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Date: 9-7-2016
Word Limit: 1984
Words Written: 19,356

Judges (crits):
*The Saddest Rhino
The Cut of Your Jib
Ironic Twist

Audio Recap: Music subgenres in foreign lands

Do you remember a time when the Western pop world decided that, to help solve poverty forever in other non-Western countries, they were going to form charity supergroups and sing songs which are awkward, self-flagellating (or flaunting) and usually not great to listen to? And they didn't really help those countries ultimately, even though Bono and Bob Geldolf said so? And those music represented nothing about those countries/cultures whatsoever? I still have a copy of the 2001 What's Going On at my parents' place and I don't even recall who it was supposed to help or whether they got that help anyway (A: it was for AIDS programmes in "Africa and other impoverished regions")

ANYWAY this week, you don't get to form a Thunderdome Writer Supergroup, because it has already been done, but:


PROMPT

Do two (2) things when you sign up:

A. CHOOSE A GENERAL MUSIC GENRE


B. CHOOSE A CONTINENT YOU DO NOT CURRENTLY RESIDE IN


After that, I will assign a (hopefully obscure) MUSIC SUBGENRE and a COUNTRY/STATE/REGION to you and you may write as you see fit.


FAQ

Q: Dear Rhino, I know you are sad and smart and therefore, there must be a catch which disqualifies my story about a struggling (but very cool and absolutely not me) artist trying to succeed in a [SUBGENRE] full of [POPULAR GENRE OF REGION] sheeple. Am I correct?

A: Yes, I'm indeed very sad and smart. The music subgenre chosen for you must already have some form of prior establishment in the country/state/region chosen for you. Whether there's an underground scene, or super popular, or way past its due date is up to you. You may do anything you like, even when the story doesn't feature the musical genre or in that country or stay or region As Long As your story evokes the feelings or culture or what have you of the said genre or country etc, the catch is you should write a good story (this is sound advice btw) . If you write that sheeple story it better not be trite tho.

Q: Dear Rhino, the subgenre you have chosen for me is actually not obscure at all, very much unlike what sweet dreams are made of. May I choose my own stupidly ridiculous and obscure subgenre?

A: GO NUTS

Q: Dear Rhino, I am an Internet attorney at law and since you said "write as you see fit", I can just set a guy listening to [MUSIC SUBGENRE] in [COUNTRY/STATE/REGION] doing something completely unrelated. That is okay, right? Right?

A: Yes but the only person you'll be lying to is yourself. Also you may lose.


14 Total Submissions, 4 Total Failures:
1
2
3
4
Dishonorable Mention
5
6
Honorable Mention
7
Loser
8
9
Dishonorable Mention
10
Honorable Mention
11
Winner
12
Dishonorable Mention
13
Honorable Mention
14

Failures who signed up but did not submit: