Discussion - January 2011 - 75 Word Challenge

Discussion in 'Writing Challenges' started by Culhwch, Jan 1, 2012.

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    Culhwch

    Culhwch Knight of the Republic Staff Member

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    What it says up top.

    Weird western? Dagnabbit...
     
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    TheDustyZebra

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    Weird western what lies beneath? What kind of Harebrained idea is that?

    My list of people it's safe to vote for is getting progressively smaller.... :D
     
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    MstrTal

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    Yes!

    I missed the Steampunk challenge but "Weird West" like Gas Light and ClockWork are often considered sub-genre thereof. :)

    I already have a few ideas kicking around in my twisted head. It also helps I was just out window shopping for some black powder 6-shooters and a couple of 1886 reproductions. Ok Ok I admit it I was also looking at a few "Mares-legs, Colt 100 Anniversary 1911 (ACP) & 175 Anniversary Single Action US Army Revolver, Savage 30-06 and drooling like a buffoon over Barratt's new M107A1 but those aren't part of this discussion.

    Well maybe the Single Action Army Revolver and Mares-leg. . .

    This is going to be fun!
     
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    Hex

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    Hmm.

    I don't understand anything you said, MstrTal. This does not bode well.

    (Happy New Year, everyone!)
     
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    Jo Zebedee

    Jo Zebedee must stop trying to log in as springs...

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    The bad news is when I googled Steampunk I sort of understood what I was reading; I don't understand a word I've just read. The good news is I have read one Weird Western book. But I didn't understand it.

    This bodes very badly indeed.
     
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    HareBrain

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    AAAAAAAAAAAARGF! Why did I choose my theme and genre after staggering home from the pub on New Year's Eve???!!/!!?

    Anyway, now we're here, my understanding of Weird Western is that it's basically Western with paranormal or fantastical elements. I'm surprised there haven't been several entries already.
     
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    Hex

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    Okay. Then it doesn't need to have guns, just handmade boots and those hats I can never remember the name of.

    Oh.

    I just had an idea.

    Oh the farmer and the cowman should be friends....
     
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    alchemist

    alchemist Be pure. Be vigilant. Beware.

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    Yeeeehaaaaaw!!!!!

    Cowboys and aliens. Cowboys and elves. Cowboys and orcs. The list is endless.....

    Somebody better telll Wiggum...
     
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    Abernovo

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    Hand me my chewin' baccy, podnuh. There's somethin' strange out on the range!
     
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    Jo Zebedee

    Jo Zebedee must stop trying to log in as springs...

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    oh, well, someone has to go first...
     
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    StormFeather

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    Crikey Springs! Set the bar high why don't you?!!! ;):p

    Seriously good story start to the new challenge of the new year . . . might have to miss this one out too as am intimidated already!!
     
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    Abernovo

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    Oh, great. First story up and it's set the standard up high!

    Great story, Springs.

    Wanders off, muttering (in line with the theme) like Yosemite Sam - 'rzzle fzzle story, dagnabit!'
     
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    The Judge

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    OK, Aunt Eller, but keep your hands off Seven Brides for Seven Bogles...
     
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    Boneman

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    I just watched Cowboys and Aliens last night. What happened to the lighting man???
     
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    Jo Zebedee

    Jo Zebedee must stop trying to log in as springs...

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    TY, storm, Abernovo, I think it was a one idea month for me, so I thought I'd better get it up before someone else did.
     
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    Boneman

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    The first time I saw my real name in lights (on a Hollywood Poster) was for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - one of the brothers was me!!

    Dammit, I've broken my own rule - I went and read Springs entry - it's so good, I'm depressed already!!:eek::)
     
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    Teresa Edgerton

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    Excellent story, springs!
     
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    Hex

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    So no sobbin' werewolves? Shame. Would give a new angle to 'bless your beautiful hide'. Going to stop now.


    I wish I hadn't read Springs' entry either. Too good. Darnframit.
     
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    Jo Zebedee

    Jo Zebedee must stop trying to log in as springs...

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    AMB; nice tale, subtle, digging for gold, very good.

    Abernovo; The vision of taking out his Weber and hunting for the alien, I love it, it'll stay with me a long time.

    TY for feedback TE and BM, Hex, got my new year off to a lovely start.
     
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    AMB

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    Thanks springs. I agree with everyone else though, you did set the bar high. I'd count myself lucky if I even got near it.

    ETA: Abernovo, I want to read what happens next.
     
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