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Saturnalia Chat and Contest

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 3:53 PM
In precisely one month, a bacchanal the likes deviantArt has never seen is coming to CRLiterature!

Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival in honor of the deity Saturn originally held December 17 and later expanded with festivities through December 23. The holiday was celebrated with a sacrifice at the Temple of Saturn in the Roman Forum and a public banquet, followed by private gift-giving, continual partying, and a carnival atmosphere that overturned Roman social norms: gambling was permitted, and masters provided table service for their slaves. The poet Catullus called it "the best of days." (Source: Wikipedia)




While the celebration is traditionally held on December 17th, we decided to move the event to the 28th to try and accommodate when people would be free of work and school obligations.  This shindig runs from 3-6 PM EST (What time is that for me?).

Chat Details:
  • The chat will be held in CRLiterature
  • The first half of the chat--from 3-4:30 PM EST--will be a party in the spirit of the decadence of Saturnalia.  Drinking is highly encouraged.
  • The second half of the chat--from 4:30 to 6 PM EST--is going to be an unofficial, decadence-themed Word Wars event!  There will be a few prizes, but the big prize will be for the Contest winner!




That's right, we're also holding a satire writing contest. It opens on December 25th, and ends on December 27th. Winners will be announced in chat on December 28th and in a journal entry afterward!

Contest Details:
  • When: Contest opens at 3 PM on December 25th and ends at 3 PM on December 27th.  That is exactly 48 hours, and gives Cassildra and neurotype time to judge entries.  Winner will be announced December 28th during the chat event.
  • What: Satire, bitches.  No, seriously.  neurotype wants 250 words of awesome satire babies.  Quoth the CV: "if neuro gets another piece as hilarious as that thing she DD'd where the politician jizzes on the crowd, you win life"
  • Prize: If you win, you will get 250 points, unless you include abs we can feel, and then it's a 50 point bonus.  (Interpret that phrase as you will.  Good luck.)
  • Note Cassildra and neurotype with all contest entries!  Otherwise, you'll be disqualified.




Chat event and contest, ladies and gents!
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:iconirrevocablefate:
IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Writer
:iconlawooplz:
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:iconxlntwtch:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Writer
"Drinking is highly encouraged..." Grrreat! Still can't make this old machine work for 'chats,' but hope to get behind this Saturnalia event, stock the fridge, think and breathe satire for 250 words at the right time. :iconcheersplz:
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:iconcassildra:
Cassildra Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Writer
:heart: We'll think of ya.
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:iconxlntwtch:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Writer
:manhug:
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:iconcassildra:
Cassildra Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Writer
:manhug:
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just FYI, [link]

Although I can handle appropriate satire too, if you insist. :saddummy:
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:iconcassildra:
Cassildra Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Writer
:saddummy:
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not Saturnaliaish at all :saddummy:
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:iconcassildra:
Cassildra Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Writer
I agree :saddummy: Needs moar excess.
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This post needs more excess! :icontroofsplz:
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