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FALL 2014 SHORT STORY CONTEST

Postby Nazi Flower Power » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:39 pm

Hello, A&F. It's that time again: Short Story Contest Time!

***Entries are closed***

Rules:

Writing deadline is Guy Fawkes Day (November 5th)
6000 word maximum, no minimum
No fanfic, but public domain characters are fine
Mind the site rules
The story must be original (not published or previously posted on the internet)

Scoring:

Judges: Vancon, Norstal, The Nation of Ceneria

In past contests, judges have sometimes gotten busy with RL and were not able to judge. If anyone else is interested in judging, you can volunteer as a back-up, and I'll TG you if your services are needed.

Back-up judges: Scomagia

I am going to try out a slightly different scoring rubric this time around because some people questioned the quality of the old rubric.

New scoring rubric:

Characters: /20
Plot: /20
Setting: /10
Creativity: /15
Style: /20
Grammar and Spelling: /5
Judges may award up to 10 bonus points if they feel that a story was good, but just didn't fit the rubric well. When awarding bonus points, judges must explain their reasoning (e.g. "I had to take points off because there wasn't much description of the setting, but I don't think describing the setting would have improved the story at all.")

Judges are encouraged to explain their reasoning for all parts of their scoring, but it is only required for bonus points. It is up to the individual judges to decide how much or how little commentary they want to write.

Feel free to post questions if you are confused about anything.

卍卍卍 Good luck everyone! 卍卍卍 (Swastikas are good luck.)

ENTRIES:

Howslandia

Ceneria: 82
Norstal: 53
Vancon: 63

Avg: 66

Rostogovia

Ceneria: 58
Norstal: 35
Vancon: 43

Avg: 45.3

Pimps Inc

Ceneria: 70
Norstal: 59
Vancon: 53

Avg: 60.7

Estenia

Norstal: 17
Vancon: 14
Ceneria: 32

Avg: 21

St James

Norstal: 46
Vancon: 53
Ceneria: 73

Avg: 57.3

The NAR

Norstal: 64
Vancon: 60
Ceneria: 83

Avg: 69

Skeckoa

Norstal: 63
Vancon: 63
Ceneria: 60

Avg: 62

Spoder

Vancon: 30
Norstal: 0
Ceneria: 0

Avg: 10

Guns in Eden

Norstal: 66
Vancon: 55
Ceneria: 77

Avg: 66

The New World Oceania

Norstal: 50
Vancon: 35
Ceneria: 40

Avg: 41.7

Unitaristic Regions

Norstal: 80
Vancon: 72
Ceneria: 76

Avg: 76

Laerod

Norstal: 69
Vancon: 76
Ceneria: 64

Avg: 69.7

Conserative Morality

Norstal: 57
Vancon: 61
Ceneria: 58

Avg: 58.7

Old Tyrannia

Norstal: 80
Vancon: 71
Ceneria: 66

Avg: 72.3

Nerotysia

Norstal: 61
Vancon: 61
Ceneria: 52

Avg: 58

Super-Llamaland

Norstal: 70
Vancon: 56
Ceneria: 58

Avg: 61.3

Furry Alairia and Algeria

Norstal: 52
Vancon: 60
Ceneria: 51

Avg: 54.3

Forsher

Norstal: 58
Vancon: 61
Ceneria: 70

Avg: 63

卍卍卍 Congratulations Unitaristic Regions and thank you judges. That's all folks! 卍卍卍
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tagging this
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Postby Lunas Legion » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:43 pm

Think I'll enter this time. I do need to start writing more.
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Postby Respubliko de Libereco » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:46 pm

I should be able to enter again.

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Postby Furry Alairia and Algeria » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:47 pm

tagging.

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Postby Vancon » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:48 pm

Can I be a judge please? I might be able to learn a bit from other people's writing, so that I can assimilate it into my own.
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Well what the fuck do you use for lube?

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Postby Norstal » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:52 pm

I'll be a judge this time around.
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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:53 pm

Vancon wrote:Can I be a judge please? I might be able to learn a bit from other people's writing, so that I can assimilate it into my own.


OK.

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Postby Mexican Liberation » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:53 pm

*whistles nonchalantly..*

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Postby Vancon » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:56 pm

Nazi Flower Power wrote:
Vancon wrote:Can I be a judge please? I might be able to learn a bit from other people's writing, so that I can assimilate it into my own.


OK.

Cool beans. I'm going to assume that judging will take place after all entries are in?
Mike the Progressive wrote:You know I don't say this often, but this guy... he gets it. Like everything. As in he gets life.

Imperializt Russia wrote:
The balkens wrote:Please tell me that condoms and Hazelnut spread are NOT on the same table.

Well what the fuck do you use for lube?

Krazakistan wrote:How have you not died after being exposed to that much shit on a monthly basis?
Rupudska wrote:I avoid NSG like one would avoid ISIS-occupied Syria.
Alimeria- wrote:I'll go to sleep when I want to, not when some cheese-eating surrender monkey tells me to.

Which just so happens to be within the next half-hour

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Postby Rhodevus » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:57 pm

Vancon wrote:
Nazi Flower Power wrote:
OK.

Cool beans. I'm going to assume that judging will take place after all entries are in?


when else would you be able to judge? :p
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Postby Vancon » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:01 pm

Rhodevus wrote:
Vancon wrote:Cool beans. I'm going to assume that judging will take place after all entries are in?


when else would you be able to judge? :p

As they come in, thus canceling the fustercluck that happens most of the time leading to judging taking an eternity, but in exchange favoritism comes into play early on in the decision.
Mike the Progressive wrote:You know I don't say this often, but this guy... he gets it. Like everything. As in he gets life.

Imperializt Russia wrote:
The balkens wrote:Please tell me that condoms and Hazelnut spread are NOT on the same table.

Well what the fuck do you use for lube?

Krazakistan wrote:How have you not died after being exposed to that much shit on a monthly basis?
Rupudska wrote:I avoid NSG like one would avoid ISIS-occupied Syria.
Alimeria- wrote:I'll go to sleep when I want to, not when some cheese-eating surrender monkey tells me to.

Which just so happens to be within the next half-hour

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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:01 pm

Vancon wrote:
Nazi Flower Power wrote:
OK.

Cool beans. I'm going to assume that judging will take place after all entries are in?


Yes.

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Postby Rhodevus » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:02 pm

Vancon wrote:
Rhodevus wrote:
when else would you be able to judge? :p

As they come in, thus canceling the fustercluck that happens most of the time leading to judging taking an eternity, but in exchange favoritism comes into play early on in the decision.


maybe wait for a few to come in and shuffle them, not knowing who wrote them until after you already judged them
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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:03 pm

Rhodevus wrote:
Vancon wrote:As they come in, thus canceling the fustercluck that happens most of the time leading to judging taking an eternity, but in exchange favoritism comes into play early on in the decision.


maybe wait for a few to come in and shuffle them, not knowing who wrote them until after you already judged them


I've sometimes considered using a puppet to enter so that people's personal opinions of me won't color their judgement if the judges are people I talk to regularly on the forums.

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Postby Vancon » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:04 pm

Nazi Flower Power wrote:
Rhodevus wrote:
maybe wait for a few to come in and shuffle them, not knowing who wrote them until after you already judged them


I've sometimes considered using a puppet to enter so that people's personal opinions of me won't color their judgement if the judges are people I talk to regularly on the forums.

It would be a good idea, but then people could just say "HEY THAT'S MY PUPPET" and whatnot.
Mike the Progressive wrote:You know I don't say this often, but this guy... he gets it. Like everything. As in he gets life.

Imperializt Russia wrote:
The balkens wrote:Please tell me that condoms and Hazelnut spread are NOT on the same table.

Well what the fuck do you use for lube?

Krazakistan wrote:How have you not died after being exposed to that much shit on a monthly basis?
Rupudska wrote:I avoid NSG like one would avoid ISIS-occupied Syria.
Alimeria- wrote:I'll go to sleep when I want to, not when some cheese-eating surrender monkey tells me to.

Which just so happens to be within the next half-hour

Shyluz wrote:Van, Sci-fi Generallisimo


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Postby Rhodevus » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:04 pm

Nazi Flower Power wrote:
Rhodevus wrote:
maybe wait for a few to come in and shuffle them, not knowing who wrote them until after you already judged them


I've sometimes considered using a puppet to enter so that people's personal opinions of me won't color their judgement if the judges are people I talk to regularly on the forums.


That does make sense and is plausible to work... Maybe give it a try for this one!
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Postby Vancon » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:09 pm

Maybe give each entry a number, and then they send their work to NFP, and he posts it like this:
Entry number 4:Title

bvrbaebfv
uvbhaobvaob
nvirnina
mv
raomv
Mike the Progressive wrote:You know I don't say this often, but this guy... he gets it. Like everything. As in he gets life.

Imperializt Russia wrote:
The balkens wrote:Please tell me that condoms and Hazelnut spread are NOT on the same table.

Well what the fuck do you use for lube?

Krazakistan wrote:How have you not died after being exposed to that much shit on a monthly basis?
Rupudska wrote:I avoid NSG like one would avoid ISIS-occupied Syria.
Alimeria- wrote:I'll go to sleep when I want to, not when some cheese-eating surrender monkey tells me to.

Which just so happens to be within the next half-hour

Shyluz wrote:Van, Sci-fi Generallisimo


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Tagging. I will have to crack open ma laptop.

Do people tag things anymore?

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Postby Thanatttynia » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:13 pm

Vancon wrote:
Nazi Flower Power wrote:
I've sometimes considered using a puppet to enter so that people's personal opinions of me won't color their judgement if the judges are people I talk to regularly on the forums.

It would be a good idea, but then people could just say "HEY THAT'S MY PUPPET" and whatnot.


Surely the puppet could just post who they were?
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Postby Vancon » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:14 pm

Thanatttynia wrote:
Vancon wrote:It would be a good idea, but then people could just say "HEY THAT'S MY PUPPET" and whatnot.


Surely the puppet could just post who they were?

But then the judges will know, thus making the whole concept void.
Mike the Progressive wrote:You know I don't say this often, but this guy... he gets it. Like everything. As in he gets life.

Imperializt Russia wrote:
The balkens wrote:Please tell me that condoms and Hazelnut spread are NOT on the same table.

Well what the fuck do you use for lube?

Krazakistan wrote:How have you not died after being exposed to that much shit on a monthly basis?
Rupudska wrote:I avoid NSG like one would avoid ISIS-occupied Syria.
Alimeria- wrote:I'll go to sleep when I want to, not when some cheese-eating surrender monkey tells me to.

Which just so happens to be within the next half-hour

Shyluz wrote:Van, Sci-fi Generallisimo


U18 2nd Cutest NS'er 2015
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Postby Nazi Flower Power » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:14 pm

Vancon wrote:
Nazi Flower Power wrote:
I've sometimes considered using a puppet to enter so that people's personal opinions of me won't color their judgement if the judges are people I talk to regularly on the forums.

It would be a good idea, but then people could just say "HEY THAT'S MY PUPPET" and whatnot.


I wouldn't tell people it's my puppet.

It's not something I would turn into a requirement for everyone, just something I thought about doing on my own. Other people can make their own decisions about what nation they want to use to post their story. Just nobody use puppets to enter multiple stories and none of the judges use puppets to enter the contest.

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Postby Conserative Morality » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:15 pm

Could judge or enter. Whichever is lacking.
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Postby Thanatttynia » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:16 pm

Vancon wrote:
Thanatttynia wrote:
Surely the puppet could just post who they were?

But then the judges will know, thus making the whole concept void.


After the voting's over?
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