Over on the page of our sister account, @LayethTheSmackDown, we do a little thing called science-fiction SmackDowns.
So what exactly is a SmackDown, anyway? A SmackDown, or SD, is a heated writing contest where contestants are given text-, music- and visual-based prompts, and then they write a short story around that, following which they’re judged for their efforts and either move on to the next round or they get eliminated from the competition. You daring individuals will compete against each other to eliminate all others and claim the title of Sole SmackDowner!
But there’s gotta be some kind of twist, right? For this one we’re waxing nostalgic, we’re looking back into our past.
We’re going back to our roots.
But what does it mean in the context of this SmackDown? It means we’re keeping it simple: no uber-gamey stuff like the last one. Where MadMike’s Revenge was all about adding a Survivor element to an SD, Back to Our Roots is the exact opposite. BTOR is pure. You’ll get some prompts and away you go, writing against your competitors.
The people with the lowest scores for each round will be eliminated, with the number of people eliminated varying with each round. Yes, you will be scored, and scoring criteria will be adhered to by the team of judges.
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Each category has a maximum possible score of five points, meaning a grand total of fifteen points for a “perfect” story.
The SmackDown is ideally set to begin at the end of March , and it is open to everyone , no matter your popularity, no matter how well you write.
But that isn’t all, folks. To enter this SmackDown, you need to write up a little entry tale. Check the SmackDown book on @LayethTheSmackDown’s page for that.