so. close. omg, that was intense.
Claiming dat 3k for voting. ♥ I should try this voting thing more often because easy money. :x
Good luck to everyone in this round!
Okay, here marks the end of the fourth and final preliminary round! Let's see the results:
Shadow Wars Cp 4~5 by Saesee Tiin: 16! 2 + 1 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 1 (+3)
Final Spark by CrazyLilChicken: 24! 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 1 + 3 + 2 (+3)
The Stereotypical Evil Twin Sister: 20! 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 3 + 2 + 3 (+3)
This means that CrazyLilChicken advances to the final round. Congratulations, Chick, you've earned it!
Again, one more massive thank you to our voters (post here to claim your 3k!):
Thanks for your votes, guys! Claim your money for your hard work and dedication!
Thus ends the preliminary rounds of the WWC!
This is where the best of the best show down. All authors with stories that have made it this far can claim an extra 5k for their brave and wonderful effort. Congratulations for making it this far, you guys! You've earned it! However, this is far from finished. In fact, it's only just begun!
Final Spark by CrazyLilChicken
Vanity by Akinai
Sonata by WinterVines
A Little Rain by Alaskapigeon
The voting session starts from right now until March 20th. At this time, the winners shall be revealed and their efforts rewarded. This is heating up, so make sure you vote! Good luck, participants!
Wow, that seemed to go by super fast. I guess this means I'll claim my voting 3k and my round 5k.
So many awesome stories this year. It made voting super hard, so wonderful job guys. Good luck, everyone!
Well done to all for the last round! I shall be claiming my 3k. Good luck to all in this round!
I meant to vote, but work and EEC do not mix well x.x
Claiming 5k, and good luck to everyone!
okay yeah there's excessive usage of onomatopoeias and caps lock here but who cares
This is it. The final round of our Winter Writing Competition is coming to an end. Though this competition was relatively small compared to the past, competition was as strong as ever. Everyone that participated - give yourselves a hearty pat on the back. You've helped make this competition one-of-a-kind, and I thank you greatly for all that you've provided for this prestigious event.
Enough delaying. Now, drumroll... May I present to you, the third place winner!
WinterVines and her hallowing story, Sonata, have struck a chord with our readers! With a total of 15 points, she can take home $5,000 and any Hard-ranked Pokémon of her liking! Nice job, Winter!
And now, for the second place prize! Drumroll once more, please!!
Akinai and her story, Vanity, told a grim tale of a Spoink in a cave. Though the Spoink didn't make it out alive, Akinai is rewarded for it in a sick and twisted way! PRIZES FOR STORY MURDER WOO. Just kidding. Akinai's getting the prize for the great story she told that our readers seemed to love, wracking up 17 points this round. Go ahead and grab a Complex Pokémon for yourself, along with an additional $8,000.
AND NOW. WHAT YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR.
This year's 1st prize place goes to...
Ladies and gentlemen (and dittos), give a round of applause for this girl. Alaska wrote a short yet terrifically brilliant story about love and memories, as well as letting go of these two strong feelings. Quite the tear-jerking, onion-peeling experience. The readers loved this story so much that Alaska gained 26 points this round! Snatching first place, Alaska is now entitled to $10,000. However, the greatest prize lays ahead. Not only will she have the honor and respect from her fellow URPGers, but she can now claim ANY unclaimed Legendary Pokémon!!! You can keep this Pokémon for an entire year to prove your great triumph in this marvelous competition.
Again, a round of applause to everyone participating in this event. The talent in this was OFF THE CHARTS. Reading these stories filled me with great pride and respect for my fellow authors. You've all done fabulously, and I wish I could give each and everyone of you a prize of your own. However, join me in congratulating the best of the best, the winners of the 2012 Winter Writing Competition!
SNAP CLANG VROOM POW VROOM *APPLAUSE!*
Sadly, all great things must come to an end. It's time for this party to split. Hold your tears. But seriously. Thanks, everybody, for making this great. It's YOU who's made this thing possible, and I can't thank you enough. Before you know it, we'll be back here in June, completely owning the Story Section once more. Prepare yourselves, and I'll see all y'all around.
Voters (due to the sheer awesomeness of this round, you can all claim 5k instead of 3k for voting) :
KE$HA LATER, YOU GORGEOUS POPSICLES!
u go girl