: Drama breaks out in Cora Dyce because of autocorrect.Genre
Round ResultsJudges vote
- Extra topic description was:
I'm sure many people here have encountered problems with autocorrect or at least heard of multiple oft hilarious examples. What word fucked up by autocorrect, in the hands of what person, could cause friction between cora members or even turn into a fullblown shitstorm? If you can answer that question with a good story you could very well win this round.
Any person in Cora can be used as a character. Any situation and possible spin you can put on the story is fine. There is no set genre in round 1 - you can do comedy, satire, science-fiction, turn the story dark and etc. Good luck!
* You have 5 days to submit your entry. The deadline is Friday the 13th 21:00 GMT.
* Your entry should average around 500 words. Less than that? No problem. Triple that? Too much.
* To submit your entry forum PM me it.
* If you've already submitted, you can still update your entry by re-sending it before the deadline.
FeuerKaiser|Warriors won 10m.
- Nr's votes:
My points with some commentary:
Fuck, this took a while to write.
Bear in mind that all of this is simply my opinion and I merely tried to give an honest review, no harm intended.
1 point - Joey - I concur with the GreatBanter hashtag. You didn't capture anyone's personality or speech pattern. The dialogue is lazy, uninspired and has nothing to do with the autocorrect topic whatsoever. Regardless, Zodz will probably be pleased to see an entire entry devoted against him.
2 points - Lord Abigor - There's probably a deserved award in here for managing to come up with something as disturbing and at the same time, hilarious. Due to the story lacking any logical narrative and the amount of disturbance caused by the read, I unfortunately can't give it more than 2 points.
3 points - Dump me - I think this story failed by taking on too much and trying to have 3 storywise unconnected punchlines to it. The only auto-correct joke I understood was the epi-pen one. Interesting enough, Lord Abigor also had an "epic penis" auto-correct in his entry, but I have no idea what the actual word was supposed to be there. I'm clueless to what the word behind the first autocorrect was and how the third punchline even fit in to the picture of autocorrect or the story. I'm confused on what the point of this story was. Imo it also had the tone of something that tried hard to be cutesy, but doing so, became cringeworthy.
4 points - Iamtaba - Well, everyone seems to love writing about Zodz today. The story's got a half-decent light absurd tone to it, but it doesn't do the trick for me. I would have at the very least wanted to see a believable autocorrect amidst the absurdness. I'm only giving it a 4 because a few decent lines held it a tiny bit higher than the other 3 entries.
5 points - Slash - You used a typo instead of autocorrect in your story. The concept remains the same so I won't mind. I loved the actual situation of Cannons accidentally saying Zodz makes him feel special. Very good. Unfortunately the rest of the story is weak, Zodz resigning out of pressure put on him over this is out of character and the situation unfolding along with the ending makes no sense with nothing in the story backing up that it's not supposed to make sense. No more than A for effort from me.
6 points - Taro Beast - As Slash's, you took the typo direction instead of autocorrect. I won't badger you for it either as the concept remains pretty much the same. You've got a decent story here. Average in all regards, but it's a full story, the typos are funny and it works. Well played and nice incorporation of Friday the 13th.
7 points - FeuerKaiser|Warriors - I got to give this one credit for a lot of things. The prose was well written, the story felt like a complete story with a beginning, a middle and an end while feeling that the beginning kicked off from the middle of something -- which is positive. I liked how the story had a message to it and remained believable in its execution. I could feel the mystery of who was behind the hacking and the moment Zodz succumbed to abusing the opportunity, good stuff. The flying boots link and a runite ore reference popping up threw in a good dose of humor in there. A similar attempt for that was probably Andy's password being zodzdemotenr4admin, which didn't work for me. I also thought that the ending paragraph got a little preachy, the message would have been obvious from the story. NR ANALOGY TIME. The story's got a well rounded face and a nice body, but it doesn't have legs to stand on. Autocorrect correcting a / to . is just unlikely and almost distant from the topic itself, resulting in a weak main plot point. The story still slumps by on a fairly advanced wheelchair, electronic perhaps. Not without flaws imo, but well done.
8 points - Eth111 - The story clicks exceptionally well along with a few legitimately amusing moments. Logically sound reasons are provided for not just the otherwise unlikely autocorrection, but also other minor story beats that give the story a complete feeling. The autocorrection because of those names often coming up for kicking them is kind of genious. I don't know whether bringing out the names James, Boofz and Moe as people who would quit due to this were intentional, but worked oh so well considering they're the ones that could indeed be upset over poor trial selections instead of them, who have waited for it for ages. The moment of ridiculing yourself as an ending joke was definitely worth using, I couldn't think of a better ending. Despite the prose and mechanics not being the strongest, the story rectified it all for me. Good work.
- Pants's votes:
taro 8 - Taro won because 6/8 of the entries followed the same general plot. I had warriors winning in the beginning till all the other similar posts watered his down a lil
warriors 7 - psh zodz could cripple cora without andys pass
dump me 6 - bad grammar made it hard to read
eth 5 - ur beginning got my hopes up until it nose dived.
taba 4 - auto correct has to be somewhat close
slash 3 - the joke at the end made it somewhat better.
abigor 2 - curse words made it annoyingly unreadable
joe 1 - lol
*general note* I penalized on plot if the auto correct was so outrageous it wasnt believelable. Believability was pretty much most of the criteria.
- Paul's votes:
8 - FeuerKaiser/LMS/Paul/Warriors: Good solid story with an introduction and conclusion. It's obvious you spent some time and put some effort into this.
7 - Eth - LOL, love the references to the trials chosen. It was pretty realistic. I could see something like that happening if Andy actually made that mistake.
6 - Taro Beast: I enjoyed reading your story! A bit off topic, but good nonetheless. I always enjoy a story with some fancy vocabulary sprinkled here and there.
5 - iamtaba:
iamtaba wrote: He's like "it's cool dawg, i'll fix this first thing tomorrow morning". However, Andy wasn't joking when he said he's gonna fix this tomorrow.
This part confused me. Isn't Zodz the one who said he'd fix it? It randomly switches to Andy. I like the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reference.
4 - Slash: I feel like you kind of took the idea from the previous competition when you said that Cannons rises to power and then takes over Andy's spot. And again, LTU gets a rank somehow. o.o Sounds familiar.
3 - Dump Me: Hard to follow and grammar could be improved.
2 - Lord Abigor: Story was on topic (I think
) but it just didn't follow any real plot. Lots of weird things strung all over the place like his mom being in a coma...his dad being a prostitute and out of the blue committing suicide after being in a fight.
1 - Joe: Not even a real story... Just filled with dialogue.
No attempt to spell correctly; filled with internet slang (m8).
Veers off the topic of auto correct causing drama.
And finally...Xodz suddenly turns to Zodz somehow. Then Zodz turns to zodz. You could have at least kept the characters' names consistent.
FeuerKaiser|Warriors & Lord Abigor both won 5m.Round 1 Entries
There were a total of 8 entries.
Dump me wrote:In certain situations, automatic corrections can cause tons of problems while texting someone closes to you or while talking to a group of people online. Misuse of text replacement software is a staple practical joke in many schools and offices. There was one day on Cora Dyce IRC where the auto correct has engulfed everyone with laughter. It all started off in the morning when Paul told us about his journey to six flags, Kimchi on saving an allergic woman, and then Chess looking for a sloppy hoes recipe. The reaction of everyone in the IRC came to life after these automatic corrections.
Earlier on that day, I got on around 10am and started betting some of my money in blackjack. People in the IRC was talking about how exciting their experience was when they went to Six Flags and had a long argument about which rides where the best. Few bets later, Paul got involved into the conversation and talked about what he thinks is a cool journey to the Six Flags. What he said in the IRC was that he was going to drive to Six Fags with a Dearth vibrator mask. Everyone burst out typing “Lol” and “lmfao” into the chat and Paul first quickly typed “flags*” then wrote “Death vibrator”. By now the whole chat was filled with spams of laughter making fun of how Paul got to Six Flags with a Darth vibrator mask on.
Another incident happened that day was Kimchi came online late afternoon. The chat was laid-back at the moment and not a lot of people were betting. Kimchi came into the chat telling everyone about how he just saved a woman’s life earlier today. He told us about how this woman was allergic to peanuts and nuts and he found this woman choking and coughing. Kimchi typed “she didn’t need an ambulance but she had to take the deep penis.” Again everyone died from laughter and he quickly tried correcting it but put down “I had to inject her with an EPIC PENIS.” Someone in the chat asked if he meant Epi Pen and Kimchi said yes. The chat started off calm until Kimchi gave us an epic deep story and that everyone started talking about how he was into woman that are allergic to peanuts and nuts.
Later that night around 6pm, everyone was talking about how good their dinner was. Especially how Xodz talked about how his shepherd pot pie was piled with mashed potatoes on top and a generous amount of gravy pouring down. Chess entered the conversation and said, “Does anyone have a good recipe for sloppy hoes I am craving for them right now.” VP0 said, “1 sloppy hoe: 8 shots of tequila, 1 willing guy, and a lot of falling over.” Of course VP0 was joking and sent Chess a special recipe of sloppy joes.
FeuerKaiser|Warriors wrote: Drama is always in and out of the door to Cora Dyce, but sometimes drama can put an end to many great things. Due to one of the newest features on many devices called, "autocorrect," drama has spread throughout the Cora Dyce community like a wildfire. Autocorrect is causing many members, including administrators of Cora Dyce, to make unintended mistakes when talking to one another. Some of the members who are victims of this, "autocorrect," do not realize that the feature has changed what they have typed. One of those victims, is the one and only Cora Dyce Owner, Andy.
In comes Andy, the well known owner of Cora Dyce. Many members seek to be friends with him, be enemies with him, as well as be him or just like him! All was well throughout the Cora Community, until one day, someone became, "Andy." Andy was attempting to log onto his IRC nick, when autocorrect had taken it's biggest victim in Cora Dyce's history. Autocorrect had changed Andy's desired message, "/ns id zodzdemoteNR4admin," to, ".ns id zodzdemoteNR4admin." This small correction caused mayhem throughout the IRC channel. Before Andy could do anything to fix the problem, his nick was secured by another member. Nobody knew what to do, as spam filled the channel. There was so much spam, that Andy could not find any help to get his nick back. The fake Andy quickly set an auto ban on all members who joined the Cora Dyce channel, and banned all of the members who were in the channel at that time. While Andy was panicking and trying to resolve the IRC issue, his forum account was being hacked as well. This led to the hacking of Andy's email account, Skype account, and Runescape account. While many Cora members were either asleep or at school and work due to the time of the hacking, the news wasn't heard by many hosts and high rollers. The forums were shut down, and many hosts messaged Andy's skype asking what the problem was. The hacker took advantage of the situation, taking money from hosts and making excuses saying that the forums will be up later, and that the IRC channel situation will be resolved in no time.
Hosts messaged each other quickly on Skype once they were scammed, but they were all too late. Everything happened so quickly that no one knew what could be said or done. Every one was panicking, nobody had thought that this would ever happen. It was all too quickly done, and not much was done about it. Who could have done such a thing to such a great community? Who would go into so much depth to take all of Andy's Runescape money, and scam all of the hosts by contacting them through Skype messages? How did the hacker know which contact to message on Skype? Many questions like these ran through the minds of the Cora community. About twelve hours after the crisis, the forums link began to work again. The link, www.Coradyce.com, now redirected you to, http://coramc.playgrid.com/shop/. Confusion ran through everyone's mind, leaving them astonished that Xodz would do such a thing. Xodz's Minecraft server soon began to get spammed, and abused repeatedly, leaving him no choice but to shut down the server. After the server was shut down, Xodz soon changed the homepage of Cora Gaming to, "Watch my streams @ twitch.tv/xodz," and that was the last of Xodz. His stream was bombarded many times by many viewers, calling him a scammer, but he fought through the spam attacks and kept going on with his life, leaving Cora in the dust. Why would Xodz ever cause this hectic drama? The answer is very clear, and you don't need a Runite Ore trail to lead you to the conclusion. It was all because of an autocorrect that lead to a huge opportunity that he could not take up.
The short story of when Xodz bankrupt the whole Cora Dyce staff was all because of the feature autocorrect and greed. Don't let one accidental auto correction trigger off an act of cruelty to others. When one causes cruelty to others, people retaliate with words, and maybe even actions. Retaliation leads to you getting angry with the retaliator, leaving you careless about what you type. Carelessly typing leads to autocorrections,and well, we know where autocorrections can lead us to.
Iamtaba wrote:The days go by with Zodz mishandling several disputes, but he fucked up big this time. After getting home from his work and thinking of what shit post he's about to make next, he sees another dispute wherein a new user got scammed, and other members satirically call for him to be the savior of this one. Zodz drunkenly types "look at these haters, they know i got da powah to fix this scam", but it horribly comes out as "look at this faggot member, im gonna scam him bad". He's like "it's cool dawg, i'll fix this first thing tomorrow morning". However, Andy wasn't joking when he said he's gonna fix this tomorrow. Although Germans are notorious for waking up late in the morning, Andy's timezone gave him the advantage and de-admin'd the fuck outta zodz. Everyone was cheering for this amazing clan decision, and zodz cried his dictator tears all over the carpet. still trying to be the douchebag he is, he then whistled for a cab, and when it came near, the license plate said “fresh” and there were dice in the mirror. If anything, he could say that this cab was rare, but he thought “naw forget it, yo home to bel-air!” He pulled up to the house about seven or eight and he yelled to the cabbie “yo homes smell ya later!” Looked at my kingdom, he was finally there. To settle my throne as the prince of bel-air.
Joe wrote:Xodz: Hey guys, come check out my streams
Rand: Your streams are awesome i'll check them out!
Joe: rand u fkin twat his streams are shit m8
Rand: u fucking w0t m8 i will rek u irl
Sean:both u idiots shut up or else
Rand: u called us idiots???
Sean: oops, sorry :c
Joe: rand, zodz' streams fkin suck m8
Andy: dont go harassing my bitch, or else!
Zodz: andy, pls, im being cyber-bullied online by joe and rand :ccc
Andy: ok, ill derank joe, whatever u say!!
Joe: andy m8 wtf u doing??
Andy: stfu m8 u are still recruit after a year of rank. give me more rsgp!!!111!onee!!
Joe: nah man, im not giving u gp for sitting on your ass allday..
Andy: ok, derank!
zodz: fuck u andy
andy: zodz??? ill rerank joe to gen if u say that again!!
zodz: oops shit i meant to say fuck u andy
andy: that's it m8 ur banned and joe gets gen for free fk u!
zodz: but andy, i meant to say thank you..
andy: too l8 m8 ur banned cya !
andy: ur useless anyways, u couldn't even make a poker website, it took u fkin months...
the end c:
Slash wrote:Cannons and Zodz were taking it out on eachother, late at night in the IRC. This time Cannons had had it with Zodz. 60+ people in the channel watched them argue for hours as if it were some sort of entertainment. Suddenly Cannons made a surprising remark causing the whole crowd to go nuts. "You make me feel special." Cannons said, and immediately realizing he had made a typo. "SUICIDAL* SUICIDAL*", Cannons exclaimed! But it was too late. "OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH" every 2 seconds from almost every member in the channel. It was bezerk. No one would've thought Zodz could make anyone special, that's why they were going crazy. I mean Zodz? Really? Guys cmon.
Anyways the mockery of Zodz continued, every day he'd get people teasing him saying "Zodz, you make me feel special" and what not. Somehow the crowd respected Cannons due to what he had said thinking it was an absolute sarcastic joke. Everyone was on his side. Zodz expected it to pass in a few days, but it did not. 3 months later people were still on about it. Zodz couldn't take it anymore, which resulted in him resigning. Cannons ended up being admin for over a month and then he took over Andy's position. A new rule was soon announced by the great Cannons: "Anyone who makes a typo will be permanently banned." Someone did.
LTU, but instead of being permanently banned, he was give a rank.
What did he say? Sorry, can't leak host section information
Lord Abigor wrote:Joe had a problem with his dad. After a month, They're reconciled after her mom was coma. One night, his dad has some work to do. He messaged Joe to accompany his mom at hospital. Joe then replied after about half an hour, he replied "sorry, just finished masturbating,it makes me feels so relaxed and easier to sleep".His father read the message and replied "Fuck off son". Joe then explained that he meant to say "menstruating", again autocorrect fucked him. At last he send the word that he meant to say which is "meditating". His father was like "fine son,come here and accompany your mom". The next month, Joe's mom no longer in coma. Joe messaged his father to ask about his mom condition. His father the replied "Your mother was good and he need a deep penis, an epic penis". Autocorrect just fucked them a lot. Joe also find out that his father was a prostitute. His father tried to explain everything but they had a fight then his father commited suicide.
Eth111 wrote:Trial Troubles
The day starts out normal for Andy as he wakes up and gets ready to go on the computer. Unfortunatly, his computer will not turn on! Andy solves this issue by going on his iPhone. He then quickly checks the host application section to choose 3 new trials. After a quick review of the applicants, he chooses 3 people: Andrew, Corena, and Medin123. When Andy is typing the post on his iPhone; the unthinkable happens... Autocorrect! Instead of writing Andrew, Corena, and Medin123; he accidently autocorrects to aquatic_girl, casb, and messssi, as he writes their names often to kick them out of the IRC. Andy then gets off and goes to take a nap. 6 hours later, Andy wakes up to see that his computer is working, logs on, and witnesses CoraDyce on shambles. Andy has over 2000 pms on the trial choices alone, ther're over 100 quitting thread including the members Moe, Boofz, James, and more. They're so many posts on the trial choices that Andys computer crashes and has to go back on his iPhone. He then goes on the irc to see only 2 other people on: Zodz and Nr. Zodz then flames Andy for a good 2 hours, with such arguements being Zodz complaining about paying 500m for his trial choices to be picked, him saying that Messssi cant even use a comma, how can he possibly be a host; and more. Nr just says 1 line to Andy: You made a big mistake, you German cunt. After that; both Zodz and Nr write quitting threads and leave forever. They're too many posts at once on the forum page; that it gets hit offline and never comes back on. The last person to ever join the irc with Andy was Eth111, saying the following: Host pls cuz everyone quit? Andy then goes afk and closes the channel forever. The end.
Taro Beast wrote:It was Friday 13th at Cora. Despite the perceived misfortune on such a day Cora was doing fantastically. After a successful drop party, the IRC was buzzing with life as both new and old bet away their hard earned cash for the momentary adrenaline rush of potentially doubling their money. Cora was happy to announce their new game that they really felt would help pick up their business – Slot Machines. Rules were simple and those at Cora loved it. The chance of winning a huge jackpot or even just 3 or 5 times their money. For the present everything seemed positive with everyone content, regardless of them winning or losing.
Unfortunately with all gambling you get the very sore losers. This one particular new member had heard about the slots, and feeling lucky had decided to do several extremely large bets. Unsuccessful he turned his rage to the innocent members of Cora. However through a mix of anger and a tragic typing error the phrase he had so thoughtfully written in bold and a deep red colour to stand out was, ‘Aaaaarggghhhhhh, I’ve wasted 300m on your sluts!!!!’
An eerie silence followed in the wake of such an outburst. Most members saw the comedic side of such a comment, however many of the hosts took deep offence in some random ‘noob’ insulting both them and their team. The culprit, ironically named ‘ChikMagnet69’ realised his error too late. All he could type was ‘F***!!!!!’ Before being permanently banned by Chess, someone who had taken the deepest offence at such a comment.
With the thrill of betting already gripping him he tirelessly tried to rectify his mistake. He added all of the hosts on Runescape to try and explain himself however everyone either ignored him or didn’t believe him. In a last ditch attempt to save himself he wrote in the Spam section on the Forums to explain himself. However in his rush he neglected to check through his message and with one section of his explanation reading ‘I didn’t mean to say Sluts! I was only trying to complain about Cora’s Scots.’ This was enough for the Cora community. Immediately there was a barrage of abuse aimed towards ChikMagnet69 as they supported their small Scottish members of the community. There was nothing for ChikMagnet69 to do, one rude mistake could be considered foolish but make another and no one will believe your innocence. Within moments Nr was on the scene to ban ChikMagnet69 from the forums as well.
Friday 13th had struck again. This unfortunate sole, through both his own stupidity and a great deal of misfortune had cut his Cora experience short. There was nothing more him to do and so the memory of ChikMagnet69 faded into a distant memory.