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DLP Competition - Q2 2020 - May - Shorter Stories

Discussion in 'Q2 - May - Shorter Stories' started by Ched, Apr 3, 2020.

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Pick yer Poison, DLP. Pick it. PICK.

Poll closed Apr 9, 2020.
  1. A long time passes... Harry returns to life via Horcrux.

    22.6%
  2. Subvert a scene from canon

    19.4%
  3. Wizards in Space

    51.6%
  4. Horror

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  1. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Congratulations to the Winning Entry #4 - THE FEATHERED CLOCK! by @Joe!

    And a congratulations as well to our Runner-up Entry #2 - Why We Fight! by @Halt!

    == == == ==

    Welcome to the DLP Competitions for the Second Quarter of 2020!

    Topic - Wizards in Space
    "There were once three stories who were written by a hive of scum and villainy amidst the Corona Twilight of 2020… —"

    Q2 is going to be three competitions overlapping! There are many threads, but this one is yours (May).

    Short stories typically range from 2000 words to 10000 words, give or take. This competition is going to focus on the ‘shorter’ range of that. Some of you will not like that. Some of you insist on using far more words than you actually need to use. Some of you will get over it and hone your craft. Be Best, DLP. Be Best. And consider that if you’re running into the upper limit then maybe you need to rewrite/revise rather than simply cut – or perhaps both. Hone, bitches.

    Q2 2020 – May Competition (Shorter Stories)
    Topic – ???
    Word Count: 2500-4000 words
    Deadline – May 15th

    You get the entirety of May 15th to finish your story. Send it to @Xiph0 via pm once you’re finished. Authors will be kept anonymous between the two of us. Feel free to use beta-readers but don’t post anything in WbA until after voting has ended.

    Voting Rules will be posted shortly before the deadline. These shouldn’t be too different from before, but depending how many stories we get they may be tweaked compared to prior comps.

    I personally quite like stories of this length. I look forward to what you come up with, DLP. Make me proud.
     
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  2. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Deadline in approximately a month y'all - let's go! WIZARDS IN SPAAAAAAAACE!
     
  3. Jeram

    Jeram Elder of Zion ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    This feels like a personal attack to someone who's had "Harry Potter in SPAAAACE" in "potential stories" on their profile for five years.
     
  4. H_A_Greene

    H_A_Greene Professor –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    Sweet. Something I have ideas for.
     
  5. anonymouse the First

    anonymouse the First First Year

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    Huh. It's due the same day I get out of school. (Also, is it okay if I write about redacted by Ched ?)


    Yes it’s okay so long as it’s set in the HP world.
     
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  6. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Yes so as long as it’s set in the HP universe. I’m editing your post because entries are meant to be anonymous.
     
  7. anonymouse the First

    anonymouse the First First Year

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    It's fine
     
  8. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    GO GO GO!
     
  9. Halt

    Halt 1/3 of the Note Bros. Moderator

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    Deadline's coming up, boys and girls. Make Wizards Space Again
     
  10. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    End of the fifteenth! Think it’s about 26 hours to go. Touch those stories up!
     
  11. soczab

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    so we go by eastern us time for these? I had meant to ask that
     
  12. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Yeah - Xiph is on that one.
     
  13. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    ~ Voting ~
    We're trying something new with voting this time. As usual you need to review every story before voting and you can vote in this thread (as opposed to a poll). You get SEVEN POINTS to distribute as you see fit to each entry.

    You can give one story 4 points, another 2, and the last 1. You can give two stories 3 points and one story 1 point. You can give one story 2 points and 5 stories 1 point.

    • Review every story before voting.
    • Distribute your 7 points how you see fit by posting in this thread.
    • Deadline - June 1st

    Prefer reviews to be in spoiler tags. I'll try to get around to voting soon, but I believe Halt (who discussed this system of voting with me) knows how it's intended to work as well.

    I'm not going to make you link to your reviews this time, but... everyone keep an eye out for me, yeah? If someone votes but didn't review let me know.

    Edit: As usual, authors can vote but not for themselves. They can also not vote but still review.
     
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  14. BTT

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  15. bking4

    bking4 Second Year ⭐⭐

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    I have to follow with @BTT on this one. Based purely off my given scores, I'm going with:
     
  16. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Okay, so... eeesh, I mean, I dunno.

    Entries 2 and 4 were the best, imo. Entry 2 I had the most fun reading, but Entry 4 felt like a nostalgic mix of sci fi and canon HP. Entry 2 struggled to land the ending and Entry 4 had less going on.

    So if those two tie that leaves me with... entry 6, I think, getting the last point.

    • Entry 2 - 3 points
    • Entry 4 - 3 points
    • Entry 6 - 1 point
     
  17. Blorcyn

    Blorcyn Chief Warlock DLP Supporter DLP Silver Supporter

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    A lot of interesting takes on this one, very different adventures. Thanks for competing, everyone.

    • Entry 1 = 1 point
    • Entry 2 = 1 point
    • Entry 3 = 1 point
    • Entry 4 = 2 points
    • Entry 5 = 1 point
    • Entry 6 = 1 point
     
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  18. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Thanks for voting Blorcyn!
     
  19. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Last call if anyone wants to review!
     
  20. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Voting is closed! I left it open an extra 24 hours b/c I was busy/lazy/whatever.

    The threads will stay open until June 10th when the next comp finishes, so feel free to finish reviewing (those of you who started but didn't finish) or comment if you are the author!

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    Congratulations to Entry #4 by Joe for winning!
    And congrats to the runner-up, Entry #2 for a close showing!
     
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