Thursday, 13 October 2011

The Shortest Story I've Ever Written

Okay so it's time for me to about die with writing so little. On my Minecraft post, I said that the writing challenge never ends, so Bersercules left this comment...being the awesome guy that he is. 

Writing challenge?

Write a blog (only 200 words long) pretending to be you minecraft character and tell us about yourself.


Well not one to give up, I did actually write a 200 word story as my Minecraft character. I was a bit apprehensive about this. Not because it was only 200 words, I count that as a challenge, but because Fang has his own continuing story based on Minecraft, and I love that and didn't want to draw attention away from it. Then I remembered I actually don't have that much of an influence.


Yet.


So enjoy this 200 word story that I wrote. Complete with pictorial evidence it IS 200 words. It was 250-ish but I was able to edit it down. So if it doesn't make sense at points, it was the editing, not me! Ha! If this isn't to your liking Bersercules just let me know, and I'll give it another go. So without further deliberate post lengthening, I give you, my story

/bow

"I was exiled. Sent into the wilderness. But I wasn't going to let them beat me. I decided to make the best of what I had. I found trees got wood from them, and made an axe with it to get wood easier. After walking some more I found some stone. I put some wood together to make a pickaxe to mine it. After hitting coal I made torches so I could see better down in the mine. I was able to make better tools with the stone and made a sword too for protection. I even made a crafting table and made a chest for storage. I got some wool from a sheep and made a bed. Night was falling and I was heading back to my mine when this skeleton came towards me shooting arrows. It fell apart after I hit it with my sword, but then saw this green thing creeping towards me. I hit it a few times, but when it died, the thing exploded! Took out the ground around it. I barely survived. I ran back to my mine, and jumped into bed after sealing it up. I'll survive, but I'm not sure how long."
Pics so it did happen

51 comments:

  1. Yay!
    You did it! Congradulations!
    I know you did it cause I counted each word myself (I don't trust pictures!)
    I enjoyed reading your story! It was quite good and very action packed for a 200 word story!
    In fact you doing this has inspired me to leave a 200 word responce to your 200 word story!
    Don't think I can do it?
    Ha!
    If I set my mind to it I can do anythin-er lots of things-er um some things!
    Do you remember the parts you cut out? Was there diolauge with the skeleton? Was there a love scene with the green thing? A guest appearence by MC Hammer?
    I'd like to know!
    This is the middle of my comment on your post.
    As for you doing this again, I think it would be cool if you did but I wont hold you to doing it again cause you definetly succeeded with your first try!
    If this isn't 200 words long will you count the words to see if I'm a man of my word?
    So that's my comment I hope you enjoyed reading it half as much as I enjoyed reading your story!
    Donkey donkey donkey donkey donkey.

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  2. 200 words of goodness but I Bersercules may be a donkey lover.

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  3. @Bersercules Sorry man but I have that as 196 words. But I'm glad you liked it. I'm happy to try writing another 200 word story but I'd need something to write it on lol. As for what was cut, just some casual swearing and using several words instead of one. Sadly there was no dialogue or weird love scenes.

    @The Angry Lurker Given his drawing skills I'm kind of worried about what he draws when no else is looking.

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  4. what's minecraft? now explain in 200 words LOL~ ^_^

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  5. @Mark Ha ha. I know mine was 200 hundred words long. I counted mine 5 times. As for another story idea, I'll think one up!
    And about the drawing. Do I draw different stuff when no one is looking? No. I draw messed up stuff and show it to my friends and family. (when I lived in my first appartment I drew a poster size picture of Betty and Veronica making out (one topless the other with electrical tape on her breasts) and hung it up. My friends saw it, my mom saw it, my dad saw it, my girlfriend saw it and they all liked it and thought it was great!
    Although I still draw lots of naked girls doing stuff (including fornicating with aliens and monsters) I don't show it off much anymore cause everyone I know has already seen enough of my art to bore them.
    As for why I wrote donkey five times at the end of my post it was not to fill up the word count but instead a reference to a scene from the TV show News Radio. Video here: (go to the 3 minute 20 second mark) http://youtu.be/jMZtdLra24E

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  6. @Indistinctive Writer Minecraft is a game in which you play as a guy who basically mines things and builds things. You turn resources into tools and other various objects including torches, beds, stairs, chests and even doors and glass. But the shit hits the fan at night when monsters such as archer skeletons and exploding creeprs come out and try to kill you. Most people agree the best thing to do is to build by day, and mine/craft (heh) at night. Though you can make armour and better weapons to go out and kick some monster ass, and you have to do that for some resources. You also occasionally find caverns that have monsters in them, as a monster can and will spawn wherever there is darkness, even your own mine/house. You can also build a portal to the nether world, but I've not managed to do that yet, it takes a very rare ore I just haven't found. If you're creative or have time to kill it can be quite fun really, it's made even more fun by using mods and texture packages too, which give different colours/materials and allow you to do different things, such as fly. Wow that was exactly two hundred words and I didn't edit anything :D

    @Bersercules Word count has you at 196 but you could be using words it doesn't count as more than one, I'll just have to take your word for it. As for weird porn and whatever, well none of your readers have seen it /subtlerequestforporn.

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  7. You wrote a story about mincraft with only 200 words.... do you take any challenge we post in here? ^^

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  8. @Mekkor Pretty much, when you write every day you take any ideas you can get lol.

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  9. ah... like backyard monster? LOL~ sorry, i only know kiddie online games ~_~ good description by the way

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  10. @Indistinctive Writer I didn't know what that was, so I looked it up, that's more of a Real Time Strategy game, they're quite different really. Minecraft is basically Lego, or Mechablox or whatever you want to call it, in video game form, with monsters.

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  12. I'm giving you a little story from me pretending to be a Creeper.
    "You can have everything, I had nothing. I had these animals that comfort me, makes me happy with their goofiness and funny animal sounds. All that times were happy until YOU arrived. You are destroying my home. The natural land that mother nature is providing me. My tree which you just destroyed to make a "Shelter". And most of all you kill my only friends.... Those animals you kill for food. To me they're more than food, They're the ones who fill my heart when it was emptied by loneliness. Now here I am watching your every move. And I will let you watch too as I destroy your everything. Like how you destroyed mine."

    Lame but w/e I'm bored and not getting any ideas what to put on my blog lol. Sorry I made a wrong post earlier.

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  13. @Dilord Those poor, poor creepers :( You should just post that on your blog really lol. It was good, but it made me never want to play Minecraft again because I don't want to hurt the little green guys who just want someone to hug them.

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  14. @mark lol my topic on my draft is not really on minecraft at the moment lol. Don't worry I'll have more to come when I feel like it. I just have those "Limbo days" Where I have zero ideas on my head. When I usually don't run out.

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  15. @Dilord I get those days too, it comes from posting daily and wanting to make every post so long you can literally feel yourself ageing while reading it.

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  16. The story could be summed up in 10 words max: wander around, build shit, avoid the creepers, the end. (see, 1 word to spare) hahahaha

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  17. @Hasidic Plumber Take out the "Shit" and both "The"s and you have an even shorter story!

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  18. Okay. I don't get it. hahaha!

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  19. 200 words on the nose. That is impressive! I still haven't played Minecraft, but keep hearing it's so fun. I need to get on board with this, don't I?

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  20. I love how you struggle writing "short" posts or stories. I'm the opposite! Sometimes I can't think of anything to say at all lol

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  21. @Mai Yang you wouldn't if you don't play the game, hopefully I'll have something you can appreciate up soon :)

    @ABFTS If you have the time and the creativity and the patience I say go for it, it's not everyone's cup of tea though.

    @Hazel I might struggle to find something to talk about sometimes, but when I find something, I fail to shut up about it lol. I can write short things, I just don't like putting them out usually.

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  22. This is you telling us how to start a game of Minecraft Survival, no proper fiction.
    What? Just saying! ;D

    But in order to compensate for you drawing attention away from me, you'll have to write about my blog and how awesome it is, put it as a header of your blog, and make it link to my blog, and keep it up there for at least three days.
    YES THAT IS A WRITING CHALLENGE!

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  23. @Fang Counts as fiction, it starts with him saying he's been exiled, yours starts with him saying he's just there lol. It was only really the start of a story, if it was longer then there would be more badass fiction involved. Explain to me how to make a header and I will do that. /noob

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  24. Never said it'snot fiction, just that it's not /proper/ fiction.

    I'll send you the HTML for the header by email, and then you can add it as a Blogger widget ;D

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  25. Impressive indeed! And no, minecraft is not my cup of tea. I have kids so I have little time to spare gaming, yet alone blogging!

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  26. Nice work with such a limited target. Sometimes it helps to have an assignment for writing.
    Now that you've done 200, maybe you can expand to 300?

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  27. Cool! Sounds like young indiana jones in PJs. Could be a cool graphic novel. Actually you should check out ...http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/01/21/joe-the-barbarian-reality-vs-fiction-in-grant-morrisons-comics/

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  28. @Fang By definition this is fiction. Play nice or I won't whore myself out for you lol.

    @Danjor21 You don't know what you're missing out on. Gaming in general and having no kids that is, not with minecraft.

    @Allenstesch You mean add another 100 words to this, or start a new story that's 300? I think I would find 300 easier than 200. Heck with 300 I could probably have a decent ending. Or at least a middle.

    @Copyboy Haha thanks a lot.

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  29. Please do define fiction. Actually no don't I want to blog about that. ;D

    html incoming!

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  30. @Fang fic·tion/ˈfikSHən/
    Noun:
    Prose literature, esp. short stories and novels, about imaginary events and people.
    Invention or fabrication as opposed to fact.

    BURNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

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  31. But what if it's BASED on facts? Is it still fiction or can it be dubbed semi-fiction?

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  32. also, "great i suppose"? Try faking enthusiasm, my little whore-child! ;D

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  33. @Fang Minecraft itself is fiction, so this is based on fiction, so this is fiction. All works set in the real world that contain fictitious elements are FICTION. I was faking. I was always faking. BURNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

    @My 2 Pesos I make it sound better than it is, that's just how good I am.

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  34. Dilords story is quite good! (you two should have a story "battle" and write about the opposite sides of somethings (ie: wars, ideology, cola!)

    And as for the Hasidic Plumber's story heres my remake of it:

    Wander around, build shit, avoid the creepers, the end MINECRAFT!

    You may think I only added one word to it but in reality I changed 10% of the total story!

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  35. @Bersercules As nice as it is to see my commenters comment on comments made by other commenters and not a comment by me, I have no real interest in trying to humanise creepers more lol. I think yours sounds more like an advert for Minecraft than a story. That should be the advert for Minecraft, sales would quadruple.

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  36. I have nothing to comment.
    But I'm doing it anyway.

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  37. i will ensure you don't survive, don't worry


    (jk good job, i'll let you survive for a little bit)

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  38. “A lie, sometimes, can be truer than the truth, which is why fiction gets written.”
    -Tim O'Brien

    I was once challenged to write a one hundred word story using only one-syllable words. I decided to put style waaaaay above grammar. If only I knew where it ended up...

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  39. @Dirtycowgirl Haha well thank you for showing up :) I'll try to have more "everyone can comment" posts soon. Blame the people that are telling me to write this specific stuff.

    @Kid Shuffle I have my sword, and my bow, AND MY AXE. Come at me bro. But thanks.

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  40. @Lot's Wife Good quote, and that sounds like one tough challenge. Well done on getting it done :) I might have to try that myself.

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  41. Short but great. And by the way: I love Minecraft :-) 1.9 is hitting.

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  42. A good story but still not a Minecraft fan.

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  43. Sounds kind of like my first Minecraft experience except I died.

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  44. @Henry nice to know a non-fan liked it :)

    @DWei I died a whole lot too, it took me ages to find some coal so I could make it through a night.

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  45. Not bad, but you forgot the part, where you punched the tree to get that wood from it. :)

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  46. @Bob Punching the tree just sounded stupid, seriously if you can punch a tree down you can probably take out most mobs in one punch lol, so I just changed it a bit.

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  47. "if you can punch a tree down you can probably take out most mobs in one punch"
    With the upcoming update with enchantments, upgradeable stats, and potions, you might be able to do exactly that.

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  48. @Shaw I don't really understand why they're moving on with 1.9 so quickly when 1.8 has only just come out.

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  49. Ain't getting any clicks. Maybe you should make it red by adding the style part of the span to the a element?

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