2006-09-14 [Eggs Maledict]: What, if any, is the word limit?
2006-09-14 [Bipolar Nonsense]: word limit? none whatsoever. ^_^ Just keep it like it would be as a prologue. That's all I'm asking for at the moment.
2006-09-25 [Eggs Maledict]: Hmm..."Just keep it like it would be as a prologue." What does this mean? *Shifty eyes* It's jargon I'm not really familiar with...
2006-09-25 [Bipolar Nonsense]: Ahhhh...okay. You know how usually the length of a prologue would be? That's how long I want it or shorter
2006-11-14 [dmeredith]: This one's not exactly bursting with entrants, do you have any plans to extend the dealine? In terms of your slang prohibition I assume you are excluding dialog, or do you expect our characters to use King James Bible English?
2006-11-15 [Bipolar Nonsense]: *shrugs* I know the deadline needs lengthened. lol. And dialogue doesn't have to be Old English either. Think in terms of how the dialogue is with LOTR. ^_^ Quite medieval and the use of slang is limited to a certain extent. like in using "wouldn't", "don't" etc. I am sorry if this is causing a problem.
2006-11-15 [dmeredith]: Those are contractions, not slang BTW, and if I might make so bold, I think it's honestly an unnecessary prohibition. There's an awful lot of fantasy that uses slang quite effectively, particularly in dialog. I know all our old English teachers drilled into our heads "no contractions", "never use contractions". I'm there with you on the narritive, but within the dialog itself the rules can be bent in the name of creativity, I think. The dialog in LOTR works for LOTR, but given a different setting and different characters it might not be appropriate. Just a thought.
2006-11-16 [Bipolar Nonsense]: I see what you mean
2006-11-22 [Duhe Rahn]: May I send a few sample paragraphs to someone in order to see whether my writing is suitable?
2006-11-22 [Bipolar Nonsense]: I don't have anyone who is assigned to do such, but I should make someone available on the wiki itself. I'm a fantasy writer, so i should be able to see what is acceptable, but also the regulations concerning the content of the writing is going to change, for I am reading the book "Eragon". I believe that few of the rules i have can decease.
2006-11-23 [Duhe Rahn]: Then I shall send you the sample?
2006-11-24 [Bipolar Nonsense]: of course. ^^
2006-12-17 [Danboo]: what about romance?
2006-12-18 [Bipolar Nonsense]: oops! XD you can have romance but it has to be pg-13 like ^^
2006-12-18 [Danboo]: ummm...explain further please
2006-12-18 [Bipolar Nonsense]: like...there can't be any 'sex' crap. lol. I don't want nudity
2006-12-18 [Danboo]: i mean like kisses
2006-12-18 [Bipolar Nonsense]: that's allowed ^_^
2006-12-18 [Danboo]: ok then, whats the max length
2006-12-18 [Bipolar Nonsense]: doesn't matter really. Just can't get too out of hand
2006-12-18 [Danboo]: ok
2006-12-18 [Bipolar Nonsense]: ^_^
2006-12-18 [Danboo]: ugh, hand cramp
2006-12-19 [Bipolar Nonsense]: I hate those lol
2006-12-19 [Danboo]: ugh
2006-12-19 [Bipolar Nonsense]: I get them all the time
I hope it goes away for you
2006-12-19 [Danboo]: it will
2006-12-20 [Kaimee]: So, this is a contest for "High Fantasy", not modern or speculative fantasy? You want knights, dragons and elves right? :P
2006-12-20 [Bipolar Nonsense]: Yep ^^
2007-01-22 [The Dragon Daddy]: So what exactly does a reptile have to do to sign up?
2007-01-23 [Bipolar Nonsense]: All you need to do is put up the prologue to your story up there with your username... that's pretty much it
Then we wait for the deadline to pop up so judging can take place.
2007-01-24 [The Dragon Daddy]: Alrighty then (..wanders off with quill in hand....)
2007-01-24 [Bipolar Nonsense]: ^_^ lol Have fun.
2007-03-25 [Fire Panther]: Will get a prologue up as soon as I get a few moments to do so, I've got some ideas for a story :)
2007-03-25 [Bipolar Nonsense]: okay. ^_^ that works.
2007-06-30 [Ramirez]: -coughs into hand- ...Dare I join? I'm kind of curious how well a short story of mine would do against other great writers.
2007-06-30 [Bipolar Nonsense]: ^_^ I think u should
who knows, u might win
2007-06-30 [Ramirez]: Okie...c.c
2007-07-01 [Eglagrodion]: whats a proloague? some short story that will work like a introducing for the big story?
2007-07-13 [Eglagrodion]: ok thanks:) i will see what i can come up to..
2009-04-25 [Linderel]: This has been closed for quite a while now, is the judging going to be done any time soon?
2009-04-26 [Bipolar Nonsense]: same answer as the one in sci-fi writing ^_^
2009-04-26 [Linderel]: I shall repeat my offer, then. :)
2009-04-26 [Bipolar Nonsense]: thank you tons! lol ^_^
2009-04-27 [Kaimee]: Oooh, actual activity :D I could help judge if you need more people?
2009-04-27 [Bipolar Nonsense]: sure! thanks!
2009-08-05 [Wednesday]: lol i havent logged in , in like ages! lol my story is still here! plz judge
2009-08-05 [Bipolar Nonsense]: lol yep yep
welcome back then ^_^
2010-03-23 [Wednesday]: is this ever gonna get judged?
2010-03-23 [Bipolar Nonsense]: I'm hoping soon. The judging started a while ago but none of the judges got back to me about it
2010-03-23 [Linderel]: I think we were expecting you to message us about criteria and stuff. I know I was.
2010-03-23 [Bipolar Nonsense]: I'm sorry :(
I keep forgetting about these contests... I think it would be best if I leave them in the hands of someone else who's more responsible for them.
2010-03-24 [Kaimee]: I was definitely waiting for contact too O.o See? Up there? Me volunteering? What, I'm just meant to say which I think should win here in the comments? xD
All you need to do is send the judges a private message with some criteria. In a few days, weigh up the judging of anyone who has replied. Announce the winner. Take some tiny amount of responsibility :/
2010-03-26 [Bipolar Nonsense]: but the thing is, I barely get on elftown anymore because of all this stuff my dad has me to do, :( I'll have to find some way to get all this done
2010-03-26 [Kaimee]: Ok, in the time that you were just on, you could have messaged myself and any others who volunteered to judge, tell us some quick criteria (what judging should be based on, how we should present our judging to you, whether you want us to pick one, pick three in order, provide our reasoning... etc) and this could all be done by now :P