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Shizuran-Project Debut Writing Contest

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It's okay for me to wait, though Kail-san until the decision we can't post any of our submitted works for the contest to any site right? just to be clear.

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Lol. There's been an increase for how many people call me 'Kail'... But anyways~ Yes, that's correct. Until the winner is announced, we ask that no one post their stories anywhere. Otherwise, I'll hunt you down and gjhghjfjhgk. T.T Understood? XD The winner, however, is not allowed to post their story anywhere until the graphic novel is done. So, the winner will wait longer than the others... Er... Yeah... ^^"

And, on a side note, if you post them on FF, we'll include them in the group archive, if you so wish.


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So...for the rest of us that didn't win...we can post it on say...FF? Also...another thing that had gone through my mind as I was writing mine was doing the summary. Regarding that...the one that wins this contest...how would you know if the author did a summary before submitting the story?

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... : s I just answered that in the post right above yours. ^^" But, yeah. Every participant may post their stories wherever they want once the winner has been announced. However, the exception to that is the winner. He/she will have to wait until the graphic novel is completed. As far as that goes, I don't care where you post your stories so long as you wait for the proper time to post them. In FF, as I mentioned in the previous post, if you'd like, we can add them to the group archive. In DA, same thing. You can even post them here if you'd like. *shrugs* It's rightfully your stories to do with as you wish. :/

And your last question... I'm sorry, but what exactly are you referring to? ^^"

You mean if the writer(s) have posted a short summary like those seen in FF? I would advice not to seeing as those 'short' summaries aren't really all that short and give a pretty good sense to the reader of just what the story is actually about. Sure, they're vague, but it's still leaking stuff about it. Believe it or not, people steal ideas in the writing world. Post a summary in which you can't post the story itself until much later, you're risking it.

So~ Ultimately, you can post a summary if you'd like. I won't stop you. Just bear in mind the repercussions before you do. Especially if you actually turn out to be the winner. We might have to go with the runner-up's if the worst happens. Yes, I'm serious. ~.~ I don't want anything about the story to be revealed if that's the winning piece. That's just my personal feelings and preference of the matter, which is all that really matters in this case since I'm the one who's going to be drawing out the entirety of the graphic novel.

Does that answer your question at all? ^^" Lol.


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Just wondering, is the last admin not responding at all or just taking a longer time to decide on the scores?

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Hm? She's active. So, yeah, it's the latter. I communicate with her on a daily basis. She's graded three. She just needs to grade the other three since two are odt files which she can't open with her ipod, The other one has a pairing that she doesn't like so she decided to do that one last. ^^" Don't ask which pairing or what story. You'll all find out later when you guys get the reviews from each admin for your stories. Xd


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Sorry for the confusion Kail-Mello. What I meant for the summary was for this contest. Putting up the story along w/summary for the contest

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Is everyone starting to call me 'Kail' now? o.o ... That aside, I'm sorry, but I still don't get it. ^^" What are you inquiring about? Are you asking about the winning piece's graphic novel form being posted with a summary on this site? Sure, that's fine. If the writer wants to do that, then let them do it. Or... Are you referring to the actual posting of the story? Are you asking if you can include in the summary for FF/other sites that this or that story was in this contest? :s If that's the question, sure. *shrugs* I have no qualms about the matter. In fact, I encourage it! X3 Lol. It's like the ultimate form of advertising... If that's not what you're referring to, then... Could you please restate your question? ^^"


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Do you have a problem with people calling you Kail? Hm....

In true box style, I'm going to make up a nickname for you completely uninvited now. Since you seem to be the head of the Shizuran Project, I'm going to call you "boss" from now on.

HI BOSS!

I believe this contest being referred to is the little game we played while waiting for the results to come in. The one where we tried to guess what the story was about based on the title of the story?

....Then again, I'm just putting words in Kaname's mouth so I could be completely off the mark here ^^;;

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Lol. No, not at all. I don't mind. It's just that I'm used to being called 'Mello' here, so it's become a very noticeable thing for me when people don't call me that. XD

Boss...? :s That sounds weird. :/ Lol. Makes me feel like one of those really masculine, giant men I see in yakuza movies and stuff. But, if you want to call me that, sure. go ahead. I won't stop you. I'll get used to it eventually. Xd *grins*

Anyways~ Oh, is that how it was? XD Well, they were guessing games, so it's allowed. Unless, you're not really guessing and have actually read'created the story, then... Yeah, that's a problem. >.>


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I wish I could participate in this, but even though I LOVE Yuri to death, I like to write action or horror pieces

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A: Everywhere.

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Lol. You could've incorporated that into the story, then. It just had to have yuri. I said you could get creative and do whatever. =3 If you wanted it to be action, then that would've been okay.


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In short... to clarify my question, what I was trying to ask although the answer might seem a bit obvious is that when receiving the fanfic submission for the contest (when the submissions started coming in), how exactly could you guys tell what the story was about if the person that submitted it didn't have a summary?

Hope that clears it up.

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They read it? Probably skimmed through the first round since one judge wants to mark a piece last but already knows that there is a pairing that she doesn't like.

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Okay, now I get it. Yeah, they probably skimmed through it first. I know I did. XD Guilty as charged.


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I actually just read them in the order I got them in~

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Lol. Stop being such a role model~ XD


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Can't help it ;)

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Alright~ Since I reveled this to some people already in chat, I figured you guys should know, too. Excluding two files... Meaning, out of four, the two in the lead are See You Tomorrow and The Star, The Cross, The lightning. The two files excluded were both odt files, in which the last admin is having difficulties opening. I sent her them in docx format, so we'll get the finalized results soon. There you go!


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What? Seriously? and I just got more anxious about this. That aside I can't wait to see the works of the other participants~

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WELCOME.... TO LOSERSVILLE!

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But there's only one post there at the moment... OTL

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Thanks~ I read it already, it was pretty cute though the format was confusing.

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http://tinyurl.com/cuvhzsl !!!!

Oh wait sorta preemptive

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So~ The results are finally in... :/ Go figure. Here're the scores for each individual story:

Spoiler:
Before the Clock Strikes Twelve: 8.36
Dates and Sweets: 8.14
See You Tomorrow: 9.12
The Star, The Cross, The Lightning: 8.6
OTL: 8.16
Predator: 8.6

And the winner is~

Spoiler:
darkhalo191 with See you Tomorrow!

Congrats to the winner. =3

To the the people who participated, thank you very much for it! ^^ I hope you guys had fun with it. Maddy started up a thread for you to post your stories in on this site: http://nanofate.us/forum/losersville If you post it there, I can supply you with the reviews you received from the admins, since it was a requirement to offer one. =3 Again, if you post them in DA or FF, we'll add them to the group's archive, as well.

So~ Once again, thanks for the participation from both the judges and the writers.

For the winner specifically: Please remember that you cannot post your story until the graphic novel is finished. Thank you. =3 Any questions, feel free to ask here.


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*Looks*
*Gets a glass of water*
*Drinks*
*Spits it out at the sink*
Thank you everyone for going easy on this so that I had a chance. *Bows*
The judges also have my gratitude, I will strive to improve based on their reviews.

Speaking of which, am I going to get them via email or do I have to wait?

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Oh, that's right. You still need to get your reviews. XD Umm... Sure, I'll send them to you via e-mail. ^^


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NOT LAST

With that out of the way, I'm looking forward to starting work on "See you tomorrow", when do we start~?

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You mean you will be proof-reading it?