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    Any chance that Kaws is planning to share his [REDACTED] with the class once the submission window closes?
    If I can't find a way to fix the [REDACTED], I definitely will. It's a fun thing, actually, but I'm having issues with a tiny thing.

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    Welp, build submitted. Might do another, who knows.
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    My problem is twofold this round: first, I am as always so close to finding builds that work beautifully, only to be short by 1 CR or be missing one technical detail that throws the whole thing off.

    But the second option - and this is unique to this round - is that I am currently undergoing crippling option paralysis as to which theme to submit for. I have like 5 build stubs of varying completion at the moment, and I'm at war with myself over which ones I want to work on and eventually submit. There are just so many fun themes to choose from!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3SecondCultist View Post

    But the second option - and this is unique to this round - is that I am currently undergoing crippling option paralysis as to which theme to submit for. I have like 5 build stubs of varying completion at the moment, and I'm at war with myself over which ones I want to work on and eventually submit. There are just so many fun themes to choose from!
    sweet, sweet music to my ears :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3SecondCultist View Post
    But the second option - and this is unique to this round - is that I am currently undergoing crippling option paralysis as to which theme to submit for. I have like 5 build stubs of varying completion at the moment, and I'm at war with myself over which ones I want to work on and eventually submit. There are just so many fun themes to choose from!
    If you hadn't already gotten to the multiple-build-stub stage, I'd have suggested starting with whichever thread title sounded most interesting.
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    Oh, I guess I got it. Will be sending soon.

    Soon being relative to how quickly I can write it all up.

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    Just wondering, based on the wording of this round's limitations, does that mean that previous rounds that had only one limitation apart from alignment restrictions, or even no limitations, as particularly a number of the early rounds had, are off-limits?

    Or could we simply choose, in those cases, to use that theme without any limitation removal?

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    sweet, sweet music to my ears :D
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    On a more serious note, I finally know what Im doing now! Of course, I am now leaving town (and my books) behind for 3 days, so Ill be sitting on my concept until then. It gives me all the more time to hone my craft...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoLegsArmchair View Post
    Just wondering, based on the wording of this round's limitations, does that mean that previous rounds that had only one limitation apart from alignment restrictions, or even no limitations, as particularly a number of the early rounds had, are off-limits?
    unfortunately yes, you MUST remove 1 limitation other than alignment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdizzlean View Post
    unfortunately yes, you MUST remove 1 limitation other than alignment.
    Huh. Didn't know that. That's... Potentially very limiting, considering a lot of the competitions only have theme restrictions.

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    well,

    there had to be some change, and in rounds that only had a theme, if you remove the theme, then you have nothing to build around. this really only cuts a few rounds out overall. and if a theme is all you're building off of instead of the limitations, then you can do that w/ any round, and then there's no need for limitations at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdizzlean View Post
    well,

    there had to be some change, and in rounds that only had a theme, if you remove the theme, then you have nothing to build around. this really only cuts a few rounds out overall. and if a theme is all you're building off of instead of the limitations, then you can do that w/ any round, and then there's no need for limitations at all.
    Yeah, but you could allow people to build without dropping any limitations instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterKaws View Post
    Yeah, but you could allow people to build without dropping any limitations instead.
    true, but so often after the initial reveal it goes something like " I just couldn't make it work because of this 1 thing".

    oh well.

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    There we go, my (first) build is done. Gonna look it over again tomorrow and then probably submit it.

    Edit: There we go, it's in.
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    I *might* be able to put something together for this one.

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    ...oh my. I can't not at least try.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 3SecondCultist View Post
    You are a terrible person, and I hope you feel bad.
    this IS the Villainous Competition after all...


    How's everyone doing? Still a ways to go, but is it looking like we might need an extension to the deadline?
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    Have 2 in the works sof ar.

    sAdly I am sick atm, can ponly look at a screen for a few minutes before my eyes flow over, stupid cold....

    ah well,
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdizzlean View Post
    How's everyone doing? Still a ways to go, but is it looking like we might need an extension to the deadline?
    I am still continually frustrated, in the best possible way. I have a build that I really, really enjoy though, so I'm doing my best to put it together. I personally don't think I will need a deadline (it's June 22nd, right?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdizzlean View Post
    this IS the Villainous Competition after all...


    How's everyone doing? Still a ways to go, but is it looking like we might need an extension to the deadline?
    I'm busy till Friday, but afterwards it's a long one-week holiday, so I plan on finishing mine then.

    Still waiting for a response from my latest PM, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdizzlean View Post
    this IS the Villainous Competition after all...


    How's everyone doing? Still a ways to go, but is it looking like we might need an extension to the deadline?
    Not very much progress at this stage, hoping to get somewhere in the next few days...

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    If all of us planning to join submit a build each, wouldn't that come close to a dozen? Been a lot of people this time 'round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterKaws View Post
    If all of us planning to join submit a build each, wouldn't that come close to a dozen? Been a lot of people this time 'round.
    and this is the super crazy option that was voted on... so no need to be scurred in the future
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    Oh. Oh. I think I finally have a build that works within a theme, removes a limitation in good faith, and that I can write memorably.

    This is going to be fun.
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    Starting the write-up now. Already have the whole thing pretty much set in stone and now RL got out of the way. I think I'll have this done by Sunday or so.

    EDIT: All done, all sent. Hope it's decent :)

    Also I'll change all my [REDACTED]s back to their real meaning after judging, cause too much free time in july.
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    Build is in! Im not 100% happy with my writing, but I was unexpectedly rushed with the deadline looming so I figured I might as well hit send on my current draft.
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    Was swamped with work and being sick for a while. Might still get it in though, depending on me being able to decide which one to finish and being able to do so without typos ^^
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    have till wednesday afternoon as a small extension
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdizzlean View Post
    have till wednesday afternoon as a small extension
    Grrrrrrrr

    Maybe I can do one more. It's a holiday for me till wednesday, after all...

    Edit: Well, I did it. That was, what, seven hours on a build? Pretty fast I guess.
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    ok folks,

    I have 8 amazing builds in the box and just over 1 day left on the clock. If you're in crunch time, get after it!

    gonna be a great reveal!!!
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