Author Topic: 21th Contest: It's my Job [Ended]  (Read 16507 times)

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #15 on: 00:20:06 - 04/11/10 »
Some questions, since I love playing with rules:

For example (NOT MY ENTRIES!!!):

1) To hit 800 characters, how are "characters" counted? If I count the length of this string, it is 89 characters.
If I define a "character" as an actual letter, minus punctuation, filler space, and newlines, it will be less.
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Slayers!   W-T-F are they!!

horrors from   __outer_space__ !?        ?


Don't ask me...

2) Can you split a charm name by punctuation?
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As I slew my opponent, I felt a sense of RELEASE. KARMA is a bitch, yo!


Merton

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #16 on: 00:40:30 - 04/11/10 »
I'm pretty sure a character is everything that isn't a space or line break.  My submission is 800 based on what Word tells me, though I did also have it count each paragraph and I added the figures up myself just to be sure (Word can be dodgy sometimes).

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #17 on: 00:48:01 - 04/11/10 »
Awesome competition Lez and Nip!

And that's quite a gauntlet Merton has thrown down with the first entry hehe
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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #18 on: 01:11:51 - 04/11/10 »
I'm pretty sure a character is everything that isn't a space or line break.  My submission is 800 based on what Word tells me, though I did also have it count each paragraph and I added the figures up myself just to be sure (Word can be dodgy sometimes).

yea well, not all of us use word. My text editior counts by actual characters.

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #19 on: 01:20:58 - 04/11/10 »
I'm pretty sure a character is everything that isn't a space or line break.  My submission is 800 based on what Word tells me, though I did also have it count each paragraph and I added the figures up myself just to be sure (Word can be dodgy sometimes).

yea well, not all of us use word. My text editior counts by actual characters.
Ok send ur story to us so we can throw in the Word and check it to you!
[20:01]   <wl>   that happens if you let schutz design a dungeon! only charms for himself :P

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #20 on: 01:43:14 - 04/11/10 »
There was a question about if you use the same Charm name twice does it count as 2 for the bonus rule or 1.

I use purity twice (in the same sentence). If that counts as 2, I'll need to alter my submission.  I just figured it was still TEN charm names.

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #21 on: 03:14:18 - 04/11/10 »
Wait... does winner #5 get 75 feathers?
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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #22 on: 03:17:05 - 04/11/10 »
Here's where I pretend not to know Gabbin.   :P

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #23 on: 04:23:52 - 04/11/10 »
Wait... does winner #5 get 75 feathers?
It sounds fair to me!
Everyone trying to make something cool, but not the most awesome thing so they can enter in 5th place.
[20:01]   <wl>   that happens if you let schutz design a dungeon! only charms for himself :P

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #24 on: 04:44:34 - 04/11/10 »
Love your submission Fenrir, it's awesome!
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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #25 on: 12:30:14 - 04/11/10 »
1) To hit 800 characters, how are "characters" counted?
Anything that's not a space or a line break.
However, use the "W___T___F" at your own risk, since there are many points for style.

2) Can you split a charm name by punctuation?
As I slew my opponent, I felt a sense of RELEASE. KARMA is a bitch, yo!
Nope, it does not work.

There was a question about if you use the same Charm name twice does it count as 2 for the bonus rule or 1.
Charm names count only once. If you use "purity" twice, it counts as only one name.

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #26 on: 16:32:51 - 04/11/10 »
Interesting contest, ive just posted mine   ;)

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #27 on: 19:08:14 - 04/12/10 »
I love this contest. I hope I get inspiration to enter something though :)
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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #28 on: 18:21:46 - 04/13/10 »
I just wanted to say : I'm a big fan of Freyajack's work here !  :laugh:

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Re: 21th Contest: It's my Job
« Reply #29 on: 23:01:31 - 04/13/10 »
I just wanted to say : I'm a big fan of Freyajack's work here !  :laugh:

Count me in! I can imagine myself singing that in an old stinking tavern in Eclis.  :laugh: