Post by Mellie on Jan 1, 2018 10:39:25 GMT -7
The Fortuna Awards!
Characters, threads, storylines, even post templates... It all comes together to make a variety of amazing packages that make us pretty darn awesome. Sure, we might have those little periods of slump, but we always come back. We always have. And that's awesome. As someone who ran award shows for years, I like to award awesome, thus: The Fortuna Awards!
This was something I had wanted to introduce when we started, and I thought perhaps I'd run it based on our anniversary of the re-opening. As sometimes happens, we hit a slump where a lot of us grew busy, and when we came back the idea was still on my table. I thought maybe it'll have to wait, then I thought, then we'll miss out on all the great stuff from year one, then I thought: If you put together the opening chunk, and the ending chunk and ignore the slump... Well, hot diggity damn, that's a year! And so, this is our "end of year" awards, covering the last few months of 2016 which was our big return and renewal (from the 2010!!! Setsuwa days), and the more recent few months of our triumphant return!
The Fortuna Year-End Awards
Click the Above to Be Taken to the Form!
Votes are Due January 25th
These awards are built to shine the spotlight on different characters for different reasons. We're not picking who the best character is, hell we're not picking a best anything. We're picking... Your favourite use of evocation magic in a character. Your favourite sidekick or support character. Your favourite character that was once just an NPC, until someone dared to bring them to life. Characters associated with current accounts, who have at least 1 post are eligible. (Page 1)
These awards are built to shine the spotlight on all of the threads we've completed -- which has been a LOT! We're not choosing a best thread, we're choosing favourites. We'll award narrative threads, and threads from different continents and different time periods, and even threads that had lots of different author involvement. Threads completed by December 31st 2017 are eligible. (Page 2)
These awards are built to shine the spotlight on all of us. Not who is 'best' at any one thing, since best, as you can tell from this, is not really something I care about. It's so subjective. We're picking favourites! Favourite storyline, favourite app writer, heck, favourite post template! All of the different little weird things that contribute to our big picture. Authors with active accounts are eligible. (Page 3)
What do you have to do to vote?
Just click the link above, and go through and pick your favourites!
Do I have to vote in every category?
Nope! The only required question is your name. Beyond that, you can skip any question you don't feel like voting for. Of course, it makes it much more interesting when people vote in as many as they can!
Can I vote for myself?
Yes, you can. Some questions will note only one self-vote permitted, while others may note that it's not allowed at all (a couple of page 3).
When are votes due? When will winners be announced?
January 25th votes are due, winners announced January 31st.
Do I need to "know" everything to vote?
Heck no! You're picking your favourites. You don't need to be a Fortuna connoisseur to know what you like. If you want to use this as an opportunity to read a thread or two you missed before, by all means -- but there's no required level of knowledge for voting.
What do winners get?
Special collectibles to add to their collection, and the happy knowledge of knowing that (this year) they are the favourite in the category they won!
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to post them here, or in the cbox/discord!