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mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:11 pm    Post subject: 1 Or ASSWriMo, depending on how immature you feel. For the month of December, I challenge everyone who's interested to write a short story. The title of the story must have exactly three words: two three-letter words, and a six-letter word which is an anagram of those words. The three words may be in any order. There are no restraints on the length of the story. Also, feel free to write more than one if you're feeling ambitious!_________________My logic puzzle blog
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

dethwing
DeTheeThaw

 Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:44 pm    Post subject: 3 Geeze, dark. Very nice.
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:31 pm    Post subject: 4 Red Hat Dearth "Well, you've got the black mustache," I said, carefully looking over Paul's Halloween costume in progress. "You've got the gloves, and of course you've got the blue overalls and red shirt. I'd say your Mario costume is missing only one thing." "A red hat with an M on it!" Paul said. "Of course! Once we have that, the costume will be complete! And I think I know where we can find one." Following my instincts, I rode in Paul's car to the local haberdashery, Edgar's Headgear; unfortunately, when we arrived, it turned out the store had hundreds of hats in every color except for red. "How can you not have red hats?" I asked Edgar, the elderly owner of the store. "We need one for our Mario costume!" I pointed at Paul. "And so does everyone else in town!" Edgar replied. "I don't know who this Mario is that you young whippersnappers all worship, but all of my red hats have been bought by other customers who want to be him for Halloween. Now buy something!" "Maybe we don't absolutely need a red hat," I said, noticing a stovepipe hat. "Maybe you can be a cross between Mario and Abe Lincoln, Paul." "No way!" Paul said. "It has to be a red hat. Otherwise, nobody will take my costume seriously." I looked around the store. "How about a beret, Paul? You can be Mario's French counterpart." "Are you kidding?" Paul answered. "Mario's French counterpart would give up instead of rescuing the Princess from Bowser!" I kept looking around the store. "Hmm, here's a cowboy hat. Remember Western Land from Mario Party 2?" "Yeah, and don't remind me!" Paul replied. "I have. . . depressing memories. . . regarding my brother Fred and Mario Party 2." I had no idea what Paul was talking about, and decided not to inquire any further. "Surely we can find something for you. This store has chef's hats, diving helmets, aviator hats, derbies. . ." "And none of them work for a Mario costume!" Paul shouted with exasperation, followed by a sigh. "Well, I guess I'll just have to dress up as Mario without a hat. But if Super Mario 64 has taught me anything, I'll probably take damage a lot more easily."_________________My logic puzzle blog
Zag
Unintentionally offensive old coot

 Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:30 am    Post subject: 5 (I'm leaving it untitled as a puzzle -- a pretty easy puzzle, but we're on GL so I felt obligated.) I totally missed his sevens. I heard they were great, and if they were anything like his sixes, I'm sure they were. But I can't imagine how they could be; his sixes were a thing of beauty: bright, exciting, clear -- they were nothing like his fives. The fives were filled with irony, with sarcasm, even. Some people considered them to be masterpieces, so maybe I just didn't get them. Well, I hope I ___ ___ ______.
Thok*
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 Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:24 am    Post subject: 6 Low Lat Tallow Insert scandalous erotic story about two scientists in Antarctica dripping wax on each other for foreplay.
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:26 am    Post subject: 7

 Thok* wrote: Low Lat Tallow Insert scandalous erotic story about two scientists in Antarctica dripping wax on each other for foreplay.

And they all froze to death happily ever after.
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mathgrant
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 Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:13 am    Post subject: 8 Naming Gin Man Todd Hathorn and Richard Watson were the finalists of Littleville's 10th Annual Men's Gin Rummy Tournament. None of the residents of Littleville were certain who was going to win the tournament and be named Gin Man this year; while Todd Hathorn had been the winner for five years in a row, the up-and-coming Richard Watson seemed to have gained much skill from training with his wife Lydia Watson, the champion of the woman's gin rummy division, and the title Gin Woman, five times out of the last six tournaments (three years ago, she had been unable to compete because her chemotherapy had been scheduled for that same day). The crowd went silent as the first cards were dealt. Suddenly, jaws dropped as Todd laid down all of the cards in his hand. Was he lucky enough to be magically dealt a hand that melded perfectly with no deadwood? "I don't know what's going on here," Todd said, "but I somehow have ten Sevens of Diamonds!" "I have ten Sevens of Diamonds, too!" Richard replied. "What the heck is going on here?" Meanwhile, half a mile away, a man named Carley Garrett was performing magic tricks at the party commemorating the 6th birthday of Billy Chapman. "By my mind-reading powers,", declared Garrett, "I have determined that your card is the Seven of Diamonds!" "Um, actually, it's the Jack of Clubs," Billy said, showing the magician his card. "What?!?" Carley yelped with visible shock in his facial expression. "First I lose in the semi-finals of the Men's Gin Rummy Tournament, and now this? Nothing's going right for me today!"_________________My logic puzzle blog
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:17 pm    Post subject: 9 This one will be posted in the form of a puzzle for now. Solve the missing words in the last paragraph. It was August 8, 1879. Sheriff William Westwood stood outside a small bank in El Paso, Texas with his deputy Bill Brown. "I think this is the next bank Messy James and Rank James are going to try to rob," he stated. "If they come today, those sons of guns will be in for a big surprise from us!" "Why don't we go inside and guard the bank, instead of standing out here?" Deputy Brown inquired. "There's no need!" the sheriff assured. "While they are masters at disguising their faces, those James brothers can't possibly hide their disgusting odors. We'll be able to recognize their stench from a mile away, and arrest them before they have a chance to step into the bank!" Thirty minutes later, two very clean men in clean outfits strolled into the bank, and Westwood and Brown thought nothing of it. A short while afterward, though, the law enforcers were stunned to see the pair running out of the bank holding bags of money as one of them shouted, "The James brothers strike again!" "What the. . .?" Sheriff Westwood muttered as he chased the robbers on foot. "How did Messy and Rank James manage to mask their reek?" Deupty Brown pulled his pistol out of its holster and trailed Sheriff Westwood. "I think abc def deabcf, Sheriff."_________________My logic puzzle blog
Death Mage
Raving Lunatic

 Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:56 pm    Post subject: 10 And now, a poem. Not new, Newton YOU DIDN'T INVENT GRAVITY! Thank you._________________* These senseless ramblings brought to you by Insanity™. If you just can't figure the dang thing out, it must be Insanity™. [YOUR AD HERE!]
Thok
Oh, foe, the cursed teeth!

 Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:59 am    Post subject: 11 One Gil Legion In 972 a legion of Arthurian knights was sent to prison by a foreign court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a the deepest dungeon of a French castle to the Germanic underground. Today, still wanted by the foreign nobles, they survive as wandering warriors. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can recruit the One Gil Legion. Yes, the text reference is deliberate, especially the year 972.
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:26 am    Post subject: 12 I pitieth the fool who hath not enough Final Fantasy currency to hireth the One Gil Legion._________________My logic puzzle blog
casinopete
Emergency Backup Antrax

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:22 pm    Post subject: 13

 mathgrant wrote: Naming Gin Man

Man Naming Gin

I have a great deal of faith in the human potential to remake the world to suit ourselves better. I fully expect us to solve the whole aging and death thing in plenty of time for me to enjoy quite a lot of immortality. I will outlive our sun. And of course the fun barely starts there - technology will march ever forward. Minitech became microtech, and will soon become nanotech and then picotech and so on, until we finally move beyond the guidelines of physics and create not only new worlds, but whole new universes, filled with entirely new varieties of matter, every quark bound to our whim. Then maybe I can get a decent martini.
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