Definitions Contest

  • risque;

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    I haven't hosted a contest in so long and I haven't been on Mibba in a while either. I've done a contest like this before, but it's been so long that my former topic has been deleted, so I'm not even sure how I had everything set up. But, let's get into it.

    The Just
    Firstly, you will choose a unique (doesn't really have to be unique, but choose something that you're interested in writing a story about) word/definition. You will then write a story, poem or chapter piece based on your chosen word. I have provided a link to my collection at weheartit where I have some examples of definitions that can be used. Although, you can pick any word or definition that you find inspiring. When you choose a word or definition comment what you have chosen, a link with that definition/word (if you are using a picture/weheartit), or comment the definition and word. Once you have done that I will add you to the contestants list, along with the definition.

    Another contestant cannot use the same word or definition as another person.

    Rules
    • Mibba rules and guidelines apply, obviously, don't be cheeky
    • Another contestant cannot use the same word or definition as another person
    • No pre-writes
    • Minimum of 3000 words, no maximum. No word limit for poems
    • Let me know if you drop out, change usernames, etc.
    • Definitions and words do not have to be included in your work or the title, but at least add it to the description or summary so that I can keep track
    • Enter as many times as you'd like, the limit is three (I may make exceptions for short stories or poems)
    Deadline
    There is no deadline to enter.
    The deadline will be Sunday, March 8th, 2020. There will be no exceptions or extensions unless I have posted a new deadline.
    *New deadline is Sunday, March 22, 2020*
    I will begin judging the following day.
    The day that winners will be announced is tentative based on the amount of people who enter. Please check back here around March to know when winners will be announced, I will also contact the winners.


    *UPDATE* As of 3/23 I decided to extend this contest until the end of the year, December 2020. There's so much going on in the world right now and I want to provide an outlet for people to escape and write something new. You can now enter as many times as you like. You can now use the same word as another person. There is no limit to chapters or words. I'm uncertain about prizes and placements, although EVERYONE will receive a detailed comment on their entry. I might also do the same to another work of yours. I know people join a contest as a way to earn prizes and during this difficult time I don't want to take that away from anyone. All other rules apply.

    Prizes
    • A lengthy comment on a story of your choosing
    • A custom layout
    • A recommendation
    • A blog post review on a story of your choosing
    • A custom one-shot or short
    First place will choose four prizes
    Second place will choose three prizes
    Third place will choose two prizes
    *There is a possibility of an honorable mention*

    Entries
    Weheartit Collection
    • sushitrash. | ukiyo: Living in the moment. Detached from the bothers of life. "The Floating World"
    • AngelicWasteland; | incertitude: A state of mental or emotional insecurity. Absence of confidence. Uncertainty; doubt.
    • crldnvrs | komorebi: Sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees | Komorebi
    • joelkanitz | minute (my-newt): So small as to be insignificant
    • aubs | epistolize: To write a letter | My Dearest Friend
    • Brittt | hygge: An intimate, loving feeling associated with sitting around a fire in the winter with close friends
    • Lady.V. | anagapesis: No longer feeling any affection for someone you once loved | Anagapesis
    • hangsang. | serendipity: Finding something good without looking for it
    • dontcallmepuddin! | eccendentesiast: Someone who hides pain behind a smile
    • kitagawa. | kilig: The rush or the inexplicable joy one feels after seeing or experiencing romantic
    • Lady.V. | alexithymia: Difficulty describing feelings to other people | Alexithymia
    • Colonel Carrillo; | oriflamme: A symbol or standard that inspires confidence, devotion, or courage
    • Lady.V. | kalopsia: The delusion of things being more beautiful than they really are | Kalopsia
    • Lady.V. | pulchritudinous: Breathtaking, heartbreaking beauty
    • Lady.V. | femme fatale: An attractive and seductive woman, one who will ultimately bring disaster to a man who become involved with her


    As I've mentioned, I haven't done this in a while, any suggestions for rules or prizes please message me.
    If you have any questions please comment them below.
    *Side note: I will be constantly adding to the weheartit page*
    Happy writing!
    January 7th, 2020 at 07:50pm
  • sushitrash.

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    @ risque;
    I'd love to enter. My word is "ukiyo." ^.^
    January 7th, 2020 at 08:18pm
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    @ sushitrash.
    You've been added!
    January 7th, 2020 at 08:26pm
  • AngelicWasteland;

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    Could I enter with incertitude please :)
    January 7th, 2020 at 08:26pm
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    @ AngelicWasteland;
    Of course, added!
    January 7th, 2020 at 08:40pm
  • AngelicWasteland;

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    Thank you :)
    January 7th, 2020 at 08:51pm
  • crldnvrs

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    Can I have: komorebi? :3
    January 8th, 2020 at 07:56am
  • joelkanitz

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    I would like to enter!

    The word is 'minute' meaning "so small as to be insignificant." (Pronounced like my-newt rather than the regular way lol).

    The story for the word minute is one I actually came up with in around... 2014? So I have it outlined but it's never been started -- I assume that doesn't count as a pre-write? But if it does then I can think of something else! I just thought this was a good opportunity to motivate me into actually writing it since it is actually titled as Minute and the story would revolve around the definition heavily lol.
    January 8th, 2020 at 11:00am
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    @ joelkanitz
    That doesn't count as a pre-write since you haven't written it yet. I'm just trying to get people to write something new. Added and can't wait to read it!

    @ crldnvrs
    Added you as well!
    January 8th, 2020 at 04:23pm
  • aubs

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    Could I enter with the word epistolize? It means to write a letter.
    January 8th, 2020 at 07:53pm
  • Brittt

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    Hi! Could I enter with the word Hygge? This might be the spark that I need to get back into writing!
    January 8th, 2020 at 08:02pm
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    @ aubs
    @ Brittt
    Yes, added you both!
    January 8th, 2020 at 08:19pm
  • Lady.V.

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    @ risque;
    I'd like to enter with ''anagapesis''.
    This is a great idea for a contest and I'm so excited to join in something that most words come or are in Greek. Cute
    January 12th, 2020 at 02:26pm
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    @ Lady.V.
    I added you.
    Thank you! I'm trying to add words from as many languages as possible to keep it diverse
    January 13th, 2020 at 04:17pm
  • hangsang.

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    hello! could i enter with serendipity - finding something good without looking for it, please?Cute
    January 16th, 2020 at 01:27am
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    @ hangsang.
    Yes, added you!
    January 16th, 2020 at 04:26pm
  • dontcallmepuddin!

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    Hi. I would like to enter with eccendentesiast: someone who hides pain behind a smile.
    January 18th, 2020 at 04:14am
  • kitagawa.

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    hello!! i’d love to enter with the word kilig (the rush or the inexplicable joy one feels after seeing or experiencing something romantic), please! (*´︶`*)
    January 20th, 2020 at 05:51am
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    @ dontcallmepuddin!

    @ kitagawa.
    You both have been added.
    January 20th, 2020 at 04:27pm
  • Lady.V.

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    @ risque;
    Here's my entry:
    http://www.mibba.com/Poems/Read/335262/Anagapesis/
    January 20th, 2020 at 10:55pm