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Alfred F. Jones

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #60 on: March 23, 2010, 12:32:32 AM »
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Judges have decided to be idiots split in a three-way tie. Please watch warmly as we deliberate~

Ammy will be the tiebreaker vote.

Alfred F. Jones

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #61 on: March 23, 2010, 11:03:15 PM »
Judges are finished bullying the others into submission! Here are your results-- but first, a public service announcement.



IT'S SPRIIIIIIIIIIIIIING!

Okay and now have the results.

This week's winner took a while to be determined-- the vote split three ways. So in the end, Ammy had to sweep in and save the day by picking Roukanken as this week's winner. To wit:

I rather liked Rou's Mokou piece. It was the one piece that when I started reading, I was immediately grabbed. And it held my attention throughout. It was entertaining, warm, funny, and a pleasure from start to finish.

Honorable mentions go to Choja and Iced Fairy. I especially liked Iced's Tenshi; it was a difficult lesson, but she learned it. And Chaore liked Choja's fic; it was a choice of character most people wouldn't have thought about, but he did it really well.

This week's challenge is--

March 23, 2010: Let's make like Komachi and slack off! \o/

... wait, what do you mean, NO CHALLENGE THIS WEEK?! I'm so confused. :ohdear:

Well, there has been some talk about this amongst myself and the judges. In short; looking at this three-day delay, there's no way the writers can keep to the deadline on Sunday. However, we are considering another solution, and so we are putting it up to a vote for you, the writers, and to anyone who is considering writing an entry for any of these contests:

We're considering running this fiction contest bi-weekly, with judgment occurring once every two weeks, as opposed to the weekly contest we've been running so far.

This is a good idea for us judges-- for us, it's less work :V It's the writers that have to be comfortable with the workload, and so we are putting it up to a vote. So please drop by and weigh in on the idea~

Esifex

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #62 on: March 23, 2010, 11:09:35 PM »
I'm mostly just here to read them. I only posted my entry for this last subject because it'd gone a few days without one, and I had the idea bouncing around my head for a while when I read to topic.

With that logic, I'd prefer to keep it at one topic per week, because that means more fresh material that doesn't all have the same moral to it - two weeks of reading about different people doing the same basic thing? I'd personally rather not.

However, for the sake of keeping things going smoothly and allowing people the most amount of time to plot out, plan, and write their stories, I officially cast my vote to the bi-weekly judgements.

FinnKaenbyou

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #63 on: March 23, 2010, 11:10:30 PM »
oshi I WON!? :O

Thanks, guys. It was something I'd wanted to write for a while, but if the challenge hadn't come up I'd probably never have got around to it. -_-

Anyway, on the subject. The problem is really 'how much new content will we take in if the contest is bi-weekly?' Are there any people who either would enter if there was more time or feel continually pressed for time at the moment? If so, Bi-Weekly is probably the way to go. Otherwise we should probably stay as we are. For this shorter week, we could make it something shorter like a haiku contest :V

IcedFairy

Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #64 on: March 23, 2010, 11:29:11 PM »
Nicely done Roukanken  :).

Hm... As for timing I personally find a week to be fine for these.  The only time I was seriously pressed was with the magical girl challenge, and that's because I had a horrible week and was trying to write a 13 episode OVA instead of a short fic.

Still the judges have their needs too, so if they need it to go bi weekly instead of weekly I totally understand.

Alfred F. Jones

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #65 on: March 24, 2010, 01:23:33 AM »
Still the judges have their needs too, so if they need it to go bi weekly instead of weekly I totally understand.

Well, we don't NEED to go either way; whatever you writers choose is fine with us. It really is all up to you.

Also:

For this shorter week, we could make it something shorter like a haiku contest :V
A Haiku mini-contest would be just fine with me!

March 23, 2010:
A mini-contest
Bastardized poetry form
The essence of spring


Deadline is Sunday, as always, and because you've got less time and a smaller assignment, the reward is IP. (And if you've already got IP, then... then I'll think of something. >_>) The theme is spell cards. Have fun!

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #66 on: March 24, 2010, 01:31:42 AM »
This is a spellcard
I made it so difficult
It's icicle fall

Esifex

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #67 on: March 24, 2010, 02:32:32 AM »
Aw, nuts. This would be fun as hell for me to do, but... it's spellcards.


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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #68 on: March 24, 2010, 03:48:28 AM »
The theme is spell cards
see eh ar dee ess
That is how you spell that word
colon vee baby

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #69 on: March 24, 2010, 06:29:22 AM »
Congrats, Rou ^^

Okay, I guess we'll wait for some more opinions on weekly/bi-weekly.
If weekly is okay for all the writers, then it's okay with me as well. It'll be us judges' duty then to ensure that judgements and new themes are finished at the end of the week and don't get delayed.

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #70 on: March 24, 2010, 07:53:50 AM »
I, too, believe it should be weekly. Definitely good to keep material rotating, and I'd be happy to help judge again to lighten the load. I may not comment on all these pieces but I do read them.

Also, yay haiku. An entry I can post via mobile phone.

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FinnKaenbyou

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #71 on: March 24, 2010, 08:00:34 AM »
Now, to clarify:
If I wrote many haikus
Would only one count?

Alfred F. Jones

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #72 on: March 24, 2010, 08:28:40 AM »
Now, to clarify:
If I wrote many haikus
Would only one count?

It's tricky; no, multiple haikus submitted in scattered posts would not be accepted. However, if written as part of a set, they're fine. This is because a series of haiku would be pretty neat and clever.

This is a unique contest, so I get to screw with the rules a bit :V

Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #73 on: March 24, 2010, 11:57:12 AM »
Bi-weekly's fine with me (not like I actually submitted anything, but I always planned to! :V).


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Esifex

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #74 on: March 25, 2010, 01:22:29 AM »
It's tricky; no, multiple haikus submitted in scattered posts would not be accepted. However, if written as part of a set, they're fine. This is because a series of haiku would be pretty neat and clever.

This is a unique contest, so I get to screw with the rules a bit :V
Way to miss the joke. That was a question in haiku form, albeit not about spellcards. A for effort!

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #75 on: March 25, 2010, 10:51:33 PM »
Poetry was never my thing, equal to spellcards. This is like...me trying to kill a King's Castle with Strike Attacks.

Read: Never ends well.

Maybe I'll give it a shot just to see what I could crap out...buuuut...
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IcedFairy

Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #76 on: March 26, 2010, 02:37:47 AM »
Ahem~

OH DEAR GOD IT BURNS
EVERYTHING IS PAIN AND FIRE
FUCKING MASTER SPARK

- An EoSD Stage 2 pinwheel thingy

And because I had time have a renga (sorta...)

Voiceless announcement
Cherry blossoms and blue skies
Lilly needs no cards

A celebration of life
A concerto of bullets

In the pure land's house
Butterfly's ressurection
The spring moon is full

Memories of a lost town
Was my life so great a sin?

Chilled Watermellon
A gathering for a feast
The days heat will fade

Hermits in an endless night
The fireflies join the dance

Amid sunflowers
A black witch stole my love's sign
Yet my heart still blooms

In the poison fields a doll
Her eyes pure and full of joy

The leaves are painted
A sweet potato is baked
Two sisters quiet war

The fields filled with natures death
To bring into this world life

A steady thudding
Rabbit's mochi is piled up
A festival comes

I raise my cup to the sky
But it can't see the full moon

The maple has turned
Crows call to one another
I sweep the steps clean

Gossip rags pass talismans
I reject your newspaper

Bamboo bends in wind
The moon's reflection wavers
The honest man dies

The pheonix will rise again
While the sun and moon circle

Flowers wither away
Diamond dust shimmers brightly
Winter awakens

Underneath the kotatsu
Twin tails twitch in happiness

The sky is clear
My eyes are blinded by snow
A river babbles

The melting icicle falls
The strongest bids her farewell

Flowers are blooming
The cycle of time restarts
Lilly has returned

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #77 on: March 26, 2010, 02:57:31 AM »
Back and forth she goes,
the fastest in Gensokyo.
Gotta time it out!

Do not worry, though.
In 9-7, Satori
gets revenge for you.
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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #78 on: March 26, 2010, 04:01:38 AM »
Autumn's falling leaves
Change into scarlet colors
Falling red madness

? Shizuha Aki

FinnKaenbyou

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #79 on: March 27, 2010, 01:39:05 PM »
Orin is hardcore.
When she gets drunk her swagger
Counts as a spellcard.

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #80 on: March 27, 2010, 07:04:35 PM »
Probate everyone who didn't make a seasonal reference.

Alfred F. Jones

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #81 on: March 29, 2010, 05:19:30 PM »
It's official: all of our judges are space cadets, including me. :V Sakana is marginally better than either me or Chaore, though.

Chao give me your vote or >:(

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #82 on: March 30, 2010, 01:31:06 AM »
I plead the coldth.

or possibly oh god higurashi why do i do dis to myself

Alfred F. Jones

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #83 on: March 30, 2010, 02:19:07 AM »
Okey dokey. Votes received. Consensus reached. Now let me just feed the numbers to this random number generator.

Computer says I win. Everyone go home.

:kanakodwi:

...

...

... okay fine.

This week's winner is Tyltalis! Purvis very nearly gave away the trick, gosh darn him. The theme was spellcards, but the rules of haiku state that you have to include a seasonal reference.

There exist also
Dumb rules for Japanese ones
That make haikus hard.

It is a good thing
That English has no onji
Or worse, sokuon

(loosely stolen from 7HS)

As such, seasonal reference was a must, and Tyltalis wins in this regard. Honorable mentions go to Kilgamayan (because Aya dying is funny) and Iced Fairy. If this wasn't haiku, Iced Fairy would have won: Sakana and I liked his renga most, because it was beautiful.

And regarding the bi-weekly/weekly thing: We didn't get too many opinions either way, but unless more votes come in, assume that this next contest is weekly. On that note-- we're a bit delayed, but not enough to merit a week break. As such, here's the next challenge!

March 29, 2010: Byakuren's Soup Kitchen
Gensokyo in the modern day-- or however you perceive the modern day. Rather, let's say "Gensokyo in the real world". Or as the real world. Something like Gensou City Chronicles, or Rou's Mokou piece that he won SM for earlier in this thread. I think you know what I mean, but if anything needs clarifying, feel free to point it out. The characters of Touhou, who are in the real world for whatever reason (justify it however you want, if at all), must deal with the trials and tribulations of day-to-day life. They may keep their special powers and danmaku if you wish, or they can be mundane; it's completely up to you. Tone can be whatever you wish. All I ask for is an urban, modern-day setting. I trust this is a fair challenge, and I hope you enjoy it!

Have fun writing, folks!

Incidentally, you can blame E-Mouse for the idea.

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #84 on: March 30, 2010, 05:47:03 AM »
Congrats Tylt!

Oh, and that's a nice theme for this week's. I'm expecting nice things~

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #85 on: March 30, 2010, 03:44:59 PM »
Hey Ruro!

Does our entry count if we use Renko and/or Maribel in our story?  :*
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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #86 on: March 30, 2010, 07:23:40 PM »
Does our entry count if we use Renko and/or Maribel in our story?  :*

I don't see any reason to say otherwise! :)) Yes, Maribel and Renko are fair game.

Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #87 on: March 31, 2010, 02:33:04 AM »
Oh, this theme looks really fun! Definitely entering this.

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #88 on: April 03, 2010, 05:49:34 AM »
Since we have a busy week with the April Fools stuff and the upcoming Easter holidays, we probably won't be getting too many entries till deadline. Which is a shame, because this weeks theme has lots of potential and I'd hate to see that wasted. So:

~ DEADLINE EXTENSION: The Deadline for this week's challenge, "Byakuren's Soup Kitchen", is hereby extended by one week. Have fun writing! ~

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Re: Weekly Writing Challenge Thread!
« Reply #89 on: April 03, 2010, 10:01:17 AM »
I've had several ideas floating around in my head concearning modern Gensokyo so I'm gonna see if my motivation can permit me to write for this challenge. Although I don't feel as confident in myself as I did last time.

...Whatever
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