The contest will run from November 1st at 00:01 to December 1st at 00:01. There will also be no extensions, so don't try.
The rules for participation are simple: Link to your story here, and link back to this thread from your story. I will admit that linking to it in your story is more to spread the word, but still. There is no restriction on names, as that would exempt pre-existing stories. I felt that this encourages more to write, as forced anonymity would effectively force one to interrupt their usual writing, defeating my entire hope for this contest.
It's that time again, folks! Now, I'm sure a couple of you have no idea what the subject of the contest is, but it's fairly simple: you write, and you write a lot. You write until you can't write anymore, and then you keep writing at that pace every day for a month. This month is the National Novel Writing Month, where you typically attempt to write a novel from scratch within a month's time.
The difficulty of translating the celebration to the site is why I decided to do this in a very particular way, as stated above.
Platinum: The story is freshly made, and 50k words or more by the end of the month; the standard combination.
Gold: The story is either 30 updates long or 30k words total.
Silver: The story is either 20 updates long or 20k words total.
Bronze: The story is either 10 updates long or 10k words total.
Fabric: You tried your best; good job!
Prizes will be crapmissions (crappy commissions), though who gets them depends on the number of winners. I will do my best to give a comparable effort, though Fabric Tier will likely get a cheeky doodle at worst if too many win.
It’s a story about a somewhat thick spider doing somewhat cute things. It also suffered a hiatus over the summer, so technically I only began updating it again around October. So, you know, technically fair, right?
Alrighty, the contest is over. Now I just need to tally the entries and see what each qualifies as. This may take a bit longer than the normal wait, as I'll need to measure update size and count of each story.
I will see how long it takes tonight and work up a timeframe from there.
Alright, time to get started!DETERMINATION!jAUWd9Ud.s2017/12/01 (Fri) 19:17No. 15245▼
I'll start by compiling my own entry, as I already have it all together for ease of doing so, what with being the writer. Then, from there, I will give a timeframe that I will check the rest in.
1 1,033 (The only nice sized one for some time! Wait, never mind!) 2 416 3 797 4 221 (Wow!) 3 1019 (Found the issue! Woot! Now to add strikethrough to my mistakes as penance.) 54 625 65 437 76 337 (Dear me is that huge!) 87 745 98 684 109 151 (Impressive!) 1110 1349 (Unsarcastically nice!) 1211 552 1312 621 1413 566 1514 906 (Not bad!) 1615 378 1716 872 (Fairly okay!) 1817 362 1918 626 2019 535 2120 855 (Decent!) 2221 499 2322 764 2423 505 2524 905 (That's a tuna among sardines!) 2625 784 2726 789 2827 698 2928 532 3029 1629 (Now that's an update!) 31(Err...)30 721
Update count verdict: I can't count. Repeating the process! Recounted update verdict: Gold on update count with exact change, though done lazily at points. Word count verdict: Silver, as they total to just over 20,000 at 20,859
Alright, I feel that doing this at a rate of one recount and such per day will be a good rate. While not difficult, it's slightly time consuming to do so, and I'm still quite tired.
November went off to a roaring start for me by having a family member wind up in the hospital for over a week. I didn't want to come back just to say "oops lol," hoping that I would be able to come back with an actual update instead, but oops lol.
I will say this -- I have two updates half-written (one to get back into the setting and get everyone back up to speed, another to move the actual plot along) and another little something that will hopefully make the overall Remi experience even better.
>>15253 shut up faggot >>15252 you're a giant shitter and a hundred excuses won't change the fact that you've failed
however, since your CYOA is great you get a pass, now go update or I'll get mad and bomb this entire site with terrible 2hu pictures and really, REALLY mediocre fanfiction that you would usually see on /qu/
Verdict: >>/at/38355 may have had more of a point than many likely consider. It's good that you managed to put out this much, and I both appreciate your participation and am happy that you managed to get your balls rolling a bit through sparing use of the contest. Even if you are double fabric, I feel that you are as much a winner as any of us; you did what you set out to do, and gave the blue balls of your fans a nice, soapy rub.
Now, while you and your fans gag, let's see... Next up is >>/youkai/30126 where we have a plate to give less soapy love to tomorrow!
Now, excuse me while I groan over looking for an hour for a good picture of a particularly phallic cherry stem knot.
>>15268 To be fair, I was working on my main story, a Thanksgiving-ish short (wink wink), and that at the same time. Also, I intended for updates to be short, but 'short' and 'me' evidently don't go in the same sentence. Good to hear that you enjoyed it, though.
1 359 (Off to a fairly healthy start!) 2 166 3 139 4 193 5 157 6 197 7 106 8 172 9 372 (Ohh! We're back at a reasonable word... count...?) 10 98 (...Ohh. Under triple digit, are we?) 11 67 (Huh.) 12 125 13 325 14 210 15 119 15+1 124 15+2 45 (Umm...) 15+3 44 (...Little short, but good job on a very active day.) 16 69 (I hope someone finds amusement in this number.) 16+1 52 16+2 173 17 112 17+1 122 18 240 19 304 19+1 117 20 Nothing on this day, but with the extra credit, that makes up for it many times over. 21 121 22 169 23 171 24 386 24+1 121 25 311 26 152 27 293 28 135 29 78 30 306 (Someone started really pounding these out, huh?) 30+1 232 30+2 384 30+3 344 30+4 275
42 total! Nice going, even with the overall smaller sized updates.
Verdict: You've got a gold on post count easily, but the word count is, well... 7,345. A far cry from the platinum you spoke of, but gold is gold, even if the word count didn't leave fabric. Still, well done and I wish you luck in the future. I hope that this story shakes that nasty reputation you've become known for. I'm happy that someone else thus far has gotten a gold, and will look forward to crapping art at you!
I was actually pretty much reading it at points simply due to the length. Sorry about that. It was just entertaining. If I weren't a participant and thus hating life at the time, I would probably have been one of your voters.
1 401 2 456 (While normally I'd consider 2 and 2+1 as a single, I felt that they are big enough to be lenient. 2+1 490 (Almost 1k words combined after all! Not a bad size!) 3 282 4 577 6 741 22 950 (Nice and beefy!)
Final count: 7 updates and 3,897 words! Verdict: While double fabric, I felt that it was not for lack of effort. You did well, and it shows! I know that it can suck when life decides to be a bit of a bitch at the worst time, so don't let the material of your category fool you; to me, you're as much a winner as any of us. Better luck next time, and don't let it discourage you! You've got some interesting ideas going for you, even if just from what little I've seen while skimming now and then.
Sorry about the delay!DETERMINATION!jAUWd9Ud.s2017/12/13 (Wed) 11:18No. 15282▼
4 1555 5 1986 8 1149 10 2637 12 1590 12+1 1009 (That this is your smallest post says a lot about general length.) 14 2663 15 1305 17 1941 18 2169 24 2510 25 1234 (Wow, talk about an oddly odd number!) 26 1294 30 1481
Total: 14 updates and 24523 words. Prognosis: Take a bronze and silver and see me in the morning. I'll be honest with you, as I was looking through, I was starting to wonder if you'd hit gold or a technically not platinum on word count alone. While not the gold I was hoping I'd see from you, you still did quite well. The best, in fact. You beat my own silver word count, making you what I believe to be the writer who wins the hardest in the more important category. Good job.
>>15298 >1234 … Huh. >While not the gold I was hoping I'd see from you, you still did quite well. That’s the trick, isn’t it? To make it seem like you’re doing more than you are. Well, I probably could have hit that 30k if I hadn’t run into a spat of bad weather that absolutely incapacitated my brain for almost a full week. So yeah. >Now, anyone I missed? I don’t think there is, old boy. See you in a few months with the prizes. I don’t really feel my own entry was entirely fair, so I’ll happily cede my almost-silver-and-a-half-but-not-quite-there to the next best result.
Well, actually, I was planning to give prizes out a bit more generously than just the two top winners. I just need time to consider how to go about it, and first need to make good on some things long overdue. ...Well, longer anyways.