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DLP Flash Christmas Competition - 2023

Discussion in 'Story Competitions' started by Lindsey, Dec 2, 2023.

  1. Lindsey

    Lindsey Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    Flash Comp - December 2023

    Topic - A Magical New Year


    Very open-ended topic that can include any POV. Just make sure it includes a new year

    Picking up where Ched left off, we know the drill.

    Winner gets a star for their profile, but the 'winner's banner' is going to keep hanging out with the last winner of a full competition until the next one ends.

    Xiph0 and I may know your identity but otherwise you'll be kept anonymous unless you choose to claim your story after the competition.

    Word Count: 500-5000 words
    Due Date: January 1st, 2024
    (send your stories via pm to @Xiph0)
    Voting (estimate): January 3rd-20th

    This is a flash competition so you aren't required
    to leave a full 200+ words of review - just give your
    thoughts and try to be helpful! Voting will be done
    either via poll or via point distribution depending
    upon number of entries.

    Authors MUST review AND vote but cannot vote for themselves!

    Vote for the winners in the poll/s -- how many you can vote for will depend on the number of entries.
    You need to review every story and I'd prefer you link to your review, but I understand that's a PITA so it's okay if you need to skip.

    This thread will be moved to the story competition sub-forum when it is created. I wanted to get it up ASAP.
     
  2. AgentSatan

    AgentSatan Third Year

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    Can’t even get 7500 words as the max?
     
  3. Lindsey

    Lindsey Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    For a normal competition yes, but for a flash one, we rarely see entries over 3000. After all, we only have a few weeks to write it.
     
  4. haphnepls

    haphnepls Seventh Year

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    Go write!
     
  5. Lindsey

    Lindsey Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    There are only a couple days left until the due date!

    Hopefully some of you are writing!
     
  6. James

    James Unspeakable

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    I really wanted to participate this time, but I've spent all day writing and I'm at glorious 320 words. Haven't even finished my setup of a setup scene. :D
     
  7. H_A_Greene

    H_A_Greene Unspeakable –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    Since this never appeared in the competitions area I never even glanced in the thread's direction when I'd pop by the forums on my phone. Finally saw it by dumb luck a few days ago and the prompt hasn't inspired anything, alas. The one old idea I'd had was more for Christmas than the new years.
     
  8. Lindsey

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    The time has arrived to put down your pen (or keyboard) and send in your stories.

    Please submit your stories to @Xiph0.

    As I was late posting this, we will accept submissions until 5pm PST tomorrow (January 2nd).
     
  9. Lindsey

    Lindsey Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    As I do not have rights to post in the forum yet, please vote here.

    VOTING
    1. Leave a 200+ word review for each story in the story thread
    2. Distribute 5 points between the stories as you see fit (( in this thread ))**
    3. Authors MUST vote but cannot vote for themselves
    The voting will be open until January 20th.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2024
  10. haphnepls

    haphnepls Seventh Year

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    3 points to #1
    1 point to #3
    1 point to #4

    Great show everyone and thanks for writing.
     
  11. H_A_Greene

    H_A_Greene Unspeakable –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    3 points to #1
    1 point to #3
    1 point to #5.

    A lot more and a heck of a lot of variety, kudos to everyone who wrote and submitted.
     
  12. Shinysavage

    Shinysavage Madman With A Box ~ Prestige ~

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    2 points to entries 3 and 4
    1 point to entry 1.

    Thanks for entering, everyone, and thanks to Lindsay for getting it going again.
     
  13. Xiph0

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    I believe posting in the subforum should be good to go now.
     
  14. Mr. Mixed Bag

    Mr. Mixed Bag Seventh Year

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    2 points to entry #5
    2 points to entry #4
    1 point to entry #3.

    I wish I had 6 points to give, because all three of these are basically equal for me, but sadly one has to lose out. Great work to all the authors- not just of these, but everyone who entered. It's been a blast to have a comp going again.
     
  15. Lindsey

    Lindsey Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    3 points for entry #3
    1 point to entries #1 & #5
     
  17. FitzDizzyspells

    FitzDizzyspells Seventh Year DLP Supporter ⭐⭐⭐

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    3 points to Entry #3
    2 points to Entry #1
     
  18. BTT

    BTT Viol̀e͜n̛t͝ D̶e͡li͡g҉h̛t҉s̀ ~ Prestige ~

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    2 points for Entry 5
    2 points for Entry 4
    1 point for Entry 3
     
  19. LucyInTheSkye

    LucyInTheSkye Competition Winner CHAMPION ⭐⭐

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    This was so much fun, thanks to everyone for writing! I wish we had more points to give out, I would have liked to have given points to more stories.

    3 points to entry 5
    1 point to entry 4
    1 point to entry 7
     
  20. Niez

    Niez Seventh Year ⭐⭐

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    A lot of entries this time around, and some quite good. It almost brings a tear to my little eye. Only five points to give, unfortunately, so it must be:

    2 points to entry 5
    2 points to entry 4
    1 point to entry 1

    Entry 3 may have also deserved a point, truth be told, but I ran out of them. I hope you find it in your hearts of hearts to forgive me. In any case, thank you all for participating.
     
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