Here you go Gentlemen. Good Luck.
Nice prompt, JR :)
Holy fuck nuggets that's a great prompt!!!
It's on, Moonpie!
(details to be arranged a little later, seeing as I just woke up)
Glad you guys like the prompt. (When I saw it, it was perfect)
Now go read our battle. Now!!!
Downloaded both stories and am in the process. One is quite long, so patience, young Jedi.
I've read them JR. Both are great. I haven't voted yet. Having to think about it :)
I would also like to jump right into the pit and challenge VooDoo_Em to a battle! Do you accept? :) Also, if by chance Mr. Utah is still lurking around, I'd like to challenge him as well. This can be a battle royale type thing.
Great prompt, JR. Too bad I cant use the Allison Layne story. The girl is a perfect fit.
So, Moon over Miami, whadda ya say we shoot for next Tuesday, by midnight, for drafts, and get the poll up on Wednesday. I think that's the 3rd of June if I'm not mistaken. If that's cool with you, s'cool with me.
Also, word count? Do we want to go with the traditional 2-3k window, or more, or less, or just open to whatever we can swing? I'm easy on that regard.
Life is pretty hectic, but I can give it a go. Don't expect anything great tho :)
And for sure Utah can come stomp all over this battle too
Moon over Miami. I like that.
Next Tuesday is fine with me. I'm partial to whatever word count we can swing, I'd say nothing more than 4-5k, though. How about at least 2k, no more than 5k? Work for you?
Works for me.
The hunt... is on.
I see what you guys are doing. It appears the very stones cry out for my blood.
Honestly the timing is pretty awful for me right now. Can we do a rain check?
Also, I am terrified of both of you.
Rain check it is, Utah! :)
Just Em and me then. Prompt please?
Em, due next Tuesday 2500 word max sound ok with you?
You should be terrified. I did a three way with Sound and Em, they left me crying in the corner.
JK actually I faired pretty well. I like Sound's tactic of calling out last years War King and. Runner up War Princess. Like I said during the three way. "Look at the balls on that one"
^^^ That post sounds all kinds of wrong^^^
What the hell kind of prompt....
Yup, 2,500 Max is fine by me.
I got to go think now, cos truly I got nothing :|
Really??? I'd think the story would practically write itself! :D
Shockingly, I had a much easier time with this prompt than the last one.
Is there an actual challenge pending between two writers or am I experiencing a major blonde moment and missed something above? If nothing else, I'd like to vote on the dueling stories (assuming there's a duel of writers in place.) Tell me where/when to vote.
Too many guys involved in this thread...: )
A summary of recent events...
Sound and I wrapped up a match yesterday. He was victorious. (that magnificent bastard)
Tucson and J.Riley have started the voting portion of a match. One can download their stories and subsequently vote from this thread: https://litreactor.com/discuss/beyond-thunderdome-battle-tucson-vs-jr
Sound and Voodoo_Em have just started the writing portion of a match, to be posted to vote on @ the middle of next week.
Myself and Darkside of the Moon (R.Moon) have also just started the writing portion of a match, also to be posted to vote on @ the middle of next week.
Anyone is free to read/vote on the Tucson v. Riley match currently, and anyone is free to challenge anyone else to start their own match. If you want to battle, but don't know who to challenge, you're also free to just offer yourself to the first responder.
Hope that helps.
Moon over Miami
Darkside of the Moon
What's next, my man?
Moon Twp. (That's a town right next door to me)
Waxing, Waning, Crescent, Full, Blue Moon
Dance with the devil under a pale Moon light
Feel free to cop any of those
I think you ruined it for me. Especially since Moon Unit was gonna be next.
Who am I kidding? We all know I'll never stop. Muaahahahah.
Photon, thanks for the summary. Can't wait to vote on the Tucson v. Riley match.
I'll offer myself up against the next willing participant. If anyone wants to accept, PM me or just accept here.
In an effort to get my productivity up I'd like to accept your challenge, Holly. So long as you're ok with a week and a half due date...so let's say Saturday 06/06?
Moon Unit was actually a nickname un high school. Moonman was the nickname my elementary school gym teacher gave me. But the rest are open.
Prompt for Holly vs. Sound...
I have the tiny roots of a very interesting idea...hopefully it's going to grow some nice sharp thorns soon :)
Not to take away from the verbal tango between Photon and Moondance above, but yes, Sound, I accept! I appreciate that I didn't have to wait and weed through a number of messages about Lunar-inspired nicknames for someone to accept.
June 6 is great. Let me know the deets and the rest since I'm new to this.
Is that Steve McQueen in "Bullitt"?
It IS Steven McQueen! But the pic is just from his everyday life.
You know what's silly? I've written only one thing for a LitReactor contest, and that was back during Teleport Us before I got on staff.
I also haven't written anything in a while.
I also have never played in the Thunderdome before.
So I'll put myself out there for a challenge. I can't promise that I won't manipulate the scores using my admin powers, but I do promise it'll be hilarious if I do.
Sweet! Our fearless leader is going to put his words where his fingers are... er... yeah. You know what I'm trying to say.
Who wants to accept his challenge???
If I wasn't already engaged, I would. The thought of going against someone with proclaimed "admin powers" is enticing in that of itself...like challenging Batman and the Batmobile in a drag race...
Hey, don't put me on a pedestal. I got this job because I have experience managing forums. Many of you are better credentialed than I am, writing-wise.
Perhaps, but do any of us look better than you do in a cowl and a cape? I, for one, think you're a sexy beast in spandex/leather. Maybe we've had manlier mods in here before - even the female ones - but they didn't have the whole super-package... so to speak.
Now... come on, people. Someone accept Holly's challenge already! The world is no fun until everyone is on the brink of life and death.
Literarily speaking, of course.
Photon, don't you recall the prompt you posted for Sound and me above yesterday? Steve McQueen? Probably the best prompt I could get given "Bullitt" was modeled after my cousin in real-life (albeit my story isn't a literal interpretation of the photo prompt, of course.)
As for Photon's assertions about Nathan in a cape and cowl--that's a visual I'm going to ignore (albeit I'm sure Nathan looks splendid in leather, lace, whatever.) I just entered the Thunderdome arena weeks ago on a whim. Took me a while to determine if my "girly prose" could handle the testosterone-dominant sword-swaggering talents of ya'll... : )
NIce to see this fun little contest get rocking and rolling again. I'm game for some carnage. Let's dance, Nathan. Let's dance.
And I mean figuratively. Not literally. Unless you really want to and if that's the case, I suggest the cha-cha. Or the funky chicken. Definately not the mashed potatoes. What with my wonky hip and all.
Shit, that's right, Holly. My bad.
So, the running matches are Me vs. Keith Moon, Sound vs. Voodoo_Em, Sound vs. Holly, and now NateDog vs. Tucker.
Since I've posted a couple prompts in a row, I don't want to be a prompt-hog. Anyone else care to present a prompt for Nate v Tucker?
Prompt for Nathan and Bill. Good Luck Gentlemen.
Looking forward to seeing where that prompt goes!
Alrighty, Bill, what are we looking at for word count and time frame? A week? I'm fine with whatever.
@Sound: What is our word count?
Holly, does 2500 word max sound ok? No minimum.
Sure. 2500k (even 3000k) is cool. Now I'm getting scared...the battle is really happening! LOL!
Hmmmmm...I keep leaning towards a 2,500 - 3,000 word count but fancy rocking some flash to keep things a little spicy? 1,000 words?
To be fair, I'm a big flash fiction fan, so if you're not, we can totally do the standard 2,500 - 3,000 word count. Just thought it would be a slightly different battle if we did it flash style.
As for deadline, how does a week from today sound? Final pieces due 6/5 at the stroke of midnight (CST)?
And that prompt. Yikes! Time to unlock my creepy side!
So, how are the stories coming along, peeps?