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Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Xiph0, May 1, 2011.

  1. ItsAProcess

    ItsAProcess Fourth Year

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    Hmm, yes, that point has been made already hasn't it? Gah. Notetoself: Skim less.

    (Oh, thank you.)


    So, when is the next theme usually released?
     
  2. Oruma

    Oruma Order Member

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    If we're going by genre, Tragedy can be an option too.
     
  3. T3t

    T3t Purple Beast of DLP ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Normally I'd agree, but Tragedy is such a shitty theme. It'd be filled with angst. Politics would be a better theme, really, even though Sesc did a decent job in the January gen contest.
     
  4. Stalin's Pipe Organs

    Stalin's Pipe Organs Auror

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    I think a large part of DLP's repulsion to angst comes from most fanfiction angst being this.

    I wouldn't mind reading well written angst from a DLP author.
     
  5. Blazzano

    Blazzano Unspeakable

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    Like Celestin said, you probably don't want to have categories that are too specific. But I do think you'd get reasonable interest if you have one contest for all uncommon protagonists, another for all uncommon pairings, etc.

    I especially like the one for uncommon protagonists, because I think it would help improve the flexibility of people's writing.
     
  6. Antivash

    Antivash Until we meet again... DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    For the sake of format, very unlikely.
     
  7. Zennith

    Zennith Pebble Wrestler ~ Prestige ~

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    I've been assuming the whole time that Crossover was going to be a monthly topic - why shouldn't it be? We have plenty in the library. I've been planning one this whole time, too...
     
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  8. T3t

    T3t Purple Beast of DLP ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Fuck, if Crossover become a topic I'll have three stories running around in my head (and on paper). I'm not sure whether that's really desirable for my sanity...
     
  9. Oruma

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    Speaking of crossovers, I want to put elements of a story into an HP setting, without the characters or objects or powers or whatever. Does that still counts as a crossover?

    E.g. Learning to Breathe, basically Harry Potter as Sousuke from Full Metal Panic.

    If that's a 'yes', then I'll have 3 ideas (and some scraps) to match your 3...
     
  10. ASmallBundleOfToothpicks

    ASmallBundleOfToothpicks Professor

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    Uh, any chance the stories could go up? It is the 7th and all...
     
  11. Antivash

    Antivash Until we meet again... DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    At midnight. Not everyone has left their votes. >_>
     
  12. Zennith

    Zennith Pebble Wrestler ~ Prestige ~

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    This just is never a good idea.
     
  13. Eidolonic

    Eidolonic Supreme Mugwump

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    It'd be nice if we had a little more time to write, honestly. Perhaps announce the month's category on the first, instead of after the judging for previous month is complete? An extra weeks' time to write might generate more entries, especially in categories that aren't as easy to do good one-shots in.

    But regardless, this is an excellent idea that has injected fresh life into the fandom a bit.
     
  14. The Arid Legion

    The Arid Legion Professor

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    Whose midnight?

    ;)

    Also, if there is a crossover theme then I have an excellent idea. Which I wont be able to post due to either computer troubles or just not being finished in time. Yeah.:facepalm
     
  15. Anarchy

    Anarchy Half-Blood Prince DLP Supporter

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    March was crossover month, so it's quite likely it will be a long time before it comes around again.
     
  16. Silens Cursor

    Silens Cursor The Silencer DLP Supporter

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    March was Alternates, not crossovers. Nah, I suspect this month's topic will probably be romance.
     
  17. Antivash

    Antivash Until we meet again... DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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