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Shaun
Shaun
Last Activity: Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Joined: 09-05-2006
Location: Los Angeles
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  • Shaun
    replied to Writing Contest 124 The Song
    For longer stories I sometimes create a playlist of what I imagine the soundtrack would be. Whatever helps your creativity!...
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  • Shaun
    replied to Writing Contest 124 The Song
    I'm thinking Cat Scratch Fever for that story......
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  • Shaun
    replied to Writing Contest 124 The Song
    My two cents say there are infinite interpretations. The songs should serve as inspiration but don't need to be a literal interpretation of the lyrics. That being said there are limits. If you choose Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher" and write a story about an old woman and her cat then yeah,...
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  • Shaun
    replied to Writing Contest 124 The Song
    Ohhh good one! Black Sabbath's Iron Man could be an interesting one!
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  • Shaun
    replied to Writing Contest #123 Lock Up Voting Thread
    Great showing, everyone! Good turnout in voting too.

    We have a tie between Zepster and J5! As our esteemed former moderator, Cbikle, long ago instituted the tie breaker goes to whoever turned in their entry first... so, Zepster you are the winner! Please select a theme for this month's...
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  • Shaun
    replied to Writing Contest #123 Lock Up Voting Thread
    Surprisingly there is nothing in the rules prohibiting this! Go for it! ...
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  • Shaun
    replied to Writing Contest #123 Lock Up Voting Thread
    THANKS! This is great advice. I wonder sometimes how much is too much when it comes to description but I've obviously veered off into "too little" territory. And I hope you do enter a story sometime!...
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  • Shaun
    replied to Writing Contest #123: Lock up
    AND... contest one hundred and twenty three is in the books. Go vote for your favorite, poll is up!
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  • Shaun
    started a poll Writing Contest #123 Lock Up Voting Thread

    Writing Contest #123 Lock Up Voting Thread

    5
    Zepster - Overlord
    40.00%
    2
    Shaun - Solitary Confinement
    20.00%
    1
    J50500077 - Slice of Life
    40.00%
    2

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    Writing Contest #123 Lock Up Voting Thread

    Usual rules apply - No voting for yourself, buddy voting, or social media campaign.

    Pool ends on the 11th, the winner gets to pick the next theme....
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  • Shaun
    replied to Writing Contest #123: Lock up
    @J5, slice of life

    I dig this story. The pacing is good and you get a good sense of their personalities without belaboring anything. I would've liked to make more of the noodle feast. Maybe reveal it's Sal's birthday and that's why he was feeling out of it. But overall the tone was authentic...
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  • Shaun
    replied to Writing Contest #123: Lock up
    Total coincidence about the names. And I would gladly take a Vertigo artist!...
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  • Shaun
    replied to Writing Contest #123: Lock up
    Holy moly, Zepster, that one knocked my socks off! REALLY good stuff. Only minor complaint is that I had trouble understand how the "man" was overpowering Overlord. Was the man actually throwing him around or was it some kind of "force" manipulation thing? I thought that could be...
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  • Shaun
    replied to Writing Contest #123: Lock up
    I took a different approach to the concept of being locked up...

    SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

    Characters
    John Holland – a perpetually gaunt, worried looking man. Early 20’s.
    Sister Neary – a middle aged Southern woman, thinking mid 90’s Kathy Bates as inspiration....
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