Farmpunk Winner & Exquisite Corpse Relay

in fiction •  17 days ago

Now that Hard Fork 20 is behind us, it's time to move this game forward. I'll be testing my voting and commenting strategies over the course of the next week to see how the new system affects these habits and to see what kind of changes I need to make. Meanwhile, it's time to announce the winner of the Farmpunk #3 fiction contest.

However, before I do that, I want to make mention of the exquisite corpse writing exercise and remind you of where we are in that process.

The first part of the story, titled "A Perfect Day for a Murder," written by yours truly, is here. @calluna wrote the second leg, which can be read right here. Next in line is @franexito, who has five more days to post the next part of the narrative. In the unlikely event that doesn't happen, the flow will move on to the next in line, @blueteddy. Others in the line up include:

@foxyspirit
@fromage
@quillfire

Now, for the winner of the farmpunk contest.

As fate would have it, we only have one entry. I suspect that Hardfork 20 may have had a little to do with that as the deadline fell on Saturday, less than a week after the rollout of the hard fork, which jacked with everyone's voting power and posting abilities, mine included. I reserve the right to not choose a winner with three entries or less, but I really like the story that was submitted and the effort put into it, so I'm announcing the winner of the third farmpunk contest to be @ediblecthulhu.

If you'll forgive the sidebar, you can tell a lot by a name. @ediblecthulhu appears to be an homage to weird lit forerunner H.P. Lovecraft. The header of this Steemian shows its self-identification by a single letter--J. The tagline: "I'm a weird guy who likes to create weird stuff."

With that kind of introduction, I'm not surprised at the entry that was proffered nor am I surprised at its quality. I'm really glad this Steemian has taken an interest in farmpunk, and I hope you will welcome him and his story, "Devilsong."

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Image, an amalgam of Pixabay images, taken from the original contest entry post

Congratulations @ediblechthulhu. The prize is a Steem Monsters booster pack, but if you'd prefer, I'll sponsor you with 1 Steem Basic Income share. Let me know below which you prefer.

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I sincerely hope things will get better in the soon time so your contest is going to get more noticed.

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It's getting some attention. I'd like to see everyone interested submit a story at the same time. :-)

Congratulations winner! I must try to create a post and join the contest 😂 my steemmonsters coach told me to get more cards before the tournament starts

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You're welcome to join the next contest @cicisaja. I'll be making the announcement within the first seven days of October. :-)

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I hope that I'd have time to write soon, but I'll read other posts first, to learn how.

Oh wow! I’m honored! Thanks so much @blockurator, for the contest, the prize, and the awesome shout out! All are very much appreciated! I’ve been intrigued by the farmpunk genre since I saw your first contest go up. Had a great time writing for this one and I’m looking forward to the next!

Prize wise I’m afraid I don’t know much about Steem Monsters, but an SBI share sounds fantastic! Thanks again for the contest and shout out and thank you for farmpunk!

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@ediblecthulhu,

Just sent this.

SBI @ediblecthulhu.PNG

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Thanks so much @blockurator! I just saw the new contest is up as well. I'm excited to get cracking on it! Gonna upvote and resteem the announcement right now, resource credits willing. :)

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It looks like your resource credits were in the collaborative mood today. :-)

Looking forward to seeing your next story.

Keep up the good work

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Cool contest. I will try to find some time to read the story.

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It's a really good story. Well executed and well told.

Hello @blockurator, thank you for sharing this creative work! We just stopped by to say that you've been upvoted by the @creativecrypto magazine. The Creative Crypto is all about art on the blockchain and learning from creatives like you. Looking forward to crossing paths again soon. Steem on!