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GSDA 2004 Nominations Period

Post by Dalton » 2005-02-06 05:25pm

After a lengthy delay (sorry) it's time for the 2004 Golden Stardestroyer Fanfic Awards. The nominations will end next Sunday if I get enough nominations, a week after if not. The rule of thumb to remember is that no fanfics that have already won awards or have been nominated in the past are allowed (i.e. stick to 2004). Here are the categories. Please email them to rpd (at) daltonator (dot) net. DO NOT POST A REPLY WITH YOUR NOMINATIONS OR THEY *WILL* BE VOIDED. Limit of three nominations per category and I encourage all of you to try to hit that limit.

Best Character Development
Best Beginning
Best Ending
Best Ground Combat
Best Space Battle
Best Duel
Most Unexpected Plot Twist
Most Creative Tactic
Most Disturbing Use of Torture
Best Use of Star Trek
Best Use of Star Wars
Goriest Fanfic
Highest Body Count
Most Humorous/Fucked-up Fanfic
Most Original Character
Most Original Story
Coolest Death Scene
Best Denizen Ensemble
Best Overall (complete)
Best Overall (incomplete)
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Re: GSDA 2004 Nominations Period

Post by MKSheppard » 2005-02-06 07:10pm

Dalton wrote:Please email them to rpd (at) daltonator (dot) net.
Will nominations in two emails be allowed? I forgot to put some nominations into my first Email to you...
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Post by Dalton » 2005-02-06 07:29pm

I suppose so.
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Post by Dalton » 2005-02-10 12:42am

Update:

So far I've received nominations from...

One person.

That's it.

If I don't receive enough to fill out the ballots by next Sunday the GSDAs will likely be cancelled.
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Post by MKSheppard » 2005-02-10 10:00pm

How goes the nomination process?
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Post by Pablo Sanchez » 2005-02-10 11:21pm

Dalton wrote:If I don't receive enough to fill out the ballots by next Sunday the GSDAs will likely be cancelled.
I am sorry, sir, I just haven't read that many fictions this year and I wouldn't feel right nominating myself. Voting for myself, sure.
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Post by Stravo » 2005-02-10 11:23pm

Have we even had that many qualifying fics this year? Frankly I'm usually out of the loop in these things with the writing and my thread in fanfics only yielded a debate on whether the Big One qulaifies or not.
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Post by Singular Quartet » 2005-02-10 11:37pm

That pretty much mimics all of my thoughts on the matter.

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Post by Dalton » 2005-02-11 12:29am

Ah, I see. Well, still just one nomination.
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Post by Singular Quartet » 2005-02-11 12:44am

Dalton wrote:Ah, I see. Well, still just one nomination.
Yeah, sorry about that.

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Post by Dalton » 2005-02-11 12:58am

Singular Quartet wrote:
Dalton wrote:Ah, I see. Well, still just one nomination.
Yeah, sorry about that.
It's two now, actually. At this point I'm willing to accept self-nominations. If I don't get enough I've begun formulating an idea of how the GSDAs can still go on.
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Post by Jason von Evil » 2005-02-11 07:16pm

How about letting fanfics that won last year, compete again?
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Post by Sonnenburg » 2005-02-11 10:24pm

Aya wrote:How about letting fanfics that won last year, compete again?
The problem isn't a shortage of stories, it's a shortage of people willing to nominate. There are legitimate reasons for not nominating (e.g. not knowing any fics), but honestly, there's more than two people reading fanfics here. If people don't care enough about those stories to send an email, then this is really just a symptom of a larger issue. It likely means that new authors/stories aren't being given a chance by the readership, or aren't leaving enough of a mark to warrant mentioning.

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Post by Zaia » 2005-02-11 10:30pm

I sent in my nominations an hour or two ago. It takes a while to go through all the fics one has read and to slot them in the appropriate categories, so maybe you should allow a bit longer to allow people to find the time to do that.
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Post by Dalton » 2005-02-11 11:44pm

Zaia wrote:I sent in my nominations an hour or two ago. It takes a while to go through all the fics one has read and to slot them in the appropriate categories, so maybe you should allow a bit longer to allow people to find the time to do that.
Should I extend the nominations period another week?

Oh, and thank you, Chuck :)
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Post by Zaia » 2005-02-12 12:20am

I'd say so, yes. I read the annoucement the first day it went up and today was the first time I could sit down and go through all the fics I'd read and figure out which belonged where in the categories. Maybe other people are just as busy.
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Post by Dalton » 2005-02-12 01:30am

OK, how about until the end of the month?
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Post by Zaia » 2005-02-12 05:48pm

Sounds perfectly reasonable to me.
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Post by Singular Quartet » 2005-02-12 10:52pm

lExcellent. That gives me time to read all the fics kicking around.

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Post by Dalton » 2005-02-25 02:08am

Three days.
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Post by Dalton » 2005-03-03 04:20pm

Nomination period over, with a total of SIX nominatons. SIX.

I'll try to make up a decent ballot, but don't expect a hell of a lot.

EDIT: Make that seven.
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Post by Dalton » 2005-03-03 05:58pm

After compiling all of the ballots and stripping down ineligible fics and duplicates, I have found that most categories have either too many nominees (12 in two of them) or too few (none for one particular category).

Not ONE category has the requisite five nominations.

As such, I am not seeing a traditional ballot this year. Fortunately I have a backup plan, which I am currently considering. Stay tuned, this isn't over.
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Post by Singular Quartet » 2005-03-04 04:50am

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Post by Stormbringer » 2005-03-07 01:39am

Dalton wrote:After compiling all of the ballots and stripping down ineligible fics and duplicates, I have found that most categories have either too many nominees (12 in two of them) or too few (none for one particular category).

Not ONE category has the requisite five nominations.

As such, I am not seeing a traditional ballot this year. Fortunately I have a backup plan, which I am currently considering. Stay tuned, this isn't over.
Don't blame me, I sent in my nominees.
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Post by 2000AD » 2005-03-07 08:26am

Stormbringer wrote:
Dalton wrote:After compiling all of the ballots and stripping down ineligible fics and duplicates, I have found that most categories have either too many nominees (12 in two of them) or too few (none for one particular category).

Not ONE category has the requisite five nominations.

As such, I am not seeing a traditional ballot this year. Fortunately I have a backup plan, which I am currently considering. Stay tuned, this isn't over.
Don't blame me, I sent in my nominees.
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