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By 2 plus 3 equals 5 (Thu Jan 03, 2008 at 07:57:53 AM EST) (all tags)
"Pyramid Patchouli. There was only one joker in LA sensitive to wear that scent, and I had to find out who he was."

Find your fedora and make sure the spare clips are in your pocket, because the next Writing Fun Challenge is crime.

Rules over the fold.



Subject: Crime. The crime in action. The planning, the aftermath, or the witness. The victim. The cheap detective. Past, present or future. Dames, if they fit your story and have great gams. Parody or straight stories, stylistic homages, or blank verse mysteries. It's up to you how you pull off your literary heist. Or murder.

Word Limit: Two thousand and five hundred.

Deadline:  January 25 Update [2008-1-22 18:31:3 by ana]: Monday January 28, whenever I remember to ask 256 to shut off uploading (if he hosts again), and he gets around to it.

Update [2008-1-12 15:17:7 by ana]: upload site

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WFC 8: Hard-boiled crime | 23 comments (23 topical, 0 hidden) | Trackback
given the date above by Kellnerin (4.00 / 2) #1 Thu Jan 03, 2008 at 04:20:13 PM EST
This deadline (if something this poorly defined can be called a deadline ... it's not even an illnessline, maybe a discomfortline) is extended until at least the voting period for the current WFC is over.

Let the litcrime begin.

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

a discomfort line by 2 plus 3 equals 5 (4.00 / 1) #6 Fri Jan 04, 2008 at 06:08:32 PM EST
I'm good with that.

-- Do the math.
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Ah, yes. by blixco (4.00 / 2) #2 Fri Jan 04, 2008 at 06:03:31 AM EST
Yes.  Very yes.
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"You bring the weasel, I'll bring the whiskey." - kellnerin
Speaking of writing by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Jan 04, 2008 at 07:34:55 AM EST
Your style, sometimes, is very like this guy's.

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

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Take that back! by blixco (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Jan 04, 2008 at 07:58:07 AM EST

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"You bring the weasel, I'll bring the whiskey." - kellnerin
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Dude! Read the links! by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #5 Fri Jan 04, 2008 at 08:14:58 AM EST
The first one, especially, reads like your stuff.  He's pretty good.

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

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upload site doesn't exist yet? by fleece (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed Jan 09, 2008 at 12:58:55 AM EST


Guess not by 2 plus 3 equals 5 (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Jan 11, 2008 at 10:14:01 AM EST
Can anyone poke 256?

Does this mean you're done already?

-- Do the math.

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no half way by fleece (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Jan 11, 2008 at 01:10:35 PM EST
just forward planning

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cool. by 2 plus 3 equals 5 (2.00 / 0) #12 Sat Jan 12, 2008 at 07:54:22 AM EST
I started something, but I think it's going to suck.

That's after I started something else, but it was a goddamned first chapter to a novel again.  Sometimes I hate my brain.

-- Do the math.

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whine whine whine by Kellnerin (2.00 / 0) #16 Sat Jan 12, 2008 at 01:45:44 PM EST
Your theme is making it hard for me to keep to my goal of not killing anyone this time.

Also, Friday deadlines are evil and wrong.

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

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evil? by 2 plus 3 equals 5 (2.00 / 0) #17 Mon Jan 14, 2008 at 05:54:56 AM EST
What part of my behavior on this site would lead you to believe that I was a nice guy?

-- Do the math.
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absolutely none by Kellnerin (4.00 / 1) #18 Mon Jan 14, 2008 at 12:57:42 PM EST
You are, of course, free to take (at least part of) my earlier statement as a compliment.

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"Late to the party" is the new "ahead of the curve" -- CRwM
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you diligently fulfil your duites by fleece (2.00 / 0) #19 Mon Jan 14, 2008 at 08:13:05 PM EST


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That just makes me an ethical asshole. by 2 plus 3 equals 5 (2.00 / 0) #20 Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 03:43:18 PM EST


-- Do the math.
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Hosting Site by notafurry (4.00 / 1) #10 Fri Jan 11, 2008 at 02:42:34 PM EST
As suggested by other denizens of #husi...

here

To be clear... by notafurry (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri Jan 11, 2008 at 02:44:18 PM EST
When you submit your entry, it will be listed on that page as a link to the file shown as the title of your entry, and displayed along with the date it was submitted. Your username is stored in a file in the background, not readable by the webserver, which I will provide to the admin of the contest on the deadline.

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excellent by 2 plus 3 equals 5 (2.00 / 0) #13 Sat Jan 12, 2008 at 07:55:49 AM EST
Since I didn't use the diary option, I can't edit the story, and it looks like ana's busy, but people will find it. Cool.

-- Do the math.
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fixed. by ana (4.00 / 1) #14 Sat Jan 12, 2008 at 10:17:36 AM EST
You're welcome.

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

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Thank you. by 2 plus 3 equals 5 (2.00 / 0) #15 Sat Jan 12, 2008 at 11:30:02 AM EST


-- Do the math.
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As the admin of the contest, I must say: by 2 plus 3 equals 5 (2.00 / 0) #21 Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 05:30:21 PM EST
Warning: fopen(entries.html): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /usr/home/matt/htmlc/wfc8/upload.php on line 7
Can't open file (entries.html)



-- Do the math.
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Fixed (nt) by notafurry (2.00 / 0) #22 Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 08:51:31 PM EST


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OH THANK GOD by fleece (2.00 / 0) #23 Thu Jan 24, 2008 at 12:48:13 AM EST
i just came to beg for an extension, but i see it's extended to the 28th

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