Hello once more everyone!
After a week of voting, and I must say that I was very pleased with the amount of voting that people did, we now have our list of all the stories and characters that will be moving onwards to the Judging Round. Sorry to those who did not make it on, but there is always next time to try again :)
But congratulations to those people whose work is now onto the next stage! Due to there not being enough votes to qualify more than two nominees, Best Dark Fic and Best Antagonist will have the other nominees that received only one vote move up as well in order for competition.
Best Journey Fic
How to Conquer Kanto in Eight Easy Steps by AceTrainer14
Unpredictable by @AetherX
Flames of a Revolutionary by @Tophat Dragoneye
Best Dark Fic
Galactic by AceTrainer14
Plasma’s Folly by @Ahnyo
Hero by @Zekurom
Best Crossover/Non Pokemon Fic
The Passage by @Kyuuketsuki
Fire Emblem: Dawn of Darkness by @Kelleo
Mirage Forest by Kyuuketsuki
Pokemon Academy Year II: Second Year Rhapsody by @Flaze
The Story of Fritz Westmyn: The Turning World by @System Error
The Barefoot, Fighting Genius! By Kyuuketsuki
Dawn of Darkness by AceTrainer14
Pokemon: The Song of Jewels by @LightningTopaz
Alaska Acevedo from How to Conquer Kanto in Eight Easy Steps
Fritz Westmyn from The Story of Fritz Westmyn: The Turning World
Cyrus from Galactic
Gideon from How to Conquer Kanto in Eight Easy Steps
Cronus Aporon from The Story of Fritz Westmyn: The Turning World
Reese Walker from Unpredictable
Reika Easton from The Story of Fritz Westmyn: The Turning World
Criss from Unpredictable
Don from Flames of a Revolutionary
Please let me know if you believe your story or character was not moved on when it should have been. I will leave this as a warning to those with Best Antagonist characters nominated as you may miss out if it is found another character received the necessary two votes. I apologise if it does happen but I am very doubtful that it will be. The Judging Period will go on until the 7th of July, when we will hopefully be able to announce the winners.
While you wait for your results to come out, you can also vote for Best Reviewer and Best Newcomer! I am very pleased that there is a bit of competition this time, and to ensure that we keep it competitive, it is only one vote per category. You have until July 7th to vote for these as well :)
@some colour no doubt
As a new addition as part of the self nomination process, authors now have a new ability! To continue the Emmy Analogies, in order to get try and get nominated and get voted on, producers send out DVD's of what they think are the best episodes of the series, as they can not expect the voters to watch every single episode of every single TV series! The same goes here: our judges are all volunteers, so they have things going on in their real lives and they do not have time to read every chapter of those super long fics.
So, if you have a story that is of considerable length, you can now PM me what you think are the key chapters that the judges should have to read. This is not to say they will only read those chapters, but it will make it easier for the judges to get a better idea of the really broad stories.
- Please submit no more than four chapters if they are of a reasonable length, and if they are really long chapters, please submit only two at the most. (use your own common sense here - I will not put an exact word limit on, but don't tick off your judges by submitting 4 30,000 word chapters)
- If your story is a one shot, only has one chapter or only has a very small amount of chapters (ie, five of a reasonable length, not five monsters) there is no need as we can manage those :)
- This is only optional but it is HIGHLY recommended! I would especially recommend this if you have a character nominated as well as you can have one that really highlights your story and one that really highlights your character :)
- Please provide a link to the chapters as well, and submit these by 12PM Wednesday New Zealand Time so the judges can get started.
Congratulations once more, let the best stories and characters win and let the voting begin! :D