home Forumsplay_arrow PMC fiber_manual_record Events

1

TT's 6 Word Challenge [Results Published]

1 emerald53 replies1,455 views
created 04/19/2015 4:58 am by Masq
last reply 05/09/2015 11:24 am
Hey everyone. After the likes of MGB_ and Chron made some stunning blogging competitions that a fair number of people entered, I decided to try and put on one myself.

TT's 6 Word Challenge

I will supply a word-bank of six words and you need to pick two of them. You then need to write a 6 word sentence, phrase, story or poem that includes these two words in some way.
The challenge is based off of a similar brief apparently once set to Ernest Hemingway, who went on to write "For sale: baby shoes, never worn."


Just a few rules:
- You are allowed to slightly play around with the words for example instead of "enveloped", I will allow "enveloping". In saying that, please do try to stick to the way I have written the words wherever possible.
- You can use more than two words from the word-bank, although this will probably make your entry less unique and reduce your overall score.
- Your entry must be 6 words in length although you can adjust presentation, punctuation and so on.
- Please try to avoid copying other people's entries.
- Post entries as a reply to this thread: these are far too small to be posted as blogs!
- This goes without saying: nothing inappropriate!
- Only one entry per person; you may want to take your time before posting it.
- You have until April 30th to submit your entry. Judging will then commence and the results will hopefully be published in the first week of May.


Judging:
For now I think I will judge this alone, although if there are a lot of fantastic entries, I may have to call upon someone to give me a hand!

I am envisaging the judging will have this basic layout:
Originality (out of 10) - this includes how unique your entry is and how it is presented.
Language (out of 10) - this includes how you have used vocabulary and punctuation.
Message (out of 10) - this is basically the point or story your entry is trying to make.
Effect (out of 10) - this is how effective your entry has been.
So overall the scores will be out of 40.


Prizes:
1st, 2nd and 3rd will all receive pixel trophies, a subscription, a blogging collaboration with me (if they want!) and perhaps some other things if people have any ideas!


I think that's it for now, so here is your word bank:

Word-Bank
(pick two words from the following)
paranoia, enveloped, rose, detrimental, limit, ambiance

My Examples:
Paranoia nearing, darkness calling: detrimental end.
I don't have paranoia, just limits.
Calming ambience rises, floating like balloons.

Good luck, and have fun!
Posted by avatar
Masq
Forum Moderator
Level 35 : Artisan Dolphin
600

53 replies

1
05/09/2015 11:00 am
Level 45 Master Blockhead
Happs
avatar
SO when's the next challenge, eh?
1
05/09/2015 11:24 am
Level 31 Artisan Button Pusher
Mercer
avatar
I can't wait for the next one, definitely entering.
1
05/03/2015 3:56 pm
Level 50 Grandmaster Gent
Punkamoar
avatar
-._.^ wot.

I guess I got second.
1
05/03/2015 3:47 pm
Level 45 Master Blockhead
Happs
avatar
"Tech Zero"
"HappyKeysTV"I won? I WON! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

[Really cool and amazing dancing Colbert gif/quote]

Welcome to the spotlight brah


Thank you, thank you. I'd like to take this moment to thank... names a whole list of people including his cat, Kelly; his rabbit, Teddy and his plank of wood, Plank.
1
05/03/2015 6:47 am
Level 45 Master Blockhead
Happs
avatar
I won? I WON! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

1
05/03/2015 9:08 am
Level 55 Grandmaster Grump
Art Dei Tech
avatar
Welcome to the spotlight brah
1
05/03/2015 6:42 am
Level 35 Artisan Dolphin
Masq
avatar
The time has come for me to reveal the results. I think I will reveal the users who came in 10th - 4th, and their overall score out of 40. I will then reveal 3rd, 2nd and 1st and write a little about why I loved their entry and how it hit the brief. Feel free to PM if you are curious as to how your score breaks down, or as to what your score was if you didn't land a place in the top 10!

10th: Hollask with 30 points - "Paranoia... this feeling enforces my limits."
9th: Planetblox2000 with 31 points - "Ambiance enveloped my soul. Utter darkness."
8th: Aaron with 31.5 points - "I rose from paranoia, still paranoid."
7th: Torm with 32.5 points - "The paranoia blossoms: a twisted rose"
6th: Tech Zero also with 32.5 points - "Milk, ambient blood and pale roses"
5th: Chron with 33 points - "Enveloped in roses, petals of solitude"
4th and highly commended: kamafr with 33 points - "Medicine is detrimental to my paranoia"

3rd place:
Enveloped in despair, one rose persists.
This entry from Candlebor creates such a powerful image for me of a room "enveloped" in darkness with one sole bright rose standing to attention in the centre. I scored it 34 points, and in my opinion this thought-provoking entry thoroughly deserved 3rd place.

2nd Place:
Ambiance, the paranoia of ignoble normalcy
How Pikamoar managed to achieve so much with just 6 words is incredible: The use of ignoble next to the word normalcy creates such a high sense of contrast that the words almost harmonise together. How can normalcy not be honourable? Also the use of the comma after the word ambiance is really effective, and I just adore the flow of the words: I scored this 35 out of 40.

1st Place:
Rose-tinted spectacles. Optimism breeds limitless ignorance
This entry from HappyKeysTV was so clever in the way it manipulated the 6 words with hyphens, and negatives (limitless) to create the piece. I think that splitting the words into two different sentences entirely is very interesting, as when you read "Rose-tinted spectacles" you assume that this is going to be a cheery sentence. However, we are then cut short by a full-stop and followed with "Optimism breeds limitless ignorance". Bravo, HappyKeys, bravo indeed - the vocabulary choices were just superb, as was the message and effect it created; I gave this 38 out of 40.


I will be PMing people with various medals and what-not in due course, but for now all that is left to say is a huge thank you to everyone for entering and that I hope to host a similar (yet entirely different) contest in the near future.
1
05/01/2015 4:09 pm
Level 45 Master Blockhead
Happs
avatar
But... what are the results! It's closed :'c
1
05/01/2015 4:10 pm
Level 35 Artisan Dolphin
Masq
avatar
"IAmLikeSoCalledTT"results will hopefully be posted in the proceeding few days
1
04/30/2015 3:15 pm
Level 35 Artisan Dolphin
Masq
avatar
Looks like the deadline has closed. Thank you everyone for participating, results will hopefully be posted in the proceeding few days.
1
04/30/2015 1:23 pm
Level 59 Grandmaster Batman
PureNerd
avatar
I have now rose from paranoia
1
04/30/2015 11:16 am
Level 24 Expert Blacksmith
StingRay_FTW
avatar
Bookmarked for later.
1
04/30/2015 10:54 am
Level 44 Master Sweetheart
Zatharel
avatar
Eh, I'm not going to enter, not really in the mood for creative thinking in 6 words. Though, I am impressed by the amount of people that entered (and I feel sorry for TT a bit XD).
1
04/29/2015 4:35 pm
Level 3 Apprentice Network
Firecycle
avatar
Tensions rising, paranoia enveloped the nation.

:D
1
04/29/2015 11:44 am
Level 35 Artisan Dolphin
Masq
avatar
Everyone, you have 1 more day until the window for entries closes.
1
04/29/2015 1:06 pm
Level 37 Artisan Vampire
Chellizard
avatar
ayyy. (:
1
04/29/2015 1:20 pm
Level 45 Master Blockhead
Happs
avatar
ayyy B)
1
04/26/2015 4:20 am
Level 32 Artisan Dragonborn
SomeSansy
avatar
Surrounded by roses, paranoia limited me.

There's my horrible attempt. XD
1
04/26/2015 3:51 am
Level 35 Artisan Dolphin
Masq
avatar
Bump.

Around 5 days left to get in any entries.
1
04/27/2015 5:46 pm
Level 35 Artisan Dolphin
Masq
avatar
We enter the final 3 days of entries. We so far have in excess of 25, thank you to everyone who has participated.
1
04/27/2015 8:43 pm
Level 29 Expert Pokemon
Malaionus
avatar
Yay
1
04/24/2015 10:39 am
Level 32 Artisan Dragonborn
SomeSansy
avatar
Bookmarking this for when I get up in the morning. I'm too tired to think of one at 12 AM. XD
1
04/24/2015 10:15 am
Level 45 Master Blockhead
Happs
avatar
Rose-tinted spectacles. Optimism breeds limitless ignorance.


Since Hyphen, rose-tinted is one word and I HOPE it counts. Also, my play on Limited being limitless, hoping this is considered as creativity.

My saying is quite proverbial, I attempted to tie in the idea of Optimism to the saying 'ignorance is bliss'. Over-justification is over.
1
04/22/2015 2:14 am
Level 35 Artisan Dolphin
Masq
avatar
Bump. Everyone still has 8 days to submit their entries!
1
04/23/2015 12:43 pm
Level 35 Artisan Dolphin
Masq
avatar
1 week left, 23 entries and counting.
1
04/20/2015 9:52 pm
Level 23 Expert Unicorn
Mr-Cracker
avatar
The Rose, Envelopes My Dangerous Love.
1
04/20/2015 5:33 pm
Level 37 Artisan Vampire
Chellizard
avatar
Detrimental ambiance enveloped limited, rising paranoia.


---

There. All six words, making an ominous sentence about stuff and things.
1
04/20/2015 5:21 pm
Level 50 Grandmaster Gent
Punkamoar
avatar
Ambiance, the paranoia of ignoble normalcy.
1
04/20/2015 5:19 pm
Level 1 New Explorer
Aaron
avatar
i rose from paranoia, still paranoid.
1
04/20/2015 5:06 pm
Level 33 Artisan Wolf Whisperer
Eeirail
avatar
I have become Enveloped in paranoia.
1
04/20/2015 4:10 pm
Level 29 Expert Pokemon
Malaionus
avatar
Enveloped roses... who sends roses, anyway?

There you go
1
04/20/2015 4:07 pm
Level 71 Legendary Fox
CraftyFoxe
avatar
Enveloped in despair, rose a champion.
1
04/20/2015 6:04 am
Level 22 Expert Archer
ReynaCutie
avatar
O_o
1
04/20/2015 2:27 am
Level 35 Artisan Dolphin
Masq
avatar
Thankyou for all of the entries as of yet. They have all been superb, and I am already envisaging judging being fairly close.
1
04/19/2015 2:17 pm
Level 3 Apprentice Explorer
Blueyy__
avatar
The sickening paranoia of rising skyward.

(This basically describes my fear of heights)

Words from wordbank used: Paranoia, Rose (Just a different variation of the word)
1
04/19/2015 2:01 pm
Level 12 Journeyman Dragon
EnderCat17
avatar
petal from a rose, no limits
1
04/19/2015 1:15 pm
Level 35 Artisan Botanist
candle_
avatar
Enveloped in despair, one rose persists.
1
04/19/2015 11:04 am
Level 2 Apprentice Explorer
Bwheat
avatar
Rose limit... is not real though.
1
04/19/2015 10:45 am
Level 40 Master Mlem Mlem Bat
planetblox2000
avatar
Paranoia enveloped my soul. Utter darkness.
1
04/19/2015 10:12 am
Level 3 Apprentice Network
Banana
avatar
Paranoia is enveloped into my mind.


Click to reveal
lol I suck at this
1
04/19/2015 9:58 am
Level 44 Master Cowboy
Chron
avatar
Enveloped in roses, petals of solitude.

(Throwing this out for now, might change later)
1
04/19/2015 9:48 am
Level 16 Journeyman Network
YTCereal
avatar
When Enveloped The Limit , I See Amibience of Paranoia
1
04/19/2015 9:49 am
Level 35 Artisan Dolphin
Masq
avatar
Going to have to disqualify this one as this is 8 words... Perhaps remove 2 words, or make a new sentence and enter again?
1
04/19/2015 9:12 am
Level 55 Grandmaster Grump
Art Dei Tech
avatar
Milk, ambient blood and pale roses.
1
04/19/2015 9:09 am
Level 42 Master Unicorn
CrazyPigglet
avatar
In the limited world, paranoia rises.
1
04/19/2015 8:55 am
Level 29 Expert Scribe
Torm
avatar
The paranoia blossoms: a twisted rose.
1
04/19/2015 8:55 am
Level 28 Expert Ninja
AkirAssasin
avatar
A detrimental limit to planting roses.
1
04/19/2015 6:19 am
Level 39 Artisan Mage
Pixel
avatar
Red rose: enveloped in Golem's hand.
1
04/19/2015 6:03 am
Level 54 Grandmaster Cyborg
Pepijn
avatar
Detrimental without limits, paranoia keeps rising.
1
04/19/2015 6:00 am
Level 31 Artisan Nerd
kamafr
avatar
Medicine... is detrimental to my Paranoia.

(What am I even doing and how does that make sense.)
1
04/19/2015 5:28 am
Level 13 Journeyman Princess
Sausager
avatar
Enveloped in paranoia. Rise from terror.

Search

Browse

Site

© 2010 - 2018
planetminecraft.com

Welcome