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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 12, 2011 - 5:48pm

It's not that we didn't like it, we're just trying to help improve. 

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Dave Hanson from Connecticut is reading Incredibly pulpy fantasy and sci-fi November 12, 2011 - 6:11pm

Hey everyone... just so we're clear the final score is AFTER the first revision cicle in LitReactor. As the rules stand currently. If you want to just shoot from the hip that's cool too.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. November 12, 2011 - 6:24pm

Wait, by next Saturday are we supposed to do a revision or are we basing it on the votes given this week.  I don't care, it's up to jack.  I would be fine with whoever gets the most stars by the end of this week.  I mean, I'm anxious to see other people compete so I don't want to drag it out for two weeks if we don't have to. 

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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 12, 2011 - 6:28pm

Yeah, could we get concrete rules laid out. I was under the impression that we posted once, then revised and posted again for the final score. Is this correct? 

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Dave Hanson from Connecticut is reading Incredibly pulpy fantasy and sci-fi November 12, 2011 - 6:30pm

Yes, that is correct.

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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 12, 2011 - 6:32pm

Okay, cool. And a week between each post? How long before the next battle? Instag8r and I are to battle and I know you and a few others are as well. Will we all be going at the same time?

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy November 12, 2011 - 8:17pm

@ R.Moon

Okay frogboy, it looks like it's official. It seems that I might have the advantage here seeing as how I am actually a dirty old man.  :)

From what I understand, our first draft is to be posted by next Saturday.

Thanks for the prompt Renfield.

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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 12, 2011 - 8:19pm

I assume next Saturday, which is fine with me. Good luck, man. Looking forward to friendly competition.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. November 12, 2011 - 8:47pm

I think we can have multiple contests going on at once.  I'm okay with voting ending next Saturday for jack and me.  Et tu, Jacke?

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K. November 12, 2011 - 9:37pm

Hey guys,

Just saw this - sounds all good - I'm keen to get involved.

Averydoll - you up for a challenge?! 

 

 

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. November 13, 2011 - 4:54am

Next saturday works. Keep reviewing and voting peeps =D

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters November 14, 2011 - 8:23am

K. - let's do this! 

I challenge thee!

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Dave Hanson from Connecticut is reading Incredibly pulpy fantasy and sci-fi November 14, 2011 - 11:41am

Get ready for the prompt!

Character A and Character B are having tea together. There's also an 800 pound gorilla in the room. They can not directly say anything about the 800 pound gorilla.

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. November 14, 2011 - 11:44am

Thats an interesting prompt, theres so many ways to go at a prompt like that.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters November 14, 2011 - 12:05pm

Seriously....hm.  Okay, I think I've got it.  When is this "due"?  A week?

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Dave Hanson from Connecticut is reading Incredibly pulpy fantasy and sci-fi November 14, 2011 - 12:12pm

7 days for the first draft. Another 7 for the final.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters November 14, 2011 - 12:19pm

Gotcha!  I'll post up on the 21st! 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters November 14, 2011 - 12:30pm

Wait - @BRandon - I need clarification.  Canthey interact with the gorilla as long as they don't TALK about it, or do they have to completely ignore it?

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Dave Hanson from Connecticut is reading Incredibly pulpy fantasy and sci-fi November 14, 2011 - 12:50pm

The name is David... but they just can't talk about it. Anything else goes. The Gorilla can serve them tea if you want.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters November 14, 2011 - 12:53pm

Oh holy hell - sorry.  I really feel awful now.  Should I have the gorilla serve you tea to make up for it?

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Dave Hanson from Connecticut is reading Incredibly pulpy fantasy and sci-fi November 14, 2011 - 1:02pm

lol no it's cool. Let the gorilla do what it will. Look forward to reading!

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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 14, 2011 - 2:19pm

Hell of a prompt David. Not sure what I'd do with that. Good luck ladies...

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. November 14, 2011 - 4:04pm

Well I guess ill do some rewrites on my story since voting is still open and jack and I are deadlocked. Jack, if I wini want Chuck's new book, Damned. Later lol

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin November 14, 2011 - 4:05pm

After reading both stories I didn't have it in me to break the tie. Next round is the one that matters anyways.

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Raelyn from California is reading The Liars' Club November 14, 2011 - 4:10pm

This reminds me, I still haven't read Dakota's story. I need to review stories for Craig's class but then I'll head over to the workshop.

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K. November 14, 2011 - 4:28pm

haha fuck...all good though - thanks for that David!  I think...

When you say tea - you mean like a cup of tea right?   Just sometimes people call their evening meal tea as well.

Thanks Averydoll - I'll do mine on the 21st as well - have fun with it - at least now I've got something interesting to think about for the rest of the working day - will be pretty tough though!

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters November 14, 2011 - 4:46pm

Yeah...it's a challenge.  I had it all worked out...forgot the tea.  Reworking.

 

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 November 14, 2011 - 7:40pm

@ Aliensoul77
I finished "Damned" the other day, it was hilarious and fun to read. I recommend it. 

I'm interested in doing this, just not sure if I have the time right now. I'll be watching though, and when I have the time I'll pop up to challenge someone to a literary deathmatch. =]

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Dave Hanson from Connecticut is reading Incredibly pulpy fantasy and sci-fi November 14, 2011 - 9:52pm

@ K. Tea is whatever you want it to be. Just don't have your characters mention the damn gorilla.

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K. November 14, 2011 - 10:41pm

hahaha ok ok the ape goes unmentioned....

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. November 14, 2011 - 10:44pm

Okay, I revised the "Muffin Man" story for the competition so anyone who read it before, from page 7 and onward, the material is ALL NEW.  That's right, after the one night stand, I went in a completely different direction.  No severed limbs.  No guy in a trunk with button eyes.  I may have gone off the deep end, it may be worse, I"ll let you guys decide.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun November 15, 2011 - 8:09am

Just so you guys know, I am monitoring this to see how it works out. The truth is, we wanted to have a system in place for things like this but I left it out of our launch schedule because it's the sort of thing that is hard to design until you have a feel for how you guys want to use it.

So, assuming this goes well, you will probably see an "official" way to set up things like this in the not-to-distant future.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break November 15, 2011 - 8:12am

Oh, that would be kick-ass.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch November 15, 2011 - 8:15am

Yes I think how this is done is still confusing. If there could be a sign-up list where anyone can become an active challenger (or withdraw from the list) and see who else wants to participate so one would know who's available for challenging. Also, the posted stories may be better off in a special workshop section (if such a thing is possible) so people don't have to look for them and get confused in case they want to vote.

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. November 15, 2011 - 8:09pm

Freakin shhweeet. Can't wait until this goes official.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. November 15, 2011 - 8:55pm

Can the people who reviewed my story for the competition read the new version and tell me what you think?  Someone needs to break this tie between jack and I.  I don't accept a deadlock ;p

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. November 15, 2011 - 8:57pm

I'll finish my edits tommorow, keep your pants on there. Should we do a voting thing on this thread or just stick to the star ratings?

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Dave Hanson from Connecticut is reading Incredibly pulpy fantasy and sci-fi November 15, 2011 - 9:10pm

I think it's going to be tricky to do the ratings inside of the thread here. Maybe have Brandon or one of the other admins vote in the event of a tie?

 

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy November 15, 2011 - 9:31pm

@aliensoul77

Tell ya what buddy, I'm in the process of reviewing jack's story right now. I'll just give him fives across the board. That should break the tie.    :)

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. November 15, 2011 - 9:32pm

No, no wait until tommorow for the fixed voting. Gosh.

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. November 15, 2011 - 9:38pm

Okay so I'm simply too busy to do anymore with my story but some minor edits have been made. Our fate is in the litreactor's hands now.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. November 15, 2011 - 9:43pm

Can't people go into their previous review and change the stars if they want to?

@Instag8r, yeah and I'll punch you in the cyberface

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch November 15, 2011 - 9:47pm

I'll read you guys' new versions and vote. Are they both up?

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. November 15, 2011 - 9:57pm

Have at it, the voting polls are open. And nobody get any Watergate ideas, this is a cool thing.

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin November 15, 2011 - 10:01pm

Watergate? I was going to go with hanging chads.

Although I haven't read either second draft, so I won't even know if its worth it until tomorrow.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts November 15, 2011 - 10:12pm

Can't people go into their previous review and change the stars if they want to?

 

Apparently not so.

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. November 15, 2011 - 10:28pm

My second draft is nothing special, I wish I had time to change the dialogue but I occasionally need sleep so I don't think it will happen. If I win this...well I won't give away the surprise because I'm not sure if it's a bad idea or not.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. November 15, 2011 - 10:37pm

My new version has an unborn fetus in it if that entices anyone LOL   Gone are the severed limbs!

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. November 15, 2011 - 10:40pm

Check out my newest flash fiction piece for unborn fetus adventures. In the flash thread.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters November 16, 2011 - 6:01am

"unborn fetus"

Duh.  If it were born, it wouldn't be a fetus.