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17 August 2012 @ 07:47 am
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Oh we have some MARVEL-ous entries! The lovely Ufgator1977, the magnificent Starhawk2005 and the sublime VR_Trakowski submitted entries and I threw something in as well. I'm putting them under the cut to save space but please come take a look at some amazingly bad sentences. You'll laugh; you'll cry; you'll feel vaguely nauseous and need to take a Gas-X. Our three catagories were: General, Smut/Romance and Bad Puns. Nobody submitted any Angst since that comes naturally with sentences like this.

My thanks to all the wonderful folks who made this possible, and if you've got a late entry, pop it into the comments, okay?

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cincoflex
28 July 2012 @ 08:33 am
I want to have some fun. The majority of you out there have seen at least one Marvel movie, and it dawned on me that it might be a blast to offer up:

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That's right, The Fandom Bulwer-Lytton Challenge, but this time in a special Marvel Edition!

What's Bulwer-Lytton you ask?

This festival is inspired by the Bulwer-Lytton Contest (http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/) an event that honors horribly written sentences, and encourages people to write them. It's fun, and I've found that in the process of deliberately trying to be bad, I'm more aware of what it takes to be a GOOD writer.


A word about bad sentences:

In this challenge, bad sentences don’t mean misspellings or poor grammar per se. The sentences here are generally well-written on a technical basis, and have all the things we expect in a sentence, like subject/verb agreement and proper tenses.

What we mean by bad sentences are ones that made a terrible joke, or put forth an image that’s so funny and /or awful at the same time that you can’t help but laugh.

For example, (and I’m paraphrasing a sentence from the Bulwer-Lytton contest here):

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Natasha had the kind of body that made men want to have sex with her.

In reading that you snicker, because it’s so . . . “Duh!” in terms of summing up what's clear about Black Widow. Yes, it’s obvious, but it’s also funny and bad because it’s so obvious.

Or, another example:

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Phil Coulson was a pit bull when it came to idiots; the quiet kind who looked all sweet and mellow, tongue hanging out, just standing there, waiting for you to pet them, but who was inwardly planning on several fingers and maybe a thumb too, for lunch.

See? That sort of twisted imagery is just the sort of thing that makes the perfect sentence for a festival like this.

There are other examples here: http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/ and over at CSI_BL. Feel free to look at some wonderfully hideous past offerings and see what we mean by ‘bad’ in all its glory!


For those of you willing to give it a try---(Copied and modified from the original Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest rules.)

The rules for Fandom_BL Marvel Edition:

DEADLINE IS AUGUST 17TH

Each entry must consist of a single sentence but you may submit as many entries as you wish.

Sentences may be of any length BUT WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT ENTRIES NOT GO BEYOND 50 OR 60 WORDS, and entries must be "original" (as it were) and previously unpublished.

Entries will be organized by Marvel Movie (Iron Man 1&2, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Avengers) and should fit into the categories of:

General
Angst/Character Death
Smut/Romance
Bad Pun

Submit your entries in an Email to: Cincoflex@aol.com in the following format: Fandom name/category/sentence. Please include your online name, so we can give you the credit.

Think of ALL the things you could write about Loki, or Nick Fury, or Darcy or JARVIS! You folks out there are some of the most creative and enthusiastic writers in fandom, so come on, go for it--one sentence at the very least, yeah?

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cincoflex
07 July 2012 @ 01:27 pm
Does anyone out there use or have any experience with Scrivener? I'm curious about the product and would love to know about it from a person, not a site.
 
 
cincoflex
05 July 2012 @ 04:55 pm
Serenadetower

Update on FFN and AOE 3

http://archiveofourown.org/users/cincoflex
 
 
cincoflex
01 July 2012 @ 07:53 am
Serenade Ice Cream

Man, I'm sorry--I've been posting this to FFN and Archive of Our Own!

If you'd like to catch up, all thirteen chapters so far of this story are here:

http://archiveofourown.org/users/cincoflex

Thanks!
 
 
cincoflex
09 June 2012 @ 11:22 am
Story: Serenade
Author: Cincoflex
Fandom: Avengers 2012
Pairing: Steve Rogers/OC

Summary: Everyone on the team seems to have someone special except Steve, and that's about to change.

Author's Notes: This is for Lovellama who is not only a terrific beta, but also a romantic and generous person! Bonus points if you recognize the doctor.

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cincoflex
07 June 2012 @ 04:57 pm
Story: Serenade
Author: Cincoflex
Fandom: Avengers 2012
Pairing: Steve Rogers/OC

Summary: Everyone on the team seems to have someone special except Steve, and that's about to change.

Author's Notes: This is for Lovellama who is not only a terrific beta, but also a romantic and generous person!

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He knew Lauren was up to something; she always blushed when trying to change the subject, and seeing her going pink was fun. Steve gave her his best semi-stern look as he leaned on the counter, and she giggled.Collapse )