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  • Hey out there! So, I have been thinking (and I believe alluding to) a dark humour contest for the past while now, and I decided now would be as good a time as ever to post a proposal for it.

    Each writer would have the option of being given a prompt, and would be asked to create a story around it if they were given one.

    5000 words is a good limit, I think.

    The Contest would run basically throughout the month of february, with the deadline being around the 24th (with some room for changes if the contest is going too slowly).

    Each story must be up to QS, and will be judged partially on its creepyness, but the main focus will be humour of the dark variety.

    Dix has been forced agreed to be one of the judges, and I will be the other. We will give out one rating each per story and average them out to get our final rankings.

    Prizes would probably be a feature on the front page during March for the top story if the admins allow, and probably a participation ribbon to everyone else.

    I think that covers everything. Excited to see if this goes through.

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    • I'm in. I had a draft of a story a few months ago that didn't work out. Do you think I could re work it into a better story that passes Quality Standards, if I can effectively work the prompt into it?

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    • Like I said, the prompt is optional, but I definitely think you could.

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    • Hmm, unexpectedly scarce audience today, especially considering the number of sickos we have here. Anyway, Derpy, I'm curious about those prompts, exactly how many prompts do you have ready and how specific are them?

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    • If this is a thing, sign me in, baby, all the way. I actually am working on a dark humour story and this would give me the drive to do my best with it, if this is going to be a thing.

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    • I'll give it a try. Not saying I'm going to be able to make this happen, but I'll try. Humor is pretty hard for me to write.

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    • Humor is hard for some people to write because that's not their specialty, Johnathan. Well, I am physically unable to laugh or smile or to express any signs of joy, how do you think I'll manage?

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    • Is this the official contest thread? Or is it still up for consideration? I think you need an admin to sign off on official contests.

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    • Diexilius wrote: Blah Blah Blah. Anyway, Derpy, I'm curious about those prompts, exactly how many prompts do you have ready and how specific are them?

      I would give you the full prompts list, but I'm afraid it would ruin the surprise for some. If you have a way I can contact you in private, I would definitely send you the full rotation.

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      If it's administration only I probably should delete my comment ^^'
      00:45, February 1, 2017
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    • Yawning lion, The admin only thing is for creation of posts. Don't worry about replies. Also, as you can see here, they seem kind of lax about the creation.

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    • Alright, good to know I can post here ^^'

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    • Seems good. I'm in. Also, make the Prompts eigher mandatory, or none at all. And also, make another thing where you have to include ___ amount of words. My "Dark Humor" will have to be oringinal and not about a killer... wait I'm still typing? Oops.


      • Note, are you limited to one entry? Or can you make endless, or 2? Two would be nice [Subtle hints]
      • Also I meant a minimum amount of words :)
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    • I vote for no prompts if can't go the optional route. And, Lucid, they Derpy already set a word limit.

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    • Jake888, not a word limit but a minimum amount of words, If I write a 2 word story, can it be entered? Or do I have to write a minimum of 250 words. Thats what I mean.

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    • I say one entry is the limit. Every other contest has a limit of one entry, it wouldn't be fair otherwise.

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    • Also, if it meets the standards I don't see why a minimum word limit would be needed (keep in my mind this only my opinion).

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    • Dicks, I mean Diex, what do you mean 'ever other comment'?, did you mean every other contest? Also, will there need to be a max number of entries(if this comes through) for the contest to work. I mean a lot of people opted in already even if this wasn't certified, but I imagine this won't be a thing with four entries only.

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    • "id you mean every other contest?"

      Uhmm...oh, I mean yes, totally. It was put there to see if you paid attention.

      For the entries question, the thing is that many contests had a lot of people join, but when it comes to the entries relatively few of them actually finish. The Christmas contest had about twenty who joined, but only about half of them posted entries.

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    • Thanks for answering. And I'll finish mine, if only for you, Dix.

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    • That made a part of me erect by 3 sizes.

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    • Still waiting for admin approval, but if this goes through, one entry with no minimum word limit.

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    • No minimum? My scary dark humour story: Diex's dick. The end.

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    • I give it 100/100. You're the winner in my book, Shadow.

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    • What's funny about that? That causes trauma, shadow. The only funny thing about that is the damage it causes. wink, wink

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    • It's funny because everybody laughs nervously when it becomes the subject.

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    • Shadow's definitely gonna get the prize for this; why am I even leaving this thread open anymore?

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    • I'm nominating that shit for Pasta of the Month. If I know the admins, it will be the unanimous winner.

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    • Jake888 wrote: What's funny about that? That causes trauma, shadow. The only funny thing about that is the damage it causes. wink, wink

      Must be emotionally scaring. But Dix handles his "little" problem pretty well.

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    • Hello, Derpy, congrats on getting the contest approved. I knew you could do it, you have to be brain dead to get a contest denied, unless, of course it's stories about Dix's basement. That's way too racy for us delinquents. All jokes aside, I'm looking forward to the contest and all the entries. Some people around here just need to brighten up, and take joy in murder. Killing became way too formal nowadays.

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    • "unless, of course it's stories about Dix's basement."

      Hey! That's still being discussed. Either way you're all gonna get involved in it.

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    • If we're all gonna get involved then the newest 50 shades of grey book will at least have some decent characters.

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    • You take that back. My writing may be shit, but it isn't an outright insult towards humanity like that book.

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    • Tempting, tempting, but Enlarged Loins(E.l) James at least has a fan base. Or at least one fan:
      Sos

      don't ask how I actually know the authors name.

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    • Oh, I hear it's actually really popular in China. Then again, they also banned time travel in fiction and regularly modify films to look pro-China, so they may be not the best example when it comes to trends.

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    • I hear Chinese porn stars have stage names like "Nom-Chong Dong" and "Hung Wi Lao" or even "Wi-wi Pong"

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    • Wow. I did Nazi that coming.

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    • Hey there! Make fun of Chinese, Russian, Hindi or fucking Freddie Uranus, but don't make fun of German's'. They're the world's top distributors of lamp-shades. Now, that's a title worth respect.

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    • Well that doesn't really mean anything to people who just use fucking light bulbs, now does it? AnneFrankly, you're right. Everything has to be made fun of.

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    • Anyway, man, I'm getting tired. I was just starting up a chat so my entry gets favoritism. Still trying to cope with pre-school, you know. Anyway, just kidding.

      Good one, btw

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    • Well, I just russia home from school and find this.

      I mean, up in Canada, it's hard to find a wifi signal through all of the snow and -90c weather, so I guess I'm lucky to be seeing anything.

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    • ...and the post is up!

      Good luck to everyone!

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