Late Submission Fun Challenge?

Great! Bring it on!   3 votes - 42 %
Ugh. Best just forgotten.   3 votes - 42 %
I do have that * in the drawer...   1 vote - 14 %
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theantix fun challenge?   2 votes - 28 %
 
7 Total Votes
1970's vintage orange and yellow shag carpet by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Aug 11, 2008 at 08:56:01 AM EST
What was the problem with the 70's that they laid hideous carpets over nice hardwood flooring? I can see putting down a rug to keep the feet warm in winter, but wall to wall?

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Fortunately, by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Aug 11, 2008 at 08:59:33 AM EST
they only covered up a couple of rooms with terrible carpet, and I suspect it was because they had kids in those rooms (similar reason for having carpet on the stairs, I think). Eventually, we'll get rid of the 1970s-era decor (heh, I almost spelled that 'error').
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To Rollins lesbians are like cuddly pandas: cute, exotic, forest-dwelling, dangerous when riled and unable to produce offspring without assistance.-CRwM
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My parents had by wumpus (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Aug 11, 2008 at 05:13:07 PM EST
Sears brand ultra-strong-green carpet installed shortly after moving in (I must have been 4 at the time). Shortly after that, we got a dog.

Note that this was mostly the high traffic areas, the other rooms had rugs. I am also not kidding about ultra-strong-ugly-carpet: I think the only change in twenty years was from my Dad attempting to iron some sort of banner on the carpet (the discoloration eventually faded into the general green). Maybe they tore it out a bit earlier, I moved out before that and the dog died, but it was pretty close to 20 years. The sacrifices one makes for family.

Wumpus

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`I should have taken before and after pix' by lm (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Aug 11, 2008 at 09:12:11 AM EST
Do you know how many times I've said that to myself in the past 5 years?

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
1970s carpet by Herring (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Aug 11, 2008 at 09:38:42 AM EST
My parents had o get their house flooded to persuade them to get rid of theirs.

Late Entry FC - Yay+2. I have many, many intros recorded with no actual song attached. But it needs to be a shortish deadline that keeps getting extended.

Also, someone should collate what the *FC's were.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

Late Fun Challenge by Kellnerin (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Aug 11, 2008 at 04:06:58 PM EST
Will it have a deadline? Because it would kinda suck to be late for being late ...

As for revision, how're you going to get good at it except by doing (and redoing and re-redoing)? And it seems that if any story can accomodate a scene from a later perspective, it'd be this one ...

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"Late to the party" is the new "ahead of the curve" -- CRwM

Deadline... by ana (4.00 / 1) #8 Tue Aug 12, 2008 at 05:26:45 AM EST
I think there should be a deadline, for motivation purposes. Now's your chance to make up that Incomplete on your transcript. After the way of the FC, it'd probably be extended several times.

And yeahthat, about revision. And while continuity problems and alternate realities are related ideas, they really are different. There's certainly room in this novel for some alternate universes that "never" come to pass (in the main story line). Or reminiscing by older versions of the characters who may or may not have experienced events as they've just been told. But silly stuff like having them already living in the airplane hangar before they're actually married and move in there are Just Wrong.

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

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key to carpet removal without pain by clover kicker (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Aug 11, 2008 at 05:17:17 PM EST
Cut it into smaller pieces, I usually go for 2-foot wide strips.

Makes pulling it up easier, and transporting it much easier.