February Writing Competition

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  1. Flame_star1

    Flame_star1 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Heya Everyone!
    I'm back again with another writing competition. I didn't want to put this one up until Addeve's competition ended.
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    Now, for anyone who isn't familiar with my writing competitions, here are some basics:
    The competition is only in blue world (I don't play the other worlds, so there would be no prize)
    All submissions are in the form of Minecraft books (my competitions were created to get some more literature and storytelling onto the server)
    Books can be stories, poetry, etc.
    I do give feedback to anyone who requests feedback


    Specific Contest Info
    - Competition Theme: Love/Affection/Infatuation
    - Competition lasts from January 25 - March 8
    - Books can be submitted at /shop Flame_star1
    - All works must be original (I do check)
    - Please submit a copy of your book (keep the original for yourself)​


    Judges
    Doing this one a bit differently this time. Usually, I pick the judges from people I know well, but this time I'm going to change it up a bit. If you are interested in judging, you can private message me on the forums or shoot me a message in discord with why you would like to be a judge. I will select 2 or 3 people to judge alongside me. If I get few/no inquires about this before February 18th, I will message people and ask privately. This is just an experiment to allow more community participation.

    Requirements:
    - Must be fairly active on the server (I can't wait forever for your results)
    - Please be at least Ranger rank (If you vote every day from when this post is released, you could get Ranger 3 times over)
    Note: If you judge for this competition, you may not enter.​


    Prizes
    1st Place - 64 Diamond Blocks
    2nd Place - 32 Diamond Blocks
    3rd Place - 16 Diamond Blocks
    4th Place - 8 Diamond Blocks
    5th Place - 4 Diamond Blocks
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    ~Feel free to ask me any questions here or to /msg me in game. I look forward to seeing your submissions!~
     
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  2. TheAncapGent

    TheAncapGent Active Member

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    Nice, this theme will be a challenge to write in a dark way. I guess it will be ok to do so as long as I'm within the theme?
     
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  3. Flame_star1

    Flame_star1 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Absolutely! I look forward to whatever you throw at us this time. Anything goes as long as there is some connection to the theme.
     
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  4. Flame_star1

    Flame_star1 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh! Also, some clarification: The Ranger rank qualification only applies to judges. If you are submitting, you can be any rank.
     
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  5. TheAncapGent

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    I've just finished my story, I think it's the best one I've written until now. If I can't get the books to work again, would it then be ok if I sent it to you via PM here or on Discord? I did that for Addeve's competition. And could I please get a rating like last time? I really liked that format.
     
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  6. Flame_star1

    Flame_star1 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Absolutely! Let me know if the books are giving you trouble & just send it through discord or the forums. Either one is fine.

    I'll also be extending the deadline because we don't have many entries & I don't have time to judge until Spring Break on the 8th of March. I'll update the original post with the changed end date.
     
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    Flame_star1 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I totally just noticed how late this reply is. Sorry Ancap.
     
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  8. TheAncapGent

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    No worries, the book bug I experienced last time wasn't there anymore. I think it's because when I copy/pasted from my Evernote last time, I copy/pasted the title in bold, and i think this messed up the book's functionality. This time I made sure the title was in normal text and it worked like a charm. :)
     
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    I wont be here as ill be traveling on the 8th of march but ill be here the next day. Its a music thing.
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  10. TheAncapGent

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    If you win, I'm sure Flame will keep your prize safe for ya. ;)
     
  11. Gab

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    Oh no im a judge
     
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  12. TheAncapGent

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    Ooooh, I see!
     
  13. Flame_star1

    Flame_star1 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    People really don't participate as much as they used to, eh.
    Right now I only have Ancap's submission, so I'm trying to figure out what to do about it. I extended the deadline and tried plugging the comp more, but now we're back with the same single entry.
     
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  14. TheAncapGent

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    Well, that sucks. :(
    It's not really a competition when there's only one participant.
     
  15. TheAncapGent

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    Have you made sure to advertise each time you log on or?
     
  16. TheNickWylde

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    My submission wasn't even in accordance with the theme, it was about a magic order, maybe change the theme because it isn't valentines day any more
     
  17. TheAncapGent

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    Why would you even submit a story in the wrong theme?
     
  18. TheNickWylde

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    I forgot it was a certain theme
     
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    That sucks. :/
     
  20. TheAncapGent

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    @Flame_star1 - I've given it some thought, the prize doesn't matter to me that much when I'm the only contestant, so I was thinking if you just point score my work and give me some feedback like last time in my DM's, I'd be happy. You can save the DB for the next competition. ;)
     

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