NUF's 2nd Anniversary Celebration Short Story Contest [discussion thread]

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  1. Arcturus

    Arcturus Cat, Hidden Sith Lord

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    NOVEL UPDATES FORUM'S 2ND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SHORT STORY CONTEST!

    Since I'm lazy, I'll be using a general format based off previous competitions. Any users who are willing to be used as a story character without explicit permission may do so in this thread. The assumption is that @Das , @Tony , and @Westeller don’t mind to begin with


    Some basic info:


    Categories

    1. First meetings?

    There are many people who have met many times only online before. What would happen in their first meeting in real life? Surprise me!

    If you choose to use fellow NUF members in your story, please get their permission for doing so.


    2. A day in the life of [NUF member]...

    Should be obvious. A slice of life category. This category will strictly require another member's permission to write about them, unless you choose to write about yourself.


    3. Everything in Moderation

    A tale about the joys and struggles of moderating a forum. If you choose to use fellow NUF members in your story, please get their permission for doing so. This category need not be about NUF, nor do the moderators need to be actual moderators (i.e. make yourself a moderator if you want)


    Submissions

    Submissions may be done in a group or individually; it is up to you. Prizes will be split accordingly. All submissions will be pm’d to me. If you would like editing/proofreading or some general comments on your story (per my opinion), you may ask for it in the pm, but it will be given on a first come, first serve basis and only with my availability. After all corrections, please ensure that you notify me of your final submission.


    Submissions will open on September 1 and end on October 1. After submissions close, all stories will be posted in a submission thread to be viewed by fellow users as judging is ongoing. The number of likes for each story will determine the Forum Favorite award. The thread will be locked for comments until after judging is completed.

    Judging

    Judging will occur in the following two weeks after submissions close, October 1-14. Judging will be done by three judges selected by me. Currently, @Parth37955 and possibly @Osamaru are judges. Please see me if you also desire to judge.



    Prizes


    Each of the three categories will receive a first and second place prize.

    1st Place: 500 nu£
    2nd Place: 250 nu£


    There will also three other prizes given as well to the overall three best short stories:

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

    There will be 2 additional prizes as well

    @Arcturus’s favorite: 5000 nu£ to be given out solely by me to my personal favorite

    Forum Favorite: 1000 nu£

    Rules For Submission (totally not stolen from another thread):
    • The short stories must be your own original work.
      • If you do include other members in your story, please make sure to have their permission first before submission.
      • Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
    • The short stories must follow the theme categories.
    • Word length for submission are at 500 - 7500.
    • Please no troll or gag stories that don't follow the theme or can potentially upset fellow members. We are making this contest for fun and not to cause chaos.
    • Gag stories that follow the theme are accepted. Troll stories are not accepted at all.
    • No NSFW submissions.

    @brasca123
    hey brasca, I'm feeling a bit lazy, ping all of the people who posted on the other main thread for me. I may spice this thread up a little at a later date when I don't feel so lazy. *rolls over back to sleep*
     
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  2. Kurono

    Kurono °˖✧ヾ(。>﹏<。)ノ✧˖° ☆Shem's Senpai☆

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    So cheap !!!
    At least rise the prize to 5000 Nuf
    For first place and 3000 for second place.

    There won't be any motivation with limited funds .
     
  3. XiaXuan

    XiaXuan The Handsome and Awesome Monkey King

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    i give permission to anyone who want to use my name in their story. as long as you @ me in the story.

    its how i satisfy my vanity. hahaha
     
  4. asriu

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    pfft cupcake will be banned
     
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  5. Arcturus

    Arcturus Cat, Hidden Sith Lord

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    Please me and you can get 5000 nuffies
     
  6. Kurono

    Kurono °˖✧ヾ(。>﹏<。)ノ✧˖° ☆Shem's Senpai☆

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    Begone evil cat !!!
     
  7. asriu

    asriu ├┬┴┬[hiding]┬┴┤

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    nuffies only for fund anyway~
     
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  8. Cupcake Ninja

    Cupcake Ninja [Fapchu[Goddess Eater][Silver-tongued Devil]

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    ...so blueballing people is fine but actually creating a work of erotic art is prohibited? ...Also you didn't have to single me out...Im not the only one who does it you know!
     
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  9. Arcturus

    Arcturus Cat, Hidden Sith Lord

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    I was giving an example. You are the preeminent example of such, a fact I'm sure you are proud of.
     
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    Cupcake Ninja [Fapchu[Goddess Eater][Silver-tongued Devil]

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    Yeah, kinda. So are we limited to those options for the story? if im motivated enough can i do a story centering around NUF City and its denizens?
     
  11. Arcturus

    Arcturus Cat, Hidden Sith Lord

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    You can, but unless it focuses on one of the categories it will not be considered for the prizes. It could just be a story centered around the everyday life of one of the NUF members to fulfill category 2. Or be about one of the moderators of NUF City (or something I guess) for category 3, though loose relation to categorization probably wont help with thematic judging of the story.
     
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    Setra Well-Known Member

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    About the story, is it fine if everything in the story is purely fiction, or does it have to be from real event?
     
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    Arcturus Cat, Hidden Sith Lord

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    Um no. There is certainly no need for real events. I anticipate mostly fiction.
     
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    Oh wow, seems fun maybe.
     
  15. brasca123

    brasca123 『Hell's Trainee Manager』

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    @Arcturus , it's 2am now, I'll see if I can tag people tomorrow.
     
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    Pyoo <Shopabirdy> <The Melody of Summer>

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    rip.
     
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    brasca123 『Hell's Trainee Manager』

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    I completely forgot this existed... >.>
     
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    *lays a flower down*
     
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    brasca123 『Hell's Trainee Manager』

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    *hugs*
     
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  20. Osamaru

    Osamaru 『Shem's Bestfriend ✧ Lexi's Ani ✧ Keep on Smiling』

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    Due to unforeseeable circumstances, the Short Story Contest will have to be extended. Real life ate the cat and unfortunately we don't have any of the entries. If you have submitted an entry, please post your entry on this thread. If not, we would like to invite you to join the contest. Deadline will be on Oct 16. Judging will follow and we will announce the winners on Oct 21.

    Categories

    You may select any of the following categories:

    1. First meetings?
    There are many people who have only ever met online. What would their first, real life meeting be like? Surprise me!
    If you choose to use fellow NUF members in your story, please get their permission for doing so.


    2. A day in the life of [NUF member]...
    Should be obvious. A slice of life category. This category will strictly require another member's permission to write about them, unless you choose to write about yourself.

    3. Everything in Moderation
    A tale about the joys and struggles of moderating a forum. If you choose to use fellow NUF members in your story, please get their permission for doing so. This category need not be about NUF, nor do the moderators need to be actual moderators (i.e. make yourself a moderator if you want)


    Submissions
    Submissions may be done by group or individually; it is up to you. Prizes will be split accordingly. All submissions will be posted in this thread, using the following template:

    Story Name:
    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    Word Count:
    Submitted Category:

    .

    .


    Judges
    @Parth37955 @Osamaru [Open Slot]


    4 points: Interpretation and Clarity of Theme
    4 points: Originality/Creativity
    4 points: Characters: vivid, distinct personalities, well developed
    4 points: Structure: clear story arc, cohesive plot, pacing/flow
    4 points: Overall Impression: engaging, evokes emotional response

    Scoring:
    4: Excellent
    3: Good
    2: Fair
    1: Poor
    0: No Attempt

    Prizes
    Each of the three categories will receive a first and second place prize.
    1st Place: 500 nu£
    2nd Place: 250 nu£

    There will also three other prizes given as well to the overall three best short stories:
    1st Place: 2,000 nu£
    2nd Place: 1,000 nu£
    3rd Place: 500 nu£

    Rules For Submission
    • The short stories must be your own original work.
      • If you do include other members in your story, please make sure to have their permission first before submission.
      • Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
    • The short stories must follow the theme categories.
    • Word length for submission are at 500 - 7500.
    • Please no troll or gag stories that don't follow the theme or can potentially upset fellow members. We are making this contest for fun and not to cause chaos.
    • Gag stories that follow the theme are accepted. Troll stories are not accepted at all.
    • No NSFW submissions.

    We apologize for the inconvenience and the short notice. We wish all of our Contestants 'Good Luck!'"

    Post all your questions and comments on the Interest/Discussion Thread. Thank you for your compliance!!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2017
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