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Night Queen
Night Queen
Old Shoe

Mar-1-2012 15:00

Here ye, here ye!

There will be a writing contest starting May 1. This contest will be a big one with 3 different categories. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 submissions in each category for a total of 9 prizes. The 3 categories are:

--Character Biography: Unlike the last contest, entries will not be writing their own bios. This will be explained at a later date.

--Case Introduction: Entries will write a case introduction with the same parameters required in Sleuth Noir. It will be the intent that these intros will be submitted after the contest is over for Noir cases.

--Freestyle: The parameters of this section will be described later. The good news here is that bad spelling and poor grammar will not hurt any entry. This one is just for raw originality.

Right now, I am NOT looking for entries. I am looking for judges. I will be a judge, and 10 more are needed.

Important: If you elect to be a judge, you may not be a contestant.
The following judge specialists are needed:
--Expert spellers. 2 needed.
--Grammar experts. 2 needed.
--Case Intro syntax expert. 1 needed.
--Creativity judges. 5 needed.

Judges must be active members. Judges must be available between today and through May. The latter part of May will be the busiest.

For those that will want to be contestants, you will have an opportunity in April to sign up. A contestant may enter any 1, 2, or all 3 categories. Anyone can enter (except judges). BUT, only subscribers will be prize eligible. If you want to subscribe for the first time and get a discount, please see Lady Jas about getting a Sidekick coupon.

Hopefully, this event will incorporate a large amount of active sleuths. The more involved, the more fun it will be. Let's unite and make happy memories!


M. Lacrimosa
M. Lacrimosa

Apr-9-2012 12:26

Got it.

Night Queen
Night Queen
Old Shoe

Apr-12-2012 09:47

Just to clear the air, I accepted M. Lacrimosa and Botsie Boots as judges even though they are not subscribed at the time of this posting. I had previously stated that judges should be subscribed simply because I did not want judges whose involvement with Sleuth was dubious.

Both ML and BB have been around over 1,500 days. Also, I have gotten to know both of these two personally during my time in Sleuth. In my humble opinion, that removes any doubt for me as to their love of Sleuth.

Along these lines, I am extremely grateful for ALL the judges who have volunteered so far. This is a great panel of not just superb sleuths, but also friends.

There is still room for more friendly volunteers. :)

Night Queen
Night Queen
Old Shoe

Apr-20-2012 15:19


Please score things as you see fit and pm your scores to me. Do not post them.

When you send me your scores, just tell me your overall scale:
1-100, 1-20, or whatever.

Thank you all!!

M. Lacrimosa
M. Lacrimosa

Apr-20-2012 19:26

I guess I didn't read it clearly in the directions. Either way I appreciate it. I will be subbed in the next month.

Night Queen
Night Queen
Old Shoe

Apr-21-2012 23:52


There were 3 categories:
1) Biographies: 3 contestants
2) Creative Writing: 1 contestant
3) Case Intro Writing: NO contestants

Ivy Spini was the sole Creative Writing entry where everything was deemed by inventiveness only. Both judges scored Ivy a 100. Ivy is the clear winner. In my opinion, it was a very good essay.

igotthepowerinme scored as follows:
--Spelling: 15 out of 15
--Grammar: 7.5 out of 15
--Creativity: 25.85 out of 55
--Parameter Check: 13.5 out of 15
--Total Score: 62 out of 100

M. Lacrimosa:
--Spelling: 12 out of 15
--Grammar: 10.5 out of 15
--Creativity: 51.15 out of 55
--Parameter Check: 14.25 out of 15
--Total Score: 88 out of 100

--Spelling: 6 out of 15
--Grammar: 12 out of 15
--Creativity: 55 out of 55
--Parameter Check: 12 out of 15
--Total Score: 85 out of 100

Biography Standings:
--M. Lacrimosa: 1st place (score of 88)
--Cekuray: 2nd place (score of 85)
--igotthepowerinme 3rd place (score of 62)

Congratulations to all on some very fine writing!!

Lady Jas
Lady Jas
The Chosen One

Apr-22-2012 00:46

WOOOHOO congratulations to all of you, and thank you all for participating. I had hoped more would join in, as the intent, from what I saw posted, was there. But that is ok. :)

Now, on to our prizes.

Detective Bios:


M.LACRIMOSA-CONGRATULATIONS, you may chose from the following prizes:

A pair of shoes of your choice from Cairo. You can go to Blue Pagoda's website and check them men's shoes available and let me know which you'd like me to pick up for you. Once you are subscribed, we can work out delivery.

OR , a gift subscription as your prize, please see Night Queen.


CEKURAY-You have your choice of either a gift subscription, OR waiting until you subscribe yourself and chosing a VH item from the following list:

The Knight- Tough -1, Smarts +7, Charm 0 ACCESSORY
Majong Set- Tough + 3, Smarts +5, Charm -1 ACCESSORY
Portable Bar- Tough -2, Smarts -2, Charm +8 ACCESSORY
Gold Rolex- Tough -1, Smarts 0, Charm +7 ACCESSORY

If you'd like to chose a gift subscription, please contact Night Queen.


1ST and only Place:

IVY SPINI, you have won a VH item of your choice. You may pick from the following:

Adolpho Suit- Smarts +6 COAT
The Knight- Tough -1, Smarts +7, Charm 0 ACCESSORY
Majong Set- Tough + 3, Smarts +5, Charm -1 ACCESSORY
Velour Cloche- Tough -1, Smarts -1, Charm +6 HAT
Sailor Pantsuit- Tough -2, Smarts -1, Charm +7 COAT

Please PM me on which item you'd like and we can work out delivery details.

And now a very special award...


IGOTTHEPOWERINME. Congratulations, you have won a gift subscrption!

You all did a fantastic job, and again, congratulations to you all.

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