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COMPETITION - A Nautical Tale
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Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Jul-10-2011 19:07

To coincide with 'Talk Like a Pirate Day', on September 19, tell a nautical story *aboard (or about) the SS Sleuthetania* using one of the following formats:

1. An 'Mystery Intro' set aboard the Sleuthetania
http://noir.playsleuth.com/map/cityhall/write/intro.spy?new=true

2. A Sea Shanty - a nautical song eg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blow_the_Man_Down
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Australia_(song)

Wikipedia has a wealth of examples.

3. An Entry in the Captain's Journal for an 'incident' on the Sleuthetania. This entry could be written by the Captain, but could also be written by someone else if the Capt. was absent, or the entry demanded a certain viewpoint.

Entry:

A. Deadline: entries in by September 12, 2011. Judged and announced on September 19.

B. Enter via posting in this thread.

- for the Intro please just tell us in this post when you submitted and under what name.

- for the Shanty and Journal Entry try and limit yourself to one entry in this post, but I'm reasonable, so if there's a bit of overflow that's fine.

C. Multiple entries are acceptable.

Prizes:

A. If from 1. The winning entry will appear as an Intro (with the annotation 'Winning Entry etc etc')

If from 2. The Winning Entry will be posted somewhere on the Ship.

If from 3. The Entry will appear as an entry in the Captain's Journal.

B. The winning entry will receive a 3 month sub, a piece of piratey gear and the title 'Salty' (or words to that effect)

- please note the Title is not transferable, and will only be allotted to the sub under which the competition was entered.

c. I reserve, depending on the number of entries, the right to allot a 2nd & 3rd prize.

D. All entries deemed suitable will appear in a collectible Book hidden on the Sleuthetania. [*more...>]

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Cordelia Falco
Cordelia Falco
Battered Shoe

Sep-19-2011 04:43

Shiver me timbers!

OK, now that's out of the way, thanks SS! Great idea for a contest. And thanks & congrats Synesence, and indeed a hearty congrats (with grog) to all the entrants. I'm looking forward to tracking down these intros...

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html. Arrrr.

Summer Daze
Summer Daze
Freedom Fighter

Sep-19-2011 08:04

I loved your entry Cordelia, congratulations! And a wonderfully salty sea shanty too, well done Synesence :)

Night Queen
Night Queen
Battered Shoe

Sep-20-2011 10:47

A hearty congrats to both Cordelia and Synesence!!! Your creativity is amazing. Your both what Noir is about.

Rounds of grog on me! And if ye don't drink, ye will be keel-hauled! If ye still don't drink, then I will drain you of your blood!

And don't think your body will be missed. Every time the Sleuthetania sails, a minimum of 36 dead bodies show up. Every time!

Synesence
Synesence
Vigilante

Sep-20-2011 11:43

Much thanks, Night Queen!
*Swallows his grog in one gulp*

Yes, believe Night Queen in the fact that she is a countess of her word.
And yes, the dead bodies are always the cause of 3 things:
1.Night Queen + Disobedient Passenger
2.Irritated Tipsy Captain + Nosy Passenger
3.Reckless Excited Energetic Enthusiast + Unnoticed Banana Peel
All the above lead to 'Man Overboard!'.

So DRINK!


Cordelia Falco
Cordelia Falco
Battered Shoe

Sep-21-2011 00:37

*Raises a tankard to Night Queen, downs it and pours another*

Somehow no-one's ever had a problem getting me to drink. If you don't believe me, ask the parrot.

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Oct-2-2011 18:47

Stay tuned for a Christmassy competition...

Synesence
Synesence
Vigilante

Oct-3-2011 11:09

I was actually considering a Halloween-ish competition since it's much closer and more of an open door for creative ideas, but Christmas is fine too.

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Oct-4-2011 18:54

Yes Halloween is closer. Tru dat. Christmas will be more of an arty thing (well that's the concept at the moment) across both games hopefully. If anyone wants to do something for Halloween that's fine too, but please not it's quite close, and people usually need big notice to wind up to a last minute entry :)

Synesence
Synesence
Vigilante

Oct-5-2011 05:17

I think a Halloween-themed competition would be great. I believe most of us did write for the 'Nautical Tale' contest a few days before the deadline, so I think it's doable... :)

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