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COP Contest: Dec 1.-January 10th: COP Write-A-Thon!
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Question: Would we judges have to read the whole thing?

Question: Is there anyone in the COP dedicated enough to write that much besides us?
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| November 29, 2009, 5:13 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
Actually, it's Nov. 30th-Jan.10th.

But anyways, it's the COP Write-A-Thon.

Or should I say Write-A-Ton. (:P)

RULES:

50K by January 10th (It can be done easily.)
MUST be 23rd Century related
MUST be a coherent Storyline, doesn't have to end at 50K, because mine sure won't.
JUDGES:
-Awesome-o-saurus
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It will be judged simmilar to the MOs, each judge picks a favorite, and the winner has to recieve a MAJORITY of the votes.

Who's in?
I am.

I would be, but I'll be going on vacation in December. That means away from my computer. :(
Plus, NaNo was a bit of a shock for me. I might need some time to recover... ;)
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| November 29, 2009, 5:17 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
NaNo was easy.
Why do you think I'm going back to do it again the day it ends?

:P

Cause you like it and have no other life much?

I mean, *cough*..

:P

NaNo was/is fun, but I haven't even reached 25000 yet and I want to by tomorrow... >.< I also want to do other stuff. But that's just me.
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| November 29, 2009, 5:21 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
Actually, it's Nov. 30th-Jan.10th.

But anyways, it's the COP Write-A-Thon.

Or should I say Write-A-Ton. (:P)

RULES:

50K by January 10th (It can be done easily.)
MUST be 23rd Century related
MUST be a coherent Storyline, doesn't have to end at 50K, because mine sure won't.
JUDGES:
-Awesome-o-saurus
-
-
-
-
-
-
It will be judged simmilar to the MOs, each judge picks a favorite, and the winner has to recieve a MAJORITY of the votes.

Who's in?
I am.

I will judge. I have always wanted to read a sci-fi narrative that is not starwars and made by non-adults.
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| November 29, 2009, 5:22 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
NaNo was easy.
Why do you think I'm going back to do it again the day it ends?

:P

Hey, since you've won, are you ever going to post the Infinity Cycle somewhere?

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| November 29, 2009, 5:31 pm
i have some questions.

1. does it have to C.O.P. realted?
2. whaty is NANO?
3. what does 50k mean?
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| November 29, 2009, 5:42 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
Well, it is 23rd century.
NaNo is a novel competition in which you write 50K in one month.
oh, and 50K-50,000 words.

for 1 i was wondering because i have a REALLY good idea not involving these factions. arg i was hopeing that 50k doesn't mean 50,00 words. i'm going to start, but i'm not sure if it'll be done befor the deadline. if it is, ill enter it.
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| November 29, 2009, 5:54 pm
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Quoting Phazezorz .
Actually, it's Nov. 30th-Jan.10th.

But anyways, it's the COP Write-A-Thon.

Or should I say Write-A-Ton. (:P)

RULES:

50K by January 10th (It can be done easily.)
MUST be 23rd Century related
MUST be a coherent Storyline, doesn't have to end at 50K, because mine sure won't.
JUDGES:
-Awesome-o-saurus
-
-
-
-
-
-
It will be judged simmilar to the MOs, each judge picks a favorite, and the winner has to recieve a MAJORITY of the votes.

Who's in?
I am.

It shall be done!
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| November 29, 2009, 6:24 pm
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Quoting Phazezorz .
50K by January 10th (It can be done easily.)


I'm not sure 50,000 is a good idea. At least don't disqualify people who do not meet the requirements, just have a longer story as a goal and judging criteria.
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| November 29, 2009, 7:26 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
Well, it is 23rd century.
NaNo is a novel competition in which you write 50K in one month.
oh, and 50K-50,000 words.

hey phaze ill be a judge if you want...?
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| November 29, 2009, 8:14 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
Actually, it's Nov. 30th-Jan.10th.

But anyways, it's the COP Write-A-Thon.

Or should I say Write-A-Ton. (:P)

RULES:

50K by January 10th (It can be done easily.)
MUST be 23rd Century related
MUST be a coherent Storyline, doesn't have to end at 50K, because mine sure won't.
JUDGES:
-Awesome-o-saurus
-
-
-
-
-
-
It will be judged simmilar to the MOs, each judge picks a favorite, and the winner has to recieve a MAJORITY of the votes.

Who's in?
I am.


I'm in! Sounds fun. 50K is'nt that bad... Prize??? :P
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| November 30, 2009, 10:13 am
Quoting Phazezorz .
Actually, it's Nov. 30th-Jan.10th.

But anyways, it's the COP Write-A-Thon.

Or should I say Write-A-Ton. (:P)

RULES:

50K by January 10th (It can be done easily.)
MUST be 23rd Century related
MUST be a coherent Storyline, doesn't have to end at 50K, because mine sure won't.
JUDGES:
-Awesome-o-saurus
-
-
-
-
-
-
It will be judged simmilar to the MOs, each judge picks a favorite, and the winner has to recieve a MAJORITY of the votes.

Who's in?
I am.

I think 50,000 words is a bit to much I mean that is like 100 pages or more.
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| November 30, 2009, 11:30 am
Quoting Major General O-5 Sam Nineham
If you think 100 pages is alot, stay away from books like HP 5 or Phaze's upcoming Infinity Cycle.


I'm working on my story. I just need to know some dates about when the battle between the UNE and the COP started and when Emperor Ian became the Emperor. Could you help me with those?
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| November 30, 2009, 12:29 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
Satisfaction of reaching 50K.


Awesome! Today I wrote 681 words (over a period of around 30-60 minutes). I'll work on more tomorrow...
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| November 30, 2009, 7:48 pm
Wow thats a lot of words.. Im a writer, and this'll be tough :/ but i've been meaning to write a COP story for a while so this is a good place to start!
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| December 1, 2009, 9:00 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
Yeah.

Oh, and while we are all here, let's give some claps to Awe, for finishing NaNo with around 51K

/claps.

/claps and w00ts

Go Awe!
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| December 2, 2009, 9:02 am
Now if this was 5,000 words even 10,000 words I would give it a shot. But 50,000 words! That's over my limit! But even if I did enter I have question, are you supposed to just type 50,000 words for your creation, or do you post some pictures along with it?
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| December 2, 2009, 5:29 pm
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Quoting Mace Man
Now if this was 5,000 words even 10,000 words I would give it a shot. But 50,000 words! That's over my limit! But even if I did enter I have question, are you supposed to just type 50,000 words for your creation, or do you post some pictures along with it?

Dude, I've got 5k words already under my belt in only 3 days. I find it quite a possible task. And even if you don't finish it it'll still be a fun experience.
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| December 2, 2009, 5:36 pm
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Quoting Phazezorz .
Quoting Mace Man
Now if this was 5,000 words even 10,000 words I would give it a shot. But 50,000 words! That's over my limit! But even if I did enter I have question, are you supposed to just type 50,000 words for your creation, or do you post some pictures along with it?
Dude.
5k can be done in a day, as Sammy pointed out.
But no, this is an Emailed contest. You email your entries to me and I pass it off to the other judges.



5K can be done in a day!? I do agree that is possible, but is also suicidal.
50K is just plain stupid, no offense Phaze; you're probably a hardcore writer who churns out the pages.
But for a contest, thats over-the-top to say the least, we must remember that its all about quality, not quantity. I could write a 5000 word essay that beats someone who did a 8000 word essay just because of the way I write it! (That did actually happen last month!)

I really like this idea for a contest, but don't overkill it or put-off entrants.
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| December 3, 2009, 2:39 am
Quoting Spaztastic the Great
Portray COP as the good guys?

Are you CRAZY!? C.O.P., the good guys? Insanity!
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| December 3, 2009, 6:01 pm
Quoting Spaztastic the Great
And on another note, do we HAVE to portray the COP as the good guys? Cos there IS more than one side to this war.

Well in any war there is no "good guys" your allies will always be the "good guys" just as they are your enemies' "bad guys".
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| December 3, 2009, 6:06 pm
Quoting Spaztastic the Great
I was asking if we could NOT do that.

Yeah, I know. I was just appalled at the thought...

.....Sorry if I snapped at you...
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| December 3, 2009, 6:08 pm
Quoting Spaztastic the Great
Exactly. I consider the Allies the bad guys during WWI. If the Germans won that war, then WWII wouldn't have happened and nobody would have heard of Atom Bombs.

Just as somebody else would say the germans are the bad guys, when writing war stories I try to keep it kind of neutral, both sides have faults, no side is truly good, or truly evil. To keep it neutral it helps if the main character is not allied to any of the two (or more) waring factions, take Awesome-o-saurus' POAM as a good example.
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| December 3, 2009, 6:13 pm
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Quoting Spaztastic the Great
In my LE:NA books, the protagonist turns out to be working for the bad guys.

So could someone answer my questions?

I'm sure you don't have to make them appear as the good guys, the POV could be on the UNE side, just to get a bit of variation; instead of everyone dribbling 's0 i kiled da UNe wif mah mashine gunn and we won da wor!'

I agree that we should drop it atleast down to 25K, its all about Quanlity, not quantity!
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| December 3, 2009, 6:50 pm
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Quoting Spaztastic the Great
And on another note, do we HAVE to portray the COP as the good guys? Cos there IS more than one side to this war.


No. We're the ones nuking defenseless worlds, slaughtering billions...

Then again, we're also the ones who consider their people to be everyone in the Coalition, regardless of species or location, and have the people working for the good of the people alone.

We're either, both, and none.
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| December 3, 2009, 6:55 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
People working for the good of the people.

I thought so!
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| December 3, 2009, 6:57 pm
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Quoting Ben Kelly (BK)
I'm sure you don't have to make them appear as the good guys, the POV could be on the UNE side, just to get a bit of variation; instead of everyone dribbling 's0 i kiled da UNe wif mah mashine gunn and we won da wor!'

I agree that we should drop it atleast down to 25K, its all about Quanlity, not quantity!


I wrote 51K of all quality.

But, after all, this is me we're talking about.

Yet, Phaze managed to pull it off too, for the most part.

And Sammy is quite far ahead, despite not being on the level of writing prestige Phaze and I are one (no hurt meant, Sammy).

You see... Well, you know what time it is? It's Awe Story Time! You see, when I first started on my 50K story, I thought I'd never make it. But, through merely keeping up with the word count of 1667 words a day, I did it. This word count is at 1200 or something. You people can do it, you only lack the confidence.

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| December 3, 2009, 6:59 pm
Look doodz. 1.5K is easy! You just close Firefox/Safari/Internet Explorer(BOO)/Google Chrome/Other and open up Word. Just type, and once you have just a little idea, it's really easy to get a ton of words. You get 100 or so in a few minutes, then a few more hundreds, you find yourself at 1.5K. It's not as hard as it sounds.
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| December 3, 2009, 7:04 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
In the 'bad guy's' eyes, the self-proclaimed good guy is the bad guy. The bad guy usually has (or thinks he has) a reason for his actions, a justifiable reason. It's another's choice to discern it from good or bad. It's all about portrayal.

Hmm... You mean like the fact that the C.O.P. attacked us because we didn't join their 'Coalition?'
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| December 3, 2009, 7:04 pm
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Quoting Matt The Backward One
Hmm... You mean like the fact that the C.O.P. attacked us because we didn't join their 'Coalition?'


Yup. Failure to join the empire where everyone benefits=punishment. Those who lay down their arms will be allowed a new life, those who resist will be burned with thier worlds.

Call as badguys, but to use, you're the badguys.

And then Awe was a zombie!
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| December 3, 2009, 7:07 pm
Quoting Matt The Backward One
Hmm... You mean like the fact that the C.O.P. attacked us because we didn't join their 'Coalition?'

Just like we could say you decided to declare war against us instead of withdrawing from COP controled space. Good and evil is merely a point of view.
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| December 3, 2009, 7:10 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
So, you just completely ignored my philosophical statement, didn't you?
Or, did you not comprehend it?

Nah, I understood the point of view thing, I was trying to give an example. (Didn't do so good, did I?)
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| December 3, 2009, 7:12 pm
Quoting Master of Epicness
Why are you speaking of a nonexistant civil war?

No. I was referring to U.N.E. vs. C.O.P.
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| December 3, 2009, 7:14 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
Exactly what I just said Up....five posts?

That's what I want when writing characters. No one's really 'bad', just either misguided or have characteristics to be shown as bad. Everyone in my story has them, which is what is key to personality in stories, it can't be all sunshine and rainbows and dark clouds and rain.
You posted your comment while I was writing mine, I find endlessly repeating things completely absurd and unnecesary.

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| December 3, 2009, 7:16 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
Yes... and it's nonexistent.

How? In reality, or... what?
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| December 3, 2009, 7:20 pm
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
And Sammy is quite far ahead, despite not being on the level of writing prestige Phaze and I are one (no hurt meant, Sammy).

Can't judge a book by it's first five pages. But then again, this is my first long writing work, so it'd probably not the greatest...

You might just want to go and disregard this comment...
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| December 4, 2009, 1:44 am
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Just out of curiosity who is still writing for this contest? I sure am.
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| December 5, 2009, 6:01 pm
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Quoting Phazezorz .
You and I, apparently...
but I do believe I still am judging, so just you.
;)

I think the term 'epic fail' is appropriate here. Perhaps you should up the dead line so all the whiners will acualy try, while only rewarding those who have already started.
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| December 5, 2009, 7:20 pm
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Quoting Sammy Harris
I think the term 'epic fail' is appropriate here. Perhaps you should up the dead line so all the whiners will acualy try, while only rewarding those who have already started.

Well, you said it!

EPIC FAIL!
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| December 5, 2009, 7:34 pm
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Quoting Phazezorz .
Sadly.
I think people are just scared of the number. I know I was when I started NaNo.

Due Date Extended till Jan. 30th, and Varion's War has commenced in writing.

Alright people January 30th gives you 56 days! That's less then 1k a day, and believe me 1k is a piece of COPcake. Wow... 56 comes up a lot in my life, freaky... that was off topic.
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| December 5, 2009, 7:38 pm
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Quoting Phazezorz .
Yeah, when you're not paying attention to how many words you have, 1K could take 20-30 minutes.

Go for it!

Now that the deadline is January 30th I'm even farther ahead then before. Win.
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| December 5, 2009, 7:45 pm
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Quoting Phazezorz .
and since I started yesterday, I'm still ahead.

:D


This better get more people to join, or I'll be PO'd.
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| December 5, 2009, 8:03 pm
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Quoting Phazezorz .
Awe can enter, he's over 50K, and I'm entering, and you're entering.

it'll work.

King of the Hill style "Yup."
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| December 5, 2009, 8:16 pm
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I may fire off some stuff to you phaze, if and when I get the chance to write something. My lack of motivation an abbundance of Gmod may make this a taller task.
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| December 6, 2009, 2:01 am
Quoting Phazezorz .
Actually, it's Nov. 30th-Jan.30th.

But anyways, it's the COP Write-A-Thon.

Or should I say Write-A-Ton. (:P)

RULES:

50K by January 10th (It can be done easily.)
MUST be 23rd Century related
MUST be a coherent Storyline, doesn't have to end at 50K, because mine sure won't.
JUDGES:
-Awesome-o-saurus
-
-
-
-
-
-
It will be judged simmilar to the MOs, each judge picks a favorite, and the winner has to recieve a MAJORITY of the votes.

Who's in?
I am.


I wanna judge! i love reading and a COP novel would be
a legend in my collection of read novels and books!
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| December 6, 2009, 8:00 am
I'll judge!
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| December 6, 2009, 10:34 am
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Victory! My story is officialy OVER 9000 words long! It only took me 8 days people, it's as easy as COPcakes. So at least give it a shot.
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| December 7, 2009, 5:27 pm
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Quoting Spaztastic the Great
Look, don't stretch it. You're story will be as long as you feel it will be. If you try to stretch it, then the story will just be boring. One of the stories I am writing was only going to be about three pages, yet I'm up to twelve pages and I'm not halfway done yet.

Big, long stories will come as you get more experienced as a writer. Until then, practice smaller stuff.

I have gotten much experience with short stories. I've already written two ten page fictions in the Mass Effect and DooM universes, as well as dreaming up a Borderlands story, Assassin's Creed story, and historical fiction about why Ceaser was actualy killed. I'm more then rehearced at keeping things fresh, exciting, and creative.
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| December 11, 2009, 12:45 am
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Just wondering, who is still writing for the contest now its been extended? If it's just me, Phaze, and Awe again I'll be more then a little PO'd.
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| December 15, 2009, 8:14 pm
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Quoting Spaztastic the Great
Then you're gonna be PO'd cos you scared off everybody else.

I don't see how I'm suddenly to blame.
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| December 16, 2009, 5:50 pm
me ish sry for getting off topic but i need to talk to awe. its about a comic.
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| December 16, 2009, 11:36 pm
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Quoting Darth Maul AKA The Last Trooper
me ish sry for getting off topic but i need to talk to awe. its about a comic.


Speak. I won't be on again till tomorrow afternoon after this, so you have plenty of time.
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| December 17, 2009, 2:47 am
Interesting.
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| December 17, 2009, 7:28 am
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Speak. I won't be on again till tomorrow afternoon after this, so you have plenty of time.

ok. i was thinking of making a comic called primeval. it has a few ties to PoaM, because it was my inspiration. i was wondering if that would be ok. if it is, ill send you the game plan in an email.
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| December 17, 2009, 8:36 am
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Quoting Darth Maul AKA The Last Trooper
ok. i was thinking of making a comic called primeval. it has a few ties to PoaM, because it was my inspiration. i was wondering if that would be ok. if it is, ill send you the game plan in an email.

Isn't their a TV show called Primeval?
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| December 17, 2009, 4:47 pm
Quoting Sammy Harris
Isn't their a TV show called Primeval?

idk. i just thought it would be cool. the whole point is a warbot who used to be just that, a war machine. but then an explosion causes him memory loss. the comic is about him recovering old memory data... and uncovering something shocking in the process. cool, huh?
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| December 17, 2009, 7:37 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
Hmmm
1. Yes, but I could judge if need be.
2. Probably not.

I will! At least i will try. If I do not complete, im sorry, but id like a go!




Actually...judge might be better for me, but erhiers fine.
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| December 18, 2009, 6:49 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
Nyeh, those who scared from pressure wouldn't have placed anyways.


not scared of pressure. lack of writing creativity
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| December 19, 2009, 12:55 pm
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Did anyone ever finish their entry? I know Sammy was working on his, but that's about it.
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| February 18, 2010, 7:23 pm
can I type a document on Microsoft Word and post the link here?

If I can, I'm in, cause I'm an awesome writer!
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| February 18, 2010, 8:57 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
Modesty: Haz none.

Spazz, it isn't 2oo Pages, moreover about 60.


sorry dude, but everyone says so, and im young but I like know stuff about war and "the way things REALLY work" and stuff like that for my age, wait, 13 isn't too young.

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| February 18, 2010, 9:45 pm
 Group admin 
Type 12 font, Times New Roman, Microsoft word. 50K words=90 pages approximately. Maybe 100, if there is paragraph spacing.
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| February 18, 2010, 11:10 pm
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And I did it in a month.
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| February 18, 2010, 11:11 pm
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Quoting Spaztastic the Diabolical
Waitaminnit. EXACTLY 50,000 words? That's a bit OCD innit?


No, just above 50K. It can be exact or over 2000 words more, like mine was.
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| February 18, 2010, 11:16 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
Well, hey, that's your problem.

Like Awe said, Him and I both wrote 50K in one thirty-day period, so anyone can, really.


Addendum: don't take a couple days rest.
If you're anything like me, the only way you'll get it finished is if you ride the initial enthusiasm as far as it can go- hard.
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| February 19, 2010, 3:38 am
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Quoting llywelyn parry

Unfortunatly some of us dont have one hour to write 1000 words. i can however be a backup-judge if you want.


Well, we don't really need any judges, Sammy is the only one who even tried this contest as far as we know. Therefore, he is the winner.
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| February 25, 2010, 10:49 am
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Well, we don't really need any judges, Sammy is the only one who even tried this contest as far as we know. Therefore, he is the winner.

...So you're saying that Sammy is the only one who did this...
Not you...
Not Phaze...
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| February 26, 2010, 4:40 am
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