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Started: 4/3/2012 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Just keep the story going. Total characters must be between 490 and 500. First round acceptance. Should lead to some lols, vote based on quality, humour, wit and interest.


Ok. Here is the start of the story.

Title: The Gypsies come to Macondo

Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. At that time, Macondo was a village of twenty adobe houses, built on the bank of a river of clear water that ran along a bed of polished stones, which were white and enormous, like prehistoric eggs. The world was so recent that many things lacked names, and in order to indicate them it was necessary to point.

Every year during the month of March a family of ragged gypsies would set up their tents near the village, and with a great uproar of pipes and kettledrums they would display new inventions. First they brought the magnet. A heavy gypsy with an untamed beard and sparrow hands, who introduced himself as Melquiades, put on a bold public demonstration of what he himself called the eighth wonder of the learned alchemists of Macedonia. He went from house to house dragging two metal ingots and everybody was amazed to see pots, pans, tongs, and braziers tumble down from their places and beams creak from the desperation of nails and screws trying to energy, and even objects that had been lost for a long time appeared from where they had been searched for most and went dragging along in a turbulent confusion Melquiades' magical irons.

Jose Arcadio Buendia, whose unbridled imagination always went beyond the genius of nature and even beyond miracles and magic, thought that it would be possible to make use of that useless invention to extract gold from the bowels of the earth. Melquiades, who was an honest man, warned him. "It won't work for that." But Jose Arcadio Buendia at that time did not believe him in the honesty of gypsies, so he traded his mule and a pair of goats for the two magnetized ingots. Ursula Iguaran, his wife, who relied on those animals to increase their poor domestic holdings, was unable to dissuade him.

"Very soon we'll have gold enough to more to pave the floors of the house," her husband replied. For several months he worked hard to demonstrate the truth of his idea. He explored every inch of the region, even the riverbed, dragging the two iron ingots along and reciting Melquiades' incantation aloud. The only thing he succeeded in doing was to unearth a suit of fifteenth-century armour which had all of its pieces soldered together with rust and inside of which there was the hollowed resonance of an enormous stone-filled gourd. When Jose Arcadio Buendia and the four men of his expedition managed to take the armour apart, they found inside a calcified skeleton with a copper locket containing a woman's hair around its neck.

In March, the gypsies returned.

This time, the gypsies introduced to the village their new invention that they called the "fireworks". This invention was supposed to determine the moods of their respected gods. If they lit the fireworks and they flew into the sky and exploded, it means that the gods were happy, and if it failed, the gods weren't happy.

Firstly, a gypsy of a solid build by the name of Yakumo Koizumi prepared a public demonstration of his set of fireworks in the village during the day. The fireworks lit and exploded high in the air with some beautiful orange marks that remained in the sky for a few seconds. The villagers were amazed by the invention of the fireworks and their respect towards the gypsies, once again, increased.

During times when it rained and lightning was around, the gypsies would prove the disappointment experienced by the gods by attempting to light up the fireworks. Although the real reason was the substance that caused the supposed "happy reaction" (current emotion of the gods) did not ignite was because the main ingredient gunpowder, was soaked by water.

Jose Arcadio, convinced that this would make himself a fortune, traded all his crops and a horse to be taught how to create and use a set of fireworks. The gypsies kindly accepted his offer, offered him a quality set of fireworks and taught him how to set it up and light it.

His wife was concerned at the legitimacy of these fireworks and the reliability as to whether they actually determine the emotions of the gods.

"Don't worry Iguaran. This marvellous creation will give us a fortune. It's just a matter of time and knowing who will pay for these fascinating demonstrations. I'm sure a church full of Christians would be happy to hear about God's emotions to them."

With the knowledge of creating and lighting a set of fireworks, Buendia set off to the city church, many miles away from the village. He talked to the pope of the church and the marvellous creation that he has come up with. The pope, gullible as he was accepted the lie and paid him a small fortune to determine the emotions of god once a day.
Not more than a week later, the pope discovered the mechanisms within the fireworks and questioned Buendia. Jose confessed that he was told from the gypsies many miles away that these fireworks did indeed determine the emotions of the spirits in heaven.

The pope, a much more educated man than Buendia himself understood the fireworks much more than Buendia did himself. The pope demanded that Buendia return him all the money that was given to him. Buendia, confused as he was, gave the pope back the money that he was paid with and ran for his life from the church back to the village.
Debate Round No. 1


Dik_Dawg forfeited this round.


umm.... ok?

I'll wait for pro to make a continuation for the story that I've started.
Debate Round No. 2


Sorry, I have been on holidays.
Moola was very black and very fierce. He was proud of his looks and he would preen and prance for hours together. Moola was also highly possessive of his canoe and he would go around in the canoe, showing himself off to the other birds. One day, the water was rising around an island and he came across a family of aboriginals while rowing in the canoe. The family consisted of an old man, two old women and a young beautiful girl named Mungi. Mungi pleaded with Moola to save them. Moola became enchanted with the girl and wanted her for himself. Hence, he took the older women and the old man one by one to a high place by rowing across the river. Before he came to get her, Mungi swam across the river and escaped. Moola was furious that he had been tricked by a young girl. He went back and sprayed the white war paint on his body. The other pelicans attacked Moola saying that pelicans should not be white and banished him from their community. However, the younger pelicans were impressed with the white appearance of Moola and all of them painted themselves white. From that time on, pelicans remained white.
The creation story began long, long ago when Waziya, the Old Man, lived beneath the earth with his wife, Wakanka. Their daughter, Ite, grew to be the most beautiful of women, thereby captivating the attention of one of the associate Gods, Tate, the Wind. Though not a Goddess, Ite became the wife of Tate who lived at the entrance of the Spirit Trail. She bore Tate four sons, quadruplets--the North, West, East and South Winds. The first son became cruel and hard to get along with, so Tate took his position as first son and gave it to his boisterous second son, West Wind. Thus, the order of the Winds became West, North, East and South.
Because of the association with the influential good and helpful Gods through the marriage of Ite to Tate, Waziya became dissatisfied and yearned to have the power of the true Gods.

Iktomi, the Trickster, always anxious to further discontentment and promote ridicule, bargained with Waziya and Wakanka and Ite, promising them great power and further beauty for Ite if they would assist him in making others ridiculous. He even promised Ite that her enhanced beauty would rival that of the Goddess Hanwi, the Moon, who was the pledged wife of the great Sun God, Wi. So Waziya, Wakanka and Ite agreed to Iktomi's bargain.

Possessed of a charm given her by Iktomi, Ite became more and more conscious of her beauty and less and less devoted to the welfare of her four sons, the Four Winds. At this time, Sun saw Ite and, struck by her incredible beauty, invited Ite to sit beside him at the feast of the Gods. When the time for the feast arrived, Ite came early. Finding the place next to the Sun vacant, she took it. Sun was pleased. When Moon finally arrived, she saw her seat had been taken, and she was so ashamed that she hid her face from the laughing people, covering it with a robe. And Iktomi, the planner of this event outlaughed everyone.

After the feast, Skan, the Sky God and judge of all the Gods, called a Council. He asked for the stories of Wi, the Sun, who had forsaken his wife; of Ite, who dared take the place of a Goddess; and of Wakanka and Waziya who had wished for godlike powers; and Iktomi, the schemer. Then Skan passed Judgement.

Sun was to lose the comfort of his wife, Moon. He was to rule only in the day, allowing Moon to rule at night. Whenever they were together, Moon would always cover her face in shame. Ite's sentence was severe because of her vanity and negligence of motherly and wifely duties. She would give premature birth to her next son, who would be unlike all other children, and her children would not live with her but with their father, Tate. She was, furthermore, instructed to return to the world and live without friends. Still more, she would remain the most beautiful of women, but only half of her would be so. The other half would be so horribly ugly that people would be terrified at the sight of her. Henceforth, she would be called Anung-Ite, the Doublefaced Woman.

Wakanka and Waziya were banished to the edge of the world until they could learn to do good for young children and old people. They too were renamed for their misconduct, becoming known as the Witch and the Old Man, or Wizard.

Iktomi was also banished to the edge of the world where he was to remain forever friendless. He accepted his judgement with his usual smugness, reminding Skan that he still had the birds and the animals with whom he could live and upon whom he could continue to play pranks.

Tate, who was also judged for marrying Ite, was instructed to raise his children properly and to do a woman's work. Thus he lived along with his four sons, the Winds, and his fifth son, little Yumni, the Whirlwind, in their home beyond the pines in the land of the ghosts. Each day his sons travel over the world according to his instructions.

One day, as the Four Winds were on their tours away from home, a shining object appeared outside of Tate's tipi. Tate looked out and saw a lovely young woman, beautifully dressed. Tate asked her who she was and where she came from. She replied that she came from the Star People, that her father was Sun and her mother, Moon, and that she had been sent to the world to find friends. She also told him that her name was Whope.

When the Four Winds and Whirlwind returned home, they were surprised to find that their father had taken a woman. But after Whope had prepared for each of them, her favorite meal, and no matter how much they ate, their plates remained full, they realized that she was supernaturally endowed. They learned that their father treated her, not as a wife, but as a daughter. They welcomed her into their lodge.

Soon, each brother wanted Whope as his woman and competed with one another in showing her favors. Tate decided to hold a feast, to which all the Gods should be invited. At this feast Tate honored his guests with presents. Many told stories of their power and there was much dancing. Then the Gods asked Tate how they might please him. He told them that if they honored his daughter, Whope, he himself would be pleased. Then they asked Whope what she wanted. Whope arose and stood by Okaga, the South Wind, who folded his robe around her. "I want a tipi for Okaga and myself, a place for him and his brothers." So her wish was granted and Whope became Okaga's wife. And then, as a present for the couple, the Gods made them the world and all there is in it.

The banished Waziya and his family were also involved in the story. In the beginning, the Wizard. the Witch, their daughter, the Double-faced Woman, and Iktomi, the Trickster, were the only people on earth. Iktomi grew tired of playing pranks on birds and animal's. He had fun doing it, but they never showed any shame over their misfortunes. So he, again, went to Anung-Ite, asking her what she most desired. She told him that if she would tell him, he should never resort to tricks and pranks again. She explained that if her people tasted meat and learned about clothes and tipis, they would want such things and come to where they could be had. With these instructions, Iktomi then went to the wolves, seeking their aid in bringing mankind to earth. Again, in return for help, Iktomi swore to abandon his pranks. The wolves agreed to this and Iktomi instructed them to drive moose, deer and bears to Anung-Ite's tipi, where she would prepare food, clothing and tipis to entice mankind.

Then Iktomi gave to one of the wolves a packet, which Anung-Ite had prepared containing tasty meat and fancy clothing for the man and woman. He then directed the animal to take the packet to the entrance of the cave which opened into the world. The wolf did as instructed and when it saw a brave young man apart from the others., it presented the packet, telling the young man to taste the meat and advising him and his wife to wear the clothing. The wolf told the young man that the people also should be allowed to taste the meat and see the clothing, and that there were many such things as these on earth. The young man, Tokahe, the First One, was pleased to do this, for now he would be considered a leader. When the people tasted the meat and saw the clothes Tokahe and his wife wore, they were envious and asked how they too might obtain such things. The old man of the group then directed that three brave men accompany Tokahe to find out where such good things came from and to prove that Tokahe was truthful.

The four young men set out and, led by the wolf, they entered the world from the cave. They were led to a lake where Anung-Ite had pitched her tipi. She appeared to Tokahe and his companions as a beautiful young woman. Iktomi appeared as a handsome young man. The four young men were shown much game which Iktomi had previously arranged with the wolves to have driven past. Anung-Ite gave them many tasty foods and many presents of fine clothing for them and for their people. Iktomi told them that he and his wife were really very old, but by eating this earthly food they remained young and attractive.

When the four young men returned through the cave to their people, they described what they had seen. But an old woman, doubted such wonders, cautioned them to be wary. The people argued, some wishing to go with Tokahe, others saying that he was a wizard. When Tokahe offered to lead any who wished to follow him up to the earth, the chief warned them that whoever ventured through the cave to the earth would never find the way back. Nonetheless, six men and their wives and children joined Tokahe, and they left the underworld guided by the wolf. When they reached the earth it was strange. They became lost and tired, hungry and thirsty. Their children cried. Anung-Ite appeared and tried to comfort them, but they saw the horrible side of her face and ran in terror. Iktomi appeared in his true form and laughed at their misery. Their leader, Tokahe, was ashamed. The revelation of Iktomi's falsity and Anung-Ite's ugliness was then removed by the appearance of the Old Man and the Witch, who, according to the prophecy at the time of their banishment, had come to understand the qualities of mercy and tenderness. They appeared to Tokahe and his followers, bringing food and drink. They lead the disheartened group to the land of the pines, to the world of the Ghosts. They showed them how to live as men now do. Thus Tokahe and his followers were the first people on earth.

Their descendants are the Dakota.
Debate Round No. 3


I beleive that ... Means that con concedes. I accept the victory


Pro does not win this debate because he has failed to continue the story that I have put forth in the first round. He has included none of my characters and did not provide a logical continuation.

Pro put forth a story of his own. Therefore, he must continue the story I have put forth in the first round. If he doesn't, he, by default, loses the debate for not following his own rules.
Debate Round No. 4


Though my story does continue from pros, he slanders me for no reason. He must be a troll. I am willing to bet in the final round he will say something along the lines of:
Pro has failed to continue the story the way I wanted it to go. Herr durr. Vote Con. *insert communist veiws here*. Pro is a troll
All of this is false. I am unimpressed. You truly have gone against ddo ettiquite.
Not only this but con has copied this from another source that was not his own. This is horrible! See here:
I await pro to continue the story from round 3. If he does not, it should be considered a forfit.
And for anyone who thinks I am racist or something for thinking Con would put forward communist ideas, according to his account, his ideaology is communist. He also supports the marajuana party, so I could say he smokes, as the kool kats would say, pot.
Vote pro, despite what lies con gives, no matter how misleading.

I liek bacon. I give u bacon. Is good


Though my story does continue from pros, he slanders me for no reason” Pro here admits that he did not continue the story that I submitted in the first round, meaning he broke his own rules. His rules were:

Just keep the story going”. He failed to keep my story “going”.

Pro also claims that I was “slandering”. However, this is not true. I was merely pointing out that Pro did not abide his own rules. Here is a definition of “slander” to make it clear [1]:


a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report

I am willing to bet in the final round he will say something along the lines of:
Pro has failed to continue the story the way I wanted it to go. Herr durr. Vote Con. *insert communist veiws here*. Pro is a troll

Whether I have communist views are totally unrelated to the topic of this debate. Second note, I am utterly bewildered that Pro thinks I will address him as a “troll”. This is an illogical conclusion.

Not only this but con has copied this from another source that was not his own. This is horrible! See here:

Pro has been mistaken. I have only borrowed part of the story and the rest of it was original. As can be seen from the provided source:

In March the gypsies returned. This time they brought a telescope and a magnifying glass the size of a drum, which they exhibited as the latest discovery of the Jews of Amsterdam.

This was the continuation from the provided source. My story, however goes as follows:

This time, the gypsies introduced to the village their new invention that they called the "fireworks".

Telescopes VS fireworks? I’d like to see the similarities please.

The two main characters that my story revolves around are Jose Arcadio Buendia and his wife Ursula Iguaran. The pope was also an important character that probably should have been mentioned. However, Pro’s characters include Moola, Mungi, Ite, Tate, Iktomi, Skan just to name a few. His story is directly related to gods, while my story is only hinting the existence of gods.

I see no logical reason to think that Pro’s continuation could possibly be continued from mine.

I await pro to continue the story from round 3. If he does not, it should be considered a forfit.

Pro should be the one who is continuing my story. But alas, this is the concluding argument for this debate, meaning it is impossible. It will not be considered a forfeit because Pro failed to abide to his own rules, which I agreed upon.

And for anyone who thinks I am racist or something for thinking Con would put forward communist ideas, according to his account, his ideaology is communist. He also supports the marajuana party, so I could say he smokes, as the kool kats would say, pot.
Vote pro, despite what lies con gives, no matter how misleading.

I am racist because I have communist ideas? Really? I support the marijuana party simply because I believe that our country deserves free-will. That is not to say that I do smoke “pot”. Pro wants some cheap votes because of the “lies” that I give. I have not provided lies, therefore I win this debate. I have given logical reasons as to why CON wins this debate.

I doubt Pro even bothered to read my entire story because he would have spotted the clear difference between the source he provided.

I liek bacon. I give u bacon. Is good” (a few spelling errors to note) I like bacon too, but how is this related to the topic? Bacon is not directly related to the stories that were put forth.


Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Dik_Dawg 6 years ago
Prove it
Posted by koolkid 6 years ago
My opponent's continuation has no relationship to mine..
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Vote Placed by imabench 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: "Just keep the story going." <- Pro breaks his own rule and then blames the con for the rule that the pro broke. However dik_dawg is a huge troll so ill give all points to the con
Vote Placed by Nur-Ab-Sal 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con gets conduct because of Pro's inability to follow his own rules; Con gets convincing arguments because Pro didn't keep the story going and Con genuinely writes better; Con gets reliable sources because he used more in the last round (even if sources were irrelevant in this debate, both used them)