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Contest! Finish "All the King's Men"
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Author:  rickgriffin [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Contest! Finish "All the King's Men"

Valerio suggested this to me. If you remember the story All the King's Men ( http://www.housepetscomic.com/2010/03/2 ... kings-men/ ) You will also recall that I have not had the opportunity to finish it.

This is your chance to finish it for me!

The finished story should be between 3000 and 7000 words, in two parts; post it here in this thread. It must be cleaned up in editing with correct grammar and correct internet style paragraph spacing. Additionally, the story much be funny and fit within Housepets continuity.

The winner will get his story illustrated in two final parts and posted with full credit on the main page, and also an additional housepets-style illustration of his choosing OR a Housepets t-shirt from MySoti. Two runners-up with also get their stories posted and one free housepets-style sketch of their choosing!

Lets make it so that this contest ends on December 24. Get cracking!

Author:  Challenger01 [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:21 pm ]
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I just might have to try this, I mean I'm kind of a terrible writer, but I loved this arc!

Author:  Tha Housefox [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:21 pm ]
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Sign me up!

Author:  dalonewolf25 [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:22 pm ]
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*must instead of "much"

Author:  Two_Twig [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:24 pm ]
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Hmmmmm, I might have to set SIP aside for a moment...

Author:  Buckdida [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:25 pm ]
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asldfkjl!

OF COURSE you would do this during NaNoWriMo!

*puts another to-do item on his writing list*

Author:  Kyderra [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:26 pm ]
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This should be interesting
very interesting indeed...
MUHAHAHA!
*tunder*

I don't know why I did that,

Author:  rickgriffin [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:27 pm ]
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Buckdida Wrote:
asldfkjl!

OF COURSE you would do this during NaNoWriMo!

*puts another to-do item on his writing list*


Okay okay, maybe I ought to extend it to a little after november so the nanowrimo people can get a chance at the end too

Author:  Alex [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:28 pm ]
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Well, this looks very very interesting. I might try this, as well. MIGHT. If I find the time.

Author:  valerio [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:38 pm ]
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This story is mine already!

Author:  The Game [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:34 pm ]
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HOLY CRAP I HAVE TO TRY THIS!
Rick, you just made my day!
...
wait, dang it, NaNoWriMo is still going on....
...
Why Rick?!?

Author:  Shyanne [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:49 pm ]
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I would but soo busy! hehe good luck everyone! Either way we will have a conclusion to it! :)

Author:  rickgriffin [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:58 pm ]
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The Game Wrote:
HOLY CRAP I HAVE TO TRY THIS!
Rick, you just made my day!
...
wait, dang it, NaNoWriMo is still going on....
...
Why Rick?!?


I extended it to December 7! That's a whole week after nanowrimo . . . you can write down notes until then!

Author:  Psykeout [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:02 pm ]
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BLARGH! nanowrimo! ill be so froed that the most coherent thing id be able to write would be "king gets ending. EXPLOSION! buh." :3

Author:  Sinder [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:25 pm ]
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oh dude

so is that two parts total, or two parts in addition to the one that's already been posted?

Author:  rickgriffin [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:48 pm ]
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Yeah, it was always meant to be a three-part story, and I felt like keeping that because it has more opportunity to be a complete story

Author:  Two_Twig [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:53 pm ]
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Does it have to follow exactly within the main story line of the comic ? I need to reread part 1, but, did it take place at a specific point in the time line? I don't remember

Author:  Sinder [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:01 pm ]
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The first part was posted back in March, and is set between "It's a Wonderful Dog's Life" and "Ocean's Two"; however, none of the content within the story itself actually dates it (except for taking place in the winter), so you could probably play around with that to some degree, unless Rick nixes it. I certainly plan to, at least; there's been a lot of character development since King was introduced, and that's an awful lot to just leave out.

Author:  Two_Twig [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:10 pm ]
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It certainly would, I hope he allows it

Rick is going to have his hands full reading all these stories (should they all happen)

Author:  ctcmjh [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:18 pm ]
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Wow, this is awesome! I really want to take a crack at this!

Author:  dalonewolf25 [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:20 pm ]
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I feel like this is to give ideas for a Christmas arc...*cough*but I digress!

Author:  44R0NM10 [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:21 pm ]
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Oh yeah, I'm gonna try this. Expect me to have some wit, but also expect my own unique style...

...Bino's getting a cameo...

Author:  The Game [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:26 pm ]
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Question:

Does the second part continue with their game, or start with something totally different?

Author:  rickgriffin [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:57 pm ]
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Whatever you think should happen!

Author:  The Game [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:03 pm ]
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rickgriffin Wrote:
Whatever you think should happen!


Well I'll take forever trying to think of somethin- never mind I've got an idea :P

Author:  Sinder [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:26 pm ]
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Okay, I have a rough outline in mind.

I don't think you could canonize it, but it'll be awesome anyway.

Author:  rickgriffin [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:31 pm ]
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Sinder Wrote:
Okay, I have a rough outline in mind.

I don't think you could canonize it, but it'll be awesome anyway.


Awesome but not canon may be a strong contender for a runner-up

Author:  xhunterko [ Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:55 pm ]
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Nnnnnnnnnnnnh...
...
..
.

Do, do I really want to do this?

(is there an option to just have it illustrated? depending if I do participate and seeing what little my chances are, still, I just thought I'd ask)

Author:  zeroslash [ Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:37 am ]
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*cracks his knuckles*

All right! Let's show off my talents (or lack of thereof). Let's see if I can move away from my fantasy roots and delve into the world of comedy.
My God, what am I doing?
I wish everyone else luck; you're going to need it. ;p

EDIT: Whoops! I have an idea already! This shall be an interesting concept to write about indeed.

Author:  xhunterko [ Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:56 am ]
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All right, I'm gonna try. It may also result in a spin off of a fan fic.
(and I generally have NEVER DONE fan-ficcing)

Author:  Alex [ Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:22 am ]
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So how are you going to choose the winner? Are you going to read all of our submissions and then choose one yourself, or are we going to vote (With the disability to vote for ourselves)?

Author:  valerio [ Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:23 am ]
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Alex Wrote:
So how are you going to choose the winner? Are you going to read all of our submissions and then choose one yourself, or are we going to vote (With the disability to vote for ourselves)?

I'd rather go for the second option.

Author:  Aquablast [ Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:28 am ]
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Alex Wrote:
So how are you going to choose the winner? Are you going to read all of our submissions and then choose one yourself, or are we going to vote (With the disability to vote for ourselves)?

I think it is the former!

Author:  zeroslash [ Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:05 am ]
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I think Rick should choose; after all, it is his comic.

Author:  valerio [ Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:15 am ]
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zeroslash Wrote:
I think Rick should choose; after all, it is his comic.

yes. And in case he had more than one adequate candidate, he could leave it to a honest poll. After all, we'd trust his choice. He could trust our taste.

Author:  valerio [ Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:22 am ]
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OK, fellas, I sent to Lightwolf21 the draft for the grammar check, then it's posting time. Yay!

Author:  sliceofdog [ Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:46 am ]
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XD Soooo much interest. I might try my hand at this too, although muffins and cookies it if I'm not bogged down with Uni work. We'll see what happens, although if I don't join there's hardly going to be a shortage of entries XD

Author:  Alex [ Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:15 am ]
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valerio Wrote:
OK, fellas, I sent to Lightwolf21 the draft for the grammar check, then it's posting time. Yay!

You already... finished that story? You've started working on it earlier!

Author:  The Game [ Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:59 am ]
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:shock:
Valerio cheated!!

Author:  Foldo [ Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:00 am ]
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That sound interesting, but I will have to finish my novel, even after the end of NaNoWriMo. And I'm not really good in litteral English.
So all I can say is "good luck for everyone"! :D

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