wounds?

Quote by Dabey
HAHA U IS TEH EMOZORZ

no but seriously, HAHA U IS TEH EMOZORZ
#35
Quote by whippingpost134
I am open to either having a theme chosen by me, or having no theme and participants can write about whatever they want. I think it may just be easier to not have a theme, that way no one feels as if they are boxed in and has to write about something they may not be comfortable or familiar with.

umop-3p!sdn: everyone submits at once, the due date has not been determined
Baronvon: point of view is up to the author

edit: check back to the first post, rules are currently being updated and changed


Yeah that would be nice and diverse now that I think about it...
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#36
It would probably be easier to judge if it was within a theme. And around what length we looking? 10 pages on word too long?
#37
Quote by whippingpost134
I am open to either having a theme chosen by me, or having no theme and participants can write about whatever they want. I think it may just be easier to not have a theme, that way no one feels as if they are boxed in and has to write about something they may not be comfortable or familiar with.

umop-3p!sdn: everyone submits at once, the due date has not been determined
Baronvon: point of view is up to the author

edit: check back to the first post, rules are currently being updated and changed



well i think it makes more sense to have one common theme. i mean why do you think people like free writes in english class? it's not as challenging. i'd rather have a topic or theme chosen for us to have to fashion a story around. just my opinion. it's your contest though, i can't like ... enforce modly rule over your thread.

i'm in regardless.
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#38
If there is a theme try and make it a general theme i.e. not too specific. At least that way the stories would have something in common making it easier to judge plus the writers won't be too boxed in creatively as there would be many varients on the theme in question.
#39
I say it should be 1000 words max. It's a SHORT story, not a frickin' novel.

Also, who can be fucked to read twenty 10-page stories?
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#40
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I say it should be 1000 words max. It's a SHORT story, not a frickin' novel.

Also, who can be fucked to read twenty 10-page stories?


agreed. 10 pages on word would certainly not fit the maximum word limit for a private message.
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