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    Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby Talos Aquinas » 17 Jul 2010 12:16

    As moderator/admin of the contest, I will post all submissions here and on the Hoary Tales blog on HToD.

    Readers are free to comment on submissions.

    Writers who are members are asked not to identify themselves in comments.

    Please post any contest management or protocol-related questions or comments here.
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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby grandmastercrafter » 21 Jul 2010 15:18

    I assume it's Dune-related fan fiction, as opposed to general sci-fi fan fiction? Or does anything go?
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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby Serkanner » 21 Jul 2010 15:22

    grandmastercrafter wrote:I assume it's Dune-related fan fiction, as opposed to general sci-fi fan fiction? Or does anything go?


    Read here: http://hoarytales.hairyticksofdune.net/blog2/?p=50 ... and all is explained.
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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby SandChigger » 21 Jul 2010 16:52

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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby grandmastercrafter » 26 Jul 2010 10:37

    I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you:

    'Thank you'

    - thanks!

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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby SandRider » 30 Jul 2010 01:59

    as one of The Judges, I cannot be bothered to re-read the Rules of Submission;
    when is the deadline for entries ?

    if the pace doesn't pick up, it may need to be extended thru Christmas,
    and Winners announced on the New Year ....

    I demand entries .... get your shit together, people ...

    the two submissions to date are excellent examples - simple small scenes,
    POV & "inner monologue", one of a major character, one of a minor character ...

    also, I'd like to see someone try their hand at an "action" scene - retell the fights
    of Paul & Jamis, Paul & Feyd, Feyd & the gladiator ... I believe we can prove here
    that rank amateurs and fledgling writers can do better than Spanky .... (I also propose
    sending the best entries, if not all, to someone at TOR with a "Look here, dickwad ..."
    subject line ....)
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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby Omphalos » 30 Jul 2010 02:13

    August 31th. Got over a month left. I'm actually working on one.
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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby Serkanner » 30 Jul 2010 05:22

    I'm also working on an entry and because I have a short vacation it might be finished fairly soon too.
    "... the mystery of life isn't a problem to solve but a reality to experience."

    “There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.”

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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby SandChigger » 30 Jul 2010 07:45

    Cool.

    There was someone in one of the Dune groups over on Facebook who said he might write something as well. ;)
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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby Freakzilla » 30 Jul 2010 07:56

    I was "brainstorming" lastnight... :wink:
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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby grandmastercrafter » 30 Jul 2010 08:34

    I have one underway as well. Took a break yesterday cause my pencil broke. I still have some coal. I will submit my writ upon large canvas and will email it pronto... wonder how many megabytes that will be? hmmmm :think:
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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby Tleszer » 30 Jul 2010 17:53

    Freakzilla wrote:I was "brainstorming" lastnight... :wink:


    Not entirely certain on mine, but writing "songs" and getting the tone right is kinda hard.

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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby Robspierre » 30 Jul 2010 18:41

    SandRider wrote:as one of The Judges, I cannot be bothered to re-read the Rules of Submission;
    when is the deadline for entries ?

    if the pace doesn't pick up, it may need to be extended thru Christmas,
    and Winners announced on the New Year ....

    I demand entries .... get your shit together, people ...




    Not all of us dictahike perfect prose Ol' Qioxote :naughty:

    I am also working on a piece.

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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby SadisticCynic » 30 Jul 2010 18:44

    Robspierre wrote:
    SandRider wrote:as one of The Judges, I cannot be bothered to re-read the Rules of Submission;
    when is the deadline for entries ?

    if the pace doesn't pick up, it may need to be extended thru Christmas,
    and Winners announced on the New Year ....

    I demand entries .... get your shit together, people ...




    Not all of us dictahike perfect prose Ol' Qioxote :naughty:

    I am also working on a piece.

    Rob


    Should've kept your treatise on writing for this, then posted it as an in-universe text by Irulan. 8)
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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby Freakzilla » 30 Jul 2010 19:13

    SadisticCynic wrote:
    Robspierre wrote:
    SandRider wrote:as one of The Judges, I cannot be bothered to re-read the Rules of Submission;
    when is the deadline for entries ?

    if the pace doesn't pick up, it may need to be extended thru Christmas,
    and Winners announced on the New Year ....

    I demand entries .... get your shit together, people ...




    Not all of us dictahike perfect prose Ol' Qioxote :naughty:

    I am also working on a piece.

    Rob


    Should've kept your treatise on writing for this, then posted it as an in-universe text by Irulan. 8)


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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby Eyes High » 30 Jul 2010 22:28

    SandRider wrote:as one of The Judges, I cannot be bothered to re-read the Rules of Submission;
    when is the deadline for entries ?

    ...

    I demand entries .... get your shit together, people ...
    ....)


    But Papa Bear; with you and the others who are listed as judges, people might be just too intimidated. :shifty:

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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby Talos Aquinas » 17 Aug 2010 08:45

    Time remaining for submissions: approximately 14 days, by your reckoning.
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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby Eyes High » 27 Aug 2010 14:21

    Come on people only about 4 days left. Get those entries in now. Don't wait till the last minute.
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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby Redstar » 27 Aug 2010 21:37

    I wish I had participated in this but I've been on a hiatus from fiction-writing for a long time now... Been focusing on editorials, articles, and other work for websites. Still, feels like a Dune fanfic would have been a more enjoyable experience. :(
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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby SandRider » 28 Aug 2010 01:19

    I'm thinking this should be atleast a twice yearly event ... I think I've got 'til what, Thanksgiving? to render
    my Judgements on the Submissions ... by then, there should be another Contest gearing up ... deadline
    in April or something ....

    also, Chig & Omph and the other OverLords of this endeavour, I'm thinking of posting my comments,
    as I just did on #5 (couldn't help that, me likee storee) I'm wondering if, as one of The Judges,
    I should wait until after the deadline, so as to not give tips & hints of my personal tastes to those
    who've not yet submitted their entries ? seems like cheating in a way - f'instance, I did mention I'd
    like to see an "action" scene, and mentioned Feyd's Birthday Party specifically ... on the other hand, I
    ain't too good at the whole self-control thing, and again, this is just an informal, in-sietch exercise,
    for our collective entertainment and enjoyment, and of course to give our Budding Writers a platform ...

    (and yes, all of you can credit your official submission to this contest in your Author Bio as "web-published")
    (Winner of the First BiAnnual Jacurutu Frank Herbert's Dune Fan Fiction Contest sounds even mo' bettah
    than whatever it was Spanky just got ... "Tied for Best ComicStrip Novelization Award from the Greater Boulder
    Gardening Club for Men" or somesuch ...)


    also, I would encourage all the OutCast to post their opinions on these submissions now, in an attempt
    to sway me ... maybe you see something I don't ... alot of times, I need things pointed out to me, and
    then I say "well, hell yeah ... that's obvious now ..."

    it should go without saying that the author of a submission should refrain from sockpuppeting a 5-star review
    of their own piece, but I just said it, so ... besides, Chiggy's got all your names on a list in his lair, and if you
    think he wouldn't bust you out publicly here, on his blagh, on the twitting-thing, well, You Don't Know the SandChigger ....
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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 28 Aug 2010 03:26

    I haven't read a thing yet, and won't until it's closed and I can judge them all at once.
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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby Omphalos » 28 Aug 2010 05:22

    A Thing of Eternity wrote:I haven't read a thing yet, and won't until it's closed and I can judge them all at once.



    Me too. I want to read them all at the same time.
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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby SandRider » 28 Aug 2010 07:31

    well, alrighty then ...

    anyone opposed to me posting my comments as they roll in ?

    and also, I don't remember if the identity The Judges was public knowledge or not ...

    not a big deal, of course, any of it, y'all know how bad I hate Unnecessary Rules, but I'm
    just a featured Rodeo Clown in this here Bull Ride, so I'll certainly abide by any guidelines
    y'all want ...

    (with the singular exception of those I just flat-out don't agree with, of course ...)
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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby Freakzilla » 28 Aug 2010 09:03

    I think that should be up to each individual judge.
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    Re: Submission Postings: Please read!

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 29 Aug 2010 01:18

    SR I think anything you do is just fine.
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