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Gavin Luper
17th July 2008, 10:01 AM
The 2008 Silver Pencil Awards ~ Nominations Topic!

Hullo ladies, gentlemen and random onlookers of the TPM Fanfiction Forum, and welcome to the second event of this year's prestigious Silver Pencil Award Ceremony! I'm your co-host, Gavin Luper, and while the trophies are being finished off in the workshop, I'll be guiding you all through the next phase in the awards process: Nominations.

This year's ballot is a little more varied than the 2007 Awards: we've trimmed the number of categories down to make the Silver Pencils a less onerous task, and added a few of your gnarly suggestions too.

Most of you will be familiar with the nomination stage of the Fanfic Awards Seasons. If you're new to the party this year, it's simple, doesn't take long at all and anyone can nominate. You can make one nomination per category for as many or as few categories as you like, and editing your nomination posts is fine, as the results won't be compiled until after the deadline has passed.

Remember, too, ladies and gents: no self-nominating. It throws into question your respectability and integrity as writers, as well as looking more than a little desperate.

All nominations can be posted in this thread, along with any questions, complaints or kudos to the organisers for putting on such a fine Awards night.

Without further ado, here are this year's categories. Best of luck with your nominations!



General Fic Awards (Whole Fanfics)

Best Fiction Overall
Best Pokémon Fic
Best Yu-Gi-Oh! Fic
Best Nonfiction/Alternate Fandom Fic
Best Description
Best Writing Style
Best Plot
Best Short Story
Best Poem
Best Overall Setting
Best New Fic
Best E-zine Article


Fic Moments (Parts of Fanfics)

Best Moment
Best Plot Twist
Best Battle Scene
Most Emotional Moment
Funniest Moment
Best Chapter
Best Quote
Best Introduction


Characters (People and Creatures in Fanfics)

Best Character in a Leading Role
Best Character in a Supporting Role
Best Villain
Best Romantic Relationship
Best Friendship
Best Rivalry
Funniest Character
Most Disturbing Character


Member Awards (Fanficcers)

Best Writer
Best New Writer
Most Dedicated Writer
Most Improved Writer
Best Reader
Most Well-Rounded Member


Community Awards (Fanficcers)

Biggest Drama Queen/King
Most Likely to Become a Couple
Least Likely to Become a Couple
Least Likely to Have an Iota of Fun in Life
Most Likely to Take Over TPM
Nicest Fanficcer
Worst Writer’s Block
Funniest Fanficcer


The deadline for nominations is Thursday, 7th August 2008 at 11:59:59 p.m. Central Standard Time.

mr_pikachu
29th July 2008, 12:51 AM
Wow, am I really the first person to make a nomination? o_o

Well then. My list is still incomplete, but let's get the ball rolling....




General Fic Awards (Whole Fanfics)

Best Fiction Overall
Lisa the Legend, by Gavin Luper

Best Pokémon Fic
Lisa the Legend, by Gavin Luper

Best Yu-Gi-Oh! Fic
Yu-Gi-Oh!: Virtual Disaster, by starjake

Best Nonfiction/Alternate Fandom Fic
Quest of Twelve, by Lady Vulpix

Best Description
Lisa the Legend, by Gavin Luper

Best Writing Style
Lisa the Legend, by Gavin Luper

Best Plot
Morphic, by Dragonfree

Best Short Story
All You Wanted, by Saffire Persian

Best Poem
Riffed (in the Puppetslaves anthology), by Gavin Luper

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

Best New Fic
Politics, by Darien Shields

Best E-zine Article
Viva Imaginary Friends, by mistysakura



Fic Moments (Parts of Fanfics)

Best Moment
The elevator doors open, Lisa the Legend, by Gavin Luper

Best Plot Twist
Reaper and Gaijin, Scattered Lights, by classy_cat18

Best Battle Scene
Axel vs. Nia, Hemisphere, by classy_cat18

Most Emotional Moment
Did I see you? Sincerely, by Saffire Persian

Funniest Moment
Albel gets a room, Albel the Wicked, by Cadmus

Best Chapter
Chapter 62 – Union Supremacy, Lisa the Legend, by Gavin Luper

Best Quote
"Think about Moriko's condition when she's minus her limbs!" Ripper, Scattered Lights, by classy_cat18

Best Introduction
The monologue about reality, Yu-Gi-Oh!: Virtual Disaster, by starjake



Characters (People and Creatures in Fanfics)

Best Character in a Leading Role
Ai, All You Wanted, by Saffire Persian

Best Character in a Supporting Role
Medwin, Tiponi, Dćmon League Quester, by eevee-shayna

Best Villain
Isaac Daniels, Morphic, by Dragonfree

Best Romantic Relationship
Akari and Tohno, Sincerely, by Saffire Persian

Best Friendship
Tiponi and Medwin, Tiponi, Dćmon League Quester, by eevee-shayna

Best Rivalry
Ripper and Reaper, Scattered Lights, by classy_cat18

Funniest Character
Albel, Albel the Wicked, by Cadmus

Most Disturbing Character
Mia Wallace, Morphic, by Dragonfree



Member Awards (Fanficcers)

Best Writer
Gavin Luper

Best New Writer
Cadmus

Most Dedicated Writer
PsiUmbreon

Most Improved Writer
Dragonfree

Best Reader
Sike Saner

Most Well-Rounded Member
mistysakura



Community Awards (Fanficcers)

Biggest Drama Queen/King
Houndoom_Lover

Most Likely to Become a Couple
Samchu and eevee-shayna

Least Likely to Become a Couple
Master of Paradox and Dark Sage

Least Likely to Have an Iota of Fun in Life
Darien Shields

Most Likely to Take Over TPM
Lady Vulpix

Nicest Fanficcer
Sike Saner

Worst Writer’s Block
Blademaster

Funniest Fanficcer
DragoKnight




EDIT: Completed the ballot... I think. Unless I missed a category somewhere. *shrugs*

firepokemon
29th July 2008, 05:20 AM
Hmm don't have that many to answer as I don't think I've read enough to nominate in several areas. But nonetheless, there were some categories where I felt a nomination was valid.

General Fic Awards (Whole Fanfics)

Best Nonfiction/Alternate Fandom Fic (I'm not sure if this qualifies)
The Fanfiction Documentary by Mr. Pikachu

Best Writing Style
Beware the Fury of a Patient Man by Weasel Overlord

Best Short Story
Beware the Fury of a Patient Man by Weasel Overlord

Best Poem
Coccon by mistysakura

Best E-zine Article
A Writer's Life by Lady Vulpix

Member Awards (Fanficcers)

Best Writer
Goodnight Seadra

Most Dedicated Writer
Goodnight Seadra

Best Reader
Shuppet Master

Most Well-Rounded Member
Houndoom_Lover

Community Awards (Fanficcers)

Most Likely to Take Over TPM
Mr. Pikachu

Nicest Fanficcer
Goodnight Seadra

Funniest Fanficcer
Houndoom_Lover

Goodnight Seadra
29th July 2008, 01:08 PM
Woot, first time nominating! =D Might edit this later.

General Fic Awards (Whole Fanfics)

Best Pokémon Fic:
Communication, by Sike Saner

Best Nonfiction/Alternate Fandom Fic:
War of the Forums, by mr_pikachu

Best Plot:
War of the Forums, by mr_pikachu

Best Short Story:
Sincerely, by Saffire Persian



Fic Moments (Parts of Fanfics)

Best Plot Twist:
Brian mentioning the gods told him who should the next moderator be—War of the Forums, by mr_pikachu

Funniest Moment:
George Clooney being caught-- The af;lkjglk;uer Chronicles, by PsiUmberon



Community Awards (Fanficcers)

Nicest Fanficcer: Lady Vulpix

Funniest Fanficcer: Sike Saner

Chris 2.1
29th July 2008, 04:08 PM
General Fic Awards (Whole Fanfics)

Best Fiction Overall - War of the Forums, Mr Pikachu
Best Description - Communication, Sike Saner.
Best E-zine Article - The interview with Wolfsong by Lady Vulpix in July.


Member Awards (Fanficcers)

Best Writer - Gavin Luper
Best New Writer - Sike Saner (if she is deemed new enough)
Most Dedicated Writer - Mr Pikachu
Best Reader - Sike Saner
Most Well-Rounded Member - Lady Vulpix


Community Awards (Fanficcers)

Biggest Drama Queen/King - OzAndrew
Most Likely to Become a Couple - Mr Pikachu and Gavin Luper (eh, randomness 4tehwin)
Least Likely to Become a Couple - Classy Cat and Dark Sage
Most Likely to Take Over TPM - Mr Pikachu
Nicest Fanficcer - Sike Saner

mistysakura
31st July 2008, 09:25 AM
General Fic Awards (Whole Fanfics)

Best Fiction Overall
Morphic, by Dragonfree

Best Pokémon Fic
Morphic, by Dragonfree

Best Nonfiction/Alternate Fandom Fic
Suspended (in Affair), by dratinihaunter13 (if I can nominate the whole of the collection Affair, please change my nomination to that)

Best Description
Finding Courage, by Saffire Persian

Best Writing Style
Paint, by Gavin Luper

Best Plot
Morphic, by Dragonfree

Best Short Story
Hounds of Goldenrod, by Goodnight Seadra

Best Poem
Suspended (in Affair), by dratinihaunter13

Best Overall Setting
Communication, by Sike Saner

Best New Fic
Finding Courage, by Saffire Persian

Best E-zine Article
Fanfiction: The Legal Paradox, by mr_pikachu



Fic Moments (Parts of Fanfics)

Best Moment
Lawson kills the enemy soldier, Finding Courage, by Saffire Persian

Best Plot Twist
Solonn’s transformation, Communication, by Sike Saner

Most Emotional Moment
Cross leaving Rema for the first time, Hounds of Goldenrod, by Goodnight Seadra

Funniest Moment
"Why did you ban Master Balls?!" the boy shrieked. "I could have caught Moltres! MOLTRES!" Politics, by Darien Shields

Best Chapter
Chapter 7, Morphic, by Dragonfree

Best Quote
“He'd heard that back in the first war, when they were in the trenches, if you popped your head up you'd get shot in the face. All the rank and file soldiers had to chance it to see what was going on. But the captain- he was smart. He was issued with a little stick of glass and metal. A simple periscope. Easy enough to poke up without getting hit by a flamethrower or a thunderbolt. And yet in the world of politics, it was the other way around. It was the leader who somehow always had his head above the trench, ready to be lobbed off by any passing Scyther.” Narrator, Politics, by Darien Shields

Best Introduction
Prologue, Finding Courage, by Saffire Persian


Characters (People and Creatures in Fanfics)

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

Best Character in a Supporting Role
Master of Paradox, War of the Forums, by mr_pikachu

Best Villain
Badr, Hounds of Goldenrod, by Goodnight Seadra

Best Romantic Relationship
You and I, Affair, by dratinihaunter13

Best Friendship
Solonn and Morgan, Communication, by Sike Saner

Best Rivalry
Dark Sage and Master of Paradox, War of the Forums, by mr_pikachu

Most Disturbing Character
Alastair, Beware the Fury of a Patient Man, by Weasel Overlord



Member Awards (Fanficcers)

Best Writer
dratinihaunter13

Best New Writer
Goodnight Seadra

Most Dedicated Writer
Houndoom_Lover

Most Improved Writer
Goodnight Seadra

Best Reader
Crystalmaster Mike

Most Well-Rounded Member
Sike Saner



Community Awards (Fanficcers)

Biggest Drama Queen/King
Blademaster

Most Likely to Become a Couple
Weasel Overlord and Roy Karrde (I agree, randomness is good.)

Least Likely to Become a Couple
Darien Shields and Houndoom_Lover

Most Likely to Take Over TPM
Roy Karrde

Nicest Fanficcer
Houndoom_Lover

Worst Writer’s Block
eevee-shayna

Funniest Fanficcer
DragoKnight

Gavin Luper
31st July 2008, 01:54 PM
Okay, nominations have been extended for one week. I think we all kind of lost track of time - or maybe that was just me? In any case, they'll now be closing on 7th August (next Thursday) at midnight.

Get nominating, guys, even if it's just in a few categories!

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Here are my nominations thus far - just a handful for now. Will have to give the more fic-based ones some more thought ...

General Fic Awards (Whole Fanfics)


Best Pokémon Fic
~Measure of a Trainer - Secrets of Kultran ~, ShadowPikachu

Best Nonfiction/Alternate Fandom Fic
Albel the Wicked, Cadmus

Best Poem
an invitation, Cadmus

Best New Fic
Albel the Wicked, Cadmus

Best Overall Setting
Jaarys, Albel the Wicked, Cadmus

Best E-zine Article
A Writer's Life, Lady Vulpix


Fic Moments (Parts of Fanfics)

Best Introduction
Albel the Wicked, Cadmus


Characters (People and Creatures in Fanfics)

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

Best Character in a Supporting Role
Nate, ~Measure of a Trainer - Secrets of Kultran ~, ShadowPikachu


Member Awards (Fanficcers)

Best Writer
mistysakura

Best New Writer
Griff4815

Most Dedicated Writer
Dragonfree

Best Reader
mr_pikachu

Most Improved Writer
ShadowPikachu

Most Well-Rounded Member
mr_pikachu


Community Awards (Fanficcers)

Biggest Drama Queen/King
mr_pikachu

Most Likely to Become a Couple
Lady Vulpix and OzAndrew (I'm persisting with this ...)

Least Likely to Become a Couple
mr_pikachu and Charles Legend

Nicest Fanficcer
mistysakura

Worst Writer’s Block
Chris 2.1

Funniest Fanficcer
OzAndrew

Mewfour
2nd August 2008, 02:26 AM
Bleh, I guess this is what I get when I'm gone 90% of the time. Ever since I started playing TF2 I really haven't done much else.

There's an Ubersaw right within my reach but I just can't get it. STAND STILL YTOU GODDAMN SCOUTS

Gavin Luper
2nd August 2008, 06:31 AM
Bleh, I guess this is what I get when I'm gone 90% of the time. Ever since I started playing TF2 I really haven't done much else.

There's an Ubersaw right within my reach but I just can't get it. STAND STILL YTOU GODDAMN SCOUTS

If it helps, you were in my thoughts when we pruned "Most Evil Fanficcer" out of the categories this season. It will be weird having an awards where that ISN'T won by you ...

mr_pikachu
4th August 2008, 12:29 AM
People, you only have four days left to nominate. Use 'em well!

Sike Saner
6th August 2008, 01:38 AM
Here are my nominations, or some of them, anyway. I'll probably post or edit in the rest of them tomorrow... or rather, later today; it is after midnight, here, after all... oh, whatever. X3 Heh, looks like it turned out being yesterday's tomorrow, after all. X3 Anyway, here are my nominations, now with the rest of them edited in:

General Fic Awards (Whole Fanfics)

Best Fiction Overall
The Pokémon Masters League, Chris 2.1

Best Pokémon Fic
The Pokémon Masters League, Chris 2.1

Best Nonfiction/Alternate Fandom Fic
The af;lkjglk;uer Chronicles by PsiUmbreon (If I can't nominate them as a whole, then change that nomination to just The af;lkjglk;uer Chronicles 6: Ocarina of Lime by PsiUmbreon)

Best Writing Style
All You Wanted, Saffire Persian

Best Plot
The Pokémon Masters League, Chris 2.1

Best Short Story
Victory or Death, Griff4815

Best Overall Setting
Honor Among Thieves, PsiUmbreon

Fic Moments (Parts of Fanfics)

Best Battle Scene
Gregg with Glaceon vs. Liang with Sceptile, The Pokémon Masters League, Chris 2.1

Most Emotional Moment
Becca and Rachel talking about their mother's death, The Pokémon Masters League, Chris 2.1

Funniest Moment
Tony stopping Ricardo the Golem from using Metronome, Minty Thrill, DragoKnight

Best Chapter
Chapter 51: Round Four (Part 2): Aragornbird VS Hanada Tattsu, The Pokémon Masters League, Chris 2.1

Best Quote
“Don’t listen to them. I’ve told you, they’re batshit insane. You’d get more sense out of Babelfishing a Kadabra on crack. Just don’t even try.” - Dave Ambrose, Morphic, Dragonfree

Best Introduction
The af;lkjglk;uer Chronicles, PsiUmbreon

Characters (People and Creatures in Fanfics)

Best Character in a Leading Role
Dave Ambrose, Morphic, Dragonfree

Best Character in a Supporting Role
Lucia, Honor Among Thieves, PsiUmbreon

Best Villain
Pichu/Thomas, The Pokemon Masters League, Chris 2.1

Best Friendship
Drezdk and Talvoc, Victory or Death, Griff4815

Funniest Character
Tony Chambers, Minty Thrill, DragoKnight

Most Disturbing Character
Isaac Daniels, Morphic, Dragonfree

Member Awards (Fanficcers)

Best Writer
Chris 2.1

Best Reader
mistysakura

Community Awards (Fanficcers)

Nicest Fanficcer
Saffire Persian

Funniest Fanficcer
PsiUmbreon

mr_pikachu
8th August 2008, 01:01 AM
The nominations period is now closed! Please wait as we prepare the Voting Topic.