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By ana (Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 09:49:42 AM EST) FFC, Fun Fun Challenge, WTFC, Summer Fun Challenge (all tags)
A long time ago (well, April 26th) on a website not so very far away, I proposed a make-up fun challenge. Little did I know that it would go on to become the most-delayed and rescheduled Fun Challenge in the history of forever.

This challenge is now closed. Herein, thoughts, a list of participants, and some stuff. Things, also.

Update [2009-12-6 21:15:14 by ana]: Now, with authors/artists revealed.

The upload site was kindly supplied by adhoc, who despite grumbling about how poorly Apple adheres to standards, provided admirable service.

My idea, which of course serves for nothing but perhaps a match to detonate others' creativity, was that lots of people (well, I for one) had kind of intended to enter a bunch of the Fun Challenges listed in the story I linked to above, but kinda never quite got around to finishing (or starting) something to enter. For example, I wanted to do a riff on Tom Waits' song Edward (in which poor Edward develops a woman's face on the back of his head, which kills him) to do with transexuality and how it's really not hopeless or a death sentence. Very ana-like, eh?

Well, I didn't do that. Still.

Several people did contribute some stuff though. I can turn on authors' names any time; lemme know in the comments what you think about that. I don't know that voting on such disparate things makes any sense at all. But I'll put in a poll. Vote for as many or as few as you like.

Without further ado, here are the "entries". For actual content, you're directed to the upload site linked above.

Oh, wow, cut/paste does amazing things. I guess you can click from here. There's a variety of genres, from spoken word (two entries, if you count the Latin textbook one. Written word (four), a picture and a musical entry.

There's one confessed nano excerpt and one other that's probably that; they're huge, they're new, raw, and not edited, and they're incomplete. Feel free to skim.

If you have trouble downloading the files, try doing it from the download site itself, and if that doesn't work, leave comments here and we'll see what we can do.

Suppose we leave the "voting" period open for a couple weeks, then?

And thanks to everyone to contributed, or who considered contributing.
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OK folks by sasquatchan (4.00 / 4) #1 Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 10:12:13 AM EST
you know the right thing to do -- VS2FP ..

homage for the hosting by TPD (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 01:02:22 PM EST
with one of the entries being a NANO.... I guess it may take a little while to get through them!

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
Yeah. by ana (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 01:30:07 PM EST
I guess maybe 2 weeks is a bit short, eh?

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

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Voting Fun Challenge by Kellnerin (4.00 / 2) #4 Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 10:18:42 PM EST
... could end up getting extended as long as the original challenge it was attached to ... I don't think there is much sense in a competitive poll with this selection, though. It's more that it's nice to have little checkboxes to click for each one to convey props for actually submitting something. What would the prize be -- the right to host the next Perpetual Fun Challenge? ;)

Similarly, I don't think there's a great need for anonymity -- I think I know who more than half the entrants are, anyway. Although I guess we could also have the customary week of mystery and then unveil the names on the hosting site. The spoiler-conscious could download the entries before the revelation and then read Husi by peeking between their fingers thereafter until they're ready to find out ...

It's interesting, but not that surprising I suppose, that most of the entries are written word (although I only see the one NaNo). It's the one skill that we all have, even if most of us can't carry a tune or draw a straight line. (It would have been cool to have some hand-drawn art, though -- I miss that FC genre.) I'm also bummed that none of the entries appear to be dark nowhere's Super Sekrit project ... maybe next year?

"Plans aren't check lists, they are loose frameworks for what's going to go wrong." -- technician

I tend to agree by ana (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Dec 02, 2009 at 06:52:34 AM EST
with all this. Unless there are objections, I'll turn on the reveal in a week or so.

And I'd forgotten dark nowhere's super sekrit project. Too bad it wasn't entered.

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

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Thanks for hosting by Scrymarch (4.00 / 1) #6 Fri Dec 04, 2009 at 12:11:42 AM EST
I voted that everyone won, and without a twinge of conscience.

I also put up a late entry since I was one of the cheerleaders for this thing :)

Will sig for food

Cool. by ana (4.00 / 1) #7 Fri Dec 04, 2009 at 06:22:06 AM EST
And yeah, I really wanted to do more than I did, but hey. Another time, perhaps.

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

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The after-stories by ana (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon Dec 07, 2009 at 09:12:17 PM EST
are beginning.

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

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