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-IcicIe-
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hey campers! (and leaders and co's, but this is mainly meant for campers :P)

this is going to be known as the swc announcements thread. it's going to contain (surprise!) announcements! so that means things such as reminders to sleep during cabin wars (i'm looking at you, flora) and also one of our weekly activities which i got off tumblr, and i wanted to edit a few things.

so what you need to know right now:
~ daily activities get updated every day at 12am EST
~ weekly activities get updated every tuesday at 12am EST
BUT
~ swc starts 12am EST march 1 YOUR TIMEZONE!

if you are confused about swc, please read this project! miri has done a wonderful at compiling some of the most commonly asked questions, and when in doubt, go here: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/371459449/

rules regarding this thread:
~ if you have questions, ask your leader, or me. please do not post them here. this goes for anything. it'll likely just be me who posts here.
~ please follow this thread! or, if you don't want to, i'm going to ask the leaders to comment in their cabin every time something is posted here.
~ please do not post

this is a new thing, so… yeah! i'll see how it goes

Last edited by -IcicIe- (Feb. 29, 2020 21:43:45)



Platinai
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oooh cool, first lol. will this be like a regular thing or not be posted on that much?

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WaterGlider02
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love this idea!

PinkBoba
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I am SUPER EXCITED!
when green flag clicked
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Last edited by PinkBoba (March 1, 2020 20:47:24)

FloraFauna_SS
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hey yall please refrain from posting here so that icy's announcements don't get buried beneath chatting - i know it was just 3 comments but i think this should be said before more people start chatting in here. thank you!

--BlueSky--
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Noice!



“A journey of a thousand leagues begins beneath one’s feet.” – Lao Tzu


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-IcicIe-
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hey guys! apologies about the weekly not being up yet- i had literally no time to do anything today until now. i sincerely apologise, and here you go!

It’s SWC and you’re getting ready to start writing your novel. This month, you’ve decided to work on a fairy tale themed novel, so you head over to the library to do some research. A heavy, leather-bound book catches your eye with a gold embossed title: Once Upon A Time. This book is fascinating, with so many fairy tales told in a slightly different way. You’re soon engrossed, but then you feel yourself dropping off…
Suddenly, you’re being flung through a swirling green void at a ludicrous number of miles an hour. The book was a portal into the Enchanted Forest!
The portal dumps you out in the middle of the forest and you check for broken bones. You’re going to need to get some help to get back home to your novel, but it doesn’t look like anyone’s around and you need some transport. Whilst you’re thinking about this, you do a 20 minute word sprint.
If you write under 500 words, it looks like you’re going to just have to rely on your own two feet. Luckily, these boots were made for walking!
If you write between 500 and 750 words, fortune favours you with a donkey that comes trotting along, evidently having lost its owner. It’s not the most comfortable of mounts, but it’ll be quicker than your feet.
If you write over 750 words, you hear the rumbling of wheels coming along the road and dive into the undergrowth to avoid being run over. The cart stops to investigate a fallen tree, and you hitch a lift on the running board.


You find yourself heading in the direction of the Forbidden Fortress. You hope that Maleficent isn’t home but a gout of dragon fire from the sky puts paid to that. Looks like you need to sprint to avoid her wrath!
If you're on foot, sprint 300 words
If you’re on the donkey, sprint 400 words.
If you’re on the cart, sprint 500 words


Phew! You’re safe for now, but all kinds of other creatures are lurking in the Enchanted Forest and you move on quickly to avoid meeting any of them. Too late, you hear a rustling in the trees… Time to stop, drop, and roll! Roll a dice and write x100 words.
Phew! It turns out that the rustling isn’t anything nasty. It’s Bandit Princess Snow, checking her traps. She agrees to help you get home, but you need to prove yourself trustworthy. Write to your next 300 word milestone to prove to her that you’re an SWC camper.
Snow thinks that the key to getting you home might be hidden in the Evil Queen’s castle. Before you get there, though, you have to cross the troll bridge. You don’t have any treasure, but you offer a wager instead. If you can write a certain amount in a 10 minute word sprint, you can pass.
If you’re on foot, you must write 150 words
If you’re on the donkey, you must write 200 words
If you’re on the cart, you must write 250 words


The trolls are feeling benevolent so if you fail to hit the target, you can write for an extra five minutes until you hit it. If you still fail to hit the target, it’s ok - Snow brains one of the trolls with a rock and you escape.
You soon reach a village where you stop for supplies. You take some time to chat with the locals and make sure you’re on the right track. Write 300 words.
It turns out that this is the village where Granny and Red live, and they offer to help you get into the castle during the full moon. There’s a little while to wait before nightfall so you write a quarter of your daily word count goal to pass the time. (divide your word goal by 31, then divide that by 4)
You break into the castle and start tiptoeing around, looking for some way of getting back to your own world. Unfortunately, the Magic Mirror spots you and raises the alarm so you’re going to have to be quick! There’s no time to correct any typos now - time to try a Fifty-Headed Hydra! (write 500 words in 5 minutes)
The Evil Queen’s guards are catching up with you. One grabs you and Snow and bundles you off down a corridor before revealing himself. It’s the Huntsman, and he buys you some time, sending you down a secret passage that will take you to the Evil Queen’s chamber, where you’ll find the last of the magic beans.
If you made your journey on foot, you need to write 5% of your current word count to find the bean
If you made your journey on the donkey, you need to write 7% of your current word count to find the bean
If you made your journey on the cart, you need to write 10% of your current word count to find the bean


With the bean secure, you sneak out of the castle. This is the kind of adventure that needs a good soundtrack! Luckily your iPod/phone/CD player/gramophone came with you to the Enchanted Forest. Put your music on shuffle and write for the duration of the next song.
The bean is the key to getting you home safely, but unfortunately, as you’re putting it in your pocket ready to take it to a safe place and use it, you drop it. Before you can curse your butterfingers, there’s another portal opening up beneath you. Hold onto your hat, close your eyes and do a 15 minute word sprint as you wonder where you’re going to end up!
If you write under 400 words, you open your eyes to green as far as the eye can see. You’ve landed in Oz.
If you write between 400 and 600 words, you open your eyes to something akin to a hallucinogen trip. You’ve landed in Wonderland.
If you write over 600 words, you open your eyes to murky jungle and creepy shadows. You’ve landed in Neverland.


Dang it, you were so close to getting home and now you’re stranded in yet another strange land! But there’s no time to lose - you can hear people getting closer and you’re pretty sure they’re foe not friend. Don’t worry, you can outrun them if you reach your next milestone.
If you’re in Oz, the flying monkeys are bearing down on you, but they’ll tire when you reach your next 300 word milestone.
If you’re in Wonderland, the playing card soldiers are chasing you, but you’ll be able to hide in the maze when you reach your next 600 word milestone.
If you’re in Neverland, you’re surrounded by Lost Boys, but they’ll give up trying to shake you out of your tree when you reach your next 900 word milestone.


Well, that chase took it out of you, and you need time to recover before you set about getting home again. Write at your own pace for 5 minutes.
You can’t afford to get too complacent though - these new worlds are dangerous places. You need to move quickly - it’s time for another quick sprint to avoid the big bad…
If you’re in Oz, sprint 200 words to escape Zelena
If you’re in Wonderland, sprint 350 words to escape Cora
If you’re in Neverland, sprint 500 words to escape Peter Pan


The good thing about all these different worlds is that there are a lot of ways to travel between them. All you have to do is find one. To do that, it’s time for a 20 minute word war.
If you’re in Oz, you need to write 500 words to find the silver slippers. If you don’t reach the goal, you try again for 30 minutes. If you still don’t reach the goal, fear not - Dorothy arrives in the Emerald City with the silver slippers.
If you’re in Wonderland, you need to write 750 words to find the White Rabbit. If you don’t reach the goal, you try again for 30 minutes. If you still don’t reach the goal, fear not - the White Rabbit pops up out of his burrow beside you.
If you’re in Neverland, you need to write 1000 words  to find some pixie dust. If you don’t reach the goal, you try again for 30 minutes. If you still don’t reach the goal, fear not - Tinker Bell climbs your tree and gives you some pixie dust.


You’re safely back in the Enchanted Forest. Ok, so using a bean to get home didn’t work. Maybe Rumpelstiltskin can help you - for a price of course. You set out towards the Dark Castle, hoping to strike a deal. It’s a long journey, so it looks like you’ll be able to manage the 1K1HR challenge whilst you’re on your way. If you fancy a thrilling soundtrack, you can always make it into the Epic Music Writing Hour instead. Either way - it’s an hour and it’s a target of 1K.
You reach the Dark Castle, thankfully without incident. It looks like Rumpelstiltskin isn’t at home, but Belle welcomes you and makes you some tea. She lets you look in her library for clues as to how to get home. Write a number of words equivalent to the number of pages in the nearest book.
Belle’s books don’t hold the key to getting back home so you’re going to have to try elsewhere. The Enchanted Forest is a big place, and it’s going to take you a while to find someone else who can help you. Write half your daily word count goal.
Suddenly a bell sounds in the distance and you can hear Grumpy the dwarf calling out a warning. It’s coming! Looking over the horizon you can see that the Dark Curse is rolling into view in a murky cloud. You know it will take you back to the Land Without Magic where you started, but you don’t want to end up in Storybrooke with no memory of your adventure or the novel you’ve begun writing.
To get home and keep your memories, you’ll need to keep writing as fast as you can:
If you went to Oz, do a 10 minute word war
If you went to Wonderland, do a 15 minute word war
If you went to Neverland, do a 20 minute word war


You’re finally back home after your wild adventure in the Enchanted Forest. You’ve certainly got a lot to write about now, but it’s time for the library to close and for you to go home. Finish off the day with a round number. Write to your next 200 word milestone to finish the crawl.

hopefully that's not too hard! again, credit to worryinglyinnocent on tumblr- i edited it a little to make it easier and make more sense.

again, if you have any questions, please ask your leader or me on their profiles or in your cabin. not here!

Last edited by -IcicIe- (March 3, 2020 08:39:38)



P8cman
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I've been sick, so I can't really process all of that in my mind right now.
booklover883322
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ok thanks

Bookie out! UwU
Lotosprincess
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Guys stop posting here.











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P8cman
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when green flag clicked
forever
say [Writing is my life! What about you?]
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Pineapple_Wolf
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Stop posting you guys… Icy clearly told us NOT to post.
-IcicIe-
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okay, i'll just start this by saying moony (autumnlunarmoon) will be posting here on occasion about the yearbook that is being created. she has my permission and i'm sure she won't abuse this right to post here

but now onto the fun stuff- it's cabin wars!

i'll do this in the style of an faq, including some of the most commonly asked questions about cabin wars.

what are cabin wars?
cabin wars occur twice a month. they're a special daily activity where, instead of earning points, you can lose points. you'll use the list of potential wars in the main cabin and copy and paste these to other cabins. once you post this, that cabin must begin the war, no matter what time it is for them. (so yes, even if you're in est and you get attacked over night and you'e unaware of it, you still lose points if no one sees the war) (you have to trust people in other timezones to complete the wars!)

once you've been warred, you have a 30 minute shield. this means no cabin can war you or else they lose points. your cabin can also not war a cabin twice in a row. for example, say mystery wars sci-fi at 12am est, sci fi has a shield until 12:30am est. mystery cannot war them until another cabin, let's say, fantasy, has warred them at 12:30am est. the next time mystery can war them is 1am est. if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask your cabin leader!

and also, a cabin can only be warred 5 times a day!

what happens if i break one of these rules?
if you war a cabin during their shield, or you war them for a sixth time, or your cabin wars them twice in a row, you lose the amount of points the war originally had.

can words count for two wars?
if you have two wars going at once, you can only write for one at a time.

what can i write during a cabin war?

anything! so long as it still fits the rules of what you can write in swc, it counts! you can even work on the weekly, and multitask at both of them (this is what i'm going to do!)

who can i attack during cabin wars?
this is where allies, enemies and neutrals come in!

this is just general relationships between cabins- make sure to check that these apply with your cabin:
allies: you usually never attack these people. if you do, expect a lot of retaliation!
neutrals: you may or may not attack them. sometimes you do, sometimes you don't. i know that i rarely attack neutrals, unless if they attacked me first!
enemies: ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK! it's just a friendly rivalry, though

also! you are unable to give an ally the war ‘no writing for an hour’ with the intention to simply waste a war. if no one's writing, there's not much point in sending that war. it probably hasn't crossed any of your minds, but it has happened before

that's about it! if you have any questions, ask your cabin leader or me. have fun in cabin wars >:)

and remember

SLEEP AND HOMEWORK AND IMPORTANT STUFF LIKE THAT OVER SWC AND CABIN WARS

Last edited by -IcicIe- (March 7, 2020 05:46:31)



vkpatil
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NO sleep. Yay!


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AutumnLunarMoon
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Hello, SWC! Just so you know, I have full permission to post stuff in this forum, as Icy said in her above comment. I'm Moony, the leader of Realistic Fiction and the yearbook committee representative. This session, we're making a yearbook (or a camp memory book, as we're calling it) and we have a small challenge/contest for you. We need a front and back cover for the memory book, and so if you want to have a chance to help out with the yearbook, there's your chance! All info is in this project. Please read through all of the requirements before entering!

You have approximately 10 days to finish your design, the contest will close on the 18th, 12 AM EST. Any remixes after that will not be eligible, sorry. That day, the entries will be put into a project and shared. The whole of SWC will vote on the front and back cover they like most. Voting will end on the 25th, 12 AM EST, and we will put the winners into the yearbook! We will give full credit, of course.

If you have questions, post them on the project, not in the forum! (Please don't post stuff in the forum in general, this is simply for announcements)

AutumnLunarMoon
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Reminder, the cover contest ends on March 18th 12 PM EST.

Also, if you need it, the writing competition is out, and if you haven't seen it, the link is here.
That closes 11:59pm EST on the 25th of March.

Have fun entering!

If you have questions or comments, post them on the project, not here.

Last edited by AutumnLunarMoon (March 15, 2020 11:50:05)


forinahlovesanimals
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i don't understand? what is this? I am part swc I just don't understand.
thanks,
forinah

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owo2019
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forinahlovesanimals wrote:

i don't understand? what is this? I am part swc I just don't understand.
thanks,
forinah
say [if your qonfused about the cover contest. there will be a year book. and that contest is for the cover for that year book. we will  vote for the winner.]
say [if you're qonfused about the writing contest. it's just a contest about who is the best story writer :)]
OurPrincess
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PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE! (except for co leaders and leaders)

I am officially moving to another account!
@-LiffeyDays- will just be another random alt account that I don't use. (sorry)
I am back after 4 months, and the reason why I left because I was kinda stressed out.
I didn't like everything that was changing, because of quarantine.
Now, I am back at school, and I have wondered for weeks when I would come back.
I may still be using @-TheLatest- for new series.
I know you probably missed me, and it's kinda refreshing to be here tbh.
I'll do a lot, trust me. I may become bigger than you might think

new account: @-moonset-



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forinahlovesanimals wrote:

i don't understand? what is this? I am part swc I just don't understand.
thanks,
forinah
If you have questions about the yearbook contest, ask on the project!!! ALSO STOP POSTING HERE

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