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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #60 on: September 25, 2015, 08:03:50 PM »
Another one, which I think would be awesome: Beginnings. Instead of having to write a complete story, you write the first 500-1,500 words of a longer tale. You have to hook the reader, and give a clear picture of where the story would go if it were to be continued. No conclusions of any type allowed (unless they clearly launch a larger plot). Voters should vote for the ones they feel most compelled to continue.

Ooh.  I like that one.

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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #61 on: September 26, 2015, 12:54:14 AM »
Another one, which I think would be awesome: Beginnings. Instead of having to write a complete story, you write the first 500-1,500 words of a longer tale. You have to hook the reader, and give a clear picture of where the story would go if it were to be continued. No conclusions of any type allowed (unless they clearly launch a larger plot). Voters should vote for the ones they feel most compelled to continue.

Ooh.  I like that one.


I second this.

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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #62 on: October 05, 2015, 09:57:12 AM »

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Found this today - maybe we could make up a Fantasy one and use it for a Theme one month - everyone chooses one item from each column for their story.
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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #63 on: October 05, 2015, 10:24:22 AM »
Nude Kung-Fu Romeo & Juliet on a Speedboat!

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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #64 on: October 05, 2015, 10:35:21 AM »
Love it :D

I'd do the Cockney Robot Othello with a New Ending ;D
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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #65 on: October 05, 2015, 10:47:03 AM »
Love it :D

I'd do the Cockney Robot Othello with a New Ending ;D

But... then they wouldn't be nude.
On a motor boat.
That's bounces as it zooms through the water.
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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #66 on: October 05, 2015, 12:04:41 PM »
Love it :D

I'd do the Cockney Robot Othello with a New Ending ;D

But... then they wouldn't be nude.
On a motor boat.
That's bounces as it zooms through the water.
I thought that each one of us would choose randomly from the table - you can do your Nude Kung-Fu Romeo & Juliet on a Speedboat and I do my Cockney Robot Othello with a New Ending ;D
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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #67 on: October 05, 2015, 12:08:29 PM »
Yes I thought everyone could choose their own 8)
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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #68 on: October 05, 2015, 12:23:54 PM »
*scrambles around for an online dice-roller...*

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Cockney robot Macbeth on Wall Street.

Hmmm...

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French zombie Macbeth on Mars

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Stalinist bicycling Richard III with a new ending

Hmmm....

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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #69 on: October 05, 2015, 12:33:15 PM »
Silent Hip Hop Hamlet with Dinosaurs definitely appeals.
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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #70 on: October 05, 2015, 12:40:52 PM »
Really cool idea. What could we have as the categories? I think it'd be awesome to have like 5 or 6 categories, and then you have to use one item (or more) from at least 3 or 4 of the categories or something like that. Off the top of my head:

Character types (wizard, royalty, peasant, priest, pirate, thief, assassin)
Locations (castle, lake, tavern, dungeon, church, spaceship)
Emotions (angry, sad, happy, afraid, frustrated)
Magical Objects (wand, magic sword, wizard's hat, broomstick, scrying bowl)
Situations (battle, debate, lesson, argument, festival)
Random (dinosaurs, aliens, the kraken, lollipops, hairdressers)

A frustrated thief has a heated debate with an angry peasant in the middle of a festival at a castle after he accidentally steals a lollipop instead of a broomstick.  8)
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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #71 on: October 05, 2015, 12:50:40 PM »
Really cool idea. What could we have as the categories? I think it'd be awesome to have like 5 or 6 categories, and then you have to use one item (or more) from at least 3 or 4 of the categories or something like that. Off the top of my head:

Character types (wizard, royalty, peasant, priest, pirate, thief, assassin)
Locations (castle, lake, tavern, dungeon, church, spaceship)
Emotions (angry, sad, happy, afraid, frustrated)
Magical Objects (wand, magic sword, wizard's hat, broomstick, scrying bowl)
Situations (battle, debate, lesson, argument, festival)
Random (dinosaurs, aliens, the kraken, lollipops, hairdressers)

A frustrated thief has a heated debate with an angry peasant in the middle of a festival at a castle after he accidentally steals a lollipop instead of a broomstick.  8)
Yeah Raptori, let's keep it simple  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #72 on: October 05, 2015, 01:31:29 PM »
Really cool idea. What could we have as the categories? I think it'd be awesome to have like 5 or 6 categories, and then you have to use one item (or more) from at least 3 or 4 of the categories or something like that. Off the top of my head:

Character types (wizard, royalty, peasant, priest, pirate, thief, assassin)
Locations (castle, lake, tavern, dungeon, church, spaceship)
Emotions (angry, sad, happy, afraid, frustrated)
Magical Objects (wand, magic sword, wizard's hat, broomstick, scrying bowl)
Situations (battle, debate, lesson, argument, festival)
Random (dinosaurs, aliens, the kraken, lollipops, hairdressers)

A frustrated thief has a heated debate with an angry peasant in the middle of a festival at a castle after he accidentally steals a lollipop instead of a broomstick.  8)
Yeah Raptori, let's keep it simple  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Contest Theme Ideas
« Reply #73 on: October 19, 2015, 09:59:38 PM »
Someone just suggested Nazis on a Spaceship.
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« Reply #74 on: October 19, 2015, 11:25:14 PM »
Someone just suggested Nazis on a Spaceship.
Iron Sky?

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