The Night's Plutonian Shore: The 2007 Halloween Horrorquest (event)
One of Everything2's longest running and most popular traditions is the annual scary story quest. We've had one every October since 2001.
What makes scary story quests so popular on E2? Are we blessed with an unusually large collection of noders who are talented horror writers? Well, yes. But that's not the whole reason.
The simple fact is that Halloween is the only holiday that is strongly associated with a genre of fiction. No one wants to write science fiction on Christmas, or crime fiction on St. George's Day, or Westerns on Easter. But as Halloween approaches, everyone's thoughts turn to horror. People who love movies start thinking about their favorite horror movies. People who enjoy arts and crafts start looking for spooky craft projects they can make. And those of us who enjoy writing start thinking about writing scary stories.
So let's have it. Write an original scary story. Node a story that is in the public domain. Write a factual writeup that is about horror or scary stuff. Create a review of a horror film or story. It can be any length and any topic -- as long as it's scary.
Your reward? Lucy-S is co-sponsoring this Quest, and she'll hand out treats of 25 XPs for every writeup you submit for the Quest, along with an additional 100 XPs for every ching. And at the end of the Quest, you'll receive two XPs for every point of positive Reputation your writeup has.
What's the runtime for the Quest? The entire month of October, plus November 1, server time. Halloween is too awesome to limit to just one day a year.
If you need inspiration, or if you just want to see some more of the scary stories that Everythingians have produced, check out our previous horror quests: I can make you howl. And vice versa. Let's get down to business., Everything Quests: Scary Stories, The Blood is the Life: A Frightful Halloween Quest, They Hunger For Nodes: An e2 Halloween Scary Story Quest, I Will Show You Fear in a Handful of Text: The 2005 Halloween Horrorquest, and It's the Season for Graves Cracking: The 2006 Quest for Fear.
When you write a story for the Quest, just /msg me with the node title and softlink your writeup to this node. I'll include a list of all the Quest participants below.
Let's get going, children. The lights are dim, the wind howls at the window. Let's scare each other.
The Quest is now at an end! Thanks to everyone who participated!