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  1. Winged_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Feb 28, 2003
    star 4
    OOC: [face_laugh] I can't beat that. =D=
  2. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    OOC: I'm with Winged on this one, although I might get a drabble up later if I have time just for the hell of it.:p
  3. Livi-Wan Force Ghost

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    Sep 29, 2002
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    OOC: Do it! I always love reading what you come up with :D
  4. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    A: Fred could not explain where the assassins had come from. Nor could he explain why he had gained 1300 XP, 5437 gold, and a magical fire ring.

    ?Very impressive,? a voice cackled, ?But not enough. My assassins have already eliminated their primary target, and planted just enough evidence to implicate your precious Algernon in the crime.?

    ?That voice! But that is impossible!?

    ?Is it?? laughed Dr. Disaster. ?I think not. For truly, who but the great Dr. Disaster could escape from the cosmic stream using nothing but a calculator, a ping pong ball, and a turnip??

    ?How does-??

    ?Paragon of evil genius.?

    B: Algernon was muttering several words as he bolted through the forest, and nearly all of them would be inappropriate to repeat in polite company. It was at precisely this moment that he tripped over a particularly unfortunately placed tree stump.

    ?Keep searching!? came a shout from somewhere behind him. ?That murdering son of a-?

    ?I don?t think you can say that.?

    ?That murdering scoundrel can't have gotten far! We?ll hunt him down and give him a proper trial with due process like the dog he is!?

    ?AYE! THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM!? the mob cheered.

    ?Uncivilized fiends!? Algernon cursed./>
  5. Sith-I-5 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 14, 2002
    star 5
    Tarzan pushed his way through the jungle towards the smells of civilization ? the petroleum smell of the iron machines, and white man sweat.

    His delivery was getting lighter too; it had gotten snagged for a bit, but he had prevailed.

    With a final shove of the green fronds, he broke through the treeline.

    Between him and the silent rescue helicopter, five men with crossed arms, looking pointedly past him.

    ?So, where is our paratrooper?? One asked.

    Tarzan looked triumphantly at the man he had rescued, finding only a parachute and ripped harness!

    ?Para! Para gon!?

    ?Yeah, we can see that.?



    Cletus Gade sat on his porch, shotgun across his lap as he enjoyed the day, gazed across the heavily reeded river, at the swamps beyond, and watched the alligators frolick.

    In the swamps, sound carried, and he heard the industrial-sounding fan of the approaching hoverboat nearly ten minutes before he saw it, the huge blades propelling the flat bottomed boat up onto the grassy bank itself, before the high-seated driver cut the engine.

    The beret wearing passenger stood shakily, shook hands with the driver, then followed his bags onto shore.

    Cletus grinned and waved at his French cousin, René Gade
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  6. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

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    Okay... that was truly not meant to be a gimme for Livi, any more than Justice/Mercy was meant to be a gimme for Wing, but that's just how these things work out I guess. :p


    100 Words: Ramza x2, Sithy x2

    Winner: Although Sithy gets kudos for a truly clever punny drabble response, and Ramza for managing to satirize both videogames and our unlovely language restrictions, I'm going to have to award both to Livi-Wan for them being, well, awesome drabbles. Happy Turian bars! Although I winced at the second drabble for being mean to Tali, because one should never be mean to Tali.

    Scoreboard:
    Livi-Wan: 11
    Winged_Jedi: 8
    darthramza: 5
    Trieste: 3
    DarkLordoftheFins: 2
    Sith-I-5: 2
    s65horsey: 2

    ... which, of course, means we have our winner, but there's still one more drabble left to go! Let's round out the month with one last prompt, and then tomorrow there shall be prizes. Stay tuned!

    And The Final Prompt Is:
    #30: Role Playing
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  7. Livi-Wan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 29, 2002
    star 4

    A white box. A blinking cursor.

    In a matter of minutes, she might be fighting demons in a ruined tower. Or investigating mysterious in a mining colony far from home. She could be insulting a variety of people in a lab filled with every gadget imaginable, coordinating an intergalactic strike team or spinning a small, self-contained world.

    A moment's pause, as she considers her approach. Checks the previous posts. Ah, and there it is. The hook, and that's all she needs to begin. Fingers clatter and characters swim in her head.

    It's hardly Shakespeare. But it'll do for her.


    Thanks for an awesome competition, guys! [:D] I really enjoyed reading what everyone came up with each day, and I'm incredibly flattered to have won. I'm going to miss writing something (nearly) every day!
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  8. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    And so Dave defeated Dr. Disaster and saved Algernon in what could only be described as one of the greatest climaxes in the history of ever.

    Ramza?s roommate stared back up at our intrepid author from across the living room. ?That?s seriously how you?re going to end this? With a joke about how you didn?t actually show the climax??

    ?That?s my modus operandi anymore. The RPF community expects me to not take myself too seriously.?

    ?I feel like there?s a distinction between laughing at oneself and just breaking the fourth wall for cheap laughs.?

    OOC: We should do this kind of thing again. It's been quite fun! Also, congratulations to Livi on the totally inevitable win.:p
  9. Winged_Jedi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 28, 2003
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    People ask if I miss role-playing. I tell them about my favourite characters.

    There's Daniel. He's a keen amateur footballer. I've always wanted to do more with him.

    There's another Daniel who I use in a love story. He used to give me severe writer's block, but now he's the easiest of all to play.

    There's Daniel the law student, too. He's horribly underdeveloped.

    There's Daniel, Daniel and Daniel. Friend; son; brother.

    And there's Wing. He's like an AU Daniel, who got written into something of a corner.

    Do I miss role-playing?

    No.

    You can't miss what you never leave.
  10. Rilwen_Shadowflame Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 27, 2005
    star 6
    Play the game, let them see what they wish to see.

    He bowed his head, keeping his scowl hidden.

    Roles within roles ? use whatever pretence you must. Anything to survive.

    The young drow knelt, feigning respect and awe, burying his hatred deep.

    ?You have your orders. Go now, and do as I have said.?

    ?Yes, Matron. I obey.?

    Duty is a role, yet also a mask; beware lest you become your lie.

    He rose, and bowed, moving forth on yet another grim mission of bloodshed.

    Lie as you must. Play the role, though dreaming of all you could have been...
  11. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

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    Sep 12, 2002
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    100 Words: Ramza, Wing, Rilwen

    Commentary: You guys did everything I hoped for with this prompt (yes, even you Ramza, I knew the Fourth Wall would make an appearance there somewhere). Livi's drabble nicely encapsulates my approach to RPing (and probably most people's too), Ramza is quintessentially Ramza as usual, Wing's got a curiously touching meta-commentary on the various roles we play in our daily lives, and breaking the mold is Rilwen with, I'll bet, Mazarun! Always good to see more ToF folks round here.

    Winner: Winged_Jedi. I think his drabble is true for all of us, to some extent or another: it's certainly true for me.


    Annnnd ... that concludes the final round of our Drabble Extravaganza! You guys have been fantastic; when I started this thing, I never thought it would take off the way it has. I'm glad you guys seems to have enjoyed it - I certainly enjoyed logging in every morning to a variety of new drabbles reinterpreting my prompts in ways I'd never thought of.


    <img src="https://sites.google.com/site/xanify/files/fireworks.jpg">

    The Final Scoreboard:
    Livi-Wan: 11
    Winged_Jedi: 9
    darthramza: 5
    Trieste: 3
    DarkLordoftheFins: 2
    Sith-I-5: 2
    s65horsey: 2

    As was obvious by yesterday, first place and a week of colours goes to Livi-Wan. Second place, with 5 days of colours, goes to Winged_Jedi. And third, with 3 days of colours, goes to darthramza. Please join me in congratulating them! Well deserved you guys. =D=


    Various Other Awards With Titles Attached:

    Most Drabbles Written: darthramza with a grand total of 24 drabbles written
    Most Targets Hit: also darthramza with 19 drabbles at 100 words exactly
    Most Poetry: s65horsey with 3 poems

    As prizes ... well, sey's already got a title of her choosing, but I shall award Ramza any title of his choosing for a week, in addition to the 3 days of colours up there. So let me know what you'd like, Ramz, and it shall be so. ;)


    Whether you wrote one drabble or 24, whether you hit 100 words or no, whether you won or no - thanks for playing! You guys are the ones who made this successful. We'll do it again for sure. :D/>
  12. Livi-Wan Force Ghost

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    Sep 29, 2002
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    Hooray! Congratulations to everybody, and let me say again what a privilege it was to compete against all of you. Wing and ramza especially, you guys have some serious talent there! As far as I'm concerned, though, the real winner here is the sneaky mod who got free drabbles on her prompts every evening ;)

    (Yessss red colours I can pretend it's N7)

    (this contest might have aggravated my Mass Effect problem)
  13. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Frankly, I'm amazed I even won any rounds, particularly as everyone's entries were consistently brilliant. Good job, guys, it's been really fun to read what everyone comes up with.=D=
  14. DarkLordoftheFins Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 2, 2007
    star 4
    Congrats to all winners . . . !
  15. Trieste Force Ghost

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    Apr 10, 2010
    star 4
    This competition was my shining joy during particularly tedious days. It was an absolute joy to participate in, not just for the prompts and working on being concise and descriptive at the same time, but also for exposing me to the styles and writings of a lot of people who I had not interacted with on these boards. Everyone who wrote was a pleasure to read, to see how folks took different or similar approaches with a given prompt (for the record Livi, I saw the Paragon/Renegade prompt too late and your approach was precisely what I would have done myself :D).

    Speaking of which, all you drabblers, the new season of Elite League Limmie is starting up and it's looking like it's going to be super good...hint hint. ;)

    Can't wait for the next time around!
  16. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

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    Sep 12, 2002
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    Shhhh. [face_shhh]

    :p
  17. Sith-I-5 Force Ghost

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    Aug 14, 2002
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    Congratulations to all winners!

    About halfway through this process, I realised that I was badly outclassed by about four of my fellow writers, and it was only the occasional positive comment thrown my way, that kept me going, so thank you, Sey, Xan and Ramza.

    S65?, on while Sunrise challenge, it was great that you did a drabble of finding that I had beaten you to the vampire idea!

    It is amazing how using solely wordcounttool, you don?t worry how many words you have used, and just put it down to algorithms. Only an issue, as the first time I got acknowledged for doing a hundred words, I knew I?d had to shoehorn something using just ninety-six, since my finger-eye count matched my MS software.

    There is a freedom when you manage to do something for significantly under the hundred word count, and you think, ?I really don?t need to expand that..., that?s done.?
  18. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    Jun 4, 2005
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    well, some rather belated congrats to the winners in this. well done guys.

    wish i'd known this was going on. i'd have dropped in for a few of them. guess that's what i get for being a busy art student.
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