@manda lynn- woohoo!!! I sent Utah a message asking to add you!
I can't believe this is starting to give me anxiety. Does anyone have a paper bag I can breath into?
Who are you Nikki? And what will you bring to War? MUUUUWWWWAAAAHHHH!!!!!!
@American: Nikki mentioned somthing in the othe posts about a fleshlight. Maybe you could breathe into that? ;)
I'm just another freak from Portlandia. :-) i'm a cultie from a long time ago. I have a story up at solarcide.com and two stories up at thundadome.com and another story in In Search of a City: Los Angeles in 1000 words. I have another story coming out at thundadome on march 14 called Bitchin Vans & Bloody Hippies. Anyhow ... Now I need to dig out that fleshlight!
edit for all caps: OH SNAP
shit, @manda lynn - oh snap, it's on now. couple of ringers sneaking into the last few slots. man, i hope y'all are in different brackets than me, don't want an early exit.
You guys are so funny!!! Would it give you more anxiety if I told you I'm donating one if my signed Darkana Tarot decks by Daniel Donche for the grand prize winner? That's in addition to the prize boxes for the top 4 of which I already started collecting for :-) this is gonna be epic.
hahahahahhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...renfield and i said "oh snap" within sixty seconds of each other.
I'm aching to see the bracket!
Maybe I'll throw up a hardcover copy of Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas as a prize.
@richard it's gonna be a real show with so much talent. So exciting!
Ill throw in a pair of my used underwear for loser.
Well, welcome Nikki... I hope you brought your A-game...
@Aliensoul77 if you're gonna throw in your dirty underwear ...
Watch out Moon, I'm out for blood. I haven't got to battle you yet. ;)
@rmoon I'm bringing my A+++ game. Prepare to succumb to the awesome force of my succubi like literary persuasion!
Do you still have space?
Pandamask fills the last slot. Done.
Are you kidding me I think Amanda got in first!
Wow that's how you guys operate around here? I'm going to cream your skulls into a cum filled gutter.
Don't get worked up. If she was before me then let her. That's why I asked if there was space.
Well I was trying to be like all This is war! I wasn't actually going to cream on any skulls. Gross.
Shit. I knew it would happen like this. Okay, here it is. manda lynn has slot 32. Pandamask, I'm putting you down as an alternate. There are 32 people in this, one or more of them is likely to bow out in the next week.
Some people who are willing to be alternates for WAR. Everyone who now wants to be included in the tournament brackets will be placed on the alternate list and if anyone bows out at any point for the rest of the competition will be replaced by an alternate.
And now, allow me to take this moment to say this:
HOLY FUCK, WE FILLED THE TOURNAMENT! GAME ON, MOTHERFUCKERS!
Seriously, I am the most excited person in the room right now. I could kiss...some of you.
Already making enemies. Alright bring it on small fries.
"I'm gonna skull fuck you and creme in your brain!"
I like that one.
Who knows maybe Utah got someone else in too? Can there be only 32? I'm in for slinging it out with as many people as possible. :-)
@jacksusername I want to see some dirty down low epic fucking fighting to the last breath shiz here. I do what I can.
If it comes down to it, I think I can put together a hybrid bracket. Keep recruiting. If we get enough "alternates" I should be able to put together some weird bastardized system that will make it possible to accomodate everybody. Worse come to worst I think it will just mean that some of the lower seeds get a "by" week.
So hell yeah. Pandamask, you're down as an alternate now, but if we get enough more people, or when someone drops out, you're in. So for right now just plan on being in.
Dear Ringers (Richard, Nikki, Amanda): Thanks for joining us. Getting writers of your caliber into the contest was a personal goal of mine because I really wanted WAR to be as tough a competition as possible and you guys bring a lot to the table. The rest of us know that we're going to have to bring our best to make it past the first couple rounds now, and that's really the spirit of this tournament.
In honor of all the bleeding that's about to occur:
It's nice to know that I might find Richard again out on this field of war.
My wrath is coming!
How many more you need for an ideal bastardized system? I'm sure I can bring some more in. :-) I want a chance to whack panda ... Wait, I mean ... Oh whatever! How many you want so we can include everyone?
Why do you want to whack me?
What do you mean by whack?
@panda do you really think I'm going to answer that?! Really? Right. Anyhoo let's just hope the panda gets to do battle :-)
Weren't you in, but backed out?
I was hoping you would.
I hope so too.
Wtf? Now panda porn is off the table. Dorks.got to spring that kind of shiz on people. No prepping allowed.
I'm not sure how many more would be a good number to shoot for. Just looking at some preliminary stuff it looks like there would have to be at least one snuff round where not everybody participated, just the additional folks fighting for a slot in the tourney. I'm not opposed to that per se, but it would put a 2-week hold on the tourney proper. But I'm not finished researching, either, so let's press forward and find a way to make it work. Right now I'll slate every new contestant in as an alternate, and figure out how to restructure the bracket to include everyone if we can.
And by the way, if anyone knows how we can manipulate the brackets to accomplish this, feel free to let me know!
I will send you a list soon of the slots like you asked, Utah.
just stick to 32. if people didn't get in by now, then they weren't paying attention. sure, keep a few alternates, but don't make a big deal out of it. you've only been filling slots for what...a week? more? i'm sure we'll do it again at some point.
if you aren't sure how to seed, you can always look to the NCAA Hoops. they rank the top teams in the nation (62 i think) and then start dividing the top seeds up per bracket.
Rankings (based on best records in the USA, and other factors):
5. Michigan State
So brackets might be something like
2. Michigan State
but the brackets would be
#1 Kentucky vs #16 ___________
#2 Michigan St vs #15 _________
Obviously we have only 32 teams, but that's how it breaks out.
@richard I think that's a good idea. Next time people will be lining up. And I'm sure someone's bound to get scared away ...
The seeding's easy. And I think Richard's right. Was thinking about it in the shower and working in an odd number was just going to wind up being a nightmare. So I'll keep a first-come-first-serve alternate list to fill any slots that come open.
I thought you were going to have 8 competitions at once the first week with four people competiting in each set and then votes and then 4 after that and then 2 and then one big winner of SOMETHING GOOD.
Someone fill me in. Who is Amanda? I'm sure I know but it has slipped my mind.
She's an old cultie and she had a short story published in la1k with some of us. Also I think she had a story in Warmed & Bound. She's an awesome writer and an awesome addition to this forum. She's really really good. Her stuff is very lyrical and refreshing. In addition to short fiction she writes articles including author interviews so... Bring your game :-) and welcome her with open arms!
@Alien: the best thing to do is take a look at this bracket. I haven't been able to figure out how to create separate seeds, but don't worry about that. Just consider that, on this bracket, the numbers 1-4 are the seed 1s we are creating. 5-8 are seed 2, etc. If you look at that, the guy considered best (1) has his first match against the person considered least (32). And this is how you create the matchups.