Unofficial condition challenge
Who doesn't like conditions? They are fun and interesting... to write of course. From deadly to helpful, common or rare, scientifical to magical, illness or cursed, etc...
There is a great variety of conditions that can be written and I wanna
write read more of them! They are a great way to give immersion to a world (at least I think so) and gives a lot to talk if a character has one (had to stop writing about conditions in a character because of wordcount RIP) and so I've started this! An unofficial condition challenge! I might do more in a future if this works.
What you need to know?
These will be the things I'll look into when deciding a winner:
- Creativity: Is it interesting and original? Does it tell us some interesting about the world?
- Concept: Does it make sense? Is it detailed? Can it be believable in your world?
- Presentation: Is it well structured and easy to read? Is it presented clearly?
While I do appreciate CSS (unless it makes the article hard to read) and I enjoy seeing new CSS, it is not something to consider to pick a winner.
- Articles must be dated during the challenge, remember to reset the stub dates!
- Article must be public and published. One article for person!
- Can be any language but if it is any other than English, Spanish, French, or Catalan, I will be relying in the google translator. I recommend writing it in English, so other people can read it easily.
- Minimum of 300 words. No maximum! (I feel I will regret this).
- If necessary, add warnings! And mark entries as NFSW if needed! Security is important.
- Submit your article in the comments :D
- Use the condition template!
- Must be sent before 31 of may 23:59:59 UTC+1!
Final of the challenge
After *checks time* three months, I've finished reading the challenge entries! Its been a hard summer with little energy to do stuff so it took me a long time to finally read all of them.
The challenge has 37 entries and I've loved to read them all. Some have comments, some not, that's cuz mental energy more than anything and me not knowing how to give feedback, but it does NOT mean I didn't like it or anything similar, I'm just an exhausted catoblepon.
While the challenge initially was going to have a winner... I don't wanna pick a winner, don't make me pick a winner! There are so many cool entries! SO! I've decided y'all who participated deserved a badge, so I commissioned Nnie for a cool badge! And I will shout out to a bunch of the articles because they have stood up in someway or another for me with a little text (I will also put links to the rest of the articles cuz they all deserve some love and they are a bit hidden in the comments).
The challenge articles
Curse caused by killing a shadow butterfly which takes away one's ability to see darkness.
Interesting, you can see through the darkness but the darkness doesn't like that and will focus you. At least you have a pretty mark now.
Cool remastered zombies, the structe is pretty as its a person writing on a diary. Having bio-tech implants ain't always good shows this article.
I don't usually see the side-effects of having cybernetics (or similar) pieces on your body, so reading this one was interesting and I like it!
They don't seem to be dying, they don't seem to be dead. Their body IS dead. And yet they are healing.
Interesting way of healing for immortals who at the same time are dead but also aren't? Cool
You've been poisoned! Now, is it cuz of drugs or cuz a snake bite you? Worry not, you can read here both effects about this specific venom.
Deep Space Syndrome
! CW: Eye Trauma, Bruises, Mental Disorder ! In the endless fathoms of deep space between and beyond the planets, something beckons. It creeps upon those who are isolated, when their mind is tired and weak...
Pretty art! And poor souls insolated in space who have pretty marks but bad mental state, at least it not moral, right?
Fading away almost instantly, with no way of dying or going back to normal, now that's hell. Being there yet not being able to interact with anything.
A pretty article with an interesting condition formatted like it is an informative paper! It's a condition that has two types of symptoms, will one get the respiratory infection or the parasitic brain infection? Quite love how it's structured and the CSS is also real nice. Beware, deformed images in the end that might distrurb some people.
A deadly disease affecting the most common type of Catalurgist; it forces them to re-experience all their past physica trauma, as old wounds and past injuries open and occur once more.
Pretty structure and CSS. It's a painful condition that can only affect Catalurgist and makes them revive their old wounds. I love that Storm wrote down the probability for catalurgist people and worldwide. The quotes are powerful, but it has some containt warning on top of the article.
Biology of magic use and magical exhaustion
Humans' biology quirk makes us the best at magic but has severe counterparts. Magical exhaustion will affect everyone at least once but can still have grave consequences. Knowing this does not make resisting the temptation of using too much magic easier.
A long (and I really mean it when I say long) article filled with biology details and images that seem taken straight out a textboox, just like the whole article. I really enjoyed reading the article and my biology nerd loved to see all the details being so realistic. Althought it's filled with biology vocabulary, I feel Amé made it so it can be understood whether you know or not about biology.