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The Fifth TvTropes Writing Contest:

 1 snowfoxofdeath, Tue, 16th Aug '11 9:42:04 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.

Themes:

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

Judges:
  • jewelleddragon
  • chihuahua 0
  • Kino

Entrants:
  • 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

Element of love
First! I want to partocipate
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis
I'm in. Though, as usual, no idea how the hell I'm supposed to fit the theme. Bah.

 4 feotakahari, Tue, 16th Aug '11 9:50:55 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
Element of love
Having a literal fairy counts as a fairy tale?
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis
 6 animemetalhead, Tue, 16th Aug '11 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 The Earth Sheep, Tue, 16th Aug '11 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 USAF713, Tue, 16th Aug '11 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 Ralph Crown, Tue, 16th Aug '11 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 snowfoxofdeath, Tue, 16th Aug '11 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 snowfoxofdeath, Tue, 16th Aug '11 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
 17 Leradny, Tue, 16th Aug '11 11:05:28 AM from Alameda, CA
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.

 19 Mecha Jesus, Tue, 16th Aug '11 12:20:38 PM from [Undisclosed]
Gay bacon strips
I'm up for this. It sounds like fun.

 20 Away Laughing, Tue, 16th Aug '11 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 Mild Guy, Tue, 16th Aug '11 1:43:08 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 chihuahua 0, Tue, 16th Aug '11 2:00:16 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
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 Mild Guy, Tue, 16th Aug '11 2:05:03 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.

 25 Chubert, Tue, 16th Aug '11 4:53:55 PM from California
highly secure
I'm in as a contestant.
Whatcha gonna do, little buckaroo? | i be pimpin' madoka fics
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