Bump so I can find it in the forum.
@lykopis: No problem. The not naming characters restriction went away after the two CCC's shown in this blog entry. The continuing story, although I said it went away after 5, I suppose that isn't quite right. Like I said, Heironymous is a dragon, and was supposed to be the escort mentioned in this scene. He's shown up in CCC #6 & 12, so I guess you could say the threads are still there. I'm not actively trying to insert links to this story in the CCC now though. So if you're looking for hints of that continuing story, you may be disappointed. ...I hope you enjoy the other entries though. ;)
Knowing the restrictions you placed on yourself makes both excerpts submitted to these contests even more enjoyable. I like that idea, a lot. I am going to try reading more, thanks for arranging them this way for easier access.
@jatoe48er: I'm pretty danged near genius, but not quite. Genii have phenomenal cosmic power, but an itty-bitty living space...so I might qualify.
I think the linking thing is a cool idea too (obviously), but I think the attention span on the Internet (even among fellow writers) is too short to appreciate it.
@cbishop cool, I like the shortness. Some stories are too long and use lots of unnecessary words to describe a foot. You don't. I like.
LOL the fetish comment is a joke reference to Savage Dragon and the above dragon stone comment etc.
I think that's a really good idea linking the stories. I have done the same in the D-Man short. The kid and father is Eugene (note attendant says recently lost mother). Chapter 2 makes reference to his dad taking him to wrestling too, linking the stories either people don't care or have missed my link.
We're geniuses, or is it genii ?
@jatoe48er: Not exactly a fetish. When the CCC first started, I gave myself a few additional challenges:
At CCC #3 - creating a villain for Nightfire - I didn't know how to make it fit in a continuing story, unless I mentioned #3 in a later contest, as a story that someone was reading. I gave up not naming characters with CCC #4, but still had a dragon in the story, in case I still wanted to continue on later. With #5 - creating a villain for Superman/Supergirl - I abandoned the continuing story idea altogether, as far as the CCC is concerned.
Outside of the CCC, the story was to be that the ninja was the lover of the princess - a dragon princess - who is solidifying her power base, in search of the Dragon Talons. The escort mentioned in this scene was to later be revealed to be Heironymous, which is why he's a dragon, in CCC #6 & 12.
So all the dragons are connected to one idea, but I'll have to develop outside of the CCC. I think those challenges have been working against me, as far as votes. No one cares that I'm trying to develop one continuing story within the contest, and I'm giving readers only part of a story in each contest. So you'll probably see that change up.
...Oh, and it's short because of the word limits for those two contests. That's why I posted both parts all in one blog. ;)
EDIT: (7/15/13) Oh, going back to CCC #3, I considered telling Nightfire's origin as being something connected to dragon's, just to further the connection to CCC #1&2 - the fire and brown, leathery-looking skin seemed to fit. I wound up nixing that idea to get in more about Magnamor and Doom Rider. Plus, the character really belongs to @payno, so I didn't want to tie it to my story too much. That's why I decided this story would only be mentioned later as something another character was reading. (That hasn't happened yet, if it ever does at this point.)
@cbishop you turned a frown upside down (that's a metaphor for the contest entry into another chapter) I like it although it was a little short, but that's the beauty of it. I want to read more.
I do hint a slight fetish towards Dragons in your writing.... I'll keep an eye out for chapter 3.
@sweatboy: The Mononoke picture was just what was pulled for the contest. The character is not her - just based on the picture. The ninja and kung-fu stuff I did no research on whatsoever. It was me just jumping in and throwing something out there for the contest. Thanks for liking the title. :)
Bishop, buddy! San from Mononoke was an interesting surprise. At first I was like Kung Fu is not what ninja do, and kung fu in kyoto? But this is from before the ninja became a ninja,...
Title is catchy. I'm a sucker for those Ninja x Princess stories, and most of my RPGs take on that theme.
Note: All of the characters were unnamed.
I whipped ass on the wrong self important, self entitled bully
Very nice, actions have consequences. Good story
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