I'm not sure how much nationality relates to punctuation. However, if you're British, I won't count off for those bloody "u's".
Might get in on this next month. No time today
Come on Skorge! Pick a good one
I'll try and encourage some of the other EGFC folks to join in too when I know the topic.
I would like to be involved in this too!
Last edited by Green-Fly; 08-03-2012 at 10:03 PM.
I think I want to flesh out these stories a little more. I'll go with War-Crimes.
What this basically means is that an act that, even in times of war, is seen as repulsive, inexcusable and intolerable. For those of you less in touch with international laws situated with war, that means things like using biological weapons, poisonous gas, napalm, committing genocide, torture and crimes against humanity - are all not allowed in war. War has 'rules' agreed on by every nation of this world and you are tried if you break them. Politics aside...Originally Posted by Definition
You are free to do as you please. While this may seem like it makes it harder for you to write your stories, it doesn't. While most of you may opt to write about Indies vs the COG in regards to the topic, you can still go with the Locust if you desire. Remember, the Locust did take prisoners and did torture, kill and use them as slave labour. Feel free to think outside of the box and hopefully, more of you are willing to take part rather than DJ (who I thank for actually taking part lol) and I.
Cool. Post is up. Also, DJ, please remove your post from the actual Assignment thread. Not the story, but your post under my scores. Thanks.
Also, anyone who hasn't participated, please refer to the rules in the entry thread before posting, just to make my life easier.
I am a newbie, just some questions:
* Due date?
* Posing the finish story here?
* Do we start off from the last story or a fresh scene?
Last edited by Green-Fly; 08-04-2012 at 05:55 AM.
Post your finished story here, http://forums.epicgames.com/threads/...ust-Edition%29
No, you don't continue anyone else's story, you create a brand new short story of your own based on the months topic (this months, August, being "War Crimes")
For more info (rules, prize details and so on) please read the first post of this thread, http://forums.epicgames.com/threads/...ust-Edition%29
If anyone has any other questions, or needs help or advice, feel free to ask.
Thank you.. ;0)
Hey Cros, do I remember hearing you say something about wanting me to judge this one? I wanna know before I put time into developing a short, though I doubt I would end up doing so. I'll happily judge if you want a break in doing so, or want to compete yourself.
My entry is up.. ;0)
I hope you like it..
I wanted to share something:
This helps me visualize when writing.. it might help others too...
Green, a few tips for next month, since you can't go back and edit this month.
1. You have all month to write this. I recommend using as much time as you can to write, refine, and format.
2. Walls of text are never fun to read.
3. Spell check and basic grammar are your friend, if you don't already use them, learn how to.
I haven't read your entry yet, but the way it's formatted is already giving me a headache. Take your time next month and make sure your story looks as pretty as it reads. Image counts for a lot.
@DJ: No problem, man. I've been having the same problem.
I realized that after I posted it and I apologize... got newbie blood!
Yup, no problem. Just future reference. You're already high up on my admiration list simply because you know the proper way to communicate with people, even over the Internet. Capitalization is wonderful.
Gotta put some meat on my story. Already got the bones laid out.
Take your time, you've got all month. Once you're done, start combing through it for spelling errors. You can even get someone else to read through if they're not in the competition to spot any mistakes you miss. Discuss your story with someone, make sure it's interesting. Polish it until it shines. -Then- post it.
I feel really bad.. I wish I can at least paragraph it!
Gives me a headache too!
I will redeem myself, I demand it!
Anyhoo, I've given this some thought and decided to pass, unless of course some kind of inspirational epiphany happens, but that seems pretty unlikely. War Crimes in Gears is a hard topic to deal with. The Locust are monsters, thereby unlikely to abide by the established rules of war. And being monsters, any act against them cannot be considered a wartime atrocity given their non human nature. So yeah, can't really get my head around this. I dunno maybe I'm being too pedantic in my approach and not "thinking outside the box", but it is what it is.
Good luck to those that do enter though, I'm interested to see exactly how you tackle the subject.
I dunno. He hasn't really gotten with me about it. If he does, though, that'd make three judges - exactly what I wanted when I started this thing up. That way, writers get more opinions on their works and the scores probably won't be tied.