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Jeshin Offline

[Contest] May 2017: Questions
« on: May 02, 2017, 01:17:33 AM »
This thread is for any rule, contest, or clarification questions.

Leech Offline

Re: [Contest] May 2017: Questions
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 06:15:49 PM »
Generally, redshirts are introduced and quickly slaughtered for the advancement of the narrative. For the purpose of this contest, what considerations should we keep in mind when crafting our redshirt character? Are they any character whose story ends in death and is not also a main character? Should we treat their role verbatim to http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RedShirt, which describes the redshirt trope? Should our goal be to emulate Star Trek, where the red shirt dies, prompting Kirk to bemoan the death, use it as motivation to solve the problem, and then promptly forget about the life that once was?
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Jeshin Offline

Re: [Contest] May 2017: Questions
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2017, 09:50:21 PM »
1. The scope of the contest is very broad. I will not be judging on the traditional red shirt trope nor the Star Trek originating trope.
2. Your story can have the red shirt as the main character, secondary character and end at their death or continue past it.
3. The goal of your submission should be to capture some aspect of "red shirt" whether it's a tongue-in-cheek or a deconstruction or a serious tale.
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