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Kuno

Django Jane
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No Preferences
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I'm fine doing both. However, while I am ok with being the passive player, it would be nice if the aggressive player took suggestions from me every once in a while.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Sci fi, Romance, Historical, Modern, Supernatural
Genre You DON'T Like
School life

HerziQuerzi

Failures don't get into paradise
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Lillian Gray

Craft Master
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Edgelord
SEE, I'M HERE Nemopedia Nemopedia

I'm thinking about it.
 

PhantomThief715

Hell's Harem King
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Week days 3pm - 10pm Eastern
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Male, Female, Transgender, Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Aggressive if it's my own plot but other wise it's what's needed of me.
Favorite Genres
I'll play them all if I like the plot but I go for mainly fantasy and magical. I like anything that wouldn't happen to you in everyday life. I mean if you can live it why role play it.
Genre You DON'T Like
Fan fiction is my no go.
I have question. Does the whole story have to be up to 10k words? Meaning the story has to end at that number or can it be left as a cliffhanger? Like if you really get into writing and it ends up being more then 10k words could we submit the first 10k or less words of it?

Sorry if this makes absolutely no sense.
 
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Greenie

Follow the Strange Trails
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Passive.
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Fantasy, Supernatural, Horror
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Yaoi
10,000 is the max word count, but from previous competitions, the sweet spot for word count is usually about 5000 words.
 

Jays

Jorick, but better
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I have question. Does the whole story have to be up to 10k words? Meaning the story has to end at that number or can it be left as a cliffhanger? Like if you really get into writing and it ends up being more then 10k words could we submit the first 10k or less words of it?

Sorry if this makes absolutely no sense.
it should be a full story, otherwise what's the point?
You wouldn't want people to never be able to read your conclusion, would you?
 

Holmishire

Ghost with no home.
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Passive > Aggressive, but a mix.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic, Superpower'd, and some Sci-Fi.
Genre You DON'T Like
Anything heavily sexualized or silly. I tend to avoid hard sci-fi, horror, and slice-of-life roleplays.
I have question. Does the whole story have to be up to 10k words? Meaning the story has to end at that number or can it be left as a cliffhanger? Like if you really get into writing and it ends up being more then 10k words could we submit the first 10k or less words of it?

Sorry if this makes absolutely no sense.
it should be a full story, otherwise what's the point?
You wouldn't want people to never be able to read your conclusion, would you?
A cliffhanger can be a satisfying ending, sometimes.
 

Diana

Divine Space Witch Ò◇Ó
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I cannot speak for the other judges, but if you give me an unfinished story and I like this story, I will give you a B for submitting a cliff hanger and hold your full grade hostage until there is a conclusion. O:< Just like my eighth grade english teacher did to me.
 

Jays

Jorick, but better
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I have question. Does the whole story have to be up to 10k words? Meaning the story has to end at that number or can it be left as a cliffhanger? Like if you really get into writing and it ends up being more then 10k words could we submit the first 10k or less words of it?

Sorry if this makes absolutely no sense.
it should be a full story, otherwise what's the point?
You wouldn't want people to never be able to read your conclusion, would you?
A cliffhanger can be a satisfying ending, sometimes.
that's true in the case of it being intentional.
But what I gathered from the question was that they were asking about the secnario of writing 15k, then submit the first 10k because limit.
Go for cliffhanger all you want, but that's not a cliffhanger, that's just an incomplete story.
 

Astaroth

My sun sets to rise again.
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It varies a lot depending on my schedule, unfortunately.
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Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I play what's needed, but I do like to take the lead. In my one-on-ones, I often like being the "Game Master" in the sense of creating the setting, controlling NPCs, and steering the plot. But I still like input and collaboration from my partners. In group games, I prefer to be the GM or to play a leading or mentor role.
Favorite Genres
I love a little bit of everything. My top choices would be Horror, Modern Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Magical Realism, Noir, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Splatterpunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Historical, Mystery, old-school High Fantasy, and Sci-Fi (especially Spacesagas). I'd love to do some occasional Clockpunk or Weird West or Wuxia or Dieselpunk, too.
Genre You DON'T Like
I guess the only thing I don't particularly care for is high school drama, and even that can be fun with a good hook.
Since the focus of the contest is storytelling, I think not concluding the story would probably significantly affect my judgement of its success. Rather than send in an unfinished work, it would probably be better to edit down and cut extraneous stuff to fit the word count limit. 10k is a pretty substantial chunk of writing though so you should easily be able to stay within the guidelines!
 

Jays

Jorick, but better
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What separates sci-fi from fantasy? Is it a sliding scale or different sets of rules?
There are clear-cut examples, but also concepts that I can't quite distinguish.
What do you think?
 

Diana

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Sci-Fi to me is anything that includes "future tech, major advances, social/physical/environmental evolution", usually influenced by advances in science! It's a VERY broad scale. :D That could be a contemporary setting, but with like laser guns and shit. Or it could be a fantasy world where they're using advanced scientific genetics to increase their population. You could do space travel, or mutants, or anything really. The key part is that it is a future (immediate future or far future) that has evolved or been altered due to science, be it purposeful, accidental, or natural.

Or you could read this wiki where authors all disagree about what is scify enough. O:
 

Astaroth

My sun sets to rise again.
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It varies a lot depending on my schedule, unfortunately.
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Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I play what's needed, but I do like to take the lead. In my one-on-ones, I often like being the "Game Master" in the sense of creating the setting, controlling NPCs, and steering the plot. But I still like input and collaboration from my partners. In group games, I prefer to be the GM or to play a leading or mentor role.
Favorite Genres
I love a little bit of everything. My top choices would be Horror, Modern Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Magical Realism, Noir, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Splatterpunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Historical, Mystery, old-school High Fantasy, and Sci-Fi (especially Spacesagas). I'd love to do some occasional Clockpunk or Weird West or Wuxia or Dieselpunk, too.
Genre You DON'T Like
I guess the only thing I don't particularly care for is high school drama, and even that can be fun with a good hook.
The arguments about what sci-fi is could go on forever, which is why the prompt specifies that your story has to include some kind of advanced technology! Simplest bar for meeting the criteria for sci-fi.
 

HerziQuerzi

Failures don't get into paradise
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Fantasy of varying types. Some sci-fi.
its medieval europe except they somehow made a perpetual motion machine out of wooden planks and a collection of fine rocks
 
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Jays

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thanks for saying that punk
now you can't use it