NUF's 2nd Anniversary Celebration [Interest + Discussion Thread]

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  1. BlancFrost

    BlancFrost ❄Middle child: Carm & Dev + Sio's FSIL ❄

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    NOVEL UPDATES FORUMS' 2ND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - INTEREST THREAD
    Yes it's nearly that time already! Our NUF is turning 2 on the 21st of October and we have come together again to host a celebration for all to enjoy! This time we would to like invite everyone to join us in preparing for this event to make it even more special.

    Be it lurkers coming over from reading novels on NU or just your average stalking member, all are welcome to join in our events.

    Events


    Events will be held for both teams and individuals so we can get as much people to join the celebration! These are the events that we have planned so far. These are subject to change and we are open to suggestions. Details of the events will be released throughout the month.

    The list is as follows:
    Timeline overview.

    Team Events:
    Submissions + Announcement thread

    1. Original Avatar Art Contest (Host: @blee8 )
      From 4th to 21st Sep.
      Details
    2. Team Cheer (Host: @BlancFrost )
      From 4th to 17th Sep.
      Details
    3. Chat Stories (Host: @blee8 )
      From 25th Sep to 8th Oct.
      Details
    4. Scavenger Hunt (Host: @OverlyFriendly + @Das )
      From 9th to 15th Oct.
      Details
      Depends on how challenging we want to make this. We will ask 40-50 volunteers to hide an image and write a clue that describes that member. They can either hide it in a spoiler in the About Me section of their profiles or to make it even more challenging they can hide it in any of their profile or thread posts [they can include that in the clue]. Each team or individual contestant will pm the host as soon as they find the image. The first that completes it wins.
    5. Team Chess (Host: @brasca123 )
      From 2nd to 21st Oct.
      [credit @yuzuki]
      Details to come
      The rule is that you can't go twice in a row on the same team so something like this:
      Team A Member 1
      Team B Member 3
      Team A Member 2 (Anyone except member 1 can go)
      Team B Member 1 (Anyone except member 3 can go)
      Team A Member 4 (Anyone except member 2 can go)
      Team B Member 3 (Anyone except member 1 can go)
      Team A Member 2 (Anyone except member 4 can go)
    Individual Events:
    1. King and Queen of NUF
      It has started!
      From 11th Sep to 21st Oct
      Any member can nominate who they think should be the King and Queen as well as "NUF's Best/Most ...", this is something similar to what @Kiwionwheels did before in this thread: http://forum.novelupdates.com/threads/nuf-annul-awards.18941/
      There is already a list of categories to nominate members for, this will be released on the 11th of September.
    2. NUF Best _______
      It has started!
      From 11th Sep to 21st Oct
      There is already a list of categories to nominate members for, this will be released on the 11th of September.
    3. Scavenger Hunt (Host: @OverlyFriendly + @Das )
      From 16th to 21st Oct.
      Depends on how challenging we want to make this. We will ask 40-50 volunteers to hide an image and write a clue that describes that member. They can either hide it in a spoiler in the About Me section of their profiles or to make it even more challenging they can hide it in any of their profile or thread posts [they can include that in the clue]. Each team or individual contestant will pm the host as soon as they find the image. The first that completes it wins.
    4. Poetry Contest (Host: @Pyoo )
      Submissions from 4th to 18th Sep. | Judging from 18th Sep to 1st Oct.
      Details
    5. Original Art Contest
      Submissions from 18th Sep to 8th Oct. | Judging from 9th to 21st Oct.
      1 A4 page of original art drawn with a theme. (theme now released)
      Details
    6. Individual Chess (Host: @brasca123 )
      From 4th Sep - 1st Oct.
      Details

    7. Short Story Contest (Host: @Arcturus )
      Submissions from 1st Sep to 1st Oct | Voting from 1st Oct to 15th Oct.
      Details

    Details

    The events held will be mainly for teams but individuals will have the chance to participate as well! For now we are putting together confirmations of interest and the teams for the events!

    Teams:

    • Will consist of 5 people maximum. (TBD)
    • Group yourselves into 5-member teams and assign a Team Captain and Vice [preferably from different timezones]
    • If you want to join a random team, let us know and we'll help find a spot for you.
    • Each team will have a team color which will be assigned to them at registration [you can just number yourselves for now].
    • Points will be earned by each team as they complete the activities but the team with the most points at the end of the competition wins.
    Individuals:
    • For those who just like working by themselves
    • Will be awarded points separately to the teams.
    • There is no deadline for registration for participants in the individual section but you will need to register for certain events when the time comes.
    Registration of Interest
    Team events registration will be open from today till Sunday 3rd of September 12am UTC -12.

    The events will start on Monday 4th of September and run till October 21st.

    Individual events have different registration dates so please make sure to check the dates to join in.

    This is the template for Team registration, once your team is full you can tag one of the organizers and we'll add it to the first post as confirmation of registration.

    Team 1
    Captain
    Vice-Captain
    1st Seat
    2nd Seat
    3rd Seat

    N.B. You don't have to join the same team. If you want to be in a different team to those who have already registered it's fine too.


    So put down your name and away we go /o/

    Registration Example (Team):
    Just state which team you want to join and quote the list from the most recent post by other members. That way it is easier to keep track of who has joined which team. After a team is full, tag one of the organizers and it will be confirmed.
    Team 1
    Captain - @BlancFrost
    Vice-Captain - @blee8
    1st Seat - @brasca123
    2nd Seat - @Das
    3rd Seat - @Pyoo


    @Organizername

    Team is full now!

    Other Events

    We will also be hosting other events that are not part of the competition:

    Debate
    It has started!
    Commences 8th Sep and runs to 21st Oct.
    Please register your interest for the debate. Whether or not we go forth with this event will depend on whether we have enough people to make up two 3-member teams and volunteers to host and judge this.

    @kyuukestu is the host for this event. Those that are interested parties tag kyuukestu and say which debate you're interested in joining, along with any other suggested debate topics. (Please do that in this thread here.)

    Judge/s: @Arcturus, @shad12ow

    Guidelines
    [credit @yuzuki]
    • Form a team of 3-4(?) people.
    • The debate would be like a game between Team A and Team B.
    • Each team alternates posts:
      • Opening Statements: 500 words maximum
      • Rebuttals, Cross-examinations, etc: 250 words maximum
        • Round 1
        • Round 2
        • Round 3
      • Closing Statements: 300 words maximum
    The rules would be as follows:
    • There is a maximum word count per post (e.g. 300 words). Please post the word count with every post. This is analogous to having a timer in a formal debate.
    • The individuals on a team cannot post twice in a row. Everyone on their own team must go before they can post again. This is to prevent one single individual from dominating the debate.
    Topics to choose from:
    • Is it better to be a public otaku or a "closet otaku" (who hides their interests)?
    • Should NUF ban clone accounts?
    • E-books or physical books?
    • Is it better for translators to prioritize fast translations or high quality translations?
    • Should mods receive an allowance? in nuffies of course!
    • Other suggestions?

    Ask Me Anything (AMA):
    It has started!

    There will be one overall thread and all AMA's will be held in that thread. Please only post questions for the speaker that it currently accepting questions that week. The invited member can choose the number of questions to answer per day as well as the duration of the AMA. It's ok to skip questions you don't want to answer.

    NUF Gambling Den
    Team winner betting: 4th Sep to 1st Oct. | NUF's Best ___ winner betting: 18 - 24th Sep (part 1), 9 - 15th Oct part 2).
    Bet on the winners of the NUF King and Queen + Best of _____ winners.

    Details

    Prizes

    Donations are welcome and appreciated!

    Group
    1st Place: 15,000 nu£
    2nd Place: 10,000 nu£
    3rd Place: 5,000 nu£

    Individual
    Scavenger Hunt:
    1st Place: 2,000 nu£
    2nd Place: 1,000 nu£,
    3rd Place: 500 nu£

    Debate
    1st Place: 2,000 nu£
    2nd Place: 1,000 nu£
    3rd Place: 500 nu£

    Team Debate (not associated with the team events)
    1st Place: 6,000 nu£

    NUF's Best ______
    Each category winner will receive 100 nu£ each. There will be 12 categories in total (TBD)

    Short Story (TBC)

    1st Place: 2,000 nu£
    2nd Place: 1,000 nu£
    3rd Place: 500 nu£


    Chess
    1st Place: 2,000 nu£
    2nd Place: 1,000 nu£
    3rd Place: 500 nu£


    Poetry Contest
    1st Place: 2,000 nu£
    2nd Place: 1,000 nu£
    3rd Place: 500 nu£

    Art Contest
    1st Place: 2,000 nu£
    2nd Place: 1,000 nu£
    3rd Place: 500 nu£



    Organizers


    This is just an interest thread. We want to hear from you! Comment below if you're interested in joining and if you have any questions, suggestions, feedback, etc. If you don't want to join the contests but would like to be a part of the celebration we also need volunteers to help us host the events. We plan to run the events for a month starting in September and culminating on the day of the anniversary, which is on the 21st of October. Come and join us! Let's have fun


    FAQ

    Q1. Is one person allowed to participate as both a team member and an individual
    A1. Yes. You just need to express your interest in which individual event you would like to participate in.

    Q2. Are we allowed to use different types of mediums for the art contest?
    A2. Yes. You can use whatever medium you want.

    Edit: Happy @NUF 2nd Anniversary !!! That day has finally arrived! We also have a special present from @Tony which can be found here.
     
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  2. NUF 2nd Anniversary

    NUF 2nd Anniversary Tony's Baby NUF Favorite Child

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    Team Registration List
    Please note. Colors will be allocated at random at a later date. Don't worry about it, also team names are optional.

    Team 1

    Team Frozen Piggy Pig Roasted Peanuts
    Captain: @erichninja
    Vice-Captain: @Robofs740
    1st Seat: @Justderpin
    2nd Seat: @markro1248
    3rd Seat: @GamingIce

    Team 2
    Team GenjiisWiiU

    Captain: @L4
    Vice-Captain: @Frozen ink
    1st Seat: @Koalala
    2nd Seat: @earthshaker44
    3rd Seat: @R0

    Team 3
    Team Blue Ninjas

    Captain:
    @alexfilia
    Vice-Captain: @Yoko Hagihara
    1st Seat: @Nahrenne
    2nd Seat: @JinVodka
    3rd Seat: @Osamaru

    Team 4
    Team Greed Island Lurkers

    Captain: @Action
    Vice-Captain: @baroncrux
    1st Seat: @Fossil
    2nd Seat: @NZPIEFACE
    3rd Seat: @andykhang

    Team 5

    Team Victorious Secret
    Captain: @Pythagoras Theorem
    Vice-Captain: @ABMAINA
    1st Seat: @Zireael
    2nd Seat: @Knowledge is power
    3rd Seat: @Vex
     
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  3. Nyamsus

    Nyamsus [Cat's MEME user Lv2] [Easily Baited]

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    it already near 2nd ANNIVERSARY, damn time fly really fast
     
  4. akki

    akki [Ani's C☕ffee-mate #3] [The Pumpkin King]

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    Lady Luck and pyoo are organisers....wow~
     
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    xtremeloldude the slime guy

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    well that was a quick 2 years
     
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    BlancFrost ❄Middle child: Carm & Dev + Sio's FSIL ❄

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    Very helpful organisers!

    I wanted to spell organizers with a 's' but the red squiggle annoyed me...
     
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    kfahad 『The Lurker Beast』『Beast fallen』

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    Nurman Status: Poisoned (Shellfish)

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    For the NUF clone debate, I want to see a team of clones go against another team of clones.
     
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    asriu Casual Member

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    I will donate 20k nuffies if da event sound good~
    it have no use for me anyway~
    so I will see detail~ 19668.png
     
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    Aiiee ▪ Akki's Fan ▪(´⊃ᴗ⊂`)▪ Sneaky ▪

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    :blobpeek:
    Oh, NUF! I thought I travelled back in time and it's NU's anniversary again. :blobwoah:
    :blobpeek:
     
  11. BlancFrost

    BlancFrost ❄Middle child: Carm & Dev + Sio's FSIL ❄

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    Most likely release details starting tomorrow (^-^)

    Hopefully there is something for everyone to participate in \o/
     
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    RizYun Rena Takeda <3

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    ...*Deadpan face with zero motivation*
    ...*Festivy feels in the heart(Kyaa~ Kyaa~ ><)*
     
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    Pyoo ☀Summer Melody☀ Burdie

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    what helpful souls~
    xD i'll have two clones ready!
     
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    Nyanko Clawing Fairy Nyan Nyan

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    Still two or so months to go. Mid October!
     
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    Koalala Vex's Girlfriend ♥ She Who Must Not Be Named

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    Yay \o/ I will do everything I can so poke me if you guys need help \o/
    Poke me :blobmelt:
     
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    Phantom Starlight The Guiding Light

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    October huh. Y'know what I remember most from then? Seeing so many topics that I wanted to talk in yet was too lazy to register xD
     
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    rei_hunter Well-Known Member

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    nice, good job @Tony for keeping the site together :D ... just not the forums ;-;
     
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    Pyoo ☀Summer Melody☀ Burdie

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    exactly 2 months! 21st October!
    *pokes~*
    *pats* haha well the forum is hanging there~
     
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    Devourer Well-Known Member

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    T-this is interesting! :aww:
     
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    Koalala Vex's Girlfriend ♥ She Who Must Not Be Named

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    Pyooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!
     
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