Competition Discussion and Questions thread.

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Re: Competition Discussion and Questions thread.

Post by singer1108 » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:17 pm

so when would be a good time to post the finished story?
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Re: Competition Discussion and Questions thread.

Post by c_nordlander » Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:20 pm

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Re: Competition Discussion and Questions thread.

Post by Archonix » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:38 am

As long as it's before the finishing deadline, any time is good. :)
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Re: Competition Discussion and Questions thread.

Post by Red_Line » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:37 pm

Question - may one submit more than one fic?

edit: apparently one can - I just saw the updated rules.
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Re: Competition Discussion and Questions thread.

Post by mwroach » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:35 pm

Okay, since we're allowed to submit two stories (which would come to 10,000 words combined), is it possible for one's already existing entry to exceed the word count slightly? I ask because my story is 6000 words long, and I fear if I take out anymore, I'll butcher it in the process. (I'm still entering either way, I'm just curious.)
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Re: Competition Discussion and Questions thread.

Post by Archonix » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:44 pm

Well I want to be fair, but there have to be limits. If you can't edit it down to fit, enter it anyway and we'll consider it on a case by case basis. However, it's better if you can find a way to get to the word limit, otherwise people will be entering any odl length and before you know it you're trying to read War and Peace.

It's for the sake of the judges more than anything. :)

But give it a shot. They might be lenient. :)
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Re: Competition Discussion and Questions thread.

Post by Archonix » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:43 pm

A request: I don't mind you posting in posts but it'd be handy if you could also attach a copy of your entry in some sort of office-compatible format. ODT, RTF, DOC or what have you. Even plain text. It's just so judges can go away and read them.

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Re: Competition Discussion and Questions thread.

Post by mwroach » Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:49 am

I have a question...probably a dumb one, but still...

How will this contest be judged? Is it judged on originality, creativity, ability to keep characters in character, etc? Or is it just based on whoever the judge is friends with or what?

As I said...it was a dumb question XD
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Re: Competition Discussion and Questions thread.

Post by AssistantCrone » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:04 pm

How will this contest be judged? Is it judged on originality, creativity, ability to keep characters in character, etc? Or is it just based on whoever the judge is friends with or what?
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Re: Competition Discussion and Questions thread.

Post by Red_Line » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:07 pm

Assistant Crone wrote: In the past, writing competitions have been narrowly won by slipping the phrase 'HAIL GRAHAM' into the text at various subtle intervals.
Cool!  I've got two words of space left.  Time for a quick revision ...  ;D

Who are the judges, just so we know who to send the swag to?
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Re: Competition Discussion and Questions thread.

Post by Archonix » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:58 am

I'm not revealing the judges until they've made their judgements, largely because the last time they all ended up buried under the aforementioned swag and were crushed to death. I had to import a bunch of indians to finish the job.

I have to be honest, while I appreciate the concern I do wonder why people keep asking these things. The same questions were raised when we did a competition entirely by public vote. What happened to a little trust? :)
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Re: Competition Discussion and Questions thread.

Post by AssistantCrone » Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:26 pm

That went when you started making the finalists battle each other to the death on dinosaurback. If only you'd used a nice straightforward judging system rather than determining the winner by random blood type lottery.
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Re: Competition Discussion and Questions thread.

Post by c_nordlander » Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:35 pm

Assistant Crone wrote: That went when you started making the finalists battle each other to the death on dinosaurback.
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Re: Competition Discussion and Questions thread.

Post by AssistantCrone » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:12 pm

Aren't you ashamed that the only reason you won was because you were allocated the megalosaur and the rest of us were on protoceratopsback?
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Re: Competition Discussion and Questions thread.

Post by Archonix » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:44 pm

I had nothing to do with that, I just ordered a gross of large sauropods, I had no idea they were going to make up the missing legs with tiny bipedal critters.

Be glad you didn't get the protomammals.
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