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The Favorites of FanFic Festival 2018 - Rules/Stories ~ Reviewers! May 26 - June 1

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

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  1. mavjade

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

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    Hello fanficers!

    We know the awards have gone through many changes in the last few years, that’s because we’re trying to find a way to continue to do what the awards are intended to do: celebrate good fic for the year, but in a way that works for this community as it is now. Last year was sort of a last ditch effort to keep the nominating/voting format, making it as easy as possible for people to nominate and vote, but after allowing almost a year to sit and think on it, we feel as though we still didn’t see numbers that equate to the probably hundreds of hours spent on it, the feelings that get hurt, not to mention actual money we spent to use SurveyMonkey.


    But we still want to allow people to celebrate the great fic that was posted this last year, so we’re going to try something new... again. There's no awards format that will make everyone happy, yet is still fair and sensible for the people doing said awards. This is simply the solution we are trying this year.


    How It Will Work

    Below is a list of categories, starting on Sunday, February 17th we will post approximately 3 categories on each Sunday. You can either then post the story(s) that were your favorite for the categories given that week, or if you’d like to remain anonymous, you may PM us your stories and we will post a batch of them at the end of the week. The next week we will post the next group of categories, and so on until we reach the end. We’ll then make a master list of The Favorites of FanFic 2018 and it will remain stickied at the top of resource for the rest of 2019.



    The rules are going to be very simplified, hopefully making it easier for everyone. PLEASE read them and follow them, there aren't many. Little mistakes start adding up to a lot of work.



    Rules

    • No submitting your own stories. Any funny business with socks will result in a ban.

    • Stories must have been STARTED between January 1st, 2018 and December 31st, 2018.
      • Please note, this is different than past awards. Stories that were started before and continued in 2018 are not eligible with one exception as noted in the category definitions.

    • Right or wrong, how the story is prefixed is how you should submit it. If it has two prefixes, you may pick one. If it's just Saga, pick the one you think is the best. The interpretation of other categories is up to you.
      • If you see a mistake in someone else's submitted stories (be it your story or someone else's) please just let it go unless you strongly feel it's a malicious work around the rules (e.g. you know for a fact it's a sock). It creates a lot of work when there are a bunch of tiny things that need to be changed when they usually aren't hurting anything. We'll chuck out any clear mistakes (e.g. posted in 2017, blatantly wrong category) when we make the master list.

    • You may submit two stories per category

    • If you miss a week or are running behind, you can post them for 1 week after new categories have started.

    • When you post for the categories, please post the category, the story title, author, and a link to the story. You may post two stories under each category heading.
    Example:

    Favorite One-Shot
    I'm Not Throwing Away My Shot by Hamilton
    If I Throw Away My Shot... by Also_Hamilton https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burr–Hamilton_duel

    Best Epic
    The Other 51! by Alexander
    Toby's Tome of Too much Tautology by Zigler https://www.dictionary.com/browse/tautology

    Notice one way is hyperlinked the other way shows the link. Either is fine.

    There will not be a list of eligible stories made, you gotta do it old school, but at least there is a search function! Tips to help you find eligible stories:

    If you click on "start date" that is at the top of the story boards (in the list that says "Title, Start Date, Replies, Views, Last Message") it will sort the stories by newest start date to oldest. Stories posted in 2018 go back to around page 14 as of January 22nd.

    If you are looking at the boards sorted by last message (which is the default) stories posted in 2018 go back as far as page 20 as of January 22nd, but keep in mind there are stories that were not started in 2018 in that list.​

    You can also filter by prefix by clicking on the prefix you only want to see (Saga-PT, Saga-OT, Beyond, etc.). You can also search for specific authors in the search function. If you need any help with how to do any of these things, please contact us.​


    Note:
    Please don't give commentary or ask questions in this thread. This thread is for posting the stories submissions only. There is a Favorites of Fanfic Festival Social & Questions Thread for asking questions, discussing the fics put forth, thanking people, etc. This is so this thread is just the stories for people to read until the master list is posted.
     
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  2. mavjade

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

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    Storyline Categories

    Favorite Continuity-Compliant - A story that does not diverge from or contradict the established storyline (New Canon or Legends) in which it is written. Stories that aren’t blatantly AU and aren’t defined as AU by the author in the opening post or the title bar can be assumed to be canon-compliant. (Note: this is the category that used to be called ‘Best Canon’ in previous years.)

    Favorite Alternate Universe - A story that diverges from or contradicts the established storyline (New Canon or Legends) in which it is written. This is usually, but not always, indicated by the author in the opening post or the title bar.

    Favorite New Canon/Legends Mashup - A story that combines explicitly and prominently elements from both the New Canon and Legends continuities.

    Favorite Cross-Over - A story that combines explicitly and prominently elements from Star Wars as well as a different fandom or media


    Style

    Favorite One-shot - A short story posted to the boards as a single entry (as a guideline, less than 5,000 words). This includes, but is not limited to, individual drabbles, poems, flash-fics, song-fics and vignettes.

    Favorite Short Story– A short story that can generally be read in one sitting but has been broken up into multiple parts (as a guideline, between 5,000 and 15,000 words).

    Favorite Multi-Chapter- A medium-length story that can be read in a single sitting without being a marathon and that is broken down into chapters (as a guideline, between 15,000 and 30,000 words).

    Favorite Epic - An epic is a looooong story that requires a marathon of several hours, or a non-marathon of several days, to be read in its entirety (as a guideline, 30,000 words or more).

    Favorite Part of a Series – A story that was posted in 2018 but that also was part of a larger body of a continual storyline.

    Favorite WIP– A story that was started, but not completed in 2018 (note a story may still be eligible for above categories if not completed as well, but this is specifically for ongoing stories). A story that maybe overlooked in favor of more complete stories, but one people should keep an eye on for 2019. Must be a WIP as of February 17th.


    Characters

    Favorite Interpretation of a Movie Character – The best/most faithful/most relevant portrayal in fanfic of any character that appears, however briefly, in any of the 10 SW movies (TPM, AotC, RotS, ANH, TESB, RotJ, TFA, TLJ, RO and Solo).

    Favorite Interpretation of an EU Character – The best/most faithful/most relevant portrayal in fanfic of any character that appears only in Expanded Universe material (New Canon or Legends, including the TV series). No movie characters are eligible under this category, however brief their appearance in the movies.

    Favorite Interpretation of a Game Character – This can be an established character from any SW board or video game, or an RPG character created by the author and transferred to fanfic.

    Favorite Original Character – The character created by an author.

    Favorite Villain/Antagonist – Your favorite formed, most interesting and most compelling character, established or original, who is all-around evil and/or stands in opposition to the main character of the story.

    Favorite Non-human - Your favorite character that is not human. Can be droid, alien, etc.

    Favorite Ensemble Cast - Your favorite group of characters that display dynamic relationships within a story.

    Favorite Established Relationship – Any relationship (familial, friendship, romantic, rivalry, etc) between two Canon or Legends characters that is established or strongly implied in New Canon or Legends material.

    Favorite Original Relationship – Any relationship (familial, friendship, romantic, rivalry, etc) between OCs or between an established (from either New Canon or Legends) character and an OC. This also includes a relationship between two established characters that does not appear or is not strongly implied in Canon or Legends.


    Bri and Mav's Fun Categories That Don't Have a Catchy Group Name

    Story you think more people should read –
    An underrated/under-reviewed fic that you think people ought to check out. What makes it underrated/under reviewed is up to you, but if it has a ton of reviews, it probably doesn't fit.

    Story/series you wish had more parts (and is as far as you know currently completed) – A (by all best guesses) completed story that should be continued. Give us a sequel!!!

    Favorite end of 2017 (November or December) story that developed in 2018 that you should really read- This is an exception to the rules. This fic has to have been started in November or December 2017 and continued in 2018; that was maybe overlooked for the past awards due to it’s incompleteness, but really deserves a mention.

    Favorite story in its genre – You give us a genre and tell us your favorite story in it! (For example: “My favorite Drama was The Schuyler Sisters by ANDPEGGY!”)

    Favorite story that really doesn't fit in a category but should be recognized – A story that really doesn’t fit anywhere but you think should have a moment of glory

    Story you just can’t stop thinking about- A story that really stuck with you


    Timeframe
    These are all rather self-explanatory: your favorite story in all these eras!

    Favorite Before the Saga
    Favorite Before the Saga-Legends
    Favorite Saga-PT
    Favorite Saga-OT
    Favorite Saga-ST
    Favorite Saga-Legends
    Favorite Beyond the Saga
    Favorite Beyond-Legends



    Author

    Favorite Author in Before– The author whose work in Before (either Canon or Legends) consistently demonstrates a high degree of skill and creativity in their creation of memorable characters and settings, original plots, interesting themes, and overall depiction of the GFFA.

    Favorite Author in Saga– The author whose work in PT and/or OT and/or ST (either Canon or Legends) consistently demonstrates a high degree of skill and creativity in their creation of memorable characters and settings, original plots, interesting themes, and overall depiction of the GFFA.

    Favorite Author in Beyond – The author whose work in Beyond (either Canon or Legends) consistently demonstrates a high degree of skill and creativity in their creation of memorable characters and settings, original plots, interesting themes, and overall depiction of the GFFA.

    Favorite New Author– The best author who posted his or her first story on the boards within the eligibility dates. This category is not era-specific.

    Most Versatile Author– The author whose work, in your opinion, tackles the widest range of aspects of writing fanfic (e.g. multiple eras, multiple genres, multiple writing techniques, etc.) This category is not era-specific.

    Favorite Story YOU Wrote- This is an exception to the rules. For this category, tell us YOUR favorite story that YOU wrote! To be eligible to submit in this category, you must have submitted 20 different stories (or authors) for previous categories


    Reviewer

    Favorite Reviewer Before – Your favorite reviewer who leaves the most thoughtful/in depth reviews on stories in the Before era

    Favorite Reviewer Saga - Your favorite reviewer who leaves the most thoughtful/in depth reviews on stories in the Saga era

    Favorite Reviewer Beyond - Your favorite reviewer who leaves the most thoughtful/in depth reviews on stories in the Beyond era
     
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  3. mavjade

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

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    Another post, just in case we need it.
     
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  4. mavjade

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

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    Let the Favorites of Fanfic Festival begin!

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    First up we have the Storyline Categories

    Favorite Continuity-Compliant
    Favorite Alternate Universe
    Favorite New Canon/Legends Mashup
    Favorite Cross-Over


    Post your two favorite stories in each of these categories in this thread, or in a PM to a mod if you want to remain anonymous. Please try and do so before next Sunday, but you do have a week after that if you get behind.

    Please make sure to read the rules posted in the first post of this thread on eligibility and how to post. Also remember only favorites posts go in this thread, head over to the Festival social thread to chat about it!

    So what were your favorite stories of the year in these categories?



    Up next week: One-shot, Short Story, Multi-Chapter.
     
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    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host Who Loves Fanfics & RPGs star 7 VIP - Game Host

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  6. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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  7. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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  8. Vek Talis

    Vek Talis Jedi Knight star 2

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  9. divapilot

    divapilot Force Ghost star 4

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  10. Mira_Jade

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

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  11. Togruta

    Togruta Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Favorite Continuity Compliant

    Falling Jedi by @CaraJinn, because Kid! Obi-Wan is hyper cute, and Kid! Obi-Wan meeting Hondo Ohnaka is just awesome.
    https://boards.theforce.net/threads/falling-jedi.50049705/

    Apprenticed by @CaraJinn, because Qui-Gon is a stubborn bantha's ass who wouldn't know a krayt dragon if it sat on him.
    https://boards.theforce.net/threads/apprenticed-qui-gon-obi-wan-tahl.50048814/

    Favorite Alternate Universe

    A Matter of Time by @Ridley Solo
    https://boards.theforce.net/threads/a-matter-of-time-au-esb-h-l-luke-vader-lando.50048948/

    Shot in the Dark by @Ridley Solo
    https://boards.theforce.net/threads/shot-in-the-dark-au-rotj-h-l-luke-anakin-ocs-2-3.50049638/

    Favorite New Canon/Legends Mash Up

    "And Death Will Have No Dominion" by @AzureAngel2
    https://boards.theforce.net/threads...c´s-daughter-a-mix-of-canon-legends.50048805/

    Favorite Crossover

    Han Solo and Chewbacca But Captain Kirk is There For Some Reason by @s_heffley
    https://boards.theforce.net/threads...ptain-kirk-is-there-for-some-reason.50050252/

    Scrat Wars by @Ridley Solo
    https://boards.theforce.net/threads...-ice-age-crossover-luke-artoo-scrat.50048844/
     
  13. Briannakin

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

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    Lets continue on this PARTY!!!

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    Thank you for all the wonderful submissions of your favourites in the storyline categories. Remember, if you are coming to us a bit late, you can still submit favourites in the previous week's categories this week.

    But moving along to style and we have so much of it, we are doing these categories in two parts.

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    Part one:

    Style

    Favorite One-shot
    Favorite Short Story
    Favorite Multi-Chapter


    Next week: Favorite Epic, Favorite Part of a Series, Favorite WIP
     
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  14. mavjade

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

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  16. Togruta

    Togruta Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  17. Raissa Baiard

    Raissa Baiard Chosen One star 4

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  18. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

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  19. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Force Ghost star 6

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    Jun 14, 2005
  20. AzureAngel2

    AzureAngel2 Force Ghost star 6

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  21. Mira_Jade

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

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  22. divapilot

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  23. mavjade

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

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  24. mavjade

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

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    Thank you to everyone who has participated so far! Let's keep this party going!!

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    Awkward dancing is awkward

    For this group we have the rest of the Style category which includes Favorite Epic which always makes me want to do this:

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    But anyway, here are the categories. Post your choices for favorites below or via PM to one of the mods. Remember Favorite WIP still has to have been started in 2018, but was still in progress as of February 17th 2019.


    Style Part 2

    Favorite Epic
    Favorite Part of a Series
    Favorite WIP



    Next week will be the first three of the Character categories: Favorite Interpretation of a Movie Character, Favorite Interpretation of an EU Character, Favorite Interpretation of a Game Character
     
  25. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

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