So you may have heard about the legendary Turkzilla! The monstrous beast that flocks to NaNoLand every third week of November and can only be defeated with 20,000 words of power.
Of course, that’s kind of dull.
Turkzilla is a write-a-thon from the Wednesday before the American Thanksgiving through the following Sunday. The original idea was to write 20k and use the long weekend to catch up. We’ve slowly attempted to move it more into a endless word sprints concept. Mostly because a bunch of sprints excite everyone and if you’re on track you don’t need another 20k at that point - so that goal might leave out the more experience Nanoer who doesn’t want to overachieve.
Previously we ran it on Chatnano with Timmy creating the sprints, but he was upgraded in a way to prevent 122ish sprints in a row (because someone had him calling sprints for the entire year!). Last also attempted to have Winnie_bot run the sprints on Discord, but she doesn’t like running that many sprints either (and needed assistance from a custom made Turkzilla bot)
So our first idea for 2019 is Sprint Blocks.
Sprints (15 min on the 30s) will run for three hours, then have an hour break. That way you have an easy place to get food, use the rest room. Confirm with others you are alive. The schedule is offset so it makes it easy to have a 5pm (PST) dinner, since we felt that dinner was harder to dodge than say lunch (which people have some time around midday)
Times in PST, Wars would be 15 on, 15 off
|9 am||10 am||Breakfast|
|10 am||1 pm||6 wars|
|1 pm||2 pm||Lunch|
|5 pm||6 pm||Dinner|
|9 pm||10 pm||Dessert|
|1 am||2 am||Midnight Snack|
|2 am||5 am||6 wars|
|5 pm||6 pm||Pre-Breakfast|
What else should we do to make this a better, GLOBAL event? We’re thinking at least a thread to declare your personal goal for that weekend, maybe come up with some way to have wars against either yourself or your friends. Maybe you try to break your streak in the next writing block?