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Challenge #03183-H274: That's Why a Duck

A geneticist looks into a way of splicing the good luck gene into bad-luckers. Using gene therapy as a way to try to turn around the lonely, painful, lives so many bad luckers are forced to exist within. -- Fighting Fit

The luck gene is a fickle, fickle beast. Some people get the worst luck whilst also being a living good luck charm for everyone around them. That's not the worst of it. Some are bad luck to a huge swathe of space around them.

There are two choices when that happens to an unfortunate soul: Isolation, or weaponisation. Pray your civilisation is not rotten enough to require a tactical Lucker strike.

Most of the time, it evens out. Luckers find a mutually benevolent cancellation aura and live passably normal lives. But for some, there is very little hope at all. For those literally luckless people, there are solitary Havenworlds with no intelligent life, soft furnishings, and over-engineered food printers.

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Challenge #02877-G320: Just Because You Can...

time to get spooky -- Anon Guest

[AN: Video linked is some very clever stop animation and I do NOT believe those are actual organic pumpkins. That would be WAY too involved for a piece of art that took months to make. Double cleverness is inventing Halloween lyrics to fit in with Hall of the Mountain King]

Human creativity knew no bounds. One of their favourites was creating the impossible. Inanimate vegetable matter should not have expressions. Once carved to have expressions,

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