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Post by ROU Killing Time » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:56 am

Half Game-cock / Half Candiru (which is kinda ironic in a way)

The Cock-a-doodle-ru

(I'll just save time and apologize right now for that one...)
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:03 am

Candidaru

A virulent amorphous mass of yeasty goo with spiny psuedopodia that likes to attack by... ah hell you know the rest.
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Post by tbaker2500 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:26 am

I'm wondering if it isn't time to evolve the competition section a bit. Debates are good, but somewhat uninspiring in the context of the DC. What about bringing more storytelling into it? Maybe the round ends with a story of how the round went?
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Post by jonathancg » Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:15 am

I volunteer to write said stories. A thousand dollars a piece and they shall be yours.
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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:23 am

I'll do it for $850.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:17 am

I'll do it for <evilpinky> 1 Billion times the standard Drabble submission rate </evilpinky>
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Post by tbaker2500 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:03 pm

I can supply the "laser".
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:57 pm

tbaker2500 wrote:I can supply the "laser".
Thank you, #2.
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Post by StalinSays » Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:00 am

I was actually dabbling in 'round retelling' fan fiction last year, but then I thought it a bit obsessive for me with all the balls already had in the air. I am all for it, and if one of you guys jot down even the most flippant of paragraphs, I will make sure it ends up on the site.

I'm inspired by Dr. Sabotage! 's submissions - I think all of the competitors need at origin stories. Weird ones. That is an inalienable right for these poor beasts, born to die. An origin, and a silly name.

Oh, and PS, almost done with the Skirmish round competitors, final tweaks being made to the voting mechanism, art is getting computerized. I picked up a freelance client, and for the moment its limiting my beast time.

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Post by ROU Killing Time » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:18 pm

So exciting. Waiting with baited breath to see if one of my Candiru hybrids made the cut.
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Post by Kevin Anderson » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:59 am

when does this thing start already?
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y'know

Post by StalinSays » Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:56 pm

Working on 'an exhibition round' based on forum chatter, with voting confined to the forums. I really want to debut it this week, hopefully I can. It's concepted and drawn, I'm just working with the PC to 'make it pretty.'

The real competition of MB3 (starting with "Skirmish") will begin by best projections in the early part of September. That will be 20 candidates, those who go on to the big show will be less than half, it's sort of like a heat in racing, sort of like that big montage where they all parade around in a beauty contest, pre-swimsuit competition. Where Ms. Rhode Island really looks like she still has a chance. Continue to wait on my buddy to finish up the enhanced voting mechanism, which is close to done, but free always comes at the price of speed. (The aforementioned exhibition round, while cool, is essentially stalling). You will see your carpet sharkers, rat dissolvers, and urethra raiders then.

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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:26 pm

Why the hate for Idaho? :cry:
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Post by StalinSays » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:27 pm

Just trying to pull out a "random" state. It's been edited to Rhode Island. Now no one from Rhode Island come forward with hurt feelings, because you're out of luck.

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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:49 pm

Heh heh! Take that Rhode Island!

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Post by strawman » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:05 pm

Little-known facts about Little Rhody:
Someone needs to tell them what an island is.
They claim they were founded by Roger Williams, but see http://www.mrpianotoday.com/news.html ... I somehow doubt it.
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Last state to ratify the constitution... had to have it translated into Portugese first.
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Post by deflective » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:07 am

syfy, it's like the drabblecast found ten million dollars between the sofa cushions

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Post by ROU Killing Time » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:34 am

deflective wrote:syfy, it's like the drabblecast found ten million dollars between the sofa cushions
So, when's SyFy gonna pick Norm up for "Drabblevision."

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Post by jonathancg » Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:16 pm

Hey SS, I'll jot you up an origin story for any number of the competitors you'd like. Just get me their art in advance @ jonathancg@gmail.com and I'll churn away.

Probably no more than a few paragraphs, tops, per competitor. Call it my free contribution to the violence :)
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Cool.

Post by StalinSays » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:00 pm

Cool, thanks. I'll scan a couple of the partials out of my sketchbook this weekend. I have notes for some, not others.

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