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By 2 plus 3 equals 5 (Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:23:22 AM EST) (all tags)


Read. Vote. Stop whining.

The winner gets to set up WFC9

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Shouldn't the poll by hulver (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:40:20 AM EST
be multi-select?
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no, no, no by discordia (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 11:55:02 AM EST
you're supposed to rant about how your inherent right to choose was violated, how you were personally disenfranchised, and how he is a single-select nazi.

c'mon, hulver!

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hulver can change it, since it's his site by 2 plus 3 equals 5 (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 06:59:37 PM EST
But I did anyway.

Now the four people who already voted have the obligation to moan about disenfranchsement.

-- Do the math.

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I voted for "Snake Eyes." by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 02:30:57 PM EST
I checked the first two sentences in each story and it contained the fewest errors.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

No, no, no ... by Kellnerin (4.00 / 2) #4 Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 02:43:24 PM EST
You should be looking at the last two sentences. Any fool can write two sentences at the beginning; the real test is whether they're still writing shit that makes sense by the end.

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"Late to the party" is the new "ahead of the curve" -- CRwM
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No can do. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 3) #5 Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 03:05:13 PM EST
I've injured my scrolling finger.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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you poor thing by Kellnerin (4.00 / 5) #6 Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 03:57:15 PM EST
I forget sometimes that not everyone is fortunate enough to be ambiscrollous like me.

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"Late to the party" is the new "ahead of the curve" -- CRwM
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I love you.... by toxicfur (4.00 / 2) #8 Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 07:08:06 PM EST
in that duxup way, for posting a comment with the word "amibiscrollous."
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well yeah by Merekat (4.00 / 3) #9 Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 10:50:47 PM EST
But the smart ones write the end first, then the beginning and it all goes to shit in the middle which is okay as nobody remembers this.

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serious reviews by Kellnerin (4.00 / 3) #10 Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 01:54:09 AM EST
Hard-boiled crime originally sounded like a great idea for a WFC, but I think it's a lot more fun to read than it is to write. Maybe that's just me. Maybe 2500 words is not enough to hard-boil the crime. Still, not to diss the theme -- the fact that not everyone went the hard-boiled route made for more variety among the entries, which is always cool. Props to everyone brave enough to submit something. Thanks, as always, to 2 plus 3 equals 5 for coordinating, and to notafurry for the technical enablement.

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"Late to the party" is the new "ahead of the curve" -- CRwM
Reviews by 2 plus 3 equals 5 (4.00 / 2) #11 Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 03:56:58 AM EST

Wheel Man - I thought this was well done. But I wanted him to screw her, to have him drop her off for the crime, and drive away, leaving her for the cops.

Bird - Maltese Falcon fan fiction? Oh, please. Maybe it works by the rules of fan fiction, but as a stand-alone story? Not so much.

Dream Dagger - What kellnerin said, except it could have least been read over, since in the beginning he says he didn't know why he took it, and when he takes it, he knows. Or maybe the writer is establishing the character as an unreliable narrator. Or maybe I'm giving too much credit.

My Last Day Alive - Well, since I started to write reviews, I guess I have to go back and read it. Okay, I read it. I was expecting not to like it, starting with the opening that made me think Seen American Beauty lately? I'm only on my second coffee, so I didn't expect the ending. I liked it, but in a passive sort of way.

Snake Eyes - Um. Okay. I haven't had enough coffee to follow this.

Country Manners - Because I have to criticize, I will say that I generally don't like dialect stories. However, "Shush. Grown-ups talking." That has now entered my lexicon, and I can't wait to pull it out at work.


-- Do the math.

Don't like dialect stories? by Christopher Robin was Murdered (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 04:22:23 AM EST
I always though hard-boiled crime fiction was, as its base, just the dialect fiction of a semi-imaginary white urban underworld.

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It's the spelling by 2 plus 3 equals 5 (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 09:17:15 AM EST
It gets in the way. Country Manners wasn't too overdone. If I wanted to improve it (by my standards), I'd have taken all the spelling to indicate a southern accent out of the non-dialog parts. Plus, would anyone put up with a writer using a Mexican narrator, and writing the story in transliterated Speedy Gonzales.

Someone tried to get me to read a whole book like that, once. Could I say it irritated me? Oh, I can, and I will.

-- Do the math.

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You dig what you dig. by Christopher Robin was Murdered (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 10:06:21 AM EST
That's cool.

Though the Speedy Gonzales thing not only sounds like a hoot, but it also suggests that all dialect writing must be a humorously intended caricature. I'm not sure I believe that. Would you consider something a dialect novel if the author wrote in Spanglish to describe the thoughts of somebody living on the Lower East Side?

Though that's sort of not the point, I guess. Even if it was legit, it might make it no more pleasurable to read.

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oh I liked it by 2 plus 3 equals 5 (2.00 / 0) #16 Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 12:38:54 PM EST
I voted for it.

I probably look at it from a privleged patriarchal educated condescending viewpoint of "how dare you belittle these people?"

-- Do the math.

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Notes by Scrymarch (4.00 / 2) #13 Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 04:48:39 AM EST
Wheel Man. Spring is under construction.

Bird. I watched this for the first time a month or so ago. I know the ending is deliberately in period / out of genre in a way that perhaps the UFOs in Man Who Wasn't There is; but it still jarred. Dialogue before that was on target though.

Dream Dagger. Damn it's hard to do short well. Honed.

Last day. Clean. I saw it coming, but I didn't mind.

Snake eyes. Perhaps I should say, ... love that line ... Perhaps I should say, my head hurts. Are we on another time travel run here? Because I didn't pick up any cues.

Country manners. I've always thought of Chinamen's names as fairly short ... "'twere nestled under the blubber of his man tit". Like the ending.

And two plus three, whine, I would have whine finished if you'd whine given me another whine week or whine ...

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A word, here and there... by ana (4.00 / 2) #17 Fri Feb 01, 2008 at 03:48:10 AM EST
Well, there's some interesting stuff here.


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

sorry missed the whole fucking thing by fleece (4.00 / 2) #18 Fri Feb 08, 2008 at 12:09:07 AM EST
but the story i STARTED has promise so i'm going to finish it some time

now, I've just read them. i think wheel man is best, the rhythm was good it flowed well and that matters above all else , to me. but i don't have anything against the others, everybody who entered seems competent at putting words together.

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