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each round i will:
put my Itunes or Ipod on shuffe - whichever songs comes up are the prompt
post a link to lyrics
post a link to a video, if available


current prompt, option no. 1::
song: How to Save a Life
artist: The Fray
album: How to Save a Life
lyrics: here.
video: for your viewing pleasure.


OR

current prompt, option no. 2::
song: Rumour Has It
artist: Adele
album: 21
lyrics: here.
video: for your viewing pleasure.



your task:
use at least one of the three prompts
you can use the prompt in any way - work the title in to the piece, take inspiration from the lyrics or video. use a quote. take a concept from the song. anything like that. i should be able to tell, once i know which song you used, how you took the prompt. if you're worried i might not catch the prompt influence, you may include a brief explanation (no more than 100 words). if you want a critique, please let me know. BUT! keep in mind that i will be honest, and it could be harsh. don't ask if you can't handle it. if you ask and then b***h, you will be blacklisted.

post everything in this thread. no pm, please.

use the submission format:
Format
User Name:
Word/Page Count:
Song Prompt:
Critique:
Title of Piece:
[insert piece]


what i'm looking for:
poetry - min of 10 lines, max of 3 pages
prose - min of 100 words, max of 5 single-spaced pages
respect (for others)
respect (for gaia's terms of service)
proper grammar
proper spelling
originality
creativity
entertainment
emotion
donations

what i'm so not looking for:
fanfiction
assholery
internet chat
lazy typing
novels
plagiarism


past songs:
blackbird - the beatles
if i ever leave this world alive - flogging molly
it's been awhile - staind
world spins madly on - the weepies
walk this way - aerosmith
only the good die young - billy joel
rag and bone - white stripes
45 - shinedown
100 years - five for fighting
suicide blonde - the weepies
how many times - zack hexum
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the info you've all been waiting for.
prizes.

winner shall receive (5K times # of entries) each round
winner will also receive 5 agwl credits.


so, if you want more money, advertise ^_^
in case of a tie or tough decision, more gold may be granted.
if a winner cannot be determined or if there are fewer than 4 entries, every contestant may receive a consolation prize. in this case, no one receives the overall prize but maybe everyone could get 1-2K.


Attention Contest Patrons!
This contest is part of the Anything Goes Writing League. This means that winners are eligible to receive league credits. Please see the Anything Goes Writing Contest & League thread for more information. I wish you luck in your pursuit of the Doctorow Prism. ~Wing
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my reasons:
i love contests
i have some extra gold (clearly i suck at questing properly)
i love ongoing contests
emeraldraiin used to have a contest based on this. i miss it


your reasons:
maybe you'll find some inspiration in the prompt
you could win gold
you're bored
you're on gaia
you like writing (don't lie. you're here, aren't you)
why not
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deadline is: November 11, 2011, by midnight US East Coast time..
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the entrants' list
Akira Cullen - Rumour Has It - Rumors from all around - p. 13
LadyTiresias - How to Save a Life - How to Save a Life - p. 14
Hikaru Nozomi - How to Save a Life - Saving - p. 15



i am tlm.
your judge
sweetheart with the bitchy skills of a true woman
high enthusiasm
highly excitable
loves the influx of entries
loves getting to read everyone's work
mutt turns wolf when grammar is abused
generally dislikes rhyme
looks at poem overall (vs line-by-line)




thank you's!

to Wing McCallister and the AGWL for a grant
to LoperDoper for his generous donation

and anyone who posts this banner somewhere:
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the winner's circle

Round 1: Suicide Blonde - 2pound - Suicide Blonde - p. 4
Round 2: Rag & Bone - phantomkitsune - Karl Marx - p. 7
Round 3: World Spins Madly On - phantomkitsune - Instance - pg. 9
Round 4: Blackbird - LadyTiresias - Blackbirds - p. 11
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And we're off!!!

(feel free to post a poem, ask questions, mingle, and chat!)
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*dance dance*
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And I'm dancin' by myself, dancin' by myself.
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And I'm dancin' by myself, dancin' by myself.


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I thought it was dancin' with myself?
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Perhaps. But regardless I was alone sad

How the hecks do I generate interest? ><
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I’m interested ^^ and half way done my story. <.< I’m just a little worried that it’s rating is pushing Gaia standards a little. Do you mind if I PM it to you? It doesn’t contain anything really really bad just alcohol/drug abuse and the suggestion of sex. sweatdrop
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I'd prefer it posted here. As long as it's not over PG13. If you do feel too uncomfortable posting here, though, feel free to PM me.
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Just dance. Your friends don't dance & if they don't dance, well they ain't no friends of mine.


seriously, bring people. Please check it out. Is it that particular song that's proving difficult?

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