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Okay, I'm in too.

Post by Terry Y » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:07 pm

I'm more inclined to actually finish something if someone's holding me accountable.  Count me in!
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Re: Okay, I'm in too.

Post by Terry Y » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:02 pm

Okay, here's my entry.  Entitled, "The Father Lode."

The topics I used were:

BEGINNING: Aliens attack (again!)
MIDDLE: There is a profound need for booze
END: (char) returns to work
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Re: Okay, I'm in too.

Post by c_nordlander » Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:50 am

Is this your first Futurama fic? It's as well-written as your Simpsons ones, that's for sure. This was undiluted (if a bit icky) fun, like watching an episode I haven't seen before. The solution to the problem felt a bit predictable (mind you, could be because of the competition requirement storyline), but I like how you threw a twist ending when all seemed to be over. Funny and in-character lines abound.
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Why don't you settle down?
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We work and then we work and then we work and then we work and then we work and then we work
And then we end up in the ground.


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Re: Okay, I'm in too.

Post by missy_misery » Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:49 am

Icky but funny (Chris is right about that), but it's got solid characterisation.  Fry is so, so very Fry-like in this piece, and Bender was about perfect.
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Re: Okay, I'm in too.

Post by Kif White » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:16 am

Very funny, and very Futurama. Like Chris said, this was very much like an episode. Good sci-fi, with some very Futurama-like twists, and many hilarious and in-character moments. Plus, you zinged Mountain Dew.  ;D

Overall, very solid and funny. Out of all the entries, it was probably the closest in spirit to that of the show actually, IMO.
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Re: Okay, I'm in too.

Post by gkscotty » Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:58 am

During judging, this was actually my choice to win because it was the fic that was closest in both tone and quality to the show. Great work!
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Re: Okay, I'm in too.

Post by Terry Y » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:37 pm

Thanks much, all y'all! 

I'm seriously tempted to flesh this out into a script once the writers' strike ends.
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