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mistysakura
26th November 2008, 04:22 PM
Hello all,

2008 is nearing its end, and the Fanfiction Golden Pen Awards are an opportunity to recognise the brilliant work of our members in this past year. First of all, thank you to all those who submitted suggestions for these awards. As a result of your ideas, the awards list has been overhauled to reflect the current state of TPM Fanfic, not only as a more intimate community, but as a writing community where our writers have truly developed beyond genre categorisation. We are trialling these award categories which recognise the different facets of writing, and would appreciate all feedback.

Suggestions are excellent, but to make these awards successful, and ensure that they go to those who most deserve them, we need you to get out and nominate! Nominating is simple.

~ Each person may make one nomination per category.
~ You may nominate in as many or as few categories as you like.
~ No self-nominations please :)
~ All nominations must be posted in this topic by Wednesday 10 December 2008, 23:59:59 Eastern Standard Time.

Here are the award categories:

General Fic Awards

Best Fiction Overall
Best Fanfiction
Best Original Fiction
Best Short Story
Best Poem
Best E-zine Article
Best Plot
Best Dialogue
Best Narrative Voice
Best Description
Best Writing Style
Best Action
Best Setting
Most Original Fiction
Best New Fiction
Most Improved Fiction

Fic Moment Awards

Best Quote
Best Chapter
Best Plot Twist
Best Conflict
Best Moment

Character Awards

Best Character in a Leading Role
Best Character in a Supporting Role
Best Antagonist
Most Original Character
Best Romantic Relationship
Best Un-Romantic Relationship
Best Character Development
Best Cast

Member Awards

Best Writer
Most Dedicated Writer
Most Improved Writer
Best Reader
Most Dedicated Reader
Best Newcomer to the Boards


May the Force be with you.

Lady Vulpix
27th November 2008, 09:03 AM
I nominate Lune The Guardian as Best Reader because she's the most loyal reader I've ever had (and the only one who still follows Quest of Twelve) and she puts a lot of thought into her replies.

I nominate Houndoom_Lover as most improved writer because, while most of her writings are still experimental, she has improved a lot throughout the year.

I also nominate Weasel Overlord for best writer because... read her posts and you'll see why.

My Best Cast nomination goes to "Morphic", by Dragonfree, for the variety of the characters.

As for Best Action, my nomination goes to "Lune" by Lune The Guardian. Best battle scenes I've ever read.

And Best Character in a Supporting Role goes to my all-time favorite Shockwave from "Lune".

I'll try to think of more nominations later.

Dark Sage
27th November 2008, 03:03 PM
I only have one nomination for now, but I simply must make it.

For Most Original Fiction, I nominate JKBakura's The PLC Journals, his recently debuted fic which puts trading card games in a Degrassi-like setting. I have high hopes for this fic, and maybe this will get it noticed.

Weasel Overlord
28th November 2008, 08:45 AM
I don't read many fics (not being a pokemon/yu-gi-oh fandom person), so my nominations are sparse and repetitive. Ahah, 'pologies.

General Fic Awards

Best Fanfiction: Morphic, by Dragonfree
Best Poem: "Throb" by Gavin Luper
Best E-zine Article: "Harry Potter and the Nature of Climax" by Mr Pikachu (in the Feb 2008 e-zine)

Fic Moment Awards

Best Quote: “Daddy, am I an abomination?” (Morphic, by Dragonfree)
Best Plot Twist: The shooting in Morphic. Totally did NOT see that coming.

Character Awards

Best Antagonist: Isaac Daniels (Morphic, by Dragonfree)

Lune the Guardian
29th November 2008, 03:30 AM
Hm... I don't want to seem one-sided so I'm only going to make two nominations for now, until I get the chance to read more fics.

I'd like to nominate Lady Vulpix's A Peaceful Land (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/showthread.php?t=17790) for Best New Fiction. It's only two chapters in but I'm already hooked, and definitely can't wait to read more. The characters are deep and the storyline is intriguing.

I'd also like to nominate Lady Vulpix for Most Dedicated Reader. She always makes prompt, helpful replies whenever I post something. Oftentimes, she is the only one who replies to my posts. Her input is really valuable to me, and I really appreciate that she reads my writing in such a dedicated manner.

I've got a few more nominations in mind, but I'm going to wait till I can honestly say that I've read more than one fic for those categories.

[EDIT]: I'm going to nominate Dragonfree's Morphic for Best Character Development. Incredible characterization. The characters just come alive on the page, and there are so many of them it's impressive each of them has their own voice and soul! Uh, if I'm misunderstanding the Best Character Development award (and it's only for one character, or something...) then I'd change the nomination to Best Cast? I guess? Someone let me know please.

I'm nominating Lady Vulpix's Quest of Twelve (http://www.pokemasters.net/forums/showthread.php?t=11777) for Best Original Fiction. The language is beautiful and the story is engaging. There are tons of characters with different personalities and backgrounds. It's really cool to see how they all come together on either side. Read it, people! She deserves more readers.

Lady Vulpix
3rd December 2008, 06:53 AM
Wow, thanks, Karin!

I still think you deserve the Best Reader award.

And now I'm adding another nomination for Lune, because I've read chapter 19 and the descriptions were great! So I nominate "Lune" by Lune the Guardian for Best Description.

Weasel Overlord
3rd December 2008, 07:06 AM
I have another nomination! One for Best Reader this time. :D It's for Lady Vulpix, cos I'm sure she's read (and probably commented on) everything I've ever posted on here, which is an awesome thing.

classy_cat18
4th December 2008, 01:25 AM
I nominate Bulbasaur4 for Best Writer, and The Pokemon Masters League by Chris 2.1 for Best Dialogue.

MeLoVeGhOsTs
4th December 2008, 02:09 PM
I would like to nominate TPML for Best Cast.

Dark Sage for most dedicated writer.

Best new fiction goes to the Nevering by Bulbasaur4, atleast for now:)

PancaKe
4th December 2008, 07:53 PM
General Fic Awards

Best Fiction Overall - Lapras Valley High. LOL. kidding

Best Original Fiction - Nevering by B4

Best E-zine Article - State of the Art by Gabbi

Best Plot - Morphic by Dragonfree

Best Dialogue - Morphic by Dragonfree

Best Action - N All was silent by Houndoom Lover

Most Original Fiction - Morphic

Character Awards

Best Character in a Leading Role -Dr Ticks from N All Were Silent

Best Cast - Morphic



Thats all I can vote for. Lol. Sucks to be gone so long. :(

mario72486
6th December 2008, 07:36 PM
I've got a few nominations at the moment. If I think of any more, I'll post them later.

I'm nominating Dark Sage's Yu-Gi-Oh: Soul of Silicon for Best Fanfiction and Best Dialogue

Lady Vulpix gets my nod for Most Dedicated Reader.

MeLoVeGhOsTs
8th December 2008, 03:28 AM
More nominations.

Best Setting: Lune, by Lune the Guardian

Best Description: Communication, by Sike Saner.

Best Plot Twist: Solonn becoming human. Communication, by Sike Saner.

Sike Saner
9th December 2008, 06:57 PM
General Fic Awards

Best Fanfiction - The Pokémon Masters League, Chris 2.1
Best Short Story - Rebirth, Dragonfree
Best E-zine Article - Beyond the Score: The Measure of Success (from the September 2008 e-zine), mr_pikachu
Best Plot - The Pokémon Masters League, Chris 2.1
Best Setting - Honor Among Thieves, PsiUmbreon

Fic Moment Awards

Best Chapter - Chapter 52: Empasse, The Pokémon Masters League, Chris 2.1
Best Moment - Callisto setting the log cabin on fire in Chapter 52: Empasse, The Pokémon Masters League, Chris 2.1

Member Awards

Most Dedicated Writer - Dragonfree
Best Reader - mistysakura


I'll probably be editing in some more last-minute nominations today and/or tomorrow.

mistysakura
10th December 2008, 08:26 AM
The deadline for nominations has been extended to 11:59:59 pm, Sunday 14th December, 2009, Eastern Standard Time. Get them in before the deadline whizzes past -- although it does make a nice sound, doesn't it?

mr_pikachu
10th December 2008, 06:12 PM
Ah, that's helpful. I've been debating on what to do tonight, my nominations or an assignment for my Methods class. (I was leaning toward the former.)

Lune the Guardian
10th December 2008, 08:33 PM
We need more nominations. Skip your assignment!! :P

Is the 14th enough time to even get one nominee for each category? =/ Some of these nominations are gonna win by default >_>

I would try to read more so I could make more nominations, but it's finals week.

Um, I'll nominate Best Poem, Bulbasaur4's Trap as featured in the December E-zine. Really hard to find poems, I hope I'm not looking in the wrong places :x

Dark Sage
10th December 2008, 08:37 PM
I really wish I could make more nominations myself, but the fact of the matter is, I don't read as much as I'd like, and a lot of the categories I could nominate for are ones that have already recieved nominations for something I support.

But there should be more folks out there who can nominate... Anyone?

Sike Saner
10th December 2008, 11:15 PM
Some more nominations...

General Fic Awards

Best Fiction Overall - The Pokémon Masters League, Chris 2.1

Fic Moment Awards

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

Character Awards

Best Character in a Leading Role - David Ambrose, Morphic, Dragonfree
Best Character in a Supporting Role - Lucia, Honor Among Thieves, PsiUmbreon
Best Antagonist - Brooklyn Knight, The Pokémon Masters League, Chris 2.1
Most Original Character - Tony Chambers, Minty Thrill, DragoKnight
Best Cast - Finding Courage, Saffire Persian

I might be posting some more nominations/editing them into this post before the deadline.

mistysakura
11th December 2008, 07:30 AM
Um, I'll nominate Best Poem, Bulbasaur4's Trap as featured in the December E-zine. Really hard to find poems, I hope I'm not looking in the wrong places :x

Poetry Corner, stickied at the top of the fanfic forum ;)

Lune the Guardian
11th December 2008, 12:01 PM
Poetry Corner, stickied at the top of the fanfic forum ;)

Okay, I feel stupid XD

I was using the forum's search feature.

Thanks!

MeLoVeGhOsTs
11th December 2008, 04:02 PM
Most original character: Gerald in Morphic, by Dragonfree.

Dragonfree
11th December 2008, 04:15 PM
...there is nobody by the name of Gerald in Morphic. o.O

MeLoVeGhOsTs
11th December 2008, 05:33 PM
Crap, I mixed it with something else. I ment the Slugmamorph. Sorry.

mistysakura
12th December 2008, 07:55 AM
Ah, young Gabriel. Okay, we'll remember that :)

My nominations:

General Fic Awards

Best Fiction Overall
Morphic, by Dragonfree

Best Fanfiction
Communication, by Sike Saner

Best Original Fiction
Rebirth, by Dragonfree

Best Short Story
-Morning’s Child-, by Asilynne

Best Poem
Can’t, by Weasel Overlord

Best E-zine Article
Beyond the Score: The Measure of Success, September 2008, by mr_pikachu

Best Plot
Communication, by Sike Saner

Best Dialogue
Exchanges and Departures, by Weasel Overlord

Best Narrative Voice
Throb, by Gavin Luper

Best Description
Rebirth, by Dragonfree

Best Writing Style
Finding Courage, by Saffire Persian

Best Action
Lune, by Lune the Guardian

Best Setting
Rebirth, by Dragonfree

Most Original Fiction
Sleep (November Writing Sprint), by firepokemon

Best New Fiction
Exchanges & Departures, by Weasel Overlord

Most Improved Fiction
The Quest for the Legends, by Dragonfree

Fic Moment Awards

Best Quote

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, by Dragoknight

Best Chapter
Chapter 44, The Quest for the Legends, by Dragonfree

Best Plot Twist
The note from Lance’s dad, Lisa the Legend, by Gavin Luper

Best Conflict
Lord Yoruno vs. Lady Naien, Lune, by Lune the Guardian

Best Moment
When the loop restarts, Rebirth, by Dragonfree

Character Awards

Best Character in a Leading Role
Solonn, Communication, by Sike Saner

Best Character in a Supporting Role
Miranda, Quest of Twelve, by Lady Vulpix

Best Antagonist
Sam, Good Man Sam, by Gavin Luper

Most Original Character
Valery Salem, Finding Courage, by Saffire Persian

Best Romantic Relationship
Erin and Timper, Quest of Twelve, by Lady Vulpix

Best Un-Romantic Relationship
Brian and Gabriel, Morphic, by Dragonfree

Best Character Development
The Quest for the Legends, by Dragonfree

Best Cast
The Quest for the Legends, by Dragonfree

Member Awards

Best Writer
Dragonfree

Most Dedicated Writer
Lady Vulpix

Most Improved Writer
Gavin Luper

Best Reader
Gavin Luper

Most Dedicated Reader
Asilynne

Best Newcomer to the Boards
Asilynne

Lady Vulpix
12th December 2008, 08:09 AM
Ada, you're reading Quest of Twelve? *Hugs.*

Chris 2.1
12th December 2008, 10:54 AM
Not sure if she has been nominated, but for Best Reader I nominate Sike Saner. You're a fantastic reader :)

MeLoVeGhOsTs
12th December 2008, 11:37 AM
Also nominating Sike Saner for best reader. It's so true.

mr_pikachu
12th December 2008, 07:34 PM
Is the 14th enough time to even get one nominee for each category? =/

Why yes. Yes it is.


Some of these nominations are gonna win by default >_>

LIAR!



General Fic Awards

Best Fiction Overall
Lisa the Legend, by Gavin Luper

Best Fanfiction
Lisa the Legend, by Gavin Luper

Best Original Fiction
Hunted, by PancaKe

Best Short Story
Hounds of Goldenrod, by Goodnight Seadra

Best Poem
The Brothers Two, by Captain Pringle

Best E-zine Article
To Be A Master, #1: The Beginning, by mistysakura

Best Plot
Lisa the Legend, by Gavin Luper

Best Dialogue
Scattered Lights, by classy_cat18

Best Narrative Voice
Lisa the Legend, by Gavin Luper

Best Description
Lisa the Legend, by Gavin Luper

Best Writing Style
Morphic, by Dragonfree

Best Action
The Quest for the Legends, by Dragonfree

Best Setting
Tiponi, Dćmon League Quester, by eevee-shayna

Most Original Fiction
Morphic, by Dragonfree

Best New Fiction
Sinister's End, by Houndoom_Lover

Most Improved Fiction
Lisa the Legend, by Gavin Luper


Fic Moment Awards

Best Quote
“I’m losing my virginity just by listening to this.” Shonta, Scattered Lights, by classy_cat18

Best Chapter
Chapter 64 – Heart of Ice, Lisa the Legend, by Gavin Luper

Best Plot Twist
The broken reader, To Be A Master, by mistysakura

Best Conflict
Ekad and Matchi, Tiponi, Dćmon League Quester, by eevee-shayna

Best Moment
Flipping to the back of the dossier, Lisa the Legend, by Gavin Luper


Character Awards

Best Character in a Leading Role
Albel, Albel the Wicked, by Cadmus

Best Character in a Supporting Role
Lance Hudson, Lisa the Legend, by Gavin Luper

Best Antagonist
Hotaru, Scattered Lights, by classy_cat18

Most Original Character
Mia, Morphic, by Dragonfree

Best Romantic Relationship
Lisa and Gavin, Lisa the Legend, by Gavin Luper

Best Un-Romantic Relationship
Tiponi and Medwin, Tiponi, Dćmon League Quester, by eevee-shayna

Best Character Development
Lisa and Gavin, Lisa the Legend, by Gavin Luper

Best Cast
Communication, by Sike Saner


Member Awards

Best Writer
Gavin Luper

Most Dedicated Writer
Goodnight Seadra

Most Improved Writer
Dragonfree

Best Reader
Lady Vulpix

Most Dedicated Reader
mistysakura

Best Newcomer to the Boards
Cadmus

Lady Vulpix
13th December 2008, 06:57 AM
I thought Hunted was Heroes fanfiction. Didn't Tara herself say it in the interview?

Gavin Luper
14th December 2008, 12:26 PM
Frick. Forgot bout the deadline! Made it with half a day to spare, thank God.

My nominations:

General Fic Awards

Best Fiction Overall – War of the Forums, mr_pikachu

Best Original Fiction – Albel the Wicked, Cadmus

Best Poem – Sleep (November Writing Sprint), Cadmus

Best E-zine Article – Why, Oh Why Did The Trainer Fic Die? (August 2008), Chris 2.1

Best Plot – War of the Forums, mr_pikachu

Best Dialogue – War of the Forums, mr_pikachu

Best Narrative Voice – Sleep (November Writing Sprint), Cadmus

Best Description – Can’t, Weasel Overlord

Best Writing Style – Trap, Bulbasaur4

Best Action – Albel the Wicked, Cadmus

Best Setting – Albel the Wicked, Cadmus

Most Original Fiction – War of the Forums, mr_pikachu

Best New Fiction – Albel the Wicked, Cadmus

Most Improved Fiction – The Pokemon Masters League, Chris 2.1


Fic Moment Awards


Best Quote – “The human race is run”, The Birds and the Bees, The Decapitated Mole

Best Chapter – Chapter 6, Morphic, Dragonfree

Best Plot Twist – The death of Grandpa Calja, Albel the Wicked, Cadmus

Best Moment – The poem’s end, Untitled (“it blinks…”), PancaKe


Character Awards


Best Character in a Leading Role – Kian, Albel the Wicked, Cadmus

Best Character in a Supporting Role – Mia, Morphic, Dragonfree

Best Antagonist – Albel, Albel the Wicked, Cadmus

Most Original Character – Albel, Albel the Wicked, Cadmus

Best Romantic Relationship – Kian and Albel, Albel the Wicked, Cadmus

Best Cast – War of the Forums, mr_pikachu


Member Awards


Best Writer – Chris 2.1

Most Dedicated Writer - DragoKnight

Most Improved Writer – Cadmus

Best Reader – mr_pikachu

Most Dedicated Reader – Sike Saner

Sike Saner
14th December 2008, 09:16 PM
Here are the last of my nominations:

General Fic Awards

Best Description - Finding Courage, Saffire Persian
Best Writing Style - Lisa the Legend, Gavin Luper
Best Action - The Pokémon Masters League, Chris 2.1

Fic Moment Awards

Best Plot Twist - Brooklyn taking out both Gordon and Thomas in Chapter 52: Empasse, The Pokémon Masters League, Chris 2.1

Character Awards

Best Un-Romantic Relationship - Tony and Leaves, Minty Thrill, DragoKnight

Cadmus
14th December 2008, 09:56 PM
Best Fiction Overall:
Lisa The Legend by Gavin Luper

Best Short Story:
Rebirth, by Dragonfree

Best Poem:
Good Man Sam, by Gavin Luper

Best E-zine Article:
State of the Art ~ What are our writers up to?, by Lady Vulpix

Best Plot:
Lisa The Legend, by Gavin Luper

Best Dialogue:
War of the Forums, by mr_pikachu

Best Writer:
Gavin Luper

Most Dedicated Writer:
Dragonfree

Most Dedicated Reader:
mr_pikachu

mistysakura
15th December 2008, 07:10 PM
Nominations have now closed. Thanks to everyone for participating, and stay tuned!

Gavin Luper
16th December 2008, 12:20 PM
Voting Thread will be up within 24 hours!

EDIT: Voting Thread now up.

As far as I can ascertain from that interview, it's an original fiction that just reminded some of Tara's friends of Heroes, yeah? The nomination will stick I reckon.