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Title: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: xiagan on June 30, 2017, 09:22:51 PM
we proudly present again:

(http://i.imgur.com/934irGW.png)


Like last July (a year already? Gosh!) we're going with our story generator again! :)
You can check out the last time we did it here: http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?board=228.0

Note: Due to the forum's brokenness I'm neither able to make the child board I prepared for July visible to you, nor to create a new board.  :-\


Rules:

1. This must be prose or poetry.
2. Go here: http://roll-dice-online.com/ Number of sides: 5; number of dice to roll: 7; number of rolls: as much as you need to find your perfect theme. ;)
3. Prose must be 500-1500 words long.
4. Poetry must be 100-500 words long.
5. One story per person or writing team (not per account).
6. You will be disqualified if you exceed the limits, full stop. That's why they're called limits.
7. Your entry can't be published somewhere else before.
8. This is a writing contest, not a "I have written something like this ten years ago" contest. So if you happen to have a story that fits one of the themes, I'd like it to have a mayor overhaul/edit. Work for it. ;)
9. Please add your story's word count and, if you have, your twitter handle.
10. Please put your story in [ spoiler ] tags to make the thread easier to handle. :) You can find them above the smileys next to the 'youtube' symbol.

If you want so submit your story anonymously you can do so by sending it in a personal message to @xiagan.

Entry will close August 31th/September 1st, 2017 and voting will begin somewhere around the same time too.

Please post your entry here (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?topic=10817.new#new).

The winner will have their piece displayed on the main Fantasy Faction website sometime in the next months.
Submitting a story counts as published. The author retains all rights to their work.

Note: This thread is only for questions or discussing this month's writing contest. Good luck!
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on July 01, 2017, 12:08:33 AM
Aww... I don't think I'll try that. How often do you guy plan on using generators through the year? More than a yearly event then?
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on July 01, 2017, 12:10:21 AM
Also it's 6 dice to roll, not 7
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: JMack on July 01, 2017, 01:52:18 AM
2 5 1 3 4 4 4
Urban fantasy
Thief Castle
Scrying bowl
Greedy
Ex-girl friend
Goat cheese
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: eclipse on July 01, 2017, 06:42:38 AM
Aww... I don't think I'll try that. How often do you guy plan on using generators through the year? More than a yearly event then?

I guess it's because the forum is broke, I think Xia trying to fix it along with Arry or maybe not.
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on July 01, 2017, 08:06:47 AM
Aww... I don't think I'll try that. How often do you guy plan on using generators through the year? More than a yearly event then?

I guess it's because the forum is broke, I think Xia trying to fix it along with Arry or maybe not.

Not sure if I see what you mean? If you can post one topic, nothing stops you from posting another instead? I thought we were seeing a generator again because the last one was popular, but I could be wrong. I'm just really not interested by the level of constraint this offers, so I'd like to know the occurrence we'll have. I was hoping it'd be a yearly thing like fanfiction.
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on July 01, 2017, 10:00:55 AM
Nora, we were thinking of doing it once a year, yes.
It was last July, so now it's this July.

And it *is* 7 - there are 7 options ;)

I guess it's because the forum is broke, I think Xia trying to fix it along with Arry or maybe not.
Nothing to do with broken forum - and trust me, the forum mods are doing their absolute best, but they kinda hit a wall... I've tried helping a bit, let's see what it does.
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on July 01, 2017, 11:21:46 AM
Oh gosh I had bent counted the first line as I counted it like the first vertical one.
And WHAT?! It's been a year??! Can't believe that, it feels like yesterday! Dammit. *goes to mop in a corner*
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Magnus Hedén on July 01, 2017, 11:29:40 AM
Also it's 6 dice to roll, not 7

I was confused too, at first, until I realised the grid is 7x5 not 7x6 (first column is just the categories).

Here are my three alternatives:

Epic, Thief, Church, Magic Dagger, Superstitious, Leprechaun, Dinosaurs
Paranormal Romance, Pirate, Church, Talking Sword, Too Trusting, Enchanted Animal, Massive Explosion
Comic, Wizard/Witch, Dungeon, Talking Sword, Superstitious, Enchanted Animal, Dinosaurs

I'll see if I get time/inspiration this month!
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: NightWrite on July 02, 2017, 04:03:16 AM
I'm torn on the subject. I don't mind the theme, but a part of me wishes the chart wasn't the same as last year's. Like a Chart A and Chart B, maybe a Chart C, since this could become a yearly thing.
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: xiagan on July 02, 2017, 07:20:40 AM
I'm torn on the subject. I don't mind the theme, but a part of me wishes the chart wasn't the same as last year's. Like a Chart A and Chart B, maybe a Chart C, since this could become a yearly thing.
We debated that and there will definitely be a new chart next year.
But there are so many possibilities that using it again shouldn't be a problem since it's not likely that you'll get the same parameters  (and if you do you can just roll again).
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on July 02, 2017, 08:34:52 AM
But it would have been nice to have a sci Fi version instead of the same high fantasy chart, that's true. It's part of what I don't like in it, it strongly forces your hand in fantasy. But it's also true that you could write 4 or 5 stories before you start really exhausting possibilities.
You can even add space- in front of stuff and try to pull it off. A space pirate in a space tavern!
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: xiagan on July 02, 2017, 09:42:12 AM
But it would have been nice to have a sci Fi version instead of the same high fantasy chart, that's true. It's part of what I don't like in it, it strongly forces your hand in fantasy. But it's also true that you could write 4 or 5 stories before you start really exhausting possibilities.
You can even add space- in front of stuff and try to pull it off. A space pirate in a space tavern!
Exactly! I don't see why it should limit you to high fantasy at all.
It's all in your head. ;)
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on July 02, 2017, 10:09:05 AM
You can even add space- in front of stuff and try to pull it off. A space pirate in a space tavern!
Oh, I'm 100% behind this, for those of you who prefer SF :D
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: J.R. Darewood on July 03, 2017, 11:18:55 AM
So clearly I love cliches because an embarrassingly large number of these elements are in my WIP series....

And my first roll of the dice pretty much *is* what I'd planned for the sequel to my current WIP.  Without the goat cheese, of course.  It's grimdark, it's about a greedy thief, there's an evil witch and an evil wizard, a lot of it centers around a scrying bowl that lets you see through other people's eyes (but you risk loosing your own mind by being overwhelmed by the entirety of their memories feeding into the present moment, and about half of it takes place on a boat. Frigging creepy... perhaps it's a sign from the universe that I should be focusing on my novel...  (or maybe a sign that my shit is unoriginal :) I don't care it's fun).

4 - 5 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 4

4Grimdark
5Thief
2Lake
3Scrying Bowl
4Greedy
1Evil Wizard Evil Witch
4Goat Cheese

That said the second roll might be more fun:

1 - 4 - 4 - 1 - 4 - 4 - 3

Epic
Pirate
Dungeon
Wand
Greedy
Ex-Girlfriend
Hairdresser
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on July 03, 2017, 11:33:59 AM
So clearly I love cliches because an embarrassingly large number of these elements are in my WIP series....

And my first roll of the dice pretty much *is* what I'd planned for the sequel to my current WIP.  Without the goat cheese, of course.  It's grimdark, it's about a greedy thief, there's an evil witch and an evil wizard, a lot of it centers around a scrying bowl that lets you see through other people's eyes (but you risk loosing your own mind by being overwhelmed by the entirety of their memories feeding into the present moment, and about half of it takes place on a boat. Frigging creepy... perhaps it's a sign from the universe that I should be focusing on my novel...  (or maybe a sign that my shit is unoriginal :) I don't care it's fun).

4 - 5 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 4

4Grimdark
5Thief
2Lake
3Scrying Bowl
4Greedy
1Evil Wizard Evil Witch
4Goat Cheese

*hums Twilight Zone tune*
 ;D

I just think it means you have to enter this month, and yay for stories 8)
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on July 07, 2017, 10:31:26 AM
Uh... where is this thread located?! I had to go find it in my posts historic, because on the main forum the topmost visible contest is the crime gangster one.
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on July 07, 2017, 10:59:17 AM
Nora, due to the forum problems ( >:( ) xia can't create sub-sections, so this month's threads are on the main "Monthly Writing Contest" section (down in the page, after all the monthly sections)
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Lanko on July 14, 2017, 12:09:01 PM
3-2-1-4-2-3-1

That gives me...

Paranormal Romance
Royal Heir
Castle
Golden Goose
Vain
Leprechaun
Dinosaurs

Hm...ok!
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on July 14, 2017, 12:42:54 PM
Paranormal Romance
Royal Heir
Castle
Golden Goose
Vain
Leprechaun
Dinosaurs
I so want to read this ;D
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on July 19, 2017, 10:41:22 PM
Wahey, we have a story!
 ;D
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on July 19, 2017, 11:20:16 PM
Was going to come moaning here that I couldn't believe I might end up first publishing this month, but Rukaio saved me from that.
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: tebakutis on July 23, 2017, 06:57:15 PM
Actually wasn't sure I'd write something for this month, but since Rukaio is all alone so far, I'll make time to toss something up. Soon!
Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on July 23, 2017, 08:05:03 PM
Yeah, haven't made progress yet, I'm distracted and not really motivated.  ::)
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: xiagan on July 23, 2017, 09:09:14 PM
Hullo!

August is approaching and we still can't have proper boards for the contests.

Participation is really low atm (some regulars write other things, the theme may not motivate as much the second time around, it's summer and some may not even find the contest without the proper section) so that Bea and I thought about what to do with August and came to the decision to let this contest run for two months and start with a new theme (and hopefully a new board) in September.

(Damn, should've made this announcement after the last-day-rush of stories got in. Meh. Now it's too late... ;))
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rukaio_Alter on July 23, 2017, 11:30:12 PM
Hullo!

August is approaching and we still can't have proper boards for the contests.

Participation is really low atm (some regulars write other things, the theme may not motivate as much the second time around, it's summer and some may not even find the contest without the proper section) so that Bea and I thought about what to do with August and came to the decision to let this contest run for two months and start with a new theme (and hopefully a new board) in September.

(Damn, should've made this announcement after the last-day-rush of stories got in. Meh. Now it's too late... ;))
If it's a lack of motivation which is the problem, I don't think extending it the extra month is really going to be of that much help. It's probably better to just call it a wash and just move on.

Of course, either way, I think it's way too early to make this call. We usually end up getting tons of entries towards the end of the month. Hell, we had 9 in the final week last month and 6 in the month before that. Wait for the month to actually finish before making any rash moves.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on July 24, 2017, 12:38:22 AM
If it's a lack of motivation which is the problem, I don't think extending it the extra month is really going to be of that much help. It's probably better to just call it a wash and just move on.

OMG I definitely agree with that. Please, if at all possible, not two months of this...
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: xiagan on July 24, 2017, 02:25:36 PM
I do think that the broken forum (and summer) are the reasons.
If motivation to write for this topic was/is the problem, this would be indeed the wrong step.

I'm making this call now because I'm on vacation from tomorrow until the sixth of August and will only have sporadic internet access (if at all) via my mobile.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rukaio_Alter on July 24, 2017, 03:26:19 PM
I do think that the broken forum (and summer) are the reasons.
If motivation to write for this topic was/is the problem, this would be indeed the wrong step.

I'm making this call now because I'm on vacation from tomorrow until the sixth of August and will only have sporadic internet access (if at all) via my mobile.
Again, I really don't think extending it an extra month is really going to help any. If most people don't know where the contest is right now (which I really don't think is the case), they won't know just because we give them an extra month. It's not even like it's that hard to locate. And it being summer certainly isn't much of an excuse.

Like I said, I think it's better just to call it a wash if nobody else has entered by August (which again is not a guarantee since most people tend to enter in the last week) and start fresh. If you're away, I'm certain there are plenty of other people willing to open up the thread for you, if you give them the theme.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on July 24, 2017, 03:41:13 PM
Yes, especially if it's in this open section, we can definitely self manage. Better have a small august month than basically no August month, I believe.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on July 24, 2017, 05:40:20 PM
Xiagan asked me to do it.
I said it might be better to skip a month, and then had the idea of leaving the current one open for longer.

So you really think people will still write in August?
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on July 24, 2017, 08:05:16 PM
I would of course if the theme inspire some me. Happens most of the time. I just skipped the last generator month and the fanfic month, but general topics always pop something up for me. Can't speak for others though. But even if there is little attendance, you have at least Dukakis and I keen for fresh ideas.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Lanko on July 24, 2017, 08:32:13 PM
Can't a middle ground be reached?

Maybe one extra month on this one can help because of the reasons mentioned.

To those without ideas or that already entered, they would have nothing to do for another month.

Can't you keep Story Generator open for an extra month and also give the next month's theme as normal? That should keep everyone happy... right?

One problem might be voting, as both would finish in September and if both themes end up with a lot of stories that could be a little tough. Maybe keep voting for SG open until Sep, 1st and the August until Sep, 7th?
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on July 24, 2017, 09:10:09 PM
Sounds like a bit too convoluted, IMO, since there is no real shame or trouble just scrapping a month that does poorly. It's not like it's unique either. People already did it, so they might feel uninspired or less inclined to make time for it, or other reasons get in the way, but why extend it just because it's not popular? If the forum was working as usual, would we be considering extending the month and deregulating the normal voting pattern?

Not every month can have 18 stories and everyone on the edge of their seats I guess.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: J.R. Darewood on July 25, 2017, 12:27:31 AM


My guess is that people are having a hard time finding the thread this time around
In my case it's not that the idea is unpopular-- I just haven't had time for several months now.  I'll have an idea marinating, will write an outline, then can't get the free time to sit down and write it.  Starting with a new concept next month isn't going to fix that. I can't guarantee I'll find time, but the likelyhood is higher if we just extend it a month.

Most importantly, It's fairer to the people who actually wrote something to just extend it another month.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on July 25, 2017, 10:04:57 AM
How is it fairer to extend?! Is it not fairer to stick to the rules? I'd say it's a lot less fair. You wrote something in under a month and some people get two months to work on their story, doesn't that defeat the whole point? We might as well push the word limit to 3000 words then since we have twice the time to write it.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: J.R. Darewood on July 25, 2017, 10:58:29 AM

I fail to see your point. It's infinitely less fair to have invested the time to write something for a month then have the whole month scrapped. You can always go back and edit it.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on July 25, 2017, 11:29:59 AM
It's not unfair. It's part of the rules of the game. The contest doesn't guarantee it's going to have enough contestant to happen. Just like universities can let you subscribe for a course here, and then cancel it because there wasn't enough participant. Might be unfair to the people who were keen for it and planned on doing it, but they won't pay teachers for one or two attendants all the same.
Risk is part of the game, and by choosing to accommodate one person who doesn't even seem to want it over the unknown number of people who might have enjoyed a new theme you're hardly being fair either.
I understand this conversation is being had because there is bugging in the forum, but if it were all as normal and you had not chosen to write because you both had little time and a dislike for the topic, how bummed would you be that it ends up being extended over two months instead of going on as normal?
One has the benefit of having practiced writing a story. If some members are waiting actively for a new topic, how is extending being fair to them?

And that comes from someone now half way through this month's story. So I'm well aware I might be writing something that'll go nowhere. It's never a loss. It's practice!
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on July 25, 2017, 12:15:08 PM
Well, I'm going to shut down the back-and-forth arguments now:

I'm sorry, I know some won't like it, but I'm making an executive decision here: there is no new August theme, and we're keeping the Story Generator open another month.

You can't please everyone, and I'd rather "relaunch" the contest in September.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Rukaio_Alter on July 25, 2017, 12:44:09 PM
Most importantly, It's fairer to the people who actually wrote something to just extend it another month.

I fail to see your point. It's infinitely less fair to have invested the time to write something for a month then have the whole month scrapped. You can always go back and edit it.
I'm the only person who completed a story this month. I was also the first to call for the contest to be scrapped rather than having to wait another month for it to be over.

Trust me. I don't mind.

Well, I'm going to shut down the back-and-forth arguments now:

I'm sorry, I know some won't like it, but I'm making an executive decision here: there is no new August theme, and we're keeping the Story Generator open another month.
  • There's only 1 entry, which I doubt would be changed if he knew he'd have 2 months to write.
  • I doubt very much we have a long list of people who have been working on the theme, and now will have more time making it unfair (to whom? Rukaio?) (and if we do this time, so what?)

You can't please everyone, and I'd rather "relaunch" the contest in September.
Why not just go with Lanko's suggestion and have August and July open at the same time?

That way you can give time to anyone who's apparently not done yet with their story while simultaneously providing another option for people who really don't like the theme (an understandable feeling since Story Generators are significantly less fun to write for than they appear) and don't want to have to wait an extra month for a new one? Its summer, after all. It's not like people are going to have a significant lack of time on their hands.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: night_wrtr on July 25, 2017, 02:32:22 PM
Of course, either way, I think it's way too early to make this call. We usually end up getting tons of entries towards the end of the month. Hell, we had 9 in the final week last month and 6 in the month before that. Wait for the month to actually finish before making any rash moves.

Feel free to just ignore me as I haven't participated in a while, but @Rukaio_Alter makes a good point. There is still a week left in the contest, and its kind of a thing to see all the last minute submissions. Do we know how many people are currently in progress for this month? Last year there were 13 entries, but this was a new topic. This year it is the same options, so that might also stifle some submissions.

Title: Re: [Jul 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: JMack on July 28, 2017, 12:24:18 AM
2 5 1 3 4 4 4
Urban fantasy
Thief Castle
Scrying bowl
Greedy
Ex-girl friend
Goat cheese

Will I miss the month for the first time since November 2014? Probably.  :'(

Oh, just noticed the discussion above. I go on vacation starting the 3rd. Can definitely write one or two stories.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on July 28, 2017, 02:41:07 AM
Haha! The lack of deadline had me abandon my story altogether. I've picked back up a great series of books and I'm feeling like reviving another short story, though I haven't been really bothered to write recently. We'll see if I get motivated in late August.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on July 31, 2017, 02:03:03 AM
Don't want to sound pushy, but does the fact that the forum is fixed mean that we are getting our August topic after all?!
Haven't managed to turn my idea into anything good and moved on. Won't be entering this month in the end.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: eclipse on July 31, 2017, 07:58:36 AM
I think you should have a new topic for a new month. Two months  is far too long. If there's only a couple of stories submitted so be it, when the contest  first started up we didn't have many entries then either it didn't do any harm.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Alex Hormann on July 31, 2017, 10:18:40 AM
>gasp<
>pant<

I did it. Still haven't missed a month since May '16.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on July 31, 2017, 12:51:07 PM
Don't want to sound pushy, but does the fact that the forum is fixed mean that we are getting our August topic after all?!
Haven't managed to turn my idea into anything good and moved on. Won't be entering this month in the end.

I think you should have a new topic for a new month. Two months  is far too long. If there's only a couple of stories submitted so be it, when the contest  first started up we didn't have many entries then either it didn't do any harm.

Sorry guys, no can do.
Consider yourself on holidays 8)
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: eclipse on July 31, 2017, 12:57:52 PM
Let's do an unofficial monthly contest for August the theme will be rebellion.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on July 31, 2017, 02:31:02 PM
Let's do an unofficial monthly contest for August the theme will be rebellion.

Oh that's a great idea actually!! Can definitely write something around rebellion!!
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Arry on July 31, 2017, 07:22:17 PM
Don't want to sound pushy, but does the fact that the forum is fixed mean that we are getting our August topic after all?!
Haven't managed to turn my idea into anything good and moved on. Won't be entering this month in the end.

Xi does all this ahead of time typically and he's on vacation with little internet access until August 6th. I think he called it off because the forum wasn't in a state where he could set it all up ahead of time like he normally does and setting it up at this point likely isn't an option for him (in addition to not having much internet, I would also guess he only has his phone, and I can't imagine drafting up those posts on a phone even if he did have reliable internet).
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on July 31, 2017, 08:58:50 PM
That all makes sense, just too bad Bea isn't allowed to create contests...

It's fine though, I think Eclipse's idea is pretty good anyway, for those who want to keep working on something new, even if it's a friendly in-house event.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: J.R. Darewood on August 07, 2017, 08:24:38 PM

So I finally started writing something for this month but it's... errr... kind of inappropriate. 
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on August 07, 2017, 08:25:32 PM
In what sense?
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: J.R. Darewood on August 07, 2017, 08:56:11 PM

Well it's more implicit than explicit.
I mean I got Epic-Pirate-Dungeon-Wand-Greedy-Ex-Girlfriend-Hairdresser....
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on August 07, 2017, 10:08:19 PM
Well, maybe just get an 18+ warning in the story, hehe. It will be hidden in spoilers anyway
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: eclipse on August 20, 2017, 07:26:11 PM
Are we going to extend this theme to September as we have only got two stories submitted?

No new themes everyone until at least five stories are submitted ;-)
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on August 20, 2017, 09:35:36 PM
Nah, I don't think so ;D

We just need @xiagan properly back, and we'll think of a good devious theme for September 8)
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: J.R. Darewood on August 21, 2017, 03:48:08 AM
Do you guys have the ability to make sub-boards back?
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: xiagan on August 21, 2017, 08:16:04 AM
Do you guys have the ability to make sub-boards back?
Definitely. I'm back home since yesterday eve and plan on tidying up everything this evening after work.

Eclipse, now I want a rebellion story from YOU! ;)


Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: J.R. Darewood on August 22, 2017, 06:41:35 AM
@ScarletBea was my story tame enough to go without the NSFW warning? Or do we need to implement a system to keep the children out...
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on August 22, 2017, 09:53:40 AM
I haven't read it yet... I'd forgotten all about your issue, hehe
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: J.R. Darewood on August 22, 2017, 07:02:24 PM
I haven't read it yet... I'd forgotten all about your issue, hehe

You make it sound like an STD...
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on August 24, 2017, 10:34:17 AM
Can we have the septembre month early? I have time on my hands but am trapped in such limbo waiting for septembre to come!!! Please?
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: J.R. Darewood on August 24, 2017, 10:58:16 AM
Can we have the septembre month early? I have time on my hands but am trapped in such limbo waiting for septembre to come!!! Please?

Why do you hate the story generator so much Nora?  There's so many possibilities... it's not like it's fanfic month.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on August 24, 2017, 11:32:53 AM
I don't want to write about a pirate or a girlfriend. I don't like having my hand forced on so many aspects. I had a story for this originally, that forcefully twisted the whole thing, but I don't want a villain. In that story there was no vilain. The drama came from the MC's decision. I often don't install a villain, for them to be satisfying they needn't to be developed with care. I dot like any of the weapons offered... and the more I twist away from the dice I cast, the less likely I am to get votes. Also the extension destroyed the deadline that was motivating me a month ago. I shelved it and now I really don't like what I wrote nor want to pick it up.
I'm so I'm here, most stories from the dice unappealing to me, not wanting to force myself into something I don't have a groove for. I like some limits but those are too much. If I had maybe 2 or 3 criterions and then the run of my fancy I'd be better off.

I don't ask for the septembre early because I hate this topic but because I know I won't write it, and we've had this weird, unusual absence of a month.
I'd be happy with a 1k word 2weeks contest even. Just something really.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: xiagan on August 24, 2017, 01:18:59 PM
You're in luck. I had already planned to start the September contest this eve. :)

On the other hand, the theme will be pirate girlfriends, so...
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Nora on August 24, 2017, 06:23:15 PM
Yeah but just pirate girlfriend is cool, so long as it doesn't have to happen in a church, with a talking sword against explosions and evil step mothers.  :P
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Lanko on August 31, 2017, 01:12:25 AM
I started my story and maybe will submit it in time.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on August 31, 2017, 03:26:07 AM
I started my story and maybe will submit it in time.
You made me laugh out loud ;D
2 months! 2 whole months and you start writing on the last day! You must be a gem for deadlines ;)
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Lanko on August 31, 2017, 03:49:28 AM
I started my story and maybe will submit it in time.
You made laugh out loud ;D
2 months! 2 whole months and you start writing on the last day! You must be a gem for deadlines ;)

Have to keep the forum's tradition  ;)

And I KNEW you would say that!
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: JMack on August 31, 2017, 12:11:41 PM
I wrote mine in about two hours while watching TV.
It shows.  :P ;D
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: J.R. Darewood on September 01, 2017, 02:54:45 AM
I wrote mine in about two hours while watching TV.
It shows.  :P ;D

Damn you, Mr. Too Talented for Words
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on September 01, 2017, 03:22:57 PM
@Lanko... I'm waiting ;D
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: eclipse on September 01, 2017, 04:34:59 PM
@Lanko... I'm waiting ;D

You are so impatient sometimes Bea.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on September 01, 2017, 06:02:22 PM
@Lanko... I'm waiting ;D

You are so impatient sometimes Bea.
Cheeky!!!!
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Lanko on September 01, 2017, 09:01:46 PM
@Lanko... I'm waiting ;D

Ah... some things got in the way so I won't be able to finish it today, so I guess that's it  :-\



Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on September 01, 2017, 09:25:45 PM
Well... don't let it be said I stand in the way of art, so go on, I'll leave it open another day ;)
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Lanko on September 02, 2017, 03:46:54 AM
Ah, the goddess bestow upon me one more life!

I will try!
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on September 02, 2017, 09:39:11 PM
End of day 2 here - bit too much. I'll close the thread in the morning, regardless...
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Lanko on September 03, 2017, 12:09:44 AM
Even that won't do... I have failed.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: J.R. Darewood on September 03, 2017, 01:27:35 AM
Aweee Lanko. I think we should officially change the dates of the contest each month to "Entry will close whenever Lanko posts his entry and voting will begin somewhere around the same time too" then she'll have to keep it open! It's been open two months so s couple of extra days isn't too bad ;)
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Lanko on September 03, 2017, 01:31:35 AM
But then the contest of January would still be open in December  ::)

Of course, I would totally be down for it, writing 12 stories in the last 12 days.... psh, no problem!
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Lanko on September 03, 2017, 08:03:21 AM
Well, that said... suddenly the words came. I even managed to find a way to fit a leprechaun, a golden goose and a dinosaur in this paranormal romance tale, and no, it's not a threesome (damn I should have actually thought this earlier).

Hm, today is sunday, maybe Bea should just take the day off and relax, only worrying about things like deadlines on depressive days like Monday mornings... just saying  ::)

Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Lady Ty on September 03, 2017, 09:31:17 AM
How Lanko Writes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoDh_gHDvkk)   8)
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on September 03, 2017, 10:03:35 AM
Hm, today is sunday, maybe Bea should just take the day off and relax, only worrying about things like deadlines on depressive days like Monday mornings... just saying  ::)
*mumble mumble*
Since we got Sep contest a full week earlier, I suppose I can give this one a few more hours ::)
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: JMack on September 03, 2017, 11:03:33 PM
Hm, today is sunday, maybe Bea should just take the day off and relax, only worrying about things like deadlines on depressive days like Monday mornings... just saying  ::)
*mumble mumble*
Since we got Sep contest a full week earlier, I suppose I can give this one a few more hours ::)

Worked out for me.  ;D
Did some edits to my quickie story, and feel much better about it.
Thanks, @Lanko!
(Thanks, Bz  ;) )
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: J.R. Darewood on September 03, 2017, 11:51:16 PM
So no one ever told me if my story premise was inappropriate enough to warrant a warning
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Lanko on September 04, 2017, 01:04:13 PM
Well, it's the 4th already and... it isn't done. I'll just have to do better next month.
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: ScarletBea on September 05, 2017, 09:57:31 AM
I never look at the stories before the thread is locked, so I've only just realised we've got a "choose your own path" story!
Yay @Carter  ;D
Title: Re: [Jul/Aug 2017] - Story Generator - Discussion Thread
Post by: Carter on September 05, 2017, 11:00:30 PM
I never look at the stories before the thread is locked, so I've only just realised we've got a "choose your own path" story!
Yay @Carter  ;D

Well, the theme was "Story Generator" so I thought it would be an appropriate style to attempt this time.