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~*~ The 2023 Favorites of FanFic Festival ~*~ Week 6: Make-Ups Week!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by The Golden Yoda, Feb 11, 2024.

  1. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fiendish Fanfic & SWTV Manager, Interim Tech Admin star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Jun 19, 2019
  2. Findswoman

    Findswoman Fanfic and Pancakes and Waffles Mod (in Pink) star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Feb 27, 2014
    Yay for the beginning of another Favorites week! I always enjoy this one, too. Heck, I always enjoy all of them! :D

    Here you all go:

    Favorite Humor

    Do Not Kriff with the Office Manager (from Never Tell Me the Odds) by @Raissa Baiard
    Ten Reasons Why Qui-Gon Jinn Is Not on the Jedi Council by @UltramassiveUbersue

    Favorite Drama
    The Mists of Mehr by @Chyntuck
    Closed Borders by @Thumper09

    Favorite Angst
    Just Another Mission by @Gabri_Jade
    Padawan Mine by @Kit'

    Favorite Fluff
    Meet Kitty-Cat by @earlybird-obi-wan
    Spread My Wings So High (from Zoochberry Cobbler) by @Kahara

    Favorite Romance
    She by @Chyntuck
    Four Ways to "I Love You" by @devilinthedetails

    Favorite Action/Adventure
    Keeping Score by @Kadar Ordo
    Helter-Skelter (from Victory) by @Vek Talis

    Favorite Genfic
    Shadows in the Weave by @Kit' (Kei and Taro!)
    Sister Time (from Never Tell Me the Odds) by @Raissa Baiard (Wren and Bellona!)

    Favorite Worldbuilding
    In the Shade of the Wroshyr by @Chyntuck (Wookiee mythology, cosmogony, and tribal origins)
    Your Heart Will Catch Its Breath Again by @Mira_Jade (Abeexians, Vespinae)

    Favorite Continuity-Compliant
    Hypothermia in Zero Gravity by @devilinthedetails
    Purpose (from Never Tell Me the Odds) by @Raissa Baiard

    Favorite Alternate Universe
    In Service to the Empire (from Spectre Six) by @Raissa Baiard
    Like My Father Grandfather Master Brother Before Me (from Antigravity) by @Mira_Jade
     
  3. Kahara

    Kahara Chosen One star 4

    Registered:
    Mar 3, 2001
    Will be back with the relationships categories make-ups sometime later this week if possible! :)

    Week 3
    :

    Favorite Humor
    The Disturbing Tale of Nobot by @rktho
    A Profusion of Palpatines by @Bel505 and DrMckay (@SnubJockey)
    [Narnia] A Young Marsh-Wiggle’s First Trip to Beaversdam by @devilinthedetails
    [LOTR] Sauron: The Lord of the Cats by @gizkaspice

    Favorite Drama
    The Song of Experience by @Pandora
    Jedha Triptych by @Findswoman
    [Stranger Things] Let the Night Come and Do What It May by @amidalachick
    [Star Trek: Picard] Lost by @brodiew

    Favorite Angst
    Words We Never Say by @ViariSkywalker
    "Consequences" by @UltramassiveUbersue
    [Victoria] "Say We Choose (but It's No Choice at All)" by @Mira_Jade
    [A:TLA] The Last Spring Equinox by @devilinthedetails

    Favorite Fluff
    It Grows and Grows (Our Home Sweet Home) by @Gabri_Jade
    The Great Berry Escapade by @JediMaster_Jen
    [LOTR] My Heart is Whole Again by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha
    [One Piece] Drabbles of the One Piece by @brodiew

    Favorite Romance

    How Far We’ve Come by @JediMara77
    A Willow Cabin in the Naboo Lake Country by @devilinthedetails
    [Star Trek] Making More Great Memories by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha
    [Victoria] "A Kingdom Where My Love Can Stand" by @Mira_Jade

    Favorite Action/Adventure
    The Steadfast Wreckage by @Happy Sando
    The Emperor’s Maneuver: The Next Generation Part 2 by @Mira Grau
    [Ghosts (US)] Week 4 (from Ghost Stories) by @Thumper09
    [Star Trek: Lower Decks] An Aquatic Second Contact by @fardell24

    Favorite Genfic
    Color Commentary by @Thumper09
    The life of Shh-kir in 31 snippets by @earlybird-obi-wan
    [Sense & Sensibility] "In Benefice" by @Mira_Jade
    [A:TLA] Vegetables Before Ash Banana Pudding by @devilinthedetails

    Favorite World-Building
    The continent of Acenou and its complicated situation after the Clone Wars in Of Small Propagules by @Mechalich
    Sanbra University and all the many cultures it hosts for a spring celebration series in Season of Sharing by @Seldes_Katne
    The Water Tribe folklore featured in [A:TLA] The Legend of Pelican Mothers by @devilinthedetails
    The mysterious "demons" encountered by the Voyager crew in [Star Trek: Voyager] Horrors of the Delta Quadrant by @fardell24

    Favorite Continuity Compliant
    Keeping Score by @Kadar Ordo
    The Beginning of a New Life by @Hopefulwriter
    [Princess Mononoke] "Offering" by @Starith
    [A:TLA] Vain Feline Photoshoot by @devilinthedetails

    Favorite Alternate Universe
    “Given in Love” by @DarthIshtar
    Echoes of the Old Republic by @DLR001
    [Stranger Things] The Moonlight Motel by @amidalachick
    [Victoria] "A Kingdom Where My Love Can Stand" by @Mira_Jade
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2024
  4. Thumper09

    Thumper09 Force Ghost star 4

    Registered:
    Dec 9, 2001
    Sorry, playing some catch-up here. Ever have one of those weeks (or months, or years) where it feels like you're behind on everything? But anyway.


    Week 1: Style & Length


    Favorite One-shot
    The Talk by @UltramassiveUbersue

    Favorite Short Story
    The Kammris Falcon by @Kit'

    Favorite Multi-Chapter or Epic
    Star Wars: Episode I - The Steadfast Wreckage by @Happy Sando

    Favorite Part of a Series
    Career Exploration (with Gungans) by @Seldes_Katne
    From the Ground Up by @Gabri_Jade

    Favorite WIP
    Twin Suns at the Door of Night by @Cynda



    Week 2: Characters & Relationships


    Favorite Interpretation of a Movie Character
    BB-8 in "Messenger" (Zoochberry Cobbler) by @Kahara
    Luke Skywalker in The Talk by @UltramassiveUbersue

    Favorite Original Character
    Nyx Senka in The Kammris Falcon by @Kit'
    Gritsi in Career Exploration (with Gungans) by @Seldes_Katne

    Favorite Villain
    Jabba in An Exercise in Precise Terminology by @rktho
    Vader in Twin Suns at the Door of Night by @Cynda

    Favorite Established Relationship
    Luke and Ben (father/son) in The Talk by @UltramassiveUbersue

    Favorite Original Relationship
    Mylo Lloyd and Ludo Gum (friendship) in Star Wars: Episode I - The Steadfast Wreckage by @Happy Sando
    The Fel-Dain family in Career Exploration (with Gungans) by @Seldes_Katne



    Week 3: Genre & Canonicity

    Favorite Humor
    Ten Reasons Why Qui-Gon Jinn Is Not on the Jedi Council by @UltramassiveUbersue
    An Exercise in Precise Terminology by @rktho

    Favorite Drama
    The Mists of Mehr by @Chyntuck

    Favorite Angst
    Memory Fuel by @Mechalich

    Favorite Action/Adventure

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Steadfast Wreckage by @Happy Sando
    A Sick One With a Smile by @ViariSkywalker

    Favorite Genfic
    Career Exploration (with Gungans) by @Seldes_Katne

    Favorite World-Building
    In the Shade of the Wroshyr by @Chyntuck
    Star Wars: Episode I - The Steadfast Wreckage by @Happy Sando

    Favorite Alternate Universe
    Die Alone, Live Together by @TheProphetOfSullust
    Twin Suns at the Door of Night by @Cynda
     
  5. Gabri_Jade

    Gabri_Jade Fanfic Archive Editor Emeritus star 5 VIP

    Registered:
    Nov 9, 2002
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    Week 2: Characters & Relationships

    Favorite Interpretation of a Movie Character
    R2-D2 in Old Friends (from Futures and Dreams) by @ViariSkywalker
    Luke Skywalker in A Profusion of Palpatines by @Bel505 and @SnubJockey

    Favorite Interpretation of an EU Character or Game Character
    Mara Jade in A Profusion of Palpatines by @Bel505 and @SnubJockey
    Tahiri Veila in Efflorescence (from A Strange and Dazzling Array) by @ViariSkywalker

    Favorite NSWFF Canon Character
    Margaret Dashwood in [Sense and Sensibility] The Captain and the Commodore by @Mira_Jade

    Favorite Original Character
    Eleri Skywalker in The Great Temple Lightsaber Tournament (from A Strange and Dazzling Array) by @ViariSkywalker
    Demetrius Ulin in Efflorescence (from A Strange and Dazzling Array) by @ViariSkywalker

    Favorite Villain
    Dr Mezzon in Ruminations of an Alchemist (from Fire In Our Bones) by @ViariSkywalker
    Darth Vader in Resolute (from Certain Dark Things) by @vader_incarnate

    Most Wholesome Character
    Demetrius Ulin in Efflorescence (from A Strange and Dazzling Array) by @ViariSkywalker
    Palpatine in A Profusion of Palpatines by @Bel505 and @SnubJockey
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    Favorite Established Relationship
    Luke Skywalker/Mara Jade in A Profusion of Palpatines by @Bel505 and @SnubJockey
    Darth Vader/Padmé Amidala in Resolute (from Certain Dark Things) by @vader_incarnate

    Favorite Original Relationship
    Tahiri Veila/Demetrius Ulin in Efflorescence (from A Strange and Dazzling Array) by @ViariSkywalker
    Darth Maul (Zaed) & Jocasta Nu in The Care and Feeding of the Umbaran Selenica (from Our Hearts Were Never Meant to Kneel) by @Mira_Jade


    Week 3: Genre & Canonicity

    Favorite Humor

    A Profusion of Palpatines by @Bel505 and @SnubJockey
    The Droid (from A Strange and Dazzling Array) by @ViariSkywalker

    Favorite Drama
    Heroes (from Lovely Dark and Deep) by @Pandora
    Words We Never Say (from Futures and Dreams) by @ViariSkywalker

    Favorite Angst
    Beneath the Gods of the Bright Sky by @ViariSkywalker
    Resolute (from Certain Dark Things) by @vader_incarnate

    Favorite Fluff
    Telescope (from Futures and Dreams) by @ViariSkywalker
    The Courtship of Prince Isolder (from A Strange and Dazzling Array) by @ViariSkywalker

    Favorite Romance
    All These Broken Pieces by @ViariSkywalker

    Favorite Action/Adventure
    Heretic (from Certain Dark Things) by @vader_incarnate
    A Sick One With a Smile by @ViariSkywalker

    Favorite Genfic
    ESB (from Intersections) by @Thumper09
    The Great Temple Lightsaber Tournament (from A Strange and Dazzling Array) by @ViariSkywalker

    Favorite World-Building
    Your Heart Will Catch Its Breath Again by @Mira_Jade

    Favorite Continuity Compliant

    ANH (from Intersections) by @Thumper09
    TRoS (from Intersections) by @Thumper09

    Favorite Alternate Universe
    A Profusion of Palpatines by @Bel505 and @SnubJockey
    Your Heart Will Catch Its Breath Again by @Mira_Jade
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2024
  6. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Mods' Dare 2nd Place & Mods' Choice Dare Winner star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    Jul 11, 2014
    Chyntuck shuffles back onto the stage. Her hair is covered in a kerchief; she's carrying a vacuum cleaner in one hand and a bucket and mop in the other. "Sorry, guys," she mumbles. "Still cleaning up the house after Chyntuquita's birthday party."

    A continuous stream of "why for the love of all that his holy did I do this" and "never again" can be heard as she places her impedimenta on the floor, careful not to spill the mopping water. She begins to dig into the pockets of her apron for week 3 nominations.

    A sudden commotion backstage (no doubt one of the sithly types that abound this year) causes her to jump in fright. By the time she recovers, the slip of paper is floating in the bucket. She stares at it in dismay as it sinks into the sludge.

    "Oh well," she says with a deep sigh, "I guess I'll have to improvise."

    Week 3: Genre & Canonicity

    Favourite Humour
    Do Not Kriff With The Office Manager by @Raissa Baiard (from Never Tell Me the Odds)
    Ten Reasons Why Qui-Gon Jinn Is Not On the Jedi Council by @Ultramassive Ubersue
    [A:TLA] Vain Feline Photoshoot by @devilinthedetails
    [LOTR] Sauron: The Lord of the Cats by @gizkaspice

    Favourite Drama
    Knightfall I: Sins of the Father by @JediMaster_Jen
    Like My Father Grandfather Master Brother Before Me by @Mira_Jade (from Antigravity)
    [Stranger Things] The Moonlight Motel by @amidalachick (from With Sky to Spare)
    [Harry Potter] Of Wizards and Their Duels by @devilinthedetails (from Henry from the Hollow)

    Favourite Angst
    The Walls We Hide Behind by @Gabri_Jade
    Memory Fuel by @Mechalich
    [Victoria] Say We Choose (but It’s No Choice at All) by @Mira_Jade (from A Kingdom Where My Love Can Stand)

    Favourite Fluff

    Reezel – Future Lawyer by @Seldes_Katne (from Career Exploration (with Gungans))
    “Juggernaut” in Theirs to live and thrive by @Mira_Jade (from Antigravity)
    [A:TLA] Vegetables before Ash Banana Pudding by @devilinthedetails
    [Penguins of Madagascar] Untitled Week 7 Entry by @pronker (from Where Were You on the Night of January 16th?)

    Favourite Romance
    How Far We’ve Come by @JediMara77
    Four Ways to “I Love You” by @devilinthedetails
    [Victoria] A Kingdom Where My Love Can Stand by @Mira_Jade
    [Penguins of Madagascar] Darker Pain by @pronker (from Where Were You on the Night of January 16th?)

    Favourite Action/Adventure
    Star Wars: Episode I - The Steadfast Wreckage by @Happy Sando
    Untitled KR vignette set during the Battle of Exegol by @Thumper09 (from Intersections)

    Favourite Genfic
    The Disturbing Tale of Nobot by rktho
    Season of Sharing by @Seldes_Katne
    Age of Reason by @pronker (from Age of Reason)

    Favourite World-Building
    Abeexis in Your Heart Will Catch Its Breath Again by @Mira_Jade
    Acenou in Acenou Collection I by @Mechalich
    The mediaeval wizarding world in Godric’s Squire by @devilinthedetails
    The Tower of London in Queens of England by @Mira_Jade (from A Kingdom Where My Love Can Stand)

    Favourite Continuity Compliant
    The Book of Gand by @Findswoman, parts I-III, part IV
    Palace, Forest, Stars: The Journal of Queen Breha by @divapilot
    [Sense & Sensibility] The Hour of Feeling by @Mira_Jade (from Love Betters What is Best)

    Favourite Alternate Universe
    A Certain Point of View by @DLR001 (from Distant Whispers)
    The Hunt by @Gabri_Jade (from From the Ground Up)
    [LOTR] The Reign of Cat-Sauron by @gizkaspice (from Sauron: The Lord of the Cats)
     
  7. Seldes_Katne

    Seldes_Katne Force Ghost star 3

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    Mar 18, 2002
  8. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The (FavoriteTM) Fanfic Mod With the Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Mira, somehow sans her cast of characters, who decided to stay on vacation a bit longer - with Darth Maul having discovered karaoke and Obi-Wan a margarita bar - braves the profusion of villains alone.

    Mira: *plasters a smile to her face and mutters* All that matters is the favorites, all that matters is the favorites.

    All right! Now, in the interest of catching up, here I am going back to . . .


    Week 2

    Favorite Interpretation of a Movie Character
    Leia Organa in Reclamation by @Gabri_Jade
    Mace Windu in New Jedi Diplomacy (From A Strange and Dazzling Array) by @ViariSkywalker

    Favorite Interpretation of an EU Character or Game Character
    Kanan Jarrus in From a Holorecording Found in a Cabin Drawer on the Ghost (from Rose Garden, Evergreen Forest) by @Findswoman
    Mara Jade in Reclamation by @Gabri_Jade

    Favorite NSWFF Canon Character
    Katara in [A:TLA] Legend of the Pelican Mothers by @devilinthedetails
    Nami in [One Piece] Out of Nowhere by @brodiew

    Favorite Original Character

    Darth Festus in All These Broken Pieces by @ViariSkywalker
    Hyperjump in 1500 Word Dash (from Color Commentary) by @Thumper09
    Akira in [A:TLA] Love in a Caldera City Tea Shop (from Odds and Ends) by @devilinthedetails
    The Innkeeper in [Stranger Things] The Moonlight Motel in (from With Sky to Spare) by @amidalachick

    Favorite Villain

    HK-47 in The Droid (from A Strange and Dazzling Array) by @ViariSkywalker
    The Middle Brother in Do Not Kriff With the Office Manager (in Never Tell Me the Odds) by @Raissa Baiard
    Jadis in [Narnia] Meditations on the Deplorable (from Odds and Ends) by @devilinthedetails
    Neil Hargrove in [Stranger Things] Love/Hate (from House on a Quite Street, A Home For the Brave) by @amidalachick

    Most Wholesome Character
    Ayesha Eskari in The Day of the Founders (from Outcast) by @Chyntuck
    Roan Solo in The Telescope (from Futures and Dreams) by @ViariSkywalker
    Billy Hargrove in [Stranger Things] Can't Wait For the Nights With You by @amidalachick
    Luffy in [One Piece] Out of Nowhere by @brodiew

    Favorite Established Relationship

    Artoo & His Organics in Old Friends (from Futures and Dreams) by @ViariSkywalker
    Ezra Bridger/Sabine Wren in I Don't Wish Upon a Star by @Raissa Baiard
    Elrond/Celebrían in [LotR] My Heart is Whole Again by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha
    Zuko & The Gaang in [A:TLA] Zuko's Got a Cold by @Starith

    Favorite Original Relationship

    Ayesha Eskari & Jesse in Song of Fate by @Chyntuck
    Darth Festus/Allana Solo Djo in All These Broken Pieces by @ViariSkywalker
    Max Mayfield & Billy Hargrove in [Stranger Things] Let the Night Come and Do What it May by @amidalachick
    Iroh/Akira in [A:TLA] Love in a Caldera City Tea Shop (from Odds and Ends) by @devilinthedetails
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2024
  9. gizkaspice

    gizkaspice Force Ghost star 4

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    Nov 27, 2013
  10. The Golden Yoda

    The Golden Yoda Game Host star 1 VIP - Game Host

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    Feb 23, 2017

    In contrast to the lavishly decorated stage and auditorium where Palpatine's gleaming, spotlit statue overlooks everything as Vader and Palpatine present the previous group of categories, the backstage area where various Sith and Imperial supporters are gathered, waiting for their parts in the festival proceedings, is plain and worn. The beige paint on the walls is so chipped and scuffed that the still-smoking scorch marks from a stray lightsaber blade don't stand out too much.

    Kylo Ren swings his saber again, adding another fresh slash mark to the wall. "That's my grandfather out there! I should be presenting the categories with him!"

    "He was my grandfather first!" Darth Caedus yells. "I should be out there!"

    "You call yourselves Sith?" Darth Maul makes a disgusted sound. "Pathetic."

    He ignites one-half of his saber as everyone's attention turns to him, and when everyone is looking at him, he ignites the other half. There's an awkward pause while the group waits for him to do or say something else, but he just stands there holding his ignited double-bladed saber.

    Tarkin breaks the silence by saying that the Emperor knows what he's doing, and not to question his hosting arrangements, and the squabbling resumes.

    Having had enough of the petty bickering, Reva rolls her eyes and pushes through the group to go sit in the audience so she can enjoy some of the ceremony at least. She finds an empty seat near Boba Fett and Fennec Shand, and asks if anyone's sitting there. They tell her no, go ahead, and she sinks into the plush purple velvet and listens to Palpatine introduce the next part of the Festival.

    "This is Week 4, Fun Categories That Don’t Have a Catchy Group Name." His lip curls. "Fun. What about important things like power and the Dark Side?

    Anyway, for those who want to celebrate such...things, the categories are:

    • Story You Just Can't Stop Thinking About
    • Unclassifiable Classic
    • Head-Canon Accepted!
    • Favorite Title
    • Favorite Line in a Fic
    • Favorite Headsplode Moment
    • Favorite Action Scene
    • Favorite "Finally" Moment
    • Crushed That Challenge
    • Choose-Your-Own Fave

    A reminder to use spoiler tags for the Favorite Headsplode Moment, Favorite "Finally" Moment, and Choose-Your-Own Fave categories.
    If you have any questions or need assistance with this, you may ask any of my loyal Imperial Festival support staff, @amidalachick and @Kahara, or moderators @devilinthedetails, @Findswoman, and @Mira_Jade.

    You may choose up to 2 SW and 2 NSWFF stories for each category. Include the title, author, a link to the story, and for NSWFF, the fandom. You can PM your nominations to @The Golden Yoda if you prefer.

    Now, on to the nominations! Unlimited nominations!"

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    Last edited: Mar 3, 2024
  11. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fiendish Fanfic & SWTV Manager, Interim Tech Admin star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    Jun 19, 2019
    Ooh, another fun week of the Festival of Favorites is ahead!

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    Here are my nominees for this week[face_party]

    General Note: Nothing under a spoiler tag is a massive spoiler, but I decided to take an approach of better safe than sorry out of respect for all our authors and readers@};- So I have tucked my nominations for the Head-Canon Accepted, Favorite Lines, and Choose-Your-Own-Faves under spoiler tags for that reason.

    Story You Just Can’t Stop Thinking About:

    Just Another Mission by @Gabri_Jade
    Palace, Forest, Stars: The Journal of Breha Organa by @divapilot
    A Kingdom Where My Love Can Stand by @Mira_Jade [Daisy Goodwin’s Victoria]
    The Best is Yet to Be by @Mira_Jade [Sense and Sensibility]

    Unclassifiable Classic:
    Zuko’s Got a Cold by @Starith [Avatar: The Last Airbender]

    Head-Canon Accepted:
    Aziraphale inspired Virgil’s “Omnia vincit amor” line: Valentine’s Day This Year by @DarthIshtar [Good Omens]
    Gungans mature more quickly than humans: Career Exploration (with Gungans) by @Seldes_Katne

    Favorite Title:

    We Shall All Hang Separately by @DarthIshtar
    Ten Reasons Qui-Gon Jinn is Not On The Jedi Council by @UltramassiveUbersue
    The Best is Yet to Be by @Mira_Jade [Sense and Sensibility Fandom]
    A Kingdom Where My Love Can Stand by @Mira_Jade [Daisy Goodwin’s Victoria]

    Favorite Line in a Fic:

    “At long last, Victoria lifted her gaze–her eyes fierce as she stared down the ghost of a king who had thought himself more god than man–and then, she stood.” –A Kingdom Where My Love Can Stand by @Mira_Jade [Daisy Goodwin’s Victoria]

    “ ‘Our son is different,’ he then said, lowly but pointedly, ‘that does not mean that he is wrong.’”--A Kingdom Where My Love Can Stand by @Mira_Jade [Daisy Goodwin’s Victoria]

    “We are members of the Elder House Organa. We are Daughters of Alderaan. We are queens from a line of queens. But we are also mothers and daughters.”--Palace, Forest, Stars: The Journal of Breha Organa by @divapilot

    “Beru didn’t believe in miracles until the exact moment Obi-Wan placed the child she’d so longed for into her waiting arms.”--On a Sea of Sand by @JediMaster_Jen

    Crushed that Challenge:
    Rise of Rebellion by @JediMaster_Jen
    Jedi ferry by @earlybird-obi-wan
    A Kingdom Where My Love Can Stand by @Mira_Jade [Daisy Goodwin’s Victoria]
    The Lord of the Cats by @gizkaspice [Lord of the Rings]

    Choose-Your-Own Faves:
    Favorite Depiction of a Character with a Disability: Augustus in A Kingdom Where My Love Can Stand by @Mira_Jade [Daisy Goodwin’s Victoria]
    Favorite Depiction of a Demon: Crowley in Valentine’s Day this Year by @DarthIshtar [Good Omens]
    Favorite Take on Wookie Mythology: In the Shade of the Wroshyr–Tales of the People of the Trees by @Chyntuck
    Favorite Portrayal of a family of Gungans: Career Exploration (with Gungans) by @Seldes_Katne
     
  12. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Mods' Dare 2nd Place & Mods' Choice Dare Winner star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    Jul 11, 2014
    Week 4: Fun Categories That Don’t Have a Catchy Group Name

    Story You Just Can’t Stop Thinking About

    Nothing Lower by @vader_incarnate (from Certain Dark Things) – for tackling the reality of slavery head-on
    “Every star is a sun waiting for you to arrive” by @Pandora (from The Grey Book) – for its challenging, intriguing approach to storytelling
    [A:TLA] The Legend of the Pelican Mothers by @devilinthedetails – for addressing the demographic impact of war and its effect on children with the seriousness the matter deserves
    [Sense and Sensibility] A Difference of Seven and Ten by @Mira_Jade (from The Best Is Yet to Be) – for its poignant portrayal of a man’s dilemma between following his head or following his heart

    Unclassifiable Classic

    The Seduction by @vader_incarnate (from Certain Dark Things) – it’s the Dark Side manifesto, with all the disturbing elements that entails
    As It Might Have Been by @Seldes_Katne (from Career Exploration (with Gungans)) – technically an AU, but the meta element sets it apart
    [Star Wars/Star Trek/Penguins of Madagascar] Fusion Confusion by @pronker (from Where Were You on the Night of January 16th?) – it’s peak NSWFF, merging seamlessly elements from several different fandoms for an improbable yet coherent result

    Head-Canon Accepted!

    The backstory of the rancor pit in An Exercise in Precise Terminology by @rktho
    The origin story of Luthen Rael in Master and Apprentice by @Mira_Jade (from The Man of Many Ways)
    Lord Byron and Caroline Lamb debated Jane Austen’s Emma in exactly those terms, in [Victoria] Say We Choose (but It’s No Choice at All) by @Mira_Jade (from A Kingdom Where My Love Can Stand)
    – Also, Byron was exactly that jackass, but that’s not head-canon, that’s fact.​
    How Gryffindor’s sword came to be in his hat in [Harry Potter] Circles and Heirs – Sword, Hat and Heirs by @devilinthedetails (from Henry from the Hollow)

    Favourite Title

    Inquisitter by @Starith – I mean, how do you compete with that?
    The Man of Many Ways by @Mira_Jade – because Ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, Μοῦσα, πολύτροπον…
    [A:TLA] A Cat and a Cucumber by @devilinthedetails – what it says on the tin, believe it or not
    [Stranger Things] With Sky to Spare by @amidalachick – poetic and intriguing, like all of amidalachick’s titles

    Favourite Line in a Fic

    “Somehow, Palpatine returned.” – From A Profusion of Palpatines by Bel505 & @SnubJockey
    “Behind every great endeavour is a group of hardworking Ugnaughts.” – From Prepping for Flight by @Seldes_Katne
    “And yet, very few step quite purposefully into love – they fall, and quite unexpectedly.” – From [Sense and Sensibility] The Captain and the Commodore by @Mira_Jade
    “Untold aeons of sweet memories were theirs to gather like amethyst blossoms amongst the emerald blades of grass.” – From [LOTR] My Heart is Whole Again by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    Favourite Headsplode Moment

    A Profusion of Palpatines by @Bel505 and @SnubJockey
    All of it, but I lost it at the brûlé torch.

    Night of the Terentatek by @Findswoman (from Rose Garden, Evergreen Forest)
    The final reveal, I mean, come on.

    [LOTR] Sauron: Lord of the Cats by @gizkaspice
    The recurring appearance of Lúthien’s “toe-spreader-thingy”

    [Hogan’s Heroes] Enfilade by @pronker (from Age of Reason)
    The moment when Marya Parmanova casually admits to having placed a tracker on the submarine.

    Favourite Action Scene

    The mock battle in The Battle by @Gabri_Jade (from From the Ground Up)
    The actual battle in Chance Meeting by @Seldes_Katne (from Career Exploration (with Gungans))
    The duel between Henry Potter and Gavin Goyle in [Harry Potter] Of Wizards and their Duels by @devilinthedetails (from Henry from the Hollow)
    Marya Parmanova’s antics with her kitten in [Hogan’s Heroes] Enfilade by @pronker (from Age of Reason)

    Favourite “Finally” Moment

    Inner Child by @Seldes_Katne (from Career Exploration (With Gungans))
    The moment when Assistant Library Director Vickle gives in to the fluff
    The Book of Gand by @Findswoman (continued in part IV)
    The kiss (at long last!)
    In Benefice by @Mira_Jade (from The Best Is Yet to Be)
    The moment when Edward Ferrars and Colonel Brandon stop talking past each other

    Crushed That Challenge

    T Minus Rose by @Findswoman (from Rose Garden, Evergreen Forest) – the distilled essence of a reverse-narrative story
    Closed Borders by @Thumper09 – for the many-layered interpretation of the ‘language barriers’ prompt
    [Sense and Sensibility] In Benefice by @Mira_Jade (from The Best Is Yet to Be) – for featuring a character on horseback in a story written for the Fanfic Olympics Equestrian Cross-Country prompt

    Choose-Your-Own-Fave: One-Sentence Stories

    Being a rather verbose person I’ve been quite vocal about my dislike for short-form writing, but this also means that I greatly admire those writers who can pack a lot in just a few words, so I chose a number of one-sentence stories for this category. Choosing was particularly hard in this case! I ended up with the following:

    Last Man Standing by @Jordan1Kenobi
    Just Desserts by @Seldes_Katne (from Walks on the Wild Side)
    [Robin Hood] And They Danced by @Pandora
    [LOTR] A Standout by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha
     
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  13. Findswoman

    Findswoman Fanfic and Pancakes and Waffles Mod (in Pink) star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
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    This week’s categories took some thinking over (all in a good way, of course), but I’ve got them now! :D

    Story I Just Can't Stop Thinking About
    The Fisher Droid by @GregMcP
    And Dances with the Lilliadils by @Mira_Jade

    Unclassifiable Classic
    The Conquest of the Catlaxy by @Chyntuck
    "Every star is a sun waiting for you to arrive” (from The Grey Book) by @Pandora

    Headcanon Accepted!
    From The Walls We Hide Behind by @Gabri_Jade
    The best details on the biopsychological implications of Luke and Mara’s Force bond.
    Do Not Kriff with the Office Manager (rom Never Tell Me the Odds) by @Raissa Baiard
    The fact that the Inquisitorius has an office manager, and that it’s this one.

    Favorite Title
    And Dances with the Lilliadils by @Mira_Jade (because Wordsworth!)
    Certain Dark Things by @vader_incarnate (because Neruda!)

    Favorite Line in a Fic
    “You’re all…cosplay Sith.” From Break Glass (in Case of Emergency) (from Zoochberry Cobbler) by @Kahara
    “The way of the Sith is transformation, and what could be more natural and more beautiful than to see a thing transformed?” From Ruminations of an Alchemist (from Fire in Our Bones) by @ViariSkywalker

    Favorite Headsplode Moment
    From As It Might Have Been by @Seldes_Katne
    Zodath Fel-Dain as author of his universe’s Star Wars in an AU where the Empire doesn't rise to power.
    From Warped (from Victory) by @Vek Talis
    Mirror universe setting in which a benevolent Sith Republic battles an evil Jedi Empire.

    Favorite Action Scene
    From Better with Sauce by @Seldes_Katne
    Hondo’s crew fending off members of the Batuu Imperial Garrison with the help of porgs!
    From Prime Time Coverage (from Color Commentary) by @Thumper09
    The log collision—and the laughter and good spirits that ensue!

    Favorite “Finally!” Moment
    From Heroes (from Lovely Dark and Deep) by @Pandora
    Antares and Karellen’s kiss! [face_love] Made all the more special by the reverse-narrative format, as we then get to really learn in detail all the events that led up to it.
    From Four Ways to “I Love You” by @devilinthedetails
    When Owen finally manages to say “I love you” to Beru! And realizes, in that same moment, how all his other “I loves” up to that point were ways of loving her, too. [face_love]

    Crushed That Challenge
    In the Shade of the Wroshyr by @Chyntuck (2023 Fanfic Olympics triskaidecathlon!)
    Season of Sharing by @Seldes_Katne (2023 Spring Bingo board blackout!)

    Choose Your Own Fave
    Best Beast!
    The tawny Loth-kitten in Strict, Unbending Rules for Dealing with Stray Loth-Cats by @Raissa Baiard
    Hyperjump in 1500-Word Dash (from Color Commentary) by @Thumper09
     
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  14. Kahara

    Kahara Chosen One star 4

    Registered:
    Mar 3, 2001
    Makeup - Week 2: Characters & Relationships

    Favorite Established Relationship
    Winter/Tycho Celchu in When You Least Expect It by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha
    Ezra Bridger/Sabine Wren in Take Me Home by @Raissa Baiard
    Katara & Gran-Gran in [A:TLA] The Legend of Pelican Mothers by @devilinthedetails
    Ashi-taka & San in [Princess Mononoke] "Offering" by @Starith

    Favorite Original Relationship
    Zuckuss/Telfien in The Book of Gand, Part the Fourth: The Findsman’s Secret by @Findswoman
    Mara Jade/Lando Calrission in A Fun Date by @UltramassiveUbersue
    Victoria/Melbourne in [Victoria] A Kingdom Where My Love Can Stand by @Mira_Jade
    Sauron & Dr. Silmë Tanä in [LOTR] Sauron: The Lord of the Cats by @gizkaspice
     
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  15. The Golden Yoda

    The Golden Yoda Game Host star 1 VIP - Game Host

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    Feb 23, 2017
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    The room is dimly lit by flickering strobes of Sithly lightning, and shadows gather around the stage. The audience should be in a state of fear and all-around negative emotion, but the piped-in music of the Emperor's favored Sith-inspired chamber music during the intermission between weeks has instead made them very, very sleepy.

    Fennec is sleeping on Boba's shoulder and Reva has used the Force to make the seat in front of her into the other half of a fold-out bed. Noisy snores rise from a Threepio parked next to a Han and Leia, who are temporarily distracted from their argument by the spectacle. ("What setting is that and how long can it last?" Han mutters.)

    Palpatine clears his throat but sees that half the audience has gone back to sleep. He raises his hands, and floats all the chairs in the room, several inches before dropping them in unison with a pronounced bang.

    "Now for Week 5: Reviewer & Author categories!" he proclaims, throwing sparks at a few errant snoozers. The Darth Vader also on stage gives him a cranky "look" and cape-swirls his way several feet to the side. "This week we celebrate the authors, reviewers, and participants of these forums in their pursuit of Imperial glory... or whatever incriminating evidence you wish to put forward about the rest of these Rebel scum. The number of users you may select for each category is two unless otherwise specified."
    • Favorite Reviewers (choose up to 4)
    • Favorite Contributor to Resource
    • Favorite Author in Before
    • Favorite Author in Saga
    • Favorite Author in Beyond
    • Favorite Author in NSWFF
    • Favorite New Author
    • Most Versatile Author
    • Favorite Story YOU Wrote
    "Mmh hmm?"

    Palpatine wheels around, searching near the stage for the source of the all too familiar sound. It doesn't take long to spot the blue form of a ghostly Yoda moving towards the stage.

    The hooded Sith smirks at his old enemy. "I must admit I am curious what business you could possibly have here."

    "Oh, very popular the Favorites of FanFic Festival is with all of us." More luminescent Jedi appear surrounding them. "Wish to enliven the proceedings we did." Yoda's ears twitch merrily as he taps his gimer stick on the ground for emphasis.

    "Do tell." The Emperor's patience is very obviously and quickly wearing thin with this situation.

    "Come to challenge you I have."

    "I rather think that any such challenges would be... immaterial," he responds with a glare of contempt.

    "Show what you know that does. Challenge you I can and do... to a dance off!"

    The lights focus on Yoda and Palpatine, and the ghosts of the Jedi are doing a spot-on impression of a disco ball on the ceiling.

    "You cannot be serious."

    "Very serious. Also, a teensy bit on fire your cloak is." Refusing to take his eyes off the ghostly Jedi for such an obvious ruse, Palpatine stares Yoda down. Smoke curls up and he suddenly yelps and moves to stamp out the flames.

    "FINE. We will have this dance off and I will annihilate you," the Sith snarls.

    As the music changes and the BG-Threes croon "I want to put on my my my my my Bogan shoes", Yoda smiles like a well-fed Loth-cat and begins hopping to the beat.

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  16. Findswoman

    Findswoman Fanfic and Pancakes and Waffles Mod (in Pink) star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Feb 27, 2014
    YAY! It’s up! [face_dancing] Thanks so much!

    One quick question as I get my list in order. In the definition for “Favorite New Author,” we have this: “author who posted his or her first story on the boards within the eligibility dates.” So that means they can have been a member of the boards before the eligibility dates, right? It’s only their first story, not their entire account, that has to have appeared during the year 2023?
     
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  17. Kahara

    Kahara Chosen One star 4

    Registered:
    Mar 3, 2001
    @Findswoman , yup! It goes by first story not signup date.
     
  18. Findswoman

    Findswoman Fanfic and Pancakes and Waffles Mod (in Pink) star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Registered:
    Feb 27, 2014
    Thanks so much! :) Now that that is cleared up, I do believe my week 5 list is ready now! :D

    Huge thanks to both of you wonderful gals for yet again doing such an awesome job administering this Festival! =D=

    Favorite Reviewers
    @Kahara (love her warm insights and keen observations; she gets it!)
    @Mira_Jade (goes into depth and detail to admire each line and each word)
    @Pandora (her comments are as beautifully written and finely crafted as her stories)
    @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha (a reliable and supportive presence ever since I started here)

    Favorite Contributor to Resource
    @Chyntuck (active contributor to the advice threads, provider of numerous stimulating challenges, and frequent savior of our bacon in The ABCs of Our OCs, where she has provided numerous X names!)
    @Mira Grau (one of the stalwarts of the Fanon Thread, where she has made many wonderfully detailed contributions!)

    Favorite Before Author
    @Kit'
    @Vek Talis

    Favorite Saga Author
    @Mira_Jade
    @Raissa Baiard

    Favorite Beyond Author
    @Gabri_Jade
    @ViariSkywalker

    Favorite New Author
    @ConservativeJedi321
    @DLR001

    Most Versatile Author
    @Chyntuck
    @devilinthedetails

    Favorite Story I Wrote
    The Book of Gand, Part the Fourth: The Findsman’s Secret
    So proud of myself for not only getting back into the groove on this multipart longfic, but also for completing a major section thereof within the space of a few months!
     
  19. amidalachick

    amidalachick Force Ghost star 5

    Registered:
    Aug 3, 2003
    Make-up - Week 3: Genre & Canonicity

    Favorite Humor
    Forced Relocation by @Chyntuck
    Lord of the Rings but Kylo Ren is there for some reason by @gizkaspice
    [LOTR] Sauron: The Lord of the Cats by @gizkaspice
    [Ghosts (US)] Flower by @Thumper09 (from Ghost Stories)

    Favorite Drama

    Revenge of the Syndicate by @earlybird-obi-wan
    Keeping Score by @Kadar Ordo
    [1923: Yellowstone] A Time to Grieve by @brodiew

    Favorite Angst

    Selfishness of Loss by @Starith
    Allies by @UltramassiveUbersue
    [Multifandom] Endless Echoes of Angst by @devilinthedetails

    Favorite Fluff

    Not Like Mom Does It by @Raissa Baiard (from Never Tell Me the Odds)
    Gravball Match with Friends by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha
    [One Piece] Drabbles of the One Piece by @brodiew

    Favorite Romance

    On A Moonlight Path by @Hopefulwriter
    Word Smith by @Kit'
    [Poster Girl] Who are you when nobody is watching you? by @Mira Grau
    [LOTR] My Heart is Whole Again by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    Favorite Action/Adventure

    Witness to Attack by @JediMaster_Jen (from Winds of Change)
    Victory by @Vek Talis
    [Hogan's Heroes] Age of Reason by @pronker

    Favorite Genfic

    Budding Archivist by @devilinthedetails
    The Universe Through Seaglass by @Kahara (from Zoochberry Cobbler)
    [Star Trek: SNW] The Need To Remember by @brodiew
    [A: TLA] The Legend of Pelican Mothers by @devilinthedetails

    Favorite World-Building

    In the Shade of the Wroshyr – Tales of the People of the Trees by @Chyntuck
    Career Exploration (with Gungans) by @Seldes_Katne
    [Victoria] A Kingdom Where My Love Can Stand by @Mira_Jade

    Favorite Continuity Compliant

    Hypothermia in Zero Gravity by @devilinthedetails
    On a Sea of Sand by @JediMaster_Jen
    [Sense & Sensibility] A Difference of Seven and Ten by @Mira_Jade (from The Best is Yet to Be)

    Favorite Alternate Universe

    From the Ground Up by @Gabri_Jade
    And Dances with the Lilliadils by @Mira_Jade
     
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  20. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One star 6

    Registered:
    Aug 21, 2006
    I have been busy but here are my favorites for the first four weeks


    Week 1
    Style & Length


    Favourite Short Story
    The Kammris Falcon by @Kit'
    Closed Borders by @Thumper09
    [A:TLA] Legend of the Pelican Mothers by @devilinthedetails
    [LotR] My Heart is Whole Again by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    Favourite Multi-Chapter or Epic
    The Book of Gand by
    @Findswoman, parts I-III, part IV
    Tides of Darkness by @Theodore Hawkwood
    Loss by @Vek Talis

    Favorite Part of a Series
    Star Wars Episode 1: The Steadfast Wreckage, by @Happy Sando.
    A Strange and Dazzling Array (part of the Enter!verse) by @ViariSkywalker

    Favourite WIP
    Because Reasons by @UltramassiveUbersue
    Snips and Snails and Banthas’ Tails by @Kit'

    Week 2
    Favorite Interpretation of a Movie Character:

    Breha Organa in Palace, Forest, Stars: The Journal of Breha Organa by @divapilot
    Depa Billaba in A Shattered Mind’s Eye by @ConservativeJedi321

    Favorite Interpretation of an EU Character:
    Ben Skywalker in The Talk by @UltramassiveUbersue
    Siri Tachi in Just Another Mission by @Gabri_Jade
    Ezra Bridger in I Don't Wish upon a Star by @Raissa Baiard

    Favorite Non Star Wars Fanfic Canon Character:
    Marya in [Hogan's Heroes] Enfilade by @pronker

    Favorite Original Character:
    Chiaki in [A:TLA] A Cat and a Cucumber by @devilinthedetails
    Dr. Silmë Tanä in [LOTR] Sauron: The Lord of the Cats by @gizkaspice

    Favorite Villain:
    Maul in Our Hearts were Never Meant to Kneel by @Mira_Jade
    Sauron in Lord of the Cats [Lord of the Rings Fandom] by @gizkaspice

    Most Wholesome Character:
    Zodath Fel-Dain in Career Exploration (with Gungans) by @Seldes_Katne
    Luke Skywalker in On a Sea of Sand by @JediMaster_Jen

    Favorite Established Relationship:
    Han/Leia in Collage of Memorable Scenes by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha
    Sauron and Galadriel in [LotR] Sauron: The Lord of the Cats by @gizkaspice

    Favorite Original Relationship:
    Ludo Gum and Mylo Lloyd in Star Wars: Episode I: The Steadfast Wreckage, by @Happy Sando.
    Ben Cozine and Troka, in Star Wars: Tides of Darkness. by @Theodore Harkwood.

    Week 3
    Genre and Canonicity week,
    Favorite Humor

    Ten Reasons Why Qui-Gon Jinn Is Not on the Jedi Council by @UltramassiveUbersue
    [LOTR] Sauron: The Lord of the Cats by @gizkaspice

    Favorite Drama
    The Mists of Mehr by @Chyntuck
    Closed Borders by @Thumper09

    Favorite Angst
    A Repository of Peculiar Tragedies by @UltramassiveUbersue
    Padawan Mine by @Kit'

    Favorite Fluff
    Ten Reasons Why Qui-Gon Jinn Is Not on the Jedi Council by @UltramassiveUbersue
    Nostalgic Keepsakes by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha
    [LOTR] My Heart is Whole Again by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha
    The Lord of the Cats by @gizkaspice [Lord of the Rings Fandom]

    Favorite Romance

    How Far We’ve Come by @JediMara77
    [Star Trek] Making More Great Memories by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    Favorite Action/Adventure
    The Steadfast Wreckage by @Happy Sando

    Favorite Genfic
    Color Commentary by @Thumper09

    Favorite World-Building
    Career Exploration (with Gungans) by @Seldes_Katne
    In the Shade of the Wroshyr-Tales of the People of the Trees by @Chyntuck

    Favorite Continuity Compliant
    The Book of Gand by @Findswoman, parts I-III, part IV
    Palace, Forest, Stars: The Journal of Queen Breha by @divapilot
    [A:TLA] Vain Feline Photoshoot by @devilinthedetails

    Favorite Alternate Universe
    [Stranger Things] The Moonlight Motel by @amidalachick


    Week 4
    Fun Categories That Don’t Have a Catchy Group Name
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    Story You Just Can’t Stop Thinking About
    And Dances with the Lilliadils by @Mira_Jade

    Unclassifiable Classic
    The Seduction by @vader_incarnate (from Certain Dark Things)
    As It Might Have Been by @Seldes_Katne (from Career Exploration (with Gungans))
    The Conquest of the Catlaxy by @Chyntuck
    [Star Wars/Star Trek/Penguins of Madagascar] Fusion Confusion by @pronker

    Head-Canon Accepted!
    The Walls We Hide Behind by @Gabri_Jade

    Favourite Title
    Inquisitter by @Starith
    [A:TLA] A Cat and a Cucumber by @devilinthedetails
    [Stranger Things] With Sky to Spare by @amidalachick – poetic and intriguing, like all of amidalachick’s titles

    Favourite Line in a Fic
    “Behind every great endeavour is a group of hardworking Ugnaughts.” – From Prepping for Flight by @Seldes_Katne
    “Untold aeons of sweet memories were theirs to gather like amethyst blossoms amongst the emerald blades of grass.” – From [LOTR] My Heart is Whole Again by @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    Favourite Action Scene
    The actual battle in Chance Meeting by @Seldes_Katne (from Career Exploration (with Gungans))
    Marya Parmanova’s antics [Hogan’s Heroes] Enfilade by @pronker (from Age of Reason)

    Favourite “Finally” Moment
    Inner Child by @Seldes_Katne (from Career Exploration (With Gungans))

    Crushed That Challenge
    Closed Borders by @Thumper09

    Choose-Your-Own-Fave: One-Sentence Stories
    Just Desserts by @Seldes_Katne (from Walks on the Wild Side)
     
  21. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

    Registered:
    Aug 31, 2004
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  22. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Fiendish Fanfic & SWTV Manager, Interim Tech Admin star 6 Staff Member Administrator

    Registered:
    Jun 19, 2019
    I can't believe it is the end of another Favorites of Fanfic Festival!

    A big thank you once again to our wonderful hostesses @amidalachick and @Kahara as well as to our magnificent festival artist @Raissa Baiard @};-

    My deepest thanks as well to all those who nominated my stories or me for any categories this year! Your kind support all year round helps keep me motivated and encouraged even when my inspiration to write flounders[:D]

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    On that note, my nominations for this week are as follows!

    Favorite Reviewers:
    @amidalachick: Her reviews are always kind and thoughtfully detailed!
    @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha : Her reviews are always sweetly supportive!
    @Chyntuck : Her reviews are always super detailed, and it is always clear just how much time, effort, and thought she has put into them!
    @Findswoman : She can always sense and appreciate the nuances people are trying to achieve in their writing!

    Favorite Contributors to Resource:
    @ViariSkywalker : For doing a marvelous job hosting the Angstmonger Annoymous and Kessel Run Challenges.
    @Chyntuck : For wrangling our indices for us this year, and doing a fantastic job hosting her Spring Bingo, Meow You’re Talking, and Remember, Remember the 17th of November challenges.

    Favorite Author in Before:
    @earlybird-obi-wan
    @Chyntuck

    Favorite Author in Saga:
    @JediMaster_Jen
    @divapilot

    Favorite Author in Beyond:
    @DarthIshtar
    @ViariSkywalker

    Favorite Non Star Wars Author:
    @Mira_Jade
    @gizkaspice

    Most Versatile Author:
    @Mira_Jade
    @UltramassiveUbersue

    Favorite New Author:

    @Theodore Hawkwood

    Favorite Story You Wrote:
    Freedom in the Streets and Cafes: Maile is an original character dear to my heart, and I am proud of how I was able to capture the spirit of freedom in a Naboo university setting.
     
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  23. Kahara

    Kahara Chosen One star 4

    Registered:
    Mar 3, 2001
    Makeup (Part I) - Week 4: Fun Categories That Don’t Have a Catchy Group Name

    Story You Just Can’t Stop Thinking About
    The Walls We Hide Behind by @Gabri_Jade
    Night and Night by @Pandora
    [Stranger Things] Let the Night Come and Do What It May by @amidalachick
    [Victoria] A Kingdom Where My Love Can Stand by @Mira_Jade

    Unclassifiable Classic
    From Death Star to Tetrahedron by @earlybird-obi-wan
    If This Is a Man by @Chyntuck
    [Ghosts (US)] Ghost Stories by @Thumper09
    [Old World of Darkness] [Hunter: The Reckoning] The First Glimpse Under the Curtain by @whiskers

    Head-Canon Accepted!
    The (dis)organization of the fleet that shows up in TROS
    in Prompt #11 by @Thumper09
    Uncle Hondo taking Jacen Syndulla on a pirate adventure
    in Once a Pirate by @Raissa Baiard
    Margaret/Arthur and their "how they met" story
    in [Sense & Sensibility] The Captain and the Commodore by @Mira_Jade
    The happy future AU
    in [Stranger Things] Airplanes in the Night Sky by @amidalachick

    Favorite Title
    Ten Reasons Why Qui-Gon Jinn Is Not On the Jedi Council by @UltramassiveUbersue
    Palpatine Babyfic Fluff: Unlimited Pow-Wah! by @RX_Sith
    [A:TLA] Vegetables Before Ash Banana Pudding by @devilinthedetails
    [Stranger Things] running down to the riptide by @amidalachick
     
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  24. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Mods' Dare 2nd Place & Mods' Choice Dare Winner star 5 VIP - Game Winner

    Registered:
    Jul 11, 2014
    Week 5: Reviewer & Author

    Favourite Reviewers

    I could nominate the usual suspects who review every single story that’s posted (you know who you are) or the other usual suspects who leave extremely detailed reviews (you know who you are too), but since I’m sure they’ll get a lot of nominations, I’ll take this opportunity to thank four people who went out of their way to review my stories in 2023, namely:

    @pronker, with her habit of zooming in on the titbits that stood out to her
    @Seldes_Katne, whose thoughtful reviews always make me want to start a conversation
    @gizkaspice, who goes into extreme detail about what she enjoyed in the story
    @Vek Talis, whose good-natured snark means I always finish reading his reviews with a silly grin​

    Favourite Contributor to Resource

    @Mechalich, for giving long, detailed and analytical replies to those who come seeking writing advice. I always read his contributions very attentively, even if he’s answering a question that’s not really relevant to my fanfic projects, because there’s always an idea or two to file away for later there.
    @Gabri_Jade, for saying of fanfic that (and I quote) “We are the freaking Calvinball of fandom, and I will die on that hill.” Truer words were never spoken!​

    I know that the rules say to nominate only two people here, but I can’t move on to the next category without a shout-out to our mods @devilinthedetails @Findswoman @Mira_Jade, whose tireless work in Resource makes JCF Fanfic such a friendly and vibrant place. We users of the boards just can’t thank you enough!

    Favourite Author in Before


    Favourite Author in Saga


    Favourite Author in Beyond


    Favourite Author in NSWFF


    Favourite New Author

    Most Versatile Author

    Favourite Story I Wrote

    Onion (from La Bohème) – One of the many stories that spent years languishing in the depths of my hard drive and that I finally completed in 2023! It features some of my favourite OCs and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

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    Many many thanks to everyone who nominated my stories, left me so many encouraging reviews or simply read and enjoyed them. Many more thanks to the Festival hostesses and the mods, who give us this opportunity to highlight our favourite reads of the year. And even more thanks to all the talented writers who share their stories on the boards – you’re the best! =D=
     
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  25. amidalachick

    amidalachick Force Ghost star 5

    Registered:
    Aug 3, 2003
    Makeups: Week 4 - Fun Categories That Don’t Have a Catchy Group Name

    Story You Just Can't Stop Thinking About

    Palo's Sketchbook by @Findswoman (from Rose Garden, Evergreen Forest)

    Head-Canon Accepted!

    Four Ways to "I Love You" by @devilinthedetails
    The Great Berry Escapade by @JediMaster_Jen (from She Didn't Begrudge Them...Not Really)

    Favorite Title

    Your Heart Will Catch Its Breath Again by @Mira_Jade
    Futures and Dreams by @ViariSkywalker
    [Narnia] Tales of Majesty and Stardust by @devilinthedetails

    Favorite "Finally" Moment

    Four Ways to "I Love You" by @devilinthedetails
    When Owen says "I love you". [face_love]

    Crushed That Challenge

    In The Shade of the Wroshyr - Tales of the People of the Trees by @Chyntuck (for the 2023 Fanfic Olympics)
    I Don't Wish Upon a Star by @Raissa Baiard (for OTP Challenge #32: Baci Chocolate Quotes)
    [Victoria] A Kingdom Where My Love Can Stand by @Mira_Jade (for the 2023 Fanfic Olympics)
    [A: TLA] The Legend of Pelican Mothers by @devilinthedetails (for the Tudor Roulette Challenge)
     
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