CDO Forums

Full Version: Artisan's Contest XII
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.


Welcome all to Artisan’s Contest XII!

What to enter?

The theme for this Artisan's Contest is to write a short piece, taking what ever form you like, be it a short story, a historical account, a poem or haiku - what ever you want - with a Chaos Dwarf Weapon as the main subject.  

We want everyone to be as open-minded as possible with this one.  After reading the rules (see below), if you're still totally unsure what you can write about or what form it can take, discuss it here!

Deadline

The deadline for the submission of entries is the 23rd of March 2012 11:59pm EST.  

Only enter if you are happy with the rules as they are stated below.


Rules of the Competition

Each member may only enter once.

The length of writing can be anywhere from 10-words to a maximum of 800 words (title doesn't count toward the word limit).  Although the lower limit is low, this is to encourage all quality submissions, sometimes quality doesn't require quantity. Please don't abuse the lower limit and submit nonsense though, we'll be reading through these and really want to good honest Dawi'Zharr ingenuity and effort.

The Chaos Dwarf "weapon" can be what ever you want it to be.  A weapon could be a literal weapon, such as a Hellcannon, an axe, a terrible furnace for sacrificing slaves, a favourite lashing whip, branding iron, a humble cudgel, or the weaopn could even be words directed at one's sworn political enemies!!

You MUST have the following per entry:

1.  A title of not more than 15 words.

2.  Some writing, in English please, of not less than 10 words and not more than 800 words,

If your entry does not conform to the above by the deadline it will probably not be included.


Other Stuff
NO ART OR MODEL PHOTOS allowed.

Spelling, punctuation and grammar will not be corrected.

There isn't a specific format required.  Staff will amend all entries to be the same format regardless of how they are sent.


How to Enter?

Submit your entry by sending a PM to Staff (a special user that all Staff have access to).

Do not post it in the forum.

How will this be judged?

By early April we will post the entries to a new entries thread where members can vote.

If there are more than 10 entries there will be Gold, Silver and Bronze Artisan's medals.


-----------------------------------------
By way of example, here's a possible entry:

chaosdwarfslaveherder Wrote:
Title: Daemon Flask of Ashak: Instructions for Use.

And Lord Zharrghast raised the Daemon Flask of Ashak up on high, saying, "O HASHUT, bless this Thy holy flask that with it Thou mayest blow Thine enemies to tiny bits, in Thy mercy." And HASHUT did grin and the Dawi'Zharr did feast upon the flesh of Dwarfs and Elves and Fimir and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats and the large arachnarok."
And HASHUT spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Daemon Flask of Ashak, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Daemon Flask of Ashak towards thy foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it."


~N

This sounds great! Can this weapon be at a large size? Like a huge cannon?

gIL^ Wrote:
This sounds great! Can this weapon be at a large size? Like a huge cannon?


Sure, anything at all. It could be an airship (provided it's used as a weapon) it could be a cannon, it could even be something the size of a tooth/tusk pick.

Can it be put to music?

EDIT:  I realize the answer is probably no... but it doesn't hurt to check.  Wink
Sounds very interesting, though I will have a lot of difficulties as a non english native speaker ... Unsure

But we will see! Wink


                     Hashut!
Don't worry Zanko,, us english will have hard enough time.   The use of "english" in poetry is subjective to the level of "Social pretentiousness" of the goose who is describing it.

The Haiku thought has me really intrigued.  Will probably end up as a limerick knowing my skills
Nice contest, will see what I can do Happy
Entered Big Grin

ryanamandaanna Wrote:
Can it be put to music?

EDIT:  I realize the answer is probably no... but it doesn't hurt to check.  Wink


I can only really see this working if you were to recommend it being read to a particular tune (i.e. Mary Had a Little Lamb or something). That probably only works for people who speak English and also know the tune... if it's Megadeth or something from Lady Ga Ga or similar, then it requires people to go and get the song to appreciate your entry, etc etc. Sounds like a recipe for not being a popular entry.

If English is not your first language then why not write it from the perspective of a slave? They don't have great language/communication skills

silentbob27 Wrote:

Nicodemus Wrote:
If English is not your first language then why not write it from the perspective of a slave? They don't have great language/communication skills


Not sure how good of an idea that is...
---Found note on the body of a hobgoblin (partly devoured)---

-][\-0] -\][0[-\-]j \]  [\][=v ./ /.,/ `'\ ][ \` \  [\`] / / . .re  o  --@# $%^&*| }{ ;:>?,> 1 ....

---end note, and it is said, the musings of Hobgocrates---


Very funny

+1

Got mine submitted... It's a good'n!  

... and still loads of time for others to get their submissions in!!

~N

Abecedar Wrote:
Having trouble with this one now.  Gotta find a starting point somehow


Perhaps a pint of something would get things going?

Nicodemus Wrote:
Perhaps a pint of something would get things going?


Yeah, blood works for me.

Herby Wrote:
Can it be a Dwarf Weapon in the hands of a Chaos Dwarf?


Well, it's supposed to be a Chaos Dwarf weapon, although just about anything like that, once in the hands of a Chaos Dwarf would become a weapon of a Chaos Dwarf, so I don't see a problem drawing a line.  No problem as far as I'm concerned!

~N

One of the most useful skills a writer must learn is not being so enamoured of their own prose that they can't ruthlessly prune it.

Chop it down to the limit any way you can. Learning to be economical with your writing is vastly underrated as an ability.
Got mine in!
Sounds like there is going to be lots of entries if the chatter in this thread is anything to go by. Of course there's always a certain number of entries from folks who keep their involvement under wraps until the results are announced.  Sounds like we're really going to have our hands full with this one.

~N
OK folks, down to the last few hours for this one... get your entries in while there's still time!!

~N
Just got back in the country a few hours ago... will try to get to this over the weekend. Looked like a good number of entries!

~N
Pages: 1 2
Reference URL's