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The First TvTropes Fan fiction Writing Contest:

 51 Night, Fri, 14th Oct '11 12:32:29 AM from PSNS Intrepid Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Who you are does not matter.
[up][up]You...say that like it matters.

I mean anyone who's familiar with my recent writing history will immediately realize which one's mine. I don't forsee that being a problem.
"Remember that you are fighting the machine and the pilot both, but you only have to beat one of them."
Responsible adult
If the judging is blind, then it matters.
"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
 53 Night, Fri, 14th Oct '11 1:42:08 PM from PSNS Intrepid Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Who you are does not matter.
You are regarding this as completely serious.

(It's not.)
"Remember that you are fighting the machine and the pilot both, but you only have to beat one of them."
Shadowed Philosopher
If it's any consolation, I forget people as soon as I stop looking at the conversations they are participating in, with a few exceptions, so I am unlikely to either discern your identity from your entry or have an opinion on you that might bias my judgement. tongue
Shinigan (Naruto fanfic)
 55 Commander Obvious, Fri, 14th Oct '11 8:28:23 PM from Unmei no Itaru Basho
intellectual rapist
im interested
will be writing a crack fic soon anyway
This level of trolling is reasonable for Commander Obvious. What do you think of this, everyone?
Terracotta Soldier Man
EDIT: Nevermind. What I said made absolutely no sense.

EDIT 2* : I've discovered that I'm at my most productive as a writer when I really, really should be doing something else instead.

edited 16th Oct '11 1:51:38 AM by Specialist290

 57 Night, Fri, 21st Oct '11 4:08:28 AM from PSNS Intrepid Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Who you are does not matter.
Since the other contest is finishing up, I thought I'd bump this with a query on how everyone else is doing.
"Remember that you are fighting the machine and the pilot both, but you only have to beat one of them."
Responsible adult
Y'know what... screw it, I'm in. A bolt of inspiration hit me last night.
"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
 59 feotakahari, Fri, 21st Oct '11 11:33:39 AM from Looking out at the city
Fuzzy Orange Doomsayer
I still haven't done the research.
That's Feo . . . He's a disgusting, mysoginistic, paedophilic asshat who moonlights as a shitty writer—Something Awful
Terracotta Soldier Man
Coming along pretty well. Might have to end up trimming a few scenes, though.

Element of love
sorry for the lack of updates glad we have new entrants :) will add you all on the list.

Remember guys we have plenty of time.Look at Freazair fo instance that will be in Nano and here!.Don't be shy and give it a shot!

Judge positions still available

edited 21st Oct '11 6:44:28 PM by FallenLegend

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis
Responsible adult
I'm going to try and finish it before the month's out.

By the way, can I PM you a question? I want to make sure my idea is actually workable.
"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
 63 animemetalhead, Fri, 21st Oct '11 7:50:35 PM from Ashwood Landing, ME
Runs on Awesomeness
Meh, sign me up as a judge, it'll let me release my inner Yahtzee.
No one believes me when I say angels can turn their panties into guns.
Element of love
[up]Thanks I will add you as a judge :)

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis
 65 Misuki, Thu, 27th Oct '11 10:37:34 AM from The US of A!
Genre-Savvy Editor
I think I've finished my fic at 4, 832 words (including my little explanation of my fandom which I hope makes sense). I'm kinda worried that it won't go with the themes I picked out though, since one of them is only in there for a while, and another one might not be so visible. It's way too close to NaNoWriMo for me to rewrite this...

edited 27th Oct '11 10:38:08 AM by Misuki

Troping and Editing since (roughly) 2010.
 66 feotakahari, Sat, 29th Oct '11 5:59:08 PM from Looking out at the city
Fuzzy Orange Doomsayer
Completed my research, and am beginning to write. Good thing I'm not participating in NaNoWriMo.
That's Feo . . . He's a disgusting, mysoginistic, paedophilic asshat who moonlights as a shitty writer—Something Awful
Terracotta Soldier Man
Almost finished. Just need to muster the will to actually write the final scene and not get distracted by going back and editing everything before then.

 68 feotakahari, Mon, 31st Oct '11 9:35:06 PM from Looking out at the city
Fuzzy Orange Doomsayer
Rough draft completed. Anyone else want to trade stories for editing?
That's Feo . . . He's a disgusting, mysoginistic, paedophilic asshat who moonlights as a shitty writer—Something Awful
Element of love

From this point we have one month until the deadline

Hey guys don't hesitate to register if you are participating! or want to judge

Clarification

I want to make clear something.Due to the fact that I have already received some entries. I will be a substitute judge.

That means that I will only pm the entries to the other judges. But in case a judge is unable to judge or there is a need for whatever reason of another judge (pariticipants solicit it, there is a need, sores are too close, there is a tie etc) I will judge.

Anonimity isn't a hard rule in this contest(you can make your story public if you want). But I think some people will feel more safe if they aren't until the contest is over, hence the reason I won't judge.

edited 1st Nov '11 7:22:29 PM by FallenLegend

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis
 70 Misuki, Tue, 1st Nov '11 7:11:37 PM from The US of A!
Genre-Savvy Editor
Entry sent! :D I hope that you guys like it. <3
Troping and Editing since (roughly) 2010.
 71 nrjxll, Wed, 2nd Nov '11 6:18:30 PM Relationship Status: Not war
Speaking as a judge, I have to say that I'm not clear on how exactly this is supposed to work.

Element of love
[up]Good question!

Judging is exactly the same as the other contest with this minor diferences

  1. Judges get more time (due to the slight word limit increase)
  2. There is a new section called independency (is about being able to understant the story)
  3. Entrants are encouraged to give a little explanation of their fandoms of choice. Due to the fact that it will be hard for a judge to know every fandom, this explanation is used to help judges undersand the story. But it must only contain what's absolutely nessesary for the story.
  4. If the judge doesn't understant a story even after the little explanation they can remove points.
  5. Rules are abit more causal given that this contest isn't as formal as the other one.

if you have further questions don't hesitate to ask me

edited 2nd Nov '11 6:48:51 PM by FallenLegend

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis
 73 nrjxll, Wed, 2nd Nov '11 6:48:34 PM Relationship Status: Not war
[up]I haven't actually judged in any of the other contests, so...

And how exactly am I supposed to read the entries, anyway? Are they sent by PM, up on some site, what?

Element of love
[up]Oh I see don't worry I will explain.

Entries are being sent to me via PM. When we get 7 entries or when the deadline is over (what happens the later). I will send each judge all the entries in a single pm (mostly links to the site that is hosting the story). Judge's deadline will depend on the number of entries we get.

Judges will grade each entry by the following criteria with a total of 30 possible points:

  • 5 points: Conventions (spelling and grammar). You can remove points if the entry has a bad format too
  • 5 points. Independency (How conveying your work is for someone that isnít a fan). If you consider that the story is enjoyable even with little prior knowledge or it you may give full points. On the contrary If you conisder that the story wasn't understantable or the little explanation didn't help you to undedstand the contestant's entry you can remove points depending on your criteria.
    • This section is to help judges to judge any work without being obligated to have prior knowledge of it. It will be responsability of the contest to make the story conveying for the judges that may or may not be familiar withthe work they are basing their entry.
  • 5 points: Theme (how well the contestant combined the themes into a good story; whether or not the entry is within the required word count of 2000-6000). If the author didn't use any of the themes you can remove all points.
  • 15 points: The piece as a whole

As a judge you will have the liberty to grade each category as you consider it is fair.

Optionally(but very recomendable) you can add a little comentary to each entry (a paragraph) and your opinion on each contestant's story.

Each judge will post their scores on this thread and based on every judge scores we will have a first second and third place. Finally I will reveal each story's author after the judges are done and we will declare the winners of the contest.

edited 2nd Nov '11 7:19:21 PM by FallenLegend

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis
Element of love
Friendly bump to remind everyone of the contest! There is still time for joining!
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis
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