Challenge The July 2017 Read & Review Marathon | Congrats Finds & WarmNyota! Feedback needed please :)

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Chyntuck, Jun 28, 2017.

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  1. Findswoman Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 27, 2014
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    Thanks for adding me, @Chyntuck. :) Since signing up, I have reviewed 5 stories, with a total of 1936 words.

    Just one procedural question. Say you review a story during the marathon, and then its author updates it again during the month of July, and then you review the updated portion. I'm guessing you may then (a) add those words to your word count but (b) keep the story count the same as it was? Just checking. :)
  2. divapilot Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 30, 2005
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    Not getting on line as often as I would like, but hopefully soon I can really hit the list of stories I've been trying to get to. Here is the total for me so far:

    10 stories, 2,800 words.
  3. Chyntuck Force Ghost

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    Jul 11, 2014
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    Totals updated :) I started reading a new series today and I'm hoping to post a few reviews tonight or tomorrow.
    We're counting reviews, not stories -- otherwise this challenge would be encouraging people to review only one-shots. If an author updates 4 times during the month and you review each update separately, it counts as 4 reviews. If the author updates 4 times, and you post a review of updates 1 & 2 in the middle of the month, then a review of updates 3 & 4 later in the month, it counts as 2 reviews. Does that make sense?
  4. Findswoman Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 27, 2014
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    Yes, that makes perfect sense—thanks for clarifying.
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  5. Chyntuck Force Ghost

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    Jul 11, 2014
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    Posted two new reviews today, totals: 22 reviews -- 4421 words.

    But I'm going to read at least one more story in the series I started today before I go to bed, because it's awesome :D
  6. Ewok Poet Force Ghost

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    Jul 31, 2014
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    Cheering for everybody taking part in this! :) :) :)
  7. Raissa Baiard Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 22, 1999
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    Okay, my reviewing needs a big kick in the shebs. Sign me up!
  8. Chyntuck Force Ghost

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    Jul 11, 2014
    star 5
    Did three more! Total 25 reviews 5122 words.

    And I added @Raissa Baiard to the participants' list :)
  9. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 31, 2004
    star 7
    Did 6 more reviews for total of 47. Total now is 1,416.
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  10. Chyntuck Force Ghost

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    Jul 11, 2014
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    I did only two more today but one was a very long one (or at least long by my standards). Total: 27 reviews, 5914 words.

    Now I'm going to have dinner, and then I'm going to binge-read the fic I started yesterday :)
  11. divapilot Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 30, 2005
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    Five more reviewed today for a total of 17 reviews, 4,848 words.

    I love this idea for a challenge and I especially love going back into the deeper pages to uncover jewels that I had previously missed. @};-
  12. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Force Ghost

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    Aug 31, 2004
    star 7
    Did 5 more reviews so far today =52. Total words=1,508.
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  13. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Force Ghost

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    Aug 31, 2004
    star 7
    Up through today, the 16th, did 7 more reviews=59. Word count=1,673
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  14. Chyntuck Force Ghost

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    Jul 11, 2014
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    4 more for me today! Total 31 reviews, 6684 words.
  15. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Force Ghost

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    Aug 31, 2004
    star 7
    Did 5 more reviews=64. Words=1,725
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  16. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Force Ghost

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    Aug 31, 2004
    star 7
    Did 2 more reviews for 66. Total words=1,778.
  17. Chyntuck Force Ghost

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    Jul 11, 2014
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    Three more reviews posted today. New totals: 34 reviews, 7368 words.

    I've already managed to read and review two-thirds of the stories I was planning to for this month. Yeah, it was the Big Catch-Up Plan™. If I keep this up I'm even going to manage to read an epic that's been on my list for years.
  18. yahiko Jedi Knight

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    Nov 12, 2015
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    Last edited by yahiko, Jul 18, 2017
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  19. Findswoman Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 27, 2014
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    Since my last update, I've managed five more reviews for a total of 10 reviews and 3568 words. Hoping to get into a bit more of a rhythm with this this week!

    And @yahiko, no worries at all—you know I'm grateful. :)
    Last edited by Findswoman, Jul 18, 2017
  20. Chyntuck Force Ghost

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    Jul 11, 2014
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    Two more for me today. Total 36 reviews, 8143 words.
  21. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Force Ghost

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    Aug 31, 2004
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    Booyah - Chyn is gonna crack 10K words easily. @};- [face_dancing]
    6 more today =72. Total words=1,841. :)
    Last edited by WarmNyota_SweetAyesha, Jul 19, 2017
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  22. DARTH_MU Jedi Master

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    Feb 9, 2005
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    I just keep on reviewing people's fics and forgot to count words. :(
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  23. Chyntuck Force Ghost

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    Jul 11, 2014
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    @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha The way you're going you'll crack 100 reviews in a month :eek:

    @DARTH_MU :( If you remember which fics you reviewed though, it shouldn't be too difficult to figure out your word count -- the list of fics that had any activity at all in July is just a few pages.
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  24. divapilot Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 30, 2005
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    Chugging along.
    I now have 22 reviews for July, and 5,744 words. ;)

    Edit @DARTH_MU, if it helps, I am keeping track on a spreadsheet.
    Last edited by divapilot, Jul 19, 2017
  25. DARTH_MU Jedi Master

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    Feb 9, 2005
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    If we post gifs does that count as a thousand words? :p
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