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The NSG Bulwer-Lytton competition: WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Postby The Archregimancy » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:46 pm

THE WINNER!

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Postby Yootwopia » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:02 pm

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Postby Forsher » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:10 pm

Ladies and Jellybeans may the lollies please come forward in all their sweet, sugary, juicy, succulent, youth and flavour; the judges would like to meet them.
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Postby Mindhar » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:36 pm

Stick this in the fantasy category:
One day, in spring, a gentle Dwarf, who, by preference, not custom, lived alone, set out, from his cave, on an errand, to a swamp, where, unbeknownst to him, there dwelt, in squalor, a malodorous Ogre.


Although I suspect this might be closer to Lyttle Lytton (apart from being far too long for it) since it's less puns and silly analogies and more just an absolutely ridiculous opening line.

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Postby Sane Outcasts » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:39 pm

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Postby Meowfoundland » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:46 pm

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Postby The Realm of God » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:54 pm

It was a broody dark-like night, day in the scottish highlands, heather clung to the sides of the mountains that were almost as tall as the sun, the heather itself looked like an ink blott of elephant man proportians of ugliness clinging like a famished climber clings to his last mars bar, the sun hung darkly in the sky however it came out so frequently that it looked like the earth was lit by a malfunctioning office light, driving on the road to Cameran Tow Owin Mcduff sat in his truck, he looked like a rugby player who has a bit too much whisky so that he also looked like a tramp; Owins beady insectoid eyes observed the bleak,dark,murky,dull,grey,foggy,low light leval,nightime like scene in front of him he drove on determined, like a determined person.

(Right I have just written in my oppinion the most awful peice of writting ever.)
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Postby NERVUN » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:26 pm

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Re: It was a dark and stormy NSG Bulwer-Lytton competition

Postby Alien Space Bats » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:55 pm

Across the empty vastness of the frozen void, the menacing form of the vast alien mother-ship slowly emerged, outlined by an array of tiny flickering Christmas-treelike running lights and filled with the dreadful, pulsating thrum generated by the unfathomable energies of its mysterious hyper-warp displacement drives, ominous and deadly in its implicit peril as it crept like a ravenous wolf down upon the unsuspecting colony of innocents far below.

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Postby Astrolinium » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:33 pm

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Postby Forsher » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:37 pm

I have another.

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Also this one.

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Postby Bombadil » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:46 pm

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Postby Cannot think of a name » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:52 pm

Dude, looking at that list of winners...go Pacific Coast, we fucking own this shit, man. Hell, Northern California alone is like a third of the winners. Man, can we write bullshit or what?
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Postby Jerusalem and Damascus » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:53 pm

Deleted my first post because it just wasn't trite enough. I shall rectify that.

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Postby Ragnarsdomr » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:55 pm

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Postby Bombadil » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:57 pm

Cannot think of a name wrote:Dude, looking at that list of winners...go Pacific Coast, we fucking own this shit, man. Hell, Northern California alone is like a third of the winners. Man, can we write bullshit or what?


Hollywood.. explained.
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Postby Nude East Ireland » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:58 pm

The turnip-coloured mountain tops loomed over the stone city as though they were a father towering over a child, but that was was ironic, for that the stones of the city had come from the mountains, making the father-son relationship between the two literal, meaning that the people were, in fact, the mountains.
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:04 pm

oooh, I just realized my greatest narrative weakness is my ultimate strength...RUN ON SENTENCE POWER:ACTIVATE!

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Postby Cannot think of a name » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:06 pm

Bombadil wrote:
Cannot think of a name wrote:Dude, looking at that list of winners...go Pacific Coast, we fucking own this shit, man. Hell, Northern California alone is like a third of the winners. Man, can we write bullshit or what?


Hollywood.. explained.

As it turns out, only one of those comes from anywhere near Hollywood (Manhattan Beach, in LA). The rest is NorCal and up.
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:09 pm

Bombadil wrote:Marcus Bigglesworth knew that, as a dwarf, his life would be short, yet it would prove to be shorter than he thought.
Nude East Ireland wrote:The turnip-coloured mountain tops loomed over the stone city as though they were a father towering over a child, but that was was ironic, for that the stones of the city had come from the mountains, making the father-son relationship between the two literal, meaning that the people were, in fact, the mountains.

I have already lost.
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Postby Jari Head » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:12 pm

Cannot think of a name wrote:Dude, looking at that list of winners...go Pacific Coast, we fucking own this shit, man. Hell, Northern California alone is like a third of the winners. Man, can we write bullshit or what?

Sounds like they've been looking to the State House for inspiration :)
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