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Old 11-28-2007, 05:30 PM View Post #1 (Link) Shaun's Dystopia Contest (Deadline Dec. 24)
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Alright guys, I though we should have a nifty contest for Christmas time. I'm going to award points for this one, since I'm an admin and such. (Talk to Andy and I if you'd like to give away points for your own little contests, because we'd probably be willing to do that).

The challenge is basically this:
Write a short story no longer than 5,000 words that is set in a dystopian world. Your story should be creative and intriguing and deal with how the characters deal with such a world.

or

Write a poem no longer than 40 lines that portrays a dystopian world, real or imagined.

If you don't know what a dystopia is, look it up .

You have until December 24th to turn in your story or poem. I'll review them and issue out points to the winners. Right now it will be only the top three slots, but if I get a lot of people involved it may go up to the top five slots. (I'll talk with Andy to figure out what would be a good amount of points to give, but expect first place to get no less than 50 points)

So, get writing!

Edit (details about where to submit):

Okay, here is how it is going to work now guys.

Send your stories to my email: arconna@(no spam)yahoo.com (remove the no spam part obviously).

For the title put Dystopia Contest: Name of your story. That way I can identify it and it won't get lost in my spam box or anything.

So you have until the 24th. Good luck!
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:31 PM View Post #2 (Link)
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Sounds good! Any other specific criteria besides the ones mentioned above? (eg, must be under an R-rated level, must have at least more than one characters, etc?)
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:40 PM View Post #3 (Link)
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I guess I'm in. Can we post our short stories on here or do they have to be private?
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:52 PM View Post #4 (Link)
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I'm in too
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:12 PM View Post #5 (Link)
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Originally Posted by Imelda View Post
What's dystopian?

I mean, I know, but other people might not ... That sounds plausible, right? Yeah, it does ...
a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:28 AM View Post #6 (Link)
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I'm in! Sounds like fun, but I might not be able to finish my entery cause it's a busy month.

For anyone who doesn't know what Dystopian means:

an imaginary place where everything is as bad as it possibly can be
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:42 AM View Post #7 (Link)
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I already covered it Nyx. In other words though, simple as possible,

the opposite of an utopia.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:19 AM View Post #8 (Link)
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Yes I saw that, just thought two different definations could help.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:38 AM View Post #9 (Link)
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Hey, Shaun, you want to put that deadline on the calendar? Come to think of it, we should probably put the dates for all the current contests on there.

PM me, anyone, and I'll put them up.
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This is a fantastic idea. I'd like to enter.
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