2006-09-07 [Kaimee]: What consitutes sci-fi in this contest? Does it have to be the typical futuristic society with space ships and aliens, or can we go by wikipedia definitions and involve any speculative fiction that encompasses the effects of science, technology, alternative societies/hist
2006-09-09 [Bipolar Nonsense]: Well, I want the writers to write with the sci-fi (futuristic) world in mind, but i want them to be original about it...I suppose I should have put that up...I'm sorry that it wasn't up. I wasn't thinking about that
2006-09-09 [Kaimee]: "The sci-fi (futuristic) world"? There's one particular world/reality you want this written for? Please, provide references! I've read thousands of different worlds, universes, realities, dimensions... which?!
2006-09-09 [iippo]: If you've read about what you'll write, you won't follow the first rule...? o.O
2006-09-09 [Kaimee]: But the contest owner wants us to write about some specific scifi type futuristic world, how can we know what that is without having encountered said world before? O.o
2006-09-09 [Bipolar Nonsense]: Please forgive me. I'm getting confused. I'll change what I can. I'm sorry
2006-09-09 [iippo]: Where are you getting the specific world -thing? o.O The page says "must be your own idea".
2006-09-10 [Bipolar Nonsense]: Oh! okay. Well, I'm just saying that you can't submit something that was someone else's and you can't use something that already exists. If it confuses you please tell me.
2006-09-10 [Kaimee]: "I want the writers to write with the sci-fi (futuristic) world in mind" in reference to what I actually asked :P I asked what constituted scifi for this contest, as I've seen many different definitions. I asked whether we were going with the wikipedia definition (involving any speculative fiction that encompasses the effects of science, technology, alternative societies/hist
2006-09-10 [Kaimee]: The copyright rules are obvious and don't confuse me, I'm asking what you are defining as science fiction for the purposes of this contest, as the definition changes a lot.
2006-09-10 [Kaimee]: Also, is this a short story contest or a novel contest?
Rule 4. Prologues are ONLY necessary to make it easier for voting at the end, does that mean it's a novel contest but you only want the prologue? :S
What's the minimum/maximu
2006-09-10 [iippo]: Ah, it was the "the sci-fi world" that was the "specific world"... I never read so much into a sentence. :P
2006-09-10 [Kaimee]: Yeah, I just wanted to know what Darkside was accepting as "scifi", as I've written spec.fic and had it both accepted and rejected from different scifi contests before, I didn't want to waste time writing something that wouldn't be accepted ;)
2006-09-11 [Bipolar Nonsense]: *sighs and bangs head on the wall* I wish I was better at making contests *sighs again*...now i'm confused....
2006-09-11 [Bipolar Nonsense]: Thanks. ^_^ *hugs back* Yes, I do because that way it's easier for judges to read them and judge them quickly. that's why I said "prologues only". Yes, i agree with that. ^_^ I was also thinking as star wars type sci-fi and a stargate atlantis/ stargate sg-1 type sci-fi.
2006-10-13 [Bipolar Nonsense]: Oh, Wow! That's fantastic, Bleu! Awesome work!
2006-10-22 [blu.nation]: ^^ Thanks. I wrote it a while ago, but i'm still rather proud of it.
2006-10-22 [Bipolar Nonsense]: You're welcome! ^_^ That's good
2007-01-04 [Linderel]: Hello, will you be extending the deadline? The currently set one was about a month ago, so I was just wondering what you will be doing with the contest next.
2007-01-04 [Bipolar Nonsense]: Actually, it doesn't end until december 2007 seven. Contestants have another year yet
2007-01-04 [Linderel]: Ah. You hadn't specified the year on the Writing Contests page, that confused me. ...or then I'm blind. My bad. Shouldn't work when tired, clearly. :) I'll just take that back, then. xD
Good luck with the contest. Might even consider participating myself, depending on my muse...
2007-01-04 [Bipolar Nonsense]: No worries. ^_^ I actually just checked it myself when I went to the wiki page. lol. Thank you ^_^
2008-03-08 [Wednesday]: When will judging be done?
2008-03-15 [Bipolar Nonsense]: I need help getting judges. I haven't had the time recently to find any until now
2009-04-25 [Linderel]: Anything happening here?
2009-04-26 [Bipolar Nonsense]: no, not really. I can't find any other judges willing to help me outbecause I don't have the time to read all of them T.T
2009-04-26 [Linderel]: Well, in that case I can volunteer for the job.
2009-04-26 [Bipolar Nonsense]: thanks so much! ^_^
2009-07-28 [Linderel]: Hello? *poke* When will we be handling this and the other contest?
2009-07-28 [Bipolar Nonsense]: now actually lol