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Thread: Gargoyle writing contest
DagothGares
DagothGares


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posted January 24, 2010 11:40 PM

Gargoyle writing contest

introduction:

I've seen this on another site and I feel that this would be fun and this would help those who need something to do, or rather write. Also, this would help those who want a challenge. This is supposed to be something fun and imaginative. I do not want people to take this too seriously.

The lowdown

Here’s how I envisioned this to work. I would pick two judges based on their creativity, writing skill, and enthusiasm. I will issue a set of random words, or a picture of a setting, or a combination of the two. The words would purposely have no connection and it would be the submitter’s goal to use all of the words in any form in a 1-5 paragraph.

The paragraph(s) would all have to make sense together and flow. The setting, genre, characters, and theme would be entirely up to the submitter. On rare occasions I would give a theme if close to the holidays. I plan this endeavour to take place, once every two weeks. Submissions are allowed from this monday and submissions end on sunday of the next week, when they will be graded and prizes will be handed out accordingly. Excellent entries will be proposed for QP's. I plan this to continue as long as there is interest.

You do not need to say whether you are in or not to participate. All entries will be accepted in the span of two weeks and will subsequently be judged, after which the contest will start again.

The judging:

The judges would be given a simple 10 point grade rubric as follows:

Creativity – How creative was the writer with the words
1
2
3

Writing Style – How well did the writer organize their thoughts and display them
1
2
3

Theme – How the writer conveyed a purpose or idea at the end
1
2
3

A Gargoyle point which a judge is free to give and withhold as he pleases (the judge is free to make up a bonus category on which he will decide to grant this point or not)
So, this contest will be a score on ten points.

The Rules:

I want to keep this simple and open ended since too many guidelines can ruin creativity.

   * I ask for 1-5 paragraphs that are connected and that use the required information.
   * I ask for nothing in chat speak, abbreviations, or in colorful text or font.
   * You can write from a fandom, your own world, or something spur of the moment. I do not want to see anything copied from another thread on HC and if I search a submission and find that it was a post here, you will not be graded.
   * You cannot submit writing after the due date. (obviously)
   * I want this to be something fun that gets attention.
   * The other judges and I, will not be biased since this is about writing, not popularity.

The Suggestion:

So after suggesting this little event, I would like to know if anyone at all is interested or if I am just wasting my time. I would also like to have judges apply and HCM me for an application. Questions may be asked as well. Flaming is not welcome. I will also take suggestions into consideration if anyone gives them.
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DagothGares
DagothGares


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posted January 24, 2010 11:42 PM
Edited by DagothGares at 16:01, 27 Jan 2010.

Words of this period (25 jan - 7 feb):
Abyss
Half
Daylight
Upset
Basket
Color
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mvassilev
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posted January 24, 2010 11:52 PM
Edited by mvassilev at 00:41, 25 Jan 2010.

I'm interested and will soon start writing something.

The following is a potential future occurrence in War for Wisdom.
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Early in the morning, just as the sun was rising and daylight began to stream through the treetops, a gang of robbers were conferring. A swarthy man, the gang's leader, glanced at the youth walking on the forest path, and whispered, "This should be a piece of cake. Four of us against one of him... We need to replenish our food supplies anyway, and he's probably carrying something with him in that bag... and he's got some mushrooms in his basket." The other members nodded their assent, slowly drew their swords, and began to creep towards the young man.

The grey-haired young man walked along at a quick pace, despite the large bag of provisions he was carrying. Suddenly, the bushes rustled and four men with swords drawn charged at him. The young man quickly sidestepped and tripped one of the robbers, while dropping his bag and reaching behind him and drawing a large sword. As another of the robbers rushed at him, the young man stepped forward and cleaved him in half. Blood was everywhere. The young man quickly turned around and cut apart another robber. Then the leader ran at the youth, ducked under his sword swing, and tried to strike at him. However, the youth sidestepped, so the leader missed with his sword and only managed to strike the man with his hand. This caused the young man to drop his basket of mushrooms. As the leader turned to attack again, he had to quickly block a sword blow by the young man, which knocked the rather smaller sword the leader was holding out of his hand. He looked at the young man, who was wearing an expression of anger.

"YOU'VE UPSET MY BASKET!" the young man bellowed, "THIS IS UNFORGIVABLE! PREPARE TO FEEL THE WRATH OF THE HUMEAN PHILOSOPHER AS I SEND YOU TO THE ABYSS OF DEEEEEEEEEATH! THE COLOUR OF YOUR BLOOD BETRAYS YOUR MORTALITY!" A yellow aura formed around him, and he leapt at the leader, striking him with his fist, punching through him. Then he turned to the remaining robber, who was lying on the ground. "That punch was a Tyrean family technique, and with my ability to increase my momentum, it was further augmented! Now, for you!" the young man said. The robber whimpered and quickly fled back into the forest. "Tell your friends!" the young man yelled after him, "Tell your friends that I, the powerful Proculus, nephew of Marcus, Duke of Tyre, cannot be destroyed by mere vagabonds!"

He picked up the mushrooms, but them back into his basket, and continued walked towards Tyre, while thinking, "Unless a person is a wizened old man of some sort or a powerful general, they cannot kill me unless I know their name. Such is the rule in these kinds of stories, and I, who from reading the Compendium of Theatre Tropes back at the School know the way things work, intend to take full advantage of everything that tends to happen. They can't kill me because I must be the main character. I even have a meaningful name - it means 'Prince'! Now, I wonder how my uncle's doing. I hope he's well - I don't want to inherit the Duchy any time soon." And so he continued his journey, nearing Tyre, not knowing that he was about to encounter someone unexpected.
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veco
veco


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who am I?
posted January 25, 2010 09:08 AM

I feel obligated to do this after my rant
And I will.
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DagothGares
DagothGares


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posted January 25, 2010 06:50 PM
Edited by DagothGares at 20:58, 25 Jan 2010.

One judge has been accepted and will be grafted upon this great, ornamental gargoyle which will be the symbol of sternness and instill fear and the spirit of competition in our contestors. I call it Judge HEAD!
Room for one more judge on its left, sleek cheek. And one (optional) place within its mighty beard.


EDIT: Found second judge. Judge HEAD is complete.
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Geny
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What if Elvin was female?
posted January 25, 2010 07:01 PM

You're all going down and you know it.
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B-E-T-A
B-E-T-A


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posted January 25, 2010 09:01 PM
Edited by B-E-T-A at 16:00, 27 Jan 2010.

THE POWER!! The Power...to judge....hmmm...gotta use it carefully...

Edit: I scared people away, GO ME! xP
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DagothGares
DagothGares


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posted February 01, 2010 12:10 AM

*bump*
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Geny
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What if Elvin was female?
posted February 18, 2010 01:32 PM
Edited by Geny at 13:32, 18 Feb 2010.

After much consideration I have decided to give the first place of the first round to mvass. Congratulations, it was a well deserved victory.

P.S. I didn't read your story, is it any good?
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DagothGares
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posted February 18, 2010 03:12 PM

Judge HEAD has spoken.
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B-E-T-A
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posted February 23, 2010 11:44 PM

Agreed...
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whitebeard
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posted March 02, 2010 11:10 AM

So do i still have time to do this, or is it over yet?
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