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Old Shoe

Jan-20-2009 15:08

Ladies and gentlemen! I am proud to present to you a new contest!

This contest will reward you for benefiting the role-playing stage. How is that going to happen, you may ask? Well, let me tell you! First, be active in posting. Second, post with good grammar. Finally, post an interesting storyline.

At the end of each month (first time at Feb-20-2009), a one-month gift subscription to Sleuth Noir will be rewarded to the player that has contributed the most. The winner will be decided by the votes of six judges: Brietkat, David Adams, Makensie Brewer, Violet Parr, Clift Garrett and Acemaster. (Special thanks to Violet Parr for judge suggestions in November-2008!)

Each week, each of the judges will pick the one player whom they think have benefited the stage the most that week. At the in the month, the votes will be counted, revealing a winner.

The judges will send their picks to a detective named "Gossip Center", who will also display current standings for each week. Check in to see how you are doing! ;-)

There are some limitations, though. What is a contest without rules, right? ;-)

*Neither the judges nor judges second characters can be voted for.
......(This also includes me, as I am taking care of finances.)
*If you have won, you cannot win again until three more characters have won.
*If you have not won before, you will automatically receive 3 votes as a bonus.

We can't check every detail, but we hope to have an honor system. For instance, if you have won, please tell us you second characters to make it fair for other characters. If someone is caught "cheating", a proper penalty will be placed.

This is part of the Revive the Stage program. We do hope you enjoy it, and congratulations to all the winners! ;-)

(Thanks to Acemaster for helping me with proof reading. The day is chosen in remembrance of his birthday. The contest is planned to last 1 year, unless it's so successful it will be extended.)


Joey "Bulldog" Bane
Washed Up Punter

Feb-20-2009 00:27

Ok now...let's see: I mentioned paranoid behavior...I mentioned lack of logic...hell, I don't know enough English to qualify your answer to me in a word, Breit! I'll answer thus specifically to each point.

First of all, I DID start this procedure of getting my tight arse out of your contest by sending a POLITE PM. Ask Hug before you point some more fingers. Then, after that did me no good, I made TWO (2) POLITE mentions IN THIS THREAD about not being considered a contestant (Jan-28-2009 15:51 and Feb-11-2009 11:35). ALSO, when I started to post in "Murder of the Boxer" I started by implementing a coment (author's note I called it) stating that I am not part of it. You, as a judge, should've read that.
SO, by the time I made the post that made you...offended, I guess, I have made FOUR (4) POLITE attempts in this direction. My patience has limits, as any person's does. In the light spread by these words I find my witsh to throw the judges table out of the window more than pertinent. Also, it clearly proved to be the only thing that could be done, as it is only after I stared to shout that you guys came up with a reaction. Or...maybe I'm too fast for you?...hehehehe

About Hug, stop acting as if she made somewhere a mistake and also stop acting as if she was a naive child. She's just a very kind person stuck in the middle of some events with an unfortunate turn. Try speaking to her and you'll find out that we have kept an active correspondence latelly and that she knows very well my opinions and also the fact that my words were not pointed to her. I'd think you guys talk more to each other.

Well now...I finally reach my favourite subject in your post. 'Have a think on my post' you say? In relation to 'threats'? Breit, it is YOU the one who made threats about 'consequences'. It is your sister who came up to me with 'warnings' (related to a different subject though).

My shouting will have to continue in the next post...

Joey "Bulldog" Bane
Washed Up Punter

Feb-20-2009 00:47

...ok now, here I go again:

There was no threat contained into my post. It was just shouting in rage, but aparently the difference in the meaning of these terms is too subtile for you. And even if I would consider making threats, I've allways praised the 'logic' in my requests so...If my memory serves me well, we are still in a game, which means that any kind of threats are basically useless. Unfortunatelly demands are also in the same situation.

In conclusion I find your answer to be described by lack of logic, incompetence, lack of responsibility, lack of touch with reality and in the end...illusion of grandoire (not sure that's the right word in English). Positioning yourself as a 'wise one' around here by your last remark actually makes me wonder if I should've ever lost my time posting this answer to you. I noticed many people around here actually have a problem when someone's speaking straight to them, pointing out the obvious. I have a word for that kind of behavior also, but I'll keep this one to myself.

In conclusion, I desrve and demand an appoplogy (although applying the logic, I'm not actually expecting to get it).

The thing that I've learned from all this is that again "no attempt of good deed ever goes unpunished". I started posting in "The Murder of the Boxer" neglecting my gameplay, just for the purpose of helping this contest go ahead. Now everything turned sower.

Since continueing this argument is useless, this was my last post in regard of it.


Feb-20-2009 02:12


i really don't know how we managed to turn such a lovely thing into something... well, horrible. I thought this was a great idea for a contest and I did really want to be a part of it, so my queston is...
is the contest still running?

I know I, for one, would love to be a part of it. I love writing, and I know I'm going to have trouble when it comes to renewing my subscribtion (that was NOT asking for a sympythy vote) mainly due to the fact that i'm only 15 (okay, maybe that's sweet talking the judges a little... sorry), and I love that this would combine those things. I was prepared to work really hard, and hopefully even end up winning something for my efforts.

But that's not why I'm here, I'll admit, that's why i posted in the first place, but it's not why I continue to post, i will continue to write even if this competition isn't on. I was just wondering if it is still on, and if it is I want to hand out free cookies saying 'vote for me'.

Anyway, whether it is or not PLEASE stop fighting, it's not worth fighting over something that was so nice and kind and entirely sefless.

and that's all i've got to say...


Joey "Bulldog" Bane
Washed Up Punter

Feb-20-2009 03:12

Ya, it's still on. The contest's existence was not put under a question mark. We're just having fun on the side here.

Inspector Joseph
Inspector Joseph

Feb-20-2009 03:49

Are you sure you were just having fun?
Man! I was scared by that argument.
Thanks a lot

Joey "Bulldog" Bane
Washed Up Punter

Feb-20-2009 04:01

Well...I, for one, was. A...bulldog's idea of fun. 'S good my name ain't "Pitbull", for I would have probably never let go...hehehehehehe


Feb-20-2009 08:02

Wow, I missed both Mr. Bane's and Miss Brewer's posts here , and only replied to Mr. Zeo's. LOL Silly me.

Sorry, Bane, if it meant that much to you. We will exclude you from the contest, if you still want that.

And, to Miss Brewer: If you notice, this stage is anything but dead. After the five that posted before, Clift Garrett, you, Violet Parr, myself, and Mr. Bane, we have gained Joseph Zeo, Inspector Joseph, red_rose, Anais Nin, Vulkie3, and Abdul Rahman Ahmad (I think that's his name.) And, I know that a few of those HAD to have come over thanks to this contest.

You started out wanting it to fail. I'm so sorry that the genie didn't grant your wish. Now, please stop posting about how bad this contest is, how stupid, how failed, etc. Thanks much!

Tireless Tiger

Feb-20-2009 10:15

I was not gonna get involved in the thread but I feel something needs to be said. It has been talked about that the name revival may not have been the proper term. When this contest started, the stage was the most active board in the game. Breit and me talked about that on the last radio show. Huglover has even expressed it was nothing more than her misunderstanding of English, which is fine, there is nothing wrong with it. There has been some good debate here as well. I would have to tend to agree, that Mr. Bane had politely asked several times to not be included as a possible winner and the request were ignored until he got blunt about it. Again nothing huge there.

Now Ace, this brings me to you. You want to call out Mak on the topic, while she has expressed some frustration with it privately, she has not bad mouthed this contest on the boards. I went through her post history and found this:

Makensie Brewer
[Post History]
Feb-15-2009 10:49

How can he win when he said he wasnt apart of the contest ;) lol

Come on people....I know Im not a judge, and no longer RP'ing on here but as a former regular on here, I would like to see The Stage back to what it was! Not for this contest......but just for the sake of the roleplaying fun!!! So get your imaginations running, and start writing!

Its ashame to see this place dead now.

That hardly sounds like wnating it to fail. It's great that you have went and recruited some people from Shades to play over here. I even got to meet a player from over there and we may try and work some sort of competition out between the two games, but thats a whole different ball of wax.


Tireless Tiger

Feb-20-2009 10:15

Maks main point of contention is that the stage was not dead, as some people keep wanting to state. IT was the most active board, and to state that it was dead when you, her, Violet, Clift and Joey kept story lines going is a bit of insult. RPing can be great fun. I choose to do mine within the confines of my agency and in apartments. I feel that my style of RPing would not fir the stage here as it is mostly my character goofing around and getting into all sorts of messes.

It's great that Huglover has generously donated the subscriptions and I commend her for that. I do not wnat to speak for her, but I would think that she did not want to see this turn into a big mess and argument that it is starting to become. Everyone here needs to play nice and get on with things.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled thread!

Makensie Brewer
Makensie Brewer
Super Steeper

Feb-20-2009 10:46

Thank you ctown for hitting it all right on the head!

Ace - I dont know if u remember, but b4 u even came along on here, this stage was going well. Sure it may not have had ALOT of RP'ers, but , as ctown said, it was the most active board on here.

You joined, then it became, you, me, clift, violet, then Joey came in.....these people you mention now, are just recent posters, and its just in RECENT days this has picked up....due to the scouting over on Shades. However, that is neither here,nor there. I love seeing The Stage active again.

I do not appreciate you putting words in my mouth. I didnt want this to fail. If you dont know what you are talking about, dont say anything at all. I was upset and insulted about the wording of the contest, and if it was your idea....learn what a word means, before using it. The Stage didnt NEED reviving.....if it was sooo important to bring new people in, then fine, word it like that to have more people join, but it didnt need REVIVING.

I'm all about helping the community, Huglover has done a wonderful job heading this contest.

In the beginning, I will admit, it was a slap in the face to those of us who were roleplaying, not including you Ace, when this contest first came up. The beef I had and still have is with the title.

As ctown said, it was FAR from dead....regardless of what YOU or anyone else says. Shame on you for insulting those of us who were active on there, and brought it back to life...and made it the busiest thread on the boards at that time.

If it is broke, why FIX it? For awhile, before the newer RP'ers were recruited over, it WAS dead. It was only after the scouting, did this pick up.

Now, before anyone decides to put words in my mouth, I will say this.......just because I made that comment up there, which, in case you dont get it, thats a FACT, not an opinion......I do not wish this contest to fail in any way.


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