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Best Noir Fanfiction Story

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

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  1. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin

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    Best Noir Fanfiction Story

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    1st Place: Equal and Opposite by Amerision
    2nd Place:
    To Fight the Coming Darkness by jbern
    3rd Place:
    Fury of the Hellspawn: The Tale of an Incubus by Apocalypso
     
  2. Darius

    Darius 13/m/box

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    Congratulations Amerision.

    I'm shocked that Song of the Trees didn't get in the top 3.

    Not enough hack and slash I suppose.

    Gore seems to win awards :/
     
  3. Dark Lord Rostam

    Dark Lord Rostam Button La Famiglia Midknight

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    * Agrees with Darius

    Song of the Trees is easily one of the best fanfics out there. How is it not in here? Oh well, Amerisions' story is pretty good as well. Congrats everyone.
     
  4. Master Slytherin

    Master Slytherin Headmaster

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    Agreed. I think next time folks need to step back and ask themselves what 'Noir' actually means. Because, to be quite honest, Song of the Trees is at the top of the game in this category for me.

    Congrats, Amerision :p
     
  5. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw DLP Overlord Admin

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    Agreed. Song of the Trees is perfect Noir. I don't think people even considered their decisions. >_<
     
  6. Yarrgh!

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    Agreed. Honestly, I don't see how TFTCD can be called Noir. At times it's bleak, possibly slightly darkish, but it never gets Noir.

    And members need to stop equating Slash to Shit. Malignant Objects should have placed higher than the measley 37 points that it got. It's easily the one fic that fits the label 'noir' better than anything else.

    And 'Teeth'? That oneshot was absolutely terrible. Oh jeebus, teacher scared because the teeth will getz03r5 her!11! Bugger that.

    Incubus doesn't deserve it either, it's dark, for sure, but not exactly noir. As far as I'm concerned, first and second should have gone to either Tinn Tam or Charlie-Dashdot-Blue, and Amerision's other fic should have gotten Third.

    Congrats, Amerision, you were the only one who deserved to show up on this list.
     
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  7. madeyemoody

    madeyemoody High Inquisitor

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    I suggest a recall on the votes and revoting because "Song of the Trees" should have owned this catagory

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  8. ip82

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    What surprises me the most is that Taliah's story wasn't even mentioned.

    I'll have to admit I haven't read Equal & Opposite - incest (sort of) squeaks me out a bit. TFTCD is only marginally noir. Yarrgh's story is more dark then noir. *shrugs* I guess this category WAS a bit vague.
     
  9. Darius

    Darius 13/m/box

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    There shouldn't have to be a fucking definition for each category though.

    People just see an authors name and say "Zomg maybe he will include me in his story if I vote for him" or someshit like that.

    Straight up fangirlism.
     
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  10. InfernoCannon

    InfernoCannon Seventh Year

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    If it's yourself, who will have exactly the same DNA (except the male/female DNA bits- if they exist) would it count as incest though?

    Still, I've read Equal and Opposites and the only one that deserves to be up there. I still can't think of what I voted for though.
     
  11. Cervus

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    I honestly don't think that most people even know what Noir even means. I honestly think that most people couldn't be arsed to look it up either.
     
  12. Dark Minion

    Dark Minion Bright Henchman Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Yeah - the category was vague:

    Tinn's story is Noir in the original French meaning but this category and the nominations were a mixture of those it replaced. So it was difficult to compare the nominees. People probably didn't vote, which story is a 'classic Noir' story but which of the nominated fics they liked most.
     
  13. japanese_jew

    japanese_jew High Inquisitor

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    Eh, I hadn't read song of the trees, so I voted for the ones that seemed the most noir to me. That was basically Amerision's. Beyond that, I just picked the ones I liked best.
     
  14. Darius

    Darius 13/m/box

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    That seems to have been the problem with this category.
     
  15. Dark Syaoran

    Dark Syaoran Golden Patronus Admin

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    Surprising outcome. Well done, my fellow sheep-lover.
     
  16. jbern

    jbern Alba Mater

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    I actually agree that TFTCD isn't really noir. There are underlying themes of insanity and murder. It is certainly a dark and bleak story at times, but noir to me has always been very dark along the lines of HP Lovecraft (not Potter).

    I think that both the other stories in this category that won were better noir style stories than mine.

    Congrats to you both.

    Jim
     
  17. Amerision

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    Thanks to all of you who voted for me. My take on it all?

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  18. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    To me, noir = Sin City.

    Malignant Objects is Sin City.

    None of those above are (though I did vote for Amerision in second I think).
     
  19. Antivash

    Antivash Until we meet again... DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    Grats, Amer. You deserved it.

    2nd place? Fuck that. replace it with Tinn. TFTCD is only marginally dreary at best. Yarrgh's is pretty good, but I think it was more a S&P story than Noir.
     
  20. thisperson

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    I'm not too sure on what stories are actually noir. My vote went to Tale of an Incubus, that being my favorite and what I think is noir since it has Evil!Harry.

    I just picked the others on what I thought best fit the description given.
     
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