posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 12:18 PM
reply to post by jackflap
I plan on adding chapters as long as the contest runs, so you can expect additiions every few days working itself up to a crescendo of horrors peaking
around the end of October and finishing on the last day of the contest. At least, that's the plan.
I don't mind anyone commenting in the story thread, though, since new chapters will be clearly marked as such.
On the continued topic of stars and flags, I'm certainly not against seeing lots of them for creative writing. Few people know how difficult it is to
write good fiction which grabs the imagination of the readers and produces colourful images in their minds as much as any movie could. In a way, it's
even better because the images come from a union between the author and the reader which, to me, is much more personal than any screenplay.
That there may be a tendency to hold back on starring and flagging fictional stories is one based, imo, on a reluctance to give credence to something
'made up' rather than coming strictly from facts. ATS is a place, I've always said, where hoaxes come to die. It's the focus of our membership to
find the facts either supporting or disproving an allegation and most readily seen in the Aliens and UFO's forum when questionable videos are
presented as proof of their existence among us. The abilities shown by a goodly number of our members to find clues of photoshopping and assorted
other evidence is clear.
So, when the greater membership, with that mindset prominent in their surfing here, see a fictional story on the Recent Posts page , they are quick to
On the other hand, there are also those who can appreciate a good tale and it's those members that are drawn to the writing forums. In a way, I agree
with cat and yourself in that perhaps few writers star and flag the stories created by other writers. I don't know why that might be so, but could
it be something as simple as the disease known as 'Artistic Peer Exclusion Syndrome", or APES for short?