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Maeniel



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see no reason to be super-exclusive. We're pretty slow right now. Smile

1. Tam
2. Nem
3. Spellingmistax
4. Asa
5.BenHur
6. Talps/reversquee

This month's subject will be ALIENS! I'll leave everything up to you, and you don't even need to explicitly say "alien." If it's vague, I'll ask how it relates--but otherwise, have at it! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reversquee because Squee is a Splat. Splat = Talps

Aliens...?

Hm. Deadline?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah! Knew I was forgetting something. Noon GMT, Sunday, December 13th! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Despite my great love of sci-fi, or perhaps because of it, this is going to be hard. Which is a very good thing! ^_^ *gets started*
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Talps



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, guys. I shall get my sci-fi head on. Very Happy

EDIT:
Uh, before I begin, i just wondered if there's any sort of word limit? Or is it just a sort of 'don't go crazy' thing?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've had all kinds of things. I think what we've worked out over time is that it should be longer than a paragraph, and shorter than a multi-chaptered fic. If it's more than a few pages, post it somewhere like www.fictionpress.com and link it here. We've also had people put their piece in a quote box, since that drops the font size.

Don't cramp your style to keep to an artificial word limit, but don't 'go crazy' either. Although, if your idea IS long, post a shorter version here and keep working on it!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Asa!
Well, I've written it now and it's not that long. I'll post it in a few days after re-reading it twelve times :p (It's based loosely on an idea I've had kicking around in my head for a while, so I didn't have to spend ages planning it).
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, you're fast. D: *speeds up*
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still trying to get mine to behave - it keeps kicking up its heels and running away from me. I'll wrestle it to the ground sometime soon, I hope.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In under a DAY!, You have yours written in under a day. *weeps*
All I have done is to go through some pretty terrible out lines as I hunt for ideas. You know what this means right? Yes thatís right, it is time to get out the big guns and the night vision goggles for this hunt.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well... I've had an idea for an epic sci-fi novel in my head for a long time, and for many years I've been developing it. So when I was thinking about aliens, this came to my head. It seems like a good idea, so I took a chunk of backstory from my notes and wrote it together.

It's put together, but I wouldn't say it was finished yet :p It's a... rough draft. It's the shape of the story, but not necessarily the finished thing.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't be hasty with posting. Give yourself time to look it over and recognize changes should they be needed. You have a month, after all.

(This is the editor in me talking. ^_^)
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Maeniel



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just checking in--how is everything coming for all of you? Smile?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know pretty much exactly what I want to write, and I'm not really sure how to write it. Getting there...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am in trouble, I have one or two ideas none of which inspire me. I fail to see how any of them could be used to write a reasonable short story. I will have something but it will not be pretty. At the moment my work could be described as having a face only a blind mother could love.

I will not give up, but you guys may wish I had once I post it. Very Happy

(That was a joke, please laugh, someone. Not even a pity laugh?)
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