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#1 Posted by batkevin74 (10977 posts) - - Show Bio

I have won contest 5, now straight into contest 6!

The year is 1865. Your story is about this man:

And how he survived an assassin’s bullet on that fateful night he went to the theatre to watch the play ‘Our American Cousin’. In this reality, Honest Abe lives on and dies peacefully in his sleep in 1885.

Now if you’re not a history nerd here’s some people who were there:

Abraham Lincoln: President, hat afficinado, play watcher, lawyer, possible vampire hunter

Mary Todd Lincoln: first lady, headache sufferer, mother of four, holder of hands.

John Parker: presidential bodyguard

Major Henry Rathbone: soldier, action man, guest of the president on the night in question

Clara Harris: fiancée to Rathbone, daughter of a US Senator, also there on the night in question

John Wilkes Booth: actor, (in this reality) would-be assassin, shouter of “Sic semper tyrannis!”

Lewis Powell: co-conspirator with Booth

David Herold: co-conspirator with Booth

Harry Hawk: lead actor in the play that night

Dr. Charles Brainerd Todd: Navy surgeon, eye witness, no relation

Peanuts Burroughs: the guy holding John Wilkes Booth’s getaway horse

(Feel free to use them or ignore them, just in case you wanted some extra information)

Now you can use existing heroes or villains from Marvel/DC/Image/Boom/Dark Horse/IDW/Valiant or make your own; you can use time travel, magic, super powered bodyguards, telepathy, vampires, hell Superman could be sitting in the Presidential Box with Lincoln or Lincoln is actually the Iron Fist of the 1800’s: I DON’T MIND! I just want to see YOUR alternate history on a pivotal moment.

You have a word MAXIMUM of 1865 words, the year Lincoln died in OUR reality. There is no minimum, if you can tell a whole story in 12 words DO IT!

This contest shall run for 15 days and we’re going off Australian time because I am Australian and I won the contest. So today is Australia Day and a public holiday so I'm not doing any work today...hence the 15 days! So it starts today on the 26 TH January 2013 and finished at midnight 9 TH Feb 2013 AUSTRALIAN TIME!!

Now let's call some people to writing (if I inadvertantly forget someone, my apologies)

Good luck, I hope this works as well I think it could.

batkevin74

#2 Posted by Pyrogram (40775 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74: This is wicked!

#3 Posted by The Poet (8338 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74: oh, this looks like fun...

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#4 Posted by RazzaTazz (9676 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice word count!!!

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#5 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool idea I'll keep an eye on this

#6 Posted by batkevin74 (10977 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram: Thank you

@The Poet: I'm hoping so

@RazzaTazz: :)

#7 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2388 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74:

Can I use some of my Bioshock: Infinite fan characters? I have a Handyman who'd fit perfect in this setting.

#8 Posted by batkevin74 (10977 posts) - - Show Bio

@Necrotic_Lycanthrope: Sure, I don't mind at all

#9 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2388 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74:

Yay! Plus it'll be a challenge since:

A. I have no idea what a Handyman's behavior is since the max I've seen is 5 seconds of one being camera shy.

and

B. He's a bookworm.

Any-who, onto history re-writing!

*flies away*

#10 Posted by Irishlad (587 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome idea and I'm tempted to have a go at this one since it seems like a lot of fun.

Not sure what I'll do yet but as a homage to the australian user I may or may not use a 10 year old Ned Kelly xD

#11 Edited by knightofthechronicle (702 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74: Hey, I'm just honored to be included. May the brain juices begin to flow! to, you know, get me thinking....

#12 Posted by batkevin74 (10977 posts) - - Show Bio

@Irishlad said:

Awesome idea and I'm tempted to have a go at this one since it seems like a lot of fun.

Not sure what I'll do yet but as a homage to the australian user I may or may not use a 10 year old Ned Kelly xD

A ten year old Ned Kelly Vs JWB! That's insane and brilliant and why haven't you written it yet?!? It fits with Ned's timeline (born 1854, died 1880) so the Kelly's go on holiday to the US and BOOM! :) Love it

@knightofthechronicle: The contest is open to all, sorry you haven't been @'d until now

#13 Posted by YoungJustice (6876 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm, Iets see if I can actually do this..

#14 Posted by batkevin74 (10977 posts) - - Show Bio

@YoungJustice said:

Hmm, Iets see if I can actually do this..

I think you can :)

#15 Posted by xxxddd (3593 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74: Pure awesomeness.

#16 Posted by cbishop (8621 posts) - - Show Bio

, : batkevin74 has posted the new Character Creation Contest, and I told you I'd let you know. So come on and join in on this round. Consider yourselves notified. :)

#17 Posted by poze (225 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74: Not sure I can actually do this one...but maybe I'll try

#18 Posted by Mr_Stagger_Lee (174 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Posted by Pyrogram (40775 posts) - - Show Bio

@WhiteSGPlayer: ow shihhhhh

#20 Posted by wildvine (10329 posts) - - Show Bio

You have opened Pandora's box Sir. Prepare for the full force of my mad imagination.

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#21 Posted by andrewtheking (960 posts) - - Show Bio

@wildvine:

@Pyrogram: @YoungJustice: @batkevin74:

i am in but there is no way i can beat you guys

#22 Posted by Pyrogram (40775 posts) - - Show Bio

@andrewtheking: pfft you have more than you realize in writing skill!

#23 Posted by andrewtheking (960 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram:

i do ?

#24 Posted by Pyrogram (40775 posts) - - Show Bio

@andrewtheking: You do, I hope.

#25 Posted by andrewtheking (960 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram:

meh , i am think i am horrible but meh

#26 Posted by Pyrogram (40775 posts) - - Show Bio

@andrewtheking: Or unpracticed.

#27 Posted by andrewtheking (960 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram:

Nope , horrible

#28 Posted by Pyrogram (40775 posts) - - Show Bio

@andrewtheking: Good luck anyways.

#29 Posted by andrewtheking (960 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram:

oh i won't be doing this

#30 Posted by Mastercodex (28 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, I'm not sure if I'm able to think of an Abraham Lincoln plot that will be entirely original.

#31 Posted by Pyrogram (40775 posts) - - Show Bio

@andrewtheking: :(

#32 Posted by andrewtheking (960 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram:

sorry

#33 Posted by Pyrogram (40775 posts) - - Show Bio

@andrewtheking: One less person to contend with muhahahaah :P

#34 Posted by andrewtheking (960 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram:

lol

#35 Posted by wildvine (10329 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram said:

One less person to contend with muhahahaah :P

Speaking of which, are you contending?

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#36 Posted by Pyrogram (40775 posts) - - Show Bio

@wildvine: Yer, I will start on Tuesday or Wednesday after I have done all the things I need , So start worrying xD

#37 Posted by wildvine (10329 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram said:

@wildvine: Yer, I will start on Tuesday or Wednesday after I have done all the things I need , So start worrying xD

Hah. Only thing i'm worried about is...oh wait, i'm not. : P

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#38 Posted by Pyrogram (40775 posts) - - Show Bio

@wildvine: Denial is not a good trait :P

#39 Posted by wildvine (10329 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram said:

@wildvine: Denial is not a good trait :P

See, this is what the tournament is lack. Smack talk!

My victory will be so epic, someone will write a song about it.

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#40 Posted by Pyrogram (40775 posts) - - Show Bio

@wildvine: And THIS is my 3001 post :) Talking in the forum I enjoy the most xD

#41 Posted by wildvine (10329 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram said:

@wildvine: And THIS is my 3001 post :) Talking in the forum I enjoy the most xD

You stuck on 3,001

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#42 Posted by Pyrogram (40775 posts) - - Show Bio

@wildvine: Nope.

#43 Posted by wildvine (10329 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram said:

@wildvine: Nope.

Was.

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#44 Posted by Pyrogram (40775 posts) - - Show Bio

@wildvine said:

@Pyrogram said:

@wildvine: Nope.

Was.

Not.

#45 Posted by wildvine (10329 posts) - - Show Bio

Why would i lie? All your posts on the last page say 3,001

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#46 Edited by Pyrogram (40775 posts) - - Show Bio

@wildvine said:

Why would i lie? All your posts on the last page say 3,001

:P I was just getting you mad xD

#47 Posted by wildvine (10329 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram said:

:P I was just getting you mad xD

I'm already mad. (A least that's what says.)

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#48 Posted by Mr_Winchester (709 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll give it a shot. Though it's gonna be hard...

#49 Posted by Pyrogram (40775 posts) - - Show Bio

@wildvine: Makes sense :)

#50 Posted by batkevin74 (10977 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mr_Winchester said:

I'll give it a shot. Though it's gonna be hard...

It's supposed to be a little bit challenging, you'll be fine!

It's about a good story and people liking that story. Part good work, part propaganda, part luck.