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Best Newcomer Fanfiction Story

Discussion in 'Award Winners 2007' started by Lord Ravenclaw, Feb 4, 2007.

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  1. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    Best Newcomer Fanfiction Story

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    1st Place: Harry Potter and the Hero's Path by TheJackOfDiamonds
    2nd Place: The Chimera: More Snake than Lion by Apocalypso
    3rd Place: Harry Potter: Enigma at Work by BlueMagikMarker


     
  2. japanese_jew

    japanese_jew High Inquisitor

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    0_0 what a surprise! Next year, we definitely need more authors in this category.
     
  3. Dark Syaoran

    Dark Syaoran Golden Patronus Admin

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    Hm. I didn't like that story by Jack of Diamonds. But, nevertheless, well done.
     
  4. ip82

    ip82 Prisoner

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    Yeah, if you got into this category, you had like 75% chance of winning an award. :)
     
  5. cubdom

    cubdom Guest

    I suppose that left me in fourth place? Woot!
     
  6. BioPlague

    BioPlague MD DLP Supporter

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    See, this is why you and certain people shouldn't be allowed to vote. If there's four people, you have a one in four chance to win the award. Now, I hope I don't have to do the math for you but that's usually a no-brainer for 25%.
     
  7. Hadoren

    Hadoren High Inquisitor

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    ip82's talking about an award, not the award.

    Next time, read a person's post more carefully before commenting.
     
  8. BioPlague

    BioPlague MD DLP Supporter

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    There is only one award.

    Do you see anything about second and third awards that would allow for a seventy-five percent chance of winning an award? o_O

    Considering I helped write up the bloody things, I think I would know.
     
  9. haroon_angel

    haroon_angel Fourth Year

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    Congratulations TheJackOfDiamonds...
    although there were far better stories than yours
     
  10. Dark Lord Rostam

    Dark Lord Rostam Button La Famiglia Midknight

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    They truly are nice in Pakistan.

    Newcomer was really iffy for me. Not a lot of people to vote for. It was one of those categories that would have been nice to skip.
     
  11. BlueMagikMarker

    BlueMagikMarker Pirate King Yarrgh's First Mate

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    I would try to be happy about getting third in this, but as there were only four people in it... and the fact that you're all treating this category as a joke is a bit depressing too :(. Nevertheless, thanks to everyone who voted for me.
     
  12. The Duke

    The Duke Seventh Year

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    All are worthy, Good job to all.
     
  13. Yarrgh!

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    I'd like to echo BMM's words. I'm happy that I placed, but the number of nominees and the fact that this award is being treated as a joke (not entirely without reason) dims that to some extent.

    I guess I'll just take the fact that I was nominated at all as a good thing, and be proud that so many people thought that my work was good enough to place this high. So thanks to those who voted for me, I appreciate it.
     
  14. nonjon

    nonjon Alumni Retired Staff

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    You guys are taking this too personally. It's true there were only four nominees to choose from, but that was because only brand spanking new authors and their very first fics were allowed here. The vast majority of author's first fics suck donkey balls and are often taken down. Or else their first fics are one-shots and drabbles and brief introductions into the world of fanfiction.

    All four nominees here have started quality novel-length fics for their initial effort. So don't look at coming in first, second, third, or fourth as much as consider what a nice quality fic Cubdom has got going, and he came in fourth out of four. If that's the worst in this category then perhaps our standards were too high, or simply no one else was really qualified to compete with the four of you.

    I think this is one of the categories that could use some alteration for next year. Maybe best Newcomer Author, rather than simply limiting it to just the first fanfic. Not sure.

    Congrats to all four nominees.
     
  15. Master Slytherin

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    Well done to all three of you, and particularly Jack who I felt has come on immensely in such a short period and, for me, was a very worthy winner.
     
  16. ip82

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    Yeah, a newcomer award would have been much better IMO.
     
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