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Since: 08-29-04
From: PA

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Posted on 03-25-08 10:59 PM Link | Quote
I figure it's about time for another one of these. We need three judges besides me, and one to fill my judging spot for my entry.

Originally posted by "elara's first ruleset"

Short story of any genre, 1000 words or less (if you go over by like 50-100 words it's still good). This is going to be a freewrite since no premise seemed good enough to transend genres that has not already been done, just make sure it's well thought out. Grammar and spelling are important. One entry per person!

There are three other judges besides me. Please note that pestering any of us about your stories will lose you points. You will be judged based on grammer, spelling, plot, characters, description, and overall creativity.

The winner will recieve either a custom userbar, banner, or avatar.

Any questions? Interested? Submissions will be accepted starting 4/1/08, make sure that your story says "Competition Entry" in the title. Example: "Competition Entry: Harry Potter and the Drawer of Doom"

Best of luck to all who enter!



Post if you're interested in entering or judging.


(Last edited by Cairoi on 03-26-08 02:05 AM)
FX

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Since: 03-24-06

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Posted on 03-25-08 11:01 PM Link | Quote
I'm interested.
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Since: 08-29-04
From: PA

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Posted on 03-25-08 11:09 PM Link | Quote
So far:

Judges:

Myself
Makura
*Blank*
*Blank*

Entrants:

Myself
Makura
FX
Lord Vulkas Mormonus

Vile
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Since: 10-29-04
From: North Carolina, United States. World, Sol System, milky way

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Posted on 03-26-08 09:23 PM Link | Quote
I'm in, of course, and I'll be taking a free spot on te judges list like we talked about.
Elara

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Since: 08-15-04
From: Ferelden

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Posted on 03-28-08 05:58 PM Link | Quote
I will be a judge. However, Cairoi, since this is my forum I would have appreciated it if you had brought this up with me before posting this. I've tried to do another competition for a while but no one has wanted to judge.

Um, the original rules also were that judges cannot enter stories. You can't judge your own story without bias so it was not allowed, since judges read and judged ALL stories. So yes... I ask that you remove yourself and Makura from the entry list or the judge list since it would be unfair to all other entrants if you did both. Same goes for Rakluv, entry or judge but not both.
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Since: 08-29-04
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Posted on 03-28-08 06:11 PM Link | Quote
First of all, I had every intention to include you on this. Not trying to take it from you or anything like that.

Also, the system me and Makura had talked about using was to have four judges so that if a judge wanted to enter, there'd be three judges to judge and they wouldn't have to.

EDIT: I'd love to talk to you about this more. PM me. I'd like to change the system so that EVERYONE judges each other's stories, not just a designated council. It's Makura's idea and I think she's completely right on it. That way, everyone can enter and judge. No one is inferior.

Also, I'd like to have a few rounds of this, possibly. One round for short stories, one for poetry, one for a collaboration with another entrant, stuff like that. We can extend this and make it really fun.


(Last edited by Cairoi on 03-28-08 09:22 PM)
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Posted on 03-28-08 06:32 PM Link | Quote
I agree completely with Cairoi. Everyone judging as well as entering would be neat. That way you also get to enter, Elara. I think enocorporating other contests is a good idea as well. Especially since my poetry contest kind of failed.
Elara

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Since: 08-15-04
From: Ferelden

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Posted on 03-28-08 07:08 PM Link | Quote
I like the everyone judge idea... last time the best we could figure out was that those not on the judging panel could at least comment and leave criticism... well, you remember.
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Since: 08-29-04
From: PA

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Posted on 03-28-08 10:13 PM Link | Quote
Ok, so everyone will judge each other's work, instead of set judges. Here's what I'm thinking:

Round One will be Short Story-Single. You write approximately thousand word short story like the first short story competition. Your work will be graded be your peers.

Round Two will be the Collaboration, where two people or more work together to make a story. The points will be divided among the entrants so you have a greater chance of winning if you keep in between two people.

Round Three will be Poetry, and Round Four will be either Character Create, or Adaption. We can decide that later.

You don't have to participate in each event, but doing so makes you eligible for the Grand Writer's Prize. Other prizes will be awarded for best individual round, or some other things like that.

Elara

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Since: 08-15-04
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Posted on 04-01-08 01:03 PM Link | Quote
Explain "Character Create or Adaptation". I just want to be sure I know what you mean.
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Since: 08-29-04
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Posted on 04-01-08 10:15 PM Link | Quote
Just two ideas I shot out of the dark.

Character Create would be coming up with an original, fleshed out character with as much interesting and plausible background information as seems right.

Adaption would be an adaption of something. A song, a movie, something along the lines of that.
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Since: 08-29-04
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Posted on 04-02-08 07:24 PM Link | Quote
Just putting it out there, I'd like to see all entries in by the 15th. If it's necessary, ask for an extension by Elara or myself.

Anyone can still enter, just be sure to get your short story in before then. Get on it, guys!
Ryan

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Since: 10-01-04
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Posted on 04-02-08 07:38 PM Link | Quote
Alright, you've convinced me. I'll join your little competition. However, as I've already told you on AIM, I won't be participating in the poetry round. LONG LIVE PROSE!

Now to think of a plot for my short story...
Xeios

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Since: 08-16-04

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Posted on 04-02-08 09:50 PM Link | Quote
I suppose I'll enter, why the hell not.
Elara

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Since: 08-15-04
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Posted on 04-03-08 04:30 AM Link | Quote
I'm still not sure if I will put in an entry or not since I don't really have the time to put a good one together... but we shall see.
Elara

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Since: 08-15-04
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Posted on 04-04-08 02:35 PM Link | Quote
Should we wait until we get the domain problem fixed or no?
Xeios

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Posted on 04-04-08 09:44 PM Link | Quote
that would be an immediate concern, I'm sure it would help with activity on this.
Lord Vulkas Mormonus

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Since: 10-29-04
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Posted on 04-07-08 11:06 AM Link | Quote
I think yes, if only because I'm not sure how good of a story I can come up with right now, waiting a little while would definitely be a good idea.
FX

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Since: 03-24-06

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Posted on 04-07-08 08:35 PM Link | Quote
Yeah, the 15th seems like awfully short notice...
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Since: 08-29-04
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Posted on 04-07-08 09:39 PM Link | Quote
Ok, fine.

Everyone else, May 1st.

FX, yours is due tommorow.
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