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The Time Period: June 1st to August 31st

The Participants: Anyone can participate. People using Dreamwidth, Livejournal, openIDs, or anonymous posting are welcome to participate. You can participate by writing entries or reading entries or commenting on entries or voting on entries or all four!

The Prompts )

Structure of Entries Excepting the Death Match )

The Death Match )

The Winners )

The Rounds )

Contacting the Mod )

Community Guidelines )
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Following up on the previous post, this community is officially archived. No new posts will be made.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the community.
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So, terrible mod is terrible. I'm afraid that I ran out of steam for running this community and neglected to wrap things up. As it's been a long time since the last round, I wanted to see if anyone out there would be interested in taking over the community and running it again.

If there are no takers, I'm fine with simply archiving the community as-is. However, if someone's interested, I'm also happy to pass the community along.
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Just a quick reminder that there are six days remaining to submit an entry to Round 6: All the Kittens are Watching! Round 6 is the last round to submit an original entry, as Round 7 is a contest between all past entries! We currently have zero entries, but I hope that number will change over the next few days! :)

Submissions are due by 11:59PM United States East Coast Time on October 15th, 2011. If you're not on United States East Coast Time, you may find the World Clock to be handy. Refer to 'New York' for current United States East Coast Time.
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Just a quick reminder that there are eleven days remaining to submit an entry to Round 6: All the Kittens are Watching! Round 6 is the last round to submit an original entry, as Round 7 is a contest between all past entries! :)

Submissions are due by 11:59PM United States East Coast Time on October 15th, 2011. If you're not on United States East Coast Time, you may find the World Clock to be handy. Refer to 'New York' for current United States East Coast Time.
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It's time for the sixth and second to last round of Government Controlled Cats!

The Prompts:

Stand: Sugar gliders have been banned and the government controls happiness.

Twirl: Furniture has been banned and the government controls anime.

Tremble: Fire has been banned and the government controls barbecue.

Check: Magnets have been banned and the government controls caffeine.

Rise: Crochet has been banned and the government controls dolls.


Please note, the format has changed from the previous round. All rounds will have different formats.


The Format: An obituary.
The Format's Length: 1-500 words of original fiction. Please note that entries are not required to use the words from their prompt's title and summary.

A Quick Reminder of How to Enter and Entry Rules )

Submissions are due by 11:59PM United States East Coast Time on Saturday, October 15th, 2011. If you're not on United States East Coast Time, you may find the World Clock to be handy. Refer to 'New York' for current United States East Coast Time.

Have fun!

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Government Cats, we have our winners! There were four excellent entries for Round 5: A Tea Party for Automatons, and the votes have been talied! If I may have a drumroll, please.

And your ranking was... )

That's all for Round 5: A Tea Party for Automatons! The sixth round starts on Saturday, October 1st, so get ready to write some more dystopian futures!

Congratulations to our Round 5: A Tea Party for Automatons winners and thank you to everyone who entered and voted!

Graphic Credits )
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It's the last day to vote for your favorite entry! Check out the voting post for Round 5: A Tea Party for Automatons and cast your vote before time runs out!

Remember, anyone can vote! Voting is not restricted to community members or entry writers. Feel free to spread the word and help get more votes in for this round. :)

Voting closes on 11:59PM United States East Coast Time on Sunday, September 25th. If you're not on United States East Coast Time, you may find the World Clock to be handy. Refer to 'New York' for current United States East Coast Time.
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Off-topic, but I don't think you guys will mind. This fandom auction seriously needs some help getting the word out! Spreading the word would be greatly helpful. Go here for promo banners.



Link: [livejournal.com profile] helpsomalia | FAQ | Snail Mail | Arts & Crafts | Miscellaneous | Words | Audio | Graphics | Requests

Description: "You've probably heard by now, twelve million people are facing a hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa, and they are in desperate need of help. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went on record saying is the most severe humanitarian emergency in the world today and the worst that East Africa has seen in several decades. The United Nations declared a famine in parts of southern Somalia, calling for a widespread international response to end the suffering.

Thousands of Somalis have been fleeing the country each week in search of food, water and shelter. The lucky may find their way to refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia. However, even with these refugee camps nearly half a million children are at risk of dying from malnutrition and disease.

[livejournal.com profile] helpsomalia hopes to raise funds to help provide relief organizations with funds via a fandom charity auction, much like [livejournal.com profile] help_japan, [livejournal.com profile] helpthesouth, and other similar communities."

Due date: Auction posts will open on Saturday, August 20th, 5:00 PM GMT and offering up goods/services is still welcome; Auctions will close on Saturday, September 24th 2011 at approximately 9pm GMT. Saturday, October 8th at approximately 5pm GMT.

Cross-posted at [community profile] fandomcalendar
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Bad mod is bad mod! So, due to my absolute lateness in getting the voting post up on the 16th and instead posting it on the 18th, I'm going to extend voting to September 25th, 2011.

Voting's open for Round 5: A Tea Party for Automatons. Anyone can vote! Voting is not restricted to community members or entry writers.

The Voting Procedure: Since there are only four entries, voting will be done by selecting your most favorite and least favorite. Most favorite gets +1, least favorite gets -1 to their cumulative score, with the cumulative score determining ranking.

The Voting Period: September 18th - September 25th. Voting closes on 11:59PM United States East Coast Time on Sunday, September 25th. If you're not on United States East Coast Time, you may find the World Clock to be handy. Refer to 'New York' for current United States East Coast Time.

Note: I would have liked to make the poll open to anonymous voting, but DW apparently does not allow that option. In order to vote, one has to be logged into DW via their journal or openID.

Click to read the entries and vote. )

The Voting Poll

Vote! )

Government Controlled Cats: Round 5 Voting
Click the Invite to Read & Vote!
Voting ends 11:59PM EST on Sunday, September 25th


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Just a quick reminder that it's the second to last day until Round 5: A Tea Party for Automatons' entry deadline! I hope that everyone's having fun working on their entry.

Submissions are due by 11:59PM United States East Coast Time on September 15th, 2011. If you're not on United States East Coast Time, you may find the World Clock to be handy. Refer to 'New York' for current United States East Coast Time.
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Just a quick reminder that there's five days until Round 5: A Tea Party for Automatons' entry deadline! I hope that everyone's having fun working on their entry.

Submissions are due by 11:59PM United States East Coast Time on September 15th, 2011. If you're not on United States East Coast Time, you may find the World Clock to be handy. Refer to 'New York' for current United States East Coast Time.
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Just a quick reminder that there's ten days until Round 5: A Tea Party for Automatons' entry deadline! I hope that everyone's having fun working on their entry.

Submissions are due by 11:59PM United States East Coast Time on September 15th, 2011. If you're not on United States East Coast Time, you may find the World Clock to be handy. Refer to 'New York' for current United States East Coast Time.
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Need somewhere to discuss prompts, brainstorm ideas, ask for opinions, or open something up for crit or workshopping?

[community profile] writerslounge is a friendly, informal chat, critique and discussion community for writers of original fiction. We are open to all genres and focused on providing a supportive environment for our members.

Come join us! Bring your friends! Bring doughnuts! And coffee!

(Thanks to [personal profile] boundbooks for permission to cross-promo! ;) )
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It's time for the fifth round of Government Controlled Cats!

The Prompts:

Sock: Powerpoint presentations have been banned and the government controls personality quizzes.

Fear: Carpets have been banned and the government controls dustbusters.

Will: Fear has been banned and the government controls banana slugs.

Ninja: Cubicles have been banned and the government controls guinea pigs.

Tackle: File cabinets have been banned and the government controls numbers.


Please note, the format has changed from the previous round. All rounds will have different formats.


The Format: A children's story.
The Format's Length: 1-500 words of original fiction. Please note that entries are not required to use the words from their prompt's title and summary.

A Quick Reminder of How to Enter and Entry Rules )

Submissions are due by 11:59PM United States East Coast Time on Thursday, September 15th, 2011. If you're not on United States East Coast Time, you may find the World Clock to be handy. Refer to 'New York' for current United States East Coast Time.

Have fun!

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Government Cats, we have our winners! There were three excellent entries for Round 4: Night of the Lawn Chairs, and the votes have been talied! If I may have a drumroll, please.

And your ranking was... )

Finally, I heard from multiple people that August was a heck of a month all around, so I'm giving everyone an 'I Survived August 2011' winners badge! You made it through August! You deserve it! :D





That's all for Round 4: Night of the Lawn Chairs! The fifth round starts on Thursday, September 1st, so get ready to write some more dystopian futures!

Congratulations to our Round 4: Night of the Lawn Chairs winners and thank you to everyone who entered and voted!

Graphic Credits )
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It's the second to last day to vote for your favorite entry! Check out the voting post for Round 4: Night of the Lawn Chairs and cast your vote before time runs out!

Remember, anyone can vote! Voting is not restricted to community members or entry writers. Feel free to spread the word and help get more votes in for this round. :)

Voting closes on 11:59PM United States East Coast Time on Tuesday, August 30th. If you're not on United States East Coast Time, you may find the World Clock to be handy. Refer to 'New York' for current United States East Coast Time.
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Voting's open for Round 4: Night of the Lawn Chairs. Anyone can vote! Voting is not restricted to community members or entry writers.

The Voting Procedure: Since there are only three entries, voting will be done by selecting your most favorite and least favorite. Most favorite gets +1, least favorite gets -1 to their cumulative score, with the cumulative score determining ranking.

The Voting Period: August 26th - August 30th. Voting closes on 11:59PM United States East Coast Time on Tuesday, August 30th. If you're not on United States East Coast Time, you may find the World Clock to be handy. Refer to 'New York' for current United States East Coast Time.

Note: I would have liked to make the poll open to anonymous voting, but DW apparently does not allow that option. In order to vote, one has to be logged into DW via their journal or openID.

Click to read the entries and vote. )

The Voting Poll

Poll #7924 Government Controlled Cats: Round Four
This poll is closed.
This poll is anonymous.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 8

Which entry was your favorite? (Enter a number. For example '5')

Which entry was your least favorite? (Enter a number. For exampe '7')



Government Controlled Cats: Round 4 Voting
Click the Invite to Read & Vote!
Voting ends 11:59PM EST on Tuesday, August 30th


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Just bopping by to say that there's only a few days left to enter Round 4. Remember, Round 4: Night of the Lawn Chairs' entry deadline is August 25th 11:59PM!

I know lots of people are super-busy, and regardless of whether or not one enters, I hope everyone's surviving August! :D
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I'm extending Round 4 by three more days until August 25th, since we still have zero entries! I assume that everyone is super-busy, which is totally cool, but this will be the last extension. XD Round 4: Night of the Lawn Chairs' entry deadline is now August 25th!

Submissions are due by 11:59PM United States East Coast Time on August 25th, 2011. If you're not on United States East Coast Time, you may find the World Clock to be handy. Refer to 'New York' for current United States East Coast Time.

If you'd like to help spread the word or just want a cool graphic to stick in your journal, don't forget our three banners.

Community Promotion: Copy and paste from the text boxes to get your banner of choice for your journal! )
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I'm extending Round 4 by three more days because, well, dudes. Zero entries. Need I say more? :P Round 4: Night of the Lawn Chairs' entry deadline is on the 18th now!

Submissions are due by 11:59PM United States East Coast Time on August 18th, 2011. If you're not on United States East Coast Time, you may find the World Clock to be handy. Refer to 'New York' for current United States East Coast Time.

If you'd like to help spread the word or just want a cool graphic to stick in your journal, don't forget our three banners.

Community Promotion: Copy and paste from the text boxes to get your banner of choice for your journal! )

I hope everyone's enjoying their summer (or conversely, their winter)!

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