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Contest April-May 2019 Short Story Contest Voting and Reading Thread

Discussion in 'Fluff and Stories' started by Scalenex, May 1, 2019.

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Which Story or Stories Do You Like Best? (choose up to two)

Poll closed May 31, 2019.
  1. Story One: "Been There, Done That"

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. Story Two: "Knee-Deep in the Dead"

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Story Three: "The Flying Saurus"

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. Story Four: "The Doom of Vanir Rockfist"

    5 vote(s)
    41.7%
  5. Story Five: "A Long Journey"

    7 vote(s)
    58.3%
  6. Story Six: "A Final Tail"

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  7. Story Seven: "The Extermination of the Fimir"

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  8. Story Eight: "Tlatlacolli"

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Lizerd
    Carnasaur

    Lizerd Well-Known Member

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    But I already gave you my opinions...
     
  2. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    I believe he's talking to everyone who hasn't yet bothered. I've certainly put in my tuppence.
     
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  3. Lizerd
    Carnasaur

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    Oh those people are just lame. At this point they are really missing out. Most writing I have seen is just bad but the stuff here, is awesome. Way better than the official books.
     
  4. Paradoxical Pacifism
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    Paradoxical Pacifism Well-Known Member

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    Patience is the god (goddess?) of quality. The reviews/thoughts that come late are usually pretty amazing.

    You didn't review all the stories :p
     
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  5. Lizerd
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    But I have work to do :(
     
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  6. Y'ttar Scaletail
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    So as it’s very late and most of what I would say have already been said, from the depths of the ongoing Moulder Pitfighting campaign I have dragged the insane Skaven Vampire Hissk (formerly Assassin Grrzzzik) across worlds to read these stories and react...

    Story One:

    Hissk: Creepy Scale-thing star-things stab-stab backs. Hissk confused. Thought-thought scale-things fight-slay creepy-things not drop-drop rocks on all meat-meats. But Hissk no-no scent-see much scale-things let-let alone star-thing scale-things, maybe they crazy-strange? Hissk no like them. No-no.

    Story Two:

    Hissk: More creepy-things, Hissk no like nether-things, no-no. Hissk scent-know Var-thing’s pain-hurt. Coward-thing Grrzzzik was idiot-stupid, got Grrzzzik kill-slain made Hissk dead-dead. But Hissk dead-dead and no die-die. Perhaps Var-thing like Hissk? Hissk no like that, only one-one Hissk...

    Story Three:

    Hissk: Bird-thing remind Hissk of feather-thing back at lab-place. Hissk no like feather-thing after feather-thing kick Hissk in face-flesh. Bird-thing sad-sad in this, this make-makes Hissk happy, broken Scale-thing and bird-thing is good-good, dead scale-thing and bird-thing is better. Grrzzzik no likes how happy Hissk is now, serves coward-thing right!

    Story Four:

    Hissk: Dwarf-thing who claim-takes many breeder-things? Hissk almost impressed, Grrzzzik is not-not. Other Dwarf-thing use fire, Hissk no-no like fire, it bad-hurts! Hissk feel bad for fat creepy-thing that gets cook-cooked. Then suddenly scale-things appear. They like creepy-things...Hissk no like creepy-things...

    Story Five:

    Hissk: Zlak-thing is old-thing. Grrzzzik feels like old-thing, Hissk dead-dead. Hissk feels like Hissk. Many story-words about Zlak-thing. Many-many-many story-words. Hissk no like story-words, make Hissk head-meat hurt. Maybe Hissk thirsty again? Stupid rat-thing saved dagger-thing until was dying? Why not stab-stab quick-quick? Clever rat-thing make sure-sure have two dagger-things...may-maybe three…

    Story Six:

    Hissk: Poopy-head-thing...Hissk like-likes this word-scribble! Hissk must call-name metal arm Nia-meat of lab-place that. Grrzzzik think-thinks is stupid. Hissk no-like coward-thing Grrzzzik. Is all Grrzzzik’s fault! Hissk no think creepy breeder-thing was going to help-save fool horse-thing people. Hissk unsure if is good-good. May-maybe better if more scale-things die-die?

    Story Seven:

    Hissk: Feemeer? No-no Hissk never scent-heard of them. Almost remind Hissk of creepy-thing boss Mailill, though Hissk no-think Mailill even ex-exists. Feemeer use-use big word-things, Hissk thinks he no like Feemeer. Seem too clever-smart for own good-good. Old-things maybe do good-good, though Hissk no like them too.

    Story Eight:

    Hissk: Scale-thing with strange name-thing reminds Hissk of Hissk. Hissk was trap-trapped too but with no blood-drink. Was long-long time, Hissk sure of it. Grrzzzik think-thinks several lifetimes, but Grrzzzik coward-thing. Hissk no listen to Grrzzzik. Scale-thing sounds strong-mighty and able to kill-slay rat-things with ease. Hissk no like this scale-thing, it might try to hurt-harm Hissk.

    Conclusions:

    Hissk: Hissk no know why Hissk brought here and made to stare-stare at evil-bad word-things, Hissk hate-hates word-things. At least some scale-things and other-things die-died, make-makes Hissk feel bit better. Am thirsty now. I hunger...Hissk hungers...*Hiss*

    Y'ttar: In all this was another amazing and hard fought story compy. A lot of expertly written pieces that easily rival (or dare I say surpass) GW’s own BL works and their other material. Kudos to all, specially Scalenex for running these competitions! :D
     
  7. Killer Angel
    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    Excellent, yes-yes!

    (Kudos to Y'ttar, 'cause Hissk is insane even for skaven standards… :p)
     
  8. Scalenex
    Slann

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    Well the contest is drawing to a close and sadly I have to come up with next contest theme...

    Story 1, "Been There Done That" by @Killer Angel
    Story 2, "Knee-Deep in the Dead" by @King Dust
    Story 3, "The Flying Saurus" by @Paradoxical Pacifism
    Story 4, "The Doom of Vanir Rockfist" by @Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
    Story 5, "A Long Journey" by @Scalenex
    Story 6, "A Final Tail" by @thedarkfourth
    Story 7, "The Extermination of the Fimir" by @Warden
    Story 8, "Tlatlacolli" by @Y'ttar Scaletail

    Congratulations to me, I guess but congratulations to everyone for another great contest with many great stories.
     
  9. Killer Angel
    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    Kudos to @Scalenex . It was a powerful story, and a well deserved victory.

    My story, on the contrary, marks the worst result for a story of mine in this competition… but i won the "Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl Comedy Award"!

    So, i suppose it's like to play the Premier League, ending as one of the worst team, but to win the League Cup.

    Do you accept suggestions? ;)
     
  10. Paradoxical Pacifism
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    Your story was amazing, silly! :D

    I really liked the story's secondary theme. It resonated well line from line, and that ending was pretty haunting to be honest.

    @Scalenex I didn't want Zlakar to die! But alas, like any up-standing zombiefied lizard, he'll rise from the dead and murmur about brains or something.
     
  11. Killer Angel
    Slann

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    All the reviews of my story were pretty good… it's just that the quality of the comp is so high! ;)
     
  12. Lizerd
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    Trust me your story was excellent. Voting was basically choosing between rare chocolates. If I could, I would have voted for them all.
     
  13. DeathBringer125
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    Yeah I definitely liked Scalenex’s story best (no offense to anyone else they were all awesome). I really liked to portrayal of the lizardmen in it. Somehow I feel like making them more human adds to them a lot. I’ve always seen them like humans except they are bound to the Slann and the great plan thus their methods and way of life are strange.
     
  14. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    Congrats mate! Isn’t that your first win or something (At least first win in a while)?

    Victory eluded my grasp once again but I am chuffed to have regained my second place record that I set with my first ever Short Story Contest Entry.

    Well done to everyone who took part - you all outdid yourselves on the grimdark!
     
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  15. Y'ttar Scaletail
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    Heheheh nicely done Scalenex! :D

    Again, a great compy! Congarats to all that entered, and let's see ye all next time!
     
  16. Scolenex
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    But who won the Scalenex Cup? That's the only prize that really counts!
     
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  17. Lizerd
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    I wouldn’t mind having that, sounds pretty cool.
     
  18. Scalenex
    Slann

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    The contest is so close this contest...I have no choice but to say... EVERYONE WINS THE SCALENEX CUP!

    And this isn't like a Participation Trophy, in this case everyone earned the Scalenex Cup.
     
  19. Lizerd
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    Thanks, when is the next contest? I might want to join :)
     
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  20. Scalenex
    Slann

    Scalenex Keeper of the Indexes Staff Member

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    For years we have kept the pattern of one month entry window, one voting and reading, then one month off. So the next contest will be July-August 2019.
     
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