AWI Finals Dealio and Discussion Thread

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hey all,

i've seen a couple of posts around expressing some confusion about how everything's shaking out for the final round, so i thought i'd make a post, on behalf of sarah and myself, just to clarify the situation and allow for any discussion.

so, after an open call for prompts from the community, jenna asked sarah and i to choose our two favorites. these turned out to be:

sarah:

- Write the sequel to a fairy tale. (suggested by Kid Adelyne); and

- Create an entry using the stream of consciousness style. (suggested by Birol)

william:

- A random act of kindness has disastrous consequences. (suggested by Cassie88); and

- Write a story with a conversation between a writer from the past and a modern day author. (suggested by rhymegirl)

we were then instructed to select one of the prompts from our own choices and one of the prompts chosen by our opponent to create 2 pieces each by july 12.

i think that's pretty much it.

-william
 

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I've got a good arm, but I don't think I can throw anything all the way to Texas.
 

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I think plane tickets should be supplied for airport typewriter throwing. It only seems reasonable, no?
 

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William Haskins said:
we were then instructed to select one of the prompts from our own choices and one of the prompts chosen by our opponent to create 2 pieces each by july 12.

i think that's pretty much it.

-william

William - is the second one from one of the two you chose yourself, or from all the other prompts listed by everyone else?
 

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William and I each have to write one story based on a prompt we chose and one story based on a prompt the other person chose - so it's like a final exam: pick two out of the following four...
 

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i pick one from my two choices, and one from sarah's two choices. she does likewise.
 

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maestrowork said:
You guys forgot the swimsuit competition.
Oooo, I can't wait for that part! Haskins will have to put those stillettos back on! Are we doing an evening wear competition? (sarah, I have a hot little backless number you could borrow ;))
 

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That's a good question right now.
If William wants my vote, he'd be wise to wear slacks or shave his legs. Nothing worse than a man with hairy legs in an evening gown. It just ruins the whole look. Though a double-breasted suit certainly is sexy.
 

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Birol said:
Though a double-breasted suit certainly is sexy.
You know what's even better? Those single breasted three-four button suits. They button up a bit higher than the double breasted variety and look really good on a tall guy.
 

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Birol said:
If William wants my vote, he'd be wise to wear slacks or shave his legs. Nothing worse than a man with hairy legs in an evening gown. It just ruins the whole look.

:ROFL: :ROFL:
 

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mommie4a said:
Do you both want to bring about world peace?

I would just like to add a small incentive: if you have the solution that will bring about world peace, and can implement it successfully, I don't care WHAT you look like in a bathing suit, what your other talents are or whether you stumble and skin your knees in 5" Jimmy Choo stilletos.
 

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Saritams8 said:
You know what's even better? Those single breasted three-four button suits. They button up a bit higher than the double breasted variety and look really good on a tall guy.

I love those, especially the Euro/British cut.

Ahem on the hairy legs-evening gown comment... nothing kills my fantasy faster that way. :D

Just one suggestion for Sarah and Haskins on the swimsuit competition: no stuffing the suits.

Jill: World Peace. Really. I'd like to live long enough to see that...
 

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maestrowork said:
Just one suggestion for Sarah and Haskins on the swimsuit competition: no stuffing the suits.

Reminds me of a joke. Punchline: "Buddy, it only works if you put the potato in front."
 
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i can't decide which prompts to use. i tried to flip a quarter to decide and it hit me in my eye.

now i only have one good eye and i can't find my quarter.
 

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You better get writing, William. Tick tock, tick tock.
 
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William Haskins said:
i can't decide which prompts to use.
You know, some of the actual fairy tales (not the disney versions) are quite dark.
 

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Our exchange student from Denmark gave us some books by Hans Christian Andersen. There are more tales in there than I've ever heard before. One of my favorites is called 'What the Old Man Does Is Always Right'. If anybody would like to see it, let me know.
 

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Just close your eyes, open up a Grimm Brothers', and point. Almost all their stories are really dark -- nothing Disney-like.