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    Posted: 11 Apr 2021 at 1:11pm
Story submitted for SSC2021 Round 2! Aaaaand breathe...

A slight disclaimer: the deadline falls on Monday at 5am in the UK, hence me submitting tonight (it's currently 6pm).

So it's beer time for me. What are you drinking? Smile


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Hot mint tea.  With a toasted cheese sandwich.

I'm at 2000 words.  Still need the title and lOg lINe, both of which are typed out on the scratch pad.  Need a couple more passes to clean up the strings and crumbs, but I'll probably submit what I have so there's SOMETHING on record, then re-submit later.
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Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Hot mint tea.  With a toasted cheese sandwich.

I'm at 2000 words.  Still need the title and lOg lINe, both of which are typed out on the scratch pad.  Need a couple more passes to clean up the strings and crumbs, but I'll probably submit what I have so there's SOMETHING on record, then re-submit later.

Sounds like a good approach! Then you have a buffer 😊

Controversially I started with the title this time. It just made so much sense...!
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Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Hot mint tea.  With a toasted cheese sandwich.

I'm at 2000 words.  Still need the title and lOg lINe, both of which are typed out on the scratch pad.  Need a couple more passes to clean up the strings and crumbs, but I'll probably submit what I have so there's SOMETHING on record, then re-submit later.

Also I have clearly missed something about the capitalisation in log lines. LOLPresumably a judge criticised someone's log line?


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Originally posted by Steven Kay Steven Kay wrote:

Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Hot mint tea.  With a toasted cheese sandwich.

I'm at 2000 words.  Still need the title and lOg lINe, both of which are typed out on the scratch pad.  Need a couple more passes to clean up the strings and crumbs, but I'll probably submit what I have so there's SOMETHING on record, then re-submit later.

Also I have clearly missed something about the capitalisation in log lines. LOLPresumably a judge criticised someone's log line?


Judge 1610 is somewhat obsessive about the composition and capitalization of log lines; and apparently less concerned about the composition and capitalization of less important components of the entry, such as the actual story.

I used 13 words in a subtle jab at one of the more common biases shown by the judges.  Since this is round 2 and I have no expectations for round 3 I simply couldn't resist...  Big smile
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Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Originally posted by Steven Kay Steven Kay wrote:

Originally posted by Random Random wrote:

Hot mint tea.  With a toasted cheese sandwich.

I'm at 2000 words.  Still need the title and lOg lINe, both of which are typed out on the scratch pad.  Need a couple more passes to clean up the strings and crumbs, but I'll probably submit what I have so there's SOMETHING on record, then re-submit later.

Also I have clearly missed something about the capitalisation in log lines. LOLPresumably a judge criticised someone's log line?


Judge 1610 is somewhat obsessive about the composition and capitalization of log lines; and apparently less concerned about the composition and capitalization of less important components of the entry, such as the actual story.

I used 13 words in a subtle jab at one of the more common biases shown by the judges.  Since this is round 2 and I have no expectations for round 3 I simply couldn't resist...  Big smile

Hahah! Genuinely chuckling away at the clear ongoing drama that this has become!...and also a little worried now as my logline is one big long sentence...
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Just submitted mine! Been drinking mimosas all morning while attempting to story edit and deep clean the apartment. Cheers all. Beer
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Originally posted by AubreyZahn AubreyZahn wrote:

Just submitted mine! Been drinking mimosas all morning while attempting to story edit and deep clean the apartment. Cheers all. Beer

Ha ha nice! Cheers and well done Beer
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I've not submitted mine yet, but I've had a sherry.
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Not submitted, at 1998 words and it needs another couple reads, but I'm about to pour a glass of Chianti! 

Slainte!
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