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    Ne Cede Malis orion_mk3's Avatar
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    January 2014 Blog Chain

    Starting Date: Friday, January 10, 2014
    Open to all forum members, even after it starts!

    This month's prompt:
    Retro Gaming Icons

    Whatever your definition of retro, gaming, or icons, now is the time to get your classic game on. Super Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto, the Atari 2600, Tim Schafer, Baldur's Gate...any game or gaming-related icon is up for grabs! Or, if you like, invent your own! Entries may be of any genre so long as they are 1000 words or less.

    Instructions:
    Simply post your blog's URL in this thread to join. I'll let you know in this thread when it's your turn. Once your turn comes up, you have two days to complete a blog post using the prompt. When you are finished, please add a link to your post on the thread.

    If you signed up but find yourself unable to participate or need to be moved around in the schedule, please PM me or post in the thread. If you fail to post on your blog and on the thread within two days, I'll bump you down to the end of the line on the third day; you'll get a second chance at the end of the month.

    Each post should be less than 1000 words if possible. Read and comment on other participants' posts if you possibly can--they'll be doing the same for you! Please include a list of all participants' blogs (not necessarily their actual posts for the month) in your blog post.

    Participants:
    orion_mk3 - http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com (link to post)
    Ralph Pines - http://ralfast.wordpress.com (link to post)
    meowzbark - http://www.lizzylessard.com (link to post)
    pyrosama - http://matrix-hole.blogspot.com/ (link to post)
    Anarchic Q - http://anarchicq.com/ (link to post)
    AndreF - http://lounge1506.blogspot.com/ (link to post)
    MsLaylaCakes - http://www.taraquan.com/ (link to post)

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    Archive of Past Blog Chains
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    In Search of the Throne of Stars Ralph Pines's Avatar
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    I'm in. And sorry for dropping off the last time like I did. December was shaky to say the least. Happy New Year.

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    4th Rewrite --> YA Paranormal, 73k words (on hold)
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    Both of you are added to the list

    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Pines View Post
    I'm in. And sorry for dropping off the last time like I did. December was shaky to say the least.
    I can't blame anyone for not being around for December when I was barely here myself! A shaky month all around, it seems.
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    Due to the lack of participants, I am pushing back the start date to Friday, January 10.
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    I'm participating!--I just can't post until the 18th or so, which was why I planned on lurking until more people signed up (and thus bumping me farther down the list)
    Layla (writing as Tara Quan)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsLaylaCakes View Post
    I'm participating!--I just can't post until the 18th or so, which was why I planned on lurking until more people signed up (and thus bumping me farther down the list)
    I'll add you with a special note, as is my wont
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    I have something to share on this month's topic!

    Include me when you can. Thank you! Link in my sig.

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    I want in please!
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    Sure I'll give this a try. Link in signature.




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    Excellent! Everyone through AndreF is added, and we now have enough participants for a viable chain! I was worried there for a bit
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    First post: up.
    Ralph Pines: next.
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    In Search of the Throne of Stars Ralph Pines's Avatar
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    Will do, tomorrow at first light!
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    Here it is, enjoy!
    Those that are offended by the truth can not be trusted with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Pines View Post
    Here it is, enjoy!
    Dude I loved your post. You make me want to play some older titles.

    Then I read your Mass Effect entries ... *sniff* beautiful. You're making me want to play the entire Mass Effect Trilogy again.




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    meowzbark gets to make a racket next. And since the list is a bit thin this month, I'm going to be extra generous with the extra time
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    DooM! Yours is about DooM! Mine was going to be about DooM! Can we be friends?
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    I'm just making sure I understand this. Am I to talk about a classic game or write a scene that takes place in said classic game?




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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreF View Post
    I'm just making sure I understand this. Am I to talk about a classic game or write a scene that takes place in said classic game?
    Either or neither. You are to take the prompt and do with it whatever strikes your fancy.

    I am going to give meowzbark until tomorrow before reluctant bumping occurs.
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    Well, this is based off a classic gaming series...

    It's shorter than I wanted, but I need sleep. Still fun though. I'll comment on the other posts soon!

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    And I predicted a post would go up stating I was next, so I posted mine as well!

    An RPG log!

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    w00t, two for one!

    Anarchic Q is Player One next.
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    I will get on it tonight!
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    http://www.anarchicq.com/2014/01/abs...-gaming-icons/
    In which I ramble about DooM and how it brought me comfort.
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    Wheelchair Seating for the Apocalypse - A horror short story by Q. Published on Spinetingler Magazine.
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    Great story man Great story... all you of did so well...I'm a little embarrassed to post mine when the time comes. Like the odd man out but I'll post it when the time comes.




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