Writing Contest - December 2017 - Choose a Topic!

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What topic should we choose?

Poll ended at Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:19 pm

Mystery (genre)
5
7%
Horror (genre)
3
4%
Fanfic (genre)
2
3%
Fantasy (genre)
8
11%
Superhero (genre)
4
5%
Essay Contest (genre)
3
4%
Stories That Must Rhyme (theme)
4
5%
Lovecraft - horror based entirely on the unknowable or wholly alien (genre)
4
5%
Horror/Spooky (theme)
4
5%
Comedy (genre)
7
9%
Parody (genre)
6
8%
Classics Retold - for example, the Ramayana or the Odyssey in our own words (genre)
5
7%
Ulysses Remembered: The James Joyce Memorial Stream-of-Consciousness Contest™ - (genre)
0
No votes
Science Fiction (genre)
4
5%
Journal Entries (genre)
5
7%
"Reasons Why Dad Never Came Back When He Left To Buy a Pack of Cigarettes." (theme)
7
9%
Apocalypse Cult (theme)
4
5%
 
Total votes : 75

Writing Contest - December 2017 - Choose a Topic!

Postby Marcuse » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:19 pm

Welcome to the obligatory topic poll for the December writing competition! I have, in the interest of simplicity, plagiarised adopted the list Kate used for the last poll and removed the option we just did. However, if people would like to suggest something that's not on this list, then drop it into a reply to this post with the following format:

Write-in vote - [topic]

Get it? Write in vote? Yeah. I know. It's all I can come up with around all this childcare.

Just so the write ins don't skew the options, I'm allowing any number of poll choices. Let's not go mad, but I don't want to force people into choosing a topic they don't want because it's not on the list. After seven days, I'll check back and we can get the contest started!
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Re: Writing Contest - December 2017 - Choose a Topic!

Postby DamianaRaven » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:29 pm

Christmas, obviously!
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Re: Writing Contest - December 2017 - Choose a Topic!

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:36 pm

How about a shared universe/timeline sort of deal where there's a central timeline and setting with established events and a story can be set anytime before, during, or after those events, so we end up collectively establishing a lore?

Science Fiction would be good for that.
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Re: Writing Contest - December 2017 - Choose a Topic!

Postby KleinerKiller » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:55 pm

This is on the list already, but I would just like to voice further support for a Lovecraftian theme.

'Tis the season for cosmic horror.

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Re: Writing Contest - December 2017 - Choose a Topic!

Postby CarrieVS » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:50 pm

KleinerKiller wrote:'Tis the season for cosmic horror.




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Re: Writing Contest - December 2017 - Choose a Topic!

Postby Marcuse » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:40 pm

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Re: Writing Contest - December 2017 - Choose a Topic!

Postby IamNotCreepy » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:36 pm

Road Movie (or ... story, you get the point)
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Re: Writing Contest - December 2017 - Choose a Topic!

Postby Marcuse » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:20 pm

With 8 votes total, the winner of the poll is Fantasy. Break out your swords and your sorcerors, because this is gonna be epic!
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