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Oroboro


Employed layabout with not enough free time to write about horses.

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  • 42 weeks
    Sunset Shipping Contest: Endings Results

    Sunset Shipping Contest - Endings Results!

    Sorry for taking so long! Life gets in the way sometimes, and this particular batch of stories was rather heavy.

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    18 comments · 1,710 views
  • 52 weeks
    Endings is closed.

    The story submission folder has been closed.

    If you submitted the story to the site and forgot to add it to the folder, pm me.

    If you're one of the new authors who's stories still need manual approval, don't worry, we'll get it taken care of in the morning.

    Go read my vanity entry to the contest.

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    17 comments · 722 views
  • 53 weeks
    Less than 24 hours remain

    I'm in a hotel room and up too late. Lots of late entries are pouring in, and I'm sure there's plenty more to come.

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    13 comments · 397 views
  • 54 weeks
    It's September.

    Two weeks remain for the deadline to the Sunset Shipping Contest. We're at 13 entries so far, and I know a lot of people are still hard at work.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone has to offer, and wish you all the best of luck on getting your entry in.

    Also, I've been working on a vanity entry to the contest myself, which should be ready shortly for your reading perusal.

    7 comments · 304 views
  • 56 weeks
    Good article on relationships

    https://qz.com/884448/every-successful-relationship-is-successful-for-the-same-exact-reasons/

    This is an excellent article on the things it takes to make a successful relationship work.

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    3 comments · 230 views
Aug
30th
2018

Contest Extension · 2:06am Aug 30th, 2018

Hey folks,

To your great joy and I'm sure annoyance that I didn't do this sooner, I've decided to channel my inner Rarity and will be generously extending the contest deadline.

The new deadline is:
Due Date: September 9th, 11:59 PM CST, 2018

Two whole weekends worth of extra writing time. If you've already finished, take the time to shop it around to editors and polish it up a bit. If you've already published, you're still free to change the story up until the due date, should you find any errors or decide to make major revisions. And if you had already given up because you knew you wouldn't make the deadline, well.

Now you don't have any excuse.

We're at 36 entries right now, and more keep rolling in. Let's pump those numbers up.

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Comments ( 26 )

I was hoping to use the "ran out of time" excuse but I guess I can't now, huh.
Also sincerest apologies for the sudden rain of comments lately.

You, sir, just scored yourself another entrant.

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hey that's my birthday :pinkiehappy:

Bless my getting more sleep now.

What? You mean I’ve gotta wait another week and a half for you guys to start deciding how thoroughly I trounced the competition? Drat.

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:trollestia:

Majin Syeekoh
Moderator

Moooooooooo!:flutterrage:

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I was about to say, "oh, hey, now Starlight can un-quit." :trollestia:

still gotta keep it under 15K tho~

Thank you! I needed that, now I may actually get something in.

Now you don't have any excuse.

Thanks, I hate it.

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And I was about to say "And I've already been called out by Bookie, so I might as well"
anything I write is either dreck or huge, no in between...

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Well now, you're awfully sure of yourself, aren't you? xD

...though I can't say I didn't immensely enjoy yours

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Actually, with so many entrants I fully expect for there to be someone in this contest better than me. Probably many someones. Buuut I also like to channel my inner Rainbow Dash during contests, so...

I have time now! Maybe!

Couldn't you have just said September 9th to begin with? I worked hard to get my story finished before the deadline, and now I find it was all for nothing.

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I understand that it can be frustrating, but the fact that you worked hard, wrote a story, and then published it doesn't seem like its "nothing" to me.

Thank you, you amazing human.

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I don't know about all the competition, but you certainly trounced me. Every time I improve my writing, I initially look back at it and think I may actually be a pretty good writer, but then I read a really good story, and I realize how much I have to improve on. And I thought I had a shot at honorable mentions this year. Ha!
...why did I start telling you my depressing life story? Anyways, I'm sure you'll be in the Top 5 at least! I'd even bet 50 cents on it!

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Hey, as long as you maintain that desire and willingness to improve, you're doing alright in my book. And who knows? Perhaps you'll do better than you think.

On the one hand, I'm happy for everyone who was panicking about the deadline.

On the other, I'm more than slightly frustrated over passing up several activities last weekend to make sure the rough draft was sufficiently put together to hand off to prereaders.

Overall: :pinkiesmile::twilightangry2::applejackconfused:

While I feel for the people who wouldn’t have been able to finish a story by the original deadline, especially if it’s because of reasons outside their control, I’m also rather annoyed that the change came so close to the original deadline and also so suddenly. I would not have asked for an extension myself, regardless of the reason, nor would I have wanted one to be given, and I wish there had been a way for me to voice that opinion before it happened, even if it wouldn’t have mattered in the end.

I hope people make good use of the extra time--I’m certainly thinking of looking over my own entry a bit more to see if there’s anything to be done to improve on it. What’s done is done, and it doesn’t stop me from thinking that running contests like this is a great thing for you to do, but I really don’t like the way this was handled.

Ahhh, this is a relief. I've been worried I wouldn't be able to enter as work has been calling me in so much and I am currently in a straight 12 day work schedule. It ends tomorrow, though, so I'll finally have the time to sir down and write.

Are you saying that now, when I still utterly fail to finish on time, I'll have only myself to blame?

I guess I didn't need to rush so much. Ah well.

Thank god, now I can procrastinate another week.

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I don't know if that's a good idea.

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