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FiM Short Story
12th
50%
187
Oubliette
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Original Short Story
8th
50%
183
The Giving, Free
Confetti
Original Short Story
9th
50%
181
Belly of the Least
Mask
FiM Short Story
22nd
40%
126
A Horrible, Horribly Awkward, Uncomfortable and Itchy Love Story
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FiM Minific
26th
48%
79
In Front of You
Mortarboard
Original Short Story
6th
29%
67
In Its own Image
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Original Minific
21st
39%
55
The Pauper and the Princess
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Original Minific
22nd
36%
47
Performance Evaluation
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Original Short Story
13th
14%
25
Warmer Than Snow
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Original Minific
10th
25%
25
The Only Letter You Need is Bet
#12468 · 5
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Huh. TBD as a prompt speaks to me.
#13576 · 5
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Aaaaannnnndddd done. Always feel happy entering in one of these, even if I've never placed very high :-)
#5110 · 3
· on Relinquishing · >>Chris
I don't know, this story just didn't click for me.

I mean, it's just...there.

Twilight hasn't really learned anything, Celestia doesn't exactly have any good thoughts to offer...I mean, this can be read as a simple comment on the state of things which will be forgotten in half an hour :-/
#4849 · 2
· on Princess Party
Party Jail sounds vaguely terrifying.

I give this story a rating of kazoo.
#16632 · 2
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Made it with a whole seven minutes to spare.
#17120 · 2
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Welp, I've submitted something. Time to see if I can do a hat trick and enter with more than one story.
#4806 · 1
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alright, managed to make at least one submission, even if it was really down to the wire :-P
#7335 · 1
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>>Monokeras
Sure.

As long as you give it your best, who cares what the subject is about?
#11647 · 1
· on The Bliss of Ignorance · >>Ranmilia
Now that the contest is over (and I have some free time) I can finally reply to you all!

>>Chryssi

EEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYUUUUUPPPPP.

I think I invented a whole new language, just so I could swear correctly. Guess this is what happens when you do shift work AND do overtime nearly every day :-/

>>Xepher

Uber-meta approach was not on purpose :-( Parts of the bad writing WERE on purpose, but not as much as I think you think they were, making it, like, 25% on purpose.
>>PaulAsaran
>>MLPmatthewl419
>>Ceffyl_Dwr
>>JudgeDeadd

Thanks! :-)

>>Fenton

Didn't save this for a non-pony round because my brain automatically skipped the MLP part of the contest :-( I'm sad about this too.

>>Light_Striker

From a Doylist point of view, that would defeat the whole point of the character (also, see the fact that the main character's immunity also works on mind-control). From a Watsonian point of view, it's certainly been tried before, and it didn't work. Or it didn't work consistently enough to be safe.
>>CoffeeMinion
Thank you! And yeah, this a complete and honest blunder: the fact that it placed as it did is...correct, I guess? I'm unsure of what word to use.
>>Ranmilia
You are correct! As a concept, this started out as Worm fanfiction (and I have in fact posted it elsewhere, with names, events and organizations, on a different site).

Although I'm not sure what you're talking about, with
Even here, the dread spectre of Wormfic reaches out with its icy talons. We cannot escape. We can never escape.


I've only found Worm fanfic on one site, and it's a very, very small fandom :-/ Where else is it, so I can read it?

And I chose those particular generic popular media titles on purpose, because I wanted to convey to the reader the idea that the character is not reading for pleasure, but out of obligation, and that all the titles have been chosen by committee (in fact, the character has probably had to wait a long time for the approval to read some titles instead of others, based on "expert opinion" and other such things").
#12564 · 1
· on Blind Dating in a World Gone Mad · >>AndrewRogue
Actually really liked it. Gold star.

>>horizon

I can see your point about this not feeling self-contained, but I think that given the limitations of the minific this story did the best it could.

I....think that the only way to close the story would be to add a line from Vivienne's mind about something something optimism, but it runs the risk of feeling fake.