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Dave Hanson from Connecticut is reading Incredibly pulpy fantasy and sci-fi November 16, 2011 - 9:23am
Jack's_Username
63% (12 votes)
AlienSoul77
37% (7 votes)
Total votes: 19

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters November 16, 2011 - 7:56pm

BUMP!!!

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. November 16, 2011 - 9:04pm

You guys suck lol

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dalis_lips from no place in particular is reading *health psychology* November 17, 2011 - 11:02am

i can't get the files to open :)

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. November 17, 2011 - 11:32pm

Well, congratulations, you have all inspired me to give up on writing lol jk. 

Now I seriously hate the story I wrote, lets just say Jack won okay.  I don't want to read another bad review lol  My ego is already shattered.  I'm seriously embarassed lol

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. November 18, 2011 - 1:31am

I wasn't expecting this at all.

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. November 18, 2011 - 1:38am

Somebody GIF me.

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Mike Mckay is reading God's Ashtray November 18, 2011 - 9:01am

The files are empty...

 

...Is this a test?

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch November 18, 2011 - 11:24am

I could read the files ok.

Aliensoul77, take a deep breath, let the story sit for some time, and say screw you to all who gave you a bad review. After all, the other story had many flaws too so it was a battle of hasty writings.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts November 18, 2011 - 12:24pm

I think there were good qualities and some mistakes in both stories, I would have given either one of you the vote for different things.

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter November 18, 2011 - 12:49pm

@Aliensoul77 - Even if you don't do anything with the story, the feedback you got is still worth something.  If anything, this is just an exercise for both writers to crank something half-assed out and learn about their immediate writing flaws.  The lessons can play out in future writing.

The point is that you wrote something over the last couple weeks, which is awesome, because I've been doing nothing but watching Louie episode after episode.  That ain't progress at all.

At first I didn't want to take part in this battle thing, because I never let people see my first or second drafts, but seeing the outcome here makes me want to try things out. 

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Dave Hanson from Connecticut is reading Incredibly pulpy fantasy and sci-fi November 18, 2011 - 4:17pm

@aliensoul, the whole reason why I think the writer battle thing is a good idea is not necessarily because I am an angry person that likes to fight, nor is it because we get a "definitive answer." For me, it gets words on the damn page (because I CAN'T LET THEM BEAT ME) and the random prompt forces me to stay on my toes. 

My thoughts were, at the very least, I'd get practice. At the best, I'd have something useful to build on.

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin November 18, 2011 - 5:06pm

Don't freak out alien.

(Hey jack, try to get an achievement)

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. November 18, 2011 - 5:12pm

I was just joking. I'm over it.

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. November 18, 2011 - 5:25pm

Yeah I like the achievements :)

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy November 18, 2011 - 5:55pm

Aliensoul,

I'm not gonna coddle you (especially as I am preparing to get my ass handed to me by Moon tomorrow when I upload my story). Suck it up. Lick your wounds and move on. Scars are sexy.  :)

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz November 18, 2011 - 6:42pm

I just want to commend Danny and Dakota on writing these stories. Like Bekster said, look at what you've accomplished. You both have stories to work on now. Not to mention all that feedback that was generated. And now all this feedback and ass-patting above.

Shit, I'm not sure what you guys expected, but wasn't this the point of the whole literary cage match in the first place?

At least you guys have the guts to participate which is more than I can say for myself.

Good job shitheads! 

Now go celebrate.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. November 18, 2011 - 8:13pm

Okay, Jack, what goddamn book do you want me to buy you?  A deals a deal.  Twilight?  Maybe something with sexually repressed vamps and virginal anti-feminists?

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest November 19, 2011 - 3:38am

My vote's in...

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. November 19, 2011 - 9:02am
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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz November 19, 2011 - 12:58pm

Very Good choice:

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labels from texas is reading sophie's world by jostein gaarder November 19, 2011 - 4:04pm

I tried to open these and they turned out to be XML documents.  Any way to render these more... readable? 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest November 19, 2011 - 4:11pm

If you're a member you can find them in the workshop. They should open in MS Word. I use Open Office and they opened just fine. What program are you using?

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts November 19, 2011 - 4:13pm

or Save Link As

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. November 19, 2011 - 6:11pm

Okay, Jack, give me like a week to send it to you okay.  I'm waiting to get paid and with Thanksgiving coming mail will be slower.

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. November 19, 2011 - 6:31pm

No rush. If we do the post card thing, I'm not going to keep it as thread.