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Film Review Acronymn Contest (F.R.A.C.)

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Film Review Acronym Contest

Official Rules:

Objective:

To create a funny and/or accurate review of a given film using given letters. (For examples see below Warm-up Rounds)

Procedure:

1. The Fracker (me in the first round) will post a film and four-seven random letters. Try to use a bold or large or colored font to call attention to them!

2. The Fracker will also post the duration of the contest (3-days to a week seems about right, depending on your schedule.)

3. ALL contestants will PM (Private Message) their answer to the Fracker by the deadline.

4. At the deadline, the Fracker will post a list of the entries in a random order (but will keep the PM's handy to remember what order they came in) and post a deadline for votes.

5. ANYONE may vote by simply replying in the thread with a post that indiactes his/her preference. Try to maintain annonymity about your entry until the voting closes.

6. The Fracker will close the voting at the designated time and announce the FRACKer (Film Review Acronymn ontest King +er) who will begin at step one for round 2 of the contest!

Scoring:

1. The winner receives points equal to the number of letters in the acronymn + the number of votes he/she received.

2. Two points are given to the first person to sumbit an acronymn review. (This person must receive at least one vote)

3. Points are given to all the other contestants equal to the number of votes they received.

Other Rules

1. The Fracker does not participate in the contest.

2. All contestants are ENCOURAGED to vote.

3. Entries not fitting the acronymn's letters will not be listed as an official entry.

4. The words of the acronymn must match the given letters exactly, without paranthetical words. Hyphenated words are acceptable if they are hyphenated at dictionary.com.

5. Content of the acronymns will not be judged "on or off topic" by the Fracker, but merely by the voters.

Prizes

There are no bloody prizes.

Have Fun!

Edited by DanBuck

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We'll have a warm up round where people just toss up ideas and we all get the feel for the contest. Then I'll post some official rules and we'll make a real game of it. You like?

So...

I'm sorry Dan, I'm not quite sure what the rules are or which game we're playing or ideas for what? (Another game, one of the games mentioned?)

Could you give us a little more direction, please?

Ken

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DanBuck   

FRAC Warm-up Round

Movie: Forrest Gump

Acronymn Letters: DSREW

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FRAC Warm-up Round

Movie: Forrest Gump

Acronymn Letters: DSREW

Just use the letters given above to make a five-word review of the topic given. make sense?

Dumb southern redneck eventually wins. (Like that?)

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opus   
Dumb southern redneck eventually wins. (Like that?)

Now that's movie review gold! :D

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DanBuck   

In the official rounds, the person who comes up with the letters won't be allowed to post an entry, but it's a practice rounds so here goes...

Dim Savant Runner Envigorates World!

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Bingo! Yours also works for the documentary about George Bush!

Or for Primary Colors for that matter.

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Dopey Sap Runs EveryWhere Edited by GreetingsEarthling

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Persona   

Dopey Sap Runs EveryWhere

No, that would describe Dan Buck, who I could easily outjoke in a Joke-off contest... ;)

Dan, I really don't get your sick little game. Could you indulge us with one more -- an easy one?

-s.

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SZPT   

These don't sound so much like reviews as they do descriptions of the chosen movie(s). But what's in a name?

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Doug C   

Dim Spectators Revere Exiguity. Whatever!

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DanBuck   

You guys catch on quick. And you're right, sometimes they're more synopses than the are reviews, but we'll take either.

Let's try one more practice round.

WARM UP ROUND 2

Film: Jeepers Creepers

Letters: TDRSP

Good luck!

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Ann D.   

Total Drag Reviewed Somewhat Poetically.

Did I do it right?

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opus   

Film: Jeepers Creepers

Letters: TDRSP

Tough Demon Relishes Sibling Panic.

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SZPT   

Teen Dupes Ratify Suicide Pact

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Thought, "Dumb!" Rent someday, perhaps.

Right on. :lol:

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TDRSP = "Thumbs down," Roger said peevishly.

What a great game. It's similar to a game I won a few years back on NPR's Weekend Edition's Puzzler contest. The one difference being that you took the title of the film you were writing about, and made a short synopsis or commentary in which the initial letter of your words spelled out the films title... For example...

SHREK = Smelly Hero Rescues Enchanted Kingdom

CASABLANCA = Clever American Saloonkeeper And Beautiful Lady Attract Nazi Commandant's Attention

My entry was for STAR WARS EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES, and read...

Sadly, This Awful Retread Will Apparently Reap Staggeringly Enormous Profits. It's Surprisingly One Dimensional. Even Its Intricate Action Tableau's Tread Awkward Cliche's. Kudos Only For The Highly Entertaining Christopher Lee, Overcoming Nonsensical, Erratic Storyline.

Edited by Baal_T'shuvah

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DanBuck   

FRAC - ROUND 1

Film: Top Gun

Acronymn Letters: TPROGF

PM me your answers!!!

BTW: Note the official rules in the first post of this thread.

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DanBuck   

Round 1 only has a few entries, but they're goodies! I'll close the entry period by the end of the day tomorrow. (Sunday, July 23rd)

Enter while you still can.

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DanBuck   

ROUND 1 ENTRIES

Film: Top Gun

Letters: TPROGF

In random order:

1. Tom Pulverizes Russians, Overcoming Goose's Fatality

2. Two Proud Roguish Oafs Go Flying

3. Tawdry Pilot's Romance On Gas Fumes

Vote for your favorite (even if you didn't play this round) by replying to this message with the number 1, 2 or 3 in bold.

Contestants may not vote for their own entry.

Voting ends Friday, July 28 at 12 noon EST.

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SZPT   

ROUND 1 ENTRIES

Film: Top Gun

Letters: TPROGF

In random order:

1. Tom Pulverizes Russians, Overcoming Goose's Fatality

2. Two Proud Roguish Oafs Go Flying

3. Tawdry Pilot's Romance On Gas Fumes

Vote for your favorite (even if you didn't play this round) by replying to this message with the number 1, 2 or 3 in bold.

Contestants may not vote for their own entry.

Voting ends Friday, July 28 at 12 noon EST.

Wait?!? We can't vote for our own 3ntry?!?!

Sh33sh.

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Personally, I didn't vote 'cause I ain't seen it.

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DanBuck   

You don't need to have seen it. Just pick which Entry did the given task with the most skill an Panache. you don't even have to agree with the one you pick.

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