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Date: 7-3-2017
Word Limit: 1300
Words Written: 23,107

Judges (crits):
*Sitting Here
Chili
Killer-of-Lawyers

Audio Recap: MORE WIZARDS

well shit.

Since boaz apparently had a catastrophic lapse in judgment, here I am writing a prompt post for you. Maybe if fewer people had failed, someone else would be typing this post! Stop failing shitdicks. You are the only obstacle in your path to greatness. Or something.

Anyway, I kinda miss the madcap antics of TD's early days. You kids don't even know. Everything was cruel and ridiculous and arbitrary. People actually cried when they read their critiques. Halcyon days, those.

This week, we are going to choose between two prompts from Thunderdomes past

Here's how it works. When you sign up, you will choose between the two options I am about to present to you. You should, however, be prepared to write for either prompt, since whichever option gets the most votes will be the official prompt of the week. This is one of those scenarios where you could easily let yourself off the hook and fail if the vote doesn't go your way. But you are not going to.

So, to recap: when you sign up, you will say something like: "In. I vote for [prompt that appeals to you]." Got it?



PROMPT NUMBER ONE!!




If you choose wizard week:


    quote:
    Little known fact, long ago I sold my soul to LOU BEGAS MUSTACHE in exchange for, IDK, something that seemed cool at the time, I forget. Anyway, he's calling in his debts.

    This week, your task is to write me a story about a wizard. Not a mage. Not a magi. Not a Th'aum'onger of the ancient, magic-shitting people from the land of Arcana Cadabra. Your story must be about a wizard, who does magical wizard stuff.

    But wait. There's more. To zazz things up and give you a little inspiration, I will be assigning flavors of wizards. Genres. Think stuff like earth, wind, water, and fire, only less cliche and more interesting. If you REALLY want to be unique and special and make up your own kind of wizard, say so in your signup post. That's cool too. We're all chill here.

    There's no genre restriction. Your story doesn't have to take place in ye olde fantasy tymes. There just better be a wizard, doing wizard things.


The word count is 1300.
After voting closes, the judges will assign you one of the wizards given out in week 142.


PROMPT NUMBER TWO??




    quote:
    hi again thunderdome

    how's it been

    now you're sort of all fundamentally bad and appalling fyi which makes your decision to appoint me leader for a few days deeply troubling to me but I figure we can all work it out with a couple of laughs, a few inguinal vomit spasms and a whole lot of terrible words what do you say hey

    SO THIS WEEK WE'RE DOING A SIN BRAWL-ORGY

    how does it work i hear you mumble, fat greasy fingers already caressing the 'i' and the 'n' keys

    SIGN UP

    A JUDGE GIVES YOU A SIN and a FLASH RULE

    WRITE A STORY ABOUT THAT SIN but jesus at least try and make it interesting ok we cool ok beginning middle end, protag wants something can't get it, that sort of thing

    YOU ARE IN VICIOUS SINFUL COMPETITION WITH EVERY OTHER ENTRANT WHO SHARES YOUR SIN AND YOU CAN USE ANY OR ALL OF THE FLASH RULES GIVEN OUT FOR THAT SIN Smack talk expected when using someone else's flash rule. if you can't walk the walk at least put some effort into talking the talk

    IS THAT IT YES I BELIEVE IT IS.


If you choose sin week

You get 1200 words
After voting closes, the judges will assign you a sin and a flash rule. The flash rules may or may not be the same as the ones in week 159.


VOTING~

Voting closes at 11:59 PM PST on Thursday, July 6th. After that, the applicable assignments will be dealt out.
If you :toxx:, your vote counts twice. Blame capitalism.
Feel free to form voting blocks. You can bribe people by giving them a portion of your wordcount if you want.
EDIT: You can also get an extra vote for the prompt of your choice if you give a thoughtful critique of one of last week's stories.


OTHER STUFF*

PAY ATTENTION TO THIS PART BECAUSE IT'S THE THING YOU'RE GOING TO FUCK UP!!!

You can sign up after voting closes. However, you will have to subtract 200 words from whatever the word count ends up being. So if wizard week wins, you get 1100 words, and if sin week wins you get 1000. You're also no fun.


20 Total Submissions, 3 Total Failures:
1
Dishonorable Mention
2
3
Honorable Mention
4
5
Honorable Mention
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Honorable Mention
13
14
15
16
Loser
17
Honorable Mention
18
19
Winner
20

Failures who signed up but did not submit: