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Shizuran-Project Debut Writing Contest

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Oh! : O I'm sorry. Since the contest was already over, I didn't think I needed to. But, since you've brought it up, I'll edit it and list the contestants out that I'm aware of at the moment. =3


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Thank you. Would it be possible to estimate when the winning piece will be chosen? Three people collaborating scared me already, now their title seems epic.

EDIT: How about we play a game? Based on the titles, we try to guess what the story is about. It may help some people in their titling; they wanted it to be direct but it was too ambiguous and vice versa. Of course, the judges can participate too as long as they give their impression before they read the piece. You can choose to be brief about it or go so deep to even guess the pairing(s) and the genres. You can leave some pieces out as well.

-Natus: OTL
Is this an abbreviation? I can't really guess from this.

-Kaname08: Dates and Sweets
A piece about Valentines or everybody feeds their lovers sweets using their mouths.

-Caelion, Silber-1, and Yui Moonlight (collaboration): The Star, The Cross, The Lightning
Three way pairing of Nanoha, Fate and Hayate.

-TsurugiNoMiko/Alicia Testarossa: Predator
Someone stalks a couple and kills one or both of them because he/she was jealous of them.

-JustMadMan: Before the Clock Strikes Twelve
Someone waits for her lover and worries for her. Just before midnight, she comes back and they share a kiss or some other form of love.

All titles can be found on the starting post of this thread under the 'Writers Participating' section, thank you Kail-Mello and any other admins who helped in compiling it.

Of course, you can't say what your piece was about until the judges have finished deliberating since it's against the rules. Questions on how to improve will have to wait.

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Spoiler:
Shit

OTL

Is

the name

of

my

draft version.

........Oh well, it's fine~ Now that I think about it, I think I liked my draft before I changed it~ It might be a little unpolished but it's probably for the best X3

OTL looks like a person on their hands and knees, see? I first used it because I couldn't think of a title so I put OTL as a place holder ^^;;

[REDACTED]

Lemme see....

"Dates and Sweets" makes me think of a romantic date that somehow involves candy. Because I have an imagination, yes.

"The Star, The Cross, The Lightning"... I actually like your interpretation of it, let's go with that~

"Predator" ...I got it, yuri tag!

"Before the Clock Strikes Twelve" sounds like it alludes to Cinderella to me ^^;;

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Take the part about the main character away! We're not supposed to reveal any part of the plot until the results are out!

Ok, enough hysterics. Based on the meanng of OTL alone, I would guess that it's an angsty one. My other impression is based on what the character did so I won't say it.

Maybe you were lazy to look at the first post, I did a piece titled 'See you tomorrow'. Any thoughts? Having none at all would be fine as well.

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Oh, sorry about that! Statement has been redacted~

Oh, I missed out your story as well? I've got a lot to apologize for ^^;;

"See you tomorrow" sounds like 2 people are parting ways but instead of seeing it as 'goodbye' they're seeing it as 'see you tomorrow', even if tomorrow is a bit more further away this time.

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Oh, well this is interesting. =3 Though, sorry to say that I can't really guess for most of these seeing as I've already read them and know what they're about. Here's my take on the ones I still need to read. Xd

OTL: ... Yeah, I don't know. All I can say is that since Natus is the one who wrote it, there will probably be funny parts to it. *shrugs* Then again, I could be completely wrong. XD

See You Tomorrow: From the title, I can say that it's either A) A really angsty fic, or B) A hurt/comfort fic with a happy ending. Lol. Or maybe it's completely irrelevant and is actually quite fluffy. But~ I'm leaning more on the A and B options since the title gives me that sort of feeling.

Predator: Well, since Ali wrote it, there's got to be some demented twist to it. ^^" Maybe even a weird ending like in Betrayers... There's also a chance that it could be one of those stalking fics. Haha. But, I doubt it.


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Hey there, people!

Are you really trying to guess what the contest stories are about? LOL Isn't that ruining the surprise for us? :P

By the way, any estimate on when the winning story will be revealed, Kail-san? :D I can't wait to see who the winner is! X3

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Hm~ Estimated time of when the winning piece will be announced is this Thursday. Though, it may be postponed if the judges involved do not send me the grading rubrics by that time. : s Hopefully, that won't be the case, but, yeah...

On a side note, with the contest winner's announcement, I've been thinking of posting the new group activity for the next month or two that includes youtube... Lol. Yes, youtube. The one who originally proposed the the idea doesn't seem to know how to go about doing it, so I've been thinking it through. I'll give you guys the details once I organize everything and see if it'll actually work.


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Really? We're just throwing wild guesses. I don't think it's really a reliable source of information unless it's from the creator(s), so there's no ruining? =/

@Kail-Mello
You mean voice acting? What did happen to Railgun?

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It doesn't necessarily have to be just voice acting, actually. But, yes, that's one of them. ^^ I was thinking of expanding the possibilities past that and link it to the purpose of the community. I can't very well just turn the 'artists and authors' community into a new 'voice actors' one, you know? Xd It'd defeat the group's entire foundation and purpose. However, there's nothing wrong with adding it to the to-do list, right? =3

Before we start this new activity though, I figured that it's about time for everyone to meet each other and establish some sort of common ground, if not friendship. Otherwise, this whole new activity will just go 'flop' and crumble to pieces. In a sense, that's what's really holding this thing back right now since this entire activity will require a lot of teamwork and communication. I'm still thinking of the most suitable method for that since the group members are everywhere (in FF, NF, MM, DA, etc.), though. For now, all I can tell you is that we'll need a couple of people, as well as four capable 'leaders' in a sense to manage and supervise 1) the writing 2) the drawing 3) the effects, and 4) the voices. As I said, it's a lot of work. And truthfully, I'm still teetering on the edge of whether it's alright to start this up. Xd But... *shrugs* Hehehe. We'll see once the contest is over.

About Railgun... I'm not quite sure, really. I sent her a PM a while back asking about her input on the youtube proposal she put up but she hasn't replied. I haven't talked to her in a while, either. So, yeah. I'm just as clueless as you are. ^^"


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I'm curious as to where I disappeared, too.

Anyways, as I've said before I really can't do much since my hands are usually tied up with Team GEMINI/Polaris Project related things. In fact I couldn't even submit the story Yuki and I wrote together cause we ended up going over the top and wrote something roughly 70pages long... after which we argued for about five hours then duked it out on her Wii U.

Only suggestions I can give you is find people who have decent microphones, good voices, the ability to read English without butchering it. And lastly, people who have the time to actually invest in this.

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Lol. Welcome back~ ^^

... Eh...? : s 70 pages... Whoa... o.o I'm speechless. Well, I hope you're at least going to post that story on FF so people can read it. Or, maybe you can save it for when/if we have another contest. =3 Though, for curiosity's sake, who won in the end? X3

Alright. =3 Thanks for the suggestions. I'll get back to everyone on that activity once I figure this out. The way I see it, I might just have to go and consult Fate-nya. Xd


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We're most likely going to just incorporate it into the Alsatia saga.

As for who one, Yuki did because she cheated.

And np for the suggestion.

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You seriously just trying to ruin the mood for everyone Railgun? Because if that's the case...you're not lightening up the mood.

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... Before this goes any farther, please refrain from arguments. Thank you.


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Oh, cool. :D Speaking of which, I still have some catching up to do in that fic. Been so busy recently... ~.~ But, anyways, I'm looking forward to reading that if you decide to go on and post it there.

Did I mention how fun your big cheese seems? =3 Hehe.


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Don't know what's got what's his face's panties up in a bunch, I didn't say anything offensive. But whatever.

Yuki and I are still arguing about what to do with it, and at the moment it's probably gunna end up forever in limbo just like everything Team GEMINI does. And she is really fun once you get past the fact she's super intimidating in person.

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Sorry for the misinterpretation Railgun. Finally realized what you meant and sorry if I made it sound bad.

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S'all good, no harm done.

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And the winner with a total of 87 points is...!

Spoiler: Winnar!

The Star, The Cross, The Lightning!

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... ...

... ... ...

I dont know! We'll have to wait for mello-chi again -.- (but thats my prediction)

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LOL Alicia-san, It would be awesome if thats true but still that was a rather surprising troll XD

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I still have a long way to go before I reach your level, sensei!

Okay, I'll do my best to troll too! I'll practice Juno'ing people everyday until I can finally surpass Fuko-sensei!

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No updates from any of the judges, guess it's on hold indefinitely.

I've been working on a quote for a character, any suggestions on how to improve it are welcome.

Spoiler:
We may have just been a product,
a replacement, or even just a tool.
But we were given life so that we could find
and give our heart to that irreplaceable person.
The one who would complete us because
they loved us with unfathomable magnitude.

For me, she is and always will be Nanoha.
-Fate Testarossa(Takamachi) Harlaown

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Dont look at me, I submitted my votes last monday.

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Votes are coming in now? Ah, I'm getting excited! I can't wait to see what the next project is, looking forward to getting some work~

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That's good! X3 I like it when members are excited! *grins*


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... You guys are really antsy about this, huh? o.o Er... Sorry to say this, but there's still one admin who hasn't submitted the grade sheets. If you're (as in ALL of the competitors) are alright with excluding her votes, she said it was okay to just announce the winner without her grade sheets. So~ Are you all alright with that, or would you guys rather wait? : s


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Oh? Don't worry about me, I'm just the sort of person who gets fired up once I get excited over something ^^;;

If we're doing this we might as well do it properly right? Let's wait until all the votes are in (or a reasonable amount of time has passed)

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I don't really mind waiting~ Actually, Natus has already stated what I wanted to say as well, makes me wonder if he can read people's minds... >.>

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I don't mind the wait TBH, compared to most of the others I think. Still...I'm glad that I was able to participate in this. Looking forward to future projects.