Discussion -- 300 Word Challenge #4

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    The Judge

    The Judge Truth. Order. Moderation. Staff Member

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    The new 300 Challenge is up -- a suitably wintry scene for the new year!

    Don't forget -- the picture is there to act as an inspiration. We don't require a story which explains the image. Let your imagination run riot -- just make sure your story is speculative fiction of one type or another.


    Good luck everyone -- AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL AT THE CHRONS!


    EDIT: Oops -- forgot the link! It's here http://www.sffchronicles.co.uk/forum/534650-300-word-challenge-no-4-read-first-post.html
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    alchemist

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    So, er, lots of fantasy stories this time (there probably will be a few).

    Good picture. Where's it from?
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    Hex

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    Naturally there will be fantasy. Isn't that a princess tower? It's pink and glittery.
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    HareBrain

    HareBrain Lagomorphing Staff Member

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    Whatever kind of tower it is, it seems to have several beings with glowing pink eyes staring out of it.
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    The Judge

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    It's a NASA image, alchemist, from their image of the day gallery. We deliberately went for something that might be seen to be a little more SF-y this time -- we want everyone to stretch those writing muscles!
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    mosaix

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    Strengely enough, although it's a NASA owned image and that escape tower looks distinctly NASA design, the launch tower looks Russian.

    Anyway, plenty of scope for a 300 word story...
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    Abernovo

    Abernovo Accident-prone, allegedly

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    I think it's the Baikonur Cosmodrome, shortly before that last launch to the ISS, which included a US (NASA) astronaut.

    As you said, mosaix, plenty of scope.
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    springs

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    Yep, I did some research, and think you're right; they had a snowy launch last November, a first apparently. All my sci fi research seems to be paying off!
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    Ursa major

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    Not that I'm suggesting anyone needs a sobriety test, but how many images can you see in this post: none, one or two...?

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    AMB

    AMB Advanced Muddle Brain

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    There are no images in this post.

    That is all.
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    Ursa major

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    That's what I was worried you'd see. Thanks. :)
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    springs

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    Now, I'm confused?
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    springs

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    Less, but there's no change to the image.
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    Abernovo

    Abernovo Accident-prone, allegedly

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    Now I'm confused. One of Ursa's posts disappeared.
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    springs

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    He's trying to fix the image.
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    Ursa major

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    And failing to do so. Sorry, folks!
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    Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    I can see the image. I logged out and looked at it again without my moderator powers, and it was still there.
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    mosaix

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    If Ursa is referring to post number 9 in this thread then the answer is none.
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    Ursa major

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    Nevermind. The image some of you can't see is merely the one in the challenge thread minus the black bars to either side.

    Unless.... Just bear with me:
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    AMB

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    That one I can see.

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