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~*~Favorites of FanFic Festival Social and Questions Thread~*~ Survey! We want YOUR opinions

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by mavjade , Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    @Briannakin: Makes sense to me, much easier to scroll through the other thread if all that stuff is over here. :) Thanks for answering!

    (So yeah, PM sent! ;) )
     
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  2. Briannakin

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

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    Say if you send us like 2 favourites and posted "PM sent". And you were the only person to send us favourites via PM that week (and it doesn't exactly seem to be a popular option, at least this week). We would post "the favourites sent into us this week were favourite AU: "ABC" favourite crossover: "XYZ". It's kinda a fair bet that those favourites came from the same PM (though if you gave 8 stories for this week, they could conceivably come from different PMs). If you made it obvious you sent a PM, then people can probably deduce it was from you. I mean it isn't a huge deal if you don't care, but the main reasons why we are giving the PM option is the anonymity.
     
  3. Briannakin

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

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    Yes, I am on a MASH binge. No, I will not apologize.

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  4. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    So, I just noticed something kind of funny about my and @Raissa Baiard 's posts for the first style categories group (hers is here, mine is here). We both have TheRynJedi's Destiny on our lists, but in different places: I chose it for "Favorite One-Shot" (based on the fact that it was posted as a single unit) and she chose it as "Favorite Short Story" (based on its length, which is more than the 5000-word guideline given for "Favorite One-Shot"). Is it OK for the same story to be in two different length categories like this, or would it be best for one of us to choose something else for one? Just thought I'd check—thanks! :)
     
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  5. Briannakin

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

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    It might sound laissez faire but we really aren't splitting hairs when it comes to categorizations. If it fits in both then so be it. We've gotten crazy in past few years regarding exact word counts and what fits best where and all that work for fanfic is just not worth our sanity. If something is clearly wrong, we will address it. In this case it just fits both.

    Basically,
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    We ask that you don't edit your selections. We are kinda collecting them as they come in, so if you edit, our final list may not reflect your edits.
     
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  6. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    For the WIP category, does it have to have been updated on/after the 17th, or does it still count if the story is understood to be in progress (as far as you know)? Thanks!

    Congratulations to everyone who's been nominated so far, by the way! =D= As always, I'm discovering more things to put in my to-read pile. :p
     
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  7. Briannakin

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

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    Sorry, Perhaps the post was badly worded. (We shortened the official definition but this is from our discussion) the story has to be started in 2018 but reasonably believed to be still a work in progress (so, it doesn't have to have a update from 2019 but it likely should). However, if for some reason it was completed between Feb 17 and now, then it's still eligible.
     
  8. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    @Briannakin, thanks! :) No worries, it was guessable but I just wanted to double check my guess.
     
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  9. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Just stopping in to say that I'm looking forward to seeing what will be sent in this week, and to the new categories that will go up this coming weekend! This has been really fun so far, and (for now, at least) I've turned out to be more comfortable with posting my picks publicly than I thought I would be. :)
     
  10. pronker

    pronker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm enjoying the festival *points to signature* although I'm lame about posting. Somewhat like this guy ...
     
  11. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Post, post, by all means post! The more, the merrier! :D
     
  12. Briannakin

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

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    Please try to participate if you are enjoying! I'm trying not to fall into the whole "mods hate awards/award-like festivities" but low participation rates are discouraging and we take that as a sign that people aren't enjoying, making us unlikely to try this again.
     
  13. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I am an admitted lurker here.
     
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  14. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Didn’t you do at least one favorites post already? Hope we’ll see more from you! :)
     
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  15. divapilot

    divapilot Force Ghost star 4

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    I have trouble getting to it during the work week, but I’m trying to get my suggestions in during the weekend! I’m finding a lot of duplicates, which is fine, I guess, but it also tells me maybe I wasn’t a good reader this year... [face_dunno] I’d love to see what other people liked so I can go back and read those stories, too.
     
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  16. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Even if you only have one story to nominate, that is still something that will make an author's day! Writers pour so much blood, sweat, and tears into their work, but are oftentimes met with relatively little feedback to match the efforts they've extended. So, even if it's just a little bit of love, make sure to share! The format of our community allows us a unique opportunity to commend our peers here, so let's make the most of it! [face_love] [face_dancing]

    Although, erm, that said, combing through for my favourites is reminding me just how much I too have lurked this year without leaving immediate feedback! I need to give reviews on the stories I've enjoyed more; that's definitely something I want to do better with in the future. But, recognizing good stories here is as good a place as any to start with! [face_blush] :) [face_love]
     
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  17. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    I'm really enjoying this festival so far, for what that's worth (and yes, I've sent in some faves by the PM method :p ). It's brought to light a whole bunch of things that I missed this year and now I have a nice shiny To-Read Pile. :) Thanks to everyone who's contributed so far!
     
  18. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yeah, but I do tend to lurk more than I post. Especially when said post involves a lot of links. Like, "Eh, I'll do it later." And then I never get around to it.
     
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  19. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    Which one?:ezra::ezra::ezra::ezra::ezra:

    ;):D
     
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  20. Briannakin

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

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    This is the kind of commentary I was hoping for when we created this thread :D
     
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  21. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Ah, see, that’s why I liked the interpretation—because it really and truly can be any or all of them! Because they’re all the same character—but they’re also not! :D :ezra:
     
  22. divapilot

    divapilot Force Ghost star 4

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    The cute one :ezra:
     
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  23. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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    So all of them, then? :ezra:[face_love]:D
     
  24. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha 2 Truths 1 Lie Host star 8 VIP - Game Host

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    For a fact, all of them. :D
     
  25. Saga_Symphony

    Saga_Symphony Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Wow, I got a 'favorite'... and the only duplicates I have are Rodian-eyed cyborgs...

    Thanks, @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha! [face_coffee]