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Mar. 25th, 2009

TMNT

pi90katana

Roll Out the Red Carpet


Once again, I have to give major appreciation to my staff. Not only for being as much of a tremendous help as they were, but also for finding the voting site we used this year.

Any of you who recall past competitions will remember what a pain it was for the staff once the voting was done. Each vote had to hand-tallied, and besides the process taking quite some time, human error also meant further delays in getting the results out.

Well this year, there are no such problems! I'm happy to say our new voting system was a success. Translation? The results are available right now for your viewing.

Placings are color-coded: blue for first, red for second, and green for third. Certificates are in the works, and I hope to get them out as soon as possible!

So roll out the red carpet and start the drumroll! Here are the 2008 TMNT Fanfiction Competition winners!

 
Best Action/Adventure
Counterplay by Tori Angeli
Blood Red Moon by Sanru
Leader by emeraldteardrops
 
Best Comedy
Donatello's Quest For Coffee by Roo
No Need For Toasters by Serendipity1
There's No Excuse For This by Serendipity1
 
Best Drama
Fragments of the Indiscernible Clock by JennaLouise
Invincible by Willowfly
Send in the Clowns by Kallasilya
 
Best Horror
Let me tell you a story NYPD by Reijiro
My Friend Al by TheIncredibleDancingBetty
Shape Without Form by SwoonsAndSais and Kay the Cricketed
 
Best Romance
Bound by KameTerra
Mrs. Parr's Gargoyle by Swallowraven
Irrational by Mendeia
 
Best Tragedy/Angst
Hushabye by Aubretia Lycania
Misbegotten by Serendipity1
True Genius by Angelfeatherwriter
 
Best Crossover
Counterplay by Tori Angeli
The End Is All by Sewer Slider
The Last Human by nightwalker3
 
Best Alternate Universe
Zoo Days by kytyngurl2
To See Again the Stars by saralinda
Nara Black by Goblin Cat KC and Crabapplered
 
Strangest Scene
There's No Excuse For This by Serendipity1
Donatello's Quest for Coffee by Roo
Rats Need Lovin' Too by emeraldteardrops
 
Best Chibi
Puh See Cholly Gee by Sewer Slider
Dar go Naritai ka by Aubretia Lycania
Youth and Cunning by GreenWillow
 
Most Accurate Portrayal of the TMNT
The More Things Change by calliopechild
What We Call Home by JennaLouise
Bound by KameTerra
 
Best Leonardo Scene
Almost Ten Minutes by Kay the Cricketed
Say Goodnight, Not Goodbye by Bunny MacCool
Hushabye by Aubretia Lycania
 
Best Donatello Scene
Misbegotten by Serendipity1
In Another's Shoes by Splinter
Bound by KameTerra
 
Best Raphael Scene
Invincible by Willowfly
Send in the Clowns by Kallasilya
Trial by Fire by calliopechild
 
Best Michelangelo Scene
Things You Never Throw Away by Kay the Cricketed
Counterplay by Tori Angeli
Mikey, the Mystic Master! by Stormy1x2
To Wish Impossible Things by Sewer Slider
 
Best Villain
Seesaw by Pi90katana
Double Helix by winged-monkey
Even Monsters Get Hungry by Tatsumaki-Sama
The Bishop Diaries by saralinda
 
Best Canon Ally
Softening the Edges by Nekotsuki
The Vessel by Tori Angeli
Bound by KameTerra
 
Best Original Character
Mrs. Parr's Gargoyle by Swallowraven
Bragging Rights by Cynlee
His Father's Son by Backseat Writer
 
Best Happy Ending
Preparations, Like Song by Kay the Cricketed
Afterglow by ProcurerFaith
Follow the Leader by Stormy1x2
 
Best Sad Ending
Misbegotten by Serendipity1
Mrs. Parr's Gargoyle by Swallowraven
True Genius by Angelfeatherwriter
 
Best Short Work
Things You Never Throw Away by Kay the Cricketed
Seesaw by Pi90katana
Niche by KameTerra
 
Best One-Shot
To All Things Forgotten and Abandoned by Serendipity1
Those Roads You Choose by Serendipity1
Miracle by Goblin Cat KC
Until the End of Days by Willowfly
 
Best Series
The Orphans by Tori Angeli
War of the Shadows Series by Willowfly
Little Turtle Lost Series by engelina
 
Best Multichapter
The Halfway Point by Tori Angeli
Vial Vile by ProcurerFaith
Picking Up the Pieces by Sanru
 
Best New Author
Willowfly
Sanru
Kallasilya
 
Best Established Author
Serendipity1
Tori Angeli
Cynlee

Congratulations to everybody! (throws cofetti) 
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pi90katana

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Hey there everyone! Once again, I'm here with comp news. Though this time I'm about ready to fall over and die. XD

Thank you all so much for your votes! In the end, we recieved a total of forty-four ballots! That's not bad at all! In order to save space here, I've merely updated the list at this entry if anyone's curious.

Currently, the staff and I are confirming some things, but we do have the results! They should be up in no time- I'm hoping for tonight, but at the latest they should be up tomorrow.

In the mean time, we really wanted to recognize all of the stories that made it into the comp. Really, they were all excellent pieces of fiction- the lot of them. I don't know about you guys, but some of these were new finds for me and I was really happy I got a chance to read them. So kudos to all of the authors for their hard work! :D

We also want to recognize many of the stories that didn't quite make it on the ballot. It was a really difficult decision for us, and there was much debate. Not all of the pre-nominees are listed here- I've chosen not to include those disqualified for one reason or another or those which made it onto the ballot in another category.

Guys, we loved each and every one of these fics. Just because they didn't make the ballot doesn't mean they don't deserve to be recognized. So without further ado, I give you the Honorable Mentions!

Appliance by Quoth the Raven
Before the Fall by LucyToo
Can't Rain Forever by SassandraS
Change of Perspective by Kunoichi Nazena
Dewdrops by Jessiy Landroz
Drip by Reluctant Dragon
Flesh and Blood by SwiftBlade87
Fukushuu by Cynlee
Hell's Angels by Serendipity1
Homunculus by Serendipity1
I Am by Willowfly
No Longer Responsible by Vilsy
October Wind by Willowfly
Revenge is Bliss by pacphys
Rolling Thunder by Royal Frog
Skateboarding by Splinter
Sleng Teng of Leonardo by Nineteenth Souljah/Falsafah
The Art of Disappearing by winged-monkey
The Talk by Winnychan
Tunnel Vision by Pi90katana
Verge of Tangibility by wedgie
We Grow Accustomed to the Dark by winged-monkey

Another round of applause for these excellent fics! :D

That's all for now, folks! I hope to see you soon with the winners of this year's competition! :D
Don't Look Down

pi90katana

Just a Few Hours Until the Booth Closes!



I have received ballots from the following thirty-six forty-four people:

fantasyfan17 
Bubblyshell22
Splinter
Sandy
moonie016
ebbie33 
tori_angeli 
willowslament  
whiteadelphi 
Leradomi
Quoth the Raven
BelloftheSea
spacegarden 
Sciencegal
Stormy1x2
aloneindarknes7 
lvsinsanity 
shell_mel 
Reinbeauchaser
cynlee 
tauni678 
jem0000000 
engelina_c 
Janajyo
Machias Banshee
ninjashives 
[info]souljahpride
kinectra 
Swallowraven
Kallasilya
MizKim
Amicitia
brainfogbetty 
ivy_chan 
bare_bear
asfaloth12  
karehasu 
lola_hard 
Sewer Slider
calliopechild
KameTerra
Angelfeatherwriter
sparrowskit 
pi90katana 
For those of you who haven't voted yet- hurry! You have just a little over five hours to do it now!
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Mar. 24th, 2009

Weapons

pi90katana

Let's Talk Time Zones


The hour approaches! Believe it or not, the voting period will be over before you know it! I, however, am here to make sure that you do know it. It's not much fun to be ready to do something only to find out that you weren't in time to do it, right? So for all of you last minute voters out there, I do hope you're reading this.

If you've paid attention to any of my posts regarding the voting deadline, you'll have noticed that it's at 11:59 GMT. I'm not adding the 'GMT' for nothing, folks. We are going to be very strict on this this year. In prior competitions, sometimes we've had problems with readers not understanding when exactly their ballots were due, thus resulting in us having to reopen the voting booth.

This naturally prolongs when the results are ultimately revealed. And when push comes to shove, I don't think that it's entirely fair to so. It's like rewarding the people who didn't read the rules (skimmed them, didn't ask for clarification, etc.) with more time and punishing those who followed them by making them wait.

Thus this is being posted in nearly every place I can think of. I do really want you guys informed so no ones misses out, after all. The more the merrier, and such!

So what exactly do I mean by March 25, 2009 11:59 GMT? In short, 11:59 GMT does not necessarrily mean 11:59 Your Time. Where I live, it actually means 5:59 PM. If you live in New York, it means 7:59 PM. If you live in Australia, it would mean in the afternoon of the following day!

Thus, it's very important for you to know just which time zone you live in and how it compares to the GMT deadline.

This website displays the current GMT time. Note the difference between it and your own to get an idea of when you need to have your ballot it.

That said, here's an update on the list of people who've already turned theirs in! I now have thirty ballots. Great job, guys!

Have received ballots from the following:

fantasyfan17 
Bubblyshell22
Splinter
Sandy
moonie016
ebbie33 
tori_angeli 
willowslament  
whiteadelphi 
Leradomi
Quoth the Raven
BelloftheSea
spacegarden 
Sciencegal
Stormy1x2
aloneindarknes7 
lvsinsanity 
shell_mel 
Reinbeauchaser
cynlee 
tauni678 
jem0000000 
engelina_c 
Janajyo
Machias Banshee
ninjashives 
souljahpride 
kinectra 
Swallowraven
Kallasilya

Once again, if you don't see your name on this list and have voted, please contact me! And of course, if you have any questions about the deadline, ask away. :)

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Mar. 18th, 2009

Strike

pi90katana

One Week!


Hey there, everyone! Just wanted to remind you that you have one week left to vote for the 2008 TMNT Fanfiction Competition!

Thus far, I have recieved ballots from twenty-three people. Way to go guys! If you'd like to have a say in which fics get recognized this time around, just go on over to our voting site and choose those you think are most deserving. There's still plenty of time to do it!

The following people are those who I've already recieved ballots from:

fantasyfan17 
Bubblyshell22
Splinter
Sandy
moonie016
ebbie33 
tori_angeli 
willowslament  
whiteadelphi 
Leradomi
Quoth the Raven
BelloftheSea
spacegarden 
Sciencegal
Stormy1x2
aloneindarknes7 
lvsinsanity 
shell_mel 
Reinbeauchaser
cynlee 
tauni678 
jem0000000 
engelina_c 

If you have voted but do not see your name on this list, please inform me as soon as possible so we can fix the problem. :D

Looking forward to getting the rest of your ballots!  Remember, you have until March 25 at 11:59 PM GMT  to turn them in!
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Mar. 4th, 2009

Strike

pi90katana

Opening the Floodgates!


(steps forward with a giant pair of scissors) Hey there! Today's the day! The Voting Booth is officially open! (cuts the ribbon)

Before you go off voting for your favorite stories for 2008, let's review some things.

Firstly, you have until 11:59 PM GMT on March 25, 2009 to turn in your ballot. We'll be posting reminders to various places between now and that appointed time to get your votes in.

After that time comes, however, you will no longer be able to vote. The ballot will be closed directly afterwards, and shan't be re-opened.

Upon filling out the ballot, you'll be required to give us your username and then a link to a profile (at either FF.net, Stealthy Stories, LiveJournal, or Terrapin Tarts) identifying you as such.

You may only turn in one ballot. Double ballots will be dismissed, along with the first one.

Likewise, if you are found voting for yourself, your ballot will also be dismissed.

Characters used for the purpose of roleplaying are forbidden from voting.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask them here and I'll do my best to answer them. :D

Until then, stay tuned for updates!

Oh yeah- and vote here!
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Feb. 27th, 2009

Hero Shot

pi90katana

Almost Time!

Hey there! As I'm posting, you surely know what this means, yes?

That's right! It's almost time for the voting to begin! There's just a few days left to the Reading Period, and on March 4, we'll be opening up the booth.

Naturally, even though the 'reading' portion of the competition will be over, you'll still have time to look over stories. I know how the last minute thing works. People often continue to read during the voting period as well. Just remember not to treat this last phase in the competition as if it were the one before it, and all's good.

So get ready! Come Wednesday, the booth will be open! Stay tuned for details. :D
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Feb. 6th, 2009

Rivalry

pi90katana

And the Nominees Are...!

Hey guys! Once again, I'd like to thank all of you for your participation. It really helped a lot! We got a lot of emails, and it was hard having to narrow down some of these categories to just five or eight fics. But it's been done!

Thanks goes out to my staff for helping me make this list. Links will be added shortly, when we find them all. The links are now up, courtesy of SunnysunshineRM and ninjashives -  mister_moshi  too, for putting them all in HTML format for me while I was at work.

Action/Adventure

Blood Red Moon by Sanru
Counterplay by Tori Angeli
Leader by emeraldteardrops
Welcome To New York Try Not To Die by Ryoma90
What We Call Home by JennaLouise

Comedy
Donatello's Quest For Coffee by Roo
In Another's Shoes by Splinter
Mikey, the Mystic Master by Stormy1x2
No Need For Toasters by Serendipity1
There's No Excuse For This by Serendipity1

Drama

Don't Tell Leo by Donny's Boy
Fragments of the Indiscirnible Clock by JennaLouise
Invincible by Willowfly
Send in the Clowns by Kallasilya
Waking Up by fren

Horror
Come She Will by PlainSimpleGarak
Even Monsters Get Hungry by Tatsumaki-Sama
Let Me Tell You a Story NYPD by Reijiro
My Friend Al by TheIncredibleDancingBetty
Shape Without Form by SwoonsAndSais and Kay the Cricketed 

Romance
Bound by KameTerra
Irrational by Mendeia
Mrs. Parr's Gargoyle by Swallowraven
While the turtles are away by SeptimusMagisto
Why by emeraldteardrops

Tragedy/Angst
Disintegration by Sewer Slider
Hushabye by Aubretia Lycania
Misbegotten by Serendipity1
The Shadows Dancing on Their Own by Serendipity1
True Genius by Angelfeatherwriter

Best Crossover
Counterplay by Tori Angeli
Reunions by Stormy1x2
The End Is All by Sewer Slider
The Last Human by nightwalker3
The Tigress and the Turtle by BelloftheSea

Best Alternate Universe
Nara Black by Goblin Cat KC and Crabapplered 
Once Upon a Time in New York by BluSheepArt
To See Again the Stars by saralinda
Yin & Yan In & Yo by Askre
Zoo Days by kytyngurl2

Strangest Scene
Donatello's Quest For Coffee by Roo
Let Me Tell You A Story NYPD by Reijiro
Locks of Love by saralinda
Rats Need Lovin' Too by emeraldteardrops
There's No Excuse For This by Serendipity1

Best Chibi
Dar go Naritai ka by Aubretia Lycania
Puh See Cholly Gee by Sewer Slider
Seeds of Compassion by Nineteenth Souljah/Falsafah
Sun Son by say hi to your mom
Youth and Cunning by GreenWillow

Most Accurate Portrayal of the TMNT
Bound by KameTerra
Just Close Your Eyes by Trillian4210
Maybe Just The End by nightwalker3
The More Things Change by calliopechild
What We Call Home by JennaLouise

Best Leonardo Scene
Almost Ten Minutes by Kay the Cricketed
Hushabye by Aubretia Lycania
In Between by emeraldteardrops
Say Goodnight, Not Goodbye by Bunny MacCool
Time by Jaganashi/Kismet

Best Donatello Scene
Bound by KameTerra
Hushabye by Aubretia Lycania
In Another's Shoes by Splinter
Misbegotten by Serendipity1
Perception by Jaganashi/Kismet

Best Raphael Scene
Invincible by Willowfly
Monsters and Blood by fantasyfan17
Pulling the Pin by Donny's Boy
Send in the Clowns by Kallasilya
Trial by Fire by calliopechild

Best Michelangelo Scene
Counterplay by Tori Angeli
Mikey, the Mystic Master by Stormy1x2
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year by moogsthewriter
Things You Never Throw Away by Kay the Cricketed
To Wish Impossible Things by Sewer Slider

Best Villain

Double Helix by winged-monkey
Even Monsters Get Hungry by Tatsumaki-Sama
Seesaw by Pi90katana
The Absence of Yang by Nineteenth Souljah/Falsafah
The Bishop Diaries by saralinda

Best Canon Ally

A Mary Sue Moment by Cynlee
Bound by KameTerra
Softening the Edges by Nekotsuki
The Vessel by Tori Angeli
To See Again the Stars by saralinda

Best Original Character
A Monster's Emotions by Sanru
Bragging Rights by Cynlee
His Father's Son by Backseat Writer
Mrs. Parr's Gargoyle by Swallowraven
Rebound by Denizu

Best Happy Ending
Afterglow by ProcurerFaith
Follow the Leader by Stormy1x2
Not Only in Movies by Demi4Yah
Prepartaions, Like Song by Kay the Cricketed
Process of Elimination by Sanru

Best Sad Ending
Misbegotten by Serendipity1
Mrs. Parr's Gargoyle by Swallowraven 
To Wish Impossible Things by Sewer Slider
True Genius by Angelfeatherwriter
What's Left of Me by Lola Hard

Best Short Work
Cusp by KameTerra
Just a Stick by Katieleanne17
Lio by Goblin Cat KC
Niche by KameTerra
SAINW by Krayla Pipher
Seesaw by Pi90katana
The Argument by vashsunglasses
Things You Never Throw Away by Kay the Cricketed

Best One-Shot
And Justice For All by SuperKat
Even Monsters Get Hungry by Tatsumaki-Sama
Loop by kytyngurl2
Miracle by Goblin Cat KC
Preparations, Like Song by Kay the Cricketed 
Those Roads You Choose by Serendipity1
To All Things Forgotten and Abandoned by Serendipity1
Until the End of Days by Willowfly

Best Series
Little Turtle Lost Series by engelia
The Holiday Series by winged-monkey
The Orphans by Tori Angeli
War of the Shadow Series by Willowfly
Words Are Not Enough by Sewer Slider

Best Multichapter
Mrs. Parr's Gargoyle by Swallowraven
Picking Up the Pieces by Sanru
Send in the Clowns by Kallasilya
The Halfway Point by Tori Angeli
The Legacy by Nekotsuki
To See Again the Stars by saralinda
Vile Vial by ProcurerFaith
War of the Shadows by Willowfly

Best New Author

Kallasilya
JennaLouise
Sanru
saralinda
Willowfly

Best Established Author
Cynlee
Serendipity1
Sewer Slider
Stormy1x2
Tori Angeli

And that's the list for you! So get reading! Remember, you have until the fourth of March to get your reading done!

Feb. 5th, 2009

Leave Me Alone

pi90katana

Nomination Booth is Closed!

Hey guys! The nomination booth is now closed. My staff and I are working to finalize the ballot and get the reading list up as soon as possible. Stay tuned!

Feb. 4th, 2009

Relaxed

pi90katana

Last Chance!


Hey guys! Today's the fourth, and therefore all nominations are due by the end of the evening! 

I'm updating the list of those who've already sent in nominations to read as follows:

willowslament aloneindarknes7 
TheIncredibleDancingBetty
Reinbeauchaser
kinectra 
sai ninja
Mikey's Kunoichi 
cynlee  
Elsiah
Amicita
fantasyfan17
Tauni
tori_angeli 
KameTerra
reijiro75 
karehasu 
saidancer 
Saralinda
Tamerlane
shell_mel 

If you don't see your name on this list but have participated, please contact me as soon as possible. For those of you not on the list with good reason, get cracking to it! XD

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