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Old 05-18-2011, 05:17 PM
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:26 PM
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Oh, and by the way -- yes, I'm going to earn the enmity of Rosewood and confirm that the JQZX rule is still in effect. : )
Time heals all wounds... I'm good now. You will see the results before long!
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:54 PM
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Yay! This is great!

Okay, that's two groups of seven now. We'll take a few more hours to see if anyone else signs up, and then you'll be split into two pools. Each pool will have half of the total number of story elements, so don't get too far ahead of yourself until it's revealed just which story elements you'll be working with.

(The elements and writers will be assigned to each pool independently: there's no guarantee whether or not you'll even be writing about the element you suggested! Of course, nothing's stopping you from including it anyway...)

Thanks for your patience!
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:12 PM
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Can we have all of the important info like brackets and story elements in the first post for easy reference?
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:22 PM
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Yes indeed -- I'll give it a proper first-post-explains-it-all treatment tonight.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:50 PM
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There's no way I'm letting this slip past a second time. If you guys will accept a dude with hardly any posts, then

a Keycard

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Old 05-18-2011, 10:24 PM
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Don't worry, Itakare -- I happen to know several excellent people who don't have *any* posts on this board! Welcome aboard. : )

All right, then... that should do it. I'll randomly split up the teams and elements, and list the (final) final roster in the first post. Look, I even linked it for you there.

Note that you'll be voting for your favourite story in the division opposite your own. (I will only cast my own vote in the event of a tie.)

Also, let's make Friday, June 3 the deadline, shall we? With the 1st on a Wednesday, there are bills and stuff to worry about.

Thanks again, guys. This is going to be wonderful!
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:06 AM
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My element was randomly placed in the other team's bracket!

You know what though?

I'm still gonna have a backflip.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:04 AM
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:18 AM
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Uh oh guys I'm in love with Dizzy's sister.

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Old 05-19-2011, 11:42 AM
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Who wants to co-author a story with me? I'll write 500 words, you write 500 words and we'll co-edit.

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Old 05-20-2011, 07:43 PM
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Finding a good way to work in that goddamn crossbow is going to drive me absolutely batshit.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:24 PM
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You mean to say you actually found a way to work in the finger bone of a saint?

I'm in the process of outlining my little tale now. I don't know of any way to work in the crossbow or the saint's finger bone without somehow referencing the occult and/or some Amazons.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:38 PM
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Sure. Churches in Europe have approximately five billion saint bones. Using a church as a setting is easy enough.

Edit: Actually, I think I just figured out how to use the crossbow.
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:36 AM
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Sure. Churches in Europe have approximately five billion saint bones. Using a church as a setting is easy enough.
Very true. A few hundred years ago, they were the equivalent of lucky rabbit's feet -- and they were usually just chicken bones that were sold by a particularly charming traveling merchant.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:57 AM
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Is there a maximum number of words?

I'm way passed 1k words at the moment, and I don't think I'm anywhere near done. (And I still have the dead mouse and the torture chamber to fit in the story).
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:04 PM
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Nope, there's no maximum. Just don't write anything so epic that it would take us days to read.
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Nope, there's no maximum. Just don't write anything so epic that it would take us days to read.
Looks like I managed to keep it at under 3000. With a bit of editing I should be able to bring it down to 2500.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:50 AM
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Finding a good way to work in that goddamn crossbow is going to drive me absolutely batshit.
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You mean to say you actually found a way to work in the finger bone of a saint?
(Spoilers?) The fingerbone was the easiest thing for me and is a major part of my story. The crossbow is driving me nuts, though!
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:11 PM
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Just wrote my entry's first draft. Thanks to that torture chamber, this is turning out a little more disturbing than the last time.
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:28 PM
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Just wrote my entry's first draft. Thanks to that torture chamber, this is turning out a little more disturbing than the last time.
I haven't even put one word down. I haven't yet outlined it either... I blame the crossbow.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:40 PM
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I'm mostly done, but I don't really feel satisfied with story at all. Maybe it's just because I'm dwelling on it too much, and my writer's block yesterday made me frustrated with the whole thing.
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I am somewhat satisfied with my story, actually. I've actually just finished the first revision (first draft was completed last weekend). I should probably do two or three more readings. I was expecting to remove a lot of stuff from it, but somehow I feel that most of it is actually essential. The dead mouse is in there (dead mice, actually), but we'll see if it's a big enough element to count.

Small warning: English being a second language for me, there are probably a few grammar errors here and there.
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:48 PM
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Speaking of dead mice...

Remember Jerry, the guy who left the dead mouse in the shoe in my original story? He's the main character now.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:45 PM
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I've actually hammered out a skeleton for this thing! I even managed to half-assedly work in the crossbow and the saint's finger bone. I guarantee your eyeballs are gonna want to evacuate your skull after you read how kludged together my story is.

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Speaking of dead mice...

Remember Jerry, the guy who left the dead mouse in the shoe in my original story? He's the main character now.
You should pull a Pixar and carry this guy through all of these writing circle stories.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:31 AM
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I'm somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 of my first draft. It's going a lot more easily than I expected, considering I haven't written anything for eight or nine years.
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:08 AM
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Okay, so I had outlined the whole story and managed to work in all of the story elements, but then when I sat down to write it (at 12:30 in the morning for some reason), my story strayed so far from the outline that I may as well have never done it. This may be the delirium talking right now, but I'm kind of happy with how it turned out. I just need to fill things out a bit and I think it may actually be good.

Regardless, it always feels good to complete a story, even if it is only 1500 words.
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Regardless, it always feels good to complete a story
I completely agree. It's been quite a while since I've written anything complete. Or, actually, written anything at all.
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:47 PM
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Yeah, the high I felt after completing the last one of these was pretty great.

I have an essay due Thursday, so I haven't really done any work on this. I've got a general idea of it mapped out in my head. The elements seem to fit pretty well together.
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Shoot is it the end of the month already? Time to finish this thing up.
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