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    WOW #1 - March / April 2016


        

    This is a discussion thread for WOW #1. Here you can ask questions, post comments, and even post your draft work for others to comment on. While you can edit your entry submission post and remake your entry as many times as you please before the deadline, if you think there's still something missing from your story, consider posting it here first if you'd like to ask advice from your fellow entrants.

    The theme for WOW #1 is "An Imaginary Journey".
    What pops up in your mind when you fall asleep while thinking... or slacking off in class... or at work. Wait, really?

    Let's see how far your imaginative talents can take you. Best of luck to all participants!

    The deadline is on 31 MARCH 2016.
    You MAY edit your entry submission post as many times as you please before the deadline.

    Please submit your entry before the deadline. If you're unsure about certain aspects of your draft entry, feel free to ask around in the discussion thread. You can have only ONE post in the entry submission thread, but you're not restricted from discussing the WoW as much as you want in the discussion thread. The deadline may be extended on our discretion if circumstances necessitate it, but it won't be shortened for no reason, so rest assured and don't rush. Take your time to make a masterpiece!

    This thread is only for DISCUSSIONS!
    To submit your entry, please go to this thread instead.




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    @|♚| KK |♚|; Congrats on your first contest~! <3

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    @|♚| KK |♚|; Congrats on your first contest~! <3
    Haha Thank you dear~ I wish to see some entries soon

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    Re: WOW #1 - March / April 2016

    discussion question!

    I know the entries will be checked for editing and the like.
    But are you "looking" for originality as well?

    Or is that undisclosed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Summerfields View Post
    discussion question!
    But are you "looking" for originality as well?

    Or is that undisclosed?
    Hi Rain~! So happy and glad you decided to join,and be the first participant of our new contest~!

    Originality is good too,but we'll be focusing on how the stories represents the theme itself.So there's not a secret requirement for choosing the winner or anything like that^^~

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    Thanks for your time.
    and nice answer.
    I will come here, if I have anymore burning questions on my mind.
    Look forward to it! : )
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    That's a rather unique story. Certainly not what I expected when KK decided on the theme. Not the cast, not the plot, not the storytelling.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Summerfields View Post
    Note: some names are based on real life bands and stage persona.
    to give a more real account of my fictional fantasy....
    I hope that's okay?
    I have no way of knowing what they think of it. I don't see anything wrong with it, though. I mean, it's not like it was even criticism, nor did you paint them in an unfavourable light. It's not like you wrote of something like, say, Christian Grey (of Fifty Shades of Grey) getting tangled up in an excruciating and dehumanising experience (I need not elaborate).

    Also, I'd like to touch on your earlier question:
    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Summerfields View Post
    I know the entries will be checked for editing and the like.
    But are you "looking" for originality as well?
    If by "editing" you mean how well proofread an entry is, I don't think we're going to be too hard on that. Of course, an entry beautifully written in prim and proper English is going to win our hearts, but we don't want to discourage non-native English speakers (like yours truly) from participating. That, and this isn't exactly a literature community or anything like that. If someone has a cool idea that she can put into words fairly well, we're not going to douse her enthusiasm by nitpicking on grammatical mistakes.

    However, I'd like to know what kind of "originality" you had in mind when you asked that question. Were you asking if we would choose, for example, a story about a lovestruck maiden who felled the devil himself because he was causing natural disasters that made her arrive late at her prom over one about a plumber who ate mushrooms and stomped on turtles to save his beloved princess, just because the former is less common?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignis View Post
    That's a rather unique story. Certainly not what I expected when KK decided on the theme. Not the cast, not the plot, not the storytelling.

    I have no way of knowing what they think of it. I don't see anything wrong with it, though. I mean, it's not like it was even criticism, nor did you paint them in an unfavourable light. It's not like you wrote of something like, say, Christian Grey (of Fifty Shades of Grey) getting tangled up in an excruciating and dehumanising experience (I need not elaborate).

    Also, I'd like to touch on your earlier question:
    If by "editing" you mean how well proofread an entry is, I don't think we're going to be too hard on that. Of course, an entry beautifully written in prim and proper English is going to win our hearts, but we don't want to discourage non-native English speakers (like yours truly) from participating. That, and this isn't exactly a literature community or anything like that. If someone has a cool idea that she can put into words fairly well, we're not going to douse her enthusiasm by nitpicking on grammatical mistakes.

    However, I'd like to know what kind of "originality" you had in mind when you asked that question. Were you asking if we would choose, for example, a story about a lovestruck maiden who felled the devil himself because he was causing natural disasters that made her arrive late at her prom over one about a plumber who ate mushrooms and stomped on turtles to save his beloved princess, just because the former is less common?
    Yeah I love that style of music. I would never paint a bad image of it.
    It was more to. I guess? set in stone the way that part of the world sees their music
    and also the burning passion they use for the craft.

    I didn't add the controversial bits, it was more of the fandom of it, rather than the dark history....

    I was thinking more along the lines of the ridiculous/far out there stories,
    rather than the more common staples.

    like stories that are so fantastical in a way, they make the original seem, unoriginal?
    different kind of stories.... more like less of an adventure and more of a tragic memoir.
    bleak things.... unexplained things, dark things, stuff like that.

    But that would borderline the inflammatory topic rule I would assume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Summerfields View Post
    like stories that are so fantastical in a way, they make the original seem, unoriginal?
    different kind of stories.... more like less of an adventure and more of a tragic memoir.
    bleak things.... unexplained things, dark things, stuff like that.

    But that would borderline the inflammatory topic rule I would assume.
    I'd say that depends on how you deliver. If you interpret the "what pops up in your idle mind" theme not as a vibrant imagination of a utopia, but a reminiscence of painful past experiences that keep coming back to haunt your mind whenever it drifts idly by, I'd say it'd make for an interesting story. If you interpret the "imaginary journey" theme not as a mental construct of a trip to a green prairie with unicorns prancing around, but a look back to the dark past most people would rather bury alongside their personal demons, I'd say you're off to a good start.

    I would, however, recommend against excessive focus on the tragic part of the memoir. For example, if character A in your story had a dark past rife with abuse and suffering, elaborating too much on the hardships A endured can either be disturbing or feel like the writer tries too hard to make A a character to be pitied. It's similar to how some writers spend too many lines extolling the virtues of their Mary Sue/Gary Stu characters.

    Ultimately, though, this is KK's contest and she has the final say on things. I'm just providing assistance here.

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    I am tempted to write a horror story but I'm still not sure how with this theme.
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