September Writing Comp- IT LIVES!

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    Some of you may or may not be aware that the Writing Comp that we used to have over at IDW still goes on over at Cybertron's Core!
    The link is under this paragraph and down below in my signature! The place to submit the stories is the same! The people that run it are the same and we even have some of the same participants along with some new ones.
    Let's keep it going! Join in!

    New Writing Comp Location Click Here

    It's SEPTEMBER in Australia, so let's get started! September's theme will be revealed below the entries that were recieved for August's theme.

    August's entries are presented in alphabetical order by author.

    The theme, chosen by Novastorm for-

    AUGUST- Whispers of a Coming War

    A long time ago...
    There's news and then there's news! Disasters happen, there is crime, politics etc. Then there are events that channge the course of history, even if people don't recognize it immediately. This month we have a prompt that you must start your story with:
    This time was different. Once the news hit the airwaves, [everyone] knew Cybertron would never be the same again.

    What happened? How did your chosen character react? You can choose the word [everyone] in the prompt or you can replace it with your character name. For example:
    This time was different. Once the news hit the airwaves, Jazz knew Cybertron would never be the same again.

    This is open to any character, Autobot, Decepticon or otherwise.
    No Original Characters.
    And open to any continuity G1, movie-verse, TFA, TF Prime, etc...

    Since I am chewing up some of your word count with the prompt you will be allowed 650 words total.

    We've provided the theme, you provide the rest!

    And remember; keep any comments constructive as everyone worked hard on these.

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    Partners

    by Big Kahuna

    Summary: At some point or another, a person will be forced to choose between their best friend… or their beliefs.

    This time was different. Once the news hit the airwaves, Catilla knew Cybertron would never be the same again. Sentinel Prime was dead, and Kaon was lost to this movement of insurgents.

    Being a Private Optic meant keeping aware political machinations, both aboveground and under. The ascension of the Decepticons was no surprise, but the murder of Sentinel shocked Catilla utterly. He deactivated the newsfeed. He and his partner Carnivac had a neutrality policy unless paid to intervene. They had enough enemies; they didn't need to go actively seeking more. And this… was just way beyond them.

    What he needed was a leggy, mysterious femmebot to barge in with a case. Or at least for Carnivac actually come in to work today. He hadn't shown up for work in over two mega-cycles now.

    No, he decided, what he needed was a cy-gar. Since he was fresh out, he decided to help himself to Carnivac's stockpile. He wouldn't mind. He trudged over to Carnivac's desk, opened the drawer… and found something else.

    *****

    Carnivac clenched the gaping wound in his arm. He was lucky he had been stopped only once – with pandemonium erupting across the planet, the Autobots were cracking down. Fortunately, the Autobot who found him had been one they had worked with before – an eager mech by the name of Nightbeat – and assumed Carnivac had been shot as per his usual line of work. Nightbeat had even been courteous enough to escort him back to his home, how about that!

    Thankfully the office was dark. Good. He didn't want to have to explain himself to his partner. He pushed the door open with his weight and staggered inside, heading straight for the repair kit. "Lights," he ordered the automated systems.

    As the room illuminated, Carnivac froze when he noticed something in the corner of his vision. Wincing, he slowly turned to face Catilla – sitting on his desk, clutching a certain purple badge in his hands.

    "Don't suppose you care to explain?" Catilla asked.

    Carnivac only shrugged. "Why bother? You've figured it out already."

    "Were you there? When they killed Sentinel?"

    He didn't answer. He could hide nothing from Catilla, but he would not patronize him by spelling it out.

    Catilla tossed the badge onto the desk. Its resonating clatter expressed his disgust for him. He stalked over to Carnivac… and clutched his arm, taking the repair kit.

    "I really have only one question left," he said as he began dressing Carnivac's wound. "Why?"

    Carnivac had known this conversation was inevitable. He had rehearsed the answer, but still needed a moment to gather himself. "Come on, Cat. You and I have seen the lowest common denominators of every echelon of our society. You know as well as I that the old ways gotta die."

    "So you thought assassinating the Prime would spark reform?" he asked as he soldered on a repair patch.

    "This goes beyond Sentinel!" Carnivac snapped. He had to calm down before elaborating, "I'm talking revolution, my friend."

    Catilla was silent as he put everything back into the repair kit and returned it to its cupboard.

    "Join us," Carnivac offered. Somehow that didn't come out as enticing as he desired.

    Catilla shot daggers out of his optics. "We've seen Megatron in action, 'Vac. He's insane. How you even thought about following him in the first place is beyond me."

    "Because he's better than the alternative. You wonder why business has been so good lately? It's because our society is degenerating. Megatron may be brutal, but he's the only one providing the reboot Cybertron needs." Finally he stood and grasped his partner by the shoulders. "My friend. I know you don't approve, but the Decepticons need good mechs like you. Please. You've stood by my side our whole lives. Stand by me now."

    Catilla said nothing… but his gaze shifted to the violet badge lying on Carnivac's desk.



    END OF LINE

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    Voting will remain open until the 10th of September.

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    And now, roll on September. Novastorm, who won August's voting has chosen the new torture topic for-

    SEPTEMBER- Cliffjumper

    Big attitude comes in small packages! From BFG's to glass gas, this little runt likes to kick Decepticons into a dirt nap then kick back at Maccadam's before recharging for the next day.
    Anything you can whip up with the little red devil! Open to any continuity also.


    Now go! We've provided the theme, you provide the rest!

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    The Fine Print

    1. Completed pieces must be returned to idwtf.writing.comp@gmail.com no later than 6:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on, 31st of August 2011.
    2. Stories must be in either .doc or .txt format.
    3. Stories must be no longer than 600 words long.
    4. The title of your story and one-sentence synopsis do not count toward your word limit.
    5. I use Microsoft Word for the word count. If Word says the count is over, it's over. I will not hand count any more entries.
    6. If you have italics or bolds within your story you must send it BBCode that way. I copy and paste and unless it is coded it does not carry over.
    Code:
    Paragraph with text that is [b]bolded[/b] and [i]italicized[/i]
    7. Files are to have the following naming convention; Entrant name (Cybertron's Core username) - Story Title. [I.E. Novastorm-Hardware]
    8. Stories ARE NOT to be displayed anywhere until they have been posted on the Cybertron's Core forums. After this, you are free to pimp your work anywhere you like.
    9. All emails to idwtf.writing.comp@gmail.com will receive a reply confirmation within 48 hours. If you have not heard back from me after 48 hours, please re-send the entry. I would rather receive it 20 times than miss it!
    10. In case of a tie at the end of the voting period, I will cast the deciding vote. In the case I am involved in the tie, I will not vote for myself.
    11. Slash entries will not be accepted.


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    Past Themes
    These stories are too good to get buried in the net.
    Here are links to each comp.

    2008 Themes
    Feb -Defensor (13 entries) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - Writing comp: Feb / March
    March -Death's Head ( 8 ) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP - MARCH / APRIL
    April -Snapdragon (4) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP: APRIL / MAY
    May -Starscream and Megatron (7) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP: MAY / JUNE
    June -Repugnant Prime (Repugnus as a Prime) (6) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP: JUNE / JULY
    July -Thundercracker and/or Bluestreak (6) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP - JULY / AUGUST
    August -Spike Witwicky (3) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP - AUGUST/SEPTEMBER
    Sept -Death of Perceptor (4) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP - September's Entries + October's Theme
    October -Autobots doing Evil deeds (6) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - Writing Comp - October's Entries + November's Theme
    November -Ultra Magnus can't handle it (4) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP: Novembers entires & Decembers theme
    December -Obscure Characters (9) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP -Obscure TFs and January's Theme


    2009 Themes
    January -I survived (after the Great Reformatting) (9 entries) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP -"I survived..." & Feb's Theme
    February -Other Fronts of the IDW Transformers war (7) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP -Other Fronts IDW War & March's Theme
    March -Shattered Glass (9) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP -APRIL's Theme & Shattered Glass Tales
    April -First Time (10) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP -MAY Theme & "First Time" stories
    May -Original Characters ( 8 ) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP -June's theme and "OC" stories
    June -Shockwave ( 8 ) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP- Shockwave entries & July's theme
    July -Masters (5) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - AUGUST Writing Comp-"Master" stories/August theme
    August -Dyno/Dinobots (10) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP-"Dinobot" stories/September's theme
    September -Agents of Chaos (6) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP-"Chaos" stories/October's Theme
    October- G1s in the Beast Era (10) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP- "Beast Era" stories/November theme
    November- Kup (7) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - WRITING COMP- "Kup" stories & December's theme
    December- Lesser Known Characters ( 8 ) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - JAN WRITING COMP- B-list stories and Jan's Theme


    2010 Themes
    Jan- Nova Prime (6 entries) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - FEBRUARY WRITING COMP- Nova Prime & Feb's Theme
    Feb- Brawn (5) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - MARCH WRITING COMP- Brawn stories and March's Theme
    March- Arcee (6) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - APRIL Writing Comp- Arcee stories and new theme.
    April- Cybertronian Technology Misused ( 8 ) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - MAY Writing Comp- "Misused Tech" stories/new theme
    May- Drift (10) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - JUNE Writing Comp- "Drift" stories/new theme.
    June- Schemers ( 8 ) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - JULY Writing Comp- "Schemer" stories/new theme
    July- What's in a Name? (6) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - AUGUST Writing Comp-"What's in a Name?"/new theme
    August- Animal-Mode Transformers (5) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - SEPTEMBER Writing Comp- "Animal TFs"/new theme
    September- "Lost Tales of the Wreckers" (10) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - OCTOBER Writing Comp- "WRECKERS!"/ New Theme
    October- In Loving Memory... ( 8 ) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - NOVEMBER Writing Comp- "In Memory..."/new theme
    November- Beast Wars Dinobot- (2) IDW Publishing Forums :: View topic - MAY 2011 WRITING Comp @Cybertrons Core!
    December- After the Fall (6 entries)

    2011 Themes
    Jan- The End and the Beginning (4 entries)
    Feb- Shortage (6)
    March- Jazz Party (2)
    April- Technology VS Nature (2)
    May- Mini-Mayhem (4)
    June -Romance (3)
    July- The Meaning of Life (2)
    August- Whispers of a coming War (1)
    September- Cliffjumper ?

    Good luck!
     

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