Halloween 2018 Open Medium Contest - 20 shares SteemBasicIncome as Prize

in halloween •  6 months ago

The Contest will run until October 30th, at which time I will announce the winner

Read all the way to the bottom for contest and entry details

The Winner will be selected by me...this year is completely subjective

However, the more comments and enthusiasm your entry generates, the more I will look favorably at your entry

The Prize is 20 shares of SteemBasicIncome

See their account here: @steembasicincome

Steem Basic Income is a social experiment to bring a basic income to as many Steemians as possible. Members join by sponsoring others into the program. Steem Basic Income is delivered through providing regular upvotes to member content

I have been very happy with the SteemBasicIncome shares I have received, and would like to spread that fortune around a little more

Me and Halloween

I have run Halloween contests for two years now. Halloween is my favorite holiday. Sadly, there wasn't much interest in my weekly contests last year, so I am trying a different format this year.

You can check out the index for how I ran these contests, what other people have submitted, ideas on entries, what I have liked in the past, and my own Halloween writings ;>

Index of Halloweens Past


I'm not having a party, this year, but there are cats and rats like this at Walgreens, and I think I will be doing something like this for the trick-or-treaters...maybe make them take the candy out of the rat's mouth? LOL

The Rules of Entry

  • You may submit ANY Halloween related material (art, fiction, photography, non-fiction, horror) you like: This is a free form contest
  • You may enter multiple times
  • You must resteem this post, OR make a short blog about this contest for each entry you make...I want lots of entries, and lots of Halloween posting to Steemit
  • You must link to this contest in the entry for every entry you make
  • You may use previously written material, but you must create a new post (republish) for any material over 6 months old

How to make a contest entry

  • Write a up your entry, and post it to your blog
  • You may use material you have written before, but only once throughout the season.
  • Link your post in these comments; a summary is not required, but will attract more viewers, an illustration will attract even more!...Make sure I know your comment is AN ENTRY!
  • Make sure your readers know to come and comment on your entry-comment on THIS post so I know people are excited (or spooked, mwa - ha -ha) by your work!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN


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@heelsandmuffins put those DIY hands to good use and submit an entry 😋

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Let's get spooky! 👻

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thanks for pushing the word ;>

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Makes me sad I ever listened to Smashing Pumpkins ;>

Thank for the entry, and I resteemd the story!

Here's my entry. Some good ole fashioned drunk history about Halloween.
Fun Facts About Halloween: Jack O Lanterns, Pagans, and Cultural Appropriation

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and entered

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Nice, I resteemed your pun contest, so I hope you get more entries!

Chibera looks like an interesting concept; down on the bookmarks to check out later

Looking forward to your entry!

Here is my first entry - photographs of horror make up!

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entered and thank you; these pics are perfect for the contest!

A Creepy Poem for you!

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Scary ;>

I got you entered, and I resteemed your story. Thanks for entering, and multiple submissions are cool as long as there is a link to the contest page in each one (or a separate post re the contest)

Happy Halloween!

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Simply but awesome @thekitchenfairy 😉 love that candies can😂 laughing jack o' lanterns are cute 😄 have fun on halloween

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thanks pretty lady!

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Keren, cool, very nice and interesting mrs. @thekitchenfairy 👍

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thank you Aisha!

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You have been warned, expect quite a few postings on Halloween on my feed in coming days :P

Yes ma'am, that's what's we're looking for!

gothcha resteemed, and thanks for entering!

Halloween is not really my thing as it didn't even exist in my country when I was a kid, but I felt in the mood for a little horror story, so I'm just gonna dump it on you... and @calluna, of course, because why not?
Have fun!

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I hope you meant THIS story
https://steemit.com/fiction/@ladyrebecca/holiday-pass-a-halloween-story

you forgot to link it ;>

thanks for the submission!

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Yep, sorry about that... in my defense, it was quite late at night!

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you are docked 15,000 Imaginary Contest Points...which have no value in the completely subjectivefinal judgement ;>

Halloween is an American adaption (IMPROVEMENT I say ;>) of a mainly Celtic tradition; but since it does conform to a fairly basic human impulse( the fascination with our final destination), it has started to take root around the world.

Been long I participated in a good contest. Expect my fiction tale

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looking forward to it! It's not really due until the end of the month (the 29th), but the earlier you get it in, the more enthusiasm you can crank up from your readers

The Prize is 20 shares of SteemBasicIncome thats cool

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I have a hunch that SBI is going to change the platform for the better!

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Got to know this just now. I'm writing..

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looking forward to it!

Hi, @stevescoins: I'm back with a second entry. Your memory of watching The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as a child prompted me. This entry is a brief, very light bit of verse (what else on Halloween?). Here it is: A Halloween Terror, in Light Verse

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entered! pretty evocative in a concise presentation, but I guess that what verse is supposed to be ;>

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I don't write much verse--but this is Halloween, when the unusual becomes ordinary :) Your contest has given me a few hours of fun. Glad I came across it.

I just saw your contest - here's one I just wrote for @mctiller. Expect another I'm writing for @calluna.

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Jokes and existential dread are par for the course in Two Pumpkins walk into a Bar.

I'll make a post about your contest (as per your rules) in a bit - I want to get a few words in the latter contest while I'm motivated.

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All right, I got you entered

this...

I could still take solace in the fact that I was fulfilling my purpose.

answers this...

what drive can there be that would propel a person through that? What internal engine - in fact or fiction - would be enough to push a person forward

...very well!

nicely written and we'll see if the light comes on for anyone else ;>

resteemed

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Thanks! I was in a very existential mood. Tried to cover Yalom's four existential fears (death, freedom, isolation, meaning), though I feel like it was a bit compromised by bad jokes on the bookends!

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I'm not much of an existentialist myself, so thanks for the Yalom reference.

IF I ever catch up on my backlog of reading/writing, it's nice to have a start place for reading.

It looks to me like you covered all four in the story...and I tend to like bad jokes in context!

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I feel you on the backlog of reading! Yalom should not be at the top of your list - or even in the middle!! Enlightening, yes, but there's so much more.

In any case, I've made a short post about your contest. Hopefully you get a few more entries!

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me too!

I ran 4 of these last year, and it's sad that there just inst enough interest in these kinds of contests.

One of the problems with steemit is there is always so much to look at, and it has to be RIGHT NOW if someone wants curation rewards, that so much gets overlooked.

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no pics of ravers in cat costumes? BBBoooooooo ;>

j/k entered!, and resteemed

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good thing I'm not a dirty old man

...wait...

;>

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nah, that music never appealed to me...but I was never much of a dancer anyway. Just the minimum amount of dancing to meet a girl LOL

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LOL. All good. However, think this music goes best with the Blockchain. It knows no borders. People around the world can gather to the beats of electronic music.

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you'll have to recognize I'm not just a dirty old man, but that I am a cranky old man too,

get these kids off my grass!

LOL

really though, just not my cup of tea ;>

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Keep em coming ;>

And I am enjoying your new icon for each entry as well!

Finally, I finished my Halloween story. Couldn't get the last line right, so I just let it go...
I have also submitted this story to @calluna's Tell A Story to Me contest, as you suggested we might do.
Hope you like my gruesome offering: A Very Scary Halloween Story

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Entered, and thank you for a very entertaining story

I think that one of the reasons I love Halloween so much is due to the Disney take on Sleepy Hollow that me and my cousins watched so much as little kids.

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Thank you. That's a nice memory!

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and the subject of my next halloween post ;>

my third entry, Lake of Fire BRIMSTONE....or Minecraft lava rocks lol

https://steemit.com/halloween/@thekitchenfairy/lava-rocks-batu-lava

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ZOMG those look delicious

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I am going to have to eat before I do the judging, or you are going to run away with this LOL

resteemed!

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you should try baking these! they are my go-to buns recipe, great for cinnamon rolls, even for steamed buns too and donuts lol

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got it bookmarked ;>

Oh cool! Another contest. Excellent!

Okay, well, here is my entry: https://steemit.com/art/@yestermorrow/and-by-the-gallon

Summary: A delightful coming of age story about old friends, family, and promises...

480x8005fa4e1bf37d2ab3da3397cc585ad2802.png Credit: pathfinderwiki.net

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interesting; I have to admit that I missed a trick or two that first time through it speed reading isnt good for stories like this ;> )

I'll add it to the round-up as well, since it's to late to resteem it

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Thank you so much! =) ... and Yes... Annie is tricksey with her words... <3

This looks cool.
I have come across this post too late to resteem and upvote.
I will link back to it in a post, and keep an eye out for an update post. If you do one, I will definitely resteem and give it my few steem worth.

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That went right over my head (the resteem ending after the period); for future reference, the link in the entry post is all that's needed!

thanks, and looking forward to your entry!

You ARE doing one, yes?

Here's the actual entry! Please forgive the confusing political slant I put in at the end. I don't even know what I'm trying to say with it. ;P

https://steemit.com/freewrite/@improv/yummy-5minutefreewrite-a-halloween-story-for-stevescoins

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ROFL

Good life-to-fiction transition!

remind me to stay away from anywhere Lochlan may be feeding!

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Fiction?

Oh, yes. wink wink. We DEFINITELY don't REALLY feed our child human flesh. I made that up. nudge nudge wink wink wink wink

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he's a good baby..hey, where'd my finger go? OMG HE'S EATING MY FINGERRRRRZZZZZZzzzzz

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Hi @stevescoins this is my first entry but I was unable to resteem as this your post is out of payout date. I have mentioned/linked your competition in this post though. I hope this is ok?

What a great comp. I did a few Halloween steemit posts last year but didn't enter any comps then. Thanks for hosting this :-)

My entry:

https://steemit.com/contest/@raj808/mizu-no-oto-every-image-has-its-haiku-contest-week-7-halloween-special

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Thanks for the entry, Rowan. yes, linking counts!

I haven't seen a haiku yet, so thanks for adding a new slant on the contest!

new on the contest
bringing fear to the season
halloween entry

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sorry to hear that you are sick

but we get another tasty treat ;>

keep em coming ;>

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Roti yang enak mbak @thekitchenfairy, unik dan cocok untuk sarapan dengan teh hangat, kopi atau susu 🥖🍞😋😊

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thank you for the entry

I have resteemed it, but it might take a bit before I get to read it.

It will be read by the Day of Judgement, however ;>

I've posted a blog about the contest. Story to follow tomorrow. A few more edits necessary! Hope I got the rules right.

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it's OK; resteemed ya, and looking forward to your story!

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damn those look GOOD! resteemed and thank you for entering!

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they were good for sure. i kinda regretted i only made like 8 of them lol

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Cookroaches!

that picture is cruel and upsetting .i hope no one responds to your competition .sime you cant see that.

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well, elizabeth, I am sorry you feel that way

If it makes you feel better, the rat skeleton is plastic ;)

Happy Halloween!!

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Hmmm now I want to make something even more gruesome than that picture. LOL. Not a fan of Social Justice and trying to force their ideal fantasy of world upon everyone else.

That FAKE rat is just so cruel. It's almost like you stuffed and mounted a real rat while making it's flesh somehow not decay.

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ROFL

I dont she she is a SJW, btw

I WISH I had done this, but it was a pic I found on the web...here are others in the same line, if you are thinking about a Halloween party

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...you're not a fan of social justice? Like, you prefer social injustice? Or anti-social justice? Surely not anti-social injustice, because that's a double negative, and would therefore be the same as social justice.
(that's how math works)
:P

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I don't believe in social justice. I like justice just fine. Yet social, and mob rule I don't give a shit about.

Social moires can change.

Anyone can be offended by literally anything.

An important lesson in life is learning that life can be offensive and how to move forward.

Social Justice these days is like trying to bubble wrap reality and FORCE certain opinions and ideas as the accepted ones.

It also is pushing the idea that offending someone is tantamount to punching them in the face.

People can be offended by anything. The concept is idiocy, and lunacy.

TLDR VERSION: Drop the "social" modifier and I like justice just fine. Justice is based upon facts and laws, not on opinions. When you add words to JUSTICE it modifies the meaning. Just like adding the word FAKE to something like NEWS modifies the meaning. So drop the word SOCIAL and I like it just fine.

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I hope this doesn't offend you, but you seem pretty sensitive about this. What happened to you that gave you this impression of social justice?

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That is a common response about sensitivity. You can't really tell sensitivity very easily from what I wrote. Nice try at deflection though.

What happened is called critical thinking, and reason. :)

I simply realized awhile back I wasn't doing people any good by trying not to offend them. Unlike a lot of idiotic society these days I realize that being offended is part of life. We have to learn how to deal with it. We can answer it with words. We can try to challenge it. Yet we shouldn't be given special privileges, rights, or laws to make certain others cannot offend us. A bird flying over and shitting on your shoulder can feel pretty offensive. It is called life.

So if people live a sheltered life where they try to protect themselves and others from any form of offense then they truly are being coddled and treated like toddlers and don't learn important life lessons. Mainly that life goes on just fine after being offended. :)

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Ok. My question is, what do you mean? Why do you think social justice and hypersensitivity are synonymous? "Critical thinking" is what I think I'm doing, but you don't. And it's what you think you're doing, but I don't. Let's get some clear examples to argue about instead of these generalities. When I say, "social justice" I mean, "people should have access to the resources that will help them survive and thrive in society, without restrictions based on their identity"
What do you mean by "social justice" such that it offends you?

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well maybe i was over reacting it did look real and upsetting though.i apoligise for my reaction and hope your competition goes well.

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I understand, and sorry to upset you. I don't now about how our holiday traditions stack up against Scotland, but a fair amount of our Halloween contingent (me included!) goes for the creepy look; it varies from person to person, and a lot of people do go for the cutesy version of Halloween too!

No hard feelings ;)

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It made me hungry. What kind of meat is that?

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looks like prosciutto or gabba gul (capicola). greasy waxy extremely tasty versions of ham!

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The King of Halloween is back!

Will enter for sure :D :D :D

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looking forward to it!

and FYI for everybody...FOOD CREATIONS count towards the contest too...


this was @thekitchenfairy's entry for one contest last year
https://steemit.com/halloween/@thekitchenfairy/calavera-sugar-skull-and-la-calavera-catrina-with-a-broken-toe-halloween-contest-4

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Sometimes the scariest things are the things in real life!

And sometimes it doesn't matter if they are real or not...if the victim THINKS they are real...

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