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Date: 11-7-2017
Word Limit: 1000
Words Written: 20,326

Judges (crits):

Audio Recap: Comedy Week
Week Archivist:

Keeping it simple this week: your assignment is to write me some comedy. I’m pretty sure we’ve had close to a dozen horror weeks and not a single humor one. This is supposedly a comedy website, so let’s give it a go. Usual advice for comedy applies: try to write some actual characters rather than punchline delivery systems, I’d prefer a story to a long joke, probably don’t ‘punch down’, whatever that means. Even more so than other weeks, though, if you make the judges laugh, you can probably ignore all this.

Oh, avoid inside jokes. I’m going to try to get at least one relative newbie to cojudge to to make sure they’re completely lost on at least one judge.

No fanfic, erotica, screeds, etc.

Flash rules are available. They’ll come in the form of songs from the late eighties and early nineties. The usual advice for song flash rules applies: don’t be too literal, don’t retell the narrative of the song, don’t use more elements from the song than will fit in your story.

Wordcount gimmicks
Anyone who toxxes gets 500 bonus words.
Anyone who submits on Saturday gets 500 bonus words. (Note: Thursday and Friday are not Saturday. Nor are Tuesday and Wednesday, for that matter.)
If you toxx to submit on Saturday, that’s an extra 500 bonus bonus words, for a total of +1500.
(If you do the above and don’t submit Saturday, your account’s execution won’t happen until after the deadline Sunday night. The words will be gone forever, but if you submit something under 1000 words Sunday you at least won’t fail the week.)

16 Total Submissions, 2 Total Failures:

Failures who signed up but did not submit: