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Date: 1-1-2013
Word Limit: 1000
Words Written: 14,792

Judges (crits):
Fanky Malloons
Erik Shawn-Bohner
Week Archivist:

Greetings fellow cretins. It appears I have finally been able break free of the shadow of my own mediocrity and regain the Thunderdome crown. Huzzah!

As I don the crown, sceptre, and robes of this esteemed office, I must ask you all a question: Are you sitting comfortably?

I'm sure the answer is yes, in which case fuck you. In the spirit of entering a New Year, in which I am sure 99.9% of you resolved to become better writers, the theme of this week's Thunderdome is discomfort. I want you all to break out of the little writerly boxes that you inhabit and try something new. To that end, I have chosen a simple prompt, but one that comes with A CONDITION.

The Prompt:
A person who deals with things lacking importance

The Condition:

Your entry must represent something new for you in terms of writing.

Whether you want to explore a genre you are unfamiliar with, try out a new perspective, or utilise a technique you've never tried before, I want you to experiment. Try something that you're terrible at, or that you've seen someone else do and want to have a go at. I want you to get so far outside your comfort zone that you pee your pants with anticipation about how well your entry is going to be received.
Many of you are, by now, seasoned Thunderdome competitors, as a result of which, Erik Shawn-Bohner, HiddenGecko and I are all quite familiar with your general writing style. Therefore, you will be judged not just on the quality of what you submit, but also on how effectively you manage to break out of your usual mould and venture in a new direction.

To that end, you have to tell me what new thing you're planning to try out in your sign up post. I don't need to know what you're going to write about or any plot points, just give me 10-20 words (or less) about how you plan to experiment with your entry. For example, you could just say "I'm in, and I'm going to attempt magical realism."

As an additional note, poetry is welcomed and encouraged. If you want to practice your blank verse, epic poetry, narrative verse or whatever, please feel free to do so, but you must keep to a minimum word count of 350. Don't think that poetry is the easy way out, because it 'aint

Now, go get uncomfortable, and make me proud (or I'll murder you)

18 Total Submissions, 0 Total Failures: