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Title: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: Bit_Happy on May 13, 2011, 01:10:24 PM
This is a huge cluster of projects to develop the Bitcoin economy.

Update/Intro:

I've been very busy, thank you for the entertaining range of responses.
Here is part of my reply to a PM received today:

1) ...looking for people with imagination, creativity, sense of adventure, etc.
2) Some of my best ideas could be quickly copied, so I purposefully "allowed some confusion" at this time.
3) More details to follow...



<Original Post Starts Here>

Hello All,
My writing style is a bit unusual, this is one reason you see such a large bounty proposed for Good Writers.

In it's current state Bitcoin offers us a fantastic world of opportunities.
Over a year ago Bitcoin was a genuine Once-In-A-Lifetime moment for people who acted decisively at the right time.

Once-In-A-Lifetime: 1,000 BTC Shared Among A Small Group Of Good Writers

Almost anyone with a keyboard and a touch of imagination can attempt to claim they are offering you The Next Big Thing.
Nobody else in the Whole Wide World can say...
  • You will now be a part of the greatest Once-In-A-Lifetime opportunity in all of human history!
No person in the Whole Wide World can say that, and actually produce the series of surprises you are about to enjoy.

What?
What did you say?
No other person in the Whole Wide World can produce the series of fun surprises you are about to enjoy.

That sounds a bit extreme, are you crazy?
Bit crazy? If I am 'nuts', then I'm looking to upgrade to a wildly successful, eccentric person.


OK, you have my attention for now, what is this?
You need to know these important highlights:
1) I have been working for years preparing to launch... Edit (see #2 below)
2) Both #1 and #2 have been modified, you will see why in a moment.
3) The first batch of writing will be related to our crowd-funding efforts. Almost the entire bounty will come from 'investors' and early adopters.
4) You never have to nervously wait for me to pay you. Investors and early adopters receive an incentive (a discount) if they are willing to make a split payment; This way you get paid directly for your good writing skills.


What IS This?
Our best, highest-paid writers will need to have decent writing skills combined with at least some amount of imagination.
Instead of clearly telling you too much at the start here is a fun twist:

How To Enter:
  • Minimal Effort = "I am interested, please give more details" (or something similar, in your own words)
If there is a lack of people who give a greater effort, then you will get a chance.

  • Greater effort (Recommended) = Please enter by posting a brief sample of your writing (Max 4 or 5 paragraphs - Min 2 or 3 Sentences)
The subject is "What Is This?"
Based on the information given* (plus your imagination),
  • What could I (we) be planning that no one in Human History has ever attempted before?

*Spoiler Alert! There is much more info in the bottom section to help with your writing.

Deadline for entry = Edit: <Update> Changed to TBD/ Deadline not currently known</Update>, or ~30 (Greater effort) entries whichever comes first.
Total # of Winners = TBD: ~4 or 5 large bounties and probably many smaller ones | Note: 1,000 BTC is a realistic goal, IMO. The final number will obviously depend on 'investors', crowd-funding, early adopters, and other sources of funding.

Tip #1: If your core ideas are so valuable that you choose not to risk sharing, then do what I did and write an exciting teaser.
Tip #2: If we are blessed with a large number of responses the earliest ones will have some advantage (not buried on page 5);
You can reserve a spot by quickly answering "I am interested", and then come back later to edit your post.  
Tip #3: Info at the bottom (last section) will help fuel your imagination. The question "What Is This?", still is not fully answered.

Hope you have fun, and remember the sky is the limit!



'Investors' and early adopters:
Of course you will need more details.
1) I have been working for years preparing to launch over 80 to 100 unique Web Projects all "at about the same time", during a truly unforgettable series of Epic Adventures "for Geeks, Entrepreneurs, and other Fun people."
2) Some projects, certainly not all, will be related to the Bitcoin economy.
3) FYI: 'Investors' is intentionally in ' ''s since we are not currently a registered investment opportunity. (more details to follow)
If you want to be alerted regarding valuable "early-response discounts" then feel free to respond here, or PM me, and you will be notified ASAP, thank you.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: Nekrobios on May 13, 2011, 01:17:14 PM
Did anyone understand what the hell this is about … ?


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: Bit_Happy on May 13, 2011, 01:20:42 PM
Yes, I did:
Did anyone understand what the hell this is about … ?

1) I have been working for years preparing to launch over 80 to 100 unique Web Projects all "at about the same time", during a truly unforgettable series of Epic Adventures "for Geeks, Entrepreneurs, and other Fun people."


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: ploum on May 13, 2011, 01:34:44 PM
I'm interested.

I love writing, according to the people around me, I've way too much imagination. So I think that I qualify for that kind of Bounty.

Now, I have to understand what your spaghetti-adver-teasing-cryptic message means. After reading it a few times, I had to bring it to a specialist.

It was a very old shop in a dirty street. The kind of shop that exists in every city but that you probably don't want to know. As soon as I opened the door, I was hit by the dusty sweet smell. A very old man was buried under the biggest glasses I have ever seen. Handing him your message, he looked at my face and smiled, discovering plenty of yellow tooth.
— That's a rough translation of the Voynich manuscript, he said.
— Ah…

Surprised, I was unable to answer more.
— Is there anything else I could do for you, young man?
— But, how can I claim the 1000 bitcoins then?

With one hand, he started to stroke his beard.
— Well, young man, are the rules clear?
— Not at all. It looks like there is no rules.
— Don't you think that rules are like barriers? They are there to prevent abuses.
— Maybe.
— So, like a horse in an empty field, you are asking me for barriers in order to know where to run?
— That's not the way I see it.
— When someone scream "Go!", you can observe two kind of persons. Those who run and those who ask "Where should I go?"
— And I'm the one asking? regretting immediately this obvious pun.
— When there is no rules, freedom is the rule. And only a few brave men can accept that rule. People invent other rules to protect themselves against the fear of freedom.
— Will I earn 1000bitcoins by listening to silly pseudo-philosophical quotes?
— You learn quickly young man. Go and don't tell our conversation to anyone.
— Is that a rule?

He laughed, I went out of the shop and now, alone in front of my computer, I'm wondering: what is this 1000BTC bounty for?


Title: What is this?
Post by: eof on May 13, 2011, 03:32:19 PM
This, while not a scam, is likely a pipe dream. 

Quote
3) The first batch of writing will be related to our crowd-funding efforts. Almost the entire bounty will come from 'investors' and early adopters.



Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: lulzplzkthx on May 13, 2011, 04:54:06 PM
I'm interested!

Quote
I leaned back in my seat, pleased with the outcome. I had written a piece and been accepted by a user known only as "Bit_Happy" to come with him on an Epic Adventure sure to be filled with great peril and toil, but in which I would receive a reward greater than that which I could imagine.

I suddenly got an acute feeling of nervousness. What had I gotten myself into? A scam? Some nutter's pipe dream? I was determined to find out, and had to stick with it, no matter what got in my way. I had to be The Writer.

I may expand in time. I had to run.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: FatherMcGruder on May 13, 2011, 04:59:12 PM
It was a dark and stormy night...


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: ploum on May 13, 2011, 05:03:34 PM
It was a dark and stormy night...

Huge  ;D


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: eMansipater on May 13, 2011, 08:02:25 PM
Fucking scammers.
Reggie's mouse pointer moved directly to the delete button in a well-practiced motion, then paused.  Being a moderator was heavy with the weight of not crucifying users just because you'd sold all your bitcoins 1/6th of the way up its recent meteoric rise.

He rescanned the lengthy and inscrutable post--there was no overt scam here.  So what was it?  Something about the pacing didn't sit right with him.  Instinctively, he began checking the first letters of each sentence, then the last ones.  He dumped the text into a custom program sitting open on his desktop and flipped through every letter interval from 3 to 30.  Nothing!  But the frequency counts showed he was on to something.
Nobody uses that many w's.

He switched to a terminal and his fingers began spewing Python like molten lava.  For 20 minutes he coded feverishly, dead to the world.  Then suddenly--that was it.  He stared purposefully at the vestal missive laid bare on his monitor, the words sinking slowly into his pulsing cerebellum.  He didn't think he'd be going into work tomorrow.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: lulzplzkthx on May 13, 2011, 08:32:28 PM
Fucking scammers.
Reggie's mouse pointer moved directly to the delete button in a well-practiced motion, then paused.  Being a moderator was heavy with the weight of not crucifying users just because you'd sold all your bitcoins 1/6th of the way up its recent meteoric rise.

He rescanned the lengthy and inscrutable post--there was no overt scam here.  So what was it?  Something about the pacing didn't sit right with him.  Instinctively, he began checking the first letters of each sentence, then the last ones.  He dumped the text into a custom program sitting open on his desktop and flipped through every letter interval from 3 to 30.  Nothing!  But the frequency counts showed he was on to something.
Nobody uses that many w's.

He switched to a terminal and his fingers began spewing Python like molten lava.  For 20 minutes he coded feverishly, dead to the world.  Then suddenly--that was it.  He stared purposefully at the vestal missive laid bare on his monitor, the words sinking slowly into his pulsing cerebellum.  He didn't think he'd be going into work tomorrow.

I think we have a winner right here.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: error on May 13, 2011, 08:39:57 PM
I'd settle for an explanation that actually makes some sense.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: ribuck on May 13, 2011, 08:53:47 PM
I'd settle for an explanation that actually makes some sense.
Especially for a business based on writing, the introductory post should be comprehensible.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: rebuilder on May 13, 2011, 08:58:14 PM
I don't usually take it as a good sign when someone goes to such trouble to get you excited while giving out as little info as possible regarding what it is you should be excited about.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: ryepdx on May 13, 2011, 11:31:35 PM
I don't usually take it as a good sign when someone goes to such trouble to get you excited while giving out as little info as possible regarding what it is you should be excited about.

+1


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: Bit_Happy on May 17, 2011, 01:31:34 AM
I'd settle for an explanation that actually makes some sense.

Hello All,
My writing style is a bit unusual, this is one reason you see such a large bounty proposed for Good Writers.

We have clearly established a need for clear writing skill, so let's look at the next section.

In it's current state Bitcoin offers us a fantastic world of opportunities.
Over a year ago Bitcoin was a genuine Once-In-A-Lifetime moment for people who acted decisively at the right time.

Is anyone having trouble fully understanding this section? If so, I will expand upon it more before we tackle the rest.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: evoorhees on May 17, 2011, 01:44:46 AM
I'm a professional writer and will attempt to edit the originator's post for 100btc.  I could've written a more cogent narrative on LSD =)


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: eMansipater on May 17, 2011, 07:42:08 AM
I'm a professional writer and will attempt to edit the originator's post for 100btc.  I could've written a more cogent narrative on LSD =)
I'd happily underbid you at 50btc if Bit_Happy is looking for a chance to demonstrate his or her commitment to this project.  I have to say, even a little punctuation would go a long way to improving readability.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: 42kang on May 17, 2011, 10:05:38 AM
Whatever could it all mean, the words were there but they faded in and out of meaning. My brain hummed to the tune of five heaving video cards cooking numbers in the wires. Maybe I was seeing it all backwards, that I was mistaken and confused, It would not be the fist time that this had happened. The seconds melted into minutes, thoughts rolled across my mind like puzzle pieces being strewn across an irregular landscape of moving color and sound. A brightly illuminated gentleman swam over to me as I floated aloft on my back, pulling on my pant legs he motioned me towards a small door on the horizon. What was this door, was it the way I had been looking for?

As it grew closer I got the warm sensation that toast gave on a crisp morning laced with dew and bird chatter, a singing tone rung out from beneath me and the illuminated gentleman ducked under for a quick peak. This murmur grew more and more vivid, the wash of detail more and more in focus. They were telling me to pay close attention and at the same time to let my thoughts wain over the banks of accepted discourse and through the deep undergrowth of my hidden alleyways.

"How obscure" I murmured to myself, "It's a test".


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: FatherMcGruder on May 17, 2011, 12:16:22 PM
Whatever could it all mean, the words were there but they faded in and out of meaning. My brain hummed to the tune of five heaving video cards cooking numbers in the wires. Maybe I was seeing it all backwards, that I was mistaken and confused, It would not be the fist time that this had happened. The seconds melted into minutes, thoughts rolled across my mind like puzzle pieces being strewn across an irregular landscape of moving color and sound. A brightly illuminated gentleman swam over to me as I floated aloft on my back, pulling on my pant legs he motioned me towards a small door on the horizon. What was this door, was it the way I had been looking for?

As it grew closer I got the warm sensation that toast gave on a crisp morning laced with dew and bird chatter, a singing tone rung out from beneath me and the illuminated gentleman ducked under for a quick peak. This murmur grew more and more vivid, the wash of detail more and more in focus. They were telling me to pay close attention and at the same time to let my thoughts wain over the banks of accepted discourse and through the deep undergrowth of my hidden alleyways.

"How obscure" I murmured to myself, "It's a test".

Lol, "fist time".


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: ahzzmandius on May 17, 2011, 03:52:40 PM
I haven't seen writing this overly descriptive since my one and only encounter with a friend's pulp-romance novel.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: Anonanon on May 17, 2011, 04:48:33 PM
I am interested.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: jrmithdobbs on May 17, 2011, 07:49:05 PM
Obvious scam. Move along.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: grbgout on May 17, 2011, 07:50:26 PM
I'm just posting to raise awareness of the likelihood that this is a scam, and is rather common for freelance writers to encounter.  The competition held asks for contestants to contribute stories, which will be evaluated for a winner or winners, but all the contributed works are "owned" by the competition organizers.  Since there is such little information on the rules for this competition, I would be very leery about submitting any creative works.  Let's not forget the proclaimed bounty isn't even available: rather, it's purported to be accrued through the first "batch" of investor solicitation.

It's a technique to generate free content.

Don't forget the four golden words: F*ck you, pay me. (http://vimeo.com/22053820) (vimeo).  It's a video on the importance of contracts, pretty decent talk.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: Syncopate on May 18, 2011, 12:14:44 AM
Wow, I've never seen anyone on the face of this planet write in a complete circle OP's post just fried my brain completely...


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: coinonymous on June 01, 2011, 02:53:37 AM
As spring days lengthen,
business men drink more sake.
Shit like this appears.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: publickeyhash on June 01, 2011, 02:14:36 PM
He could easily prove possession of 1000BTC by giving a current adress where it resides, and a new adress where it will reside. Post this information on the forum an hour before actually sending the 1000BTC to your new adress. Put your money where your mouth is.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: AnonymousOctopus on June 01, 2011, 06:16:08 PM
The splash of weight entering water faded some time ago, but the delicious ribbons of scent still travel. New sharks cruise in from farther and farther away, about as able to resist this bait as they are capable of literally walking away.

And yet. Most are cautious, milling in that endless F5 pattern we all know and love. They take sidelong looks at the bait. Are those faint metallic flashes within truly delicious coin... or just a barbed steel hook? A few rush in to bump it with insults, a few take tentative nibbles. The bait doesn't react. No trap closes. Curiosity grows. That wonderful curiosity, simultaneous flaw and strength. A few more bites are taken, the members of the milling mass speed up and tighten their circles.

I guess I'll join the pattern.

Be careful, we've got sharp teeth.



Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: mmdough on June 01, 2011, 07:38:08 PM
Whatever could it all mean, the words were there but they faded in and out of meaning. My brain hummed to the tune of five heaving video cards cooking numbers in the wires. Maybe I was seeing it all backwards, that I was mistaken and confused, It would not be the fist time that this had happened. The seconds melted into minutes, thoughts rolled across my mind like puzzle pieces being strewn across an irregular landscape of moving color and sound. A brightly illuminated gentleman swam over to me as I floated aloft on my back, pulling on my pant legs he motioned me towards a small door on the horizon. What was this door, was it the way I had been looking for?

As it grew closer I got the warm sensation that toast gave on a crisp morning laced with dew and bird chatter, a singing tone rung out from beneath me and the illuminated gentleman ducked under for a quick peak. This murmur grew more and more vivid, the wash of detail more and more in focus. They were telling me to pay close attention and at the same time to let my thoughts wain over the banks of accepted discourse and through the deep undergrowth of my hidden alleyways.

"How obscure" I murmured to myself, "It's a test".


I'm a professional writer and will attempt to edit the originator's post for 100btc.  I could've written a more cogent narrative on LSD =)

I'm afraid you're too late," sneered Zoltan. "The fireplace has already flown south for the winter!"


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: mmdough on June 01, 2011, 07:41:48 PM
In fact, why not cut to the chase:

http://www.workableweb.com/_pages/tips_how_to_write_good.htm


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: AntiVigilante on June 01, 2011, 11:56:43 PM
In fact, why not cut to the chase:

http://www.workableweb.com/_pages/tips_how_to_write_good.htm

The real question is:

If we are so interested, why don't we pool together and bypass Bit_Happy?

I have 17.04 BTC. I will put 1000 dobits (.001 BTC each) if 33 put in 99,000 dobits.

The pool is to be split in two.

50% for future pool events.

50% for distribution - prize: decent starter GPU rig at 33% of average mining power or 80% of 50%. It may require several cycles to actually get it for them.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: mmdough on June 02, 2011, 12:19:37 AM
In fact, why not cut to the chase:

http://www.workableweb.com/_pages/tips_how_to_write_good.htm

The real question is:

If we are so interested, why don't we pool together and bypass Bit_Happy?

I have 17.04 BTC. I will put 1000 dobits (.001 BTC each) if 33 put in 99,000 dobits.

The pool is to be split in two.

50% for future pool events.

50% for distribution - prize: decent starter GPU rig at 33% of average mining power or 80% of 50%. It may require several cycles to actually get it for them.

Hell, if someone's going to give me BTC in exchange for writing crazy crap, I don't particularly care who's giving it or why. But then, it's never been clear what kind of crap can expect to receive a reward anyway, or whether there even is a meaningful reward. So far the thread has just been people posting crazy crap, and I include to OP in that statement.

Maybe there should be a subforum where people could go to post crazy crap in a cloyingly desperate appeal for tips? And others could gather to throw peanuts at them like the performing monkeys they are. I'd be there in a heartbeat, if only to mock other's poor grammar/spelling.

And to post crazy crap, of course.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a15KgyXBX24 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a15KgyXBX24)
DANCE MONKEY DANCE


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: AntiVigilante on June 02, 2011, 12:51:43 AM
Hell, if someone's going to give me BTC in exchange for writing crazy crap, I don't particularly care who's giving it or why. But then, it's never been clear what kind of crap can expect to receive a reward anyway, or whether there even is a meaningful reward. So far the thread has just been people posting crazy crap, and I include to OP in that statement.

We the pool decide what crap makes for the greatest crap of all time. Or we could let encyclopediadramatica.ch decide.

Then we divide the pool as proposed.

example
1000 do bits = 1 BTC
500 do bits go to the pool
500 do bits + 50% of holdings go to a prize

or if the person declines the prize

100 do bits to second place and 400 do bits to first place


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: 5891 on June 02, 2011, 12:59:20 AM
I am interested


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: jtimon on June 05, 2011, 12:14:16 PM
I'm interested, but I'm afraid I can't write English as well as I write Spanish.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: RodeoX on June 05, 2011, 04:41:54 PM
...That's a rough translation of the Voynich manuscript, he said...
that made me spit my drink :D


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: Bit_Happy on June 08, 2011, 10:26:49 AM
Hi all, I've been very busy, thank you for the entertaining range of responses.
Here is part of my reply to a PM received today:

1) ...looking for people with imagination, creativity, sense of adventure, etc.
2) Some of my best ideas will be quickly copied, so I purposefully "allowed some confusion" at this time.
3) More details to follow...


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: ploum on June 08, 2011, 10:34:02 AM
Oh, this thread is still alive. Astonishing!

Will you announce the "winners"? You said that there was a 10 days limit, I think it is done now ;-)


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: Bit_Happy on June 08, 2011, 10:45:10 AM
Oh, this thread is still alive. Astonishing!

Will you announce the "winners"? You said that there was a 10 days limit, I think it is done now ;-)

The deadline has always been an (~) estimate and it has been extended.
Thank you for you interest ploum, I invite you to quote sections from my OP, and discuss (in detail) which parts you think are Astonishing!


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: ploum on June 08, 2011, 10:53:05 AM
Thank you for you interest ploum, I invite you to quote sections from my OP, and discuss (in detail) which parts you think are Astonishing!


The fact that you claim there will be a 1000BTC bounty while, at the same time, you add The Bitcoin Sun to your sig in order to receive 0.1BTC  ;D


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: Bit_Happy on June 08, 2011, 10:57:43 AM
Thank you for you interest ploum, I invite you to quote sections from my OP, and discuss (in detail) which parts you think are Astonishing!


The fact that you claim there will be a 1000BTC bounty while, at the same time, you add The Bitcoin Sun to your sig in order to receive 0.1BTC  ;D

The money comes from ...'investors', crowd-funding, early adopters, and other sources of funding.
That detail is clearly seen in the OP.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: ploum on June 08, 2011, 11:07:39 AM

The money comes from ...'investors', crowd-funding, early adopters, and other sources of funding.
That detail is clearly seen in the OP.

I don't remember that those details were there when I wrote my own post. In fact, reading your first post is like tap-dancing on quick-sand.  Did your post have a life on its own? It seems to grow, to evolve by itself. It's alive! It's aliiiiiiive!


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: Bit_Happy on June 08, 2011, 11:12:11 AM

The money comes from ...'investors', crowd-funding, early adopters, and other sources of funding.
That detail is clearly seen in the OP.

I don't remember that those details were there when I wrote my own post. In fact, reading your first post is like tap-dancing on quick-sand.  Did your post have a life on its own? It seems to grow, to evolve by itself. It's alive! It's aliiiiiiive!

That line has been there the whole time.
Attention to detail is a valuable skill, do you have it?


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: ploum on June 08, 2011, 11:15:59 AM

That line has been there the whole time.
Attention to detail is a valuable skill, do you have it?


It depends how much I'm paid to have it ;-)


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: Bit_Happy on June 08, 2011, 11:21:28 AM
People say they are confused. Could someone please, either:

A) Respond to the original post after paying attention to the details
or
B) Quote my exact words when you reach a spot you do not understand.

Thank you



...
"How obscure" I murmured to myself, "It's a test".
...

Good job 42kang,
Yes, this is a test of imagination, writing ability, attention to detail, and the courage to explore new ideas.


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: Karmicads on June 08, 2011, 03:28:36 PM
I'm a professional writer and will attempt to edit the originator's post for 100btc.  I could've written a more cogent narrative on LSD =)

Damn! You must have tiny writting. Those blotters are sooooo small.  :P


Title: Re: Big Bounty: 1,000 BTC (One Thousand BTC) Shared Among A Small Group Of Writers.
Post by: TheVirus on June 08, 2011, 07:32:36 PM
Here's a short story I wrote many years ago:

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Fred was a mini-dwarf bunny. He was never to grow bigger than his friends and was always picked on. Fred remembers when he was younger and all of the bunnies were the same and the fun they've had.

*2 years ago*

'Fred, let's go to Farmer John's place and dig up some carrots.', said Sid, a little scamp of a rabbit. Fred joined up with Sid and went to over to visit Farmer John.

'Are you sure about this? I mean, Farmer John doesn't like it when we eat his food.', worried Fred. He glanced over at Sid and noticed him snickering under his breath.

'You can't be serious, Fred. Come on, it's no big deal, look at how many carrots he has, he won't miss a few.'

'I guess you're right.', said Fred.

They arrived at Farmer John's farm and began to dig up some carrots. Several minutes later Sid and Fred were stuffed! They had eaten too much and were lazily returning to their burrow when they heard a shout. Farmer John had noticed the rabbits had eaten some of his crops and he was chasing after them.

'I told you rabbits to stay out! I can't have you critters eating my crops. Git out!', yelled Farmer John as he chased after them with a rake.

Fred and Sid high-tailed it out of there and returned safely to their burrow. They told their friends what happened and laughed all night about the adventure, it really was fun.

*Present Day*

As time past, Fred noticed that Sid was getting bigger and bigger and that he himself was not. Fred tried to join in with Sid's gang and tried to hang out with them, but Sid shunned him, not wanting to be seen with such a munchkin rabbit.

'Fred, look, we can't hang out anymore. You just aren't cool enough and ever since Farmer John moved away, we really have nothing to do anymore. You're just not big enough to hang with the cool guys.', said Sid solemnly to Fred.

'That's not fair! We've been friends for years and now you're distancing yourself from me because of my size? I thought we were friends, Sid. I thought we were friends...', wimpered Fred as he scuttled away.

Fred went to his burrow and contemplated what to do with this life. He noticed that Sid and his gang were having kids left and right and extending their family. Fred was sitting in his home all alone, alone with nothing but his pain and thoughts.

Fred was hopping along side of the outskirts of his pack and noticed a guy drop a plastic baggy on the ground as he was running away from a man in blue. Fred went to where the baggy was and sniffed it, wondering if it was food. Instantly, Fred felt amazing. All of his worries and problems disappeared. Nothing bothered him anymore and he felt like he could do anything!

He took the bag and began going home, not knowing what the contents of the bag was. Over the next few days, Sid noticed that Fred was acting very strange. Sometimes he'd be hyper and other times he'd be strung out and hardly move. Sid was worried about Fred, but couldn't let his gang know about this.

Weeks passed by and Fred was becoming more and more irrational. He started talking to Shawanda, a local hooker in the rabbit community. Shawanda doesn't have a mate, no one really knows her origin or history, but it seems the lonely and desperate go to her for a good time.

Shawanda noticed Fred sniffing something white from a plastic bag and asked what it was. Fred decided to give Shawanda a little try to boost his chances with her. She instantly fell in love with this strange substance and craved more. Fred, being a little devilish now, rubbed some of the white powder on his privates and went to town.

The orgasm they both felt was nothing like they've felt before. Fred was going insane with his new addiction and was having his way with all the females in town, even those with families. The female rabbits didn't know what was going on but after they had experienced some of Fred's prowess, they wanted more.

A few days later, Sid found Fred's baggy and confronted him about it.

'Fred, what is this? Are you doing cocaine? This isn't good, man, this shit will kill you.', exclaimed Sid, in a worried tone. Fred took no notice of Sid's presence and continued to ignore him. Finally, Sid took the plastic bag and spilled the contents on the ground.

'Sid, what the FUCK man!? You're going to pay for that! I was having the time of my life when you constantly ignored me. This 'cocaine' as you put it was my escape. I had all the women I wanted. I pimped them out to other rabbits for carrots and celery. I was living the good life until now. Now you just fucked yourself.', Fred said in a calm and collective voice.

Fred motioned towards Sid in an attempt to pay him back for what he had just done. Fred didn't want to go back to his normal existence, he didn't want to be the outcast of the group. He chased Sid outside and around the burrows.

'Fred, calm down, man. You don't have to do this!', shouted Sid as he ran to the outskirts of their colony.

Fred was gaining on Sid, he may have been small but he was much faster than Sid, especially since he lost so much weight. Sid looked around franticly, trying to find something to keep Fred away from him. Sid noticed a street and took his chances. He knew that Fred never crossed the street. He knew it was one of Fred's fears. He knew he was safe.

'You chicken shit, Sid. Get back over here so I can put you down!', yelled Fred over the sound of the roaring cars. Fred was too scared, even in his drugged up state, to cross the street. His parents always warned him to never cross it, knowing that other wildlife exist on the other side.

'Fred, listen. You can't go on like this. Can't we just talk this over?', asked Sid, in a frantic voice.

Fred, feeling a slight change in heart decided to take his chances and run across the street. He began to move when, suddenly, a car came out of no where and almost ran him over. He took a few steps back and thought about this. He decided he wanted to cross this street and face his fears and his former friend.

Fred hopped across the street, dodging cars and holes in the ground, not wanting to trip or get stuck. He finally made it to the other side with Sid and looked into his eyes.

'Sid, I'm sorry. You were right, I was out of my mind on that stuff. Thank you for showing me the way and helping me face my fear. I crossed the street! This is a far bigger high than that white stuff.', said Fred, excited and gasping for air.

'It's okay, man. Let's head back.', Sid replied.

'Ah hah! I see you, you won't get away this time.'

Fred and Sid spun around to see Farmer John there. They turned around and began hopping away when they heard a thunderous clap.

Fred lied there, bleeding. He looked over at Sid, eyes glazed over and motionless.

'You're still my best friend, Sid', said Fred, with his last breath.

The End.