Writing Challenge - UNRESOLVED

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Choose Your 3 Stories

Poll ended at Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:56 am

The Gear of the Kat by rich-online
2
4%
The Story of Hard Drive's MO by Jiesi Ma
1
2%
A Prophecy Reclaimed by Lady Stormcrow
11
24%
SWAT KATS: CLOSING REPORT by Eric “Erico” Lawson
6
13%
Helter Shelter by Mikazo
0
No votes
An Ally On the Outside by Katney
6
13%
An Elusive Adversary by Poecat
1
2%
Chronological Redistribution by NeeKnight
3
7%
Mantra by Ty-Chou
10
22%
Expecting Better by Agracite
2
4%
The Return of The Scorpions by Serge Bahdasaryan
1
2%
Mile Ten, Let's Do it Again! by swatkatfan21
0
No votes
Complicated by AkaneKitty
3
7%
 
Total votes: 46

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Re: Writing Challenge - UNRESOLVED

Postby Mikazo » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:46 pm

Jiesi wrote:Oh I just decided to try that voice reader after my eyes started burning from reading to long..... I love how the program pronounces kat as cot and turbocot. Not to mention it sounds like there's random commas here and there


Turbocot, eh? I guess that's something you use when you want to take a really short nap?
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Re: Writing Challenge - UNRESOLVED

Postby Mikazo » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:51 pm

I voted! Good luck to everyone!
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Re: Writing Challenge - UNRESOLVED

Postby Ty-Chou » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:19 pm

Wow, it has been a crazy week here in the fandom and I have been so sick lately, my brain cannot take it all in.

I did however, manage to read all the fics for this contest. You guys are seriously all winners. I enjoyed reading all of them. This was a lot of fun and I think we have so much talent and imagination in the fandom. Everyone did a great job!

I am still so blown away with how many people sent in submissions. In fact, if it's possible, I would like to offer two more prizes? If that would be okay with those running the contest? Either like a 4th and 5th place or if we get some ties. Which it looks like we might. If it's okay, I would like to offer either a sketch of a scene (2 or 3 characters) or a full-color pic of a single character from the waist up.

If this is a problem with me offering this, just let me know.

Again, great job to every writer who entered.
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Re: Writing Challenge - UNRESOLVED

Postby marklungo » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:59 am

8 stories read, 5 to go!
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Re: Writing Challenge - UNRESOLVED

Postby marklungo » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:54 am

Now I'm down to 10 and 3!
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Re: Writing Challenge - UNRESOLVED

Postby marklungo » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:34 pm

Sorry I didn't announce this earlier, but I finished all the stories and voted on Monday. Also, I support Ty-Chou's idea of awarding two more prizes. In fact, I wouldn't mind being able to vote for five stories instead of three, since we had so many worthy entries.
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Re: Writing Challenge - UNRESOLVED

Postby marklungo » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:17 pm

Just curious... can you change your vote after casting it?
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Re: Writing Challenge - UNRESOLVED

Postby Kooshmeister » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:48 pm

Not that I've noticed.
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Re: Writing Challenge - UNRESOLVED

Postby Jiesi » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:14 pm

marklungo wrote:Just curious... can you change your vote after casting it?

You can probably do a critique on the stories. I would if I was better with plot story ect. If it was images it would be a different story.
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Re: Writing Challenge - UNRESOLVED

Postby Ty-Chou » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:36 pm

I wanted to give my thoughts on my own submission (and I would welcome other participants to do the same if they like) but I wanted to wait until the voting was done so nothing I say influences any votes in either way. I think the voting is still going(?), but I feel most people who are going to vote have already voted. And I'm afraid if I wait any longer I will forget to do this entirely, so here we go:

It's been about five years since I wrote a Swat Kats fanfic, and a good many years more since the one before that. I was not planning on writing one, but then this contest came out. I had a little plot seed that I had been squirreling away and the contest's topic fit the idea. I still almost didn't participate because I started a month late, but I'm glad I did. It felt great to write about Swat Kats again; something comforting and familiar. This is the first time I have entered a fanfic contest so I even spent way more time and attention with words and sentence structure than I usually do and that, too, was an enjoyable experience.

I honestly wasn't expecting the kind of relationship that I ended up having with this story. It haunted me at night, keeping me awake and excited, much like Jake during the construction of the Turbokat. In the end, this didn't just end up being a short story, but a kind of love letter to the show and its heroes. (I caught myself a few times nearly waxing poetic. I'm a huge dork.) This story was a near cathartic experience for me and I enjoyed every moment of it. If it didn't win a single thing in the contest, I wouldn't mind at all. I feel like I already have my prize.

A big thank you to MoDad and anyone else who made this contest possible. Without it, I wouldn't have this story under my belt. Another big thank you to anyone who took the time to read my story. I know we all are busy, I know it can take a lot sometimes to make the time to sit down and read all these awesome entries. Thank you for your time and attention. Thank you to my fellow writers/entrants. I think we all gave each other some good competition and some great reading.
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