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[Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« on: September 01, 2016, 09:14:52 PM »
Pirates!


Aug, 2012. Xiagan dresses as a pirate for some long forgotten joke on this lovely forum with its long gone pirates writing group.


Ahoy, me beauties!!! Ye all know o' course that t' 19th o' September be Talk Like A Pirate Day.
So better be prepared and polish up your pirate lin'o! Pirates have a tradition on this here forum and o' course it was no happenstance that Bea posted that pic o' hers today! So get your hooks polished and start spinnin' some yarn! Only bilge rats and land lubbers don't take part!


Rules:

1. This must be prose or poetry.
2. PIRATES!
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.

Entry will close September 30st/October 1st, 2016 and voting will begin somewhere around the same time too.

The winner will have their piece displayed on the main Fantasy Faction website sometime in the next months.

Please post your entry here.

Note: This thread is only for questions or discussing this month's writing contest. Good luck!


PS: Likes will come a bit later (as usual), please remember what you wanted to like. ;)
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 09:17:32 PM »
Ha, I'm thinking Mr. J is regretting not sitting on his story for one more month, now. :)

Or perhaps we just need a sequel where Severance Sharp tries to steal his boat back from Sami!
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2016, 09:24:56 PM »
Okay. If I can't do anything with that theme, you should take me out back with a shotgun.
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2016, 09:25:20 PM »
Ha, I'm thinking Mr. J is regretting not sitting on his story for one more month, now. :)

Or perhaps we just need a sequel where Severance Sharp tries to steal his boat back from Sami!
God. Damn. It. I really should have.

Yea I'll write a sequel to a story no one is asking or voted for :P

Either way this'll be a mighty fine interesting month Cap'n!

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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2016, 09:36:25 PM »
PS: Likes will come a bit later (as usual), please remember what you wanted to like. ;)
Your photo ;D
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2016, 11:06:46 PM »
Are we reassembling the pirates?
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2016, 12:06:39 AM »
Conan is also a pirate  ::)! *Invokes the spirit of Robert Howard again*
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2016, 12:58:15 AM »
What a great idea! I think I'll go for the broader, stricter definition of a pirate, which is robbing stuff at sea or wherever maritime law applies, be it on shore, land or inter borders.
I think I'll work some dinosaurs in it too.

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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2016, 03:48:56 AM »
Also, just FYI...

No one said anything barring SPACE PIRATES.

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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2016, 04:16:26 AM »
Yay!!!

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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2016, 09:36:57 AM »
Great theme ;D ;D ;D

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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2016, 10:43:56 AM »
Pirates, aye?

Well, shiver me timbers!
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2016, 02:37:52 PM »
Is space verboten?

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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2016, 03:14:46 PM »
Pirates is pirates. Can't see why land pirates or space pirates would be forbidden. It's just riskier of it doesn't quite fit the theme, but ultimately up to us.
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Re: [Sep 2016] - Pirates! - Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2016, 03:15:23 PM »
Nothing is verboten (see teba's post above hehe), but some voters might be more traditional and think you're eschewing the theme.
No harm in trying, though ;)
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