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S&T Contest #7: Memoirs of the Dead


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#441 Offline bonesiii

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Posted May 17 2013 - 11:43 PM

Since you ask I might as well say that I'm still working on one entry but to be absolutely sure one detail is alright I'll have to re-read some of the books, and coming up I'll need to do that anyways for my history retelling, so I should get back to the contest soonish. :P

Also, have been making progress bit by bit on the EM Shards contest. Hopefully we can get polls for that going soon and then I'll focus on this one.


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#442 Offline Infrared

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Posted Jun 21 2013 - 03:57 PM

As an authorized Contest Judge, I have read and judged this entry:"Casualties" by toa jalokimI see problems with this entry.The corrections are mostly to fix minor grammatical mistakes and similar issues. The story itself is largely ready. :)

Edited by Infrared, Jun 21 2013 - 03:58 PM.

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#443 Offline TheSkeletonMan939

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Posted Aug 19 2013 - 11:46 AM

Well, summer is shot. Is anyone keeping tabs on this anymore?


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#444 Offline Infrared

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Posted Aug 19 2013 - 12:12 PM

I would like to continue on with the contest, and I imagine I'm not the only one, but it's fallen off all the judges' radar and it was never on the site's radar to begin with. I think if the staff ran a front-page story on it and allowed people to repost their entries so they were on the front page of the forum again it would help to reinvigorate interest.

 

I might try to make a Google Doc for the entry list so people can update it as they judge entries. Also, sort of a weird request, but it might be a good idea to provide blanket approval for edits to add in the new Matoran prefixes, since it's awkward having to constantly use "Matoran of Plasma" instead of "Su-Matoran," for example. :P


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#445 Offline fishers64

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Posted Aug 19 2013 - 12:35 PM

[color=#ff0000;]EDIT: [/color]

 

As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged this entry:

 

Casualties by Toa Jalokim

 

I find minor errors (grammar, wording) with this entry. 

 

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As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged this entry:

 

Rising by Toa Makao 

 

I approve this entry. 

 

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As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged this entry:

 

First Kill by TheSkeletonMan939

 

I approve this entry. 

 

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As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged this entry:

 

Toa by Iku

 

I approve this entry. 

 

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#446 Offline Infrared

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Posted Aug 21 2013 - 05:33 PM

I've created the Google Doc, which you can access here. Please edit it whenever you judge an entry (you don't need a Google account).  As an authorized Contest Judge, I have read and judged this entry:"Memory" by ExitiumI approve this entry.  As an authorized Contest Judge, I have read and judged this entry:"Rising" by Toa MakaoI see problems with this entry.

Edited by Infrared, Aug 22 2013 - 02:56 PM.

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#447 Offline bonesiii

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Posted Aug 22 2013 - 02:44 AM

Also, sort of a weird request, but it might be a good idea to provide blanket approval for edits to add in the new Matoran prefixes, since it's awkward having to constantly use "Matoran of Plasma" instead of "Su-Matoran," for example. :P

Sure, granted. As long as people post in their topics to mention that they made those edits.

 

And nice idea with the Google doc.


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Posted Aug 22 2013 - 06:43 PM

Thank you for the Google doc! I was going to do that work, ( :P) but you've done it better. :)

 

Although I'm not sure that we need all the judges to approve. And I was going to go for a concise list of approved/unapproved ok/errors need to be fixed/stuff we need bones to see, etc. Still might do that. 


Edited by fishers64, Aug 22 2013 - 06:49 PM.

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#449 Offline Toa Makao

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Posted Nov 13 2013 - 07:45 AM

[font="'times new roman', times, serif;"]Is this contest dead?[/font]


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#450 Offline bonesiii

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Posted Nov 13 2013 - 09:49 AM

Nope, still planning to get back to it eventually. Sorry for the endless delay. :P First I'm finishing my Bionicle retelling draft (should be done by New Year's).


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#451 Offline Toa Makao

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Posted Nov 14 2013 - 07:33 AM

Nope, still planning to get back to it eventually. Sorry for the endless delay. :P First I'm finishing my Bionicle retelling draft (should be done by New Year's).

[font="'times new roman', times, serif;"]K, I was just wondering since I came back for my bi-annual check on whether the contest is over yet (lol) and found nothing'd happened since August. I didn't realise there'd been a downtime till I realised a few comments on my entry seemed to be missing. Plus the work I'd had to do on it.[/font]


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Posted Nov 14 2013 - 11:54 AM

I recommend that all authors check the webcaches to find their lost work. :shrugs:

 

Restoring data-lost posts: 

 

As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged this entry: 

 

Legend of Lhii by :Yio:

 

I see problems with this entry. 

 

As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged this entry: 

 

Dawning Valor by DoomIgnika

 

I see problems with this entry. 

 

As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged this entry:

 

Teacher by Tikiturbo

 

I see problems with this entry. 

 

As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged this entry:

 

The Unknown Turaga by ZippyWharrgarbl

 

and

 

The First Hunter by Emissary

 

I approve these entries. 

 

I'm not done yet - some of the cache versions aren't good, and I'm out of time to reevaluate ATM. 


Edited by fishers64, Nov 14 2013 - 11:56 AM.

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#453 Offline Toa Makao

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Posted Nov 14 2013 - 02:03 PM

I recommend that all authors check the webcaches to find their lost work. :shrugs:

 

Restoring data-lost posts: 

 

As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged this entry: 

 

Legend of Lhii by :Yio:

 

I see problems with this entry. 

 

As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged this entry: 

 

Dawning Valor by DoomIgnika

 

I see problems with this entry. 

 

As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged this entry:

 

Teacher by Tikiturbo

 

I see problems with this entry. 

 

As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged this entry:

 

The Unknown Turaga by ZippyWharrgarbl

 

and

 

The First Hunter by Emissary

 

I approve these entries. 

 

I'm not done yet - some of the cache versions aren't good, and I'm out of time to reevaluate ATM. 

 

[font="'times new roman', times, serif;"]I've already checked and restored mine.[/font]


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Posted Nov 14 2013 - 03:16 PM

Hey for the record, I did make the needed changes to Hunter's folly. I didn't see any indication of that in the story index or whatever. Also I'm Felix Dzerzhinsky just to let know I wrote Hunter's Folly.


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Posted Nov 14 2013 - 08:24 PM

Here's the Google Doc again. I'm not sure if it was kept that well-updated, but we might be able to use it to figure out which topics' judging posts were deleted.

 

https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing


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#456 Offline fishers64

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Posted Nov 19 2013 - 12:51 PM

Here's a couple more: 

 

As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged these entries: 

 

Certainty by Baron Von Nebula

 

AND

 

Belief by Dual Matrix

 

I approve these entries. 

 

As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged this entry: 

 

Invasion by Lewa Krom

 

I find problems with this entry. 

 

Homework completed again. Hooray. (I'll redo the status report thing later, when bones finally decides to finish this. Arrgh data loss and stuff.)


Edited by fishers64, Nov 19 2013 - 01:17 PM.

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Posted Nov 29 2013 - 08:39 AM

I recommend that all authors check the webcaches to find their lost work. :shrugs:

 

Restoring data-lost posts: 

 

As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged this entry: 

 

Legend of Lhii by :Yio:

 

I see problems with this entry. 

 

As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged this entry: 

 

Dawning Valor by DoomIgnika

 

I see problems with this entry. 

 

As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged this entry:

 

Teacher by Tikiturbo

 

I see problems with this entry. 

 

As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged this entry:

 

The Unknown Turaga by ZippyWharrgarbl

 

and

 

The First Hunter by Emissary

 

I approve these entries. 

 

I'm not done yet - some of the cache versions aren't good, and I'm out of time to reevaluate ATM. 

 

Thank you for reposting and judging my entry, Fisher. Also, I corrected the mistake you found, and changed it from saying "children" to "Matoran."


Edited by Tikiturbo, Nov 30 2013 - 07:53 AM.

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Posted Nov 29 2013 - 02:03 PM

Here be an approval:  As an authorized contest judge, I have read and judged this entry: Teacher by Tikiturbo I approve this entry.  List updated. 


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Posted Dec 10 2013 - 05:14 PM

The forum upgrade seems to have messed up the formatting for some of the entries, including mine.  Could we perhaps get blanket approval to fix the formatting in our entries?


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Posted Dec 10 2013 - 06:55 PM

Could we perhaps get blanket approval to fix the formatting in our entries?

Sure. :)


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Posted Jan 13 2014 - 09:30 AM

Just wondering, do we have any set date for polls yet?


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Posted Feb 07 2014 - 04:05 PM

Does the character the story is about have to be the perspective the story is told from?  And if there are characters that were given a role, but not a name, kanohi, element, tool, etc., are they allowed to be given in the story?


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Posted Feb 07 2014 - 05:50 PM

Does the character the story is about have to be the perspective the story is told from?  And if there are characters that were given a role, but not a name, kanohi, element, tool, etc., are they allowed to be given in the story?

 

You're a year and a half too late for this contest. Results are (amazingly) still being judged.


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Posted Apr 21 2014 - 01:01 PM

Any progress? And would it be alright to fix the formatting on my entry?


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Posted Apr 21 2014 - 01:17 PM

Go ahead. :)


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Posted Apr 21 2014 - 02:41 PM

Wow, this is still officially going on?

 

Is there anything in particular judges or whoever are waiting for, or is progress simply being made extremely nonchalantly?


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Posted Apr 21 2014 - 02:42 PM

No progress is being made; it's being put off while I deal with other things.


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Posted Apr 21 2014 - 05:13 PM

Any idea when we should expect the results?
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Posted Apr 21 2014 - 05:34 PM

You can expect me to get back to this whenever I finish writing The Destiny of Bionicle (first draft anyhow). :) This and the EM Shards contest are the next major to-do list things after that. And yes, the delay equals bad, but since Bionicle's over there really isn't any rush.

 

I would say this year, but life has a way of crushing such hopes...

 

Edit: Come to think of it, all the entry characters die before the point where I am, so no further canon-source reviewing should be necessary -- so actually, there's no need for further delay! (I just checked.)


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Posted Apr 21 2014 - 05:54 PM

One of these days I am going to log onto this forum and bones is going to ask me to clarify a judging post I made over two years ago. :P

 

Until then, there is popcorn. :popcorn: 


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Posted Apr 21 2014 - 06:12 PM

I've just remembered - Zaktan's officially alive again. Does that make my entry invalid? Or does it not matter since he's technically not Zaktan anymore, and pretty much every dead character is still alive on the Red Star?

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Posted Apr 21 2014 - 07:13 PM

As stated before, all characters who were believed dead at the time the contest started were fair game.


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Posted Apr 21 2014 - 08:20 PM

You can expect me to get back to this whenever I finish writing The Destiny of Bionicle (first draft anyhow). :) This and the EM Shards contest are the next major to-do list things after that. And yes, the delay equals bad, but since Bionicle's over there really isn't any rush.

 

I would say this year, but life has a way of crushing such hopes...

Seeing as the judging is indefinitely delayed, might new entries be accepted until you finish your story? After all, the point of a deadline is to allow for judging, but since we have no definite idea when judging will be, the deadline seems pointless. I understand that the judges may be busy with other things, but then, since the final judgement is on hold, the judges could take their time. I suspect that most people who want to submit stories have already done so, which leaves a few (I think) newcomers to add to the collection. This may not  be feasible, but I think it's worth asking about.


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Posted Apr 21 2014 - 09:29 PM

No, because then we'd need even more time to judge those, etc.


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Posted Apr 21 2014 - 10:44 PM

Would there really be that many more entries? Tell me, as forum moderator, how many members who entered the contest were active in this forum?

I understand that have the final word on the matter, I am simply making one last (probably) futile attempt to persuade you otherwise. :P

I apologize if I am being annoying.


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Posted Apr 22 2014 - 03:32 AM

Update: Actually, I can get back to this contest now; the main reason for the delay was I needed to thoroughly review the canon sources, but all the entry characters die before the point where I'm reviewing now. :)

 

QP: Like I said, any further entries at all would add to the time needed to judge, and given that it's way late as-is, that really wouldn't be wise. Sorry. :(


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Posted Apr 22 2014 - 03:58 PM

As stated before, all characters who were believed dead at the time the contest started were fair game.

 

Oh, excellent, I must have missed that.

 

Update: Actually, I can get back to this contest now; the main reason for the delay was I needed to thoroughly review the canon sources, but all the entry characters die before the point where I'm reviewing now. :)

 

QP: Like I said, any further entries at all would add to the time needed to judge, and given that it's way late as-is, that really wouldn't be wise. Sorry. :(

 

Ooooooh! *many excitement*


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Posted Apr 27 2014 - 02:27 PM

I re-formatted my entry, and found that while I still liked reading it, a few lines of dialogue were rather grating and crummy. It might be a bit bothersome for another judge to read it again, but might I have permission to spice up a few lines of my story? No plot changes - I'm just hoping to enliven some of the dialogue.


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Posted Apr 27 2014 - 03:29 PM

Go ahead.

 

Progress report: Entry list format fixed. Format of some of the stories on the list fixed.


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Posted Apr 27 2014 - 05:11 PM

I've noticed that too, could I rewrite a bit of dialogue?

And would adding a bit more dialogue be too much? I've just re-read my entry and realised how little the other Piraka say.

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