Fun night out with the family last night, gang. If I had known how quick this would be to update, I may have done it anyway.
I was obsessed about tiebreak scenarios that would never come. This one was kind of a slaughter.
"I'm pretty sure I can meet the skill level required for the toddler dance class."
If you’re anything like me, final five, your favorite part of the game has been one thing and one alone:
Cursed f(*&in’ idols. I mean, wow, gang. We lost two people that weren’t even in peril at the time of their demise (although this is very hard to be sure of, since this game has been delightfully unpredictable).
So now it’s time for each of you to curse each other in the hopes of shutting them up. I admit I want to make a crack about Colin Wolfson here, but he’s long gone in the game and I don’t know if he’s even paying attention.
You will each make a list of twenty six-letter words. That is twenty words of six letters each, not a list of words with 26 letters in them. That would probably suck.
You will also curse a letter for each of the other players. It can be the same across the board, or it can be different for each person.
You will send all of this by tomorrow night (Friday) at 9pm Central.
The winner will be the one who is cursed the least by their list of words. If you utter a word with any of your four “death letters,” you will not be able to say the word, as it is cursed. If six of your words are cursed, your score will be 14.
If any letters are doubled up (or more) on a single person, a random letter will be generated against them and I will not announce it to anyone. It will pay to talk to people.
Tiebreakers: if two or more people are tied with the number of safe words, the winner will be the one who was cursed by the fewest overall letters.
Everyone good? Okay, cool. A couple people have been begging for a word challenge, so there you go. Cheers, Students.
Home stretch, Students. Let’s see how your alliances are looking.
Vote One: Hermione Granger.
Vote Two: Gregory Goyle.
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There’s no time crunch on the final two forums thanks to Influence and Wine going away, so we’ll just roll into the next forum when this one is done and play it, you know, into perpetuity or whatever.
Three targets. Ay dios mio!
The Dread Pirate
Hey, gang. Long few days here, as half my house has had strep throat, and a quarter of it is me, taking care of everyone. Then I learned there were only nine stories and I cried until I stopped.
It seems there are 13 “regular” writers at this point, though a couple serial non-submitters are on the ropes. There were two golds, two silvers and two bronzes from each judge this week.
There was a HUGE usage of italics in the stories this week, so instead of working in all kinds of HTML, I went ahead and made you a document:
As for this Sunday, due the same time and with the same word limit:
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Jack Smight
Originally broadcast Nov. 13, 1959
Jack Warden played Corry, a convict sentenced to a solitary life on an asteroid millions of miles from Earth. When the crew of the yearly supply ship leaves him a special package, he finds it contains a life-like robot (Jean Marsh, the future star of “Upstairs, Downstairs”). Though initially contemptuous of a mechanical creature that appears to only mimic the emotions of a woman, Corry and “Alicia” develop a relationship that predates the movie “Her” by several decades.
You will write a story about a character who has been isolated from society for a very long time (“a very long time” shall be defined by you). The story should include his or her first contact with another being, of any kind, since their isolation began. Cheers, Prosers.