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June Review Contest

one month ago
Okay, we're going to try something a little different this time. This is not a contest where we convince you guys to commit to writing a story that judges then have to (ugh) read and think about and all that tedious nonsense, assuming you even really write it in the first place. (Most of you don't.) What's happening instead is that we're breaking the next month up into four week-long segments: June 1-7th June 8-14th June 15-21st June 22-28th. For each of those weeks, you are to hit the storygames lists and Creative Corner and review your little hearts out. In essence this is four mini-contests to see who can show the most love to fellow authors. 300 word minimum for a review to qualify, and scoring goes as follows: 5/8 length or over - 3 points 4/8 length or less - 2 points Forum short story - 2 point To participate, make a post to track your progress in response to the post I make just below this one. Include a link to each thing you review that week and the number of points it's worth. Yes, you must track your own progress and keep your own scores for it to count. No, do not attempt any fuckery here, someone else will bring it to my attention and I will reward them an extra two points for snitching and harshly punish you. Any reviews that contain any obvious or directly referenced padding for the sake of meeting the word count will be disqualified. At the end of each segment I'll check the tallies and the winner will receive site points double the amount of whatever their total for that week is. This is a chance to rack up an insane amount of points (i.e. value as a human being) in a short amount of time. You'll also obviously have whatever points you get automatically from the storygames as well as commendations. Good luck!

June Review Contest

one month ago
Week #1 progress updates should be posted in response to this post right here.

June Review Contest

one month ago

I am going to participate

WEEK ONE

June Review Contest

one month ago

Here's my new, gay update post.
I guess....

4 Little Mice
Length 6/8 -- 3 points

Innkeeper
Length 7/8 -- 3 points

TRASH
Length 7/8 -- 3 points

The Duet
Length 4/8 -- 2 points

A Day in Hell
Length 5/8 -- 3 points

Another Damn Wolf Story
Length 5/8 -- 3 points

Wheeler & Brandt LLP
Length 6/8 -- 3 points

Orion
Length 6/8 -- 3 points

Current Point Total: 23

June Review Contest

one month ago

Awh! Definitely in! ^_^

June Review Contest

one month ago

Might as well join here is are my reviews...

archangel 5/8 ---- 3 points

buried 5/8 ---- 3 points

overthrown~3-the-makings-of-a-god 5/8 ----- 3 points

June Review Contest

one month ago
Well, since I'm not writing stories because my brain isn't working, at least I can write reviews. Review on Wicked Garden (4/8) = 2 points. Review of some pile of steaming mess by serpent on digit's famous person prompt = 2 points Review of Vitamin C's creative writing prompt post on digit's famous person prompt = 2 points Review on Trumped (4/8) = 2 points Review of Too Many Zombies (1/8) = 2 points (I know that's getting unpublished, but sometimes you have to try, right? Review of Speedrunning Story (1/8) = 2 points Review of The Forlorn (4/8) = 2 points Review of Stranded (2/8) = 2 points Review of Dog Captivity (1/8) = 2 points Review of Science Fiction Project (1/8) = 2 points Review of Piratical Decency (3/8) = 2 points Review of African Safari (5/8) = 3 points Review of Brains (5/8) = 3 points Review of Escape School (3/8) = 2 points Review on Serpent's writing on Digit's follow up prompt = 2 points Review on Bob and the Omelette (2/8) = 2 points Total: 34 points

June Review Contest

one month ago
Saoirse --- Length: 8/8. 3 points.

June Review Contest

one month ago
WEEK ONE ends in exactly 12 hours. I'll do tallies and hand out any comms I missed/actually read most of these things tomorrow.

June Review Contest

one month ago

Just for the record, you’re following EST time zone right?

June Review Contest

one month ago
Pretty sure she is using Central DAYLIGHT Time.

June Review Contest

one month ago

My face is 3 times the size it should be.  I have an abscessed tooth. I wanted to do the writing prompts everyone is doing, but I am too sick.  I am dressing to return to the ER again.  I will put a photo of it up if i can. Its pretty trippy. Sorry I did not participate. 

June Review Contest

one month ago

I planned on writing a bunch of reviews this month anyway. So here we go!

4 Little Mice
Length: 6/8 - 3 points

June Review Contest

one month ago
Cricket, you replied to the WRONG POST so I edit lock you in scorn.

June Review Contest

one month ago
Feelsbadman.

June Review Contest

one month ago

I don't get it, if we write 5/8 of 300 words would the review count for points?

June Review Contest

one month ago
No 5/8 means how long the storygame you're reviewing is. It just means that you'll only get points from your review if what you're reviewing is of a certain length.

June Review Contest

one month ago

Oh that makes sense

June Review Contest

one month ago
WEEK ONE has now ended. In total you guys all together were right at 40 reviews even with just a handful of participants. Nice job but let's see if we can top that this week.

Ogre won, as if he needs more freaking points. 68 points will be awarded and I'll work out what he gets for comms and featuring in addition to that when I get home.


WEEK TWO lists begin here:

June Review Contest

one month ago

Behold my new, CHAD update post.

Marooned on Giri Minor
Length 7/8 -- 3 points

The Only Lights in the Darkness are Flames
Length 5/8 -- 3 points

The Proposal
Length 5/8 -- 3 points

June Review Contest

one month ago

Review on Giri Minor: http://chooseyourstory.com/story/Marooned_on_Giri_Minor.aspx

Length: 7/8 

Points : 3

June Review Contest

one month ago

Week 2 reviews

Right, so I'm just going to start at the top of the list and review titles that I find interesting. Maybe I'll mix it up by genre, too. I believe I've read a few of these but have not really given any worthwhile reviews (as I was just trying to get the 1 point before).

Actually, I think I might alternate between highly rated stories and lower rated stories. I'll start with one I've read before and everyone likes:

Necromancer:

http://chooseyourstory.com/story/necromancer

Length: 7/8. 3 points.

.hope.:

http://chooseyourstory.com/story/~2ehope~2e

Length: 4/8. 2 points.

Silver Horn, Silver Hooves:

http://chooseyourstory.com/story/silver-horn,-silver-hooves

Length 6/8. 3 points.

Edit- So I just noticed my "Tastes Like Chicken" review was actually posted two minutes after midnight, so I'm moving it to a week three review since technically that's what it is.

Current total: 8 points.

June Review Contest

one month ago
MUH POINTS! Week 2:
Review of Lets go to the mall (5/8) = 3 points Review of Splattered (1/8) = 2 points Review of Internets: The Dark Abyss (5/8) = 3 points Total: 8 points

June Review Contest

one month ago

I wasn't originally planning to participate, but since I've been posting a lot of reviews this week anyway, here is a list of everything (so far) with 300+ words from June 8th forward:

The Will of the Lord http://chooseyourstory.com/story/the-will-of-the-lord 5/8 = 3 points

Ducky Park http://chooseyourstory.com/story/ducky-park 6/8 = 3 points

A Mars Adventure http://chooseyourstory.com/story/a-mars-adventure 4/8 = 2 points

Dragon or Person http://chooseyourstory.com/story/dragon-or-person 4/8 = 2 points

The Mountain Pass http://chooseyourstory.com/story/the-mountain-pass 5/8 = 3 points

Paradise Violated http://chooseyourstory.com/story/paradise-violated 7/8 = 3 points

A Titanic Experience http://chooseyourstory.com/story/a-titanic-experience 6/8 = 3 points

Total = 19 points... so far

 

June Review Contest

one month ago
WEEK TWO ends in twelve hours.

June Review Contest

one month ago
Well fuck. I totally missed this one. Really need to stop depending on notifications for updates. I suppose it's too late to start doing this and get points?

June Review Contest

one month ago
We just started Week Two and no one has done much (because they're lazy). Each week is its own separate mini contest so anyone can still hop in.

@Fluxion @Fluxion @Fluxion

June Review Contest

one month ago
Forgot it had started, and my mind told me it started on Sunday, as weeks do

June Review Contest

one month ago
Really appreciate that Fluxion charged out the gate with a good game like Necromancer instead of focusing solely on short and shitty ones to rack up easy points like SOME people.

....also can't believe you gave .hope. a 4/8 lol. And I can't believe the author of .hope. managed to sneak another republishing by me. If I wasn't blaming my lack of vigilance on this one I'd be deleting it, but I guess it gets one more chance to stay in her profile where it belongs.

June Review Contest

one month ago
Lol well the ratings list said four was “slightly more interesting than homework,” and at least in some cases I’d find that story more interesting. Certainly for social “science” homework anyway. I also feel like I’ve read worse storygames that were rated 3.

But yeah, if you're going to be forced to review storygames, you want at least some of them to be interesting. I'm trying to mix my reviews up with half of them likely being worth reading (based on rating or reputation) and the other half of lower rating and in need of maybe some other eyes to look at them.

June Review Contest

one month ago
Glad Bill joined because he definitely deserves the points for the effort he's put in.

I've been running into a weird never before encountered problem with his reviews, in that they really deserve the commendations and yet they almost too insanely long to make everyone scroll through just to get to the next featured comment.

June Review Contest

one month ago
I'm glad too. I was afraid I actually would win this week, which would have made me very disappointed in everyone.

June Review Contest

one month ago

I promise my next reviews will all be one of the following:

Story gud!

Storry not so gud :(

Storee sux!    x P

June Review Contest

one month ago
You forgot these classics:
K
I died.
Too short needed more words

June Review Contest

one month ago

It was too short and too much reading.

June Review Contest

one month ago
Always liked the contradictions in, 'This bored me, it should've been longer.'

June Review Contest - WEEK THREE

one month ago
Oh right it's WEEK THREE now. I'll give points to the winner of week two after work, put the new weeks reviews in response to this, yadda yadda. You should all know the drill.

It'd be cool if those of you who are deliberately seeking out shitty things to make this easier on yourselves would not be so blatant about it, btw.

June Review Contest - WEEK THREE

one month ago

Week Three is going to be awesome.

The Ocean's Daughter
Length 5/8 -- 3 points

Wennipeg's List of Regrets
Length 5/8 -- 3 points

The Bard's Tale
Length 5/8 -- 3 points

Love SICK
Length 5/8 -- 3 points

Goldlust
Length 6/8 -- 3 points

Choose Your Disease
Length 5/8 -- 3 points

Wild Billy
Length 5/8 -- 3 points

Julius Caesar: Stayin' Alive
Length 4/8 -- 2 points

Geek
Length 6/8 -- 3 points

Choose Your Own Misadventure
Length 5/8 -- 3 points

29 points

June Review Contest - WEEK THREE

one month ago
Oops I forgot.

Bill wins 38 points, plus a bonus for the quality of the actual review. I doubt the noob authors have the capacity to understand or appreciate the effort put in, but it's impressive nonetheless.

June Review Contest - WEEK THREE

one month ago

Thanks. Actually, writing those reviews is not much different in style than the type of writing that I'm normally known for.

June Review Contest - WEEK THREE

26 days ago

Week 3 reviews

I'll probably continue alternating between highly rated stories and mid-range and lower. Got to get some of the best ones on the site in so that I don't get too bored.

Tastes Like Chicken:

I put this with my Week 2 reviews, but it turns out the review was two minutes too late (it was posted at 12:02 AM). Thus it must, by the rules, count as a Week 3 review.

http://chooseyourstory.com/story/tastes-like-chicken

Length 3/8. 2 points.

Rise of a Hero:

http://chooseyourstory.com/story/rise-of-a-hero

Length 5/8. 3 points.

The Will of the Lord:

http://chooseyourstory.com/story/the-will-of-the-lord

Length 6/8. 3 points.

Current Week 3 Total: 8 points.

Current Overall Total: 16 points.

June Review Contest - WEEK THREE

25 days ago

I doubt I'll come anywhere close to Cricket this week, but nevertheless:

The Ghost People http://chooseyourstory.com/story/the-ghost-people 6/8 = 3 points

Running Total: 3 Points

WEEK FOUR

22 days ago
Oh shit, right, WEEK THREE is over.

WEEK FOUR goes here.

Been distracted the last couple days.

WEEK FOUR

21 days ago
I'll let this last week run to the 30th. Last chance for points this easy for awhile. If you don't have a lot of time to read, there's been a LOT of activity in the Creative Corner lately and a lot of authors there that would appreciate some feedback.

WEEK FOUR

20 days ago

I REALLY should be writing, but when I need a break I'll do some reviews here and there.

Silver Horn, Silver Hooves http://chooseyourstory.com/story/silver-horn,-silver-hooves 6/8 = 3 points

"A Call to Mama," "A Walk to School," and "Firefight": http://chooseyourstory.com/forums/creative-corner/message/25457#826549 -- assuming these are claimable -- 3 forum stories @ 2 points each = 6 points

Surprise http://chooseyourstory.com/story/surprise 4/8 = 2 points

Climbing Beyond the Clouds http://chooseyourstory.com/story/climbing-beyond-the-clouds 5/8 = 3 points

The Road: Carrying the Fire http://chooseyourstory.com/story/the-road~3a-carrying-the-fire 5/8 = 3 points

Survivors: http://chooseyourstory.com/story/survivors 5/8 = 3 points

Running Total: 20 Points

WEEK FOUR

19 days ago

I didn't do week 1 thru 3. My apologies. I did participate today. If I don't get points because I have not participated until now I understand.  

I reviewed Paradise Violated by End Master http://chooseyourstory.com/story/paradise-violated

I am not sure I understand the system but I met the word requirement.  I rated it as a 9. How do I determine my score. I am not understanding this part because my brain don't work right. 

WEEK FOUR

19 days ago
The rating scale only goes up to eight here.
In the first post, it says that reviews on stories up to a 4/8 length are two points, and reviews on stories 5/8 and above are three points.
Nice reading choice.

WEEK FOUR

19 days ago

Well that explains the 7 I gave then. Gosh I hate this scrambled brain of mine.  Okay, so let me correct my statement by saying I intended the score to be an 7 then.  When I was writing the review, 7 seemed too low. It was throwing me off. Thanks Cricket.  So then points on this one would be 3 is that correct?

WEEK FOUR

19 days ago
Affirmative.

WEEK FOUR

19 days ago

A little late, but uff daaa here we go!

Tales From The Basement
Length 7/8 -- 3 points

End of Review Contest

14 days ago
Bill gets 40 points.

The rest of you disgust me.

End of Review Contest

14 days ago
You can't really be surprised at the results here, can you?

End of Review Contest

14 days ago
Oh, June only has thirty days.

End of Review Contest

14 days ago

Somebody had to take mizal up on her offer to earn points.

Now if only I could exchange them for free stuf on Amazon or something...

End of Review Contest

14 days ago

i am deserving of that disgust. hangs head, while kicking rocks. 

I will improve my participation going forward.

 

End of Review Contest

14 days ago
I am looking upon your profile picture with great disapproval now.

End of Review Contest

13 days ago

gotcha, and on my way to the hey oracle thread. 

End of Review Contest

14 days ago

Better you should improve your participation in the "Hey Oracle" thread in the Lounge.

June Review Contest

3 days ago

To bad this contest is over. I might have sought extra credit for this.

June Review Contest

3 days ago
Personally I don't know how to read and don't believe in going outdoors, but that's a very nice picture.

Is that your dog?

June Review Contest

3 days ago

Yes, that's Bella.