I would say that you need a partner. Then whoever volunteers joins you. For the most part everyone is nice here. If not I will find some way.
There are other options besides email. Like instant messengers or skype. I'm not saying use them, they are only suggestions.
Add me or the kitty gets it.
^ Aim higher!
That's what she said...
The kitty is standing on his back legs. Think about it.
Be humane: Spay or neuter your pets.
Add me ( against my will )
You have been added.
At what point, and how, do we give you our pairings? Just post them here, or PM them to you?
I was also considering team options.
Danny & Jason: Homosexual Lovers. That's our team.
Wow... graphic... lol
btw, Gregori/Moon, come in chat! http://cgiirc.synirc.net/irc.cgi
Cool... will do... Thanks ALien
Gotta head to work. Sorry.
PM me your team.
Every person in the team will have an underlined name.
Count me in, if there's room!
Poll has been set up for team names. Go vote.
I'll add you.
You in or out?! Think it over.
I'd be fine with any partner. Storywise I think I'd meld well with Grigori or Jacks, or Chester if any of them want to. I won't write weird prose or structure stuff this time.
I would set it up. But I think it would be better if you PM one of them. Then PM me your team.
I can pretty much work with anybody*.
*Anybody but Dave.
Love that movie!
You guys work it out.
I'm in charge of everything else, but matchmaking.
Sounds like a fun challenge. Count me in!
You in or out?! Think it over.
You in or out?! Think it over.
If anyone needs a teammate I'm in. Do I have to now try to find someone to write with me?
Alright, I'm in.
Yeah you could ask around.
I suggest everyone start making teams now.
I haven't been around long enough to form any strategic alliances. Since this isn't time sensitive. I'll just hang out until someone walks into my trap feels up to asking me. I'm about to post two Beyond Thunderdome submissions, so anyone interested can get a look at my writing (other than my one workshop submission, Unplugged, and one rough house prompt) before making up their mind. That way they know what they're getting into.
Jesus Christ, I should just post this in the whoring thread. This is why I should never be let near a keyboard pre-coffee.
It might help for finding partners to mention what kinds of genres (or stories for those who defy genre) we usually write in. Could make matchmaking more simpler.
For my part, I usually write fantasy satire, though occasionally I venture into sci-fi and historical fiction.
EDIT: Nice story, Grigori!
Do you have any work you can show us?
I'm doing this because I see you joined yesterday.
I want someone to partner up with you.
You wanna write together, Grigori? I know you write like a monster. Let's go.
I have a flash fic I can post. It's about 500 words, if you don't mind me putting it up here. It's the first story from a collection I self-published in Feb.
I'd be down, but if this works like WAR I won't be able to vote for my team since I'm not in the workshop. Also no one's read my writing.
If someone's cool with that, they can have me as a partner. I have loads of time.
It's fine go for it.
I may or may not make it open to the public.
@Panda Alrighty then. Here we go.
To Rescue a Princess
The prince didn't want to fight the dragon. The sight of dozens of piles of charred bones and suits of armor dotted around the derelict courtyard had caused the prince to seriously consider whether an arranged marriage was really so objectionable. But he had opted for a more traditional approach instead. Unfortunately, the traditional approach said that a prince should rescue a princess. In this case, by slaying a dragon.
"Bugger tradition," thought the prince, glancing around the courtyard, and went to find some stairs.
It took him a while to find the princess’s chamber. He found the door locked from the inside, and knocked.
"Go away,” said a woman's voice.
"Go away. Come back when you've slayed the dragon."
"I'd rather not." said the prince. "I've a terrible aversion to being burnt."
"Should have thought of that before you came looking for me."
The prince paused. "Don’t you want to be rescued?”
"Of course, after you kill the dragon."
“Or we could go now, and leave the dragon alone. It is an endangered species after all.”
From behind the door, he heard her sigh. “It doesn’t work like that. I have to stay here for as long as the dragon lives. I don’t have a choice.”
“There’s always a choice. For example, I’m currently choosing not to fight a giant fire-breathing reptile.”
“Well, perhaps you have a choice, but I don’t. And if you want to rescue me, you’ll have to kill the dragon.”
“What do you mean why?”
“Why do I have to kill the dragon? It’s not a particularly effective way for us to get to know each other. A candlelit dinner would be much more romantic. There could even be musicians.”
“A candlelit dinner? Musicians?”
“Yes, well why not? Neither of us would have to risk our lives for it.”
“That’s not the point! The point is that a prince must slay a dragon to rescue a princess! It’s traditional!”
“Then tradition is silly, not to mention dangerous. Are you sure you won’t come with me? I’m quite willing to rescue you, you know. Just not to the point of fighting, as I’ve mentioned earlier, a giant fire-breathing reptile.”
Silence passed for a long minute before the princess replied in a flat tone. “You’re mad.”
“I am not. Quite the opposite, in fact.” The prince waited, but the princess did not reply. “Well, it was lovely conversing with you, Princess. I wish you good luck with being rescued.”
With that parting remark, the prince found his way back to the bone filled courtyard. He saw that the dragon had appeared. It growled at him. He waved as he sauntered past it, out of the castle. The dragon looked at him in surprise. The prince smiled and got on his horse, which he’d left outside the castle gate. As he rode away from the castle, the prince contemplated the arranged marriage he’d have to go into now. “At least she isn’t guarded by a fire-breathing reptile,” he thought. “No need to risk being roasted alive for merely trying.”
I like the humor. I think implementing humor into a story would be a good idea.
@Panda Thanks! I'm glad you liked it.
Are you a member?
You should submit some work, get reviews, and read the craft essays. I want you to be a grizzled veteran by the time this starts and have people fear you.
@Panda Yessir. On my way to dominate the world as we speak...
If you need any help or have any questions PM me.
So Jason, are you in? I told Panda to add you. We can be Team Amputee Porn.
@Alien: I thought you were team homosexual lovers? What happened to that?
I'm in! I'm in!
I'll check the details later, got to go now and reach only another one of the countless clusterfucks I'm involved in.
Not that I'm saying Yes to everything lately.
"Danny & Jason: Homosexual Lovers"
This made me laugh at 6:30 am with no coffee. Thanks, Danny.
Panda, can't remember if I told you in chat or not, but ya know. I'm down. There will be no "just friends spooning" with my partner however.