NaNoWriMo 2017 DETERMINATION !jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/10/23 (Mon) 17:35 No. 15189 ▼
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.
Now, with this said, let me go pass out. Tired...
Anonymous 2017/10/23 (Mon) 22:50 No. 15191 ▼
Potential entrant, not starting a new story.
Are we going by words added during NaNoWriMo? If so, should we declare our current best guess word count for honesty's sake?
DETERMINATION!jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/10/23 (Mon) 23:47 No. 15192 ▼ >>15191
It'd be simple enough for me to count words. All I'd have to do is copy paste the updates happening after the first into a doc.
However, I would prefer an honor system where one does it themselves, much like how the real NaNoWriMo operates, as the tiered winners really is more a personal victory than anything.
DETERMINATION !jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/10/24 (Tue) 00:13 No. 15193 ▼ Anonymous 2017/10/24 (Tue) 10:31 No. 15194 ▼
gOING FORFABRIC. yOU CAN'T STOP ME
Anonymous 2017/10/24 (Tue) 10:52 No. 15195 ▼ >>15194
Put your hearing aid back in, Grandpa!
soapanon 2017/10/30 (Mon) 21:25 No. 15202 ▼ >>/at/38313
Entering A Mountain of Surprises on the Soap Street. My anon side project needs some love, not unlike the protag of this story.
Mask of gold 2017/10/31 (Tue) 23:44 No. 15207 ▼ >>/sdm/62708
Scarlet Tycoon shall return. Pardon the absence.
And it begins! DETERMINATION!jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/11/01 (Wed) 00:01 No. 15208 ▼
- (159.54KB, 1300x879, This is the level of effort needed
Also, it's entirely possible to enter after today; just remember that you'll be playing on Lunatic.
However, the deadline remains the same no matter when you start.
Platemask no Futo 2017/11/01 (Wed) 08:58 No. 15209 ▼ iaunch 2017/11/01 (Wed) 10:16 No. 15210 ▼ >>/th/198137
Entering The Moriya 14.
aaaaaaa here goes nothing
We're half way there! DETERMINATION !jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/11/16 (Thu) 08:24 No. 15229 ▼
So, how is everyone doing thus far?
soapanon 2017/11/16 (Thu) 19:27 No. 15230 ▼
I'm juggling projects, so I guess I'm happy with what I've been able to do in spite of that.
Anonymous 2017/11/17 (Fri) 01:51 No. 15231 ▼ >>15229
I didn’t enter, but I’m at 15k words since the first update this month. Can I still get Fabric?
REDETERMINATION!jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/11/17 (Fri) 04:18 No. 15232 ▼ >>15231
That's bronze and a half. I'm willing to accept late entries, as I said. Just link to the first post of the month and link here on your story. It'll make it easier to double check later.
The main reason I called it lunatic was under the assumption that one hasn't done as much work as is expected of the month.
Anonymous 2017/11/19 (Sun) 00:49 No. 15233 ▼ >>15232
Tempting, but it wouldn’t be a very THP-ish contest if I didn’t get Fabric, would it?
REDETERMINATION!jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/11/19 (Sun) 10:59 No. 15234 ▼ >>15233
True. Link to the most recent post on the 30th at 23:30 or so, in that case.
Anonymous 2017/11/28 (Tue) 12:28 No. 15237 ▼ >>15234 >>15232
If your coming late offer is still standing, I’d like to enter Kurodani Yamame Has No Gods, starting from >>/underground/15649
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
DETERMINATION!jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/11/28 (Tue) 19:45 No. 15238 ▼ >>15237
Sure! The more the merrier~
Reminder! REDETERMINATION !jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/11/30 (Thu) 03:09 No. 15240 ▼
The contest ends in 20 hours 51 minutes.
7 hours 7 minutes remain. DETERMINATION !jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/11/30 (Thu) 15:53 No. 15241 ▼
Maybe be late in ending the contest, but the deadline remains 00:01 site time.
The month is over, and the contest ends! DETERMINATION!jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/12/01 (Fri) 01:01 No. 15244 ▼
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.s 2017/12/01 (Fri) 19:17 No. 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.
Youkai Academy DETERMINATION!jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/12/01 (Fri) 20:36 No. 15247 ▼
First entry: >>/others/64937
Last entry: >>/others/65203
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.) 5
4 625 6
5 437 7
6 337 (Dear me is that huge!) 8
7 745 9
8 684 10
9 151 (Impressive!) 11
10 1349 (Unsarcastically nice!) 12
11 552 13
12 621 14
13 566 15
14 906 (Not bad!) 16
15 378 17
16 872 (Fairly okay!) 18
17 362 19
18 626 20
19 535 21
20 855 (Decent!) 22
21 499 23
22 764 24
23 505 25
24 905 (That's a tuna among sardines!) 26
25 784 27
26 789 28
27 698 29
28 532 30
29 1629 (Now that's an update!) 31(Err...)
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.
Next up shall be porn! >>15202
Anonymous 2017/12/01 (Fri) 20:52 No. 15248 ▼ >>15247 >one recount and such per day will be a good rate
It's better than our update schedules. Ooh!
Mask of gold 2017/12/02 (Sat) 04:22 No. 15252 ▼ >>15249
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.
DETERMINATION!jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/12/02 (Sat) 07:54 No. 15253 ▼ >>15252
Trying is the most important thing. One doesn't always succeed, but to try is the first step to success, and I for one greatly appreciate the effort you put forth.
Anonymous 2017/12/02 (Sat) 08:08 No. 15254 ▼
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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/
Anonymous 2017/12/02 (Sat) 09:27 No. 15256 ▼ >>15254 >really mediocre fanfiction
so the usual level for this site, then
Anonymous 2017/12/02 (Sat) 10:23 No. 15258 ▼
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You can't stop me from holding this site hostage, I'll be a terrorist this site needs and wants. So update faster if you want this site to live, one post per month is not acceptable.
Anonymous 2017/12/02 (Sat) 10:53 No. 15259 ▼ >>15258
i serve a niche audience of sentient glaciers, you insensitive cunt.
Anonymous 2017/12/02 (Sat) 11:06 No. 15260 ▼ >>15252
NOW >>15254 > terrible 2hu pictures and really, REALLY mediocre fanfiction
I SEE YOU'VE FINALLY FIGURED OUT THE PURPOSE OF THE SITE
NOW STOP WHINING AND START HELPING
Anonymous 2017/12/02 (Sat) 23:13 No. 15261 ▼ >>15258 >threatening to kill something that's undead
I just want to pat your poor confused head, anon, you adorable rascal, you.
Anonymous 2017/12/03 (Sun) 02:22 No. 15263 ▼ >>15261
I'll just have to use
CONSECRATED SHITPOSTS THEN
Soap Street DETERMINATION !jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/12/03 (Sun) 13:40 No. 15268 ▼
Start point: >>/at/38356
1 3359 (By all that is holy!)
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.
soapanon 2017/12/03 (Sun) 16:16 No. 15270 ▼ >>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.
Anonymous 2017/12/03 (Sun) 17:32 No. 15272 ▼
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Oh no. One does not simply promise delicious Nemuno and never deliver. I am holding you under the hot – very hot! – hand of blame until you fulfill your mountainous obligations!
soapanon 2017/12/03 (Sun) 18:27 No. 15273 ▼ >>15272
It's coming. Keep your pants on. Or off. No judgment here.
About 90% done compiling. DETERMINATION!jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/12/05 (Tue) 13:02 No. 15274 ▼
Early day tomorrow, so sleeping. I feel bad for expecting this one to be easy, when it may actually be the hardest on post count alone! Well done, plate.
Fae Spirits DETERMINATION!jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/12/06 (Wed) 11:56 No. 15275 ▼
- (385.62KB, 1125x800, Now the true battle begins
1 359 (Off to a fairly healthy start!)
9 372 (Ohh! We're back at a reasonable word... count...?)
10 98 (...Ohh. Under triple digit, are we?)
11 67 (Huh.)
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.)
19+1 117 20
Nothing on this day, but with the extra credit, that makes up for it many times over.
30 306 (Someone started really pounding these out, huh?)
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.
Platemask no Futo 2017/12/06 (Wed) 13:03 No. 15276 ▼ >>15275
And here I'd forgotten about the update count condition and thought I was workin' with a Fabric story! This just made my day!
Thank you for your kind words! Now to get back to that update without fear I'm making things rough for you and bring that very nearby ending that much closer!
Moriya 12 DETERMINATION!jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/12/09 (Sat) 10:47 No. 15278 ▼
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!)
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.s 2017/12/13 (Wed) 11:18 No. 15282 ▼
Anyone I've missed save the thick spider? >>15237
Anonymous 2017/12/19 (Tue) 22:57 No. 15285 ▼ >>15282
Did you get caught in a web?
I return! DETERMINATION!jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/12/20 (Wed) 12:03 No. 15286 ▼
- (38.53KB, 800x800, I should have rolled the other way
No, I tripped into it and tried to roll out. Back to work I go! Sorry about the delay.
DETERMINATION !jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/12/20 (Wed) 15:57 No. 15294 ▼
90% done, though the last bit is annoyingly time consuming. You'll get yours tomorrow, assuming all goes well for once.
Kurodani Yamame Has No Gods DETERMINATION!jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/12/21 (Thu) 04:33 No. 15298 ▼
12+1 1009 (That this is your smallest post says a lot about general length.)
25 1234 (Wow, talk about an oddly odd number!)
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.
Now, anyone I missed?
Anonymous 2017/12/22 (Fri) 19:09 No. 15299 ▼ >>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.
DETERMINATION!jAUWd9Ud.s 2017/12/23 (Sat) 01:52 No. 15300 ▼ >>15299
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.