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mistysakura
4th January 2009, 11:23 AM
The 2008 Golden Pen Awards ~ Results!


Once a year, us fanficcers compete
for the glory of the Golden Pen Awards.
To win is an extraordinary feat
With satisfaction its own sweet reward.
Congratulations to all those who won
A title or two – and I’m sure you’ll agree
That praise should be especially heaped on
Our Awards Award winner, who won twenty.
But winning is not everything in this sport.
Thanks go to readers, voters, everyone –
Without our fanficcers’ valuable support
These awards could never be so smoothly run.
To every fanficcer may we shout three cheers:
We hope you had fun, and see you next year!

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(This advertisement is, in turn, sponsored by Gavin Luper.)



General Fic Awards


Best Fiction Overall
- The Pokemon Masters League, Chris 2.1 4
- Morphic, Dragonfree 20
- Lisa the Legend, Gavin Luper 14
- War of the Forums, mr_pikachu 9

Best Fanfiction
- Morphic, Dragonfree 18
- Yu-Gi-Oh: Soul of Silicon, Dark Sage 4
- The Pokemon Masters League, Chris 2.1 6
- Communication, Sike Saner 7
- Lisa the Legend, Gavin Luper 13

Best Original Fiction
- The Nevering, Bulbasaur4 6
- Quest of Twelve, Lady Vulpix 13
- Rebirth, Dragonfree 3
- Hunted, PancaKe 4
- Albel the Wicked, Cadmus 7

Best Short Story
- Rebirth, Dragonfree 17
- -Morning’s Child-, Asilynne 9
- Hounds of Goldenrod, Goodnight Seadra 6

Best Poem
- Throb, Gavin Luper 13
- Trap, Bulbasaur4 16
- Can’t, Weasel Overlord 5
- The Brothers Two, Captain Pringle 4
- Sleep (November Writing Sprint), Cadmus 9
- Good Man Sam, Gavin Luper 4

Best E-zine Article
- Harry Potter and the Nature of Climax (Feb 2008), mr_pikachu 5
- State of the Art (Dec 2008), Lady Vulpix 13
- Beyond the Score: The Measure of Success (Sep 2008), mr_pikachu 9
- To Be A Master, #1: The Beginning (Oct 2008), mistysakura 9
- Why, Oh Why Did The Trainer Fic Die? (Aug 2008), Chris 2.1 10

Best Plot
- Morphic, Dragonfree 14
- The Pokemon Masters League, Chris 2.1 6
- Communication, Sike Saner 4
- Lisa the Legend, Gavin Luper 11
- War of the Forums, mr_pikachu 9

Best Dialogue
- The Pokemon Masters League, Chris 2.1 4
- Morphic, Dragonfree 9
- Yu-Gi-Oh: Soul of Silicon, Dark Sage 0
- Exchanges and Departures, Weasel Overlord 12
- Scattered Lights, classy_cat18 8
- War of the Forums, mr_pikachu 5

Best Narrative Voice
- Throb, Gavin Luper 17
- Lisa the Legend, Gavin Luper 11
- Sleep (November Writing Sprint), Cadmus 7

Best Description
- Lune, Lune the Guardian 3
- Communication, Sike Saner 6
- Rebirth, Dragonfree 5
- Lisa the Legend, Gavin Luper 5
- Can’t, Weasel Overlord 6
- Finding Courage, Saffire Persian 7

Best Writing Style
- Finding Courage, Saffire Persian 10
- Morphic, Dragonfree 13
- Trap, Bulbasaur4 5
- Lisa the Legend, Gavin Luper 15

Best Action
- Lune, Lune The Guardian 4
- ‘N All Was Silent, Houndoom_Lover 4
- The Quest for the Legends, Dragonfree 9
- Albel the Wicked, Cadmus 7
- The Pokemon Masters League, Chris 2.1 8

Best Setting
- Lune, Lune the Guardian 7
- Honor Among Thieves, PsiUmbreon 4
- Rebirth, Dragonfree 7
- Tiponi, Daemon League Quester, eevee-shayna 6
- Albel the Wicked, Cadmus 4

Most Original Fiction
- The PLC Journals, JKBakura 5
- Morphic, Dragonfree 12
- Sleep (November Writing Sprint), firepokemon 6
- War of the Forums, mr_pikachu 13

Best New Fiction
- A Peaceful Land, Lady Vulpix 9
- The Nevering, Bulbasaur4 12
- Exchanges & Departures, Weasel Overlord 7
- Sinister’s End, Houndoom_Lover 1
- Albel the Wicked, Cadmus 9

Most Improved Fiction
- The Quest for the Legends, Dragonfree 12
- Lisa the Legend, Gavin Luper 7
- The Pokemon Masters League, Chris 2.1 6


Fic Moment Awards


Best Quote
9 - “Daddy, am I an abomination?”, Morphic, Dragonfree

10 - “Man, you must be seeing things… Just shut up and watch Elton John fly.” Concertgoer, Chapter the Twenty-Third: Meet Meat, Minty Thrill, DragoKnight

11 - “Meat held a cup of coffee in his shaking hand as he eyed the invoice he had gotten just minutes earlier. It was the next morning, and everyone was getting ready to leave.
“What’s it for, anyway?” I asked meekly.
“I’m getting sued!” Meat spat bitterly, “Apparently Muse did the exact same performance back in October!”
“What?” I gasped, “So you’re telling me they got attacked by a Whismur while a naked illusion of Elton John span on the ceiling?”
“Well, not exactly.” Meat replied, shaking his head, “It was actually a Clefable at their concert, and they had the real Elton John spinning naked on the ceiling.”
“Damnation!” I snapped, “Their innovation never ceases to amaze me…” ” Minty Thrill, Dragoknight

7 - “I’m losing my virginity just by listening to this.” – Shonta, Scattered Lights, classy_cat18

1 - “The human race is run”, The Birds and the Bees, The Decapitated Mole


Best Chapter
- Chapter 52: Empasse, The Pokemon Masters League, Chris 2.1 3
- Chapter 44, The Quest for the Legends, Dragonfree 6
- Chapter 64 – Heart of Ice, Lisa the Legend, Gavin Luper 8
- Chapter 6, Morphic, Dragonfree 10

Best Plot Twist
- The shooting, Morphic, Dragonfree 16
- Solonn becoming human, Communication, Sike Saner 6
- The note from Lance’s dad, Lisa the Legend, Gavin Luper 4
- The broken reader, To Be A Master, mistysakura 10
- The death of Grandpa Calja, Albel the Wicked, Cadmus 2
- Brooklyn taking out both Gordon and Thomas in Chapter 52: Empasse, The Pokemon Masters League, Chris 2.1 5

Best Conflict
- Lord Yoruno vs. Lady Naien, Lune, Lune the Guardian 9
- Ekad and Matchi, Tiponi, Daemon League Quester, eevee-shayna 9

Best Moment
- Callisto setting the log cabin on fire in Chapter 52: Empasse, The Pokémon Masters League, Chris 2.1 3
- When the loop restarts, Rebirth, Dragonfree 11
- Flipping to the back of the dossier, Lisa the Legend, Gavin Luper 7
- The poem’s end, Untitled (“it blinks”), PancaKe 6


Character Awards


Best Character in a Leading Role
- Dr. Ticks, ‘N All Were Silent, Houndoom_Lover 4
- David Ambrose, Morphic, Dragonfree 14
- Solonn, Communication, Sike Saner 4
- Albel, Albel the Wicked, Cadmus 9
- Kian, Albel the Wicked, Cadmus 4

Best Character in a Supporting Role
- Shockwave, Lune, Lune The Guardian 6
- Lucia, Honor Among Thieves, PsiUmbreon 2
- Miranda, Quest of Twelve, Lady Vulpix 5
- Lance Hudson, Lisa the Legend, Gavin Luper 5
- Mia, Morphic, Dragonfree 9

Best Antagonist
- Isaac Daniels, Morphic, Dragonfree 10
- Brooklyn Knight, The Pokemon Masters League, Chris 2.1 6
- Sam, Good Man Sam, Gavin Luper 0
- Hotaru, Scattered Lights, classy_cat18 3
- Albel, Albel the Wicked, Cadmus 7

Most Original Character
- Tony Chambers, Minty Thrill, DragoKnight 3
- Gabriel, Morphic, Dragonfree 14
- Valery Salem, Finding Courage, Saffire Persian 1
- Mia, Morphic, Dragonfree 12
- Albel, Albel the Wicked, Cadmus 2

Best Romantic Relationship
- Erin and Timper, Quest of Twelve, Lady Vulpix 11
- Lisa and Gavin, Lisa the Legend, Gavin Luper 7
- Kian and Albel, Albel the Wicked, Cadmus 5

Best Un-Romantic Relationship
- Brian and Gabriel, Morphic, Dragonfree 9
- Tiponi and Medwin, Tiponi, Daemon League Quester, eevee-shayna 6
- Tony and Leaves, Minty Thrill, DragoKnight 7

Best Character Development
- Morphic, Dragonfree 20
- The Quest for the Legends, Dragonfree 2
- Lisa and Gavin, Lisa the Legend, Gavin Luper 7

Best Cast
- Morphic, Dragonfree 21
- The Pokemon Masters League, Chris 2.1 8
- Finding Courage, Saffire Persian 3
- The Quest for the Legends, Dragonfree 5
- Communication, Sike Saner 7
- War of the Forums, mr_pikachu 6


Member Awards


Best Writer
- Weasel Overlord 10
- Bulbasaur4 6
- Dragonfree 14
- Gavin Luper 14
- Chris 2.1 3

Most Dedicated Writer
- Dark Sage 8
- Dragonfree 10
- Lady Vulpix 10
- Goodnight Seadra 5
- DragoKnight 3

Most Improved Writer
- Houndoom_Lover 9
- Gavin Luper 8
- Dragonfree 12
- Cadmus 6

Best Reader
- Lune The Guardian 5
- Lady Vulpix 13
- mistysakura 12
- Gavin Luper 8
- Sike Saner 7
- mr_pikachu 8

Most Dedicated Reader
- Lady Vulpix 15
- Asilynne 1
- mistysakura 17
- Sike Saner 10
- mr_pikachu 7

Best Newcomer to the Boards
- Asilynne 8
- Cadmus 16



And our Awards Awards winner is Dragonfree, with an unprecedented twenty awarrds out of thirty-five categories!

Thanks once again to everyone who participated! Stay tuned for the Silver Pencils!

Lady Vulpix
4th January 2009, 11:41 AM
Wow! Just... wow! 5 awards!! Including Best Original Fiction! I... I don't know what to say. Except "thank you". I'll keep writing my 2 fics and putting my best effort into them. Considering the gaps between updates I have no idea how I got the Most Dedicated Writer award, but this makes me want to organize my time better and turn on the air conditioning and grab a cup of tea and... you know... write more.

Thanks a lot. For the votes, for the nominations, and especially for letting me know my work is appreciated.

And congratulations to all the winners and everyone who was nominated! There were some amazing fics this time.

Houndoom_Lover
4th January 2009, 12:12 PM
Oooh, I didn't win anything....But that's okay! Thanks for voting for me those that voted for me! ^_^

And congradulations to the winners.

Chris 2.1
4th January 2009, 12:44 PM
Congratulations to everyone. Dragonfree, you did so well! I'm definitely going to try and start reading Morphic after my exams are done. In all honesty, I was very dissapointed that I did not recieve any awards this year despite so many nominations. But seeing the winners, we faced stiff competition and it was a privelage to recieve votes from the fanfic community.

Well done again everyone!

Lune the Guardian
4th January 2009, 12:57 PM
Great job, Dragonfree, for breaking another record :) And Gabi, you deserved those awards! I'm glad that you're getting the recognition that is due. Congrats, everyone.

Asilynne
4th January 2009, 10:29 PM
Wow grats to everyone who won!! And especially to Dragonfree, Rebirth was just too awesome not to vote for XDD

Also thanks to everyone who nominated/voted for me even though I didnt win anything, its honor enough that anyone voted for me at all :> So thank you and grats to all :D

Goodnight Seadra
5th January 2009, 01:20 AM
Congrats everyone who won/ nominated! Also, thanks to everyone who voted for me!

I didn't win any awards in this awards, but that's fine. ^^ I actually kinda went through awards drama at another forum. ^^;

mr_pikachu
5th January 2009, 02:19 AM
Wow! Major congratulations, Dragonfree. I figured you had a serious shot at the Awards Award this time around, but you totally blew away the competition! If anyone deserved such a monumental sweep of these awards, I think it was you... you've really improved by leaps and bounds in the last few years. Congrats, again!

Well done to all the other winners and nominees too, and thanks to everyone who voted for me. The competition gets stiffer every time as our writers get better and better, so just being in the competition is a real honor. :)

Oh, before I forget, a little early forum advertising... don't miss the Hall of Fame Nominations, coming soon!

Lady Vulpix
5th January 2009, 06:16 AM
Great job, Dragonfree, for breaking another record :) And Gabi, you deserved those awards! I'm glad that you're getting the recognition that is due. Congrats, everyone.
Thanks, Karin!

You deserved more, though. I hope people get to know you better by the time of the next awards.

Cadmus
5th January 2009, 07:06 AM
Thanks for the votes, guys. And I'm really happy to have won something, hehe. :)

Congrats to the other winners and nominees!

Gavin Luper
6th January 2009, 07:11 AM
Well, that was an insanely massive haul from you, Dragonfree! Congrats - you really deserve recognition for all of the fics you won awards for.

Thanks very much for my three pens guys: I'm stoked that one of my poems won the award for Best Narrative Voice, it's nice to see that I'm improving; and Lisa winning Best Writing Style was truly heartening too. And I'm very grateful to share the honour of Best Writer with the person who scooped up over half the golden pens!

Well done to everyone who was nominated, and thanks to all who sent in their ballots. We had a pretty decent rate of participation this year, so hopefully we can keep that up for the next awards too.

Lastly, thanks to Ada for highlighting the fact that the first word that came to mind when I was faced with Rhymezone was "sex" ... I still find it hilarious that "regression of y on x" came up as a rhyming pair. Awesome to see it's now been used in a poem.

:keke:

mistysakura
6th January 2009, 08:05 AM
Yay, I reclaimed Most Dedicated Reader after a four-year break! Which is a bit strange, since I'm not a dedicated reader; my posts are long, but far between. Thanks to everyone who writes good fics :) Congrats all around! Special congratulations to Dragonfree. When we reviewed the categories, we weren't expecting a monopoly :P Oh yeah, how did you guys like the new categories?

Drago
6th January 2009, 10:15 PM
Congratulations to everyone who won, as well as everyone who was nominated!
And I must humbly say thank you to everyone who spared a vote for Minty Thrill, allowing us to add best quote to our cabinet of delight; I really do appreciate it, y'know.



Most Dedicated Writer
- DragoKnight 3

lolwat? do i have groupies or something?

Sike Saner
8th January 2009, 08:21 PM
First of all, massive--and I mean massive--congrats to Dragonfree! ^^ Congrats to everyone else who won this time around, as well, and also to everyone who was nominated! ^^ And thanks to everyone who nominated and/or voted for me and/or my stuff, as well as to everyone responsible for running the awards! ^^

And so that I won't have ended every sentence in this post with an exclamation point and a "^^" emoticon... dammit, why isn't there any pecan pie in this house? >:/

mistysakura
31st January 2009, 10:46 AM
It's time to farewell the 2008 Golden Pens, and look forward to the 2009 Silver Pencils... Congrats again to everyone who participated!