PERMANENT INKSTAIN FOR WENDY SHANG
This is what you've done, each Week. I arrange the rows in reverse chronological order, because there are some Losers, and they know who they are, who check up on my points-awarding every Week.But I would just like to reiterate that such checking up is not a problem for me. I have said many times that each Loser's enlightened self-interest is my best QA.
If you wish to see what your ink was, refer to the Master Contest List or search All Invitational Text. Remember that Types I, P, some H, and sometimes A are seen "above the Report" -- that is, if they are listed here for Week 7777, for example, they will be found in text files or images of Week 7777. Everything else will be found in a "Report" section of a file two, three, or four weeks later; 7781 in this Example.
If you see any error, please let me know, email@example.com.
Key to Ink Types:
- 3: 3rd Runner-Up.
- H: Honorable Mention, sometimes appearing in the setup of a new contest.
||Picture this -- a caption contest
||Write a caption, either descriptive or in dialogue, for any of the provided cartoons.
||The Year in Redo, Part 2
||Enter (or reenter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1388 through 1412.
||Divining comedy: 2021 predictions
||Name some humorous news event to happen in 2021.
||Legends of the fall -- more fictoids
||Tell us some bogus trivia about autumn, or things that happen (or have happened) in autumn.
||Who was that masked man?
||Current a short listing for a current or past TV show that has a coronavirus story line, or one reflecting some other issue in the news right now.
||2020: Metaphors for a bleep year
||Make up a word whose Scrabble letter values add up to exactly 14 (no blanks!), and define it.
||H H |
||Trope springs eternal
||Use any of the four provided standard settings -- (a) desert island, (b) bartender at a bar, (c) desert, (d) psychiatrist next to a couch -- and describe a cartoon that includes your choice of characters, along with a caption.
||Add nauseam: A plus-one contest
||Add a "plus one" to some familiar numerical grouping, true or fictional
||TankaWanka 4: Haiku plus tu
||Write a TankaWanka about something that's been in the news lately.
||Don't you want to see new places?
||Change any place name slightly and describe the new place.
||Of course there are stupid questions!
||Give us stupid questions, especially ones reflecting Our Current Situation.
MOST OF YOUR INK
Here is, I hope, most of your ink to be found in the All Invitational Text list. I have to find these with what are called regular expressions, which is a method used in a lot of programming languages to find and modify certain text strings in larger corpora. Basically I look for something like this:
"Report From Week 758"
"And from The Style Invitational four weeks ago . . ."
and then some text, your name, and your town, arranged in this familiar way:"GlaxoSmithKline: I have six kids named Chesterfield, Winston, Lark, BensonHedges, Doral and Kool. If I name my new baby Nicorette, can I get a free coupon for your products? (Jennifer Hart, Arlington)"I don't catch everything, but I believe I find 90%.
Unlike in the table to the left, I've arranged these in chronological order, so you can see how your humor matured, like a forgotten cheese deep in the walls of an old house. You started out, perhaps in Year 1, sending in riddles you sort of remembered from grade school, and now look at ya, ain't you Dorothy Parker.
[still working on this ...]