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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #50 on: October 15, 2008, 12:27:15 am »
I think I've got my starting bit worked out - a small community has taken residence a secured and airtight bubble, painted over to lose all sense of the outside world. This is because everything that is outside has been rendered through with all sorts of nasty undocumented diseases.

I'll be refining my plot a bit more, but here's a bit I drew up just now, to see if it would work:

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Jacob watched on at a safe, comfortable distance as a man wandered past the plaza, shouting madly.

"It's safe out there, I swear, oh Lord in Heaven who's Earth is clean! It's safe--"

The man's shouting was suddenly halted by a bullet in his neck, where he fell to the ground, a city guard eyeing his dead body, slowly lowering his rifle.

"Code 4, all clear. Send them in. Reporting in for decontamination."

The guard adjusted his aerator and headed off, knowing that he might full well die of what this idiot drug in with him, but safe in the fact that the town will survive. He had a look back over at the door the newly-created corpse ran through. It was at one point airtight, but a few centuries of abuse and neglect ran through it, and it looked to be more of a danger than an asset.

"And can we get someone out to patch that door?"

From what was perceived to be his safe comfortable distance, Jacob decided this was far, far too close to anything recently shot, diseased, and otherwise deadly, and dashed back the way he came.

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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #51 on: October 15, 2008, 12:30:28 am »
On second thought, that's a bit too direct. I don't want anyone to deal with a tragedy, I want them to deal with the results of a tragedy.

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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #52 on: October 15, 2008, 12:33:25 am »
eh after some careful thinking i have decided that if i come up with a good story idea i will write for your novel contest....

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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #53 on: October 15, 2008, 11:05:08 am »
You've all got about 15 days left to think up an idea for your book.

Anyone else up for a challenge and some Ramune?

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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #54 on: October 15, 2008, 12:19:48 pm »
hmm why not sign me up, wait tho, do you actualy need to win a contest, or is it you sigh up write a novel and get the ramune?
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #55 on: October 15, 2008, 12:51:58 pm »
The contest is you versus 50,000 words, waiting to be written. If you finish, you get the prize. To sign up, register at nanowrimo.org and friend me.

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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #56 on: October 15, 2008, 01:48:19 pm »
Whoa, Tanis that was wicked. o.o

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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #57 on: October 15, 2008, 01:50:22 pm »
Yeah, but that fragment puts the dangers of the outside world at the forefront, where what I really want to see is the interactions between the characters as a result of the (lack of the) outside world.

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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #58 on: October 15, 2008, 02:28:20 pm »
Alright, here's my notes from workchat, irrelevant stuff omitted:

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(14:18:32) sdc_tnikana: Here's my notes, as I wrote them:
(14:18:47) sdc_tnikana: Decades of war, seismic and biological.
(14:19:32) sdc_tnikana: Small community surrounded by large mountains is entirely fractured off from the mainland. Religious leaders in town have kept people from climbing the mountains only to see a sheer drop, followed by nothing at all.
(14:19:55) sdc_tnikana: Last word heard broadcast were "economic turmoil", but that was over 150 years ago.
(14:20:04) sdc_tnikana: So how do the citizens in town deal with this?
(14:20:28) sdc_tnikana: The postmaster has a secret: he fakes the incoming mail; writes it all himself. Gives the people hope.
(14:20:51) sdc_tnikana: There's a busted crop duster, too bad it can't fly, let alone get over the mountains.
(14:21:16) sdc_tnikana: There's an old radio which has become the object of religious attention, its worshippers waiting for it to speak.
(14:21:56) sdc_tnikana: The main character is a 52 year old male, living in town since he was born there. Through the actions of his two kids, he grows disenchanted with the system.
(14:22:17) sdc_tnikana: However, there is absolutely nothing beyond the mountains, and in general, every last person is gently caressed.
(14:22:21) sdc_tnikana: And this is where the story ends.
(14:22:36) sdc_tnikana: I think it could work. ^_^
(14:23:26) sdc_tnikana: I came up with this last night, with poking and prodding from friends. ^_^
(14:25:29) sdc_tnikana: Now although it will never actually be revealed in the book, I'm trying to think of ways that such large amounts of geography could effectively be nullified.

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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #59 on: October 15, 2008, 04:49:05 pm »
I have been challenged! I will write. It will suck, but I shall do it!
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #60 on: October 15, 2008, 04:52:00 pm »
lol I have a problem actually.....
XD
Hailey can I use the Story we sorta came up with together?
the one with Damian and Dani?
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #61 on: October 15, 2008, 04:52:29 pm »
CHEATER!

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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #62 on: October 15, 2008, 04:53:54 pm »
COLLABORATION? Interesting idea...

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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #63 on: October 15, 2008, 04:53:54 pm »
lol I have a problem actually.....
XD
Hailey can I use the Story we sorta came up with together?
the one with Damian and Dani?
No, that was previously written. Its like cheating. Its pre plotted and stuff. This is supposed to be a spur of the moment thing.
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #64 on: October 15, 2008, 04:55:17 pm »
No collaborations, no prewriting.

Other folk editing is cool, though.

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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #65 on: October 15, 2008, 04:55:49 pm »
I've never had ramune before but one of my friends says it's icky X3

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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #66 on: October 15, 2008, 04:56:04 pm »
no its not!
me and you never got Far on it and pretty much gave up on the Idea
and I'm changing the Main Idea's a bit
I'm the one that has to Draw it.
but if it bugs you I'll think of something else
XD
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #67 on: October 15, 2008, 04:57:27 pm »
no its not!
me and you never got Far on it and pretty much gave up on the Idea
and I'm changing the Main Idea's a bit
I'm the one that has to Draw it.
but if it bugs you I'll think of something else
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Hey dorkus, I have the notebook, I've been writing. I'm just a little stuck.
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #68 on: October 15, 2008, 04:58:17 pm »
>.<
I wanna see PROOF!!!
WHAT HAVE YOU WRITTEN IN THE LAST 2 MONTHES?!
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« Reply #69 on: October 15, 2008, 05:01:06 pm »
>.<
I wanna see PROOF!!!
WHAT HAVE YOU WRITTEN IN THE LAST 2 MONTHES?!
More about the tarantula.
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #70 on: October 15, 2008, 05:03:11 pm »
oh yaya
XD
thats not much
Fine I'll think of something else XP
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #71 on: October 15, 2008, 05:04:22 pm »
I'm going to write.... about vampires. Because I love them.
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #72 on: October 15, 2008, 05:17:07 pm »
I thought you would say something like that
XD
Hailey you might be a little obsessed.
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« Reply #73 on: October 15, 2008, 05:18:39 pm »
Yeah, maybe just a little. But the book I'm reading right now is SO good!
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #74 on: October 15, 2008, 05:23:40 pm »
lol are you almost done with it or is it a new one that you just started?
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #75 on: October 15, 2008, 05:24:36 pm »
Alyssa is withholding the third from me so I'm prcrastinating finishing the second onne.
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« Reply #76 on: October 15, 2008, 05:25:13 pm »
oh I see XD
thats a good wait to put it XD
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« Reply #77 on: October 15, 2008, 05:26:23 pm »
Mhmm. Sorcerer + Vampire = Badass Villian
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« Reply #78 on: October 15, 2008, 05:27:12 pm »
lol makes me think of a scary Halloween cotume I saw at Fred meyeres
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #79 on: October 15, 2008, 05:28:32 pm »
Cory Littleton doesn't shop at Fred Meyer's! He just shreds house siding and breaks through concrete while getting shot with silver bullets.
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #80 on: October 15, 2008, 05:29:49 pm »
oh wow

wait what?
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #81 on: October 15, 2008, 05:31:12 pm »
Yeah! And he hurt poor Warren. T~T Don't die Warren! I love you.
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #82 on: October 15, 2008, 05:31:40 pm »
is this from your book?
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #83 on: October 15, 2008, 05:40:07 pm »
....What book! *hiss* its mine!
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« Reply #84 on: October 15, 2008, 05:42:31 pm »
lol wow.....
you have Issues meh best friend XD
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #85 on: October 15, 2008, 06:04:49 pm »
I SHALL PARTICIPATE! I've had an idea in my head for a while, anyway. ^^
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #86 on: October 15, 2008, 06:14:13 pm »
Nuuu, I don't want anyone else to do it!

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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #87 on: October 15, 2008, 06:15:29 pm »
I can't stop staring at your avvie... you look exactly like my friend Keary. AND TOO BAD!
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #88 on: October 15, 2008, 06:19:59 pm »
Om nom nom. Bacon. Maybe I'll write about bacon.
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #89 on: October 15, 2008, 06:33:03 pm »
I SHALL PARTICIPATE! I've had an idea in my head for a while, anyway. ^^
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« Reply #90 on: October 15, 2008, 06:39:10 pm »
Just now. Hoooold on.
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« Reply #91 on: October 15, 2008, 06:41:15 pm »
Added you.
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #92 on: October 15, 2008, 07:39:09 pm »
I'm gonna try. :)
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« Reply #93 on: October 15, 2008, 07:54:42 pm »
Good luck ya'lls.
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #94 on: October 15, 2008, 08:11:46 pm »
I'm gonna try. :)
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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #95 on: October 15, 2008, 09:18:27 pm »
Can the novel be really really randomness about nothing what-so-ever?  ;D

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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #96 on: October 15, 2008, 09:45:09 pm »
50,000 words about anything with a story.

Try this on for size: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnegans_Wake

Quote from: Finnegan's Wake
Despite being one of the most well-known books of the 20th century, Finnegans Wake remains unread by the larger public. Joyce's methods of stream of consciousness, literary allusions and free dream associations are pushed to the limit in the book, which abandons conventions of plot and character construction and which is written in a unique language based mainly on complex multi-level puns. Although many readers and commentators have reached a broad consensus about the central cast of characters and general story, many details remain elusive.

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« Reply #97 on: October 15, 2008, 09:46:30 pm »
Sweet! Then count me in!  :P

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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #98 on: October 15, 2008, 10:14:57 pm »
Now go back and read the first post about what you have to do to actually sign up to be in the contest.

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Re: Long story contest! Win a whole box of Ramune!
« Reply #99 on: October 16, 2008, 09:56:16 pm »
More people to enter the contest, step forward!