This thing all things devours:Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;Gnaws iron, bites steel;Grinds hard stones to meal;Slays king, ruins town,And beats high mountain down.
Time indeed. Time to reveal the winners of Short Stories Contest #9: In the Darkness Bind Them! Read on to see who they are.
First Place: An Aftermath, by GSR
Second Place: Time and Tide, by Kagha
Third Place: Redemption, by Eyru (Nukaya is Awesome)
Best Use of Tolkienian Inspiration: Where He Dwelleth None Can Say, by Thunder on the Mountain
Best Characterization: Kiina, from An Aftermath, by GSR
Best Ending: Time and Tide, by KaghaPrizes: The first place winner will receive a custom Minifig (courtesy of Nuju Metru and xccj, as stated in the contest topic), an Annotated Hobbit (courtesy of 55555 and myself), and at least one rare Lego LotR poster (donated by Kevin Hinkle from TLC, acquired by Black Six). Second and third place winners will each receive a custom minifig and a poster. We're currently deciding how to handle the overlap between the Special Awards winners and the Contest Winners, we have six posters and are not quite sure how to divide them. This will be decided soon.Thank-yous: 55555 and I would like to give a big thank you to our judges: Black Six, Hahli Husky, Tolkien, Lloyd: The White Wolf, Grant-Sud and Eeko. Each story was read eight times, once by every judge. We are incredibly fortunate to have such amazing judges who not only were willing to read all the entries (and do even more work afterward when 5 5's and I decided to do the Special Awards), but did so in a very timely manner. We'd also like to thank Nuju Metru (with help/bribing from xccj) and Black Six for their donations for prizes, and I would like to thank 5 5's for the awesome image header he made (anyone spot the Bionicle reference besides the Matoran letters?).And lastly, we'd like to thank all of you who entered and participated. See you next time!55555Velox
“Though here at journey's end I lieIn darkness buried deep,Beyond all towers strong and high,Beyond all mountains steep,Above all shadows rides the SunAnd Stars for ever dwell:I will not say the Day is done,Nor bid the Stars farewell.”
Edited by Velox, Apr 03 2012 - 01:41 AM.