DRAW Your Own Story 10

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DRAW Your Own Story X
Avatarwars.jpg
DVD cover for the Avatar Wars
Also known as The Avatar Wars
Created by Thorvald of Lym
Contributors List of contributors
Main storylines
Chronology
Original run September 2007 – August 2009
Preceded by DRAW Your Own Story 9
Followed by DRAW Your Own Story 10.5
DRAW Your Own Story 11
External links
Thread link
Consulate

DRAW Your Own Story X: The Avatar Wars, also known as DRAW Your Own Story 10 and DYOS X, is the tenth installment of DRAW Your Own Story. The main focus of the story began as a coup-d'état by forumers' retired avatars, eventually evolving into a manhunt for Mr. Toyoda, and climaxing in the search for the "Gem" on the planet Arrakis. DYOS X was the first thread to utilize the DYOS Consul, and set a new record for longevity, at nearly two years without a major bout of flaming.

The saga begun in DYOS X continues in the spin-off thread, DYOS X Part II: Plans Within Plans.

Background

Despite what appeared to be a rejuvenation of the tradition, DYOS 9 ended prematurely due to a fractured plotline and persistent personal conflicts. Having been the fifth consecutive thread to self-destruct, it prompted the forumers to sit down and decide upon a plan for amelioration. The result was the DYOS Consul, the first dedicated attempt to police the thread from within. The consul thread provided a discussion board where the participants could handle conflicts outside the thread proper.

Consequently, DYOS X is the first installment to feature a comprehensive set of rules governing content and forumer interaction. While these have been tested over time, they have maintained some semblance of order in the thread.

Plot

Plot? What plot?
—Traditional
The plot is now nothing but pure chaos and confusion.

DYOS X suffered periodically from sideplotitus and plotinconsistancitus (typically treated with Strikethrough Explanation Comics or a Convenient Plot Device), as well as severe acute hiatus syndrome. Nevertheless, something resembling a coherent plot formed. The story of the Avatar Wars can be divided into three main chapters:

Events

Hacking

The hacking of the CFC upload database in mid-2008 caused many comics in the thread to be permanently deleted. Among the most affected are those by kulade, kill fire, Judge_Deadd and taillesskangaru. Some of these have been reuploaded, but the others are lost. The hacking of Imageshack in 2009 also caused some comics to be permanently or temporarily unavailable.

The hackings provided inspiration for the plot of the next DYOS thread.

Contributors

See also

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