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(MSDWC) The Mid Summer Dream Writing Contest

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posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 01:00 PM

Originally posted by masqua
Give it a shot and we'll see how it works out.

If this reply was to me, then thank you. I shall begin work very soon.

Originally posted by masqua
I'm always willing to learn.

Sir, what is it that you meant by this?

[edit on 2-8-2007 by Useless Idiot]

posted on Aug, 2 2007 @ 01:15 PM
I'm a 'flashing 12' (google it) and such things only confuse me, but I'm willing to learn

Nothing intended, the slur is directed at myself only.

posted on Aug, 4 2007 @ 09:41 AM
Well, now that "flashing 12" has been mentioned on this website, it would be fair game to use as a theme for a short story.

A “Flashing 12” is a person with no technical inclinations' inept in all things technological. The name comes from the fact that when you walk into their house their VCR is Flashing 12:00, because they can not figure out how to program it.

I could have got a lot more done at work today but that flashing 12 from the finance dept kept interupting me with silly questions about operating her iPod.

Flashing 12 per Urban Dictionary

posted on Aug, 4 2007 @ 09:47 AM
See, there's no end to the things I learn here at ATS. I am such a "flashing 12" that I never even knew there was a name for us.

I think we need a support group.

posted on Aug, 4 2007 @ 05:42 PM

Originally posted by NGC2736
I think we need a support group.

Truer words were never spoken
Mystical Netspeak leaves me heart broken
You probably think that I'm just jokin'
But all I know is a paltry wee token.

posted on Aug, 4 2007 @ 11:57 PM

Originally posted by NGC2736
I think we need a support group.

Where do i sign up.
Its so demoralising that whenever i have an issue with the computer (which is frequently) i need to get my 10 year old to fix it.
I do know how to set the vcr though, trouble is its beta.

posted on Aug, 5 2007 @ 12:33 AM
But I can make a fire without matches.

The trouble is that an oldster like me is too slow to catch up to a world that gets faster and faster.

So start writing guys, I look forward to seeing all the tales that lurk in the collective mind of ATS. Who knows, there might even be one for an old Neanderthal like me too sink his yellowed fangs into.

posted on Aug, 5 2007 @ 02:48 PM

I like that designation
it's a lot like MJ-12, but nicer, friendlier.

We can all sit around the campfire which was made by rubbing two popsicle sticks togeter and talk about the old days when you could still clean a spark plug yourself, or even go for a walk without having to program your IPod.

Ah... the simpler days when hot dogs weren't made from soy beans and your favourite rock stars came out on vinyl discs.


Get those creative juices flowing, ATSers.

posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 03:39 PM

Would a story involving the supposed "CARET" or "Chad" drone phenomena be appropriate? I don't know whether the photographs have been proven a hoax or not, but after reading several threads on the subject, I've noticed a great deal of negativity surrounding the issue. I don't want to post something that readers will hate.

[edit on 6-8-2007 by Flatwoods]

posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 07:32 PM

- it's a contest for a fictional story based on anything you can find on ATS, BTS or AP. It doesn't need to be based in reality.

For anyone to take offence, they would have to prove it's against the T&C's. Calling a fictional story a hoax is rather... off topic
for creative writing contest, don't you think?

You could write a story about how the strange lettering appeared on your left arm in flaming characters and it would be perfectly acceptable.

posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 10:57 PM
sounds great I cant wait to submit a story...I hope you guys like it..what ever its going to be...thanks for the great activity to keep my mind from work. Awsome.

posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 11:01 PM
Glad to have you aboard

posted on Aug, 7 2007 @ 11:12 AM
All members thinking about entering this competition, be sure to read the rules laid out in this thread, including questions asked and answered.

posted on Aug, 8 2007 @ 06:08 AM
As good a way of bumping the thread that i could think of masqua.

An excerpt from "A midsummer nights dream" by William Shakespeare.


How now, spirit! whither wander you?


Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire,
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I serve the fairy queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green.
The cowslips tall her pensioners be:
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours,
In those freckles live their savours:
I must go seek some dewdrops here
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.
Farewell, thou lob of spirits; I'll be gone:
Our queen and all our elves come here anon.

Check out the OP for rules and prizes.

posted on Aug, 8 2007 @ 04:21 PM
a story about a person whose computer gets taken over by some sort of entity?

Maybe call it 404 ( as a kind of sub-title)

Got me thinking now, but I'll have to see if the idea pans out

posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 05:48 AM
404 sounds like a perfect title for a raging, out of control 'puter with a vengeance.

Don't forget to put (MSDWC) into the title so I know it's for the contest.

posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 04:07 PM
I note with pleasure that we have our first entry into this contest.

Way to go, antar... I look forward to reading your story after dinner.

In case anyone is wondering about the size qualifications, the story contains way over 20,000 characters.

posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 04:15 PM
I've only got 8000 characters on mine.
Can I request more, or do I have to split it?

posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 04:23 PM
In your story, you talk about getting back on the main road. How about adding another segment to bring it up to around 15,000 and talking about what you intend to do?

Just call it Part 2

posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 04:34 PM
this was just a warm up, and an idea from something else.

The road is a metaphor for depression, and the main road is recovery

I think my competition story is gonna be about the 404 idea - getting the plot pretty well worked out.

BTW, did you like the story I posted? Had no feedback on it and I'm a bit curious.

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