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15-09-2003, 16:26:05
What happened to them? They suddenly stopped, is it because Ghidras last Short Story contest critic-thread got hijacked, and degenerated into an undignified conversation about the comparative values of literature and cinema (you'd think we could try to be more adult around here)?

Because if so, I think we should put that unpleasantness behind us and soldier on in making kwik-stories for bored people on the internet, like we were doing before.

Ghidras pioneering initiative should be encouraged as it gives me an opportunity to write subliminaly code-filled stuff that others are obliged to read again and again without knowing why.

15-09-2003, 21:57:55
well this one had a two week duration because people weren't getting their asses into gear and writing them.

But this time not only has the number of entries been pathetically low, but i posted mine the other day and i'm not sure anyone has even read it.

So...at the moment i could give a fuck less about it, but i will probably start #5 tomorrow anyway.

Immortal Wombat
15-09-2003, 22:01:24
Your story made me sad. :( Probably that means it's a good story.

I don't usually like sad stories though, since there doesn't seem to be any point. For me, reading is either about escapism (I want happiness or blood), or being a pretentious twat (hence War and Peace etc). Stories that make me sad are like real life but without the pictures.

15-09-2003, 22:10:11
i think life is sad, so i do tend to write a lot of sad stories. graham greene and ernest hemingway are probably the two major influences on my outlook on life and they also felt the sense of tragedy and futility in the human struggle.

I have to say i think war and peace is more in that vein than it is pretentious. Tolstoy sees the big picture of human existence - births, marriages and deaths are his stock in trade.

At any rate, the two women in my story are only stuck in a tragedy of manners and friendship. I think it has an optimistic ending. They're happy, even though they're in this silly situation of lies.

16-09-2003, 01:03:10
I read your story. I thought it was very typical of people lieing to each other. Didn't see a reason to comment about it, as I didn't have any nice, funny, or helpful comments about it.

Start the next one. :)

16-09-2003, 05:23:22
I thought that it was very inaccurate. Women don't care whose feelings they hurt!

16-09-2003, 13:31:01
Oh, we need suggestions for the starting phrase for contest #5

17-09-2003, 04:27:44
You've got 3 threads full of suggestions, don't you? So where's that new one?

17-09-2003, 09:09:45
They are fucking well not 'full' of suggestions, if you can find decent ones we haven't used then your powers of perception are greater than mine.

17-09-2003, 12:36:20
I wish I could write. Because then I would.

17-09-2003, 21:17:02
Here's a quote for you, since your eyesight and powers of observation are failing so horridly...

"Fuck you."

17-09-2003, 23:16:42
Venom, I recall tales of you being able to write. Apparently, that was your one redeeming feature/talent. So what happened? Just don't have the time?

18-09-2003, 12:47:51
That's a lie! I could never do anything!

19-09-2003, 09:43:54
I have the perfect suggestion for an opening phrase right here,

"That's a lie!"

Good huh, I don't know where I get my ideas from but hey, genius is.

19-09-2003, 16:38:45
Good one, Qweeg!

Let's start a simple "Short Story Starting Lines Submissions" thread, so KG only has to look in one thread for a list of submissions. Not that they'd be any good, but thems the breaks... taking submissions from an Internet Forum, well... we are already scraping the bottom of the barrel.