Alright, Survivors. In the wake of our second write-off we still have two new players, three women, three editors, one published author, one mermaid, a couple of former winners and many more players only in their second or third game.

I know what you’re thinking at this point of the game, and after that list: did he just say there was a mermaid playing? I know what else you’re thinking: is it time for the merge?

Nope, it’s not. We can’t be far off, for sure, but it doesn’t happen here.

Remember, your due date is Thursday the 24th at 1pm Central and you get…sigh…1500 words. It’s about a group of characters working toward a common goal, though one is secretly working against the goal.

This should hopefully be the last time I have to pitch a challenge days in advance. Also, you can be near damn certain that results won’t be up on Thursday, because besides the obvious word count thing, it’s not the best day for me (Friday should be great, but this particular Thursday is much better for DK).

By the 26th, we’ll get together again, eliminate someone, and maybe merge or maybe not. Cheers, Survivors.

No intro today, folks. Infidelity. It’s so wrong, it’s right. Wait, should I be saying that? Anyway let’s get after it.

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This game, guys. There’s always something.

Vote One: Rex Ogle. “MY VOTE IS FOR MYSELF.

why? Because, there’s no fair way to do this vote and everyone on my team is awesome and i don’t want to see anyone go. so, i pitched to them what i am saying to you know… 4 way write off. we each vote for ourself, and then we all 4 write off. best writer wins.

best of all? no backstabbing, lies, drama, hurt feelings, etc.

best of luck, gents. see ya on the flip side.”

Vote Two: Will Young.

Vote Three: Rex Ogle. “I would absolutely participate in the four- way throwdown, but since two teammates refuse to participate I’ll hope for a two – way instead. Vote Rex reluctantly.”
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Greetings, final fourteen. We’re having great fun with you. This week saw less in the way of wild ideas, but more in the way of execution. I thought this challenge would give us a lot of weird ideas but it just didn’t happen that way. Anyway, this is a boring way to say that once again, you entertained us, though not in the expected way. Alright…time to see who has to eliminate someone, since we certainly aren’t falling back on nonsubs again this time.
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To work around another vacation, Survivor faithful, I’ve got your next challenge lined up for you. Rather than work through a couple of short ones, though, I’m going to give you a lot of days and a lot of words for this one. In fact, you’ll get so many words that you should definitely not expect results that day.

These will be due Thursday the 24th at 1pm Central. Remember the early hour, Leif. I’m thinking results are likely to go up Friday night, given all our schedules, and I’ll hope to not push it back a day further.

For this one, you write about characters all working toward a common goal. However, there is one character secretly working against the goal. You have 1500 words to tell this particular story, and now you know why I make no promises about when results are going up.

You should also not read this as proof that we will or won’t be merging at thirteen. You’ll find that out after the next elimination.

Cheers, Survivors.

Alright, gang. Leif made a pretty interesting pitch yesterday. Did it pay off?

Vote One: Leif Bierly (his own).

Vote Two: Leif Bierly.
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There’s a lot of comedy here, folks. That’s kind of why I asked for this one, knowing we might want it on the heels of the last one. We had our hits, we had our misses…we had judges who agreed enough that it was almost scary…we had action, adventure, fencing, revenge, true love…not much could screw this up, you know? Nope, it would take something out of the ordinary to screw this up. Does it seem like I might be foreshadowing something here? Why do you think that, guys?
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It seems we’ve dispensed with the comments on stories (hopefully, you’re all still reading) and we’re getting right to the meat of the matter. Here’s your rather early elimination.

Vote One: Sama Smith.

Vote Two: Erik S.
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Alright, ya loads. Did it seem like a long time since the last elimination to everyone else too? Never fear: we’re killing off one more tomorrow night. As for these…huh. These were good. Well, the success ones were, anyway (I haven’t read the failure ones as I type this). As you may have guessed, success doesn’t necessarily breed happiness with this lot.

Anyway, you have 103923098420743 words to read, so I’ll stop talking and leave you to it.
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Aloha again, Survivors. Did the one-day deadline bring greatness or okayness? I don’t know yet, because I wrote this hours before the deadline to prepare for the night’s post. Well, Erik and Sarah, you’re well acquainted with dueling. What happened in the latest edition?

Okay, now I’ve read them. I can say that I’m cool with either person moving on, as each did different things well. When I was done and had chosen, I figured “I don’t even care if I’m overruled…these are both good.” Was I overruled? I don’t know yet because one isn’t done. I can tell you it’s a 2-1 vote, though.
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HALL OF CHAMPIONS

SPOOKYMILK SURVIVOR

I: Rachel "The Double-Dealer" Flynn

II: Ryan "The Snake" Fossum

III: Patrick "The Gentleman" Kozicky

IV: Brienne "The Submitter" Maner

V: Rusty "The Porn Star" Greene

VI: Brooks "The Unlikely Hero" Maki

VII: William "The Soulful" Schuth

VIII: Brooks "The Survivor" Maki

IX: Zack "The Ice Cream Man" Sauvageau

X: Pete "The Vacuum Cleaner" Bruzek

Turbo: Brooks "The 1956-1979 Montreal Canadiens" Maki

XI: Matt "The Cold-Hearted Motherf*&^er" Novak

All-Stars (XII): Andy "The Quiet Man" Rustleund

XIII: Sarah "Clarence's Hope" Bizek

XIV: Dan "The Professional" Kautz

XV: In Progress

GODS AND MORTALS
I: Dragging Rivet's Name Through the Mud One Last Time: Matt Novak (Ultragrandpa) and Michael Rivet (Friph Flipher-Fiph)

BIG BROTHER
I: Brooks "Oh, for the Love of God" Maki

CUTTHROAT JUNCTION CHAMPION
Pete "The Already Eliminated from Survivor" Bruzek (6/23/14)

Link to the Cutthroat Junction site. Over there, we do once-a-month strategic mega-games while the champion defends his title in a one-on-one. Head over to see how it works.

THE ROYAL RUMBLE
2013: #21 Greg "The Gallant Glutton of Greatness" Johnson
2014: #29 Jonathon "Big Papa" Pope

PLAY WITH THE PROSE
(Writing, non-elimination)
I: Sarah "Centipede Face" Johnson
II: Sarah "The Johnson Eliminator" Wreisner
III: Colin "Lonely Old Moon" Woolston
IV: Melissa "Not Sidebar Material" Diamond
V: Sama "No Family Reunions" Smith

WEREWOLF (most recent)
Villagers (two in a row!) - bhiggum, daneekasghost, Dread Pirate, greekhouse, Grey, mbnovak, MelissaD

PUZZLE CHALLENGE
I (Pure): Matthew "The Obsessor" Gilman
I (Power): Kelly "The Novak-Destroyer" Wells

DIPLOMACY
I: Matt "Exploiter of Worlds" Novak (France)

CURRENT GAME
Spookymilk Survivor XV

MIRANDA PRIESTLY'S UNHOLY SWEATER CRISIS

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Rusty Greene
Rex Ogle

FRESHLY RUPTURED HYMEN

Annette Barron
Jack Haas

LIAM NEESON'S WALRUS

Brian David
Bret Highum
Brooks Maki
Margaret Martin
Beau
Colin Woolston

BIG BRASS...BAND

Christina Pepper
Erik S

THE GRAVEYARD
28th: Peter Steinke (MPUSC)
27th: Katie Walter (BBB)
26th: Colin Wolfson (FRH)
25th: Jonathon Pope (BBB)
24th: Tom Morgan (FRH)
23rd: Shawn Ashley (MPUSC)
22nd: Sarah Bizek (BBB)
21st: Pete Bruzek (MPUSC)
20th: Melissa Diamond (FRH)
19th: Zack Sauvageau (FRH)
18th: Joe Harrell (FRH)
17th: Sarah Wreisner (BBB)
16th: Sama Smith (BBB)
15th: Leif Bierly (LNW)
14th: Will Young (MPUSC)

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