Good to know. I want to be placed up against who every body believes to be the front runner first. I either want to go in strong or get knocked out soon. No pussy footing around here. This is WAR!
That is if I can make that call. I think I can, I'm #1 on the list.
My strategy will be a nude photo to go along with the story. Feeling confident.
My strategy will be to have Wordgasms all over the place.
-Kilgore Trout was here.
I'm just going to upload blank documents and tell people it is whatever masterpiece they want.
Hey, I wrote a story called Wordgasm.
I wrote you into my memoir as my greatest orgasm.
David - so weird - my strategy is also naked pictures. I just have to get my neighbor to agree to pose for me. You'll like him, he's 90.
<---- is suddenly glad that bias issues prohibit him from judging the tournament.
I'm getting excited! In about one week, ten hours, the first set of prompts will drop and WAR will begin.
We still need 5 or 6 tournament contestants. I'd also like to have maybe 5 people on a list of Alternates for those times when someone backs out of the tournament for one reason or another.
We're almost there. I'm going to devote some time this weekend to finding a good way to post the tournament bracket online so everybody can see it (If anybody knows a good hosting site please let me know. It would beat my crayon drawing .pdfs).
You could just ask Dave to make the scores into memes every day.
@Danny: Wordgasm, Kilgore Trout.
voodoo_em has just joined us on the Battle Roster! This brings our man:woman ratio (if I've counted correctly, somebody feel free to double-check) to 20:7. How's that make you feel, ladies? Have any friends you haven't gotten around to contacting about getting involved in the tournament? Might be a good idea to start sending those emails!
Utah persuaded me. It's war folks. Grease the guns.
And in honor of our two latest entrants:
Love the intro for this intro. Just feels ominous.
I've seen worse sausage parties
I think the men should be worried.
is nikki in? if not we should invite her. also, i don't see bryan howie on the list. anybody else missing?
Avery- I'm holding you to it, I want to see some liver spots!!!
@Richard: I'm not familiar with Nikki, but she's welcome. If you link me to her I'll invite, or you can talk her into it and I'll add her.
Bryan Howie is currently in negotiations.
And there are some other people missing, like cowboywerewolf and razorsharp, et al., but I haven't seen them around lately.
I asked Brandon but he's busy with his book. I'm sure Nik is probably busy too.
Where's the lurkers at to fill the slots?
I'm in! Be afraid... be very afraid!
Two more slots open on the Battle Roster, and the men:women ratio is beginning to swing toward the ladies! We have 9 or 10 now, and that's way cool. And to the ladies:
I feel as if I should say that I would have put a powerful femino-centric heavy metal song up there instead of Madonna, but I don't know any. So ladies, how about you post your inspirational warfare songs instead of relying on my admittedly poor motivational selection.
this is my response to the women
Wow, how exciting, right? Anyhow, from what I understand, every other Friday starting March 9, 2012 I will be given one week to write a story based on a prompt. At least, until I get bumped off. Is that right?
Did I mention how exciting this is?
Only two spots left. Holy Cow. This is going to happen. I feel like I'm about to lose my virginity.
@Nikki: I'm glad you're excited, because I'm about to pee my pants. Part of me can't wait for a week from now, and another part of me is glad it's a week from now because there's still quite a bit of work to do to get it organized.
Your understanding of the scheduling is correct.
@Diaz: No joke, dude! I saw that gap closing up earlier today and got really psyched.
I'm geared up and ready for WAR! Bring it bitches!
@Utah - Is this rockin' enough? Peaches? She assaults with her sexuality.
@Beka: Jesus Christ, that woman terrifies me! Holy shit.
<---Has a man crush on JD
@Diaz: do you have Vaseline on your upper lip in that pic?
this is my bring it on song. :)
Nope, we like to call that sweat.
Jesus, I'm bringing Open Office to War. Joesph's bringin' a friggin' high powered weapon...
hey nikki, glad to see you over here. i was just saying how you needed to be in on this.
do we have any sort of official prizes or awards or schwag for this thing? has LR management said anything? or is this just for bragging rights? it would be kind of cool to have everybody send one cheap paperback that they loved to the winner (or finalists) or something. i don't know. heck, i don't know if i can even get past LK. all anybody talks about in the LA anthology is how great Nikki is, so, maybe i'm one and done.
but it'll be fun, whatever happens.
i can't wait to see the seeding.
@Richard: Right now we're fighting for bragging rights. Management hasn't said anything except Kirk said he was excited to see it happening.
Now, as I think I've said earlier in the thread, I definitely encourage side bets, and if you guys think it would be good to do a deal where everybody sends the winner a paperback on your honor, that'd really be awesome. But (Un)Officially, right now we have no tangible prize.
Except for not getting punched in the mouth. If you win, you don't get punched in the mouth. If you don't win, you also don't get punched in the mouth, but that doesn't sound as cool.
@Richard ... geez, no pressure or anything. Well, everybody loves you Richard. I've got bonefide haters. ;-p
i'd be up for kicking in something for the finalists. i'd be happy to compile care packages for like the top 4.
<----------------has a huge boner for JD's pic.
@Nikki: As far as it goes, I think I could go in for that as well.
@utah. cool, i'm going to start compiling them now. nothing too obscene. however, when i was at the cult i did have another writer send me a care package containing a fleshlight, you know, one of those portable vaginas that looks like a flashlight. i still have it. it really means a lot to me. i tear up just thinking about it. anyhoo ...
Good job Bek and Nikki. More vulval war dance
lol...nikki, you'll do great, i hope i don't meet up with you early on. can i say see you in the finals or does that sound too pretentious? i'm cool if we don't give out anything, and i'm cool contributing some sort of book, be it crappy old paperback or something else.
@richard- see you in the finals and people better bring the game because I'm putting together mad prize packages with cool music, toys, candy etc ... Already started getting a hold of people for this. Plus, I mean hey, who doesn't want to brag that they won a cool Nikki Swag Pack?
And geez can someone just make this official already? We don't want yo money Foos just an official stamp!
@utah is amanda gowin in on this she's an excellent writer and would be great in this mix.
@utah Please put Amanda Gowin down for number 32. She is creating an acct as I type. She was part if the old cult with me and will bring more punch to this craziness that's about to ensue.
i'm in i'm in I'm IN!!
yeah that's me up there nikki's talking about. i'll play, just don't hit me in the face!