The Eighth TV Tropes Writing Contest:

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See the first post:

Original work only.

That said, I suppose you can just file the names off of the characters and call it an original work.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Seeking for Light
@Psyga: I'd say ask the handler (danna) if they're willing to take your submission early. If they don't have a problem with it, send it in. If they'd rather you wait till closer to the deadline (e.g. for fear they'd forget about it), then just wait to send it in. There's no requirement that you be working on it up to the last minute. smile

@Tehpillowstar: No fanfic allowed, but what you do with the work after the contest is over is entirely up to you. Using Free Text Host and requiring that there be no attribution is only to ensure that judging is anonymous; who wrote what is revealed after the contest is over.
28 danna4518th Apr 2013 08:53:56 PM from Wagnaria , Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Owner of "Dead End"
Handler here, I'm willing to accept the work whenever. Only thing I worry is that it'll be buried under a pile of other P Ms. Otherwise, feel free to PM it to me(And damn, if you really do finish the story way before the deadline, you work fast). Handler, out.
"And you must be Jonathan Joestar!" - Sue
29 Minister19th Apr 2013 02:08:18 AM , Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Do Not Go Gentle
Screw it, I'll have a go as a participant.
It's your God, they're your rules, you go to hell." - Mark Twain
30 Parable19th Apr 2013 05:09:05 AM from California , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
Me too!
The shadowlands surround me now but You walk with me through the cloud into the sun.
Terracotta Soldier Man
Sign me up. Hopefully I'll have better luck getting a story off the ground than in the last few I joined.
32 JHM20th Apr 2013 11:09:01 PM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
I'm in. Call me a masochist and an exhibitionist, but... I'm in.
33 ohsointocats21st Apr 2013 08:07:38 AM from The Sand Wastes , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
So... has anyone started yet?
34 Psyga31521st Apr 2013 08:56:51 AM from Dungeons & Dragons No Sekai , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Don't Forget Takatora
[up] I've begun writing a few days ago.
"An MMORPG without a logout button? That's a bold decision, man!"
Dapper Gentleman
I've got a few concepts in the back of my mind, but nothing else as yet—this is a busy time for me academically, and I got sucked into a Tumblr RP unexpectedly. I do plan to start throwing words on paper soon, though.
"And every life is a special story of its own." —The Stargazer, Mass Effect 3
36 ohsointocats21st Apr 2013 02:30:40 PM from The Sand Wastes , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
I'm guessing I shouldn't post my tentative title, right?
I'm probably going to wait until I'm done with finals.

Or get an idea.
Dapper Gentleman
[up][up]One mustn't give away the anonymity! How else are the judges to remain objective? grin

On another subject, the final sentence is still bothering me a bit, grammatically. It currently reads "...in the one place I never meant to be." Does this not literally mean that whoever is speaking did not mean to be the place in question? I can't help but feel that there ought to be a "where" in there somewhere.

edited 21st Apr '13 2:35:42 PM by BrotherMycroft

"And every life is a special story of its own." —The Stargazer, Mass Effect 3
Seeking for Light
[up] It's somewhat casual, but it's a legitimate construction. The "where" is implied. If it's bothering other people, as I said earlier regarding "was", I have no objections to changing it, but there would need to be consensus.

Also, we're still short a judge.

edited 21st Apr '13 3:31:29 PM by Nocturna

40 ohsointocats21st Apr 2013 03:31:49 PM from The Sand Wastes , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
But I want to put my wordcount somewhere. It doesn't feel official unless I have a wordcount somewhere.

And all my usual readers are competitors... goddammit.
41 Gaon21st Apr 2013 03:34:09 PM from Grim Up North , Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
42 montmorencey21st Apr 2013 03:34:55 PM from the quaint town of Grimm, Bismarck and Gauss
So...yeah.
I have like...zero inspiration.

Get inspired already, me. >:{
Complicated - because simple is simply too simple.
43 ohsointocats21st Apr 2013 04:43:11 PM from The Sand Wastes , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
After three tries, I'm already at 1.5k, and I think I might actually know what I'm doing.
44 chihuahua021st Apr 2013 06:00:39 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Writer's Welcome Wagon
[up][up] Try going on a walk and let your mind drift to something else. Like trying to go to sleep, inspiration isn't something easily forced.

45 montmorencey21st Apr 2013 06:03:29 PM from the quaint town of Grimm, Bismarck and Gauss
So...yeah.
I don't really do walks. I go running from time to time, but I think about my breathing when I do that.

Truth be told, I'm a bit distracted at the moment, but eventually I'll just have to lie back and mull it over for half an hour or two. Something ought to float to the surface.
Complicated - because simple is simply too simple.
Seeking for Light
@Cats: You can do approximate word count in this thread. (Don't do exact for the final version—I do check word count when I judge, so I don't want to know the exact number.)
47 Psyga31521st Apr 2013 08:06:33 PM from Dungeons & Dragons No Sekai , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Don't Forget Takatora
So far I made it past the 1k mark.
"An MMORPG without a logout button? That's a bold decision, man!"
Dapper Gentleman
Regarding judging: I would consent to drop out of the contest and take up the final judging position, but only as a last resort if you truly cannot find anyone else.
"And every life is a special story of its own." —The Stargazer, Mass Effect 3
Duuuuuuhhhhh
I'm down to judge.
50 ArsThaumaturgis22nd Apr 2013 08:30:07 AM , Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
I have some thoughts an inspirations drifting around that become be the start of an idea, but I'm not yet at the writing stage — I fear that I have some distractions at the moment. ^^;

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