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Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-06-24 10:00:07 Reply

This is the companion thread to the Robot Day 2011 Lit Submission thread. Please keep discussions, questions and ideas in this thread and only use the submission thread for final submissions.


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-06-24 11:55:48 Reply

Nice, I'm super excited for this. I should have started planning a bit sooner--inspiration is hard to come by...


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-06-24 12:00:24 Reply

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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-06-24 15:08:56 Reply

Does it have to be for Robot day? Or can I submit something that has been written some time ago and currently a work in progress?

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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-06-24 15:35:47 Reply

At 6/24/11 03:08 PM, amplefied wrote: Does it have to be for Robot day? Or can I submit something that has been written some time ago and currently a work in progress?

I'm pretty sure there's been no rules against submitting old works. That's probably why the audio forum's robot day thread fills up immediately.

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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-06-24 15:54:16 Reply

So what, basically write any story that relates to the theme of Robots?


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-06-25 00:46:56 Reply

Can we submit more than one thing, or would you rather each person just chooses the best that they have?


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-06-25 06:54:47 Reply

what about the deadline? any other requirements, must the piece be something i have written for this event, or can i send in something roboty i written earlier?


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-06-25 09:27:09 Reply

Is there any criteria, any word limit/minimum, or anything like that? Or can we just do whatever the hell we want?


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-06-25 10:53:38 Reply

Does it have to involve robots?

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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-06-25 11:24:35 Reply

At 6/25/11 10:53 AM, gmercerd wrote: Does it have to involve robots?

Well that is what the theme is.


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-06-25 13:07:42 Reply

To whom it may concern:

I don't suppose there are many stipulations. The only criteria are that it must be about robots and that it must be submitted before Robot Day (July 10). There will be a judging panel, so mind your audience. There isn't a word limit, but something ridiculously long will turn away the judges. 5,000 words has been a previous limit, and it seems like a good limit to me. Also, the work must be original, but if it was written prior to the announcement, that's ok I think. Just be honest, or else you will get banned >.>

I'm pretty sure those are the only rules, but wait for further notice from the higher-ups. Also, MAKE SURE YOUR ENTRY IS 100% FINISHED AND REVISED!!! I cannot stress that strongly enough. If you turn in something rife with grammatical and spelling errors, the judges will instantly dismiss it. There are plenty of people to help proofread and edit/revise. Make sure that the process is reciprocal; if someone helps you with your entry, help them.


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-06-25 19:39:53 Reply

At 6/25/11 11:24 AM, Alex12345269 wrote:
At 6/25/11 10:53 AM, gmercerd wrote: Does it have to involve robots?
Well that is what the theme is.

Are you being serious? Because I wasn't.

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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-06-25 23:00:06 Reply

Pretty excited. I've got a pretty good idea for a story. Thinking about starting to write it tomorrow.


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-06-26 21:59:55 Reply

Sweet. I've been meaning to write a mad scientist-esqe story, so this should be fun.


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-06-27 12:57:59 Reply

Not doing this for the prize money just so you know.

How would the money be given, if one is from overseas? (I'm from the good old U&K)


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-06-28 14:36:18 Reply

I was planning on posting it here and get some hints if it's good at all, but I'm starting to have my doubts, so if anyone could advise me what to do (or just show me the way i'll find out the rest ;D ) I'd appreciate it.


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-07-03 10:29:53 Reply

At 6/25/11 11:24 AM, Alex12345269 wrote:
At 6/25/11 10:53 AM, gmercerd wrote: Does it have to involve robots?
Well that is what the theme is.

What about androids? Cyborgs? Mechas? Pseudo-intellectual computer generated holograms? Transdimentional space-programmed supercomputers? Transcomputational hypermetaphysical neurological mechandroid cybercryptological faux-bots?

I think the quesion opens up an avenue of discussion that most people would just take for granted. The theme is robots, but what is a robot?


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-07-03 15:15:36 Reply

I would like to think a robot is any machine (or human) incapable of emotion or feeling.

That is the basis for my one. A humanoid incapable of emotions.


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-07-03 23:23:17 Reply

At 7/3/11 03:15 PM, MaestroCC wrote: I would like to think a robot is any machine (or human) incapable of emotion or feeling.

That is the basis for my one. A humanoid incapable of emotions.

What if a robot were programmed specifically to have emotions or feelings, or they were some form of artificial intelligence capable of feeling? I think robots have much more potential than people grant them.


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-07-04 01:02:13 Reply

At 7/3/11 11:23 PM, WritersBlock wrote:
What if a robot were programmed specifically to have emotions or feelings, or they were some form of artificial intelligence capable of feeling? I think robots have much more potential than people grant them.

Robots are programs written by humans. That's my assumed definition.


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-07-04 01:35:55 Reply

I think as long as it's a good story I don't think anyone will care if you use the exact, denotative definition. A robot is a machine made by humans that is autonomous. I don't think they are supposed to feel, but then again that would be a difficult story to write that would also likely be boring(I think Bender from "Futurama" is a good example: he clearly is mechanical, and lives with humans, but maintains and realizes he is different, but he can still act human and sometimes acquires human emotion). A robot that "feels" is an easier story to write.

Good luck to all.


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-07-04 06:18:35 Reply

Are there any restrictions you would like us to follow? Are there any specific rules for this before we submit stories that could cause problems? Just curious.

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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-07-05 19:12:57 Reply

Hmmm, how come no one has submitted yet? Looking back on last years, someone submitted on the same day as it started...


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-07-05 20:15:47 Reply

I'm sure no one has forgotten. I'm still working on mine and still need to get a second word and some editing before submitting.


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-07-06 16:41:45 Reply

At 7/5/11 08:15 PM, DeftAndEvil wrote: I'm sure no one has forgotten. I'm still working on mine and still need to get a second word and some editing before submitting.

I'm sitting down and forcing myself to finish my rough draft before passing it on to some regulars. If anybody wants to exchange stories for proofreading/editing, I'll be happy to read what you've written.


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-07-06 17:54:49 Reply

At 7/6/11 04:41 PM, DeftAndEvil wrote: I'm sitting down and forcing myself to finish my rough draft before passing it on to some regulars. If anybody wants to exchange stories for proofreading/editing, I'll be happy to read what you've written.

Sure, drop me a line. I'll take a lookie-loo.


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-07-06 22:33:59 Reply

Wow, I am taking a bit longer than expected, and my story isn't yet complete. Also, I've hit a snag tat I got to deal with. Hopefully I am about one hour away from finishing my first draft.


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-07-08 03:11:09 Reply

A few days to the deadline, and nobody's submitted yet. To be honest, I'm a bit worried.


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Response to Robot Day 2011 Lit Discussion 2011-07-08 11:00:52 Reply

I'm sure everybody's just scrambling to get things finished and edited. I know I am.


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