A.T.O.M.: THE Contest (Replacement) of 2019 Anonymous 2019/10/16 (Wed) 20:11 No. 15829 [Reply] ▼
This is a travesty. The Cabal has been talking away here, and it’s become obvious that we will decidedly not
be having a NaNoWriMo this year. Why? Because reasons
Is this really how we want things to end up? I, for one, do not relish the idea of inertia killing off contests, one of my favourite THP institutions.
However, before I descend into ranting and get a couple of particular individuals on my case, I will admit that “timing” and “circumstances” can and do make things hard on people. Asking you guys to jump onto a full-fledged contest when things are in this state is only asking for disappointment, too. So, what do we do? Well, that’s why I’m dropping this notice a half-month in advance. What are you on about?
Look, we haven’t had any contests this year, and it looks likely at this rate that we won’t if nobody steps up and organises one. Since it doesn’t look like anyone’s going to do that, I’ve had to jump off of my lazy ass to make it happen.
That’s why I, a shitass anon and failed writer, am bringing you…
It stands for:
MORE That’s fucking terrible.
You come up with something better next time, then. Okay, so is this just another annual contest, or…
Not quite. See, like I said, I’m fairly certain opening a regular contest would just be disappointing. We might end up with a couple of entries at best, based on the sentiments I’ve heard.
Instead, we’re going to be going with a much simpler premise:
If you’re a writer, UPDATE YOUR GODDAMN STORIES.
If you’re a reader, VOTE IN THE GODDAMN STORIES.
Regardless of which you are, DISCUSS GODDAMN STORIES AND 2HUS. Wait, it’s that simple?
It’s that goddamn simple.
Calling this a “contest” is probably more than a bit disingenuous. It’s really more of a public statement, kind of like M
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That's All Folks! Anonymous 2019/11/30 (Sat) 15:00 No. 15925 ▼
When I posted the OP, I was pretty convinced that there wouldn't be anything happening. I had doubts anyone would even notice this thing for more than a second.
So, did we win? I don't really know. Things were reasonably active, mostly on account of the actual NaNoWriMo happening, but that tells me nothing. Would any of that have happened if NaNoWriMo hadn't gone on as usual? I have some doubts. Still, activity is activity, and activity in and of itself is good. Let's just call it a job well done.
For my part, I'd like to apologise twice: once for constantly forgetting to bump the thread, and once more for getting involved in NaNoWriMo and falling through. I know no one particularly cares, but it's personally disappointing to me. Commitments are seriously hard to live up to.
On another note, I'd like to think that this little stunt has had a hand in bringing folks onto the Discord. Before this started, there were something like sixty or seventy of us total, and now we're over a hundred. Some of you went to lurking immediately, and that's to be expected, I guess. For those of you who continue to be active, pat yourselves on the back. You may not see it this way, but you're doing your part to keep a community as vibrant as possible. It'd still be better if folks wrote, voted, and generally did more on the site, though.
Anyway, thanks for tolerating my cheap little joke. There may be a repeat, or there could just as well not. I'd be glad if someone were to take over for me, but I'm of no illusion of that happening. I guess we'll just have to see next year.
P.S. Okuu is doing fine.
P.P.S. Fortune Teller did nothing wrong.
Anonymous 2020/01/02 (Thu) 00:35 No. 15952 ▼
Wait what the fuck we have a discord? I thought we only had an IRC channel.
Anonymous 2020/01/02 (Thu) 00:41 No. 15953 ▼