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Welcome to Word Enchilada S01E01

We write prototypes, eat enchiladas and get in fights


A microquest for Everything2 in the spirit of Game Jams


The updated rules are in Word Enchilada Rules, but here’s the TL;DR

  1. Just before the Quest starts, a theme will be revealed;
  2. You have 48 hours to write a prototype1 that follows2 the theme;
  3. You post the prototype in this node;
  4. You give a 0--5 star rating for a fellow participant;
  5. ???
  6. Profit! You will receive fabulous prizes3

After the Quest is over, you’re encouraged to give the noder below you some feedback on their prototype. Bear in mind: the goal of Word Enchiladas is to write for fun and outside of one’s comfort zone, so be constructive and be kind.


From Iceland to a pawnshop in Arkansas - A true story in outline form

The ring had been my birth grandfather's (on my mother's side).
I don't remember when it was first presented to me by my grandmother. I was about fifteen or sixteen.
My grandmother conveyed to me that it had great importance and should never be lost.
The first time I lost it was on Corky's farm.
My brother Joe and I were trying to…

Arrgh. I said I would contribute, but my dream-topic seems off-topic. So here's a rambling draft of an opinion piece / personal reflection sort of thing. It fits. Trust me. And yes, the actual controversies and cultural developments in SF would take several books to truly examine.

About a dozen years ago, I attended a science fiction convention in the States and was on a three-person panel on whether science fiction had lost its cultural relevance. One of the guys, the person…

News for Noders

March 6th: Happy birthday Wifey!

March 14th: Pi day.

March 20th: The first equinox of the year.

March 23rd: Today was grundoon's birthday.

March 28th: Happy birthday lizardinlaw!

March 31st: Happy birthday mad girl's love song!

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February 2: Happy birthday Auspice!

February 2: Happy birthday npecom!

February 5: Happy birthday wertperch!

February 15: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 15: OpinionQuest 2021 starts.

February 18: Happy birthday mjijm!

February 29: Happy birthday Browncoat!

If you have an item for this calendar, /msg Tem42.

January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 16: National Nothing Day.

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

January 26: IWhoSawTheFace was taken from us by a massive coronary event. He was a brilliant, irascible, lecherous man and we're going to miss him.

If you have something to add to the monthly news, /msg Tem42.

December 1: Iron Noder has ended, and the initial results are in!

December 10: Happy Hanukkah!

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 23: Happy birthday to Nemosyn!

December 25: Merry Christmas!

If you have an item for this calendar, /msg Tem42.

November 1: The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1: Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5: Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11: Veterans Day in the US.

November 27: Happy Birthday Estelore!

November 26: Thanksgiving in the US.

If you have an item for this calendar, /msg Tem42.