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    Tenderiser Not a man or BayView

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    Prevent a WritingForums fight to the death

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Tenderiser, Nov 30, 2016.

    By breaking the tie in the vote for our November short story contest: https://www.writingforums.org/threads/vote-now-november-2016-contest-voting-closes-30-november.149238/

    The two front-runners are at 9 votes each with just 12 hours to go. If they tie, they will be thrown in a pit and whoever emerges alive will be the winner. The hire of the pit, plus the weapons and creatures it contains, is very costly for WF and we would rather settle the vote democratically.

    Of course, you may want to vote for one of the other entries. We all love an underdog.

    Can you find it in your heart to save fellow authors from the pit?
     
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    Earp Not Sorry Contributor

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    Um, will there be video?
     
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    I suggest tactical voting to bring all five contenders to 9 votes , so that we can have a proper mellee in the pit (and for the fun of watching @Tenderiser s head explode ) :supergrin:
     
  4. BayView

    BayView Huh. Interesting. Contributor

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    I would very much enjoy watching a WF Fight to the Death. Will it be livestreamed?
     
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    Shall we flip that? Let it be a Writing-Fighting-Forum—a Write to the Death. Swords to one side, pens at the ready.

    Or maybe someone could just vote...
     
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  6. BayView

    BayView Huh. Interesting. Contributor

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    Is the pen truly mightier than the sword? Tune in to find out!
     
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  7. halisme

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    Do the people get weapons? Do they have to fight with their preferred writing implement? Because if so those that use pens are going to have a major advantage over keyboards. Otherwise,

    TAKING ALL BETS!
     
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  8. big soft moose

    big soft moose An Admoostrator Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    If I ever wind up in the pit I'm going to use my mouse as a chain mace

    (oh and as my MMC Blade nearly says in one chapter of my WIP - if he's holding a sword and you're holding a pen.... you stick the pen in his eye and kick him in the fork until his bollocks burst)
     
  9. Tenderiser

    Tenderiser Not a man or BayView

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    I severely misjudged WF members when I made this thread.

    Note to self: In future, write clickbait thread title about writing orgies. :D
     
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    I'm not sure the outcome would be any different.
     
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    Tenderiser Not a man or BayView

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    It worked last time I did it!

    We do have at least one more vote since I started the thread, though. Maybe two... I'm not 100% sure how many in total there were this morning.
     
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    (throws a pen and a sword in the arena)

    Time to settle this once and for all.
     
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    We demand blood. If we do not get it one way, we shall find another.
     
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    But... surely you still need to get close enough to stick the pen in his eye, and the whole point of a sword is to stop you doing that?
     
  15. Mumble Bee

    Mumble Bee Keep writing. Contributor

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    Maybe this should go in one of the 'facts' threads, but 'The pen is mightier than the sword' is one of the most famous typos out there. Simply take away the space between pen and is, and you get the authors true intent.
     
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    I like it. Reminds me of when I used to watch Chess-Boxing. If you have never experienced it, go search and watch a match or two.
     
  17. big soft moose

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    I make it 5 more since this morning - cherry pop has picked up one , honest intent has picked up one , and Kanye 4 life has picked up 3
     
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    the trick is to jab the pen into his eye really fast while hes still posing with his sword
     
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    A trick or two's being missed here. For the more versatile warrior there's the 'get up' of the keyboard that makes the shield and the quill (genus porcupine-gigantus) that doubles as the sword. Ready to err, dab or to stab, to lacerate or to litigate.
     
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    Vote and get a lifetime sub to a heavy metal, gun grease and chains porn site.
     
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    My keyboard is heavy. It's one of those Cherry MX clickety deals, weighs a ton to keep it from sliding around on the desk (I think). I could use it as both a buckler to block attacks from those pen wienies and as a bashing weapon.

    Bring it on!
     
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    In all honesty, I think we might be forgetting that we could use our monitors as shields as well.
     
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    Man, I wish I could bring myself to pretend I still had a CRT for that image...
     
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    SethLoki Retired Autodidact Contributor

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    I've just quietly put my pet lizard back in its cage.
     
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    Iain Aschendale Aunt? Supporter Contributor

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    I'm assuming that's a euphemism.
     
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