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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-03 07:09:54 Reply

At 7/3/09 07:07 AM, Ocean wrote: Does it absolutely HAVE to be a song from the portal?

Oh yes.


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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-03 07:18:01 Reply

At 7/3/09 07:07 AM, Ocean wrote: Does it absolutely HAVE to be a song from the portal?

Yes. Does this mean you'll put in an effort this time? As it's two months in a row now I've given you a 0/10.


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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-03 07:19:41 Reply

At 7/3/09 07:18 AM, WritersBlock wrote:
At 7/3/09 07:07 AM, Ocean wrote: Does it absolutely HAVE to be a song from the portal?
Yes. Does this mean you'll put in an effort this time? As it's two months in a row now I've given you a 0/10.

I'LL BE BASING IT OFF OF ONE OF DAVIDZX'S HIT SONGS.
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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-03 15:51:34 Reply

I would audaciously volunteer to judge the next month's contest, but honestly, the new theme intimidates me so much that I don't know if I'd be able to even submit an entry, let alone judge. I'm still trying to figure out if I'm qualified enough.


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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-03 15:52:05 Reply

At 7/3/09 12:45 AM, gumOnShoe wrote: So, start thinking about it, if I have time tomorrow night and Zerok hasn't done it yet,

I probably won't, I'm in the middle of a life defining process right now and won't be out of the whirlwind until... 2011? Haha.


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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-03 15:59:12 Reply

At 7/3/09 03:52 PM, Zerok wrote:
At 7/3/09 12:45 AM, gumOnShoe wrote: So, start thinking about it, if I have time tomorrow night and Zerok hasn't done it yet,
I probably won't, I'm in the middle of a life defining process right now and won't be out of the whirlwind until... 2011? Haha.

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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-03 16:05:16 Reply

At 7/3/09 03:52 PM, Zerok wrote:
At 7/3/09 12:45 AM, gumOnShoe wrote: So, start thinking about it, if I have time tomorrow night and Zerok hasn't done it yet,
I probably won't, I'm in the middle of a life defining process right now and won't be out of the whirlwind until... 2011? Haha.

Now he has to find someone else to head the thing.

Which conveniently, on that note, I'm happy to judge if judges are needed.


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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-04 02:50:32 Reply

At 7/3/09 04:05 PM, Lost-Chances wrote: Which conveniently, on that note, I'm happy to judge if judges are needed.

Ditto on judging, if more are needed.

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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-04 16:04:03 Reply

Well, I may have only had 2 and a half hours to write it this time...but it didn't turn out bad(care to prove me wrong? It's on my profile. :P)...but I don't think I'm going to participate in next month's contest.

I always listen to music while I write, but I don't think I'd be able to synch it up, ever.

so yes, the new theme's a bit too intimidating for me.

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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-04 23:47:57 Reply

I have listened to a few audio portal entries and while I understand the intent, I think its somewhat difficult if you have never really accessed the audio portal here before. Furthermore, alot of this music is intended as background music for flash and flash games (thus they are repetitive in beat and rhythm, by design.) I find it somewhat limiting because most do not actually have a significant start, middle and end because of what they were created for.

I am sure there are exceptions to the rule, but I am also certain most can see my point. Using music as a theme isnt a bad idea. Limiting it to the portal may be a bad idea. Just a thought before it is officially underway.

I will probably still try to participate either way. I am just fearful that limiting it to the portal may affect the number of entries, and in turn, participation in general.

Was there any particular reason it needed to be limited to the portal? Just part of the challenge (sincere question) ?

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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-05 17:29:36 Reply

At 7/2/09 03:27 PM, bahamalama wrote:
At 7/2/09 02:31 PM, Coop83 wrote: Meh, I just picked a name at random. Perhaps I'll try something less common for a main protagonist name, like Marmaduke, or something similar.
This was my first go at a writing contest. And yes, marmaduke certainly is an original name. xD

Same here. I don't think marmaduke will be making his debut in this month's writing contest - I'm just not up for this month's offering, so there's one less competitor in the running this time :P

At 7/3/09 07:18 AM, WritersBlock wrote:
At 7/3/09 07:07 AM, Ocean wrote: Does it absolutely HAVE to be a song from the portal?
Yes. Does this mean you'll put in an effort this time? As it's two months in a row now I've given you a 0/10.

You mean I actually beat someone?! Hot piss!


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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-08 10:25:33 Reply

It's interesting that you guys are talking about writing based off of a song for next month's contest, because I wrote an aptly titled song (and submitted it to the AP) based off of this month's writing.

:I'm not going to plug it, but it shouldn't be easy to find.

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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-08 10:28:15 Reply

At 7/8/09 10:25 AM, Sleaze wrote: shouldn't be easy to find.

Err, quite the opposite.

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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-08 18:24:42 Reply

At 7/8/09 10:28 AM, Sleaze wrote:
At 7/8/09 10:25 AM, Sleaze wrote: shouldn't be easy to find.
Err, quite the opposite.

Why not post a link, to save us the time :P


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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-08 18:44:41 Reply

I've just sent my scores off and my comments are done. It was a really fun contest to judge actually, with some real interesting entries coming about. It definitely wasn't easy coming up with my favourites, but good luck to you all anyway.

As with last time, expect my comments to be posted in the almighty results thread.

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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-08 19:04:38 Reply

At 7/8/09 06:44 PM, Scarab wrote:
As with last time, expect my comments to be posted in the almighty results thread.

Any idea when the results thread will be posted?


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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-08 19:28:12 Reply

At 7/8/09 07:06 PM, Fyndir wrote: I'm still judging, because some of the submissions are so unbearably crap that I have to stop and take a break after going through them. =(

Oops.

Also, I'm slowly working my way through the requested reviews, so to those who remain - please be patient.


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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-08 20:47:44 Reply

just as a blanket statement: i would appreciate anyone's feedback on my story when the time comes.

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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-08 20:56:46 Reply

At 7/8/09 08:11 PM, Fyndir wrote:
No idea what the other judges thought of them, but personally, yeah, had to stop, facepalm and do something else for a while after those.

How far along are you?


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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-09 12:08:10 Reply

The results are coming.

And with that in mind, time is moving slower than ever before.

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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-09 12:14:27 Reply

Hey people,

Just poking in to give an update on the judging as done by me. I have to say I have seen and read a lot of great stuff so far.... also a lot of things that make me want to kill small animals.

I should have all my results in by the end of Sunday.


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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-10 09:18:45 Reply

At 7/8/09 08:11 PM, Fyndir wrote: C1pher, BoomToons and FourSwordsKing have the worst scores without being disqualified so far, on my scoresheet.

I guess that means you haven't gotten to mine yet then :PAt 7/8/09 08:11 PM, Fyndir wrote:

C1pher, BoomToons and FourSwordsKing have the worst scores without being disqualified so far, on my scoresheet.

I guess that means you haven't gotten to mine yet then :P

At 7/9/09 01:11 PM, Fyndir wrote:
At 7/9/09 12:14 PM, ForNoReason wrote: I should have all my results in by the end of Sunday.
In that case, sir, we have a race.

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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-10 15:30:26 Reply

At 7/10/09 09:27 AM, Fyndir wrote: I've had to drop points from a few stories this month for silly little errors like that which I can't really attribute to a typo (there instead of they're, fair instead of fare, waste instead of waist), and I can only strongly remind that you all proof-read your work before making the submission.

I've had to add "do a proof-read" to quite a few of my comments. I tend not to bring spelling and grammar issues up unless the writer has really, and I mean really messed up on that front. I suppose I'm hoping that constant reminders are uneeded, but it's relevant now and then definitely.

Also, Sawdust gets like 0/10 for anime references.

I think I'm very lenient with my scores. I gave a one last month, but that was a clear joke story. My scale is more like 4.5 to 9, with some exceptions. That being said, I tend not to give really high scores either. I think it would be hard, as great as many of the writers around here are, for an entry to get an absolutely perfect score from me. Most of us have places to improve.

I tend to focus my judging in the comments actually. I told myself this time, "I'm going to do shorter comments". No such luck. Some of them are longer than ever.

It's because I love people, or something ;)

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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-10 15:51:40 Reply

Are we supposed to request comments/critique if we want them?
:Here's my request, ye mighty judges.

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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-10 16:01:58 Reply

A musical writing assignment, interessting.. Now the writeing and music just need to go hand in hand? Like my writing doesn't need to be 4 minutes long or something? lol

If it just needs to go hand in hand.. I shall start thinking.


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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-11 00:48:07 Reply

At 7/10/09 09:27 AM, Fyndir wrote: Also, Sawdust gets like 0/10 for anime references.

lololololololololo0lololo

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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-11 03:37:09 Reply

At 7/10/09 09:27 AM, Fyndir wrote: waste instead of waist

That actually was a typo, I posted in this thread right after submitting it ><

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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-11 12:32:44 Reply

At 7/10/09 03:51 PM, Sleaze wrote: Are we supposed to request comments/critique if we want them?
Here's my request, ye mighty judges.

I've got all my comments ready, and I'll post them in the results thread when it's ready. One or two of the other judges will probably post their comments either there or in this thread. You might be PM'd a few words though, so keep an eye out.

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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-11 14:16:57 Reply

At 7/11/09 02:15 PM, Fyndir wrote:
At 7/11/09 12:40 AM, speeling wrote: Is it? I just want to know if i should bother being psyched for this of not.
Not telling.

You'll find out for sure once I post my comments in the results thread.

Which may be released at the same time as Duke Nukem Forever.


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Response to Mwc9: June: Island Escape: Talk! 2009-07-11 15:47:31 Reply

Perhaps I'm missing something. Has a results thread already been created?