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Postby NateT247 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:14 pm

God, 400 words felt way too short, but I suppose that's what makes it fun in the end. I need to work on my dialogue for the next challenge.

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Postby Derantor » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:54 pm

View Original PostShinjiStranglesAsuka wrote:Can the next prompt be something Gendo related?

Maybe not the next, but I will keep suggestions in mind - I will run out of ideas sooner or later anyway.^^

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Postby Glor » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:50 pm

Man, we have gotten some awesome submissions for this.

NateT247 wrote:God, 400 words felt way too short, but I suppose that's what makes it fun in the end. I need to work on my dialogue for the next challenge.

Right? You go in thinking, "Ah, yes, 400 is more than enough," and one minute later, you're like, "Oh no, how am I going to fit everything?" haha.

I liked your story btw, it was a little odd going from descriptive narrative in the first half and then bare bones dialogue in the second, but there were enough pauses and breaks between dialogue to ensure it didn't turn into floating heads syndrome. A nice little story. I always enjoy when Asuka's self-doubt makes an appearance.
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Postby UrsusArctos » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:55 pm

This writing challenge thread has the makings of being a real gem.

While I have little in the way of feedback to offer in this brief post, I'm impressed to see a couple brand-new users join in and enter their fanfics, which is great.

(P.S. To those of you who've read my crazy mini-fanfic, it wasn't meant to be judged but rather was meant to be something funny/ridiculous/crazy to get the ball rolling. I've added an "update" of sorts to it to pad it out to near-400 words.)
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Postby NateT247 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:12 am

View Original PostGlor wrote: Right? You go in thinking, "Ah, yes, 400 is more than enough," and one minute later, you're like, "Oh no, how am I going to fit everything?" haha.

I liked your story btw, it was a little odd going from descriptive narrative in the first half and then bare bones dialogue in the second, but there were enough pauses and breaks between dialogue to ensure it didn't turn into floating heads syndrome. A nice little story. I always enjoy when Asuka's self-doubt makes an appearance.


Yeah, I probably had like 650 words during my first draft, lots of cuts were made to get it down to the limit. Also, self-doubt Asuka is probably my favorite one to write. Big fan of your work btw!

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Postby Glor » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:36 pm

Honestly, the cutting and editing part is my favorite. Love having to come up with new or more concise ways to relay an image.

Also, thank you! That's always radical to see - I'm glad.
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Postby amitakartok » Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:01 am

Interesting contest topic. I'd definitely be able to contribute if I did contests. :tongue:
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Postby Glor » Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:03 pm

It's just a challenge. There's no winner or prize.
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Postby ShinjiStranglesAsuka » Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:09 pm

Winner gets Glor's love.

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Postby Blockio » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:30 pm

I had fun with this one; potentially a bit too much fun :tongue:
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I took an old idea that Reichu and myself used to half-jokingly throw around on the discord and saw it through to its logical conclusion, that of Zeruel being some violent, sexist megalomaniac jackass so full of himself he gets careless and dies because he would rather torture his victim than actually fight
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Postby Kendrix » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:21 am

Ah, so thats where that randomly came from. The piece was otherwise pretty good especially the ending but without that concept it comes a bit out of nowhere like why would a solitary alien creature have a concept of sexism?

This is a fun prompt tho.

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Postby Derantor » Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:41 pm

I just want to chime in to apologize for shamefully neglecting the challenge this time around. Haven't managed to write anything either. Exhaustion sucks.

Excellent contributions from everybody! Very nice to see new people joining in, and such a variety of stories. I especially liked the arc of Ursus piece, very well done! ^_^

Edit: Also, remember everybody, today is the last day!

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Postby UrsusArctos » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:49 am

With the Valentine's Day writing challenge, I had no idea how "serious" this was meant to be, and I wasn't sure if my morbid little tale about Kaji getting assassinated by his date ("You're late" == machine gunned by beautiful woman) was a good idea.
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