This has to be one of the most quoted lines from the original Half-Life. Just a quick line that somehow makes the place feel real. The same as the complaint about the ties.
For this fan fiction event, I would like you to write a status report for a real (seen in Half-Life) or fictional department.
Your report must be no more than 600 words.
It can be serious – adding lore to the Half-Life universe.
It can be funny – making fun of existing or new characters.
It can be scientific – using real world knowledge.
It can be hypothetical – create your own physics!
It can be a combination of the above, it’s up to you.
Please send your entry, via email, either as a txt attachment or even written in the email itself, to firstname.lastname@example.org, not later than 11:59pm GMT Saturday 31st march 2018.
I don’t normally offer prizes for fan fiction events, but this time there will be 2 random Steam games on offer: one for the my favourite entry and one randomly selected entry. This means that just by entering you have a chance to win a game.
All entries must be safe for work.
All entries MUST be in English (sorry).
Authors may enter as many reports as they wish.
Phillip’s decision is final regarding winners.
No purchase necessary.
Other weird rules may be added later.
As many of you may have noticed, I changed the original quote which was “Did you submit your status report to the administrator today?“. For British people, TODAY is considered unfinished time and feels more natural to use the Present Perfect tenses. Also “did” would be used with past time clauses like “yesterday”. I hope my change doesn’t create any internal creative conflict, hereby known as ICC.
American and British English entries are both welcome.
I would like to encourage ALL readers to take a look at the previous Fan Fiction Events. There are some great entries in there.