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    Posted: 19 Jan 2021 at 12:17pm
But here it is basically last minute and I can't help myself. I've done FF and SS for 3 years now and I was going to take this one off, but I guess I have some compulsion or something.

Anyway, good luck to you others who are similarly hopeless and addicted.
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Originally posted by Lord Xoon Lord Xoon wrote:

But here it is basically last minute and I can't help myself. I've done FF and SS for 3 years now and I was going to take this one off, but I guess I have some compulsion or something.

Anyway, good luck to you others who are similarly hopeless and addicted.

Yessssss...all of that! I figure there's no reason to stop losing now...I've got such a good record going! Big smile
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Yeah, I really couldn't afford it, but NYCM has its hooks in me now!
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Originally posted by Lord Xoon Lord Xoon wrote:

But here it is basically last minute and I can't help myself. I've done FF and SS for 3 years now and I was going to take this one off, but I guess I have some compulsion or something.

Anyway, good luck to you others who are similarly hopeless and addicted.

MF250 2020 is my first NYCM comp, and I had so much fun that I also had to sign up for the SS comp. After two rounds of 250 words I'm super excited to see what can be done with 2500!

Good luck to you!
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I'm skipping it. I've absolutely decided. Of course, I decided the same thing with the 250 Micro, and entered with 5 minutes to spare. I have a few hours to change my mind.
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I spent the last week translating a Russian movie into English.  It was a horror movie, so of course NYCM popped into my head, followed shortly by another of their email reminders that it's not too late to sign up.

Of course the same problem exists.  Romance - Leprosy - A Homeless Pigeon...

I might continue my NYCM Vacation...or I might open the door that the audience already knows should be left closed.  Horror...
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Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

I spent the last week translating a Russian movie into English.  It was a horror movie, so of course NYCM popped into my head, followed shortly by another of their email reminders that it's not too late to sign up.

Of course the same problem exists.  Romance - Leprosy - A Homeless Pigeon...

I might continue my NYCM Vacation...or I might open the door that the audience already knows should be left closed.  Horror...

When I inevitably get horror and you inevitably get romance, we could swap prompts and just pretend to be each other for the remainder of the contest?
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When is the precise deadline time for registration, does anyone know?
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@scottjames I know the deadline is January 21st, more than likely Midnight. Don't quote me on it though. It could be an earlier time. Perhaps a wiser veteran of these contests will offer a response. I'm fairly new.

Same here, I was adamant that I would not participate. What did I do? Register ages ago. Quelle surprise! I think I don't know myself at all. 
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Originally posted by jennifer.quail jennifer.quail wrote:


When I inevitably get horror and you inevitably get romance, we could swap prompts and just pretend to be each other for the remainder of the contest?
Okay, that's actually genius. I mean I've regularly scored top 3 in sci fi/fantasy, but anything romance I get punched out immediately. Gotta be a way to swap prompts with a romance high-performer who lands a fantasy/sci fi they're not comfortable with.

I mean dishonest, yes, but I'm tired of getting killed by romance.


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