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Q2 - 2021 - DLP Story Competition!

Discussion in 'Q2 2021' started by Ched, Apr 11, 2021.

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Pick yer poison, and for fucks sake only vote if you consider writing!

Poll closed Apr 16, 2021.
  1. Hogwarts Ghosts

    12 vote(s)
    34.3%
  2. "In hindsight, destroying the dementors was worse..."

    9 vote(s)
    25.7%
  3. Love in a time of war

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  4. Duelling

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    34.3%
  1. darklordmike

    darklordmike Headmaster

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    No worries. Sorry, my last post was pretty dickish. I didn't mean that anyone should be harassed over a vote. I just like transparency. I logged off, then came back several hours later to find that 'dementors' had jumped from 3 votes to 8 (last to first at the time). Given how few voters actually write, the possibility of a random person with two posts dictating everything was irritating. I have an idea that I'll pursue regardless, but it would be nice to be able to submit it.
     
  2. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    No worries - I understand the frustration!

    Personally I'm guessing we'll get at least a two way if not three way tie the way this is going.
     
  3. Erotic Adventures of S

    Erotic Adventures of S Denarii Host

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    I voted for it since it was my idea. Have two half formed ideas.
     
  4. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Okay, time for a second vote:

    Dueling -vs- Duelling

    I auto-typed the second one. Autocorrect says it's the first. Google implies both or either are fine. Both 'look weird' to me. Fucking letters, how do they work?
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2021
  5. Joe

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    Duelling back in the lead. I’ve had an idea for a duelling story that won’t actually have any duelling in it. That’ll teach you good.
     
  6. Erotic Adventures of S

    Erotic Adventures of S Denarii Host

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    Ghost duel?
     
  7. Wynter

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    A duel for love in a time of war.
     
  8. LucyInTheSkye

    LucyInTheSkye Competition Winner CHAMPION

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    I changed my vote from love to ghosts, hope we can get a tie of some sorts, although I think I can do duelling too. I know I'm new here but I'm really looking forward to this, both submitting a story and reviewing others'.

    A potentially silly question about the practicals, did I understand it correctly that we copy paste the text of our story into a PM? Does the formatting keep, like after I've fixed it to look like I want it to in the PM, is that what will appear on the other side? Spacing between paragraps and italics?
     
  9. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Yup, you got it! You'll pm your story to Xiph0 before the deadline.

    It will be copy/pasted however it looks in the message. Typically this keeps paragraphs and italics just fine - we haven't really had any issues here with the comps yet. But if you send it to him via PM and it looks like shit then just fix it and resend it - he'll use the more recent one assuming none of them are late (but try not to spam the man).

    Also -- Welcome!
     
  10. James

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    I vote every time with every intention to write, then there’s somehow fade to black, narrator says “three months later” and it’s the day after the competition ended. Crazy.
     
  11. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    Oi you degenerates - four hours left on the poll!
     
  12. soczab

    soczab Groundskeeper

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    so what happens with a tie?
     
  13. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    You can write for either topic!
     
  14. Lindsey

    Lindsey Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    ...I got an idea for the two that weren't selected.

    Lmao. Sounds about right.

    I'll try to come up with something about ghosties, but I'm not promising anything. It's all up to my muse.
     
  15. soczab

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    hmm is there anyone that isnt planning to vote or something that you can bounce an idea off of? I need a HP expert to refine a couple of details with my planned idea
     
  16. darklordmike

    darklordmike Headmaster

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    So it's officially a tie? Thank you to whoever changed their vote to give us a ghosts option!
     
  17. Ched

    Ched Da Trek Moderator DLP Supporter ⭐⭐

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    I'm going to be voting but you can still bounce ideas off me if you want. Also you can hop on Discord and ask for a brainstorming buddy in 'writing'
     
  18. Joe

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    Smart money is on combining the options, isn’t it. Hmm - that does present opportunities.

    Was there ever a rule about submitting more than one entry?
     
  19. Erotic Adventures of S

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    Just use your second account you used to sway the vote....
     
  20. Joe

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