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Zolotisty
 Friday, May 01 2009 @ 06:16 PM UTC (Read 10523 times)  
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It is with some sadistic pleasure that I announce the Island's first writing contest. YOUR MISSION, should you choose to accept it, is THIS:

- Write a piece of fanfic featuring what you feel is the most excellently horrifying or wildly untenable hypothetical couple on the Island. The characters featured can be current player characters, ancillary NPCs attached to certain players (for example, Phyllis) or they can be in-game NPCs, like Elias or the Watcher. Previously suggested examples: Midget Tor/The wizened old woman, KK Victoria/Gorbert Vanhousserhoffen

- Entries will be judged on the totally subjective axes of BELIEVABILITY and HILARITY. I want you to CONVINCE me of the couple you're writing.

- Your writing should be proofread and mechanically sound. I'd like a minimum length of 2500 words; there is no upper limit. If you want to write a multi-chapter epic, I will read it.

- I'm not establishing a censorship guideline. Use your own judgment and know that entries will be public on the wiki after this, attributed to you.

- Don't be a dick. Be funny, but don't be a dick. If you think whatever it is that you're writing might offend or upset the player whose character you're borrowing, think again. Check with them via Distraction or don't use the line at all.



As for PRIZES:

- The first prize winner will take a real-life PLUSH SPIDERKITTY, lovingly cobbled together by yours truly. If you're uncomfortable with giving me a post address to send it to, you can defer the prize, swap for 1500 DPs, or we can arrange something.

- Second prize winner will take a PLUSH HEDGEHOG. As before, you can defer, swap for 1000 DPs or.. we can arrange something.

- Third prize will take 500 DPs.

Prizes for honorable mentions to be determined.



The submission deadline is JUNE FIRST, MIDNIGHT EST*. All entries should be submitted anonymously via e-mail to zolotisty@improbableisland.com. You can use an anonymous mailing service like www.sendanonymousemail.net or you can simply submit using an e-mail account you know I won't recognize. In your e-mail, be sure to include an ALIAS. I'll announce the winners by alias here in the Enquirer a week after the contest has closed; people can step forward to announce themselves as their alias then.

You can submit as many times as you want and you are in fact encouraged to submit more than once, but you can only win one prize.

If you are secretly disappointed that this is not a chance to strut your stuff with solid, thoughtfully considered writing -- never fear. A little bird told me that Hermein will be sponsoring a more serious writing contest sometime.

Any questions? ;D

*CMJ Edit: The submission deadline has been extended by a month, and is now JULY FIRST, MIDNIGHT EST. Just copyin' this here 'cause Zolotisty mentioned it later in the thread. Smile


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 Saturday, May 02 2009 @ 06:57 AM UTC  
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OH DEAR GOD YES.


 
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K.K. Victoria
 Saturday, May 02 2009 @ 12:55 PM UTC  
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I feel I should write something for it...
-I also feel like after I do I should chop of my fingers so I can't EVER AGAIN


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 Saturday, May 02 2009 @ 05:10 PM UTC  
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I'm also feeling rather itchy about this.

Or it may be medical...


 
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 Sunday, May 03 2009 @ 04:26 PM UTC  
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Dear Lord. This is going to be amusing. And are pictures available of your work for all to see? Or is that a pleasure just for the winners?


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 Sunday, May 03 2009 @ 11:44 PM UTC  
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I'm going to eventually make a picture available.


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 Thursday, May 07 2009 @ 08:26 AM UTC  
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My writing style may be more suited to Hermein's contest should it happen.

Although my idea is quite filled with hilarity, I'm afraid it breaks the couples guideline... And i'm not sure i could work it in there anywhere, ah well.

Edit: I have an idea! now to actually write it... *Is a Lazy bastard!*


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Giuseppe Lorenzo
 Thursday, May 07 2009 @ 08:09 PM UTC  
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I'd write something, but I think that tearing limbs off is a little bit far from the spirit of the contest. I hope we don't get any My Immortal-grade fanfics. It would be a sure sign of the apocalypse.


 
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James Bond
 Friday, May 08 2009 @ 02:15 AM UTC  
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Well then...
This could be fun.
Never read nor written a fan-fic before, but for a Spiderkitty? Definitely worth a shot.
I shall give it my best shot!
Bewarned, I shall have fun with this!


 
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 Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 12:59 AM UTC  
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The first person to write a KK/Gorbert fanfic will be disemboweled with a plastic spork. I've seen it happen. It can be done.

Nah, you weird, disturbed people can right whatever you want (but I'm not going to read it).


 
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 Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 01:08 AM UTC  
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I swear, if anyone writes the... *gagged*

Well, that's all, folks.


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K.K. Victoria
 Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 09:57 AM UTC  
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The first person to write a KK/Gorbert fanfic will be disemboweled with a plastic spork. I've seen it happen. It can be done.

Nah, you weird, disturbed people can right whatever you want (but I'm not going to read it).



Shit!
-Zolo? Can we have more time?! I need to think of another couple!


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Tor NaGoth
 Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 05:24 PM UTC  
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Midget Tori and KK?


 
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 Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 05:27 PM UTC  
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Midget Tori and KK?



We already went over this in that thread that I'm trying to forget. If it's going to be a prize-winner, it has to be Midget Tor and KK.


 
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 Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 05:28 PM UTC  
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Midget Tori and KK?



Tor and the yet-to-be-imagined Midget KK.


 
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James Bond
 Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 05:38 PM UTC  
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Mutant Tor and Midget KK?


 
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Gorbert
 Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 05:38 PM UTC  
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Midget Tor, the Mighty Magpie, the RSP Mutant, Crazy Audrey and Stonehenge.


 
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James Bond
 Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 05:39 PM UTC  
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STONEHENGE?!?!? I thought it was only people!

TMM and the Raven Inn?


 
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 Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 05:41 PM UTC  
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STONEHENGE?!?!? I thought it was only people!

TMM and the Raven Inn?



Nah, not Raven Inn. I think Stonehenge is closer to a person than the Inn.


 
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 Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 05:45 PM UTC  
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Nah, not Raven Inn. I think Stonehenge is closer to a person than the Inn.

Nah, because the Inn actually stalks people. Stonehenge only takes them places, or gives them stuff.


 
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