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Postby killmaimburn » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:29 pm

Just mooting it as an idea for while folks work out what to do with other stuff.

Can be poem/can be story etc. Can be first person or 3rd, Can be a dataslate report. If you're able to it could be some compelling fluff for your chapter/ Malifuax warband/Dreadball team .Heck if you want to risk it, you could try a personal testimony/autobiography of discovering 'the hobby' (but I'd suggest submitting billy elliot to a sci fi crowd may be an uphill struggle.. might still be a pleasant read mind).

No prizes just bragging rights.
And the ability to convey your world of your game/hobby to others the way you can-heck it might meet those stretch goals of that thing you want to advertise.
(If someone writes in the first person a story where they are captain kirk in a furry sex adventure its not going to score well just fyi.. I mean your welcome to do it.. but ??? :mrgreen: )

Whilst Douglas Adams wrote "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by" I guess we ought to have a beginning a middle and an end..
So lets pretend everyone agrees, lets say it starts now.. .

Don't copy chunks (I have access to plagiarism software to arbitrate any issue)
Now till Midnight Sun 1st Dec (GMT) (approx 10 weeks, means its wrapped up by xmas workload)
Something along the lines of voting from then till 9th Dec midnight (I'm winging it a bit on that).
I think possibly a max size might be needed (mostly to keep myself in check and concise/tight, I just have to remember some other smoe has to read it)..
1000 words max??
Limited to 1 supporting contribution at evaluation point, you might want to take a picture of your dreadball team, your muse (clean please) I will probably link to a youtube music video or some web picture that in my head relates to my piece.
If you rely on some fancy typefont/ crazy formatting(e.g. dataslate style batrep).. I'm not against it, but getting it onto the forum to show properly for people possibly on different opersating systems is your own beef.

I realise that some folks here are dyslexic and writing is hard for them, therefore I see it as perfectly reasonable for people to submit collaborative/group works if they want and multiples.. just be clear whose worked which stories (I once got sent to tribunal for self plagarism.. :eusa_wall :eusa_wall :eusa_wall :eusa_wall )

Thread open for thesaurus help, silly ideas bouncing, helpful freeware, charecter gen,general spam and reminders of tick tock to frazzle the really stressed 8) .

For those pondering 1000 words- this post is about 520-540. http://www.wordcounter.net/
A couple either side isn't going to bring banhammer, maybe just audience yawns.

*It should be noted that in putting stuff on the web other peeps may take your work, if spack has some kind of coverall all material belongs to AOS or anything woopy, but basically don't give us some 'war and peace' thing you'll get upset about finding published by rusty shackleford.

Oh and the only other rule is King must enter. :twisted:
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Re: Author thread/ comp?

Postby Baragash » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:44 pm

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Re: Author thread/ comp?

Postby killmaimburn » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:49 pm

Thata boy ;)

Lets see some tools, you don't have to use 'em.
http://thesaurus.com/ (if you say they "watched" endlessly, or even say everything is cyclopean I smirk then I snore)
http://www.etymonline.com/ (what does that word really really mean, what did it used to mean).

hay I wanna talk like they do in movies when the chips are down.. nice page on how to write a trope.
http://rhetorica.net/tropes.htm
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Re: Author thread/ comp?

Postby Baragash » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:05 pm

I'm not planning to write about any one-eyed monsters ;)
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Re: Author thread/ comp?

Postby killmaimburn » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:07 pm

Your limiting your repertoire to disciplining simians across your lap? :idea:
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Re: Author thread/ comp?

Postby Baragash » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:12 pm

As an atheist I'm more inclined to strike figures of religious authority :P

Too much Austin Powers not enough authors in this topic methinks ;)
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Re: Author thread/ comp?

Postby Ljundhammer » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:18 pm

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Wave your arms and shout
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Re: Author thread/ comp?

Postby Herne » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:19 pm

Baragash wrote:I'm not planning to write about any one-eyed monsters ;)

The penis mightier than the sword...
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Re: Author thread/ comp?

Postby timewizard » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:11 pm

killmaimburn wrote:Oh and the only other rule is King must enter. :twisted:


I'm in too, of course waiting to see KInG jump on board.

But, um, does a 1,000 word rules question in iambic pentameter qualify? ;)
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Re: Author thread/ comp?

Postby Baragash » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:18 pm

timewizard wrote:But, um, does a 1,000 word rules question in iambic pentameter qualify? ;)


If the RAW* is fun
But the RAI** is not so clear
We can wrangle words
:mrgreen:

*"raw"
**"rye"

(Just to clarify, I know this isn't iambic pentameter, much like sporting ability and daemonic influence... form is temporary ;) )
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Re: Author thread/ comp?

Postby timewizard » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:36 pm

Though RAW is fun to post about
it's seldom crystal clear.
And RAI could help to settle it
but can't be found, I fear.

And thought we ask for clearer rules
so many times a day.
The games gurus at games workshop
just can't be arsed to say!

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Re: Author thread/ comp?

Postby killmaimburn » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:10 pm

Gadzooks we've started iteration already?
Throw away of the afternoon
A stealing of IF http://www.kipling.org.uk/poems_if.htm
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If you can keep the commisar away from you,
whilst all else are being called heretics.
If you have faith in 4 eternal true gods,
But make no allowance for their favour.
If you can shoot but not get bored of shooting
or exceed to excess
Or maim the maim-worthy
And yet not get discovered 'till Istevaan;

If you can obey military order- and yet not obey the emperor
If you are modified- but know you're superior
If you can meet your foe with a krak grenade or melta
And apply those 2 to the right situation
Twisted by the warp to show the lier on his throne.
Watched the gellar field flicker and know your fate
And yet kill a loyalist with just a sharpened grin

If you believe the universe deserves you
and you'll expend every resource to get it
If people are cattle and only you know what is right
and never question yourself, never doubt
If you can tear cadians and elfs about
and use them for your schemes
When nothing but your revenge keeps you alive

If you have lost your virtue in fountains of blood
of kings and peasants and not judged.
If demonic auras shield you
And all run at the mention of your name
If you know 100 ways to slaughter a nid
with just your caustic wit
Yours is terra and everything around it,
And - which is more - you'll be a God, my son!
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Re: Author thread/ comp?

Postby ruffian4 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:47 am

Eight idiots find themselves tied together to a single point, forming a star of chaos.
Big yellow daemon shouts "go" and they all run off in different directions.
So, who wins?
The biggest idiot of course.
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Re: Author thread/ comp (under 7 weeks to go!!!!!!!)

Postby killmaimburn » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:36 pm

I has added a count down clock to title.. has anyone got to first draft, anyone mooted an idea.. any hardships overcome, any backdrops set..any catchphrases purloined?
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Re: Author thread/ comp (under 7 weeks to go!!!!!!!)

Postby Ljundhammer » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:55 pm

I didn't realise there was a deadline...
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