Writing competition number 3

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We beat you on the track
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Views on Rush
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'Twas the night before Christmas
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Air con
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Writing competition number 3

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WRITING COMPETITION NO? 3

Newbies!!! Oldies!!!!! Get up off the couch, engage brain and write an article!!!!!! Competition number 3 is up and running.
The competition will be annonymous until after voting closes when the authors will be revealed. So just pm your article to me and I'll enter it in the competition.
Im away on holiday for the next two weeks, should have wifi but may not be around so much.....BUT KEEP THOSE ENTRIES COMING!!!! Closing date TBA but it won't be till well into October.
Good luck everyone!!

Rules
1. The article MUST be your original work.
2. You can choose any topic that is covered by the sections on the forum.
3. The style of your entry is entirely up to you. (poem, report, analysis, personal experience, research etc .etc.)
4. Without being too prescriptive, it should be of a reasonable length.
5. The content of the article will be governed by the rules of the forum, just as your posts in the forum are.
6. You may enter up to three different articles in each competition.
7. You cannot vote for your own entry/entries.
8. You can only enter an article once
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Re: Writing competition number 3

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Ooh there might be a sequel in the making

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Yes!!
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
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:readit: :study:
And already we have our first entry to Writing Competition No.3!

We beat you on the track

We may not have the glamour, the romance, the panache,
We may not have the road cars that shoot by in a flash,
But we’re not really bothered, we just don’t give a Jack;
‘Cos when it comes to racing, we beat you on the track!

We don’t have illustrious histories, in fact we’re very new.
But we’ve soon learnt to play the game, there’s not much we can’t do.
We’ve watched and learnt our lessons, now we’re leaders of the pack;
And when we go out racing, we beat you on the track!

We’re great at multi-tasking, let out driver run the team.
And if things don’t work out his way, perhaps you’ve heard him scream?
But when he’s being naughty, we don’t give him a smack;
‘Cos when he goes out racing, he beats you on the track!

We’re great at holding parties, the best on the grid,
You may think we’re not serious…Who you tryin’ to kid?
We enjoy the ambience, we like to have a crack,
And in between the fun times, we beat you on the track!

We’re a fizzy drinks company, our drinks keep you awake,
We are the butt of many a joke because of what we make,
But you can name call all you like, we can take the flack.
Because when we go racing, we beat you on the track!

You can hire the top designers, to try to chase us down,
One for this and one for that, we love to watch them frown.
But we’ve got Adrian Newey, and he’s really got the knack,
Of making F1 racing cars that beat you on the track!

We own this current era, we know how to win,
We’ve torn up the rule book and put it in the bin.
There’s major changes coming, and horsepower we may lack,
But would you really bet against us winning on the track?



Thank you to our first contestant!
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
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That's by far the best thing written so far in ANY pervious comp.

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I hate that I love it. :irked:

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:readit: :study:
We now have the second entry to Writing Competition No.3!

Views on Rush





Well it has been a few days since isaw the film (I don't like to think of writing reviews until a few days afterwards) so here goes.

Ron Howards "Rush" was ok.

I did not feel as if I had connected with the character's, it was all a bit basic in the story telling sense. Page 1 introduce the characters. Page 2 tell them about the moment. Page 3 tell them how the moment come about. Page 4 tell them the next hour from the moment. Page 5 epilogue.

Dont get me wrong the racing scenes where amazing, the attention to detail about the whole film was second to none.

Maybe because I did not feel attached to the characters, I did not feel how titanic the battle was.

However I will buy it On DVD and rank it between Senna and Driven.



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The last line makes you sound like cilla black

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Thank you Jab, I think that comment has been made before..... Note to self!! Change patter for next entry!!! :hehe:
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Jabberwocky wrote:The last line makes you sound like cilla black


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:readit: :study:
Here is the third entry to Writing Competition No.3!

Twas the night before Christmas


Twas the night before Christmas, Bernie turned away from the rain swept window. He always liked the view of Berchtesgaden from his friend Max's house. As Bernie turned, he swept the room with his monocular vision. Before him was a long table with thirteen seats. His gaze lingered on the seat farthest from the head of the table for it was the only vacant seat. He would miss Mr Pérez-Sala in his own way, Luis always made him laugh.

“Gentlemen” He announced bringing the room to silence. “We find ourselves here once again. I would like to thank you all one more time for an exciting 2012 championship. Oh and thank you for turning up at the end!” Bernie notioned to the far end of the table. All the team owners looked towards Fernandez and Booth who both sheepishly look back.

“Right then lets get to the business at hand, the auction for the 2013 world constructors championship.” This was the part that Bernie liked best, people giving him money! “Unfortunately only the Constructors championship is available this year. As you all know I had to give the 2013 championship to that Hamilton kid or he said he would leave the sport. So the Constructors championship, do I have a bid of 10 Millions Euros?”

When the bidding was over Bernie, grinned to himself, who would of guessed that Mercedes where so rich and hungry for it this year!

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“Gentlemen, I have had to call you all together again, it is the end of May and to be quite honest Mercedes have put in a lackluster show.” Bernie looked around the room angry, he hated when people did not do what they were supposed to do. “Brawn, what do you need to get your car into a position where it could look like it could win the championship?”
Ross looks at his hand deep in thought “More mileage on these tires, we can qualify well, but we got through more rubber than a five dollar whore on race days”
Bernie stared at him, “I will see what I can do, I will speak to Paul”
“I don't think that is fair” a lone voice came from the silent room. Everyone turned to look at the owner of the voice. Horner sat with rage on his face before going on “We have spent millions of pounds designing a decent car for us to be nobbled because someone can not get their act together?”
Bernie growled back at him “You and your team will do as you are told, or you will be removed from the championship!”


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“Gentlemen, again we have to have a meeting it is now the end of September, and someone is taking the pee out of me, out of my championship, out of MY SPORT!” Bernie had stood up while he anger built as he was talking. “Horner, we spoke about this! Then you let your boy shoot off at over 2 seconds a lap!”

Christian began to speak “I tried to stop him but....”
“But, but” Bernie shouted back “That insolent little boy is your employee, he should do what you say!”
Bernie sighed and sat down calming himself. Then quietly said “We will find a problem with your car, something like you are running illegal traction control, we will throw you out of this years championship. AND YOU!” he turned towards Brawn, “Get your cars good enough to beat the Italian fellows! After all they have already done a deal for next years championship”




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:readit: :study:
Here is the fourth entry to Writing Competition No.3!

Air Con

I’m not a fan of air conditioning, though I suspect I am in the minority. My experiences with it have not been good, and I hate to be cold.

Let me start with air con in cars. I prefer the windows down, or the roof off, or the skylight open. Wind in hair, sun on skin…happy! But I am always out-voted and the air con goes on- misery! It makes my nose tickle. Michael Schumacher has the same issue. He always knows when the air con is on and asks for it to be turned off. That is probably the one and only thing I have in common with Michael Schumacher, a dislike of air conditioning. So it’s turned on and I gradually start to chill. My shoes come off and my feet are pulled up under my bottom to keep warm, I HATE cold feet. I sit there shivering and snivelling until the car stops and the sun comes back.

Air con on aeroplanes. Well I just don’t want to go there!! The germs circulating the system on planes don’t bare thinking about.

Holidays. Joy! Warm sun, sun dresses, eating alfresco, wonderful! First stop Florida. Eating alfresco? No. We are ushered into iceboxes where a track suit would be more suitable than a sun dress. And the hotel/motel, whatever it was, that had air conditioning too. It smelt like rotting vegetables, particularly lettuce, and it rattled all night. But let’s leave Florida there, because Florida is a whole new story. Watch out for ‘Florida’, coming your way soon.

We’ll skip to the Med. Balmy, beautiful and they most definitely do eat outdoors. There are tables in the street, on the beach, on the prom, where one can enjoy a local dish and a bottle of wine whilst the sun goes down and the stars start to shine, the waves are gently lapping on the shore. Heaven!
After a few nights of this we wander the back streets in search of a restaurant specialising in the local seafood, and as luck has it we stumble across it, and there are free tables. We are shown inside by the attentive waiters. Horror! There is air con! Why do they do this? Do they enjoy watching a carefully nurtured suntan turn to pale goosy flesh skin? Or are the waiters playing a little game? A game called ‘Let’s see how long ‘till this girl shows she REALLY likes me’. Well 5, 4 , 3, 2, 1. Yep, I really like these waiters, and they know it!

NOTE: to girls with big nipples (no scratch that) to girls with nipples. DO NOT GO INTO AIR CONDITIONED RESTAURANTS WEARING A SKIMPY SUNDRESS!!

But we are in; so there I sit. Legs are wrapped round each other as many times as they can go to keep warm. I seriously consider taking my sandals off and doing the sitting on feet trick. I am pale, rubbing my arms to keep warm, and liking the waiters a lot. The meal is endured rather than enjoyed, which is a shame because the food is good. But it’s consumed with haste, no dessert, and out, out into the warm wonderful evening air. It wraps itself around me, caresses my skin and I slowly come back to life. Ahhhh! Time to find a bar, an outdoor bar where the breeze can play with my hair and I can still feel the touch of the sun from earlier in the day.

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I can only assume a female wrote this

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the nipples part was so gratuitous... I'm voting for it!
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Re: Writing competition number 3

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:detective:

Key points of this submission:

a) female
b) lots of travel abroad on planes
c) lots of holidays.

Hmmmm. I wonder who wrote it.
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