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It's without further ado, dear. Adieu means farewell in French, as in forever... Literally "to god", because you'll see each other next in heaven.

Edit : It'd be nice to know who your judges are. Also, blimmey, but 2nd and 3rd place get to PAY YOU? I'm sure it's interesting to people looking to self publish... But honestly you could toss in something free... If I were to be first runner up i'd have to actively decline my prize from you, it's a pretty discouraging offer.

[MAY 2019] Earth / Re: [May 2019] - EARTH - Voting Thread
« on: June 18, 2019, 11:23:34 PM »

A lot of decent stories there, but two absolute BELTERS! The two I chose I didn't just like, they were two of the best I've read on here since I started doing this (a year ago already  :o:)

Way to make people sweat for the review thread Jake!

I'm almost done reading too! There are some proper quality stories this month, it's a pleasure. People were properly inspired by these element topics (And I'm totally not saying that because I won the water one!  ;D)

[JUN 2019] 2TTDFT / Re: [Jun 2019] - 2TTDFT - Discussion Thread
« on: June 18, 2019, 11:21:45 PM »
But @Nora, the story can be "acceptable" and "fine" and "logic", it's only when you say the 2 ideas together, out of the blue, that they have to sound incompatible and crazy.

I think the whole point is exactly what you're saying: that everything works out and sounds fab if the story is good enough :)
This. Experienced wordsmiths like you can of course make any idea look compatible. But if you hear Wild West but with Bikes instead of horses, it doesn't fit at first and then it will be a hilarious and silly story.

Experience in word smithing might well be playing against me. I'm struggling to find anything that isn't a humour skit like "literally anything + smartphones". Everything sounds compatible enough and I'm not inspired by mixing franchises either. I don't know, this is not working for me, I think I'll have to skip this month, I'm gonna be crazy busy this week and next both, my mom is visiting and we're finding a new flatmate, so not having the beginning of an idea by now is a death sentence.
Sorry... I so wanted to get back into regular participation  :(

[JUN 2019] 2TTDFT / Re: [Jun 2019] - 2TTDFT - Discussion Thread
« on: June 11, 2019, 09:41:58 AM »
I don't know how something that sounds good to write can ever qualify as incompatible though. It's being too vague for my brain, I'm not managing to find anything solid to work on right now.

[JUN 2019] 2TTDFT / Re: [Jun 2019] - 2TTDFT - Discussion Thread
« on: June 10, 2019, 11:37:12 PM »
This is proving to be very hard. I can't think of anything that would work. Every opposite or unexpected mix I can think of is just OK... I think that's the point Butcher was making anyway, that you can make a great story out of any crazy combination of things.
So each topic I'm trying to match just seems alright. If I can imagine a story in it, it can't be that unexpected or unordinary.

So would dinosaurs and pirates work? Dinosaurs and mercenaries? See, my problem is that it sounds perfectly fine. A guy already managed to publish dinosaurs and knights, so how am I making anything original out of that? Fantasy is arguably the one place where its harder to find truly incompatible/opposits themes that haven't been mashed together.

Basking in it IRL rn.

[JUN 2019] 2TTDFT / Re: [Jun 2019] - 2TTDFT - Discussion Thread
« on: June 05, 2019, 08:17:10 AM »
Grimdark erotica?

Oh wait that's Nora's entry from last month...

From two months ago!! I washed my hands with dirt, I'm back to being creditable.

[JUN 2019] 2TTDFT / Re: [Jun 2019] - 2TTDFT - Discussion Thread
« on: June 04, 2019, 11:38:19 AM »
It's tough because it's thematic and self imposed. So if I feel like I can pull it off, I might suffer from "is it really something that doesn't fit together?". I'd have less of an imposter syndrome if someone else found for me something that "obviously doesn't fit together", like in butcher's case.

So i guess this is a month where I'd have to force a topic on myself rather than wait for inspiration to strike.

[JUN 2019] 2TTDFT / Re: [Jun 2019] - 2TTDFT - Discussion Thread
« on: June 04, 2019, 10:25:30 AM »
Ooooh what a tough one!

[APR 2019] Erotica / Re: [Apr 2019] - Erotica - Voting Thread
« on: June 02, 2019, 09:06:26 PM »
Wow. That's a high achievement Xiagan. Please don't drive, by the sounds of your luck this week you'll total it! Stay inside and safe and time to train the kids on the care of parents. Be ready for when you're olderly :p

Don't rush it. Let it just be known I'm dead jealous because here the summer is so inexistant I go to work in jumper and jacket and scarf every day and it's been pissing all week.  >:(
I'd give a lot for 10 of your 30°!!

[MAY 2019] Earth / Re: [May 2019] - EARTH - Voting Thread
« on: June 02, 2019, 06:13:35 PM »
Yay two votes!!

Is our new theme coming today Bea? :-D

[APR 2019] Erotica / Re: [Apr 2019] - Erotica - Voting Thread
« on: June 02, 2019, 12:26:00 AM »
Aha haha!! I'm surprised we had this many votes overall! Thank you everyone. I voted for Alex, because his story was surprising and genuinely made me laugh...

Not sure winning this month was the highlight of my career, but I'll wear it like a badge, with pride!  ;D

I won't be seeking criticism for my story this month!  ::)

[APR 2019] Erotica / Re: [Apr 2019] - Erotica - Voting Thread
« on: June 01, 2019, 12:01:20 PM »
OMG can you imagine an Erotica month with 2 stories displayed on the main forum?? Yes please!

[MAY 2019] Earth / Re: [May 2019] - EARTH - Discussion Thread
« on: May 30, 2019, 10:59:50 AM »
Can't wait. The drawback of posting early, especially after voting for a month where I had to read only 3 stories... is that it does drag! Forced to work on my WiPs goddammit!

[APR 2019] Erotica / Re: [Apr 2019] - Erotica - Voting Thread
« on: May 27, 2019, 10:39:13 PM »
You're all very kind to submit yourselves to this month!  ;D

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