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What about the next contest being a character description dealio? People have to describe the most interesting character they can in a hundred words or less and at the end we vote on the best and most interesting and most amusing character description. :drool: What do you think? Also, any other contest ideas?

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With March coming up, I was looking at a sequel of the March Mini's thing we did last year.

This time around it would again be a number of short submissions - maybe with a common framework of a story already in place - written in different people's styles. It was complicated. Plus it leaves out anyone not already familiar with what has been written in the past.

So that's the rub. But the character description thing is interesting too.

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I like SD's idea. A lot.

I think I'll use Claudia :P

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:lol: Can't wait to read that one.

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I'm going to have to go back and look up the March mini thing. I don't remember that one AT ALL. I'm getting old. LMFAO

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:lol: Can't wait to read that one.


Domo actually used it for one of his articles for the Front Page. But he didn't credit me publicly and changed the names, since we were still in gameplay and my secret hadn't been revealed :lol: I was TERRIFIED they'd all catch on when they saw the article, but no one did :lol:

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Here's a linkto the March Mini's thing.

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What about the next contest being a character description dealio? People have to describe the most interesting character they can in a hundred words or less and at the end we vote on the best and most interesting and most amusing character description. :drool: What do you think? Also, any other contest ideas?

Funny how a character jumped to the forefront of my mind within minutes of reading this. I like this idea.

With March coming up, I was looking at a sequel of the March Mini's thing we did last year.

This time around it would again be a number of short submissions - maybe with a common framework of a story already in place - written in different people's styles. It was complicated. Plus it leaves out anyone not already familiar with what has been written in the past.

So that's the rub. But the character description thing is interesting too.

I liked doing the March Minis. It was fun and I it helped with Script Frenzy last April.

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Let's do the character thing now to finish off this month and then do the March Madness thing next! :drool:

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The clock is running out on February. Is someone up for taking the lead on setting stuff up, or should I go for three in a row?

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Hat trick, dude, hat trick!

I'd be willing to do it if you don't have time, tho. I can still enter if I'm the poll master, right?

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I'll do it man. That'll leave you up and running for the March Mini donut thingy. I'm sure you could do with a bit of a break. :drool:

Just saw your reply, Icy. Not trying to step on your toes. Let's do rock paper scissors for it. My choice is in the spoiler box. No cheating!

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No cheating necessary - I always choose scissors first ;)

edit: you win. Start the contest, man!

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I never got the paper part. Scissors and rock I understand because the scissors cut the paper and the rock crushes the scissors. Something is destroyed in both cases. But paper covering the rock? Who cares? Rock can just wait it out. The first wind that blows through there the paper is gone and the rock is sunning himself again. Nothing's changed. Paper is stupid.

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"...it comes from an ancient Chinese tradition where when a request was sent to the ruler on a piece of "paper" or the equivalent at the time, the rock was placed over the paper if the request was accepted, the paper was draped over the rock, indicating defeat of the request, if the request was rejected. Hence, paper over rock = defeat ..."

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ahhhh.... that makes alot more sense.

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That does make sense! Still, I love the idea that paper can go straight to hell! LMFAO

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So when is this mini donut thing happening? :drool:

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I'm happy to organize if we change it to April minis. (In reference to the month, not the lovely Copper.)

I'm swamped at work during March, but April is blissfully open in comparison.

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(In reference to the month, not the lovely Copper.)


That could work too though! Bring out Copper's thousand different avatars she's used over the past years and you have to use one of them as the inspiration for your mini story. :drool: Bonus points if you mix in one of her thousand different member statements.

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hahaha.

I'm totally down. Not that I can remember all the avatars OR member titles I've used over the years. I'd do better remembering signatures.

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There's gotta be come kind of google cache database out there somewhere archiving **** like that. Cuz if we'd have to go by memory, the only ones I remember are that bad ass horse avatar, the one with the woman on her back and the big sky above her and ... um ... that's about it. LMFAO

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What happened to April Minis? Also, maybe they should be called April Anecdotes, just because alliteration is fun.

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I think we should have a contest to see who can write the funniest fake description of a real book. That thread is hilarious.

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That's a good idea, Sonny.


Sorry about the April minis Svenn. I just thought about this thread the other day when I glanced at my desk calendar. April's practically gone now. :eek: Where does the time go?



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