The Seventh TvTropes Writing Contest:

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Seeking for Light
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After that, four of them will be selected at a random drawing and those will be [our] thematic objects.

It[']s the same four objects for everyone, regardless of who suggested them in originally.

Both from Parable.

edited 14th Aug '12 8:57:46 PM by Nocturna

Element of love
How is it going?
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
28 Parable16th Aug 2012 11:09:21 AM from California , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
Whoops. Sorry, guys. Had stuff to do yesterday and totally forgot to post here.

Our Objects are...

-Drumroll-

Tin Whistle!

Gameboy!

A Tooth!

aaaaaaaaaaand

Broken Alarm Clock!

That's it, people! You have your items, now you gotta make a story out of them! Be creative, have fun!

Begin!

edited 7th Oct '12 9:28:54 AM by Parable

The shadowlands surround me now but You walk with me through the cloud into the sun.
Welcome, traveller, welcome to Omsk
And it is on!

Question: do the items have to feature in the order they're listed, or can you have them in any order?
It does not matter who I am. What matters is, who will you become? - motto of Omsk Bird
30 JimmyTMalice17th Aug 2012 08:43:31 AM from Ironforge , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
I'd like to join this contest please.
"Steel wins battles. Gold wins wars."
31 Parable17th Aug 2012 08:43:39 AM from California , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
Any order is fine.
The shadowlands surround me now but You walk with me through the cloud into the sun.
32 Leradny17th Aug 2012 08:04:59 PM from Berkeley, CA
Entering.
Responsible adult
Do we have a pass-through person yet? I don't remember seeing one.
"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
Seeking for Light
[up] No, I don't think that's been decided yet.
35 chihuahua018th Aug 2012 05:41:15 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Writer's Welcome Wagon
In the unlikely case that I convince a writer to offer their ebook as a prize, do you think that's acceptable?

36 Leradny18th Aug 2012 05:48:44 PM from Berkeley, CA
No. Books are hard to pick as regular gifts, let alone gifts for people whose identity won't be revealed till well into the contest.
37 nrjxll18th Aug 2012 06:12:48 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
Very true. And speaking personally, the idea of introducing a "prize" into what's always been a fairly non-competitive contest makes me uncomfortable.
Element of love
"never look a gift horse in the mouth"

Any gift of good faith is always nice gesture. I don't think anyone here writes for a prize, just to grow and have fun.

@chihuha I don't see anything wrong with that.

edited 18th Aug '12 8:29:40 PM by FallenLegend

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
39 chihuahua018th Aug 2012 08:44:22 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Writer's Welcome Wagon
If you guys think it's not a good idea, that's okay. It's just that I thought that some sort of prize would be a good incentive to encourage entries.

Speaking of prizes, didn't someone offered to buy the winner a TV Tropes T-shirt last contest?

Element of love
I thibk it's a good idea, but I won't argue if you don't agree
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
Responsible adult
@Nrj: The first several contests had TVT swag offered as prizes. It wasn't until later, when Parable took a break from hosting and other people picked up the slack, when prizes stopped being a thing.

@Chi: If you want to offer a prize, and have the money to spare, maybe a $10 Amazon giftcard or something? I know you can offer those just by knowing someone's Amazon e-mail address, no additional info required.
"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
42 Parable3rd Sep 2012 06:10:32 PM from California , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
Heads up, people! You got till the 21st to get your stories done!
The shadowlands surround me now but You walk with me through the cloud into the sun.
43 Leradny3rd Sep 2012 07:21:00 PM from Berkeley, CA
I might not make it to the deadline so just... er, leave me off the list.
44 Parable4th Sep 2012 12:34:38 PM from California , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
Come on, Leradny! You can do it!
The shadowlands surround me now but You walk with me through the cloud into the sun.
45 Leradny4th Sep 2012 10:14:05 PM from Berkeley, CA
No one even added me to the list when I posted here two weeks ago. It's not meant to be.
Hey, is it too late to join this contest? I'd like to enter if it isn't. grin
Seeking for Light
I wouldn't think it's too late. The submission deadline isn't until the 21st.
48 Parable5th Sep 2012 11:29:25 AM from California , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
Added.
The shadowlands surround me now but You walk with me through the cloud into the sun.
49 Leradny5th Sep 2012 07:24:31 PM from Berkeley, CA
Okay, I'm officially backing out.
50 DrStarky12th Sep 2012 11:46:25 AM from Corn And Pig Land , Relationship Status: Staying up all night to get lucky
Okay Guy
I haven't even done anything yet.

I just sorta signed up kinda mindlessly.

I want to drop out.
Put me in motion, drink the potion, use the lotion, drain the ocean, cause commotion, fake devotion, entertain a notion, be Nova Scotian

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