Discussion thread -- 75 WORD WRITING CHALLENGE January 2013

hopewrites

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For the first time I instantly have an idea I absolutely love! Probably going to mangle it, but if I don't and manage to harnesses it in under the word count I think I could beone of those who fuss and hone and perfect this month rather than a "Whee I got an idea under the count quick post it before it escapes" type :)
 

Karn Maeshalanadae

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Ooh, cyberpunk, this should be fun. I always did like the cyberpunk genre. Better than steampunk or straight-out space age.


And changes? The two could go hand in hand. Now to think...this is going to be a busy month.
 

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Interesting topic. Got an idea already, but going to think about it for a bit. Got the whole month, so no hurry. :)
 

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This is going to be hard. I'm not techy enough for cyber, and i have a very hopeful view of history so dystopian is hard too. I will have a struggle for a story.
 

Karn Maeshalanadae

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It need not be dystopian, Parson. What cyberpunk refers to is, essentially, a world with both magic and advanced technology. It cuts very close to science fantasy, but I believe the difference between the two tends to be the races of cyberpunk are more in tune with traditional fantasy.
 

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Yeah, something like a story set in a dystopian sci-fi city and involving gangs, mafia, triad, or even just a corrupt government that uses thugs to deal with their issues would be cyberpunk.
 

Karn Maeshalanadae

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I still say I prefer my version of cyberpunk. :p Equating the term to steampunk but far more advanced technologically.



Well...that's something in, already regretting it. *shakes head* I'm not entirely sure it fits the theme. I only hope the mods think it can.
 
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We don't remove stories on the basis of theme and genre - after all, it can be largely subjective. Better to hope the voters think it fits!
 

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My thanks to Teresa for kicking this challenge off. I've now had a couple of hours sleep ahead of the impending 'visit family' saga so will probably crash and burn later this afternoon.

Oh, and Happy New Year to you all!
 

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It need not be dystopian, Parson. What cyberpunk refers to is, essentially, a world with both magic and advanced technology. It cuts very close to science fantasy, but I believe the difference between the two tends to be the races of cyberpunk are more in tune with traditional fantasy.
I think you're thinking of the Shadowrun role playing game. It had a return of magic and fantasy races into a cyberpunk world.
 

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I'm in with a play on the robotic laws. I thought about sitting on it and polishing, but I've got to go out and get drunk so I've just posted. Happy New Year guys.
 

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I'm experimenting with 3rd person in another story - the opening to one chapter being lifted to provide the first two lines of this month's entry. Sorry!
 

Perpetual Man

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There was I letting the day glide by, and if I thought about the challenge it was a vague thought along the lines of it's New Years Day. Everyone will be hungover or relaxing, I bet we'll have very few entries on the first day, if any.

And we're already up to seven.

I'm quite taken with challenge this month, I've got a vague idea just not sure whether I can get it down to 75 words.

Hopefully the comments will start tomorrow.
 

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I am posted. Interesting month. I am looking forward to everyones stories
 

juelz4sure

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I just posted but its been so long I completely forgot about the title. lol
 

Ursa major

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You have until 00:54 GMT to add your title, juelz4sure, but to be on the safe side, add one now.
 
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