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Date: 8-13-2013
Word Limit: 1200
Words Written: 18,242

Judges (crits):
*Noah

In a side job I do I have to deal with local politics. Obstructionism, pettiness and transparent feel-goodery are rampant in this arena. I just can't get enough of what honestly amounts to nothingness.

Tell me a story of intrigue of a small, localized place. I don't want grandiose, worldwide illuminati bullshit. I want a story dealing with these kind of situations. Is it a stenographer who has to frantically dictate the minutes of a blithering, clearly insane, public commentary? Is it a story about a backstabbing local politician who will throw anyone under the bus just to be a state assemblyman? Are you a bored journalist sitting at a parks and rec budget committee meeting?


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chatlog

crabrock: we should all agree to write about the town dog catcher. just because it'd be funny if everybody did that
~EchoCian: Hah.
crabrock: he'd be like "what the fuck"
ErogenousBeef: Make it a serial.
~EchoCian: I approve.
ErogenousBeef: Except written in parallel and none of us talk to each other about anything except the name of the main character.
~EchoCian: Do it.
crabrock: it's political because uh... the town has no dogs
ErogenousBeef: Do it, Rhino
crabrock: and it's an appointed position
SaddestRhino: i'll do it if more people do
crabrock: by the mayor
crabrock: saddest rhino, i will really do it
crabrock: [url]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0340819448?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0340819448&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2[/url]
Character's name should be Alexei Sayle
crabrock: (i don't know who that is and have never read that book)
crabrock: I wonder how may other people we can get in on this
~EchoCian: Too many stray dogs getting loose and putting people in danger, the town must do something about this! It's up to Alexei Sayle Earl the Pooch Poacher
ErogenousBeef: Rednecks always have three names
crabrock: what is the name of the town he lives in
SaddestRhino: crabrock
crabrock: what
SaddestRhino: would it be funny if you wrote your version in a US town and mine in a Malaysian town but we use the same name
~EchoCian: Crabrock City
crabrock: yes
SaddestRhino: let's do that
crabrock: ok
i'm going to to PM details to some other regular TDers and see if they want in
but I want to get all the shared info we'll use first
SaddestRhino: you the man crab
maybe just his name and his occupation, and we can do whatever we want?
crabrock: I think location is important too
but maybe he's a traveling dog catcher
that's why he shows up in different places
although that's not realy local
SaddestRhino: i'm fine with setting his location
just let me know details (since tomorrow I'm likely going to be busy at work the whole day)
ErogenousBeef: Just name the town Rassgart. Country unspecified.
crabrock: sounds good to me
what does that mean?
ErogenousBeef: It's Icelandic for "asshole".
crabrock: awesome
ErogenousBeef: Commonly used to describe a place, actually.
As in "this place is a windy asshole".
crabrock: haha
SaddestRhino: noice

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