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What do you think of this immensely silly idea?

  • This sounds like it would be fun!

    Votes: 14 100.0%
  • It's stupid! Let's not do it.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • You know what? I have a better idea! (please include idea in your post)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    14
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Palonis

Guest
#1
So as you probably don't know, I'm the Art/Writing moderator. I was looking at that section the other day, and I noticed how very little posting goes on there. So I decided that I would bring up the possibility of creating some fun projects and contests for members to do, to help them develop their plots, characters, and general writing skills. Some ideas I have thus far:

Developing a Setting: You're told to describe a location in a certain genre, and it's your job to make a descriptive paragraph that goes into detail about the setting.

Crafting a Fighting Style/Weapon: Make up a cool weapon or fighting style, go into detail on its history and possible significance to a storyline, and describe the feats that you can accomplish with that weapon/style.

A Character's Cadre: Give your NPC hanger-ons a third dimension by describing their backstory and plot motivations. Why do they follow your character around? What do they want to accomplish in their life?

If you have any other idea for fun writing projects (or just want to tell me that my ideas are lame), please let me know. I'm open for critiques and suggestions.
 

Asmodeus

Gazorpazorpdeus
Posting Speed
Speed of Light
#2
Genre game?

Start a story in one genre, then the next writer has to change it to another genre and continue the story.
 

Diana

Owlmageddon comes. Ò◇Ó
BENEFACTOR
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
My Usual Online Time
5PM - 5AM Daily
#3
I volunteer Writing Challenges. >:D Giving people a "starting sentence" and then having to write a quick story from it. Bonus points if they use some provided vocabulary words or themes.

Edit: I just remembered "Story Chains" where everyone adds on to a story. Those are fun too!
 
Favorite Genres
Magical, Fantasy, Supernatural, Sci Fi, Steam Punk, Noir, HORROR, and I'm willing to try Romance.
#4
Alright...so now that we established there is interest in it...shall we work out the details?

I know what attracted me to this game last time we had it...

The mods of the game would send a postcard or something to the winner.

o.o

I demand prizes!
 
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Xindaris

Guest
#5
There should be a poetry contest in addition to fiction.

That is all.
 
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Palonis

Guest
#6
Good suggestions, guys. I could totally send out a postcard to people who win those contests, and poetry contests aren't too bad an idea either. But you know what, I think that prizes ought to be more substantial than just a simple postcard. Maybe the winner could have his post approved or something. Thoughts? Suggestions for other prizes?
 
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Xindaris

Guest
#7
Giver of the contest could offer themselves as an active member of the winner's RP, or an RP of the winner's choosing.

Then again, that could lead to issues, and probably wouldn't be helpful for anyone but me. So eh.
 

Sakura

Official Iwaku Little Sister
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
After 5PM EST weekdays
Writing Levels
Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Female, Primarily Prefer Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Instinctively passive unless the story needs a push. I adapt as needed.
Favorite Genres
SciFi, Fantasy, Modern, Twist Genres.
Genre You DON'T Like
Mature, Horror (with rare exceptions)
#8
That sounds cool... :D
As for prizes...

You could give them those reputation points, or have some >insert their favourite member here< make an article/video/audio in their honor or something for them. xD

I dunno. I keep thinking of the Paorou-as-slave-for-a-day prize from back when. That was awesome xD

 
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Quiet One

Guest
#9
On the one hand, writing challenges sound...well, like a challenge, and I mean that in a good way. But on the other, I do enough writing in my free time in a little binder. I can't have too many stories in my head! I've already got, like, six or seven! My brain will explode! That and I have a brittle ego, so I'm not sure how I'd feel being judged by more experienced member who, well, intimidate me.
...I'm sorry, is this the sort of business I should be sticking my nose in?
 

Hydronine

The Murrstress
Roleplay Invitations
One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
Several Posts a Day, A Few Posts A Day
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige, Douche, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
No Preferences
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
I'm fine with doing both, but it depends on the situation and how comfortable I am with the RP, plot, or subject matter of the RP.
Favorite Genres
Scifi, Fantasy, Modern, Magical, Horror, Noir, apocalyptic, Grimdark, yaoi, yuri, anything really.
Genre You DON'T Like
Uhhh..... That's hard.
#10
AWESOME!
 
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Pirogeth

Guest
#11
Don't forget Newsletter has an eye in that forum as well...we have eyes everywhere.
 
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Palonis

Guest
#12
Alright, sorry for forgetting this project idea. I'm probably going to make the first one next week, so stay tuned.