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Mod!Challenge Representing the Underrepresented: A Special Mod-Challenge

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Briannakin , May 19, 2018.

  1. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Jul 31, 2014
    Since we're asking questions, would using any kind of a template make it easier for you, mods, when it comes to us who are submitting our reviews in the last moment?
     
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  2. Briannakin

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

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    Sorry, this is going to be short as I have a lot to do today (and will be gone pretty much all day). The template easiest for us is if you copy and paste the list of fics in the OP in the order that they are in (yes, I know, Microsoft word messed up putting it in alphabetical order and I didn't catch it - just leave it how it is), put your award beside the title, then a link to your review under it (it doesn't have to be fancy or marked up, we will understand).

    Example (I'm using the mod's out of competition stories, and my awards suck because I don't have time to think):

     
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  3. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    Done! Possibly late and disqualified from the actual competition. But done! [face_dancing]
     
  4. Briannakin

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

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    It's still a good hour before midnight here, so you are fine.
     
  5. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    I had a miserable day yesterday - the broken-not-broken toe hurt a lot, we argued at home non-stop and then one of my besties had a similar argument with her dad, over the exact same things ("we are not able to lead a normal life" - they say o_O) and I chose to comfort her. Then I just ate two cocoa and puffed rice bars, got sick, said "kriff everything" and went to sleep. As the only reviewer that failed miserably, I apologise - this has been an odd Summer overall and I'm still getting used to who I am in general...if this is who I was meant to be.

    I will still comment on all the stories and I'm looking forward to the rest of this. Hope the topic stays, regardless of the competition's end - after all, it's not an actual competition. :)
     
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  6. TheRynJedi

    TheRynJedi Jedi Knight star 3

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    I have one response to that: What's "normal"? Everyone has their own "normal", and it's constantly changing, whether we want it to or not.

    Know that you have some random not-quite-strangers around the world wishing you the best.
     
  7. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    @Ewok Poet, I hope things are at least somewhat better today. Don't beat yourself up about not meeting the deadline -- it happens to all of us and I nearly was in the same boat. (Right down to falling asleep most of the afternoon Saturday; I was DEAD TO THE WORLD for whatever reason. :p )
     
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  8. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    To me, it almost always happens on weekends, and I realised that this was the case even in childhood. I need to find a way to cope with it. And yeah, not procrastinate when I had 46 days to do something. :p
     
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  9. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Chosen One star 6

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    Dang, missed the deadline, too, as it seems. Even though I commented.
     
  10. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    So, we both sit and scold our evil feet for having done what they have done? :D
     
  11. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Chosen One star 6

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    Jun 14, 2005
    Well, I had fun commenting. I also would have enjoyed nominating. But well...
     
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  12. Briannakin

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

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    And now! The post you've all been waiting for!

    We were so thrilled that this prompt produced such a diverse selection of stories! All our writers did an amazing job and truly deserve a round of applause! I am so happy this challenge was able to give each author the individual awards they deserve!

    And the awards our participants gave out were:

    Checkpoint by @Lady_Misty
    Tensest moment
    Best Depiction of an Emotional Disorder
    Best Everyday Character (Mrs. Kilton)

    Cinders by @Ewok Poet
    Most character development over course of story
    Best Depiction of the Stress of War
    Best Family Drama

    Destiny by @TheRynJedi
    Best holistic depiction of an alien culture
    Most Fully Realized Alien Culture
    Best Child Character (Sennah)

    Eternal Darkness by @CaraJinn
    Most believable depiction of disability that wasn’t just “about disability”
    Best Depiction of Adapting to a Disability
    Best Friendships (Tahl, Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, Bant)

    "Evermore" by @AzureAngel2
    Most resolute and stoical protagonist
    Most Resilient Protagonist
    Best Depiction of a Canonical Setting (Corellia)

    Force a wit y' by @GregMcP
    Most realistic depiction of post-Order 66 survivorhood
    Best Slice of Life from the GFFA
    Best Jedi Character (Tomas)

    Keeping It Real by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha
    Story that generated the most warm mushy feelings
    Most Heartwarming Story
    Best Romance (Kanan/Hera)

    To Have Survived by @Findswoman
    Most Touching Moment
    Best Depiction of Grief

    Respawn by Ewok Poet
    Strongest empathic bond between characters
    Most Intriguing View of an Alien Species
    Best Hopeful Ending

    The Founding by @brodiew
    Most poignant reflections on the meaning of family
    Best Depiction of Family
    Best Introspective Short

    The Lost Prince and the Captive Knight by @Raissa Baiard
    Best interweaving of past and present by way of flashback
    Best Incorporation of Literature/Folklore

    Under Pressure by AzureAngel2
    Most creative new angle on an archetypal Sith Lord
    Most Plausible New Disability for an Existing Character
    Best Exploration of a Canon Character (Darth Vader)

    ...You Can Hire The A-Team by @Sith-I-5
    Best research done on unfamiliar subject matter
    Most Vivid Setting
    Best Action/Adventure/Suspense


    And now onto the challenge part of this mod!challenge:

    Us mods had a very difficult, but very welcome conundrum when judging this challenge. Our three participants gave such thoughtful, enthusiastic, and supportive reviews and awards to each of the stories, it was really hard to choose winners for the prizes. So, in the end, we decided that @Findswoman @Kahara and @Raissa Baiard all deserve prizes and individuals comment awards!

    For Findswoman: Most Creative Awards

    For Kahara: Most In-Depth Reviews

    For Raissa Baiard: Most Empathetic Reviews

    Thank you all for your feedback and encouragment of so many writers. And thank you for participating in this experimental mod!challenge!

    Mavjade will contact you regarding your week of colours!

    Thanks everyone!
     
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  13. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    Lovely. It was fun.
     
  14. TheRynJedi

    TheRynJedi Jedi Knight star 3

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    Thank you reviewers for your wonderful insightful reviews :)
     
  15. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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    Wow, this is fantastic—I’m flabbergasted! :eek: Very well done by all the writers and reviewers, and another big thank you to the mods for putting this wonderful challenge together for us. I really enjoyed being part of this! =D= =D= =D=
     
  16. Lady_Misty

    Lady_Misty Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Mar 21, 2007
    Wow!

    Congratulations one and all!


    Sent from my iPod touch from a galaxy far, far away using Tapatalk
     
  17. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Well done to everyone who participated, writers and reviewers.
     
  18. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Chosen One star 6

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    Jun 14, 2005
    A quick congrats to all the winners and reviewers before I am off to the Harz Mountains! An off-line oasis full of nature & fresh mountain air.

    Please do create more challenges like that if time allows you to do so, dear mods!

    And for the reviewers: thanks for putting so much effort & thought into your feedback.
     
  19. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

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    Mar 3, 2001
    Congratulations to all the writers on your wonderful stories and your awards! @};- I was really glad to see this challenge get the number of responses it did and you all came up with such unique ideas.

    Congratulations also to @Findswoman, @Raissa Baiard, and all the others who reviewed. You all did an amazing job! [face_love] And of course, thanks to the mods for the comment award, it's very much appreciated. :D
     
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  20. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

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    Thank you everybody for having created, contributed to and reviewed in this challenge. :) It was awesome! Hope that the next time around more of us are capable of the latter. [face_blush] Word limit would be one of the good ideas to make it more simple - for writers, not the reviewers.