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March 11, 2013, 12:45 pm

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Oekaki Writing


A stylistic writing challenge

What is Oekaki?

Oekaki is a creature of the BBS where artists would upload art they had created in a browser application. These drawings are shot from the hip, unpolished, and often done in a short time frame.

What is Citadel Oekaki?

Like the BBS artwork, Citadel Oekaki isn't about producing a finished polished submission. It's about working within a set of constraints to just see what you can do.

1. The Submission must be completed in 1 sitting. Multiple saves are allowed, also bathroom breaks, etc. But you open the new sub and you don't stop until its finished or...

2. Time Limit: You have no more than 30 minutes from  Start to Submit Post!

3. Subject Matter: Oekaki is about responding to a prompt or a thematic element. Your Oekaki submission must either follow the Freetext Friday prompt or the current Citadel Quest.

4. Must use the Oekaki freetext so everyone knows that you've written a fast, raw submission.

Voting on Oekaki

Oekaki is not a finished product, and it shouldn't be treated as one. Much like the 100 Word Submission, it about the raw idea, getting it from inside that nebulous Mathom ridden place inside our creative minds and out into an electronic format. Points should not be knocked off for grammar or punctuation, run on sentences and so forth. An Oekaki can and should be later expanded (if the idea is good enough to warrant the attention) into a full submission, but not through replacement of the original fast draft.

I hope there are some members here interested in this crazy freestyle writing.

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New Challenge on his Front: The Oekaki Citadel Fan Fic Challenge: Pick a sub at random and write a follow up sub based on that sub. If you get an item write up a plot that involves that item, and if you get a plot write up a character and so on.

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Voted Dozus
March 11, 2013, 14:02
Challenge accepted.
Voted axlerowes
March 12, 2013, 23:04
Brilliant, I got the first one down, I had somebody else proof read it. So I only gave it one look.
March 13, 2013, 6:57
I just re-read what I wrote last night and the post is full of errors if with a third party proof read and some because of it. Would the goal of your game here be forfeited if we went back in fixed stuff, for examples "styluses" should be "stylus's" and so on.
March 13, 2013, 10:21
I would say after you've submitted within the 30 minute time frame, you can certainly go back and make grammatical corrections, spelling and punctuation and so forth.
April 3, 2013, 13:47
Voted caesar193
May 5, 2013, 11:48
To quote Dozus: "challenge accepted." I shall eventually do this. Naturally, the question of when is still uncertain. I'll try to do it now, but Mathom is a genius at what he does. If only he'd delay the bestow meant of his first on me.
Voted Kassy
May 31, 2014, 5:42
I've often wondered what the Oekaki freetext meant. Only just checked it out and yep, this is on my list of things to try.
Voted valadaar
May 10, 2016, 13:42
Great thoughts. These can be pretty sweet.


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