Saoirse and Magno are both fucking great contributions to the site. Congrats, guys.
Well here's what I had:
1st place - Ebon
2nd place - Steve
3rd place - AzBaz
4th place - Malk
5th place - Digit
Still figured Steve was going to win actually.
AzBaz surprised me the most since I didn't think his was going to rank at all, but it turned out a lot better than I thought. Fluxion sort of lost big in this regard since I almost had him in third place, but his ending just ruined the rest of the story for me enough that not only did AzBaz get his spot, Malk got the 4th spot just for the fact that it was consistently entertaining.
Digit's would have scored higher, but his was pretty linear in a lot of places.
Fortunately for everyone Mynoris flaked out and wasn't eligible to win since I might have placed hers at least in the third spot.
Anyway, congrats to everyone. Going to announce an unofficial contest soon so if you're stuck in the SHAME pit, it'll be a chance to get out of it, or you can get a chance to gain pointless points.
I was actually oddly relieved that I washed out, or the waiting might have been too stressful on top of everything else. Still I'm thankful my story was worth mentioning.
Congratuverylations to everyone who finished their story, unlike me, and especially to the winners! I'll finish it, Bucky...someday.
Congrats everyone! Especially to those who won so now there may be more quality stories on the site other than mine which I am taking down immediately.
Looks like I did manage to knock three birds with one stone...
This contest was quite the stressful ride on my end, but I’m the end all payed off. Thus, it was quite worth the ride. Aside from the writing, the multiplicity of great stories made this contest well worth it.
A big thanks to Bucky, Berka, and End for judging this monstrous amount of stories and in such a small amount of time no less.
And to the kids out there...December was the busiest month of the year for me, but I still managed to find 4 days to knock 20,000 words out. The entire time I spent writing my story totaled up to less than a week. (All nighters included) The point of saying this is because I had lost all hope of submitting a story, let alone winning. Determination is the key to victory in my eyes.
That being said, if I could win the contest using a solid week or so, then anyone who didn’t submit a story has very little to no excuse.
A special shout out to @Steve24833 and @Malkalack for their very deserving entries.
Two contests I've seen where people who finished in a week won. I should try that next time. :P
Congratulations folks! I'm sure it was well deserved. I'll know for certain after I've read them all. ;)
Thanks for the contest, Bucky, and for letting me and Still out of the shame pit despite disqualification.
Thanks to the judges as well.
And thanks to all the participants who worked hard (or not so hard) and finished a story.
Great job to everybody who submitted! This contest gave the Newly Created section the highest average ratings I've ever seen on the site. Thank you to the judges for giving us your time to, well, judge. :)
Also, we have two new featured storygames. Great job Steve and Ebon!
I know! I'm as surprised as you honestly.
Great job everybody.
O: The results came in? *hadn't noticed* ^^; Congratulations to Ebon, Steve, and Malk for your hard work! ^w^ This contest's turnouts added quality storygames to this site~~
Edit: I had more to say but forgot. Congrats to Azbaz, me, and ALSO Ogre, who published early with a solid and well-done entry.
*reads through a long critique on my storygame* Alright, I got a long way to go. Hopefully, I'll have The Lost Emperor up again soon! :)