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By randomxs (Mon May 15, 2006 at 09:55:01 AM EST) (all tags)
Idea: This came to me immediately; variation on the theme of "The Fantastic Voyage".

My goal was to:

1.  Write it as quickly as possible; took a couple of hours.

2.  Try to write close to 1000 words, no more; I went a little over, I cut some out.

3.  Make it humorous; I thought it was funny at least.Then again I am a bit warped.

4.  Edit it as little as possible; only did small edits 3 times I think.

5.  Invent a few words; I don't think there is such a word as Pixilate, maybe Pixelate

6.  Make each word count.

7.  Tried to have a "Pixilate" viewpoint, somewhat non-human

8.  Have some fun with it.

I did have fun with it. Not sure if each word counted as well as they could have. I am not sure it was humorous to others. Maybe it was too sophomoric.

I know exactly what I will write if there is another Little People contest.

There were a number of excellent entries and I enjoyed them all.

What happened to 256?

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i thought the Pixilate was a great story.. by skydancer (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon May 15, 2006 at 01:34:18 PM EST
and quite funny..and yes, randomxs, there is such a word as "pixilate" means "Show part of image using only a few large pixels, eg. to disguise someone's identity" :o)

i tried a couple of times by 256 (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue May 16, 2006 at 08:02:22 PM EST
but the writing prompt just wasn't working for me.

once i saw that there was going to be no shortage of entries i simply decided to sit out this round rather than try to force it.


on the topic of your story: i found it amusing, particularly because the word immediately made me assume that your characters were anthropomorphised pixels on a computer screen.

one piece of very simple advice: you were inconsistent in your tense at a couple of points and i found it really jarring.

an example:
"The idea is like a brilliant white light. It lit everything up in our minds."
I don't think anyone's ever really died from smoking. --ni

Yeah, you are right... by randomxs (4.00 / 1) #3 Tue May 16, 2006 at 08:35:05 PM EST
i should have taken a little more time with it. Glad you enjoyed it.

"When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him." - Thomas Szasz
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