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Old 08-10-2010, 02:27 AM
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August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

Hello, everyone! It's been quite a spell since we've had another writing contest. Let's give this another try.

I've been wanting to do a contest like this for quite a while.

Theme: "Sci Fi"

Space operas, war between worlds... anything science fiction related goes!

Word Count: 2000

I won't kill anyone if they're a little under or a little over that word count, but try to stick by it if you can.

Deadline: September 4th

We're a little late on starting, so I'm going to let this go a little bit into September.

First place winner will get a copy of Half-Life 2: Episodes 1 and 2. Second place winner will get a copy of Half-Life 2: Episode 2. Runner-ups will receive a small banner to put in their sig.

Please PM all entries to Veyrael and Gold.

Let's get writing!
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:06 PM
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Re: August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

I'm not sure if the story I'm working on counts as sci-fi...what should I do about that?
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:18 AM
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Re: August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

Oh, wow! I want to get in on this!

But could Metroid Prime Trilogy be made a prize instead?
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:46 AM
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Re: August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

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Oh, wow! I want to get in on this!

But could Metroid Prime Trilogy be made a prize instead?
No. You guys only get spares I have available, which happens to be Half-Life games.

Besides, you know you want to enter for reasons other than winning free games.

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I'm not sure if the story I'm working on counts as sci-fi...what should I do about that?
PM me the story and I will tell you whether or not it's acceptable.
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:43 PM
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Re: August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

Yay!

Now I is going to come in and kick all ya'll asses. I've been working on my science fiction in particular and my writing in general, so this is where I mop the floor with everyone here.

RUN WHILE YOU CAN.
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:23 PM
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Re: August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

Sci-fi? Reeallllyyy? Dang.

Not my most favoured form of writing, but I'll give it a try anyways!

Let me in!
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:17 AM
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Re: August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

What better way to revive the writing contest than with the theme being the genre I write the most in and the best in? YAHOO! I'm definitely entering in this!

My one problem with it is the prizes. Why are we competing for actual prizes? I liked it MUCH better when we were competing for nothing more than a small sig banner and pure satisfaction. Besides, I don't want Half-Life. I don't play first-person shooters besides Goldeneye and the Metroid Prime games. And I'm technically not supposed to play rated-M games for another year and a half (although I play them at friends' houses every so often anyway). I just want a sig banner.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:34 AM
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What better way to revive the writing contest than with the theme being the genre I write the most in and the best in? YAHOO! I'm definitely entering in this!

My one problem with it is the prizes. Why are we competing for actual prizes? I liked it MUCH better when we were competing for nothing more than a small sig banner and pure satisfaction. Besides, I don't want Half-Life. I don't play first-person shooters besides Goldeneye and the Metroid Prime games. And I'm technically not supposed to play rated-M games for another year and a half (although I play them at friends' houses every so often anyway). I just want a sig banner.
I'm offering those games as prizes because they're extra copies of those games I have sitting on a Steam account and would like to give them out. If you prefer not receiving games for free, then if you win, you will get a sig banner instead.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:57 PM
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Re: August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

Can we have both? Not to be the brown-noser here, but I'm in it for the writing experience...and perhaps to give you all a run for your money. My entry is in. Bring it, let's see what you got.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:22 AM
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Re: August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

I would just like to remind everybody that the deadline for entries is September 4th. You have another two weeks to get a story in. I've only received one submission so far, and I'm very disappointed by this turn-out.
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:26 PM
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Re: August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

It's a little early to be stating your disappointments.

*Golpe correctivo*
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:35 PM
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Re: August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

^ Not when you don't want a pile of entries to show up at the last minute and you have to read and critique them all. Two weeks is still a sizable chunk of time, but in this fast-paced world that can quickly run out before you know it, so I'd also say get them in early. If not for a safety buffer, then at least for the organizer's sanity.
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:33 PM
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Re: August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

I've started my entry! I sort of have to finish it this week since I'm leaving on vacation this Friday, so it won't be too close the the deadline. Anyway, this one is a fun one (not a funny one, but I still find it fun to write)!
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:10 PM
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Re: August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

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I've started my entry! I sort of have to finish it this week since I'm leaving on vacation this Friday, so it won't be too close the the deadline. Anyway, this one is a fun one (not a funny one, but I still find it fun to write)!
Looking forward to it! :>
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:03 PM
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Re: August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

I've already shot Vey a VM, but I do plan to enter. I shall most likely get my entry end by the end of this week.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:53 PM
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Re: August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

I plan to enter as well. Hopefully I'll have my entry ready by the end of the week too.
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:12 PM
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Re: August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

I'm already underway, so I'll see if I can get it in by the end of this week too. ^_^
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:39 PM
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Re: August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

Entry's in! I'm loving this one! (And, longest story to date! Woo!)
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:19 PM
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Re: August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

1500 words in baby! I should be done by Wednesday here.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:44 PM
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Re: August Writing Contest - "Sci Fi"

I've so wanted to get Eps 1 and 2. Damn, man, I got lucky stumbling upon this.

I've just finished my submission. It's short (595), but it's not the length that matters, its the quality. So hopefully, that's up to par.

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