The Fifth TvTropes Writing Contest:

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1 snowfoxofdeath16th Aug 2011 09:42:04 AM from San Francisco Suburb
Thou errant flap-dragon!
Greetings, denizens of Writer's Block. Welcome to the Fifth TV Tropes Writing Contest!

This time around, we have six themes. You will be asked to combine two or more in your entry.


As usual, the rules are:
  • One entry per troper.
  • Must be original (no fanfics).
  • 2000-5000 words. For the sake of consistency, please use this to verify your word count.

Deadline: October 7, midnight Pacific time. If we don't have seven entries by this time, it will be extended in increments of three days until we do.

When your story is complete, upload it to Free Text Host. Do not include your name or list the themes you combined anywhere on the document, as judging is anonymous. PM the URL to me and tell me your themes. When I pass on the entries to the judges, they will get the themes in spoiler text.

Stories will be judged thusly, total of 25 points:
  • 5 points: Conventions (spelling and grammar)
  • 5 points: Theme (how well you combined the themes into a good story; whether or not your entry is within the required word count of 2000-5000)
  • 15 points: The piece as a whole

  • jewelleddragon
  • chihuahua 0
  • Kino

  • Fallen Legend
  • Dealan
  • feotakahari
  • animemetalhead
  • Doktorvan Eurotrash
  • USAF 713
  • Ralph Crown
  • Freezair For A Limited Time
  • Mecha Jesus
  • Away Laughing
  • snowfoxofdeath
  • Leradny
  • Chubert
  • deathjavu
  • Rhyme Beat
  • Argeus the Paladin
  • Manga Maniac
  • Saturn
  • Boredknight
  • pagad
  • Specialist 290
  • History Maker
  • Dae Brayk
  • Atom James
  • Tera Chimera
  • Mild Guy

edited 2nd Oct '11 1:53:38 PM by snowfoxofdeath

2 FallenLegend16th Aug 2011 09:48:43 AM from Navel Of The Moon.
Craziest of all
First! I want to partocipate
Make your hearth shine through the darkest night; let it transform hate into kindness, evil into justice, and loneliness into love.
I'm in. Though, as usual, no idea how the hell I'm supposed to fit the theme. Bah.
4 feotakahari16th Aug 2011 09:50:55 AM from Looking out at the city
Fuzzy Orange Doomsayer
I don't have an idea yet, but I'll hopefully have something before the contest ends.
That's Feo . . . He's a disgusting, mysoginistic, paedophilic asshat who moonlights as a shitty writer—Something Awful
5 FallenLegend16th Aug 2011 09:57:36 AM from Navel Of The Moon.
Craziest of all
Having a literal fairy counts as a fairy tale?
Make your hearth shine through the darkest night; let it transform hate into kindness, evil into justice, and loneliness into love.
6 animemetalhead16th Aug 2011 10:05:52 AM from Ashwood Landing, ME
Runs on Awesomeness
Screw it, I'll try. This should help me get warmed up for NaNoWriMo.
No one believes me when I say angels can turn their panties into guns.
7 TheEarthSheep16th Aug 2011 10:07:43 AM from a Pasture hexagon
Christmas Sheep
I'll try to give it a shot.
Still Sheepin'
Welcome, traveller, welcome to Omsk
I'm in.
It does not matter who I am. What matters is, who will you become? - motto of Omsk Bird
[up][up][up][up]Actually, good point. While I definitely wouldn't say that having a fairy automatically makes it have a Fairy Tale theme (what if it's just another monster called fairy?), I can't think of any criteria about it.

Any help here, Snowfox?
10 USAF71316th Aug 2011 10:23:23 AM from the United States
I changed accounts.
Ohh, see, now we have themes I can work with! I am totally in...
I am now known as Flyboy.
11 RalphCrown16th Aug 2011 10:23:33 AM from Next Door to Nowhere
Short Hair
I'm game. What's the prize?
Under World. It rocks!
[up]There isn't one. You do get to brag about it to the rest of us, though.
13 snowfoxofdeath16th Aug 2011 10:27:41 AM from San Francisco Suburb
Thou errant flap-dragon!
For those of you wondering about fairy tales, Wikipedia is your friend.

Actually, given the nature of fairy tales, depending on what you do with it, you might slip by with less than 2000 words.
So, the fairy tale theme means I have to write a fairy tale.

...why am I surprised?
15 snowfoxofdeath16th Aug 2011 10:48:11 AM from San Francisco Suburb
Thou errant flap-dragon!
You don't have to write a fairy tale, just include them in the story in some meaningful way.
Responsible adult
I'm in like Flynn!

Do we have a go-between yet?
"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
I might possibly enter this. I love Grimm's fairy tales and have an idea I've been meaning to bounce around.
Also known as Katz
As aforementioned, I will judge.
Gay bacon strips
I'm up for this. It sounds like fun.
20 AwayLaughing16th Aug 2011 12:57:49 PM from Soviet Canukistan , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Likes trees.
Sign me up. Fairy Tale theme and a short timespan? Yes please!

edited 16th Aug '11 12:59:57 PM by AwayLaughing

But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?
It is the East, and Juliet is the sun! Put out please.
21 MildGuy16th Aug 2011 01:43:08 PM from the bed I made.
I squeeze gats.
What qualifies someone to be a judge?

Edit: or what do you look for in a potential judge?

edited 16th Aug '11 1:43:30 PM by MildGuy

22 chihuahua016th Aug 2011 02:00:16 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Writer's Welcome Wagon
[up] You just have to be willing to read and judge eight entries or so with prejudice. Meaning: Look for the good, but hone onto the bad. If you get a variety of scores, you're good.

I'm considering whatever to enter this time or judge again. Was I a good judge?

edited 16th Aug '11 2:01:37 PM by chihuahua0

23 MildGuy16th Aug 2011 02:05:03 PM from the bed I made.
I squeeze gats.
^Thank you. I'm also trying to decide which I want to do more.
Also known as Katz
[up][up]I thought you were a good judge.
highly secure
I'm in as a contestant.
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