Author Topic: 21th Contest: It's my Job [Ended]  (Read 16506 times)

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21th Contest: It's my Job [Ended]
« on: 14:19:00 - 04/10/10 »
This contest takes place out of the game. The goal is to write a small essay while following specific rules.
There is a set of base rules that everyone must follow. Not doing so will result in disqualification. The tone of the text is totally free. It can be comic, tragic, written as a dialog or in verses... anything that comes to your mind.
There also are several fancy rules that you can decide to follow or not. Each optional rule followed will grand extra points to the submition.

Each participant will be awarded a score based on his text. The points will be awarded this way:
Up to 3 points for the respect of English grammar and syntax
Up to 7 points for style and originality
Extra points for each optional rule followed

In case of tie, the first text posted will win.

The contest will last until April the 30th at midnight.


Base Rules:

1) The text must be about one class in Estiah. It can be any tier of class, and the content is free, but it must revolve around one character class. For example, you may describe how people of the chosen class live their everyday life, what they believe or what they need to do to be accepted.

2) You must respect Estiah's Lore. Above all, you must understand what "The Curse" is and how it affects things, and your story must not describe events that break this rule.

3) The length must be between 600 and 1000 characters long. Spaces and line breaks are not counted, but all other characters are. If you are using Word as a text editor, you can see the character count in file -> properties -> statistics.

4) It must be written in English. Use automatic translators at your own risk!

5) You can only submit one text. You can do so text by posting it on this forum on the official "21th contest submission thread".


Optional rules

1) There must be a mention to an animal in the text (It can be a fictional creature such as a dragon) - 1 point

2) The text must be exactly 800 characters long - 2 points

3) There must be exactly 10 charm names hidden inside the text. By hidden I do not mean not referenced to as charm, but used in normal sentence with the name's original meaning. You can use style option (bold, italic, slightly different color) to make them stand out if you wish- 2 points

4) The text should be written without using the letter "L" (with the exception of the name of the class you chose) - 3 points




Rewards:

The top 5 winners will receive 50 Phoenix Feathers
Contestants 6 to 10 will get 25 Phoenix Feathers
 
The top 10 winners will also be awarded with a special title: "the Bard"
« Last Edit: 23:00:21 - 05/08/10 by Lezard »

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #1 on: 14:36:46 - 04/10/10 »
600-1000 *characters*?!

Wow, these are short... (for reference, you're looking at about the size of Lez's intro here, everything before "Base Rules:")
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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #2 on: 14:38:49 - 04/10/10 »
I reaIIy reaIIy hate you now
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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #3 on: 14:42:00 - 04/10/10 »
4) The text should be written without using the letter "L" - 3 points

Any chance for switching to a letter not in a class name.

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #4 on: 14:44:46 - 04/10/10 »
4) The text should be written without using the letter "L" - 3 points

Any chance for switching to a letter not in a class name.

I'll make the name of the class an exception for this rule.

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #5 on: 14:44:56 - 04/10/10 »
4) The text should be written without using the letter "L" - 3 points

Any chance for switching to a letter not in a class name.
It's ok, Swayer is synonym of Slayer :D
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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #6 on: 14:53:25 - 04/10/10 »
4) The text should be written without using the letter "L" - 3 points

Any chance for switching to a letter not in a class name.
It's ok, Swayer is synonym of Slayer :D

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #7 on: 15:15:43 - 04/10/10 »
If I used, for instance "Sad Snowball" in my story, (considering there are charms called both "snowball" and "sad snowball") would this count for 1 or 2 charms named?

The other one is, what if I use the entire charm name but surround it with other characters within the same words? eg. "Nightmare/s"
« Last Edit: 15:17:36 - 04/10/10 by Arimith »
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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #8 on: 15:31:19 - 04/10/10 »
i hope wooden sword of betrayal counts as one.

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #9 on: 16:29:36 - 04/10/10 »
as asked in IRC, does it count as a charm name if you write a sentence like "He was very PERSISTENT, but couldn't find the cause for her DISEASE immediately"?
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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #10 on: 18:05:25 - 04/10/10 »
If I used, for instance "Sad Snowball" in my story, (considering there are charms called both "snowball" and "sad snowball") would this count for 1 or 2 charms named?
One

The other one is, what if I use the entire charm name but surround it with other characters within the same words? eg. "Nightmare/s"
It's ok


does it count as a charm name if you write a sentence like "He was very PERSISTENT, but couldn't find the cause for her DISEASE immediately"?
No

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #11 on: 19:11:31 - 04/10/10 »
800 characters is only like 160 words :(

Also do enemy charms count as well, eg, Mind Focus?

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #12 on: 19:37:24 - 04/10/10 »
Yeah, it's a really short character limit. I wrote two short (*I* thought they were short) vignettes, and the Inquisitor one was like 2000 characters and the Assassin one was ~1600. :(  Maybe after the contest I'll post 'em anyways so people can read 'em. I am clearly much too wordy for this contest, though. (like that's a surprise! :laugh:)

And writing it without the letter "L", well....I pretty much just gave up on that one completely.

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #13 on: 20:34:45 - 04/10/10 »
I just wove you guys !  :laugh:

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #14 on: 23:00:32 - 04/10/10 »
I just wove you guys !  :laugh:

I just appreciate you guys :P

So yeah, I already have a story with a single charm included so far: Lay Bare  ;)
(no not really, but I would be interested to read the story that would include this :D)