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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


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dreadmojo
Oct 23, 2010



Legit Cyberpunk

SurreptitiousMuffin posted:

FIGHT ME OLD MAN I WILL SHOW YOU THE MOVES

alright pumpkin.

judge, please

Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


Blood Empress of Thunderdome

Tap to emit spores


Clapping Larry

sebmojo posted:

alright pumpkin.

judge, please

oh look, the kiwis are squabbling.

The Mojo-and-Muffin-are-Pulling-Each-Others'-Pigtails-Again Brawl


Two long-time foes face off for the last time. They may or may not know it's the last time. Go.


Wordcount: 2000

Deadline: Tuesday the 16th, before midnight your time.

SurreptitiousMuffin
Mar 21, 2010

I got it wrong. Look, I'm well aware I got it wrong and uh, I got it wrong.


sebmojo posted:

alright pumpkin.

judge, please
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WnfoJ51Qhk#t=65s

Blade_of_tyshalle
Jul 12, 2009

If you think that, along the way, you're not going to fail... you're blind.

There's no one I've ever met, no matter how successful they are, who hasn't said they had their failures along the way.



Oh, fifteen new posts? Huh, that must have been some fast judging!

Oh, it's just Muffin posting ten times

SurreptitiousMuffin
Mar 21, 2010

I got it wrong. Look, I'm well aware I got it wrong and uh, I got it wrong.


Blade_of_tyshalle posted:

Oh, fifteen new posts? Huh, that must have been some fast judging!

Oh, it's just Muffin posting ten times
Sorry I didn't use them for something useful like trying to sell my Game of Thrones erotic "comedy" fanfiction.

Djeser
Mar 22, 2013



Blade_of_tyshalle posted:

Oh, fifteen new posts? Huh, that must have been some fast judging!

Oh, it's just Muffin posting ten times

this

also proooooooooompt judging good judging

crabrock
Aug 2, 2002

aka sticklegs



Grimey Drawer

Ya nubs stop yelling for prompt when the judgment hasn't even dropped... Yell for results.

Hammer Bro.
Jul 7, 2007

THUNDERDOME LOSER

I did some reading, so I did some writing. Now I am sad as I am out of reading, so I must return to working. Or maybe I'll just think about video games. (Why is Star Control II so badass?)

Edit: La dee da, bonk bonk. Impressions will return after official judgments have been posted, so check back then if you're reading this now.

Hammer Bro. fucked around with this message at Sep 8, 2014 around 20:19

crabrock
Aug 2, 2002

aka sticklegs



Grimey Drawer

Hammer Bro. posted:

I did some reading, so I did some writing.

crits are hella cool, but in the future, you should wait until judgement is out to post any crits.

Grizzled Patriarch
Mar 27, 2014

These dentures won't stop me from tearing out jugulars in Thunderdome.




Paging Posh Alligator to IRC for some judgechat, if you are around.

Hammer Bro.
Jul 7, 2007

THUNDERDOME LOSER

crabrock posted:

crits are hella cool, but in the future, you should wait until judgement is out to post any crits.

Knew I had my dumdum hat on this morning. Normally not in a position for it to matter, but definitely noted for the future. I'll hide them away for a bit.

Martello
Apr 29, 2012

by XyloJW


Benny the Snake posted:

*sniff sniff* I SMELL BLOOD!

SITTING HERE! BLOOD-QUEEN OF THUNDREDOME! I CHALLENGE YOU FOR RIGHT OF THE BLOOD THRONE! AND I SUMMON MARTELLO AS JUDGE!





hello fuckwads

been awhile


you 2 will have a brawl that is about brawling. right me a really good fight seen in a bar. the kind that sells beer and whiskey and tequila and so on, not the kind for gymnastics or that lawyers walk past or whatever

words our around 1000 butt definitely not moor then 1001

girls need to be fighting, and the main characters are girls, need not be the same girls

you could also call them women or woman or womyn, age is not materiel

dont suck at all please

due this know later then 2200 on fore teen september too thousand an fore teen

Martello
Apr 29, 2012

by XyloJW


eastern standard thyme

Martello
Apr 29, 2012

by XyloJW


o an benny, you best not send your story to anyone for help beforehand. this is you and you alone, mon frer.

Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


Blood Empress of Thunderdome

Tap to emit spores


Clapping Larry

oh sweet, thunderdad is home

Benny the Snake
Apr 10, 2012

Whose kitty litter did I shit in?


Martello posted:

o an benny, you best not send your story to anyone for help beforehand. this is you and you alone, mon frer.
Yes, sir

crabrock
Aug 2, 2002

aka sticklegs



Grimey Drawer

Sitting Here posted:

oh sweet, thunderdad is home

I hope he brought me a present!

Hey, I don't even like cigarettes

Benny the Snake
Apr 10, 2012

Whose kitty litter did I shit in?


crabrock posted:

I hope he brought me a present!

Hey, I don't even like cigarettes
Ha! I got a bottle of whiskey because he loves ME best! Nyah-nyah!

crabrock
Aug 2, 2002

aka sticklegs



Grimey Drawer

anime was right
Jun 27, 2008

death is certain
keep yr cool


my thread dad can beat up your thread dad

Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


Blood Empress of Thunderdome

Tap to emit spores


Clapping Larry

Martello is everyone's threaddad

so yeah he can def beat the poo poo out of your threaddad

SurreptitiousMuffin
Mar 21, 2010

I got it wrong. Look, I'm well aware I got it wrong and uh, I got it wrong.


Thread finally owns again.

dreadmojo
Oct 23, 2010



Legit Cyberpunk

SurreptitiousMuffin posted:

Thread finally owns again.

but ,it has u in it ?

SurreptitiousMuffin
Mar 21, 2010

I got it wrong. Look, I'm well aware I got it wrong and uh, I got it wrong.


sebmojo posted:

but ,it has u in it ?
you can't tell me what to do you're not my real thunderdad

Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


Blood Empress of Thunderdome

Tap to emit spores


Clapping Larry

SurreptitiousMuffin posted:

you can't tell me what to do you're not my real thunderdad

save the sweet nothings for the brawl, boys

Grizzled Patriarch
Mar 27, 2014

These dentures won't stop me from tearing out jugulars in Thunderdome.




Thunderdome Week CIX Results

Despite the relatively small turnout, this was actually a really strong week and I had a lot of fun reading everything! There were no truly awful entries and every story had an arc, which is pretty awesome.

THE WINNER is sebmojo, who gave us a really well-crafted and evocative piece that really nailed Calvino's style and kept the judges intrigued all the way through.

HONORABLE MENTIONS Go to Tyrannosaurus for giving us a great character-driven piece, an interesting setting, and effective prose, Kaishai for a really cool and emotionally resonant take on a well-trodden sci-fi trope, Sitting Here for a moving, microcosmic piece that effectively hit the authorial checkbox, and Amused Frog for a creative story that blended the grotesque and the lighthearted into something that stuck with the judges despite some minor pacing issues. Congratulations!

THE LOSER this week is Skwid. We felt your story got a bit too bogged down in your stylistic choice and in the end the story itself was a bit too cliche.

DISHONORABLE MENTION goes to Benny the Snake. While your writing has definitely improved, this story ended up feeling like part of a series rather than a story of its own, and there are enough structural issues that it couldn't hang in a week this strong.

Thanks to everyone for participating this week, and I officially cede the floor to sebmojo for your next literary thrashing!

Detailed crits will be in no later than tomorrow night.

Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


Blood Empress of Thunderdome

Tap to emit spores


Clapping Larry

SOUND THE PROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMPT HORNS

Djeser
Mar 22, 2013



prompt prompts pleasant prompts

Blade_of_tyshalle
Jul 12, 2009

If you think that, along the way, you're not going to fail... you're blind.

There's no one I've ever met, no matter how successful they are, who hasn't said they had their failures along the way.



newtestleper
Oct 30, 2003


That was super fun, I'm very happy to avoid a DM first time around. Bring on the next round!

angel opportunity
Sep 7, 2004

Total Eclipse of the Heart

dog police

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.


systran posted:

dog police



*flinches*

anime was right
Jun 27, 2008

death is certain
keep yr cool


ill win one day

anime was right
Jun 27, 2008

death is certain
keep yr cool


i will become more powerful than you can even imagine, because my power will be my writing taking you places your mind could never, which is the point of writing, really.

dreadmojo
Oct 23, 2010



Legit Cyberpunk

thunderdome one ten: cleaning up the streets



it's been a while, Thunderdome.

how ya been.

pick a Clint Eastwood film from here in your sign-up post then give me 1200 good words of story around it. themes, title, character, don't care too much what the connection is but don't try and cheat me or Clint will end you.

some notes
  • in his own parched and inscrutable way, Clint is kind; you must crit a previous thunderdome story and post it in the thread before submissions close on sunday

  • these streets are dirty - this week is a poo poo talk free-fire zone, but make it slick; dumb chatter will cop you a flash rule or worse

  • if you pick the same movie as someone else, then it's showdown time; if your story is worse you lose the showdown and get a DM

  • don't be dumb or obvious; Clint hates that

  • after a lifetime of spaghetti westerns and proto-fascist 80's cop flicks Clint's doing alright so he'll buy the winner or the person they nominate an avatar

entries close Friday midnight PST, submissions Sunday midnight PST

regulators:

sebmojo
kaishai
surreptitious muffin

HIGH PLAINS DRIFTERS:

Sitting Here: Revenge of the Creature
Mercedes: Million Dollar Baby
Your Sledgehammer: For a Few Dollars More
Grizzled Patriarch: White Hunter, Black Heart
Fumblemouse: The Beguiled
Lou Bega's Moustache: A Perfect World
Entenzahn: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Martello: High Plains Drifter
newtestleper: Grace is Gone
Blade_of_Tyshalle: Dirty Harry
Some guy TT: Any which way you can
Cache Cab: Space Cowboys
Ironic Twist: Play Misty for Me
Phobia: the Stars fell on Henrietta
Schneider Heim: Kellys Heroes
Fanky Mallooooons: Gran Torino SHOWDOWN
Amused Frog: Gran Torino SHOWDOWN
Walamor: Mystic River
Crabrock: Hang'em High

dreadmojo fucked around with this message at Sep 13, 2014 around 13:37

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.


Million Dollar Baby, baby. Let's do this!

Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


Blood Empress of Thunderdome

Tap to emit spores


Clapping Larry

I'm in to win with REVENGE OF THE CREATURE

Your Sledgehammer
May 10, 2010

by Nyc_Tattoo


Tried this many months back and got slapped with a DM. I'm back for more pain, Thunderdome. In with For a Few Dollars More.

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Sitting Here
Dec 31, 2007


Blood Empress of Thunderdome

Tap to emit spores


Clapping Larry

*stares at u all w/ steely blue eyes that see past even the furthest horizon*

Make my lunch, you turds

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