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What do YOU think of romance?

*snores* 0.125 12.5% [ 19 ]
*drools while thinking of boyfriend or girlfriend* 0.35526315789474 35.5% [ 54 ]
Ew! Projectile vomit! 0.072368421052632 7.2% [ 11 ]
Cheese is funky.... 0.14473684210526 14.5% [ 22 ]
THE COCONUT IS HIEI'S LOVER!!! 0.30263157894737 30.3% [ 46 ]
Total Votes:[ 152 ]
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Table of Contents:
1st Post: Introduction/Rules/Deadline
2nd Post: Length/Entry Fee/Prizes
3rd Post: Other Contest Information/Current Theme/Criteria
4th Post: Contestants & Judges
5th Post: Updates/Q&A
6th Post: Winners
7th Post: Links/Banners
8th Post: Advertisements/Shout-outs/Any Other Stuff I Deem Necessary or Fun
9th Post: Reserved for Possible Future Use
10th Post: Reserved for Possible Future Use


All righty, then! Since I just hosted a rather angsty contest, I decided to host something that would get us all feeling fluffy for Valentines Day! (Although the deadline will be a month after Valentines....)

ANYWAY!

Please read each of the setup posts thoroughly, and check back to the Rules and Announcements posts often enough that you keep up with any changes.



Rules

1. Follow the Gaia ToS. This means all entries and posts must be kept PG-13, trolling and flaming are strictly prohibited, and swearing should be kept in moderation. I won't rule swearing out completely, because to keep people in character might require the occasional curse word, but use it wisely, please. Also, I'm asking that you do not post incest or topics of rape. Incest is the only kind of romance that actually freaks me out, and rape would not fit with the theme, as the theme is about love.

2. Please only submit one SHORT STORY or EXCERPT from a longer story. (If you send in an excerpt from the middle of a longer story, please include a short summary of what has happened so far, so that I'm not lost when I start reading.) I won't be accepting poetry at the moment, because I don't know enough about poetry at the moment to be able to judge it well.

3. The stories must be entirely original, with characters made up by you. No fanfictions, please. I love fanfictions, don't get me wrong, but as I haven't seen every anime there is, and as you guys are bound to have seen some I haven't, original stories will be easier for me to judge. Also, plagiarism will be reported. So just...don't plagiarize. Period. Make life easier on all of us and use your brain to come up with something original.

4. I won't require you to write an entirely new story into the contests, but please don't submit a story that you've won another contest with. (This means any story that you've placed with, not just stories that have taken first.) That wouldn't be fair to the other contestants, and I'd like to keep things fair so that no one mutinies....

5. Post all entries in the thread, because I have a tendency to lose PMs. I would appreciate if everyone would avoid stretching the place, as that's a pet peeve of mine.... Entries may be edited or replaced with new entries at any time during the contest, but once the deadline comes, all entries are final and may not be changed.

6. Read all the rules and check back here every once in awhile to make sure I haven't changed anything.

7. Stick around and chat, so that I can get your faces in my head! It's fun!

8. If you enjoy this contest and you enjoy writing, visit my guild by clicking on the nice, shiny banner in my signature, courtesy of Dances With Penguins. This guild is still getting up off the ground. Help us out with it! Post stuff! Chat! Do something!



Deadline: March 12
Table of Contents:
1st Post: Introduction/Rules/Deadline
2nd Post: Length/Entry Fee/Prizes
3rd Post: Other Contest Information/Theme/Criteria
4th Post: Contestants & Judges
5th Post: Updates/Q&A
6th Post: Winners
7th Post: Links/Banners
8th Post: Advertisements/Shout-outs/Any Other Stuff I Deem Necessary or Fun
9th Post: Reserved for Possible Future Use
10th Post: Reserved for Possible Future Use


Length

I hate working within word limits just as much as anyone else, but I'm also a busy woman, and I don't have time to judge short novels.... So your entries may be up to 7000 words long.


Entry Fee

NONE!!! I really don't like the idea of charging people to exercise their creativity....


Prizes

1st Place: 15,000g and the entry is posted in my journal for all to see and praise forever
2nd place: 10,000g
3rd place: 5000g
Honorable Mention: 2000g

Prizes are subject to change, depending on how generous the WW&CCF Foundation is feeling.
Table of Contents:
1st Post: Introduction/Rules/Deadline
2nd Post: Length/Entry Fee/Prizes
3rd Post: Other Contest Information/Theme/Criteria
4th Post: Contestants & Judges
5th Post: Updates/Q&A
6th Post: Winners
7th Post: Links/Banners
8th Post: Advertisements/Shout-outs/Any Other Stuff I Deem Necessary or Fun
9th Post: Reserved for Possible Future Use
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Theme

"Where there is love, the form does not matter, and the gods are pleased.... What comes in nature, comes by the hand of nature, and if the gods did not approve, it would not be there."
--Mercedes Lackey, Magic's Pawn


OR

“Love is the most powerful emotion that I have encountered. It can move mountains, and it can destroy kingdoms. Who is to judge what we do in the name of something so extraordinary?”
--Ridley C. James, fanfiction author

You don't have to use either of these specific lines in your story, but the conflict of the story must be built around the basic idea of that quote. The meaning is open to interpretation, so get creative!



Judging

Adherence to the Rules: 5 pts. This one doesn't really need to be explained....
Adherence to the Theme: 10 pts. Neither does this one....
Plot Development: 10 pts. Did the plot build nicely, follow a logical sequence, and keep a good pace?
Character Development: 10 pts. Was the character a Sue/Stu? Die he or she run into a crossroads and have to make some sort of decision? Did he or she change in some way by the end? Was the reason for the change believable?
Spelling/Grammar: 5 pts. No need for explanation here....I don't think....
Overall Writing Quality: 10 pts. Did the story flow nicely? Were the sentences smooth and varied? Did it capture interest?
Total points possible: 50 pts.

Stories will not be judged based on length, but those who do not keep acceptably close to the word limit will be disqualified. I'm a very flexible person, though, so if you go a little bit under or over, I'll see what I can do about letting you stay in the contest.
Table of Contents:
1st Post: Introduction/Rules/Deadline
2nd Post: Length/Entry Fee/Prizes
3rd Post: Other Contest Information/Theme/Criteria
4th Post: Contestants & Judges
5th Post: Updates/Q&A
6th Post: Winners
7th Post: Links/Banners
8th Post: Advertisements/Shout-outs/Any Other Stuff I Deem Necessary or Fun
9th Post: Reserved for Possible Future Use
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Contestants

[ .days. ]
Karagirl12
ShadedGray
xSurrealxChaosx
Alexial Rose
Periathien
NYANEKO
Little_Dark_Fairie
SkydancerElliel
the silver fire
mule235
Kawaii_Nani_Chan
[Alphabravo]
FushigiNeko
GinTsuki
Oterys
rupalianime4life
Hoketai
Oninish
Mika252
Neko_Hito


Judges

I'll be the only judge for this contest....'cause otherwise it'll get hectic....and that wouldn't be cool....
Table of Contents:
1st Post: Introduction/Rules/Deadline
2nd Post: Length/Entry Fee/Prizes
3rd Post: Other Contest Information/Theme/Criteria
4th Post: Contestants & Judges
5th Post: Updates/Q&A
6th Post: Winners
7th Post: Links/Banners
8th Post: Advertisements/Shout-outs/Any Other Stuff I Deem Necessary or Fun
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Winners' Circle

1st place: [ .days. ]
2nd place: Neko_Hito
3rd place: ShadedGray
Honorable Mention: [Alphabravo]

It actually came down to a tie between Days and Neko, and in the end, I had to go for Days's because I absolutely loved the format and the plot.... I love you, too, though, Neko! I actually loved a lot of these stories....it broke my heart to have to narrow it down to four....
Table of Contents:
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2nd Post: Length/Entry Fee/Prizes
3rd Post: Other Contest Information/Theme/Criteria
4th Post: Contestants & Judges
5th Post: Updates/Q&A
6th Post: Winners
7th Post: Links/Banners
8th Post: Advertisements/Shout-outs/Any Other Stuff I Deem Necessary or Fun
9th Post: Reserved for Possible Future Use
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Banners for the Contest


User Image


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If you were to make a nice banner for this contest, I'd be forever grateful! PM codes for banners via PM, if you should decide you'd like to make one!


Other Banners/Links


If anyone would like to advertise their stories, writing/roleplaying guilds and threads, etc., please send links/banner codes to me and I will post them here!


User Image


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REQUEST!!!


I'm currently looking for some kind-hearted and creative person to make me a banner advertising my FictionPress stories. Anyone interested?
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Mahayr
I have been trying for some time to bring more people together in the WC forum.
Some of you already know the following information,
but I wanted to send it anyway, and give you my
Seasons Greetings.

Those of you already in the Postcard Club will be getting something from me soon, and anyone wishing to send to
someone else on the list, just follow the instructions in there.


1. Postcards, stamps, real handwrtten notes!
You may also just post in the where! Messages, pictures, greetings.

THE POSTCARD CLUB!!!

2. The WC Community Quest Pool.
Have a Quest you need help with? Read THIS!!!

3. Are you a POET and would like to participate in short, one-on-one Poetry Duels?
Too fun. Great judges and fellow WC poets!

THE COLOSSEUM and the DUELING GROUNDS

4. Need a Grant for a contest
you do not have enough gold or prizes to sponsor alone?
Apply for one from the
WW&CCF Foundation stickied in the WC forum.

5. Get to know your fellows. Chat, discuss, joke, and stay informed in the
FOUNDATION HEADQUARTERS WHERE

Kindest regards always...

Mahayr
WW&CCF


[ Foundation Staff ]

S`qarr - Owner - Admiral
Mahayr - Partner / Hostess - First Mate
HelterSkelterX (Vince) - Partner - Captain
Major Domo - Foundation Agent - Boatswain
Torches Of Nero - Colosseum Agent - Midshipman
APPLICATIONS being ACCEPTED for HELPERS!




[ Community Quest Pool Staff ]

Doleon - Manager - Captain
Mahayr - Hostess - Private First Class
alliisara - Crow's Nest
Follyandra - Midshipman
Sgt. Krynic - Pool Master - Warrant Officer


P/S Please help me spread the word and feel free to send this to as many of your friends and fellow poets as you wish.
Be careful not to spam, however!


And of course, do join our Guild, The Pillar of Worlds.


Just thought I'd get a spot of advertising in for Mistress Mahayr, whom I've grown to respect a great deal. Here's to you, Mahayr, and your fellow Foundation staff! For all of you who haven't visited the Foundation yet....do so!
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Reserved.
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Reserved.
I now declare this contest OPEN!
Oh exclaim Yeah
Vissit my Journal
Just type your love story
and what happen to it
either it's brocken or not
And I have a Music Video For Your Story

And If I Chose the most heart warming story
I will give you a Prize!!!

I'ts a 1000 GOLD exclaim for The Grandwinner

All you have to do
is to click on me
if you're in my profile
just click the Journal
and Click COMMENT and Type Your Stories heart
....O....kay....whatever helps keep the thread at the top! *giggles* How're you?
OMG, if you could see the oldie-but-goodie from my childhood I just dug up. It fits the prompt. And it's hilarious. I actually understand the logistics of the song now, too. xd

Anyway, I shall see what I can come up with. ^_^

EDIT: You need a "*sobs while thinking about someone they'll never have*" option in your poll.
*nod* I do.....I didn't think about that....
That's what I would have to choose. *le sob*

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