DISCUSSION THREAD -- December 2017 75-word Writing Challenge

  1. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    For Cathbad: An anodyne.
     
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  2. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    @Cathbad .... One Life .... when the one life you have needs some serious adjustment.
     
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  3. DragonAether

    DragonAether A penguin undercover

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    I just wrote down the story during the latin's class, as soon as I get to home I will enter the challenge.
     
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  4. chrispenycate

    chrispenycate resident pedantissimo Staff Member

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    I hope you didn't write it in Latin?:eek:
     
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  5. nixie

    nixie pixie druid Staff Member

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    Please don't mention Latin, it will give Chrispy ideas when he sets a future challenge.
     
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  6. Luiglin

    Luiglin by day Stuart Orford by night Dark Lord's scribe

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    The first rule of Latin class is: you do not talk about Latin class. The second rule of Latin class is: you do not talk about Latin class! Third rule of Latin class is: someone yells stop, goes limp, taps out, then Latin class is over. Fourth rule: only one can read aloud. Fifth rule: one translation at a time. Sixth rule: no shirts, no shoes, only togas and sandals. Seventh rule: translations will go on as long as they have to. And the eighth and final rule: if this is your first Latin class, you have to translate.
     
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  7. DragonAether

    DragonAether A penguin undercover

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    No, I'm not that good with Latin and we do only translation from Latin to Italian. But it would be pretty cool to try.
     
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  8. Cathbad

    Cathbad Level 30 Geek Master

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    So basically, you translate Italian to Italian? :whistle:
     
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  9. DragonAether

    DragonAether A penguin undercover

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    Latin and Italian are as similar as a bird is similar to a whale. Only words are similar, but grammar is completely different
     
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  10. Cathbad

    Cathbad Level 30 Geek Master

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    Was just kidding... because both languages are from Italy. :)
     
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  11. DragonAether

    DragonAether A penguin undercover

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    you are Italy too, because I'm your father Cath. Join the dark side we have pasta!
    Or said in Italian: Cath, io sono tuo padre

    And I just realized that this isn't the 100 words challenge.... F*********
     
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  12. Pedro Del Mar

    Pedro Del Mar I am content

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    Parson and Victoria - thank you for the reviews, loved reading them all (y)
     
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  13. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    Now you really have a challenge! :oops::D
     
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  14. DragonAether

    DragonAether A penguin undercover

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    Yup, I built an awesome story but it's 96/97 words and I can't take out that much.
    (Awesome at least for me, maybe for you is crappier than a pizza with pineaapple for an italian)
     
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  15. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    I have eaten pizza with pineapple but I always wonder why anyone would make such a thing.:sick: But I am the person whose wrote the most 75's without winning, so that should tell you something.

    @jackwinabox57 .... Steak n eggs,baked potato,key lime pie,chocolate milk .... When life hands you a do-over.
     
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  16. DragonAether

    DragonAether A penguin undercover

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    Ok, I give up, I can't make my story of 75 words.
     
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  17. Cathbad

    Cathbad Level 30 Geek Master

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    Do what I did - do it anyway.

    :D
     
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  18. DragonAether

    DragonAether A penguin undercover

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    The problem is that I literally can't touch anything otherwise the story doesn't make any sense.
     
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  19. Cathbad

    Cathbad Level 30 Geek Master

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    Yup... same as mine. ;)
     
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  20. Parson

    Parson This world is not my home

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    Try this. Outline your story with 2 to 3 words for each heading

    Beginning:

    Middle:

    Ending:

    That should help you decide what's really important and what you are putting into the story for atmosphere.
     
    Dec 7, 2017
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