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DLP 5-Starred and Featured Authors C2

Discussion in 'Fanfic Discussion' started by enembee, Aug 15, 2010.

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Should we expand the C2 to include non-HP stories?

  1. Yes

    9.6%
  2. No, Create a New C2 for 5-Starred Non-HP Fics

    80.8%
  3. No, Don't bother

    5.8%
  4. No strong opinion

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  1. EinStern

    EinStern Seventh Year

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    Oh, in that case...

    *Subscribes*
     
  2. Trig

    Trig Unspeakable

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    Subscribe for the good of humanity!

    I think Gentleman Usher of the Scarlet Rod by Heather Sinclair is worthy of a place in this c2.
     
  3. Stalin's Pipe Organs

    Stalin's Pipe Organs Auror

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    It would really help if the most popular authors of DLP advertised this on their profile.

    Imagine if we were the most subscribed C2. It just might be a possibility!
     
  4. Perspicacity

    Perspicacity Destroyer of Worlds ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    I think this is a good idea, if for no other reason than to have a high-profile C2 that attracts new users to the site who like stories of the type listed.

    If I could make a suggestion, it may be preferable to set the cutoff a little lower (4.3 or 4.25, say) as opposed to slurping up obscure stories of the "Established DLP Authors" set, a list with some notable omissions (Heather Sinclair, Inverarity, jbern, enembee of course, myself if you're feeling generous). You'll pick up stories like Heather's Gentleman Usher of the Scarlet Rod (4.3 stars) and jbern's The Lie I've Lived (4.49 stars), which probably deserve inclusion.

    Yeah, yeah, jbern ragehate and all that, but objectively, Dagger and Rose probably shouldn't be included if jbern's Lie, a comparable tale with higher rating and far higher popularity among those on the site, isn't.

    Edit: Subscribed, btw.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2010
  5. Swimdraconian

    Swimdraconian Denarii Host DLP Supporter

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    Hmm...

    How about Dark Respite by Omagic? [DLP][ff.net]

    I haven't seen him around for awhile, but the story is kick-ass.
     
  6. IdSayWhyNot

    IdSayWhyNot Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    I like. Suscribed. Will browse the stories later to see which ones you included.

    On a side note, who the hell is Rusty Red?
     
  7. Oz

    Oz For Zombie. Moderator DLP Supporter

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    She wrote/writes Ectomancer, one of the best AUs out there.

    She's also a pretty good artist.
     
  8. MattSilver

    MattSilver The Traveller

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    Awesome is what Rusty Red is. The writer of Ectomancer and a member here. Ectomancer <3. That is all.

    Oh, and yeah, I subscribed a bit earlier. Killer little idea, enembee. It'd be awesome if some folks got a bit more recognition. DLP Machine, indeed.
     
  9. Rehio

    Rehio Bad Dragon ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Subscribed, I want some love from NMB too.

    Oh man, I was going through my e-mail and saw Queens of Darkness. I was so happy for a second. Then I saw C2 Alert and felt bad.
     
  10. Anme

    Anme Professor

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    I second Jbern's the Lie who Lived.

    I also think Zennith's "On the other side of the coin" is good enough to get in. It's got a rating of 4.23 in Library and 4.30 in WBA.

    If the purpose of this is really getting the best fics of DLP together, instead of just Library worthy fics, I think the following should be considered to be deleted:

    - Bestest Birthday Ever by nonjon (hasn't aged that well)
    - Tequila by Johnny Farrar (Good but not good enough imo)
    - Who's polyjuicing whom? by Lord Jeram
    - Insurgence against Azkaban by shezza (Resistance is awesome but a one chapter sequel isn't good enough to be among the best of DLP)

    There are some more fics written by great writers that imo aren't good enough to be in it.
     
  11. Joe

    Joe The Reminiscent Exile ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    ^^This is a good idea. I don't know what the average is, but if we take my modest statistics, I get roughly 6,000-8,000 hits on my profile page a month (primarily from the US - surprise, surprise - and 1 hit from the Islamic Republic of Iran, without fail, every month. Huh.)

    Anyway, I'll chuck up an ad for it on the profile.

    Subscribed, by the by.
     
  12. Klackerz

    Klackerz Bridgeburner

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    Superb Idea.Subscribed!!!!!!

    I rec VINCENT and it's sequel by nos tres reges, and also Prince of the Dark Kingdom.Most of blumonious fic's are also a pretty good read especially the Thief of Hogwarts.
     
  13. IdSayWhyNot

    IdSayWhyNot Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    Lol. I have a pretty persistant bastard from Egypt that looks at my profile monthly too. Heads up, my profile is made of: This is my profile. Now kindly leave.

    I think there's room for advertising.
     
  14. ChaosGuy

    ChaosGuy Unspeakable

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    I subscribed. Is this C2 going to be strictly HP?
     
  15. Striker

    Striker What's up demons?

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    I'll subscribe.

    I'll be doing my duty to DLP!
     
  16. imanut

    imanut First Year

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    Subscribed. This is an excellent idea, I'm surprised no one thought of it earlier
     
  17. oephyx

    oephyx Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    Joined, awesome initiative.

    I'll third Jbern's The Lie I Lived. I'm not that fond of having an 'established authors' list, but if you must you might as well include yourself.

    I haven't parsed through the whole C2, but I agree that stories that never took off shouldn't be included; e.g. Shezza's Insurgence Against Azkaban.
     
  18. Tylendel

    Tylendel Seventh Year

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    Subscribed with my two FFN account. Love the idea.
     
  19. Peteks

    Peteks Order Member

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    Subscribed. Haven't really used my account in the last year or so, but manpower is manpower, right?
     
  20. EinStern

    EinStern Seventh Year

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    Oh, yeah, forgot about that too... I'm fourthing The Live I've Lived by Jbern.
     
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