|Back in 2001, an individual on the
known as "Sly Squirrel" proposed the idea of a kind of writing contest
based on Survivor. Each writer would create a "team" and would
write stories about that team's achievements within a Survivor like
competition. Stories would be voted upon on the TSA-talk list, and
the story with the least votes would be "voted off". To add spice
to it, the competition changed to involve transformations, and
anthropomorphics, and came to be called "SURVIFUR".
Note: This is
Sly's name, not mine. The pun is entirely his responsibility.
Quentin Long had never seen Survivor, but I'd seen enough to know
what could be done with it, so I conned him into being my partner in
writing our team. We decided to go for a non-holds bared nasty
team that would bend the rules as far as they could be bent, and then
Sadly, thought a couple people started writing, it never really
caught on with anybody else. Quentin and I wrote almost a complete
saga, but got sidetracked from finishing. We have an outline, and
hopefully it'll be finished someday, but no promises.
Enjoy what has been written!
Note: All of the stories are by Michael Bard and Quentin Long except
Formatting Note: In all cases, text bracketed by "//" are
descriptions of what the camera sees as the shot changes.
||The is Sly Rabbit's initial e-mail floating the idea for
|Audition Tapes (May 2001)
(15k) (Sly Rabbit)
||Concerned by a lack of committed participation as the
contest began, Quentin and I wrote a fictional commercial that shows
scenes and creates the audition tapes provided by the members of our
|Initial Setup (4k) (Sly
||This is Sly Rabbit's e-mail to initiate the writing.
Sadly, either there never was an explicit First Tribal Council, or it no
|Introductions (May 2001)
||The Harlem tribe is introduced to each other and
introduced into the BIODOME, site of the 5th Survifur. They set up
camp, start feeling each other out, and start plotting...
|The First Round (June 2001)
||One of the environments inside the BIODOME is
"Manhattan", an urban setting. For the first challenge, all the
tribes get to go downtown and party. As though Harlem could ever
|Second Tribal Council
(June 2001) (18k) (Michael Bard only)
||As Sly was absent, I volunteered to count the votes for
the first round and setup the second. When the results were
totaled I wrote this little bit of fiction to explain what happened and
to announce the next challenge.
|The Second Round (June 2001)
||This time it's a Scavenger Hunt. Come morning, and
NOT before, each tribe will go into a Forest environment to scavenge for
goodies. Sadly, Harlem is not one to stay out of where they're not
wanted, and they're DEFINITELY one to lay their own traps for the
|The Third Round Part 1
(July 2001) (84k)
||Given the lack of participation, the final round was a
mass race through all the biomes in the dome, each team having to get a
tag from an objective in each biome. As the other writers are
fading fast, Harlem goes off on its own and the internal scheming
begins. And, Harlem suffers its first casualty!
|The Third Round Part 2
(Aug 2001) (85k)
||It's no longer a game, now it's war! Harlem
fractures and may or may not suffer its second casualty! Read and
find out who may be TFed into oblivion, and who plots against whom!
WARNING: There is a scene of explicit sex and violence in this part.
It is integral to the plot, but be warned. Younger readers should