I could do this if you still have room for alternates. I didn't want to read all 850 posts in here...
Call me lazy: I don't wanna read through this whole thread again to look for it, but is Utah's email somewhere in here already, or is it getting sent with the prompts?
@Conley: I'll put you down as an alternate. Thanks and glad to have you!
@Meat Seeker: which email are you referring to?
Important new WAR info!!
Everybody go to the post that started it all. The first post of the WAR intro thread. Read the bold, underlined, italicized stuff. That stuff is from Kirk.
So after you read that, everybody go give some special thanks to Kirk and Dennis for their contribution, and to the mighty Richard Thomas for throwing in the good word on our behalf.
Shit just got real.
@utah meat seeker is prob talking about your personal email/the email we are supposed to send our stories into
Also, so cool about the prizes!
Yeah, I'll be getting out a bunch of missives this afternoon/evening.
very cool of management to be so generous.
Yes, of them. Also very cool of you, Richard, for putting in the good word.
Very, very generous. The Men Behind the Curtain are good people.
@Utah Can we change it to OFFICIAL Presents: WAR thread?
No. Kirk said I can keep the brand name.
Although there was some conversation about changing the brand name to: Kirk is the Shizzle Presents
I just finished reading this entire thread (kind of). There's going to be more than one WAR yes? I would like to participate in a second one.
@Raelyn: I certainly plan for there to be. The interest seems to be there. Are you wanting in on this one as an alternate, or do you still live in the school library?
I'm actually in the library right now! If you open a second WAR after this, count me in for that. For this one I think I'd just like to watch and read. :)
Voyeurism is perfectly welcome. Try not to take is so far that any significant others become insecure.
"Voyeurism is perfectly welcome"
I'm glad we all understand each other.
Just to be clear, and sorry if this has already been asked, participants need not be in the workshop, yes?
Raelyn, you are correct!
Correct. You do not need to be part of the workshop to submit and participate. However, for publication/copywrite reasons, the polls will be locked to membership only. So if you don't pay for the workshop you won't be able to vote for your story.
join up people. it's not that much money, really. for a YEAR. seriously. it's worth every penny, too.
I thought the lock just made it for forum members only?
Damn! Well, at least I can still read all the stories, right?
Nah, I checked with Kirk. If you want in a locked thread, you gots to pay.
That sounds bad, right? You gots to pay.
$9 a month!
Come on. Pay $9 a month. Laurance can't even afford to eat, he drinks 6 pots of coffee every day to suppress his appetite. He pays for the workshop.
@Meat: we might see what we could do about at least letting you read the story your opponent posts against you so you can see what you're up against.
I really did too, before I knew about LR happening though. I donated plasma to get in the cult.
@Kirk and Richard: Thanks so much for coming up the some prizes. You guys rock!
Well, don't go to TOO much trouble for me, I would love to join but I'm sitting on two maxed out credit cards, and a house full of food bank canned goods. Plus I have to find a way other than hitch hiking to get to Winnipeg for a funeral in the next week. I know, whiny starving artist blah blah blah. If I don't get to read the stories now, I will read them when I make some money. Keep your fingers crossed I get the night job I applied for, please!
Fingers crossed, Meat
@Meat: We will certainly do that! And you're still up for writing and throwing your talent in the mix, yeah?
Oh I will. Someone will just have to keep me posted with how things are going...
We will definitely do that. Just hit me up in a pm every so often and I'll tell you your scores.
Thanks bro. Hopefully next tournament I'll be rolling in cash and won't be such a hassle to ya. ;)
You're no hassle at all. I just want to make sure everybody, you included, has as good a time with this as possible.
Oh it'll be a good time! Thanks for twisting my arm into joining in the first place.
@ meat seeker - i'm not a workshopper, so i won't be able to vote or see shit either. sucks, but eh.
i came to write, not workshop. so just keep me posted i guess.
I will keep you posted. All you folks not (yet) involved in the workshop just hit me up in a PM so I know who you are and I'll let you know scores.
I might be able to arrange for some trial passes like I did last time in the Anthology, this time for War contestants, but only if you guys promise to read and vote on as many stories as possible. Basically you would have a one-month trial period for starters. Sure you could workshop, but ideally you would use it for War.
A key more or less.
The thing is, I think it is pretty important to have as many of the actual contestants reading and voting as possible. Not only does it make it more fun, it can be quite informative and raise the level of play.
Anyone interested PM me and I will see what we can do.
Usually the more the better.
@chester that's a great idea.
Hi, I'm Matt. I can be an alternate if there is room for more alternates.
STOP STEALING MY NAME! lol
the real sign of war is when people are so pumped they're fighting over a name because there are no stories to fight about yet :)
is it time to smack talk about Richard yet?
p.s. also very interested in a pass for the story-reading, i promise to read and vote my ass off and not even peek at any stories not in the brackets.
^oh so that's how it's going to be, eh manda? oh wait, you're holding a gun <backs away slowly, hands up, palms out>
hope to see YOU in the finals, amanda
Yeah Richard?! You hope to see Amanda in the finals?! Yeah well I hope someone in the north division pusses out and they put nik in there and I hope to see you guys battle it out!!! Wouldn't they be epic? ;-p
^ Looks like somebody is confident. Well you're in for a surprise when you face me sir.
*Insert witty smack talk here.
I'll do the shit-talking for Dakota, since he's shy this morning:
You're about to experience what it feels like to get thunder-fucked by an eighteen-year-old.
@Amanda: Sweet, I was hoping you would say that. I will be waiting to get all the interested parties together, it might not be until the end of next week before I can get you activated, but we won't start reading till Friday or Saturday anyway, I don't think.
@Chester: Right now I know Closure and Meat Seeker should be on that list. One or two more I've forgotten about, but hopefully they're keeping track of this thread and will chime in.