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widespread
Aug 5, 2013

I believe I am now no longer in the presence of nice people.




I got tommorow comin' IN in in in in....

Biiiiiiiiirds.

Also thanks for the crits.

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Dr. Kloctopussy
Apr 22, 2003

"It's time....to DIE!"


In

dmboogie
Oct 4, 2013



Been a while, and birds are rad.

In

Crab Destroyer
Sep 3, 2011


In.

anime was right
Jun 27, 2008

death is certain
keep yr cool


in

SurreptitiousMuffin
Mar 21, 2010


Cool. In.

BeefSupreme
Sep 14, 2007


in

Jay W. Friks
Oct 4, 2016


Got Out.

Grimey Drawer

In. I'll regurgitate onto the paper instead of into the mouth of the baby bird.

Fleta Mcgurn
Oct 5, 2003

Porpoise noise continues.


In. I hate birds! :smith:

Armack
Jan 27, 2006


In.

J.A.B.C.
Jul 2, 2007

There's no need to rush to be an adult.




My favorite bird is the fINch.

250 words. Let's do this.

a friendly penguin
Feb 1, 2007

trolling for fish

In

Tyrannosaurus
Apr 12, 2006


I am IN for this spooky Halloween prompt!

newtestleper
Oct 30, 2003

by Nyc_Tattoo


Tyrannosaurus posted:

I am IN for this spooky Halloween prompt!

hahaha poo poo.

anime was right
Jun 27, 2008

death is certain
keep yr cool


birds are loving scary they're goddamn flying dinosaurs thats halloween as poo poo

Some Strange Flea
Apr 9, 2010

AAA


Pillbug

Sure yes okay, I'd like to bird please wait there's no sign-up deadline, why am I doing this?

Whatever. In

Sarkimedes
Jul 2, 2012


[bird pun]. In.

newtestleper
Oct 30, 2003

by Nyc_Tattoo


Still looking for one more judge!

ThirdEmperor
Aug 7, 2013

BEHOLD MY GLORY

AND THEN

BRAWL ME


in

newtestleper
Oct 30, 2003

by Nyc_Tattoo


Thanks to Grizzled Patriarch and sparksbloom for volunteering to judge this week. We will try to be the fastest and goodest judges around.

ZeBourgeoisie
Aug 8, 2013

THUNDERDOME
LOSER


newtestleper posted:

Thanks to Grizzled Patriarch and sparksbloom for volunteering to judge this week. We will try to be the fastest and goodest judges around.

Domespeed, brother.

Mercedes
Mar 7, 2006

"So you Jesus?"

"And you black?"

"Nigga prove it!"

And so Black Jesus turned water into a bucket of chicken. And He saw that it was good.






What the heck. I'll-

IN!!!

Beige
Sep 13, 2004


I cannot follow simple instructions. We write a 250 word story with the prompt "birds" and submit it both here and to the website provided?

sebmojo
Oct 23, 2010


Legit Cyberpunk







Beige posted:

I cannot follow simple instructions. We write a 250 word story with the prompt "birds" and submit it both here and to the website provided?

yeah

The Saddest Rhino
Apr 29, 2009

I could hear the roots of loneliness creeping through me when the world was hushed at four o'clock in the morning




In btw

Hawklad
May 3, 2003


College Slice

IN

a new study bible!
Feb 1, 2009



BIG DICK NICK
A Philadelphia Legend
Fly Eagles Fly



In

newtestleper
Oct 30, 2003

by Nyc_Tattoo


I'll close registrations tonight at 11:59pm PST.

Beige
Sep 13, 2004


Alright, I'm in.

Chairchucker
Nov 14, 2006

The man was stunningly well dressed. He had a smart looking jacket, and a really neat looking cape, the lining of which was shimmering and sparkling in more than Oriental splendour, which is a great deal of splendour indeed, just ask Kipling.



in i guess

kurona_bright
Mar 21, 2013


In
:toxx:

QuoProQuid
Jan 12, 2012

Tr*ckin' and F*ckin' all the way to tha
T O P


:toxx: in

(USER WAS BANNED FOR THIS POST)

Ironic Twist
Aug 3, 2008

I'm bokeh, you're bokeh


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DZ6wGbSYvY

What about me?



What

about

Twist



yeah okay, in

Chili
Jan 23, 2004

college kids ain't shit


Fun Shoe

Oh sweet, still open.

Inburgers

SurreptitiousMuffin
Mar 21, 2010


edit out for submission reasons

SurreptitiousMuffin fucked around with this message at 19:37 on Nov 18, 2016

SurreptitiousMuffin
Mar 21, 2010


Proof of submission:



edit:

SurreptitiousMuffin fucked around with this message at 08:24 on Oct 29, 2016

Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


BLO OD E M PR E SS

of

THUDNER-DOME






Since the prompt post encourages cooperation, I want to remind people that there are some excellent crits happening in the IRC channel. Just mentioning this factoid so everyone has the same opportunity for feedback this week. The busiest hours tend to be roughly between 9AM and 9PM PST.

newtestleper
Oct 30, 2003

by Nyc_Tattoo


Signups closed! Look forward to your submissions.

newtestleper fucked around with this message at 09:00 on Oct 29, 2016

J.A.B.C.
Jul 2, 2007

There's no need to rush to be an adult.




Story submitted to Flash Frontier. I'll post up the screenshot when they reply.

War on the Wings
250 words


I watched Faisal slam the door closed on his truck, a tarp hastily tied over the skeletal frame. From within I can hear the calls of the Ibises and Pochards, crammed into cages stacked atop one another, fluttering in vain to escape their prisons. They didn't know how fortunate they were. The other animals had to fend for themselves now.

A bomb exploded some distance away, its violent roar sending a chill down my spine as the wind pushed my graying hair aside. “Hurry, Faisal,” I called to my assistant, looking over the tie-downs once more. They would hold, god willing. “Time has run out.”

He nodded to me, his youthful eyes filled with frightful, angry tears. “drat the Arianans!” He shouted as he turned to hop into the front seat. “Get in!”

I stepped over to his seat, my hand on his shoulder. “The allies are coming from the West. Drive, and don't stop until you see them.” I said, turning to walk away.

“Don't be a fool!” Faisal cried openly now. “The others aren't coming!”

I turned on my heel and shouted in fury. “This is my home!” I roared over the gunshots. “It will not die alone!”

He stared at me, frustration in his gaze before he started the engine. “God help you.” He said, barely audible over the grinding gears, driving off. Another explosion, much closer now, rattled the empty avian habitat.

I took a seat on a bench, hearing the war outside the gates.

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Armack
Jan 27, 2006


Doping
(244 words)

Rutger’s victory lasted all of three minutes.

“We think you cheated,” said Judge Wetraus. “Prepare your chaffinch for the blood test.”

The chaffinch, Adonis, strutted around his wooden box, bobbing his slate-colored head and chirping his 1,020th susk-e-wiet. An improbable 1,019 such tweets had earned the bird, and Rutger, first prize in the hour-long Vinkensport Championship. This year’s jackpot: one million francs.

Of course he’d cheated. Since his wife’s passing, Rutger had struggled to provide for himself and his daughter, Margriet. So the listless thirteen-year-old had held the bird, earlier, while Rutger doped it with enough testosterone to guarantee the thing would chirp with gusto.

Faking the test would require the girl’s blood; his would be too rich in testosterone. He hatched a plan and whispered it to Margriet. Leaning close, Rutger noticed her face was thinner than usual. Circles streaked beneath her eyes. Has she stopped eating?

When the veterinarian brought the needle, Margriet held Adonis with two hands: one to slip a clandestine finger underneath the tip, the other to pinch the bird at the critical moment.

A few seconds later, the vet dabbed the blood onto a test strip. It turned blue.

“Well, this is unexpected,” he said. “The bird tests positive for opiates. Still grounds for disqualification.”

Rutger shot Margriet a look loaded with equal parts horror and understanding. “I miss her too.”

He turned to the judges. “Excuse me. I need to spend some time with my daughter.”

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