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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Discussion Thread
« Reply #45 on: April 12, 2016, 02:18:06 PM »
I feel like I'm slacking off. Normally I'd have my story done already, but I've been dealing with three successive colds/sickness/plagues (the little one tends to get sick for a day or two, weaponize it, and then get my wife and I sick for weeks) and trying not to lose too much progress on my current WIP. Soon.

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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Discussion Thread
« Reply #46 on: April 12, 2016, 02:21:07 PM »
I like your use of 'weaponise' ;D
The virus keeps them down for a couple of days, but the big ones get ill for weeks - just think, they'll be the survivors in a dystopian world, use that as inspiration ;)
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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Discussion Thread
« Reply #47 on: April 12, 2016, 02:22:34 PM »
I feel like I'm slacking off. Normally I'd have my story done already, but I've been dealing with three successive colds/sickness/plagues (the little one tends to get sick for a day or two, weaponize it, and then get my wife and I sick for weeks) and trying not to lose too much progress on my current WIP. Soon.

as a dad, with two young boys, i totally feel for you.

me, i'm feeling like i'm slacking off because i just spent 5 days in san antonio, texas for a wedding.  i was hoping to get some writing done, but all i managed is a beat sheet on the plane ride out there.  the rest of the time was socializing in the old stomping ground.

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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Discussion Thread
« Reply #48 on: April 12, 2016, 02:30:20 PM »
Hahaaha, @tebakutis, just do the world set years after the funny horror movie Cooties happened :

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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Discussion Thread
« Reply #49 on: April 14, 2016, 08:59:25 PM »
Hmm. Does squirrels fighting goats count as a utopia, or a dystopia? I'm really not sure.
If you're writing about an animal kingdom Redwall-type, that could totally count as dystopia and valid entry - don't forget though, goats=evil ones (unless they're cute babies) ;D
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[Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Discussion Thread
« Reply #50 on: April 14, 2016, 11:44:30 PM »
For over a week I haven't worked on my story or indeed any writing at all....it may be tough to get this one done and polished up in time

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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Discussion Thread
« Reply #51 on: April 15, 2016, 01:49:11 PM »
Hmm. Does squirrels fighting goats count as a utopia, or a dystopia? I'm really not sure.
If you're writing about an animal kingdom Redwall-type, that could totally count as dystopia and valid entry - don't forget though, goats=evil ones (unless they're cute babies) ;D
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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Discussion Thread
« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2016, 09:04:53 PM »
I think my dystopia turned out to be post apocalyptic instead...supervolcanoes don't really leave enough people in one area to build much more than a small group.
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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Discussion Thread
« Reply #53 on: April 18, 2016, 11:12:59 PM »
I think my dystopia turned out to be post apocalyptic instead...supervolcanoes don't really leave enough people in one area to build much more than a small group.
I had that problem as well,  but as long as life sucks for your characters it apparently is close enough.

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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Discussion Thread
« Reply #54 on: April 19, 2016, 12:50:53 AM »
I think my dystopia turned out to be post apocalyptic instead...supervolcanoes don't really leave enough people in one area to build much more than a small group.
I had that problem as well,  but as long as life sucks for your characters it apparently is close enough.

Does being a forager in an abandoned city who has to climb three stories into windows living off left behind water bottles and stale chips from thirty years ago count? Yeah, that was a very long sentence.
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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Discussion Thread
« Reply #55 on: April 19, 2016, 02:05:37 AM »
It counts if your person goes back to a society, and the setting of that society is unfair or downright cruel. Or sucks.
Like a place where talking about the past is forbidden, or reproduction regulated, basically people forbidden basic rights or forced into things. Think big brother, brave new world, Fahrenheit, etc. 
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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Discussion Thread
« Reply #56 on: April 19, 2016, 02:20:54 AM »
Might be able to do that. I don't suppose it's allowed to ask someone to read my so far 200 words and help me bounce ideas?
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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Discussion Thread
« Reply #57 on: April 19, 2016, 02:53:18 AM »
Don't know if it's allowed or not, but I don't think it's done. Usually you make your story and eventually run it by a couple of willing people who might correct it or tell you everything is alright.

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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Discussion Thread
« Reply #58 on: April 19, 2016, 03:08:11 AM »
It counts if your person goes back to a society, and the setting of that society is unfair or downright cruel. Or sucks.
Like a place where talking about the past is forbidden, or reproduction regulated, basically people forbidden basic rights or forced into things. Think big brother, brave new world, Fahrenheit, etc.

Okay then...time to make a list of ideas.
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Re: [Apr 2016] - The Last Contest - Discussion Thread
« Reply #59 on: April 19, 2016, 09:13:14 PM »
Sorry to ask another question, but we did say we could just mention the society correct? Because I don't think I have enough room to show it, because they're living outside it and that would make it way more complex than we have room for.
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