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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by mavjade , Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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  2. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    The following was added to the Rules and FAQ post. We hope that this doesn't happen, but it was something that occurred to us we needed to make known:

    (Added under nominations section)
    We know there are a lot of categories and a lot of stories to nominate, so we expect there may be a few nomination mistakes. But at a certain point those mistakes can create too much work for the volunteers. If there are 5 or fewer mistakes we will PM you and ask for new nominations. If there are more, we will throw out the incorrect nominations and not PM you for corrections.

    By nomination mistake we mean you nominated something that isn't eligible due to winning in past awards, is outside eligibility timeline, or doesn't follow the general rules. (Such as the rule below that as a general rule, the author is always right about the era and type of story they've written.)

    Mistakes such as forgetting to put an author in your nomination, or misspelling the title do not count toward this total, but PLEASE make sure you read the instructions on how to nominate. Those things might not seem like a big deal, but they add up when you are checking and indexing many nominations.
     
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  3. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Oh, darn. I have a joke genre somewhere. Better fix that. [face_tee_hee]
     
  4. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    I have a question about the timeframe categories, because it's sometimes not easy to put an exact date on a story. For instance when we say "Best Story Between 32 and 19 BBY" and "Best Story Between 18 and 1BBY" it's safe to understand those respectively as "Best story that takes place up to the end of RotS" and "Best story that takes place after the end of RotS", right? (meaning, I'm sure there were a few months of 19 BBY to go after the end of RotS, but for the purpose of the awards I can pretend that there weren't unless the author put a date on their story that translates to "after the end of RotS but still in 19 BBY")
     
  5. DaenaBenjen42

    DaenaBenjen42 Jedi Master star 5

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    What if registered in previous years? Do we need to register again?
     
  6. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    An addendum to my question above: I just noticed that the last two timeframe categories are phrased:
    • Best Story Between 5ABY and 34 ABY and Best Story After 35 ABY in the category list
    • Best Story Between 5ABY and 33 ABY and Best Story After 34 ABY in the category definitions
    ... which places TFA/TLJ fics in different timeframe categories depending on which category definition we follow [face_worried] Can you please clarify under which category we should nominate ST fics?
     
  7. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    My.head.is.spinning.right.now. [face_dunno]

    @DaenaBenjen42 - I'm pretty positive that you have to register.
     
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  8. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Yes. If there's no exact date then yeah, go with "19 BBY = RotS" and something after the end credits would be "18ABY" (for the purposes of the awards)

    And if a story doesn't fit nicely in one timeframe category, perhaps consider the multi-timefame (so if a significant portion takes place during ROTS but continues on after the final scene).

    Sorry, we changed it during the planning edited one and not the other. The definition is the correct one so everything should now read:

    Best Story Between 5ABY and 33 ABY
    Best Story 34 ABY and beyond

    Yes. Unlike previous years, you will get a code this year.
     
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  9. pronker

    pronker Jedi Master star 4

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    Diary entries from any challenge, finished or not, are worthy of nomination, right?:ahsoka:
     
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  10. Briannakin

    Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Yes, as long as they were posted in the eligibility time frame and the diary hasn't won previous awards (I mean fanfic awards, not the DDC), a diary is eligible .
     
  11. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    So, I might be stupid here, but I still don't get the following about the series category:

    1. Is a series eligible if new stories are included?

    2. Is a story from a series that continued last year (while the rest of the stories in the series that won't didn't/are completed) eligible?

    3. Is a story that won a different kind of an award last year eligible as a part of a series, despite not being available otherwise?
     
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  12. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Yes. If a story was added to the series with in the eligibility period, it is eligible for best series.


    Yes, so long as something within the series falls in the eligibility requirements, it is eligible as a series. Unless it won best series previously, then it needs a new story added within the eligibility period to be eligible, not just a continuation.



    Yes. Per the FAQ:
     
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  13. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Okay, NOW I finally get it. :p I wish I had waited until January to post it, like I had intended to. Ohwell, it won one award and I'm happy. Thank you. [face_love]
     
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