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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Wed Jun 04 2014, 15:40

Because the entries have been such a joy to read, I thought I'd give it a try.

http://www.thedarkcity.net/t9451-trial-and-error-secrets-of-the-hidden-library-2nd-annual-competition-entry#101085
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Wed Jun 04 2014, 16:57

@Jimsolo wrote:
Will the judges read our entries anonymously, or will they know who wrote the story as they read it?
The judges will know who wrote which story, the judges are among us even now... Shocked 

It is also nice to see the last minute entries starting to appear. I do believe at this stage we have exceeded Year 1 as far as number of entries!

I'll also note that there are only 4 days remaining to get your stories in the competition.

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Wed Jun 04 2014, 18:08


Down to 670 words. Sigh, more procrastination. Some rather daunting entries so far.
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Wed Jun 04 2014, 18:54

You can do it Gobs! If I can you can Very Happy

FOR CANADA!

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Wed Jun 04 2014, 21:33

I'm still hoping Darkgreen manages his entry.

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Fri Jun 06 2014, 10:33

My entry, submitted for your approval my fellow Archons. Some stiff competition this year, I have enjoyed the stories I have read thus far. May you enjoy my offering as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Fri Jun 06 2014, 19:18

Two days to go. *sharpens competition dagger*
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Fri Jun 06 2014, 19:50

I forgot to post a link here. So here it is, my entry.

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Fri Jun 06 2014, 21:02

I think the only one I know I should prod is Gobby.

If there is anyone else out there who is thinking of doing a story, or has one thaat you need to do finishing touches on, consider this a prod for you too. You can always mention your name and I'll do a specific prod of you tomorrow Wink

Like I'm doing for Gobs today.
Because he needs to chop out about 160 some words...which is pretty daunting, really.
Use contractions? Maybe you should use more contractions Smile

Two days till deadline. Functionally deadline is less than 48 hours away from this point.

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Sat Jun 07 2014, 04:57

Eliminating vestigial adverbs is another good way to pare down a story for a word limit.

Just read Malys's story earlier. Cried a little bit.
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Sat Jun 07 2014, 06:15

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Sat Jun 07 2014, 11:12

A post, and an entry!

http://www.thedarkcity.net/t9472-butterflies-and-bunnies-2nd-annual-fiction-competition#101379

Oom, 500 words is a nice little challenge; spent half of it with as brief an intro as I could manage but I think I got across what I was going for in the end. Had to spend a while cutting back of course. And I've been reading some of the other entries, and it's great that people here know how to use words.

And ATMidnight style bonus 'points' to anyone who knows what the vague reference of the title refers to.
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Sat Jun 07 2014, 17:07

Two more entries sliding in under the wire!

We are at the 12 hour mark.

So if you're a procrastinator, you're probably in the sweet spot right now.

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Sat Jun 07 2014, 17:22

I did make two very small edits. I mean how big could they be at a 500 word limit right?


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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Sat Jun 07 2014, 17:37

Edits are totally allowed up till deadline, even full re-writes are.

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Sat Jun 07 2014, 20:31

Good luck, everyone. May The Usurper the best story win. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Sun Jun 08 2014, 12:39

@Thor665 wrote:
I think the only one I know I should prod is Gobby.

Nag, nag, nag.

Well, I finally posted my entry, but I think it's too late. Apologies Thor. I had some teenage parenting issues to deal (which Vect himself would shrink from) and just couldn't finish it when I wanted to.

"That's OK, I kept thinking, I have until 12 noon on Sunday to get it in." Now I see it was 12 AM, not PM. Oh well, c'est la guerre.

I'm not totally happy with it, but I would still appreciate any feedback that might be offered.
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Sun Jun 08 2014, 16:31

I can probably ask the judges to do a review of it just with the understanding it can't place - we did the same last year for whoever it was that wrote the little mini trilogy.

Also; The Competition Deadline has been reached! All Entries now in are final, any changes will result in disqualification from winning a prize.

I should get up the Reader's Choice Polls in a little while. But let's take a moment to consider our entries;

The Pride of Chogoris
Orb of Despair
Dolmadaen's End
The Fall of Thandrom
The Usurper
On loathsome wings
Despair
The Locket
Datura of the Cult of Lechery
The Cordwainer
"Pride Goeth"
"The Burning Sensation"
Trial and Error
Legacy
Proud Angel
Professional Ethic (Pride in one's work)
BUTTERFLIES AND BUNNIES

That is 16 (17 with Gob's late one that isn't on this list) entries, so we exceeded last year's total by almost a third again, AWESOME WORK GUYS!

When do I get to find out if I won!?! - I'm going to put up the Reader's Choice Awards sometime this evening (I really just need to make sure I do a word count on each entry to make sure it's legal length prior to including it in the poll), and the judges will also get info on our conversation topic so we can plot on all of you in secret  Twisted Evil The Judges will probably get at least a week or two to read and debate the stories. I'll probably set the deadline as 2 weeks for our reading and judging (which means, even a slow judge, ought to be able to get by with assessing 1-2 stories per evening and still basically be able to do his job), and put the polls at the same deadline. So you should know how you placed by the 22nd of this month.

Wait, where is my story, it's not on the list! - If you believe you correctly submitted an entry and don't see it on the above list, than one of two things happened. Either I missed it when scanning this thread, or you didn't post a link in this thread. In either case let me know. If the error was that I missed the link, then I'll apologize and get you into the judging. If the error is that you didn't post a link here but your story entry was posted within the deadline I'll give you a grace period of until the Reader's Choice Polls go up to get your link posted here - after that I'm afraid you'll be ineligible for judging.

Anyone who is aware of a story I missed may post the link also, so if you know of an author I missed and want to make sure they're counted, please post a link for them. We did have one fellow miss out last year due to this so I'd prefer not to have that happen this year.

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Sun Jun 08 2014, 17:30

I think mine got skipped over. The Pride of Chogoris. I panicked for a second thinking I hadn't linked it, but I found it on page 3.

I panicked for a second thinking it was over the word count and got DQ'ed, but my word counter reads it at 499.
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Sun Jun 08 2014, 21:01

Nope, that was just me missing you (I also haven't done word count yet). Edited to list you as well, thanks for pointing out the oversight!

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Mon Jun 09 2014, 04:50

The time of reckoning is upon us.

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Mon Jun 09 2014, 16:09

I missed the deadline, did I not?
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Mon Jun 09 2014, 16:54

I think so, unfortunately. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Mon Jun 09 2014, 17:12

@Tengu wrote:
I missed the deadline, did I not?
You did.

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Mon Jun 09 2014, 17:13

Yikes. Ive had so many commitments of late.
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